Friday, March 31, 2017

Mary J. Blige feat. Kanye West - "Love Yourself"





Mary J. Blige gets Kanye West for self-empowerment anthem 'Love Yourself'.

Angelo Dorsey – Stay [Official Music Video]



East Atlanta artist Angelo Dorsey drops a vintage video for his debut single “Stay".

OSHUN - Sango [Official Music Video]



Here's the official video for “Ṣango”, a new single from Oshun.

Mary J. Blige Talks Public Divorce, Bday w/ Puffy & Cassie + More w/ Angie Martinez

Xavier Omar - "Afraid"





San Antonio, TX singer/songwriter Xavier Omar goes through all the reasons he is 'Afraid' of loving you.

Yasmeen – “My Way”





Phoenix, AZ singer Yasmeen shares romantic, midtempo single. “My Way".

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Throwback Thursday: Tracy Chapman - "Baby Can I Hold You"



Mostly known for her hit singles "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason", folk/pop/soul singer Tracy Chapman scored a minor hit with 1988's "Baby Can I Hold You", the third single from her self-titled debut album. Written by Chapman and produced by David Kershenbaum, "Baby Can I Hold You" reached the top fifty in the United States and gave Chapman a second chart entry on the US Adult Contemporary charts, peaking at #19 in early 1989. Chapman subsequently re-recorded the song as a duet with Luciano Pavarotti for the CD Pavarotti and Friends for Cambodia and Tibet.

11:11 – Wanna Do [Official Music Video]



Rising Toronto, Canada singer/songwriter/producer 11:11 releases the official visual for the Rob Holladay-produced “Wanna Do” off his sophomore 11/11 EP.

Robert Gee – I’ve Given You My Best [Official Music Video]



Robert Gee drops the video for his smooth single 'I’ve Given You My Best'.

Tiara Thomas - Don’t Mention My Name [EP]



Tiara Thomas releases new acoustic, 5-track EP Don’t Mention My Name.

Jason Little – "What Love Should Be"





Former Ol'Skool member Jason Little shares a love ballad, entitled "What Love Should Be".

Haben – "Just A Little"





19yo America’s Got Talent alum (as part of a group with her two sisters called EriAm) Haben drops pop/R&B track "Just A Little".

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Stokley Williams - Level [Official Music Video]



Mint Condition lead singer Stokely shares visuals for solo single 'Level', which will be on his upcoming album, Introducing Stokley.

Brittney Crush – Pick Them [Official Music Video]



Newcomer Brittney Crush challenges her man to 'pick the right one' in visuals for 'Pick Them'.

Bobby V - "U Down?"





R&B vet Bobby V releases salacious new single "U Down?".

Kayla Brianna feat. Dreezy – "Luck"





Kayla Brianna gets Chicago rapper/singer Dreezy for a collab on their bouncy new collab “Luck.”

Soul Understated - "Wibble Wobble"





NYC group Soul Understated (aka drummer Jeremy "Bean" Clemons and vocalist Mavis "Swan" Poole) share the first single of their upcoming E.P. Songs In The Key Of Grease, slated for a May release.

Leaf on Signing to Fools Gold; Come Up in Brooklyn; Remy Ma vs. Nicki Minaj and Working W/ Lil Yachty

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

PJ Morton feat. Pell - Claustrophobic [Official Music Video]



Check out the video to 'Claustrophobic' by Maroon 5 member PJ Morton featuring Pell.

DeCarlo – “Mind Up”





Brazilian born producer/songwriter DeCarlo releases his infectious new single “Mind Up”.

Rahmaan – “Longterm”





New Jersey-based artist Rahmaan unveils his new debut single, “Longterm”.

A Real-A** Interview With Trey Songz

Seyi Shay - Yolo Yolo [Official Music Video]



Spring is here and Nigerian singer Seyi Shay is ready to have fun in visuals for “Yolo Yolo”, produced by hit maker DJ Coublon.

Sammi Lee Jayne - “Let, Me, Go”





London, UK singer/songwriter Sammi Lee Jayne debuts new single entitled “Let, Me, Go”.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Trevis Romell - Till The Morning [Official Music Video]



Rising singer Trevis Romell releases the video for ladies-driven new track 'Till The Morning'.

Kennedy Rd - All I See [Official Music Video]



Newcomer Kennedy Rd releases hypnotic new single/video 'All I See'.

Cherish – "Self Destruction"





Still working on their comeback, R&B duo Cherish drop new ballad "Self Destruction".

Trey Songz On His Mother's Love, Keke, Nicki + Dancing with Sade

Justine Skye - "Flames"





Justine Skye teams up with Forever 21 for new song “Flames”.

JJ Singleton - “Change Your Mind”





Actor, singer, songwriter and producer JJ Singleton delivers his debut single “Change Your Mind,” produced by Grammy nominated producer !llmind.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 3/26/17


Just Off Music Row, Nashville's R&B Scene Thrives

R&B Bridgez: Salutes ‘The Teddy Bear’ Gerald LeVert

Faith Evans Reveals Why Things Didn't Work Out Between Her and Stevie J

Tiny Nabs Co-Writing Credit for Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You': ‘It Feels Great to Be Back on The Charts’

John Legend’s Louis Vuitton Bag Snatched at JFK Airport

Usher Shows Love For Women Who Rock Natural Hair

R&B Singers Kandi Burruss and Tank Tapped For Next Episode of ‘Saints & Sinners’

Trey Songz Releases ‘Tremaine’ Album (Stream), Announces “Tremaine The Tour” (Dates)

Solange Covers ‘BUST’ Mag, Talks Black Feminism/Womanism, ‘A Seat At The Table,’ More

Keyshia Cole To Appear on Season 4 Of ‘Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood’

Amelia Payne – “Down”





Bajan native, singer and songwriter Amelia Payne unleashes Caribbean tones for new single "Down".

Lex – “Used To”





17yo Cali singer Lex drops new single "Used To", stay on the lookout for Lex's debut EP, Wildflower.

Terrence Ross feat. Raphelle Andrews – Turn You Out [Official Music Video]



Bay area crooner Terrence Ross shares new video for 'Turn You Out', which also features fellow Bay area artist Raphelle Andrews.

PARTYNEXTDOOR - "That's What I Like" [Bruno Mars remix]





PartyNextDoor remixes Bruno Mars' "That's What I Like".

Goldlink - At What Cost [Album]



At What Cost album.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Ceraadi - We In Here [Official Music Video]



Los Angeles pop/R&B trio Ceraadi turn it up in their 'We In Here' video.

Adina Howard - Blasphemy [Official Music Video]



Longtime R&B singer Adina Howard releases new video for single 'Blasphemy', from new album Resurrection, which is set to be released April 14th.

Chris Brown - "Privacy"





Turn out the lights and lock the door, Chris Brown needs some "Privacy".

BJ The Chicago Kid - A Tribute to Confessions [Mixtape]



Celebrating the anniversary of Usher's classic album Confessions, BJ The Chicago Kid shares this 3-track mixtape titled "A Tribute to Confessions".

T-Pain - "Thanx"





T-Pain shows that he appreciates all the love on new single "Thanx".

Daley feat. Jill Scott – "Until the Pain is Gone"





UK artist Daley gets Jill Scott to hop on new single "Until the Pain is Gone".

Friday, March 24, 2017

Louis York – Hipsters [Official Music Video]



Weirdo Workshop band Louis York (Grammy nominated production and songwriting team Chuck Harmony & Claude Kelly) have just released their new video “Hipsters”, which is from their new EP Masterpiece Theater: Act II.

R.LUM.R - Love Less [Official Music Video]



Up-and-coming Orlando artist R.LUM.R shares teh visuals for his new track 'Love Less'.

Tamar Braxton on Divorce Rumors, That 911 Call, and Her New Talk Show | ESSENCE Live

Pauli. - Believe In Me [Official Music Video]



Rising UK singer and songwriter PAULi. shares the video for his mesmerising new single 'Believe In Me'.

Popcaan - "Real Thugz"





Popcaan giving the real thugs a big shout out on his new single “Real Thugz".

Konshens & Chris Brown - "Bruk Off Yuh Back"





Chris Brown takes on dancehall by jumping on a remix to Konshens' blazing single, “Bruk Off Yuh Back".

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Throwback Thursday: Peabo Bryson - "Can You Stop The Rain"



Two-time Grammy award winning soul singer Peabo Bryson scored a No. 1 hit with 1991's "Can You Stop The Rain", which was taken from his fifteenth studio album of the same name. Produced by Walter Afanasieff and written by Afanasieff and John Bettis, "Can You Stop The Rain" spent two weeks at number one on the US R&B chart and peaked at number fifty-two on the Billboard Hot 100.

Sheena O. Murray – On A High [Official Music Video]



Miami-based singer/songwriter Sheena O. Murray releases the video for “On A High", from her debut EP SOMone.

Medisin - Closure (Over) [Official Music Video]



Medisin of Boston-based group Usual Suspecks deals with relationship problems in new video for first official single “Closure (Over)”, off his upcoming solo album Medisina El Jefe Part 1.

Louis York Talk 'Weirdo Workshop', Going Against the Grain and Debut EP Masterpiece Theater

Jacob Banks – "Chainsmoking"





Rising singer/songwriter Jacob Banks releases his brand new single “Chainsmoking,” from his upcoming EP, The Boy Who Cried Freedom, set for release later this Spring.

Phé – "About Us"





Vancouver native and Boston based singer-songwriter Phe drops new single "About Us".

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Chante Moore - Real One [Official Music Video]



R&B vet Chante Moore vacations with a paramour in new video for 'Real One'.

Raheem Bakare feat. Bento BDA - L S D [Official Music Video]



London artist Raheem Bakaré drops the visuals for his latest single “LSD” feat. Bento BDA.

Mariah Carey's Holiday Hit Will Become a Movie

Jason Derulo Speaks On Nicki Minaj, American Airlines Drama, New Business Ventures & More

Brooke Aulani – "You Got Me"





L.A.-based pop/soul singer Brooke Aulani drops her new single, “You Got Me".

Phyllisia Ross - Can't Resist [Official Music Video]



Indie Haitian artist Phyllisia Ross is mesmerized by a mystery man in new video for 'Can't Resist'.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Jussie Smollett - F.U.W. [Official Music Video]



In this self-directed video entitled 'F.U.W.', singer/actor Jussie Smollett gets some issues surrounding social injustice off his chest.

Sean Kingston feat. Vybz Kartel - Chance [Official Music Video]

Sean Kingston links up with Vybz Kartel to celebrate his Jamaican roots in new video for 'Chance'.

Alkaline - "Pretty Girl Team"





New single from Reggae star Alkaline, entitled "Pretty Girl Team".

Nathan Davis Jr. - Seven [EP]



Cali artist Nathan Davis Jr. has just released his latest EP, Seven.

James Fauntleroy - "Miami Rain"





Singer/songwriters James Fauntleroy returns with new song 'Miami Rain'.

Faith Evans feat. Snoop Dogg & The Notorious B.I.G. - "When We Party"





Faith Evans pairs Snoop Dogg and The Notorious B.I.G. on new single "When We Party", off her upcoming joint album with Biggie, The King & I.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Tory Lanez - Anyway [Official Music Video]



Tory Lanez and Chicago producer C-Sick collab again on "Anyway".

Musiq Soulchild & BriaMarie - “Okay”





Produced by Carvin & Ivan, Musiq Soulchild links up with emerging artist BriaMarie for a duet on the new song called “Okay”.

Angel – “Hi Grade”





London’s Angel debuts new self-produced single entitled, “Hi Grade".

Stokley Talks Debut Solo Album, Mint Condition Legacy and Work with Wale

Faye B – "Moving On" (DJ Soulchild Remix)





Swiss songstress Faye B continues to ride this wave of her smash single “Moving On” with this DJ Soulchild remix.

Stefan J. Selbert - “Self Control"





Cali artist, Stefan J. Selbert releases new self-produced track entitled, “Self Control".

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 3/19/17


Hip Hop & R&B Single Sales: Bruno Mars Dominates As Remy Ma's "SHETHER" Debuts

SZA Is a Rebellious R&B Sensation

Chris Brown Announces New Album and Declares 'This Summer is All About the Women'

Rock ’N’ Roll Pioneer Chuck Berry Has Died

SWV Biopic Is in the Works, Says Coko: ‘There’s So Much That People Don’t Know’

The New Power Generation Is Reuniting and Going on Tour, Prince’s Handwritten Letter Released

Get ready for Rihanna's arrival at 'Bates Motel'

Tyrese Defends His Wife And Controversial Opinions On Instagram

Patti LaBelle Announces New Album ‘Bel Hommage’

Global ‘Ella 100’ Celebration To Commemorate Ella Fitzgerald’s Centennial Year

Keke Wyatt To Guest Star On All-New Episode of ‘Saints & Sinners’

Sister Sledge Family Says Joni Sledge Died of Natural Causes From “Pre-Existing Condition”

Tinashe - "Flame"





Still prepping for the release of her sophomore album Joyride, Tinashe dropped new single "Flame" this past Thursday.

Jason Derulo feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign - Swalla [Official Music Video]



It's a candy-coated affair for Jason Derulo in new video for “Swalla”, featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign.

Syd Talks New Album on Sway in the Morning

Khalid feat. Kehlani & Lil Wayne - "Location" (remix)





Rising sensation Khalid's hit single 'Location' gets a remix with Kehlani and Lil Wayne on the assist.

Hannah Faith - Spirited [Mixtape]



Check out London, UK DJ Hannah Faith's 'Spirited' mix.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Chloe x Halle's - The Two Of Us [Mixtape]



Chloe and Halle dropped a new mixtape, The Two of Us, on YouTube Thurday. The teenage sisters are signed to Beyoncé's record label.

Coline Creuzot – "High Life"





Houston-bred singer/songwriter Coline Creuzot returns to the scene with her lofty new single “High Life”.

June's Diary - Stay (Jodeci Cover) [Official Music Video]



Kelly Rowland's protegees June's Diary are back with a cover of Jodeci’s classic song “Stay” off their debut album Forever My Lady.

Trey Songz on New Album "Tremaine", Arrested In Detroit and More

Lucki Starr - "Make Me"





Singer/songwriter Lucki Starr just released her empowering new single, “Make Me”.

Marian Hill - Down [Official Music Video]



Marian Hill, a songwriting duo from Philadelphia, shares video for 'Down', taken from the album ACT ONE.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Trey Songz - Animal [Official Music Video]



It's more fun with the ladies for Trey Songz in video for 'Animal', off latest album Tremaine The Album, available now.

Khalid Performs 'Location' @ The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

J. Foster - "Kellz Play"





Inspired by fellow Chicago artist R. Kelly, J. Foster drops new track "Kellz Play".

Nia Ekanem - "It's Your Love"





UK crooner Nia Ekanem speaks from the heart on new single "It's Your Love".

Louis York - "Hipsters"





Alternative R&B band Louis York uses new single to provide a voice for the 'Hipsters'.

Tink: Timbaland Signed with LA Reid Because He Was Black, Like 21 Savage

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Throwback Thursday: Blu Cantrell - "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)"



A rousing anthem for women seeking revenge on their cheating men, Blu Cantrell's
debut 2001 "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" single was an immediate hit, peaking at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 and topping the US Mainstream Top 40 chart. Written and produced by Dallas Austin, "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" remains Cantrell's most successful single in the U.S. to date.

Natalie Imani – "Let’s Get Back to Love"





New Jersey singer Natalie Imani spouts a positive vibe on new single “Let’s Get Back to Love”.

Marvin Dark - "It's Going Down (Gimme That Look)"





Los Angeles-based indie singer Marvin Dark releases confident new banger "It's Going Down (Gimme That Look)".

Quincy Talks His Role In 'Star', Remaking Al B. Sure's 'Nite and Day' & More

Marian Hill - "Down"





You will want to be 'Down' with Philadelphia, PA artist Marian Hill.

Maurice Moore – "Bed Time"





Canadian artist Maurice Moore drops romantic new track “Bed Time".

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

EVRYWHR - Mother To Be [Official Music Video]



Michigan raised, Los Angeles based artist EVRYWHR celebrates motherhood in new video for 'Mother To Be'.

Tamar Braxton Talks New Season of 'The Braxtons'

Michelle Williams on Plans for a Destiny's Child Biopic

Kemi Ade - "Third"





Alternative, neo-soul artist Kemi Ade releases new track "Third", from her upcoming O.W. Nesty EP.

Robyn Paige feat. Johnson Orchid - "White Space"





British songstress Robyn Paige is back with a brand new track, entitled 'White Space'.

Candace Bellamy – Undone [Official Music Video]



Austin, TX singer Candace Bellamy shares new video “Undone,” which deals with moving on from life's biggest challenges.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

DJ Premier & Miguel - 2 Lovin' U [Official Music Video]



After releasing the audio for "2 Lovin' U," DJ Premier and Miguel unleash a new video for their collaboration

Ravyn Lenae - Midnight Moonlight [EP]



Ravyn Lenae releases 6-track EP, Midnight Moonlight.

Vanessa White - Good Good (Stripped Back Version) [Official Music Video]



Vanessa White shares a minimalist, live in studio visual of single 'Good Good'.

Don Bryant - How Do I Get There? [Official Music Video]



Legendary soul man Don Bryant returns with video for 'How Do I Get There?', new album Don't Give Up On Love in stores May 12 on Fat Possum Records.

Ré Lxuise - D.M. Me [EP]



Detroit songstress Ré Lxuise shares new 6-track EP, D.M. Me.

Tink on Remaking Aaliyah's "A Million": I Was Never Trying to Be Her, You Can't

Monday, March 13, 2017

Jidenna Performs 'Bambi' @ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Chauntae Pink - Black Boys [Official Music Video]



Chauntae Pink delivers an doe to Black love in video for "Black Boys'.

Tony Sunshine – Talk About It [Official Music Video]



Directed by Jose Genao, TerrorSquad vet Tony Sunshine drops new visuals for 'Talk About It'.

Jahkoy - California Heaven (Official Music Video)



Jahkoy delivers a tribute to Cali in new visuals for 'California Heaven'.

D∆WN - "Van Gogh"





'Van Gogh' is a deluxe track off D∆WN's Redemption album.

Wallace - "Ditto"





Bronx, NYC artist Wallace drops new single "Ditto".

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 3/12/17


NFLer gets into on-stage melee with R&B group

Joni Sledge of R&B group Sister Sledge dies at age 60

R&B singer's next single will be India's answer to Bruno Mars' 24K Magic

Ciara Involved in Car Accident in Los Angeles [VIDEO]

T-Boz Reveals Son in Adorable Photo: ‘This Is My Heart’

LAPD Wants to Meet With Chris Brown to Address Neighborhood Complaints Against Him

Nicki Minaj Blasts PartyNextDoor Ghostwriting Rumors, Says He Had “Nothing” To Do With Her New Music

Tank to Guest Star In An All-New Episode of ‘Saints & Sinners’

Faith Evans Shares Cover Art For ‘The King & I’ Duets Album