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2014 Rated R&B Music Awards Winners Revealed

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After a month of campaigning, we are excited to reveal the winners of the 2014 Rated R&B Music Awards! Over 12,000 people submitted votes for our ten categories including Female Artist […]

NEW MUSIC! Miguel Drops Three New Songs


Miguel is back with not one but three new tracks! The “Adorn” singer surprised fans with an untitled EP that contains three new tracks — “nwa” featuring Kurupt, “hollywooddreams” and […]

Mary J. Blige: ‘I’m More Than Just The Queen Of Hip-Hop Soul’


Mary J. Blige made a trip to the HOT 97 studios to talk with Laura Stylez and Ebro of Ebro in the Morning about the release of her new album The London […]

RECAP: Tinashe Slays Rams Head Live In Baltimore


On Thursday night, Tinashe’s Aquarius Tour made a pit stop at Rams Head Live in Baltimore. The show was in support of her debut album, Aquarius, which was released on […]

K. Michelle Earns Second No. 1 Album With ‘AWBAH’


K. Michelle has secured her second No. 1 album as her sophomore effort, Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart?, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart, selling 84,117 copies […]

Mary J. Blige Gives Heartfelt Performance Of ‘Not Loving You’


Mary J. Blige knows how to deliver a moving performance. With her new album The London Sessions in stores, the modern-day Aretha Franklin performs her Sam Smith penned record “Not […]

Avery*Sunshine Tops Billboard Adult R&B Songs With ‘Call My Name’


Soul artist Avery*Sunshine received an early Christmas gift. The Chester, Pa. native’s lead single “Call My Name” from her new album The Sunroom becomes her first number-one song on the […]

VIDEO: Chrisette Michele – ‘Together’

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R&B Diva’s own starlet Chrisette Michele delivers a tasteful elegant musical video for her beautiful ballad “Together.” As if the track wasn’t a heart stealer itself, Michele and photographer/video director […]

ESSENCE Black Women in Music To Honor Jill Scott


Jill Scott keeps on winning. The singer-songwriter will be honored by ESSENCE’s Black Women in Music initiative. “Jill Scott is the quintessential ESSENCE woman. Like many of the female artists […]

STREAM: Teedra Moses – ‘California Vibes’ EP

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In celebration of her birthday, Teedra Moses releases her new EP titled California Vibes. The five-track offering includes production by Donnie Cash, Trackademics and Reo, among others. California Vibes should hold fans over […]