Top 5 Most Touching Music Videos of 2011

As the year 2011 comes to an end, we would like to reflect on all the great music videos that were released this year. There were a handful of music videos that really stood out to us this year. The videos we selected all tackled important topics that our society currently deals with.

Take a moment and view RatedRnB’s “Top 5 Most Touching Music Videos of 2011.”

5. Rihanna – “Man Down”

In this controversial video, Rihanna finds herself seeking revenge on her rapist by shooting him. Although we don’t condone to violence here at RatedRnB, we felt that this video was a wake-up call to society. Rape is a very touchy subject. We respect the fact that Rihanna took a stand against rape.

4. Monica – Until It’s Gone

“Until It’s Gone” is a very touching video. In the video, an upset girlfriend argues with her boyfriend in the car, about him cheating on her. Unfortunately, they both are distracted by the traffic and end up getting into a car crash. Monica reminds us that we don’t know what we have until it’s gone.

3. Musiq Soulchild – “Yes”

Musiq’s emotionally-packed video tells a story about a woman who battles and survives breast cancer. Her lover (played by Musiq) stands by her side during this difficult time in her life. The video is a reminder of what true love really is. Many women who are fighting against breast cancer could relate to this video. Props to Musiq for spreading awareness about breast cancer.

2. Marsha Ambrosius – “Late Nights & Early Mornings”

Marsha reminds us about the importance of getting tested and knowing your status. You never know who’s positive or negative unless you get tested. The theme of the “Late Nights & Early Mornings” video was very powerful. As you should know, HIV & STDs are not a joke. The number of people infected continues to increase, so please be responsible and protect yourself at all times.

1. Marsha Ambrosisus “Far Away”

Marsha Ambrosius wins the number one spot for the most powerful R&B music video of the year. Marsha takes the initiative to stand up for hate crime/discrimination that some people in the LGBT community face, particularly those who are African-American. This is Marsha’s best music video to date. We hope that she continues to educate and inspire her fans. Go Marsha!


What are your thoughts on the videos that we selected? Do you agree? Can you think of other touching/powerful videos that we didn’t list? Leave a comment below!

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Aisha Badru Shares ‘Bridges’ Video

Alternative R&B singer Aisha Badru has released a visual for her new single “Bridges.”

Directed by Nathan Presley, the cinematic clip touches on overcoming obstacles in a relationship with the biggest obstacle sometimes being ourselves.

“There’ll be mountains for us to climb / There’ll be days when the sun won’t shine / But I’ll stick to it / Oh, I swear,” she sings.

“Bridges” is lifted from Badru’s forthcoming debut album that is scheduled to release in 2018. The album will also include her song “Mind on Fire,” which has garnered 5 million streams on Spotify.

Watch Aisha Badru’s “Bridges” video below.

SZA Perfroms ‘The Weekend’ and ‘Love Galore’ on ‘SNL’

SZA is having an incredible year. After scoring a chart-topping album and five Grammy nominations, the New Jersey native kept the momentum going on Saturday Night Live. Serving as the musical guest, SZA performed her fan-favorite single “The Weekend” and her Travis-Scott assisted track “Love Galore.”

Backed by a choir and a live band, SZA did a stripped-down version of both tracks, which was pleasant. Her performance focused on her beautiful vocals and the lyricism of each song.

“The Weekend” and “Love Galore” are lifted from SZA’s debut album, Ctrl, which is out now. Both songs have a combined 192 million streams on Spotify alone.

Watch SZA’s performance below.

Kevin Ross Releases Visual for ‘Prototype’

In celebration of his birthday (Dec. 8), rising singer Kevin Ross debuted the visual for “Prototype,” lifted from his Drive EP. Directed by Marc Diamond, the dramatic clip opens with Ross taking pictures of a murder scene. When he goes to pull the sheet off the victim’s body, he is surprised to see who it is. From there, the video takes viewers back to what led up to the murder.

Watch Kevin Ross’ video for “Prototype” below.

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