Cuffing Season: 10 R&B Songs To Dedicate To Your New Boo

Ah, summer! Hot weather, buzzing beaches, sizzling summer parties and no time for serious love. Now, summer is slowly, but surely, passing away as fall quickly approaches. As the weather changes, those relationship statuses on Facebook tend to change from “single” or “it’s complicated” to “in a relationship” and everyone starts to tweet about their new boo.  Yes, I believe it is cuffing season.

Whether you’ve already snagged your boo  or  you’re in the process of drafting a potential partner for this year’s cuff season, we have a range of R&B songs to dedicate to that special person (even if they’re just seasonal).

“The Way” – Ariana Grande

Once you have made the first move to begin anew with your fall love interest, Ariana Grande’s s summer jam, “The Way,” is the perfect song to describe the feelings you are experiencing with new love. In “The Way,” Grande sings of how her man swept her off her feet (“You got my heart, don’t know how you did it”) and now she is loving the way he makes her feel.

Show your partner you’re genuinely feeling them by reciting Ariana: “Be your lover, your friend, you’ll find it all in me/Stay by your side, I’ll never leave you/And I ain’t going nowhere ’cause you’re a keeper.”

“The One” – Tamar Braxton

Maybe you’ve gained a bad rep for dating multiple people at once, and now your new love interest is worried you will carry that bad habit into your relationship. Allow Tamar Braxton to assure your new boo that they are the one for you (at the moment). Maybe you heard your new sweetie was the habitual two-timer in their past relationships, but the past is in the past, right? Show your new love that whatever they have done in their past hook-ups and relationships does not matter to the new love you are developing together (“And you’ve had a few, boy one too many/But I’m the only one to wake you up”).

Assure your love, and tell them: “You know very well, you’re a star/Cause I don’t go that far, look where we are/And ain’t none like you, one in a million/But I’m the only one to count.”

“It Won’t Stop” – Sevyn Streeter

Breakout artist Sevyn Streeter heated up the summer with her blazing single “It Won’t Stop,” but it’s not too late to dedicate this song to your first round draft pick for cuffing season. Does your new boo bring you take-out, looking as good as the Chinese fave he/she ordered for you? Well, Sevyn Streeter begins the sexy song with this relatable scenario (“I love when you pulling up in your jeep/Bumpin all your beats/Js on/With your shades on/Just to bring me something to eat”), making the lyrics very personal.

Or maybe you have a boss boo who does his/her thing (whether running things in the streets or in their work), but takes gentle care of your heart. Sevyn hits that scenario as well as she sings,  “You the man up in these streets/But when it comes to my heart/That don’t mean a thing.”

Sevyn, being the great lyricist she is, sings of love, admiration for her man and her favorite things they do together, like relaxing on the beach, making “It Won’t Stop” a beautiful song for your new mate.

While you’re riding around with your boo, turn the music up when Sevyn sings, “Everyday/I cant breathe/You take my breath/Away from me/Here’s my heart/You got the key/Put that on eternity/I love you til infinity.”

“DUI” – Ciara

Although fall is approaching, Ciara’s sensual “DUI” record will turn up the heat with your fall boo. Ciara sings about being so intoxicated with her man’s love and his tempting touch while driving, that she will surely be pulled over and receive a DUI.

This song allows you to appreciate the sexiness of your partner and stroke their ego, which is a good thing to do sometimes. As her man continues to tease her while she’s driving, Ciara’s lyrics become even more passionate, allowing your boo to feel your passion for them through her steamy lyrics.

Spice things up by lip syncing this part of the song: “And it’s so hard to steer/Put your lips to my ear/But I’m giving you the right of way/Do what you want to me baby/Lipstick all over your neck/These seats are dripping with sweat/Here’s a night we won’t forget.”

“Why I Love You So Much” – Monica

Allow Monica’s 1996 classic hit, “Why I Love You So Much,” to help you explain to your lover some of the reasons why you care for them so much. From showing you love in front of their friends to taking their time in moving to the next level, Monica sings of how she appreciates the things her man does to show his love.

Score points with your baby with this line: “Since I’ve been your girl/Oh my whole life has been much better than ever before/You got a tender sweet love, yes you do/That weakens me and takes over me whenever we touch.”

“Love on Top” – Beyoncé

This person was pretty hard to snag as your boo. You endured hard times, accompanied by tears and heartbreak, but finally they decided to take the step to be fully committed to a relationship with you. Beyoncé’s “Love on Top” is the perfect to describe your new love triumph.

Beyoncé helps you celebrate your new love as she sings, “Now everybody asks me why I’m smiling out from ear to ear (They say love hurts)/But I know (It’s gonna take a little work)/Nothing’s perfect, but it’s worth it after fighting through my tears/And finally you put me first.”

“Sure Thing” – Miguel

Guys, take note. Miguel’s “Sure Thing” is a now classic love song, where he uses several metaphors to promise to love his girl in so many ways. If your chosen one is someone you intend to be with unconditionally, this song is the right one to dedicate to them.

Tell your boo, to never sweat these words: “Even when the sky comes falling/Even when the sun don’t shine/I got faith in you and I/So put your pretty little hand in mine.”

“Promise” – Ciara

You were searching for that one person to call your own, and now that you’ve found him/her, dedicate “Promise” to them. The song is another sexy Ciara jam that helps the ladies promise true love and dedication to their partner through sweet words (“There’s nothing I won’t do/To spend my life with you/I’ll give my all to you/I promise that I will never lie to you boy”). You could even learn the video’s choreography and perform it for your boo to add points.

Whisper these sweet nothings to your baby: “This mood is so right/It feels so right/You can be my prince, my knight/You can be my superman/Save me here I am.”

“Differences” – Ginuwine 

Is your boo someone who has changed your life for the better? Take it back to the 90’s with Ginuwine’s classic love jam, “Differences.” The singer passionately sings of his appreciation for the woman in his life and how she has changed him into a better man. This classic song is not only the perfect slow jam to cuddle up with your boo, but serves as a way of showing gratitude for their support and love.

Tell them how they’ve changed you, by reciting: “Girl, you open me, I’m wide open/And I’m doing things I never do
But I feel so good, I feel so good/Why it takes so long for me finding you.”

“At Your Best (You Are Love)” – Aaliyah 

Aaliyah served up a classic R&B joint that creates the perfect love vibe with “At Your Best (You Are Love).” New relationships are still susceptible to minor altercations and communication flaws. Need to remind your boo why you adore them or help them understand why you have such a tough time communicating your feelings? Dedicating this song to your significant other will ignite the necessary sparks in any relationship.

Just sit back, and play this record with them, hinting at this part: “But at your best you are love/You’re a positive motivating force within my life/Should you ever feel the need to wonder why/Let me know.”

From sensual songs to devoting records, we have compiled a perfect array of songs to dedicate to your fall boo for this year’s cuffing season. Who knows, with these songs, you may keep this boo season after season.

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Tamar Braxton Debuts Shaved Head

Tamar Braxton is trying out a new look this season. The Grammy-nominated artist went to Instagram to share her new haircut.

While it may be just a haircut to some people, it’s a special moment for Braxton.

“I’m over feeling captive to a wig, weave, people, people’s comments & opinions hell…even my OWN feelings,” she wrote. “WE can choose to stop these things from having the power and victory over us!! And for me, that starts TODAY.”

✂️ finally free

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Ciara Named Brand Ambassador for Pandora Jewelry

Ciara’s resume just got brighter. The 32-year-old entertainer has been named brand ambassador for Pandora Jewelry. She will serve as the face of the Pandora Shine collection, which features 18k gold-plated sterling silver jewelry.

“I’m looking forward to so many things about this partnership,” Ciara told WWD. “For starters, I feel like I’m making history with the brand, being that it’s the first time they’re introducing the 18-karat gold-plated jewelry. I think that’s amazing and special and I love gold, and I love the movement. It’s all about inspiring women to express themselves creatively and to shine bright. I’m looking forward to sharing this message with more women and girls around the world.”

In other news, Ciara has been hard at work on her next album that will release on Warner Bros. Records. While there aren’t many details available on the new project, Ciara can’t hide her excitement. “When I first started my first record, there was this giddy feeling that I had and I have that feeling again, so it feels really good,” she said.

Watch Ciara’s ad campaign video below.

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Beyoncé and JAY-Z Announce ‘On the Run II’ Stadium Tour

Get your coins ready! Beyoncé and JAY-Z have announced the North American leg of their On the Run II stadium tour.

The first leg of the tour will run through Europe beginning on June 6. The North American leg starts on July 25 at the FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland and will hit major cities including Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, before closing out in Vancouver.

On The Run II is the follow-up to the power couple’s 2014 tour, which generated $95 million.

OTR II European Tour Dates
June 6 Cardiff, UK @ Principality Stadium
June 9 Glasgow, UK @ Hampden Park
June 13 Manchester, UK @ Etihad Stadium
June 15 London, UK @ London Stadium
June 19 Amsterdam, NL @ Amsterdam Arena
June 23 Copenhagen, DK @ Parken Stadium
June 25 Stockholm, SW @ Friends Arena
June 28 Berlin, DE @ Olympiastadion
June 30 Warsaw, PL @ Stadion Narodowy
July 3 Cologne, DE @ RheinEnergieStadion
July 6 Milan, IT @ San Siro
July 8 Rome, IT @ Stadio Olimpico
July 11 Barcelona, ES @ Olympic Stadium
July 14 Paris, FR @ Stade de France
July 17 Nice, FR @ Allianz Riviera

OTR II North American Tour Dates
July 25 – Cleveland, OH @ FirstEnergy Stadium
July 28 – Washington, DC @ FedEx Field
July 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
August 2 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
August 5 – Boston, MA @ Gillette Stadium
August 8 – Minneapolis, MN @ US Bank Stadium
August 10 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
August 13 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
August 18 – Buffalo, NY @ New Era Field
August 23 – Nashville, TN @ Vanderbilt Stadium
August 25 – Atlanta, GA @ Mercedes Benz Stadium
August 29 – Orlando, FL @ Camping World Stadium
August 31 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
September 11 – Arlington, TX @ AT&T Stadium
September 13 – New Orleans, LA @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome
September 15 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium
September 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ University of Phoenix Stadium
September 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Rose Bowl
September 27 – San Diego, CA @ SDCCU Stadium
September 29 – Santa Clara, CA @ Levi’s Stadium
October 2 – Vancouver, BC @ BC Place

Tickets will be available for pre-sale on March 14. Get the details on Beyoncé’s official website.

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