Premiere: Avant’s Protegé Malone Debuts New Song ‘She Was There’


It’s been a little while since we’ve heard from our Rated Next Artist Malone. The emerging singer returns today with a new buzz track titled “She Was There.”

On the intoxicating jam, written by his mentor Avant and produced by Travis Sayles, Malone sings about an intimate adventure with a woman who isn’t getting the love she needs from her man at home.

“It’s about a guy who meets a girl and the two run off to get better acquainted — if you know what I mean,” Malone explains to Rated R&B.

“Found somewhere to pull over, in private / The things you do, got me excited / I’m rubbing them places / You making them faces / I go about it so different, that I don’t be sticking to basics / Legs up, that’s boring / Gymnastics I’m scoring / Backseat we can use it like a bedroom / Call him and tell him you won’t be home soon,” he sings.

Earlier this month, Malone filmed a visual for “She Was There” in Chicago.  In other news, he is putting finishing touches to his forthcoming EP and is touring with Avant.

“She Was There” follows Malone’s previous buzz tracks “GPS” and “Now.”

Malone is no stranger to the music industry. The American Idol alum has worked with artists like Avant (of course), Syleena Johnson and CeCe Peniston, among others.

Listen to Malone’s new song “She Was There” below.

To keep up with Malone, follow him on Instagram and Twitter.

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Chris Brown Releases Deluxe Version of ‘Heartbreak on a Full Moon’

Seriously, how much music does Chris Brown have on his hard drive? After dropping his 45-track album Heartbreak on a Full Moon on Halloween, the Virginia native returns with a deluxe edition.

The updated version includes 12 new songs (a total of 57 tracks) with guest appearances from Ella Mai, Agnez Mo, Trippie Redd and Solo Lucci.

Brown teased fans on Tuesday night with a cryptic message on Twitter.

Stream the deluxe version of Heartbreak on a Full Moon below.

Listen to Grace Carter’s New Single ‘Ashes’

Emerging singer Grace Carter has released her new single called “Ashes.” The song finds Carter singing about the troubles of getting over a past relationship.

“Fighting for my survival / I can’t lay this love to rest / It’s the night when I think of you most,” she sings on the Mike Dean-produced cut.

“It’s a song about the frustration and need to get over someone but not quite having the strength to do so yet,” Carter tells Rated R&B. “Working with someone like Mike Dean who has worked on some of my favourite records was an honor.”

Earlier this year, Carter released her debut single “Silence.” The song made a lot of noise on digital platforms and has garnered over 9 million streams. It was also featured on ABC’s hit series, Grey’s Anatomy. 

Carter is putting finishing touches to her debut EP that is slated to release in spring 2018.

Listen to “Ashes” below.

Stream Guordan Banks’ Debut Album ‘Unpopular’

Guordan Banks has been grinding for years as a singer and a songwriter. After scoring a hit with “Keep You in Mind,” the Philadelphia native has finally released his highly-awaited debut album, Unpopular. Led by the single “I Wanna Be Yours,” which has over 1.3 million stream on Spotify, the album includes guest appearances from Sonya Elise and Tdot illdude.

In a past interview with Rated R&B, Banks shared the inspiration behind Unpopular. “It’s pretty much how, for me, I stuck to who I was. I never tried to conform or fit in or be anyone else. I just stayed true to myself and my sound,” he said. “A lot of the same people who love my music now kind of didn’t understand it then. But it’s OK because that’s how things happen. I just want to send a signal that stay true to yourself, believe in who you are, make the mirror your best friend…that’s how you really get to identify with true love within yourself. One day people will see it and you will inspire someone else to be themselves. I think that’s a short story of why I named it Unpopular.”

Listen to Unpopular below.

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