Ro James, Tweet, Chrisette Michele, Kelly Price and More Perform at 2016 Raheem DeVaughn and Friends Benefit Concert

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Raheem DeVaughn (Photo credit: Tony Mobley for The LoveLife Foundation)

The Howard Theatre was lit on Tuesday night for the 3rd Annual Raheem DeVaughn and Friends Benefit Concert, powered by DeVaughn’s nonprofit The LoveLife Foundation and AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF). The purpose of the concert was to further educate the community at large on progress of HIV/AIDS prevention in the hopes to eradicate the global pandemic.

DeVaughn was joined by a mix of established and emerging R&B/soul acts including Kelly Price, Chrisette Michele, Tweet, V. Bozeman, Chaz Shepard and special guest Ro James.

The LoveLife Foundation is dedicated to improving lives through social development, education, health and wellness by partnering with community organizations and other foundations to raise awareness and tackle issues impacting our communities.

See photos from the event below.

Kelly Price performed her classic hit "As We Lay." (Photo credit: Tony Mobley for The LoveLife Foundation)
Kelly Price performed her classic hit “As We Lay.”
(Photo credit: Tony Mobley for The LoveLife Foundation)
Tweet performed a couple songs including her hit "Oops (Oh My)"  (Photo credit: Tony Mobley for The LoveLife Foundation)
Tweet performed a couple songs including her hit “Oops (Oh My)”
(Photo credit: Tony Mobley for The LoveLife Foundation)
Actor/singer Chaz Shepard  (Photo credit: Tony Mobley for The LoveLife Foundation)
Actor/singer Chaz Shepard
(Photo credit: Tony Mobley for The LoveLife Foundation)
EMPIRE's breakout star V. Bozeman performed  (Photo credit: Tony Mobley for The LoveLife Foundation)
EMPIRE’s breakout star V. Bozeman performed
(Photo credit: Tony Mobley for The LoveLife Foundation)
Chrisette Michele  (Photo credit: Tony Mobley for The LoveLife Foundation)
Chrisette Michele
(Photo credit: Tony Mobley for The LoveLife Foundation)
Ro James surprised fans with "Permission." (Photo credit: Tony Mobley for The LoveLife Foundation)
Ro James surprised fans with “Permission.”
(Photo credit: Tony Mobley for The LoveLife Foundation)

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Ledisi Announces ‘All The Way’ As New Single

As Ledisi continues to relish on her three deserving Grammy nominations, she selects “All the Way” as the new single from Let Love Rule.

Backed by beautiful strings and a piano, the New Orléans native relies on the attachment from her soulmate to make things right when she’s feeling down about life.

“Love me, with all of your heart / Will you love me / When things get too hard, and I need you more / Make sure you’re sure, that you’ll love me all the way,” sings Ledisi.

“All the Way” is nominated for Best Traditional R&B Performance while “High” is nominated for Best R&B Performance and Let Love Rule for Best R&B Album at the 60th Grammy Awards.

We’ll be rooting for Ledisi and all the other Grammy nominees. The Grammys will air live on Sunday, Jan. 28 from Madison Square Garden in New York and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 7:30–11:00 p.m. ET/4:30–8:00 p.m. PT.

Go “All the Way” with Ledisi below.

Adrian Marcel Announces ‘GMFU Tour’ Dates

Adrian Marcel will hit the road this winter to support his debut album, GMFU (Got Me Fucked Up).

Starting on February 20, the Oakland, Calif. native will bring his smooth vocals to Atlanta at VINYL. He will travel to other cities on the east and west coast including New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Sacramento. The tour will conclude on March 8 at New Parish in San Francisco.

Last May, Rated R&B chatted with Marcel about his oft-delayed debut album and his most personal song from the project. “Eastside Story” because it was only two people who had anything to do with it — me and Jan Hancock. We produced it. We wrote it. Arranged it. Recorded it. It was the first record that we recorded in the process of doing this album.”

See his tour dates below.

Tina Turner to Receive 2018 Special Merit Award From The Recording Academy

Music icon Tina Turner will receive her flowers this year. As part of the Recording Academy’s 2018 Special Merit Awards, the Private Dancer will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for her groundbreaking contributions to the field of recording.

The Queen of Rock and Roll has an impressive Grammy history. The global superstar has racked up a total of eight awards, dating back to 1972, for her “Proud Mary” duet with Ike Turner to her first solo win in 1985 for “What’s Love Got to Do With It” from her Private Dancer album.

Turner isn’t the only one to be honored. Other legendary recipients to include Hal Blaine, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan, the Meters, and Queen.

The Recording Academy will hold a special award presentation ceremony and celebratory concert this summer.

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