BJ The Chicago Kid Shares ‘Tribute to the Anniversary of Usher’s Confessions’


BJ The Chicago kid always shows love to artists who have inspired him — just check his Instagram page. In honor of the 13th anniversary of Usher’s diamond-selling album, Confessions, BJ has released a mini project called BJTCK: A Tribute To The Anniversary Of Usher’s Confessions.

On the three-track project, BJ covers some of his favorite songs on the album including “Superstar,” “Can U Handle It” and “Simple Things.”

The two R&B artists have a long-standing history as BJ used to be one of Usher’s background vocalists.

Listen to BJTCK: A Tribute To The Anniversary Of Usher’s Confessions below.

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BJ the Chicago Kid Releases a ‘Sorry’ Apology Song

BJ the Chicago Kid teams up with Lawrence Jones to plead his case on a new song simply titled, “I’m Sorry.”

Fostered by an electric guitar, the soulful crooner renders a heartfelt apology after realizing his extracurricular activities with another woman messed up a good thing with his then lover.

“Cause I didn’t mean to break your heart, I didn’t mean to break your heart,” sings a remorseful BJ.

“I’m Sorry” hasn’t been given an album home yet, but it might be a spoiler for his follow-up to 2016’s In My Mind which received a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album in 2017.

BJ the Chicago Kid has been busy though. Last year, he remained booked by landing writing and vocal placements on albums by Goapele and Ledisi.

Listen to “I’m Sorry” by BJ the Chicago Kid below.

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From 2008: R&B Albums That Turn 10 This Year

Another ten years has caught up with us in the realm of R&B music.

Let’s jog your memory for a minute. For starters, 2008 saw Mariah Carey touch the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for the 18th time with “Touch My Body.” Usher showed his strength by “Moving Mountains,” while Beyoncé led ladies to the club, singing, “If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it.”

We heard the debut projects from Day26, Jennifer Hudson, Tiffany Evans and Jazmine Sullivan. Also, 2008 ended listeners music drought from veterans Deborah Cox, Ashanti, Keith Sweat and Brandy.

Rated R&B has compiled a list of 31 R&B/soul albums that celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2018.

Randomness: On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama won presidency, becoming the first African-American to be elected as President of the United States.

Raheem DeVaughn — Love Behind the Melody
Release Date: January 15
Record Label: Jive Records
Singles: “Woman,” “Customer” and “Text Messages”

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Stream Ledisi’s New Album ‘Let Love Rule’

The fall season is shaping up to be a great one for R&B music, and Ledisi is adding herself to the mix with her new album Let Love Rule.

“This album was one of the hardest I’ve ever worked on,” the 45-year old vocalist said in an interview with Billboard. “We were looking for songs that could stand the test of time. This wasn’t a quickie; it was about great songwriting. I’ve come back to what I love about R&B and also what I love about today’s music.”

She is 4/4 with the music she’s already released ahead of the album: The jazzy (and potential single) “Add to Me,” the soulful “Here,” the vocal-tastic duet with BJ the Chicago Kid “Us 4Ever,” and the trap adjacent lead single “High.”

This is Ledisi’s ninth studio album, and features John Legend, healing guru Iyanla Vanzant, and journalist Soledad O’Brien. “High” reached the Top 10 of the Urban AC chart earlier this month, and currently sits at No. 9.

Stream Let Love Rule in its entirety below and read our review here.


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