Lalah Hathaway Tackles Social Issues in ‘Honestly’ Video, Announces Tour Dates

Lalah Hathaway will headline her very own tour this winter to support her Honestly album, set to drop November 6 via Hathaway Entertainment/Caroline Distribution.

Kicking off on January 16, the Chicago native will showcase her low tones and soulful melodies with fans at The Pageant in St Louis, Missouri. She will travel across the nation to cities including Chicago, Cleveland, Washington, D.C. and Charlotte. The tour will end in Atlanta, Georgia at Center Stage on February 11.

In addition to unveiling tour dates, Lalah also released a socially conscious music video, exclusively with Billboard, for the title track of her new project. The moving visual consists of vivid images that capture moments from marches protests over the last three years including Ferguson, Black Lives Matters and most recently, the NFL and Charlottesville, Virginia.

Lalah tells Billboard, “When people see the video, I want them to consider the same song, the same idea, as a commentary on this time we are living in,” adds Hathaway. “I’m talking about falling out of love with America. Although I still have hope in this country and I still want to dream, this video is meant to symbolize how this time has made so many of us wake up to the nightmare of this country. And how we all just want the nightmare to end.”

See if Lalah is coming to a city near you this January.

Jan. 16 – The Pageant – St. Louis, Missouri
Jan. 18 – House of Blues – Chicago, Illinois
Jan. 19 – Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, Indiana
Jan. 20 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, Kentucky
Jan. 21 – House of Blues – Cleveland, Ohio
Jan. 23 – The National – Richmond, Virginia
Jan. 25 – The Keswick – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jan. 26 – The Warner Theatre – Washington, D.C.
Jan. 30 – Feb. 3 – Blue Note at Sea Cruise – Various Locations
Feb. 7 – City Winery – Nashville, Tennessee
Feb. 8 – Knight Theater – Charlotte, North Carolina
Feb. 9 – The Cone Denim Entertainment Center – Greensboro, North Carolina
Feb. 11 – Center Stage – Atlanta, Georgia

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Bruno Mars, Mary J. Blige and others Win at 49th NAACP Image Awards

The winners of the 49th NAACP Image Awards were announced on Monday night during the live broadcast from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, which aired on TV One.

The two-hour live special was hosted by Anthony Anderson and opened with a powerful moment in support of #TIMESUP featuring Angela Robinson, Kerry Washington, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Laverne Cox, Lena Waithe and Tracee Ellis Ross. There was a live pre-show from the red carpet hosted by Terrence J with special correspondent, Tanika Ray.

Among the winners were R&B acts SZA (Outstanding New Artist), Bruno Mars (Outstanding Male Artist, Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album, Outstanding Song) and Mary J. Blige (Outstanding Female Artist). R&B legend Charlie Wilson was honored with the Music Makes a Difference Award.

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.

Cassie Shares Visual for ‘Don’t Play It Safe’

Cassie continues her comeback with a brand new video for her latest song, “Don’t Play It Safe.” Directed by Life Garland, the vibrant visual shows the singer/model sitting poolside with hummingbirds and tiger by her side, swimming with stingray and strutting around the streets of Los Angeles.

“Don’t wanna wait for, wait for / All these rules and confirmations / If you want it, gotta take it / If we change the pace up / There’s no room for complications / If you want it, gotta take it, yeah,” she sings on the Kayranada-produced cut.

“Don’t Play It Safe” is the follow-up to “Love A Loser” featuring G-Eazy.

Watch Cassie’s video for “Don’t Play It Safe” below.

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