Janelle Monáe Announces New Album ‘Dirty Computer’

So much for McAfee virus protection. Janelle Monáe plans to corrupt hard drives everywhere with the release of her highly-awaited fourth studio album, Dirty Computer, this year. In anticipation of this moment, Monáe has released an online trailer for the project.

In typical Monáe fashion, she uses the 30-second album announcement to push the artistic envelope with striking images. From the police arming a women to the “PrimeTime” singer kissing her rumored love interest (Tessa Thompson), the ultramodern visual has fans wanting more.

Monáe’s captivating voice plays in the clip’s background. “They drained us of our dirt and all the things that made us special. And then you were lost, sleeping, and you didn’t remember anything at all.”

Dirty Computer will be Monáe’s first studio album as a solo artist since 2013’s The Electric Lady, which generated rave reviews.

Watch the bold Dirty Computer trailer below.

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Tiara Thomas Announces ‘FWMM Tour’

Following the release of her EP FWMM, Tiara Thomas reveals spring tour dates to support the project.

Thomas will begin the 14-city tour in Denver, Colorado on April 20 and will travel to several major cities including Seattle, Sacramento, Los Angeles and New York before wrapping up on May 17 in Atlanta.

FWMM is currently in the top 20 of iTunes R&B/Soul chart and continuing tor rise in streams on Spotify. The EP features seven tracks including “I Need,” which will get video treatment. FWMM is the follow-up to Thomas’ 2017 project, Don’t Mention My Name.

See FWMM tour dates below. Visit Ticketmaster to purchase tickets.

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Stokley’s Single ‘Organic’ Enters Top 10 on Billboard Adult R&B Songs

Mint Condition’s Stokley is seeing much success as a solo artist. His latest single “Organic” has reached the top 10 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs chart, making it his second song to earn this feat.

The soulful tune, which is lifted from his debut album Introducing Stokley, moves from No. 12 to No. 10 after debuting at No. 26 last fall. So far, “Organic” has managed to reach No. 11 on Urban Adult Contemporary radio by racking up 1,085 radio spins.

Stokley scored his first solo top 10 single with “Level,” which peaked at No. 3 on the same Billboard chart. “Level” has nearly 2 million streams on Spotify.

Keep enjoying “Organic” below.

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The Weeknd and Bruno Mars to Headline Lollapalooza 2018

The musical festival season continues to get even more exciting this year.

The official lineup for Lollapalooza has been revealed. The Weeknd and Bruno Mars have been tapped to headline the four-day festival, which takes place August 2-5 in Chicago.

Other R&B/soul acts are confirmed to perform including Khalid, Daniel Caesar, Alina Baraz, Kali Uchis, Sabrina Claudio, Jessie Reyez, R.LUM.R and Davie.

The Weeknd will also co-headline Panorama with Janet Jackson in July. Meanwhile, Bruno is scheduled to kick off the last leg of his 24K Magic Tour with special guest Cardi B later this summer.

Tickets are on sale now at lolla.com.

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