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ALBUM REVIEW: Dave Hollister – ‘Chicago Winds…The Saga Continues’


After recording gospel albums for the past eight years, Hollister has allayed any worries that he had altogether abandoned R&B with his new release. He went solo following a brief […]

EP REVIEW: Mila J – ‘M.I.L.A. (Made In Los Angeles)’


Far from a newbie to the music industry, late bloomer Mila J is certainly past due for stardom. With over two decades of industry experience and a handful of gigs […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Prince – ‘Art Official Age’


The age-old lament that “they don’t make ’em like they used to” is commonly expressed in discussions of contemporary R&B. Fans of classic soul often long for raw, unfiltered vocals […]

CHART CHECK: Chris Brown’s ‘X’ Makes Strong Debut, Jeremih Dominates Urban Radio


Billboard 200 Artist Album This Week’s Position Last Week’s Position Number of Weeks On Chart Chris Brown “X” No. 2 (Debut) — 1 Jhené Aiko “Souled Out” No. 15 No. […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Chris Brown – ‘X’


After much delay, Chris Brown’s sixth studio album “X” was finally released on Tuesday. Brown is attempting to change the conversation from his personal life and troubles; making it all […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Jhene Aiko – ‘Souled Out’

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Jhene Aiko’s debut album “Souled Out” was released on September 9. She has become something of a cult obsession in R&B this decade. Her musical styling often compared to the late […]

CHART CHECK: Ariana Grande Lands No. 1 Album, Kem’s ‘It’s You’ Remains No. 1


Billboard R&B Albums  Artist Album This Week Last Week  No. of Weeks Kem Promise To Love No. 1 (Debut) — 1 Beyoncé Beyoncé No. 2 No. 4 38 Smokey Robinson […]

CHART CHECK: Smokey Robinson Lands No. 1 Album, Jeremih’s ‘Don’t Tell ‘Em’ Reaches No. 1 On Rhythmic Chart


Billboard Hot 100 This Week’sPosition Artist Song Title Last Week’s Position Weeks on Chart 4 Sam Smith “Stay With Me” 3 19 7 Ariana Grande “Break Free” 4 7 13 […]

CHART CHECK: Tank Scores No. 1 R&B Album


  R&B Albums This Week’s Position Artist Album Title Last Week’s Position 1 Tank “Stronger” Debut 2 Trey Songz “Trigga” 1 3 Michael Jackson “Xscape” 2 4 Pharrell Williams “G […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Tank – ‘Stronger’


R&B veteran  Tank has released his latest studio album “Stronger.” The new album finds the singer in new territory — a more upbeat, forward sound. Tank, who is also a member […]