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6 Reasons Why Beyonce’s ‘Formation’ Is Important


Beyoncé is back by popular demand! On Saturday afternoon, she broke the Internet with her new song “Formation” and its accompanying visual. The nearly five-minute visual, directed by Malina Matsoukas, is […]

R&B Album Release Dates: February 2016


While there was only one major album release in January (shout out to Tank!), R&B fans are in for a treat this month. R&B newcomers KING, Majid Jordan and BJ […]

Song Review: Rihanna Is Back To ‘Work’


“Work,” the first official single from ANTI was released today and it doesn’t disappoint. The smooth track, which features Rihanna’s longtime friend and collaborator Drake, finds Rihanna spilling over into familiar territory. On “Work” […]

R&B Albums That Turn 20 This Year


It doesn’t take rocket science to know that the 90’s was the golden era for R&B music. So it comes to no surprise that 20 years ago, in 1996, R&B […]

R&B Album Release Dates: January 2016


It’s a new year, so that means new music! While 2015 was a great year for R&B music, we can only hope the same for 2016 and beyond. Kicking off the New […]

RECAP: Jazmine Sullivan Brings ‘Reality Show’ To Sold-Out Concert In Washington, D.C.

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It was a full house at The Fillmore in Silver Spring last night (Dec. 30). Fans from all parts of the DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia) swarmed to the venue to see […]

PLAYLIST: 10 Years Of Chris Brown

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Chris Brown’s sixth studio album Royalty comes out Friday, a decade after his self-titled debut. The once a small-town kid with big dreams is performing his music across the world […]

Stream Rated R&B’s ‘Epic Holiday Playlist’


Great cheer and a yearning for reconnection with loved ones are all feelings that should blanket our holiday season. Putting differences aside, and letting love and good intent guide our […]

R&B Album Release Dates: December 2015


Before 2015 comes to an end, some of our favorite new and old school R&B artists are set to drop new albums. See the list of release dates below. Please […]

R&B Album Release Dates: November 2015


While October was filled with many R&B releases, November only has a handful. At any rate, music lovers will be treated to music by Adele, Angie Stone, Seal and newcomer […]

EP REVIEW: Tiffany Evans – ‘All Me’

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If the name Tiffany Evans sounds familiar to you, it should. You may have seen the then-10-year-old singer’s flawless Star Search appearances. They culminated in her winning the junior division […]

R&B Album Release Dates: October 2015


October is packed with some exciting R&B album releases! With projects from Janet Jackson, Tamar Braxton and Lalah Hathaway and others, R&B aficionados are in for a treat this month. Jackson’s […]

REVIEW: Tamia Rocks Rams Head Live In Baltimore


Tamia’s Love Life Tour made a stop at Rams Head Live in Baltimore on Friday night. The tour is in support of her latest album, Love Life, which is in […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Teedra Moses – ‘Cognac & Conversation’


It’s been over a decade since Teedra Moses released her critically acclaimed debut album, Complex Simplicity, via TVT Records. The New Orleans native kept her fans’ attention over the years […]

R&B Album Release Dates: August 2015


August looks like it will be an exciting month for R&B lovers. Artists such as Teedra Moses and Jordin Sparks will be releasing their respective comeback album. Cognac & Conversation is Moses’ […]

5 Reasons We Love Janet Jackson


Having stepped out of the spotlight a few years ago, it was unclear if we’d ever get another album from Janet Jackson. She certainly has enough success to make for […]

Mary J. Bliges’ Most Uplifting Songs


Mary J. Blige has recorded 13 studio albums in her two decade career. With every song recorded, the Yonkers native displayed a transparent spirit and opened up about her love […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Kenny Lattimore – ‘Anatomy of a Love Song’


To get an idea of the mindset that must have driven Kenny Lattimore as he crafted his new album, Anatomy of a Love Song, the track “Built to Last” is […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Case – ‘Heaven’s Door’

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“Timeless” is the appropriately named opening track on Case’s solid new album, Heaven’s Door, a 13-song set that proves the veteran R&B singer’s staying power. But despite his longevity, the […]

R&B Albums That Turn Ten This Year


Where were you in life ten years ago in 2005? R&B music was still thriving in the mainstream world. Artists like Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige and Mario were dominating […]

R&B Albums To Be Released In March 2015


Who’s excited for new music? The soundtrack for season one of Empire will arrive on Tuesday, March 10. The hit show’s soundtrack features new music from Estelle, Jennifer Hudson, Mary […]