Rated RnB

Mary J. Blige Gives Heartfelt Performance Of ‘Not Loving You’

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Mary J. Blige knows how to deliver a moving performance. With her new album The London Sessions in stores, the modern-day Aretha Franklin performs her Sam Smith penned record “Not […]

Avery*Sunshine Tops Billboard Adult R&B Songs With ‘Call My Name’

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Soul artist Avery*Sunshine received an early Christmas gift. The Chester, Pa. native’s lead single “Call My Name” from her new album The Sunroom becomes her first number-one song on the […]

VIDEO: Chrisette Michele – ‘Together’

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R&B Diva’s own starlet Chrisette Michele delivers a tasteful elegant musical video for her beautiful ballad “Together.” As if the track wasn’t a heart stealer itself, Michele and photographer/video director […]

ESSENCE Black Women in Music To Honor Jill Scott

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Jill Scott keeps on winning. The singer-songwriter will be honored by ESSENCE’s Black Women in Music initiative. “Jill Scott is the quintessential ESSENCE woman. Like many of the female artists […]

2014 Rated R&B Music Awards Winners Revealed

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After a month of campaigning, we are excited to reveal the winners of the 2014 Rated R&B Music Awards! Over 12,000 people submitted votes for our ten categories including Female Artist […]

STREAM: Teedra Moses – ‘California Vibes’ EP

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In celebration of her birthday, Teedra Moses releases her new EP titled California Vibes. The five-track offering includes production by Donnie Cash, Trackademics and Reo, among others. California Vibes should hold fans over […]

NEW MUSIC: Ne-Yo Drops Two New Songs, ‘Coming With You’ & ‘Religious’

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Shortly after revealing the album cover and tracklisting for his sixth studio effort Non-Fiction, Ne-Yo shares two brand new tracks. The singer-songwriter’s music transcends the boundaries of just the label “R&B.” […]

VIDEO: Jhene Aiko – ‘Wading’

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While embarking on her first headlining tour, Jhene Aiko drops her new music video for “Wading” where the singer transforms into a private dancer. “Wading” is the next single from […]

RECAP: Estelle Headlines ‘An Evening Of True Romance’ At Howard Theatre

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Estelle brought out the grown and the sexy out on Monday night at the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C. The London native headlined her intimate concert An Evening of True Romance […]

Jordin Sparks Leaves RCA Records, Signs New Deal And Readies Third Album

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Jordin Sparks will start the new year with a clean slate. After reportedly ending her record deal with RCA Records, the 24-year-old has signed with Louder Than Life via Sony […]