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Maxwell Drops New Single ‘Lake by the Ocean’ + ‘blackSUMMERS’night’ Gets Release Date

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It’s about time! After an extended wait, Maxwell has finally released his brand new single “Lake By The Ocean.” The music veteran premiered the track during his live Q&A on […]

New Song: Chris Brown feat. August Alsina, Miguel & Trey Songz – ‘Back to Sleep (Remix)’

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After dropping his first remix of “Back to Sleep” with Usher and Zayn, Chris Brown returns with part two. The second installment of his three-part remix features R&B heartthrobs August […]

Stream Gallant’s Debut Album ‘Ology’

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Eager to hear Gallant’s debut album, Ology? The R&B newcomer’s anticipated LP is now available for purchase and streaming. Composed of 16 tracks, Ology takes listeners on a journey through Gallant’s mind where […]

Tinashe Postpones ‘Joyride Tour’ to Finish Album

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Tinashe’s Joyride World Tour has reached a stop light. The California native has announced via Facebook that she is postponing her tour in order to complete her sophomore album:

New Song: Fantasia – ‘Ugly’

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Fantasia doesn’t have a problem speaking her mind through her music. Before she had “No Time for It” and now she has returned with “Ugly.” In this country-inspired single Fantasia […]

Brandy, Jazmine Sullivan, Andra Day and more Perform at Black Girls Rock 2016

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BET’s 10th Black Girls Rock! ceremony aired last night (April 5.) Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, the annual event highlights the accomplishments of exceptional women of color who have made outstanding […]

Janet Jackson Postpones World Tour to Start a Family with Husband

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Some of Janet Jackson’s fans will have to wait a while to see her Unbreakable World Tour. The 49-year-old singer has announced she is postponing her tour to start a family […]

Beyoncé Addresses ‘Formation’ Controversy

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After Beyoncé dropped “Formation” in February, the world went into a frenzy. From our six reasons why “Formation” is important to critics labeling it an anti-police song, the Mike WiLL Made […]

New Song: Anthony Lewis – ‘Put A Ring On It’

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Singer Anthony Lewis was looking for his girl in “Baewatch,” now he isn’t wasting anytime locking her down in his new single “Put A Ring On It.” On this Da […]

Video: Jordan Bratton – ‘Frank’

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Rising singer Jordan Bratton has released a visual for his new song “Frank.” Speaking on the song and video, Bratton explains, “Sometimes honesty is hard to come by, especially when […]

K. Michelle’s Album ‘More Issues Than Vogue’ Debuts at Number One

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The numbers are in! K. Michelle’s third studio album, More Issues Than Vogue, lands at No. 1 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart. The new LP, which also debuted at No. 2 […]

New Song: Ruben Studdard – ‘Can’t Nobody Love You’

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American Idol alum Ruben Studdard is back! The Grammy nominated singer has released his new single titled “Can’t Nobody Love You.” Written and produced by Ruben Studdard and Earnest Echols, “Can’t Nobody […]

New Song: dvsn – ‘Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye Tribute)’

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It’s only been a few days since dvsn officially dropped their debut album, Sept. 5th, and they’re already back with more new music. The OVO Sound duo pays homage to the late […]

New Song: Jason Derulo – ‘If It Ain’t Love’

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Jason Derulo has been teasing fans about his upcoming mixtape for quite some time. As we await for the project to release in full, the R&B/pop star shares a new […]

Beyoncé Covers ELLE: Talks Ivy Park, Perfectionism and Business

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Beyoncé broke the internet last Thursday when she announced the arrival of her activewear line Ivy Park. She simultaneously debuted her May covers for her global deal with ELLE, which […]

New Song: Maurice Moore – ‘Play’

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Rated Next Artist Maurice Moore has been on a roll. The Ottawa, Canada born singer has released a new tune called “Play.” Co-produced by Moore and BNJMN, the reggae-inspired song borrows lines […]

New Song: Musiq Soulchild – ‘Alive and Well’

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After sharing his animated visual for “I Do,” Musiq Soulchild returns with a brand new track titled “Alive and Well.” On the feel-good track, Souldchild urges everyone to look beyond […]

Video: Tory Lanez – ‘LA Confidential’

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Tory Lanez has unleashed a visual for his Miguel-penned single “LA Confidential.” In the dramatic clip, Lanez’ girlfriend sets him up to get robbed after she finds out he was […]

Chris Brown Joins Benny Benassi on Dance Floor-Ready Song ‘Paradise’

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Chris Brown reunited with his “Beautiful People” producer Benny Benassi for a fresh dance track titled “Paradise.” The uptempo number will definitely bring heat to the pop charts this summer. […]

Video: T-Pain – ‘Hundred Mo Dollas’

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T-Pain has released a visual for his anti-strip club anthem “Hundred Mo Dollas.” Filmed and directed by T-Pain himself, the visual focuses on the talent and athleticism behind stripping. “I wanted to […]

Stream Jhené Aiko and Big Sean’s New Album ‘TWENTY88′

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Earlier this week, Jhené Aiko and Big Sean announced their new duo Twenty88. Today, their self-titled debut album has arrived. The eight-track project takes listeners on a journey through a […]