Top 5 Most Touching Music Videos of 2011

As the year 2011 comes to an end, we would like to reflect on all the great music videos that were released this year. There were a handful of music videos that really stood out to us this year. The videos we selected all tackled important topics that our society currently deals with.

Take a moment and view RatedRnB’s “Top 5 Most Touching Music Videos of 2011.”

5. Rihanna – “Man Down”

In this controversial video, Rihanna finds herself seeking revenge on her rapist by shooting him. Although we don’t condone to violence here at RatedRnB, we felt that this video was a wake-up call to society. Rape is a very touchy subject. We respect the fact that Rihanna took a stand against rape.

4. Monica – Until It’s Gone

“Until It’s Gone” is a very touching video. In the video, an upset girlfriend argues with her boyfriend in the car, about him cheating on her. Unfortunately, they both are distracted by the traffic and end up getting into a car crash. Monica reminds us that we don’t know what we have until it’s gone.

3. Musiq Soulchild – “Yes”

Musiq’s emotionally-packed video tells a story about a woman who battles and survives breast cancer. Her lover (played by Musiq) stands by her side during this difficult time in her life. The video is a reminder of what true love really is. Many women who are fighting against breast cancer could relate to this video. Props to Musiq for spreading awareness about breast cancer.

2. Marsha Ambrosius – “Late Nights & Early Mornings”

Marsha reminds us about the importance of getting tested and knowing your status. You never know who’s positive or negative unless you get tested. The theme of the “Late Nights & Early Mornings” video was very powerful. As you should know, HIV & STDs are not a joke. The number of people infected continues to increase, so please be responsible and protect yourself at all times.

1. Marsha Ambrosisus “Far Away”

Marsha Ambrosius wins the number one spot for the most powerful R&B music video of the year. Marsha takes the initiative to stand up for hate crime/discrimination that some people in the LGBT community face, particularly those who are African-American. This is Marsha’s best music video to date. We hope that she continues to educate and inspire her fans. Go Marsha!


What are your thoughts on the videos that we selected? Do you agree? Can you think of other touching/powerful videos that we didn’t list? Leave a comment below!

Keithan is the founder/editor-in-chief of Rated R&B

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Blvck Rose Releases Visual for ‘Video Girl’ Featuring FùNSHO

Emerging producer Blvck Rose has released the visual for his debut single “Video Girl” featuring FùNSHO.

Directed by Bria Domonique, the kaleidoscopic-clip takes a glimpse into the lives of various women with different interests including yoga, painting, photography and 420. The ladies later join Blvck Rose and FùNSHO at a kickback where he finds himself with more than enough options.

Blvck Rose shared the creative direction for the “Video Girl” visual. “I wanted to perfectly illustrate the feel of the song, which is very groovy, vibey and fun and highlight the variety of beautiful women of the DC-Maryland-Virginia area,” he said. “The vibrant shots showcase each woman in her natural element enjoying the song, and I hope the viewers leave with the message that all women are beautiful in their own way and should be appreciated.”

“Video Girl” will make the track list for Blvck Rose’s forthcoming EP A Half Dozen Roses, which is slated to arrive this summer. The project is expected to tell “an international love story told over futuristic melodic production.”

Watch “Video Girl” below.

The Weeknd Releases Surreal Visual for ‘Call Out My Name’

The Weeknd captures his dark emotions in the video for “Call Out My Name,” which is lifted from his new project, My Dear Melancholy.

Directed by Grant Singer, the eerie clip opens with The Weeknd walking alone on an empty street. The video takes a strange turn after one-minute of playing. When he belts the chorus, bats fly out of his mouth. The video continues to get creepy as The Weeknd finds himself in an abandoned theater and in the middle of the wilderness.

My Dear Melancholy debuted at No. 1 this week on the Billboard 200, making it his third consecutive number one album. The project follows 2016’s Starboy and 2015’s Beauty Behind the Madness.

Fans will be calling out The Weeknd’s name today at Coachella, where he is set to perform. His festival run this summer also includes Panorama in July and Lollapalooza in August.

Watch the video below.

Daniel Caesar and H.E.R. Share Breathtaking Video for ‘Best Part’

Following their performance of “Best Part” on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Daniel Caesar and H.E.R. have released the official visual.

Co-directed by Keavan Yazdani and Sean Brown, the simple yet beautiful video shows a side-by-side of the two artists performing the track on the beach. Caesar’s part was filmed at sunrise while H.E.R.’s was filmed at sunset.

“Best Part” appears on Caesar’s Grammy-nominated debut album, Freudian, and H.E.R.’s self-titled project.

Watch Daniel Caesar and H.E.R.’s video for “Best Part” below.

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