Kelly Rowland, Keyshia Cole & Usher Perform at ‘Big Jam’ 2012

Last Friday, Chicago’s WGCI held its annual concert, Big Jam held at All State Arena. The concert featured performances from some of the biggest R&B stars such as Kelly Rowland, Usher, R. Kelly, and Keyshia Cole.

Kelly Rowland performed her hit song, “Motivation” and new single “Ice.”  Usher made a special appearance to perform his blazing single “Climax” and “Lemme See” with Rick Ross. R. Kelly made a surprise appearance and sang “Ignition.” Keyshia Cole performed “Enough of No Love” and “Trust and Believe” from her Woman to Woman album, due Nov. 19.

Check out performances from WGCI’s Big Jam 2012.

Kelly Rowland performs “Motivation”  and “Ice” at Big Jam 2012

Usher performs “Climax” & “Lemme See” at Big Jam 2012

R. Kelly sings “Ignition” at Big Jam 2012

Keyshia Cole performs “Enough of No Love” and “Trust and Believe at Big Jam 2012

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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.

Ne-Yo Shares Video for ‘Push Back’ featuring Bebe Rexha and Stefflon Don

Ne-Yo has released a visual for his latest single “Push Back” featuring pop singer Bebe Rexha and rapper Stefflon Don.

Directed by James Larese, the vibrant clip brings the dancehall-inspired song to life as Ne-Yo and his dancers show off some slick moves in front of a colorful backdrop. Bebe and Stefflon keep it cute with sassy poses and slight twerks.

Speaking on “Push Back,” Ne-Yo says, “I love a woman who knows how to move. I love a woman that has her own self, her own heart and mind. She’s comfortable with her body. And when her song comes on, she’s gonna get up and move. She’s gonna show you just how confident and comfortable she is. ‘Push Back’ is about these women.”

“Push Back” is lifted from Ne-Yo’s seventh studio album, Good Man, which is slated to release on June 8 via Compound Entertainment/Motown Records.

Watch Ne-Yo’s “Push Back” video below.

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