Janelle Monáe Performs At VH1’s ‘Super Bowl Blitz’ Concert Series

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Janelle Monae performing at VH1’s Super Bowl Blitz in New York City (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

On Tuesday (Jan. 28), Janelle Monáe performed at Lehman College in Bronx, NY on night two of VH1’s “Super Bowl Blitz: Six Nights + Six Concert” pre-game live concert series.

The incredible performer put on a show for the crowd of ‘electric’ men and women as she sang some of her fan-favorites such as “Tightrope” and “Come Alive (War Of The Roses).” She also performed her new Miguel-assisted single “Primetime” from her latest project “The Electric Lady.”

Even without Miguel, the “Q.U.E.E.N.” artist held down the stage with the assistance of her background singers and remarkable band.

The passionate duet now stands at No.17 on Urban Contemporary radio and No.42 on Urban Adult Contemporary radio.

Check out her performances below.

Primetime

Tightrope

Come Alive (War of The Roses)

Antwane Folk is the editorial assistant at RatedRnB.com.

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Tamia Takes Center Stage in ‘Leave It Smokin” Video

As her new single “Leave It Smokin'” fires up the charts, Tamia releases the accompanying music video. In the simplistic visual, Tamia is the main attraction as she puts on a smoking hot performance for a sold-out crowd.

This week, “Leave It Smokin'” is No. 8 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs chart while its No. 6 at urban radio after only a month. Speaking on her new single, Tamia says, “I co-wrote this song with my good friend, Salaam Remi. We always have fun in the studio. I’m beyond excited to continue my love of music and share the first single from my new project.”

“Leave It Smokin’” is the lead single from Tamia’s forthcoming album, Passion Like Fire, which is set to arrive this fall via Entertainment One/21 Entertainment Group.

Listen to Marsha Ambrosius’ New Ballad ‘Old Times’

After getting adjusted to motherhood, Marsha Ambrosius awakens with a socially-charged ballad titled “Old Times.”

On the DJ Camper-produced track, Ambrosius sings her heart out as she reminsces about the good days with a loved one who lost their life to gun violence.

“Just like old times, just wanna love you right / Love you with all my might, love you for life,” she sings. “Just like old times, just wanna hold you tight / Love you with all might, love you for life.”

Ambrosius also premiered the music video for “Old Times,” enlisting Cricket (Larick Mathews) as director. The stirring video, which stars her daughter Nyla and real-life boyfriend, addresses police shootings of unarmed black men.

“Old Times” is set to appear on her forthcoming album, NYLA, which is named after her daughter. Speaking on the new album, which features production from Focus, Stereotypes, Harmony Samuels, Ambrosius says, “From beginning to end, it’s me letting go of everything I wanted to let go of in my life and experiencing things all over again through Nyla’s eyes. I had a lot of pent up energy, and channeling all of the energy into the music is what helped save my sanity. Poems turned into melodies and then a bunch of songs, which was like my personal therapy in a sense.”

This isn’t the first time Ambrosius has dedicated recordings to her first child. In 2017, she celebrated her the birth of Nyla with two sweet lullabies “Luh Ya,” and “Don’t Wake the Baby.”

NYLA comes nearly four years after her sophomore album, Friends & Lovers.

Jazzy Amra and Wyclef Jean Release Video for ‘You Got Me’

R&B newbie Jazzy Amra has dropped a visual for her new single “You Got Me” featuring her mentor Wyclef Jean and Riley.

Directed by Fred Focus, the ’90s-inspired video takes place at a basement party where there’s bottles of Ciroc, Uno cards and lots of dancing.

“You Got Me” will appear on Wyclef’s forthcoming mixtape, Wyclef Goes to School, which will release via his label Heads Music.

Amra’s beautiful voice can also be heard on rapper Dave East’s projects Paranoia (“Jazzy’s Interlude”) and Kairi Chanel (“Slow Down”).

Watch Jazzy Amra’s “You Got Me” video below.

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