Keyshia Cole Scores Top 10 Album With ‘Point Of No Return’ + Tinashe’s ‘Aqaurius’ Debuts In Top 20

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R&B veteran Keyshia Cole and newcomer Tinashe released new albums last Tuesday (Oct. 7). Now, after a week of promotional efforts, the official first week of sales for both albums have surfaced online.

With several songs released prior to the album dropping, Cole’s sixth studio effort Point of No Return sold a mere 25,511 total copies sold in its first week. The album is expected to debut at No. 9 on the Billboard 200. It marks her second LP to debut at No. 9 (Calling All Hearts ) and her sixth top 10 album overall.

Meanwhile, Tinashe’s debut album Aquarius debuts at No. 17 on the Billboard 200, selling 18,821 album copies during its first week of sales.

With both albums starting off with low sales, hopefully the ladies and their labels have a plan to increase sales over the next few months.

Antwane Folk is the editorial assistant at RatedRnB.com.

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Beyoncé and JAY-Z Release Joint Album ‘Everything Is Love’

Beyoncé and JAY-Z surprise fans with the release of their highly anticipated joint album, Everything is Love. The nine-track offering includes guest appearances from Pharrell Williams (“Nice”) and Migos (“Apeshit”).

The powerful couple is currently on the European leg of their On The Run II Tour. The North American leg will kick off on July 25 in Cleaveland, with stops in Philadelphia, Boston, Atlanta, Detroit and Los Angeles.

Stream Everything Is Love on Tidal.

Watch their visual for “Apeshit” below.

Miguel, Daniel Caesar and SiR to Perform at 2018 BET Awards

R&B music will be well-represented at this year’s BET Awards. Daniel Caesar, Miguel and SiR have been added to the lineup of artists scheduled to perform at the 18th annual award show.

As previously announced, Janelle Monae, Ella Mai and H.E.R. will bring perform material from their new and forthcoming releases.

Along with announcing more performers, the BET Networks has selected Chloe x Halle, Bobby Brown, Trevor Jackson and Jacob Latimore to present awards to winners.

The 2018 BET Awards nominations were revealed last month with Rihanna and SZA among the top nominees. Bruno Mars, Bryson Tiller and Chris Brown each landed three nominations.

The 2018 BET Awards, hosted by Jamie Foxx,  will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 24 at 8 p.m. ET.

Ella Mai Announces ‘The Boo’d Up Tour’

Ella Mai invites fans to be “Boo’d Up” with her on the road this summer. The R&B newbie has shared dates for her upcoming tour, which will kick off on August 6 in Dallas.

Mai will travel to major cities across North America including Atlanta, Brooklyn, Toronto and Las Vega before she wraps up in Seattle, Washington on August 28. Mai is still working on which cities to perform at on August 22 and 24.

The tour announcement comes after her summer anthem “Boo’Up” reached an all-new peak (No. 6) on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and topped the urban radio chart. “NUMBER 6 ON THE HOT 100, NUMBER 1 AT URBAN RADIO 🎉 can’t wait to see you all and celebrate my favourite way possible,” she shared.

Ahead of her summer tour, Mai can be seen performing at this year’s BET Awards. Visit Ella Mai’s official website for ticket information.

The Boo’d Up Tour dates
August 6 – Dallas, TX @ The Cambridge Room at House Of Blues
August 7 – Houston, TX @ The Studio at the Warehouse Live
August 9 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
August 11 – Baltimore, MD* @ Moonrise Festival
August 13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
August 14 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
August 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry Philadelphia
August 17 – Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall
August 18 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
August 20 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
August 22 – Not announced
August 23 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
August 24 – Not announced
August 26 – Oakland, CA @ The New Parish
August 28 – Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theater

*Festival date

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