R&B Album Release Dates: November 2015

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While October was filled with many R&B releases, November only has a handful. At any rate, music lovers will be treated to music by Adele, Angie Stone, Seal and newcomer Alessia Cara.

See a list of release dates below.

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Angie Stone
Dream
November 6, 2015

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CeeLo Green
Heart Blanche
November 6, 2015

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Seal
7
November 6, 2015

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Alessia Cara
Know-It-All
November 13, 2015

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Adele
25
November 20, 2015

*Release dates subject to change without notice

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

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Alessia Cara Responds to Backlash Over Best New Artist Grammy Win

Many people on Twitter were not happy about Alessia Cara winning Best New Artist at the 60th Grammy Awards on Sunday night. There was criticism about her qualifications of being a new artist since her debut album, Know-It-All, was released in fall 2015. The album included her debut single “Here,” which peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Despite delivering a powerful acceptance speech at the Grammys, she still received backlash. Cara went to Instagram on Monday to post an open letter that addressed the criticism and hate messages she has received singer her win.

“To address the apparent backlash regarding winning something I had no control over: I didn’t log onto grammy.com and submit myself. That’s not how it works,” she wrote. “I didn’t ask to be submitted either because there are other artists that deserve the acknowledgment. But I was nominated and won and I am not going to be upset about something I’ve wanted since I was a kid, not to mention have worked really hard for.”

She continued, “I’m aware that my music wasn’t released yesterday, I’m aware that, yes, my music has become fairly popular in the last year…I will not let everything I’ve worked for be diminished by people taking offence to my accomplishments and feeling the need to tell me how much I suck.”

to address the apparent backlash regarding winning something I had no control over: I didn’t log onto grammy.com and submit myself. that’s not how it works. I didn’t ask to be submitted either because there are other artists that deserve the acknowledgment. but I was nominated and won and I am not going to be upset about something I’ve wanted since I was a kid, not to mention have worked really hard for. I meant everything I said about everyone deserving the same shot. there is a big issue in the industry that perpetuates the idea that an artist’s talent and hard work should take a back seat to popularity and numbers. and I’m aware that my music wasn’t released yesterday, I’m aware that, yes, my music has become fairly popular in the last year. but I’m trying very hard to use the platform I’ve been given to talk about these things and bring light to issues that aren’t fair, all while trying to make the most of the weird, amazing success I’ve been lucky enough to have. I will not let everything I’ve worked for be diminished by people taking offence to my accomplishments and feeling the need to tell me how much I suck. here’s something fun! I’ve been thinking I suck since I was old enough to know what sucking meant. I’ve beat u to it. And that’s why this means a lot to me. despite my 183625 insecurities, I’ve been shown that what I’ve created is worth something and that people actually give a shit. all of the years feeling like I wasn’t good at anything or that I was naive for dreaming about something improbable have paid off in a way that I have yet to process. I know it sounds cheesy and dumb but it’s the honest truth. thanks to everyone who’s shown me kindness and support along the way. I’ll stop talking now.

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Cara won over R&B singers Khalid and SZA, rapper Lil Uzi Vert, and pop artist Julia Michaels.

According to The Recording Academy, “previous Best New Artist rules were amended to remove the album barrier given current trends in how new music and developing artists are released and promoted.” In order to be eligible for a Best New Artist nomination, the artist:

  • Must have released a minimum of five singles/tracks or one album, but no more than 30 singles/tracks or three albums.
  • May not have entered into this category more than three times, including as a performing member of an established group.
  • Must have achieved a breakthrough into the public consciousness and impacted the musical landscape during the eligibility period.

In other news, Cara is nominated for three iHeartRadio Awards including Female Artist of the Year, Best Collaboration (“Stay” with Zedd) and Dance Song of the Year (“Stay” with Zedd). The award show will take place on Sunday, March 11 at Forum in Los Angeles, Calif.

Fifth Harmony Performs ‘Down’ on ‘The Tonight Show’

Fifth Harmony is back on the promo run for their new single “Down.” The quartet stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform their latest track.

With the help of rockin’ band, stunning threads, and a rap feature from the always icy Gucci Mane, the burgeoning pop group simply delivered.

In the introduction of their performance, host Jimmy Fallon shared exclusive details about the group’s third studio album. “Their new album is self-titled. That’s right: it is called Fifth Harmony and it is out August 25th,” Fallon announced.

“Down” is the first single from the upcoming album and currently sits at No. 74 on the Billboard Hot 100. Check out the performance below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IrwRnC1lco

Angie Stone Drops New Single ‘I Believe’

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After releasing her Dream album last November, Angie Stone returns with a brand new single titled “I Believe.” The slow burning tune is the lead track from her forthcoming album, Covered in Soul, due on August 5 via Cleopatra Records.

Along with her new single release, Stone also shared the album cover and tracklisting. Covered in Soul will consist of 12 song covers, including a collaboration with guitarist Eric Gales (“Every 1’s A Winner.)

Stream “I Believe” by Angie Stone below.

Covered in Soul Tracklisting
1. These Eyes
2. Smiling Faces Sometimes
3. In The Air Tonight
4. I Believe
5. O-o-h Child
6. Every 1’s A Winner ft Eric Gales
7. Red, Red Wine
8. Is This Love
9. It’s Too Late
10. Wish I Didn’t Miss You
11. Baby
12. Brotha

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