Keyshia Cole Performs ‘You’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’

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Keyshia Cole was the musical guest on Monday night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! The R&B songstress performed her freshly released single “You” with help from her collaborators Remy Ma and French Montana.

Dressed in an all white ensemble, Cole performed a clean version of the breakup anthem for the first time on television. “You picked the wrong one / You just played me for the last time / I’m done dealing with you,” she sang.

Cole returned to the stage to debut a new ballad called “Incapable,” which samples Rose Royce’s 1976 classic “I’m Goin’ Down.” Resting on a white chair in front of a colorful back, Cole performed the emotional song. “Every time it feels like this could be the last time / What’s the good in goodbye? / If I give this one more try / It’s hard because they say that true love never dies,” she sang.

“You” and “Incapable” are lifted from Cole’s forthcoming album, 1 1 1 1 Reset, which will release this year via Epic Records.

In a recent interview with Rap-Up, Cole explained the meaning behind the album title. “I wanted to put [1111] on the album because it’s been everywhere,” she said. “For the past year, I’ve been seeing 1111 constantly and to my understanding, you’re aligned spiritually with your destiny and everything that is meant to be in your life is happening at the right time. The timing is right. Everything is right. Reset is definitely cohesive with that.”

Cole will be making more television appearances in the coming weeks. She is scheduled to visit The Real on February 7.

Watch Keyshia Cole’s performance below.

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

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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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