Watch Mary J. Blige’s New Video ‘Strength of a Woman’

Mary J. Blige has released a video for “Strength of a Woman,” the title track to her 14th studio album. Directed by Andrew Sandler, the video finds Blige, dressed in an all black ensemble, on top of the Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles. As Blige belts the powerful lyrics, an aurora hovers over the building at night. From a construction worker to a nurse, the beautiful lights attract women of different walks of light.

“We’re the wisdom like a guiding light / We’re the trees left standing through the storms of life / We’ve come so high and we’ve come so far / Can’t hold us back,” Blige sings.

“Strength of a Woman” was produced by Teddy Riley and Brandon “Bam” Hodges. The album, Strength of a Woman, is out now.

Blige’s A&R Eddie Fourcell exclusively chatted with Rated R&B about her new album. “This album will prove that Mary J. Blige has made an album in 2017, 25 years after her debut and still made an amazing record that still stands the time,” he told Rated R&B. “We didn’t make it a dated album. It doesn’t feel like What the 411? but it feels like what she was on there . You’re going to be extremely pleased with the album.”
Watch Mary J. Blige’s “Strength of a Woman” video below.

https://youtu.be/pEubQSK6rt8

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

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DeCarlo Shares ‘Mind Up’ Video

Emerging singer DeCarlo has dropped a visual for his new single “Mind Up.”

The Josh Sikkema-directed visual opens with DeCarlo swallowing a white pill before he finds himself in deep thought and torn between multiple women he’s interested in. “I gotta make a move / I gotta make my mind up,” he sings.

“Mind Up” is the first offering from DeCarlo’s forthcoming EP, which is expected to drop later this year.

DeCarlo has been pursuing music since 2014. He has collaborated with rapper Romer Miller, rapper Ace B and model/rapper Don Benjamin.

Watch DeCarlo’s “Mind Up” video below.

Jessie J Celebrates Women in ‘Queen’ Video

Jessie J brings her empowering single “Queen” to life in her latest video. Directed by Marc Klasfeld, the simplistic video celebrates diversity, self-love and the natural beauty of women.

“This video is to celebrate ALL WOMEN,” Jessie J tweeted. “Women of all race, shape and size. I love being a woman. I love uplifting women. I love the power and beauty all women have. In a time where the world creates trends within beauty and tells us the ever changing definition of ‘perfect.'”

She continued, “THANK YOU to all the QUEENS in this video that helped me create a timeless piece of art that young girls can watch growing up and all women can watch all over the world and feel loved.”

“Queen” is lifted from Jessie J’s forthcoming album, R.O.S.E., which will be released in four parts. “The songs on R.O.S.E. are simply me singing my diary in a melody,” Jessie said. “I am so grateful and happy that anyone who has been waiting for this record in full will finally have it.”

R.O.S.E. stands for Realisations, Obsessions, Sex and Empowerment. The first installment will release on May 22, with the other three installments dropping on May 23-25.

Watch Jessie J’s “Queen” video below.

R.O.S.E. (Realisations)
1. Oh Lord (Interlude)
2. Think About That
3. Dopamine
4. Easy on Me

R.O.S.E. (Obsessions)
1. Real Deal
2. Petty
3. Not My Ex
4. Four Letter Word

R.O.S.E (Sex)
1. Queen
2. One Night Lover
3. Dangerous
4. Play

R.O.S.E (Empowerment)
1. Glory
2. Rose Challenge (Interlude)
3. Someone’s Lady
4. I Believe in Love

https://twitter.com/JessieJ/status/997533658570375168

Jessie Reyez Revisits Salem Witch Trials in ‘Body Count’ Video

Jessie Reyez makes a powerful statement in her “Body Count” video, which was directed by Peter Huang.

Speaking on the clip, Reyez said, “The video is inspired by the Salem witch trials; a bookmark in history for one of the many times women were persecuted. Sometimes for allegations of magic but often for low key sexual promiscuity or sexual selectiveness.”

She continued, “In short, you’re going to get judged anyway, so as long as you’re not hurting anyone and loving yourself, might as well do whatever you want. Whether that’s being celibate or being sexually free is your choice. Your body count is nobody’s business but your own.”

Reyez is scheduled to perform at the Bonnaroo Music Festival on June 9. She will hit other festivals this summer including BergenFest, Common Ground Festival and Lollapalooza. Reyez is will also join Halsey’s tour as a special guest on July 11.

Watch Jessie Reyez’ “Body Count” video below.

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