Mya Teases New Single ‘Ready for Whatever’

If you’re ready for new music from Mya, then you’re in for a treat. The Grammy Award-winning singer is gearing up to release her new single called “Ready for Whatever.” She teased fans on Instagram with a snippet of the song and video.

“Ready for Whatever” was co-written by Mya and Kevin McCall and produced by Mars of production team 1500 or Nothin’.

At this time, there isn’t a release date announced for “Ready for Whatever,” however Mya promises it will be out soon.

“Ready for Whatever” will mark a new era for Mya. Last year, she released her eighth indie album, Smoove Jones, which scored her a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album.

Check out the teaser below.

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

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Kiana Ledé Releases Debut EP ‘Selfless’

Rising singer Kiana Ledé has released her first EP titled Selfless. The eight-song set includes her A$AP-Ferg assisted track “Fairplay (Remix),” which has over 10 million streams.

Speaking on the track, Ledé told Genius, “I just broke up with someone, because I got cheated on. I was in that phase right when you break up where I was really angry, and everything that I did was it was calculated, and I was thinking, ‘What if he sees this?’ Everybody goes through that part.

The EP also includes a guest appearance from her Republic Records labelmate Blackway on the second track, “Shame.”

After spending years quietly developing her skills as a songwriter and singer, Ledé became a veritable sensation. To date, she has generated 50 million-plus views across her YouTube/Vevo channels. In addition to her music, she recently landed a co-starring role on Rev Run’s new Netflix series set to air in 2018 and starred in season 2 of MTV’s hit show Scream. 

Listen to Selfless below.

Exclusive: Sade’s Longtime Collaborator Says She’s Working on New Album

Sade is one of the few artists who can take a lengthy hiatus, drop an album, steal the show and take another break. The singer started her first disappearing act after she took eight years to release a follow-up to 1992’s Love Deluxe. After releasing her album Lovers Rock in 2000, Sade wasn’t heard again until 2010’s Soldier of Love.

It’s been eight years now, and Sade still hasn’t fully emerged from her music slumber to bless us with a new full-length album. She did, however, tease us with an original song (“Flowers in the Universe“) contribution to Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time soundtrack. Although, official solo music could be coming soon.

Sade’s longtime collaborator and famed British musician Stuart Matthewman — who is an original member of the band — exclusively tells Rated R&B, “We’re working on a new album.”

Matthewman says Sade and their creative team currently have “a bunch of songs,” that eager fans will hear once they’re satisfied with the final product. “When we’re happy, then we’ll let everyone else hear it.”

Like his comment in a previous interview with Rated R&B, “It might sound funny but we write and do music to please ourselves and just hope that [we] have good taste and other people will like it.”

Matthewman says Sade’s label home, Epic Records, respects her artistry and doesn’t pressure the release of new music. “The record company knows there’s no point in nagging us or giving us deadlines. It doesn’t really help the process,” he says.

While other artists are content with releasing music more frequently to remain in the limelight, Matthewman says, “[Sade’s] not interested in the fame or any of that [other] stuff. She likes to put out art. So when it’s ready, it will come out.”

Matthewman tells a funny, yet relevant story that perfectly sums up the expected time frame for Sade to drop new music. “Years ago, I think it was when ‘By Your Side,’ the song came out, and big posters were stuck around New York. Someone sprayed or wrote on top of it, ‘Bitch sings when she wants to.’ Sade loved it.”

Peabo Bryson Shares New Song ‘Looking for Sade’

With less than a month before his new album Stand for Love is heard in full, Peabo Bryson releases a new song called “Looking for Sade.”

Backed by a stirring production, the R&B veteran cries out to a fantasy lover who has stolen his heart.

“You’re my hopes, my dreams / my everything, you’re apart of me,” he sings. “You’re the answer to my question / Is it love or just an obsession? / You’re so far away, I’m still looking for Sade.”

“Looking for Sade” follows Bryson’s previously released singles “All She Wants to Do Is Me,” and “Love Like Yours And Mine.” The latter love song has seen top five success on the Urban Adult Contemporary radio (No. 2) and Billboard Adult R&B Songs (No. 3) charts.

Stand for Love, crafted by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, will be available on August 3 via Perspective Records / Caroline.

Listen to “Looking for Sade” below.

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