This duet would be first release from Blige since April’s Strength of a Woman. In late November, she told Billboard, “Normally it takes me two years after I make an album to go on to the next, but the title [which Blige hasn’t revealed yet] just came to me so clear, and when that happens I know I have to move on. I guess because there was so much darkness, the next thing had to be light. I need it to have some party songs.”
Maybe Kehlani and Blige’s pairing with Kaytranda will yield one of those records. We’ll just have to see.
JoJo will soon embark on a 15-date tour. Dubbed Leaks, Covers and Mixtapes, the singer will launch her tour in Anaheim, Calif. on May 29. From there, she will travel to several other major cities including Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Boston and New York before concluding in Dallas, TX on June 26.
Last August, JoJo launched her Clover Music imprint at Interscope Records. “I’m reunited with [Aaron Bay-Schuck], my original A&R at Atlantic, who was instrumental in signing me there,” JoJo explained. “One of the hardest things I’ve had to do in my career was leave the Atlantic family. It was a decision I seriously struggled with, but felt I owed it to myself to fulfill one of my ultimate goals, which was ownership.”
Clear your cache. Janelle Monáe has announced dates for her Dirty Computer Tour with special guest St. Beauty.
The 27-city tour kicks off on June 11 in Seattle and will make stops across North America, including Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, New York and Tampa. The tour will conclude on August 4 in Monae’s hometown Atlanta.
Presales begin Wednesday, April 25 at 10 a.m. local time. Every online ticket purchase includes a digital copy of Monáe’s new album, Dirty Computer, which releases this Friday, April 27. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Wednesday, May 2 at LiveNation.com.
Janelle Monáe Dirty Computer Tour Dates June 11 — Seattle, WA @ King County’s Marymoor Park June 12 — Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre June 13 — Portland, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater June 16 — San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic June 20 — San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU June 26 — Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater June 28 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre June 30 — Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex July 1 — Denver, CO @ The Paramount Theatre July 3 — Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre July 5 — Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre July 6 — Milwaukee, WI* @ Summerfest* July 7 — Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live July 9 — Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre Detroit July 10 — Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre July 11 — St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant July 13 — Nashville, TN+ @ Ryman Auditorium+ July 14 — Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre July 16 — Toronto, ON @ Rebel July 18 — New York, NY @ Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden July 20 — Washington, DC* @ The Anthem* July 21 — Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion July 23 — Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz July 24 — Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte July 26 — Tampa, FL @ Jannus Live July 27 — Miami, FL @ The Fillmore Miami at Jackie Gleason Theater July 28 — Orlando, FL @ House of Blues Orlando Aug 4 — Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Could producer Darhyl “DJ” Camper be the mastermind behind a Brandy and Daniel Caesar duet? According to Instagram, yes. The newly married musician shared studio moments on Thursday (April 19) as he had “revival” with “The Vocal Bible” and “Get You” crooner.
We haven’t heard much solo music from Brandy besides “Beggin and Pleading” and 2012’s Two Eleven, which deserved much more. Back in 2015, Camper revealed he and Brandy were working on a five-track EP. “It’s something refreshing. I’m not putting Brandy in the club. You won’t hear Brandy in the strip club or in elements like that,” said Camper. “When you think of Brandy now, think of stadium status or arenas. Think of like the movie 300 with the Romans. It’s going to be big and classic. That’s what I’m having her around this time around. If you think Coldplay is big, watch what Brandy does.”
As the new kid on the block, Caesar is enjoying his stroll around the music business. He recently released the music video for “Best Part” featuring H.E.R. and even charted on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart with his single “Get You” featuring Kali Uchis.
We can’t wait to hear more about this collaboration from this musical trinity.