Stream Guordan Banks’ Debut Album ‘Unpopular’

Guordan Banks has been grinding for years as a singer and a songwriter. After scoring a hit with “Keep You in Mind,” the Philadelphia native has finally released his highly-awaited debut album, Unpopular. Led by the single “I Wanna Be Yours,” which has over 1.3 million stream on Spotify, the album includes guest appearances from Sonya Elise and Tdot illdude.

In a past interview with Rated R&B, Banks shared the inspiration behind Unpopular. “It’s pretty much how, for me, I stuck to who I was. I never tried to conform or fit in or be anyone else. I just stayed true to myself and my sound,” he said. “A lot of the same people who love my music now kind of didn’t understand it then. But it’s OK because that’s how things happen. I just want to send a signal that stay true to yourself, believe in who you are, make the mirror your best friend…that’s how you really get to identify with true love within yourself. One day people will see it and you will inspire someone else to be themselves. I think that’s a short story of why I named it Unpopular.”

Listen to Unpopular below.

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

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Stream Mýa’s’ New Album ‘T.K.O. (The Knock Out)’

Just one-day shy of her self-titled debut album’s 20th anniversary, Mýa releases her eighth album T.K.O (The Knock Out).

The album includes 12 tracks with guest appearances from rappers and musicians GoldLink, AGuyNamedCliff and MyGuyMars. Mýa T.K.O. also includes her previously released tracks “Damage,” “Ready for Whatever,” “Ready, Pt. II” and “You Got Me.”

T.K.O (The Knock Out) will follow Mya’s 2016 album, Smoove Jones, which was nominated for Best R&B Album at the 59th Grammy Awards.

Tomorrow (April 21) marks the 20th anniversary of Mya’s self-titled debut album. The platinum-selling LP featured two top 10 singles: “Movin’ On” featuring Silkk The Shocker and “It’s All About Me” featuring Sisqo.

Stream T.K.O (The Knock Out) below.

Stream Tinashe’s New Album ‘Joyride’

After several delays, Tinashe has finally released her sophomore album, Joyride. The album consists of 13 tracks with appearances from Ty Dolla $ign, French Montana, Little Dragon, Future and Offset.

The 25-year-old singer shared with Vulture what she took away from the album’s delay. “It pushed me to create the version of the album that is coming out now,” she said. “I made the mistake of even talking about the project too soon. When I look back on the entire journey of it, I’m very thankful for the time that it did take. It was important that it ended up taking as long as it did.”

Tinashe added, “There were times along the way were there were creative discrepancies, but I’m happy to say that this project is all me. Everything from the cover art, to the sequencing, to the number of seconds in between the tracks, that’s me.”

Joyride is the follow-up to Tinashe’s debut album, Aquarius, which released in 2014.

Stream Joyride below.

Stream Eric Bellinger’s New Album ‘Eazy Call’

Eric Bellinger makes an Eazy Call to fans with his brand new album.

For the 15-track offering, Bellinger recruits an all-star cast of R&B and hip-hop artists including Ne-Yo, Sammie, Mila J, Tink, Ma$e, Dom Kennedy, AD, Scootie, Wale and Chevy Woods.

Speaking on Eazy Call, Bellinger declares this album is, “Eazily my best work yet,” he wrote on Instagram. “I like to think of this project as my Greatest Hits Album of songs that have yet to be released!!!”

Eazy Call is Bellinger’s first project since the release of his acoustic version of Eric B for President: Term 2 . His third album, Cuffing Season, Part 2, was released back in 2015.

Listen to Eazy Call below.

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