Mary J. Blige Flaunts Freedom on ‘Stronger Than I Ever Was’ From ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ Soundtrack

Mary J. Blige isn’t letting heartbreak keep her down on “Stronger Than I Ever Was,” lifted from the Sherlock Gnomes soundtrack.

Penned by Sir Elton John, the R&B singer gives her former lover a piece of her mind after discovering her strength. “It’s out there, poster sign / It’s no secret you’re no prize,” she sings. “Sister-child, I’m here to say / I never really liked you anyway.”

Blige stars in Sherlock Gnomes as Irene Adler, who was engaged to Sherlock. John shared he “never wrote a song like this before” but drew inspiration from Irene and Blige’s recent love tales for the song’s dynamic lyrics.

Hear Blige reclaim her power on “Stronger Than I Ever Was” below.

Antwane Folk is the editorial assistant at RatedRnB.com.

Stream Part Two of Jessie J’s ‘R.O.S.E’ Album (Obsessions)

Jessie J serves up Obsessions, the second installment of her four-part album R.O.S.E.

Similar to her Realisations offering, the fresh set consists of four tracks. The standout track for this DJ Camper-produced installment is “Petty,” which finds the singer calling out the obsessive behavior of internet trolls who stay in her comment section.

Jessie J has more new music on the way. She will release the final two R.O.S.E installments: Sex (May 24) and Empowerment (May 25) later this week.

Stream Obsessions below.

Tone Stith Experiences Trust Issues on New Song ‘Long Run’

Tone Stith keeps his Tone Tuesday series going with a fresh track titled “Long Run.”

Backed by an acoustic guitar, the raw tune finds Tone feeling insecure after his girlfriend fails to answer or return his phone call.

“One of two things, that cross my mind / You must be sleeping or running wild,” he sings. “If It’s what I think it is, go have your fun / If you did what I think you did, I hope it was worth it.”

Stith dropped a new song titled “Lonely” last week. He joins the Uncle Drew soundtrack on “Light Flex” featuring 2 Chainz. The full soundtrack can be heard on June 15.

Take a listen to “Long Run” below.

Stream Part One of Jessie J’s ‘R.O.S.E’ Album (Realisations)

Jessie J has released Realisations, the first installment of her four-part album, R.O.S.E.

Composed of four tracks, the DJ Camper-produced project finds the British singer in the best music headspace. The opening track “Oh Lord” will leave you breathless while “Dopamine” will have you stuck in your feelings. In other words: so far, so good Jessie J and DJ Camper.

Speaking on the R.O.S.E album, Jessie J says, “The songs on R.O.S.E. are simply me singing my diary in a melody. I am so grateful and happy that anyone who has been waiting for this record in full will finally have it.”

Jessie J recently premiered an empowering video for “Queen,” which will appear on the new album. Obsessions, the second installment, will be released on tomorrow (May 23). Fans can hear Sex (May 24) and Empowerment (May 25) later this week.

Stream Realisations below.

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