Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Maxwell Announces 6-Day Summer Tour--Will Perform ALL Albums

Singer Maxwell has announced a six-day concert tour this summer where he will perform ALL of his albums in their entirety during the show...

SWV Performs on Wendy Williams + Taj Addresses Divorce Rumors [VIDEO]

I actually got a chance to catch Wendy Williams' show today and was surprised that the R&B trio SWV would be performing. To further promote their anticipated album, I Missed Us, which drops today in stores, the ladies performed their lead single, "Co-Sign" along with their classic hit "Anything" by request of Wendy.

Y'all already know how messy Wendy is so she asked the elephant in the room question of Taj concerning the status of her marriage to ex-NFL player Eddie George. (Click here if you missed that drama) I caught that "Oh, sh-t" look that Coco had on her face lol, but Taj answered professionally by saying, "I'm so glad you asked that question. I am happy to say that we are very happily married." Watch a clip of their performance after the break.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Throwback: Rare Clip of Brandy Singing Anita Baker's "You Bring Me Joy" [VIDEO]

I found a rare clip of a young Brandy singing Anita Baker's "You Bring Me Joy" on the short-lived sitcom Thea, which aired on ABC. Even though she only sings for .20 seconds, you can hear her raw talent. Check it out after the break!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

SWV "I Missed Us" Album Preview [AUDIO]

Sorry for the delay folks. Been taking care of some personal things. But anyway, I'm back and with some new heat! The Sisters With Voices (SWV) are gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated album, I Missed Us, to be released April 17th. Listen to the preview below.

After a first listen, I like what I hear. It sounds like a mixture of the old school with the new school which works well for them. You know I'm an old school R&B junkie, so I immediately caught the Chaka and Patti sample/cover mixed up in there. The gorgeous trio sound like they never took a hiatus! I wish them well on their new album.

If you haven't seen the video to their latest video "Co-Sign", check it out here and for the complete tracklisting of the album, go here. I could've posted them here, but I'm just too lazy right now.

Are you copping SWV's new album on April 17th?

Monday, April 2, 2012

Song of the Day: Marvin Gaye "Come Live With Me Angel"

In honor of  the late singer/songwriter/composer Marvin Gaye's birthday, I'm posting one of my favorite songs by him from his classic 1976 album I Want You. Gaye was born on April 2, 1939 and died on April 1, 1984--one day before his 45th birthday after a heated argument with his father, who shot him dead...

First Look at "Sparkle" Trailer ft/ Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks [VIDEO]

A sneak peek of the highly anticipated Sparkle re-make starring the late Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks was shown this morning on The Today Show...

Usher' Reveals Official Album Title & Release Date of New Album

R&B veteran Usher's new album is dropping on June 12th through RCA Records. Although there were rumors that the album would be entitled The Shantertence (whatever the hell that is), Usher squashed those rumors by announcing the album title to be Looking For Myself. This will be his seventh album and will be produced by Rico Love, Salaam Remi, Diplo, Jim Jonson and more.

He released the video for his single, "Climax" a few weeks ago to mixed reviews. I think it's a pretty cool song to start with. However, one of Usher's biggest dance rivals and label mates, Chris Brown, is also releasing a new album and just dropped some heat such as "See Through" that even I had to give him his props on. I guess we'll just have to see who comes out on top.

If you haven't seen the video for "Climax", go here. Will you be copping Usher's "Looking For Myself"?

Video: Goapele "Tears On My Pillow"

Goapele released the video for her latest single, "Tears on My Pillow" last week. The single is the fourth from her album, Break of Dawn. If you haven't listened or bought the album, you are definitely missing out. Peep her new video after the break!