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Q Parker

Q-Parker Does Something Unusual for Today’s R&B – He Sings!

R&B singer and former 112-member Q Parker is back in the studio creating new music, like the new “Yes”, a ’90s-inspired track that smoothly showcases the crooner’s vocals. In our most recent interview with Q Parker, he reveals he’s releasing his Southern hospitality this time around: “I’m an ATL-born, bred, Southern gentlemen. I’m a romantic… Read more »

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Charlie B and Los

Via Tragedy, Universal Records' Charlie B Helps "Dreams Come True" for Fans

Raised in Plainview, Texas, Universal Records signee Charlie B was told many times that he wouldn’t amount to anything by people from his hometown. Worse yet, at the age of 16 after his mother passed away from a stroke, and with his father not around, Charlie B was basically an orphan.  Moving on from his… Read more »

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Dawn Richard

Dawn Richard Shines Exotic in "Wild N' Faith" Visual

The message here is simple: Dawn Richard isn’t going anywhere. R&B singer, and former Bad Boy Records/Diddy Dirty Money artist Dawn Richard has been hard at work since her release from her former label, leading an independent movement with her “Hearts,”  and producing her most-profiled material yet, the Armor On mixtape, earlier this year. The… Read more »

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Miguel

Miguel Reveals Album Art Plus Tracklisting for "Kaleidoscope Dream"

Futuristic R&B singer Miguel has released the art and tracklist for his sophomore album, Kaleidoscope Dream. Miguel set the music scene on fire with his previous single and video for “Adorn” (which appears on Water Preview), and before the album drops, he will release Kaleidoscope Dream – The Air Preview, set to drop on September… Read more »

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Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo Gets Personal in Vevo Originals' "Music Is My Sport" Segment

Grammy-winning producer and singer Ne-Yo recently opened up in Vevo’s original segment titled “Music Is My Sport”, a project that profiles artists’ athletic side, and showcases Ne-Yo during the intense workout he does to stay in shape. “My regime demands total focus. I work day and night, every day of the year,” said Ne-Yo. “My… Read more »

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Natalie "The Floacist" Stewart

Kindred, Floetry: ReBirth And Anthony David Shine At The Vail Soul Music Festival

Over the weekend, Hennessy swagged out the annual Vail Soul Music Festival in the small mountain town of Vail, Colorado. The festival, which is one of the last remaining soul festivals in the nation, is an authentic hand-picked mix of emerging and established artists. This years festival featured married neo-soul duo Kindred, Natalie Stewart & Julie… Read more »

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Faith Evans

Faith Evans Makes Big Return on "R&B Divas" And Drops New Single "Tears of Joy"

R&B singer Faith Evans is back in the spotlight as lead cast member of TV One’s “R&B Divas”, and now she’s releasing a new album of the same name. The first single? “Tears of Joy”, a hard-hitting ballad giving us the best of Faith Evans. Written by Grammy nominated songwriter Claude Kelly and produced by… Read more »

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Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks Speaks Candidly on "Sparkle" and Working With Whitney Houston

At the time singer Jordin Sparks was approached to play the lead in Sparkle, she had recently parted ways with her management and didn’t know what was going on with her label. It’s been a “blessing,” Sparks reveals, as she was unsure what was next. The Old School, big screen remake finds her paired with… Read more »

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Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys Uses Your Instagram Photos For "#AKNEWDAY" Video

A few weeks back multi-platinum and Grammy-winning R&B singer Alicia Keys asked that fans submit instagram photos for her latest video for “#AKNEWDAY”, and she kept her word and used the photos. Here’s her special message: “Check out YOUR photos in my New Day Instagram video! Thanks you so much for sending in these gorgeous… Read more »

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Eric Benet

VIDEO: Behind The Scenes of Eric Benet’s “Harriett Jones” Starring Karina Smirnoff of “Dancing With The Stars”

Eric Benet has had a sturdy career in the industry, and despite some bumps along the way, he keeps churning out good, sexy music. His recent album, The One, includes the second single, “Harriett Jones”, and whenever a man names a song after a woman, it’s worth the listen. Check the clip below of Benet… Read more »

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Sean Paul

Sean Paul Continues International Dancehall Takeover with “Tomahawk Technique”

Twelve years after his debut album, Sean Paul still knows how to get a party started (and keep it going) on his latest effort Tomahawk Technique (Atlantic Records). Sean Paul doesn’t drop an album every year, but when he does release a studio effort, you know it’s ready for replay – and that’s what one… Read more »

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Ray Lavender

Ray Lavender Releases “The RNB Hustler”, Features Rick Ross, Akon and More

R&B singer Ray Lavender has released The RNB Hustler, the culmination of his two summer singles “Tequila” and “We Love”. After releasing three singles back in 2007, Lavender shelved his debut album with Akon’s Konvict Music, switched teams, and went back into the studio to find his best musical self. Today, he’s an independent artist… Read more »

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Trey Songz

R&Beef?: Trey Songz Says Ne-Yo Pulled a “Sucka” Move

R&B singer Trey Songz recently spoke with San Francisco’s KMEL 106 on NeYo’s recent comments saying that the he feels the singer hasn’t reached his “potential.” Well, clearly, Songz does not like these comments, seeing how he and Ne-Yo are friends. Peep the video here. In the meantime, they go completely different routes on their… Read more »

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Sterling Simms

VIDEO: Behind The Scenes with Sterling Simms feat. Meek Mill – “Tell Her Again”

The radio is loving Caribbean-flavored rising star Sterling Simms, as he showcases his voice on a banger with Maybach Music Group’s Meek Mill entitled “Tell Her Again”. Philadelphia’s other resident hot-boy Meek Mill goes in with his quick-flow here! (Who knew he could do that?) Listen to the audio here. The City of Brotherly Love… Read more »

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Jhene Aiko

Def Jam Signee Jhene Aiko Releases A Sultry Visual For “3:16AM”

Songstress Jhene Aiko, a bi-product of producer No ID’s imprint, is back with her latest video for “3:16AM”, a visual that’s sure to please even the most skeptical music lover. Not familiar with Aiko? This past May, AllHipHop.com had the pleasure of speaking with the singer and Def Jam signee, Check our Jhene Aiko interview… Read more »

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LaTocha Scott

A Soulful ’90s Comeback: Former Xscape Member LaTocha Scott Brings Her Voice To NYC

In the early ’90s, certain R&B groups (and certain record labels) ruled the airwaves, and part of that era was super producer Jermaine Dupri and the talented singing quartet, Xscape. Though the group eventually disbanded, there were well-received solo efforts from many of its members. Kandi Burruss is a fixture on reality TV and is… Read more »

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Dwele

Dwele Returns With “Greater Than One”; Raheem DeVaughn and Lalah Hathaway Lend to His Soul Journey

In a well-lit penthouse studio overlooking the skyscrapers of New York City, R&B singer Dwele held a listening session to offer industry insiders a taste of his fifth studio album, Greater Than One. As champagne traveled around the room, Dwele introduced the album track-by-track, while also mixing and mingling with the crowd, managing to explain… Read more »

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Ustream/AUDIO: Mateo Releases Krucial Keys-Produced “Looking You Up”; Mixtape Set For Release Next Week

R&B singer Mateo released a new track this week off his forthcoming mixtape, Suite 823, entitled “Looking You Up”, featuring singer/songwriter Stacy Barthe. The track was produced by Kerry “Krucial” Brothers and co-produced by Zeke MacUmber for Krucial Noise, longtime Alicia Keys collaborators. “Looking You Up” is all about love lost. Listen to the track and watch a… Read more »

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Miguel

Miguel Is At It Again, Previews New Mixtape “Kaleidoscope Dream: Water”

On July 31, futuristic R&B crooner Miguel will be releasing his new album in three parts, starting with the digital EP, Kaleidoscope Dream: Water. Water, Air, and Fire are all three parts of his latest mixtape series, the latter being the culmination album. The second release Kaleidoscope Dream: Air, is set to hit iTunes on… Read more »

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Deon Young

VIDEO PREMIERE: Deon Young’s “Drank In My Cup” Cover; Artist Is Latest Sylvia Rhone Signee On Epic Records

It’s not every day you get a chance to audition in front of music executives and get offered a deal on the spot. But that’s the story of 19-year-old singer and songwriter, Deon Young. In 2011, Young reached out to fans outside of his hometown of Harlem, New York, when he released his For The Love mixtape. It… Read more »

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NvS

Toronto Cutie NvS Releases Her New Video for “Between My Thighs”

Toronto-bred soul-singer NvS is all about expressing love through her music, and with her latest video for “Between My Thighs”, she does just that. Already the winner of Best New Artist at the Canadian Radio Awards, NvS is now signed to Bystorm Entertainment, a powerhouse label boasting as the home to artists including J. Cole… Read more »

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Alex Jacke

Something New: Crooner Alex Jacke Releases “D.F.M”, A Thrill Ride For Lovers

There’s a new jack on the horizon – pun intended – and based on the six-track mixtape, Alex Jacke recently released, this soul singer is in a league of his own. Playful, truth-filled lyrics, solid production, an undoubtedly unique vocal ability, and a great story, Jacke proves he has the potential to cement his name… Read more »

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LISTEN: Elle Varner’s New Single “I Don’t Care”; Album In Stores August 7

RCA’s resident lady-on-the come-up these days is California’s Elle Varner. Now transported to the Big Apple, the NYU talent’s “Refill” is a bonafide radio hit, and she’s back with a new single. Take a listen to her latest – “I Don’t Care” – off her forthcoming Perfectly Imperfect album. We care, Ms. Varner! Look for… Read more »

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Ray Lavender

Ray Lavender Brings The R&B and Rick Ross Brings The Rap On “Hustla”

R&B singer Ray Lavender is hard at work on his debut album, releasing something new, it seems, every week. Now, he’s back with “Hustla”, a Hip-Hop and R&B-infused record that’s still smooth enough to get the ladies to listen. Check out the audio for “Hustla” below: And, here’s the latest visual – a video for… Read more »

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Teairra Mari

Former Roc-A-Fella Songstress Teairra Mari Drops “Unfinished Business” Mixtape

Detroit native and former Roc-A-Fella songstress Teairra Mari has dropped a new mixtape titled Unfinished Business. The singer, who can also currently be seen in Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa’s Mac and Devin Go to High School, has gathered a number of today’s hottest tracks and put her own twist on them. Teairra Mari, who is… Read more »

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Erin Barra

VIDEO: Berklee’s Standout Songstress Erin Barra Is Good On “Good Man”

Erin Barra’s an instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer. And, though it may sound like pop at first listen, Barra’s sound has been able to blend soul rock and electronica into a mixture that all audiences will enjoy. Check out the video for Barra’s single, “Good Man”, below: The video takes you on a journey exploring everything… Read more »

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Ray Lavender

Singer Ray Lavender Keeps It Straight Classy in “We Love” Video

Looks like someone is actually doing some “real R&B” these days, as the latest song and video, “We Love”, from singer Ray Lavender includes crooning, dramatic rhythm, and beat and a sound reminiscent of something someone would’ve done in the ’90s. Since his departure from Akon’s record label, Kon Live, Lavender took time off to… Read more »

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Jennifer Hudson

And Still She Rises: Jennifer Hudson to Star in “Smash” on NBC

Grammy and Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson is coming to the small screen this fall in NBC’s second season of the hit show, “Smash”. “American Idol” is dishing out the stars, as this decision will bring two former contestants into the show – Hudson and the show’s protagonist, Katherine McPhee. Executive producer Steven Spielberg supports the addition,… Read more »

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"It's (Not) Over Now": R&B Group 112 Reunites This Summer on "For the Fans" Tour

Though members Slim and Q Parker have been attempting solo careers, the entire group, including Daron and Mike, have come back together in the “For The Fans” tour. The group enjoyed ’90s hits including “Only You (Bad Boy Remix)” and “Cupid”. Their popularity skyrocketed in the early 2000s with “It’s Over Now” and the ever-popular… Read more »

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Dawn Richard

Dawn Richard Shines (Sans Diddy-Dirty Money) in "Automatic"

Still on the rise in her independent movement, singer Dawn Richard has just released a video for her second single off Armor On today, “Automatic”. Since her departure from Bad Boy Records and Diddy-Dirty Money, Richard has been touring across the country and enjoying the ride. In an interview earlier this month with AllHipHop.com, Richard shed… Read more »

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Starshell

Mary J. Blige's Protege Starshell Releases "Birthday Girl"; Is It Any Good?

Mary J. Blige’s signee, Starshell, is carving our her own lane in “Birthday Girl”, the first single off of her upcoming debut Liberation. In 2008, Starshell came to the industry’s attention when she co-penned Kanye West’s “Love Lockdown”, a song that appeared on his 808’s & Heartbreaks effort. Are you feeling Starshell? (And doesn’t she… Read more »

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Kelly Rowland

VIDEO: Kelly Rowland Is Our New Crush In "Summer Dreaming"

The solo-soaring one-third from Destiny’s Child, Kelly Rowland, is back with the first release since appearing on Trey Songz’ latest “Heart Attack”, with a song more on the uptempo dance side called “Summer Dreaming”. In the video, Kelly Rowland has never looked better! She’s focused, having fun, and enjoying the best parts of summer! “Summer… Read more »

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