Though we may be in 2014, Beyoncé is taking us back to the early 2000′s in the revamped version of her tour. Adding in some new threads and performing her latest album release, Mrs. Carter is serving up some real diva this time around.
Taking to the stage to give fans something sweet and erotic, the bootylicious singer took it back to one of her most lovable songs to date – “Naughty Girl”. Mixing it in with the song “Blow” from her self-titled release, the two songs – although 11 years apart – didn’t miss a beat when placed behind one another. A true performer, Beyoncé continues to slay every time she takes the stage.
Take a look at the incredible performance below:
2014 seems to be the year of the return for a lot of artists. Amongst those artist, is powerful songstress, Keyshia Cole.
While the singer has been busy enjoying her life as a mom and working on her Steve Madden shoe line, it’s been quite some time since we’ve heard some new material from her.
Finding ways to keep herself away from all the drama that has been going on in her personal life, Keyshia is back with yet another installment of her 2013 Steve Madden debut. Laced with colors and many prints, the new 2014 line of the collaboration seems to be shaping up very nicely. Slated to hit shelves this summer, the line gives shoe lovers many options to choose from.
Giving her fans a little peak of the line on her Instagram, it was the background music that may have gotten the most attention. Serving as a sort of promotional ad, the post also revealed that we can be expecting a new album from Ms. Cole pretty soon.
Take a look at what Keyshia has cooking up below:
The time is nearing for the well awaited follow-up to Marsha Ambrosius‘ incredible Late Nights & Early Mornings album and she’s dropping some gems to prove it. Getting your Saturday ready to become your Sunday morning, the songstress prepared this for the lover in you.
Featuring 6 tracks, the free EP, Fvck & Love, hosts production from Da Internz, Oak, Eric Hudson, and GOOOOOOOO!!! Music. With tracks titled “Come” and “69″, it’s definitely going to get somebody in trouble when the lights go out! Sending a warning out by tweeting, “PARENTAL ADVISORY #FVCKANDLOVE Don’t come at me all crazy 9 Months from now!!!” the singer is letting everyone know that it’s definitely a baby making soundtrack.
While fans might not be getting an album until a few months from now, they can catch her on her “Friends & Lovers” tour kicking off on March 16.
Until then, jump into the sack with her sexy sounds below:
SZA‘s growing fan base have been anticipating the burgeoning artists next project, and they can now rejoice as the New Jersey native has announced the follow-up to 2013′s ‘S‘ EP.
On April 8, TDE’s First Lady will release the ‘Z‘ project, featuring the brand new DJ Dahi-produced “Babylon,” which kicks off with an intro produced by Mac Miller.
The eery song is brought to life with an even creeper video, which she co-directed with APLUSFILMZ. The songstress sends a strong message, laying out her belongings before stripping down and apparently drowning herself in a lake.
Prior to the release of the EP, she will perform at several showcases during SXSW in Austin, Texas, next week. Check out SZA’s new song and video below:
Eclectic soul singer Jesse Boykins III follows up his recent single “Plain,” with the new tune “Show Me Who You Are,” the second release off of his forthcoming album Love Apparatus, due out April 22.
Jesse’s frequent collaborator Machinedrum handles production, while the singer passes on catchy melody, but focuses on striking a cord with his sharp falsetto, he takes listeners on a journey to the discovery of his lovers inner self.
Take a listen below:
Frank Ocean has been quietly working on his sophomore album, but in the meantime, he has teamed up with Diplo and a couple rock legends on a new collaboration.
Soul-singers spanning generations wowed the White House on Thursday as Janelle Monae, Patti LaBelle, Melissa Etheridge and more joined First Lady Michelle Obama for a special student workshop called “I’m Every Woman: The History of Women in Soul,” followed by the “Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House” concert.
The morning workshop hosted over 120 high school and college students, giving the participates an overview of the origins of soul music, informing them of important artists, and discussing the social climate of the United States in the 1950s and 1960s as it pertains to women’s rights. During her speech Michelle Obama called soul “the kind of music that makes you move, no matter who you are or where you come from.”
Held in the State Dining Room, the three singers had plenty of stories and advice to share with the students. LaBelle sang an impromptu a cappella version of the “The Lord’s Prayer,” Etheridge seated herself at the piano and sang “Stormy Weather,” while Monae performed the song “Victory,” off her new album The Electric Lady, which she said she imagined being sung in church.
Later in the evening the three ladies were joined by Aretha Franklin, Jill Scott, Ariana Grande and Tessanne Chin for the “Women of Soul” concert, which was live streamed at WhiteHouse.gov/live on Thursday night, and will be broadcast April 7 at 9pm on PBS.
Check out the photos and video below:
You may not realize it, but if you’re a Janelle Monae fan, you will probably be a Roman GianArthur fan, too. You’ve gotten a taste of his work on Ms. Monae’s 2010 album, The ArchAndroid, in which he composed and arranged the album’s “Suite Overtures” and contributed to “Ba Bop Bye Ya.”
For The Boombox’s ‘Live Bytes’ series presented by McDonalds, Ms. Monae and Esperanza Spalding introduced GianArthur to a crowd gathered at New York City’s MSR Studios. A poised GianArthur launches into his story of lost love, “Contrition” but he precedes the bitter tale with some sweetness in the form of a brief cover of Lauryn Hill‘s “The Sweetest Thing” from the Love Jones movie soundtrack.
Roman, who we first featured a year ago with his single “I-69,” put on a mini concert, performing the previously stated song, which he describes as his ode to reciprocity in lovemaking, along with a very unique mashup of Radiohead’s “High and Dry” and D’Angelo‘s “Send It On.”
Check out the performance clips below!