Emeli Sandé will finally be coming back to us soon, and this time she will be doing it powered by Jay Z’s label Roc Nation.
Ever since the breakout success of her 2012 album Our Version of Events, Sandé has been away from the spotlight, primarily on a living quest. But, things are starting to come back around for the Scottish singer-songwriter, who has announced her new deal with Roc Nation, and penned a personal letter to fans explaining her absence.
“I feel excited, energized and surrounded by a team that makes me feel loved , respected and fully understood,” she wrote about her new musical family.
Read Emeli’s full letter below:
Christmas comes early for Beyoncé fans. After a snippet surfaced last week, Queen Bey’s duet with Coldplay has debuted in full. Bey joins frontman Chris Martin on the hook to “Hymn for the Weekend.”
“So drink from me, drink from me / When I was so thirsty,” she sings. “We’re on a symphony / Now I just can’t get enough / Put your wings on me, wings on me / When I was so heavy / We’re on a symphony / When I’m lower, lower, lower, low.”
The song was inspired by Martin’s desire to create a song for the club. “The original kernel was that I was listening to Flo Rida or something, and I thought, it’s such a shame that Coldplay could never have one of those late-night club songs, like ‘Turn Down for What.’ What would we call it if we had one?” he told The Wall Street Journal.
Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman praised Beyoncé. “She came in, she did her thing. She’s unbelievably professional,” he told Annie Mack on BBC Radio 1. “I think she was in and out in five minutes, and we’re just so blessed to have her sing on one of our songs.”
Take a listen below:
Christina Milian and Lil Wayne rekindle their romance in the sexy video for “Do It.”
Wearing only a white Calvin Klein bra and panties Milian seduces the camera from her bedroom while singing about putting her inhibitions to the side. After receiving a text from Wayne she meets up with him at a skatepark and the former couple shows off their chemistry in the steamy scenes.
Despite their breakup, Weezy seems to want that old thing back. On Thanksgiving, Milian told her ex to leave her alone. “Stop telling me that you love me,” she wrote in a now deleted tweet. “Stop asking me to come see you. I’m definitely not interested. #BeenOverIt #HappyNoThanksGiving #Single.”
“Do It” is the lead single off Milian’s 4U EP, which drops Friday.
Peep the video below:
Following this fall’s “Selfish,” indie R&B artist Jodi releases the new song “Hey There Lova,” produced by Anthony Saunders.
The track is the second release off his forthcoming album, which he recently renamed to ‘69Shades of Jodi.’ “I decided to change the name of the album due to how my life been battling personal and professional issues. 69 is balance and the shades represents the many lifestyles I live,” he says.
Over the pulsating beat, Jodi calls out to a girl that has caught his eye in the club, courting her to the dance floor for a passionate moment of chivalry.
“Hey there lova, you mind if I get close to you? / I just want to dance real slow, move real close,” he sings.
Stream the new single below:
The holidays are here and to help spread some good cheer John Legend has teamed up with Stella Artois for a truly star-studded collaboration as part of the brand’s “Give Beautifully” holiday campaign.
The R&B singer-songwriter took to the studio to create the first-ever duet between a musical star on earth and actual stars in the sky, titled “Under the Stars.” The exclusive holiday song, written and performed by Legend, was created to pay homage to the brand’s name, “Stella,” which directly translates to “star.”
According to a press release, a little known fact is that stars also make sounds. The frequencies by which the star’s brightness changes can be translated into unique audible tones; from pulsing beats to ethereal vibes to atonal reverberations, each star has a unique sound. “Under the Stars” features the distinct sounds of four different stars in the Universe in the song’s intro, outro and chorus. Stella Artois sought the expertise of astrophysicist Zoltán Kolláth to translate and analyze these unique star sounds.
Inspired by the raw emotional connections family and friends yearn for during the holidays, “Under the Stars” is written to convey the feelings people experience when they gaze at the night sky.
Stream the song, and watch a behind-the-scenes of the creation below:
Continuing with the promo for her stellar new EP ‘Hello,’ R&B singer-songwriter Lyrica Anderson releases a short but sweet video for “Selfish.”
Lyrica takes the sexy approach in the Ben Marc-directed visuals, showing off her curvaceous physique as she pledges to give all of herself to her lover.
Hello is available on iTunes now. Peep the new video below:
It’s about to be a Breezy December, as Chris Brown gears up for the release of his anticipated seventh studio album Royalty.
Hitting stores and streaming services on December 18, the tracklisting for both the standard and deluxe editions have been revealed.
Lead by the singles “Liquor,” “Zero” and “Back To Sleep, the standard edition contains 14 tracks, with only one guest appearance from Brown’s labelmate Solo Lucci, while the deluxe adds four including the Future-assisted “U Did It.”
The album title and much of the music was inspired by his one-and-a-half-year-old daughter. “I can’t be perfect, but she’s helping me shape my decisions and my actual consciousness,” Brown told Hot 97.
Royalty is now available for pre-order on iTunes now. See the tracklisting below.
As expected, Adele’s new album 25 has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, shattering records with a whopping 3.38 million copies in its first week in the U.S. (That’s just the U.S!!)
According to Billboard, 25 earns the largest single sales week for an album since Nielsen began tracking point-of-sale music purchases in 1991. Additionally, 25 is the first album to sell more than 3 million copies in a week in Nielsen history.