Video: Faith Evans – Fragile

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The wait is over. Along with dropping her new album Incomparable today, First Lady Faith Evans has delivered the video to her new single, “Fragile“.

Teasing the video just last week, the veteran songstress taps into her FLOTUS alter ego to serve up a interesting and thrilling new video that features Pooch Hall as her leading man. Doing her best to uncover the mystery at hand, Faith’s timeless look and sound keeps us reminiscent of all the good she’s done for R&B over the past two decades.

Take a look at the new visual below:

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Exclusive: Recounting the “Crazy, Sexy, Cool” of TLC’s Classic Diamond-Selling Album, 20-Years Later (with Commentary from Chilli!)

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Nov. 15, 1994 there was a musical explosion. One of the greatest R&B albums of all time was released. That album, was the legendary TLC‘s sophomore effort, CrazySexyCool.

The album was a collaborative work by some of the most profound writers and producers of the time, including Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Dallas Austin, Jermaine Dupri, and more.  The LP’s title delivered a relatable identity for fans as Left Eye represented the “Crazy,” Chilli the “Sexy,” and T-Boz the “Cool.”  Laced with sexy and sultry ballads, and some up-tempo flava, the album will live on forever as a staple in the R&B genre. TLC’s pioneering blend of R&B, Hip Hop and Pop music resonated extremely well with mainstream audiences as fans rushed out to buy the Atlanta trio’s sophomore project.

The album stayed on the Billboard 200 chart for more than two years and simultaneously went diamond, making TLC the first girl group to achieve this success. To date, CrazySexyCool has sold over 23 million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling album by an American girl group, and the second best selling album worldwide behind the Spices Girls’ Spice. All four singles from the album reached the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100, two of them reaching number one.

As the double-diamond certified album turns 20 this month, it’s only right that we reflect on the amazing Crazy, Sexy, Cool of TLC’s second album!

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New Music: Ariana Grande – Santa Tell Me

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It’s that time of year again and Ariana Grande is coming back with a vengeance. While her sophomore album My Everything is still doing pretty well, the young singer is wasting no time working on her future legendary status.

Dropping her new Christmas single titled “Santa Tell Me,” Ariana calls out to Kris Kringle to bring her a love that will last more than just the holiday season. Singing out, “Santa tell me if you’re really there / Don’t make me fall in love again if he won’t be here next year,” Ariana’s vocal ability continues to grow with every piece of material she delivers to fans.

With the video already shot, “Santa Tell Me” is sure to be a Christmas favorite amongst fans. Ariana is set to perform the new single on “A Very Merry Christmas,” which airs December 5 and is rumored to be working on a song to be featured on Nicki Minaj’s upcoming album.

Until we see if she’ll be dropping a new Christmas EP, take a listen to “Santa Tell Me” below!

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New Music: K. Michelle – Going Under

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Our battles with love can be so damn real sometimes…

K. Michelle surprises fans early Monday morning with another new song off her anticipated sophomore album Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart. The R&B songstress gets in survival mood with her desire to find love on the pop ballad, “Going Under,” which borrows from Grandmaster Flash’s classic song “The Message.”

“Love don’t fail me now, don’t count me out / Oh love don’t let me down, come back around!,” she sings over the commanding track.

K. Michelle’s forthcoming album ‘AWBAH‘ will hit stores on Dec. 9, it is available for pre-order on iTunes now.

Take a listen to her brand new song below!

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Mary J. Blige Performs “Therapy” at AMAs

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Mary J. Blige might have her new album The London Sessions hitting stores in the U.S. next week, but the R&B Queen brought viewers of the 2014 American Music Awards a different type of session on Sunday night.

Dressed in all black, MJB brought down the house performing her soulful new single “Therapy,” as her friend and the song’s co-writer, Sam Smith, cheered her on from the front row.

“Such an honor to witness this legend sing one of my songs tonight,” wrote the British crooner. “Thank you for guiding me and being such an amazing friend.”

Sit back and watch Mary take you to “Therapy” below:

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Ariana Grande and The Weeknd Perform “Love Me Harder” at AMAs

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Mini diva Ariana Grande brought some voice to the American Music Awards on Sunday. Looking gorgeous in a floor-length black dress, the pint sized pop princess performed a stripped down, jazzy medley of her hit singles “Problem” and “Break Free,” before kicking it up a notch as she was joined by The Weeknd for their top 10 duet “Love Me Harder.”

The duo lit up the stage with their chemistry as the audience danced along to the buzzing hit single.

Watch their stripped-down set below:

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Sam Smith and A$AP Rocky Perform “I’m Not the Only One” at AMAs

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Sam Smith‘s incredible year was fully acknowledged at the American Music Awards on Sunday night. Fresh off his win for Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist, the British crooner hit the stage to sing his latest hit single “I’m Not the Only One.” As a welcomed surprise Smith was joined by the fashion killa himself, A$AP Rocky, who rocked an oversized scarf over his bespoke suit.

“Genuinely from my heart, I didn’t think I would be winning this,” said a humble Smith, who beat out Pharrell and John Legend. “Last year, I wrote an album about being lonely and tonight, I couldn’t feel further from lonely, so thank you so much.”

Watch their stirring set, which earned a standing ovation below:

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Watch: Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson Funk Up ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Surprise with Special Guest Mystikal

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The funk was hot and dirttyyy on Saturday night as Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars brought the live performance debut of their new hit single “Uptown Funk” to ‘SNL.’

The duo, who previously worked together on three tracks from Mars’ last album including the mega hit “Locked Out of Heaven,” were backed by a powerful horn section, a quartet of backup singers and a city skyline of neon lights, as they turned the ‘SNL’ stage into a smoky, funky dance club.

Their highly stylized performance was reminiscent of the single’s recently released music video, and the Morris Day and the Time sequences in ‘Purple Rain.’

Last week, there were reports that Mars and Ronson would be joined by a “very special guest” during their appearance on the show, and the rumor held true during their second song of the night. Debuting the James Brown-inspired “Feel Right,” the duo surprised viewers with “Shake Ya Ass” rapper Mystikal, who took over lead duties, pushing Mars to backup. The groovy track finds Mystikal delivering his best impression of the Godfather of Soul, as he rapped each line like a sermon, and displayed some fancy footwork.

As they say: “Saturday night and we in the spot, don’t believe me, just watch.”

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