Brandy, Kelly Rowland Nab New Shows on BET

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Roll out the red carpets ladies and gents! Brandy and Kelly Rowland are coming to a TV screen near you!

As much as we would like this to be a joint venture between the two R&B songbirds, BET has announced today that the two BFF’s and singers will be receiving their own separate shows when the network reveals it’s new line-up.

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Video: Louis York – Clair Huxtable

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Previously mysterious duo Louis York are ready to make sure everyone knows the faces behind the name and buzz-worthy SXSW posters.

After premiering the single earlier this Spring, the platinum hitmakers have now unveiled the music video for their debut single “Clair Huxtable.”

For those who aren’t familiar yet, Louis York is made up of multi-Grammy nominees Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony. Individually and as a duo, the two have penned hits for a veritable who’s who of the Billboard charts, including Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Jennifer Hudson and Christina Aguilera, to name a few. Their songs have sold more than 25 million copies to date, blanketed radio airwaves around the world, and garnered multiple Grammy and Billboard nominations.

With their new project though, they are pushing the pop envelope and celebrating woman with a wholesome metaphor from many of our childhoods.

“Clair Huxtable isn’t just a TV icon, she’s a lifestyle,” Louis York told The FADER. “With all these one dimensional portrayals of woman we get force-fed, it was time to remind ourselves and whoever hears the song that ‘hot’ can mean more. This song and video are a loud Louis York memo that sexy and smart can co-exist.”

“It’s not the way she styles her hair, or the designer clothes she wears / Her silhouette’s one of a kind, but most of all she’s got a beautiful mind,” sings Kelly, but sadly all the girls they run into in the video have got something else on their mind.

Check it out below!

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New Music: Justine Skye – A Train

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Rising singer Justine Skye shows love to her hometown on the brand new single “A Train,” produced by Kadis and Sean.

The Brooklyn native is gearing up for the release of her second EP, titled ‘Emotionally Unavailable,’ which will be released soon via Atlantic Records.

Her latest release is a slow burning, heartfelt song about the solitude of riding the “A Train” into the city, while contemplating the future of a relationship.

“I love you, but I need some time, and the tracks just help me clear my mind / Don’t take it personal, I just need a moment / I need the noise, I need it loud, I need the doors to shut you out,” she sings over hip hop drums.

Take a listen to Justine’s latest below:

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New Music: Maurice Moore – LOL.

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One of our favorite up and coming singer-songwriters Maurice Moore is determined to make the world see that he’s got next.

Delivering his newest track of melodic seduction with “lol.,” the Ottawa-native continues to show his vocal growth, diverse sound, and ability to connect with his audience with just about every track he drops. Cooing out over the BNJMN track, Maurice does his best to convince his lady that he’s tryna pull up, put her in her element and end the games they’ve been playing.

Setting the tone to supply fans with a proper follow-up to 2014’s Paramount EP, “lol.” is the perfect way to pick up where the last project left off.

Take a listen below:

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New Music: Malachiae Warren – R U Down

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19-year-old newcomer Malachiae Warren returns with his third release of the year, as part of his first official Maxi single. The Atlanta native has debuted the smooth new song “R U Down,” as an additional bonus track with his last single “Thank Yo Momma.”

Opening with a sample of 2Pac’s classic song of the same name, and the sound of pouring rain, Malachiae sets the tone for a romantic night with his baby on the Jasper Cameron production.

“Tonight I’m looking for that love life kinda thing, baby you and me / Be stars for the hour, baby you and me,” he sings.

Take a listen below:

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Watch: Usher Performs with Broken Foot at 2015 Global Citizen Earth Day Concert

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Two weeks after undergoing surgery for fracturing his foot, Usher had a message for Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans. “I might be a little injured, but I’m gonna make sure that I’m there for you,” he promised. Alluding to his plans he then said, “Listen, I wanna come in style if that’s OK with you.”

Sporting a gold crutch, the R&B superstar impressively hopped and hobbled his way through a two-part 45-minute set at the 2015 Global Citizen Earth Day concert at Washington DC’s National Mall on Saturday (April 18).

At several points, the “I Don’t Mind” singer even bunny-hopped on one foot to properly turn up for a trap remix of “Yeah!” and dance hits like “Without You,” and current collaboration “Don’t Look Down” featuring Martin Garrix, who flew in to appear during Usher’s set.

Continuing with the surprises, Usher covered John Legend’s Oscar-winning song “Glory,” during which Common joined him on stage. He then switched roles helping out the rapper with some hits of his own, “Go” and “The Light,” where Usher took on hook duties in lieu of Erykah Badu.

With the crowd at new levels of hype Usher kept the covers going as he flipped to rock mode, performing The Beatles’ classic “Come Together.”  Later, he announced that he would donate his gold crutch to the first person who downloaded the Earth Day app and completed the five actions necessary to help stop climate change. “I’ma give you the crutch off my arm, and I’ma give you the shirt off my back.” But before the ladies got too loud, Usher laughed. “I wanted to just test to see if y’all were ready for me to take my shirt off.”  Though he didn’t accommodate that wish, he did provide another unexpected cover, as the crowd of over 250,000 joined him for U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.”

It was a very memorable performance from Usher, but he wasn’t the only R&B star who performed at the concert.  The legendary Mary J. Blige helped warm up the DC crowd earlier in the day, with past and present favorites, including “The One” and “Just Fine.”

Check out Usher and Mary’s performances below!

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Bobby Brown Tells Audience Bobbi Kristina is ‘Awake’ at Dallas Concert

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It appears that Bobby Brown shared a big announcement while performing in Dallas on Saturday night (Apr. 18). During a show at the Verizon Theatre the singer made a comment that alluded his daughter Bobbi Kristina has come out of her coma.

“Bobbi is awake. She’s watching me,” he said, drawing gasps and applause from the audience.

The family has not made any official statements regarding Bobbi Kristina’s condition in recent weeks. Watch Bobby Brown’s announcement in the video below:

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New Music: Chris Brown feat. Rihanna – Put It Up

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Chris Brown and Rihanna surprised everyone when they attempted to rekindle their relationship, and recorded new material together.  Out of that time came two collaborations, “Birthday Cake” and “Nobody’s Business,” but while Chris was in the early stages of his last album X, there was a rumor that he had recorded another new record with RiRi.

Now, it appears that collaboration, entitled “Put It Up,” has hit the net!  The former lovers get intimate on the duet, swapping provocative lines over a snapping beat.

“I’m gonna explore all of your body,” sings Rihanna, while Brown responds, “Treat me like I’m your property / I’m about to be your biggest fan.”

This actually could have been a nice addition to X, too bad it didn’t make the cut for whatever reasons… Check out their previously unheard collabo below!

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