New Music: Kevin Cossom – Must Be Love + Doing Everything

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Kevin Cossom is finally sharing new music for fans and new listeners. The singer/songwriter has been back working behind the scenes for some time, but it appears KC is now prepping for the release of a new project.

After releasing two new songs last week, the Florida native returns with two more! The first, “Must Be Love,” is a tender, slow burner where he opens up to love, admitting he has fallen hard, and is willing to fight to keep it together.

“Baby come closer, closer / Only you can feel this empty heart / We’ve come to far to say that it’s over,” he sings.

On the second, “Doing Everything,” Kevin picks up the tempo and autotune a little, as he continues to sing about keeping a relationship in tack. “If I could have anything in this world, it would be you,” he sings over the Ben Billions production.

Take a listen to both below:

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Mario Talks Going Independent, New Music & More on ‘The Breakfast Club’

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Mario is finally back with new music, in the form of his party single “Fireball,” which is his first release since going independent.  The R&B singer visited ‘The Breakfast Club’ on Friday morning for a new interview to officially introduce the single, and give fans an update on his current situation.

Mario addressed why he left his deal and shared his feelings on the current industry. He spoke about the unreleased collaborative project that he previously recorded with Rico Love, which is owned by RCA and will probably never be released. He revealed that he is writing or co-writing all of his new music, which he didn’t do much of in the past because, as he claims, his previous team didn’t believe in him as a writer.

He talked about how his relationship is with his mother now, who was previously an addict, the work he does for kids with his foundation, and his feelings about having kids of his own.

Watch the full interview below:

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Usher Surprises Fans on the Streets of Copenhagen with Free Concert Tickets

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Usher kicks off the European leg of his “The UR Experience” tour in Copenhagen tonight.

On Thursday, as a very welcomed surprise to locals on the streets of the Denmark capital, the R&B superstar walked up to random people and gave them tickets to tonight’s opening show! Of course that caused plenty of others to rush and get photos with the singer, who obliged as many as he could.

Watch the footage, and see all the upcoming tour dates below:

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ThisisRnB Nights: Luke James, BJ The Chicago Kid, & Ro James Perform at Highline Ballroom (NYC)

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On another bitter cold night in NYC, Highline Ballroom provided plenty of heat for R&B fans on Wednesday.  As the first show on their mini tour, Luke James and BJ the Chicago Kid brought their soulful talents to the stage, and delivered riveting sets for the packed crowd.

Expected on the bill, but due to illness rising singer George Tandy Jr. was unable to perform. As the stand alone opening act, NYC native and buzz-worthy singer/songwriter, Ro James, delighted the crowd, of previous fans and new, with his unique tone and charisma.

BJ was up next, and he went right into his set with covers and originals, including his buzzed about remake of Fabolous and Jeremih’s “Thim Slick.” Promoting his recently released mixtape “The M.A.F.E. Project,” BJ showed why he is one of R&B/Soul’s most exciting up and comers with his song, “Soul of a Woman,” and in closing he had the crowd singing along to his Grammy nominated collaboration with SchoolBoy Q, “Studio.”

Anyone that’s been to a Luke James show knows that he is one of the best in the business live, right up against veterans, the 2x Grammy nominated crooner exudes poise and showmanship. Opening with uptempos from his self-titled debut album, including “Love XYZ” and “Dancing In The Dark,” Luke performed many of his album cuts for the first time and past fan favorites from his previous EPs.

Some of his standout moments came from covers as well, including a new hard knocking remake of “Sexual Healing,” which he segued into a cover of Rae Sremmurd’s club hit “No Type,” sending the crowd into full turn-up mode. He surprised with a cover of Carl Thomas’ “I Wish,” and debuted his brand new song “Bad News.” Proving why his records resonate so well with fans, Luke delivered an outstanding live version of his single “Exit Wounds,” getting the whole audience to put their middle finger in the air and scream ‘F U’ to anyone who ever broke their heart. He closed with his Grammy nominated songs “Options,” and the now classic “I Want You.”

Another great night for R&B in NYC. Check out our exclusive photo recap below!

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Watch: Jodeci Release “Every Moment” Video!

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Get ready because the Bad Boys of R&B are back!

After surprising fans with the announcement that their comeback album The Past, The Present, The Future, will be hitting stores on March 31, Jodeci delivers the anticipated music video for “Every Moment,” the official lead single off the album.

Directed by the legendary Hype Williams, the breathtaking visual was shot against the picturesque backdrop of Aspen, Colorado.

The clip opens with DeVante Swing playing a baby grand piano in the snow while donning all white. K-Ci, DeVante, JoJo, and Mr. Dalvin walk through the wintery wonderland and cozy up by the fireplace with some sexy ladies. In the epic final scenes, the ski suit-sporting quartet performs atop a mountain and white doves are released into the sky.

Serving as their first studio album as a group since 1995’s The Show, The Afterparty, The Hotel, Jodeci’s forthcoming album will also include production from Timbaland on “Incredible” and “Those Things.”

Watch their new video below!

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Throwback Thursday: Luther Vandross feat. Cheryl Lynn – If This World Were Mine

Luther Vandross, Jr. was a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and record producer. Before his very successful solo career, Vandross was an in demand background vocalist for several legendary artists. Vandross sold over 25 million records worldwide. Cheryl Lynn is a disco, R&B and soul singer who has also sold millions of records.

“If This World Were Mine” was a hit single recorded by Vandross and Lynn for her album Instant Love. The song peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart in 1982. The song was a remake of the original 1967 version recorded by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell from their album United. The original was written solely by Gaye, and was one of the few songs they recorded without Ashford & Simpson writing or producing. The original also hit the charts peaking at No. 68 on the Billboard Pop chart, and No. 27 on the Billboard R&B singles chart.

Enjoy the Luther Vandross and Cheryl Lynn Soul Train performance of their version above.

Listen: DJ Carisma’s “Cookie Jar” (2/25 with Jordin Sparks)

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It’s been a little minute since we’ve featured a new episode DJ Carisma’s “Cookie Jar,” but the Power 106 DJ is back in action spinning today’s hottest new R&B. Last night, she returned to TheMixShow studios and was joined by special guest Jordin Sparks.

The former American Idol winner is back on the scene with new music and her upcoming album Right Here, Right Now. She spoke about her new singles “It Ain’t You” and “Double Tap,” the new album and much more.

As always Carisma spun the hottest and sexiest in current R&B along with some throwbacks. Watch and stream the full show below:

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Premiere: MPrynt – If Later Never Comes

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Former Motown signees MPrynt are back with a brand new song to get listeners ready for what they have to offer. Premiering their new record, “If Later Never Comes,” the now indie group is pouring it on thick with this one.

Found on their upcoming EP by the same title, the Pop & Oak produced song features the quartet showcasing their vocals while belting out about living in the moment.

Singing out, “What if later never comes? / And we lose this moment forever?,” the talented Philly natives – made up of Tyce, Fah, Budda, Real – are ready to give the world that good ol’ love making music all over again.

Take a listen to their new song below, and stay tuned for the EP coming soon!

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