After much speculation the sales figures for Beyonce’s anticipated fourth album, 4, have been released. Following the results of our poll, most of you were correct.
Archive for July 5th, 2011
Mary J. Blige weathers the storm on “The Living Proof,” the theme song from the upcoming film The Help. The survivors’ anthem, produced by Harvey Mason Jr., is an understated piano-driven number written about Aibileen (Viola Davis), the main character who plays a maid living in Mississippi during the 1960s. The soundtrack will be available July 26 at Starbucks.
Mary J. Blige – The Living Proof
Seems Bobby V does not want to be known as just an R&B crooner, but also a rapper. The ‘Fly On The Wall’ singer showcased his lyrical skills during a recent visit to Tim Westwood’s radio show. He dropped verses over popular records “Motivation” and “I’m On One” delivering a freestyle he stated was “off the dome,” but the cameras were rolling Bobby, we could see the pad…
What do you think, would you like to hear Bobby V rap more in the future?
Lloyd released his brand new, much-anticipated album King Of Hearts online and in-stores today. The R&B crooner has been on a steady grind promoting the album, which we must say, is one of the best releases of the year. The Deluxe Edition includes 3 additional tracks. The well received “Stay,” along with the title track “King Of Hearts,” and another new favorite “Never Window Shoppin’,” which features a sample of Joe’s “Stutter.” Stream it below, and Go Pick Up The Album! iTunes | Amazon
Lloyd – Never Window Shoppin’ (Bonus Track)
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Singer/Songwriter Teedra Moses just released her Independence Day mixtape, “Luxurious Undergrind.” Her first official release since signing with Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group.
After receiving critical praise for her 2004 debut, Complex Simplicity, her record label (TVT) folded before the release of her anticipated follow up, The Lioness. Since then, she’s kept busy writing for Mary J. Blige, Christina Milian (‘Dip It Low’) and Raphael Saadiq; along with releasing a couple of a well received mixtapes. Earlier this year, Moses was recruited by rapper, and admitted fan, Rick Ross for Maybach Music Group imprint. Ross has referred to the R&B chanteuse as his personal Anita Baker. Teedra Moses will finally release the long awaited Lioness next year. In the mean time check out her brand new, free mixtape below.
The folks over at RnBXclusive went in this weekend, unleashing a plethora of unreleased tracks. Instead of separating them in individual posts, here is a round-up of some of the highlights, including new music from Chris Brown, Lloyd, Mario, Jamie Foxx and more. Most of them have tags, so check them out after the jump and stay tuned!
Beyoncé showed her stars and stripes, performing on Macy’s 35th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. With the Statue of Liberty in the background, a glamorous B graced the stage in a black gown to perform her single “Best Thing I Never Had” in front of an audience that included men and women of the armed forces. The patriotic songstress returned to celebrate America’s birthday with her Lee Greenwood cover “God Bless the U.S.A.” before fireworks exploded over New York’s Hudson River.
View the footage after the jump.
Rumors of a New Edition reunion tour have been floating around for a while now. The legendary group finally returned to the stage as a collective at this past weekends Essence Music Festival. Bobby, Johnny, Ralph, Mike, Ronnie and Ricky perform “Hit Me Off” above and “Jealous Girl” / “Is This The End” below. Take it back now!