According to Billboard reclusive R&B star D’Angelo is apparently back at work on his decade-plus-in-the-making third album. A studio session took place in New York two days ago with two longtime D’Angelo collaborators, Roots drummer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and bassist Pino Palladino, as well as producer/engineer Russell Elevado, according to posts from Questlove on Twitter.
“Most people use midnight as a time to sleep. others are working on their 11 year followup. this of course being hour number one,” wrote the drummer.
Breezy’s back! Chris Brown set a new record, packing New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza with 18,000 fans (Yes, you read that correctly, 18,000!!) for his performance on the “Today” show’s concert series. The R&B superstar brought the heat, thrilling with an electrifying set of hits including “Yeah 3X,” “I Can Transform Ya,” “She Ain’t You,” and “Forever.” Witness Team Breezy mob Manhattan for the summer spectacular below.
DJ Khaled aims for “Legendary” status on his first ever full R&B record. Something I always thought should be created, but a full compilation album. Chris Brown leads the pack on the empowering, synth heavy track, followed by Keyshia Cole and Ne-Yo, which is off his star-studded album We The Best Forever, dropping July 19. Preview a snippet of the track below, and stay tuned! UPDATE: Here is the official, full version.
We just saw Robin Thicke’s return to the stage earlier this week at the Remy Martin party in NYC. The soulful crooner flew back to LA and rocked for his friend Pharrell at the launch of the hip-hop mogul’s Qream liqueur last night in Beverly Hills. Performing in the garden of a multi-million-dollar mansion overlooking the city, the smooth operator had the ladies swooning with his hits including “Lost Without U,” “Wanna Love You Girl,” “Shooter,” and “I Need Love,” as they sipped on Pharrell’s creamy concoction.
Following an intro from Skateboard P, the R&B crooner opened with “Magic.” He delved into a Nicki Minaj-less version of “Shakin’ It 4 Daddy,” covered Al Green’s classic “Let’s Stay Together,” and didn’t leave without spitting bars to Lil Wayne’s “A Milli.”
“What’s a goon to a Robin?” he asked after channeling Weezy.
Watch Pharrell introduce his Star Trak signee and Robin perform “Magic” and “Let’s Stay Together” below.
Polow Da Don reaches into the vault and releases a previously unheard version of Usher’s “Hot Tottie” featuring Ciara. The album edit, which is included on Ursh’s Versus album, features Jay-Z and vocals from songwriter Ester Dean. You may recall that when the original tracklisting surfaced, Ciara’s name was also attached to the song, but she was absent from the finished product. A year later, Polow lets us hear CiCi’s “remix,” which features her backing vocals and a new verse. Which version do you prefer?
Posted on July 15th, 2011 by ThisIsRnB in INTERVIEWS |
93.7′s Jenny Boom Boom caught up with Keri Hilson backstage at the “I Am Still Music” Tour stop in Hartford, CT. The blonde bombshell spoke about working with Polow Da Don’s foundation to benefit cancer research, working with Ester Dean and what to expect from her stage show.
The lovely Nikki Jean made her late night TV debut last night on The Late Show with David Letterman. Backed by a full band including a string section the rising star delivered a sweet performance of the lead track “How To Unring A Bell” from her debut album, Pennies In A Jar, which is in stores now!