Billboard’s ‘The Juice’ spoke with Drizzy Drake at Toronto’s OVO Festival. In this clip from their chat, Drake speaks highly of underground, avant-garde singer The Weeknd. Mentioning they are working together ‘a lot’ and we can expect to hear him on Drake’s anticipated sophomore album Take Care, more than once.
Archive for August 11th, 2011
Last week Tyrese requested that all of his almost 2 million Twitter followers contact Canadian singer Melanie Fiona, and let her know he is looking for her. Less than a week later the two were in the studio working on new music for Tyrese’s upcoming album Open Invitation. The “Stay” singer thanked his followers saying,
“Loving my followers!! I just got off the phone with @melaniefiona .. Magic is in motion!! I love this stuff!” tweeted the excited star. “My sweetness!!! Because of you I just net up with @meloniefiona we are IN MOTION!! I’m only doing music with real artist, real songwriters with soul.. @melaniefiona has it all.. Real R&B is in motion!”
Tyrese’s anticipated new album Open Invitation is scheduled to hit stores November 1st. The set is preceded by double singles “Too Easy” featuring Ludacris and “Stay,” along with buzz track “I Gotta Chick” featuring R. Kelly & Tyga.
Are you excited to hear their collabo?
Grammy Nominated R&B legend Joe is plotting the release of his ninth studio album, The Good, The Bad, The Sexy, for September 27th. The anticipated album, his third on Kedar Entertainment, has had a few leaks and rumored first singles, but the official lead single is now here. The acoustic guitar laden “Losing.” A reflective song, which finds Joe crooning about a relationship that has reached the point of no return, the love is lost.
Yesterday, we showed you behind the scenes of the forthcoming video. Check out the song below. What do you think?
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UPDATED W/ UNTAGGED VERSION
Worldwide hit-maker, Akon, recruits Usher for a new, catchy ode to that special weekend love. The R&B stars are well versed in this field, but we all need that Saturday love. Akon is so paid, he could take millions of secluded weekend getaways. His delayed new album, Stadium, is supposedly still coming soon. This version has tags, so check it out for now, and stay tuned! UPDATED: Here is the untagged version, for your listening pleasure.
Estelle sat down with Cee-Lo Green for the latest edition of his Fuse talk show “Talking to Strangers.” The British songbird chatted with Mr. Green about her musical evolution, growing up in London, what she looks for in a man, and how Cee-Lo inspired her to sing. She also performed her hit “American Boy” and latest single “Break My Heart” off her upcoming album All of Me.
That may sound like Hip-Hop news to some of you, but its music industry news, and it’s important to all of us in the industry and music fans alike.
Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine continue to take their innovative audio company Beats by Dre to new levels. In a newly announced deal, the hip-hop mogul has sold a majority stake in Beats Electronics to HTC for $309 million.