Yesterday, Melanie Fiona unveiled the official album cover and new release date. Now, the Canadian songstress reveals the tracklisting for her anticipated sophomore album The MF Life. Due out March 27, the 12-track set includes features from Nas, J. Cole, B.o.B, and John Legend. T-Pain also makes an appearance on the bonus cut “6 AM,” a remix of their hits “5 O’Clock” and “4 AM.” See the tracklisting below.
Archive for February 10th, 2012
OH. MY. GOD. Blue Ivy Has Officially Arrived!! The daughter of Beyonce and Jay-Z has a tumblr! Uh Oh! The beaming parents just released a handful of intimate photos of their beautiful baby girl.
Follow the jump to see more pictures, including a letter from the Carters, thanking you for respecting their privacy.Who do you think she looks like?
Raheem DeVaughn is releasing a new EP titled Destination Loveland on February 14th and here’s the first single with Snoop Dogg titled ‘Be The One’. The project will feature appearances from Dr. Maya Angelou, Marsha Ambrosius, Phil Ade and Dwele. It’s about time for some new tunes from Raheem, so looking forward to the release. This joint is niiice…Take a listen now!
Brandy and Monica are back in the forefront of music with their recent collaborative reunion. The R&B vocalists linked up at Thursday’s rehearsals for Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton, where they performed their 1998 classic “The Boy Is Mine” and new duet “It All Belongs to Me.” Even Whitney Houston showed up to lend her support ahead of Saturday’s big event honoring Sir Richard Branson.
Afterwards, they sat down with legendary music executive Clive Davis to discuss reuniting after 14 years, their new Rico Love-produced song, and upcoming albums.
Brandy’s as-yet-untitled RCA/Chameleon Records debut is due in May, featuring production from Frank Ocean, Sean Garrett, and Love. “It’s just gonna be a different album, but of course expressing the love that I feel now and the struggles and the different situations that I’ve gone through in the past,” said the R&B singer, who also plans to record a song from Drake.
Monica shared details about her seventh album New Life, due April 10. “New Life is just a representation of me accepting that the things of my past just set me up to be able to embrace what’s for my future,” she told Rap-Up TV. “I’m happy with where I am and I have to embrace my new life to remain that way.”
One collaboration you can expect is with Wale. “Wale is a dear friend of mine, so we’re like brother and sister and he came in and did a record with myself and Rico Love,” revealed Mo. “So I was able to do something different and reach into a different place, singing my falsettos.” via Rap-Up.
If you follow this site daily then you will remember our post for this song last weekend. This record, “No Strings Attached” is a funky, promiscuous track from burgeoning singer/songwriter Stacy Barthe’s brand new EP “In The InBetween.” While we provided a stream of the song, which appears on the EP by Stacy solo, the Brooklyn bred songstress unveiled this alternate version featuring modern soulman, and Stacy’s new label boss, John Legend! We highly suggest you head over to iTunes and pick up the EP, but you can have this track free of charge. Enjoy!
If you haven’t noticed by now, it’s almost Valentines Day! As purveyors of R&B music, we are obvious advocates of love, so to try and help you give your loved one a memorable gift we bring you this very special Love Letter Contest! We partnered up with American Idol winner Ruben Studdard and our music friends over at TheNext2Shine.com, so that you can say “I Love You” to that special someone in a unique and unforgettable way.
Write a love letter directed to your valentine using the link below, Ruben Studdard will hand-pick a winner, and will sing a personalized song dedicated to that special someone on Youtube! It doesn’t stop there…The runner-up will receive a box of chocolates and fresh flowers. Don’t forget to join Ruben as he celebrates Valentines Day by pre-ordering his upcoming album “Letters From Birmingham” which is due 3/13. (contest deadline 2/16/12)
Estelle delivered a heartfelt performance of her latest single “Thank You” on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” last night. The British songstress performed the Akon-penned song in promotion of her third album All of Me, due February 28th. After taping “Leno,” Estelle brought the BET Music Matters Tour to a packed house at L.A.’s Key Club, with VIPs including Angela Bassett and Queen Latifah in attendance.
Model/Singer Cassie is finally prepping her return to the music scene. The Bad Boy goddess has delivered the full version of her anticipated new single “King of Hearts.” The electro-dance track, produced by J2, serves as the first offering from her upcoming sophomore album. Fans can pick up the song at digital retailers on February 14th, but preview the song below now! It is obviously a dance/club song, but what do you think of Cassie’s return?