Avery Wilson Hosts Private Listening Session In Atlanta

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Earlier this week, some of the most prestigious media outlets in Atlanta were privy to a private meet & great, and performance with RCA/BetIPinnedIt recording artist Avery Wilson.  Held at Zac’s Recording Studio in ATL, the event was an intimate gathering hosted by Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Sean Garrett, with a Q&A moderated by journalist Rea Davis.

Sean Garrett opened the floor with an introduction that conveyed how incredible of an entertainer Avery Wilson is. Avery then took the floor to perform a soulful rendition of Donny Hathaway’s “A Song For You,” followed by an acoustic cover of The Weeknd’s “Earned It,” and a jaw-dropping cover of Fetty Wap’s “My Way” for which the crowd erupted in applause.

Following Wilson’s performance, Rea Davis moderated an intimate Q&A with the rising superstar for which Avery spoke candidly about everything from his incredible vocal range, to working with the likes of Clive Davis and Sean Garrett, and experiencing everything from the Grammy Awards to touring by age 19 (now 20), before opening up the floor to fellow media questions.

Garrett challenged all media in the room to be the chief purveyors of quality music to the masses. He called on the media to realize the power of their role, voice, and purpose. Garrett also stressed the importance of ending the divisiveness that seems to permeate urban music, as he explained that fans and media should be proactive in supporting exceptional music in all genres.

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Watch: Boyz II Men Las Vegas Soundcheck, Cover “Lay Your Head On My Pillow”


R&B legends Boyz II Men join forces with to bring fans the first behind-the-scenes look at their long-running residency at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. This inside look into the group’s pre-show sound check ritual is the premiere of ShowTickets’s new series, ShowTickets Insider. The captivating series will go behind the curtains at Las Vegas’ most popular productions.

This sound check exclusive invites fans to watch as the group prepares for one of their many extraordinary residency performances at the Mirage. Named Best Headliner Show and Musical Artist of the Year, the video takes a look at Nathan, Wanya and Shawn warming up their vocals, tuning their instruments, and discussing their beloved work.

They discuss their favorite songs to perform, and why they decided to pick up instruments and play live in their Las Vegas residency.  In addition, as they check their sound levels for the night’s performance they sing a cover of Tony! Toni! Toné!’s “Lay Your Head On My Pillow.”

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First Look: DJ Khaled, Chris Brown & August Alsina Shoot Video for New Single “Gold Slug”

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DJ Khaled is looking to build on the success he had with Chris Brown and August Alsina on “Hold You Down,” by reuniting the two R&B stars on the forthcoming new single “Gold Slug,” which will also feature Fetty Wap.

The unreleased track has already gotten the video treatment, shot this week in Miami, and before hearing the audio we get a sneak peek at the upcoming video with some on-set pics.

Take a look below:

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Janet Jackson Teases New Track, Takes Us Behind The Scenes of Album Shoot


With the kickoff to her ‘Unbreakable’ tour just a few days away, Janet Jackson is ready to give fans something new to rock to.

Teasing a new single titled “The Great Forever,” the legendary performer coos out the lyrics to the pop-like Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis-produced single. Only giving us a mere 24-seconds of the new single, Janet has us anticipating everything that comes along with this new album.

In addition to previewing “The Great Forever,” Ms. Jackson (if ya nasty) gave fans a first look at  her album cover shoot courtesy of Elle France.

Take a listen to the snippet of the track below and catch the BTS footage here!

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Watch: Eric Bellinger Releases #WuWednesdays – Part 3


With his must-have new album ‘Cuffing Season‘ in stores now, Eric Bellinger gives fans a look into his recent exploits with the new weekly vlog series #WuWednesdays.

“I’ll be dropping Vlogs every Wednesday! I just wanna let yall in my world one time that’s all lol,” wrote Eric.

In the third episode the R&B hitmaker performs “The Star Spangled Banner” at a LA Dodgers game, travels to Las Vegas to host a Toxic party, and films the medley video for “Overrated,” “Viral” and “Text Threads.”

Check out the video below, and check out Eric’s latest single “Valet” featuring Fetty Wap and 2 Chainz here.

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Pharrell Takes Us Behind The Scenes of “Freedom” Video Shoot


Pharrell Williams is ready for “Freedom” and so are we!

Revealing the behind-the-scenes footage of the video to the impactful new single, the talented multi-platinum artist discusses the creation of the track and what it means to him.

Showing multiple scenes of Pharrell standing in an outside tented church session to standing atop a mountain of rocks while a battle ensues, the Paul Hunter-directed visual has Pharrell showing multiple ways of finding freedom.

“When people see “Freedom,” I want them to understand that they have the faculties to set themselves free,” he stated about the video.

See the footage below:

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Ciara Covers ‘Shape’ Magazine, Talks Losing 60 Pounds in 4 Months


Say what you will about Ciara, but one thing’s for sure, her body is ON POINT!

Regardless of how anyone may feel about the singer/entertainer nowadays, one thing that will always be said is that her body looks incredible. Covering the September issue of Shape Magazine, the mommy of one took some time to chat with the famed publication about her journey of dropping 60 pounds after she had her son.

Ciara states that right after she had baby Future, she still was in the era of post-pregnancy where working out wasn’t an option. So, what did she do? Eat. A lot. And as a result, the slim and trim songstress gained an incredible 60 pounds! “When I was pregnant with Future, one thing I learned quickly was, don’t ever let a pregnant lady be hungry, because when I was, I was like the Tasmanian Devil! I indulged in all the good food the world has to offer. After he was born—when I couldn’t exercise yet—I kept eating, and I gained 60 pounds. But as soon as the doctor said I could start training again, I was on the treadmill the very next day. Once I got back into it, I worked out two or three times daily. I would go to Gunnar [Peterson] first for my one-hour training session, then I’d have two more cardio sessions later in the day. That, along with a really clean eating plan, was how I lost 60 pounds in four months. It was a very intense program, and I was extremely focused on it,” she said.

How did she stay focused on not eating all of the wrong things? Well according to her, it was all in the mind. CiCi told Shape, “The food isn’t going anywhere.’ You know those days when you think you have to have a plate of pasta right now? When I’m trying to be good, I take a minute to ask myself, Do you really need to eat all this crazy stuff? It will still be around if you want it later.'”

Ciara also discussed her love for boxing, achieving success and much more. Be sure to pick up your copy of Shape when it hits stands August 18 and check out a few snaps and behind-the-scenes video below!

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Watch: Eric Bellinger Releases #WuWednesdays – Part 2


With his must-have new album ‘Cuffing Season‘ in stores now, Eric Bellinger gives fans a look into his recent exploits with the new weekly vlog series #WuWednesdays.

“I’ll be dropping Vlogs every Wednesday! I just wanna let yall in my world one time that’s all lol,” wrote Eric.

In the second episode the R&B hitmaker goes sky diving, travels to Europe for a series of shows

Check out the video below, and check out Eric’s latest single “Valet” featuring Fetty Wap and 2 Chainz here.

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