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Jeremih Talks Setbacks In His Career, Teases ‘Late Nights’ Tour

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R&B crooner Jeremih is on a roll.

While his hit single “Don’t Tell ‘Em” is still sitting comfortably on the Billboard Hot 100 and his recent announcement of going on tour with rapper French Montana, one can’t help but think “What took so long for all of this to happen?”

Jeremih, 27, arrived on the scene in 2009 with his breakout single, “Birthday Sex”. Although the song was definitely a hit, the singer made it his point to stay out of the spotlight until he delivered his second smash hit, “Down On Me” featuring 50 Cent. Found on his sophomore album, All About You, the song received instant play all over. Even after receiving acclaim for both albums, people were still clueless as to who Jeremih really was.

Now, four years later, the singer is ready to take off the mask and tear down that wall that separates him from his fans. Discussing with Billboard magazine the process of becoming who he is now, the singer-songwriter states that he blames himself for the disconnect and inconsistency in his career. Jeremih, who is also featured on the chart-topping DJ Khaled single “Hold You Down,” is another artist who brings the lack of support from his label to light. “My label is hesitating and not being on my side,” he says. “I see other artists and how they’re supported. It’s hard when I’m on a roster with Rihanna, Rick Ross and Kanye West.”

Aside from his shy away from the limelight and personal issues (baby mama drama & $700 worth of damage at a Fuddrucker’s restaurant), the talented crooner is ready to get the shine that he deserves this time around. Telling Billboard, “I want to show some skin now. Over the next few months, if you don’t hear about me, something’s wrong.”

With the album (which has yet to secure an official release date), the tour with French Montana, and his own personal “Late Nights” tour in the pipeline, we’re sure that Jeremih will make up for time lost this time around.

Take a look as he reveals his plans for the tour and more below, and check out the full interview here!

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Behind The Music: Mary J. Blige – “Whole Damn Year”

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Mary J. Blige has been the voice of reason for many women scorned for over 2 decades now. From her first album to where she is currently in her musical longevity, if you – male or female – have not found at least one track that resonates with you by now, you may want to check your pulse.

Releasing her single “Whole Damn Year” ahead of her upcoming album The London Sessions, the infamous MJB hit a soft spot with many who have gone through heartbreak. Penned by Emeli Sandé and and Knox Brown, the single has quickly become one of the most talked about releases from the album and is set to see its accompanying video any day now. Taking us behind the scenes of the creation of the single, Mary states: “No matter how hard it gets, nobody’s opinion matters but yours.”

While the album isn’t out for a few weeks, you can amp yourself up by checking out the video below!

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Behind The Scenes: Sisqo Shoots “LIPS” Music Video

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Dru Hill frontman Sisqo is back and prepping for the release of his new solo album Last Dragon. Following the first single “A-List,” the R&B veteran has returned with a stellar ballad titled “LIPs.”

On the piano-laden track Sisqo calls out to a sexy chanteuse who has him caught up, but all he needs is a taste of her sweet L.I.P’s.

The singer/songwriter recently shot the music video for the new single, and is now giving fans a look at the making-of the visual, which will be released on November 11, along with the pre-order for his new album.

Take a look at his upcoming video below:

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Get To Know Kehlani in Tsunamisode Ep. 1 “Bay-Lani”

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Rising Bay Area artist Kehlani is finally garnering a strong industry buzz after releasing her debut EP ‘Cloud 19,’ which has spawned the hot singles “FWU” and “Get Away.”

After premiering the dance-heavy visual for “FWU” earlier this week, the 19-year-old is now giving us a personal look into her life with her new web series “Tsunamisode.” Also known by the alias Lani Tsunami, the singer heads to Oakland to show fans where she’s from and what she’s all about.

Very much a laid back, regular kinda girl, Kehlani clearly has lots of love for family and friends as she travels around her neighborhoods and shows off her free-spirited personality.

Check out the webisode below, and if you haven’t heard it yet, take a listen to her brand new song “Till The Morning.”

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Watch: Trey Songz & Chris Brown Perform at Powerhouse NYC 2014

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Trey Songz and Chris Brown continue to get fans ready for their highly anticipated joint tour, and to give NYC a preview of their stage show, the duo performed together at Power 105.1’s “Powerhouse 2014″ concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Without showing too much for those that weren’t in the audience, Trey has now released a short recap of their time at the concert, backstage and on stage rockin the crowd.  The R&B heartthrobs are seen joking and celebrating the first of many shows and sure to be monumental moments for both of them.

“If you’re down with Trigga and Breezy, it’s goin to be one hell of a year,” said Trey.

Check out the official footage, and some fan footage from their performance below:

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Behind the Video: Ariana Grande feat. The Weeknd – Love Me Harder

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Ariana Grande and The Weeknd are in full promo mode as they continue to preview the upcoming video for their soon-to-be hit collaboration, “Love Me Harder,” and the fans are ready and willing to receive.

Already teasing us with some still shots and then the lyric video, the two talents have now released the official behind-the-scenes footage of the soon to be released visual. Addressing the fact that her lying down in every video is all coincidental, the adorable singer is seen being carried through shots, joking around with her brother Frankie, and taking direction from choreographer Casper Smart.

Showing a sexier side of the former teen actress, the clip tells a little of the story behind the thought process of the Hannah Lux Davis directed video.

Before we can lay our eyes on the official video, check out the making of it below!

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Usher, Tinashe & Kid Ink Shoot “Body Language” Music Video

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Cop a gander at Tinashe! The young beauty has been doing pretty well for herself and it’s definitely showing in the clips for her upcoming collaboration with Kid Ink and Usher in the “Body Language” video.

While Kid Ink released the audio for the track over the summer, fans have been anticipating what the visual would look like. Well now, they can rest easy because it’s right around the corner. Inspired by a peep show, the Darren Craig directed visual has the trio going all out in the “weird and dirty” clip.

If the shot above is anything to go by, you can expect to see Tinashe giving an ultimate serving of sex appeal and we’re sure Usher will be dominating the dance floor.

Take a look behind-the-scenes below:

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K. Michelle & Sevyn Streeter Hit The Studio

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K. Michelle is putting the finishing touches on her anticipated sophomore album, which she has been teasing with the hashtag #AWBAH.  The R&B songstress released the first single off the project “Love ‘Em All” less than two weeks ago to strong reviews from fans.

On Friday night K was back in the studio and was visited by her Atlantic Records label mate and fellow burgeoning R&B star, Sevyn Streeter.

According to K. Michelle the ladies worked on the sequencing of the album tracklist, and Sevyn actually shed a tear to one of the songs. “My love @Sevyn came by the studio tonight to support me, and help pick the track listing for my album #AWBAH,” wrote K.

“7ove her forreal….. @kmichellemusic I’m happy to call you friend #7OVEMYK #COUNTRYGURLS #ONEOFHERSONGSMADEMECRY #NAWBUTFORREALITDID #BETNOTLAUGH,” shared Sevyn.

Check out some more pics from the session below:

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