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Ryan Leslie Shares In-Studio Recording Session of “Never Break Down”

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Ryan Leslie revolutionized the behind-the-scenes in-studio recording videos years ago. After taking a break from these visuals for a while, he is now back with ‘The MZRT Studio Series,’ a collection of recording videos showing the creation and creative process behind tracks from his upcoming LP MZRT Album.

Known for his tireless work ethic and musical gifts, the multi-talented artist brings fans into a session for his new song “Never Break Down,” showing his production work and conducting of a choir and brass section.

The MZRT Album, which stands for “Magnificently Zealous Renegade Takeover,” is the 6th studio album from Ryan Leslie, featuring the singles “New New,” “Who Wears The Crown,” and “No Prisoners,” it is available for pre-order here.

Peep his latest in-studio video below:

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Jason Derulo Shares In-Studio Recording Session of New Single “Want to Want Me”

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Jason Derulo wasted no time returning this year with brand new music in the form of his feel-good, retro inspired single “Want To Want Me.”

After releasing the song earlier this month, the Pop star now brings fans behind-the-scenes with the in-studio recording session.

“I wanted to take it back a little old school,” says Derulo of the single. “The beat makes you want to get up and dance, but it still has that emotional element. It’s still talking about love, how this one girl makes you feel.”

Check out his making-of video below:

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Trey Songz Brings Out Ne-Yo, Ty Dolla $ign, Fabolous, Shares Behind the Scenes of “Between The Sheets” Tour

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Chris Brown and Trey Songz brought their “Between The Sheets” tour to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Monday night. While Breezy brought out 50 Cent and G-Unit, Trigga had some surprises of his own bringing out Ne-Yo, Ty Dolla $ign, Fabolous, and newcomer Fetty Wap.

Additionally, Trey has shared some official behind-the-scenes footage from the first few days of the North American tour.

Check out the footage from last night and get a glimpse into the tour below!

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The FADER Presents: ‘At Home with: Miguel’

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Miguel loves quality things. “It’s been fun putting it together. I kind of found a new passion,” he tells The FADER about curating the look and feel of his Los Angeles home. For the latest installment of their “At Home With” — a series presented by Sonos and The FADER where they peek into artists’ homes to see where they live, listen and make music — they visited Miguel’s chill L.A. pad and in-home studio, where he gives viewers an inside look at his recording process, recounted a wild house party, and even introduced his cat Munchie.

“I start everything here [in my studio] with ideas, and actually a lot of songs I’ve finished in here. It’s set up so I’m self-sufficient, and that’s kind of how I like it,” said Miguel. “For me it’s like, the solitude of being in your own home and comfortability and the amount of vulnerability you’re able to accomplish – you can’t compare that to the way it feels to be in a really sterile studio. It’s just a really comfortable place and that’s how I wanted the house to be in general.”

Check out Miguel’s home and tour his favorite rooms, other than his bedroom, that include unique features like custom Jimi Hendrix, Marilyn Monroe and Salvador Dali wallpaper below:

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Beyoncé Shares Behind the Scenes of Grammy Performance

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Love it or hate it, Beyoncé had everyone talking about her performance at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night. Singing a commanding cover of the gospel hymn “Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” which was sung by Ledisi for the film Selma, Bey helped bring everyone to church prior to John Legend and Common’s powerful show closing performance.

Now, Bey is giving fans a look behind the scenes at the rehearsals, introducing the additional voices behind her performance and sharing her inspiration behind the cast of male singers.

“I wanted to find real men, that have lived, have struggled, cried, have a life and spirit about them. I felt like this is an opportunity to show the strength and vulnerability in black men,” shared Beyoncé.

Watch their rehearsal and meet the background singers below:

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Sevyn Streeter Shares Behind The Scenes of “Don’t Kill The Fun” Video

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Cop a gander and Miss Streeter! Looking ravishing on set for the video to the newest party anthem, “Don’t Kill The Fun,” Sevyn is ready to bring more than the fun to the scene.

Directed by her collaborator and musical brother Chris Brown, the dance-heavy behind the scenes clip is filled with graffiti, women, and a grey haired Sevyn. Both showing off their dance moves for the camera, the video stands to be as fun as the song suggests. Jumping behind the wheel of a Lamborghini as she shots through the streets of the city, Sevyn proves that she’s planning to enjoy every moment she can.

“Don’t Kill The Fun” serves as the lead single from the singer-songwriters upcoming debut album, set to hit shelves later this year.

Catch the behind the scenes action after the jump!

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Rihanna Shares Behind The Scenes Look at “FourFiveSeconds” Video with Kanye West and Paul McCartney

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Rihanna surprised everyone last weekend with the release of her brand new single “FourFiveSeconds” featuring Kanye West and Paul McCartney. Now, the Pop megastar gives her fans a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the upcoming music video for the acoustic ballad.

To go along with the classic guitar laden track, Kanye styled the video with a rugged denim wardrobe. “That’s the look…that’s the fast tip. Denim never goes out of style, it’s classic it’s iconic just like the f**kin Beatles!” said RiRi.

Take a look at their secret video shoot below, and stay tuned for the official visual coming soon!

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DJ Cassidy Previews New Usher Record “Paradise” in Tour Video

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From November 1 to December 15 of 2014, DJ Cassidy toured North America with Usher on “The UR Experience.” As he continues to prep for the release of his debut album Paradise Royal the legendary DJ gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at his time on the road with the R&B icon.

In addition to show footage and backstage antics, Cassidy surprises us with an extended preview of his upcoming collaboration with Usher, a feel-good, dance-ready tune called “Paradise,” as the soundtrack to the visual.

Cassidy’s Paradise Royal is due out later this year via Columbia Records. Check out the video and song below!

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