Listen: Coldplay feat. Beyoncé – Hymn For The Weekend


Christmas comes early for Beyoncé fans. After a snippet surfaced last week, Queen Bey’s duet with Coldplay has debuted in full. Bey joins frontman Chris Martin on the hook to “Hymn for the Weekend.”

“So drink from me, drink from me / When I was so thirsty,” she sings. “We’re on a symphony / Now I just can’t get enough / Put your wings on me, wings on me / When I was so heavy / We’re on a symphony / When I’m lower, lower, lower, low.”

The song was inspired by Martin’s desire to create a song for the club. “The original kernel was that I was listening to Flo Rida or something, and I thought, it’s such a shame that Coldplay could never have one of those late-night club songs, like ‘Turn Down for What.’ What would we call it if we had one?” he told The Wall Street Journal.

Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman praised Beyoncé. “She came in, she did her thing. She’s unbelievably professional,” he told Annie Mack on BBC Radio 1. “I think she was in and out in five minutes, and we’re just so blessed to have her sing on one of our songs.”

Take a listen below:

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Indie: Jodi Releases New Song “Hey There Lova”


Following this fall’s “Selfish,” indie R&B artist Jodi releases the new song “Hey There Lova,” produced by Anthony Saunders.

The track is the second release off his forthcoming album, which he recently renamed to ‘69Shades of Jodi.’ “I decided to change the name of the album due to how my life been battling personal and professional issues. 69 is balance and the shades represents the many lifestyles I live,” he says.

Over the pulsating beat, Jodi calls out to a girl that has caught his eye in the club, courting her to the dance floor for a passionate moment of chivalry.

“Hey there lova, you mind if I get close to you? / I just want to dance real slow, move real close,” he sings.

Stream the new single below:

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New Music: Stella Artois & John Legend Present “Under the Stars”

Lake and stars at night, Okanagan Highlands, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada

The holidays are here and to help spread some good cheer John Legend has teamed up with Stella Artois for a truly star-studded collaboration as part of the brand’s “Give Beautifully” holiday campaign.

The R&B singer-songwriter took to the studio to create the first-ever duet between a musical star on earth and actual stars in the sky, titled “Under the Stars.”  The exclusive holiday song, written and performed by Legend, was created to pay homage to the brand’s name, “Stella,” which directly translates to “star.”

According to a press release, a little known fact is that stars also make sounds. The frequencies by which the star’s brightness changes can be translated into unique audible tones; from pulsing beats to ethereal vibes to atonal reverberations, each star has a unique sound. “Under the Stars” features the distinct sounds of four different stars in the Universe in the song’s intro, outro and chorus. Stella Artois sought the expertise of astrophysicist Zoltán Kolláth to translate and analyze these unique star sounds.

Inspired by the raw emotional connections family and friends yearn for during the holidays, “Under the Stars” is written to convey the feelings people experience when they gaze at the night sky.

Stream the song, and watch a behind-the-scenes of the creation below:

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Listen: Trey Songz Releases New Mixtape ‘To Whom It May Concern’


Surprise! Trey Songz celebrates his 31st birthday with the release of a brand new mixtape with DJ Drama, titled To Whom It May Concern.

While he had been planning to release his next album Tremaine before the end of the year, the R&B star has pushed it back until 2016. But, that doesn’t mean he had any plans to keep his fans waiting for new music.

Along with a personal message from the heart, Trey gets some heavy feelings off his chest on the 12-track project, which includes appearances from Dave East, Chisanity, and J.R., with production from DJ Mustard, Rico Love, and KE on the Track.

An open letter… Turn up with Trigga below:

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New Music: Maurice Moore – Ready

Maurice Moore Ready

Rising young R&B artist Maurice Moore is growing in front of our eyes and ears. Continuing to deliver solid material over this past year, the Canadian singer/songwriter brings us one of his most personal moments yet, while keeping the music upbeat and inventive.

As a young man, Moore has to experience a little more before he realizes that the girl of his dreams was there all along, but when he does, he lets her know that he is “Ready.”

“One of the most cruel games the universe can play with you, is bringing the right person into your life at the wrong time. ‘Ready’ tells that story,” says Moore. “I was introduced to the woman of my dreams at 16 and I fell in love, but as an early teenager I still had a lot of growing to do and made a lot of stupid mistakes. I wasn’t ready. Some people never get a second chance with the one they love, but if you are one of the lucky few that do… make sure that you’re ‘Ready’.”

The synth-heavy, jazz-inspired production by TheAuracle, West Metro and Hunts is balanced with Moore’s reflective writing and a Martin Payne sample from the classic sitcom Martin.

Take a listen below:

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New Music: Jacquees – B.E.D

Jacquees BED

Cash Money’s buzzing R&B star Jacquees keeps the goodies coming with another brand new joint, entitled “B.E.D.” Over a sultry production by Nash B, the singer/songwriter keeps it 100 as he lays down some provocative plans.

“I know you want to love, but I just want to f*ck / And girl you know the deal, you got to keep it real / I know you want to see, I know you want to be, in my B.E.D, grindin’ slowly,” he sings.

Quees has much more on the way, including his joint album with Birdman, ‘Lost At Sea,’ which is coming soon.

Stream his latest joint below:

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New Music: Mila J – Black Friday (EP)


Following her ‘Waiting Game‘ mixtape, Mila J returned for the holidays with a mini EP, aptly titled Black Friday.

The 3-track project include the previously released “Me & My,” ladies’ anthem “Show Out,” and “Doesn’t Ring a Bell” featuring I. Rich and Dizzy.

“A little Black Friday gift for everybody from me,” said Mila J.

Stream the EP below:

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New Music: Eric Bellinger – Black Iverson


Eric Bellinger is reminding you that cuffing season is STILL on the way! With the second installment to the successful project set to be released in just a week, the talented singer-songwriter is giving you a little bit to hold you over.

Releasing the track “Black Iverson,” Eric boasts about the release of Cuffing Season Part 2 and all of his successes on the short offering. Singing out, “I got me some Henny, I got me one ‘dro / So I’m saying whatever I want to / I’m raising the bar on the 4th of December,” he reminds us that he’s been balling since he was young over the SoufWest produced track.

Take a listen to Eric’s rendition of Post Malone’s “White Iverson” below

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