Sevyn Streeter Announces Seven City Tour


Sevyn Streeter will be hitting the road for a mini tour in promotion of her latest EP ‘Shoulda Been There Pt. 1.’ The Atlantic Records songstress has announced her ‘Seven’ city tour “Sevyn Streeter Live” kicking off in November.

The North American trek will find Sevyn hitting major cities including New York, Philadelphia, DC, Los Angeles and more. She will be teaming up with Music Choice for the Los Angeles and San Francisco tour stops to kick off the “Music Choice Presents: Sound Check Sessions.” Sevyn will treat her fans to candid discussions about relationships, love, life, and everything that inspires her music while playing tracks from her current and upcoming EPs.

Most recently, Sevyn released the music video to her fan favorite track “Boomerang” feat. Hit-Boy.

Check out the tour dates below:

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Sam Smith Announces Re-Release of ‘In The Lonely Hour’ with Mary J. Blige, John Legend & More


Sam Smith is full of surprises. After just releasing his new theme song for the upcoming James Bond film Spectre, the British crooner has announced that he will be re-releasing his acclaimed debut album In The Lonely Hour. The 2014 album has sold nine million copies worldwide and won Smith four Grammy Awards. It will now be re-issued in an expanded double-disc “Drowning Shadows Edition.”

The reissue will contain both the 14-track original version of the album and a nine-song bonus disc. The latter will feature live versions and covers of Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know?” and Amy Winehouse’s “Love Is a Losing Game,” plus a new song called “Drowning Shadows.” Also included are his collaborations with Mary J. Blige (“Stay With Me”), A$AP Rocky (“I’m Not the Only One”), John Legend (“Lay Me Down”), and Disclosure (“Latch” and “Omen”).

“This is a present directly from me to my fans,” said Smith. “This album, this journey has completely changed my life. So I have listened to all your wants and wishes and put some tracks on this album you all wanted originally. I also have a new song, and a special new cover for you all. This is my thank you to you all, and officially my final bow before my second album.”

In the Lonely Hour (Drowning Shadows Edition) arrives Nov. 6. See the tracklisting below:

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Eric Bellinger Announces U.S. Tour, Releases “Valet” Lyric Video

Eric Bellinger Tour

Grammy winning songwriter and R&B artist Eric Bellinger just wrapped his international summer tour and is ready to come home to kick off a national U.S. tour in support of his new album Cuffing Season, which is available now via YFS/300 Entertainment.

The Eric Bellinger Tour begins November 12 in Seattle and will hit major U.S. cities including Chicago, Los Angeles, DC, Philadelphia and New York with more dates to be announced soon.

“Do you remember when music made you feel a certain way? When you could actually dedicate a song to that special someone? When you could recall exactly where you were and what you were doing the very 1st time you heard Your Favorite Song?,” asks Bellinger. “If you don’t… The Eric Bellinger Tour is here to remind you that those feelings still exist. Join us as we unite true R&B fans across the Nation.”

In addition, Bellinger has released a lyric video for his current single “Valet” featuring Fetty Wap and 2Chainz. The bouncing dynamic visual features exclusive performance footage of Eric as well as previously unreleased behind the scenes footage with Fetty Wap and 2Chainz.

Check out the video and tour dates below!

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ThisIsRnB & Forest McGill Productions Present: ‘Men Are Crazy Too’ (Web Series) [Teaser]



This year, we’ve been busy working on a new project to change the way visitors experience R&B music, our site and the ThisisRnB brand. While we provide you with the most current music and news from our beloved genre, we felt it was time to shake things up a bit and add another option to the way that we deliver it to you.

With all of the above in mind, we proudly present to you the first scripted web-series to hit entitled Men Are Crazy Too!

Now, of course we’re sure you’re wondering, “What does this have to do with R&B?” And our response is simply put: EVERYTHING. Written and directed by our very own, Ni’Kesia Pannell, Men Are Crazy Too finds a creative way to fuse R&B music with what it most closely relates itself to: relationships.

Centered around the lives of five female best friends, ‘MACT‘ is a positive, character-driven, comedic drama that highlights the issues most young single individuals struggle with today. From discovering insecurities put in place from previous relationships to navigating through the new-age dating scene, each individual will be challenged with revisiting situations from their past as well as attempting to find resolutions, balances, and encouragement in everything that surrounds them.

Set in Atlanta, GA, Season 1 of the new series features some of R&B’s most talented emerging male singers and songwriters such as Kameron Corvet, Richard King, and former childhood actor and buzzing singer, Mishon – each of who pose as love interests for the cast members of the promising show. Introducing you to new sounds from the above artists as well as a few other up and coming talents, the series serves as a way to not only release new music, but also give artists a way to tap into other talents that they may have.

Taking inspiration from Sex and the City and Girlfriends mixed with the comedic relief of the 1997 film B*A*P*S, this scripted series delves deep into the minds of both women and men and sheds light on what may or may not cause a chain reaction of events in relationships.

Men Are Crazy Too premieres right here on on Wednesday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET!

Until then though, check out the teaser below!

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Report: Usher Secretly Marries Manager Grace Miguel


According to a report that just surfaced, Usher is a married man—again!

The R&B superstar secretly wed his longtime girlfriend and manager Grace Miguel.

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Adele Reportedly Prepping New Album for November


There are some big comebacks expected for this fall, probably the largest being Janet Jackson, but now it appears that fans should get ready for the return of Adele!

The British megastar – who’s 2011 blockbuster album 21 ruled the charts with over 11 million copies sold in the U.S. and more than 30 million worldwide – has been very quietly working on her much-anticipated third album.  There has been little gossip or news surrounding it, that is until now, as a report has been released by a trusted industry source that the songstress will be returning at the end of 2015.

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Tinashe and Chris Brown Team Up on New Song “Player”


Tinashe‘s sophomore album is shaping up to be one of the more anticipated releases of the year, and now fans can get even more excited because the singer has revealed the album will feature a collaboration with Chris Brown.

During an interview with Travis Mills on Beats 1, Tinashe opened up about the song which is titled “Player.”

“I’ve always kinda wanted to do a song with [Chris],” she said. “Obviously, he’s one of the best entertainers of our generation… It’s just exciting to be able to work with him.”

The album, entitled Joyride, has already spawned the Young Thug-assisted single “Party Favors,” and will include contributions from Dr. Luke, Hit-Boy, Travi$ Scott, Nic Nac, and Dev Hynes.

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The Weeknd Scores Back-To-Back Hot 100 No. 1 Singles


What a year it has been for The Weeknd. After landing the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 last week, the Canadian star has now topped himself.

This week, his single “The Hills” has risen to No. 1 on the Hot 100, dethroning his other hit single “Can’t Feel My Face.”

The latter falls to No. 3 this week after three consecutive weeks at No. 1, while Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?” climbs into second place.

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