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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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Mary J. Blige Shares Her World In New ‘Billboard’ Cover Story

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Mary J. Blige has become one of the most legendary singers in the R&B genre to date. From her relevancy over the last 20 years to overcoming her own personal battles, the life and times of MJB has been an incredible story to watch. And, if you’re as lucky as some of us, you’ve been able to watch it from her arrival on the scene in the early ’90s, up until where she is now in 2014.

Covering this month’s issue of Billboard magazine, The Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul took some time to discuss her 13th album, The London Sessions, as well as her expansive and interesting journey through the music industry. Opening up about her tremulous past, the icon stated: “I was ready to just check out. It was a moment — I can’t get into it — but I saw my life going and I was grabbing for it. I was like, ‘No, no, no, no, no.’ That’s when I realized that I don’t want to die. And I switched, and I started praying and crying, and my life shifted right there.”

Now, two years sober, Mary told the famed outlet, “Sometimes I go to dinner with my sister and my friends, but it’s very light now because I don’t drink and hang out anymore,” she says. “So you know I can’t be in a club. If I ever felt like going out and dancing, I could do it. I could sit around everybody while they’re drinking, but I just don’t want to.”

In addition to touching on her past, MJB the MVP, talked receiving advice from her go-to man Elton John, her budding friendship with Sam Smith, what she keeps in rotation, Amy Winehouse, and much more. Perhaps one of the best interviews she’s given recently, you can’t help but love Mary even more after reading this.

Take a look at the pics and behind the scenes footage of the shoot shoot below! And, if you’re looking to read the full interview, click here!

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Pharrell, Mary J. Blige and Ariana Grande Celebrate ‘A Very Grammy Christmas’

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The Grammy Academy is back in the holiday spirit and putting on a joyous celebration with their upcoming special “A Very Grammy Christmas.” The one-hour show was taped at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Tuesday. It was hosted by LL Cool J, and features some of today’s biggest stars performing holiday songs and their current hits, as well as sharing their favorite holiday memories.

Pharrell Williams, decked out in a Christmas sweater, covered the classic “Please Come Home for Christmas,” and performed his G I R L album cut “Lost Queen.”

The Queen of R&B, Mary J. Blige, spread some cheer of her own with selections from her upcoming album The London Sessions.

Ariana Grande and Big Sean showed some PDA while performing their duet “Best Mistake.” The cute couple, coordinated in a red dress and black tuxedo, walked off stage hand-in-hand after their romantic set. Ariana also cozied up in front of the fireplace for a festive performance of her new holiday single “Santa Tell Me,” which debuts November 24.

In addition to the performances, the nominations for Album of the Year for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be announced during “A Very Grammy Christmas,” which airs December 5 at 9 p.m. on CBS.

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Chris Brown Enlists August Alsina for ‘X Live Tour!’

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August Alsina may be a newcomer to the music industry, but that hasn’t stopped him from nabbing some big names to work with. While he recently wrapped his own tour and hit the road with megastar Usher on “The UR Experience Tour,” the Yungin’ is on his way to adding a few more dates under his belt.

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Chrisette Michele Reveals ‘The Lyricists Opus’ Cover & “Together” Teaser

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Surprise! Chrisette Michele is set to release her new project ‘The Lyricists Opus‘ on November 24! The follow-up to her Grammy-nominated 2013 album Better, serves as the first release on her new independent label, Rich Hipster.

The soulful songstress poses with a summery look on the EP cover with long brown braids and long lashes. In addition to revealing the cover and release date, Chrisette has also shared a teaser for the video to a new song titled “Together.” The visual for the beautiful love song was directed by Derek Blanks, and features ballet dancers gliding along to the romantic track.

Fans will be able to watch more of Chrisette’s musical journey on season 3 of TV One’s “R&B Divas” beginning January 21. She will also kick off “The Opus Tour” beginning in San Francisco on January 22.

Watch the teaser for “Together” and a few more tracks from the project below:

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Jhené Aiko Announces Tour Dates for “Enter the Void Tour”

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Last month, Jhené Aiko gave fans a little tease by revealing the name and artwork for her upcoming headlining tour “Enter The Void.”

Now, the songstress has announced the dates for her North American winter trek, which will feature special guests SZA and The Internet.

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Omarion Reveals Album Cover for ‘Sex Playlist’

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Omarion is set to heat up the airwaves with his hot new single “Post To Be” featuring Jhené Aiko and Chris Brown, but come next month the R&B singer will be heating up bedrooms with his new album Sex Playlist.

Revealing the release date (Dec. 2) and tracklisting last week, Maybach O has now unveiled the sexy album cover, which features his girlfriend and “Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood” co-star, Apryl Jones. The LP will be his first on MMG/Atlantic and first full-length album in more than four years.

Prior to the DJ Mustard-produced “Post To Be,” the album was preceded by the sexy tracks “Show Me” featuring Jeremih, “Work” and “You Like It.”

Speaking with The FADER previously about the album, O said: “People be like, “So what are you bringing to the game this time?” and I’m just like, “Emotion. Fuckin’ feeling.” When you hear my shit you gonna feel some shit, you gonna think about some shit, because that’s what the core and the true R&B is. Rhythm and blues baby. There’s this El Debarge loop in it—it feels like what people need.”


Faith Evans Says She is Working on a Duets Album with Biggie!

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Sayyyy Whaaat??!!!

Yea, you read that right… We had the same reaction. While promoting the release of her new album Incomparable, Faith Evans has spilled the beans on a very special project, she just got approved to work on. Speaking with HipHollywood, the R&B veteran has revealed that her next LP could very well be a duets album with her late ex-husband The Notorious B.I.G!

Although she is only in the very early stages of the process, Faith said her inspiration for the tone of the album was Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole.

The album is expected to be titled “The King and I,” and it could be released as early as next year!

Peep the interview clip below:

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