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T-Pain Set To Release ‘Greatest Hits’ Album

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Grammy-award winning artist T-Pain might have everyone waiting on his fifth album to be released, but the superstar is making sure that he has something to give the fans as a holdover.

Announcing that he will be releasing a greatest hits album on November 4, Pain has something that will take you back to the days where dancing in the clubs weren’t looked at as a pastime. Titled,  T-Pain Presents Happy Hour: The Greatest Hits, the 13-track project will feature some of T-Pain’s biggest hits to date such as his debut single, “I’m Sprung,” and his latest drinking anthem, “Drankin’ Patna”. In addition to his own solo material, the album will feature some of the biggest feature singles of Pain’s career.

With a catalog that features 16 #1 hits, and over 45 top 10 songs that he has been featured on and/or produced, T-Pain’s reign as “King of the Party” is one that has been appreciated for almost a decade.

Happy Hour is available for pre-order on iTunes now.

Take a look at the tracklisting below to see if your favorite Nappy Boy single is on there:

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Sam Smith Announces ‘In The Lonely Hour’ 2015 Tour

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2014 has been a sensational year for ballad king, Sam Smith. While his debut album In The Lonely Hour has garnered much praise from some of the greatest artists in the industry and brought about co-signs from the likes of Mary J. Blige and more, the UK crooner is just getting started.

Hitting the road once again, Sam has decided to give the U.S. yet another chance to hear his heavenly voice live. Setting off on a 16-date tour at the top of 2015, Smith is ready and willing to have you in your feelings. Kicking off on January 9 in Atlanta, the tour will hit New York’s Madison Square Garden, Canada, L.A., Washington, D.C., and more.

The tour will follow his upcoming month-long European tour that begins on October 23 in Glasgow, Scotland. His album, In The Lonely Hour, has spawned hits such as “Stay With Me,” “Latch,” “I’m Not The Only One,” and more fan favorites.

Interested in seeing him this time around? Ticket sales begin October 24.

Take a look after the jump to see if your city made the cut:

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Join Us: ASCAP & Next2Shine Present: Champagne Social (NYC)

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Next week, the annual CMJ music marathon kicks off in NYC and we are inviting you to join us for a special official CMJ showcase event presented by ASCAP & Next2Shine.

“Champagne Social” invites a community of music enthusiasts, gathering to discover and appreciate the undeniable talent performing before them. This ethnically & socially diverse crowd shares one major passion: they are committed to honoring, supporting, & recognizing the exciting musical talent that flourishes within the industry.

Taking place in downtown NYC on the evening of October 21, ThisisRnB is an official media partner of the event, and we are extending a private no-cover RSVP to all our wonderful viewers in the tri-state area. Confirmed guests already include executives from every major record label, as well as influential media outlets and platforms such as BET, VH1, Billboard, LiveNation, Shazam, VEVO and many more.

To join us for this special evening all you have to do is use the password “THISISRNB” and RSVP here: http://then2s.com/cmj to receive location details.

Get a preview of some of the hand selected acts that will be performing below:

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K. Michelle Reveals Joint Tour with Keyshia Cole Coming Early 2015

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First it was Chris Brown and Trey Songz, and now it’s the ladies turn, as K. Michelle has revealed that her previously rumored joint tour with Keyshia Cole will be coming to fruition early next year.

The R&B divas are planning to hit the road on a North American trek kicking off in January 2015.

The “Love ‘Em All” singer shared the exciting news while wishing Keyshia a happy birthday on Wednesday. “Happy Birthday to the beautiful @keyshiacole. Can’t wait to hit the road with u in Jan and give the ladies a REAL experience! Enjoy your day,” she tweeted.

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K. Michelle Bares All In ‘My Life’ Trailer

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K. Michelle‘s time is now!

While it’s been a long time coming for the songstress, the good times just seem to keep on rolling. With a successful debut album under her belt, K is now gearing up to drop her sophomore album and along with it, a brand new show.

Titled, K. Michelle: My Life, the new VH1 show gives a firsthand look in the personal life of K. Michelle as she takes the New York world by storm. In the 30-second clip, the outspoken star gets into an altercation with a friend, shares priceless moments with her son, goes nude for a photoshoot, and of course, previews her crazy antics, for fans to enjoy. Sure to bring comedic relief and touching moments, we’re ready to see what insights the new show brings.

Take a look at the trailer below:

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Beyoncé, John Legend & Pharrell Lead 2014 American Music Award Nominations

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As much as you may hate to admit it, many of the songs that you hated at first grew on you. Whether it was the constant play of each on the radio or the countless number of award shows that showcased the same song being performed, you were either “Happy” all the time, “Drunk In Love,” or crying out the lyrics to “All Of Me” to your significant other.

While the past year has been exceptional for many artists, one can’t deny that Beyoncé, John Legend and Pharrell Williams, have had some of the most standout moments. John Legend, whose album was originally slow to rise on the charts – has had a full turn around and has been seen all across the boards for the award nominations. Adding the 2014 American Music Awards to his resumé, the soulful crooner should be secure in knowing that his Love In the Future album is finally getting the attention it deserves.

Coming in with five nominations, the aforementioned is up against Pharrell Williams – who is also nominated five times – and Beyoncé, who comes in with three. While Bey may only have three nominations this year, she is up against the fellas for one of the most important: “Artist of The Year”.

Also nominated with Skateboard P and John Legend in the “Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B” category is Chris Brown, whose recent album X has received very positive nods from the industry and fans. Other nominees include Sam Smith, Drake, Mary J. Blige, Jhené Aiko, and more.

The 2014 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on November 23 on ABC.

Check out the official nominations list below:

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Centric Announces 2014 Soul Train Awards Nominations

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As the year is creeping up to a close, it could only mean one thing: the Soul Train Awards are right around the corner. Filming on November 7 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, the unforgettable night will celebrate and honor R&B’s finest and most soulful artists.

Leading the race with seven nominations this year is Chris Brown, whose nominations include “Best R&B/Soul Male Artist,” “Song of the Year: for “Loyal” and “Video of the Year” for “New Flame.” Nabbing 6 nominations this year is none other than Beyoncé, and Pharrell follows with 5 nominations – both of whom are nominated for “Album of the Year.”

Other nominees this year are newcomers August Alsina and Jhené Aiko for “Best New Artist” as well as Tinashe, who is up against Usher and Chris Brown for the “Best Dance Performance” category. R&B vet Joe is nominated as well along with Ledisi, Luke James, Janelle Monae, Sam Smith, and many more.

Hosted by Wendy Williams, the event will air on Centric and BET on November 30 at 8pm.

Take a look at all of the nominations below!

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Bow Down: There is a Houston Radio Station that Only Plays Beyoncé Songs

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Whether you believe Beyoncé to be a queen or not, she is certainly the queen of Houston!

On Wednesday, the city’s very last all-news radio station officially shut down, but they didn’t sign off the air completely. They just switched their format to All Beyoncé, All The Time!

For real…until someone else decides to buy the station, it’s 24 hours of Beyonce, all day, everyday.

Don’t believe us? You can stream News 92 (now B92), here.

Read the station’s press release below:

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