Watch: Mary J. Blige Performs “Not Loving You” on ‘1 Mic 1 Take’ Series


Mary J. Blige‘s acclaimed new album The London Sessions hit stores earlier this month, and continuing with the promotion the R&B icon has released the second video performance from her special Capitol “1 Mic, 1 Take” session.

In the black-and-white clip, Blige belts out the stirringly heartfelt song “Not Loving You,” which was written by Sam Smith.

“Always hopeful that I’ll make a change, what’s that about? / It weights so heavy, so heavy on my heart / So what you gonna do now, now that you’re falling, you’re falling down / There’s only so much I can do,” she sings with a heavy heart.

Watch her latest performance below!

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Marsha Ambrosius & The Floacist (Floetry) Reunite in London, 8 Years Later

Floetry Reunion

In a highly unexpected moment, Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie Stewart (The Floacist) have reunited after breaking up from their duo, Floetry, 8 years ago!

While performing in London this week at The Claphand Grand, Marsha surprised the audience, and now fans everywhere, by bringing out Natalie for a reunion performance!

Performing the title track from their 2002 debut album, Floetic, the ladies had the crowd going wild and surely left many crossing their fingers for an official comeback.

Watch the footage of their surprise reunion below!

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Exclusive: Anthony Hamilton Performs “Tis The Season” & “Home for the Holidays” Acoustic on ThisisRnB Sessions!


This fall, Anthony Hamilton released his first ever Christmas album, Home For The Holidays, via RCA Records. The festive LP finds Hamilton crooning his way through some of the season’s most beloved holiday classics with his signature tone, and features six original tracks including, “Spend Christmas With You,” “Coming Home,” “‘Tis The Season,” “Spirit of Love,” “It’s Christmas,” and the title track “Home for the Holidays.”

Hamilton approached the project with the same sophistication and delivery he is respected for, with his past studio albums.

“This album is for the people who really love the holidays and what feelings they bring. For the families that get together and love a good time,” said Anthony. “I feel like some of the things we enjoy most, we can only feel with our hearts. Having an emotional connection to this project was essential because I want my fans to be moved by the music and associate each song with a time where no other feeling mattered but love.”

We recently caught up with the soulful crooner for a special edition of our live acoustic series at StadiumRed Studios in Harlem, New York. For his set, Anthony performed two of the original songs off the album, “Tis The Season,” and the title track “Home for the Holidays.”

Accompanied by his tour pianist and backup singer, Hamilton gracefully performed each song with the class, gritty soulful nuances, and old school precision that he delivers on stages worldwide.

Watch the performances below, and you can pick up his new album on iTunes now!

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Jennifer Hudson, Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson Funk Up ‘The Voice’ Finale


Tuesday night’s finale of “The Voice” showed up and showed out!

Sporting gold rollers, large shades and an impressive gold suit, Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson had the crowd on their feet with a live performance of their Top 5 hit, “Uptown Funk”! Taking the audience to another level as they glided across the stage with their moves, the sharply dressed men gave judges Pharrell, Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton something to rock out to.

While Bruno and Mark were busy funk’n the crowd up, Jennifer Hudson grabbed one of the contestants, Damien, and gave the crowd everything they wanted with a performance of the single, “It’s Your World”. Strutting the stage in a black mini-dress, the superb vocalist laid it all out and proved just why she’s one of the most talented stars that arrived from television.

Between J.Hud, Bruno, and Mark, there was so much funk in the building that we almost forgot what we were watching. Catch a glimpse at the spectacle below!

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Mariah Carey Kicks Off “A Night of Joy and Festivity” Extravaganza


With Christmas a little over a week away, everyone is finding the time to spread some holiday cheer and Mariah Carey, of course, is no exception!

While the veteran singer received a massive amount backlash from her performance of “All I Want For Christmas Is You” for the kickoff of “Christmas in Rockefeller Center,” she is definitely doing a little damage control. Beginning her inaugural holiday extravaganza titled “All I Want for Christmas Is You: A Night of Joy and Festivity,” the singer took the stage ready to give it her all.

Dressed in floor length gowns, Mariah performed some of her top Christmas hits for fans all over the world. The first night of six sold out shows, the show received a massive amount of praise from those present. In true MC fashion, the show was indeed a spectacle. Backed by dancing Christmas characters and children, and even a full choir, the Elusive Chanteuse made sure she gave fans something to enjoy for the holiday season.

Check out a few clips from the show below:

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ThisisRnB Nights: Jhené Aiko Rocks Club Nokia in Los Angeles on “Enter The Void Tour” (Photos)


On Friday night, Jhené Aiko sailed into Los Angeles’ Club Nokia for the second time on her “Enter the Void Tour.” After a sold-out show at the venue last Sunday, the L.A. songbird catered to her hometown crowd of loyal fans once again!

Following opening sets from Willow Smith, The Internet, and SZA, the petite singer-songwriter performed cuts off her debut album Souled Out, the Sail Out EP, and famed mixtape ‘Sailing Soul(s).’

Similar to the up and downs of relationships, Jhené had the crowd riding along with her on an emotional roller-coaster, as she went through heartbreaks, new love and “f**k boys” (as she called them) before going into her fan favorite song “Comfort Inn Ending.”

Similar to last Sunday, Jhené surprise guests again by bringing out Chris Brown to perform their new duet “Drunk Texting,” off his new album X.

Jhené will wrap up her “Enter The Void Tour” on Dec. 21 in Minneapolis.

Check out our exclusive photos below!

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Watch: Chris Brown Paints Live Art Piece at Hot 97


Chris Brown is becoming more and more well known for this graffiti painting skills. Having multiple gallery shows and auctions for his work many fans would love to get their hands on a Breezy original.

Letting the man go wild with the paint, Hot 97 asked Chris to create a live piece for them during a recent visit to the NYC station. While crafting his design, Chris fielded questions about his art inspirations, history of tagging, favorite artists and more.

Watch the footage and peep his design below!

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Rihanna Hosts & Performs at Inaugural ‘Diamond Ball’


As previously reported, Rihanna is getting into the charity circuit to raise funds for The Clara Lionel Foundation, which she started in 2012. The foundation – which is named after her grandparents – works to improve the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, education, arts, and culture. On Thursday night, the Pop megastar held the inaugural “Diamond Ball” at The Vineyard in Beverly Hills, California, to benefit the growing charity.

The upscale, swanky affair brought out celebrity guests such as Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Brad Pitt, Jimmy Kimmel, Big Sean – who performed his latest hit “I Don’t F**k With You,” Tyrese, Salma Hayek, Terrence J and many more.

RiRi wowed the cameras on the red carpet in a crimson satin dress by Zac Posen and stunning Chopard necklace. She was supported by her family, including both her parents and her grandfather Lionel Braithwaite.

Brad Pitt had the duty of introducing Rihanna’s special performance to the audience, which found her conducting an orchestra and performing a medley of some of her biggest hits including “Diamonds,” “Pour It Up,” “Umbrella,” and “Run This Town.”

“One of the greatest benefits of my job was being able to start the Clara Lionel Foundation in honor of my grandparents,” said Rihanna. “There is truly nothing I’m more proud of and we’ve just gotten started. I’m excited to continue my work and thrilled to be able to host the Diamond Ball – a night that promises to be elegant and inspirational.”

Check out more photos and video footage below!

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