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First Look: DJ Khaled, Chris Brown & August Alsina Shoot Video for New Single “Gold Slug”

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DJ Khaled is looking to build on the success he had with Chris Brown and August Alsina on “Hold You Down,” by reuniting the two R&B stars on the forthcoming new single “Gold Slug,” which will also feature Fetty Wap.

The unreleased track has already gotten the video treatment, shot this week in Miami, and before hearing the audio we get a sneak peek at the upcoming video with some on-set pics.

Take a look below:

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Miguel Brings His ‘Wildheart’ to Drai’s Live in Las Vegas

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Over the weekend, wall-to-wall crowds at Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub atop The Cromwell in Las Vegas welcomed internationally celebrated artist Miguel for a riveting performance in the midst of his successful “WILDHEART Tour”.

Performing some of his biggest hits and fan favorites, Miguel rocked the opulent 65,000 square foot venue for an hour with songs like “Quickie,” “Drugs” and the lead single from his newly released WILDHEART album, “Coffee.”

He paused between tracks to speak with the audience, clearly taking in his appreciation for their support. All while overlooking the famed Las Vegas Strip from the rooftop stage, Miguel’s passion and musicianship shined through the entire concert. Before bowing out, he took to the mic one last time for his encore – the beloved and critically acclaimed “Adorn.”

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Recap & Photos: BMI R&B/Hip Hop Awards 2015

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On Friday night BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) , the global leader in music rights management, presented the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.  The star-studded event celebrates the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs of the previous year.

Grammy Award-winning songwriter, composer, producer, arranger and guitarist, Nile Rodgers was honored with the BMI Icon Award for his unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers and his ability to connect people through song.

The evening featured a slew of performances: B.o.B opened with a medley of hits, followed by IloveMakonnen who kept the energy going with “Tuesday.” Backed by music director Rickey Minor, as well as band and Donald Lawrence’s vocals, the high-powered Icon tribute was kicked off by R&B chanteuses Kelly Price covering “Upside Down,” Deborah Cox’s delivery of “I’m Coming Out,” Kathy Sledge and the Company offering a rousing rendition of “We Are Family,” and V. Bozeman’s vibrant version of “I Want Your Love.”  The celebration continued with CeeLo Green’s dynamic performance of “Let’s Dance.”  The night concluded with the top honoree taking the stage to perform fan favorites “Good Times” and “Rappers Delight,” with hip-hop legend Chuck D joining Rodgers.

Additional top honors presented at the awards ceremony: John Legend “All of Me” earned the Song of the Year prize; DJ Mustard was crowned the Songwriter of the Year for penning hits “2 On,” “Don’t Tell ‘Em,” “I Don’t F**ck With You,” “Main Chick,” “My Hitta,” “Na Na,” “No Mediocre,” “Paranoid,” “Show Me,” and “Who Do You Love?.” DJ Mustard also won the coveted Producer of the Year award for the second year in a row, while Universal Music Publishing Group accepted the prestigious Publisher of the Year crystal for having 18 of the most-performed songs from the previous year. BMI also recognized top producers Kanye West, J Cole, Jim Jonsin, Michael “Finatik” Mulé and Isaac De Boni.

BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill and Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton shared the evening’s hosting duties with R&B artist and actor Ray J.

Check out photos and video footage below:

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Watch: Chris Brown Gets Head Tattoo of Greek Statue

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Chris Brown has made plenty of brash decisions, but his latest will probably leave you scratching your head.

During a day off from his “One Hell of a Nite” tour, the R&B superstar got a big new tattoo on the back of his dome. He shaved some of his hair to make room for the new tat, which appears to be the ancient Greek statue Venus de Milo.  The statue is believed to depict Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty.

Breezy documented the process on Instagram before deleting it. “#onehellofanight #legendarynights #OHB do what want and if u aint wit the bandwagon u will be soon #KEEPIT💯,” he wrote.

The tattoo is just the latest in Brown’s expansive collection, which covers his neck, arms, chest, and back.

Get a closer look at Breezy’s fresh ink below:

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First Look: Kelly Rowland Guests on “Empire”

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As previously revealed Kelly Rowland is coming to prime time TV this fall with a guest role on FOX’s hit drama “Empire.”

The 34-year-old singer will be playing Luscious Lyon’s mother, Leah, in a series of flashback scenes from his childhood.

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ThisisRnB Nights: Tamia Performs at Irving Plaza in NYC

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Tamia tore up the Irving Plaza stage on Thursday night in New York City.  The performance was the kick off show of her “Love Life Tour,” which will travel across the U.S. for over a month, hitting cities such as Washington D.C., Atlanta, Orlando, Chicago and more before culminating Sept. 26 in Scottsdale, AZ.

Known for her outstanding live shows and vocal prowess, the R&B songstress delivered another exceptional performance.  Tamia gave the capacity crowd of fans a night to remember performing her vast catalog of past hits, fan favorites, and cuts from her brand new album Love Life.  At times the audience joined her word for word singing even louder than Tamia herself.

Check out our exclusive photos below:

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The Weeknd Models Kanye West’s Yeezy Collection for GQ

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After posing alongside the cast of “Empire” in Vogue, The Weeknd trades his designer suits for Kanye West’s Yeezy collection for adidas in the September issue of GQ, styled by Mr. West himself. The Canadian crooner models some fall looks including a $3,250 fur-lined jacket, camouflage parka, sweatpants, and Yeezy Boost sneakers.

“I really felt like he targeted someone like me,” said The Weeknd of West’s first proper collection, which hits stores in October. “The camo, the army look, the black boots, the nonchalant kind of vagrant look. I relate to it. It relates to my story. Kanye is such a great friend of mine as well, when he asked me I couldn’t say no. It was the least I could do.”

In his third interview ever, The Weeknd opened up via email about his press shyness, Ed Sheeran’s battle rap skills, and recording in Marilyn Monroe’s old bedroom.

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ThisisRnB Nights: Tank Performs at BB Kings in NYC

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It was another great night for R&B fans at BB Kings in NYC on Friday, Aug. 14.  The one and only Tank returned to the legendary venue for a headlining show.

With the crowd filled with eager female fans the Grammy nominated singer/songwriter hit the stage after an intro from his 5-piece band.  As always Tank gave the audience a great show, with a set list that included such hits and fan favorites as “Sex Music,” “Maybe I Deserve,” “Slowly,” “Emergency,” and even his recent turn-up anthem “Shots Fired.”

He gave one female audience member a very special moment to remember when he brought her onstage for a sexual embrace as he sang to her. Showing his talents further Tank switched from the front of the stage to the keyboard as he sang his classic single “Please Don’t Go.”

The R&B General closed his set with the uptempo “You’re My Star” from his latest album Stronger, and passed out red and white roses to ladies in the front row.

Check out our exclusive photos below:

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