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ThisisRnB Nights: Keyshia Cole & Adrian Marcel Rock Irving Plaza (NYC)

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NYC R&B fans were treated to an incredible performance on Tuesday night as Keyshia Cole brought her “Point of No Return” tour to the Big Apple.  The R&B songstress and her supporting act, Adrian Marcel, lit up Irving Plaza with soaring vocals and sing-along moments.

Adrian is a fellow Oakland native who has been growing a large fan base thanks to his 2013 debut mixtape ‘7 Days of Weak,’ and the recently released follow-up ‘Weak After Next.’ For anyone that didn’t know his name prior to the show they left knowing R&B has some seriously great talent on the rise. Showing off his great stage presence and emotion filled falsetto the singer/songwriter performed songs off both projects.

Setting the stage for Keyshia to do what she does best, the R&B songstress tore up the stage for her adorning fans as she ran through her impressive catalog of hits and fan favorites including “Love,” “I Remember,” “Shoulda Let You Go,” “Enough of No Love” and more.  Keyshia also treated the audience to her cover of Chris Brown’s “Loyal.”

The “Point of No Return” Tour will continue across the U.S. through August hitting cites such as Boston, Atlanta, Houston, New Orleans, Los Angeles and more.

Check out our exclusive photos from the show below, along with the remaining tour dates.

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Ariana Grande Covers Seventeen, Talks Insecurity & Success

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With her anticipated sophomore album coming out August 25, Ariana Grande gets the national promo started by landing the cover of Seventeen magazine’s September issue. Becoming one of today’s biggest pop stars as a young woman is not an easy feat for anyone and it can come with it’s troubles. In the new issue, the 21-year-old shares an unfiltered look at her true self, as she opens up about overcoming insecurity, struggles with her family and finding success.

“It’s tough to spend some of the most important years of your life in front of so many strangers who want to pick you apart,” explained Ariana. “Insecurity has been the hardest thing I’ve had to overcome. I think everyone my age struggles with that because everyone strives for approval and wants to feel loved.”

Most recently Ariana appears on Jessie J’s brand new ladies anthem “Bang Bang” along with Nicki Minaj. In the feature she talks about her feelings on how collaborating can impact a song for the better, her issues with the “selfie” culture, and the biggest lesson she’s learned in the past few years.

Check out excerpts from the feature and more photos below:

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Tank Fronts SingersRoom’s Inaugural Digital Cover

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Our friends over at Singersroom have launched their first ever digital cover, featuring none other than the R&B General, Tank.

The cover fronts a special photoshoot and interview with the singer-songwriter-producer, who is gearing up to release his sixth studio album Stronger on August 12.

“What makes me stronger is growth,” says Tank. “I think that if we all give way to experience and accept the teachings, accept the understandings that goes along with it, then you really have no choice but to become stronger.”

“You really have no choice but to benefit from all the trials and tribulations from the good times as well as the bad times,” he continued. “And this information has taken me into a space where musically, I’m at my best; I’m at my strength, physically, spiritually, mentally.”

Check out some more excerpts from the interview and photos below:

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Look: Chris Brown & Usher Shoot “New Flame” Video

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Chris Brown and Usher hooked up for a brief scene in the the music video for “Loyal,” but now the R&B superstars have come together to shoot the visual for their collaborative single “New Flame.”

Teaming up with Riveting Entertainment once again, Brown and Usher shared some snaps from the set, while singer/songwriter Verse Simmonds, who co-penned the song, celebrated the special moment. “Tonight I got to witness music history!.. 2 of the biggest stars in the world @chrisbrownofficial & @howuseeit came together for the 1st time to collaborate on a video for a record that I wrote… #NewFlame #Blessed #VvSsociety,” he wrote on Instragram.

“New Flame,” which also features Rick Ross, will appear on Brown’s much-anticipated new album, X, due out this year.

Check out more pics from the set below, and stay tuned for the music video coming soon!

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Keyshia Cole Reveals ‘Point of No Return’ Album Cover

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Keyshia Cole is on the road to freedom on the cover for her upcoming album Point of No Return.

The R&B songstress has revealed the artwork for her sixth studio album, which is due out this fall. It has already spawned the singles “Rick James” featuring Juicy J, the personal ballad “Next Time (Won’t Give My Heart Away),” and the DJ Mustard-produced “She.”

Earlier this week, she kicked off her “Point of No Return” tour, which wraps August 25 in San Diego.


Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih & Future Join DJ Khaled for New Single

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DJ Khaled has recruited some of R&B’s hottest artists for his next single and video. Over the weekend the We The Best boss took over a house in the Hollywood Hills with Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future, and Jeremih to shoot the upcoming visual, directed by Gil Green.

“Squad gettin money together!” said August as he posed alongside Breezy on an orange Lambo.

The New Orleans crooner shot scenes poolside with a bikini-clad babe, and Pia Mia stopped by to visit her pal Chris.

The song is slated to be the next single off Khaled’s eighth album I Changed A Lot, due out this fall.

Check out the behind-the-scenes pics below:

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Chris Brown Hosts Celebrity Kickball Game in L.A.

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This past Saturday was a moment for the stars. Well, urban stars at least. Chris Brown and Diddy’s stepson Quincy Brown – who is the son to ’90s R&B star Al B. Sure! – hosted a day to remember with their Celebrity Kickball Game in L.A.

Featuring an all-star cast including Omarion, Jamie Foxx, Kevin McCall, Keke Palmer, Ne-Yo, The Game, Christina Millian and many more, the competition set friends and family members on opposing sides to see who would claim the victory. With proceeds benefitting Chris’ charity, Symphonic Love, the game was a hit with the Los Angeles community.

Igniting the competitive side in each player and raising temperatures, at the end of the game there could only be one victorious team and that was Breezy’s. Qunicy – whose team included Amber Rose, Keke Palmer, The Game, and Ne-Yo didn’t quite make the cut, but put up a good fight and provided great entertainment for fans.

Ending the game with a performance of his single “Loyal” and appreciation for Team Breezy, this event was surely one everyone enjoyed.

Check out pictures from the game below!

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Mila J Announces Release Date For ‘M.I.L.A.’ EP

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“Smoke, Drink, Breakup” singer Mila J is ready to jump back into the game full force! While her latest vocals can be found on Trey Songz’s Trigga album, it’s time for the beauty to deliver her own project for fans to enjoy.

Announcing that her EP M.I.L.A. will be released in September, Mila J is also readying her follow-up single. Featuring “Fancy” chart topper Iggy Azaela, the single is titled “My Main” and is said to host a release date in the coming weeks. Iggy isn’t the only person featured on Mila’s Motown debut. Fans can expect to hear both Problem and B.o.B. on the upcoming project as well.

While prepping for the drop of her EP, Mila let it all out on her Venice Beach photoshoot and even gave a little behind the scenes footage to show us what she’s working with.

Check it out below:

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