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Newcomer Paige Young Premieres Acoustic Performance Video of New Single “All The Way”

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Emerging London based singer Paige Young made her official U.S. debut a few weeks ago with the release of “All The Way” featuring UK rapper Chip (aka Chipmunk). Paige’s sultry vocals perfectly coalesces the Kalenna Harper-written and 8-Traxx produced record, and today she gives listeners a stripped down taste of her talents with an acoustic performance video.

The 21-year-old artist has made waves across the pond since she was featured alongside rapper Wacka Flocka on Dubstep producer Borgore’s track “Wild Out” (Dim Mak Records) in 2013. The song garnered her the opportunity to perform live on Steve Aoki’s ‘Aokify America Tour’ at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Following the success of “Wild Out,” she released her first single “Wait” to rave reviews in the UK.

Paige is now in the studio with Kalenna Harper (Diddy Dirty Money, Lady Gaga, Ciara) and Rock City (Rihanna, Drake, Usher) working on her debut EP, ‘Polaroid’s,‘ which is due out later this year.

Check out the premiere of her acoustic performance of “All The Way” below.  What do you think?

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Watch: Emerging UK R&B Group Rough Copy Premiere Video for New Single “Same Formula”

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Self-proclaimed R&B Avengers Rough Copy are poised to return the true sound of R&B to the UK.

Originally an underground phenomenon, the group were catapulted into public view via The X Factor (gaining a huge fan base that remains to this day). The boys are now taking their talents worldwide with a clear manifesto; to bring the true sound of R&B back.

Today, Rough Copy premiere the music video for their buzzing new single “Same Formula.” A club-ready anthem set to make listeners bounce along as the fellas lay down their plans for a night of fun-filled ecstasy.

“Tonight I’ma take you on a ride baby, we can slip and slide, yeah I’ma give it to ya / If you want it then I got it, baby it’s a promise,” they sing over the clapping production.

Head to the club with Rough Copy and check out their video premiere below:

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Watch: Luke James Covers Carl Thomas’ “I Wish” Live

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Luke James just wrapped his mini headlining tour with BJ The Chicago Kid in promotion of his self-titled debut album.

Known for his amazing live performances, the R&B crooner had some surprises in his set for audiences, with a few unexpected covers.  One of which being Carl Thomas’ classic hit single, “I Wish,” which has always been one of his favorite records.

At his opening show in NYC last month, Luke already had the crowd hanging on to his every word when he delved into the cover, causing a roar from fans who sang along, but he cut it short by shaking his head and saying, “that bitch ain’t got no love.”

Check out our footage of the performance below!

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Premiere: MPrynt – If Later Never Comes

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Former Motown signees MPrynt are back with a brand new song to get listeners ready for what they have to offer. Premiering their new record, “If Later Never Comes,” the now indie group is pouring it on thick with this one.

Found on their upcoming EP by the same title, the Pop & Oak produced song features the quartet showcasing their vocals while belting out about living in the moment.

Singing out, “What if later never comes? / And we lose this moment forever?,” the talented Philly natives – made up of Tyce, Fah, Budda, Real – are ready to give the world that good ol’ love making music all over again.

Take a listen to their new song below, and stay tuned for the EP coming soon!

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ThisisRnB & RED Music Team Up for Special R&B Merch Store!

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In celebration of Black History Month, we were approached by our friends at RED Distribution to create something special for fans in addition to the latest albums from their roster of R&B artists. Today, we are very excited to announce our partnership with a completely custom direct-to-customer store using CapThat.

Featuring the latest titles from JOE, Faith Evans, Mack Wilds, Leela James, Jagged Edge, Lil Mo’, and Sisqo you can purchase each release, as well as create your own custom merch items! And when they say custom, they really mean custom!

The ‘Cap That’ studio lets you design gorgeous products with moments from photos, videos, Instagram, and Facebook. That’s right, you can grab an image right from the artists video and get it printed on a T-shirt, cell phone case, laptop skin, wall canvas, and more! The ‘Cap That’ studio also lets you enhance your moments using effects, graphics, text, and more to achieve that one-of-a-kind feel that only you can create.

Each purchase from our special store comes with a limited edition ThisisRnB x RED Music CD sampler as well!

Check out the experience here: http://thisisrnb.capthat.com/

View the CD sampler below:

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Exclusive: Jazmine Sullivan Performs “Stupid Girls” and “Masterpiece” Acoustic on ThisisRnB Sessions!

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The return of Jazmine Sullivan has been the early highlight of the year.  Releasing her much-anticipated third studio album Reality Show last month, the R&B vocalist delivered what will easily be one of the best albums of the year, and continues to show why she is herald as one of the premiere voices of today.

For our latest ThisisRnB Sessions we were blessed by the Philly native with an incredible acoustic set.  Joining us at Stadiumred Studios in Harlem, Jazmine focused on two of her favorite cuts from the album; “Stupid Girls” and “Masterpiece (Mona Lisa).”

Backed by only an acoustic guitar the 27-year-old belted out each tune with the poise, charisma and hair raising vocals that make her such a special artist.

Another soul stirring set, which should not be missed! Check out her performance below, and pick up Reality Show in stores or on iTunes now.

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Exclusive: Ne-Yo Talks New Album ‘Non-Fiction,’ Using Fan Stories, Making Quality Music No Matter Genre, State of R&B, and More!

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Outstanding. That’s the first word that comes to mind when sought after singer-songwriter Ne-Yo is mentioned. From his work behind the pen for some of your favorite artists to the vocal abilities that he pushes through on his on tracks, the self-proclaimed Gentleman of R&B has given us hit after hit throughout his time in the industry.

Gearing up for the release of his sixth studio album Non-Fiction – which is set to hit stores on January 27 – the multi-talented artist has a lot to sing about this time around. Choosing to go a different route than with his previous albums, the “She Knows” singer called on a few lucky fans to assist in the creation of the upcoming project. With lead singles such as “Money Can’t Buy” featuring Jeezy, the Juicy J assisted “She Knows,” and the recently visually adapted, “Coming With You,” the anticipation for what Ne-Yo’s offering this time around is exceedingly high from fans everywhere.

Taking some time to chat with ThisIsRnB about the creative process of the album, using fans real stories on tracks like “Religious,” creating quality music no matter genre, the positives and negatives of R&B today, and more, Ne-Yo gave us one of the best interviews we’ve had in quite some time.

Make yourself at home with the exclusive interview below!

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Mixtape: DJ Chris Styles & ThisisRnB – ‘Fresh Radio’ (January ’15) (Hosted by TeeFLii)

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2014 went by super fast but we’re ready to kick off 2015 with the first edition of our monthly ‘Fresh Radio’ mixtape with DJ Chris Styles of Sirius XM’s ‘The Heat.’  One of last year’s breakout R&B artists was L.A.’s own TeeFLii, who had the clubs going up with multiple hits, and he joins us as this month’s special guest host!

As always the 60 minute live mix features some of the hottest R&B singles climbing the charts and rockin the clubs right now, including tracks from Chris Brown, Usher, Tinashe, The-Dream and many more. Plus exclusive interlude breaks from TeeFLii, who will release his debut album Starr on February 3 via Epic Records.

Follow the jump to stream and download the new mix now!!

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