On Thursday, Mario paid a visit to the Billboard offices for a special Facebook Live session.
The R&B crooner gave the audience in person and streaming worldwide a special performance, continuing to show that he hasn’t missed a note vocally. Sticking to his classics, Mario belted out “How Do I Breathe” and “Let Me Love You.”
His performance was followed by a live interview where the singer spoke about starting his indie label New Citizen, the sounds he’s been experimenting with on his new music, he revealed the video for his latest single “I Need More” is coming next month, and gave details on the book he is writing, Life in Exchange.
Mario also said he wants to do a collaboration with Tory Kelly, which he told Billboard to hook up. Ha.
Check out his performance and interview below.
The Weeknd links up with hitmaker Cashmere Cat on the producer’s brand new single “Wild Love,” which also features Francis and The Lights.
The trippy, electric production is carried by Abel’s falsetto and harmonies, while digitized vocals by Francis complement with another dimension.
“Wild love / I don’t know if it’s really for real, but I know that it’s wild love,” sings The Weeknd. The record has been revealed to be the title track off Cashmere Cat’s forthcoming album, which is coming soon.
Stream the new collaboration below.
Summer is just winding down, but it’s officially Tink season!
After teasing the project on social media, the Chicago bred singer/rapper has delivered the anticipated 4th installment in her “Winter’s Diary” mixtape series.
Timbaland’s 21-year-old protégé goes deep on the 15 cuts, which include one feature from fellow Chicago MC Lil Durk on “Stay On It.”
Winter’s Diary 4 serves as a “therapy session,” as Tink explains on the intro. “What I’m gonna need from you Tink is just to elaborate and open up more,” she says while playing therapist.
Meanwhile, Tink continues to work with Timbaland on her debut album Think Tink, which is hopefully coming soon.
Stream Tink’s Winter’s Diary 4 below now.
Kehlani loves helping out the the ladies!
Joining rising singer/songwriter, Starrah, the Tsunami Mami lends her vocals to the infectious “Rush” remix. Produced by Retro Future, the song is a summertime anthem that stands out against what’s been the soundtrack of #SummerSixteen thus far. The sweet lullaby of the beat, mixed with the soft and gentle vocals of both singers is the perfect combination for a remix done the right way.
The two talented young artists sing about wanting their lovers to rush and hurry to see them. Starrah opens the song with her catchy chorus, “Baby, rush it (rush it)/ Put a rush up on it/ Gotta get it, get up in it.” While Kehlani adds with her verse, “I need you to put a rush up on it, like August/ Get a ticket for me/ I got it, that’s ballin’/ Textin’ on my ways, but you still stallin’/ Wanna see you wave, but you still cautious.”
Starrah is one of the pens behind some of the biggest songs this summer including, Rihanna’s “Needed Me,” Kevin Gates’s “2 Phones,” and Dreezy featuring Jeremih’s “Body.” With “Rush,” she just might start to become a star in her own right.
Check out the track below.
If you haven’t already noticed, we are really feeling this new kid, Tone Stith. Hopefully you’ve checked out some our posts of his music this past summer, and maybe you’ve enjoyed some of it too.
But, if the name is still new to you, or you haven’t given it a chance yet, don’t hold out much longer, there is greatness on the way.
The singer/songwriter/producer returns today with a new song titled “Paper,” produced by B.A.M (Tyrese, Tank, Chris Brown). This one is a smooth R&B tune about the grind, and what a man will do for the woman he loves.
“I’ve been workin day and night / So I don’t want to fight wit cha / Tryin to do everything I can to keep the lights on / You say I don’t care, but I never go nowhere / Girl, wit you is where I’m supposed to be,” he sings.
Tone is currently prepping for the release of his debut project, California 70, which is much-anticipated over here.
Hear his latest track below.
James Fauntleroy is well praised for his great success in the pop music world, but the platinum hitmaker is a mad creative as well. Through his personal Soundcloud account he often shares his latest creations for his real fans.
The latest art piece by James is a bass heavy, funk jam, reminiscent of the ’80s greats, including Prince. The title, “Harmless Drugs,” got our interest right away, but the synth chords had us stuck like glue.
The singer-songwriter is certainly a wordsmith, but this time it is James work on the production that deserves your attention.
Take a listen below.
Ok, Chrisette, you givin’ it to ’em like this?
The R&B diva recently performed at the Fillmore in Silver Springs, MD and gave the audience a swanky, gritty rendition of the classic jazz standard “Summertime,” which has been one of her favorite songs to cover over the years.
Showcasing layer after layer of infectious vocals, and even some opera, the songstress had the crowd hanging onto every note.
Check out the spectacular performance below.
Guess who’s back?
Ok, maybe the title already gave that away, but every time R&B legend Joe returns to the scene it still gets exciting. The man is just always that consistent, and if his brand new single, “So I Can Have You Back,” is any indication of what’s to come — it’s looking like the singer/songwriter will have one of the best projects of the year.
After releasing the song last Friday, Joe has officially revealed that the title of his anticipated 12th studio album is, #MyNameisJoeThomas. The LP will hit stores on November 11.
Speaking about the album to iHeartRadio, Joe said: “The bar has been set. We took my two most successful albums (‘All That I Am’ & ‘My Name Is JOE’) and would not so much as leave the studio until we felt in our hearts we met the bar or topped it.”
Strong, confident words, but we can believe it. With the album due out mid-Fall, Joe has already embarked on a national promotional tour, which is currently scheduled to hit 15 U.S. cities, before traveling to Australia for a week of shows in November.
See the tour itinerary below.