RCA To Release ‘The Essential R. Kelly’ CD

R. Kelly The Essential Album

R. Kelly is currently traveling the country on his “Black Panties Tour,” which will hit Jacksonville, Florida this Friday, April 25 on it’s next stop. While he has plenty of new music in the works that we are already anticipating, his diehard fans will be able to add another release to their collections this May.

RCA will be releasing the official best-of album ‘The Essential R. Kelly‘ under the Jive label on May 19. The 35-song, double-disc set will feature his biggest hits including “Down Low,” “Bump & Grind,” “Ignition (Remix),” “When A Woman Loves,” “I Believe I Can Fly” and many more. Plus, it includes hard-to-find remixes, rare movie soundtrack cuts (several of them out of print), and career-defining collaborations.

Take a look at the promo video below:

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Beyoncé Working On Another Surprise Project?

Beyonce Toyota

Well, well, well…it seems like Beyoncé is at it again! For as last year brought on one of the most talked about body-of-works from the starlet, it seems as if she’s keeping up with the flow of catching fans off guard.

Catch more after the jump!

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Maxwell Announces ‘Summer Soulstice’ Tour, New Music Coming


Man, oh man! We’ve been waiting for this!

Veteran singer-songwriter Maxwell has finally given fans a little bit of what they’ve been anticipating! Announcing today that he will be embarking on a 35-date tour this summer, we’re more than excited – to say the least!

Get the details after the jump!

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Ariana Grande Previews New Single “Problem” for Fans


Ariana Grande is getting fans hype for her upcoming single, “Problem“! Featuring female rapper Iggy Azalea, the new song will be the first release off her anticipated sophomore album, due out this summer.

Already available for pre-order on iTunes, the single is set to premiere on April 27 following her performance at the Radio Disney Music Awards. Captioned with, “APRIL 27th #6DaysUntilProblem (this is only from the lyric video haven’t shot the mv just yet)”, the young singer is ready to serve fans what seems to be a great follow-up to last year’s Yours Truly. 

Take a listen to the preview below:

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JoJo Joins B.o.B. In Acoustic Performance Of ‘John Doe’


Singer-songwriter JoJo is definitely taking advantage of her new home at Atlantic Records. Joining forces with labelmate B.o.B., the young and feisty diva and ATLien performed an acoustic version of his hit single, “John Doe“.

Filling in for the original vocalist on the song, Priscilla Renea, JoJo sounded absolutely incredible against B.o.B’s guitar skills. Showing off in front of a very intimate crowd, we’re hoping this isn’t the last of seeing them perform together – especially since we’ll be receiving JoJo’s third album some time soon.

Catch the performance below:

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New Music: Montrey Slayton – Cake

Montrey Slayton - Cake

Newcomer Montrey Slayton makes his debut on the site today with the release of his brand new song “Cake,” from his forthcoming EP ‘Melody Within.’  The indie singer/songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin teams up with DJ Pain 1 for the smooth R&B jam about battling the desire to cheat.

“You can have your cake and eat it too / Cuz at the end of the day karma is going to have it’s way with you,” sings Montrey who released his first indie album Love At First Sight in 2012.

Take a listen to his new song below and let us know what you think?  Stay tuned for his new EP due out this summer.

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Luis Figueroa-Roig Covers John Legend’s “All of Me” (Video)


Rising singer/songwriter Luis Figueroa-Roig is back with another impressive acoustic performance for your viewing pleasure. In the black-and-white clip the Los Angeles based artist sits by the piano and belts out his own version of John Legend’s Hot 100 hit single “All of Me.”

The Berklee College of Music graduate signed a production deal with Grammy winning producers The Messengers (Chris Brown, Justin Bieber) and is currently working on music for his debut project. Check out his rendition of John Legend’s hit below:

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Ticket Giveaway: Ledisi at The Beacon Theatre in NYC


NYC R&B fans its contest time once again! Want to see the amazing Ledisi along with Grammy Award winning Robert Glasper Experiment this month?  Well, here is your chance!

For our latest ticket giveaway, we are offering some lucky ThisisRnB.com readers the chance to catch Ledisi on “The Truth Tour” as she returns to New York City to perform at The Beacon Theatre on Wednesday, April 30.  The R&B songstress has been on the road promoting the release of her new album The Truth, and will be bringing her stunning talents to the stage once again.

For those of you in the New York area, we have two pairs of tickets to the show available! To be entered for your chance to win, all you have to do is email us with the subject line ‘Ledisi’ to contest@thisisrnb.com, and tell us why you would love to see the singer live. The winners will be picked by random drawing of the submitted entries. The contest will run from now through Saturday, April 26 at 11:59 PM est.  We look forward to your entries!

You can also buy tickets here.

Best of Luck!!