Mary J. Blige will release her new album The London Sessions in the UK a week before the U.S. (on Nov. 24), and she has been giving fans a good preview of the project by releasing numerous songs off the LP for us to hear.
While just yesterday,the R&B Queen shared the new piano ballad “Not Loving You,” she has also given BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe another new song to premiere tonight. The record is titled “Follow,” and sees Mary once again working with house music duo Disclosure, who were the early inspiration for her to create this new album.
Over a funky house beat, Mary picks up the tempo from most of the tracks we’ve heard so far, as she tells a lover that he will regret playing games.
The London Sessions will hit stores in the U.S. on December 2. It has already spawned the singles “Right Now,” “Therapy,” “Whole Damn Year” and “Nobody But You.” You can pre-order the album on iTunes now.
Take a listen to her latest release below:
On Tuesday, Jay Sean has returned with an impressive new mixtape ‘The Mistress II,’ as his first independent release since announcing his departure from Cash Money Records. The 9-track project is a return to his R&B roots and in his own words, music with substance.
The second single released from the mixtape is the smooth “All I Want,” where Jay assures his lady that she’s the only one on his mind. The mystical, atmospheric production is brought to life as the UK native enters a world of fantasy, with his exotic co-star. The couples passion runs wild, as they spend a night together in the desert.
Watch the new video below:
After teasing fans with a snippet of her new song “Mascara,” via Instagram last month, Jazmine Sullivan gave NYC fans the full thing during her show at Gramercy Theatre on Tuesday night.
Backed by her band, the R&B vocalist mesmerized the audience as she delivered the personal lyrics with her commanding tone.
“So I never leave the house without make-up on / Keep mascara in my pocket when I’m running to the market, ‘cuz you never know who’s watching you,” she sings on the new tune.
Jazmine is currently prepping for the release of her anticipated third studio album Reality Show, which is coming soon.
Watch her performance of the new song below:
August Alsina may be a newcomer to the music industry, but that hasn’t stopped him from nabbing some big names to work with. While he recently wrapped his own tour and hit the road with megastar Usher on “The UR Experience Tour,” the Yungin’ is on his way to adding a few more dates under his belt.
Beyoncé‘s revamp of her self-titled album will hit shelves in less than a week and now it’s times for fans to hear what she’s added on. While rumors that one of the new singles were set to hit the ears of fans this week, a snippet of “7/11” has finally tip-toed its way on the scene for our listening pleasure.
Set to be a frequent spin in the club, the new track has Mrs. Caters boasting over the baseline to the new track. Singing, “Foot up, my foot up / Hold up, now my foot up,” the single goes along the lines of Beyoncé’s newest carefree persona.
While we’re not too sure how this is going to sound in full, it’ll be interesting to see everyone’s take on this small snippet. Tell us what you think after the jump:
Last year we featured the debut single from Swedish-born, L.A.-based singer/songwriter Snoh Aalegra, who is signed to Grammy-winning producer / Def Jam EVP of A&R, No I.D. (Kanye West, Jay Z, Jhene Aiko).
Now, the budding artist has released her debut EP, ‘There Will Be Sunshine,’ produced entirely by No I.D, along with a visual for the lead single, “Bad Things” featuring Common.
The impressive project boasts 6 original tracks, with an additional feature from underground favorite Cocaine 80s. The vibe is heavy and commanding, and consists of strong piano ballads that are soulfully driven by her raw vocals.
Check out Snoh’s debut EP and new video below:
The travesty that Lifetime released this past weekend as Aaliyah’s biopic received heavy criticism, however the interest in the movie and all the social media attention led to it being one of the networks most successful releases with huge ratings.
Adding to the slander was legendary producer Timbaland, who was a huge character in the movie, but was never even contacted to offer any suggestions or details about the late singer. While visiting NYC this week Timbo stopped by Power 105.1 to talk with ‘The Breakfast Club’ about the film, his feelings on not being contacted, relationship with Aaliyah and details about her life and career, posthumous music and more.
Tim also spoke about his new artist, Chicago rapper/singer Tink, who he has been working with heavily and is really, really excited about.
Check out the full interview below:
Usher‘s “The UR Experience” got even better during Monday night’s show in Chicago, as the R&B superstar surprised the audience at the United Center with some special guests. After opening for Usher earlier in the evening, August Alsina returned to the stage with surprise guest Trey Songz to perform the remix to “I Luv This Shit,” and the ladies went wild.
“I went on tour with Usher a couple years ago. It changed my life,” Trigga told the crowd. “Make some noise for one of the greatest in the game—greatest there ever is, greatest there ever will be. I love you, boy.”
Usher also welcomed Rico Love, who penned several of his hits including “There Goes My Baby,” to perform his single “They Don’t Know.”
Watch the memorable moment below: