On Wednesday night, Alicia Keys made her anticipated guest appearance on FOX’s ‘EMPIRE,’ starring as a pop singer named Skye Summers.
Keys character forms a deep connection with Jamal (Jussie Smollett) and they collaborate on a duet called “Powerful,” which touches on the issue of racial justice, and heralds the power of the everyday man.
“There’s so much strength in you and me… Change comes when we all take a stand,” sing Keys and Smollett.
Watch their performance of the song below, and if you like it you can pick up the duet on Empire: Original Soundtrack, Season 2 Volume 1, which is on iTunes now.
Jamie Foxx prepares to walk down the aisle in the emotional video for “In Love By Now,” the personal ballad off his latest album Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses. The star-studded clip takes place on what is to be his wedding day. George Lopez plays the pastor, Tank is his best man, and Nicole Scherzinger plays his bride-to-be.
But what is supposed to the happiest day of his life takes an unexpected turn when Nicole leaves him at the altar. He reminisces on happier times in their relationship while playing a checkered piano on the beach. Meanwhile, Scherzinger scribbles “I’m sorry” on the mirror before riding off into the sunset as Foxx chases her white Rolls-Royce down the street—and the piano, just like Foxx’s heart, is destroyed.
Watch the sad ending to his love story below.
T-Pizzle is back.
While his oft-delayed album Stoicville: The Phoenix has been pushed back until 2016, T-Pain brings us a brand new gift for the holiday. Ready for all cuffing season playlists, the singer-songwriter is in signature form on the sexy, baby-makin jam “Or Wut” featuring Plies.
“The song is pretty self explanatory,” T-Pain told The FADER. “I was working on it last night and it just felt super sexy and I knew I had to let my fans hear it. It’s nothing official, just something to hold the fans down until I drop Stoicville: The Phoenix.”
The auto-tuned slow jam is not for the prude lovers as Teddy P. holds no erotic feelings back, singing out to his lady that he is ready to “bust a nut.”
“Kissin just ain’t enough, girl you know what’s up, got my hand all over your butt / Shawty, you gon’ let a ni**a f*ck or what?” he sings, while Plies does Drake’s “Hotline Bling” dance and declares “p**sy good like Patti LaBelle’s sweet potato pie.”
Slide into some DMs with the sexy track below:
JoJo was gone for a minute, but now she’s back with the jump-off, clearly.
After the release of her three-song rollout – which hit our ears in August – the talented Boston native has been on an ever-growing high since. Debuting the visual for “Say Love” last month, it’s only right that she now releases the acoustic version of the Harmony Samuels-produced fan favorite.
“Every song on the album is true to me. I can’t sing something – whether I wrote it or not – that I can’t feel. And I had a girlfriend that was in the studio with me and she was going through that exact thing. She had been the first to say ‘I love you’ and he didn’t say ‘I love you’ back. She was crying as I was recording it, and I knew that I had tapped into something and I was putting myself in her shoes; I wanted to feel what she was feeling,” JoJo said of the single.
Absolutely stunning, the raw recording of JoJo proves that she’s surely one of the most talented vocalists of her generation.
Take a listen to the compelling and heart-wrenching performance below:
With less than a month left until Monica‘s eight album Code Red, hits shelves, the talented veteran has released yet another track from the highly anticipated project.
Titled “Hustler’s Ambition,” the new track features Akon and puts you in the mind of Mo’s 2004 hit-single “U Should’ve Known Better.” Cooing out over the guitar driven track, the soft and sweet Akon and Phillip “Handwork” Constable-produced duet has both singers talking about being away from one another too long.
While Code Red doesn’t hit shelves until December 18, fans of the singer can catch her on the “Code Red Experience” tour with Rico Love.
Take a listen to “Hustler’s Ambition” below:
Black Friday will soon become “Badu Friday” as the famed and eccentric singer known as Erykah Badu will release her new project, But You Caint Use My Phone. Inspired by the infamous line from 1997’s hit-single “Tyrone,” the mixtape will be available exclusively on iTunes and streaming via Apple Music for one week with a December 4 release for additional digital retailers and streaming partners.
The newest release from Ms. Badu serves as her first full project since the 2010’s New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh), and comes after fans went into a frenzy about her rendition of Drake’s hit track “Hotline Bling” – which has been renamed “Cell U Lar Device” for the project.
Featuring 11 full-length tracks, But You Caint Use My Phone was written, recorded and mixed within 12 days in her hometown of Dallas, TX. Collaborating with producer Zach Witnessin, the upcoming release has much anticipation from fans of the talented songstress. Set to include a few surprise guests – all of which recorded their contributions in the same bedroom studio – each song on the mixtape makes a clear reference to our use of telephones and how we depend on typing connected.
Erykah can also be seen hosting the 2015 Soul Train Awards on Sunday, November 29 at 8 p.m. ET on BET and will perform “Phone Down” for the first time.
Check out the tracklisting for BYCUMP below!
After the release of last year’s JHUD, Jennifer Hudson has been steadily making strides to keep the next move in line. After nabbing the role of Shug Avery for the Broadway adaptation of The Color Purple, the talented vocalist took to Good Morning America‘s stage to show the crowd just what to expect when the show kicks off on December 10.
Joined by co-star Cynthia Erivo – who plays Celie – the duo wowed all those watching as they belted out the signature track of the show. Sounding more than incredible, we can only imagine what the actual show performance will sound like once it opens next month.
Take a look at the performance below!
In 2014, news broke that Beyoncé would be taking on the world again as she joined forces with UK apparel and accessory brand, Topshop, to bring about the follow-up to the early ’00s House of Deréon line that she created with her mother – Tina Knowles.