Chris Brown, Jodeci, Jeremih & More to Perform at 2014 Soul Train Awards


Following last week’s nominations announcement, CENTRIC has now revealed the surprise lineup of hit-making performers and presenters for the 2014 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS.

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Video: Boyz II Men – ‘Losing Sleep’


With their brand new album Collide in stores today, Boyz II Men have released another visual off the project, for the previously released song “Losing Sleep.”

The R&B veterans deliver a strong vocal performance in the visual for the contemporary break-up ballad. Shawn, Wanya and Nathan belt out the emotion-drenched lyrics as their minds are seen playing tricks on them due to lack of sleep. Their exes plaque their minds, keeping them pacing at night.

With an amazing career spawning over 20 years, the now-trio’s new album is a step in a more experimental direction as it is a collision of sounds and styles, fusing rock, pop, and funk with the classic R&B vocals that made them superstars. Although the production has an early/mid 2000s pop vibe, “Losing Sleep” is one of their more “traditional” tracks on the album.

Check out the video below:

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New Music: Mike Jay – What’s The Difference

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Virgin Records singer/songwriter Mike Jay returns with something new for our ears with the tender ballad “What’s The Difference.”  After helping fans get to know him a little better with a behind-the-scenes video series, and a string of covers and remakes, the Detroit native brings us his first original song of the fall season.

Over a piano-laden track, Mike reveals that he is seeing a girl who is caught between him and another man, but he is ready for her to cut things off with him.

“What’s the difference between later and right now, if we fall in love, than love came right on time,” he passionately sings to her.

Stream and download below:

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Listen: Miguel Unites with The Chemical Brothers and Lorde on “This Is Not a Game”

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Miguel has united with The Chemical Brothers and Lorde for the first single off The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1 soundtrack.

The R&B maverick starts a revolution on the dark and industrial track “This Is Not a Game,” which includes adlibs from Lorde and production from the British electro duo.

Lorde curated the entire soundtrack, which also features appearances from Tinashe, Pusha T, Grace Jones, and Charli XCX.

The soundtrack arrives November 17, while the movie hits theaters on November 21.

Take a listen to the unexpected collaboration below:

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Indie: Chelsea Rivers Releases “Coming or Going” Video

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Indie artist Chelsea Rivers looks to shine the spotlight on her talents with the release of the music video for her new single “Coming or Going” featuring Antwan Davis. The emerging singer/songwriter is tired of wasting time with her inconsistent man, as she lets him know, it’s either here or there on the M-Millz produced track.

A dancer since the age of 3, Chelsea soon followed the footsteps of her mother, finding a love and gift for singing and songwriting. With influences such as Phyllis Hyman, Denise Williams, Billy Paul, Whitney Houston, and Prince to name a few, Chelsea is now on her way to pursue her hearts desire. Her one true dream is to establish a name that will be remembered not only for elegance, class, and style; but also as a role model for the generation behind to pattern. Her main objective is to become a paragon in the entertainment industry.

Check out the video for her debut single below:

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New Music: Danity Kane – All In A Days Work (CDQ)


Dropping good music is “All In A Days Work” for the ladies formerly known as Danity Kane!

While we’re still slightly disappointed that the girls have disbanded, we at least find comfort in the fact that their upcoming album DK3 is going to be filled with great tunes. Previously performed during their tour dates, the new release sees the full, CDQ version of “All In A Days Work” for fans to enjoy.

Take a listen as the women make this sh*t look easy below:

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New Music: Emanny – Songs About HER 2 [Album Stream]


Harlem artist, Emanny helps folks start cuffin’ season off right. Today is the official release of his long-awaited second installment in his Songs About Her series. Prompting his interest to put her legs in the peace sign for him, and that’s just the second track off of the project.

I recommend taking a listen to songs like “Work On Me,” “Reflection,”  “Sober” and “Peace Sign” which features the only guest appearance with Trev Rich.

Check the project after the jump.

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Throwback Tuesday: Case feat. Joe – ‘Faded Pictures’

Case is a Grammy-nominated R&B singer/songwriter. He got his start co-writing and singing background for artists including Usher, Christopher Williams and Al B. Sure. Russell Simmons helped Case launch his solo career by signing him to Def Jam Records in the mid ’90s. “Faded Pictures” was a single released from his platinum album Personal Conversation, which featured fellow R&B crooner Joe.

The single reached No. 3 on the R&B charts and No. 10 on the Hot 100. On the song they sing about a troubled (female) lover being in a relationship but still reflecting on her past love / relationship. Case & Joe made for the perfect duo as they sung, “Faded pictures in a broken glass, like a mirror revealing, what the women is feeling / Was it someone from a distant past, cause it’s breaking my heart to watch her stare into the glass.”

Enjoy the classic above!