Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from ThisisRnB!!

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2014 has certainly flown by, and as another year comes to a close we like to reflect on life, love, family, and of course R&B, but right now we would really just like to thank you for all your continued support!

We wish you and yours the very best!! Merry Christmas!! & Happy Holidays!!

ThisisRnB.com Team

Beyoncé Celebrates Jay Z’s 45th Birthday in Iceland

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Earlier this month, Beyoncé and Jay Z traveled to Iceland for a wintery celebration in honor of his 45th birthday. The Carters hit the frozen tundra hard, having a blast in the winter wonderland.

Donning orange ski suits, they rode snowmobiles, rolled around in the white powder, sipped champagne in the snow, and took a sightseeing helicopter ride. Later on they warmed up with a swim in the hot springs, and Bey presented her hubby with a cake during an intimate dinner.

The Carters are currently in Phuket, Thailand for the holidays. Check out pics from their fun-filled trip below:

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New Music: Immature – Own It

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Although 2014 may be coming to an end, the return of ’90s supergroup Immature is just getting started. Releasing their first single in over a decade last month, the trio is back with their follow-up.

Titled “Own It,” the new single has the original members – Batman (Marques Houston), Romeo (Jerome Jones), and LDB (Kelton Kessee) – letting listeners in on what they’ll do for their woman just to hear her cry out that they “own it.” While most of the trio’s R&B counterparts are releasing holiday themed singles, it’s obvious that they decided to drop a single for the “thank you for the gift” couples playlist.

Prepping for the release of their album Forever, which is set to hit shelves in May 2015, the fellas will also be hitting ht round in June.

Ready to see what they’ll have in store for you? Take a listen to “Own It” below:

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Lyric Video: Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL – AnotherLove

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Timeless singer Prince dropped off a nice gem for everyone to enjoy. Releasing the lyric video for the single “AnotherLove,” the cover features his band 3RDEYEGIRL.

Found on their latest collaborative effort PLECTRUMELECTRUM, the single was originally recorded by Alice Smith for her album She, but Prince and his trio of women decided to place their own spin on the former bubbly sounding song. Now more reminiscent of a song featured on Guitar Hero, the lyric video to  “AnotherLove” is a combination of clips from their Saturday Night Live performance and motions from the ’70s.

While we await the official video to release (if any), take a look at the lyric video after the jump!

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Video: Jay Sean – Jameson

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Former Cash Money crooner Jay Sean is here to pour one up with you. Unveiling his official video to the single “Jameson,” the UK singer drowns his sorrows with a few cups of that brown.

Found on his October released mixtape The Mistress II, Jay finds himself getting into a little trouble at the nudie bar. From having a wild night out with the strippers to stumbling out of the club after getting into a fight, he finds himself feeling the effects of what “Jameson” is capable of.

Take a look after the jump!

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Video: Dondria Nicole – Ain’t No Way

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R&B songstress Dondria Nicole is making an appearance for fans just in time for the holidays. Releasing the visual to her single “Ain’t No Way,” the young singer is trying to find joy in the holidays even though it’s without the one she loves.

Originally released in December 2013, the song finds its way to receiving an official video during this holiday season. Although its taken a full year to release the video, we all know that good music can be played over and over again. Making it very well known that Christmas just ain’t Christmas without him, Dondria belts out for the world to hear her pain.

Take a look at the official video below:

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Throwback Tuesday: Boyz II Men feat. Brian McKnight – ‘Let It Snow’

In case you’ve newly arrived on this planet, Boyz II Men is an iconic R&B group best known for their a cappella harmonies, emotional ballads, and each member’s incredible vocal ability. Formerly a quartet, the legendary trio was recently named R&B group of the century by the RIAA. They are only the third artists ever (after The Beatles and Elvis Presley) to replace themselves at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

“Let It Snow” was a single off their 1993 Christmas Interpretations album released on Motown Records. The single features label mate Brian McKnight. Several of the album’s tracks are originals, written by the group along with McKnight. On “Let It Snow,” Wanya Morris takes the lead with some nice riffs and runs, McKnight carries the song nicely with his vocals complimenting the group’s on the second verse. Nathan Morris and Shawn Stockman lead the chorus with their perfect tenors, and the group rounds out the chorus showcasing their amazing harmonies.

Enjoy the throwback above.

Video: BJ The Chicago Kid feat. Schoolboy Q – ‘It’s True’

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Known and loved for his gritty, soulful vocals BJ the Chicago Kid flexes his rap skills to get a strong message across on his new song “It’s True” featuring Schoolboy Q. The two artists reunite since topping the charts with Q’s hit single “Studio,” which recently received a Grammy nomination for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.

The song was initially a hidden track on BJ’s new EP The M.A.F.E. Project, however demand for the track has been so high, it has resulted in organic radio spins from outlets like SiriusXM. On the song BJ delivers heartfelt and emotive lyrics about how delicate life can be, through a chopped-and- screwed spoken word style.

“I was initially very nervous playing the track for SchoolBoy Q,” BJ told The FADER. “This track is something that is very personal to me. It is a PSA. Its mission is to let people know that you do not have to be involved in gang like activity to be affected by it, to be hurt or killed by it. This life is real and can hurt the most innocent of people. When SchoolBoy heard it for the first time he loved it. When he got in the booth we created magic once again.”

Now, officially releasing the song as a single, the duo bring the record to life with a stunning visual set in Chicago, showing some of BJ’s stomping grounds and even the famed Harold’s Chicken Shack.

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