Mariah Carey Sings Carpool Karaoke on ‘The Late Late Show’

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Mariah Carey helped welcome the new host of “The Late Late Show,” James Corden, to L.A. with some carpool karaoke. The British comedian got behind the wheel of his Range Rover and rode around L.A. with the pop diva in the passenger’s seat.

They passed the time by singing some of Mariah’s biggest hits including “Always Be My Baby” and “Vision of Love.” James rapped Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s part on “Fantasy” before capping off the joyride with Mariah’s Hit-Boy-produced single “Thirsty.”

A reissue of her greatest hits album #1’s will be released in May to coincide with her Las Vegas residency, which kicks off May 6 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

Watch the comedic clip below:

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Video: Jacquees – No Questions

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Rising R&B singer Jacquess keeps the promo going for his impressive debut project ‘19,’ with a music video for the sexy single “No Questions.”

The Cash Money signee celebrates good times at a smokey house party, before taking to the bedroom with his boo thang.

“I’m tryin to do everything that you want me to / So don’t ask me no questions,” he sings.

Peep the new video below, and pick up his EP on iTunes now.

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Video: Anthony Lewis feat. T.I. – It’s Not My Fault

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Rising R&B singer Anthony Lewis is taking things to the next level. While the young crooner found fame with his safe and loving ’90s remake of “Candy Rain,” the 18-year-old is now making a lunge for adulthood with his most recent release “It’s Not My Fault” featuring T.I.

Premiering the official music video today, Anthony goes after a young lady that catches his eye. Hitting a few dance moves and shooting some sexy glances her way, he does his best to win her over before the party is done.

The song will appear on Anthony’s upcoming debut album Five Senses.

Take a look at the visual below:

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New Music: J-Sol feat. Geko – No Make Up

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London based singer J-Sol makes his debut on ThisisRnB with the sweet new single “No Make Up” featuring Geko. The up-and-coming artist praises his special lady for her natural beauty on the smooth song off his debut EP Genesis.

“She don’t need no make up, no make up / I like her just the way she is when she wakes up,” he sings.

J-Sol is allowing fans the chance to be in the upcoming lyric video for the single. All you have to do is send a No Make Up selfie to nomakeupvideo@gmail.com by April 6.

Check out the single below:

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Video: JP Cooper – Closer

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Last month UK crooner JP Cooper delivered his EP When The Darkness Comes, and now he’s brining the first visual since its release. “Closer,” which was one of our favorites from the project, displays a story of love and loss all in one. It’s visual then, should come of no surprise to those who also found pleasure in the track.

Starring famed actor Nicholas Pinnock – who is most notably known for his roles in Fortitude and Captain America – the first part of the upcoming short film shows a father dealing with the pain of losing his song during childbirth while attempting to come to terms with reality.

Take a look at the emotional director’s cut of the video below:

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New Music: Rihanna – B*tch Better Have My Money

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Rihanna goes gangsta.

Yesterday, the Pop queen revealed that her next single would be dropping today, and as expected she delivered the goods.

Titled, “B*tch Better Have My Money” or simply just “BBHMM,” the new single has Miss Fenty taking it to the hood over a trap beat. A totally different sound from its predecessor, “FourFiveSeconds,” the newest release from her upcoming album finds RiRi experimenting with new sounds. The single artwork shows the singer donning a black motorcycle jacket, thick eyebrows, and an ’80s hairstyle, while the title is written in braille.

“Turn up to Rihanna while the whole club fu**ing wasted / Every time I drop, I am the only thing y’all playin’,” she proclaims.

Rihanna is scheduled to perform the song for the first time at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in L.A. this Sunday.

Take a listen to the song below, and purchase it on iTunes.

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Throwback Thursday: Maze feat. Frankie Beverly – ‘Before I Let Go’

Maze are a R&B, soul, and quiet storm band, also known alternately as Maze featuring Frankie Beverly or Frankie Beverly & Maze. The band was established in San Francisco in the early 1970s. The group became an immediate success when Marvin Gaye took them on the road with him as one of his opening acts.

“Before I Let Go” is a classic single off of their 1981 live album, Live In New Orleans. The single peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard R&B chart. The group is heralded for their silky smooth vocals and funky live instrumentation. Questlove of The Roots once tweeted that “Before I Let Go” is the “official song of Black people.” He may have been onto something (lol) as it has reached iconic barbeque/family reunion/wedding reception, sold out show status. Enjoy the throwback above!

After the jump check out a live performance of the hit from 1995:

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Janelle Monáe Talks Wondaland Music Movement, Introduces New Artist Jidenna on ‘The Breakfast Club’

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Last month, we shared the news about Janelle Monáe‘s new partnership with Epic Records to distribute her Wondaland Records imprint. The Atlanta-based custom label is home to new artists Roman GianArthur, Alex Belle and Isis Valentino of St. Beauty, Jidenna, and Nate Wonder and Chuck Lightening of Deep Cotton. Their first release, an EP called The Eephus, is due out in May.

The first single from the project is Jidenna’s groovy debut song “Classic Man,” and as the single is starting to grow at radio, Monáe and Jidenna paid a visit to ‘The Breakfast Club’ for an interview on Thursday morning. They opened up the chat with Jidenna giving a little background on himself and the inspiration for the song along with his personal style. Janelle went on to talk about the record label, new deal with L.A. Reid at Epic, the recording process for their collective EP, and much more.

She also spoke about the honor and importance of knowing that President Barack Obama and the First Lady listen to her music.

Check out the full interview below:

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