Watch: Yuna and Jhene Aiko Perform New Duet “Used To Love You”

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After teaming up with Usher on “Crush,” Malaysian songstress Yuna calls on Jhené Aiko for the sultry smooth “Used To Love You,” off her brand new album Chapters.

Harmonizing with their soothing vocals, Yuna and Jhené sing about an affection that’s now dissolved. “I used to love you / Used to care, but no more,” they sing.

The pair performed the song last night at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. Backed by a band and colorful backdrop, they delivered stirring vocals much to the L.A. crowd’s delight.

Check it out below!

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Video: Alicia Keys – In Common

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Fresh off her appearances on “SNL” and “The Voice,” Alicia Keys delivers the anticipated video for her new single “In Common.” She strips things down in the black-and-white clip, which was inspired by the “electric energy” of New York City.

Alicia goes for a more natural look while standing on a fire escape and walking through a set made to resemble the streets of her hometown. She is accompanied by a diverse group of men and women, who are unafraid to showcase their individuality.

“This video is about celebrating our individuality, and how in the brilliance of our uniqueness, the magic of it all is at the core, we are all the same,” Keys told The FADER. “We want the same things. We all want to experience love, the freedom to be our truest selves, to love whomever we want and to be accepted and celebrated for all of our nuances and so called imperfections that make us, us.”

Her sixth album, the follow-up to 2012’s Girl on Fire, is due later this summer, and will feature her new song “Hallelujah,” which she debuted on “SNL.”

Watch the new video below!

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New Music: Eric Bellinger – Spare Time

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Fresh off his international tour, Eric Bellinger has been back in the lab to complete his latest EP Eventually with 3 new tracks.

The R&B crooner previously released 9 intimate Eventually tracks to help fans celebrate Valentine’s Day, which were meant to encourage ladies to be ready for the right kind of love.

Today, Bellinger is excited to announce that the pre-order is now available for the complete 12-song EP, which will include 3 additional songs, “Spare Time,” “Volunteer,” and “You Look Amazing.” Fans who pre-order now will receive the instant-grat track and sensual lead single “Spare Time.” Bellinger will officially release the full Eventually EP on May 27.

“’Spare Time’ is actually the most recent song that I’ve recorded on the project,” says Bellinger. “It’s fun for the summer, chill enough to vibe out with your girl, but still has a strong 808 if you hit the club. I’ll be releasing a remix with a surprise verse from someone you will be seeing me do a lot of work with in the very near future!”

Take a listen to the new track, and peep the track listing for the new edition of Eventually below!

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Dondria Nicole Returns with Double Singles “Luh Ya” and “2 Good”

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Dondria Nicole is back with not one but two brand new singles!

The R&B songstress, who was first discovered and signed off YouTube by Jermaine Dupri, hasn’t released much since 2014’s “Ain’t No Way,” but that all changes today with her duel single release of “Luh Ya” and “2 Good.”  Both records were produced by The Pen House, and are our first taste of her upcoming EP The Day of the Don.

On the uptempo, feel-good “Luh Ya,” which features rapper Ace B, the singer/songwriter celebrates a love that is bringing her everything that she’s ever dreamed of and more. “Baby I’ve never been the type to get caught up on material things / The only thing I ever needed was you / You give the benefits, considerate, when I need to talk you listen,” she sings.

“2 Good” shows another side of the singer’s relationships as she lets an ex know that she is fully confident in herself and being without him, because she was out of his league. “Though I’m not perfect I’m worth much more than you / You took all that I gave and left nothing to lose / Sacrifices are made, and made it clear you wouldn’t change / Guess I’ll take the blame for believing you,” she sings.

Take a listen to both singles below, and you can pick them up on iTunes now.

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Indie: Emerging Artist Kaylon Hallman Releases Single “Where Did She Go”

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Indie artist Kaylon Hallman has recently dropped his latest single titled, “Where Did She Go,” and it’s guaranteed to start your summer off nice and smooth.

The emerging singer/songwriter/musician is an up and coming Los Angeles based artist who got his start singing and playing instruments in local churches, and has since created a unique sound full of soul and good vibes. As he works on his first EP, there is no question that its going to be a great piece of work.

We look forward to seeing his future projects and once you listen to him for the first time, you will understand why.

Stream his single below, and let us know what you think!

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, Drake Lead 2016 BET Award Nominations

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The BET Awards are coming!!

Drake is leading the list of nominees this year with an impressive nine noms including ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ for his hit “Where Ya At” with fellow hip hop artist Future.

Beyoncé and Rihanna follow with five nods each. Beyoncé is nominated for top nods of the night including ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ for “Feeling Myself” with Nicki Minaj. Rihanna is in the running for awards including ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Best Collaboration,’ for “Work” featuring Drake.

Other nominees include newcomer Bryson Tiller who is up for four awards including ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist.’ Chris Brown is nominated for the same number including ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist’ and ‘Video Director of the Year.’ Future could also walk away with four awards including ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist’ and the ‘Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award.’

“These nominees represent depth and diversity in achievement over the past year and we look forward to recognizing them next month,” said BET’s President of Programming, Stephen Hill. “This show will be innovative and special; in addition to celebrating the best in entertainment, we’ll also spend time throughout the show remembering Prince as only BET can. You can count on memorable performances and moments in honor of a true legend.”

The 2016 BET Awards will air live on Sunday, June 26, from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET.

Check out the full list of nominations below.

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Puff Daddy Brings Out 112, Ma$e & More at TODAY Show Concert

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20 Years Bad Boy!!

Before their two-night Barclays celebration, Puff Daddy & The Family reunited in NYC’s Rockefeller Plaza on Friday (May 20) to kick off “Today’s” Summer Concert Series with a surprise-filled performance.

Diddy took the stage to “Bad Boy for Life” before Ma$e joined in for “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” and “Feel So Good.” Then, 112 arrived for “Peaches & Cream.” Longtime Bad Boy affiliate (and birthday boy) Busta Rhymes also popped up, surprising fans with “Pass the Courvoisier, Part II.”

Elsewhere, Diddy and Ma$e joined forces for the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Mo Money Mo Problems,” a rendition that included a Biggie tribute. Finally, rounding things out, the Bad Boy ringleader launched into a solo performance of “Finna Get Loose.”

As if that wasn’t enough, Puff also teamed up with The LOX and Lil’ Kim for a performance of their No Way Out classic “It’s All About the Benjamins.”

Catch all the performances below.

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Listen: Ameriie Returns with New EP ‘Drive’

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As she promised in her interview with The Breakfast Club on Thursday, R&B songstress Ameriie has returned with a brand new EP titled ‘Drive.’

Her first new project is nearly seven years, the EP includes 6 original songs with one feature from rapper Fabolous on the opening track “Every Time,” which we have previously heard, when she released it without the feature back in 2012, as a teaser for another project, called The Prelude, that ended up not coming out.

Over the past few years, Ameriie has teased fans with a few new songs, including her reunion with producer Rich Harrison on 2015’s “Out Loud,” and 2014’s “Mustang” and “What I Want.”

Her last album, In Love & War, was released in 2009 on Def Jam. During her conversation with The Breakfast Club yesterday, the singer also revealed she hopes to release another EP in July, and has 2 different book series in the works.

Take a listen to Ameriie’s comeback below! What do you think?

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