The Tsunami is coming to a city near you!
With her debut album SweetSexySavage due out in January, Kehlani has announced her coinciding “SweetSexySavage World Tour.”
The international trek is set to kick off in Montreal on Feb. 21 and travel to New York and Boston before heading to Europe for the month of March.
After that, she will return to the U.S. for 38 more dates April through June with supporting acts Ella Mai and JAHKOY.
“Tour is when I come alive,” tweeted Lani. “It’s about to be unnnnrealllll.”
Tickets will be available for pre-sale starting Dec. 13, one day prior to the general on-sale.
Kehlani recently debuted her new single “Advice,” which follows “CRZY” and “Distraction.”
See her tour itinerary below.
Def Jam signee Earl St. Clair may be new to the industry, but he reeks of seasoned substance. The soulful stallion’s gritty vocals and impassioned presence remind us of a juke joint jam session that should never end. He’s captured our attention with carefree grooves like “Good Time” and brooding ballads like, “Perfect,” making us anxiously await the 2017 arrival of his debut album, Songs About A Girl I Used to Know.
Earl is an anomaly of sorts in today’s music world, an old-soul who says music found him, who never intended to become an artist, but who’s musical gifts and passion are like a double shot of espresso. Born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Alabama, Earl stumbled into making beats in his late teens, and became a local producer before discovering his vocal abilities and songwriting talents to fulfill requests for reference tracks.
“I come from an ordinary family, blessed with extraordinary gifts from God,” says St. Clair … “I try to stay outside of the box, I never try to classify myself as a certain genre or a certain type of artist—I’ll let the people do that. That’s not my job. My job is to just make music.”
ThisisRnB recently spoke with the eclectic singer/songwriter about his musical journey, what stokes his creativity, forthcoming album, and much more.
Check out the exclusive interview below.
They say age ain’t nuthin’ but a number, and up-and-coming artist Angelica Vila is here to share her own experiences with young love on her debut EP 1998.
At only 18-years-old the singer/songwriter is mature beyond her years when it comes to dealing with the emotional rollercoaster of relationships. 1998 is all about a love that’s too good to be true. The 5-track EP outlines the cycle of heartbreak and redemption. It begins off as a perfect fairytale, shifting to affliction and betrayal, then ends with having to face reality and picking yourself up.
According to Ms. Vila, she wanted to represent everyone, including those in her age bracket, that you can never be too young to be capable of love.
“1998” was entirely written by yours truly, inspired by the different experiences that I’ve been through throughout my life so far,” says Angelica. “This EP represents how it is never too young to love and you are never too young to be brokenhearted.”
Have you ever fell for someone, but your relationship constantly backfired no matter how hard you tried? Then Angelica Vila’s debut EP is for you.
Take a listen below.
Mariah Carey is always in the giving spirit at Christmas, so she surprised fans with a special guest appearance from John Legend during her show on Wednesday night (Dec. 7) at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.
The Queen of Christmas is currently performing her third annual “Mariah Carey: All I Want For Christmas Is You Concert” series at the famed NYC venue.
Carey brought out the “Love Me Now” crooner for a special duet performance of “When Christmas Comes,” and the two grooved out to the feel-good holiday song as the audience cheered along.
Check out the footage below.
Lk who’s back!
Former Destiny’s Child songstress, LeToya Luckett has made her musical comeback with the brand new single, “Back 2 Life,” off her forthcoming album Until Then.
Sampling the classic Soul II Soul’s single “Back to Life (However Do You Want Me),” Toya sings about a failing relationship.
“Maybe we’ll survive / Maybe it’s a lie / To keep our love alive / But I know you want to ride / So, I gotta get back to life / Back to reality,” she sings.
While the muse for the track is unknown, it could be inspired by art imitating life. In August, it was revealed that the singer privately divorced her husband Rob Hillman after only two months of marriage.
In between working on her third album, Luckett can be seen on Fox’s drama series “Rosewood.” She is also set to play Dionne Warwick in a biopic based on her autobiography, My Life, As I See It.
Listen to “Back 2 Life” below.
Hot off her seductive performance at VH1 Divas Holiday, buzzing singer/songwriter Diana Gordon premieres the visual for her empowering single, “Woman.”
The songstress, previously known as Wynter Gordon, made a major impact with her debut performance of the record on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” but with the video she brings another message.
“We shot this video on a cold day in November,” she explains. “5 pregnant women on the cusp of giving birth and hungry, everyone having to pee at the same time. It was also one of the calmest days I’ve ever experienced. We all wanted to capture the incredible beauty of this ancient magic called ‘creation of life.’ I also wanted to give them classic beautiful images to show their children when they were older. This song, that is rock & roll reincarnated, that celebrates your mother, my mother, your sister, and my sister is just my way to stand up for the woman next to me and all those unseen. We need each other and the world really needs us right now.”
This summer, Diana released “The Legend Of,” her first release under her given name and a powerful depiction of her life story.
Check out the retro-styled video for “Woman” below.
With good news comes more good news! BJ The Chicago Kid was so inspired by his 3 GRAMMY nominations that he has decided to gift fans with a brand new song, called “Uncle Marvin.”
Inspired by and featuring vocals from Marvin Gaye, the track features a sample from Marvin’s “Cleo’s Apartment,” as BJ soulfully thanks his woman for still loving him.
“I just got one question for you / How can you do the things you do / Knowing the things you know / And turn right around and keep giving me amazing love / Knowing that I keep doing you wrong,” he sings.
Yesterday’s announcement of the GRAMMY nominations saw BJ receive 3 nods including Best R&B Album, Best R&B Performance and Best Traditional R&B Performance. Earlier this year the Motown singer/songwriter was featured on a re-imagined duet version of Marvin’s song “What’s Going On” for a special 10” vinyl EP of What’s Going On in celebration of the classic albums 45th anniversary.
Take a listen to the soulful “Uncle Marvin” below.
Grammy nominated singer Gallant kicked off his European “Ology Tour” in Paris on Sunday (Dec. 4) at club Les Etoiles.
The house was sold out, and Gallant showed out! With his band in tow and nothing else on stage, the soulful vocalist delved into hits from his Grammy-nominated debut album Ology, including “Bourbon,” “Talking To Myself,” “Miyazaki” and of course his breakout single “Weight In Gold.”
Gallant is headed to Germany tomorrow (Dec. 8) to perform at Frannz Club in Berlin, followed by Manchester, UK on Sunday and London on Monday.
Check out our exclusive photos below.