Janet Jackson Working on Documentary After Moving Back to L.A.

Back in the U.S., Janet Jackson is getting right to work and it has been revealed that the superstar is in talks to develop a new documentary surrounding her comeback. The project has been described as a behind-the-scenes look at her upcoming tour as well as her life as both a performer and a mother.

A source told ET that the 51-year-old singer has returned to Los Angeles with her 6-month-old son, Eissa Al Mana. “Los Angeles has always been home for Janet and she is enjoying having her family so close,” the source says. “It’s especially important to her because she wants her son to have a close relationship with her mother and family. Everyone is so happy to have her back home [in L.A.]

Upon returning to L.A., the source adds that Jackson is working on the final preparations of her “State of the World Tour,” which includes getting into performing shape. The source notes that the new mom has already lost over 65 pounds and is focused on a rigorous exercise routine and eating clean. “She will hit the stage with the passion and fire that her fans have come to expect from her when her tour starts on Sept. 7,” the source insists.

Sevyn Streeter Sings & Breaks Down the Meaning of “Before I Do” on Genius’ ‘Verified’

Earlier this month, Sevyn Streeter released her debut album Girl Disrupted. One of the standout singles, “Before I Do,” interpolates Aaliyah’s classic cover of The Isley Brothers’ “At Your Best (You Are Loved).”

“I just wanted to do my best Aaliyah impression, truth be told,” Sevyn recently told Genius on their ‘Verified’ series. “I love how her voice felt when being accompanied by a soulful guitar.”

On The Stereotypes-produced song, the R&B songstress addresses rumors that she’s heard about a new man she’s starting a relationship with.

“Every time you enter into a new relationship, what’s the first thing that we do?” Sevyn explains. “We go on Instagram, we go on Twitter, we try to find out who this person dated before us. We hear little things here and there about their past. I heard that you might be dating Mary, Susie, Tiffany, Britney, Ashley, whatever. So you have to confront the person and say, ‘Hey this is what I heard. Before I jump to any conclusions, can you uncomplicate this for me?”

Last week, Streeter performed the single on “The Wendy Williams Show.” Check out her breaking down the lyrics and meaning of the song, while singing it a cappella below.

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Chris Brown Teases New Summer Singles

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It’s about to be a Breezy summer!

Chris Brown has alerted fans to his plans of releasing brand new singles from his forthcoming double album, Heartbreak on a Full Moon.

“Singles will drop soon,” wrote Brown. “Keeping this summer alive! HAVE FUN AND LIVE IT UP!”

Brown announced Heartbreak on a Full Moon in May 2016. A year later, he confirmed that the project would feature 40 songs as a double album.

Heartbreak is set to feature the previously-released User and Gucci Mane-assisted single “Party” as well as the baby-making jam “Privacy.”

Last month, Brown released his ‘Welcome to My Life‘ documentary, and a mixtape with Ray J titled ‘Burn My Name.’  Earlier this year, the R&B superstar hit the road on “The Party Tour.”

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Indie: Michael Stokes Releases “Lay Back Down” Video

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Indie artist Michael Stokes releases a video for his single “Lay Back Down,” off his debut EP, Sex Party.  The Honorable Court-produced track combines a sultry vibe with hip hop undercurrents, making it a seamless fit for today’s musical landscape.

Michael grew up in Benton Harbor, Michigan where he and his brother where first exposed to the music of their father, a talented saxophonist. Listening to and writing music was a part of the family routine.

Over the last several years, Mstokes — as he calls himself — spent countless hours working with both established and up-and-coming artists. He was featured on Flo-Rida’s “American Superstar” and Gucci Mane’s “Money Machine” featuring Rick Ross.

“We work, that’s what we here to do,” Michael says, reflecting on his extensive collection of recordings. He is currently working on completing his new project to be released this fall.

Check out the video below.

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New Video: Lloyd feat. Rick Ross – Heavenly Body

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Lloyd returns with a brand new visual for “Heavenly Body” featuring Rick Ross, off his acclaimed TRU EP.

The R&B crooner joins Rozay at his lavish Georgia estate in the Ryan Synder-directed video. Sensual scenes of Lloyd in intimate situations with his female co-star are interspersed between shots on the rural property while the sun sets in the background.

Ross’ female-friendly verse blends perfectly with Lloyd’s towering falsetto. Later, the singer’s steamy shower scene takes center stage during the climax of the video.

Lloyd has been performing various shows in support of his 2016 project, while he continues crafting his anticipated new album, Out My Window. The LP will be his first full-length album since 2011’s King of Hearts.

Check out the “Heavenly Body” video below.

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New Music: Calvin Richardson – Treat Her Right

For close to two decades, vintage soul singer, Calvin Richardson has delivered pure, raw, soul baring R&B. His new single, “Treat Her Right” shares the secret ingredient to any relationship. He reminds fellas about how they can keep their lady happy by simply making her feel special. A bluesy guitar floats in the background as he sings “You gotta love her in the morning, in the evening and in the afternoon too / And ‘fore she get tired of that, ask what else she wants you to do.”  The multi-Grammy Award winner’s passionate vocals urge men to get on top of their game before they get benched.

Dubbed as the Prince of Soul, Charlie Wilson considers Richardson as “one of the most talented artists in the business.”  The North Carolina native’s rich tone comes from musical roots in gospel, which grew under the influence of funk and soul. His upcoming album All Or Nothing features the lead single “Treat Her Right,” and will showcase his evolution. “This album touches on everything – soul, R&B and pop,” shares Calvin. “It has something for everyone – love, laughter, sex, dance and romance. Best one yet!”

All Or Nothing drops September 29 on Shanachie Entertainment. Take a listen to “Treat Her Right” below.

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Mariah Carey to Executive Produce TV Drama Based on Her Life Story

Mariah Carey’s life story will be the inspiration behind an upcoming fictional drama series.

According to Deadline, Carey will executive produce the as-yet untitled project which will tell the tale of an ambitious bi-racial teen from a difficult background who goes on to become one of the biggest pop stars on the planet.

Set in 1986 New York City, the series will document the rise of Mariah from the age of 16. It will feature some of her real-life experiences on the path to superstardom

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Watch: T-Pain Performs Acoustic ‘Mashup’ of Hits with YouTube Star Kurt Hugo Schneider

From autotuned platinum hits to classical interpretations, T-Pain can do it all.

The singer/songwriter/producer recently filmed a special acoustic performance on “To The Beat with Kurt Hugo Schneider.” Teaming up with the famous YouTube composer, producer and video director, Teddy P delivers a unique medley of his biggest hits including “Buy You A Drank,” “Best Love Song,” “Bartender,” I’m ‘N Luv (Wit a Stripper)” and more.

Backed by Kurt on grand piano and a violinist, the “Mashup” as they simply call it continues to show how gifted T-Pain is.

Check out the video below.

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