With his anticipated “The UR Experience” tour kicking off this week, Usher recently sat down with CBS Radio to talk about his current mind state when it comes to hitting the road and giving large audiences a special show.
He revealed that these days, he takes a somewhat more laid back approach to performing than in the past. “Being the best at this point in my life is being committed to it,” he explained. “No doubt about it, I don’t have to prove anything. I mean I’ve been doin it for 20 years, this will be my 8th album, and I’m just naturally a hard worker, anything that I do I go after it to be the best.”
He continued: “After a few things have happened in my life, to me, even during my performance, I realized that perfection is how you feel. It’s being able to check in out and out of your dance and performance and it be effortless that makes a performance incredible.”
Additionally, Usher spoke about how in his time as a teen star he had very few embarrassing paparazzi moments. But, he discussed his onstage breakdown from 2011, and also discussed giving advice to younger artists.
Peep the interview clips below:
Just in time for Halloween buzzing Alt-R&B singer FKA twigs has returned to creep you out with the visual for her song “Video Girl,” off her debut album LP1.
Directed by Kahlil Joseph, the black-and-white video features the UK native standing in an observation room watching a prisoner about to receive the lethal injection. In some more unsettling scenes she also imagines herself in the room with the body, dancing, twitching and whirling around him. Rapper Travis $cott makes some scary cameos with a mouth full of blood.
On Nov. 4, FKA twigs will make her U.S. late show debut on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
If it’s light out where you are peep her new video below, if not turn on all the lights and proceed with caution.
Faith Evans keeps the storyline going, following the video for her single “I Deserve It,” the R&B songstress returns with the new single and video “Good Time.”
After finding the right chemistry with Terrell Owens in her last video, Faith hits up the club with Los Angeles rapper Problem, and dances the night away with friends including Kelly Price. Her new loyal man is there when she is done to pick her up in his drop top Chevy, as they ride out to the West Coast style production.
“Wait a minute, can I get a witness, if you really understand where I’m comin from / Put your back up in it, ain’t no problems in here, we just havin fun,” Faith joyfully sings.
Her new album Incomparable will hit stores on Nov. 24, you can pre-order it now on iTunes.
Check out her new single and video below:
Faith Evans is back to the music, and prepping for the release of her new album Incomparable. The R&B veteran’s sixth studio album is set to be released on November 24 via Prolific Music Group, it has currently spawned the first single “I Deserve It” featuring Missy Elliot & Sharaya J.
Ready to give fans a look at what they can expect from the LP, Faith has now unveiled the album cover and track listing. The project boasts 16 tracks, with additional features from rapper Problem (“Good Time” and “Forever”), her pal Keke Wyatt (“Make Love”) and B. Slade & Karen Clark-Sheard (“Paradise”).
The new album follows 2010’s Something About Faith, which featured the single “Gone Already,” that lead her to be nominated for ‘Best Female R&B Vocal Performance’ at the 2011 Grammy Awards.
‘Incomparable‘ is currently available for pre-order on iTunes. Check out the full track listing below:
After teasing the hashtag #AWBAH for months, K. Michelle has finally unveiled the title for her anticipated sophomore album with the official trailer this morning.
On Nov. 3, VH1 will premiere her new personal reality show My Life, and she will also release her second single “Maybe I Should Call.” Last month, K released the first single off the album “Love ‘Em All.” She recently spoke to ThisisRnB TV about her reasons for taking some risks and stepping out of the R&B box with her second album.
“I looked around and I was like, ‘why should I be boxed and forced to sing a certain kind of lonely girl I’m so hurt, cuz I’m the little lonely black girl who had to struggle’ [type of song],” said K. Michelle. “Who wants to sing that all their life and be miserable all their life, there’s other sh*t going on other than heartbreak. I was just determined to talk about all those topics and sing ‘em how I felt ‘em, not how people look at my skin tell me how I’m supposed to sing them.”
Ready to find out her album title and release date? Watch the official trailer below!
Well, that was quick.
The journey for Danity Kane may have ended, but that hasn’t stopped Dawn Richard from pushing her own solo ambitions.
Serving as the lead single from her upcoming album Blackheart, the singer has released the music video for “Blow.” Showcasing Dawn’s choreography skills, the new single has the former girl group member going all out and pulling out the stops.
Set to hit shelves on January 15, Blackheart will serve as Dawn’s sophomore solo album.
Take a look at the video and check out the album art below:
“I’ma drop this sh*t for the hell of it!”
Not even two full months after his unfortunate slip into a coma, August Alsina is back at it!
With the kickoff of Usher’s “The UR Experience” tour happening this week, August seems to have felt it was time to give his fans something brand new. Simultaneously dropping a new song and visual titled “Grindin’,” the singer shares his pain and struggle to make it to the top.
Addressing everything from the rumors to the now famous tumble, August lets everything out. “I had a lot to get off my chest. The studio is like therapy for me,” said August of the new single.
It’s been six months since he’s dropped a new single and we’re definitely here for this one. Take a look at the new video below:
It may be over and done with for the ladies of Danity Kane, but that hasn’t stopped them from putting their fans first. Releasing their third and final album DK3 earlier this week, the former gal pals have decided to drop a visual to the popular single, “Rhythm of Love”.
While the video doesn’t feature the trio or any sign of them, it does stand true to its message. Showcasing different men serenading their ladies or soon-to-be’s, it is undoubtedly a cute substitution for not having Aubrey, Dawn, and Shannon.
Take a look at the video below: