New Music: The Weeknd – Earned It

The Weeknd Earned It

The steamiest movie of next year just got a boost to it’s soundtrack as The Weeknd has contributed a brand new song to the Fifty Shades of Grey OST.

A fitting choice for the soundscape of the film, the Canadian singer serenades his lady on the slow burning “Earned It.”

“I’ma care for you / ‘Cause girl you’re perfect, you’re always worth it / And you deserve it / The way you work it,” he croons.

The erotic thriller, which stars Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, and Rita Ora, hits theaters on February 13, 2015.

In related news, Abel recently received the Allan Slaight Award during Canada’s ‘Walk of Fame’ 2014 special. He was presented the award by a special video message from Rick Ruben and fans were given a first time look at part of his early grind pursuing music, and a personal look at the man himself as he delivered a poised acceptance speech.

Take a listen to The Weeknd’s brand new song below, and you can pick it up on iTunes now!

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Listen: Stacy Barthe Teases New Album ‘BEcoming’ with Sampler, Releases Full Version of “Angel”

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Stacy Barthe is coming, in fact she is ‘BEcoming.’

Building an adorning fan base through her infectious, soulful voice the singer-songwriter has been pretty quiet this year, but it turns out Stacy has just been getting everything right to finally release her official debut album via John Legends Homeschool label / Motown.

Following her 2013 EP ‘P.S. I Love You,’ Stacy isn’t letting 2014 come to a close without giving fans a preview of her full length album BEcoming.  Sharing snippets and full versions of 6 tracks from the LP boasting production from Malay, Benny Cassette and DJ Camper, Stacy is surely going to deliver a stellar sonic project.

The Brooklyn native soundtracks the struggle with songs like “Hey You There” and “Eyes Wide Shut,” while balancing out the lows with natural highs on the Common-assisted “Live For Today.”

In addition, Stacy has released the full version of her remake of Anita Baker’s “Angel,” which was originally released as a duet interlude on John Legend’s last album Love In The Future, and it’s kinda amazing.

Take a listen to the album sampler and full song below!

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Watch: Adrian Marcel Performs Acoustic Version of New Single “Spending the Night Alone”

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Quickly becoming one of R&B’s new favorite new voices, Adrian Marcel delivers a soulful acoustic performance of his new single, “Spending The Night Alone.”

Showing off his skills on the keyboard, the singer/songwriter is accompanied by a bass player on the Rico Love penned track.

Having just completed a six-city tour with Elle Varner, Adrian is about to release a “Reloaded” version of his recent mixtape ‘Weak After Next,’ and is gearing up for the release of his debut album ‘Got Me F’d Up‘ in 2015.

Check out his performance below!

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New Music: Case – Shook Up

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Case is sprung on his new lady and he’s singing her praises on the brand new single “Shook Up.”

The ’90s R&B star has finally returned with the first single off his forthcoming album Heaven’s Door, and it’s a soon-to-be anthem for all the lovers.

Over soft strings, the smooth singer croons about being utterly smitten by the woman in his life. Everything from her touch to her kisses makes him fall more and more in love with her everyday.

“Ever since the day I met ya, love’s been something special / You showed me what good love is all about,” he sings.

Case’s new album that will be released in early 2015. Take a listen to his new single below!

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Lyric Video: John Legend feat. Common – ‘Glory’

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With its release fresh on the heels of the unsettling verdicts for both Mike Brown and Eric Garner, John Legend‘s timely single “Glory” has received a massive amount of praise since it hit our ears.

Featured on the soundtrack for the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. historical drama Selma, the single finds John delivering a gospel-soul sound to the lovely stand for justice song, which features Common – who also stars in the movie.

Selma hits theaters on December 25.  Check out the official lyric video for the powerful song below:

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Mila J Gives Fans a Glimpse Into Her Life in ‘#MilaMondays’ Web Series

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Mila J is getting a jump start on the new year as the rising star has debuted her new web series #MilaMondays. The “Smoke, Drink, Break-Up” singer takes fans on a journey around the L.A. she knows and loves, including Leimert Plaza Park. Fans also get the change to meet her father, Kamaro “Dr. Chill” Chilombo.

Together, they give people a different/stripped down version of Los Angeles and give insight into Mila J’s childhood. She wants the world to know that L.A. is more than just its Hollywood persona. It is full of real people, living their life day-by-day.

Mila J released her five-track EP, M.I.L.A, in September featuring Ty Dolla $ign, B.o.B, and Problem. She is readying her full-length debut for next year.

Peep the first part of her new vlog series below:

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New Music: Jodeci feat. B.o.B – Nobody Wins

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It’s been almost two decades since the bad boys of R&B brought us new music, but as we all know 2014 has brought out many surprises. Returning to the scene at this year’s Soul Train Awards, ’90s supergroup Jodeci left fans with much anticipation when they performed their first comeback single “Nobody Wins” featuring B.o.B.

Now moving things a little further, the once raunchy lyric producing group has finally released the official audio with a lyric video for the anti-domestic violence single. If you’re new to the sounds of the quarrelsome quartet, Jodeci is comprised of brothers, Joel (JoJo) and Cedric (K-Ci) Hailey, DeVante Swing, and Dalvin (Mr. Dalvin) DeGrate. The video, which follows the different scenarios of domestic violence, urges watchers to take a stand against it and features the number for those to call if needed.

The group, which has paved the way for many of today’s R&B superstars, is in the process of working on their first album since 1995’s The Show, The After-Party, The Hotel, and will be working with top producers such as Timbaland.

“We’ve recorded hundreds of songs, even if it’s bits and pieces and fragments of songs that we could probably live off of for the rest of our lives,” Mr. Dalvin explained to RollingStone Magazine. “But when creating this album, we chose a body of work that really represents us as a group and represents what people are expecting to hear from Jodeci as a group. People will be pleasantly surprised.”

In regards to their new single, K-Ci shared: “We aren’t immune to issues that are important in our community. Domestic violence has always been an issue in relationships, but lately it’s been brought to the front of our community consciousness.”

Take a look at the lyric video for “Nobody Wins” below… What do you think?

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New Music: The-Dream – Fruition

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Ohhhh! The-Dream isn’t letting 2014 go without a gift!

Earlier this month the R&B hitmaker paid a visit to Atlanta’s V-103 for a new interview with Big Tigger and he played some new music and spoke about his current label situation. The singer, songwriter, producer previously surprised fans when he announced his departure from Def Jam, and later revealed that he launched his own imprint called Contra Paris under Capitol Records. In July, he released his first project under the label, The Prequel EP, which found him reuniting with his production partner Tricky Stewart.

Now, with a new double album called ‘Crown / Jewel‘ on the way spring 2015, Dream is giving fans a listen to the first song off the project, “Fruition.”

A smooth, seductive slow jam with a ’90s vibe, Dream sings the praises of his lady and promises to love her endlessly.

“It’s so hard to find someone like you / I’ve searched under stars and many a moon / Just to find someone like you,” he croons over the guitar laden track.

Get a taste of what Dream has been cookin up below!

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