Throwback Thursday: Zhane – Sending My Love

Zhané was a R&B duo formed in Philadelphia, PA, and members of Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit collective group.

“Sending My Love” was released as the third single from the group’s debut album, ‘Pronounced Jah-Nay.’ The song was received well and praised for being a glorious, elegant, and sleek single. The single peaked at No. 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and No. 5 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.

Zhane’ definitely confirmed their position as one of the driving forces in the R&B/Hip-Hop scene during the ’90s. Enjoy the throwback above.

Indie: Emerging Artist Cherae Lovely Releases New Song “Selfish”

Cherae Lovely

Indie artist Cherae Lovely is ready to share her passion and gifts with the world. Born Tashau Cherae Corley, the Seattle, WA native is a self-described “old soul,” having been exposed to a vast array of music from the past, by her father, who is an avid music fan. Realizing she could no longer deprive herself of what she loved, the up-and-coming singer/songwriter has decided to seriously pursue a career in music.

Cherae Lovely desires to be an inspiration to others. She graduated from high school at the age of 17. She completed undergraduate work at Seattle University all while having a son at the age of 19. She then completed her Masters at the University of Washington and graduated at the age of 23. She also completed her second master’s – in Business Administration – this year. When asked about how she manages everything she does she says “When I put my mind to something I get it done. I do this by giving my self reasonable time frames for completion and setting small manageable tasks that help me reach the ultimate goal. When you want to accomplish something you have to take action, it starts with you-preparation, dedication and perseverance will help you get there. Never expect anyone to do anything for you when it comes to reaching your goals. Remain you, remain humble and treat others how you want to be treated.” We cant argue with that!

When asked who has inspired her music she says, “I would say the artists that have been most influential for me have been Lauryn Hill, Aaliyah, Destiny’s Child, Teedra Moses, Tweet, Bobby V, Mariah Carey and SWV.” Cherae Lovely pens all of her own melodies and lyrics. “Once I find a beat I can “feel” the music just comes after. I usually come up with melodies first then words, but sometimes they come at the same time.” She is planning to release an EP in the Spring of 2016. “I have persevered through all that life has thrown at me. I’m already a success. I look forward to my success as it manifests in the music industry as well.”

Take a listen to her new song “Selfish” below, what do you think?

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Listen: Antonique Smith Releases “Higher” Acoustic Version

Antonique Smith Higher

Following last month’s release of her brand new single “Higher,” accomplished singer/songwriter/actress Antonique Smith premieres a stripped down acoustic version.

While the original finds Smith delivering an emotion evoking vocal performance over an anthemic production by Midi Mafia, Darulah and The Track Burnaz, the songstress shines on an elevated level over the singular guitar lead track.

“Higher is about that moment when guys are afraid to commit,” says Smith. “When that happens, women start asking all the wrong questions. But, there is something you can say to a man to make him look at you differently and want that commitment. That something is the message of Higher.”

Antonique is currently prepping for the release of her new EP Love Is Everything, due out November 20. She will also be co-starring in the new TV One movie Stock Option, airing Nov. 7

Check out her new acoustic rendition below, and pick up “Higher” on iTunes now.

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Ariana Reveals “Focus” Cover Art


The time is almost here for Ariana Grande‘s new single to be revealed, and the pint sized powerhouse is gearing up to give fans what they’ve been waiting for.

Teasing everyone over the course of the month with random snippets of what’s to come, the vocalist has now given everyone one more thing to get them excited. Donning blonde hair and a bralet, Arianna unveiled the new cover art for “Focus.” Shot by Alfredo Flores, the black-and-white photo made its way to fans eyes via Instagram.

Set to be released on October 30, the single serves as the lead for her upcoming third album, Moonlight. In addition to the cover art, Ariana released a new video expelling what “Focus” is all about. “When I say ‘focus on me,’ I’m not asking to be the center of attention. I’m not asking you to focus on my face or my clothes or my body or my singing voice. By ‘focus on me,’ I literally mean focus on me. Focus on what I’m all about and what I believe in.”

Take a look at the video below to get her full explanation!

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Watch: Ro James Returns with “Get Out My Way” Video

Ro James Get Out My Way

Ro James is back!

After sharing a few loosies with fans throughout the year, the soulful R&B singer returns with the brand new buzz song and video “Get Out My Way.”

Riding out to the desert in his black Mercedes G wagon, the New York native ghost rides the wip over a hard hitting beat while crooning in his signature, soul-stirring drawl. Ro sings the praises of his ride-or-die chick while letting the world know nothing will hold him back now.

“We been through the fire, we been through the flame, now get ready to roll,” he sings to his lady. “Now I’m spinning these tires, get out of my lane ’cause I’m ready to roll,” Ro stakes his claim that he’s doing it his way.

“Get Out My Way” is the first release in a 3 part visual prelude to his official first single, “Permission” from his upcoming debut album, which will be released via ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records in 2016.

Check out the video below!

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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Announce Pregnancy!

John Legend Chrissy Teigen Pregnant

Congrats are in order for John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. The superstar couple have announced that they are expecting their first child!

Teigen shared the happy news on Instagram, along with a photo of her husband touching her pregnant belly.

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Janet Jackson’s ‘Unbreakable’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

Janet Unbreakable #1

“Triumphant,” “Stimulating,” “Powerful”. All of these words and more describe the unbreakable hold that Janet Jackson has on us. We breathed a collective sigh of relief, tempered by excitement, when news broke about her return this past summer. Now, she’s proving that her seven year hiatus was well worth the wait with the release of Unbreakable, the long-awaited album topped the Billboard 200 Chart at #1 on its first week of release, becoming the Queen of Pop’s seventh #1 album. Unbreakable, also represents the fourth consecutive decade in which the music icon has achieved at least one #1 album.

Born from her historic partnership with the revamped BMG, Janet’s latest opus is on her own label, Rhythm Nation. Execs at the seven year-old company are thrilled with Unbreakable, as it is their first number one album in the US. With the lead single, “No Sleeep” sitting at the #1 spot on the Adult R&B Chart for the past seven weeks, the iconic artist has broken her own record on that chart. The reoccurring theme of the number seven is more than just luck; it’s undeniable fate.

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Pharrell Williams Performs “Freedom” on ‘Ellen’


While promoting his new children’s book ‘Happy!,’ Pharrell Williams stopped by “Ellen” on Monday. Rocking a denim shirt and overalls, the hitmaker performed his latest single “Freedom” with some help from the Baes, and delivered an inspiring speech. He even invited some ladies in the audience to join him on stage, culminating with one big dance party.

“At a time where it seems like they keep trying to take everything from us—equality, love, religion,” said Pharrell. “It just seems like this is the time more than ever that we need to stand up for ourselves. Do you agree?”

Check it out below:

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