New Music: Wale feat. Eric Bellinger – One Reason (Flex)


Wale is gearing up for the release of his new album, so the MMG member is giving fans a brand new single called, “One Reason (Flex)” featuring R&B singer, Eric Bellinger.

Take a listen below, and look out for Wale’s new LP, Shine to arrive in the coming weeks.

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Beyoncé Celebrates Birthday with Star-Studded Soul Train Themed Party!

Beyonce Soul Train Bday Party

It was a night of peace, love, and SOUL on Monday, as Beyoncé celebrated her birthday with a star-studded bash in New York City.

The #BeyDay party was themed after the infamous Soul Train, and ’70s disco style. Friends and family filled the venue, including Kelly Rowland-who dressed up as Donna Summer, Alicia Keys-who was inspired by Chaka Khan for her outfit, Michelle Williams, Serena Williams, Solange, Usher, The-Dream, Kendrick Lamar, Chance The Rapper, Swizz Beatz-who manned the turntables, Diddy, Cassie and more.

JAY Z went all out dressed up as Jimi Hendrix, causing the internets to go crazy over his shuffle dance move as he entered the party behind Queen Bey.

Blue Ivy gave her Mommy an adorable birthday wish, and Bey thanked all of the attendees for their love and support.

“Thank you everybody for coming. You guys did such an incredible job committing, and I’m so happy to be here. Thank you baby,” said Beyoncé.

Check out the pics and video footage below.

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New Music: Chris Brown feat. Aaliyah & Static Major – Charge It To The Game (No Love) [Full, Unreleased]


Over the weekend, an unreleased goodie surfaced online.  Previously previewed as a very short snippet in 2014, a record that Chris Brown was working on, that included unreleased vocals by Aaliyah and Playa member Static Major, has now leaked in full!

The origin of the record, from our understanding, is that Brown had access to some unreleased Aaliyah vocal tracks while he was working on his album X. Most of you will easily remember the actual single he released featuring Baby Girl, “Don’t Think They Know.”

This record, as it can be heard now, features a lot more of Aaliyah. Granted it’s still rough, but anytime we can hear the angelic vocals of the late Aaliyah, it is well welcomed.

“If you ain’t no good, you ain’t no good / You gets no love in my hood,” sings Breezy and Aaliyah on the chorus.

Check it out below! What do you think?

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Watch: Rihanna Headlines Made in America Festival


Rihanna capped off a huge week while shutting down the first day of “Made In America” on Saturday night (Sept. 3), at Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  Headlining the ‘Rocky Stage,’ RiRi delivered a monster performance less than a week after her 4 sets at the MTV VMAs.

The #1 Bad Gal wowed the Philly crowd with her ANTI-based set, dropping favorites like “Needed Me,” “Consideration,” “and “Love on the Brain.” Although Drake wasn’t there, RiRi still got plenty of fan love for the ever-infectious “Work.”

After the show, Ms. Fenty took to IG to share her appreciation for MIA. “#MadeInAmerica that was so much fuuuunn,” she wrote. “Such a surreal feeling hearing you sing back to me! My family was in the house too! Thanks for an unbelievable night!! @miafest.”

Thanks to a dedicated fan, you can now watch most of her performance with the footage below.

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Watch: Usher Gives Performance & Interview on BBC Radio 1 ‘Live Lounge’


Did you know that Usher is back? Ok, you probably knew that. But, did you know his new album Hard II Love drops Sept. 16? Ok, you probably heard about that. BUT, did you know that he just did his first official live performance in promotion of the album, for BBC Radio 1’s “Live Lounge”? Ahhh, maybe you’re just finding out now!

So, that’s good, because the R&B superstar kicked off a promo run for the LP with a special performance on Friday (Sept. 2), and he killed it! Recorded in Los Angeles, for “Live Lounge’s” ‘Live in L.A‘ month-long series, the R&B superstar sat down for an interview with host Clara Amfo, where he spoke about the longevity of his career, fusing genres on his last album Looking 4 Myself, performing with live bands, the sounds of his upcoming album, getting a ‘star’ on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and more.

For his performance, Usher delivered stripped-down acoustic versions of previous hits like “U Got It Bad” and “Climax,” plus his new single “Crash.” He switched up the vibe with a reggae version of “Love In This Club,” and even performed a cover of The Chainsmokers’ hit “Don’t Let Me Down.”

Get ready for Usher’s comeback with the 30 minute performance and interview below!

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Indie: Denny Soloist Premieres New Album ‘Truth or Dare’

Denny Soloist - Truth Or Dare

Indie artist, Denny Soloist, is an emerging talent who made his debut in early 2015 with the popular single “Not Built For War,” which preceded his debut EP, Late Nights x Early Mornings.

The Florida based singer/songwriter followed the project up, in November 2015, with the surprise song “The Funeral,” which became the lead single off his debut album, Truth or Dare. After gaining traction off that single, Soloist took a break until this past June, when he returned with the album’s second single, “Run For The Hills” featuring indie rapper Surreal. Over the tracks rousing percussion, Denny pours his heart out singing the tale of a love that just wasn’t worth having. Ignoring warnings from friends, he continues to only see the “good” in this person, until ultimately he has to deal with the consequences of his bad decision.

On September 10, Soloist will release his debut album, Truth or Dare, on digital stores worldwide, but today he gives fans and new listeners the chance to hear the album in full with an advance stream. The LP’s sound fits primarily in his genres of R&B/Soul, but with added touches of Hip Hop and Pop. Working with producers such as Canis Major, Justin Mcelderry and more, the album reaches new heights in Denny’s career.

You can pre-order the album on iTunes now, and stream it down below.

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New Music: Tinashe – Sex Wit Me (Rihanna Remix)


Tinashe got the goodies on this freaky Friday.

The “Superlove” songstress surprises fans with a remix of Rihanna’s ANTI banger “Sex Wit Me.” Switching up some of the lyrics on the hook, Tinashe makes the Boi-1da-produced track her own.

“Sex with me so exclusive / All this hard work, no excuses / P*ssy so good, baby, that it’s stupid / Got a n**ga in his feelings, hit him up like Cupid,” she sings.

In an Instagram post, Tinashe revealed why she decided to remix the record. “Loved the song, so I thought it would be fun to remix #SexWithMe,” she said. “much love to @badgalriri cuz the original version is so 🔥.”

Tinashe is prepping for the release of her anticipated sophomore album Joyride, which is due out in October.

Press play on her Rih-mix below.

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Alicia Keys Performs On The Today Show’s ‘Summer Concert Series,’ Inspires Hosts To Go Without Makeup


Alicia Keys helped wake up her hometown of New York City on Friday morning. The R&B songstress was the musical guest on the “Today” show, kicking off Labor Day weekend with a rousing performance in Rockerfeller Plaza.

The singer/songwriter, who is pushing the no-make up trend, brought out the big hits for the packed crowd, singing “Girl On Fire,” “No One” and “You Don’t Know My Name.”

Alicia also performed her newest single “In Common” and the recently released “Back To Life,” off the soundtrack to the upcoming Disney movie, Queen of Katwe.

She also talked to Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie about the her new music and going without makeup, which led to a special moment of her inspiring hosts Tamron Hall, Billy Bush and Al Roker to remove their TV makeup. Keys helped Hall remove her makeup with a few moist towelettes.

Watch A. Keys wake up America below.

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