Ne-Yo Visits Hot 97 Morning Show Talks Return to R&B and Storytelling on New Album ‘Non Fiction’

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Ne-Yo is getting on the promo trail for his new album, which is titled ‘Non Fiction.’ The R&B hitmaker paid a visit to the Hot 97 Morning Show to talk with Ebro, Rosenberg and Laura.

Admitting to have slowed down on the thot activity while joking with his old friend Ebro, Ne-Yo revealed that he has a new girlfriend named Crystal Renee. He spoke about this role as VP of A&R at the new Motown Records, and his desire to really get back into artist development with all of the acts he brings to the label.

Giving fans a taste of his upcoming album, with the first single “Money Can’t Buy,” Ne-Yo continued to stress that his new album is 99% R&B and spoke about the strong influence of storytelling on the project.

Check out the full interview below:

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Listen: Next Previews New Single “Living Room”

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R&B group Next are ready for their comeback.  The trio currently consists of original members T-Low and Tweet, and newer member DE who originally filled in for Tweet, but is now filling in for founding member RL.

It’s been 12 years since the group released an album, with 2002′s The Next Episode, but they are looking to change that with the brand new single “Living Room.”

Giving fans a taste of the brand new R&B jam, Next has released a visual preview featuring recent performance footage and a minute and half snippet of the song.

“As soon as I get home, girl you know it’s on / Champagne, bout 80, girl we bout to get x-rated / So the bedroom’s ok, kitchen alright, need ya body girl in the living room tonight,” they set the mood with the songs opening.

The full song will be released soon, with an album titled ‘Next Over Everything‘ following. Check out the preview below!

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New Music: August Alsina feat. Nicki Minaj – No Love (Remix)

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It’s already the middle of the summer but things are still heating up for August Alsina. The R&B heartthrob has tapped Nicki Minaj for a duet remix of his next single “No Love.”

The remix puts a twist on the original anti-love song off Alsina’s debut album Testimony. Nicki’s added verse will leave you asking, “is it love or no love?,” as she sings “August you know, I’m here to save you / Me and them girls, we ain’t the same boo, you know I hate it when you leave me.”

August will kick off his headlining “Testimony Live” tour on August 14 in Seattle.

Check out the hot new duet below!

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Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih & Future Join DJ Khaled for New Single

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DJ Khaled has recruited some of R&B’s hottest artists for his next single and video. Over the weekend the We The Best boss took over a house in the Hollywood Hills with Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future, and Jeremih to shoot the upcoming visual, directed by Gil Green.

“Squad gettin money together!” said August as he posed alongside Breezy on an orange Lambo.

The New Orleans crooner shot scenes poolside with a bikini-clad babe, and Pia Mia stopped by to visit her pal Chris.

The song is slated to be the next single off Khaled’s eighth album I Changed A Lot, due out this fall.

Check out the behind-the-scenes pics below:

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Watch: Tinashe Performs “2 On” on ‘Wendy Williams’

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Tinashe has made it to national television. The burgeoning young songstress has one of the hottest records of the year with her debut single “2 On,” and she took her talents to daytime TV on Monday.

Making her debut appearance on ‘The Wendy Williams Show,’ the L.A. native wearing an oversized Hood by Air jersey and Jordans, served up a dancy-heavy performance of her DJ Mustard-produced hit, which is now No. 1 on Rhythmic Radio.

“Wow, this is a dream come true!!!” tweeted Tinashe.

Her debut album Aquarius is due out this September. Check out her performance below!

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Watch: Estelle – ‘Conqueror’ (Video)

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After releasing the new song last week, Estelle wastes no time premiering the music video for her comeback single “Conqueror.”

The British songstress proves that nothing can stop her in the inspirational video for the uplifting record, which is the lead single off her upcoming album True Romance.

Cameras follow a male dancer as he turns his body into a canvas to drive home the powerful message in the black-and-white clip.

After parting ways with Atlantic Records last year, Estelle will release her fourth studio album True Romance through her independent label Established 1980 Inc./BMG Rights. Due November 4, it is comprised of four themes—passion, courage, true romance, and the bullsh*t.

“Every song fits into one of these themes,” said Estelle. “This is a real body of work, just like when you do an art piece, or when you have all these awesome images on your Instagram. You want people to see the full you.”

Watch the video below:

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Video: Ashanti, Artie Green, Gerry Gunn, Robbie Nova and Chauncey Hawkins – ‘Just Believe’

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First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign is continuing their motivational mission and hoping to inspire through music.

Last year they released an album titled ‘Songs For A Healthier America,’ in collaboration with Hip Hop Public Health and the Partnership for a Healthier America. The project included the song “Just Believe,” sung by Ashanti, Artie Green, Gerry Gunn, Robbie Nova and Chauncey Hawkins. Now, they have released an official music video for the uplifting record.

The R&B songstress and her collaborators sing to inspire the youth in the new visual, which also shows clips of President Barack Obama working out at the White House.

Ashanti is also prepping for the release of the music video for her next single “Early In The Morning” featuring French Montana, which is coming soon.

Watch the video below:

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New Music: Kiah Victoria – Tralala

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NYC based artist Kiah Victoria follows up her 2013 EP ‘Gravitate,’ with a brand new record titled “Tralala.”

Stepping out with a different production sound, courtesy of producer Rom/Barb, which was inspired by UK bass/garage, the singer-songwriter delivers a futuristic soul vibe as she sings about a special someone that caught her heart.

“My god, something about your stare / Takes me places I should probably beware,” she softly sings.

Kiah recently graduated from NYU’s Clive Davis Institute, and has much more on the way soon. Check out her new song below:

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