Preview: K. Michelle – ‘The Rebellious Soul Musical’ (Behind The Scenes)

K. Michelle is gearing up for the premiere of “The Rebellious Soul Musical” which airs Aug. 19 on VH1.

The hip-hopera like production was directed by Idris Elba and features a storyline set to 8 songs off the singers debut album Rebellious Soul. It has been described as a “dramatic tale about struggle, heartbreak and deceit,” covering the topics of rape, infidelity, dishonesty, and more.

Prior to next week’s premiere take a look at a preview of the show with the short behind-the-scenes video above. If you haven’t seen it yet check out the music video for her song “Damn” here.

Watch: Chris Brown feat. Usher & Rick Ross – ‘New Flame’ (Video)


Chris Brown knows how to light up the night!

Fresh off announcing his joint tour with Trey Songz, the R&B bad boy premieres the anticipated music video for his latest single “New Flame” featuring Usher & Rick Ross.

Decked out in all white against an all-white set, an umbrella-toting Breezy shows off his fancy footwork alongside a pool full of babes in white bathing suits. At night  he hits the sand and literally sparks flames with his fiery moves.

Usher joins him for some synchronized choreography, while a shirtless Rozay sits on a throne surrounded by models.

Chris’ new album X is due in stores September 16.

Check out the sizzling new video below:

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Look! Chris Brown and Trey Songz Announce Joint Tour!

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Ohh it’s about to be a problem!

Chris Brown and Trey Songz are teaming up for a joint tour! The R&B superstars have announced they will hit the road together this fall.

Chris broke the news on Twitter: “THIS FALL is gonna be legendary! Get ready for me and @TreySongz Tour!!!!!!”

To build up excitement, both singers posted Instagram videos of themselves pondering the idea. Breezy said, “real R&B, real singing, real performances, ton of ladies.”

“We could do like old songs, new songs. Oh, we got that one song that we did together that no one’s heard,” said Trey before singing Breezy’s “Yo (Excuse Me Miss).”

The Virgina natives have plenty of new material to perform. Trey’s sixth album Trigga debuted at No. 1 in July, while Chris is readying X for a September 16 release.

Check out their crazy back-and-forth Instagram vids below and get ready for an epic tour!

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Keyshia Cole Sets Release Date for ‘Point of No Return’ Album

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Keyshia Cole is getting fans ready for her return as she continues her North American tour “Point of No Return,” titled after her upcoming LP. Currently lead by her sexy DJ Mustard-produced single “She,” the R&B songstresses sixth studio album has been given a release date of October 7!

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Jagged Edge Talk Upcoming Album ‘J.E. Heartbreak Too’ on Steve Harvey Morning Show


Following the release of the video for their new single “Hope,” Jagged Edge swung by the Steve Harvey Morning Show to talk about the song and their upcoming album ‘J.E. Heartbreak Too.’

Set for release this October, the eighth studio album from the R&B quartet is expected to deliver real quality R&B music with timeless themes. Following their live chat they spoke about the state of R&B backstage. “If you’re looking for it to be exactly what it was in 1990 then yea it’s dead,” shared Brandon. “The genre is supposed to and it will keep pushing forward. At the same time, more than ever, this generation has lost the starting point. So we’re just tryin to inject a little bit of that.”

Check out the interview below, and another clip where they share their personal Top 5 favorite records from their catalog.

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Throwback Thursday: R Kelly – ‘Bump N’ Grind’

“My mind’s telling me noooooooo but my body, my body’s telling me yessssssss”

If for some reason you don’t already know, R. Kelly is a multiple Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, and record producer. A native of Chicago, Illinois, he is often referred to as the King of R&B. “Bump n’ Grind” was the second single released from his first solo album 12 Play in 1994. The track became a number one single on the Billboard Hot 100, and it also spent 12 weeks at number one on the Hot R&B Songs chart.  As the singer’s third No. 1 R&B hit it became the longest-running number-one R&B single at that time.

Kellz released three versions of “Bump n’ Grind.” the original album version and two remixes. The original LP version was made available for airplay on urban and Top 40 pop radio stations alike at first, but eventually the Old School remix was issued shortly and gained massive airplay on urban, adult R&B/Soul and rhythmic radio stations. Kelly also released the “Bump N Grind (How I Feel It Extended Mix)”. Enjoy the classic video above.

If you are as disappointed as I that Kellz didn’t include the dramatic and amazing vocal run intro that we love him so much for in the video, I’ve included that version below:

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John Legend, Robin Thicke, Chrisette Michele, Keith Sweat & More Perform at 2014 Neighborhood Awards


This year’s Ford Neighborhood Awards Weekend proved to be a huge success, with fans turning out in droves to support the move to the new location in Atlanta. Now in its 12th year, the four-day expo and star-studded awards show drew around 150,000 attendees.

The Neighborhood Awards Expo, formally known as the Hoodie Awards, is a four-day extravaganza of music, educational seminars, comedy shows, screenings and interactive workshops. At the centerpiece of the weekend was the awards ceremony, held at the Philips Arena, where celebrities paid homage to outstanding businesses and foot soldiers making a difference through contributions and excellence in their local communities.

Performers at the show included Robin Thicke, Ne-Yo, Chrisette Michele, Tamela Mann, India Arie, Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill.  John Legend and newcomer George Tandy Jr. performed during a live taping of Harvey’s syndicated morning radio show.

Check out the performances and clips from the show below!

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Joe Talks State of R&B, What Artist He Likes Today and More on ‘The Breakfast Club’


The Breakfast Club were joined by R&B legend Joe early Thursday for a well overdue interview. The singer/songwriter/producer released his stellar new album Bridges earlier this summer and some national radio exposure is much deserved.

Charlamagne joked with Joe about their resemblance and told a story about how a girl in Detroit mistook him for the singer and tried to hook up with him. Joe spoke about his two-decade long career, always being a favorite amongst rap artists, his early start in music and his feeling about R&B today.

“It’s cool, Joe said very nonchalantly. “It’s at a point where it’s heavily influenced by hip hop culture, and there’s nothing wrong with that, but at the same time I’d like to see some artists write a little more passionate love songs, something that could last a lot longer than just right now.”

He also spoke about getting offers to be in a group with other male R&B acts and what it would take for him to do it. He addressed past beef with R. Kelly, touring with New Edition, being an independent artists vs. on a major label, what rap artists he likes these days and more.

You can pick up Joe’s new album Bridges on iTunes now, and check out the full interview below:

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