Goapele Reveals ‘Strong As Glass’ Album Cover & Tracklisting

Goapele Strong As Glass

Goapele will be returning to our speakers next month with her fifth studio album Strong As Glass, in stores Oct. 21 via Primary Wave.

The soulful songstress has revealed the album cover and tracklisting for the anticipated follow-up to 2011’s Break of Dawn. The 10-track set has been preceded by the groovy, feel-good single “Hey Boy,” which she recently added Snoop Dogg to, and the album will also feature a duet with Eric Benet on “My Love.”

“[It's] full of surprises and I hope my fans will enjoy this musical journey with me,” she previously said about the new album. “I sung my heart out on this project and I got to work with producers & writers that pushed me as an artist.”

Goapele will also be kicking off a North American tour in support of the album in early November.

Take a look at the tracklisting and tour dates below, and pre-order the album on iTunes now.

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Billboard Presents: ‘Drivin’ with Trey Songz


Billboard recently linked up with Audi and Trey Songz for a special interview style promotion for the new A8 L TDI model.

The Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter shares some of his own personal car stories, including an old lady that ran into him and then tried lying to the police that he hit her, having to hold up his rear view mirror while driving and more. Trey also got to take the car for a spin through the Hollywood hills in the special clip.

His new album Trigga is in stores now. Check out the interview piece below:

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Danity Kane Unwraps ‘DK3′ Album Cover & Tracklisting


Yes, Lord!!!

Now, when the news broke that the new and improved Danity Kane couldn’t quite keep it together, I must admit, I was a little disappointed. As a big fan of the original group, I was more than excited to have the girls come back with a follow-up album even if it was only four three of them.

Welp, even with all the drama and hair-pulling that went down recently, the girls have decided to still throw their fans a bone! Announcing the release of their well-anticipated third album DK3, Shannon, Aubrey, AND Dawn will be on the 10-track project and it’s coming sooner than we think!

Taking to Instagram to drop the news of an October 28 release date, Shannon and Aubrey also let fans know that pre-orders for the album will be available Friday, September 26! Featuring the hit lead single, “Lemonade,” the album will also host the singles “Rhythm of Love” and “All In A Day’s Work”.

I’m not too sure about the rest of the staff, but THIS girl right here is more than excited! Y’all with me or nah? All I know is I better be able to showstop while listening to this album or I will show my a**!

Well anyway! Peep the tracklist and announcement via Aubrey’s Instagram below!

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Jhené Aiko & Ty Dolla $ign Perform at vitaminwater and The FADER’s ‘Uncapped’ in Philadelphia

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The FADER and vitaminwater have partnered once again to present #uncapped, a series of concerts dedicated to supporting emerging musical talent and “hydrating the hustle” of today’s breakthrough artists.

On the heels of her recently released album, Souled Out, Jhené Aiko headlined the show held in Philadelphia this week along with Ty Dolla $ign and buzzing up and comer Raury.

Guests at the Skybox Event Center had the chance to snap photos for an interactive social media projection wall, screen-print limited edition t-shirts and hydrate with an infinite supply of vitaminwater.

Dressed in his signature wide-brimmed hat, Raury introduced the crowd to rock-leaning versions of favorites from his breakout project Indigo Child, in addition to Nirvana and Queen songs. Los Angeles native Ty Dolla $ign followed, storming the #uncapped stage and turning the energy up to another level with hits like “Paranoid” and “Or Nah.”

But, Jhené was the main draw of the night, and she delivered a steamy set of ballads, including “The Pressure” and new favorite “Spotless Mind.”

Check out video footage of Jhené performing the later below:

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Mary J. Blige Performs “Therapy” & “Right Now” on ‘Jools Holland’


Fresh off releasing her two brand new singles “Whole Damn Year” and “Therapy,” in the U.S. this Monday, Mary J. Blige returned to the U.K. to debut her new sound on BBC Two’s “Later…with Jools Holland.”

The Queen brought down the house with the Sam Smith-penned “Therapy” and U.K. single “Right Now,” written and produced by Disclosure, Smith, and Jimmy Napes.

On December 2, MJB will release The London Sessions featuring additional contributions from U.K. hitmakers Emeli Sandé, Naughty Boy, and Sam Romans.

Watch the R&B Royal shut it down in London town below:

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New Music: Eric Bellinger – Wednesday


With the fall season in full effect, that only means one thing: cuffing season is on the way!!!

While we’re waiting on it though, singer-songwriter Eric Bellinger is getting you prepped by motivating you to choose up. Dropping  his own version of ILoveMakonnen’s hit single “Tuesday,” Eric B. lets us know that “Wednesday” is a better fitting day for him.

Titled the aforementioned to plug his upcoming mixtape Choose Up Season, which literally drops next Wednesday, October 1, the song comes behind Eric’s latest single, “Awkward“. While “Wednesday” won’t be found on the 9-track mixtape, we’re more than positive that we’ll get some bangers from the crooner.

Take a listen to the new cut below:

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New Music: Estelle – Something Good

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Following her strong, anthemic single “Conqueror,” Estelle returns with the second release from her forthcoming album True Romance. The British songstress spins a confident vibe on the retro house based “Something Good.”

“If you’re with me and you know you got it, than let me hear you say I got it,” she sings out.

Additionally, Estelle and Music Choice announced today that she will be the newest artist to appear in the multi-platform video and music network’s “Take Back Your Music” branding campaign, which highlights how today’s most compelling artists reclaim control of their music. Check out a sneak peak of Estelle’s TBYM spot here. In tandem with the launch, an exclusive TBYM music video for “Something Good” will be launched worldwide.

“I can’t wait to share the ‘Something Good’ video with everyone. It’s one of my favorite tracks from my new album True Romance. It just has that warm, throwback vibe – you can’t help but feel happy when you hear it,” said Estelle.

Her forthcoming album True Romance is due out November 4 via Established 1980/BMG, it is available for pre-order on iTunes now. On September 30, Estelle will perform at the star-studded New Yorkers for Children 13th Annual Fall Gala at Cipriani 42 in New York City.

Take a listen to her latest single below!

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New Music: Guordan Banks – ‘A Song for Everyone’ (Mixtape)

Gourdan Banks A Song for Everyone

Dream Chasers artist, Guordan Banks, has been impressing us with various features and writing placements over the past year. Now, the Philly native gives fans and new listeners a deeper feel of his talents with the anticipated mixtape ‘A Song for Everyone.’

He describes the project as self-explanatory; each song will undeniably touch the hearts of every kind of person as it covers every aspect of real life, from struggle to triumph. “This is life music,” states Banks.

The 14-track, all-original project includes features from Wale and Meek Mill, and boasts production from DJ Camper, Phatbois, Ivan Barias (of Carvin & Ivan), K. Roosevelt and more.

Follow the jump to stream the full mixtape now:

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