R. Kelly Announces 14th Studio Album ‘Buffet’


He’s not called the King of R&B for nothing…

While in Atlanta late last week for his performance at Funk Fest, R. Kelly stopped by V-103 to chop it up with Big Tigger, and while doing so he brought a little gift along, which was a brand new song called “Planet.”  The record is a inspirational, socially conscious type of song (something we haven’t heard from Kellz in a while, but miss) and he explained that he was inspired by the events in Baltimore, and all over the world as well.

“This is a reach out song,” said Kelly. “Ya know I always got to break it down before I put out my album, I gotta see what’s going on in the world and I got to say something about it.” Continuing, “It’s not just about the sex songs, sometimes it’s about issues, about what’s going on.”

It appears this won’t be a one-off single either, as R. Kelly has also revealed that he is prepping for his 14th studio album, which is going to be titled “Buffet.” Speaking with Rocsi Diaz on HLN’s The Daily Share, he made the announcement and shared the inspiration behind the title and concept.

“It’s all you can hear,” said Kellz. “I’m 27 years deep in the business, I’ve been blessed to do this music for so long and I’ve got a lot of great songs under my belt, and fans love it. But, I’ve got all different kinds of generations of fans now, and I have to feed everybody. You’ve got hip hop, you’ve got old school music with the “Step In The Name of Love” type, then you’ve got traditional R. Kelly, sensuous sexual kind of music. It’s just a variety of things, so I call it the buffet.”

If all goes according to plan the album will be out as early as this summer or early fall.

Check out the interview below!

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New Music: Andra Day – Forever Mine

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Burgeoning songstress Andra Day has premiered the official first single from her debut album Cheers to the Fall, due out this fall via Buskin and Warner Bros. Records.

The track, entitled “Forever Mine,” is an ambling, doo-wop and Flamingos-inspired “love song to God” that doubles as the perfect slow drag across a dance floor, while showcasing her distinct and timeless brassy vocals. “Finding that love and level of peace was different from anything I’d experienced,” she tells The FADER.

In the next few weeks, Day will reveal the Spike Lee-directed music video, who was wooed by her Sundance set at the What Happened Miss Simone? concert for the upcoming Netflix documentary. Fans will have a taste of her timeless vocals with approaching appearances at the BET Awards, Cannes and ESSENCE Festival.

Take a listen below:

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Miguel Unwraps ‘WILDHEART’ Cover Art


Well, well, well…LOOK at Miguel!

With the release of his third album WILDHEART set to arrive next month, the provocative singer with massive sex appeal, has dropped another piece of the puzzle leading up to its delivery.

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New Music: Ray J feat. Lil Wayne – Brown Sugar


Over the years, Ray J has developed a habit of popping in and out of the music scene, and it’s about that time for him to pop back up.

Apart from his feature with Bobby V’ and Pleasure P on the recently release “Bad Habits,” the singer’s last single was the club track “ATM” featuring Migos and Dria. Now coming back to sweetly serenade his lady in the Lil Wayne assisted “Brown Sugar,” Ray J explains just why he loves his lady so much.

Take a listen below:

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Chris Brown & Beyoncé Among Leaders of 2015 BET Award Nominees


Another month, another award show.

It seems like just yesterday we were sitting in front of our televisions watching the 2014 BET Awards, and here we are again speeding through the year to get to another one.

Taking place on Sunday, June 28 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, the live broadcast show has become one of the most watched award shows on cable television and will be preceded by the star-studded BET Experience at L.A. Live. Marking the 15th anniversary live from the Nokia Theatre, there’s sure to be a few surprises in store.

Leading the nominations for this years spectacle are R&B star and new father Chris Brown with six nods for ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist,’ two in the category for ‘Best Collaboration,’ two for ‘Video of the Year,’ and the ‘Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award.’ Following behind with four nominations for ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ ‘Video Director of the Year,’ and the ‘Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award’ is none other than Beyoncé.

Other nominated artists include August Alsina, Ciara, Janelle Monáe, Jhené Aiko, K. Michelle, Rihanna, John Legend, The Weeknd, Trey Songz, Usher, Jodeci, Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Tinashe, Mali Music, Michelle Williams, Jacob Latimore, Jazmine Sullivan, Mary J. Blige, FKA Twigs, and more.

To catch the full list of nominees and categories, check it out below!

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Indie: Chelsea Rivers Releases Debut Self-Titled Album

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After releasing several singles over the past few months, emerging indie R&B songstress Chelsea Rivers delivers her debut self-titled album Chelsea via P3 Entertainment Group.  The project includes production from ‘The Genius League, Dilemma, Get Cool, Donnell Shawn, Critical and Madface Productions, along with features from hip hop artists Antwan Davis, RediRoc and Apollo The Great.  Chelsea excels with great ambition and confidence as she delivers what many are already calling a certified classic.

The Philadelphia native was influenced by the arts early on. At the age of 3 she was enrolled and trained in ballet. Shortly after she immersed herself in other genres such as Tap, Modern and African Dance. Though dance was initially her first passion, it wasn’t long before she realized another talent that would soon supersede her first love. Following the footsteps of her mother, Chelsea would soon discover another gift, the gift of Song. With influences such as Phyllis Hyman, Denise Williams, Billy Paul, Whitney Houston, and Prince to name a few, there was no denying she would be well on her way to pursue her hearts desire. Her one true dream is to establish a name that will be remembered not only for elegance, class, and style; but also as a role model for the generation behind to pattern. Her main objective is to become a paragon in the entertainment industry.

Stream Chelsea’s debut album below:

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Listen: Trey Songz Releases ‘Intermission’ EP Part II

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Trey Songz kicks off the week with the unexpected sequel to his ‘Intermission‘ EP, which he released last month.  Similar to the first part the new EP includes 6 brand new songs, which did not make the R&B superstar’s next album Trigga: Reloaded, which will be released on June 23. The only feature comes from rapper Pusha T on the opening song “How Could You Forget.”

In addition to Trigga: Reloaded, the singer/songwriter is working on his follow-up album, Tremaine, which he has said will probably be released toward the end of the year. “With ‘Trigga Reloaded,’ I wanted to give records like “Slow Motion” and other records that I had no place for a home. I didn’t feel they belong on ‘Tremaine,’ and I wanted more people to hear ‘Trigga,’” he said.

Ready for more new music from Trey? Get into ‘Intermission II‘ below now!

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Watch: Mariah Carey Teases “Infinity” Music Video


Mariah Carey is kicking off the week with the release of her new best-of album #1 to Infinity, which is led by the brand new single “Infinity.”

Following her debut television performance of the song at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, the Pop diva unveils the teaser for Brett Ratner-directed visual.

In typical MC fashion the video shows Mariah in all her glitz and glamour as she belts out the triumphant tune from her closet to getting her hair and make-up done, prior to hitting the stage in an ode to her new Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

“Close the door, lose the key, leave my heart on the mat for me / I was yours eternally / There’s an end to infinity,” sings Mariah.

#1 to Infinity is in stores now, it includes all 18 of her Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles, plus the new single.

Check out her video teaser below:

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