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ThisisRnB Presents: 17 R&B Albums to Sweat in 2017

Producing the soundtrack to a year that brought us both huge ups and downs, 2016 was arguably one of the better years for R&B that we’ve seen in a while. With releases from the likes of Queen Bey, her sister Solange, Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, and Tank, it’s hard to imagine how 2017 could ever out do last year. Trust us though, this year definitely won’t see a shortage of good tunes.

As R&B artists continue to blur the genre lines, expect to hear more variety from your faves. Whether you’re into traditional R&B, something with a little more funk, trap-soul, electronic- or alternative-R&B, 2017 is sure to have something crafted just for you.

A class of much talked about newcomers, including Kehlani, and Jacquees, will deliver highly awaited debuts. Exciting follow-up 2nd and 3rd albums are expected from the likes of Jhené Aiko and August Alsina. And with vets like Trey Songz and Ne-Yo prepping comebacks, there are plenty of projects that are sure to top most fans sweat lists.

Take a look at the albums that we are most excited to see and hear this year, with our “17 R&B Albums To Sweat in 2017” below!

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Video: August Alsina – Wait

Following the release of his music video for “Drugs,” August Alsina shares another fantasy-filled visual for the recently released “Wait.”

In the video, the R&B star sits as interpretive dancers sway around him while he sings about his wishes. The dancers gracefully surround him with pirouettes, while sunlight fills the room with a summery-glare.

Alsina is then shown at the head of a long table filled with fruit. A snake — possibly the same one that appeared in “Drugs” — slithers across the bountiful tabletop, as snow begins to fall out of nowhere.

“If you gotta leave, girl, I won’t stop you, so do what you gotta do,” sings Alsina while surrounded by snowflakes. “I don’t want you to go, but I got a few things in life that I gotta do.”

“Wait” and “Drugs” are off August’s recently-announced third album Drugs, the follow-up to 2015’s This Thing Called Life. Check out the video below.

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New Music: August Alsina – Wait

One week after releasing his comeback song “Drugs,” and announcing his third album of the same name, August Alsina has returned with the song “Wait,” his second new track of 2017.

The New Orleans R&B star cools things down over the mellow instrumental, as he sings some honest feelings to his lady about balancing his career and their relationship.

“If you gotta leave / Girl, I won’t stop ya, so do what you gotta do / I don’t want ya to go / But I got a few things in life that I gotta do / I’m not telling you to wait, I’m not telling you to wait on me … But I’m hopin’ that you wait,” he sings.

The concept seems to fall in line with the inspiration behind his recently-announced album.

“I realized how addicted to certain ways of living life I was, addicted to chaos, drama, confusion,” he said of the title. “Lately, for me, it’s been about breaking the cycle and creating a new normal. That new normal is love. I have a newfound addiction. Through love and beautiful women, I’ve been able to find myself, reach higher places within myself.”

Earlier this week, Alsina dropped the music video for “Drugs,” in which he enjoys some fantasy love. Both tracks are expected to land on his third album Drugs, the follow-up to 2015’s This Thing Called Life.

Listen to “Wait” below.

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Video: August Alsina – Drugs

August Alsina goes for some dream-like fantasy love in the brand new video for his newly released song “Drugs.”

Waking up in a small boat filled with large jungle leaves and flowers, the R&B star is covered in white tribal style body paint, and a silk floral robe. While singing the seductive lyrics, he’s surrounded by maidens of the sea, ready to take him into the water. Temptation prevails and by the video’s end, he’s getting intimate below his boat.

Alsina directed the video along with Amber Gray and its themes seem to echo what he recently revealed about his new album as a whole. “I realized how addicted to certain ways of living life I was, addicted to chaos, drama, confusion,” he said. “Lately, for me, it’s been about breaking the cycle and creating a new normal. That new normal is love. I have a newfound addiction. Through love and beautiful women, I’ve been able to find myself, reach higher places within myself.”

Following 2014’s Testimony and 2015’s This Thing Called Life, Alsina’s third album Drugs is set to drop this year.

Dive into the new video for “Drugs” below.

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August Alsina Announces New Album ‘Drugs’

August Alsina returned with his new song “Drugs” on Friday (Jan. 6), and later he revealed that it’s actually the title track off his forthcoming third studio album as well.

The New Orleans native announced the news in a video on Instagram. “Today is a beautiful day for me, I’m finally able to drop new music. I just dropped my new song, the title track. It’s called Drugs,” he said in a video post on Instagram.

According to August, the title is a reflection of a major realization the singer had while crafting new music.

“I realized how addicted to certain ways of living life I was, addicted to chaos, drama, confusion,” he said. “Lately, for me, it’s been about breaking the cycle and creating a new normal. That new normal is love. I have a newfound addiction. Through love and beautiful women, I’ve been able to find myself, reach higher places within myself.”

This marks the start of a new era for the singer. “Sooooo f**king excited to finally be able to release new music!!!!” he wrote. “Thank you all for being so patient with me on my journey… Im so proud to share all of the newness with yal & spread vibrations of love through the music.”

Drugs will follow Alsina’s 2015 offering This Thing Called Life and his 2014 debut Testimony.

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New Music: August Alsina – Drugs

Look who’s back!

August Alsina kicks off 2017 with his brand new single “Drugs.” The R&B star teased that he would be releasing new music at the tail end of last year, but he held it off until today (Jan. 6).

A moody but seductive track with atmospheric vibes, Alsina hypnotizes with his signature drawl, as he sings about an addictive physical connection to a lover whom he can’t let go.

“Baby when I tell you I want you, I want you babe / If not more than before, I want you more than the time before / I can’t give you no closure,” he sings.

After some time away from the spotlight in 2016, August is currently working on his third studio album, which is expected later this year.

Stream “Drugs” below.

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Video: DJ Khaled feat. Chris Brown, August Alsina, Nicki Minaj, Jeremih, Future & Rick Ross – Do You Mind

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The lavish house, pool and lifestyle don’t come cheap or easy, as DJ Khaled attempts to explain to his lover in the opening scene of his flashy “Do You Mind” video.

The catchy R&B/Rap single, off the music executive’s latest album Major Key, features an all-star cast including Chris Brown, August Alsina, Nicki Minaj, Jeremih, Future & Rick Ross.

The Gil Green-directed clip features plenty of bikini wearing models, and kicks off with a seductive scene from Nicki, who shows off her curvaceous assets in some lacy lingerie while strutting around her hotel room. Breezy and August join Khaled poolside for the infectious hook. Later Brown gets close with his lady at the piano, and Alsina kicks his verse while lounging on a bed with his girl.

Khaled flashes back to better times with his girl, including their rose garden rendezvous and rides through his palatial estate on a 4-wheeler. Jeremih makes his appearance with a female chanteuse of his own in the hallway and foyer with Khaled by his side. Future drops by spitting his verse about catering to his lady with calamari dinners, while a slim Ricky Rozay flexes his player ways with model Monifa Jansen.

The visual ends on a happy note as Khaled and his lover kiss and make up. “I got a new name in the streets. They call me Billy,” he says before presenting her with a diamond necklace. “No words can describe how beautiful you are. You’re a major key to me, baby. Billy got you. I love you.”

Watch the new video below.

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DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, August Alsina, & Rick Ross Shoot “Do You Mind” Video

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Another one!

DJ Khaled gathered his famous friends for the “Do You Mind” visual.

Of course, the Snapchat King took to social media to share behind-the-scenes clips from the shoot for the Major Key single, which features Chris Brown, Future, Rick Ross, August Alsina, Jeremih, and Nicki Minaj.

According to Khaled, this is more than a music video—it’s “the biggest film, aka movie ever” and it’s got the star power to match. Day 1 featured cameos from the likes of Breezy, Jeremih, August, Rozay, and Khaled’s love interest, model Bernice Burgos.

In the summery visual, Khaled rides a jet ski inside a lavish pool. Elsewhere, the Major Key star dons a key emoji bathrobe and a Goyard shirt. Meanwhile, Khaled’s co-stars sing in different spots inside of a grandiose estate. Breezy, for instance, plays the piano in a backyard, while Jeremih goes indoors for his portion of the clip.

Bryson Tiller doesn’t appear on the song, but he was on set. According to Khaled, Tiller’s Future collab “Ima Be Alright” will also get a video soon. “Stay tuned,” said the DJ.

“Do You Mind” can be found on Major Key, which became Khaled’s first album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Take a look at the luxurious video shoot below.

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