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Usher Announces ‘The UR Experience’ Tour Dates

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What you say!!! Usher is out here creating miracles this year!

While we dropped the news last week that Usher would be going on tour this fall, it wasn’t until today that the singer decided to finally release the tour dates, locations and accompanying acts for fans to faint over.

Known as one of the most talented male performers out, the veteran singer is hot off the heels of an invigorating performance at this year’s VMA’s as well as the release of his video to “She Came To Give It To You“. In addition to visually intriguing us over the past week, Usher has also made us fawn all over again with his new Mike Will single “Believe Me“.

While his accolades span far from reach, we expected nothing less from the singer as we will with this upcoming tour. Citing this as his first headlining tour since the 2010-2011 year, the singer is ready and eager to supply his fans with something unforgettable. The start stated,

“With The UR Experience, I want to give my fans an ever-changing live show full of surprises and special guests. I am really excited to be with my fans and give them an Usher experience like they’ve never seen or heard before.”

Kicking off on November 1 in Montreal, Quebec, the singer has called on one of our favorite boys August Alsina to accompany him on his multi-city tour. August, who is currently wrapping up his Testimony Live Tour, will follow suit of R&B brother Trey Songz who opened for the megastar on his last tour. DJ Cassidy will also be apart of the exceptional experience as well.

Tickets for the tour will go sale in select markets on September 8, while the remainder will go on sale September 15.

Hoping that your city made the cut? Check out the dates after the jump!!

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Chris Brown, Tyrese, August Alsina & More Attend 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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The stars came out at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood on Friday night. The annual industry event celebrates the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed R&B/Hip-Hop songs of the previous year. This year’s show honored rapper/mogul Ludacris for his achievements in songwriting and his global influence on culture and entertainment with the prestigious BMI President’s Award.

Following video tributes from Usher, Lil Jon, and Tom Cruise, Luda hit the stage for a medley of his greatest hits including “What’s Your Fantasy,” “Yeah,” “How Low,” “Southern Hospitality,” “Area Codes,” and “Move Bitch” with special guest Mystikal.

The star-studded event also featured performances from TeeFlii (“24 Hours”), Tamar Braxton (“Love and War”) and YG (“My Hitta” and “Who Do You Love”).

Chris Brown was in the house and received a Special Citation of Achievement recognizing over 1 million broadcast performances of his hit “Forever.”

“I just appreciate all the singers and the songwriters who helped me get to this point making all this great music,” said Breezy. “I didn’t do it by myself. The fans really jump started it.”

Future accepted multiple awards including one for his ex Ciara’s “Body Party,” which he co-wrote and produced. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis earned Song of the Year for “Can’t Hold Us” and Lil Wayne was crowned Songwriter of the Year. Zendaya won the BMI Social Star Award and Detail, J-Roc, and DJ Mustard were honored as Producers of the Year.

Check out all the photos below:

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Video: DJ Khaled feat. Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future & Jeremih – ‘Hold You Down’

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As promised, only hours after the single release DJ Khaled delivers the official music video for his brand new single “Hold You Down” featuring Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future & Jeremih.

Dedicated to their ride-or-die chicks Breezy and Future salute their ladies and assure them of their devotion. August and Jeremih hold down the hook and bridge duties shouting out all the ladies that hold their men down. The Gil Green-directed visual was shot at a mansion in the Hollywood Hills, and also features Khaled sharing some aspiring words to his sexy lady, who he gifts with some serious coin to buy houses for her whole family.

The new single is the latest release off Khaled’s forthcoming album I Changed A Lot, which is due out this fall.

Peep the brand new video below:

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New Music: DJ Khaled feat. Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future & Jeremih – Hold You Down

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It’s finally here – DJ Khaled has another one!

Calling on Chris Brown, our boy August Alsina, Future and Jeremih, the famed DJ and album compiler slows it down for the lades with the new single, “Hold You Down“. Following the success of his street anthem, “They Don’t Love You No More,” Khaled caters to the ladies with his latest production, which is sure to join the long list of hits found on his résumé.

While Breezy and Future hold their own verses that describe their current relationships, August and Jeremih serenade us with their heavenly vocals on the chorus. Found on his upcoming album, I Changed A Lot, the song’s video has already been shot and is expected to be released today as well!

Take a listen to the new single below:

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DJ Khaled Previews New Single “Hold You Down” feat. Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future & Jeremih

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DJ Khaled is known for his mega street and club anthems featuring rap’s biggest and brightest stars. For his next single though, the DJ/Producer/Entrepreneur has recruited some of R&B’s hottest young stars for a late summer hit for the ladies.  Titled “Hold You Down” the record features Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future and Jeremih.

Scheduled to hit iTunes on Monday, Khaled gave curious fans a sneak peek at the song and the forthcoming video, which will also be released on Monday. The Gil Green-directed visual was shot last month at a mansion in the Hollywood Hills.

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

Check out the preview of the song and video below:

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August Alsina & Nicki Minaj Shoot “No Love (Remix)” Video

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August Alsina and Nicki Minaj have come together to film the music video for their new single “No Love (Remix).” The record is lifted off Alsina’s debut album Testimony. The Young Money superstar joined the New Orleans native on set and cozied up to a shirtless August for some Instagram pics.

The upcoming video was directed by Benny Boom, who has helmed several of Nicki videos including “Beez in the Trap” and “High School.”

“Shot a video to NO LOVE with my little brother from another mother, August Alsina. This is actually a scene from the video shot by BENNY BOOM,” said Nicki.

Alsina will kick off his “Testimony Live” tour with supporting act Teyana Taylor on August 14.

Check out more photos from the “No Love” set below:

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List: The Best of July – Top 15 Records

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While July is known for record-breaking temperatures, trips to water parks, school shopping and enjoying the last few weeks of summer, it’s known to us in the ThisisRnB offices as another month of solid R&B releases.

Whether you were a fan of Usher and Tanks’s dance heavy tracks or went the more subtle route with either Adrian Marcel or Azekel, there’s no denying that July brought ThisIsRnB listeners some pretty soulful and sultry singles. Following suit of June, July had its slow moments, but as always, true music showed up and showed out! While there’s really no way that we can make everyone happy with our lists, we definitely do the best we can by pulling the tracks that we feel are deserving of being deemed “Best of”.

Therefore, kick off your shoes and relax your feet as we bring you the tracks that had us hitting repeat all month long.

Check out our Best of July – Top 15 Records” below!

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Video: Kirko Bangz feat. August Alsina – Rich

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Kirko Bangz struggles to make a better life for him and his family in the video for “Rich” featuring August Alsina. In the powerful visuals, shot in L.A., the Houston rapper gets caught up with the wrong crowd and makes some poor decisions, which ultimately lead to his demise.

While he sings about his personal experience in the music industry, the video takes a more universal approach.

“There are several ways to becoming ‘Rich,’ which one will you choose?” he asks at the end.

Watch the new video below:

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