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Watch: August Alsina Performs “Don’t Matter” During BET Awards Pre-Show

August Alsina BET Awards

August Alsina surprised many fans with his appearance at the 2017 BET Awards on Sunday (June 25). Only the day prior, he posted a photo on Instagram which showed him in the hospital or at a specialists office getting treatment for his liver disorder. The disease, which he just recently revealed to his followers last month, sent shock waves through his fan groups and much of the industry.

However, the New Orleans native seemed to be in much better spirits, and he wasn’t going to miss the opportunity to bring his new music to the BET audience with a special performance during the “Live! Red! Ready! Pre-Show.”

Wearing his hair in two large braids and rocking a colorful Versace shirt, the R&B heartthrob hit the outdoor stage accompanied by a group of dancers and an acoustic guitar player. Alsina delivered his first live performance of new single “Don’t Matter,” off his forthcoming third studio album, Drugs.

Following his performance he shared a message with his followers about his choice to perform. “Many Days I feel like shit, Today’s one of them but today I made a choice to P U S H thru,” wrote Alsina. “I’m praying until something happens, & I’m dilIgently WORKING through it all.
I’ve got faith and I’ve got faith that my faith is working.”

Check out August’s performance below.

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New Music: August Alsina – Don’t Matter

August Alsina Don't Matter

A day after revealing to the world that he is suffering from liver disease, August Alsina returns with his brand new single, “Don’t Matter.”

The acoustic guitar led track carries a carefree, brighter vibe than the three previous tracks he released earlier this year. Coming in under three minutes, Alsina sings out to a love interest who has him addicted like drugs, which fittingly is the title of his forthcoming third studio album.

“I be knocking down the walls every time you make that call / You be changing all your plans / Plus you calling me your man,” he sings. “You got something I can feel baby / Yea, it’s been so long, I’ve been having withdraws.”

While the R&B singer is expected to release his new album this year, August recently sat down for a personal interview with his friend, Jada Pinkett-Smith. During their conversation he surprised fans by revealing that he suffers from a serious liver illness. “I have a liver disease, where my auto-immune system is fighting against itself,” he said. “The reality is that I’m sick all the time. I don’t really like to talk about because I’m not looking for anybody’s sympathy.”

The full interview hasn’t been released yet, nor has a date been announced for his new album, but the singer is expected to hit the road on his “Don’t Matter Tour,” kicking off July 27 in San Antonio, TX.

Take a listen to “Don’t Matter” below.

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First Look: August Alsina Opens Up About Liver Disease in Emotional Interview with Jada Pinkett-Smith

August Alsina Jada Pinkett Smith Interview

August Alsina is opening up like never before.

While he returned with new music this year, and is prepping for the release of his third studio album, August Alsina has shared the first look at an emotional interview that he did with his friend, Jada Pinkett-Smith. The R&B singer formed a bound with the Smith’s a couple years ago, and they have embraced him very closely.

Fans of the singer will remember the scary moment when he collapsed and fell off stage during a 2014 concert in New York. The New Orleans native ended up in a coma for a few days, but he recovered with full strength and the report was that he suffered from dehydration.

However, now for the first time, August explains that he is often very sick due to a serious liver disease that has a big affect on his daily and professional life. In a clip from the sit-down talk with Jada, Alsina says: “I have a liver disease, where my auto-immune system is fighting against itself. The reality is that I’m sick all the time. I don’t really like to talk about because I’m not looking for anybody’s sympathy.”

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August Alsina Announces “Don’t Matter Tour”

August Alsina kicked off 2017 with the release of 3 new songs, “Drugs,” “Wait” and “Lonely,” followed by the announcement that he was readying the release of his third studio album, which is also titled Drugs.

He has yet to confirm a release date, but fans can get excited to see the New Orleans native back on stage, as he has announced an upcoming tour called the “Don’t Matter Tour.”

The summer theater trek will kick off July 27 in San Antonio, Texas and hit 24 North American cities, including New Orleans, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles and more before closing Sept. 2 in Vancouver, BC.

On the tour Alsina will be supported by singer/actor Rotomi and one of our favorite new rising singer/songwriters Tone Stith. Tickets will be on sale soon.

See the full itinerary below.

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Video: August Alsina – Lonely

August Alsina has been caught up lately and he’s tired of being alone in the trippy visuals for his new song “Lonely.”

Calling his girl from a pay phone in the opening scene, Alsina then steps into a local grocery store, where he performs the sultry cut that samples the Bobby Womack classic “If You Think You’re Lonely Now.”

The New Orleans native glides through isles of cereals named after him, as he interacts with some weird late night patrons.

“When I call your phone tonight, I better not have to call twice, girl,” he sings before delivering an ultimatum: “If you think you’re horny now / Come and let a real ni**a slide through girl.”

“Lonely” is the latest song to be released off Alsina’s forthcoming third studio album Drugs, which is due out this year via Def Jam Records.

Check out the new video below.

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New Music: August Alsina – Lonely

August Alsina is 3 for 3. The New Orleans native returns with his third new song of the year, keeping the smooth R&B vibes going with “Lonely.”

Taking inspiration from the old school, August borrows from the classic Bobby Womack song “If You Think You’re Lonely Now,” for the break-up to make-up song, as he tries to rekindle a relationship.

“When I call your phone tonight, I better not have to call twice, girl,” he sings before delivering an ultimatum: “If you think you’re horny now / Come and let a real ni**a slide through girl.”

Alsina is prepping for the release of his third studio album on Def Jam Records. Last month, he released the title track “Drugs,” and the follow-up “Wait.”

Take a listen to “Lonely” below.

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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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