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The Full 2017 Essence Festival Lineup Announced, Chance The Rapper, BJ The Chicago Kid & More Added

Every year the ESSENCE Festival is one of the most attended and talked about music festivals in the world.

This years events will take place June 30 – July 2 in New Orleans, Louisiana and boast another legendary cast of headliners, fan favorites and exciting newcomers.

Announced today, Grammy-winning artist Chance The Rapper will make his ESSENCE Festival debut joining Diana Ross, Mary J. Blige, John Legend and others as a headliner.

Other new additions include a special reunion performance by No Limit Records featuring Master P, Mystikal, Mia X and Silkk; BJ the Chicago Kid; Daley; Elle Varner; Emily Estefan; Gallant; Kelly Price; Leela James; and Rhonda Ross.

See the full weekend concert lineup below.

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‘SOULQUARIUS’ Brings R&B Greats, Past & Present, to West Coast Fans!

When the flyer for the inaugural SOULQUARIUS Festival in Santa Ana, California dropped in late 2016, R&B lovers everywhere went crazy over the line-up of scheduled performers.  From throwback artists like Jon B. and DMX to current R&B tastemakers such as Ro James, Jhené Aiko, and BJ The Chicago Kid, there was no denying that this event was guaranteed to be a lituation.

Fear of getting rained out and continuous flooding from California’s big storm may have had most on edge but, that didn’t stop ticket holders from coming out in droves to get a taste of what their favorite performers have to offer. Of course, there were a few mishaps along the way (like any huge festival has during their opening year), but SOULQUARIUS — aside from its massive lineup — has plenty of reasons why it should be the R&B festival that you don’t want to miss from here on out.

Delivering a jammed packed mash-up of lovable R&B artists and a few of rap’s most influential, SOULQUARIUS made sure to leave festival enthusiasts with a need to get their coins up for next year.

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New Music: Ro James feat. BJ The Chicago Kid – Already Knew That (Remix)

Now, here is a great Friday surprise!

Following last week’s version with Bay Area rapper G-Eazy, Ro James teams up with his fellow Grammy-nominated R&B artist BJ The Chicago Kid, for the second remix of “Already Knew That.”

Like the other, Ro keeps his verses the same, but BJ drops his soulful vocals over the bouncy track, singing about some sexual encounters with his lady.

“Purple raindrops falling on my head / I must be dead ’cause the feeling I feel just like heaven (baby) / Say you already knew that, say you already do that / And you know that I love it,” sings BJ.

Ro James is currently traveling across the U.S. on his headlining “XIX Tour.” Both Ro and BJ are set to perform tomorrow at the SOULQUARIUS Festival in Santa Ana, CA.

Take a listen to their collaboration below!

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New Music: BJ The Chicago Kid – Roses

Fresh off the Grammy Awards and one day before Valentine’s Day, BJ The Chicago Kid drops a musical gift for us.

Aptly titled “Roses” for the lover’s holiday, the soulful crooner sings out about a female that keeps playin’ games with his head, but admits to liking it.

“Roses pretty red / She love to keep me goin’, playin’ with my head / But a nigga in love with it,” he sings on the chorus.

Take a listen below.

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Watch BJ the Chicago Kid Perform “Love Inside” on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, BJ The Chicago Kid delivered some loving feelings on Thursday night with a performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

The 3x Grammy-nominated crooner took to the inside stage with his band to perform the soulful “Love Inside” for the late night audience. Rocking an embroidered denim ensemble, BJ got his Anderson .Paak on, opening his set on the drums before taking to the mic and showing off his vocal gifts.

The Chicago native released his Motown Records debut album In My Mind in 2016, which has received 3 nods on the upcoming Grammy Awards, including Best R&B Performance, Best Traditional R&B Performance, and Best R&B Album.

Check out his performance below.

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New Music: Lalah Hathaway feat. BJ The Chicago Kid – Angel (Remix)

Sometimes you just need a dose of that old-school sounding new school soul. Anita Baker’s “Angel” is an R&B classic and the classics are usually best left alone.

However, Lalah Hathaway isn’t afraid to take on the task of revisiting a legend – likely because she’s the daughter of a legend herself.  Just hours before New Music Friday, 3x Grammy nominated crooner BJ The Chicago Kid coupled up with Lalah for a remix to her modern day rendition of “Angel,” which she originally released on her 2015 album Lalah Hathaway Live!

Over the course of just under four minutes, Lalah’s buttery vocals, coupled with BJ’s smooth crooning, create a refreshing re-imagining of “Angel” for millennials.

Take a listen to Lalah Hathaway’s “Angel (Remix)” featuring BJ The Chicago Kid down below!

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ThisisRnB Presents: The 20 Best R&B Albums of 2016

#Blessings 2016, we out!

Across the board it’s been a very interesting year for music, and R&B played a major role in adding unique projects to 2016. From our perspective–over the past couple of years–there appears to be a stronger push to return certain elements of traditional R&B to the mainstream public, even coming from the new generations. However, the genre is still evolving, continuing to grow and change, and creative progression is what we want to see.

What we heard this year, is a vast variety of R&B sounds, styles, and inspirations across many releases; from new breakout voices to mainstream megastars to long overdue comebacks from some of our most beloved singers. 2016 was the year for it all, whether you love buttery smooth soul, gritty blues, sinfully dark seduction, dance and sing-along anthems, retro funk and anything in-between, there was something for every taste in the many albums that were released this year.

Now, instead of offering our critical album rankings this year, we’ve taken a different approach to the list, and not placed the albums in number order, but just alphabetical. So click below to check out our list of The 20 Best R&B Albums of 2016, and also check out the results of our Readers’ Choice Poll on the last page as well!

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R. Kelly, Erykah Badu, Ashanti & Ja Rule, Jhené Aiko & Many More Join “Soulquarius” Lineup

SOULQUARIUS is bringing a dream team of R&B stars to one stage!

The star-studded festival is set to take place at The Observatory Grounds in Santa Ana, California on Feb. 18 with headliners R. Kelly, Erykah Badu, and a joint set from Ja Rule and Ashanti.

Jhené Aiko, Brandy, Monica, The-Dream, Kelis, Mya, The Internet, and Willow Smith are also on the bill. Other R&B stars on deck include Ameriie, Ro James, BJ the Chicago Kid, Lloyd, Eric Bellinger, Jon B, and a reunited Pretty Ricky.

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Welcome to the new ThisIsRnB!

Welcome to the new ThisIsRnB theme!