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New Music: BJ The Chicago Kid feat. Add-2 – 15 Minutes of Fame

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard from BJ The Chicago Kid, the soulful singer has been busy working on his debut album due out on Motown Records.  While we await his next release, BJ has connected with producer 9th Wonder for a new song entitled “15 Minutes of Fame” featuring rapper Add-2.

The soulful joint will be featured on 9th Wonder’s new label compilation ‘Jamla Is The Squad,’ which is dropping on Jan. 28.

Take a listen to the R&B/Hip-Hop collabo below:

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BJ the Chicago Kid Talks Motown Records, Kendrick Lamar & New Music

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We haven’t heard much from BJ The Chicago Kid this year, but the rising R&B crooner recently sat down with the Grammy Academy for a candid interview.

The singer/songwriter spoke about collaborating with Kendrick Lamar, the legacy he hopes to leave as an artist, the impact his hometown has had on American music, and signing to Motown Records, among other topics.

“Motown has done so many things and broken so many barriers and built so many bridges in the past,” said BJ. “I feel like it’s only right to be honored by those eyes being able to see the same thing they saw in [Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder] and everybody else, [in me] … and believe that I can carry the torch. It’s an honor and I really believe I can do it.”

BJ is currently working on his anticipated debut album, which is expected in 2014 via Motown. Peep his interview below:

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Event Recap: The-Dream, Luke James, August Alsina & BJ The Chicago Kid Perform at ‘Spotlight Live’

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‘Spotlight Live’ aka R&B Live is finally back in New York. The event which has been sorely missed in the city has returned just in time to welcome the beloved genre back into the mainstream spotlight.  Tuesday night’s show was a special invite only affair, presented by the Island Def Jam Music Group, which featured 4 of the labels acts, The-Dream, Luke James, August Alsina & BJ The Chicago Kid.

See our recap and peep our photos from the show below:

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BJ the Chicago Kid Talks Motown Legacy, Upcoming Album & More

BJ The Chicago Kid is one of the talented newcomers with the chance to help continue the legacy of Motown as a part of their new roster. The renaissance is happening and BJ shared his thoughts on the storied label and what his contributions will be in a recent interview with DJBooth TV. Additionally the Chicago native spoke about his upcoming album, making quality authentic music, his upbringing and more.


Ticket Giveaway! Jhené Aiko & BJ The Chicago Kid Live in Hollywood on Valentines Day!

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It’s almost that time again! Valentines Day 2013 is just around the corner, and whether you love or hate the day, who wouldn’t want to see a great live show like this one! For those of you in the Los Angeles area, two of R&B’s hottest rising singers, Jhené Aiko and BJ The Chicago Kid, will be performing a V-Day concert in Hollywood at TRU HOLLYWOOD nightclub.

The elegant venue, located in the heart of Hollywood’s historic Argyle Ave, is the prime location for a romantic night for all music fans. The show begins at 8 PM, and tickets are going fast! But, ThisisRnB.com is offering a special Ticket Giveaway contest to a few lucky visitors. We have 3 pairs of tickets to the show available! The contest will run from now until Sunday, February 10 at midnight. See details below…

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New Music: BJ The Chicago Kid – “Honey”

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BJ The Chicago Kid is goin to take you higher with his brand new song “Honey.” The smooth crooner drops his first new song of 2013, which incorporates melodies and elements of Aaliyah’s “Rock The Boat,” and the Bee Gees “Love You Inside Out,” backed by a smooth, soulful track produced by Bink! BJ sets the mood as he coos his desires to indulge in some sweet activities with his lady.

The Chicago native is currently working on his debut album, which is expected this year via Motown. Take a listen below…

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Showtime: Jhené Aiko & BJ The Chicago Kid Live in Hollywood on Valentines Day!

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February is just around the corner and that means the biggest day for love, to celebrate it, or scorn it, however you feel, is almost here.  For those of you that are in the Los Angeles / California area, we have a special event that will be a perfect way to enjoy this coming Valentines Day!

On February 14th, Sean Healy presents two of R&B’s hottest rising talents, Jhené Aiko and BJ Chicago Kid performing a concert live at TRU HOLLYWOOD. The elegant nightclub, located in the heart of historic Argyle Ave in Hollywood, is the prime location for a romantic night for R&B music. The show begins at 8 PM, and tickets are going fast!  Get Your Tickets Now Before it’s Sold Out!

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List: 13 New R&B Artists To Watch in 2013

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R&B is at a special place right now; it is evolving again.  The call to action of supporting the genre and bringing back feelings has been harnessed by a new generation. It is once again exciting to watch the emergence of raw talents pushing for what they believe in, and using their unique perspectives on sounds, styles and influence. Soul and R&B seems to be found all around now, if you look and listen openly, but there is room for all of it, from the traditional to the commercial, from the alternative to the sexual. It’s living, and it’s not going anywhere.

Moving on into the new year, we have had our eyes and ears on so many new artists, there is truly something or some voice out there for everyone now, and it wasn’t even real easy narrowing down a list to 13.  After our deliberations though, we are happy with this list, and at the end of the day every artist here, should be on your radar.

In no particular order. Take a look at the ‘13 New R&B Artists to Watch in 2013‘ below…

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