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Jamie Foxx Channels Prince, Babyface, Ray Charles & More for V-103 Performance

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Jamie Foxx is making the radio rounds in promotion for his new album Hollywood, which is due out May 18.   Early Friday morning he teamed up with V-103 in Atlanta for a private live interview and impromptu acoustic performance at The W Hotel.

When morning show host Ryan Cameron brought out the piano the multi-talented star couldn’t resist touching the keys and running through some of his favorite singer impersonations including Prince, Babyface, Ray Charles and more, plus he sang some songs of his own including an acoustic version of “Blame It.”  Jamie also performed an extended preview of his new song “I’m Supposed To Be In Love.”

Watch his performance and interview below:

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Jamie Foxx Talks New Music, Chris Brown, Bruce Jenner Joke & More

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If you haven’t already heard, Jamie Foxx is back with new music, and his prepping for the release of his first album in five years. The project, entitled Hollywood, is due out May 18, and has been led by the catchy single “You Changed Me” featuring Chris Brown.

While in NYC recently the multi-talented star stopped by Hot 97 for an interview with Nessa. With new music on the way, Foxx talked about his recording process these days, his 21-year-old daughter’s involvement, and advice he received from Timbaland. He also revealed that the new album title was inspired by a recent relationship, where he had a 103 fever yet his girlfriend still wanted to go to a movie premiere.

Jamie, who is close friends with Chris Brown, said that they have talked about some of Brown’s mistakes, and shared that he was impressed with the R&B star for bringing his new daughter with him to the Jimmy Kimmel Show.

“I know the Chris who comes around unannounced and dances around with my sister who has down syndrome for hours,” he said.

Foxx also revealed one of the biggest pieces of advice he has given the singer in the past.

“A lot of people want to see you crash and burn,” he said. “People lie to you Chris. People will tell you it’s all good and it ain’t all good. I’ll tell you it’s all bad and it’ll get good.”

As for his controversial joke about Bruce Jenner, he explained why he decided not to release a statement to apologize.

“I’m not going to release a statement because I do jokes,” he said. “And you can’t put comedians in the same bowl as CNN, FOX, you can’t do that. We do jokes. I didn’t see that joke as being any more relevant than the joke I did about Suge [Knight].”

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Jamie Foxx Announces New Album ‘Hollywood,’ Performs “You Changed Me” with Chris Brown on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

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It’s been five years since Jamie Foxx‘s last album, but the multi-talented star is finally ready to give fans some new music.   After performing the song for the first time at the iHeartRadio Music Awards last month, Foxx and Chris Brown hit the outdoor stage at ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ to perform the tune on Thursday night.

In addition to his performance, Jamie sat down with Jimmy for a chat about the upcoming album, which doesn’t have a release date yet, but he assured fans that it is coming soon.  He also sang another one of the new songs a cappella for the audience, and as a comedic sketch to help open the show Jamie turned Tinder profiles into songs.

Check out his performance, album cover, and sketch below!

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List: The Best of March – Top 10 Records

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Whew! 2015 is moving as quick as the wind! It feels as if in just a blink of an eye, the month of March has come and gone and the first quarter of the year is now behind us.

If you’ve been following our lists, you’d know how much good music was brought to us in January and February, and we must say, March has been no different. From the return of Jill Scott and Jamie Foxx, to new sounds from Jhené Aiko and Jodeci, we were blessed with some music to carry us fully into Spring.  Although there weren’t many major single releases throughout the month, the surprise mixtapes and EPs made up for it.  Anyways, quality will always supersede quantity in our humble musical opinion.

Ready to see what had us vibing out last month? Check out the “Best of March – Top 10 Records” below!

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Jamie Foxx and Chris Brown Perform “You Changed Me” at iHeartRadio Music Awards

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Jamie Foxx has still got it.

Serving as this year’s host for the iHeartRadio Music Awards, the talented actor/singer also blessed the crowd with a performance of his popular new single, “You Changed Me” featuring Chris Brown.

The duo took the stage at Sunday’s live event and gave the crowd a fiery performance. Backed by lovely looking women and a live band, the two crooners also used the night to serve up the first live performance of the track.

Set to be featured on Jamie’s fifth studio album – which will be released on May 19 – “You Changed Me” is sure to see its position skyrocket on the charts after its live inception.

Take a look below:

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New Music: Jamie Foxx feat. Chris Brown – You Changed Me

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Welp, Jamie Foxx is letting us know that we can stop wondering now, because his new album is on the way!

Set to be released on May 19, the currently untitled album is being led by the brand new single “You Changed Me” featuring Chris Brown. The official single has the duo cooing out about settling down and turning in their playa card for the women in their life.

Foxx and Brown will perform the song for the first time on March 29 at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. It is available now for purchase on iTunes.

Take a listen below:

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New Music: Jamie Foxx – Pretty Young Thing

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Jamie Foxx is creeping back onto the scene with new music waiting for fans to bite. Previously releasing the 2 Chainz assisted party single, “Party Ain’t A Party,” and the two-step worthy, “Ain’t My Fault,” the famed actor/singer is now back with another one.

Sharing the bouncy new song, “Pretty Young Thing,” Jamie is taking it back to the clubs one more time. Produced by DJ Mustard, the song serves as a more modernized version of Michael Jackson’s 1982 classic, “P.Y.T,” and  has the singer cooing out about a young woman he’s mighty smitten upon. While it’s unconfirmed if any of the tracks that have surfaced will be on an upcoming project from Jamie, we’re interested in seeing what the outcome will be.

Take a listen to “Pretty Young Thing” below:

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Throwback Thursday: Jamie Foxx, Fantasia & Tank Perform “Do What It Do” at 2006 Grammy Gala

We are throwing it back today, but not too far.  Each year at Grammy time, music legend Clive Davis hosts his annual pre-Grammy Gala, and we are taking it back to the 2006 event, where singer/actor Jamie Foxx performed a special version of his hit “Do What It Do.” This live performance version included R&B vocalist Tank on backgrounds, and featured an impromptu audience performance from powerhouse singer Fantasia. One word VOCALS!!!!

Jamie acknowledges some of the legends that were in attendance, such as Diana Ross and Babyface. He sings to Fantasia, “I’ll cook and clean; Babyface taught me what to do. Babyface wave your hand.” The energy, chemistry, and atmosphere in this room were simply amazing. Count on Foxx to cut up in a good way in such a formal setting. He later brought out Mario and Jodeci to sing as well!

“Some say that Hip-Hop killed the R&B singer but the record sales say he’s still alive. If you love R&B, if you love real music stand up,” said Foxx. “I’m a student too and I’m not ashamed to say R&B is alive.”

Enjoy the special throwback above!


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