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Video: Joe – Lean Into It

Hot off his mini tour through Europe and the UK along with Ashanti, R&B veteran Joe debuts the music video for his next single “Lean Into It,” off his 2016 album #MyNameisJoeThomas.

Opening the visuals with his classic song “I Wanna Know” playing in the background, Joe returns home to find his woman in as stunning dress ready to spend a romantic evening together at home. As they embrace the crooner sings to her about ignoring concerns of past relationship woes and take the risk on real love.

“Let go, it’s not that hard / Lookin’ for a reason to fail before we start / Don’t let it tear us apart / Maybe we can get a little reckless / Take some chances ’til we perfect this,” he sings.

Joe has plans to continue touring throughout the year in support of the new album. Check out his grown and sexy new video below.

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Exclusive: Joe & Ashanti Perform in Paris at L’Olympia

On Wednesday night (Feb. 22), French R&B fans were treated to a very special performance by two R&B legends who you wouldn’t normally expect to see together, Joe and Ashanti.  The two singers have teamed up for an early 2017 European tour, and they kicked off the trek in Paris at L’Olympia.

Ashanti took the stage first with her background dancers and delivered a commanding performance of her many classic hits, including favorites with Ja Rule (who didn’t join her) such as “Always On Time.”

Joe is known to be a consummate performer, always giving fans an excellent show, and this evening was no exception. The crooner treated the packed house to a more than stellar set of classics, and some new songs off his 2016 album #MyNameisJoeThomas. However, one of the biggest highlights of the night was Joe’s outstanding cover of Adele’s “Hello.” The singer/songwriter closed out his performance with his popular hit “I Wanna Know,” off his third album My Name is Joe.

Next up, Joe and Ashanti will perform a set of shows around the UK, starting tonight (Feb. 24) in Manchester, followed by Birmingham (Feb. 25), London (Feb. 26), Bristol (Feb. 27), and then to Utrecht, Netherlands on March 1.

Check out our exclusive photos and video footage below.

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22 R&B Songs That Turned Valentine’s Day Out In 1997

Valentine’s Day is here so that means nothing but fine wines and good vibes for all the lovers in the world. Though recent years delivered a set of R&B songs that fit the mood of today, nothing quite beats the sound of ’90s R&B and the feelings that came along with those songs. Without any debate, ’90s R&B was the essence of love and we couldn’t picture a successful Valentine’s Day without a ‘90s R&B playlist serving as the soundtrack.

With that in mind, we decided that it would be fitting to take you back to that place of love and happiness and show you what Valentine’s Day would’ve been like had you been in celebration mode 20 years ago. Though most of the R&B hits from ’97 didn’t erupt on the scene until after February of that year, the tracks released from 1995 leading up to 1997’s date of love made for an unforgettable playlist that was sure to make anyone D.T.D. (Drop them draws, dawg!).

Don’t believe us? Check out these 22 R&B songs that turned Valentine’s Day out in 1997 below.

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Joe Continues Impressive Streak on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

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Joe‘s career continues to be a symbol of the longevity that can be achieved in R&B music.

The Grammy-nominated singer’s 12th studio album, #MyNameisJoeThomas debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (dated Dec. 3), selling 17,000 copies in the week ending Nov. 17, according to Nielsen Music. It marks his 16th career entry and 11th top five-placing set on the 51-year-old chart.

Joe arrived on the Billboard charts in 1993 when his first album, Everything, reached No. 16 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. It’s his only studio effort to miss the top five of the chart. He earned his first Billboard Hot 100 hit that year with “I’m In Love,” from the debut set, peaking at No. 64.

His subsequent 11 studio albums have all debuted in the top five on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, beginning with his sophomore set, All That I Am (No. 4 debut and peak on the Aug. 16, 1997-dated chart). Since that first week in the top five, he has earned the most top-five debuts of any R&B act in that span of time (R. Kelly follows with nine top-five debuts since Aug. 16, 1997).

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Joe Talks ‘Power’ Theme Song, Election Day, Making R&B Cool Again, & New Album on ‘The Breakfast Club’

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Promoting the release of his 12th studio album #MyNameisJoeThomas, R&B crooner Joe swung by ‘The Breakfast Club’ for an interview with Envy, Angela and Charlamagne.

In the midst of talking about the creation of his new body of work, the singer/songwriter spoke about writing and performing the theme song to the popular show Power, his feelings on the outcome of the Presidential Election, and the importance of touring. Fans should expect to see Joe on another collaborative tour in 2017.

Being considered a R&B icon to many fans, Joe spoke about the struggles that much of today’s R&B artists encounter, and if and when R&B will be considered cool again in mainstream music.

Check out the full interview below.

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Listen: Joe Returns with New Album #MyNameisJoeThomas

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With more than 15 million records sold and 7 Grammy nominations, R&B sensation Joe has returned with his 12th and possibly final album, #MyNameIsJoeThomas. Led by the hit first single “So I Can Have You Back,” the songs on this album have been described as some of the most confident R&B records to be recorded in recent history.

The 16-track album features the sassy Gucci Mane-assisted “Happy Hour,” and Joe’s incredible cover the Adele classic, “Hello,” which has already amassed over 10 million views on YouTube.

“Many artists at times say that their current project is their best piece of work to date, however I can honestly say that this truly is not only my best, but one of my favorite discs ever”, says Joe. “I put my heart and soul into the creation and performance of this record and I can only hope that I am giving fans what they wish for in a Joe record.”

Stream #MyNameisJoeThomas below and pick it up on iTunes now.

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Video: Joe feat. Gucci Mane – Happy Hour

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Drink Up, and let’s toast to Joe‘s upcoming new album!

After pulling on heartstrings with “So I Can Have You Back,” the R&B legend debuts the music video for his newest single “Happy Hour” featuring Gucci Mane.

Joe and Guwop open the visual with a performance shot in front of bright lights, before the crooner gets cozy with his leading lady, and parties it up in a sexy late night lounge.

Celebrating the buzz he receives from his lover Joe sings: “You got me buzzin’ / I can’t stop now I’m lovin’ / Feels like we’re alone in a crowded room / Don’t want this night to end too soon.”  While Gucci raps, “They say the devil wears Prada, well angels love Chanel / Well leave that lame and roll with me, I keep you fresh as hell.”

Joe’s anticipated 12th studio album #MyNameisJoeThomas is due out Nov. 11.

Watch the video for “Happy Hour” below.

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New Music: Joe feat. Gucci Mane – Happy Hour

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Joe meet La Flare.

With his anticipated 12th studio album #MyNameisJoeThomas due out Nov. 11, the R&B legend returns with the second single “Happy Hour” featuring Gucci Mane.

A sultry bounce leads the sexy jam, as Joe sings about celebrating with his lady and getting a buzz from her lovin.

“You got me buzzin’ / I can’t stop now I’m lovin’ / Feels like we’re alone in a crowded room / Don’t want this night to end too soon,” he sings. While Gucci raps “They say the devil wears Prada, well angels love Chanel / Well leave that lame and roll with me I keep you fresh as hell.”

Take a listen below, and pre-order Joe’s new album on iTunes now to receive 3 instant grat tracks, including “So I Can Have You Back,” “Happy Hour” and his cover of Adele’s “Hello.”

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