Posts Tagged ‘Joe’

Fantasia, Joe, BJ The Chicago Kid & More Perform at Triumph Awards

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On Sunday night (Sept. 18), Reverend Al Sharpton and the National Action Network along with TV One presented the 2016 Triumph Awards at the Tabernacle Concert Hall in Atlanta. Hosted by actress and philanthropist Tichina Arnold, the Triumph Awards recognizes distinguished individuals and corporations in civil rights, the arts, entertainment, education, business and sports. The show was taped in front of a live audience and will air Sunday, October 2 at 7PM and 9PM ET on TV One.

Performers included Fantasia, Joe, BJ The Chicago Kid, Eric Benét, V. Bozeman, gospel artist Jekalyn Carr, Nick Cannon, the James Brown Academy of Music Pupils, Juan and Deborah Joy Winans, and more.

Larenz Tate presented the “Triumphant Man of the Year” award to Jermaine Dupri; The “Triumphant Woman of the Year” went to FedEx executive Gina F. Adams, who was introduced by legendary singer Dionne Warwick; actor and recording artist Derek “Fonzworth Bentley” Watkins was on hand to present the “President’s Award for Service and Humanitarian Efforts” to Sean “Diddy” Combs (who was not in attendance); Tim Murphy of Mastercard accepted the honor of “Corporate Partner of the Year Award;” and the final award of the evening was the “Activism in the Arts Award” presented to Spike Lee by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Vietta Johnson, President of Spelman College Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell and actress Teyonah Parris.

Check out the photos below.

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Joe Announces Title of New Album, Plus Fall Tour Dates

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Guess who’s back?

Ok, maybe the title already gave that away, but every time R&B legend Joe returns to the scene it still gets exciting. The man is just always that consistent, and if his brand new single, “So I Can Have You Back,” is any indication of what’s to come — it’s looking like the singer/songwriter will have one of the best projects of the year.

After releasing the song last Friday, Joe has officially revealed that the title of his anticipated 12th studio album is, #MyNameisJoeThomas. The LP will hit stores on November 11.

Speaking about the album to iHeartRadio, Joe said: “The bar has been set. We took my two most successful albums (‘All That I Am’ & ‘My Name Is JOE’) and would not so much as leave the studio until we felt in our hearts we met the bar or topped it.”

Strong, confident words, but we can believe it. With the album due out mid-Fall, Joe has already embarked on a national promotional tour, which is currently scheduled to hit 15 U.S. cities, before traveling to Australia for a week of shows in November.

See the tour itinerary below.

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Watch: Joe Returns with New Single & Video “So I Can Have You Back”

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JOE back!

The R&B veteran has returned with a brand new single, “So I Can Have You Back” and accompanying music video.

Heartbroken and searching for a way to recapture the love of the girl that got away, Joe sits alone in a steak restaurant and at the piano, belting out the emotional piano ballad. While his intentions might be slightly on the selfish side, the singer/songwriter sings how he wishes his ex’s new man will slip up and ruin their relationship, so Joe can find a way to slide back in.

“I hope he makes the biggest mistake / The unforgivable / That makes your heart break / I hope you tell him that sorry is just not enough / And it goes from good to bad, so I can have you back,” he sings.

Joe is currently working on his 12th studio album, which is coming soon. Sharing a bit of what we can expect on the new album, Joe explained to iHeartRadio: “The bar has been set. We took my two most successful albums (‘All That I Am’ & ‘My Name Is JOE’) and would not so much as leave the studio until we felt in our hearts we met the bar or topped it.”

Check out the new single and video below, and pick it up on iTunes now!

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Watch: JOE Releases New Video “Our Anthem”

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In honor of Black History Month, R&B veteran JOE has released a new video for a song he has titled “Our Anthem.”

A soulful and reflective track, with socially conscious visuals, the multi-Grammy nominated artist starts out singing The Star Spangled Banner and later borrows from Otis Redding’s classic, “Try A Little Tenderness.”  Taking a stand to help improve our relations with one another, Joe simply asks, “Is this red white and blue, or black brown and white? / Ask yourself, is it wrong, or is it right?”

Along with the release he shared a short message, “Sometimes a walk and a little reflection helps put things into perspective! THIS IS “OUR ANTHEM”! #OURANTHEM #TENDERNESS w/love from me to you Black History Month!”

JOE is currently working on his next album, the follow-up to 2014’s Bridges, which is expected to be released later this year.

Check out his powerful new video below.

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Watch: Joe Pays Tribute to Adele with Amazing “Hello” Cover!

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Wow!!!

If you thought Adele’s vocals over her new song “Hello” was the best thing you’ve heard, you might want to give a listen to R&B crooner Joe‘s rendition of the track.

Calling his version a tribute to the talented diva, Joe does more than captivate our hearts and souls with his version of the No. 1 single. Belting out with his powerful pipes, the black-and-white visual performance has got the internet going crazy and there’s no reason to question why.

With incredible control over his range and classic display of his talents, this cover of “Hello” is hands down our favorite out right now.

Watch Joe steal the show below!

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ThisisRnB Nights: JOE Performs at BB Kings in NYC

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JOE is the man, still, after 22 years in music, the R&B veteran continues to sell out shows and drive his legion of dedicated fans wild. On Friday night, the singer/songwriter returned to BB Kings in NYC for another exceptional performance. Hot off the heels of a successful tour with Charlie Wilson and KEM, this night was all about Joe, and he gave the crowd everything.

With his band in tow, Joe hit the stage with an energetic groove, performing favorites like “Ride Wit You,” “Stutter” and “Don’t Wanna Be A Player.”  He brought it back with his covers of Gregory Issac’s “Night Nurse” and Maze feat. Frankie Beverly’s classic, “Before I Let Go.”  When he was ready to slow it down, Joe took the crowd to his 1997 sophomore album with favorites like “All The Things (Your Man Won’t Do),” and “The Love Scene,” while he touched hands with fans in the front, and even signed some autographs.

Continuing to give his all to the ladies in the house, Joe invited some female fans on stage as he closed his set with “I Wanna Know.”  Proving his talent and character is that of a distinguished gentleman.  For anyone wondering what he has in store next, Joe revealed he is back in the studio working on another album, and it will be released next year.

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Contest: Win Tickets to “The Forever Charlie Tour” with Charlie Wilson, Along with KEM & JOE

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It’s contest time once again! Today, we have a very special ticket giveaway for fans of the legendary Charlie Wilson along with R&B crooners KEM and Joe.  ThisisRnB has teamed up with AEG Live to offer some lucky fans the chance to see the singers live on the “Forever Charlie Tour” in a city near you!

The “Forever Charlie Tour″ will kick off it’s second leg on May 28 in Dallas, TX and currently run through the end of June. The tour takes its name from the title of Uncle Charlie’s latest album, which has spawned the hit singles “Goodnight Kisses,” “Touched by An Angel,” and “Infectious” featuring Snoop Dogg.

We have 1 pair of tickets available to 14 of the upcoming shows, and they could be yours!

See the available tour dates, rules and regulations below!

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ThisisRnB & RED Music Team Up for Special R&B Merch Store!

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In celebration of Black History Month, we were approached by our friends at RED Distribution to create something special for fans in addition to the latest albums from their roster of R&B artists. Today, we are very excited to announce our partnership with a completely custom direct-to-customer store using CapThat.

Featuring the latest titles from JOE, Faith Evans, Mack Wilds, Leela James, Jagged Edge, Lil Mo’, and Sisqo you can purchase each release, as well as create your own custom merch items! And when they say custom, they really mean custom!

The ‘Cap That’ studio lets you design gorgeous products with moments from photos, videos, Instagram, and Facebook. That’s right, you can grab an image right from the artists video and get it printed on a T-shirt, cell phone case, laptop skin, wall canvas, and more! The ‘Cap That’ studio also lets you enhance your moments using effects, graphics, text, and more to achieve that one-of-a-kind feel that only you can create.

Each purchase from our special store comes with a limited edition ThisisRnB x RED Music CD sampler as well!

Check out the experience here: http://thisisrnb.capthat.com/

View the CD sampler below:

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