Posts Tagged ‘Joe’

Watch: Ne-Yo, Tank, Joe & More Talk About Their First Jobs


In honor of Labor Day, New York radio station Radio103.9 caught up with multiple R&B stars to ask them about their first jobs.

Joining in the conversation are Ne-Yo, Tank, Marsha Ambrosius, Joe, Dave Hollister and more.

From Joe’s landscaping work to Marsha’s nerdy librarian gig to multiple positions at McDonald’s, many of your favorite singers started out working the same teen jobs as you, but hopefully today you have your feet up and you’re enjoying the holiday.

Check out the clip below:

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Joe Announces New Single “If You Lose Her”

Joe If You Lose Her

Hot on the heels of his No. 1 R&B album ‘Bridges,’ Joe has announced the next single off the stellar LP is the fan favorite “If You Lose Her.”

The powerful and thought-provoking ballad finds the R&B legend encouraging the gambling man to think about the consequence of neglect through their own selfish pleasures.

“If you lose her, there’ll be a hole in your soul / No grave deep enough to bury the pain,” he sings on the emotional track. With lush melodies, meaningful lyrics and a soulful vocal that only he can deliver, the record is classic Joe.

If you have yet to hear the song, take a listen to his cautionary tale below, and stay tuned for the forthcoming music video helmed by acclaimed director Bille Woodruff.

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Joe Talks State of R&B, What Artist He Likes Today and More on ‘The Breakfast Club’


The Breakfast Club were joined by R&B legend Joe early Thursday for a well overdue interview. The singer/songwriter/producer released his stellar new album Bridges earlier this summer and some national radio exposure is much deserved.

Charlamagne joked with Joe about their resemblance and told a story about how a girl in Detroit mistook him for the singer and tried to hook up with him. Joe spoke about his two-decade long career, always being a favorite amongst rap artists, his early start in music and his feeling about R&B today.

“It’s cool, Joe said very nonchalantly. “It’s at a point where it’s heavily influenced by hip hop culture, and there’s nothing wrong with that, but at the same time I’d like to see some artists write a little more passionate love songs, something that could last a lot longer than just right now.”

He also spoke about getting offers to be in a group with other male R&B acts and what it would take for him to do it. He addressed past beef with R. Kelly, touring with New Edition, being an independent artists vs. on a major label, what rap artists he likes these days and more.

You can pick up Joe’s new album Bridges on iTunes now, and check out the full interview below:

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‘Verses and Flow’ Returns in August with Maxwell, K. Michelle, Joe & More

Lexus Verses and Flow

TV One and Lexus have announced the return of their NAACP Image Award-nominated variety show Verses and Flow, premiering Saturday, August 16.

The eight-episode season will feature R&B stars Maxwell, K. Michelle, Joe, Johnny Gill, Ruben Studdard, Candice Glover, Gary Clark Jr., Sebastian Mikael, Leela James, Anthony Hamilton, Alice Smith, Mali Music and more than 25 of the best up-and-coming spoken word poets.

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Joe Talks New Album ‘Bridges,’ Love for R&B Music, Hip Hop Influence & More

R&B legend Joe is one of the most consistent singers of the past 2 decades. After releasing his acclaimed 2013 album Doubleback: The Evolution of R&B only a year ago, the Grammy nominated artist is coming right back just as strong with his 11th studio album Bridges, due in stores June 23.

While he was hitting up NYC for some promo, our friends at YKIGS caught up with Joe and discussed what fans should expect on the album, his love for R&B, taking his sound back, success with the single “Love & Sex (Part 2)” with Kelly Rowland, the influence hip hop has had on his music, and more.

Additionally he revealed that he is already planning the follow-up LP, due in 12-18 months, which is tentatively titled ‘Date Night.’

Check out the interview above, and to get an advanced preview of his brand new album Bridges, take a listen to the full LP stream here.

Listen: Joe – ‘Bridges’ [Full Album Stream]

Joe Bridges Album

Only a year after the release of his acclaimed 2013 album DoubleBack: Evolution of R&B, Joe is returning with Bridges.

The eleventh studio album from the Grammy nominated crooner hits stores on June 23, and to give his fans an early preview Joe has released a full album stream! The 16-track set, lead by the sexy duet “Love & Sex (Part 2)” featuring Kelly Rowland, has been described as a therapeutic retrospect, taking listeners on a journey over the multi-talented artists outlook on life’s relationships and where they have taken him.

“We build them, cross them, burn them, then soon realize how much we need them. Relationships are bridges and at some point we must take responsibility for where we have allowed those relationships to take us,” Joe says of the album title. “Most important, what relationships or bridges are we currently building, crossing into or burning?”

The LP boasts production and additional writing from Derek “DOA” Allen (Tyrese, Wale), Edrick Miles (Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne), Gerald Isaac (Mary J. Blige, Mario) and Taj Jackson (Ne-Yo, Monica, Janet Jackson), as well as a feature from 50 Cent on their remake of Rick James’ classic hit “Mary Jane.”

What are you waiting for right? Take a listen to Joe’s new album below!

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List: The Best of May – Top 15 Records


With summer just around the corner, it’s only right that we bring you some real deal hits with this month’s roundup of tunes!

While we’re always prone to giving you that good good when it comes to R&B music, it’s just something about the month of May’s releases that set everything right in the world. Could it have been the re-arrival of superstar Usher with his hot new single “Good Kisser”? Or was it the posthumous release of Michael Jackson’s album Xscape? Although we really don’t have an answer for just exactly what it was about this month that shifted the world of R&B back on its correct axis, we do know that we like it!

From the seductive sounds of some of today’s hottest artists to the uptempo beats of the next wave of greatness, our “Best of May – Top 15 Records” will have you rushing through June to see what we come up with next.

Soak up the heat after the jump!

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New Music: Joe feat. 50 Cent – Mary Jane (Remix)

Joe 50 Cent Mary Jane

Joe is back again and getting ready for the release of his brand new album Bridges. Following his Top 10 hit single “Love & Sex Part 2″ with Kelly Rowland, the R&B veteran reunites with Hip-Hop titan 50 Cent for the “Mary Jane (Remix).”

The track samples the classic 1978 Rick James hit of the same title, and is just as infectious. Following his critically acclaimed 2013 album Doubleback: The Evolution of R&B, Joe will release his 11th studio album Bridges on June 23, you can pre-order it on iTunes now.

Hear Joe’s fresh take on “Mary Jane” below!

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