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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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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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