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New Music: Luke James – Drip

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Welcome back Luke James!

Hot off his heralded performance as Johnny Gill in BET’s The New Edition Story, the gifted R&B crooner has finally blessed us with long-awaited new music. Premiering his smoldering, soulful new bedroom burner “Drip” at midnight, James has your latest #FreakyFriday playlist addition!

Over old-school styled production including a funky bassline, Luke’s acclaimed vocals glide and glisten, as he promises soul touching erotic bliss to a new lover.

“Feeling on your booty / But I’d rather feel your soul / Girl I know you ain’t Janet / But I like you in Control,” he sings. “Baby deal with your emotion / Dive into the ocean / Everything is open.”

The New Orleans native transports listeners to recall memories of heightened intimate experiences, while using sexual innuendos to leave the imagination intrigued.

In addition to releasing the new single, Luke has shared a sexy lyric video, which finds the camera cropped to focus only on his mouth and upper chest.  Aside from more film roles, fans can expect James anticipated sophomore album, Joy, to be released soon.

Let it “Drip” with Luke James below.

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Listen: Sevyn Streeter & Luke James Cover “Nothing Even Matters”

Valentine’s Day is the gift that keeps giving!

Sevyn Streeter and Luke James have teamed up to remake a ’90s classic — Lauryn Hill and D’Angelo’s duet, “Nothing Even Matters.”  The two singers kept their version of the song simple yet extremely beautiful, melting together both of their soulful voices seamlessly to really get the romantic feels going.

Singing the all too familiar lyrics, “Nothing even matters no more / Nothing even matters to me…” Both Sevyn and Luke show off their vocal abilities with their harmonies and airy ad-libs that help take their duet to a special place in R&B heaven.

Sevyn just wrapped up her “Girl Disrupted Tour” and Luke James recently starred as Johnny Gill in BET’s The New Edition Story.

Listen to their cover below.

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Watch: BET Unveils Official Trailer for ‘The New Edition Story’

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After debuting a first look during the BET Awards on Sunday night, the official trailer has now been released for the networks anticipated mini-series biopic, The New Edition Story.

Set to premiere in early 2017, the series will chronicle the early rise, success, peak, and fall of R&B super group New Edition, and it’s members, including all 6 bandmates.

Michael Bivins (played by Bryshere Y. Gray), Ricky Bell (played by Elijah Kelley), Ralph Tresvant (played by Algee Smith), Ronnie Devoe (played by Keith Powers), Johnny Gill (played by Luke James), and Woody McClain as Bobby Brown.

The film also features R&B crooner Tank as record executive Jheryl Busby, Michael Rapaport (Boston Public, Justified) will play Gary Evans, Faizon Love will play Maurice Starr, Duane Martin will play Louil Silas, Wood Harris (Remember the Titans, The Wire) will play the groups choreographer Brooke Payne, and Bre-Z (Empire) will play Peanut Bell.

Check out the dramatic trailer below!

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Monica, V.Bozeman, Bilal, Luke James and Tish Hyman Kick Off 2016 BET Experience

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The 2016 BET Awards and BET Experience are less than a week away, but fans got an early treat this past Saturday with the BET Experience at L.A. Live Kick-Off Concert.

The outdoor show, held at The Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Promenade, featured showstopping performances by leading R&B singers Monica, V. Bozeman, Bilal, Luke James, and Tish Hyman. Over four thousands fans packed the area ready to party at the official pre-event celebration in Los Angeles.

Luke James kicked off the day with his hits including “Make Love to Me” and “I Want You.” Next up was singer-songwriter and rapper, Tish Hyman, who had the crowd moving and grooving to “Subway Art” and “Four Letter Word.” The gorgeous V. Bozeman then took over the mic with a number of her soulful jams, including “What Is Love,” “Smile” and “Go.” Bilal showed off his incredible range on “Back To Love,” “I Really Don’t Care” and “Soul Sista,” leaving everyone in the audience in awe of his vocal power.

Even though it was one of the hottest days in recent months in Los Angeles, fans made sure they stayed around for GRAMMY Award-winning artist Monica’s incredible headlining set. The crowd sung along with throwback hits “So Gone” and “Don’t Take It Personal,” and knew every word as she wrapped the day’s festivities with her chart topping hit “Just Right for Me.”

Check out the photos below.

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Bryshere Gray, Luke James, & Elijah Kelley Cast in New Edition Biopic!

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The New Edition biopic is coming!!

BET has revealed the cast for its upcoming New Edition: The Movie based on the iconic R&B boy band. Two actors, a child and an adult, will portray the singers in the three-part miniseries.

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New Music: Luke James x TrakGirl – Pearls (Sade Cover)

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Praise for new music from Luke James, who we missed for most of 2015.  The heralded R&B vocalist has collaborated with producer TrakGirl on a remake of Sade’s “Pearls.”

With a cinematic opening that is perfectly complimented by James’ stunning vocals, the heartfelt song has been given new light.

“There is a stone in my heart / She lives a life she didn’t choose / And it hurts like brand new shoes,” he sings.

“We just wanted to page homage to a queen. This is what we created,” says TrakGirl.

Take a listen below!

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Watch: Can Luke James Hit that Note?

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Luke James is known for hitting captivating high notes without breaking a sweat so it’s only right that ESSENCE Live put him to the test.

While seated they play a various selection of songs with different notes, such as Maxwell’s “Fortunate,” Barry White’s “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love Babe,” John Legend’s “Ordinary People,” and more.

Can he hit the notes? See for yourself below!

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Watch: Luke James Performs “Exit Wounds” on ‘The REAL’

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Luke James received some much deserving daytime TV promo on Tuesday when he appeared on ‘The REAL’ and performed his current single “Exit Wounds.”

Over the single piano track, the R&B crooner does what he always does best and left his heart on the stage as he belted out the emotional ballad.

The audience had nothing but cheers and applause for Luke as he hit note after chilling note, but surprised everyone when he ran up the stairs to join the crowd for when the track flips into a turnt-up dismissal of the hoe that caused his heartache.

Watch Luke’s performance below!

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