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


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


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!


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)

Luke James Pearls

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?


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’

Luke James The Real

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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Watch: Luke James Covers Carl Thomas’ “I Wish” Live


Luke James just wrapped his mini headlining tour with BJ The Chicago Kid in promotion of his self-titled debut album.

Known for his amazing live performances, the R&B crooner had some surprises in his set for audiences, with a few unexpected covers.  One of which being Carl Thomas’ classic hit single, “I Wish,” which has always been one of his favorite records.

At his opening show in NYC last month, Luke already had the crowd hanging on to his every word when he delved into the cover, causing a roar from fans who sang along, but he cut it short by shaking his head and saying, “that bitch ain’t got no love.”

Check out our footage of the performance below!

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List: The Best of February – Top 12 Records


2015 has proven to be the year of the comeback! While last month provided releases from Jazmine Sullivan, Jodeci, and more, February has us running to YouTube to hit play on some of our favorite songs from R&B past.

From the return of songstress Tamia to the reunion of the early ’00s group Pretty Ricky, the month of the lover brought out some top contenders in the genre of R&B. Whether you’re a fan of the classic sounds or more of the progressive style that’s out today, February’s list has something to offer for every type of lover in you.

Although this may be only the second month of the year, it’s going to be difficult to top what was offered this time around.

So, if you’re ready for that good good, jump into our “Best of February – Top 12 Records” below!

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