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Miguel Hits The Studio with DJ Premier

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Miguel has released three excellent tracks this year, continuing to build on his status as an international star and making his third album one of the most anticipated forthcoming projects this year.

While fans patiently await his next release the R&B maverick has been busy working with many of the best in the business. Taking to Instagram to share some news with his followers, Miguel has revealed that he has been in the studio with hip-hop legend DJ Premier.

“Honored work w you Big Bro @djpremier #livinglegend #artgang #artdealerchic,” he wrote while sharing a short video clip, which shows them sitting on a studio couch while he plays the guitar.

“Banged out some iLL shit with @miguelunlimited in Cali…he’s fast writing and records himself right at the board…no booth…Jack Daniels & Cazadores Tequila…Dope Professional Session,” wrote Premo.

This is a very exciting collaboration. Looking forward to hearing what they are working on! Are you? Get a sneak peek with the video clip below:

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New Music: Santana feat. Miguel – Indy

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Good Lord, Miguel does it again!  For his third release of the year, the R&B maverick has collaborated with the legendary Carlos Santana on a song off the rock icon’s forthcoming new album CORAZÓN.  Following his amazing remake of Elton John’s “Bennie and The Jets,” the singer delivers a shining new ballad over sweet Santana guitars.

The song entitled “Indy” finds Miguel praying to the heavenly father over the lady of his provocative dreams.

“I would love to lay ya, way up in the Himalaya’s, yea / No need to be modest babe, you appear to be a goddess babe / Sweet unholy thoughts of you,” Miguel softly sings.

Wheww this joint is nasty and oh so heavenly! While the song is in English, Santana’s new album will be his first ever Latin music album and feature collaborations with some of the biggest Latino stars in the world. It will hit stores on May 6.

Do yourself a favor and press play below:

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List: The Best of March – Top 10 Records

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With all the good R&B music that we hear each month, we know how easy it is to miss something or lose track of all the standout records that get released.  So, to help you remember, or hit you with new tracks that you may have missed, we will be posting a monthly round-up of records for you to vibe to!

Choosing our Top 10 standout tracks that have dropped from the start of each month until the end, this will certainly take the place of the blues that hit you when you realize the rent is due!  Normally the lists will be posted on the last day of the month, but in some cases – like this – on the first.

Whether it’ll make you dance or make you move to the bedroom, our “Best of March – Top 10 Records” will have you asking yourself, just where the hell you were when you missed this hot sh*t!

So…what are you waiting for? Jump into our March 2014 selections below!

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New Music: Miguel feat. Wale – Bennie and The Jets (Remake)

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In honor of it’s 40th anniversary, Elton John’s 1973 breakthrough album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is getting a major reissue on March 25. The album has been remastered and will be released digitally along with CD, vinyl, limited-edition yellow vinyl, and in a box-set featuring recordings of Live at Hammersmith 1973 on CD, a DVD of Bryan Forbes’ 1973 film Elton John and Bernie Taupin Say Goodbye to Norma Jean and Other Things, along with a 100-page illustrated hardback book packed with rare photos & memorabilia.

Also included on the Deluxe Edition and box-set versions are new cover recordings of classic songs from the album performed by Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sandé, Fall Out Boy, Hunter Hayes, Imelda May, John Grant, Miguel featuring Wale, The Band Perry, and Zac Brown Band.

Miguel and Wale have reconnected and recorded quite the stellar modern day version of Elton’s classic “Bennie And The Jets.”

Take a listen below!

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Miguel Talks Follow-Up to ‘Kaleidoscope Dream’

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R&B crooner and exceptional songwriter, Miguel, has been busy penning songs for other artists and jumping on their tracks, but fans everywhere are ready for more music from him! Well, fret no more, my friends! The singer has indeed confirmed that a new album is on the way.

Serving as a follow-up to the 2012 album, Kaleidoscope Dream, Miguel tells VIBE that the new album will be more about embracing his L.A. roots. Stating that he’s already well into the development of the project, fans can expect the Grammy-winning talent to deliver something around the warmer months of the year. Miguel tells VIBE:

“I wanna write the f*ckin’ summer anthem. I haven’t had the summer song yet so, that’s my goal and come out of the summer with the album.” 

The star also tells VIBE that he will be singing in Spanish to pay homage to his Mexican roots. Picking up where Kaleidoscope Dream left off, the as of yet untitled album is sure to be as perfect as the aforementioned.

Peep the clip below:

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New Music: Miguel – Simplethings

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Last month, we reported that Miguel would have a new song for our ears entitled “Simplethings,” landing on the upcoming soundtrack to the new season of HBO’s hit show Girls.

Today, the R&B maverick unleashes said song, as he sings about wanting a regular girl who he can just lay with, smoke with and laugh with on the guitar heavy track. Girls, Vol. 2: All Adventurous Women Do… will hit stores on February 11.

This record really got us in the mood for more new music. Mig we need more asap!! Take a listen below!

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Miguel Talks Beyoncé; Plays F, Marry, Kill; & Sings “How Many Drinks” on Power 106

Miguel Power 106 Liftoff Interview

Miguel paid a visit to his hometown radio station Power 106 this week for a chat with J Cruz and Justin Credible. The R&B maverick held nothing back as he spoke about working with Beyoncé, and writing the song “Rocket.”

“She had just had her baby, she was in sweats, just looking amazing,” said Miguel of their recording session. Continuing, “I was trying to write a song that was celebrating her sexuality and her confidence in her sexuality, which was kind of explicit for what we’ve heard from Bey.”

Miguel shared his views of Kendrick Lamar not taking home any Grammy Awards, saying that he definitely deserved to win Best Rap Album, but just getting there is a huge accomplishment and Kendrick will be around for a very long time.

He also mentioned that only Pharrell could pull off his now infamous hat, and revealed how his girlfriend Nazanin Mandi coaches him on Instagram posts and gives his selfie rules.

Additionally, Miguel played the famous game of ‘F, Marry, Kill;’ with Nicki Minaj, Kelly Rowland, Jhené Aiko. Before leaving he treated listeners to a live rendition of his hit single “How Many Drinks.”

Check out all the clips below!

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R. Kelly, Jennifer Hudson, Robin Thicke, Fantasia & More Perform at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Gala

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Music’s biggest night is always preceded by another one of music’s biggest nights, The Recording Academy’s annual Pre-Grammy Gala. On the eve of the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, music and Hollywood’s biggest stars joined Clive Davis for another memorable evening at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.

The four-hour event, which honored Universal Music Group chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge, boasted A-list performances and a star-studded guest list including Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Imagine Dragons, Ryan Tedder, Miguel, John Legend, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Barry Gordy and many more.

Davis led the crowd including Jamie Foxx, Miguel, and Swizz Beatz in singing “Happy Birthday” to Alicia Keys, who celebrated her 34th birthday Saturday.

Robin Thicke arrived with his beautiful wife Paula Patton and had the crowd on its feet with “Blurred Lines,” for which he was accompanied by Pharrell and a dancing T.I. The Neptunes producer kept a smile on the famous faces with his Oscar-nominated hit “Happy,” and joined Jennifer Hudson and Tip for “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel).”

R. Kelly paid tribute to Nelson Mandela with a tribal-inspired song, and Fantasia brought the epic evening to a close with her powerful performance of “Stormy Weather.”

Davis also remembered Whitney Houston, who died two years ago in the same hotel, “We all know that Whitney was the greatest contemporary singer in the world,” said the 81-year-old music mogul. “I don’t want the world to forget that, and I don’t want anyone in this room to forget that.”

See more pics and footage from Clive’s big bash below!

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