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New Music: Ne-Yo feat. Ravaughn & Candice Boyd – More Than I Should

Ne-Yo is back serving up bite-sized teasers of his upcoming music with his third new release in three weeks.

Following “Earn Your Love” and his take on Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE,” the R&B gentleman debuts a surprise collaboration with two of his Compound artists, RaVaughn and Candice Boyd. The ladies join the hitmaking singer/songwriter on the dramatic, “More Than I Should: An Audio Soap Opera.”

Ne-Yo kicks off the theatrical jaunt into the minds of three lovers, who have found themselves in an experimental love triangle. Singing out to his platonic girlfriend, the crooner begins to discover a deeper, romantic love connection. “Not even my lady knows me like you know me,” sings Ne-Yo. “Damn, you just my homie / But I love the way you hold me down / Shouldn’t be feeling how I’m feeling right now / ‘Cause you got me liking you way more than I should.”

RaVaughn takes the second verse from the perspective of his homegirl. “Now, I’m feeling filthy / When I didn’t know her, it was something else, but now I’m feeling all guilty,” she sings. “Cause she cool as hell, but I still find myself / Here, liking you way more than I should.”

Candice wraps up the soap opera by playing the role of the girlfriend. “I’ve never been a fool, I’ve never been stupid,” she sings. “He’s feeling you and I always knew it.” But, then the plot twist hits with some girl-on-girl action.

“She let me kiss it / I know we agreed not to tell / But given the circumstances, oh well,” she sings. “Is it me, is it him? Tell me what’s good / Because I find myself here, liking you way more than I should.”

Ne-Yo shared the track by calling it “another appetizer.” He added: “The only thing that matters even more than the music is the story you tell.”

The singer is plotting for the release of his seventh studio album, the follow-up to 2015’s Non-Fiction, which is expected to be released later this year.

Take a listen to “More Than I Should: An Audio Soap Opera” below.

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New Music: Ne-Yo – Earn Your Love

Ne-Yo is just warming up!

After spitting some affirming bars over Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble,” the R&B crooner pulls inspiration from Tupac on “Earn Your Love.”

Over a melodic track that samples 2Pac’s classic “I Get Around,” Ne-Yo makes a stand for a woman’s priceless nature and his willingness to work for her real love.

“Make me earn your love / Show you that I’m worthy of it / Let me prove to you I’m worthy of it … Mr. Shakur said it best, when he said / ‘Hate to sound sleazy, but tease me / I don’t want it if it’s that easy,’” he sings.

Ne-Yo captioned the new song writing: “A Good Man will earn you. He’ll work for it and won’t mind working for it because he recognizes your worth. Ladies, find a man that’ll ‘Earn Your Love.’ Enjoy this appetizer guys. Album coming soon.”

Ne-Yo is presently finishing up his untitled seventh studio album, which follows 2015’s Non-Fiction.

Listen to “Earn Your Love” below.

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Listen: Ne-Yo Remixes Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble”

Sit down and listen to Ne-Yo get open on his surprise remix to Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble.”

With a new album in the works, the R&B crooner takes a moment to flex his rap skills, spitting some confident and braggadocious bars over the potent Mike Will Made It beat. Borrowing K-Dot’s flow, Ne-Yo opens the remix reflecting on his career and Grammy wins.

“I remember wishing I could sit at the Grammys with Jay and Bey, and Rihanna and Chris / Be part of the clique / Second guess myself and all my shit like, ‘Do I really fit?’ / Three Grammys later, I guess I must be pretty good at this,” he rhymes.

Later Ne-Yo continues to express the reasons to remain humble, while also addressing an unidentified adversary.

“Who is this ni**a thinking that he fronting on Ne-Yo? / Get the fuck over yourself, check your ego / I didn’t change, I evolved, get it right / I wrote a song and it changed your whole life,” he raps. “I am Grey Poupon, I’m Evian, I’m highbrow / Been inspiring these dudes for a while now / Never said it ’cause I never thought I had to / But since they talkin’ shit I’m glad to.”

Get a dose of Ne-Yo’s bars below.

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First Look: Ne-Yo Performs Cameo’s “Candy” On ‘Lip Sync Battle’

“Lip Sync Battle” is back, and Ne-Yo is coming to the stage!

The R&B hitmaker is set to battle actor Taye Diggs this week on the popular performance competition show.

In a preview of the new episode, Ne-Yo channels Larry Blackmon of Cameo rocking a wild flat-top and even wilder red codpiece while performing their hit single “Candy.”

Tune in tonight (Apr. 27) at 10:00pm ET/PT on Spike TV to watch Ne-Yo show his funky side. Meanwhile, get a taste of the battle below.

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ThisisRnB Presents: 17 R&B Albums to Sweat in 2017

Producing the soundtrack to a year that brought us both huge ups and downs, 2016 was arguably one of the better years for R&B that we’ve seen in a while. With releases from the likes of Queen Bey, her sister Solange, Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, and Tank, it’s hard to imagine how 2017 could ever out do last year. Trust us though, this year definitely won’t see a shortage of good tunes.

As R&B artists continue to blur the genre lines, expect to hear more variety from your faves. Whether you’re into traditional R&B, something with a little more funk, trap-soul, electronic- or alternative-R&B, 2017 is sure to have something crafted just for you.

A class of much talked about newcomers, including Kehlani, and Jacquees, will deliver highly awaited debuts. Exciting follow-up 2nd and 3rd albums are expected from the likes of Jhené Aiko and August Alsina. And with vets like Trey Songz and Ne-Yo prepping comebacks, there are plenty of projects that are sure to top most fans sweat lists.

Take a look at the albums that we are most excited to see and hear this year, with our “17 R&B Albums To Sweat in 2017” below!

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Ne-Yo Announces & Previews New Album!

Ne-Yo is cookin’ up his next album, and to get the fans ready he has shared a behind-the-scenes look at a recent recording session he had with fellow R&B singer/songwriter Eric Bellinger.

Taking to his Instagram on Wednesday night, Ne-Yo posted a one-minute clip with the caption: “The process…. Much love to my dude @ericbellinger Thanx for adding to the sauce boi boi!! This album is going to be special. I promise. 💀❤️🎼 🔥🔥🔥 PATIENCE. IT’S COMING.”

For the first time in his career, the “Sexy Love” singer is working with a handful of other songwriters to enhance the process and give him a fresh take. Speaking about his decision to do so, Ne-Yo explained: “It’s not that I can’t do it myself, I can definitely do it myself, but this time I decided to bring in some folks to expand on what I already had … That’s what its about, it’s about expanding it’s about evolution, while at the same time staying true to who you are.”

Ne-Yo and Eric Bellinger have been building their working relationship more recently, but Eric is credited for penning the title song “Think Like A Man” which Ne-Yo sang along with Jennifer Hudson, for the soundtrack to the 2012 comedy Think Like A Man.

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Usher, Ne-Yo, Fantasia & More Perform at ‘Taking The Stage’ Special

On Thursday night, ABC finally aired the “Taking The Stage: African American Music And Stories That Changed America” special, which was originally tapped in the fall of 2016, surrounding the grand opening of the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, DC.

The audience was filled with stars of music, film, entertainment, industry and politics, including President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Many of R&B’s elite hit the stage to pay tribute to the groundbreaking singers and entertainers that came before them. Suited up to put on a show, Usher performed a commendable James Brown tribute, which included “Papa’s Gotta Brand New Bag,” “I Feel Good,” “Say It Loud I’m Black And I’m Proud,” and “Get On Up.”

Ne-Yo was appointed the very difficult task of paying tribute to Michael Jackson, which he’s done before, however this performance fell short in many people’s opinions on social media. His set included “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough,” “Wanna Be Startin’ Something,” and “Earth Song.”

On a higher note (literally), Fantasia floored the audience in the Kennedy Center with her dedication performance to Aretha Franklin, singing “Dr. Feel Good.” As always she stunned vocally, receiving a standing ovation from the packed house.

Chloe & Halle opened the gospel tribute, and made Beyoncé proud with their angelic voices. The young sisters were followed by gospel headliners Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, and Shirley Caesar.

Check out the performances below.

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TLC, Missy Elliot, Ne-Yo, Tyrese & More Perform on ‘Taraji’s White Hot Holidays’

Taraji P. Henson ushered in the holidays with her annual Fox special, “Taraji’s White Hot Holidays,” featuring some of the biggest names in music.

Teaming up for a throwback performance of “Sleigh Ride,” TLC’s Chilli and T-Boz brought their holiday classic to life. Then, as a special surprise, Missy Elliott emerged from behind Christmas presents to perform Left Eye’s spirited verse.

The track was pulled from A La Face Family Christmas, the 1993 album that famously also spawned OutKast’s classic “Player’s Ball.”

The show also featured other performances, Taye Diggs, Tyrese, and Ne-Yo also showed up in matching white suits for a revamped version of The Temptations’ take on “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Keeping the “Empire” love rolling, Jussie Smollett also decked the halls with a stomp-filled performance of “Little Drummer Boy.”

Check it out below.

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