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Video: Stacy Barthe – Here I Am

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Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Stacy Barthe continues to bring forth new visuals for cuts off her recently released debut album BEcoming, which was executive produced by John Legend.

Despite penning pop hits for Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, and Katy Perry, the song “Here I Am” carries a somber message that is brought to life with powerful acoustic instrumentals and Stacy’s soothing voice.

The black-and-white video weaves together clips of Barthe performaning a live acoustic take of the introspective number while dealing with her struggles with alcoholism, an issue she has admittedly addressed before and on the new album.

Watch the video below:

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Listen: Stacy Barthe Previews Debut Album ‘BEcoming’ with Full Album Stream

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Stacy Barthe solidified herself as go-to songwriter for the stars, penning anthems for artists such as Rihanna, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Kelly Rowland, and many more. She stepped into the spotlight with her first EP in 2011, Sincerely Yours, and followed with the subsequent impressive EPs In The Inbetween (2012) and P.S. I Love You in 2013.

Now, Stacy is finally getting ready to release her debut album BEcoming via Motown Records, and she has partnered with NPR to stream the project in full on their “First Listen” music series. The album will be available to stream in its entirety through July 9, and it available for pre-order on all digital retailers. The album lands in stores and online on Friday, July 10, marking the first Friday of the new global release schedule. Stacy didn’t simply record an album, rather she penned an often raw, always real, and undeniably riveting audio diary—recounting her own unbelievable, yet universal story.

Executive-produced by John Legend and Malay in conjunction with producers Hit-Boy, DJ Camper and Classmatez, the record’s narrative unfolds through a journey between struggle and triumph. Over a lively piano-punctuated musical backdrop, Stacy sings openly about everything from suicide and alienation to addiction, struggles with weight loss and body image, and finally a realization of self-love.

For as much as the album is personal, she invited some friends along to help tell her story. Common adds thought-provoking bars to “Live For Today,” while Legend’s instantly recognizable voice interlaces with Stacy’s for the divine Anita Baker cover “Angel.” You can really hear her shine on the intense “Me Versus Me” and “War IV Love.” Everything concludes with the stripped and stark elegance of “Enough Is Enough…” emblematic of her power.

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Video: Stacy Barthe – Flawed Beautiful Creatures

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After releasing the song over 2 years ago, and putting out a previous video, and lyric video, Motown singer/songwriter Stacy Barthe returns with a new “official” music video for her song “Flawed Beautiful Creatures.”

Included on her anticipated, debut album BEcoming, which is due out July 10, Stacy brings the self-empowering song to the life, through visuals of a bald headed ballet dancer, spinning and twisting in elegant movements.

Check out her new video below:

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Video: Stacy Barthe – War IV Love

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R&B songstress and accomplished songwriter Stacy Barthe is prepping for the release of her debut album BEcoming, and in doing so she has returned with a music video for the previously released song “War IV Love.”

Putting everything on the line for a blissful romance Stacy sings, “I would suffer war if it meant victory was our love.” And she brings her vision of victory to life in the new visual.

“I’m basically playing a voodoo priestess presiding over a marriage. I pretty much have suffered a war my entire life, me battling myself and the world, and then to end up with somebody that just absolutely adores you — I would suffer a war if it meant victory,” she told The FADER. “I’m trying to get to the better place.”

Stacy’s BEcoming is executive produced by John Legend and due out later this Spring via Motown Records.

Check out her new video below:

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List: The Best of January – Top 10 Records

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With a new year comes new music, and we couldn’t be more ready. While January is the leading month of the year, it also set the tone for what we know will be another strong year for R&B.

With the highly anticipated return of Jazmine Sullivan to the release of Ne-Yo’s latest album, we’ve already had a running start to 2015. In that same category of superb musical delivery are classic R&B group Jodeci as well as the Radio Killer himself, The-Dream.

In addition to a few veterans, new artists such as V Bozeman and Lyrica Anderson kept us on our toes and in our feelings with their stellar releases as well.

So, without any more teasing, jump into our “Best of January – Top 10 Records” below!

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New Music: Stacy Barthe feat. Common – Live For Today

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While she’s preparing for the release of her upcoming album BEcoming, songstress Stacy Barthe has dropped off the beautifully performed gem “Live For Today.”

Featuring Chicago lyricists Common, the single boasts a soulful and encouraging Stacy over a unique mid-tempo building beat. Hosting production by Benny Cassette, the song finds the singer and rapper urging listeners to live in the moment instead of focusing on what’s to come.

Although her album isn’t set to hit shelves via Motown until March 3, snippets of the John Legend and Malay produced project can be heard here.

Take a listen to “Live For Today” below!

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Listen: Stacy Barthe Teases New Album ‘BEcoming’ with Sampler, Releases Full Version of “Angel”

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Stacy Barthe is coming, in fact she is ‘BEcoming.’

Building an adorning fan base through her infectious, soulful voice the singer-songwriter has been pretty quiet this year, but it turns out Stacy has just been getting everything right to finally release her official debut album via John Legends Homeschool label / Motown.

Following her 2013 EP ‘P.S. I Love You,’ Stacy isn’t letting 2014 come to a close without giving fans a preview of her full length album BEcoming.  Sharing snippets and full versions of 6 tracks from the LP boasting production from Malay, Benny Cassette and DJ Camper, Stacy is surely going to deliver a stellar sonic project.

The Brooklyn native soundtracks the struggle with songs like “Hey You There” and “Eyes Wide Shut,” while balancing out the lows with natural highs on the Common-assisted “Live For Today.”

In addition, Stacy has released the full version of her remake of Anita Baker’s “Angel,” which was originally released as a duet interlude on John Legend’s last album Love In The Future, and it’s kinda amazing.

Take a listen to the album sampler and full song below!

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New Music: Stacy Barthe – War IV Love

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We haven’t heard much from Stacy Barthe this year, until now.  The R&B singer-songwriter is working on her debut album for Motown Records, and recently premiered two brand new songs during different episodes of BET’s popular show ‘Being Mary Jane.’  The two records, “Extraordinary Love” and “War IV Love” are her first releases since last year’s stellar ‘P.S. I Love You‘ EP.

The later of the two, “War IV Love,” opens with tribal drums and thumping bass guitar, but Stacy sets a mellow mood with her tender tone, while still exuding the seriousness of her desire to remain in the grasp of love.

“I’d suffer war if it meant victory was our love,” she sings.

Take a listen below, and if you like what you hear, you can pick it up on iTunes now.

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