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Watch: Maxwell & Elle Varner Surprise Duet and Soul Cypher with Ro James & Stacy Barthe

Elle Varner held a ‘One Night Only’ show at New York City’s Duane Park on Friday night (Dec. 16). The soulful singer teased via her social media that the night would be magical and she did not disappoint!

Opening the show at the top of a staircase with “Not Tonight” (from her debut album) and covering Tamia’s “Officially Missing You,” it was clear that Varner was not here to play games.

With Christmas around the corner, Elle decided to spread some holiday cheer with a cover of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” with some help from singer/songwriter Stacy Barthe.

Proclaiming that she is officially “back,” she previewed a new song titled “Heart Emoji Eyes” from her long-overdue next album.

While singing in the crowd, Elle was caught off guard and shocked when she noticed Maxwell was in attendance. Max and Ro James then joined her on stage to perform their hits “Ascension,” “Permission” and “Already Knew That.”

Elle closed the show with her hit single “Refill” with the help of singer Aaron Marcellus, and it turned into a soul cypher with Maxwell, Ro James, Stacy Barthe, and Ali Caldwell (The Voice) all returning to the stage to join in.

Check out all the footage below!

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Listen: Da Internz Release ‘Everyday Is Valentine’s Day’ (Mixtape)

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Halloween may be the event that we normally celebrate in October, but production duo Da Internz is here to let us know that Everyday Is Valentine’s Day.

The duo, who have been behind many of your favorite tracks from artists such as Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Big Sean, Tamar Braxton, and many more, is comprised of Chicago natives Tuo and Kosine. Laced with their self-proclaimed “gourmet ratchet”sound, the highly anticipated project features some of the most talented R&B artists currently on the scene.

From the sweet sounds of JoJo, James Fauntleroy, and Karina Pasian to the “Trap Jazz” sounds of Elle Varner, the 8-track compilation is a firm representation of the evolution of R&B.

Take a listen below:

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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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