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Go Behind The Scenes with SWV at B.B. Kings in NYC

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This past Friday, hitmaking R&B group SWV released their fifth studio album Still.

Coko, Lelee, and Taj have graced stages across the country in promotion of their new record and to say the least, these women know how to put on a memorable experience. I had the honor of going behind the scenes during their set in their old stomping grounds of NYC, just a couple of weeks prior to the album’s release.

A jammed packed house at B.B. Kings Blues Club, hundreds of fans anticipated this moment with the legendary trio. Prior to the ladies hitting the stage we caught up in their dressing room to discuss the current state of R&B music, specifically on the female side. In addition they told me who their man crushes were back in the ’90s.

Take a look at their live performance and exclusive interview below.

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Listen: SWV Releases New Album ‘Still’

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Veteran group SWV is back with a brand new album!

The trio – comprised of Coko, Lelee, and Taj – is ready to deliver another set of classics for fans to bask in. Serving as the follow-up to 2012’s I Missed Us, Still features the singles “#MCE (Man Crush Everyday)” and “Ain’t No Man.”

Continuing to showcase their talent and furthermore, their ability to stay relevant and lovable in an ever-changing industry, the album is set to provide fans of both the group and the R&B genre with the feel that they’ve been missing.

Get into Still below!

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ThisisRnB Presents: 16 Albums To Sweat In 2016

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2015 was truly an excellent year in music, and it may seem hard to top, but looking into 2016 we are remaining optimistic.  While last year saw the surprise comeback of music icon Janet Jackson, return of powerhouse female vocalists Jazmine Sullivan, Tamia and Jill Scott, along with a monster crossover by The Weeknd, there is plenty more to look forward to this year.

With R&B continuing to reach vast audiences of varying age groups, tastes and styles, there will be something for everyone once again in 2016.

An exciting class of newcomers, lead by the likes of Kehlani and Tory Lanez, bring some of the most anticipated debuts. Strong 2nd and 3rd albums are expected by some of the already established current stars like Tinashe and K. Michelle, while anticipated comebacks by veterans like Usher, Tweet, and the Queen Bey will surely top most fans sweat list.

Get a sneak peek into the albums that we are most excited to see and hear this year, with our “16 Albums To Sweat in 2016” below!

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SWV Release New Single “#MCE (Man Crush Everyday),” Announce ‘STILL’ Album Release Date & Tracklist

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Everyone knows Wednesday to be considered the day to tell your crush your true feelings. The talented and long-time loved girl group, SWV, have released a brand new single today titled, “MCE (Man Crush Everyday),” to tell the men in their lives just how special they are to them.

The song contains their classic R&B vibe that reminds you just why the Sisters With Voices have been one of the top selling groups of all time.

This song will appear on their forthcoming album Still, which is set for release on February 5, 2016. The album is now available for pre-order with “MCE” as an instant download. They will also be kicking off a mini-tour with stops in NYC and Washington, DC on January 20.

Don’t miss out on these amazing sultry vocals below.

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Jill Scott, Babyface, New Edition & More Team Up for Holiday Jam Concert Series

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This holiday season will be extra merry as R&B/Soul heavyweights, Jill Scott, Babyface, New Edition, Tyrese and more are set to perform in the second annual Holiday Jam Concert Series. They will be spreading cheer through four cities: Philly, D.C., Detroit and Hampton, VA., with some added spice from SWV, Jazmine Sullivan, and the Black Alley Band.

As of now, the tour kicks off on November 28 in Philly and closes out on December 12 in Detroit.

The tour was developed by Shawn Gee of Maverick Management and Geoff Gordon from Live Nation as a way to highlight and renew interest in the R&B genre. According to Gee: “We noticed the success and phenomenal growth of multi-act radio concerts platforms over the last decade. The concept works so well in the pop and hip-hop genres; we are certain it will be successful in the R&B space as well.” He continued, “The vision is to continue to grow the platform, expanding to 12-15 markets, creating a platform that showcases the R&B superstar, while at the same time gives much needed exposure to some of the emerging acts in the space.”

Tickets to this R&B extravaganza would make perfect early stocking stuffers. Check out the dates and venues below, and visit LiveNation.com for more info.

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Video: SWV – Ain’t No Man

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Will the real men please stand up, SWV are calling you out.

The Sisters With Voices are back and they are paying homage to grown, mature men in the video for their comeback single “Ain’t No Man.”

Coko, Taj and Lelee recruit a cast of dapper gentlemen of varying ages to visualize their point, getting up-close-and-personal with the one (or few) of their choosing. As always Coko does her thing vocally on the sultry ballad, which is the first single off their forthcoming album Still, due out later this year.

Check out the video below:

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New Music: SWV – Ain’t No Man

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The Sisters With Voices are back! Veteran R&B trio SWV make a surprise return today with the release of their brand new single “Ain’t No Man.”

Showcasing their incredible vocals the sultry ballad is the first release off their currently untitled new album, which is due out October 30.  Viewers of the ladies reality show “SWV: Reunited” may feel the song sounds familiar as it was previewed on the show.

Take a listen to their comeback below… What do you think?

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Throwback Tuesday: SWV – ‘I’m So Into You’

‘Sisters With Voices,’ better known as SWV, is a Grammy nominated R&B trio from New York City. Formed in 1990 as a gospel group, the ladies (Cheryl “Coko” Gamble, Leanne “Lelee” Lyons, and Tamara “Taj” Johnson), went on to become one of the most successful R&B acts of the ’90s, dominating the decade with their incredible three-part harmonies.

SWV was also a major part of both the New Jill Swing and Hip Hop Soul movements. “I’m So into You,” was the second single released off their triple platinum debut album, It’s About Time. The single peaked at No. 2 on the R&B chart and reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single alone went on to sell more than one million copies.

Enjoy the throwback above! After the jump check out SWV performing “I’m So Into You” & “Weak” on the Arsenio Hall Show.

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