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Throwback Thursday: Jamie Foxx, Fantasia & Tank Perform “Do What It Do” at 2006 Grammy Gala

We are throwing it back today, but not too far.  Each year at Grammy time, music legend Clive Davis hosts his annual pre-Grammy Gala, and we are taking it back to the 2006 event, where singer/actor Jamie Foxx performed a special version of his hit “Do What It Do.” This live performance version included R&B vocalist Tank on backgrounds, and featured an impromptu audience performance from powerhouse singer Fantasia. One word VOCALS!!!!

Jamie acknowledges some of the legends that were in attendance, such as Diana Ross and Babyface. He sings to Fantasia, “I’ll cook and clean; Babyface taught me what to do. Babyface wave your hand.” The energy, chemistry, and atmosphere in this room were simply amazing. Count on Foxx to cut up in a good way in such a formal setting. He later brought out Mario and Jodeci to sing as well!

“Some say that Hip-Hop killed the R&B singer but the record sales say he’s still alive. If you love R&B, if you love real music stand up,” said Foxx. “I’m a student too and I’m not ashamed to say R&B is alive.”

Enjoy the special throwback above!


Tamar Braxton, Tank, Joe, Sevyn Streeter, “Ladies Night” Reunion Added to 2014 Soul Train Awards

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After last week’s big surprise announcement that Jodeci will be returning to the stage to perform at the 2014 Soul Train Awards, and premiere their new single, CENTRIC has now revealed more additional R&B and Hip Hop stars to the performance line-up, and another special tribute!

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Watch: Ne-Yo, Tank, Joe & More Talk About Their First Jobs

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In honor of Labor Day, New York radio station Radio103.9 caught up with multiple R&B stars to ask them about their first jobs.

Joining in the conversation are Ne-Yo, Tank, Marsha Ambrosius, Joe, Dave Hollister and more.

From Joe’s landscaping work to Marsha’s nerdy librarian gig to multiple positions at McDonald’s, many of your favorite singers started out working the same teen jobs as you, but hopefully today you have your feet up and you’re enjoying the holiday.

Check out the clip below:

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Tank Talks New Album ‘Stronger,’ Managing his Female MC, TGT Fights & More

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Tank released his brand new album Stronger last week, and he is continuing promo this week in NYC. Stopping by The Breakfast Club on Tuesday morning, the R&B General gave another entertaining and comical interview.

They opened the discussion talking about his 2013 turn-up song “Shots Fired” featuring Chris Brown, which is not on the new album, and according to Tank, his record label Atlantic Records did not want to support, even though it was ringing off in the clubs. They spent an extended portion of the chat talking and joking about TGT, and at one point while addressing if they ever got into fistfights, said Tyrese don’t want it with him. “He’s not gonna fight me, Tyrese can’t fight, Tyrese is an actor from Watts.” Shots Fired! But, it’s all just fun and games with the competitive friends.

Tank spoke about managing his female rapper Siya and her role on the new Oxygen reality show ‘Sisterhood of Hip Hop.’ He talked about his relationship with girlfriend Zena Foster, and shared his current views on marriage. He also spoke about his “Stronger U” workout campaign and spoke about his new album.

Check out the full interview below:

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Watch: Tank Performs Acoustic Version of “You’re My Star” on Steve Harvey Morning Show

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Tank released his sixth studio album Stronger yesterday and he’s been on a constant promo run. Stopping by the Steve Harvey Morning Show to talk about the album and more, the R&B General delivered a unique performance of the LP’s lead single “You’re My Star.”

Seated at the Motif keyboard, Tank performed a stripped down version of the celebratory song, showing off his famous vocals and smooth demeanor.

For a follow-up Tank sang his classic ballad “Please Don’t Go” and he was joined by Steve’s infamous character Roscoe P. Wallace who added his own comedic tale.

“Don’t do me like Tiger, not talkin about Tony the Tiger, talkin bout Wooods,” they jokingly sing.

Check out both performances below, and you can pick up Tank’s new album on iTunes now.

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Listen! Tank – ‘Stronger’ (Full Album Stream)

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A year after the official debut of TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine, Tank), with their album Three Kings, singer-songwriter-producer Tank is returning with his sixth studio album Stronger.

Lead by the singles “You’re My Star” and “Dance With Me,” the R&B General is in a new confident place in his life and career, and the new album reflects it. The LP is exceedingly more uptempo than most are used to from the R&B crooner, but he has not completely abandoned slow jams either. Previously releasing the introspective title track and most recently the personal ballad “Hope This Makes You Love Me,” Tank is delivering a balanced body of work.

“I think that in the space that I am in I’m having more fun with music, I’m having more fun in life, and that deserves some tempo,” Tank told us in an exclusive interview earlier this year.

The 10-track album contains no features, and boasts production from Jerry Wonda, Harvey Mason Jr. Tank himself and more.

Prior to the LP hitting stores on August 12, Tank is giving fans a preview with the full album stream!

Take a listen to ‘Stronger‘ now below!

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List: The Best of July – Top 15 Records

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While July is known for record-breaking temperatures, trips to water parks, school shopping and enjoying the last few weeks of summer, it’s known to us in the ThisisRnB offices as another month of solid R&B releases.

Whether you were a fan of Usher and Tanks’s dance heavy tracks or went the more subtle route with either Adrian Marcel or Azekel, there’s no denying that July brought ThisIsRnB listeners some pretty soulful and sultry singles. Following suit of June, July had its slow moments, but as always, true music showed up and showed out! While there’s really no way that we can make everyone happy with our lists, we definitely do the best we can by pulling the tracks that we feel are deserving of being deemed “Best of”.

Therefore, kick off your shoes and relax your feet as we bring you the tracks that had us hitting repeat all month long.

Check out our Best of July – Top 15 Records” below!

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New Music: Tank – Hope This Makes You Love Me

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Tank is in a strong and confident place with his upcoming album Stronger, due August 12.

But, the R&B singer/songwriter is having a moment of insecurity on the brand new ballad “Hope This Makes You Love Me.”

“Look at me I’m such a mess / And I normally would keep this all to myself / All my heart is filled with pain / And I normally wouldn’t cry, but I’m gon let it rain,” he softly sings over the sparse production.

Tank has already released 3 songs off the new album, the celebratory lead single “You’re My Star,” the introspective ballad “Stronger,” and the dance-floor ready “Dance With Me.”

Take a listen to the brand new song below, and if you pre-order the album on iTunes now you will get all 4 songs immediately.

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