Tank had much to celebrate on New Years Day. Not only was it his 39th birthday, but the R&B General and his longtime girlfriend Zena Foster welcomed their second child together!
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Keith Sweat is a R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, radio personality and one of the innovators of New Jack Swing.
“Twisted” was the first single off his self-titled third album, Keith Sweat. R&B group Kut Klose and rapper Pretty Russ are also featured on the song. The single spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard R&B chart, and peaked at No. 2 on the Hot 100, becoming his biggest pop hit. It also reached number one on the Rhythmic Top 40, staying there for 14 consecutive weeks, the most amongst any song except TLC’s smash “No Scrubs, (which spent 15 weeks at the top).
The music video released for the song features Sweat as a homicide detective pursuing a female suspect who assassinated a police commissioner. Enjoy the throwback classic above.
After the jump fast forward to 4:24 to see Tank imitating Keith Sweat singing the hit at Sweat’s 53rd birthday party!
The biggest night in R&B and Soul returned to Las Vegas as BET and Centric aired the 2014 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS on Sunday. This year’s electrifying celebration honored music legends and many of today’s brightest stars.
The annual award show was hosted by Wendy Williams and included performances from Chris Brown, Tinashe, Aloe Blacc, KEM, Tamar Braxton, Joe, Tank and even Jodeci!
Chris Brown, who took home awards for ‘Best Collaboration’ and ‘Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year’ for “Loyal,” kicked off the show with a dance-heavy medley including “Yo (Excuse Me Miss),” “Poppin’,” “Take You Down,” “New Flame,” and “Loyal.”
R&B icons Jodeci reunited for the first time in years to perform a nostalgic medley of hits including “Freek’n You,” “Come & Talk to Me,” “Stay,” and “Forever My Lady.” The North Carolina quartet also debuted their new single “Nobody Wins” featuring B.o.B.
Kool & the Gang was honored with the Legend Award and received a star-studded tribute from Tank, Elle Varner, Tamar Braxton, Joe, MC Lyte, Doug E. Fresh, and Ma$e, who performed his Kool & The Gang-sampled hit “Feels So Good” with Justine Skye.
Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliott, and Da Brat had the crowd on its feet as they closed out the evening with a performance of their 1996 platinum single “Not Tonight (Remix)” in tribute to Kool & the Gang.
Other performers included Tinashe, who served up her singles “Pretend” and “2 On,” KEM performed “It’s You,” “Love Calls,” and dueted with Ledisi on “If It’s Love.” Best New Artist winners Nico & Vinz performed their breakout hit “Am I Wrong,” while Aloe Blacc brought the cameras to a lounge where he performed “The Man” and “Love Is The Answer.”
Watch all the sizzling performances below!
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!
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!
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:
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:
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.