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Tweet Hospitalized for Blood Clots in Lungs

Our prayers are going out to the Southern Hummingbird herself, Tweet, who is reportedly suffering from some serious health complications.

Her longtime friend and collaborator, Missy Elliot made an announcement on Twitter early Wednesday morning, asking her followers for “prayers and healing” on behalf of the songstress.

Missy revealed that the “Oops (Oh My)” singer has blood clots in both lungs. “Sending prayers up for my sis @MS_HUMMINGBIRD who has blood clots in both lungs,” wrote Missy. “We are asking for your prayers for healing…Amen🙏🏾.”

It is unclear when Tweet’s health deteriorated. Over the weekend, she was active on Instagram, where she offered prayers for those suffering in Houston due to Hurricane Harvey. Just one day ago, she also posted a video about political current events, urging followers to “PAY ATTENTION.”

Pastor Jamal H. Bryant also asked for prayers on Instagram. “I need your prayers for @tweet_,” he wrote. “She’s been admitted in hospital for blood clots in both lungs & right arm! Doctors can’t trace it but God is a healer! Prayer still works…”

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ThisisRnB Presents: The 20 Best R&B Albums of 2016

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Across the board it’s been a very interesting year for music, and R&B played a major role in adding unique projects to 2016. From our perspective–over the past couple of years–there appears to be a stronger push to return certain elements of traditional R&B to the mainstream public, even coming from the new generations. However, the genre is still evolving, continuing to grow and change, and creative progression is what we want to see.

What we heard this year, is a vast variety of R&B sounds, styles, and inspirations across many releases; from new breakout voices to mainstream megastars to long overdue comebacks from some of our most beloved singers. 2016 was the year for it all, whether you love buttery smooth soul, gritty blues, sinfully dark seduction, dance and sing-along anthems, retro funk and anything in-between, there was something for every taste in the many albums that were released this year.

Now, instead of offering our critical album rankings this year, we’ve taken a different approach to the list, and not placed the albums in number order, but just alphabetical. So click below to check out our list of The 20 Best R&B Albums of 2016, and also check out the results of our Readers’ Choice Poll on the last page as well!

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Exclusive: Tweet Performs in Paris at Bizz’art

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R&B songstress Tweet made a major comeback this year (in case you didn’t already know) and she is continuing to bring her welcomed voice to fans across the world, in promotion of her acclaimed third studio album Charlene.

After a successful touring run in the U.S., the singer/songwriter has gone international, making an anticipated appearance in Paris, France on Friday (Sept. 23) for a performance at famed venue Bizz’art.

Rocking a round brim black hat and knee high boots, Tweet performed new songs off her latest album, such as “Magic,” “Won’t Hurt Me,” and “Neva Shouda Left Ya,” plus past hits and fan favorites like “Call Me,” “Smoking Cigarettes,” and of course “Oops (Oh My).”

Check out our exclusive photos of Tweet’s Paris performance below.

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Fantasia, Monica, & Tweet Perform Tribute to Missy Elliot at VH1’s “Hip Hop Honors”

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After a six-year hiatus, VH1’s “HIP HOP HONORS” returned to celebrate the best and brightest in hip hop with a twist.

Originating live for the first time in its history, Monday night’s (July 11) event in New York City paid homage to the female pioneers, trailblazers and trend-setters who led a movement and infiltrated the ranks of the male-dominated genre to make their voices heard and still do today.

The evening began with an inspiring statement from ‘Black Lives Matter’ founders Darnell Moore and Alicia Garza, and also included a special taped appearance by First Lady Michelle Obama honoring the women of hip hop.

The first tribute of the evening was to honoree Missy Elliott, which included an army of dancers and performances by Remy Ma (“Work It”), Nelly Furtado (“Get UR Freak On”), Eve (“Hot Boyz”) and Trina (“One Minute Man”). Elliott’s tribute also included presenters Pharrell, Timbaland, Busta Rhymes, Angie Martinez, Jazmine Sullivan and Keyshia Cole, plus a tribute to Missy’s work as a producer that featured performances from Fantasia (“Free Yourself”), Monica (“So Gone”), and Tweet (“Oops (Oh My)”).

Check out the performance tribute below!

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Video: Tweet – I Was Created For This

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Tweet is back to soothe your soul and lift your spirit as she takes us to church with the video for “I Was Created For This,” off her comeback album Charlene.

The songbird delivers her soothing signature tone in the studio performance style visuals for the inspirational song as she sings about her God given gifts.

The self-proclaimed Southern Hummingbird is currently on tour across North America, promoting her first album since 2005’s It’s Me Again, which has been lead by the singles “Won’t Hurt Me,” “Magic” and “Neva Shouda Left Ya.”

Check out her new video below.

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Video: Tweet – Neva Shouda Left Ya

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With her new album Charlene finally in stores, Tweet returns with the fresh visuals for her latest single “Neva Shouda Left Ya.”

The Derek Blanks-directed video for the breezy break-up-to-make-up song finds the R&B songstress at the hair and nail salon where she sees that her ex has made it as a model/celebrity. Tweet begins to wonder if she made the right choice by dumping him.

“It’s my fault, you’re probably happy now / I wish I gave us a chance to grow / I realize now, that I made a mistake, and I neva shoulda left ya,” she sings. Eventually, Tweet gets his attention during a performance, but will he take her back?

Peep the video below, and pick up Charlene in stores now.

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Exclusive: Tweet Talks New Album ‘Charlene,’ Transition from Past Music, Dream Collaboration and More!

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It’s been over a decade since the world was introduced to the buttery-brown songstress known as Tweet, but other than the content she’s singing about, not much has changed about the singer. From her sweet and sultry voice to her gorgeous appearance, the now 45-year-old is still as captivating now as she was during her 2004 debut.

Charting at No. 7 on Billboard’s Hot 100 with her debut album, Southern Hummingbird, and No. 17 with her follow-up It’s Me Again, the singer-songwriter saw much success with singles such as “Oops (Oh My),” “Call Me,” and “Turn Da Lights Off” in the early 2000s. With all the success, collaborations from top artists, and praise from the R&B world, we were all left confused when the Grammy-nominated artist seemingly disappeared and deprived us of consistently releasing new music.

Aside from a few buzz single releases here and there and her 2013 5-track EP Simply Tweet, fans of the frequent Missy Elliott collaborator, have been left wanting more of what Tweet had given them so long ago.

Now, three years after her last project, many ups and downs, a grown daughter, and grandson later, Tweet has ended her hiatus and delivered her long anticipated third album, Charlene. Aptly titled to reflect her birth name and her going back to her roots, the new album delivers the soulful, heartfelt, and relatable vocals that we’ve been waiting on.

Taking the time out of her busy promotional tour schedule to chat with us, Tweet exclusively talked with us about her reemergence into the music industry, the new music, who she would like to work with in the future, how her faith has assisted her transition, and much more.

Jump into the interview below!

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List: The Best of February – Top 12 Records

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It’s incredible to think that February 2016 has all of the capability to be labeled as the best month of the year, and we’re nowhere near done! From Beyoncé commanding all the ladies into “Formation” to Tweet and Missy Elliott’s re-connection on “Somebody Else Will,” the year’s shortest month (even on a leap year) supplied some really good music.

In addition to the music supplied, February brought along one of the most memorable Black History Month’s in recent years. With notable Grammy performances, Oscar snubs, and apparent riots against those standing up for the culture, this Black History Month was absolutely a little more “lit” than usual and our appreciation for it was the same.

With all of that in mind and brought forth to your immediate memory, get into our “Best of February – Top 12 Records” list below!

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