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Exclusive: K. Michelle, Jazmine Sullivan, Robin Thicke, Tyrese and More Appear on Steve Harvey Morning Show Live Broadcast

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This year’s Neighborhood Awards Weekend had an amazing kick-off that was filled with nothing but R&B!

Taking place in Atlanta, Georgia the award show – formerly known as The Hoodies – was hosted by Steve Harvey and was created to show an appreciation for leaders in communities around the country. Beginning last Friday, Aug. 7 and going through Sunday, the weekend was filled with moments of fun, laughter, and supreme R&B.

To jump start the weekend, fans and stars came out to a live broadcast of the Steve Harvey Morning Show on Friday morning at 6 AM. A packed house to say the least, the Georgia World Congress Center was overflowing with those looking for inspiration from Steve and his crew as well as a chance to meet and greet those set to perform.

Throughout the four hour live broadcast, R&B talents such as Avery Sunshine, Jazmine Sullivan, K. Michelle, and Robin Thicke all took the stage to give onlookers a one-song performance as well as some sit-down time with the co-hosts of the show. In addition to the aforementioned, R&B crooner Tyrese surprised Steve Harvey as he took the stage and engaged with the crowd for a few moments. Stars of the upcoming film The Perfect Guy, Sanaa Lathan and Michael Ealy, also stopped by during the segment to plug their upcoming thriller.

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Tyrese Protests at iHeartRadio, Cited By Cops

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Tyrese continues his mission to get Top 40 radio to pay attention to his latest hit single “Shame.”  The record was No. 1 on the Adult R&B chart for 2 weeks in a row and is currently down to No. 2 now, but looks to continue its reign on the top of the chart. In recent interviews he has been questioning why mainstream radio isn’t paying attention to what’s popular on other charts and testing them on theirs.

After numerous attempts to get the attention of the two biggest radio hosts, Elvis Duran and Ryan Seacrest, Tyrese decide to take his battle to the source and set up a friendly protest in front of the iHeartRadio building in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Well, as expected he drew a crowd and it got the attention of the police. According to TMZ, cops came because the protest was clogging traffic. After being warned, Tyrese got a ticket for blocking traffic.

But, was his point made clear enough? Did he cause anyone at the controls to pay attention? We salute Tyrese in his continuous efforts to get mainstream radio to pay attention to not only popular R&B records, but to any single that has been proven successful at its original genre. Stand up for the music!

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Tyrese Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200, Releases The “Black Rose Experience” Video

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Times, they are a changing! Since last week we have been celebrating the success and accomplishment of Tyrese, who through devoted, honest promotion put ego to the side and did whatever it took to get fans aware of his brand new album Black Rose.

The album, his sixth, was released via his independent label Voltron Recordz on July 10, and has officially debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. According to Nielsen Music the set sold 77,000 unit equivalents (including streaming) during the week ending July 16, giving the singer/actor his first ever No. 1 on the Top 200. His last album, 2011’s Open Invitation, debuted at No. 9 with 76,000 in its first week.

Tyrese took to social media to thank his fans for their support. “We did it!! We made a statement….. R&B is still very much ALIVE,” he declared. “And R&B consumers are still very much here you were just waiting on #BlackRose.” He continued, “Whatever the first week of sales are, doesn’t matter…. Every interview, every radio spin, every PD and on air personality shouting out my #Shame single and #BlackRose, all of the social media fun we’ve had and more importantly every fan and supporter…. Even if you couldn’t buy the album I love you and I’m smiling ANYWAY… You guys should be very very proud… WE made a statement…. WE took a pure R&B album to #1 in 15 countries and #1 on the TOP 200 and #1 on the R&B Billboard charts!!!!”

In addition Tyrese has now shared a video from a private album listening event he held at his home in Los Angeles, which he has titled “The Black Rose Experience.”

Check it out below!

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WOW! Tyrese Aiming for First No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart!

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This right here is AMAZING! Tyrese has literally spoken a movement into existence. Being completely open and honest about his hopes and goals for his brand new, independently released album, Black Rose, the singer/actor has used his voice to penetrate and motivate people to support – not only the album – but R&B music.

According to Billboard, Tyrese is set for his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart! Industry forecasters suggest Black Rose – released July 10 on his own Voltron Recordz (distributed through Universal Music) – could earn 70,000 equivalent album units in the week ending July 16.

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Tyrese Recreates Coca-Cola Commercial 20 Years Later to Promote New Album ‘Black Rose’

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Tyrese is on a mission, not just to sell records, but to try and shift today’s habits and culture, and remind people how important a “real” “full” R&B album is.  20 years after he rode the bus in the Coca-Cola commercial that launched his career, the singer/actor got on the bus early Tuesday to help spread his message.

“Sometimes you just gotta take em back to where it ALL STARTED!!!!!! 20 years ago…. I took this ride and it changed my life forever – to God be ALL the Glory…People base “success” of an album on the first week of sales….Let’s make a statement R&B fans…. It’s our turn,” wrote Tyrese.

After singing his new single “Shame” Ty took a moment to further explain, “It’s OK to be a dreamer, it’s OK to think big, it’s OK to dream beyond your reality… ‘Black Rose’ I’m not going to rest until it’s #1 on Billboard R&B and #1 on the Top 200, it’s OK to dream big,” he said.

‘Black Rose’ is in stores now. Check out the video below:

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Tyrese Talks “Shame,” New Album ‘Black Rose,’ Being Overlooked in Pop Music and More on Hot 97

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Preach! Tyrese is out here talking that ish!

Tyrese has finally delivered his anticipated new album Black Rose, reportedly his last solo LP. In promotion of the project, the talented entertainer stopped by Hot 97 to chat with the Ebro in the Morning crew about the album, the status of R&B, and much more.

The singer/actor also spoke about the short film, which is being used as the music video for his latest single “Shame” featuring Jennifer Hudson. In a very important discussion on the state of R&B, he touched on how it is being overlooked by the “pop” genre, making some very interesting points that clearly need to be addressed!  Using his No. 1 song “Stay” and Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me,” which is often brought up in these discussions, as a great example, Tyrese begs the question, why are certain radio formats keeping hit records out of their playlists when they are clearly very popular (such as 11 weeks at No. 1)?

“To all radio, programmers, music in general, if a song is huge in your format more than likely it will perform well in other formats. Stop limiting music to whatever a particular format is, give us an opportunity to spread our music for everybody to hear it, and embrace it,” he said.

Black Rose is in stores now!  Watch the interview below:

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Watch: Tyrese Confesses His Flaws in “Shame” Video (Co-Starring Jennifer Hudson)

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Tyrese is ready to confess, and prior to sharing his anticipated “final” solo album (Black Rose) he has debuted the music video for his latest single “Shame” featuring Jennifer Hudson.

The video, which is more than six minutes long, is directed by Paul Hunter and produced by Denzel Washington. Opening with Tyrese in church confessing his sins to a minister, the entire video consists of flashbacks to his character (a 1960s musician) treating Hudson’s character (his wife) badly. He yells at her, cheats on her, and is absent from his family at home. The video ends in silence as Tyrese and Hudson stare at each other from across the stage.

With Black Rose (due out July 10) slated to be his last album, Tyrese held nothing back, and wanted to give his fans as much as possible.

“Black Rose is my most intimate album, it’s my most vulnerable album, and it’s my most honest album,” Tyrese told Billboard. “Most of the people that hear it compare it to Confessions by Usher, because when you’re just being honest saying, ‘Through my flaws and my shortcomings and relationships I lied, I cheated, I this and I that,’ whatever your story is or your scenarios, it goes back to blues. The reason why blues will be around forever is because people have to sing their most honest song or it just will be ineffective.”

Watch the video for “Shame” below:

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Tyrese Unveils ‘Black Rose’ Album Cover, Tracklisting and “Shame” Film Trailer

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Tyrese isn’t playing any games with what he has called his last solo album. The project titled “Black Rose” will be an album, book, documentary, and short film co-starring Jennifer Hudson and produced by Denzel Washington.

The film is titled “Shame,” inspired by the song of the same name, which is currently the project’s second single and #2 on the Billboard Adult R&B chart.

Today, Tyrese has shared the album cover, tracklisting and trailer for “Shame,” which features Tyrese as an up-and-coming musician in 1968, on tour and with the means to climb the top of the charts. He’s got all the right moves and things to say, but a mean streak and nasty substance abusive personality. Jennifer Hudson plays his wife as a woman, whose strength and experience keeps her grounded despite her husband’s shortcomings and infidelity.

“I struggled to get this album done, everything imaginable was thrown at me and with God and my team I got through…#BlackRose is my most intimate and vulnerable album to date,” wrote Tyrese.

The 14-track album, which is due out July 10, includes features from Snoop Dogg, Chrisette Michele, Tank, and Brandy. If you pre-order it on iTunes you will receive both singles immediately.

Check out the tracklisting and film trailer below:

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