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


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’


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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New Music: Tyrese feat. Jennifer Hudson – Shame


Tyrese recently admitted some faults on his comeback single “Dumb Sh*t,” but now he is really feeling ashamed of doing his lady wrong on the brand new single “Shame.”

The multi-talented star collaborates with Jennifer Hudson on the heartfelt ballad, which is the second single off his forthcoming album Black Rose, and theme song for his upcoming musical short film of the same name.

The musical Shame will feature 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 need your forgiveness, and your mercy too / Must be all kinda crazy for what I’ve done to you / I hope that you understand that my heart is true,” Ty begs to his lady, while J-Hud adds vocals to the chorus.

Take a listen to the soulful ballad below!

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Tyrese Takes Fans Behind the Scenes of “Dumb Sh*t” Video with Snoop Dogg, R. Kelly & More


Following the release of his music video for “Dumb Sh*t” featuring Snoop Dogg, Tyrese is giving fans a sneak peek at the making of the visual.

The exclusive behind-the-scenes footage features interviews with Tyrese, Snoop and the video’s director Matt Alonzo, along with scenes from a surprise birthday party for Tyrese from the cast and crew. Seen joining in on the celebration are R. Kelly, French Montana, Snoop, and Wiz Khalifa.

“The #DumbShit video is a throwback to the classic Hype Williams era and black and white videos like ‘Flava In Ya Ear’ remix, Q-Tip’s ‘Vibrant Thing,’ or Snoop’s ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot,’” says Tyrese. “Matt Alonzo and I had a ball making it. It’s spring and as we warm up, I wanted to drop this dumb shit to get some energy going. This song ain’t for saints, it’s for real people who have made mistakes in relationships and did some dumb shit. ”

“Dumb Sh*t” is the first single released from Gibson’s upcoming album, BLACK ROSE, due out July 7 via his own label, Voltron Recordz.

Check out the footage below:

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