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New Music: V. Bozeman feat. Tyrese – You Can’t Break Me

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Uh Oh!! Things are heating up with V-Day only days away!

After some rumors that they were dating, V. Bozeman and Tyrese have linked up for the soulful, emotional duet “You Can’t Break Me.”

Taking on the roles of a man and woman in a troubled relationship, Bozeman makes a stance for herself as she sings about walking away and leaving her disrespectful lover.

“You can’t break me, ’cause you don’t make me / I can do bad myself,” she sings.

Similar to his No. 1 single “Shame,” Tyrese admits to making mistakes, however he vows to do better, and won’t let her walk away. “Sometimes a man makes mistakes / Now when I get back have my tacos ready…You know damn well I’m not going nowhere / Said I’m tryin my best,” he replies.

Take a listen to their new duet below!

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Tank Talks Status of TGT, Tyrese’s Challenge of Making A ‘Full R&B’ Album, His New Music & Much More!

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Last December, we were dealt a blow when Tyrese announced on Instagram that TGT (the popular group of Tyrese, Ginuwine & Tank) had broken up, after only 1 album. He made it apparent that the issues were coming from Ginuwine, and fans everywhere got the feeling that it was due to issues with how they were splitting up the business. Ginuwine responded in his own way, and later Tyrese admitted that he spoke to soon and should not have taken their issues to social media so fast. Most recently, Tyrese has revealed that they are speaking and attempting to work out the issues.

Now, to give us a current update on the status of the group, and what went down, Tank has spoken about the situation during an interview on The Breakfast Club early Tuesday morning. The gifted R&B veteran hints that the issues are mostly between how the money is split up and that Tyrese feels that his celebrity status deserves a higher percentage. As most fans know, on the music side, Ginuwine has the biggest records to date, and has sold the most albums. He was surprised when G told them he was going to quit the group, but they are in talks about how they can come back together and find common group to give the fans what they want.

Moving on, Tank spoke about Tyrese’s challenge to fellow R&B artists to make a “full R&B album” without a ton of features from rappers and other artists. Whether Ty was including Tank in his thoughts or not, Tank took it as he was, but claimed he wasn’t going to let Ty influence the want he creates music and how he wanted to deliver his brand new album Sex, Love & Pain II.

Even though he makes lots of love songs and bedroom slow jams, Tank revealed that his definition of R&B is not just that, and you can have tempo and have fun too.

“What are you telling me, that I have to do songs under 60 BPMs to be considered R&B music? I’m tired of all these slow songs…I’m tired of walking around the stage,” explained Tank. He went on to address the current landscape of R&B music and lack of support from it’s core audience.

Tank always makes a great interview, and this one was not to be missed. Check it out in full below.

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ThisIsRnB Presents: The Top 20 R&B Albums of 2015

Top 20 R&B Albums of 2015

2015 was the best year in R&B since the ’90s … Go ahead, fight us on that…

Ok, maybe not exactly, but it was damn near close and we’ve been reveling in it all year long.  So, with 2016 upon us and the same question – Where did the year go? – we spent the last month of 2015 re-listening, debating, writing, enjoying, and celebrating all of the amazing albums that hit our desks from a very wide range of artists.

Great R&B ruled in it’s current arena, which is Urban AC radio and independent labels, but it also slowly began to slide back into the mainstream.  Veteran artists took strong stands for their beloved style, while young acts only born in the 90s just did what felt natural and real to them.  Truth and authenticity ruled as the overall theme, even when it came in the form of a 60s soul revivalist or dark R&B protagonist taking over pop radio.

With open arms we welcomed the return of powerhouse female vocalists Jazmine Sulllivan and Tamia, and saluted male R&B lotharios Tyrese, Ne-Yo and Raheem DeVaughn.  The legendary Janet Jackson surprised everyone and reminded us why she is Unbreakable.  Newcomer Bryson Tiller stole the underground king trophy, and Miguel reminded us to let our Wildhearts run free.

The only thing that might have made it better would have been if Maxwell got off the beach and finally gave us the oft-delayed follow-up to BLACKsummers’night.  Anyways, let’s toast to what’s to come in 2016, and flashback with us to 2015’s most notable albums with “The Top 20 R&B Albums of 2015” below!

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Tyrese, Keith Sweat, Silk, Jagged Edge & More Rock Out at V103 Winterfest Concert

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Atlanta’s V103 did it again with an all-star line up for their 40th anniversary Winterfest Concert. The sold-out R&B show took place this past Saturday at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Whoever thinks R&B doesn’t sell or people don’t still love classic R&B think again!

The concert featured Keith Sweat, Tyrese, BBD, Silk, 112, and Jagged Edge. Fans were excited to see Atlanta’s own 112, Silk, and Jagged Edge rock the same stage once again as well. Jagged Edge, Silk, and 112 brought down the house performing their hits like “Meeting In My Bedroom, “Gotta Be”, and “Only You”.

Jagged Edge surprised the audience when they brought out Nelly to perform some collabos and hits of his own. The rap star not only performed his verse on JE’s “Where The Party At,” but also gave fans a nice treat when he performed past hits “Hot in Herre” and “E.I.”  Tyrese wanted to make his set more intimate as he pleaded with security to let some of his fans come closer to him before captivating those in attendance with his catalog of hits from “Sweet Lady” to “Shame.” He even covered Jodeci’s “Freek’n U.”  Keith Sweat couldn’t just sing some of his soulful ballads; the R&B legend decided to pull out all of the stops and give fans a full out experience at “The Sweat Hotel.” Sweat even brought out fellow R&B legend and father of New Jack Swing Teddy Riley to perform “Just Got Paid.”

Silk was also featured during Keith’s Sweat Hotel set. The quintet serenaded fans with their lush harmonies as they opened singing their hit “Loose Control” as the groups front man Lil’ G played on a white baby grand piano. Sweat wasn’t done with the surprises! He also brought out R&B legend and veteran Johnny Gill to perform “My Body.” “9-1-1-0-0-2-4” (RIP Gerald Levert). Bell Biv DeVoe turned the show up with their classic hit “Poison” before slowing it down with “When Will I See You Smile Again?”

There’s nothing like timeless and classic R&B, and V103 delivered just that! Check out more photos below!

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Pleasure P Weighs In On Tyrese’s Comments About R&B Music on Mainstream Radio

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Pleasure P, aka Marcus Cooper, continues the discussion on R&B music today during his recent sit-down interview with DJ Smallz.

In the last clip, the singer-songwriter addressed the lack of real unity that his fellow artists have with one another. In this clip, the Florida native weighs in on Tyrese’s comments and outlook on why R&B music has been so absent from mainstream radio, which he so heavily addressed when releasing his recent album Black Rose.

Check out P’s remakes below, do you agree?

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58th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS Nominations Announced!

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The Recording Academy has announced the nominations for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards in all 83 categories.

Reflecting a diverse blend of talented music makers, this year’s nominees were selected from more than 21,000 submissions entered. As the only peer-based music award, the GRAMMY Awards are voted on by The Academy’s membership body of creators across all disciplines of music, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, and engineers.

Final-round GRAMMY ballots will be mailed Dec. 16 and the preeminent award for excellence in music will be presented Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

We have to admit that this year’s list of R&B nominations are very commendable, and we can’t be mad at any of them. Looks like things are starting to turn around for the better, if only they would start broadcasting all of them and giving the artists the shine they deserve.

This year, Kendrick Lamar leads nominations with 11, followed by Taylor Swift and The Weeknd, who each earn seven.  In the R&B categories and some additional D’Angelo, Miguel, Jazmine Sullivan, Tyrese and more have received multiple noms.  One of the standout picks was rising singer Kehlani having her second mixtape ‘You Should Be Here‘ nominated under Best Urban Contemporary Album.

Congrats to all of the R&B nominees, check them out below… What do you think?

 

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Tyrese Performs “Shame,” Wins Centric Certified Award at 2015 Soul Train Awards

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The 2015 Soul Train Awards brought Hollywood out early, as Tyrese Gibson delivered an outstanding performance of his hit single “Shame” on Sunday night.

Being the soulful crooner that he is, Tyrese passionately performed the emotional song off his latest album Black Rose. With the stage set up like a smoky juke joint, much like the video, Ty stood perched on top of a platform in the middle of the stage as woman tried to sway him away.

The singer/actor also won the Centric Certified Award, and dedicated it to R&B. “I feel like this win is for R&B,” he said. “I want to thank you for supporting our album, not my album, our album,” he told the crowd during his acceptance speech.

Watch the clip below:

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First Look: R&B Stars and Legends Celebrate Music & Culture at 2015 Soul Train Awards

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Time flies. The Soul Train Awards pulled into Las Vegas on Nov. 6 to tape the 2015 ceremony and celebration of today’s hottest R&B/Soul stars and legendary artists. The highly-energetic show was held once again at the Orleans Arena, and was hosted by the queen of neo-soul Erykah Badu, who did a great job keeping the momentum going throughout the show.

Emerging onto the stage wearing glow-in-the-dark roller skates and flanked by skaters in similar gear, she performed a medley of her hits and informed the audience that, although she likes hip-hop, the evening’s show was going to be solely a “soul extravaganza.”

Among the evening’s highlights was an excellent tribute to Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, recipient of the Legend Award. The tribute began with an introduction by his former songwriting partner, L.A. Reid, and culminated with terrific performances by some of the artists Edmonds wrote hits for, including Tevin Campbell, Brandy, Bobby Brown, and Boyz II Men. Babyface wowed the crowd with his 1990 hit, “Whip Appeal.” Fantasia delivered a fantastic rendition of the Babyface-produced “Exhale (Shoop Shoop),” which the late Whitney Houston originally sang for the 1995 film Waiting to Exhale, and a blistering rendition of Karyn White’s 1988 hit “Superwoman.”

The funk group Cameo made an appearance to do their classics “Word Up” and “Candy,” while the R&B group After 7 appeared with Jazmine Sullivan for their classic “Ready Or Not.”

There was a great black & white video performance presentation of Eddie Levert, K-Ci, Janelle Monae and Lalah Hathaway, who called themselves Soul Cypher, performing an impromptu, soul-stirring session of songs.

Tyrese had the ladies screaming during his performance of his current hit, “Shame.” Jill Scott received the Lady of Soul Award and followed with an outstanding medley of her hits.

Jeremih sang a couple of tracks from his new album Late Nights, and the King of R&B, R. Kelly closed the show with a dynamic medley of hits including “Backyard Party,” “Your Body’s Calling,” and “Step in the Name of Love,” which had the audience up on its feet stepping in the aisles.

The 2015 Soul Train Awards airs Sunday, November 29 on the BET and Centric networks. Check out the photos below:

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