R&B

Monica released her sophomore album, The Boy Is Mine, on July 14, 1998. It arrived three years after her debut album, Miss Thang. The Boy Is Mine was titled after her uber-successful duet with Brandy, who had released her second album, Never Say Never, a month prior. “The Boy Is Mine” dominated the Billboard charts in the
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Genre-bending artist Tink has returned with her new album, Winter’s Diary 5, via EMPIRE. It’s the fifth installment of her mixtape series that began in 2012.  Winter’s Diary 5 was preceded by the singles “Charged Up,” “Huh” and “Songs About U” featuring Summer Walker. The 16-track set includes additional features from Jeremih, Janine, Skilla Baby, and NoCap.
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Like Aretha Franklin’s 1985 song (“Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves“), female R&B singers in the ‘80s were blazing their own trails. Dominating their respective fields, women were taking their careers into their own hands. In a male-dominated industry, women gained confidence that allowed them to thrive and be successful amongst the unique challenges they
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Grammy-winning producer Camper has enlisted Ari Lennox and Jeremih for his new single “War.”  On the devotional track, Ari and Jeremih sing about their unwavering commitment to a significant other. “I ain’t got time to lose with you / All I know is that I miss you / Bring grenades to your door / For
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Brandy is ready to hit the road with Monica. In an interview with Extra TV at the Descendants: The Rise of Red premiere in Los Angeles, Brandy expressed her desire to collaborate more with Monica.  “I hit [Monica] up so much talking about all the things that we could do together — tour, residency, everything,” Brandy
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Jae Stephens makes a bold statement on her new single “Girls Don’t Cheat,” out now on Issa Rae’s Raedio/Def Jam.  Over a Timbaland-inspired production, helmed by Sensei Bueno, the singer-songwriter makes a case for women who may entertain someone outside of their relationship. “Girls don’t cheat, we just need attention / Eyes on me, they
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Alt-R&B singer Khalid has announced his third album, Sincere, will release Aug. 2 via Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records.  “Sincere is a combination of my life experiences, it takes inspiration from conversations that I have had with my fans, supporters, and the people that love me,” explains Khalid. He continues, “When I listen back to
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Syleena Johnson has a new album coming this summer. The Grammy-nominated singer has announced her 12th album, Legacy, will release Aug. 30 via SJ Entertainment.  Legacy will include the already shared singles “Monsters in the Closet” and “Black Balloon.” “I felt like it was time for ‘Monsters in the Closet’ because we are suffering a mental health
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Rising R&B star Lekan is crowning the torch of Ohio’s longstanding musical imprint. The singer and songwriter is also bringing his Nigerian roots, loving family, and strong faith along the way. His debut EP ‘So You Know,’ which features the breakout single, “Pray For Me,” serves as his formal introduction to the world but it
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Grammy-nominated Soul artist Marsha Ambrosius has released a new album, “Casablanco” today, Friday, June 28, her first studio since 2018.  Executive produced by hip-hop and producing legend Dr. Dre, the 11-track album includes recent singles, “One Night Stand” and “The Greatest.”  The project began when Dre and Ambrosius collaborated on some tracks he was working
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