R&B

Marques Houston has returned with his new single, “Last Drop,” via Phoenix Music Group.  On the romantic serenade, which interpolates Tevin Campbell‘s “Can We Talk,” Houston sings: “I wanna be the one that you call when you’re feeling low / I wanna be the one you can call on, girl, that’s for sure.”  Speaking on
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The Queen of Remixes, Mariah Carey, has released an EP dedicated to her 2018 ballad “Portrait.” The four-track ensemble features a special house remix of the heartfelt track, including a 16-minute Hopeful Child Remix, a radio edit of the remix, and another edit. The EP also includes the standard version of the song, which Carey
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Grammy-award-winning R&B singer, songwriter, and musician PJ Morton is releasing new music inspired by his 30-day journey to the Motherland while visiting South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, and Egypt.  His new single “Simunye (We Are One)” feat. Soweto Spiritual Singers. The track will be on his upcoming album, “Cape Town to Cairo,” which will be released Friday,
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Grammy-award-winning artist Bilal has teamed up with Glasshouse Presents to release “Live at Glasshaus,” on June 14, a live performance that also doubles as an album, and releases the first single, “Something To Hold.” The release is just in time for Black Music Month. Each June, Black Music Month appreciates and highlights the contributions of
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KAYTRANADA has revealed his third album, Timeless, will release June 7 on RCA Records.  The highly awaited album includes collaborations with Dawn Richard, Tinashe, Childish Gambino, Anderson .Paak, SiR, Durand Bernarr, Ravyn Lenae, PinkPantheress, Rochelle Jordan, and more. Jordan is featured on the previously shared “Lover/Friend,” which has been reissued with an updated version that
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Muni Long has achieved a new award from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The Grammy winner’s current single, “Made For Me,” has been certified platinum, and over one million equivalent units have been sold. It marks Long’s second platinum RIAA award, following her 2021 smash “Hrs & Hrs.”  “Made For Me” was released
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Let’s face it: there are so many R&B albums and projects released throughout the year; it can be overwhelming to stay on top of it all. But have no fear, Rated R&B is here to keep you updated on upcoming R&B album releases for 2024. Below, you will find release dates for R&B albums and
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Keke Palmer and her Big Bosses Entertainment label have entered a partnership with SRG-ILS Group. The company, which distributes its releases via Virgin Music Group/UMG, has a roster that includes Chaka Khan, Keith Sweat, Lalah Hathaway, Tito Jackson, and Kenny Lattimore, to name a few. According to press materials, Palmer’s first release under her partnership
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Ravyn Lenae has teamed up with Spotify for a reimagined version of Roberta Flack‘s iconic track “Killing Me Softly with His Song.” Spencer Stewart (Alina Baraz, Jacob Banks) produced Lenae’s breathy rendition of the ’70s classic.  The original version of “Killing Me Softly” was recorded by Lori Lieberman in 1971 for her self-titled album. Lieberman
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In “Beautiful Day,” noted indie recording artist Stephanie Bettman shines like the star she’s always been and successfully mixes two bastions of pop in a melodic marriage that you have to hear for yourself to fully appreciate. Bettman straddles a swinging rhythm while adding a dash of folksiness here and a pinch of classic vocal
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With her latest single, “Run Back,” this New York City songstress proves herself a veritable force to be reckoned with in the ever-expansive realm of pop. Born and bred in the bustling metropolis of New York City, Sabrina was raised in a household steeped in the rich tapestry of diverse cultures and sounds. From the
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