R&B

DJ and producer ESTA. has released his debut album, FRANCIS, via The Orchard.  The 10-track set features some of the brightest voices emerging in R&B, including Kenyon Dixon, Leon Thomas, Joyce Wrice, Arin Ray, Phabo, and more. FRANCIS also features ESTA.’s longtime collaborator Mack Keane, who appears on two tracks: “Outta Space” with Dixon and
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R&B/Soul poetic and lyricist Raquel ‘Ra’ Brown is making strides with her debut album, “There’s No Place Like Knowing,” and touring nationwide. Brown’s upcoming tour dates include June 8-City Winery, Philadelphia June 16- Centre Stage feature Maimouna Youssef, Atlanta  July 10- City Winery, Philadelphia  “There’s No Place Like Knowing,” released on April 15, is a
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Genre-bending artist RAYE has returned with her new single “Genesis.” Produced by Darkchild, “Genesis” is a seven-minute aural experience, split into three acts, that tells a poignant and relatable story about navigating life in a social media-driven world. She touches on comparison culture, maintaining sobriety, love’s woes, insecurities, depression, anxiety, and more. Though the song
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The 9th annual Black Music Honors was an extravaganza of music excellence celebrating revolutionary artists and musicians who have impacted African-American Music over the years.  The annual event was held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA on Saturday (May 18), and was hosted by the celebrity artists LaToya Luckett and DeRay Davis. 
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Alternative R&B singer Isaia Huron has returned with his new song “Circle” via Slang Music. It’s his first taste of new music in over a year.   The 90-second, self-penned track is an ode to a mysterious dancer. “See baby’s always moving / Her new apartment’s big this year / Who knows how she paid rent last
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After much anticipation, Nigerian singer Tems has released her debut album, Born in the Wild, via RCA Records/Since 93′.  The 18-track offering was preceded by the singles “Me & U” and “Love Me JeJe.” The latter tune interpolates Seyi Sodimu’s 1997 classic of the same name. “Born in the Wild is actually about my journey,” Tems told
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The King James Boys steeps their latest single, “I Can Hear the Savior”, in the same eternal virtues that define the best bluegrass. The five-piece band relies on a classic configuration of guitar, banjo, bass, mandolin, and fiddle without inducing eye rolls for its predictability. Informed listeners and observers of the genre would argue that
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Chris Brown has released a video for his Davido-assisted track “Hmmm.” Directed by Travis Colbert, the black-and-white visual opens with an aerial shot of Brown and Davido’s motorcade of SUVs. They reach a warehouse, where they are greeted by a group of fans. It isn’t long before Brown is showing off his intricate moves with
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Francesca Tarantino returns with a reimagined version of her poignant track “Tragedy,” offering a fresh acoustic take that underscores her burgeoning maturity as an artist. Despite her youth, Tarantino delivers a performance imbued with a seasoned understanding of heartbreak, sounding assured and compelling throughout the song. Before we get into the song it might be
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Fantasia has unleashed a live version of her beloved 2006 single, “When I See U.” The audio is from Fantasia’s performance at the 2024 TIME 100 Gala, held in April at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center. Adam Blackstone and Dennis Reed produced the stirring rendition. Blackstone plays the synth bass and aux keys, while
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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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