Music executive Ron Fair exclusively told Rated R&B that Keyshia Cole’s new music would be “extraordinarily satisfying,” and she didn’t disappoint. After receiving her deserved flowers during last month’s Verzuz battle with Ashanti, the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter has shared a new song titled “I Don’t Wanna Be In Love.” The kiss-off anthem was co-written by Cole
After securing his first Top 10 hit on Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs Chart (“Like I Want You”), Givēon shares an acoustic rendition of his fan-favorite track “Still Your Best” in form of a video. In the clip, Givēon gets into a heated exchange with his former lover who decided to leave him for another guy.
Black History Month is in full swing as PJ Morton has announced that he will be partnering with HBCU Dillard University as their new artist in residence. The program will feature master classes taught by Morton, including songwriting, music publishing, studio production and talent management. The 2021-2022 residency will also offer students internship opportunities, as
Listen now: https://music.apple.com/album/1546817467?app=itunes&ls=1 Jrdan recently released “Ache”, her new single to mass audiences. Her soothing, beautiful voice echoes across the horizon with enticing lyrics and captivating guitar riffs. This lovely singer has a vibrant, contemporary ballad that captures the essence of both romance and heartbreak. If you love slow songs fused with RnB, this is
The Weeknd is going to make the tour bus his second home in 2022. The Grammy winner has shared a revised itinerary for his world tour in support of his latest album, After Hours, with 39 new dates. The 2020 and 2021 shows were postponed to adhere to the concerns surrounding the global pandemic. The
Scuuba Steve recently released his first solo EP to critical acclaim. “Something in the Water” features six impressive tracks, all produced by Steve. The album showcases the unique vocals and lyrics of Scuba from track to track. This EP continues to captivate listeners across the social media realm with a smooth blend of hip-hop, RnB,
The nominations for the 52nd NAACP Image Awards are in. Beyoncé is the top finalist, netting seven nods, including two she shares with Megan Thee Stallion for their collaboration “Savage.” She makes up the rest for her stellar visual album Black is King. Ledisi earned five nominations for music taken from The Wild Card, which
“Equality is not conversed, it’s exerted” – The HamilTones From Emmett Till to George Floyd, the debate over the value of human life has been ongoing throughout history. The Grammy-nominated viral R&B/Soul Trio known as The Hamiltones kick off Black History Month with a plea for humanity in the official music video for “My Life Matters”. “The
[embedded content] “Running” by Wade C. features a thumping beat with a Kraftwerk-influenced synth-wave and slow techno background. This Radio Edit is incredible, with deep vocals that echo into your mind and soul. A unique production with trendy lyrics and a captivating sound, this smooth yet vibrant track is a must for new R&B music
How does a new artist achieve a good reputation in today’s music industry? Take control of their narratives and become their own “Messenger.” This grassroots method is about to work wonders for emerging Nigerian R&B artist Akoma Onwuzuruigbo and his debut single that exhibits a deep-down blues sensibility about taking heed to warning signals of
As we celebrate African American History everyday, 365 days a year, ThisIsRnB is paying special homage to humanitarian, iconic poet, songwriter, worldwide performer, musician, Civil Rights Activist and genius, Stevland Hardway Morris. Known the world over as Stevie Wonder, he has been putting rhythm & blues hits down pound by pound for over 50 years.
Jaz Karis is determined to make the right choice on her new single, “Mistake.” Produced by Monro (Jhené Aiko, Sinéad Harnett), Karis touches on unknowingly being the other woman. While she’s confident that a piece of omitted information wasn’t a mistake, she knows the best thing to do is to walk away. With dewy guitar
Brandy has joined NBC’s The Voice. The Vocal Bible will appear on the Emmy-winning show as a battle advisor on John Legend’s Team Legend. Season 20 of the competition series will return on Monday, March 1 at 8 p.m. ET. “Her track record as a successful artist speaks for itself and we’ve been loving her and
This one goes out to all the real lovers of Classic R&B. With the falsetto hitting just right in singer ‘Zieme’s’ new single“That’s The Way It’s Got to Be”(Body and Soul) its reminiscent of the undeniable sounds like ‘The Delfonics’ la-la- la means I love you , ‘The Stylistics Betcha By Golly Wow‘, ‘The Chi-Lite’
R&B has a presence at the 2021 GLAAD Media Awards. Victoria Monét and Kehlani are among this year’s nominees at the 32nd annual ceremony, which is devoted to celebrating media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues. Monét, whose Jaguar project rounded out in the top five of Rated R&B’s 30 best R&B
Mary J. Blige helps fans better visualize the grizzly lines of her new song “See What You’ve Done” with an official lyric video. The DJ Camper-crafted record — co-written by Blige, Nova Wav, and Camper — merely echoes the horrific storytelling of the documentary Belly of the Beast, which is based on the enforced and illegal
Vibes aren’t hard to come by when Gourty Maxx (a.k.a. GMJR) works behind the boards. This is especially the case for former School of Rock actress Maryam Hassan, who now goes by the Mayhrenate in the music industry. She enlisted the Grammy-nominated producer to handle the mood-setting production for her debut EP, Plush, out now
The ‘90s golden age was and has remained a pivotal period in R&B’s music history. But proof that 2000s R&B was equally successful and of good quality lies in the fact that a new wave of impressive talent emerged poised and committed to upping the ante with their singular and integral artistic styles. Heather Headley
Mariah Carey keeps her festive #MC30 campaign going with six new EPs. This week, the vocal acrobat revisits 2005’s The Emancipation of Mimi with It’s Like That, We Belong Together, Don’t Forget About Us, Shake It Off, Say Somethin’ and Your Girl. Five of the six EPs are named after an official single from the Grammy-winning album.
DMV-phenom Brent Faiyaz is not missing any shots these days. The elusive crooner and DJ Dahi dropped their highly-anticipated single “Gravity” featuring rapper Tyler, The Creator. “Gravity” is a midtempo jam that is very guitar-heavy, thanks to Steve Lacy’s musicianship. The track caters to both Faiyaz and Tyler, The Creator’s distinct musical aesthetics. Lyrically, the track