R&B

After sharing “One Last Dance” in March, soul vocalist Baby Rose and Canadian band BADBADNOTGOOD have released their new EP, Slow Burn. The 23-minute set takes listeners on a genre-defying trip through the underbelly of Americana, psychedelic rock, blues, country and beyond.  Slow Burn includes a feature from Mereba, who appears on the centerpiece track “Caroline.”
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Genre-defying artist Jean Deaux has unveiled her new EP, nowhere, fast, via Guin Records. The eight-track, introspective project includes the previously shared “Dreamin” and “Roll With Me.”  Speaking on nowhere, fast, Deaux reveals, “It’s about coming to the end of your 20-somethings and feeling everything has been such a blur, from childhood to young adulthood, to
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Andra Day’s new album is coming this spring. The Grammy-winning singer has announced her third LP, Cassandra (cherith), will release May 10 via Warner Records.  The album contains 16 tracks, including the previously shared “Where Do We Go,” “Probably,” and the latest single, “Chasing.”  The latter track tells a heartwarming story about finding unexpected love. Day’s
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Genre-bending artist DRAM is back with his new album, DRAM&B, released independently on his label Waver Records. The 10-track set was preceded by the singles “When She Call” featuring Ellis Quinn and “Marry Me.”  DRAM&B is doused with endearing songs that are warm and radiant like a golden summer day. “This album was made with the intention
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Chlöe has shared her new single “Boy Bye,” her second release of the year.  On the saucy kiss-off, Chlöe says adios to a lover who fails to meet her halfway in their relationship. In the first verse, she sings about overextending herself while he doesn’t even try to make an effort. “I was always loyal,
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Chris Brown is back with his 11:11 (Deluxe) album, five months after releasing the standard version. The expanded set includes 13 new tracks, totaling the project to 35 tracks. The new batch of songs includes features from past collaborators Mario, Bryson Tiller, Davido, Joyner Lucas, Lil Wayne, and Tee Grizzley. Opening with “Bruce Lee,” produced by YX,
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The I Love RnB Music Festival 2024 lineup has been unveiled. The festival will return Saturday, Sept. 7, at Grand Park in Los Angeles, California.  R&B veteran Omarion and rap legend Bow Wow will headline. Since the longtime collaborators will be at the same event, perhaps they will treat festivalgoers to music from their 2007
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Tamia and Joe Thomas have extended their co-headlining tour into the fall.  The R&B veterans have announced four new shows, with more dates to be unveiled soon. The fall leg kicks off Sept. 13 at Landers Center in Memphis, Tennessee, and will include stops in South Carolina, Florida, and Texas. Presale tickets will be available
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Beyoncé’s eighth album, Cowboy Carter, dominates multiple Billboard charts in its opening week. The sprawling body of work bolts to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, with 407,000 equivalent units sold in the first week. According to Billboard, Cowboy Carter sold 168,000 pure copies and garnered 300.41 million official streams — Beyoncé’s biggest streaming week. Cowboy Carter
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Rising singer Tanerélle has released her new single “Better Days,” produced by Dazy and Midi Jones. Over smooth production, enriched by warm guitar plucks, cinematic strings and crisp drums, Tanerélle finds solace in the face of adversity. Instead of focusing on the negative, she chooses to remain hopeful.  “Keep a slow pace, show face /
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Khalid has returned with his new single, “Please Don’t Fall in Love With Me,” produced by Jason Kellner and Denis Kosiak. On the melancholic track, which samples Alicia Keys’ “Un-thinkable (I’m Ready),” Khalid laments about an ex-lover he can’t shake off. Lyrically, the song delves into the complex emotions felt after a breakup: betrayal (“The fact
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The Capital Jazz Fest 2024 lineup has been revealed. The 31st annual event returns to Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, from June 7 to June 9.  The Friday Night Soul concert, hosted by Laiya St. Clair, will feature performances by Anthony Hamilton, Chrisette Michele, and Teedra Moses. The show will run from 7 p.m. to
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Welcome to the Tillerverse. Grammy-nominated artist Bryson Tiller has shared his self-titled album via RCA Records.  The 19-track concept album takes listeners on an odyssey through Tiller’s musical palette that goes beyond the trapsoul box he’s been placed in. He bounces from silky bedroom jams (“Attention”) and flirty grooves (“Persuasion” featuring Victoria Monét) to Jersey
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It looks like Kehlani is ready to hit the club again. The Grammy-nominated singer has returned with their new single “After Hours,” produced by Khris Riddick and Alex Goldblatt.  On the sweaty groove, which samples Cordell ‘Scatta’ Burrell’s “Coolie Dance Riddim,” Kehlani sings about making a connection with someone on the dancefloor and isn’t ready
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