R&B

Monica is a living legend. Poised as a confident and tough-minded artist straight out the gate, the Grammy winner comfortably established herself as a name to remember among the greats to debut in the ‘90s. In the summer of 1995, Monica released her now classic debut album, Miss Thang. At only 14 years old, Monica
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Diana Ross has shared “All Is Well,” the optimistic third single from her upcoming album, Thank You.  Produced by Troy Miller, the rosy tune functions as a universal sense of relief to anyone looking at the chaos in the world and needing a reminder of what’s still wonderful about life. “There’s beauty all around you /
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Back in August, Rotimi released his debut album All or Nothing. The singer/actor has revamped the set to include five additional tracks, featuring new appearances from Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, and Eliad.  Aided by Luda, “Love In The Sky” is a sensual tune fraught with sexual innuendos and beautiful production. “X2” is another seductive addition with
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Ari Lennox has applied enough “Pressure” on R&B radio audiences to hit No. 10.  It’s her first top ten entry on this format since she first received airplay in 2019, for her now platinum single “Shea Butter Baby” featuring J. Cole.  Co-written and produced by Bryan-Michael Cox, Jermaine Dupri, and Elite, “Pressure” has reached more
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Eric Roberson has recruited an all-star cast of male R&B vocalists for the official remix to his new single “Lessons.”  Anthony Hamilton, Raheem DeVaughn, and Kevin Ross each have a turn at soulful prowess, conveying the challenges they broke through to find real love in their respective interests.  Roberson naturally gravitated towards these three R&B
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Singer-songwriter Muni Long has enlisted Ann Marie for her new track “No R&B.”  For the song’s lyricism, the genre’s two emerging voices choose violence over a serene mid-tempo production. Long sings about how she’ll beat up whoever decides to go after her unavailable man. Marie effortlessly matches this energy, fighting for respect, signaling groupies not to send checks
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Kenny Lattimore has issued his new single, “Lose You,” a satisfying tune that quiet storm lovers can appreciate. Lattimore turns in a reassuring number that confirms his allegiance to his love interest, who’s been through heartbreak before. He lets her know that he considers her feelings in his choices, reaffirming, “Why would I do something to
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Lifetime has ordered a new film titled Single Black Female, directed by Shari Carpenter. Actress/singer Amber Riley will star in the thriller opposite Raven Goodwin (The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel), with a special appearance from K. Michelle. Single Black Female, which will premiere in winter 2022, follows Monica (played by Goodwin) who is determined to move
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After much teasing and anticipation, R&B duo Bathe (composed of Devin Hobdy and Corey Smith-West)has released their new EP Bicoastal.  Across a nine-track set, the Brooklyn, New York duo takes us safely into the fall season with relaxed moods and romantic sounds. Songs like “Sundress” and “Pull Up” play into the modern-day vibes of courting, while
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Emerging singer Grace Weber has released a new song titled “Touching the Sun.” It’s the first release of a set of tracks that will be featured on the deluxe edition of her debut album, A Beautiful Space. On the sultry tune, Weber describes the feeling of a relationship reaching new heights. “Here with you is so warm
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Before Pink Sweat$ embarks on his Pink Moon Tour this November, the Philadelphia native releases a new song called “I Feel Good.”  Sweat$ surges with a renewed sense of energy for life by seeing it through a more transparent lens, appreciating each and every rose-colored moment.  “I feel good / When there’s a million stars in the sky /
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Fellas: Don’t break Raiche’s heart if you don’t want her to “Burn Your Clothes.” On the blazing track, the rising singer’s deceitful lover has pressed her last button, and she gets back at him by scorching his prized possessions left after extended stays. She brushes off his suspected anger at the end, saying, “You shoulda
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KIRBY warned of a new album with several singles released this year. The extraordinarily textured singer finally sounds the alarm with Sis. He Wasn’t the One, the continuation of last year’s Sis.  The 10-track collection is a splendid addition to the crisp autumn weather, parallel to KIRBY’s jacketless heart in songs like “Boyz II Men,” an
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Tori Kelly has joined forces with horn/percussion duo Brasstracks for their new collaboration, “Still Life.” Over a hip-hop soul production, Kelly sings about the emptiness she feels when her lover isn’t around. “It’s a still life, in this borin’ town / When you’re not around, I’m insane / And I wish I, wasn’t so alone / Every time
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Rising superstar Sammi Rae has just released her debut single “Why Was It So Easy” via Tribeca Records, a SohoJohnny Enterprise, and is already receiving rave reviews and a grand audience response. Samantha Rachel Murciano known by her stage name Sammi Rae, is a New York based solo recording artist whose compelling songs and soulful
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