R&B

Coco Jones has achieved her first No. 1 single on Billboard’s Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart with “ICU.” The Camper-produced track bumps Drake and 21 Savage’s “Spin Bout U” to No. 2 following a two-week run in the top spot.  According to Billboard, the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart represents “the week’s most popular songs, ranked by
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Tina Turner, the Queen of Rock’n Roll, has died. She was 83. According to a statement from Turner’s publicist Bernard Doherty, Turner “died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland.”  A statement was also shared on Turner’s official Facebook page: “It is with
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Rising singer-songwriter Mahalia has announced that her sophomore album, IRL, will release July 14 via Atlantic Records. The album will contain 13 tracks, including the current single, “Terms and Conditions,” produced by The Elements and co-written alongside RAYE, who also contributed backing vocals. Regarding “Terms and Conditions,” Mahalia said, “It’s all about setting boundaries and
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Bryson Tiller has added more dates to his sold-out Back and I’m Better Tour. The Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter has announced eight additional dates for his U.S. tour, with extra stops in Los Angeles, Kansas City, Toronto and Pittsburgh. Live Nation’s presale begins Wednesday, May 24. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday, May 25,
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Grammy-nominated singer Summer Walker has announced Summer Walker: The Clear Series – One Night Only. The intimate show, set for June 1 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, will support Walker’s two projects CLEAR and CLEAR 2: SOFT LIFE EP. The latter EP, released May 19, is the follow-up to her 2019 critically-acclaimed project.  Walker
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Grammy-nominated singer Anthony Hamilton was awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Johnson C. Smith University (JSCU), an HBCU located in his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sunday.   JCSU President Clarence D. Armbrister presented Hamilton with the honorary doctorate in front of 200 students during the 2023 2023 commencement ceremony at the
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R&B newcomer Forest Claudette has dropped a new unapologetic track, “Two Years.”  Produced by Jason Hahs, “Two Years” hears the Australian-American prioritizing their professional ambitions, which ultimately leads to letting go of a relationship in order to remain focused. “I couldn’t commit to two years and a house on the hill / Getting stressed out
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Jeff Bradshaw is kicking off a new era at his new label home. The seasoned trombonist and multi-instrumentalist has shared two new songs, “Carrie’s Bread Puddin’” and “Make Some Time” featuring singer Eric Roberson. Bradshaw places himself at the center of “Carrie’s Bread Puddin,” a four-minute offering of engagingly rich sounds, mainly from the horn
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Singer Ravyn Lenae has announced that her debut album Hypnos will be issued on vinyl this spring. It will be available June 9 as a double LP for the first time. According to Warner Music Store, Hypnos will be pressed on standard, black vinyl. It also can be purchased through Amazon. An alternative red vinyl
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Grammy-nominated singer Tamia was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Morris Brown College, an HBCU located in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday.  “Yesterday was the culmination of an incredible month in the realm of higher education for our family,” Tamia wrote in an Instagram caption on Sunday morning. “I was fortunate to receive an
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Rising alternative R&B singer d4vd has released his new single “Don’t Forget About Me.” The tearful anthem, co-written by d4vd and Robin Hannibal (Dvsn, Leven Kali), hears the 18-year-old crooning about lost love. Though their relationship has ended, d4vd yearns for his ex-lover to remember the beautiful moments they once shared. “‘Cause I don’t wanna
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Emerging R&B singer-songwriter Saleka has released her debut album, Seance, via Range Music Partners. The 13-track project includes the previously shared soulful tunes “Clarity,” “Mr. Incredible,” “Graffiti,” “How Many,” “Seance,” “Red Eyes” and “Echo.” “This project has some songs I wrote many years ago and some songs I just finished. This album helped me learn
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R&B newcomer LÉA THE LEOX makes her formal introduction with her debut EP, Purpose, via Sqwee Sounds/Genius Distro.  Speaking on the creation of Purpose, LÉA says, “What started as thoughts in my diary, blossomed into the Purpose EP. She continues, “After reflecting and healing, I am so proud to present this body of work to the world.
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