Phony Ppl Share New Album ‘Euphonyus’

Genre-bending band Phony Ppl has released their third album, Euphonyus. It’s the follow-up to their 2018 sophomore album, mō’zā-ik.  The 11-song album includes the previously shared songs “Fkn Around” featuring Megan Thee Stallion, “Nowhere But Up” and “Dialtone.” Among the band’s three songs released, the former tune had the most success, peaking at No. 9


Kaash Paige Releases New Album ‘S2ML’

Kaash Paige has released her sophomore album, S2ML (Soundtrack 2 My Life). It is the follow-up to her 2020 debut album, Teenage Fever. Soundtrack 2 My Life was led by the Lil Tjay-assisted “24 Hrs,” which was released in May. It is among Paige’s most popular songs on Spotify, exceeding 5.7 million streams since its release. 


Janet Jackson Scores 11 New RIAA Certifications

Global superstar Janet Jackson has earned new awards from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). “That’s The Way Love Goes,” the lead single from Jackson’s 1993 album, janet., is now certified 2x multi-platinum with two million copies sold. In 2018, legendary producer and songwriter Jimmy Jam spoke exclusively to Rated R&B about Jackson’s fifth


B. Smyth Has Died

R&B singer B. Smyth has died at age 28. His older brother Denzil Smith confirmed the news in a video post that was shared on Smyth’s official Instagram page. “Today regretfully I have to announce that my brother has passed away this morning from respiratory failure after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis,” he wrote.


Giveon’s ‘Still Your Best’ Is Now Certified Platinum by RIAA

Givēon has earned yet another award from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His 2020 track “Still Your Best” has been certified platinum after selling one million equivalent units. It’s his sixth platinum-certified single to date. Givēon’s recent RIAA awards include “For Tonight” (platinum); “Heartbreak Anniversary” (4x multi-platinum); “Stuck On You” (platinum); “Like I