Lynda Starr’s latest single “Hideaway”

SINGERSROOM talks to soul songstress and Brooklyn native Lynda Starr winner of the 2022 ESSENCE Festival New & Next Artist Competition who has a new single out called “Hideaway”. SINGERSROOM: You have just won 2022 ESSENCE Festival New & Next Artist Competition with your 2017 Single “Save Us” – what does that mean to you


Alex Vaughn Releases New Project ‘The Hurtbook’

Emerging R&B singer/songwriter Alex Vaughn has released her debut project, The Hurtbook, via LVRN/Interscope Records. The project features production by Rodney Jerkins, Camper and DJ Money. It includes the previously released tracks “Mirage” and “Talkin.” Across the project’s eight tracks, Vaughn pours her heart out as she processes a breakup and proceeds to move on with


Front + Center: Samaria

Front + Center is Rated R&B’s artist discovery series, putting new and emerging R&B singers at the center of your attention. Music is part of Samaria’s DNA. “I grew up with two parents who were so infatuated and in love with music,” the Oakland, California, native tells Rated R&B. “My biological mom was an aspiring singer.