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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

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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.

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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

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Yuna Releases New Album ‘Y5’

Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna has released her new album, Y5. The self-produced record is the follow-up to her 2019 album, Rouge. The 17-track album includes previously shared songs taken from a series of EPs released since March. Yuna had a simple reason for releasing the album in parts. “I wanted to make it possible so that

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SZA’s Sophomore Album ‘S.O.S.’ Is Coming

SZA’s fans won’t have to wait much longer for her highly anticipated sophomore album. According to Billboard, the Grammy-winning singer is preparing to release her second album, S.O.S., in December. SZA informed Billboard’s Heran Mamo of her plans to drop her album next month, though she is “currently stressed” about it.  In the cover story