Tink is taking a stand against toxic relationships and puts the men (and the world) on notice in her video for “Fake Love.” The video is one of resistance, as Tink and some other women recognize their self-value and reject lame suitors. A particularly impactful scene involves Tink leading a group of women as they
Award-winning actress/writer/producer Issa Rae has inked a multi-year deal with Def Jam Recordings for her label imprint, Raedio. Under the agreement, Raedio will be granted access to the resources of Def Jam Recordings for the purpose of signing, promoting, and distributing their newly-signed artists. The newly-minted deal also covers artists being able to utilize Raedio’s
The organizers of ONE Musicfest has unveiled its 2023 lineup. The two-day festival, powered by Live Nation Urban, is set for Saturday, Oct. 28, and Sunday, Oct. 29, at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia. Music icon Janet Jackson, who recently concluded her Together Again Tour, and rap heavyweight Kendrick Lamar will co-headline this year’s event.
Sammie is headed back out on the road. The R&B veteran has announced his headlining Love Always Wins Tour. The tour begins Sept. 21 in Atlanta, Georgia, at Buckhead Theatre. From there, Sammie will play in Boston, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, Dallas, and New Orleans, before concluding Nov. 6 at Basement East in Nashville, Tennessee.
Emerging R&B singer Grace Weber has released her new song “Intimate,” her second track of 2023. Produced by Akeel Henry, “Intimate” is Weber’s invitation to a love interest to spend quality time together. While the velvety tune sets a romantic ambiance for the bedroom, it extends beyond the sheets. “‘Intimate’ is about wanting to get
SZA is continuing her chart domination. Her current single “Snooze” advances to No. 1 this week on Billboard’s Rhythmic Airplay chart and Mediabase’s rhythmic radio chart. “Snooze” scoots Lil Durk and J. Cole’s “All My Life” to No. 2 after leading last week. It’s the same circumstance at rhythmic radio, with “Snooze” replacing “All My
Monica’s freshly-released single “Letters” makes its debut on Billboard’s R&B Digital Song Sales chart dated for the week of July 15, 2023. The independently-released track opens at No. 11 on the R&B Digital Song Sales chart, which highlights the “most popular downloaded songs, ranked by sales data as compiled by Luminate,” according to Billboard. “Letters”
Babyface has achieved his sixth career No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart this week with “As a Matter of Fact.” It’s the 11th new song to lead this list in 2023. Babyface joins Kenny Lattimore, Tank, and Usher as one of the few male artists to have held the No. 1 spot as a
Janelle Monáe has unveiled the official video for her song “Water Slide,” which she co-directed with Alan Ferguson (Beyoncé, John Legend, Katy Perry). The pool party-themed video is filled with a dynamic group of melanated people being their unapologetic selves as they soak up the sun and move to the rhythm of the Patra-sampled bop.
Jon Vinyl has joined forces with fellow rising R&B singer Jeremy Passion for a lush new track titled “Thinkin Bout You.” The silky-smooth tune captures Vinyl and Passion in deep thought, as they ponder whether they still occupy space in a former lover’s mind. While the song presents a sense of longing, it’s confronted with