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New Music: Ray Lavender - 'We Love'

Wednesday May 30, 2012
It was several weeks ago that R&B singer and reality show veteran Ray Lavender released a spring break/summer vacation-type party anthem called "Tequila," but on his new song he's made ... Read More

New Music: Jon Bibbs feat. Alison Carney - 'Follow My Heart'

Tuesday May 29, 2012
One of the more under-the-radar R&B albums being released in May 2012 is by Virginia-based singer-songwriter Jon Bibbs, and if the name is unfamiliar to you, here's a little info ... Read More

Album Review: The Big Ol' Nasty Getdown - Vol. 1

Sunday May 27, 2012
The Big Ol' Nasty Getdown is an unusual name for a band, but it's also pretty fitting for this vast collective of singers and musicians that includes the legendary George ... Read More

R&B News N Rumors: 05/26/12 Edition

Saturday May 26, 2012
Some of the more interesting R&B-related news and rumors from the past week: The nominations for the 2012 BET Awards were announced May 22 and Beyonce, Jay-Z and Kanye West received ... Read More

Free R&B: Emanny - Songs About HER Digital EP

Friday May 25, 2012
It used to be that when an R&B artist released a mixtape, it was always similar to the kind that hip-hop artists drop. In other words, there was a DJ ... Read More

New Music: Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks - 'Celebrate'

Thursday May 24, 2012
As many of us know, a few weeks before Whitney Houston died, she  finished shooting a role in a remake of the 1970s movie Sparkle. The film, which also stars ... Read More

2012 BET Award Nominations Revealed

Wednesday May 23, 2012
The nomination for the 2012 BET Awards were announced Tues., May 22, and as usual, a lot of familiar names from the worlds of rap and R&B received multiple nominations. ... Read More

New Music: Ester Dean - 'Baby-Making Love'

Tuesday May 22, 2012
It's fairly common in the music industry that some artists start out as songwriters before "graduating" to become a solo artist in their own right. It's a tried and true ... Read More

Free R&B: #Discovery Vol. 2 Mixtape

Monday May 21, 2012
Every artist was once an amateur. These very true words are the credo that drives the folks at website TheNext2Shine.com to uncover and expose to the public some of the ... Read More

R&B News N Rumors: 05/20/12 Edition

Sunday May 20, 2012
Some of the more interesting R&B-related news and rumors from the past week: R&B, pop and disco queen Donna Summer died of lung cancer May 17 in Florida. She was 63. ... Read More

5 R&B Acts to Hit the Road for 'Summer Music Festival' Tour

Friday May 18, 2012
Four legendary R&B acts and one younger R&B veteran are poised to hit the road for a series of concerts across the U.S. this summer that's been dubbed the "Summer ... Read More

New Music: Ne-Yo - 'Lazy Love'

Tuesday May 15, 2012
Have you ever been with someone who's so good in bed that they make you wanna just stay attached to them all the time? And the sex is so good ... Read More

Album Review: Ryan Shaw - Real Love

Monday May 14, 2012
If success in the contemporary music world was predicated upon an artist's ability to sing strongly and with conviction, then Soul crooner Ryan Shaw would be one of the best ... Read More

R&B News N Rumors: 05/12/12 Edition

Saturday May 12, 2012
Some of the more interesting R&B-related news and rumors from the past week: The former brother-in-law of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson has been found guilty of murdering Jennifer's mother, brother and 7-year-old ... Read More

New Music: R. Kelly - 'Feelin' Single'

Friday May 11, 2012
It's hard to believe that a highly successful global superstar like R. Kelly would still know what it's like to be played like a woman, but he does a good ... Read More

Album Preview: Ryan Shaw's Real Love

Wednesday May 9, 2012
Ryan Shaw, one of America's better young Soul singers, releases his sophomore album, Real Love, on May 15, 2012. The album's been a long time coming: his debut, This is ... Read More

Album Review: Tank - This is How I Feel

Monday May 7, 2012
On his fifth studio album, the R&B muscleman who goes by the stage name Tank gives us his best effort yet as a singer-songwriter. His This is How I Feel ... Read More

Essence Music Fest Announces Full 2012 Performance Schedule

Sunday May 6, 2012
The annual Essence Music Festival, which is always the biggest show of the year for R&B and Soul music, has announced it's official performance schedule for the 2012 event. The ... Read More

R&B News N Rumors: 05/06/12 Edition

Sunday May 6, 2012
Some of the more interesting R&B-related news and rumors from the past week: Reality show veteran Keyshia Cole will be starring in yet another docu-drama, this time with her husband, NBA ... Read More

New Music: Brian Culbertson feat. Vivian Green - 'Still Here'

Friday May 4, 2012
Keyboard player and trombonist Brian Culbertson may be a Jazz musician, but he's had one foot firmly planted in R&B for years. For example, his last studio album, 2010's XII, ... Read More

New R&B/Soul Albums: May 2012

Wednesday May 2, 2012
May 2012 looks to be a bit slow as far as new albums by established R&B and Soul artists is concerned. The two biggest names on this month's list are ... Read More

Free R&B: Josh Xantus - 'Everybody Hates Josh X' Mixtape

Tuesday May 1, 2012
For awhile now, up-and-coming R&B singer Josh Xantus has been periodically releasing songs as a prelude to his latest mixtape, Everybody Hates Josh X. Well, the months of waiting are ... Read More

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