Lionel Richie Releases Country Duets Album ‘Tuskegee’ On March 26th

Lionel Richie 'Tuskegee'

Lionel Richie is set to release his new album ‘Tuskegee’ on March 26th via Mercury Nashville, marking the veteran singer’s venture into country music. The 62-year-old teamed up with an all-star list of collaborators, including Shania Twain, Rascal Flatts, Willie Nelson and Kenny Rogers. Richie told fans:

My new album, ‘Tuskegee’, is a journey of return and revelation. It’s about where I came from and how I arrived at where I am today.

…I’ve come full circle. It’s a validation. It’s a state of mind. A place that represents possibilities, hope, promise, empowerment, and where dreams come true – no matter how old or young you are, or where you’re from.

‘Tuskegee’ Track Listing:
1. “You Are” with Blake Shelton
2. “Say You, Say Me” with Jason Aldean
3. “Stuck On You” with Darius Rucker
4. “Deep River Woman” with Little Big Town
5. “My Love” with Kenny Chesney
6. “Dancing On The Ceiling” with Rascal Flatts
7. “Hello” with Jennifer Nettles
8. “Sail On” with Tim McGraw
9. “Endless Love” with Shania Twain
10. “Just For You” with Billy Currington
11. “Lady” with Kenny Rogers
12. “Easy” with Willie Nelson
13. “All Night Long” with Jimmy Buffett

Lionel Richie 'Endless Love' featuring Shania Twain

Soundsick Release Debut Album ‘Room 109’

Soundsick 'Room 109'

Soundsick released their debut album ‘Room 109’ today via Bungalo/Universal. The CD features the lead single ‘Lego!’. The Minneapolis based R&B group consists of J Watts, RoyStar, K City and Chrishan.

Soundsick ‘Room 109′ Track Listing:
1. Intro
2. The Ish
3. Drop It Low
4. Live It Up
5. Twittern’
6. Lego
7. Put You On
8. Dip
9. 808
10. Cameras
11. Money Talk
12. Old School Skit
13. Champion
14. My Everything
15. Outtro

Carl Thomas Releases Fourth Studio Album ‘Conquer’

Carl Thomas 'Conquer' cover

Following a brief time away from the spotlight, Carl Thomas returns with ‘Conquer’, his first album in four years, which was released December 6th on Verve Forecast. “On ‘Conquer’, I really just talk about allowing love to do what it does,” Thomas told about the album’s title track. “I was talking about not fighting so hard in areas of relationships where you really don’t have to. The cool thing about the single is that people who listen to it are going to take dual meanings from it.”

‘Conquer’ Track Listing:
1. The Night Is Yours
2. Long Distance Love Affair
3. Conquer
4. Round 2
5. It’s Not The Same
6. Don’t Kiss Me
7. It Is What It Is
8. It Ain’t Fair
9. Sweet Love
10. Running
11. Don’t Kiss Me (Remix)

Javier Colon Performs Songs From ‘Come Through For You’

Javier Colon with his guitar on Walmart Soundcheck

Javier Colon, the first season winner of ‘The Voice’, performed songs from his debut album ‘Come Through For You’ on Walmart Soundcheck. The set list includes ‘Runnin’, ‘Happy Sinner’, ‘As Long As We Got Love’, ‘Raise Your Hand’, ‘Drop In The Ocean’ and ‘Stitch by Stitch’.

During an interview, Javier talked about his experience on the NBC reality singing competition, expecting the worst and hoping for the best after his history in the music business, getting picked by Adam Levine and the advice he got from the Maroon 5 frontman, the story behind ‘Stitch by Stitch’ and how it’s “my story”, the first single ‘As Long As We Got Love’, teaming with Natasha Bedingfield on the track, and more.

“Music was a part of our daily lives,” Javier said about his childhood. “Music was always on in the house. That’s kind of where it started, where I would kind of start mimicing the songs that I would hear on the radio. I would sing all day every day around our house, but when it came to singing elsewhere, I didn’t want any part of it. My mom would try to get me to sing at these different functions. I was like there’s no way I’m gonna sing anything for anybody. I didn’t have any confidence at all. She was like, ‘I’ll pay you $10 if you do.’ I was like, ‘Okay. Where do I gotta go?'”

The live set and interview video can be viewed at Check out additional pictures from the appearance after the cut. (more…)

Rihanna ‘Talk That Talk’ Album Cover & Tracks Released

Rihanna 'Talk That Talk' album cover

Rihanna is set to release her sixth studio album ‘Talk That Talk’ on November 18th on Def Jam. The Calvin Harris produced project is led by the first single ‘We Found Love’. The deluxe edition of the album will be packaged in a 2 disc digipak set, with the first disc featuring standard edition tracks and the second disc featuring two bonus tracks and two remixes.

Rihanna confirmed on her Facebook that ‘Talk That Talk’ will feature 14 songs, which include:
‘You Da One’
‘Where Have You Been’
‘We Found Love’ (featuring Calvin Harris)
‘Talk That Talk’ (featuring Jay-Z)
‘Cockiness (Love It)’
‘Birthday Cake’
‘We All Want Love’
‘Drunk on Love’
‘Roc Me Out’
‘Watch n’ Learn’
‘Red Lipstick’
‘Do Ya Thang’
‘Fool In Love’

Check out the deluxe edition cover below the cut. (more…)

Boyz II Men Perform Tracks From ‘Twenty’, Discuss Album

Boyz II Men Walmart Soundcheck

Celebrating 20 years of making music together, Boyz II Men performed hits new and old for Walmart Soundcheck. The live set included ‘I Should Have Lied’, ‘More Than You’ll Ever Know’, ‘One Up For Love’, ‘Believe’, ‘One More Dance’ and ‘I’ll Make Love to You’.

During an interview, Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman and Nathan Morris talked about their new album ‘Twenty’, bringing nostalgia to the project, teaming with Charlie Wilson on the CD’s lead single ‘More Than You’ll Ever Know’, re-recording many of their hits for the album, how they all have a unique role in the recording process, learning all aspects of the music biz, and more.

“The most memorable thing about being in the industry for 20 years is actually being together 20 years later,” Wanya said about the album. “It’s still about music, it’s still about love, mainly about love and all aspects of it. The best way to express it is through music and get people to really feel the vibe of it. Come with us on this journey.”

The concert and interview video can be viewed at Check out additional pictures of Wanya, Shawn and Nathan below the cut. (more…)

Princeton Explains What Mindless Behavior Means

Mindless Behavior do an interview with Walmart Soundcheck

Mindless Behavior sat down for an interview with Walmart Soundcheck Risers to talk about their new album ‘#1 Girl’, how they’re just like their fans, how they came up with the group’s name, what their single ‘My Girl’ is about, touring with Justin Bieber, what they like to listen to, and looking up to Michael Jackson.

“When we first joined the group, the four of us just thought that Mindless Behavior meant being mindless and being careless, because a lot of people think that,” group member Princeton explained. “But after they explained the movement to us, it’s just basically being yourself, being who you are, standing up for what you love. Just being confident and loving what you do. So we’re saying we’re being mindless, so the way you dress, the way you act, it’s a lifestyle. We’re just being mindless.”

The interview at has since been removed. Check out more pictures from their interview after the cut. (more…)

Leona Lewis And Avicii ‘Collide’ Video

Leona Lewis on the set of her 'Collide' music video

Leona Lewis and Avicii are out with the music video to their new single ‘Collide’, off ‘The X Factor’ season three winner’s third studio album ‘Glassheart’, out early 2012 on Syco / J Records. The co-credit for the song was part of a settlement after the Swedish DJ alleged Sony and Lewis had recorded vocals over his instrumental without the consent of himself or his label, Ministry of Sound. Watch it via YouTube below and check out additional photos from the music video shoot after the cut.


Monica ‘Anything’ Video Ft. Rick Ross

Monica has her tattoos on display while talking with director Chris Robinson during her 'Anything' music video shoot

Monica is out with the music video to her new single ‘Anything’, featuring Rick Ross. The track is off the American R&B singer’s upcoming seventh studio album ‘New Life’, out November 29th on RCA Records. Check out Monica in an empty warehouse in the Chris Robinson directed video via Vevo below. Check out additional pictures from the music video shoot after the cut.