Robin Thicke released the music video to his new single ‘All Tied Up’. The Melissa Ciampa produced song is off the Los Angeles R&B singer’s fifth studio album ‘Love After War’, out now on Star Trak/Geffen. Watch the Ryan Pallotta directed video via Vevo below.
Los Angeles R&B singer Robin Thicke is out with the music video to his cover of the Whitney Houston 1995 single ‘Exhale (Shoop Shoop)’, a non album single in tribute to the singing legend who died in February. Watch it via YouTube below.
Chris Brown is out withe the music video to his new single ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’, off the Tappahannock, Virginia R&B singer’s fifth studio album ‘Fortune’, out June 29th on RCA Records. The Colin Tilley directed video was filmed in a desert last month and features Araya Nicks, who plays Brown’s love interest in the video. Watch it via YouTube below.
Brandy Norwood was on the phone with Kempire Radio’s Thank Kemp It’s Friday in an exclusive look into Brandy, “the woman” and “the brand”. During the conversation, Brandy talked about everything from her new music, working with Chris Brown, what to expect for the music video for ‘Put It Down’, her idol Whitney Houston to motherhood and love.
“I’ve always sang about love, I’ve always sang about the things that have happened in my life, things that I see other people experience,” Brandy said about what to expect from her sixth studio album ‘Two Eleven’. “So in that way it’s no different because I’m the same person, it’s just that I’m just a little bit older now. This album is about just the risque of the sound. It’s so completely different than anything that I’ve done and it’s just about putting a collection of songs together that were different than my old stuff. Of course you still have some of those classic songs that fans really want and appreciate, but it’s very different for me and the subject matter is a little bit edgier.”
As for how she handles trying to deal with a pressure of a comeback after her recent albums had disappointing sales, Brandy said, “Pressure is definitely hard to deal with for anybody, but for me I try to focus on the fact that I’m here and I’m here for a purpose. When I focus on that more than the pressure I can work better, I can sing better, I can give my all better because I’m not really focusing on ‘Oh my god, I gotta have this, I gotta get this and what if this person says this.’ I’m not in that space even though I know that’s going on and I know things are being said. I know hatred is being thrown, I know love is being given as well, but I try to focus on the fact that everything that I am and everything that I have is to be a service to my people and my fans that love me out there.”
Listen to the hour long interview, which took place June 8th, via YouTube below.
Ciara has released her new single ‘Sweat’, featuring 2 Chainz. The song is off the Atlanta R&B artist’s upcoming fifth album ‘One Woman Army’. ‘Sweat’ is out on iTunes June 19th. The singer told her Twitter followers (@ciara):
Finally CSQUAD!! The Moment Uve Been Asking 4! Here’s my 1st Single Sweat Ft My Boy @2chainz Ow! Turn Up!! #CiaraSweat
Jay Sean is out with the music video to his new single ‘I’m All Yours’, featuring Pitbull, off the British artist’s upcoming album ‘Worth It All’, out later this year on Cash Money/Republic Records.
“Well, you know, people who know my music, especially when I first came over to America, one of the first things that people noticed with my songs is I like to do feel-good songs,” Jay told MTV News. “And when it comes to the singles, that’s what I like to give them. And ‘I’m All Yours’ is really the epitome of all that.”
Watch the Gil Green directed video via Vevo below.
Jay Sean sat down for an “Incredibly Intimate Interview” with Fuse, where the singer confessed Michael Bolton was his musical guilty pleasure, being a guy who will cry at films without care, and how when he passes gas, he always blames someone else.
“My farts are unpleasant,” Jay said. “I consume a lot of protein for my diet. Some of it is in the form of protein powder and sometimes it doesn’t agree with my stomach. It’s not my fault. But I always, always, blame someone else. Last time I blamed someone else, I think it was in an interview. And I blamed it on the cameraman.”
Watch the interview via YouTube below.
Mindless Behavior recently announced plans for a summer U.S. headlining tour, dubbed The #1 Girl Tour. The R&B group will hit over 25 cities including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Atlanta. The #1 Girl Tour, presented by AEG Live, kicks off July 5nd in Richmond, Virginia. Mindless Behavior will be joined by special guests Jacob Latimore and Lil’ Twist, with Kayla Brianna on select dates.
“After our tour in Europe, we are excited to come back home to our U.S. fans,” says Ray Ray. “This tour will be our biggest and best yet. We can’t wait for all of our Mindless fans to see all of the surprises we have in store!”
Check out ticket information at their official web site, mindlessbehavior.com.
Mindless Behavior #1 Girl Tour Dates (August Venues TBA):
July 5 – Richmond, VA at Carpenter Theatre
July 6 – Philadelphia, PA at Mann Center
July 7 – Washington, D.C. at Constitution Hall
July 12 – Raleigh, NC at PNC Arena
July 13 – Baltimore, MD at Pier Six Pavilion
July 14 – New York, NY at Beacon Theatre
July 15 – Norfolk, VA at NTELOS Pavilion
July 18 – Louisville, KY at Palace Theatre
July 20 – Nashville, TN at Municipal Auditorium
July 21 – Southaven, MS at Landers Center
July 22 – St. Louis, MO at Fox Theatre
July 26 – Detroit, MI at Fox Theater
July 28 – Chicago, IL at Arie Crown Theater
August 1 – Birmingham, AL
August 2 – Augusta, GA
August 3 – Columbia, SC
August 4 – Atlanta, GA
August 9 – Baton Rouge, LA
August 10 – New Orleans, LA
August 11 – Houston, TX
August 12 – Dallas, TX
August 16 – Las Vegas, NV
August 17 – Los Angeles, CA
August 18 – Oakland, CA
Sean Kingston checked in with his Twitter followers (@SeanKingston) earlier today (May 29), which is a year to the date the Jamaican-American singer was involved in a jet skiing accident in Miami Beach that nearly took his life. Kingston suffered a fractured wrist and broken jaw along with water in the lungs, before nearly a month passed and he was discharged from Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital. The 22-year-old writes:
Today Is The Day That Makes It 1 Year Since My Near Death Accident.. And I Just Wanna Thank The Lord The Morning For Blessing Me With A 2nd Chance At LIFE… i wanna THANK all my fans for the LOVE, SUPPORT AND LETTERS I LOVE YOU ALL.. I Wanna Thank Jackson Memorial And All The Great Doctors And Surgeons that WORKED WITH ME.. I Also Wanna Thank @Jbarsodmg For Also Playing A Big Role On While I’m Here Today
Last But Not Least MUCH LOVE TO JOHN RIVERA.. THE GUY THAT DID SAVE MY LIFE JUMPED OFF HIS BOOT AND TOOK ME OUT THE WATER.. I CANT THANK U ENOUGH
Keyshia Cole has signed on for a new reality show for BET titled ‘Family First’, where the singer will again give viewers a look into her personal life. The show will be a lot like Cole’s previous BET series ‘Keyshia Cole: The Way it Is’, revolving around her husband Daniel “Boobie” Gibson, their son Daniel Jr. aka DJ, and Keyshia’s mother Frankie. The new series will also provide some behind the scenes of the making of Keyshia’s fifth studio album. ‘Family First’ is scheduled to debut later this year.