Michael Kiwanuka is out with the music video to his new single ‘I’ll Get Along’, off the British soul musician’s debut studio album ‘Home Again’, out now on Polydor Records. The Adam Powell directed video sees Michael travelling across the UK and stopping at a diner, motorway bridge and ice cream van. Watch it via Vevo below.
Lionel Richie is out with behind the scenes footage from the recording of ‘Just For You’ with Billy Currington. The track appears on Lionel’s tenth studio album ‘Tuskegee’, out now on Mercury Nashville.
“We have been dancing this dance for the longest time trying to figure out when you’re available, when am I available, can we get you for this song, we change it around and want that song,” Richie said about the Currington collaboration with the country artist by his side. “This is the right song. ‘Just For You’ is the right song and you nailed it.”
Watch the footage via YouTube below.
Ledisi is out with the music video to her new single ‘Bravo’, off the New Orleans, Louisiana R&B singer’s fifth studio album ‘Pieces of Me’, out now on Verve Music Group. Watch the Erica D. Hayes directed video via Vevo below.
Akon is out with the music video to his new single ‘Hurt Somebody’, featuring French Montana. The track is off the Senegalese American recording artist’s ‘The Koncrete Mixtape’. Watch the Gil Green directed video via YouTube and check out a stream of the mixtape via Datpiff below.
Rihanna is out with the music video to her new single ‘Where Have You Been’, off the Barbadian singer’s sixth studio album ‘Talk That Talk’, out now on Def Jam. The Dave Meyers directed video was filmed March 7 and March 8, 2012 in Los Angeles, with choreography provided by Nadine “Hi-Hat” Ruffin. Watch it via Vevo below.
The Detroit Pistons are out with footage of Bell Biv Devoe preparing for their halftime show at The Palace on April 17th. They seen practicing choreography and Ricky Bell talked about what people headed to the game could expect. “We’re gonna come out here and show them what we do best,” Ricky said. “You know, you guys have the Bad Boys and we’re pretty bad on the dance floor. It’s just fun and it will be a good experience. It’s gonna feel like the 1990s all over again.” Watch the clip via YouTube below.
Fantasia Barrino checked in with her Twitter followers (@TasiasWord) earlier today, talking about the follow-up to her 2010 album ‘Back to Me’. The ‘American Idol’ season three winner is promising a different sound with her fourth album, but the 27-year-old says it’ll still be recognizable by Fantasia fans. She writes:
I am currently working on my next CD guys & I am overwhelmed by what I have accomplished thus far.
I’ve got some great songs that I think you guys will love it’s different but it is FANTASIA, to be exact 5 so far
I’ve been working & giving you guys music & all of me this year 2012 every since I delivered Dallas & I’m so glad to be back.
Elle Varner is out with the music video to her new single ‘Refill’, off the Los Angeles R&B singer’s upcoming debut album ‘Perfectly Imperfect’, out soon on RCA Records. The video features Varner taking a trip to New York City with her cheerleading squad, where the 23-year-old meets a man on the final night of her trip who shows her around town. She races back to make the bus, but not before getting his number, which is ripped in half as the bus keeps moving.
Watch the Constellation Jones directed video via Vevo below and check out pictures from the music video shoot after the cut.
Nneka spoke with Windy City Times in a Q&A, where the Nigerian soul singer talked about speaking four languages, her latest album ‘Soul Is Heavy’, the inspiration behind her song ‘J’, teaming up with Ms Dynamite on ‘Sleep’ and how touring with Lenny Kravitz has been.
“He was amazing. He is a humble person,” Nneka said about Kravitz. “Usually smaller artists like me go on tour with someone like him to broaden your horizons. He blew me away. It made me think about the way to create music. I learned to use my heart onstage by watching him. He came to say thank you to me instead of the other way around!”
Melanie Fiona spoke with the Los Angeles Times about delays in producing ‘The MF Life’, the follow-up to her 2009 debut LP ‘The Bridge’, which included a label shakeup. “There were a lot of internal changes,” said the 28-year-old Canadian R&B singer, who was transferred from Motown to Universal Republic after a label restructure in 2011. “When you’re under the major label system, you can’t just put your music out, there are channels. It’s a little frustrating. Looking back, there was a time when I felt I needed to rush this album. But if we would have put it out last year I wouldn’t have had the features on this album.”