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Skip Marley and H.E.R. Receive a Standing Ovation for ‘Slow Down’

This jam has been heating up for awhile so it is great to see Skip Marley and H.E.R. get a standing ovation on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon for their performance of “Slow Down.”

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Black eyed peas original singer tells why she quit

Singer and songwriter Kim Hill was the original lead vocalist for the Black Eyed Peas. But when pressure rose from industry executives for her to objectify herself, Hill decided to leave the group.

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Singer J. Holiday Had Bidding War with Chris Brown for His Hit Song ‘Bed’

BET sat down with the singer J. Holiday to find out what’s he been up to since his mega hit, “Bed“, the song which created a bidding war between him and Chris Brown.

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H.E.R. Sings at NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

The artist H.E.R., which stands for “Having Everything Revealed,”
built her reputation on a certain degree of anonymity.  Fans never get a clear look at her face and she always wears dark sunglasses.  But, her music is always clear and soulful.  She earned her five nominations for 2019’s Grammy Awards, including Album Of The Year and Best New Artist Of The Year. 

Born Gabriella Wilson to a Filipino mother and Black father, she is known for her hits, “Focus,” “Best Part” (with Daniel Ceasar), and “Could’ve Been” (with Bryson Tiller).

Her soulful voice doesn’t disappoint when she stopped by NPR for their Tiny Desk Concert series.

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VIDEO: D’Angelo Gives Touching Tribute to Prince with a Cover of ‘Sometimes it Snows in April’

D’Angelo performed “Sometimes It Snows in April” on Tuesday’s episode of The Tonight Show, in which he was joined by Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum’s Prince cover band, Princess.

D’Angelo, who has been a Prince fan since he was five years old, became emotional during the performance.

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Jazmine Sullivan dishes on ‘Reality Show’

In 2008, Jazmine Sullivan stepped onto the music scene with her debut single Need U Bad, produced by Missy Elliott, which became No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.  After a three-year hiatus, she is back with her third studio album, Reality Show, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.

The recipient of Billboard’s Rising Star Award, Sullivan recently discussed her break from the music industry, writing a hit song for singer Monica and meeting Stevie Wonder.

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Robin Thicke vows to “Get Her Back”

Crooner Robin Thicke has dropped his new video,”Get Her Back” a song dedicated to his estranged wife, actress Paula Patton.

A bloody Thicke appears in the video that shows text messages seemingly between him and his wife. The couple have been married for eight years and have a have a three-year-old son named Julian Fuego.

Thicke’s album, “Paula,” is set to drop July 1.

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En Vogue, Joe and Erica Campbell perform at 100 Black Men conference

R&B group En Vogue, soul crooner Joe and gospel singer Erica Campbell rocked the crowd at the 28th annual 100 Black Men of America conference this past weekend in Hollywood,Florida.

Joe got the couples dancing Saturday when he crooned some of his hits including, “All the Things (Your Man Won’t Do),” “More & More,” and “Good Girls.”  He recently released a duet “Love and Sex (Part 2),” featuring Kelly Rowland,  from his upcoming CD, “Bridges,” that will hit stores on June 23.

Erica Campbell belted out her singles, “Help,” and “Little More Jesus,” from her solo album also entitled “Help.”

En Vogue proved they still got the pipes when they sung their hits, which included  “Hold On,” “Don’t Let Go” and “Free Your Mind.” Original members Dawn Robinson and Maxine Jones are no longer with the group.  Rhona Bennett, who starred in “The Jamie Foxx Show,” joined the remaining members Terry Ellis and Cindy Herron.