R&B staples Toni Braxton and Babyface each end lengthy absences from the top of Billboard’s Nielsen BDS-based Adult R&B radio airplay chart, as their duet “Hurt You” moves from No. 2 to No. 1 this week.
The song is Braxton’s first chart-topper since “Just Be a Man About It” led for two weeks in 2000, while Babyface hadn’t reached the summit since “Every Time I Close My Eyes” resided at the apex for two weeks in 1997. “Hurt” is Braxton’s seventh No. 1 on the ranking and Babyface’s fifth.
“Hurt You” is the lead single from Braxton and Babyface’s upcoming duets album “Love, Marriage & Divorce,” due Feb. 4 on Motown/Island Def Jam. The set was originally slated for a Nov. 25 release, but was postponed to more closely align with Valentine’s Day.
“Hurt You” halts the 17-week reign of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” featuring T.I. and Pharrell. In the Adult R&B chart’s 20-year history, only two songs have led longer: Jill Scott’s “So in Love,” featuringAnthony Hamilton (2011), and Maxwell’s “Fortunate” (1999), each for 18 weeks. Miguel’s “Adorn” (2012-13) and Kenny Lattimore’s “For You” (1997) also each spent 17 weeks at No. 1.
TRAEDONYA! Presents New Video “Family Affair”, Unveils Brand New App
TRAEDONYA! (@TRAEDONYA) Presents New Video “Family Affair”, and Unveils App
Prohibition Entertainment’s NYC based vocalist TRAEDONYA! (aka The Bride of New Funk Hipopera) releases her first video ”Family Affair” off of her forthcoming digital debut EP ”High Fructose Corn Syrup”. The instrumentalists on the record are her ensemble ”Sample This!” of which she is the lead vocalist and songwriter.
The song ”Family Affair” is of course a cover to the classic song, originally done by funk legends Sly and The Family Stone. The video shows various well known families together with TRAEDONYA! bringing her vocal rendition with true emotions. ”I just didn’t want to do too much because the song speaks for itself. I feel the visuals captures the essence of the song, says TRAEDONYA!
In more TRAEDONYA! news you can now download her brand new app. The app will allow fans to hear about all things new about TRAEDONYA! in real time. The app is on iPhone and android platforms.
Alicia Keys is feeling generous this holiday season, and in an effort to further share some special pieces of her life and career with her fans, the R&B superstar has created the Alicia Keys Vault. The new portion of her website is a destination for her most dedicated followers to view all sorts of unreleased content, from music to personal videos, photos, blogs and more.
“There’s a big steel fortress at my studio that holds my secret treasure-trove where everything unreleased resides. Music, Live Shows, Video, Blogs and much more that I always wanted to keep but never exactly knew where it could be used,” Alicia stated about her “Vault.”
One of the rare and unreleased tunes that she has shared is a stripped down, raw rendition of PM Dawn’s “Die Without You,” which she recorded in June 2007. “One of my favorite songs ever! Had to do My version! Shout out to PM dawn!,” she wrote.
Take a listen below, and see Alicia’s personal message to her fans!
RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan paid tribute to his friend Paul Walker with a new song.
The rapper, who co-starred with the late actor on the film “Brick Mansion,” posted the tribute song called “Destiny Bends” online Sunday night, and says he wrote it with singer Will Wells after hearing the sad news.
In the song, performed by Wells, RZA reflects on the time they shared together and thanks Paul for his friendship.
“On that highway to heaven, you will drive in the wind and surf in the seas .. oh how can this be?”
RZA says he made the tribute because, “Millions of people get to know an artist or movie star through their work, but few are allowed to cross each others’ paths and see through the veil of stardom and find the common denominator that we share.”
He adds, “As all physical things will decay and wither away, film, art, and music remain longer than the vessel that delivered them. In this vein, the one thing we can’t take away or give back is time.”
Prohibition Entertainment is excited to announce that TRAEDONYA!’s first single ”Another Lie” from her debut digital EP ”High Fructose Corn Syrup” shall be serviced to Commercial radio stations. Arthur Mitchell Vice President of Urban Network, the venerable west coast company, will handle the radio and club promotion campaign in North America.The single ”Another Lie” by TRAEDONYA! picked up a tremendous amount of support in the twitterverse and blogosphere. The song is a funky/jazzy piece with TRAEDONYA!’s lyrical acumen and live instrumentation that takes you back to another period in music says A.K Smith-Ford of Prohibition Entertainment.The song is going for adds now at R&B/Jazz and Adult Contemporary stations.TRAEDONYA! aka ”The Bride Of New Funk Hipopera” has been singing since childhood. She gets her diversified funk from life experiences, has been trained at a jazz conservatory, yet was raised in the Bronx on Hip Hop. Her single ”Beloved” was called Hipopera by the UK press due to her range of octaves and vocal styling. “I am just a international party girl at heart says” TRAEDONYA!”As the Vice President of Urban Network, I have had the opportunity to hear some great music and to be at early stages of some great careers. The single ”Another Lie” by TRAEDONYA! is one of those songs and TRAEDONYA! is one of those artist” says Arthur Mitchell.TRAEDONYA!’s EP ”High Fructose Corn Syrup” is due fall 2013. For more information check out the links below. http://www.twitter.com/traedonya http://www.facebook.com/traedonya http://www.traedonya.com http://www.youtube.com/traedonyatourstation http://www.urbannetwork.com
Thank you all for the constant support. @PixelMotiv & I created a series to give to the #WopaFamily, a personalbreak down of my Aspirations. Inspirations. Motivation regarding my latest project, “The Panama Canal.” This was my AIMfocus when I created and recorded “Money, Power, Respect” produced by Black Jab. The MPR video coming soon. Thanks to PUMA & The Vault for the wardrobe as well. Humble.
P.S: Perfect day to give thanks to you all. Love you so much. Humble.
Omarion tries to find strength in solitude. Following the release of his new mixtape “Care Package 2,” the Maybach Music singer premieres the visuals for one of the fan favorite cuts “Leave You Alone.”
O struggles with the tough decision of breaking away from an unhealthy relationship in the black-and-white Topshelf Jr-directed video. He tries drinking away the pain, and tosses and turns in bed, unable to escape the situation.
Beyoncé brings a positive message with her new song “God Made You Beautiful,” which comes as a bonus when fans buy her new DVD ‘Life is But A Dream.’ The DVD set includes her HBO documentary of the same name that was released this past February, and footage from one of her comeback concerts in Atlantic City at Revel.
“When you were born, the angels sighed in delight/ They never thought they’d see such a beautiful sight,” sings the superstar.
Beyoncé will return with the second leg of her North American tour on November 30 in Vancouver, and travel across the U.S., before closing the year Dec. 22 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Fans can pre-order the DVD now on amazon.com, it will officially land in stores on November 25. Take a listen to a minute and half snippet of the uplifting song below:
With the upcoming release of his album, Black Panties, R&B veteran R. Kelly has been making appearances almost everywhere. Whether it has been on someone’s track or just stopping through to deliver a few interviews, the “12 Play” singer is getting back in the swing of things.
To add to his current success with the Lady Gaga assisted single, R. Kelly has plans to release a few more collabs with some of your favorite artists. Recently, he caught up with our friends over at NecoleBitchie.com to discuss who those artists are, his current take on R&B, his album and much more!