Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Jazmine Sullivan Announces "The Heaux Tales Tour" for 2022

Grammy nominated Powerhouse vocalist Jazmine Sullivan took to social media to announce her upcoming tour The Heaux Tales Tour in support of her acclaimed album of the same-name.

The 25-city tour starts 2022 in Vancouver, BC and travels to major cities such as San Francisco CA, Los Angeles CA, Houston TX, New Orleans LA, Nashville TN, Atlanta GA, Charlotte NC, Brooklyn NY, Washington DC, Cleveland OH, Detroit MI, and ends in Chicago IL. More dates to be added.

Spotify + Live Nation Pre-Sales: Wed, 12/1 @ 10am Local Time
Public On-Sale: Fri, 12/3 @ 10a Local Time

Heaux Tales features the Billboard #1 R&B hit "Pick Up Your Feelings" which became Sullivan's first Gold-selling single of her career.

New Video: Maxwell Releases Visual for Latest Single "Off"

Three-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum recording artist Maxwell shares the Philip Alderman directed visual for his latest single entitled "Off".

Produced by longtime collaborator Hod David, "Off" serves as the lead single to Maxwell's upcoming album blacksummers'NIGHT, the finale to the trilogy that began with BLACKsummers'night in 2009.

In support of blacksummers'NIGHT, Maxwell will embark on the NIGHT Tour in 2022 along with fellow crooners Anthony Hamilton & Joe.

3/2 - Dallas, TX - Texas Trust CU Theater

3/4 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center

3/5 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center

3/9 - Columbia, SC - Colonial Life Arena

3/11 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center

3/12 - Hampton, VA - Hampton Coliseum

3/16 - Columbus, GA - Columbus Civic Center

3/17 - Charlotte, NC - Spectrum Center

3/19 - Atlanta, GA - State Farm Arena

3/20 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum Complex

3/23 - St. Louis, MO - Chaifetz Center

3/25 - Memphis, TN - FedExForum

3/26 - Birmingham, AL - Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex

3/27 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center

3/30 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center

4/1 - Atlantic City, NJ - Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall

4/2 - Washington, DC - Capital One Arena

4/6 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena

4/7 - Indianapolis, IN - Gainbridge Fieldhouse

4/9 - Chicago , IL - Wintrust Arena

4/10 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena

4/15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum

4/16 - Oakland, CA - Oakland Arena

5/7 - Tampa, FL - Amelie Arena

5/8 - Miami, FL - FTX Arena

Tickets go on-sale to the public Friday, December 3.

Monday, November 29, 2021

Sheena O. Murray Interview: New Single "Sending My Love", Upcoming Debut Album, Thoughts on R&B

Emerging singer, songwriter and actress Sheena O. Murray's musical sound is described as soulful, soft, and sultry. She previously released her debut EP Somone in 2016 and followed it up with the singles "Do for Love", "Easy to Leave Me" and "Waste Some Time". I caught up with the Florida-based songstress to discuss her feel-good new single "Sending My Love" and much more.

TERRANCE: Can you first introduce us to where you were born and raised?  

SHEENA O. MURRAY: I was born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised primarily in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

TERRANCE: When did you realize music was your calling?

SHEENA O. MURRAY: I think it was in high school. I always knew I wanted to be a performer, but I was so shy. Instead of joining choral, I majored in theater. But after school, I’d always write to tracks that my friend Tron produced. I joined a few girl groups, but I knew that I wanted to be a solo artist. Every time I perform, the love is reignited.

TERRANCE: Growing up, who were your musical influencers?

SHEENA O. MURRAY: Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Toni Braxton are the three that always come to mind.

TERRANCE: In three words how would you describe your personality?

SHEENA O. MURRAY: Goofy, introspective, artistic

TERRANCE: Talk to us about your latest single "Sending My Love" and how it came about.

SHEENA O. MURRAY: The producer, Tron Lippett, whom I mentioned before, sent me the track and I instantly fell in love. It was almost magical how easily the melody and lyrics came to me. I was on break from a tour and was craving affection and attention and it was befitting that I wanted to “send” the love that I was seeking to this imaginary person.

TERRANCE: What was it like filming the visuals?

SHEENA O. MURRAY: It was the most fun I’ve ever had on set! I wanted it to read like candid summer moments with friends and I think we accomplished that. Stephen Gibson, the videographer and editor, did an excellent job executing my vision. All the laughs were genuine and the vibes were real.

TERRANCE: Can we expect a new EP, an album or are singles the focus at the moment?

SHEENA O. MURRAY: I’m working on an album as we speak. I’m looking toward a summer 2022 release.

TERRANCE: What are your thoughts on the current state of R&B music?

SHEENA O. MURRAY: I’m excited that it is re-emerging. It never died, in my opinion, but the mainstream wants to hear it again and that’s great! There are so many indie artists who are incredibly gifted and there’s room for all of us. I’m excited to see the future. 

TERRANCE: Are there any upcoming shows or special appearances we can look forward to?

SHEENA O. MURRAY: I’m going on a winter tour starting in January with a theatrical production. It’s called  Freedom Riders and I’m very excited to be lending me both my vocal and acting talents to this show. 

TERRANCE: Outside of the music, what's one thing that people may not know about you?

SHEENA O. MURRAY: I love, love interior design. I also love animals and hope to one day open an animal boarding and grooming facility!

TERRANCE: Are there any final words you would like to share with your fans, followers and the readers?

SHEENA O. MURRAY: Thank you. I feel a lot of gratitude toward the people who support my art. You all help to keep me buoyant on this journey, which often feels arduous. I wouldn’t trade it for anything and I’m glad that you all are sticking with me as I evolve!

Saturday, November 27, 2021

New Music: Kelly Rowland - Wonderful Time (from Lifetime's TV Film "Merry Liddle Christmas Baby")

Grammy Award-winning Singer, songwriter and actress Kelly Rowland shares her upbeat interpretation on the Holiday classic, "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" in the revamped form "Wonderful Time".

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Produced by production duo NOVA WAV, "Wonderful Time" will appear in Rowland's Lifetime TV Film Merry Liddle Christmas which co-stars Thomas Cardot, Debbi Morgan and Bresha Webb and airs Saturday, November 27 at 8/7c.

Teddy & Tina Campbell Announces Upcoming Holiday/Love Album "A Married Christmas"

L.A. Based singer and drummer Teddy Campbell (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, American Idol, American Music Awards, The Grammy Awards and countless other high profile TV specials) along with his multi Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, producer and former WEtv reality star wife Tina Campbell of Mary Mary took to social media to announce their first ever Holiday/Love album A Married Christmas which arrives December 3rd.

A Married Christmas is led by the single "21" which celebrates their 21st wedding anniversary and "Marry Me".