Thursday, August 22, 2019

Classic Vibes: After 7's Self-titled Debut Album turns 30...


AFTER 7 which originally consisted of brothers Melvin & Kevon Edmonds and Keith Mitchell released their Platinum-selling self-titled debut album 30 years ago on this day via Virgin Records.

The album peaked at No. 5 on the R&B chart and includes the No. 1 R&B singles, "Ready or Not" and "Can't Stop", both peaking at No. 7 and No. 6 on the Billboard Pop chart respectively, plus the singles, "Heat of the Moment" & "Don't Cha' Think".


RnBJunkieOfficial recently caught up with Kevon Edmonds & Keith Mitchell for an exclusive interview where they discussed their debut album. See HERE!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

New Music: TheRealShakar - Ebony Eyes (Rick James & Smokey Robinson Cover)


Vocalist THEREALSHAKAR shares his cover of Rick James & Smokey Robinson 1983 classic, "Ebony Eyes" which honors the two gentlemen of song.


On the cover, TheRealShakar adds:

"I do this for the love because I have done many other things, for many other reasons, and they were not as rewarding as living what everyone else would call a dream. I present to you my cover of Ebony Eyes (In the style of Rick James + Friend)."

Download FREE HERE!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Brandy Scores Top 10 Adult R&B Hit "Love Again" with Daniel Caesar


Grammy Award-winning singer and actress BRANDY teamed up with DANIEL CAESAR on the infectious love ballad "Love Again" from Caesar's recently released album Case Study 01 and will appear on Brandy's upcoming project.


This week the song jumped from No. 11 and climbed to No. 9 on the Adult R&B chart.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Raphael Saadiq's Top 10 Best Songs (Solo) ...Presented by RnBJunkieOfficial


Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician RAPHAEL SAADIQ will be releasing his new album Jimmie Lee this Friday (Aug 23rd) and it's a great time to look back on his past musical contributions as he continue on his journey. RnBJunkieOfficial compiled his top 10 best songs from his four albums and soundtrack features.

10 MOVIN' DOWN THE LINE
From the Album: Stone Rollin'

Another Motown-inspired sound, this standout single showcases how masterful Saadiq is vocally.

09 RAY RAY THEME (FEATURING JOI)
From the Album: Ray Ray

Saadiq teamed up with onetime Lucy Pearl replacement Joi on this Shaft-inspired funk gem.

08 STAYING IN LOVE
From the Album: The Way I See It

Paying homage to the Motown sound, this standout upbeat song is sure to make Stevie Wonder proud.


07 STILL RAY
From the Album: Instant Vintage

This piano and guitar-driven standout cut samples Dr. Dre's "Still D.R.E.".

06 LOVE THAT GIRL
From the Album: The Way I See It

This infectious Motown-inspired song served as the lead single and secured Saadiq a Grammy nomination in the Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance category.

05 GOOD MAN
From the Album: Stone Rollin'

Featuring rap vocal contribution from Taura Stinson, this Grammy nominated song explores lost love and betrayal.

04 NEVER GIVE YOU UP (FEATURING STEVIE WONDER & CJ HILTON)
From the Album: The Way I See It

Saadiq collaborated with music legend Stevie Wonder (on harmonica) and then rising musician CJ Hilton on this groove. The song also secured the talented trio of musicians a Grammy nomination. 

03 GET INVOLVED (FEATURING Q-TIP)
From the Album: The PJ's Original Soundtrack

Often described as Prince-inspired, this upbeat track features Hip Hop artist Q-Tip and samples elements from The Intruder's "I'll Always Love My Mama".

02 BE HERE (FEATURING D'ANGELO)
From the Album: Instant Vintage

Released as the second single from Saadiq's critically acclaimed debut solo LP, this Grammy nominated song found his collaboration with fellow Soul singer D'Angelo to be a smooth, stand out cut.

01 ASK OF YOU
From the Album: Higher Learning Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Saadiq's breakout debut solo single which peaked at No. 19 on the Hot 100's chart and No. 2 on the R&B chart. His one-timed group Lucy Pearl sampled the song on "Lucy Pearl's Way" and more recently rapper Wale and singer Jeremih sampled it on "On Chill".

HONORABLE MENTION:

1 Stone Rollin'
2 Let's Take a Walk
3 100 Yard Dash
4 Radio
5 Something Keeps Calling
6 Day Dreams

BONUS - HONORABLE MENTION ALBUM CUTS:

1 It's a Shame
2 Just One Kiss (Featuring Joss Stone)
3 Sometimes
4 Skyy, Can You Feel Me
5 Calling
6 Detroit Girl
7 Boomerang (Featuring Marcus Miller)

Fantasia Announces "The Sketchbook Tour" with Robin Thicke, Tank & The Bonfyre


Grammy winner and American Idol alum FANTASIA will be embarking on The Sketchbook Tour in support of her upcoming album of the same name, Sketchbook.

The tour will feature R&B vets Robin Thicke, Tank and emerging artist The Bonfyre and will be stopping in 26 cities across America.


Visit www.fantasiaofficial.com for more details.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Bridget Kelly Releases New EP "The Great Escape"


Singer-songwriter BRIDGET KELLY returns with her 5-track EP The Great Escape via her own independent label Hazmat33.

Hear the lead single "Lucky You" HERE!


The Great Escape follows after Kelly's 2018 debut album, Reality Bites.

Friday, August 16, 2019

New Music: Johnny Gill (Featuring Ralph Tresvant) - Perfect


Grammy nominated R&B vocalist JOHNNY GILL returns with his new single "Perfect" which features his New Edition bandmate Ralph Tresvant.


"Perfect" follows after Gill's No. 1 Adult R&B hit, "Soul of A Woman" and will appear on his upcoming album, Game Changer II.