Friday, May 24, 2024

New Music: Lalah Hathaway - "I Am" (from Upcoming Album "VANTABLACK")

Five-time Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, producer and activist Lalah Hathaway has released her new single "I Am" to all streaming and digital music platforms.

"I Am" serves as the second single following "So In Love" from Hathaway's anticipated eighth studio album VANTABLACK which will be globally released on June 14th, 2024.

About the song, Hathaway shares:

"I Am, I think people will be delighted to hear me with some tempo! I’m always trying to figure out how to apply these lush tones over dance music! How can i be featured on the subwoofer in your G Wagon? This is a 4 on the floor full of positive affirmation…I think i may have cracked the code!."

"VANTABLACK was always the name of the project. The word itself has so much weight on it, I was really unsure of how to approach the idea of writing the song. At the time, what I thought were conflicting perspectives, actually began to shape the concept of not only this album but also how I saw myself. I started reframing how I saw color, in terms of being the blackest I've ever been and even though I'm steeped in who I am, it doesn't exclude the other things that make up the sum of me. Similar to how all the music around me informs the black music that I create. So it's all a melting pot and this song truly exemplifies that." -Lalah Hathaway

VANTABLACK is available for Pre-order HERE

Muni Long, Mariah Carey Join Forces for "Made for Me (Remix)"

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Muni Long and the Legendary Mariah Carey join forces for the "Made for Me (Remix)".

Produced by Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox and JordanXL, "Made for Me" is currently in the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100's chart, No. 1 for 7 weeks on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart and a Top 10 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Monday, May 20, 2024

New Music: Koffee Brown Returns with "Make It Last Forever" (Keith Sweat Cover)

Billboard charting R&B duo Koffee Brown which currently consists of original member Vernell "Vee" Sales and new member Ryan Lane returns to music with a cover of Keith Sweat and Jacci McGhee's classic hit "Make It Last Forever".

Produced by Kay Gee of Naughty by Nature (who originally signed the duo to his Divine Mill label), their updated version is to wet fans both old and new tastebuds while they record new music.

RnBJunkieOfficial recently caught up with the duo for an exclusive interview to discuss their return to music, success and impact of "After Party" & much more. See HERE

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Carl Thomas, Syleena Johnson & Dave Hollister to Form R&B Supergroup THE CHI

Grammy nominated R&B singer, author and TV Personality Syleena Johnson took to social media to announce the formation of R&B Supergroup trio THE CHI which consists of herself, Carl Thomas and Dave Hollister who all hail from Chicago and surrounding areas of Illinois.

She says:

Welp, the cat is out the bag in a good way♥️ I am officially apart of an R&B trio that is SURE to shake the table in R&B music😆😆😆‼️ It’s an honor to be able to share the stage with these two vocal Giants‼️ So THIS is our next Chapter and we couldn’t be more ready♥️ It’s official, My brothers @carlthomasnow and @davehollister and myself are the new R&B super group “THE CHI” ♥️ #r&bmusic #sanging

As Syleena Johnson gear up to release her upcoming album entitled Legacy, her new single "Black Balloon" featuring her father Syl Johnson is available on all streaming platforms.

Carl Thomas is currently on The R&B Money Tour with Tank & Keri Hilson.

Dave Hollister, Syleena Johnson and Carl Thomas are all set to perform at this year's Black Music Honors which airs on the Stellar Network on Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m. ET and in national broadcast syndication from June 9 through June 30 as part of Black Music Month. The ceremony will also air on June 19 at 9 p.m. ET on Bounce TV.

Thursday, May 16, 2024

New Video: Tanya Nolan Releases Sizzling Visuals for "Like Water"

R&B sensation Tanya Nolan delivers her sultry new single "Like Water" and the sizzling official music video on all digital music platforms.

In a statement Tanya Nolan says:

Like Water” is not just a song; it’s an experience. We wanted to create something that would transport listeners to another place and time, and I think we’ve accomplished that with this track. It’s sexy, it’s sophisticated, and it’s sure to leave a lasting impression.

"Like Water" was written by Nolan and Raheem DeVaughn and produced by The Colleagues and follows previous single "Honey".