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Luther Vandross Receives Four New RIAA Certifications

One thing that can’t be denied is the power of love for Luther Vandross. On what would have been his 70th birthday, the influential soul legend was awarded four new certifications by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).  “Dance with My Father,” the heartwarming title track of his final album from 2003, is now […]

Poo Bear Signs Joint Venture Deal With Def Jam

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter/producer Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd — who has worked with artists such as Usher, 112, Chris Brown and Justin Bieber — has entered a joint venture agreement with Def Jam and his imprint Bearthday Music. “I’m extremely grateful for Bearthday Music to have partnered with Def Jam and Universal,” Poo Bear said in a […]

Stream NBDY’s New EP ‘Tunnel Vision’

NBDY may need to turn on his emergency flashers to assist with his Tunnel Vision on his latest project.  The eight-track project was executive produced by TouchedDown Sound CEO and Grammy-nominated producer Gourty Maxx (Musiq Soulchild, Tayla Parx).  “I’m super honored to receive the call to executive produce Tunnel Vision. It’s definitely my favorite body […]

42 Years Later: Mary Wilson’s Self-Titled Debut Album Gets Expanded Edition

Mary Wilson, one of the founding members of legendary The Supremes, released her self-titled debut album in 1979. Four decades later, following her sudden death in February of this year, the eponymous LP is available on all major digital platforms for the first time ever.   Rereleased on the Motown imprint, with additional backing from UMe, […]

Jorja Smith Announces New Project ‘Be Right Back,’ Shares New Song

It’s been close to three years since Jorja Smith has issued a follow-up project to her acclaimed debut album Lost & Found. In that time, though, the British singer has dished out a handful of one-off tracks to keep her fans engaged. On May 14, Smith will end her project hiatus with Be Right Back.  […]

Bobby V Discussed “Reply” Current State OF R&B, Serenaded Our Hosts, Plus More | ThisisRnB.com

Mulit-Platinum R&B singer/songwriter, Grammy Award Nominee Bobby V sat down with ThisIsRnB’s Unfolded hosts Yndi B and Meg, to discuss his latest single “Reply” and what we can expect to hear on his upcoming album, “Appetizer” plus future tour dates. He also discussed the current state of R&B and why he is sticking to his […]

Queen Naija and Ari Lennox Release ‘Set Him Up’ Video

Revenge is always sweeter when you have a partner in crime. Queen Naija and Ari Lennox prove this in the supporting video for their new song “Set Him Up.”  For the Val Vega-directed video, the two singers borrow the phone call scene from the classic video for “The Boy Is Mine” by Brandy and Monica.  […]

Queen Naija Feels ‘Missunderstood…Still’ on Her New Deluxe Album

Queen Naija is giving her fans a more in-depth look into her life with the deluxe reissue of her debut album Missunderstood.  The new version includes all 18 songs from the standard edition released nearly six months ago, along with six new songs and the previously released “Butterflies Pt.2 (Remix)” featuring Wale. Among the new […]

Exclusive Premiere: KendyX ‘The Rose Music Festival’ | ThisisRnB.com

“The Rose Music Festival” is a benefit event happening the Saturday, April 24 in Orange County, CA.  The event spotlights talented emerging artists with a platform to introduce their sound and story on a main-stage.  Emerging artist have limited support to take their talent to the next level, and it is with this mindset that […]

Cautious Clay Announces Debut Album, Shares New Song ‘Karma & Friends’

Cautious Clay has just filled in the details for his much-anticipated debut album. Deadpan Love arrives independently on June 25 via The Orchard. The album marks the first set of music from the ambitious musician since 2019’s Table of Context.  Clay has assembled an array of prominent guest songwriters to contribute the 14-track LP, such […]