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  • Queen Naija announces fall 2018 dates for The Birth of Queen Naija tour

    Queen Naija announces fall 2018 dates for The Birth of Queen Naija tour

    Whoever says that the art of R&B is on its deathbed hasn't paid much attention to two artists -- Khalid and Queen Naija. Queen Najia, for one, is an R&B artist that many should take seriously. Beginning her fame on YouTube, Queen Naija found even more fame as a songstress, with her self...
  • Rihanna speaks of new music with Instagram fan, 2018 documentary brewing

    Rihanna speaks of new music with Instagram fan, 2018 documentary brewing

    It has been well over two years since Rihanna released new music. That was when the star released her Anti album, which hit the top of the Billboard 200 charts and went triple-platinum. While she has worked with some other musical talents since then, including Kendrick Lamar and DJ Khaled, many fans...
  • NAO sets out for Saturn tour in 2019

    NAO sets out for Saturn tour in 2019

    There is a reason why many say that NAO is bringing back the smooth sound of old-school soul. Her harmonic vocals rank up there with another famous British soul legend, Sade. It’s a huge statement to be compared to such a titan of soul music, but it’s one that NAO (b. Neo Jessica Joshua) has earned...
  • PJ Morton releases More Gumbo North American fall 2018 tour dates

    PJ Morton releases More Gumbo North American fall 2018 tour dates

    In 2017, PJ Morton released Gumbo, his fourth LP and the first he released on Morton Records. The musical style Morton encompasses is similar to the Cajun delicacy. Morton isn’t an artist that is constrained to one style of music. He is an R&B man at heart, but his sound also adds soul, funk...
  • Daptone shares video for Charles Bradley's 'I Feel a Change,' announces posthumous album 'Black Velvet'

    Daptone shares video for Charles Bradley's 'I Feel a Change,' announces posthumous album 'Black Velvet'

    A posthumous album from late great soul man Charles Bradley is on the way. Assembled by Daptone and the singer’s Daptone imprint Dunham Records, Black Velvet will feature material recorded during sessions from Bradley’s previous three records: 2011’s No Time for Dreaming, 2013’s Victim of Love and...
  • Linda Clifford's disco era albums reissued by Blixa Sounds

    Linda Clifford's disco era albums reissued by Blixa Sounds

    She’s been touring lately with Evelyn “Champagne” King and Martha Wash as the First Ladies of Disco, and now Los Angeles label Blixa Sounds has reissued four of Linda Clifford’s most popular “disco era” albums. Each of the CDs, If My Friends Could See Me Now, Let Me Be Your Woman, Here’s My Love and...
  • On the charts: Ariana Grande's 'Sweetener' debuts at No. 1, Republic Records dominates top 5

    On the charts: Ariana Grande's 'Sweetener' debuts at No. 1, Republic Records dominates top 5

    It’s a new week on the Billboard charts with a new leader on the Top 200. Ariana Grande’s Sweetener debuts at No. 1 and is the pop star’s third chart-topping album. It was a solid tracking week for Grande’s label, Republic Records, as it dominates the top 5 having four albums in the ranking. Drake...
  • VintageVibe Festival announces lineup including Eryn Allen Kane, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, The Shelters

    VintageVibe Festival announces lineup including Eryn Allen Kane, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, The Shelters

    Vintage Vibe Festival taking place on September 15, 2018 at Santa Anita Park in Southern California has announced a stacked lineup full of talented acts. A one of a kind event meant to celebrate and unite decades past with current musical entertainers, every artist listed has that soul-hugging feel...
  • Sabrina Claudio announces No Rain No Flowers fall tour

    Sabrina Claudio announces No Rain No Flowers fall tour

    Emerging R&B artist Sabrina Claudio is headed out across North America on a 13-date concert tour this fall. The upcoming run of shows is named after her recently released a studio album, No Rain No Flowers, which arrived just earlier this month on Aug. 15. The national tour will begin on Oct. 1...
  • Cincinnati set to honor 75-years of King Records with Celebrate the King gala

    Cincinnati set to honor 75-years of King Records with Celebrate the King gala

    There was a time when the legacy of King Records was all but forgotten in Cincinnati, the historic label’s hometown. But for several years now various persons and entities in the city have been working hard to uncover Cincinnati’s musical history and bring it back into the public eye. It is because...
  • Watch: Dounia premieres hypnotic music video for 'How I See It'

    Watch: Dounia premieres hypnotic music video for 'How I See It'

    With a sultry voice and effortless swagger, Dounia is quickly taking over the soundwaves with her latest single “How I See It.” Dounia’s sly lyricism paired with a masterfully layered beat makes this song an instant hit. The music video was directed and edited by the multi-talented performer...
  • Listen: Logan Henderson shines in 'Pull Me Deep'

    Listen: Logan Henderson shines in 'Pull Me Deep'

    Logan Henderson, who made biting tongues a pleasant affair with the sultry "Bite My Tongue," is going to the depths with his newest single, “Pull Me Deep.” Henderson is an unearthed gem in the modern age, a singer who bridges the gap between pop and R&B the same way that Prince used to bring...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to catch the Keith Sweat/En Vogue tour

    Two of R&B’s top powerhouse acts made a stop at Tucson’s AVA Amphitheatre on Aug. 5. Keith Sweat and En Vogue co-headlined an evening of old-time R&B and it was a fun-filled evening that delighted the packed house. AXS was able to catch the show and here are the best reasons to see this tour...
  • The Internet announces fall tour dates in promotion of ‘Hive Mind’

    The Internet announces fall tour dates in promotion of ‘Hive Mind’

    The musical collective known as The Internet has revealed the first batch of highly anticipated North American concert dates in promotion of their recently released studio album, Hive Mind. Announced on Wednesday morning, the band’s upcoming run of shows will start in early October with five arena...
  • The best NYC concerts for August 2018

    The best NYC concerts for August 2018

    We're nearly at the end of summer, but that's not going to stop a great string of shows from hitting up the city in August. Of the many shows to see include two big names in R&B joining forces for a night of grooves, a Norwegian metal band making a special appearance at a popular Times Square...
  • Listen to Miguel's sublime cover of the Red Hot Chili Pepper's "Porcelain"

    Listen to Miguel's sublime cover of the Red Hot Chili Pepper's "Porcelain"

    Since its introduction in 2009, Australian radio station triple j’s regular “Like a Cover” segment has given a number of talented musicians the opportunity to recontextualize some of pop music’s best and most underrated songs. Some recent highlights include Big Scary’s haunting rendition of Nirvana...
  • Eryn Allen Kane announces fall 2018 tour dates

    Eryn Allen Kane announces fall 2018 tour dates

    Chicago-based singer Eryn Allen Kane will head out across North America this fall for an 11-date headlining tour set to begin on Sept. 13 in San Diego. The soulful singer who was once mentored by the late Prince, will bring her rich vocals to most major cities across the U.S. throughout the tour...
  • Apache Grosse releases hypnotizing video for 'POISON'

    Apache Grosse releases hypnotizing video for 'POISON'

    The rising Chicago R&B star Apache Grosse released a music video for his latest single, "POISON". The stunning visual narrative finds the singer in the midst of an inner conflict as he fights off and indulges in a multitude of temptations. The camera swiftly follows his every step as he walks...
  • Jungle reveal details on second album and share two new tracks, announce 2019 tour dates

    Jungle reveal details on second album and share two new tracks, announce 2019 tour dates

    The groovy British power-soul outfit known as Jungle have finally shared the details of what will be their upcoming sophomore album, following up their self-titled debut. The band announced on Thursday that their upcoming 13-track studio album will be titled For Ever, and is due to be released on...
  • Jill Scott, Charlie Wilson set to headline the Cincinnati Music Festival

    Jill Scott, Charlie Wilson set to headline the Cincinnati Music Festival

    Downtown Cincinnati will be moving and grooving to the sweet sounds of R&B July 26-28 as the Cincinnati Music Festival returns to Paul Brown Stadium; the home of the city’s NFL team, the Cincinnati Bengals. Headlining the event’s two main nights will be Jill Scott, whose festival appearance is...
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