Mariah Carey ft. Da Brat “4 Real 4 Real”
Mariah Carey has so many hits under her belt, 18 #1 singles to be exact. In 2008, Mariah Carey released her platinum-selling album E=MC2. That album spawned her last #1 single to date “Touch My Body.” It also spawned a song that she recorded titled “4 Real 4 Real”. The song was produced by Jermaine Dupri, and we love the delivery of the lyrics Mariah does. The song also features a rap by Da Brat. Check out down below “4 Real 4 Real”
TLC is the BIGGEST SELLING female group of all time, and their catalog is extremely extensive. In 2012, they covered a song called “Rainbow. “Rainbow” is originally a song by a band called – ” L’Arc~en~Ciel.” TLC did a cover of it for a tribute album that’s getting released in Japan. Check the song out below:
Brandy “Should I Go”
Brandy is known as the “Vocal Bible” in this industry, and if you listen to “Should I Go,” you would know why. “Should I Go” is the last track on her 2004 Gold album Afrodisiac. The song samples the Coldplay track ‘Clocks’. Listen to her harmonies all throughout this song, it will make you just feel so warm inside. Check out the song down below:
As expected, Lady Gaga’s third studio album Artpop debuts at #1 on the Billboard charts with 258,000 copies sold. Now, this is a far cry from 2011’s Born This Way which sold 1.1 million copies sold first week. Now, even though she sold BTW for $0.99 with Amazon, she STILL was able to sell over 600,000 copies of that album first week at full-retail prices. So the question is, are people tired of Lady Gaga already? We were expecting Gaga to do at least 500,000 first week. However, this is still a #1 album for her, and the first single reach Top 10 status. She is still pretty relevant. We are not a fan of the song with her and R. Kelly at all, and haven’t heard the album. If you heard the album, let us know your thoughts. Anyway, congrats to you Lady Gaga.
It has been a long time since we have seen Big Boi and Andre 300 (collectively, Outkast) perform together. Well according to Diddy’s cable channel, Revolt TV, Outkast will reunite on the stage next year. The performances (at multiple festival dates) will mark Outkast’s first appearances onstage since 2004 and coincide with the 20-year anniversary of their debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik.
Earlier this year, Big Boi told Power 106 “We’ve been kind of discussing some things (reunion)…Once we map it out, we’ll make an announcement. But we’ll see. It’s 20 years, man … I wanna see it too, I definitely wanna see it too. Mum’s the word right now, but we gon’ see.”
Now, y’all know we LOVE great music, and couldn’t wait to share this talented duo with our readers. Alternative R&B group Dora Martin (@weareDoraMartin) is making serious strides in the music industry as we speak. Dora Martin consists of two extremely talented singer/songerwriters. They are Jermaine Riley (@Jermaine_Riley) and Cherri V. (@CherriVoncelle). It only made sense for these two extremely talented solo artists to come together and create a supergroup. It is very interesting how they came up with their name Dora Martin. According to their official website (www.dora-martin.com), their birth name derived from the reputations of one noteworthy “explorer” and a legendary leader who had a dream. They have been blessed already to work alongside Neyo, Jessie J, and Frank Ocean to name a few. They just recently opened up for R&B superstar Brandy at the “Musicalize” concert. Their EP titled Coalition will be out on iTunes October 28th. You can pre-order the EP right now. Their debut single is called “Skyline”. You can check out the video down below:
Tamar Braxton is wasting no time capitalizing off of her newfound music success. She just released the official album cover artwork for her new holiday album Winter Loverland. The album is supposed to hit shelves on November 11th. Here is the tracklisting of the album below:
1. “Sleigh Ride”
2. “Santa Baby”
3. “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”
4. “No Gift”
5. “Away in a Manger”/”Little Drummer Boy”
6. “Merry Christmas Darling”
7. “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)”
8. “She Can Have You”
9. “Silent Night”
10. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
Will you be buying the album? Tamar Braxton’s current album Love & War has currently sold after 4 weeks of release 183,000 copies.
Miley Cyrus is the “it” girl of the moment. Yesterday, I as I was walking past Times Square, there were hundreds of fans waiting for her at her Planet Hollywood album signing. I had no clue she was even going to be there (LOL). Her first single off of Bangerz is still getting a lot of airplay, and various renditions covers are being made. This time as the pop star stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, she did a acapella version with Fallon, and the Roots of her smash single We Can’t Stop. We LOVE this version of the song. Check it out below, and tell us what you think:
TLC is back! They have just released their new song “Meant To Be” which was written by Neyo. This is the first new song from TLC since 2005’s “I Bet”. The song is the only new song featured on their retrospective album 20 which is out in stores on Oct. 15th. The album coincides with the release of their Vh-1 biopic: Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story which premieres Oct. 21st. Meant To Be sounds like classic TLC. The song is a heartfelt track. It sounds as if TLC is singing all of their background vocals, and additional background vocals with Neyo. We like the track and cannot wait to hear their new full-length studio album. We are not sure if there will be a visual for the song, but at least we have new material to listen to. TLC has been making headlines all this year. First, they were honored by MTV Japan, Vh-1 mixtape festival, Drake brought them out during is OVO Fest, collaborating with J. Cole on a hit single, and now the movie. Check out the song Meant To Be down below and let us know what you think: