Watch: Elijah Blake Performs ‘XOX’ For ‘Essence’

While many an R&B newbie struggles to prove their commercial worth to the labels they seek to house them, Elijah Blake stands tall as one of few able to produce numbers that speak for themselves.

Numbers, that sing to the tune of over 2 million individual downloads on his debut EP ‘Bijoux 22‘, and an iTunes peak of #12 for his priced single ‘XOX’.

This year, as to bridge the gap between the EP and his debut album ‘Songs About Melody’, the Grammy winning star will release its follow up ‘Bijoux 23‘, forged alongside the genius that is Diplo.

Now peep the envy of many a Urban hotshot in action for ‘Essence’ below!

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  1. BeachHouseBritney September 23, 2013

    Give the queen that hit honey.

  2. PalmsToTheSky September 23, 2013

    Is this still the first single or….

    • Ciara (The Female MJ) September 23, 2013

      Can Rita close her legs or…

      • KissesForKelly September 23, 2013

        Can Ciara sell over 60k or….

      • Ciara (The Female MJ) September 23, 2013

        Does Kelly have a Grammy or…

      • ABC September 23, 2013

        Kelly does have a Grammy for HER song! Ciara has a Grammy for someone else’s video ha.

      • GagitaMaraj September 23, 2013

        @ABC Ciara won a Grammy for Goodies though.

      • ABC September 23, 2013

        Lies. She only has one Grammy for Missys video “lose Control”

      • Mark111 September 23, 2013

        @ABC you better go IN with those facts. lol Everytime I see “Grammy winner Ciara”, I’m just like yea for a video that she was FT in.

        ABC, A B**** Can’t hang with you. lol

  3. BrunoMartian September 23, 2013

    I wonder who they were shading in that last line.

  4. LocoForAiko September 23, 2013

    Flopbird is gonna gag.

  5. OVORobbie September 23, 2013

    Killtit

  6. AubreyOSlay September 23, 2013

    R&B King 2bh.

    • BarbzRUs September 23, 2013

      A b**** concurs.

    • LaLopez September 23, 2013

      Don’t get ahead of yourselves now.

  7. FlawlessFenty September 23, 2013

    I’d bet any money that NLA is outselling DUI.

    • TurntUp4Cici September 23, 2013

      F*** off.

      • BeyWhoUWanna September 23, 2013

        Kiii, you always let her get under your ashy skin.

      • TurntUp4Cici September 23, 2013

        I’m ignoring you like Beyonce ignores the studio.

      • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) September 24, 2013

        OMG DEATH!! LOL!!!!

  8. Suicide Blonde September 23, 2013

    I have the same clothes he had in that pic, even the same color. lol.

    • AguilerasHeart September 23, 2013

      No way! Are you just as s***?

      • MUSICHEAD September 23, 2013

        Shut up ho!

      • Suicide Blonde September 23, 2013

        @AguilerasHeart
        I don’t know, you have to meet me.

  9. JanetXone September 23, 2013

    Lovebird must be playing with herself right about now.

  10. BijouxEli September 23, 2013

    Never seen this performance before! What kind of stan am I?

  11. ABC September 23, 2013

    -looks at the usernames and comments- LMAO are you serious?

    • BionicGlam September 23, 2013

      The irony is that you were exposed as a troll the last time.

      • ABC September 23, 2013

        The irony is you don’t have receipts to back these claims. Now shoo and go purchase lotus.

      • BionicGlam September 23, 2013

        Do you really want me to email Sam or David and ask them to post up the screen shots they put up of you and your two usernames but same IP Address?

      • Keyshia Del Rey September 23, 2013

        I be saying though. YOU KNOW IT WAS YOU.

      • ABC September 23, 2013

        Lmfao honey by all means go ahead…it certainly wasn’t ABC but I will let you be great. Lmfao

  12. Draggin4MrsCarter September 23, 2013

    King Eli coming for dem snapbacks.

  13. ILTS (Alsina’s Baby Mama) September 23, 2013

    TGJ hyping the cat up like they know he’s certain to come out on top. Cool it a little my gs.

    • ABC September 23, 2013

      The same person makes a million different names with similar comments on Elijah posts. They shouldn’t make it so painfully obvious lol

      • VisionOfMimi September 23, 2013

        You obviously weren’t here when that theory was debunked.

      • PhuckYoTour September 23, 2013

        Classic TGJ memory. Cicislaaays is still seething.

      • ABC September 23, 2013

        You’re probably one of them YOURUSERNAMEISSIMILAR
        I’m sleep though. Do not disturb zzzzz

      • VisionOfMimi September 23, 2013

        @ABC And you are obsessed. Sit down with your conspiracy theories.

      • Zara September 23, 2013

        Lmao I noticed that…what the f***??

      • ABC September 23, 2013

        Lol 🙄 whatever you say Visionfmimi….

    • EasyBreezyBeautiful September 23, 2013

      Not an August stan talking about hype when that ep is bubbling under the bubbling under charts.

      • Zara September 23, 2013

        August Alsina is an up and coming artist just like Elijah. He is touring and making a name for himself and the ladies love him!! You gotta start somewhere, loser!!!

      • EasyBreezyBeautiful September 23, 2013

        @Zara Did I touch a nerve sweetie. Don’t be pressed that August is fake thug who THINKS he can takes Chris’ place. HE CAN’T AND HE WON’T.
        His music is s***. He can’t dance and he looks too ghetto.

  14. MUSICHEAD September 23, 2013

    This blog is the only people who care about this boy. He might be able to write some hits but he will never be a star himself. No star appeal unfortunately.

    How much is his team paying TGJ to post about him???

    • DagenhamDavina September 23, 2013

      You have just been exposed as a troll my dear. You should be ashamed of yourself.

  15. Baduizm05 September 23, 2013

    Hmmm.
    I’ve been reading this site long enough to notice a few things so I’ll say this. TGJ clearly have people feeding them information telling them which people are going to get the biggest budgets because this is the same thing they did with Rita and we all see all the money they wasted on her.

    Hopefully Elijah is taking his time with this album so it doesn’t tank but I still feel it will take a hot minute before he really pops all the way off, which is fine.

    • PCDLuvah September 23, 2013

      I knew that as soon as they started covering Borde and August Alsina.

      • FentySoSnatched September 23, 2013

        Not true. Their wack asses gave one tired ass ballroom queen his own article yesterday.

  16. Zara September 23, 2013

    I swear this site gasses the hell out of this guy. He has a nice voice but he is not s*** and his music is ok at best.

    • MadameLevesque (JoJo Is The Way) September 23, 2013

      Each to their own sis, I think he’s hot.

    • MUSICHEAD September 23, 2013

      I agree lol

    • Ciara is everything September 23, 2013

      Agreed nothing special about him.

  17. Kelly’sMotivation September 23, 2013

    The major label system is so unfair. At this point its obvious that Roc Nation have decided they want him to be a star and have TGJ on board to make it happen but what about the other singers without labels who could use this platform to help their careers.
    He can sing and is a good songwriter but he’s not the only guy out here doing his thing and you are making it seem as though he is on purpose. Play fair.

    • HappyBirthdayQueenBeyonce (Yass B**** U R THE QUEEN) September 23, 2013

      Spoken like a true loser. Your mad because his label is promoting him? Then again, you do stan for Kelly Lazy Ass Rowland don’t you?

  18. Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) September 23, 2013

    *screams* aaahhh my man, don’t touch whores, he’s already spoken for. That’s my man over there yasssss.

  19. BanjeeRiri September 23, 2013

    Only black audiences would complain that a black singer is getting too much promo on a black blog. I go on all the other major blogs and I never people complaining that there are too many AM or JB threads.

    If TGJ want to hype him up then that’s their business, it’s better than their redundant Lil Kim and Rihanna shade or their stupid Nicki Minaj ass licking. Elijah is talented so he deserves it imo.

    • QueenMuthaBraxton September 23, 2013

      “Only black audiences would complain that a black singer is getting too much promo on a black blog”

      So sad, but so true.

      • AzaleanArmy September 23, 2013

        You are so right.

  20. Keyshia Del Rey September 23, 2013

    ABC is literally the pot calling the kettle black. She only comes here to hate on Elijah and accuse other people of overstanning for him.

    • ABC September 23, 2013

      Wtf who is hating lmfao. You TROLLS are ridic!!!! Where the hell did a ‘KEYSHIA DEL RAY’ come from lmfao

      • Keyshia Del Rey September 23, 2013

        Real talk though. You seem TOO pressed at Elijah honey, did he hit it and never you call back?

      • ABC September 23, 2013

        Not here for random trolls.

  21. Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) September 23, 2013

    Sexlijah looks Hot in white, damn. I’m about to lose myself to his desires. I want him to rock me like a boat stuck in a tidal wave. Cone to my place tonight Elijah, I’ll make it worth your while.

  22. BiggerDanAMonstah September 23, 2013

    Why are we acting like TGJ is the only one going up for him when we’ve ALL seen the download numbers on DP. He actually is on some lowkey slaying s***.

    • MUSICHEAD September 23, 2013

      I need to see some receipts and unfortunately free downloads don’t come with any. Ask Lil Kim, even her mixtape debuted at #1 on the PayPal charts and no one cared.

      I’ll change my tune when I see some record sales and some radio airplay.

      • BiggerDanAMonstah September 23, 2013

        How long have you been reading this site sis?

  23. Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) September 23, 2013

    Why are people complaining about my man getting to much exposure? With sexiness like that, he’s not getting enough.

  24. LicensedToIII September 23, 2013

    Respect the f*** outta this dude for Vendetta.

  25. BijouxEli September 23, 2013

    I never wanted to come in her and engage in stan wars, but call me when August moves over 2 million downloads on ONE ep in ONE year.

    • ABC September 23, 2013

      How are two lessor ass stan groups going to engage in a war? They’re both at the bottom. Elijah just has a few songwriting credits under his belt. Lmfao y’all are pointless.

      • BijouxEli September 23, 2013

        My n****, shut the f*** up right now. You sound mad stupid. Your b**** ass fav couldn’t even give that s*** away let alone sell it. Do your homework son, 2 million!

      • ABC September 23, 2013

        Now we have a random thug on tgj lmfao!!! I can’t ! And b**** August Alsina isn’t my fave. You children are seriously dumb ha.

    • ILTS (Alsina’s Baby Mama) September 23, 2013

      Call me when Elijah puts his ep on itunes.

      • ILTS (Alsina’s Baby Mama) September 23, 2013

        Lmfao. Now you wanna go all hood on me boo boo? Don’t even bother, ain’t even that serious. August was on Hot 97 this week, where was Elijah?

  26. SheAintU2002 September 23, 2013

    Why are Elijah and August fans beefing when TGJ covers them both.

  27. BeachHouseBritney September 23, 2013

    @BijouxEli Don’t waste your time. Elijah is obvs better in every way.

    • BijouxEli September 23, 2013

      You’re right.

  28. MUSICHEAD September 23, 2013

    Elijah and his street team must be posting today because that’s the only way an artist with no fans can have a stan war.

    • Keyshia Del Rey September 23, 2013

      And you must be the ring leader of that street team because your ass has BEEN glued on this thread.

      • MUSICHEAD September 23, 2013

        And yet your screen name is two struggle artists put together. #thestruggleisreal

  29. Dance4Dawn September 23, 2013

    Erm, why do Music Head and ABC have the same avi? Lol. Trolololol.

    • ShadySenorita September 23, 2013

      The dumb b**** forgot to change ha email address.

    • ABC September 23, 2013

      You need to get your eyesight fixed. Lol. And you’re the troll. I have never seen y….never mind

    • ABC September 23, 2013

      Nice try Sherlock but we are NOT the same person. Now here’s several seats _/_/_/

      • BitchyBey September 23, 2013

        LMFAO. Change the name before you comment.

      • MUSICHEAD September 23, 2013

        Ok seriously, this isn’t funny. Sam and the powers that be at That Grape Juice altered my post with someone else’s name.

        Growup guys!

      • ABC September 23, 2013

        Musichead this is some dirty ass s***. I was trying to keep it cute but it’s on now

      • SLAY_HIVE September 23, 2013

        LOL TGJ HAD TO HAVE CHANGED THE NAME, BECAUSE I READ THIS POST AN HOUR AGO AND IT SAID MUSIC HEAD!!#REALTEA

        OMG ITS SOME SHADY S*** GOING ON! LOL

  30. ThickesD*ck September 23, 2013

    Come on! August and Elijah stans should be friends. Come on now, kiss and make up. Both of your faves are on the come up and they’re both doing their thing. Spread love not war.

    • BijouxEli September 23, 2013

      Sorry @ILTS . I just get defensive over him because he’s new and I don’t want people talking crazy about him. I’m sorry If I got outta line.

    • QueenCeline September 23, 2013

      Awwwwwwwwwwwww. A Happy ending at last.

      • RichBitchRiri September 23, 2013

        Deadass the first stan war to be resolved in TGJ historih.

  31. BionicGlam September 23, 2013

    So ABC has been exposed once again.

    • 1D>>>YourLife September 23, 2013

      No lies were detected.

  32. MrsMerrygold September 23, 2013

    Here’s an idea. Why can’t Elijah AND Alsina slay?

  33. ABC September 23, 2013

    Lmfao! Tgj changed my email after I exposed the multiple usernames. Now I will come out and say the majority of these screen names are ran by tgj themselves!! Lmfao I can’t believe they had the audacity to change my info. It’s bad enough that you can get other peoples email addys. This site is dirty and to think I used to take up for them. F*** this site and Elijah. I know someone originally saw my Avi was not the same as music head.

    • Draggin4MrsCarter September 23, 2013

      Whatever you say hun. Lol.

    • ElectraMarina September 23, 2013

      What did Elijah do to you babe? Real talk, I want to know.

      • ABC September 23, 2013

        He didn’t send me a check, Sam

    • MUSICHEAD September 23, 2013

      @ABC

      Seriously, I hope it’s not my email address it was changed to because I would not want that given to someone else without my permission.

  34. Draggin4MrsCarter September 23, 2013

    Lol. I see ABC/MusicHead has run away.

  35. ABC September 23, 2013

    Delete my comments/change emails all you want I will continue to spread amongst other blogs because that is some low down DIRTY s***.

  36. QueenCeline September 23, 2013

    I am now convinced that ABC has a personal vendetta against Elijah.

  37. ABC September 23, 2013

    RESPECTABLE BLOGS would never do such a thing. This blog is run by a bunch of hateful, conniving ass queens. Seriously like who the f*** does that? Sam and his 10097544444322 roc nation screen names that’s the f*** who!!

    • BarbzRUs September 23, 2013

      Meltdown city. Just admit that you were trolling.

      • LocoForAiko September 23, 2013

        You are so dumb. Everytime you leave a comment you take him closer to the Most Juicy section. What kind of trolling backfire?

  38. ABC September 23, 2013

    Lol where is FAF she clocked this s*** a long time ago

  39. Anon September 23, 2013

    LMFAO! Not ABC having an actual melt down. Notice how Music Head suddenly disappeared?

  40. ABC September 23, 2013

    Sam why don’t you be a real G and screen shot me and music head IP addresses

    • Anon September 23, 2013

      If what you’re saying is true, the best thing to do is stop commenting. You just make them more money every time you do and they’re probably laughing at you.

      • ABC September 23, 2013

        He can’t do that because he changed my email. Provide receipts! Expose like you did to cici slays!! Prove that I am music head

  41. Nostalgia1989 September 23, 2013

    This is the funniest s***. Why is ABC so obsessed with Elijah in the first place? Yall do know he would have got less comments had you not commented that much right?

    • ABC September 23, 2013

      I didn’t say much until my email address was changed. Now I will drag this site, f*** an Elijah. Please provide receipts that I have ever posted in another Elijah thread while you’re on my d*** b****

  42. Iggy Minaj September 23, 2013

    Scrying at ABC getting clocked again.

    • ABC September 23, 2013

      Again? When was the “first time” ? Provide receipts!!

  43. GagitaMaraj September 23, 2013

    Trolls never learn. This thread has got 110 comments because ABC and her alter ego kept responding to people, so they actually helped TGJ achieve their mission to get Elijah more promo lol. I can’t even deal with the irony.

  44. BijouxEli September 23, 2013

    Thanks for the promo ABC.

  45. Woman2Woman September 23, 2013

    Watch this s*** get 200 comments.

  46. PhuckYoTour September 23, 2013

    118 comments but only 4 retweets. ABC is a dumbass.

  47. MUSICHEAD September 23, 2013

    Chill out guys…ABC is tellng the truth. I’m not on here enough to know who ABC is but it’s kinda messed up if our personal information is being compromised. TGJ needs to get it together ASAP.

    I’m sure from our IP addresses you can see that we’re probably not even in the same city.

  48. Mark111 September 23, 2013

    This boy isn’t gonna pop. All I hear is talk and NO MUSIC! At least have half the catalog that Neyo has as a writer. He wrote 1 hit, the others were just album cuts and they weren’t even outstanding from a writing standpoint.

  49. Lucia September 23, 2013

    Elijah Blake always has the weirdest posts. *Leaves*

    • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) September 24, 2013

      DEAD

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