R&B continues to thrive thanks to the crop of dedicated artists willing to proudly wave its flag.
As we’re keen to keep the magnifying glass on the genre’s brightest – new and seasoned – look inside to see the latest happenings of some of its best movers and shakers.
News on Anthony Hamilton, Luke James, Tweet, and Kem awaits inside as all four megawatt talents dropped new music on Friday (September 24) just in time for the 2022 GRAMMY consideration cut off date (September 30).
Stream: Luke James’ First Live Album ‘A Live Sensation’
Luke James is regarded by many as one of the most dynamic male R&B performers of the last decade. For those on the fence or unaware of the 2-time GRAMMY nominee’s performance prowess, the chance for captivation comes courtesy of his new live album, ‘A Live Sensation.’
His first live LP, the singer tapped Nu Deco Ensemble for the 9-song set as he performed live renditions of fan favorites as well as numbers found aboard his most recently released album – 2020’s “To Feel Love/d.” Stream ‘Sensation’ below courtesy of Apple Music and Spotify.
Stream: KEM Releases ‘Love Always Wins’ Deluxe Edition
Despite earning critical acclaim for its content (including the Toni Braxton duet ‘Live Out Your Love’), ‘Kem’s fifth studio album, 2020’s ‘Love Always Wins,’ didn’t win much fanfare from record buyers as it peaked at #124 on the Billboard 200 (his lowest placement to date).
In a bid to rejuvenate interest in the project (his first studio effort in six years), the GRAMMY-nominated crooner has unveiled the set’s deluxe edition – which includes a Wiz Khalifa-assisted remix to his previously released single, ‘Lie To Me,’ as well as an Eric Hudson-assisted remix to the housed track ‘Not Before You.’
Listen below via Spotify.
New Song: Tweet – ‘Neva Gonna Break My Heart Again’
‘Oh my’ is exactly what Tweet will have listeners saying once they cop a gander at her gorgeous new single, ‘Neva Gonna Break My Heart Again.’
As its title alludes, the tune tells the tale of a woman whose challenging recovery from heartbreak sees her want to do everything but revisit the pain.
Believed to be the first single from her forthcoming new album (her first LP since 2016’s ‘Charlene’), ‘Break’ follows a few standalone singles released by the R&B diva across 2020. Hear it below:
Stream: Anthony Hamilton’s New Album ‘Love is the New
Five years have separated fans of Anthony Hamilton from an official studio album, but now – after reaching his highest rung yet on R&B charts with 2016’s ‘What I’m Feelin’ – the GRAMMY winner returns with new LP ‘Love is the New Black.’
Kicked off by the Tamika Mallory-assisted ‘Mercy’ and ‘You Made a Fool of Me,’ the 14-track LP boasts appearances from the likes of Rick Ross, Jennifer Hudson, Lil Jon, and more.
As fans (affectionately called #HamFam) get acquainted with the new cuts via live renditions performed on Hamilton’s current tour (click here for dates), you can do so as well by streaming the set below courtesy of Apple Music and Spotify.