Self-proclaimed ‘King of R&B’ Jacquees looks to show-and-tell via his sophomore album.

A surprise drop of sorts (as we reported here), the project – which serves as the follow-up to his 2018 debut album, ‘4275’ – was originally titled ‘Round 2’ and slated for a July 2019 release. Quietly letting its first due date pass, ‘Quees stunned fans earlier this week with the announcement the effort would drop Friday (November 8).

A 14-track affair, King’ has a star-studded guest list and features the likes of T.I., Tory Lanez, Quavo, Young Thug, Gunna, and more.  Will it finally prove to naysayers that the 26-year-old is this generation’s reigning monarch of the ailing genre?

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After landing a top 30 hit with the Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign-assisted ‘Swalla’ in 2017, Jason Derulo – instead of following with news about the tune’s official parent project – opted to crank out more songs with no report of what larger body of work the tracks were tied to.

As we reported here, that changed last month when the stage blazer took to Instagram to confirm his new album – the follow-up to 2015’s ‘Everything is 4’ – would arrive November 8.  Originally christened ‘777,’ the opus, now titled ‘2SIDES,’ is actually listed on streaming and digital outlets as a pair of EPs (contrary to previous reports).  Its first installment, which debuted today, houses a six song track list.

And, while it only boasts rapstress Stefflon Don as a feature, the effort does not include any of the standalone tunes Derulo’s dropped over the last two years.

Will it be just what the Miami born singer needs to reignite Stateside interest in his music career?  Listen inside and let us know:

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Fantasia‘s ‘Sketchbook’ may have seen her name penciled in the lowest Billboard 200 debut position of her career (as we reported here), but that certainly hasn’t stopped the Grammy winner from forging on in its support.

In addition to hitting the promo trail with a Stateside tour featuring fellow R&B stars Tank, Robin Thicke, and The Bonfyre (click here for dates), Fannie’s also calling on her tourmates to help revamp the LP’s second single – ‘PTSD.’

As its original mix, which lists T-Pain as the guest star, has failed to impact any Billboard chart since its late August release, the diva’s looking to turn the tide on the song and its parent project by calling on Tank and The Bonfyre to assist.

Do they have what it takes to turn ‘P.T.S.D.’ into a ‘H.I.T.’?  Listen inside and tell us:

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Nicki Minaj may have placed a pause on her solo activity, but it’s all systems go on the collaborations front.

The femcee teams with Colombian reggaeton wonder Karol G for new single ‘Tusa.’

And the pair are wasting no time kicking off an all-out campaign for the cut, for they’ve simultaneously unleashed its accompanying Mike Ho-directed video.

Check out the colorful, Latin affair after the jump…

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Despite initial denials, Tinashe is officially signed to Roc Nation.

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New Ciara is incoming!

Moments ago, Major Lazer revealed that their new single ‘Evapora’ is set to drop imminently and will feature CiCi as well as Brazilian star Iza.

Details below…

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Alicia Keys has unlocked the video for the remix to ‘Show Me Love’ featuring 21 Savage.

The Miguel assisted track and this alternate version are the first taste of the songbird’s new album, which is expected within the coming months. As yet untitled, the set will serve as the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Here.’

Already heating up the A/C airwaves, the remix could well gift it an additional boost on the Urban format more broadly.

Check out the visual below…

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Check out Lizzo!

The chart-topper blazes the pages of British Vogue‘s December 2019 issue.

Lensed by Kloss Films, the spread comes on the heels of the star’s #1 smash ‘Truth Hurts’ and as 2017 effort ‘Good As Hell’ makes a bid for the top spot – thanks, in part, to an Ariana Grande assisted remix.

Beyond her bops, the Houston native has resonated with the masses thanks to her candid discourse about…well…everything.

In her feature interview, she opens up about hitting a career stride later in life, body positivity, and more.

Head below for pics and quotes…

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Dua Lipa and fellow Brit-Pop royal Fleur East sat down for a fun-filled chat on Hits Radio this week.

There, Dua celebrated the unveiling of her new single ‘Don’t Start Now’ and told the ‘Sax’ singer all about her new musical direction and the experiences she credits for shaping it.

Their conversation made for an insightful watch.

Hit the play button to find out what happened when Dua met Fleur, below…

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While most artists release their album’s first single ahead of its parent project, Kanye West has opted to take the unconventional route of reversing the process.  First unveiling his latest chart-topper, ‘Jesus is King,’ to the masses on October 25, the warm commercial reception of the effort was not only reflected on the Billboard 200 but the Hot 100 as well as all 11 of its songs charted.

The frontrunner of the pack of tracks is ‘Follow God.’  Announced earlier this week as the set’s official lead single, the cut premiered at #7 on the Hot 100 (coming as the 18th top 10 hit of the Grammy winner’s career).  Now, in a bid to take it to higher heights, fans are invited to preview its Jake Schreier-directed music video.

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J Hus is back!

Looking to put personal dramas in rearview, the Brit rap wonder has unwrapped new single ‘Must Be.’

Produced by righthand man JAE5, the flavoursome cut sees the rising star reflect on his opposition in a manner that hooks both lyrically and melodically.

With the all-important second album incoming, Hus has delivered a diamond with this one and, in the process, adds fresh fuel to his fiery streak.

Take a listen below…

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BTS is branching out.

All you need to know about the brand’s business venture below…

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