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Niyoki Invites Listeners To Come Into The 'Rest' With Sophomore Release

August 22nd, 2008 7:05am EDT
Niyoki
In 2006, D2G Records contemporary gospel and inspirational vocalist Niyoki (pronounced Nie-yo-kee), came on the gospel scene with her debut release, My Everything. The project independently sold more than 15,000 copies, and spawned the hit single "He's Here" (which ultimately reached the #8 position on Billboard's Gospel chart and was named the 27th most-played gospel song of 2007 by the trade publication R&R (Radio and Records). Now she is back with her sophomore CD entitled Rest which hit stores this week via partnership with Executive Music Group and distribution by Fontana.

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Dru Hill Announce Reunion; Split Again 10 Minutes Later

March 10th, 2008 8:00pm EDT
Dru Hill
R&B group Dru Hill delighted fans on Thursday when they announced their reunion live on U.S. radio - only to call off their comeback just 10 minutes later.

The "How Deep Is Your Love" hit makers made the bizarre appearance on WERQ FM in their native Baltimore, Maryland.

The band - with original members Sisqo, Jazz, Nokio and Woody - each introduced themselves before show host Marc Clarke asked Woody to explain how he felt about their reformation.

He said: "It feels great to have the brotherhood. I tell these guys, when they see me coming, they can't be in their house clothes...
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Getting Beyond Belief

February 25th, 2008 10:39am EST
Beyond Belief
When you think to the late '80s and early '90s - Hip-Hop artist Kwame was an MC doing his thing like several others. In that era of Hip-Hop, it was a time of first and creativity. When Kwame was sixteen he released his first album called Kwame the Boy Genius Featuring A New Beginning in 1989. He produced it all be himself and it showed his potential as a producer. That album used a live band and delivered familiar tracks The Man We All Know and Love and The Rhythm. In the '90s, he came ready to set trend styles with a high-top fade splashed with a blond patch and attire that had polka-dots....
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Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds Returns With 11th Album, 'Playlist,' In Stores September 18

July 29th, 2007 9:00am EDT
Babyface
(New York, NY) 10-time Grammy award-winning megastar Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds, an icon figure of live performance, songwriting, and production whose work on his own music and others' has resulted in more than 100 million career sales, has completed his 11th album, Playlist, which will arrive in stores September 18th as the first album on the newly re-launched Mercury Records label, it was announced today by Antonio "L.A." Reid, Chairman Island Def Jam Music Group and David Massey, President, Mercury Records.

Playlist will be Babyface's first album devoted (mostly) to cover versions of...
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Chart Topping Hits Of Soul Heard Decade By Decade In Four New 'Soul Number 1's' Collections

April 30th, 2007 10:00pm EDT
Marvin Gaye
Soul is at the heart of hip-hop, providing the inspiration for today's chart-topping hip-hop tracks. Now four new compilations present the best of soul--a total of 67 recordings, every track a #1 (nearly all on the R&B chart)--from the '60s to the '90s. Each of the Hip-O/UMe Soul Number 1's albums in the new UMe Number 1's series is released April 3 and packaged in a ground-breaking environmentally-friendly packaging format. A first for the music industry, the standard package (both sleeve and tray) will be completely paper-recyclable.

In the '60s, soul was cool. '60s Soul Number...
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