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Anthony Hamilton Doesn’t Miss A Beat With 'What I’m Feelin'

3/30/2016 3:57pm EDT
Anthony Hamilton Delivers An Intriguing Soul Album With 'What I’
“R&B is dead!” That statement is sheer blasphemy – heresy at it’s worse. R&B has cooled off tremendously, particularly on radio and in regards to commercial lucrativeness, but that doesn’t mean superb albums aren’t still being churned out. One artist who has yet to ‘lay an egg’ in his career is Anthony Hamilton.

Hamilton is an artist who always realizes his full potential, even if being painfully underappreciated and underrated has been his plight. Regardless, Hamilton delivers another masterful soul album with What I’m Feelin’. Need a blueprint of how to make an R&B album in 2016? Hamilto...

Gwen Stefani Tops Charts Again

3/29/2016 9:29am EDT
Gwen Stefani Takes 'Truth' To The Top Of The Billboard 200
For a second consecutive week, the numbers on the Billboard 200 are modest to put it kindly. Gwen Stefani, to no one’s surprise, landed at no. 1 with her third studio album, This Is What the Truth Feels Like. While Truth gives Stefani her first career solo no. 1 album, the sales/streams aren’t “all that.” Truth impacted to the tune of 84,000 units, with more than 90% of that total comprising of pure sales. Still, the top album sold below the 100,000 copies mark. Ugh! As written in a previous article, This Is What The Truth Feels Like seemed to be underperforming. The numbers confirm the ass...

New Albums Coming Out This Week

3/22/2016 2:56pm EDT
Zayn Malik
March looks to close with a bang in the music world! Friday, March 25, sees a number of new music releases worth checking out. Among artists dropping new albums are K. Michelle (More Issues Than Vogue) and Anthony Hamilton (What I’m Feelin’). Arguably the biggest name might be ex-boy band member Zayn Malik (simply known as Zayn) who drops his debut, Mind of Mine. Throw in some other artists with compelling efforts (Domo Genesis and Asking Alexandria among them), and this week definitely has some oomph.

1) Zayn, Mind Of Mine (RCA)

After exiting One Direction, Zayn Malik returns to the ...

These Songs Brought On Emotions In 2015

12/30/2015 4:15pm EST
20 Most Emotional Songs Of 2015
Ah, another year down – “out with the old” and “in with the new.” Even with 2016 among us, there have been plenty of memorable musical moments from 2015, led by its vast assortment of songs. While we’ve already explored the 40 Best Songs of 2015, why not break things down even more and examine the 20 Most Emotional Songs of 2015! This playlist comprises of the happiest, saddest, and angriest songs of the year. So whether you’re feeling “good to be alive” or the feeling is that “something’s gotta give,” we’ve got you covered!

Happiest Songs of 2015

1) Andy Grammer, “Good To Be Alive (Hal...

Teedra Moses Returns After 11-Year Hiatus

8/5/2015 2:00pm EDT
Review: Teedra Moses Shines On ‘Cognac & Conversation’ Following
Returning after an 11-year hiatus isn’t easy to say the least. Despite the odds being against her, New Orleans born Los Angeles bred R&B singer/songwriter Teedra Moses returns to the game in top-notch form. On sophomore album Cognac & Conversation, Moses picks up where she left off with 2004’s underrated, critically-acclaimed Complex Simplicity. The mark of a true artist is one who can return without a hitch. Teedra Moses does just that.

Over the album’s course, Moses seems to never miss. “R U Scared” opens the album soundly with an 80s sensibility and an adventurous harmonic scheme. N...

Thoughts On The 56th Annual Grammy Nominations

12/9/2013 8:50pm EST
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The Grammys are like a musician’s Super Bowl, even if the nominations and victorious artists are flawed.  I won’t lie to you, I complain every year that someone won a Grammy that didn’t deserve it while someone else was snubbed. Just last year, during the 55th Annual Grammys, I lobbied hard for Frank Ocean (looking back, I have reservations now) while Mumford & Sons walked out with the Album of the Year trophy.  The year that Taylor Swift won for Fearless, my girl Beyoncé was on a roll until the coveted Album of the Year award was read.  You get my position though! This year,  I find myself...

Brittany's 'The Voice' Blog: My Day At Season 2 Auditions

9/6/2011 10:00am EDT
The Voice
Here's the latest on and around NBC's The Voice: auditions for Season 2 wrapped last week in Los Angeles, and yours truly was there. Here's my audition-day dish.

It's been hard for me to talk about Season 2 auditions, because I haven't been at any of them (although Nakia did give some insight on the Houston round in a previous blog). That changed on August 30, when they arrived at the Los Angeles Forum. Now, I should note that this blog is going to be from the first person and not a news report...because I wasn't there to cover the auditions. I was there to audition.

I can tell you what...

Stax Records To Release Soundtrack To 'Soul Men' Nov. 4

10/31/2008 9:48pm EDT
Soul Men
Authentic soul music and superstar musical performances are the consistent theme and backdrop for the side-splitting comedy, Soul Men, starring entertainment icons Bernie Mac, who passed away on August 9, and award-winning actor Samuel L. Jackson. The film also includes a cameo appearance by Isaac Hayes who died the day after Mac in unrelated circumstances. Soul Men, directed by Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man, Undercover Brother, Roll, Bounce) will be released November 7, 2008 nationwide (Dimension Films/MGM) and the soundtrack will be available November 4th on legendary label Stax Records....

New Music & New Album Info On Anthony Hamilton, Lesley Roy, T-Pain & Ciara

9/29/2008 5:00pm EDT
Anthony Hamilton
Anthony Hamilton is back with a brand new single, "Cool," featuring David Banner! Stay tuned for his upcoming album "The Point Of It All" out later this year!

Check out "Cool" (featuring David Banner):

Real: Hi | Lo

Windows: Hi | Lo

Lesley Roy's album, Unbeautiful, is in stores September 30! Enjoy the next single, "Unbeautiful."


Real: Hi | Lo

Windows: Hi | Lo

T-Pain is back with his 2nd single off of his highly anticipated 3rd studio album "Thr33 Ringz" out November 11!

Check out T-Pain's hot, new track "Chopped N Skrewed" feat...

Alicia Keys Gears Up For North American Leg Of 'As I Am' Tour

4/16/2008 7:00pm EDT
Alicia Keys
After wowing fans during her successful sold-out European tour, MBK/J Records' global superstar Alicia Keys is just days away from bringing that same excitement on the North American leg of her As I Am Tour presented by Lexus.

Joined by American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and Grammy-nominated R&B singer/songwriter Ne-Yo, the As I Am Tour presented by Lexus, kicks off April 19th in Hampton, VA. The tour continues on across the US and Canada, and will conclude on June 18th at Madison Square Garden in Alicia's hometown of New York City. Due to popular demand, new dates have been added ...

Britney Spears Wants A Piece Of You!

12/10/2007 4:31pm EST
Calling all future auteurs! MTV and Jive Records will join forces to bring fans and MTV viewers the "Britney Spears Wants A Piece Of You" fan video contest. Using the MTV Video Remixer (, the exclusive contest which launched on December 4th will give aspiring filmmakers and wannabes alike the opportunity to create their own distinctive video for "Piece of Me," the second single from Britney's hit album Blackout.

By utilizing the MTV Video Remixer ( fans will create their own interpretation of "Piece of Me" to compete for a chance to see their ...

Starpulse Album Review: Josh Turner - 'Everything Is Fine'

11/13/2007 3:00pm EST
Everything Is Fine
Country music’s fastest rising star Josh Turner is back with his third studio album, “Everything Is Fine.” Turner is a pure singer who emotes from his soul.

With the success of his first two albums, where critics showered his music with praise and even compared him to the late Johnny Cash, it’s no wonder that Turner titled his new album “Everything Is Fine.”

Turner uses the first two songs, the self-penned “Everything Is Fine” and “Firecracker,” to show listeners that country can be both positive and a lot of fun.

The Trisha Yearwood duet “Another Try” shows another side to t...

Boney James, Peter White Release Christmas Jazz CDs

10/28/2007 2:00pm EDT
Boney James
-Boney James :Christmas Present

Urban Jazz sax icon Boney James follows his Top 10 R&B and #1 Contemporary Jazz album Shine with a stirring new collection of holiday classics entitled Christmas Present from Concord Records. The album finds James teaming up with fellow Grammy nominees Anthony Hamilton (on the holiday standard Silent Night) and Angie Stone (on an update of the Charles Brown chestnut Merry Christmas, Baby).

Also featured on the album are soul songstress Chanté Moore on the Eartha Kitt hit "Santa Baby" and former James collaborator, contemporary jazz trumpet sensation...

Josh Turner Releases 'Everything Is Fine' Oct. 30

10/24/2007 6:00pm EDT
Josh Turner
Real life - including heartaches, happiness, fishing holes, and everything in between - has had a way of finding itself in the middle of Josh Turner songs since he first burst onto the national country music scene.

It's those life experiences that keep drawing him back to what has become his unique yet easily identifiable country sound. "Growing up, traditional country music was always where my heart was at," he says, "because those songs were speaking about the life that I was living in rural South Carolina. It was all about love and work and life and just the everyday stuff that pe...

Johnta Austin To Release Debut Album, 'Ocean Drive,' September 4

7/4/2007 4:00pm EDT
Johnta Austin
(New York, NY) - As the singular most successful songwriter at work today-– whose tunes have been brought to the top of the charts by Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, and at least 50 more artists over the last decade, including Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson, Jessica Simpson, Usher, Chris Brown, Toni Braxton, Tyrese, Enrique Iglesias, Aaliyah, Faith Evans, B2K, Ciara, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, and Mario – what do you deliver for an encore, after winning the Best R&B Song Grammy Award for the past two consecutive years?

In the case of 26-year old Atlanta native Johnta (pronounced "John-...

Hard Rock Hotels And Casinos Launch Limited Edition CD Series Curated By DJ/Producer Mark Ronson

4/18/2007 7:00pm EDT
Mark Ronson
Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos will pay homage to its distinctive music heritage with the launch of a limited-edition CD series, Mark Ronson Presents Hard Rock, curated by DJ/producer Mark Ronson. The debut CD, featuring 14 rock songs hand selected by Ronson, will be available for purchase beginning May 22 at all Hard Rock Hotel and Casino locations, select Hard Rock Cafe Rock Shops and online at Hard Rock partnered with Allido Records and music executive and producer Rich Kleiman, to release the series exclusively for the brand.

Hard Rock has enlisted Ronson to curat...

Producer Dre To Release Debut CD, "The Trunk"

10/16/2006 2:12pm EDT
Simply put, producers Cool and Dre are forging the soundtracks to our lives right now. With hit records for The Game and 50 Cent ("Hate it or Love It"), Ja Rule ("New York"), their mentor Fat Joe ("So Much More), Juvenile ("Rodeo") and most recently Christina Milian and good friend DJ Khaled ("Holla at Me Baby"), the Grammy nominated tandem have fulfilled their almost life long dreams to become the undeniably hottest production team in music today.

Now with their feet firmly planted in the game, it's time to embark on new goals for the duo. One half of the team, Dre, has finally liste...

Chris Brown's "Say Goodbye" Is Featured On The Soundtrack To The Film "Step Up"; Listen Here

7/20/2006 4:05pm EDT
Step Up
Step Up tells the story of Tyler Gage (Channing Tatum) a rebel from the wrong side of Baltimore’s tracks and Nora (Jenna Dewan) a privileged ballet dancer attending Baltimore’s ultra-elite Maryland School of the Arts. When trouble with the law lands Tyler with a community service gig at Maryland School of the Arts, he arrives as an angry outsider, until his skills as a gifted street dancer draw Nora’s attention. As sparks fly between them, both on and off stage, Tyler realizes he has just one performance to prove that he can step up to a life far larger than he ever imagined. The film also...

Mary J. Blige And Kanye West Tie At BET Awards

6/28/2006 9:45am EDT
Kanye West
Mary J. Blige, Kanye West and Jamie Foxx were big winners at the BET Awards last night. All three stars walked away from the ceremony, which celebrates black artists, at the Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles, with two prizes each.

Blige won Best Female R+B artist but had to share the prize for Best Video with Kanye West and Jamie Foxx who got nods for their hits Be Without You and Gold Digger respectively. Gold Digger also took the award for Best Collaboration.

Other winners at the BET Awards - the Black Entertainment Television Awards - included Chaka Khan who received the covet...

Nick Cannon Signs Deal With Motown; New Album In Spring

2/3/2006 1:27pm EST
Nick Cannon
Motown Records has signed celebrated, one-man entertainment arsenal, Nick Cannon, in a venture with the actor/musician, to be called Can I Ball/Motown Records. Cannon's debut for the new label, Stages, featuring the first single "Dimepiece," and guest appearance by the first artist signed to his label, Izzy, is slated to be released in spring 2006. The new disc is executive produced by Cannon and Michael "Blue" Williams, and features a host of top notch producers including Kanye West and artists such as Talib Kweli, Anthony Hamilton and 112.

"I'm thrilled to be able to work with such ...

New CDs This Week (Dec. 13)

12/13/2005 11:26am EST
There's not a whole lot of new releases this week since it's almost the holidays. But there are some noteable albums hitting shelves this week from artists such as Beck, Cypress Hill, Daddy Yankee, Fuel, Lamb of God, Snoop Dogg and Youngbloodz. Check out this list of noteworthy releases (many with reviews) for Tuesday, December 13th, 2005...

Anthony Hamilton - Ain't Nobody Worryin'

Beck - Guerolito

Billie Holiday - The Complete Verve Studio Master Takes

Bo Bice - Real Thing

Cypress Hill - Greatest Hits From the Bong

Daddy Yankee - Barrio Fino en Directo

Disturbing Tha Peace...