Hello R&B fam,
here is our girl about town with a whole lot of R&B news fo ya!
Click the link, enjoy and also check out Jamilla’s SLAM JAM from “Full Crate ft David Simmons – “Without My Heart”
Don’t forget to have your say via comments & follow Jamilla @jamzsupernova
Blessness
RH

B.E.T HONOURS MARIAH

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EMILE SANDE GETS MAD PROPS FROM ALICIA KEYS

CHRIS BROWN GETS ANOTHER TATTOO

Yo R&B family,
HNY n all that.
Now, you know i always hit you up with the hottest videos and music on here and on the radio.
2012 is no exception and Mondays show was SUPER hot…Excuse the pun.
My special guest was the man tagged as Superman aka UK R&B star Jermaine Riley.
He gave us an exclusive preview of cuts from his forthcoming, red hot, Superman inspired album “Hello Earth”
It’s due to drop Jan 20th, has the sickest features and will be available absolutely free via his website www.jermaineriley.com
During the interview / preview, he played us the brand new single “Key To The City” created by bad boy producer Harmony and featuring Godfather of UK funky Donaeo.
I kid you not…this joint is absolutely banging!!
To listen to the full interview and album preview listen again to my BBC radio 1xtra R&B show by clicking HERE
For now check out the vid and enjoy.
Peace, Beats & Love
RH

R&B family,
as you get ready for the festivities Jamilla lets you know what’s poppin in the R&B world
Just click on the player and enjoy.
Blessness
RH

REBECCA FERGUSON SMASHES ALBUM SALES – GO GIRL!!

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WILL IT BE A LITTLE MIX XMAS NUMBER 1?

NEW SWV ALBUM – WELCOME BACK LADIES!!

A VERY B.E.T CHRISTMAS!!!

Hey soulsters,
i’ve got something very special for you right here.
When invited to talk to the lovely Rebecca Ferguson about her debut album “Heaven” t’was too much to resist so off i went to the sony studios to catch up with last years Liverpudlian X Factor runner up.
Becks-Fergs breaks down the journey of making the album, gives us an exclusive preview of 4 cuts and additionally performs 2 tracks acoustically from the set.
NOT TO BE MISSED!!!
The album “Heaven” hits the stores December 5th 2011.
Til then, enjoy this!
RH

Hey Soulquarians,
here’s a heads up on one of the most exciting future prospects in UK R&B in fact in music period.
In my second instalment of Ronnie Herel meets…I introduce to you the fantastic Tanya Lacey!
Talking about the future tour with Bruno Mars and working with Dallas Austin…She’s Born to Fly!!!
Enjoy and watch-out for the full acoustic set coming soon.
Peace Beats & Love
RH

Here is the official video from up-coming singer/songwriter Jareth.
“Pathway” sees the talented and unique singer join forces with the rhyme animal Lioness in this engaging video directed by Kalvadour Peterson
the Full of rich Jazz and Soul, Jareth’s voice beams with confidence and character and her delivery is punchy with pizzaz and attitude. Her songwriting talent is undeniable, it’s honest and endearing, and she’s fiercely protective of her creative process.

By Anna Nathanson

Last Thursday Ne-Yo put on an album playback with a difference, previewing material from his forthcoming project ‘Libra Scale’, to be released in September.

It was so top secret that the invited audience had to hand in their mobile phones at the door, to avoid any of the tracks getting leaked prior to release. Some of them have of course already been getting radio airplay, such as the dancey ‘Beautiful Monster’ and the feel good R&B track ‘Champagne Life’ which is definitely worthy of becoming a potential future single.

Once everyone was seated, Ne-Yo appeared on stage, sat down and introduced himself, before revealing that the album is based on a short story that he had written. He then proceeded to tell the story, before playing the first track, which coincided with that bit in the story. After the track had finished, he carried on with the story, and then played another track. It was so cool how each track encapsulated the bit of the story he was telling, and after previewing the sixth track, the story ended on a cliff hanger, meaning that everyone would have to wait until the album lands to find out the conclusion.

At the end, there was a question and answer session with Ne-Yo, in which he voiced his thoughts on autotune, revealed that he is a big fan of Amy Winehouse and that the story behind his concept album was a metaphor for fame.

I even plucked up the courage to ask a question, and was really surprised by the answer. The question was; “You’re known as an iconic songwriter. Do most of the songs you write make it on the album or do you write a lot of songs and pick the best ones?” to which he replied that he wrote about 200 songs before selecting the best 12 to make the final album!

The intimate playback with Ne-Yo really was such a great experience, the tunes were banging and it was a real eye-opener on the man behind the hits. Make sure you listen to Ronnie Herel’s exclusive interview with the star on Monday night from 10pm on BBC Radio 1Xtra or online all this week at www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra.

Anna x