Music is a big part of most people’s lives – it’s almost like a living, breathing entity that reminds us of events in our life, marks significant moments, and basically has a presence that’s unbeknown-est to us sometimes. There are a lot of theories about how and why music embeds itself into our lives, but […]


In the land of the free and the home of R&B, it can be easy to overlook the contribution of international artists to the music scene that we call home. Women from across the pond, down under and from all over the seven seas are topping their local charts and delivering R&B to new audiences. […]

From Music can tell a story, assuage our sorrows, provide blessing and redemption, and express a soul’s sublime and powerful beauty. It inspires us…

If you've never heard of Leela James or heard her music, you are living a mediocre life. Since her childhood in L.A.'s eclectic urban culture, singer Leela James has woven the soul tradition into and around every corner of her creative identity. Deep within her rich and powerful voice are the echoes of Aretha Franklin, Mavis Staples, Gladys Knight and other iconic divas of generations past.

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“I love music … and it loves me right back.” When I read that tweet over the weekend, I retweeted, shouted and all that. It resonated with my soul because I do love music. I am pretty partial to hip-hop and R&B.  Music is what helps me get through the day on many days … […]

We just came across this new song from Fantasia entitled “Bittersweet” – It has been confirmed as the official first single from the American Idol alum’s forthcoming third album (due out later in 2010).

VIA: Charlotte Area News The Arts and Science Council, Opera Carolina and Community School of the Arts are pleased to announce a unique  educational opportunity for young singing actors in the Charlotte region. This summer, they will host a week-long, music-drama workshop featuring hands-on instruction, coaching and training by professional artists highlighted by three special […]

VIA: It’s been a minute since we heard from Andwele Gardner, bka Dwele. I just found this track over at Splash’s site, and being the Dwele aficionado that I am, I’m assuming that this must be brand spankin new music!

Tons of stars came out for the release party in Atlanta for Monica’s new album Still Standing!

Chris Brown is reaching out to his fans for help.  Apparently radio stations are not playing his music and he wants his fans to support him.