Ever been to a concert where the artist seems to talk as much as they sing? Well Musiq Soulchild isn’t one of those artists! Dressed to the nines in virtually all-black jacket, vest, slacks and shirt, Musiq appeared the epitome of cool onstage at NYC’s B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on December 22. Yet his few choice words expressed a different, more pressing sentiment.
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This holiday season, we’re thankful for a little laughter and face time with the one and only Faith Evans! We caught up with Evans during her recent visit to the VH1 headquarters and appearance on Big Morning Buzz Live, and she humored us by taking a look back on the year, and looking forward into 2015.
Since she burst onto the music scene in 2012 with her debut album, Perfectly Imperfect featuring the bubbly single “Only Wanna Give It To You,” Elle Varner has proved that she belongs in the musical spotlight. Just when we thought we couldn’t adore this 25-year-old starlet any more than we already do, she appeared at her old stomping grounds: New York City’s popular B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on December 7th. Elle sang her heart out and gave us five more reasons to love her.
Luke James has released two brand-new music videos in just about as many weeks in anticipation of his debut album’s release but the New Orleans native has had an industry buzz for far longer than that. It all started with the 2012 release of the hit single “I Want You,” which earned James a Grammy nomination in 2013. James followed up its success with a series of concert dates opening up for the Queen B herself, Beyonce, garnering more fans along the way. With the steady release of steamy and sultry singles and accompanying music videos for “Make Love to Me”, “I.O.U.”, “Options” and “Dancing in the Dark” James has succeeded in impressing the masses as much with his vocal prowess as with his fierce good looks, but there’s much more to this music man.
It’s been five years since the passing of Michael Jackson, who would’ve been 56 years old today. To honor his life, we’re looking back to a recent VH1 exclusive interview with his close friend and collaborator, legendary producer Quincy Jones.
We’re not sure which we love more: R&B singer Joe Thomas at work or Joe Thomas at play. But we know this for sure – he does both in grand style!
The positive energy and good vibes were in full effect on July 2oth at SOB’s, thanks to Natalie Stewart‘s two-hour performance. You may better know her as The Floacist, half of the now-defunct dynamic duo, Floetry. With her musical partner Marsha Ambrosious (the Songstress), Floetry exploded onto the music scene in 2002 from London by way of Philly with their debut album Floetic, followed by the 2005 release Flo’Ology. But by 2006, the group had broken up, leaving us all to wonder what had gone wrong? The question was like the elephant in the room as we waited for the Floacist to start her set.
Leela James wants you to feel something. If you ever see the VH1 Soul You Oughta Know artist perform live, she’ll ask you to your face. “Can ya’ll feel that right there?” she shouted to the crowd in the midst of her performance at New York City’s B.B. King’s earlier this month. They responded with an Earth-shaking affirmative. Any advertisement for a Leela James show should come with a warning, Ms. James turns it up and takes you there, so we hope you can stand the fierceness and the fire!
A live performance from Nile Rodgers and his band Chic is enough reason to celebrate. But hanging with the man himself while lounging at the brand new Hard Rock Hotel on the glorious Spanish beaches of Ibiza? Talk about good times!
Kelly Price‘s heart appeared as ginormous as her voice as she spoke last Tuesday during her album listening party at S.O.B.’s. With the release of her seventh album, Price ensures that when tales of R&B lore and legend are told, her name will be called. For her album listening party however Price did very little singing, choosing instead to spend her time in her hometown of NYC sharing about the epiphany she experienced this past year on the brink of her 40th birthday, and her newfound intention to open up and show the world her vulnerability. Price’s personal metamorphosis is chronicled in her new album, Sing, Pray, Love Vol. 1: SING, featuring 11 songs that were strategically ordered so as to take its listeners on a soulful journey with messages of hope, faith and determination. The album may be named Sing, Pray, Love Vol. 1: SING (and will be followed up by Volumes 2 and 3, Pray and Love), but for her listening party Price presented to the intimate crowd her musings about what fans should THINK, FEEL and KNOW about this latest project.