Erica Campbell is switching things up in a big way, and the change is paying off in more ways than one. After over a decade of creating great gospel music with her sister Tina Campbell as the dynamic duo Mary Mary, Erica is going for the goodness and greatness that change brings by embarking on a solo career. “A Little More Jesus,” the first single off Erica’s upcoming solo album, was released last summer and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Gospel Song – and also has had folks buzzing about what’s next…And now the wait is over!
Every time we watched Nick Cannon MC our Super Bowl Blitz concert series, we couldn’t help but think “Damn, that lucky dude is married to Mariah Carey!” And now we find ourselves feeling that way yet again, since Mimi took to her Instagram to show off her vacation photos (and incredible physique!). Days before she also shared an equally revealing throw-back LaChapelle portrait from the early 2000s…Thus proving that the Diva’s fabulocity (is that a word?) definitely doesn’t diminish with time!
Now that 2014 is in full swing, it’s time to turn our attention to the music the new year has to offer. And now that VH1 Soul You Oughta Know artist Liv Warfield is about to drop her sophomore album, The Unexpected, 2014 is about to get exponentially funkier.
An Illinois native, Warfield pretty much owned Portland’s R&B scene by the time she was discovered by Prince (yes, that Prince) in 2009. Since then, her career has been in first gear and we have no doubt that 2014 will be her year.
How do you top an impromptu birthday party in J. Cole‘s adopted hometown? Bring an Electric Lady and all her friends to the BX for a night of retro soul. Janelle Monáe headlined Night 2 of VH1′s Super Bowl Blitz, live from Lehman College in the Bronx. Between being rolled out in a straightjacket and body surfing over her collection of screaming fans, the undersized R&B innovator more than exceeded our expectations.
One of the biggest questions before tonight’s Grammy Awards: Will Chicago front man Robert Lamm twerk all up on Robin Thicke? Miley Cyrus did it (memorably) at the MTV Video Music Awards, so it’s only fair to ask.
Jennifer Hudson continues to be a leader of the pack amongst her peers on the music scene, but with her latest video, we see clearly that she’s feeling great doing it! In her new video for “I Can’t Describe,” Hudson flaunts her “stuff” boldly and proudly for the world to see.
The year was 1999 and it felt like anything could happen. (For the most part it did.) One of the breakouts of the year was a group comprised of Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett known as Destiny’s Child. For many fans, it was the first time they even heard of or really listened to the group. But for longtime fans, the ones who knew them from their “Killing Time” days, this was just the next chapter in the girls’ story.
Formed in 1996, the Destiny’s Child had been steadily building an empire, chipping away at the success of girl groups before them. With many of the ’90s acts on the way out, there was only TLC to contend with. But just as quickly as it started, it was over. Like we said: it was 1999, the last year the original line up of Destiny’s Child was together.
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings just released their sixth studio album, Give The People What They Want, this week. The recording process for this particular album from the You Oughta Know alums was significantly different than in any of their others, though, as lead singer Sharon Jones was diagnosed with stage II pancreatic cancer near the end of the studio sessions. This diagnosis threatened not only the release date of the album but, far more importantly, Jones’ life.