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Throwback R&B Couples That We Wish Stayed Together

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-By Seher Sikandar

With the revolving door of celebrity relationships, it can be difficult to take anything seriously sometimes.  Yet a handful of R&B artist couples inspired love in the masses.  Witnessed by the world, these pairs entered our mushy little hearts, too.  And when they split, our universe crumbled and our meanings of life and love were questioned.  Why?  WHY!  We don’t know why, but what we do know is who need to get their lives together and get back together. Come on Usher and Chili —don’t leave us this way!

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Rico Love Produced All Of These Hits And You Had No Idea

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-By Chris Carpenter 

It’s time to get to know the elusive Rico Love – the man responsible for producing some of pop, hip-hop and R&B’s hottest tracks.  He grabbed our ears a few weeks back with an incredible remix of Disclosure’s “Latch,” but that’s just the latest triumph in a career that goes back over a decade. After catching the attention of the almighty Usher (insert praise hands emoji), Rico was brought on to contribute to the diamond-selling Confessions album in 2004, and he’s been on a roll ever since! From writing, producing and guesting for a slew of popular acts—yes, even Queen Bey!—Rico is skilled at cranking out hit after hit. Heck, he’s won Grammy Awards, people! No wonder he won the heart of Love & Hip Hop Hollywood’s Teairra Mari

So now, let’s show some love to the great Rico Love by taking a look at some of his biggest smashes.

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What Is Usher’s Greatest Legacy?

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It’s been 20 glorious years since the ridiculously talented powerhouse Usher made his debut to the world. Ever since, the simple phrase “Ursher baby” has become so much more than just his calling card. It has caused countless panties all over the world to drop (and be thrown on stage, we can imagine), a deeper fusion of hip-hop and pop and arguably the best live dancing since the King of Pop himself.

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Artists Who Sang In Church Before Topping The Charts

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If you thought church had no place in the pop world, think again. Decades before today’s recording industry took shape, musicians first honed their talents in houses of worship before hitting traveling performance circuits. These days, churches still serve as the first venues where artists perform and many of today’s music stars got their starts singing for congregations.

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10 Musicians Who Are Even Kinkier Than Their Racy Lyrics

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There’s no shortage of braggadocio in popular music, especially when it comes to sexual prowess. While we figure that some stars reflect their actual sex lives through their songs and personas, we didn’t realize artists like Drake, Fergie, and Eminem were Number One on the charts and in the bed. Or so we hear…

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Who Are The Most Successful Summer Song Singers?

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Every summer—when it comes to music at least—it’s all about the music. Which song is going to be the jam that gets us through the warm weather? Which artist are we going to hear at the beach, the club, on TV, at the movies? The battle for the top summer jam is a fierce one. (VH1’s weekly battles are not for the weak.) But what about the top summer jam artists? Which singer has consistently churned out hit after hit each year? Just how many hits does Katy Perry have?

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The Definitive Guide To Everything Usher Has Ever Done In The Club

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If his music is to be taken as truth, Usher spends an awful amount of time in The Club.  And we don’t mean “da club” the way it’s so casually referenced by other R&B artists, but The Club, which seems like the ultimate in nightlife experience. With a career spanning 20 years and 7 albums, Usher Raymond IV is a veteran and expert club goer. And there’re not all that much Usher hasn’t got up to in the familiar club, making the venue a true home away from home for himself.

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