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MUST SEE: Ashley Everett Pays Tribute to Janet Jackson, Beyonce & more In ‘DUETS’

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YouTuber Michael Korte has teamed up with some of the biggest names in the dance world to deliver a mesmerizing new mashup, ‘DUETS’! Known for his viral hits #HAM4BEY & #GAGA4RENT, Korte has teamed with Beyonce’s heaviest hitters, her dance captain Ashley Everett, her choreographer Chris Grant, creative assistant Anthony Burrell and Chris Brown’s choreographer John Silver and 5 sensational singers to pay tribute to some of the greatest modern music duets.

The video features a pounding tribute to Usher & Alicia Key‘s classic ‘My Boo’, an emotional take on ‘Say Something’ and a spot on tribute to Michael & Janet Jackson in ‘Scream’! The video wouldn’t be complete without a joyful tribute to Beyonce & Jay-Z.

Vocalists include India Carney, Mark Joseph, Elizabeth Komba, Bryson Camper and Erin Cafferky.

The piece was directed by Baxter Stapleton with musical direction by Jared Jenkins.

Enjoy the full visual above!

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ICYMI: Adam Levine’s New Artist Polly A Drops New Visual “Just Like That”

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Polly A is a seasoned songwriter who has written for J. Cole (“Crooked Smile”), Alicia Keys and Selena Gomez among others. Her forthcoming sophomore EP Like Colors In A Waterfall will be released via Adam Levine‘s 222 Records/Interscope on August 11th and will feature her carefree anthem “Just Like That.”

In addition to recently logging in studio time with Grammy Award winner/producer extraordinaire Salaam Remi (Nas, Amy Winehouse, Miguel, Jazmine Sullivan), Polly has also garnered praise from a variety of outlets including Essence, ELLE, VIBE, and Billboard.

Peep the full visual to “Just Like That” above.

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New Music Feature: Polly A – “Just Like That”

LA based singer/songwriter Polly A unleashes her new single, “Just Like That”. The carefree song perfectly embodies the mood of summer with it’s vibrant mid-tempo production. Polly officially debuted the positivity anthem from her forthcoming sophomore EP entitled Like Colors In A Waterfall.

An accomplished songwriter in her own right, Polly has written tracks for the likes of Alicia Keys, Selena Gomez and J. Cole (“Crooked Smile”), which helped her garner the attention of Adam Levine who signed her to his label, 222 Records in 2015. The songstress also released her debut EP, Ghetto Gold Dream in the summer of 2016.

The Milwaukee, WI born artist was one of only three female artists to perform at this year’s Rolling Loud Festival as well as recently went into the studio with Grammy Award winning producer/musical genius, Salaam Remi (Amy Winehouse, Nas, Miguel, Jazmine Sullivan). Polly A will release her sophomore EP later this summer which will feature her compelling lyrics and unique mix of soul, folk and alternative music.

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New Music: LION BABE’S Astro Raw Shares ‘RAWMIX VOL 1’ MIXTAPE

Astro Raw – aka Lucas Goodman and one-half of New York-based duo LION BABE, alongside singer/songwriter and performance artist Jillian Hervey – has released his brand new mixtape rawmix vol 1, which he teased earlier this week withThe 405 premiered track ‘U R My High’.

The 14-track project showcases Astro Raw’s stellar, one of a kind production credentials and his infectious, genre defying sounds which seamlessly mix R&B, hip-hop, soul, funk and dance to sultry effect. Featuring exclusive mixes – including reworked versions of tracks from the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Busta Rhymes and Alicia Keys – and rounded off with brand new remixes of the popular LION BABE tracks ‘Treat Me Like Fire’ and ‘Jungle Lady’, ‘rawmix vol 1’ is set to be the soundtrack to your summer.

Performing across the world as a part of LION BABE, Astro Raw has also delivered show-stopping DJ sets at prestigious events such as ELLE Style Awards, Whitney Museum’s Art Party, Bestival’s Party on the Moon and PAPER magazine x Ketel One Vodka, whilst as an in-demand DJ across the New York night scene he regularly performs popular sets at the cool, hot-spot Miss Lily’s.

Earlier this year, LION BABE released their latest single ‘Rockets’ featuring Moe Moks. Receiving first looks on Noisey and Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show the song is set to appear on their forthcoming new EP which will be their first commercial release since their critically celebrated debut studio album ‘Begin’, which was released last year and featured collaborations with the likes of Pharrell Williams and Childish Gambino and career-defining tracks such as ‘Treat Me Like Fire’ and ‘Jump Hi’. Last year they released the electrifying mixtape ‘Sun Joint’ which coincided with their first headline US tour and a string of international festival performances, including Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds and more.

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New Music: H.E.R. – “Say It Again”

Receiving mentions from the likes of Snoop Dogg, Alicia Keys, Usher, Frank Ocean, Rihanna and more, mysterious artist H.E.R. continues to soar on her impressive music wave and drops a new track teasing a Vol. 2 EP of her upcoming series.

“Say It  Again” was written and co-produced by H.E.R. and Darhyl “Hey DJ” Camper Jr. The project is set to drop on June 2nd. The talented artist will also reveal her identity at this year’s BET Experience on June 23.

Check out the featured track above.

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Happy Birthday: Alicia Keys Celebrates her Born Day with “That’s What’s Up” [New Music]

Today turns Alicia Keys turns 36 years of age and what better way to celebrate her born day then to release new music! Alicia tags on to Kings of Tomorrow’s “So Alive” that Kanye West also sampled on his Life of Pablo track “Low Lights,” and drops her titled song “That’s What’s Up.”

Accompanied by some personal footage finds Keys lounging around her hotel suite paired with a bathrobe as she heads to her bubble bath for a relaxing moment.

The song follows up Alicia’s Kaytranada-produced “Sweet F-ing Love.”

You can catch AK as she headlines Power 106’s CRUSH concert in L.A. on Feb. 8. Later she will return as a coach on the new season of NBC’s The Voice on Feb. 27.

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H.E.R. Releases The Much-Anticipated Full Track of “Pigment”

With so much pressure in the air from fans wanting the full version of H.E.R.‘s hit track “Pigment” from the H.E.R. Vol. 1 EP, the glowing artist decided to drop the official song just for the holidays for listeners to enjoy.

Since the release of the EP, it has become the absolute music go-to favorite for celebs like: Alicia Keys, Usher, Bryson Tiller, Wyclef Jean and more. The project also made iTunes list of Best Albums of 2016 along with the likes of Solange, Tory Lanez, Bruno Mars, Anderson.Paak, Childish Gambino, Rihanna and many more.

Currently, songs apart of the body of work like “Losing” is sitting at 1.32 million plays and “Focus” at 1.86 million plays on Soundcloud.

Check out “Pigment” in FULL above.

Be sure to stream H.E.R. Vol. 1 on Soundcloud & iTunes.

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Alicia Keys Debuts “Blended Family (What You Do For Love)” Visual Starring Swizz Beats & Mashonda

Alicia Keys releases a new visual for her heartfelt song entitled “Blended Family (What You Do For Love)” featuring A$AP Rocky from her new current album HERE. The video also stars Swizz Beats and Mashonda Tifrere as they all display their blended side of the family (Egypt, Genesis and Keys’ stepsons Prince and Kasseem, along with Rocky’s siblings, Mom, and other families.

Just minutes before the official drop of the video, Alicia posted on IG:

Inclusion makes us stronger and in the name of love, we will rise. #BlendedFamily

Check out the full video above.

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‘Alicia’s Keys: Here In Times Square’ Concert Set To Air On BET

Earlier this month Grammy award-winning superstar Alicia Keys stopped traffic and thrilled fans with a surprise concert to celebrate the upcoming release of her latest album, HERE.

During the nearly two hour long show, the singer/songwriter performed some of her classic hits including “No One,” “Fallin’” and a special rendition of “If I Ain’t Got You” joined by Questlove and John Mayer. Keys debuted new tracks from the album along with her latest singles “In Common” and “Blended Family” while also paying tribute to legendary artists Bob Marley and John Lennon.

Rapper Nas took the stage with a special guest verse and Q-Tip got the crowd pumped with a throwback DJ set. The biggest surprise of the night featured Jay Z joining Keys to perform their iconic New York anthem “Empire State of Mind” that had fans shouting along in unison.

See the Alicia Keys: HERE in Times Square concert in its entirety when it premieres Thursday, November 3 at 9PM ET on BET.

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Sir the Baptist Drops Thought Provoking Visual “What We Got” feat. Donald Lawrence

On the heels of his groundbreaking performance at Tidal X: 1015, that benefited the poverty-fighting organization The Robin Hood Foundation, Atlantic Records recording artist Sir The Baptist releases a groundbreaking message driven visual for his current single, “What We Got” featuring Grammy-winning producer/songwriter, Donald Lawrence. The track was written and produced by Sir himself.

Sir the Baptist joined contemporaries Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, Lauryn Hill, Common, Robin Thicke and more as his message-driven music has resonated in a true impactful way among his peers and fans the world over. Now following this paramount moment, Sir gives fans a new music video and a glimpse from his moment at Tidal X: 1015.

The music video finds Sir delivering a powerful message of faith and being true to one’s community and history. Baptist uses the music and accompanying video as a bridge for building a stronger sense of community for African-Americans, especially as it relates to economics. Just as every major community has a self-sustaining Chinatown, Sir believes that African-American neighborhoods too can work toward creating their own self-sustaining communities. This message of hope and harmony is reflected in the video, lyrical theme and artwork for “What We Got.” Ultimately, the song is really about taking pride and ownership for one’s own community.

Full-length debut project, PK: PREACHER’S KID coming soon.

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