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Brandy Performs at Coca-Cola Stage during Essence Festival 2019 [Photos]

Check out photos of Brandy performing a medley of her hits at Coca-Cola’s stage during the 2019 Essence Festival! 

Photo Credit: The Coca-Cola Company

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On The Gram: Kevin & Eniko Hart Annouce They Are Expecting & Other Celebs Celebrate Their Mamas!

Mother’s Day is always a special day here in the country as millions celebrate that one special person who has given them life. The day is a powerful one, so powerful in fact that it makes the most bitter of situations go away for a day of civility (see Future and Ciara). We are sure you took care of  mom this weekend by giving her the day off and celebrating her and showering her with appreciation.

See how your favorite celebs such as Kevin Hart, Future,Trey Songz, Diddy, Kim Kardashian, Mariah Carey and more took to the gram and celebrated the moms in their lives and being a mom themselves.

Photo: Instagram

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New Music: Sir The Baptist feat. Brandy – “Deliver Me”

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Rumored to be a pair and quite in love, Sir The Baptist and Brandy link up for what is to be one of the best soulful, holy ghost filled collaborations this year entitled “Deliver Me.”

Sir narrates through the emotional song, delivering a true story about his sister Mary who would get beat by her husband who was a deacon in the church. While giving the heartfelt testimony, Brandy chimes in with amazing riffs and runs that only the “Vocal Bible” herself can provide.

Today, the PK kid dropped his official album Saint or Sinner that features artists like Brandy’s brother, Ray J, Donald Lawrence, Michelle Williams, Keke Wyatt, DC Young Fly and more. On the project, one particular song that stands out is titled “Good Ole Church Girl” featuring The Deacons. On the song, Baptist confesses his love for B-Rocka and compares their relationship to Jay Z and Beyonce while Brandy sings through his verses.

Check out the full song above.

If you’ve been keeping up with Brandy on Instagram, the songstress has also been expressing her love for her new flame.

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Sidebar: BRANDY AND FANTASIA ARE CURRENTLY IN THE STUDIO WORKING ON SOMETHING SPECIAL WITH SPOTIFY. LOOKS LIKE JAZMINE SULLIVAN IS BEING CALLED UPON AS WELL. CHECK OUT THE CLIP BELOW.

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We can’t wait!!

 

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Beyonce, Chance the Rapper and Fat Joe & Remy Ma Win Big at Soul Train Awards 2016

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SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016 celebrated the best in Soul, R&B and Hip-Hop by highlighting both returning legends and breakout stars with unrivaled musical moments and titillating performances. The awards show, which aired tonight on CENTRIC and BET, was hosted once again by the funkadelic Godmother of neo-soul, Erykah Badu, who also served as Executive Producer.

Beyoncé led the night’s winners dominating in top categories including Video of the Year, Album/Mixtape of the Year, Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, and Song of the Year. Fat Joe and Remy Ma featuring French Montana and Infared took home two awards of their own, Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year) and Best Collaboration, for their smash hit “All the Way Up.” Artists were honored across 12 different categories and additional winners included Kanye West featuring Teyana Taylor for Best Dance Performance for “Fade,” Chance the Rapper (Best New Artist), Anderson .Paak (Centric Certified Award), Andra Day “Rise Up” (The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award), Maxwell (Best R&B/Soul Male Artist), and Kirk Franklin “123 Victory” (Best Gospel/Inspirational Song.)

The evening marked the inaugural Soul Train Awards since BET Networks officially acquired Soul Train earlier this year and it did not disappoint. The night featured crowd-loving classics and current favorites from the best Soul artists of yesterday and today.

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Dru Hill kicked off the Soul Train Awards 2016 with the ultimate throwback of their 90s R&B jams including “Tell Me,” “In My Bed,” and “Beauty.”

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Dru Hill lead singer Sisqó then took the stage solo to perform his late 90’s mega-hit “Thong Song.”

 

An endearing and  inspired Jill Scott presented Brandy with the second annual Lady of Soul Award, who went on to blow the crowd away with a full dance and stunning vocal performance of her most beloved hits including “Almost Doesn’t Count,” “What About Us,” “Full Moon,” “I Wanna Be Down,” “The Boy Is Mine,” “Talk About Our Love,” “Have You Ever,” and “Sitting On Top Of The World,” joined by MA$E.

 

Soulful newcomers Anderson .Paak and BJ the Chicago Kid performed “Waters” and “Cha Cha” singer D.R.A.M. joined Badu on stage for their recently released single, “WiFi.”

The awards ended on a high note with Teddy Riley pulling out all the stops for an unforgettable showcase following his receiving of the night’s highest honor, the Legend Award. Riley brought out retro hitmakers and past collaborators including Doug E. Fresh, Bobby Brown, Tito Jackson, Wreckx-N-Effect and Guy for a medley of classics including “My Prerogative,” “Remember the Time,” “Rump Shaker,” and more.

Alongside the amazing performances, the second annual Soul Cypher, featuring Erykah Badu, Tyrese, Ne-Yo, Angie Stone and the incomparable Gladys Knight was another musical moment not to be forgotten.

SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016 WINNERS

Best New Artist – Chance the Rapper

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist – Maxwell

Centric Certified Award – Anderson .Paak

Video of the Year – Beyoncé – “Formation”

Best Gospel/Inspirational Song – Kirk Franklin – “123 Victory”

Album/Mixtape of the Year – Beyoncé – “Lemonade”

Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year) – Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana & Infared – “All the Way Up”

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist – Beyoncé

Song of the Year – Beyoncé

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award – “Rise Up” – Written by Andra Day and Jennifer Decilveo (Andra Day)

Best Dance Performance – Kanye West (Dance Performance featuring Teyana Taylor) – “Fade”

Best Collaboration – Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana & Infared – “All the Way Up”

The SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016 are produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment. Executive Producers of the network telecast are as follows: Debra Lee, Stephen G. Hill and Connie Orlando from BET; and Jesse Collins for Jesse Collins Entertainment.

Photo Credit: Getty Images for BET

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SFPL’s Artist Spotlight: Fantasy Soul Singer QUIÑ Delivers “I Am”

Recently, quickly rising “fantasy soul singer,” QUIÑ, has released her latest track, “I AM.” The LA Native is set to release her debut EP, GALACTICA, on October 28, which features songs such as “Over Again” featuring G-Eazy.

Take a listen to “I Am” below:

The LA native recently partnered with The FADER to premiere her bewitching introductory film – GALACTICAT – which serves as a visual and audio tasting of what to expect from her debut EP. On top of her recent releases, QUIÑ is currently gearing up to join singer-songwriter, DJ and producer g-nash on tour. She will be making stops in Denver, Seattle, Los Angeles and more for part of his U, Me & Us tour. Full tour listings can be found below.

The fantasy soul singer is quickly making a name for herself as one of the next great talents to come out of Los Angeles, CA. The West Coast native is looking to break barriers and blend genres with a new sound she has dubbed as ‘fantasy soul’, her inspirations are fueled by the likes of Erykah Badu, Sade, Brandy and more. Prepare yourselves to take flight with QUIÑ this fall.

QUIÑ OPENING DATES FOR GNASH:
OCT. 22 DENVER, CO
OCT. 23 SALT LAKE CITY, UT
OCT. 25 SEATTLE, WA
OCT. 26 PORTLAND, OR
OCT. 28 SAN FRANCISCO, CA
OCT. 29 SACRAMENTO, CA
OCT. 30 SAN DIEGO, CA
NOV. 1 LOS ANGELES, CA

For more info & purchase tickets, head to: www.quincat.com

Purchase & listen to QUIÑ’s “OVER AGAIN ft. G-Eazy” below:
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/quin_overagain_it
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/quin_overagain_sp
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/quin_overagain_am
YouTube: http://smarturl.it/quin_overagain_yt

STAY UP-TO-DATE WITH QUIÑ:
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www.quincat.com

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Erykah Badu Returns To Host Soul Train Awards, Drake and Beyonce Lead Nominations

CENTRIC today announced the godmother of soul, Erykah Badu, will return to host the Soul Train Awards 2016. The four-time Grammy-award winning soul singer and songwriter will once again take over the Vegas stage with her eccentric style, cerebral music, incomparable spirit and comedic commentary. The yearly celebration will honor the best in soulful music from returning legends to the next generation. Filmed November 6 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, the awards special will air on Centric and BET on November 27th, 2016 at 8PM ET. 

Centric also announced the all-star nominees for the STA 2016 across 12 different categories. Drake leads the pack with 12 total nominations including two nominations for the highly coveted Video of the Year Award for his feature on Rihanna’s single “Work” and this year’s mega hit “Hotline Bling.” Beyoncé follows with 8 nominations including Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, Album/Mixtape of the Year for her groundbreaking album “Lemonade,” and multiple honors for lead single “Formation” including Song of the Year, Best Dance Performance and The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award. Rihanna, Kanye West, DJ Khaled and Usher also received multiple nominations this year including Video of the Year, Album/Mixtape of the Year and Best Collaboration. The next generation of soul is also being recognized, including Bryson Tiller, Chance the Rapper and Anderson .Paak who are multi-nominees across categories including Best New Artist, Best R&B/Soul Male Artist and the Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year.)

Multi-platinum and three-time Grammy award-winning producer, singer-songwriter, artist, musician and technology expert Edward Theodore “Teddy” Riley, also known as the creator and king of “New Jack Swing,” is set to receive the coveted Legend Award. His major accolade was producing Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous LP” which sold over 32 million copies worldwide. Riley produced number one hits for countless icons which have governed the airways for decades.  As a founding member of the multi-platinum groups Guy and Grammy award-winning Blackstreet, Riley’s “Swing” sound was the epic lifeline that forever changed the design for R&B and Hip-Hop music. He is the first African-American producer to bring Korean Pop (K-Pop) music to the USA and has been producing number one hits on Billboard charts for nearly a decade.

The 2nd annual Lady of Soul Award will be presented to singer-songwriter and actress Brandy. The platinum selling artist and actress has sold over 40 million records and received numerous awards and accolades, including a Grammy Award, one American Music Award, and seven Billboard Music Awards. Last year’s inaugural Lady of Soul Award went to R&B torchbearer Jill Scott. Both Brandy and Teddy Riley are being recognized for their longstanding presence in the music industry and influence on the world of soul and R&B music past and present.

Congrats to all of the nominees, Teddy Riley and Brandy!

Hope you will be watching! We will!

Photo Credit: Photo by Paul R. Giunta/FilmMagic

The complete list of nominees for SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016 are:

Best New Artist

ANDERSON .PAAK

ANDRA DAY

BRYSON TILLER

CHANCE THE RAPPER

RO JAMES

TORY LANEZ

 

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

ANTHONY HAMILTON

BRYSON TILLER

MAXWELL

THE WEEKND

USHER

 

Centric Certified Award

AFTER 7

ANDERSON .PAAK

BILAL

LALAH HATHAWAY

MUSIQ SOULCHILD

 

Video of the Year

BEYONCÉ – FORMATION

BEYONCÉ – SORRY

DRAKE – HOTLINE BLING

KANYE WEST – FADE

RIHANNA FT. DRAKE – WORK

 

Best Gospel/ Inspirational Song

DONNIE MCCLURKIN – I NEED YOU

HEZEKIAH WALKER – BETTER

KIRK FRANKLIN – 123 VICTORY

TAMELA MANN – GOD PROVIDES

TRAVIS GREENE – MADE A WAY

 

Album/Mixtape of the Year
BEYONCÉ – LEMONADE

BRYSON TILLER – T R A P S O U L

DJ KHALED – MAJOR KEY

DRAKE – VIEWS

KANYE WEST – THE LIFE OF PABLO

RIHANNA – ANTI

 

Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year)

CHANCE THE RAPPER FT. LIL WAYNE & 2 CHAINZ – NO PROBLEM

DJ KHALED FT. DRAKE – FOR FREE

DRAKE – CONTROLLA

DRAKE FT. WIZKID & KYLA – ONE DANCE

FAT JOE & REMY MA FT. FRENCH MONTANA & INFARED – ALL THE WAY UP

 

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist

ALICIA KEYS

BEYONCÉ

FANTASIA

JILL SCOTT

RIHANNA

 

Song of the Year

ADELE – HELLO

BEYONCÉ – FORMATION

BRYSON TILLER – DON’T

DRAKE – CONTROLLA

RIHANNA FT. DRAKE – WORK

 

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award

HELLO – WRITTEN BY: ADELE LAURIE BLUE ADKINS, GREGORY ALLEN KURSTIN (ADELE)

RISE UP – WRITTEN BY: ANDRA DAY, JENNIFER DECILVEO (ANDRA DAY)

FORMATION – WRITTEN BY: MICHAEL L. WILLIAMS II, BEYONCÉ KNOWLES, KHALIF BROWN, AAQUIL BROWN, ASHETON HOGAN, (BEYONCÉ)

DON’T – WRITTEN BY: JOHNTÁ M. AUSTIN, MARIAH CAREY, BRYAN-MICHAEL COX, JERMAINE DUPRI, TAVORIS JAVON HOLLINS, ISOM BRANDON STEWART, BRYSON DEJUAN TILLER (BRYSON TILLER)

NEEDED ME – WRITTEN BY: NICHOLAS VALENTINO AUDINO, RACHEL DERRUS, ADAM KING FEENEY, ROBYN R. FENTY, BRITTANY TALIA HAZZARD, CHARLES HINSHAW JR., LEWIS BERESFORD HUGHES, DIJON ISAIAH MCFARLANE, KHALED ROHAIM, TE WHITI TE RANGITEPAIA MATAA WARBICK (RIHANNA)

 

Best Dance Performance

BEYONCÉ – FORMATION

DRAKE – HOTLINE BLING

KANYE WEST (DANCE PERFORMANCE FT. TEYANA TAYLOR) – FADE

RIHANNA FT. DRAKE – WORK

USHER FT. YOUNG THUG – NO LIMIT

 

Best Collaboration
BEYONCÉ FT. KENDRICK LAMAR – FREEDOM

CHANCE THE RAPPER FT. LIL WAYNE & 2 CHAINZ – NO PROBLEM

DJ KHALED FT. DRAKE – FOR FREE

FAT JOE & REMY MA FT. FRENCH MONTANA & INFARED – ALL THE WAY UP
RIHANNA FT. DRAKE – WORK

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Tiyon “TC” Christian – “I Don’t Wanna” [New Music]

Singer/Songwriter Tiyon Christian know to the world as “TC” or Songwriter TC on social media, has released a new single, “I Don’t Wanna” on his birthday.

Released on TC’s imprint Make Ah Sound and Audio Dope LLC, and produced by TC and Tha Aristocrats, TC croons a sensitive ballad that tells someone he cares greatly about that he can’t be the man she needs and no matter how much he tried, he won’t be the one to love her the way she deserves. He makes it clear that he does not want to love anyone, it just hurts too much.

Known industry wide for his work as a songwriter, producer, and vocal arranger, TC has worked with some of today’s most talented artist like Tamar Braxton, Brandy, John Legend, Demi Lovato and more. He has also been featured on WEtv’s hit reality shows, The Braxtons and Tamar & Vince. After finishing his work on Tamar’s last album, he is back to putting the finishing touches on his highly-anticipated debut album Broken coming soon.

Keep up with TC on Instagram and Twitter @SongwriterTC

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Fly Interview: Hip-Hop Duo Audio Push Talks ‘The Stone Junction’ EP, Gun Violence, Style & more with SFPL TV

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Audio Push are the most respected duo in the music industry. If you don’t remember them, Audio first jumped on the scene with their mainstream hit single “Teach Me How To Jerk” back in 2009. Producing tracks for the likes of Brandy, Hit-Boy plus more, the fellas discussed their very own music The Stone Junction EP (out now). AP also touched on a few other subjects like the Grammys, making music for other artists, the San Bernardino terrorist attack and their close relation to one of the shooters, fashion, racism, gun violence and more.

Check out the full interview above.

Get more info on Audio at www.AudioPush.com.

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Brandy Premieres New Visual “Beggin & Pleadin”

Consistently at work, veteran singer/songwriter Brandy continues to wow us with her dynamic voice and infectious songs. The “Zoe After Ever” starlette debuts her new visual for her independent Slayana Records release of “Beggin & Pleadin”, which she recently performed live on Black Girls Rock leaving quite a mark on the stage.

In the video produced by Mike Ho, Ms. Norwood tributes The Color Purple with a “Shug Avery” flair and demonstrates the hurt and pain that she’s been through in her current relationship, and now she’s just simply at her wits end.

Brandy is currently in the studio recording new music.

Check it out above!

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Watch: Brandy Releases Behind The Scenes Footage Recording “Beggin and Pleadin” With Billboard [Video]

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As if any compliment could really explain the talents of songstress Brandy! A few weeks ago, we told you about the Zoe Ever After actresses new song “Beggin and Pleadin”. Well now Brandy has teamed up with Billboard and released some pretty fly behind the scenes visuals of the recording, as she discussed the explanation behind the song in a personal interview.

Brandy quotes:

“This particular song is freedom. It’s liberty to express myself in the most interesting, edgiest way possible.”

As she wrapped up the exclusive interview she said:

“It’s all about what you believe at the end of the day. I believe that I’m the shit.”

Watch the dope video below:

We can’t wait to see what more 2016 has for our favorite fly girl!

-Stay Fly

Lisa Brittany