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Essence Fest: Contemporary R&B Vocal Group June’s Diary Murders The Stage, Teases New Music

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In case you missed it, all-female contemporary R&B vocal group June’s Diary debuted their first full-choreographed show since forming by way of Kelly Rowland and Frank Gatson‘s Chasing Destiny reality talent search show in 2016, live at the 2017 Essence Festival in New Orleans on Sunday, July 2.

The quintet teases eager fans with full performances of the buzz singles “All of Us”, “Wrap Around”, “I Know Why You’re Calling” and “Good Time.” Their set also included impressive renditions of Beyoncé’s “Love On Top,” The Jackson 5‘s “I Wanna Be Where You Are,” Bruno Mars‘ “That’s What I Like,” and a jaw-dropping take on En Vogue‘s “Hold On.” Towards the end of the set, the ladies even brought out none other than Chante Moore for a duet of John Legend‘s “This Time.”

The group’s recently released cover of the classic Jodeci track “Stay” served as a teaser for the project, embodying the revival of the luring qualities of hit R&B groups from the pre-millennium decade – resonant vocals and infectious hooks, coupled with searing, rubbery, R&B bounce.

For more updates, follow June’s Diary on Instagram and Twitter @JunesDiary and like June’s Diary on Facebook.

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New Video: Louis York – “Hipsters”

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Weirdo Workshop band Louis York is excited to release their new video “Hipsters”, which is featured on their new EP Masterpiece Theater: Act II . Also known as multi-Grammy nominated production and songwriting team Chuck Harmony & Claude Kelly (Rihanna, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson among others), the duo wrote and produced the single along with the whole EP. In creating “Hipsters,” the guys were very deliberate about the theme of the single, which addresses individuality, bullying, and self-acceptance.

“As a self-proclaimed ‘weirdo,’ we wanted to create a song that the fans could relate to as well as address a topic as serious as bullying,” states Kelly, who continues “As artists, I think it’s also part of our responsibility to educate the public.”

In addition, the duo’s previous video “Don’t Play,” which premiered via Essence.com was added to video stations across the country including MTV Live, BET Soul, Aspire TV and Music Choice.

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New Video: Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”

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Bruno Mars has been completely on fire! Today, the soulful singer releases his new visual to the hit single “That’s What I Like” from the 24K Magic project.

Donned in his usual retro attire, Mars dances onset against a dark grey-black background as drawn stencils defines all of his movements and lyrics.

Special congrats to Bruno as he is set to receive the Innovator Award at the 2017 iHeartRadio Awards.

Peep the full visual above and take a ride to Paris with BM!

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Bruno Mars Performs, John Legend & CeeLo Attend 1893 Speakeasy at the LIFEWTR Art After Dark Super Bowl Party

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Last night, Global Super Star and Multi-Award Winner John Legend celebrated the launch of LIFEWTR, a new premium bottled water from PepsiCo, at LIFEWTR Art After Dark, the premier Friday night Super Bowl experience at Club Nomadic in Houston. John Legend is featured in the brand’s – and his – first-ever Super Bowl ad, airing this Sunday, February 5, with an inspired version of his hit single, “Love Me Now.” LIFEWTR is a new premium bottled water that fuses creativity and design to serve as a source of inspiration, as well as hydration, to usher in a new era of thirst quenchers which launched in February.

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The event was headlined by Bruno Mars with a special performance by DJ Khaled, and featured an exclusive speakeasy lounge in honor of 1893 from the makers of PepsiCola.

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CeeLo Green and other VIP celebs and guests sipped on cocktails like the 1893 & Bourbon which combines Bourbon Whiskey, 1893 Ginger Cola and a lime garnish. 1893 is Pepsi’s new line of colas that offer a bold blend of premium kola nut extract, real sugar and sparkling water.

Other notable guests in attendance include:

–          Michael Strahan, former New York Giants player and current host of GMA

–          Erin Andrews, American sportscaster and television personality

–          Mark Cuban, entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks

–          Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys Quarterback

–          Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants Wide Receiver

–          Von Miller, Denver Broncos Linebacker

–          Deion Sanders, NFL Hall of Famer and Former Dallas Cowboy

–          Barry Sanders, NFL Hall of Famer and Former Detroit Lion

–          Terry Bradshaw, NFL Hall of Famer and Former Pittsburg Steeler

–          Steve Young, NFL Hall of Famer and Former Tampa Bay Buccanneer and San Francisco 49er

–          Hines Ward, Former Pittsburgh Steeler

About 1893 Cocktail Lounge
VIPs swung by the private 1893 cocktail lounge during the LIFEWTR: Art After Dark party at Club Nomadic during Super Bowl LI weekend. 1893 is Pepsi’s new line of colas that offer a bold blend of premium kola nut extract, real sugar and sparkling water.

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Music

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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Music

DJ TRAUMA – “Take Me High” feat. The Dan (Prod. by Needlz and Donut) [New Music]

Take all those summer feels into fall with DJ Trauma‘s new single “Take Me High” featuring a dope new artist, The Dan. This new smash hit was produced by superstar multi-platinum producers, Needlz and Donut, who have also worked with Drake, 50 Cent and Bruno Mars. The official song has elements of R&B, hip hop, reggae and electronic music and is inspired by the different music Trauma both hears and spins around the world.

DJ Trauma is a worldwide DJ, currently on tour with Dave Chappelle, having spun on every continent for celebrities like Ciara, Akon, Ludacris, Monica, Tyler Perry & many more.

Check out the track above and make sure to add to your Labor Day Weekend playlist! 

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SFPL TV

Trinidad James: “I Wanna Be Nominated And Win Every Time”, Rapper Talks Grammys, Fashion, Camp James & more

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Trinidad James stopped by ‪#‎SFPLTV‬ to talk about his GRAMMY win for the single “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, new single “Just A Lil Think (She Juicy)” feat. Mystikal & Lil Dicky, the formation of their super group called Tridicktical, fashion, his charity Camp James, in which he just held a sneaker event for the homeless and youth on June 4, 2016 in Los Angeles, and much more.

Trinidad is also now signed to the label RECORDS, a newly formed independent record label in partnership between Barry Weiss and SONGS Music Publishing. SONGS is home to some of today’s premiere artists/songwriters including The Weeknd, Diplo, DJ Mustard and Lorde.

Peep the full interview above.

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Entertainment

On The Gram: Cam Newton Slandered Plus Other Hilarious Super Bowl 50 Memes!

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Super Bowl 50 was everything it was hyped up to be if you were:

  1. A fan of good defense.
  2. A Beyonce fan.
  3. A Bruno Mars fan.
  4. A Coldplay fan
  5. A Broncos fan.
  6. A fan of the Jordan cry face!

Boy MJ cry face definitely flourished last night just look at these posts from huge Panther fan Steph Curry and Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller:

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Jus Dab!!! 😎

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Now if you’re a fan of the Panthers you were absolutely disgusted and immediately shifted your attention to the NBA and who can blame you. After having a dabtastic season Cam Newton and his Carolina Panthers were easily dismissed by the Sheriff, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos and the no.1 defense led by Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware.

Panthers fans this video of the Panthers cornerback Josh Norman pretty much sums up how you felt once the game clock hit 0.

To make matters worse for Panther fans, not one Panther had a reason to dab on anybody during the game. The Panthers offense was completely shut down!  Now one person who totally had to turn off his phone and is probably not watching any television after last night is Cam Newton.

Boy did he get dragged last night, him and MJ’s crying mug got really acquainted with each other last night.

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His press conference following the game didn’t help matters either as he is being slammed for walking out during his press conference.

We definitely feel for Cam but that comes with the territory, you gotta be able to take the bad just as much the good. Now that will be his lasting memory after a pretty amazing season.

WELP, with all that said the creative comedic geniuses on the internet still found a way to turn Super Bowl 50 into a laugh fest. We love some hilarious memes here at the SFPL and boy did they started flowing when the halftime show ended and when the Panther’s lost the game. Hit the gallery below to see the best ones.

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Listen: Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars feat. Trinidad James – “Uptown Funk!” [Fly Music]

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Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars taps Trinidad Jame$ and debuts the official remix to the hit song “Uptown Funk.”

We must admit, Trinidad did his thing! Check it out below:

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Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson Bring The Funk To SNL With Help From Mystikal.

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Bruno Mars hit the SNL stage last night with Mark Ronson to perform two tracks off their forthcoming collaborative effort. If you somehow made it through those terrible skits performed on Saturday Night Live you were rewarded with two amazing performances from Bruno,Mark and the gang.