Singer Avant has managed to ride the waves of R&B stardom for 14  years. Despite not being a name as big as some, the Cleveland, Ohio-born crooner who often duets with singer/turned reality diva Keke Wyatt, has put together a solid career. Singer like Tyrese have derided the challenges of being an R&B singer today […]

In case you’re wondering, Brandy is not mad about the recent events in South Africa. She acknowledges that reports she performed for a small crowd at a stadium there during a recent event are true, but says it’s just a part of being an entertainer. “South Africa was interesting,” she told The Tom Joyner Morning […]

Rumors of Toni Braxton’s retirement from the industry proved to be exaggerated. Singer/songwriter/producer Babyface, who was behind most of Braxton’s 90’s hits, convinced the singer turned reality star to go back in the studio. The result is “Love, Marriage and Divorce,” set to drop December 3. The single, “Hurt You” is out now. Braxton says […]

TGT has dropped the “Three Kings” album. Now get naked. That’s the message that their sexy R&B sound conveys from the first track to the last. This is not music to listen to in the car with the top down on the way to the beach, no. This is an album to listen to in […]

If you’ve ever wondered how men feel when you can’t let go of their mistakes from the past, Shaliek has the answer. His song, “The Past,” details a lover who can’t understand why his woman can’t get over his previous mistakes. Once signed to Universal Records, Shaliek hails from the Bronx, N.Y. His debut on […]

Chante Moore is seizing her moment these days. Not only is she the most diva-est diva on “R&B Divas: L.A.” she’s got a new album out, “Moore is More,” her first in five years. The single “Talking in My Sleep” is already making an impact, drawing on the sweetest part of her soprano range. One […]

The military’s loss is reality TV’s gain.  Former City High star Claudette Ortiz is now a cast member of TV One’s “R&B Divas: L.A.” but if not for fate, Ortiz may have been singing for the U.S. Air Force. While City High had two memorable hits in the 90’s with “Caramel” and “What Would You […]

Singer Kelly Price has always struggled despite her enormous vocal talent because of her weight. Even after losing over 100 pounds some years ago, her success has been limited by perceptions about her size. Now the reigning diva on “R&B Divas L.A.,” Price wants to use her newfound reality TV platform to help other overweight-by-Hollywood […]

India.Arie wants to have a “Songversation” with you. So it’s fitting that that’s the title of her latest recording, out last month. The singer/songwriter, best known for her boundary breaking songs “Video” and “I Am Not My Hair” took a 4-year break, recording another project called “Open Door,” then scratched that and completed “Songversation” in […]

Rockwell, who had a major hit with Michael Jackson (“Somebody’s Watching Me“) back in the 80s, has filed for divorce from his wife of almost three years. Rockwell, 49, whose real name is Kennedy Gordy, is divorcing Nicole Moore. The reason is the usual: irreconcilable differences. The couple has no children together, and Rockwell is […]

Writer/producer/cultural critic Nelson George is an expert on Black Music given his long career as a critic covering the Black music scene. He is the former black music editor at Billboard magazine, a job that propelled him onto the front lines of  a new genre that we all now know as hip-hop. He talked to the Tom […]

. Crooner Joe Thomas knows how to please the ladies. At least with his music, the rest, only his personal friends can say for sure. The still single balladeer with the ordinary name has been making extraordinary music for years. His latest project “Doubleback: The Evolution of R&B” will hit the streets on July 2. […]