While the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were huge, celebrating music released over the last year, a lot of new albums and projects were announced too.
Keeping up as it pertains to R&B releases, John Legend, Ashanti, Tyrese, Elle Varner and Kelly Rowland are among those that gave updates or announced brand new efforts…
1. John Legend
While he didn't announce a particular date or any titles, John Legend plans to release the first single from what will be his fifth studio album and first studio album since 2010 ("Wake Up").
"I got the All-Star game (NBA) then I put my single out and album out after that. A lots going on and we're having a good time," Legend shared at Clive Davis' annual Pre-Grammy party Saturday.
While it's not exactly new, Ashanti is still working hard on her release "Braveheart."
"I'm super excited about it. I've been working really hard. It's going to be something new and different for me," Ashanti shared. "I love to act, but I also love to be in the studio."
Ashanti is also filming for the upcoming season of Lifetime's "Army Wives."
Fresh off a performance with Elle Varner during the pre-telecast portion of the Grammy Awards, Tyrese confirmed that his next solo effort, "Black Rose," will be coming out in 2014.
4. Elle Varner
While she didn't take home any awards last night, Elle Varner performed during the Grammy pre-telecast and has plans to record a follow up to the well received debut "Perfectly Imperfect."
Inspired by Michelle Obama, Stevie Wonder and many more, she detailed what she hopes to do in a special interview (see here).
5. Kelly Rowland
Fresh off the Super Bowl and presenting duties at the Grammys, Kelly Rowland has scrapped the album title "Year of the Woman" and is instead titling her anticipated album "Talk A Good Game."
A release date hasn't been set in stone, but she has recorded at least fifty songs for the project and details the direction of the album in a separate interview (see here).