In 2016, R&B songs took the lead on various conversations, whether it was politics, social issues, self-esteem quandaries, bullying, relationships, love and more. Veteran artists like Beyonce, Maxwell, John Legend, and Alicia Keys used their star power to convey an abundance of messages and inspiration through song.
On December 3rd, Hot 97 presented the annual Hot for the Holidays concert at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Numerous acts performed for the one-night-only event, including headliner and legend Usher, Travis Scott, T.I, Young Thug, Flex & Friends ft. Fat Joe and Remy Ma, French Montana, Young M.A, Lil Yachty, Jidenna, Joey Bada$$, and Kehlani.
2016 was another year of great R&B songs. Veterans like Rihanna, Chris Brown, Beyoncé, and Jeremih continued their hit-making offerings while newcomers like Ro James, Tessanne Chin, and Anderson .Paak gave us beautifully crafted bodies of work covering a variety of topics.
Fans went into a frenzy when Usher performed "Bad Girl," bringing out surprise guest Teyana Taylor as his dancer. Taylor, who recently had her first child, showed off her svelte figure in a body-hugging 2-piece outfit while dazzling fans with sexy and hypnotizing dance moves.
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Bruno Mars releases his much-anticipated third studio album, '24k Magic,' headed by the blockbuster first single "24k Magic." The 9-song set, written and produced by Mars, features no musical appearances; "I want you to get me"...
This morning (Oct 28th), WQHT-FM HOT 97's Ebro in the Morning with Laura Stylez & Rosenberg announced that R&B legend Usher, along with Hip Hop artist, T.I. and Lil Yachty will be joining the star-studded line-up for HOT 97's annual Holiday concert.
Usher cites Bobby Brown as inspiration as a performer, but if you let producer/singer Rico Love tell it, Brown caught fade from Usher back in 2002.
Verse Simmonds continues the push of his recently released debut album, To All The Girls, with a hot new remix of the album track, "Good Girls."
Last night, he performed his hip-hop single "No Limit" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," and it wasn't just an old performance; there was some slight-of-hand TV magic involved, too!
Usher, Mary J. Blige, Gladys Knight More To Perform At Opening Of National Museum of African American History and Culture
Mary J. Blige, Usher, Gladys Knight and many others have been tapped to christen the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington. D.C.