What could August be without some heat ? R&B, Gospel and Soul singers Solange Knowles, Mary Mary, Ke Anthony and Karina Pasian are all slated to release their firey new albums this month. With so many upcoming releases and recent album push backs it can be hard to keep up, so here is a quick rundown of this monthâs hot releases which include highly anticipated debuts, soulful comebacks and a refreshing sophomore album from the younger Knowles. Kicking off this Tuesday, August 5th, R&B singer Lloyd will release his third studio album âLessons In Love,â featuring the single âGirls Around TheWorld.â Lloydâs new album, which has been well received online in recent weeks features collaborations with Lil Wayne and Ludacris in addition to production from Polow Da Don and the team of Tricky & Dream (‘Umbrella’ & ‘Bed’). Following Lloyd, R&B singer KeAnthony debuts his highly anticipated album âA Hustlaz Story.â Heralded as a true-to-life narrative that displays a musical mastery of soul stylistics, KeAnthonyâs album is expected to put smooth, soul stirring street soul and sophistication back into R&B. â âA Hustlaz Storyâ hits stores and online retailers August 5th. But what is R&B without some soul and even a tinge of gospel ? â that is where Dave Hollister comes in. The 2008 Stellar Award nominee releases his second gospel effort entitled âWitness Protectionâ this month via Gospocentric. Hollisterâs new album, also due August 5th, is set to showcase a much lighter side of the former Blackstreet member that combines an up-tempo R&B sound with a strong gospel message. Keeping the spirit moving, Mary Mary is set to release their next album entitled âThe Sound,â a follow up to their 2005 hit album âMary Maryâ which featured the hits âYesterdayâ and âHeaven.â â Mary Maryâs album is set for release August 19th. Returning to R&B toward the end of the month, Solange Knowles and Karina Pasian will release their highly anticipated albums. The latter of the two Pasian, will release the debut album âFirst Loveâ which features the singles â16 at Warâ and âCanât Find The Wordsâ via Def Jam August 19th. Last but not least, Solange Knowles will unleash her highly anticipated and already well received effort âSol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreamsâ on August 26th. The younger Knowles directed her most recent video and became the new face of Armani jeans last week. Knowles last album âSolo Starâ was released in 2003. August Releases: August 5th – KeAnthony âA Hustlaz Storyâ – Lloyd âLessons In Loveâ – Dave Hollister âWitness Protectionâ August 19th – Karina Passian âFirst Loveâ – Mary Mary âThe Soundâ August 26th – Solange âSol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreamsâ * Previously announced releases from Ne-Yo and Michelle Williams have been set for release in the fall.
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