New R&B/Pop Album/CD Releases: March 2009 Edition

March ‘madness’ is in full effect, not just for the NCAA, but in the R&B/Pop world. Expect new releases from a number of veterans as well as a chart-topping producer/songwriter. Kicking March off strong, March 10th, the first major release block, features the anticipated sophomore effort from chart-topping producer The-Dream; former “Bed” singer J. Holiday; and fresh music from Hollywood Records star Corbin Bleu. Riding high on the single “Rockin’ That Sh**,” The-Dream is set to follow up on 2007s Gold-certified debut “Love Hate” with “Love Vs. Money” March 10. Also featuring the Mariah Carey assisted cut “My Love,” “Love Vs. Money,” at 14 tracks, includes Kanye West (“Walking on the Moon”) and Lil John (“Let Me See The Booty”). Like The-Dream, R&B singer J. Holiday is set to unleash a highly anticipated sophomore album titled “Round 2” on March 10. Holiday’s album, a follow up to the Grammy-nominated “Back of My Lac,” is led by the single “It’s Yours”. In speaking with Singersroom recently, J. Holiday said “I’m just trying to stay consistent. I don’t want to do records that are similar to other records that are out.” The former “Bed” singer’s album also features production from The-Dream and Jasper Cameron. Moving further into March, Gospel/inspirational artist Tonex will release his highly anticipated album “Unspoken” March 17. “Unspoken,” the artist’s first album in a number of years and a controversial hiatus from music entirely, is led by the single “Blend”. Following Tonex, Hip Hop Soul veteran Case returns to music with “The Rose Experience,” the former “Missing You” and “Touch Me Tease Me” singer’s first album in over seven years. Led by the single/video “Lovely,” “The Rose Experience” is slated to be released via Indigo Blue/A2M March 24. New projects from former American Idol star Mandisa; Electrik Red and Leela James are also set for release March 24. Soul singer Ann Nesby rounds out this month’s releases with “The Lula Lee Project,” due March 31. March 2009 Release Schedule (* Release dates and/or tracklistings are subject to change) March 10, 2009 Features new releases from The-Dream, J. Holiday and Corbin Bleu. The-Dream ” Love Vs. Money” Sophomore release from producer/recording star The-Dream led by single “Rockin That Sh**” Tracklisting: 1. Money Intro 2. Rockin’ That Sh** 3. Walkin’ On The Moon featuring Kanye West 4. My Love featuring Mariah Carey 5. Put It Down 6. Sweat It Out 7. Take U Home 2 My Mama 8. Love vs. Money 9. Love vs. Money: Part 2 10. Fancy 11. Right Side Of My Brain 12. Mr. Yeah 13. Kelly’s 12 Play 14. Let Me See The Booty featuring Lil Jon J. Holiday “Round 2” Sophomore release from Grammy-nominated R&B singer led by the single “It’s Yours” Tracklisting: 1. Intro 2. It’s Yours 3. Fall 4. Don’t Go 5. Wrong Lover 6. Run into My Arms 7. Sing 2 U 8. Lights Go Out 9. Make That Sound 10. Forever Ain’t Enough 11. Fly 12. Homeless 13. I Tried Corbin Bleu “Speed of Light” Sophomore effort from “High School Musical” star Corbin Bleu. Tracklisting: 1. Moments That Matter 2. Fear Of Flying 3. Angels Cry 4. My Everything 5. Paralyzed 6. Willing To Go 7. Speed Of Light 8. Champion 9. Close 10. Whatever It Takes 11. Rock 2 It 12. Celebrate You March 17, 2009 Tonex “Unspoken” New album from recording star Tonex, led by the single “Blend” Tracklisting: 1. Fiyah 2. Bring It 3. Joy 4. Glor3x 5. Bl3nd 6. Cool With U 7. Unspoken 8. Again 9. Love Me 4 Me 10. When I Call 11. Sneeze 12. Wired 13. F@c3 Down March 24, 2009 Features new releases from Case, Keri Hilson, Leela James, Mandisa and Def Jam group Electrik Red. Case “The Rose Experience” Led by the single “Lovely,” R&B singer Case returns after an over seven year break from music. Keri Hilson “In A Perfect World” Debut album from singer/songwriter Keri Hilson featuring the single “Turnin Me On”. Tracklisting: 1. Intro 2. Turnin Me On (feat. Lil Wayne) 3. Get Your Money Up (feat. Keyshia Cole & Trina) 4. Return The Favor (feat. Timbaland) 5. Knock You Down (feat. Ne-Yo) 6. Slow Dance 7. Make Love 8. Intuition 9. How Does It Feel 10 Hey Girl (feat. T-Pain & Lil Jon) 11 Alienated 12 Tell Him the Truth 13 Change Me (feat. Akon) 14 Energy 15 Where Did He Go Leela James “Let’s Do It Again” Sophomore release from Shanachie recording artist Leela James. Mandisa “Freedom” Latest effort from American Idol vet. and Sparrow Records star Mandisa. Electrik Red “How To Be a Lady Part 1” Debut album from Def Jam/Radio Killa group Electrik Red, led by the single “Drink In My Cup”. March 31, 2009 Features the anticipated “Lula Lee” project from Ann Nesby and sophomore release from Chrisette Michele. Ann Nesby “The Lula Lee Project” Tracklisting: TBA Chrisette Michele “Epiphany” Tracklisting: TBA Upcoming Releases: LeToya Luckett “Lady Love” (May 2009) Ciara “Fantasy Ride” (May 2009) Ruben Studdard (May 2009) George Huff (April 2009) Omarion “TBA” (coming soon)

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