Musiq Soulchild â MusiqintheMagiq (Atlantic)
It’s Musiq Soulchild’s moment to shine again as her releases his much anticipated sixth studio album âmusiqinthemagiq.’ The set, which follows 2008’s âOnMyRadio,’ is lead by the first single “Anything” featuring producer/rapper Swizz Beatz. Never resting on his past accomplishments, the Soul/R&B crooner recently told Singersroom, “I feel like I have a whole lot more to accomplish musically.” He further expressed that his goal is to remain, “a valid contributor to this legacy of music.”
For the ladies, Musiq informs that the entire project is dedicated to women. “I always see myself as a mediator for women. I try my best to articulate a man’s perspective when it comes to being in love or dealing with things of an intimate or romantic nature. This whole project is for the females. It is also for the men too – in the way of me offering them advice, opinions, and options that they may not readily think of at the time,” he says.
Kelly Price â Kelly (EcclectiSounds/Gospo Centric)
After an 8 year hiatus from R&B, Kelly price releases her highly anticipated sixth studio album, âKelly,’ which covers topics near and dear to her heart. “I’m grown; that’s what this record says,” Price tells Billboard. “I’ve made a whole lot of mistakes and dumb decisions but I’m not beating myself up over it. There’s a lot of resolve here but happiness as well. I’ve come of age doing what I know how to do: soothing myself through music and hopefully helping someone else.” âKelly’ is lead by the singles “Tired” and “Not My Daddy” featuring Mint Condition’s Stokley Williams.
The new album represents a new career birth for Kelly. “My hiatus wasn’t really an accident or on purpose,” Price states of her new drive. “It just worked out that way. When my break came from Def Jam, the timing was good to do something more personal to me-the gospel album. And when I thought about going back to a major or doing something on my own, I thought I should have the opportunity to experience being in charge of my career-and benefit from it as well.”
Jennifer Lopez â Love? (Def Jam)
After returning to her once chart dominance with her single “On The Floor” featuring Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez is ready to give the world a full LP. The new project, âLove?’ boast productions from Tricky Stewart, The-Dream, Stargate, RedOne and even Lady Gaga.
Sade â The Ultimate Collection (Sony)
Soul band Sade has releases âThe Ultimate Collection,’ the follow up to the platinum-selling album âSoldier Of Love.’ The two-disc set includes three new, never-before heard songs including “Moon & The Sky” (featuring Jay-Z) as well as Sade’s classic songs from the Best Of collection and the greatest hits off of Lover’s Rock and Soldier Of Love.