While we spend a lot of time searching for the next superstar, this week, attention was diverted to veterans that know how to make solid records. LL Cool J, Raheem DeVaughn and Q Parker are names we trust based on their past work and their collaboration on the “Yes” remix proves they still have the ability to seduce our ears and more. The remix is a track from Q Parker’s debut solo album, The Manual , which was released at the end at last year.
Newcomer Kreesha Turner locked down the second position on Singersroom’s Most Popular R&B Singles. The Canadian/Jamaican songstress incorporated hip hop and dancehall production into her new single “Gimme Dat.” The 27-year-old singer-songwriter has been on top of the Canadian pop scene for years, but is changing her image and sound. It appears to be working as people push her new record on the most popular songs on the week. The record will appear on Turner’s upcoming third album, Evolution Inevitable .
Ashanti has not quit after enduring bumps and roadblocks with the release of her first independent album Braveheart. This week she dropped the projects third single “Never Should Have,” a musical tale that hints at the dissolution of her relationship with Nelly. The record has the same appeal as Usher’s “Confessions” and Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me A River.”
The remaining names on the Most Popular R&B Singles includes repeaters from last – Beyonce, Tank, India.Arie, John Legend, in addition to new entries Adrian Marcel, The World Famous Tony Williams, and Ariana Grande. See the full order of the list.
Q Parker – Yes (Remix) Ft. LL Cool J, Raheem DeVaughn
Q Parker taps rap veteran LL Cool J and R&B crooner Raheem Devaughn for the remix of his steamy single “Yes.”
Kreesha Turner – Gimme Dat
Canadian/Jamaican Kreesha Turner’s first single “Gimmie Dat,” from her upcoming third album, Evolution Inevitable, features Turner turned up in full attitude as she demands it all in an island accent.
Ashanti – Never Should Have
It worked for Justin Timberlake when he sang “Cry Me A River” and Usher when he crooned “Confessions,” now Ashanti has her quasi biographic relationship single “Never Should Have.”
Ariana Grande – The Way Ft. Mac Miller
Sampling Big Pun’s “Still Not a Player” ft. Joe, Grande’s voice soars; she takes it to the stratosphere with the Minnie Riperton/Mariah Carey-esque range while Mac Miller flirts back on his verses.
India.Arie – Cocoa Butter
On the track, the lyrical genius floats in the rejuvenation on new love.
Tank – Shots Fired Ft. Chris Brown
On the club-banger, Tank brags about all the things he has while Breezy let’s the ladies know how he puts it down.
John Legend â Who Do We Think We Are Ft. Rick Ross
The combination of Legend’s sail-into-the-atmosphere vocals, soul sample, and hard snare make for a refreshing peek into his fourth album.
Beyonce – Bow Down
I think we missed the memo! We don’t know who pissed Beyonce off, but whom ever it is, they better steer clear. By the sound of this new record, she’s coming for heads.
Tony Williams – Another You (Remix) Ft. King Chip, Freddie Gibbs
Now with the addition of Midwest rappers King Chip, Freddie Gibbs and Kanye West, it rejunvates the track with higher energy while Tony keeps it smooth.
Adrian Marcel – Waiting
Raphael Saadiq’s protÃ©gÃ© Adrain Marcel’s melancholy state is linked to the withdrawal of a sweetheart.