Chris Brown and Rihanna have the ability to catapult other artists records with a guest feature or remix. That is exactly what they did this week. Chris Brown shifted attention from the release of his upcoming album, X, when he revised Mario's Somebody Else. Breezy plays the victim of love on his version, which blurs the lines of reality or entertainment. However, Brown’s adaptation drew more attention than Mario, who is reigniting his career after a five year hiatus.
“Bad” has spurred three versions of the song starting with Wale and Tiara Thomas – the Tiara Thomas solo cut and a recent release featuring Wale and Rihanna. Ri-Ri demonstrated her rap ability as she traded bars with Wale to prove the intensity of a bad girl.
Beyonce stayed original as she secured the third and fifth positions on Singersroom Most Popular Singles of the Week. The Hit-Boy produced “Rise Up” took the higher slot as Bey’s soaring harmonies drove home the song's triumphant message: "Fight for you and me, look into my eyes and believe / little woman we will fight, we will fight, little woman we will fight, we will rise." Her second record, “Grown Woman,” has been in high demand since she released it. For the third week in a row, “Grown Woman” has made a home on the Most Popular Singles of the Week.
Chris Brown – Somebody Elese Remix
As we wait for his Aaliyah-sampled second single “They Don’t Know,” Chris Brown drops his own version of Mario’s banger “Somebody Else.”
Rihanna & Wale – Bad Girl Remix
Wale gets the original “Bad Gal RiRi” (per Twitter) to handle the remix to his hit “Bad.”
Beyonce – Rise Up
Along with her role as Queen Tara in the movie Epic (which opened on May 24), Beyonce contributes to the film’s soundtrack with an inspirational track called “Rise Up.”
Yummy Bingham – Cuffin
Don’t worry, this joint “Cuffin” has nothing to do with the police, so no one is going to get the handcuffs.
Beyonce – Grown Woman
The dancy, island-vibed track boast strong vocals and catchy melodies, all while being different from what’s out now.
Treasure Davis – Someone New Ft Slick Rick
Slick Rick’s “Hey Young World” is remodeled into the storyline of a roller-coaster love relationship in “Someone New”.
Sevyn Streeter – It Won’t Stop
Singer-songwriter Sevyn Streeter paints a romantic story for her second single “It Won’t Stop,” a dreamy slower-tempo departure from “I Like It.”
Kelly Rowland – We’ve Changed Ft. Beyonce & Michelle Willliams
Kelly Rowland collabs with her sisters-in-song, Beyonce and Michelle, on “You’ve Changed,” which has the laid-back groove of thier DC3 2004 single “Girl.
Jennifer Hudson – Gone, Gone, Gone
Jennifer Hudson is getting ghost on her song “Gone, Gone, Gone,” an anthem for fed up females everywhere.
Candice Gover – I Am Beautiful
“I Am Beautiful” is the first offering from Candice Glover since winning Fox’s American Idol 2013.