Ne-Yo and August Alsina consumed two positions a piece on the Most Popular R&B Singles chart this week, leaving room for six artists to join them.
Ne-Yo's versatility to create songs with David Guetta to Wiz Khalifa to Celine Dion sets him apart from other artists. The release of "Incredible," a duet with Celine Dion, is an uplifting theme song for moments when individuals ascend to greatness. The single, penned by Ne-Yo, will be featured on Dion's upcoming album, 'Love Me Back to Life.'
Ne-Yo goes solo on "Slow Down;" he sets the mood for romance; not between the sheets. He provides instructions to shut down cell phones and devices so that it is clear that the purpose of the slow jam is simply enjoying the moment. "I wanna take my time and enjoy you/Everything else can wait, I want it right now" he crooned.
Def Jam singer August Alsina’s time is now. The remix of "I Luv This Sh*t" is just about everywhere – radio, TV, online; it is there. The newcomers approach adds the realism and grit of Hip Hop that is connecting with fans that want to turn up rather than slow dance. The New Orleans native strikes again with the remix of "Numb." He replaced west coast rappers Iamsu & Problem for southerners B.O.B and Yo Gotti on the DJ Mustard produced track.
As the final answer on whether Day26 will reunite like Danity Kane lingers, member Willie Taylor remains active remixing popular records. He made a wise choice to add his aggressive vocals to Sevyn Streeter's "It Won't Stop." The unofficial remix was saluted by Sevyn. The new addition of Willie gives an extra push of "It Won't Stop," elevating it into the list of top singles of the week.
In addition to reworking buzzing singles, Taylor has taken a role in the theatrical show, 'How To Love,' along with former Destiny Child's member Latavia Roberson.
See where Leela James landed along with Leona Lewis, Omarion, Robert Glasper and Marsha Ambrosius on the Top 10 Most Popular R&B Singles of the Week.
Ne-Yo – Slow Down
Ne-Yo digs into his bag of throwback sounds for “Slow Down“, offering something nostalgic to inspire you to temporarily abandon your fast-paced life and get back to romance.
Omarion – Love & Other Drugs
“Tell me what’s the difference between love and other drugs?” Hhmm, good question Omarion. The resident Maybach singer searches for the answer in the title track from his upcoming album of the same name “Love & Other Drugs (L&OD).”
Leona Lewis – One More Sleep
Leona Lewis will release her first Christmas album, ‘Christmas, With Love’, on December 3rd via Syco/RCA Records. The project is a selection of holiday classics and three (3) originals from the three-time Grammy nominated singer.
“One More Sleep” is the lead offering from the opus, one of the set’s originals.
Sevy Streeter – It Wont Stop (Remix) Ft Willie Taylor
After adding his vocals to the remix of “I Luv This Sh*t,” Willie Taylor bulks up his remix collection by standing in for Chris Brown on Sevyn Streeter’s latest single “It Won’t Stop.”
Celine Dion – Incredible Ft. Ne-Yo
The music veteran and hit singer-songwriter have revealed the “Incredible” collaboration, described as a “theme song for that moment when you do something that defines who you are or defines a moment in time.”
“Incredible” will appear on Dion’s, Loved Me Back to Life, slated for release November 5th.
Leela James – Say That Ft. Anthony Hamilton
Be prepared for a soul overload as Leela James returns with a new single called “Say That,” featuring Anthony Hamilton, from her upcoming fifth studio album. As would be expected, these two bring a soulful, classic love duet to life effortlessly.
Marsha Ambrosius – As Ft. Anthony Hamilton
Straight from “The Best Man Holiday” film soundtrack comes this duet by Marsha Ambrosius and Anthony Hamilton called “As.” Although not a Christmas song, it is a classic, as the two take the timeless Stevie Wonder piece and mold it into a ballad.
Robert Glasper – Somebody Else Ft. Emeli Sande
Emeli SandÃ© lends her svelte vocals to Robert Glasper’s upcoming ‘Black Radio 2’ album on track #11 called “Somebody Else,” in which she digs into the mindset we all often fall into; if only we were someone else, would things be better?
August Alsina – I Luv This Shit Ft. Trey Songz & Chris Brown
It’s here! The highly-anticipated collaboration between R&B’s freshest and baddest has arrived in the form of August Alsina’s “I Luv This Sh*t (Remix),” featuring Chris Brown and Trey Songz.
As expected, the new mixture takes the record to another level as all three crooners lay down their freaky lessons.
August Alsina – Numb Ft. Yo Gotti & B.O.B
August Alsina replaces Iamsu! and Problem with B.o.B & Yo Gotti for the remix of the club banger “Numb,” switching out the Cali flows with some southern flavor.