Artists are not community ambassadors until they make the decision to use their voice and platform to help others. At only eighteen years old, Jessica Sanchez carries herself as an ambassador and singer, and she decided to use her vocal box to support the citizens of the Philippines recovering from the devastating typhoon. For the second week in a row, Sanchez's "Lead Me Home" tops Singersroom's Most Popular R&B Singles of the Week. The former American Idol singer balanced entertaining and uplifting individuals with the ballad.
Brandy does not drop albums at the rate of Datpiff's favorite artists, but when she releases a song, it is quickly sought after because the expectations for a Brandy record are always high. The new leak, "Not Going to Make Me Cry," is piano driven track produced by Bryan-Michael Cox. The No. 2 position record on the Most Popular R&B Singles of the Week is reminiscent on Brandy's 00s material. Though it has only been a year and change since the singer/actress released 'Two Eleven,' diehard fans are always on a search for anything from Brandy.
Nothing has been on schedule for Ashanti as she prepares to release her first independent album, 'BraveHeart.' After testing a few singles including "The Woman You Love" and "Never Should Have," she tries to connect with listeners on "I Got It," featuring Rick Ross. The mafia embed persona injected into the production welcomes the presence of the MMG boss. Ashanti returns to the same streets that started her career on Murder Inc.
The remaining artists that converged on this hot records chart is a mixed list of veterans, emerging stars and newcomers that include R. Kelly, Justin Bieber, Rico Love, Candice Glover, E.B., Masspike Miles and Tinashe.
Jessica Sanchez – Lead Me Home
Interscope artist Jessica Sanchez is using her big voice for big things. The season 11 “American Idol” runner up’s newest single “Lead Me Home” is a big ballad dedicated to those affected by the massive Typhoon Haiyan that took place in the Philippines over a week ago.
Brandy – Not Going to Make Me Cry
Bryan-Michael Cox piano-lead production is the backdrop of Brandy’s random internet leak “Not Going to Make Me Cry.”
Justin Bieber – Alone
“Alone” is obviously another song inspired by his relationship with Selena Gomez, as the young singer about his regrets: “‘Cause you fell into the deepest depression, baby / And I hate to know I’m responsible.”
Ashanti – I Got It Ft. Rick Ross
Ashanti taps Rick Ross for her brand new smooth and chill single “I Got It,” the latest release from her much-delayed forthcoming fifth studio album, Braveheart.
Rico Love – I Love Somebody
Rico Love returns with more heat, this time taking Mario Winans’ 2004 hit “I Don’t Wanna Know” and flipping it for this jam called “I Love Somebody,” in which he spares no feelings when acknowledging the successes, material wealth and life with another.
E.B. – Girl Crush
Newcomer E.B. translates for women in Erica Mena’s position the motives for an all lady romance in less than four minutes on “Girl Crush.”
R. Kelly – Lights On
R. Kelly just unraveled the tracklisting to his upcoming Dec. 10 LP “Black Panties,” and with it, he’s offering the bonus track called “Lights On,” with your pre-order.
Candice Glover – I Cried
Candice Glover drops her debut powerhouse ballad “Cried,” making use of her strong, golden pipes, and letting out all emotions concerning a less-than-great relationship.
Masspike Miles – 50 Shades f Gray
Boston singer Masspike Miles pulls the sheet off of this smooth knocker “50 Shades of Gray,” a cut inspired by the best-selling novel.
Tinashe – Vulnerable Ft. Travi$ Scott
The talented “Who Am I Working For?” singer-songwriter Tinashe returns with something else to woo your eardrums with: her newest single “Vulnerable,” featuring Houston rapper Travi$ Scott, from her new EP, “Black Water.”