A week removed from the Grammy Awards and independent soul singer Algebra Blessett is garnering R&B listeners' attention. Last week, Algebra was No. 2, this week her record "Nobody But You" moved to the top of the list. It is a sign that independent artists songs are finding ways to reach a wider pool of listeners.
The Atlanta native dropped her sophomore album 'Recovery,' a week ago on Purpose Records, a powerhouse independent label. Since dropping the project, she is going directly to fans as she has traveled to New York, Atlanta, Los Angles to connect with them.
It appears Kelly Price has balanced her chi; she pulls inspiration from 'Eat Pray Love' for her upcoming album, 'Sing Pray Love Vol.1.' The R&B Diva is in a better state; the lead single "It's My Time" is an anthem for anyone ready for success and happiness.
"She’s a diva full of drama, don’t believe her / Hearing things that people saying, got you twisting so much fiction, not much fact / And ain’t nobody got time for that!" she declares to those who are speaking alleged untruths.
Rico Love put an end to unofficial remixes of "They Don't Know" by scooping up his team for the official version. He brings an army of R&B and Hip Hop artists including Atlanta's own Ludacris and T.I., label mates Tiara Thomas & Emjay and Trey Songz to remix "They Don't Know."
Go through the entire R&B chart to see where Ciara, Jacquees, Trey Songz, August Alsina, Mila J, K. Michelle and Miguel lands.
Algebra Blessett – Nobody But You
Algebra slides back on the scene after a five break following her debut album, Purpose with the buzzing single "Nobody But You." She reconnected with music producer Shannon Sanders for the lead single on her upcoming album, Recovery.
Rico Love – They Don’t Know (Remix)
Rico Love calls on his Division 1 fam Tiara Thomas and Emjay, along with other top artists T.I., Trey Songz, and Ludacris for the official remix of his debut solo hit "They Don't Know" from his 2013 EP, Discrete Luxury. Off rip, Luda opens the song with a bang, while Trey lays on the freaky talk and T.I. puts some southern flow on the track.
Ciara – Anytime Ft. Future
Cici dedicated "Anytime" to her fans at the after party, but it's obvious the sentimental lyrics also double as a love song between Ciara and Future: "Baby I’ll go to war for you, in this life / baby I’ll give the stars to you," she sings as her affianced Future joins her on the track.
Kelly Price – Its My Time
"It’s My Time" is from Sing Pray Love Vol. 1, Price's forthcoming album, slated for April 2014. The Grammy-nominated artist is also prepping an audio book of her inspirational 2005 publication, Inscriptions of My Heart.
K Michelle – I Don’t Believe
Utilizing Frank Ocean's track "We All Try," in which he declares, "you must believe in something," Michelle flips it on this new one titled "I Don’t Believe," spilling out multiple vulnerabilities on the short track, even addressing her Grammy snub.
Miguel – Simplethings
Mimicking the simple production and melody, Miguel sings over a subdued electric guitar about wanting his woman as is; without all the embellishments on "Simplethings."
Trey Songz – Ordinary Ft. Jeezy
Mr. Steal Your Girl drops the brand new braggadocios cut “Ordinary,” featuring rapper Young Jeezy. On the tune, Songz lets it be known that he’s living fly and flashy – he pops expensive bottles and gets any bad chick.
August Alsina – Like a Star
August Alsina is definitely rising up from the ashes, and today, an unreleased song has surfaced called "Like A Star."
The bass and digital-heavy record has the young crooner singing about his ascension: "Feeling like a star tonight / baby cause I shine so bright / I don't wanna touch the ground / Cause I don’t wanna lose this high,” he says on the hook.
Mila J – Smoke, Drink, Break-up
Jamila Chilombo, known as Mila J, is an artist on Def Jam, but she also shares the label with her younger sister Jhene Aiko…it runs in the family!
Mila drops this simmering groove “Smoke, Drink, Break Up,” which documents the vicious cycle of never having a happy relationship, especially when sober:
Jacquees – Feel It Ft. Lloyd & Rich Homie Quan
Quees’ EP19 is becoming a reality with the new sexy song "Feel It," featuring Lloyd and Rich Homie Quan. The three turn up the heat for some intimate sessions: Quees takes the first verse, Lloyd takes the reins on the second, and Rich Homie rounds off the freaky fest with his rap verse.