Being the most vulnerable genre in music, you never know what you're going to get from today's R&B stars. This past week was a whirlwind with the naughty outshining the good while the bad just sort of lingers.
Stars like Rihanna, Chris Brown, and Justin Bieber are always in the headlines, and we got the goods on the moves they made this past week.
Wrapping up our top stories, click below to see who Rihanna pissed off with her nudity; read why Chris Brown have loyal fans despite his incarceration; witness more nudity from two other sexy singers; listen to new music, and more.
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Ariana Grande has a good Problem
Ariana Grande has a good "Problem" with her new single, featuring Iggy Azalea. Hours after its release the song took the top spot on the iTunes digital chart — what's crazy is this song almost didn't make her upcoming album.
According to trusted sources, the single is poised to move over 300,000 copies. A first week total at that level would put "Problem" in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 for sure. It would also send Grande into the top 10 on a number of other charts as well.
Justin Bieber Continues to be Vulnerable
This past week, Justin Bieber released two new songs ("Hard 2 Face Reality Ft. Poo Bear" and "We Were Born For This"), two records that continue to infuse his vulnerability over his trials and tribulations and break-up from Selena Gomez. Both songs made Singersroom's Top 10 Streaming R&B Songs of The Week.
Although Jailed, Fans Still “Loyal” to Chris Brown
Chris Brown's "Loyal" is still on fire when it comes to the charts. Not only is the song climbing the Billboard Hot 100, it has earned a chart-topping position on the Rhythmic Songs tally. "Loyal" is Brown's seventh track to reach no.1
Usher Readies New Album Launch With “Good Kisser”
The wait for Usher's new music is over as the Grammy winner unleashed two visual teasers for his forthcoming single this last week.
Titled "Good Kisser," the teasers features Usher dropping some signature dance moves. The single will arrive on iTunes early this week
Michael Jackson’s New single
Welcomed by mixed reviews, "Love Never Felt So Good," the lead single from the late Michael Jackson’s upcoming posthumous LP Xscape, arrived this week. Originally written by the King of Pop and Paul Anka in 1983, super-producer Timbaland adds some modern day flare to the disco-inspired tune all while still giving it that MJ feel. Justin Timberlake hops on this alternate version for a spicy duet.
Outside of the positive reviews, many fans were upset that Justin Timberlake was added to an alternate version of the song. The fans insist the King of Pop wouldn't have worked with JT since he left his sister Janet Jackson to hang alone in the famous Super Bowl, Nipple-gate incident.
Mariah Carey Finally Sets Release Date
After much confusion over delayed release dates and speculation that she would pull a Beyonce and drop her album as a surprise, Mariah Carey officially announced the new title and release date for her next studio album: Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse will arrive on May 27!
With no radio singles, here's hoping she moves some units!
Jhene Aiko Strips Down For GQ
We all think Jhene Aiko is sexy, and this new photo shoot with GQ magazine did nothing but heighten our senses.
We're used to seeing the petite singer in feminine, fashionable duds. However, in her spread for the mag's April 2014 issue, the Bay Area songstress showed more skin than usual. At a time when it’s popular to have the biggest backside on the planet, Aiko reps for the thin women!
Rihanna-Jacking? Rita Ora Goes Topless For Terry Richardson
Although not completely naked like her label-mate Rihanna, Rita Ora also stripped off most of her clothes this week for a new photo shoot with famed photographer Terry Richardson.
Richardson captured Ora in a black and white photo shoot that had the British singer showing all her glory, nips an all…just like Rihanna made headlines doing this week.
Take a look at the snaps HERE …the similarities ARE uncanny!
Rihanna Gets Completely Naked for Lui
Rihanna almost shut down the internet after French adult magazine Lui revealed naked photos of the pop star. In the cover photo, RiRi rocks a bucket hat and long, thick braids as she sits in a chair topless, showing her pierced nipples. The inside photos takes steamy up a notch as RiRi is seen with no panties with her ass in the air in one photo while others show her lounging (see photos here). The 26-year-old's nudity got so much out of hand that Instagram had to delete the photos and threatened her not to do it again.
Chri Brown Stays in Jail
This week, a California judge ordered Chris Brown to remain in Los Angeles County jail for at least another week while his lawyer negotiates with the prosecutor about his probation violation.
Brown, whom attended the hearing on Thursday following a cross-country trip on the federal government's inmate transport system, informally known as "Con Air," looks like he's fairing well outside of a little weigh gain in the face.
Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, said he would file a motion to have Brown released from jail, which would be considered at the May 9th hearing.