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New Music: Tweet – ‘Face To Face’


Tweet continues #TweetTuesdays with a new track, “Face To Face.”

The R&B songbird launched her music series at the start of the month, and thus far has dropped three new tracks including a cover of Aretha Franklin’s “Day Dreaming,” the soulful “Trouble” and the soothing “C 4Eva.”

Best known for her 2002 smash “Oops (Oh My)” featuring Missy Elliott, Tweet has maintained a relatively low profile since her 2005 sophomore album, It’s Me Again.

Her third studio album and first with DuBose Music Group, Simply Tweet, is scheduled for release later this year.

Listen to “Face To Face” below.

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New Music| Tweet – ‘Day Dreaming’ (Aretha Franklin Cover)


It’s been a minute since we’ve heard new solo material from R&B songbird Tweet.  The soulful singer, who signed a deal with DuBose Music Group earlier this year, launched her music series, “Tweet Tuesdays,” today and released a cover of Aretha Franklin’s “Day Dreaming.”

Best known for her 2002 smash “Oops (Oh My)” featuring Missy Elliott, Tweet has maintained a relatively low profile since her 2005 sophomore album, It’s Me Again.

Her third studio album and first with DuBose Music Group, Simply Tweet, is scheduled for release later this year.

Listen to her cover of “Day Dreaming” below.

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Tank performs ‘Next Breath’ on ’10! Show’


Tank’s promo tour made a stop in Philly this morning for an appearance on the 10! Show.  The Grammy-nominated crooner, whose fifth album This Is How I Feel hits stores tomorrow, performed “Next Breath,” and talked about performing at the Essence Music Festival in July. Watch the performance and listen to a sneak peek of the album below.

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D’Angelo to perform at Essence Music Festival


D’Angelo’s comeback is in full swing.

The reclusive singer will make his long-awaited return to the stage at the 2012 Essence Music Festival.

D’Angelo will perform during the event’s opening night on July 6 in New Orleans.  Running through July 8, the festival also includes performances from Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz and a host of others.

The Virginia native released his last album, Voodoo, in 2000. It went platinum and won two Grammy Awards, including best R&B album. His 1995 debut, Brown Sugar, also went platinum.

His decade-plus-in-the-making third album reportedly due later this year.

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Video: Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, & R. Kelly Sing at Whitney Houston’s Funeral


Alicia Keys, R. Kelly, and Stevie Wonder were among the entertainers who paid tribute to the late Whitney Houston at her funeral today (Feb. 18).

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GRAMMYs Rewind: Beyoncé Sets GRAMMYs Record


With 16 wins and 44 nominations, Beyoncé is the third most honored woman in GRAMMYs history.  After winning three with Destiny’s ChildBeyoncé tied the record for most wins (five) in a single night by a female artist in 2004. In 2010, she surpassed the record when she won six awards, including Song of the Year and Best R&B Female Vocal Performance for “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” and Best Pop Female Vocal Performance for “Halo.

At just 30-years old, she ranks third for most honored female performers behind Alison Krauss (26) and Aretha Franklin (18), and ties second for most-nominated female artist in Grammy history with 44, behind Dolly Parton, with 45 nominations.

In addition to a trio of solo performances, Knowles has also graced the GRAMMYs stage with Prince and Tina Turner.  In 2004, she performed a ‘Purple Rain‘ Medley with Prince, which incorporated her hit single “Crazy In Love.” To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the GRAMMYs, she joined forces with the legendary Tina Turner, performing Turner’s classic “Proud Mary.”

Watch Beyoncé perform the “Purple Rain” Medley with Prince at the 46th Grammy Awards in 2004 below.

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President Obama’s Campaign Playlist: U2, Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Sugarland, Arcade Fire, Zac Brown Band


It’s an election year, and President Obama is making sure his tunes reflect his message.  He’s undoubtedly the coolest President in history, so the songs on the official Obama Campaign 2012 Playlist come as no surprise. He and his team complied the list of the songs being used for his 2012 campaign and shared it on Spotify.

Among the artist making the President’s list are U2, No Doubt, Jennifer Hudson, Bruce Springsteen, Sugarland, Ledisi, Ricky Martin, Aretha Franklin, Arcade Fire, and Florence + the Machine.

View and stream the full list below.

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New Music: Melanie Amaro – “Respect”


 Melanie Amaro pays homage to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, by sampling her 1965 classic on her debut single. The 19-year-old Amaro won the inaugural season of U.S. X Factor, securing a $5 million recording contract with Syco Music and Epic Records. The soulful dance track will be featured Pepsi’s Super Bowl commercial, airing during Sunday’s big game.

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