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Hot Shots: Brandy & Chris Brown get close in ‘Put It Down’ Video


 

Brandy gets up close and personal with her collaborator and co-star Chris Brown on the set of her video for “Put It Down,” in a photo posted on Breezy’s Instagram on Tuesday night (July 31).

The “Never Say Never” singer also released the first official photo from the video set on Tuesday. The pic shows Brandy standing in front of two Ferraris flanked by background dancers in the Hype Williams-directed clip, which was choreographed by Frank Gatson Jr. (Beyoncè, Michael Jackson).

“Stay tuned for more surprises this week!” Brandy  teased on Twitter, revealing more she will release more from the video this week.

Put It Down” is the lead single from her sixth album, Two Eleven, due October 2.

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Cover Art: Mariah Carey ft. Rick Ross & Meek Mill – ‘Triumphant (Get ‘Em)’


Mariah Carey flaunts her killer curves on the single cover for “Triumphant (Get ‘Em),” her new singe featuring Rick Ross and Meek Mill.

American Idol’s newest judge revealed the cover art on her Instagram account, which she just recently activated, today (July 30). The  Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox produced track premieres Thursday, August 2, and serves as the first single from her upcoming eleventh studio album.

“I wrote TRIUMPHANT when I was going through a difficult time & it helped me get through it,” she tweeted last month when announcing the single. “When u hear it, pay attention 2 the lyrics #WIN.”

Video: Willow Smith – ‘I Am Me’


Willow Smith  gets into her feelings in the video for “I Am Me,” a new track she premiered on the red carpet of the BET Awards. Words can’t even describe…

Trey Songz Reveals ‘Chapter 5’ Release Date


Trey Songz took to Instagram to announce the release date for his new album, Chapter 5. The follow-up to 2010’s Passion, Pain & Pleasure arrives August 21 via Songbook/Atlantic Records.

The album is preceded by “Heart Attack,” the lead single, which cracked the top five on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart this week.  “2 Reasons” featuring T.I., the second single, is expected to premiere in the coming days. Lil Wayne, Big Sean, J. Cole, and Kelly Rowland are among the artists featured on Chapter 5.

Video: Rico Love Presents Kelly Rowland Platinum Plaque for “Motivation”


It was all about Kelly Rowland at the Black Women in Music event presented by Essence Magazine in Los Angeles.  Rowland, who is up for a Grammy at this weekend’s show, was honored alongside record label executive Sylvia Rhone for her success in the past year. Her third album, Here I Am, became the highest charting solo album of her career, and spawned the Grammy-nominated single,”Motivation” featuring Lil Wayne, which spent seven weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. She was also presented with a platinum plaque, denoting sales of one million digital downloads, for “Motivation” by Rico Love, who co-wrote and produced the track with Jim Jonsin.

 

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