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New Music: Lonny Bereal – “Make You Mine”

Check out the latest single from singer-songwriter Lonny Bereal. “Make You Mine,” is the second single from his forthcoming debut album, The Love Train, due later this year. “Make You Mine” is a smooth R&B cut and serves as the perfect follow-up to the Kelly Rowland-assisted “Favor.”  Bereal, who has written and produced songs for Tank, Kelly Rowland, Jamie Foxx, and Keri Hilson, recently won a Grammy for his work on Chris Brown’s F.A.M.E., which took home the award for Best R&B Album at the ceremony on Feb. 12.  Listen below.

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Daily Throwback: Twista featuring Kanye West & Jamie Foxx – “Slow Jamz”

After years of underground success, Twista broke into the mainstream with 2004’s Kamikaze.  For the album’s lead single, Twista enlisted Jamie Foxx and Kanye West for an ode to classic soul artists on the aptly titled “Slow Jamz.”  Produced by Kanye West, “Slow Jamz” topped Billboard’s Hot 100 for one week on February 10, 2004, becoming the first number one single for all three artists.

Did You Know? “Slow Jamz” was for a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2005.

New Music: Jamie Foxx – “Fool” (Cee Lo Green Cover)

Jamie Foxx tries his hand at Cee Lo Green’sFool For You” from his critically acclaimed album The Lady Killer. Though the first verse is cringe-worthy thanks to Jamie’s faux Cee Lo impersonation,  “Fool” is a good vocal showing from the Academy Award winning singer/actor. Listen to Jamie Foxx’sFool” and check out the Melanie Fiona-assisted version by Cee Lo Green below.

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New Music: Natasha Bedingfield featuring Jamie Foxx – “Weightless”

In an attempt to savage what’s left of her third studio album, Natasha Bedingfield joins forces with Jamie Foxx on the latest single from the set. Co-written by Bedingfield, André Merritt (RihannaDisturbia“) and Wayne Wilkins (BeyoncéSweet Dreams“), “Weightless” is the next single from Strip Me, Bedingfield’s underrated third album, released late last year. It’s unclear why Jamie Foxx is on the single version of the song when the original version is flawless. Check out “Weightless” below.

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Beyoncé, Usher & Alicia Keys Salute Oprah During Star-Studded Farewell Spectacular

Oprah’s closest celebrity friends came out in droves at Chicago’s United Center for “Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular,” a star-studded send-off to the talk show queen. Everyone from Madonna to Halle Berry was in the building to honor Oprah’s 25th and final season.

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New Music: Raheem DeVaughn – “Fall For Your Type” (Remix)

Raheem DeVaughn puts his spin on Jamie Foxx’s latest single “Fall For Your Type“. The underrated singer does a great job of making the song his own. I actually prefer this remix over Jamie’s version – something about Jamie’s voice doesn’t flow with the track. The Neo-Soul Hippie Rock Star is working on his fourth studio slated for release sometime this year. Check out Radio Rah’s remix to “Fall For Your Type” below.

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Chart News: Keyshia Cole, Jamie Foxx, Keri Hilson Gunning for Top 10 Debuts Next Week

As 2010 comes to a close next Sunday, the final batch of major new releases hit stores this past Tuesday (21). Of the new releases none are aiming for the #1 spot currently held Taylor Swift’s juggernaut third album Speak Now.

Gunning for Top 10 debuts are Keyshia Cole’s Calling All Hearts, Jamie Foxx’s Best Night of My Life and Keri Hilson’s No Boys Allowed. Cole’s fourth album is slated to have the highest first-week numbers of the three discs.  Industry prognosticators think Cole could sell around 130,000 by week’s end on Sunday, Dec. 26, while Foxx is looking to move about 120,000. Hilson’s set may sell 80,000.

Foxx’s last release, 2008’s “Intuition,” started at No. 3 with 265,000, while Cole’s previous offering, “A Different Me,” bowed the same week as “Intuition” at No. 2 with 322,000. (Beating both acts that week was the non-moving “Fearless” by Taylor Swift, which was in its third non-consecutive week atop the list, selling 330,000.)

Hilson’s last album was her debut set, “In a Perfect World,” which entered at No. 4 in April of 2009 with 94,000.

Rant: I’m somewhat surprised Keyshia Cole is project to outsell Keri Hilson considering the amount of promo time Keri has clocked in over the past few weeks, and the limited amount Frankie’s daughter has devoted to her latest project.  Of course, these are just predictions and are subject to change. As was the case with Diddy-Dirty Money’s Last Train To Paris, which was projected to sell around 80,000 copies last week and ultimately moved just over 100,000 units. Truth be told, all three albums are weak considering their past work. The biggest disappointment is Jamie Foxx’s Best Night of My Life. Keri’s No Boys Allowed is a grower album and only after a couple listens will it become enjoyable. Keyshia, on the other hand, is just…I have quite figure it out yet.

Jamie Foxx Performs On ‘Good Morning America’

Jamie Foxx kicked off his promo tour for his latest album this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America. The Oscar winner performed “Fall For Your Type” and “Yep That’s Me” from his new album Best Night of My Life for the Fall Concert Series.

Jamie also shared that he will reprise his role of Wanda from In Living Color alongside Martin Lawrence in an upcoming film. “They’re gonna rob banks from Northern California to Southern California and the person that’s chasing us is George Lopez,” he said. Filming will begin early next year.

Best Night of My Life hits stores tomorrow.