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NEW MUSIC: Trey Songz Feat. Lil Wayne & Jeezy – ‘Hail Mary’


Trey Songz drops football metaphors while Jeezy keeps it street and Wayne gets explicit on the mid-tempo club banger “Hail Mary,” a new track from Chapter V, due August 21.

Is the party over for Trey Songz? Listen to his latest and decide for yourself.

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


Mariah Carey makes her official return with “Triumphant (Get ‘Em)” featuring Rick Ross and Meek Mill.

“Can’t fall down/ Stay triumphant/ Keep on living/ Stay on your toes/ Get off the rope/ Don’t let ‘em ever count you out/ Realize all things are possible/ In your heart who’s the greatest/ Reach for the stars,” MiMi sings over the  Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox produced beat.

Listen below.

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New Music: Melanie Amaro – ‘Don’t Fail Me Now’


After seizing the first U.S. X Factor crown last December, Melanie Amaro finally released her debut single, “Don’t Fail Me Now,” on Wednesday (August 1).

“I’ve walked the longest road so don’t fail me now, feet don’t fail me now, I’ve never got this close so don’t fail me now,” she sings over the uptempo dance beat, produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins and penned by Livvi Franc.

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NEW VIDEO: Keyshia Cole ft. Lil Wayne – ‘Enough of No Love’


Expressing heartbreak as only she can, Keyshia Cole goes hard for the ladies in the video for “Enough of No Love,” the first single from her upcoming album Woman to Woman.

The Oakland-born singer goes through the motions in a padded room and busts out some choreography, wearing a bedazzled bandanna, while her co-star Lil Wayne spits his verse on top of a piano.

Watch the Benny Boom-directed clip below.

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First Listen: Mariah Carey feat. Rick Ross & Meek Mill – ‘Triumphant (Get ‘Em)’ [Snippet]


Our first taste of Mariah Carey’s new single “Triumphant (Get ‘Em),” featuring Rick Ross and Meek Mill, comes via a snippet released on Amazon.  The Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox produced track premieres tomorrow (August 2).

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

Listen to the snippet below.

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NEW MUSIC: Q Parker – “Yes”


Following the success of his solo debut single “Show You How,” former 112 member  Q Parker follows up with the sultry banger “Yes.” The talented singer-songwriter displays his killer vocal range on the catchy bedroom tune, produced by The Cornaboyz (Usher, Ciara). “Yes” serves as the second single from his forthcoming solo debut, The MANual, expected later this year.

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First Listen: Tamia – ‘Beautiful Surprise’ [Album Snippets]


 

Fans of Canadian R&B songbird Tamia can get a sneak peek of her upcoming fifth album Beautiful Surprise before it arrives on August 28. Preceded by the Salaam Remi-produced title track, which continues to rise on urban AC radio, the album will be her second independent release following 2006’s Between Friends. 

Preview the album and watch the music video for the single “Beautiful Surprise,” co-starring her husband Grant Hill below.

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Ellie Goulding Reveals Sophomore Album Title, Release Date & Artwork


 

Fresh off the heels of her debut album and its breakout title track, Ellie Goulding has announced her sophomore album Halcyon, arriving October 9 via Cherrytree/ Interscope Records.

“This album for me is a journey from dark into light from confusion to understanding,” Goulding said. “I didn’t set out to write a break-up record but I think it became one.”

The 25-year-old Goulding, who wrote and co-produced the entire album with producer Jim Elliot, recorded most of the tracks in a converted barn in her hometown of Hay Valley, West England.

A lyric video for the album’s lead single, “Anything Could Happen,” will premiere on VEVO on August 13, followed by the release of the single to digital retailers on August 21.