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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: Nelly Furtado – ‘Spirit Indestructible’

Nelly Furtado becomes one with nature in the video for “Spirit Indestructible,” the title track and second single from her upcoming new album, due September 18.  The nature-themed clip finds the ‘Like A Bird” singer performing the empowering cut on the beach and peaks of Grouse Mountain in Vancouver.

Watch below.

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Justin Bieber Taps Drake, Nicki Minaj, Ludacris, Big Sean for ‘Believe’

Just before he rocked the stage at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, Justin Bieber tweeted the tracklist for his forthcoming  album, Believe.

The 16-track disc, arriving June 19, features guest spots from Ludacris (“All Around the World”), Big Sean (“As Long As You Love Me”), Drake (“Right Here”) and Nicki Minaj on “Beauty and the Beat.”  Mike Posner, Rodney Jerkins, Hit-Boy, Diplo and Max Martin are among the producers on the set.

Check out the complete tracklist below.

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Watch – Nelly Furtado’s ‘Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)’ music video

Canadian songbird Nelly Furtado returns with the video for “Big Hoops (Bigger the Bigger),” the lead single from her fifth album The Spirit Indestructible. Watch the video below and pick up her new album on June 19.

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Monica & Brandy beam on the cover of EBONY

Monica and Brandy’s musical reunion comes full circle on the June cover of EBONY magazine. Inside the magazine, the 90s divas open up about life, love, and reuniting 14 years after “The Boy Is Mine” for their collaboration “It All Belongs To Me.”

Monica’s latest album, New Life, debuted on Billboard’s Top 200 at No. 4, becoming her fifth consecutive top five debut. In addition to the collaboration with Brandy, the album features guest spots from Mary J. Blige, Wale and Rick Ross. The wife of NBA player Shannon Brown and mother of two is prepping the release of the album’s second single, “Without You,” produced by her cousin Polow Da Don.

Brandy hit big last week, following her episode of Behind the Music, with the premiere of her new single, “Put It Down” featuring Chris Brown. Netting rave reviews from fans and critics alike, the lead single to her upcoming album, Two Eleven, arrives on iTunes on May 8.

Check out excerpts from Brandy’s interview below.

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Watch: Brandy – ‘Behind The Music’

From her multiplatinum successes to her million dollar mistakes, Brandy revealed all on last night’s episode of VH1’s Behind The Music. Recalling the most difficult times in her career, the “I Wanna Be Down” singer opened up about losing her close friend Whitney Houston, living up to media expectations, lying about her marriage, the downfall of her career, the fatal car crash, and finding love in the hour-long special. If you missed it, here’s your chance to hear Brandy in her own words. Watch below.

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Brandy & Monica Perform ‘It All Belongs to Me’ on ‘Leno’

We’ve heard the track, now watch them perform it live.

Brandy & Monica stopped by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to perform their duet, “It All Belongs to Me,” last night (Feb. 16).  For their first live performance of the song, the ladies showcased their powerful pipes with the help of a live band and three background singers. Kicking things off,  Brandy gave the world as taste of her lower vocal register before Monica drove the point home by hitting pitch-perfect note at the end.

Written and produced by Rico Love, “It All Belongs to Me” has garnered mixed reactions from fans. Prior to the song’s release, it was dubbed as a sequel to their Grammy-winning single, “The Boy is Mine,” which catapulted both ladies into superstardom.  Soon after the song premiered online, many were left disappointed by the songwriting, but praised the vocals and production.

The Chris Robinson-directed music video was filmed earlier this week, and is expected in the coming weeks.

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