Sunday, January 31, 2010

Grammy: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

This award went to Maxwell for the amazing "Pretty Wings"!

Grammy: Best R&B Album

Went to Maxwell. Although I was hoping for Ledisi, Maxwell released a solid album!

Grammy: Best Urban/Alternative Performance

Went to India.Arie for her Sade cover of "Pearls"

Live Video of the Day: "Closer" (Corinne Bailey Rae)

Enjoy this amazing performance of Corinne Bailey Rae's latest single "Closer"!

Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party

According to Edna Gundersen from USA Today:

BEVERLY HILLS — The annual Pre-Grammy Gala isn't just a Grammy preview. Sometimes it's a Grammy challenge. Saturday night's diva showdown by Mary J. Blige and Jennifer Hudson left the stage in ashes and left many wondering if any acts on Sunday's Grammy Awards would match their vocal firepower. 
Clive Davis, Sony Music's chief creative officer, presided over the celebrity-studded bash at the Beverly Hilton, where stars from music, TV and film chattered over much of the evening's entertainment. 
That is until around midnight, when Blige took the stage for No More Drama, a tune requested by Universal Music CEO Doug Morris, honored that night with the President's Merit Award. Cue the drama. 
First, the band flubbed, and Blige cut the music short. 
"Are we still practicing?" she asked curtly. "Do we have it together?" 
She restarted, delivering a version drenched in naked emotion. Blige belted the lyrics with force, dropped to the floor and clutched the piano. The wrenching delivery continued with I Can See in Color, from the Precious soundtrack. 
The crowd was revved up, and Hudson was ready to keep the engine burning. Singing People and The Way We Were, Hudson brought down the house with a soulful, strapping tribute to Barbra Streisand, attending the gala for the first time.

Song of the Day: "No More Drama" (Mary J. Blige)

"No More Drama"
  • Writers: Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Barry Vorzon, Perry Botkin
  • Producers: Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
  • Classification: Hip-Hop Soul
  • Record Label: Geffen Records
  • Off of her 2001 No More Drama.
  • Peaked at #16 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles & Tracks and #15 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100

Grammy Awards

Just a reminder to everyone that the Grammy Awards will be broadcasted tonight from LA at 8pm EST / 7pm CST. Check it out and enjoy these pictures from the special Michael Jackson tribute!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Song of the Day: "The Way" (Jill Scott)

"The Way"
  • Writers & Producers: Jill Scott and Andre Harris
  • Classification: Neo-Soul, Philly Soul, Smooth Soul, Quiet Storm, and Slow Jam
  • Record Label: Hidden Beach Records 
  • Peaked at #15 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles & Tracks and #60 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100

Interview: Ledisi

Check out this interview with Ledisi during the Grammy festivities!

Live Video of the Day: "Cater 2 U" (Destiny's Child)

Check out this amazing performance of "Cater 2 U" live from ABC's Good Morning America (GMA)... Enjoy! FYI Beyonce is blowing at the end! :)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Live Video of the Day: "You Are My Friend" (Patti Labelle)

Enjoy this heartfelt performance of "You Are My Friend"!

Song of the Day: "Breathless" (Corinne Bailey Rae)

"Breathless" - Corinne Bailey Rae
  • Writer: Corinne Bailey Rae and Marc Nelkin
  • Producer: Steve Chrisanthou
  • Classification: British Soul, Quiet Storm, Smooth Soul, and Slow Jam
  • Record Label: EMI/ Capitol Records
  • "Breathless" was released in 2007 from Corinne Bailey Rae.
  • Peaked at 70 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Live Video of the Day: "Here and Now" (Luther Vandross)

Watch this amazing video of Luther performing his hit single "Here and Now"... Enjoy!

Amazing Cover: "Redemption Song" (Melanie Fiona)

Check out this amazing cover of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song"...  now this is how you sing it! ;) Enjoy!

Song of the Day: "Goin' Thru Changes" (Ledisi)

"Goin' Thru Changes"
  • Writers and Producers: Ledisi Young & Rex Rideout
  • Classification: Neo-Soul, New Orleans Soul, Smooth Soul, Quiet Storm, Slow Jam, and Jazz-Soul
  • Record Label: Verve Forecast
  • Released in 2009 from the album "Turn Me Loose"

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New Joint: Sade

Sade just released 3 new songs from her upcoming album. Check them out at the links: “In Another Time” ; “Skin” ; “The Moon & “The Sky” .

Song of the Day: "100 Yard Dash" (Raphael Saadiq)

"100 Yard Dash" - Raphael Saadiq
  • Producers: Raphael Saadiq
  • Classification: Neo-soul, Old-School Soul
  • Record Label: Columbia Records
  • "100 Yard Dash" was featured on his 2008 The Way I See It

Live Video of the Day: "Charlene" (Anthony Hamilton)

Check out Anthony Hamilton performing his hit single Charlene... enjoy!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Live Video of the Day: "Happy" (Leona Lewis)

Enjoy this haunting ballad performed live by Leona Lewis!

Tour Dates: Melanie Fiona

Check out Melanie Fiona's latest tour dates bellow!

Jan 26 2010
The New Parish
Oakland, California
Jan 30 2010
House of Blues Sunset

Feb 2 2010
The New Parish
Oakland, California
Feb 5 2010
University of Greensboro
Greensboro, North Carolina
Feb 9 2010
J&R Music World
NYC, New York
Feb 11 2010
Washington, Washington DC
Feb 14 2010
Mark G. Etess Arena
Atlantic City
Feb 15 2010
The Apple Store
NYC, New York
Feb 18 2010
University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
Princess Anne, Maryland
Feb 19 2010
Toads Place
New Haven, Connecticut
Feb 21 2010
Norfolk, Virginia
Feb 28 2010
Belle Centre
Montreal, Quebec
Mar 1 2010
Scotiabank Place
Mar 3 2010
Allstate Arena
Rosemont, Illinois
Mar 5 2010
Fox Theater
Detroit, Michigan
Mar 6 2010
Fox Theater
Detroit, Michigan
Mar 8 2010
The John Labatt Centre
London, Ontario
Mar 10 2010
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, Ontario
Mar 11 2010
Quebec Colisee Pepsi
Quebec City, Quebec
Mar 13 2010
The MGM Grand at Foxwoods
Mashantucket, Connecticut
Mar 17 2010
Madison Square Garden
NYC, New York
Mar 19 2010
Prudential Center
Newark, New Jersey
Mar 20 2010
Mark Etess Arena
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Mar 21 2010
Miami Dolphins Stadium
Miami, Florida
Mar 22 2010
Agganis Arena
Boston, Massachusetts
Mar 24 2010
1st Marina Arena
Baltimore, Maryland
Mar 25 2010
Verizon Wireless Arena
Washington, Washington DC
Mar 27 2010
American Airlines Arena
Miami, Florida
Mar 28 2010
Times Forum
Tampa, Florida
Mar 30 2010
Phillips Arena
Atlanta, Georgia
Apr 2 2010
Nokia Theater Grand Prairie
Dallas, Texas
Apr 3 2010
Toyota Center
Houston, Texas
Apr 6 2010
Staples Center
Los Angeles, California
Apr 7 2010
Honda Center
Anaheim, California
Apr 9 2010
Mandalay Bay
Las Vegas, Nevada
Apr 10 2010
Oracle Coliseum
Oakland, California