Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tour Dates: Sade

Sade recently announced plans to tour in 2011 to support their Platinum selling album "Solider of Love". This upcoming tour marks their first tour in over 10 years. Tickets go on sale in select markets beginning October 16th at with additional dates to be announced soon.

Here are Sade's tour dates:

Jun 16: Baltimore, Md. (1st Mariner Arena)
Jun 19: Philadelphia, Pa. (Wells Fargo Center)
Jun 21: Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)
Jun 24: East Rutherford, N.J. (Izod Center)
Jun 28: Toronto, Ontario (Air Canada Centre)
Jun 30: Montreal, Quebec (Bell Centre)
Jul 06: Boston, Mass. (TD Garden)
Aug 05: Chicago, Ill. (United Center)
Aug 19: Los Angeles, Calif. (Staples Center)
Aug 30: Anaheim, Calif. (Honda Center)

Song of the Day: "Brotha" (Angie Stone)

"Brotha" - Angie Stone
  • Writers and Producers: Angie Stone, Raphael Saadiq, Harold Lilly, Glenn Standridge, Robert C. Ozuna
  • Classification: Neo-Soul, Southern Soul, and Old-School Soul
  • Record Label: J Records
  • "Brotha" was featured on 2001's "Mahogany Soul".
  • Peaked at number 13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks

Album Cover: "Lost In Time" (Eric Benet)

Check out the just released album cover for "Lost In Time" by Eric Benet due out November 23rd.... Enjoy!

Album Cover: "Late Nights & Early Mornings (Marsha Ambrosius)

Check out Marsha Ambrosius album cover for "Late Nights & Early Mornings" due out November 9th... Enjoy!

New Joint: "Can't Stay Away" (Faith Evans featuring Keyshia Cole)

Check out Faith Evans' new joint "Can't Stay Away" featuring Keyshia Cole.... Enjoy!

Live Video of the Day: "Love Is A Loosing Game" (Amy Winehouse)

Check out this amazing acoustic performance of "Love Is A Loosing Game" from 2007's SXSW... Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Amazing Cover: "Overjoyed" (Toni Braxton)

For UNCF's tribute to Stevie Wonder, Toni Braxton covered his hit song "Overjoyed". Enjoy her alto vocals on this great cover.

Song of the Day: "Chasing Pavements" (Adele)

"Chasing Pavements" - Adele

  • Writers: Adele and Eg White
  • Producers: Eg White
  • Classification: Blue-Eyed Soul and British Soul
  • Record Label: XL Recordings
  • "Chasing Pavements"was released in 2008 from 19 .
  • "Chasing Pavements" won a 2009 Grammy for Best Female Vocal Performance
  • Peaked at #4 on  the U.S. Billboard Hot 100

Amazing Cover: "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" (Jennifer Hudson)

At the UNCF tribute to "The Queen" Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson covered her first pop top ten  hit "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)". Enjoy these fantastic vocals and def. my favorite performance of that night. Jennifer infuses soul and so much more into this jam. It is very hard to sing an Aretha song and do a great job, but Jennifer tears into this one! :) 

New Joint: "I'll Be There" (Tiffany Evans)

Check out Tiffany Evan's latest new joint "I'll Be There" from her upcoming sophomore album... Enjoy!

Live Clip: "Miss Ottis Regrets" (LaBelle)

Check out this amazing performance and cover of the classic "Miss Ottis Regrets"... Enjoy!

New Joint: "I Fell I Can't Go On" (K. Michelle)

Check out another new joint from K. Michelle "I Fell I Can't Go On".... if these joints are any indication of her album, she might have a hit on her hands!

Live Video of the Day: "Tightrope" (Janelle Monáe)

Check out Janelle Monáe's performance of her hit single "Tightrope" from Dancing with the Stars... Enjoy!

Interview: "Fantasia For Real" (Fantasia)

Check out the second episode of the second season of "Fantasia For Real"... Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Interview: Adam Levine

Check out Maroon 5's Adam Levine giving an interview to Tavis Smiley... Enjoy!

Live Clip: "Words" (Anthony David and India.Arie)

Check out this live clip of Anthony David and India.Arie performing "Words"... Enjoy!

Live Video of the Day: "That's What Friends Are For" (Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross & Whitney Houston)

Enjoy this amazing performance by Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross & Whitney Houston.

Amazing Cover: "Hurt" (Melody Thornton)

Check out this cover of Christina Aguilera's "Hurt" as performed by Melody Thornton during a photo shoot.... Enjoy!

Tour Dates: Back To Me Tour (Fantasia featuring Eric Benet and Kandi)

Check out the tour dates for Fantasia's Back To Me Tour which features Eric Benet and Kandi!

Thur Nov 4 Richmond, VA Landmark Theater
Fri Nov 5 Norfolk, VA Chrysler Hall
Sat Nov 6 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre
Sun Nov 7 Baltimore, MD Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Wed Nov 10 Savannah, GA Johnny Mercer Theatre
Thur Nov 11 Atlanta, GA Fox Theater
Fri Nov 12 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
Sat Nov 13 Jacksonville, FL Moran Theatre
Sun Nov14 Miami, FL James L. Knight Center
Wed Nov17 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
Thur Nov18 Greensboro, NC War Memorial Auditorium 
Fri Nov 19 Columbia, SC Township Auditorium 
Sat Nov 20 Birmingham, AL BJCC Concert Hall
Wed Nov 24 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
Fri Nov 26 San Diego, CA Copley Symphony Hall
Sat Nov 27 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre
Thur Dec 2 Dallas, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie 
Fri Dec 3 Southaven, MS DeSoto Civic Center 
Sat Dec 4 New Orleans, LA Kiefer Uno Lakefront Arena 
Sun Dec 5 Houston, TX Reliant Arena 
Wed Dec 8 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
Thur Dec 9 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace Theatre
Fri Dec 10 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre 
Sat Dec 11 Cincinnati, OH Procter and Gamble at Aronoff Centre 
Sun Dec 12 Augusta, GA Bell Auditorium 
Mon Dec 27 New York City, NY Beacon Theatre
Tue Dec 28 Washington, D.C. DAR Constitution Hall
Wed Dec 29 Cleveland, OH State Theatre
Thu Dec 30 Chicago, IL Auditorium Theatre
Sat Jan 1 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre

Song of the Day: "Chocolate High" (India.Arie and Musiq Soulchild)

"Chocolate High" - India.Arie and Musiq Soulchild
  • Writers and Producers: Dru Castro, Andrew, Musiq, and India Aire Simpson
  • Classification: Philly Soul, Neo-Soul, Southern Soul and Smooth Soul
  • Record Label: Universal Repubilc Records
  • Release in 2009 from Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics.
  • Peaked at number 19 on the U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Monday, September 27, 2010

Amazing Cover: "I Have Nothing" (Tiffany Evans)

As Tiffany's rendition of the Chaka and Whitney classic "I'm Every Woman" are making the rounds on the internet, here is her cover of The Bodyguard classic "I Have Nothing" from back in January.. Enjoy!

Song of the Day: "Untitled (How Does It Feel)" (D'Angelo)

"Untitled (How Does It Feel)"
  • Writers and Producers: D'Angelo and Raphael Saadiq
  • Classification: Neo-Soul, Southern Soul, Slow Jam, Quiet Storm, and Smooth Soul 
  • Record Label: Virgin and EMI Records
  • "Untitled (How Does It Feel)" was released in 2000 from Voodoo.
  • It reached #2 on the Hot R&B/ Hip-Hop Songs.
  • 2001 Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

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New Joint: "10 Seconds" (Jazmine Sullivan)

Check out Jazmine Sullivan's new joint "10 Seconds"... She is bringing it on this 50's influenced track by Salaam Remi. I'm excited for "Love Me Back" which is dropping this November!

Live Video of the Day: "Doing It Again" (John Legend and The Roots)

Check out this amazing performance of a John Legend classic "Doing It Again" with the incredible Roots... Enjoy!

Live Clip: "My All" (Mariah Carey)

Check out this live clip of "My All" from Mariah's performance last night in Singapore.. Enjoy!

Amazing Cover: "Wake Up Everybody" (John Legend & The Roots feat. Common & Melanie Fiona)

Check out John Legend, The Roots, Common, and Melanie Fiona doing there thing on the Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes classic "Wake Up Everybody"... Enjoy!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

New Joint: "Ain't No Such Thing" (K. Michelle)

Check out this new joint from K. Michelle entitled "Ain't No Such Thing"... Enjoy!

New Joint: "Is This Love?" (Corinne Bailey Rae)

Check out this new joint from Corinne Bailey Rae... Enjoy!

Live Clip: "I'm Every Woman" (Chaka Khan)

Check out this live clip of Chaka Khan performing her timeless hit "I'm Every Woman".... Enjoy!

Song of the Day: "Respect Yourself" (The Staple Singers)

"Respect Yourself" - The Staple Singers
  • Writers: Luther Ingram and Mark Rice
  • Producer: Al Bell
  • Classification: Gospel Soul, Southern Soul, Smooth Soul,
  • Record Label: Stax Records
  • Released in 1971 from Be Altitude: Respect Yourself
  • Peaked at #12 on Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on Billboard Hot Soul Singles

Amazing Cover: "I Am Changing" (Whitney Houston)

Check out Whitney Houston's take on the Dreamgirls' power ballad "I Am Changing"... Enjoy!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Live Video of the Day: "Girl", "Free" & "If" (Destiny's Child)

Check out Destiny's Child performing "Girl" with a little of "I'll Take You There" from The Staple Singers, "Free",  and "If"... Enjoy!

Song of the Day: "Words" (Anthony David)

  • Writer: Anthony David and India.Arie
  • Classification: Neo-Soul, Smooth Soul, and Southern Soul
  • Record Label: Universal Republic and Soulbird
  • "Words" was released in 2008 from Acey Duecy.
  • It reached #53 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/ Hip-Hop Singles Charts

Live Clip: "When You Wish Upon A Star" & "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" (Patti Labelle)

Check out this stirring performance that Patti gives of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" mixed in with "When You Wish Upon A Star".... Enjoy!

Amazing Cover: "I Love You Porgy" (Christina Aguilera)

Check out Christina Aguilera's amazing cover of "I Love You Porgy" during her Nina Simone tribute.... Enjoy!

Live Video of the Day: "Be Grateful" (Jennifer Hudson featuring John Legend & The Roots)

Check out this amazing performance of the Walter Hawkins classic "Be Grateful" from Jennifer Hudson with John Legend and The Roots backing her up... Enjoy!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Song of the Day: "Knockin" (Ledisi)


  • Writers and Producers: Ledisi Young, Adam Deitch, and Eric Krasno
  • Classifications: Jazz-Soul, Neo-Soul, California Soul, and New Orleans Soul
  • Record Label: Verve Records
  • Released from her 2009 "Turn Me Loose" album

Amazing Cover: "All By Myself" (Celine Dion)

Check out Celine Dion's amazing cover of Eric Carmen's "All By Myself"... Enjoy!

New Joint: "Your Place" (Donell Jones)

Check out Donell Jones' latest joint "You Place" from his new album Lyrics which is due out next week... Enjoy!

Live Clip: "I Love You" (Jill Scott)

Enjoy this live clip of Jill Scott performing "I Love You" from her upcoming album... Enjoy!

Live Video of the Day: "Cold War" (Janelle Monáe)

Check out Janelle Monáe performing "Cold War" from Last call with Carson Daily... Enjoy!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Live Clip: "Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)" (Maxwell)

Check out this live clip of Maxwell performing "Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)" live from a concert in 2009... Enjoy!

Song of the Day: "Save Me From Myself" (Christina Aguilera)

"Save Me From Myself" - Christina Aguilera
  • Writer: Christina Aguilera, Linda Perry, and Bill Bottrell
  • Producers: Linda Perry
  • Classification: Blue-Eyed Soul, Acoustic Soul, Smooth Soul, Slow Jam, Quiet Storm
  • Record Label: RCA
  • "Save Me From Myself" was featured on third album 2006's "Back to Basics".

New Joint: "Lie To Kick It" (Sunshine Anderson)

Check out Sunshine's latest joint "Lie To Kick It"... Enjoy!

Live Video of the Day: "Can't Get Enough" (Tamia)

Check out Tamia performing an acoustic version of her hit single "Can't Get Enough" live on MSN.

New Video: "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (Carlos Santana featuring India.Arie)

Check out Carlos Santana's latest video for his cover of The Beatles "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" featuring India.Arie.... Enjoy!

Amazing Cover: "I Can't Write Left Handed (John Legend and The Roots)

Check out John Legend and The Root's cover of Bill Withers' "I Can't Write Left Handed"... Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Live Clip: "I Look To You" (Whitney Houston)

Check out Whitney Houston performing her single "I Look To You" live in Milan from this live clip... Enjoy!

Song of the Day: "Heard It All Before" (Sunshine Anderson)

"Heard It All Before" - Sunshine Anderson

  • Writers and Producers: Sunshine Anderson, Michael Flowers, Rashawn Sherrer
  • Classification: Smooth Soul and Neo-Soul
  • Record Label: Atlantic Records
  • Released in 20-1 from "Your Woman"
  • Peaked at #3 on the Billboard R&B Charts

New Joint: "Glad I Met You Tonight" (Will Downing)

I'm a little late on this new joint, but check out Will Downing's "Glad I Me You Tonight"... Enjoy!