R&B

UK ARTIST: CHERRI V – ‘TIL THE SUN COMES UP’

Check out singer/song writer Cherri V, who I hope will go on to do big things here in the UK. Cherri’s single Til The Sun Comes Up is a brilliant track that successfully meshes the genres of Rock, Pop and R&B. I also love the spin she’s put on the Nirvana classic Smells Like Teen Spirit. Mad News verdict: A HIT! Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss? Til The Sun Comes Up now available on ITunes. Cherri V Official website: http://www.cherriv.com

SICK NE-YO LEAVES STAGE IN TEARS

Via Newsbeat There are doubts about whether Ne-Yo will be able to perform at his three remaining UK shows after he was taken ill and left the stage in tears during a gig in Manchester. The R&B singer, who was performing at the MEN Arena in Manchester on Thursday, was crying after struggling to sing on stage for over half an hour. He told fans he had never not completed a show before but couldn’t continue with his performance. Ne-Yo is meant []

PIC OF THE DAY: T-PAIN DEFENDS HIS ‘BIG ASS CHAIN’

Singer T-Pain posted photographs of his RIDICULOUS new chain last night on Twitter, and then defended his latest acquisition by telling the “haters”… Let’s celebrate the fact a black man can have things like this and still care for 3 kids and wife in a $6 million house with 32 cars. Oldest child 5 and already got 4 million in her own account. I don’t do dumb sh*t like this till I know the fams good. so don’t judge me from what []

VIDEO: THE DREAM FT KANYE WEST – WALKING ON THE MOON

There is nothing special about this track at all and it doesn’t make me feel as if I am walking on the moon. I think that it would be in The Dream’s best interest if a friend took him to one side and told him the truth, which is… When you sing it sounds as if your testicals haven’t dropped yet. You cannot sing!   The Dream should continue to focus on producing and writing hit records for artists and accept that he is a behind []

UK NEWS: POLICE DEFEND BLACK MUSIC CONCERT CRACKDOWN

Via BBC News Police have defended their use of a controversial form that requires live music venues to hand over details of performers, promoters and fans. Form 696 has helped cut shootings and stabbings in and around London gig venues, the Metropolitan Police said. The Met introduced the risk assessment form to identify gigs where trouble might flare up, partly in response to black-on-black shootings. But it has been criticised for being heavy-handed and racially motivated. The Met said the form had []

BET AWARDS NOMINATIONS 2009

The BET Awards 2009 nominations have been announced folks! Via Pinboard Blog Best Male R&B Artist The Dream Jamie Foxx Ryan Leslie Neyo T-Pain Best Female R&B Artist Beyonce Keyshia Cole Keri Hilson Jennifer Hudson Jazmine Sullivan Best Group Day 26 GS Boyz NERD The Roots Three 6 Mafia Best Collaboration Jamie Foxx ft T-Pain-Blame It Keri Hilson ft Lil Wayne- Turnin Me ON Jim Jones & Ron Browz ft Juelz Santana-Pop Champagne TI ft Rihanna-Live Your Life Yung LA ft TI []

CIARA PERFORMS ‘NEVER EVER’ ON JAY LENO

Style wins in spectacular fashion over substance again! Admittedly I’ve liked a few of Ciara’s past releases, but her live performances always leave me shaking my head. The woman can move but when it comes to vocal ability – PISS POOR! And what was with that dance routine?