Over recent years, R&B artists have steered away from only releasing music on certain days of the week. Since there’s always something new coming out, we know it’s sometimes difficult to stay updated on all things R&B. Although we’re always here to give you day-by-day updates, we figured giving you a recap of some of the best R&B tracks and moments from the weekend’s past (and sometimes a little before) at the top of each week is a great way for you to hear all the good stuff in one place. Some of the top R&B artists are releasing new music, doing interviews, and announcing plans for upcoming albums. Despite the unique times we are living in, 2020 has been amazing for our beloved genre.
Robin Thicke Releases “Forever Mine”
Robin Thicke dedicates his new single, “Forever Mine,” to his friend and mentor Andre Harrell. The late music executive served as executive producer on all of Robin Thicke’s albums. The singer said that this song was the last record they worked on before Harrell’s untimely death. The jazz influenced song is a beautiful, fitting tribute.
Beyonce Speaks out against Police Brutality
This week video footage of George Floyd losing his life, after an encounter with Minneapolis police, has sent shockwaves throughout the world. From protests to social media posts, everyone is weighing in on systemic racism within the criminal justice system. Celebrities have been posting and advocating that there should be #JusticeForFloyd. One of those voices is Beyonce. She has long spoken out about police brutality and used her instagram to speak out against the latest tragedy. Watch her heartfelt message above.
Tamar Braxton’s new show “To Catch A Beautician” premieres.
After a brief break, Tamar Braxton is back on the small screen with her new show To Catch A Beautician. The show finds Tamar and hairstylist Johnny Wright helping clients confront stylists who have damaged their hair. As you can imagine, the show is hilarious. Tamar is television gold, so seeing her in this brand new VH1 show is a treat. You can catch the show Monday’s at 9pm. Watch the first episode above.
Ro James drops new album MANTIC
It’s been four long years since Ro James’ debut album ELDORADO was released. Thankfully, the wait was ended this week when he released his sophomore album MANTIC. The wait was well worth it as the 15 track album is stocked full of hits. On the album, Ro James collaborates with Brandy, Miguel, and Masego. The album was preceded by singles “Last Time,” “Touchy Feely,” “Plan B,” and new single “Too Much.” This one should definitely be a huge contender at next year’s GRAMMY Awards.