If you need to give your Mary J Blige cd a rest, then Heather Headley might not be a bad choice if your in the mood for power vocals. Her new cd "In My Mind" is the follow up to her 2002 debut and is climbing the adult R&B charts.
January 2006 Archives
Yes, Soul Train. You remember? The hippest trip in America....
I've been wondering why Soul Train is one the most revered entertainment benchmarks, not only in black culture but in music in general, yet its most recent programming has made BET look a lot more attractive. I mean, now that Bob Johnson is otherwise occupied, BET is blossoming with shows like BEEFS. After the Viacom merger-buyout-takeover-sellingofallblackamerica, BET is shaping up since it's little makeover- just bring back Ananda.
Calm down. No, Brandy is not dating Game, however rnbdirt.com reports that....
"Brandy will provide her voice and likeness, and help develop the story line for a sci-fi/action game that will ship in the first quarter of 2007. The singer will also develop an original soundtrack for the as-yet-untitled game, which will also be available as a separate CD simultaneous with the game's retail release."
Ole girl is busy. She got the upcoming television show, a new album bubbling under, a video game and from the looks of the hood, she is still pimpin' her wigs. I guess that's what new management will do for you!
Jamie Foxx sure can sing...
It seems that a successful album and tour and umpteen Grammy nominations aren't enough for Kanye Tuda. Ole boy would prefer to be God.
Can someone explain to us all the hoopla around the Jamie Foxx/NBC Music Special? We are getting emails, faxes and instant messgaes that say the following...
What do you get when you mix a college dropout with a self admitted illiterate? No not Jay-Z and Beyonce, she's just country. If you guessed the "coupling" of Kanye West and tourmate Fantasia Barrino then you're right!
I've said it before and I will continue to say... SOHH Soulful loves some Brandy. If you thought she slipped up then....
SOHH, Wendy Williams interviews Bobby Brown yesterday on the Wendy Williams Experience. Seems you B.Brown die-hards were correct....
You won't have to wait for Being Bobby Brown in order to see the former R&B King strut his stuff.
Yesterday I went to Times Square to find out Kimora Lee Simmons's secret by checking out Memoirs of a Geisha. I saw the trailer for Dreamgirls featuring Jennifer Hudson and Beyonce & them.
"Cornbread, fish and collard greens, I got what you need. If you want it, 'cause I'm a pimp girl. With a drippy, juicy gheri curl."-- Anthony Hamilton
SOHH it's Friday .... But wait...this just in!
They're spending a little bit more money on Keyshia Cole these days. It's amazing what the exposure of a Kanye tour and a hot award show performance (Vibe Awards 2005) can do for you.
New R&B crooner Ne-Yo is no newbie at all. He's has been pushing the pen for the likes of Mary J. Blige, Musiq Soulchild, B2K, Faith Evans and most notably Mario on the #1 single “Let Me Love You”.
SOHH, what brings a successful songwriter to the forefront as a singer? It could be because he thinks Omarion is lip synching. Or maybe he thought Mario really didn't do "Let Me Love You" that much justice. As Ne-Yo gets ready for a February 28th album release with his 2nd single "So Sick", SOHH Soulful checks in and tries to get Ne-Yo's business!
Its right after the holidays and with all the money gone, those gold diggin' R&B biatches are in Cabo chillaxin' thanks to all of us who hit Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Virgin Mega Store, Tower and the like during the Xmas season-- sending Mary J. Blige platinum, giving Jamie Foxx something else to brag about and anchoring Mariah Carey even further in the history books with yet another #1 single.
So we're scraping the bottom of the barrell for new music.
If you weren't on Chris Brown overload then make sure your barf bag is accessible over the next few weeks. VA's newest, hottest, freshest, dopest is next on the list to be made by this machine known as the music industry.
While Keyshia Cole and Young Jeezy try to be the new Kelis & Nas, let's turn our attention to Letoya Luckett. Letoya is one of the original girls from Houston's Destiny's Child that Beyonce kicked out the group just before the "Say My Name" video hit airwaves.
The Billboard R&B/Hip Hop charts hasn't seen so much action in quite a while. As the holiday season came and went, Mary J. Blige released The Breakthrough which debuted at number one, but this week is upstaged by Jamie Foxx's Unpredictable which is the #1 R&B album in the country. Mary's #2 spot is being closely eyed by.
The official SOHH Soulful album review.
Jamie Foxx can sing and his new cd titled Unpredictable is... good. Me and the interns here at SOHH Soulful stay up on it enough to be able to recognize talent when it wins and Oscar and forces us to sit through it's childhood dream of having number one album on the Billboard charts. Jamie, consider yourself recogninzed.
Six time Grammy Award winner Toni Braxton has good news and bad news to share. The good news is...
Mariah Carey floated into New York City to perform in Times Square w/ Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest on the 34th Annual Rockin' New Year's Eve special. If you missed the first ever live concert watch it here...