Her R&B performance won’t miss a beat
Are you an R&B music fan? Lucky for you, R&B artists will be taking the stage at Little Caesars Arena on October 15th at 7 p.m. The Millennium Tour: Turned Up! is coming to Detroit so singer, and songwriter, Keri Hilson joined Tati Amare on “Live In The D” to discuss the upcoming performance.
He is a four-time Grammy-nominated R&B singer and he’s performing in Detroit
Eric Benét is a household name. Hit songs like, “Spend My Life With You”, “Love Don’t Love Me”, and “Never Want To Live Without You”, can guarantee a sing-along. The R&B singer is back in Detroit and joined Tati on today’s episode of “Live In The D” to talk about his upcoming film projects and his performance in the D tonight.
Detroit Music Award Nominee has his own unique sound
On Live In The D, we love to start our week off with some great music from our talented friends. Today, R&B singer Keith Patterson, who has been nominated for a Detroit Music Award and winner of an episode of Showtime at the Apollo, chatted with Tati Amare to talk about his music.
After top Grammy win, singer H.E.R. is heading to the Oscars
(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)NEW YORK – A night after winning the top Grammy Award for songwriting, R&B singer H.E.R. Leslie Odom Jr. will also compete for best original song with “Speak Now” from “One Night in Miami...," which he wrote with Sam Ashworth. AdSongs by John Legend, Mary J. Blige, Janelle Monae and Robert Glasper were shortlisted for best original song but didn't make the final cut. The duo of Reznor and Ross have won a number of awards for their scoring work, including an Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Golden Globe. Terence Blanchard (“Da 5 Bloods"), Emile Mosseri (“Minari") and James Newton Howard (“News of the World") round out the best original score nominees.
Ladies night: Beyoncé, Swift make history as others win big
Four women won the top four prizes Sunday, including Swift, who became the first female performer to win album of the year three times. Beyoncé — with her 28th win — became the most decorated woman in Grammy history. And 9-year-old Blue Ivy Carter — who won best music video alongside her mother — became the second youngest act to win a Grammy in the show’s 63-year history. Megan Thee Stallion, who won three honors, also made history and became the first female rapper to win best rap song. She's also the fifth rap-based act to win best new artist.
Detroit psychedelic band is staying inspired amid COVID-19 uncertainty
Detroit-based psychedelic R&B group, Cousin Mouth, is the brainchild of songwriter and producer Alex Burns. Having performed at various Detroit venues in the past including El Club, Deluxx Flux, and The Skip, Burns is staying inspired as the ongoing pandemic casts a gloom of uncertainty over the live music industry. Showcasing a canorous and dreamlike sound, their signature groove and beat-based style encapsulate how past experiences and relationships inevitably influence our present. You can pre-order MayflowerPeacemakerHolyredeemer now or stream “New Memories’' and “Every Bad Man” on Spotify. To keep up with their musical journey, follow Cousin Mouth on social media @CousinMouth.
Who’s cooler than Santa Claus?
Legendary singer Morris Day has released a new holiday song that is sure get you into the spirit. It’s called “Cooler than Santa Claus”. Day said he wanted to pay homage to the parents who work so hard to make sure their children have a happy holiday, while giving a shout out to Santa Claus. “Cooler than Santa Claus” is available on multiple music streaming services. Watch the video above to hear just how cool “Cooler than Santa Claus” is.
This local Neo Soul artist sings about the different ways to feel love
Alex Way is a local musician who has been performing ever since she was 4-years-old. After getting her start in her church choir, she picked up violin and has been making music ever since. She describes her music as Neo Soul and also a little R&B. Her most recent project is titled “Phases”, and gets into how she feels love in different ways. Each song covers a different kind of love, including self-love, community love, and love for friends and family.
The Weeknd criticizes Grammys over nominations snub
He said music from his fifth studio album “Changes” was wrongly viewed as a pop album, rather than an R&B project. “I set out to make an R&B album,” he wrote on Instagram. It is not being acknowledged as an R&B album, which is very strange to me.”Bieber was nominated in the categories for best pop solo performance, best pop duo/group performance, best pop vocal album and best country duo/group performance. The singer said he loves pop music, but he wants to be respected for his work. “I grew up admiring R&B music and wished to make a project that would embody that sound,” he said.
Cardi B, Dolly Parton, Dua Lipa to be honored by Billboard
NEW YORK – Cardi B has only released one major single this year — the hit “WAP" — but it's enough for Billboard to name her Woman of the Year. Billboard announced the honor Wednesday and the Grammy-winning rapper will be celebrated at the music brand's 15th Annual Women in Music Event, which will stream live on Dec. 10 at billboardwomeninmusic.com at 8 p.m. EDT. Jennifer Lopez will receive the Icon Award at the event and Dolly Parton will earn the Powerhouse Award. Other honorees include pop star Dua Lipa (Powerhouse Award), R&B sister duo Chloe x Halle (Rising Star Award) and singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez (Impact Award). Outside of “WAP" — which co-stars Megan Thee Stallion and spent four weeks at No.
Here’s why you are going to want to start watching ‘Verzuz’ on Instagram Live right now
What started as some entertainment during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic has turned into one of the must-see Instagram Live shows. The premise is pretty simple: two R&B singers or rappers go head-to-head in a friendly battle on Instagram Live, and thousands of people get to sit back at home and enjoy. While the performances are so much fun to watch, what really makes “Verzuz” so entertaining is the chit chat between the stars, as well as the comment section on Instagram Live. It’s pretty surreal to see comments pop in from First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah, Mariah Carey and Viola Davis, but they were watching the same Instagram Live stream as everyone else. We don’t know who will be up next for a “Verzuz” battle, but here’s to hoping we’ll get to witness another epic night.
Kelly's lawyers want to question gang member in cell attack
CHICAGO Attorneys for R. Kelly want to question a convicted member of the Latin Kings gang who says he beat up the jailed R&B singer in a Chicago cell. Kellys lawyers filed a motion Friday in federal court to question Jeremiah Farmer under oath, the Chicago Tribune reported. Farmer, 39, is facing mandatory life in prison in a racketeering conspiracy that involved a 1999 double murder, according to the newspaper. It appears that MCC personnel simply followed Mr. Farmer, allowed him to carry out the attack, and then only intervened after Mr. Kelly had already sustained serious injuries, Kellys attorney Michael Leonard wrote in the motion. Kellys attorneys have been trying to have him released on bond pending his trial.
Jam out with this funky band in Birmingham this weekend
With a mixture of funk, soul, blues, R&B, and a little rock, Laura Rain and the Caesars describe their genre as "Detroit Music". The band joined hosts Jason Carr and Kim DeGiulio to chat about their music and playing at Vinotecca in Birmingham. The group performed their latest release "Pleasure Zone" which is a track that has a little funk and R&B. Laura Rain and the Caesars are performing Saturday, September 21, at Vinotecca in Birmingham. For more information on the band, go to their Facebook, Instagram, or website.
On this day: June 27
2014: R&B singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Womack dies at the age of 70 in Tarzana, California. He had been battling a variety of health issues in his latter years, including prostate cancer, colon cancer, pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease. Womack started his career as the lead singer of his family musical group The Valentinos and as Sam Cooke's backing guitarist, and went on to write songs such as "It's All Over Now," which became The Rolling Stones' first UK No. As a singer he is most notable for the hits "Lookin' For a Love," "That's The Way I Feel About Cha," "Woman's Gotta Have It," "Harry Hippie," "Across 110th Street" and his 1980s hit "If You Think You're Lonely Now." Hide Caption