First Week Sales Numbers For Beyoncé, Childish Gambino & R. Kelly Are In
It was already projected to be a big week for Beyonce, and now the final sales figures have been revealed. Not only is Beyonce the singer's biggest debut on the charts, it also set the record for most US iTunes sales in one week with 617,000 sold. Worldwide, Bey was actually able to move 828,773 copies of the album, but her US numbers are what will get the official tally. Previous to the self-titled record, Beyonce's highest first week sales were for her sophomore album, B'Day, which moved 541,000 in its first seven days.
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Release Stacked Album Featuring Drake, Future, & More
One of the respected names in the beat game, production trio J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League surprised fans this morning by releasing a new album called J.U.S.T.I.C.E. For All containing 13 never-before-heard songs. The project is absolutely stacked with features; artists appearing on the album include Drake, Rick Ross, Lupe Fiasco, Future, Chris Brown, T.I., Wale, R. Kelly, Jeremih, & Jeezy. Gotdamn.
R. Kelly Says He Doesn't Know Who Dave Chappelle Is
In a new interview with GQ, R. Kelly touched on his relationship with Aaliyah, said that he sometimes sleeps in the closet, and questioned the veracity of Bill Cosby's accusers claims. The most intriguing detail to emerge from the interview, however, was that Kelly has never heard of Dave Chappelle. Or so he claims.
Lil Wayne, Chance The Rapper, Big Sean, & R. Kelly May Be On The New Justin Bieber Track [Update: Actually, It's A Compilation]
Justin Bieber earned himself a bit of cred with his latest #MusicMondays series, which found the teen sensation venturing in a more mature, R&B-infused direction. The Biebz then surprised us with an R. Kelly collaboration on one of his latest offerings, but apparently he's still got a couple of big features up his sleeve.
R. Kelly Announces Release Date For New "Black Panties" Album
During a recent Black Panties listening session in Atlanta, R. Kelly revealed the release date for his twelfth solo album, that being in two months' time, on November 11th. The follow-up to 2012′s Write Me Back as so far been led by the single "My Story", which features 2 Chainz and was recently given the visual treatment. Kelly assured those present at the listening session that they wouldn't be disappointed by his new project.
R. Kelly & August Alsina's First Week Sales Projections Are In
R. Kelly has a handful of platinum albums under his belt, but judging from the sales projections of his new album The Buffet, his latest LP might take a while to get there. According to HDD, Kells is set to move 28-33k copies of his new album this week (32-37k with streams), which is a considerable dip from 2013's Black Panties, which brought in 133k.
R Kelly Re-Watched Kobe Bryant's Final Game During His Concert Last Night
R Kelly caught a ton of flak when he posted a picture to Twitter of him watching Kobe Bryant's final game on a very small TV in an unfurnished room. "R Kelly was watching Kobe last game on a Galaxy Note," wrote one Twitter user. Hoping to right his wrongs, Kelly halted his performance last night in Chicago about an hour into the show. Stagehands carried out a brown leather recliner, and Kelly proceeded to watch clips from Kobe's final game on the venue's giant 50-foot screen. He also caught a bit of the 1999 Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence flick "Life."
R Kelly Reveals "The Buffet" Track List, Cover Art, Release Date
After dropping a pair of promising singles in “Backyard Party” and “Switch Up,” R Kelly shares the tracklist, cover art, and release date for his 12th studio album The Buffet. The album will feature the likes of Ty Dolla $ign, Jhené Aiko, Juicy J, Lil Wayne, Jeremih,
Listen To R. Kelly's New Album "Buffet"
Joining fellow R&B singer August Alsina, Chicago legend R.Kelly is also getting ready to release a new album at midnight tonight (12/11) called Buffet.
R. Kelly Announces "Buffet" Album Release Date
R. Kelly is prepping a follow up to 2013's Black Panties, with another title overloaded with sexual undertones, Buffet. It's been a minute since we heard from Kellz, he did appear on a recent King Los track "Glory to the Lord," but apart from that music has been slim. It sounds like his album is nearing completion, as he's announced the release date on Instagram today.
R. Kelly Responds To Claims That He "Refuses To Accept" His Transgender Child
Earlier this month, R. Kelly's 13-year-old daughter Jaya announced via social media that she was transgender, saying that she would now like to be called "Jay" and that she was "eager to undergo gender reassignment surgery." Since then, Kellz has not spoken about the matter in public, and his ex-wife (Jay's mother) recently told TMZ that he "refuses to accept his daughter is now his son."
First Week Sales Projections For Childish Gambino's "Because The Internet" & R. Kelly's "Black Panties"
This past Tuesday was full of major releases. Alongside Paul Wall and E-40’s new albums, Childish Gambino and R. Kelly released highly anticipated projects as well, and the early first week sales projections are in for those albums. According to HDD, R. Kelly’s Black Panties album is projected to move 90-100k units in the first week which will be good enough to land him a top 5 debut on Billboard 200.
Rick Ross Announces "Hood Billionaire" Release Date, New Single With R. Kelly
Rick Ross has wasted no time in getting back into the studio following the release of Mastermind, he's already got an entire album complete and he's starting to promote it hard. Today Rozay reveals he's locked down a release date of November 24th for Hood Billionaire, choosing the same day as Eminem's SHADY XV compilation.
Trey Songz Discusses Why He Beefed With R. Kelly
Not only an artist, but a true fan of the genre, Trey Songz is open about his love of R&B, and has had tumultuous relationships with other notable artists like Ne-Yo, and perhaps the biggest in the game, R. Kelly. While
Funniest #DuragHistoryWeek Memes
Today, September 28, officially marks the 2nd annual celebration of Durag History Week, perhaps the most important holiday ever created by Twitter. Today, unless you're LL Cool J, the durag is a relic of a bygone era, and in many ways, a better, less serious time. Most every member of hip-hop's hall of fame has been guilty, at one time or another, from donning one, whether to create a sea of gentle waves upon one's head or simply for increased aerodynamics. Below, we have featured some of the most iconic moments in Durag History, both good and bad, dating back to Biblical times.
R. Kelly Announces New Album "Buffet"
R.Kelly is currently working on the follow up to 2013’s Black Panties album, which is apparently going through a few names changes in the process. Originally expected to be called "White Panties", R.Kelly’s upcoming new album is now being titled the Buffet.
Top Tracks: December 21 - December 27
Things were just beginning to slow down, as we had spent enough time arguing over the year's best music with a series of year-end lists and were ready to start thinking about what's in store for 2016. As we approached the holidays, though, some of our favorite artists were feeling particularly generous and gifted us with a wealth of new material.
One In A Million: 90s R&B To Bump On Valentine's Day
Back in the day there was Elvis, and Elvis was sexually provocative. Then there was The Beatles, and the Rolling Stones. Then there was Michael Jackson, and what he was doing was real sexual. Then there was the 90s, when music and culture became seriously risqué, comparatively speaking. The cultural landscape was a hot bed for hip hop and R&B music to thrive, paving the way for artists like Aaliyah, R. Kelly, Toni Braxton, Mary J. Blige, and so many more to skyrocket into prominence with their X-rated vibes.
A History Of RnBeef
Hey, Hip-Hop heads, enthusiasts, casual observers, etc.; ever wonder about the great feuds betwixt R&B legends? If you weren’t, that might be due to the fact that there aren't very many. However, as dedicated to the collection and compilation of all things vaguely urban as we are, we’ve spawned a list with what we’ve found. As R. Kelly once said, "You don't want R&B singers to get into beef; leave that to the rappers."
Ty Dolla $ign Says Kendrick Lamar & R. Kelly Will Be On "Free TC"
Next year, hopefully in March or April, Ty Dolla $ign will be dropping his hotly-anticipated debut album, Free TC. Thus far, virtually all we know about the album is that "Stand For" will be the lead single, but today we get some additional info. In an interview with Rap-Up, Ty Dolla reveals some big-name features that will be on the album.