There was no bigger musical star than Michael Jackson in 1984.The record label decided a compilation album of unheard Mijac music was in order. Carrying the title Farewell My Summer Love, the nine-song album features archived Michael Jackson recordings from January to October 1973.
Fans of R&B legends Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill are steadily talking about positive news involving both men. Sweat is fresh off a Veruz battle with Bobby Brown, while Brown and groupmate Johnny Gill and the rest of New Edition have just signed a new entertainment deal with CAA.
Baltimore native Mario found success with his self-titled debut in 2002. However, it was the singer’s follow-up disc where folks really began to take notice. Turning Point, Mario’s sophomore disc, arrived in stores on December 7, 2004.
For this week’s edition of Second Listen Sunday, let us return to the summer of 2001. Having already achieved success as a model, VJ, and Soda pop jingle singer, Tyrese came into the music game with a decent debut album in 1998.
I wanted to change it up for my third article of Second Listen Sundays. The album I want to highlight is one I know backward and forwards. An R&B masterpiece that I have listened to from start to finish hundreds of times, and that is New Edition’s, Heart Break.
I was a twenty-year-old college sophomore attending Troy State University in Troy, Alabama when R&B singer Joe released his fourth album Better Days, in the winter of 2001.
I welcome you to the first edition of “Second Listen Sundays”, where I will revisit an album I did not particularly care for on the first listen and reevaluate it years later. Up first is Usher’s 2012 release Looking 4 Myself.
Eric Roberson, the talent affectionately known as the king of independent soul music, returns with his latest single titled “Lessons.” The song’s background is as follows: Around 3 am, the morning of his 13th wedding anniversary, Eric Roberson was sitting in his studio feeling rather creative.
R&B duo Christión burst onto the scene in late 1996 with their debut single “Full of Smoke”, which led to the group earning the honor as the first R&B group signed to Roc-A-Fella records.
R&B lover man Keith Sweat already had an impressive three-album discography to his credit when he released his fourth album Get Up On It in June of 994. The lead single was the up-tempo “How Do You Like It”, which featured Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes of TLC.
England-born soul singer, Daley, has returned to the scene with his sophomore release The Spectrum. Following the successful formula of his previous EP’s and his 2014 debut release, “Days+Nights,” Daley continues to make a name for himself with his brand of Alternative R&B.
After releasing the very nice JE Heartbreak II in 2014, one of the last standing active groups in R&B, Jagged Edge, returned to the scene with their ninth album, The Layover in 2017. I have been a fan of Jagged Edge since their debut A Jagged Era hit shelves during my sophomore year of high school.