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Q&A: Chrisette Michele—Reaching a New ‘Milestone’

After putting down guest vocals that resulted in the hot hook on “Lost One,” a single from Jay-Z’s 2006 album Kingdom Come, Chrisette Michele burst on the scene the following year with her own debut project, I Am. Several studio […]

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photocourtesysucharles’s 2016 R&B Freshman Class

Another year, and another list of breakout R&B stars. The Freshman Class list is not simply a gathering of hot singers. It is

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Who’s Next: Genesis Be

The early days of hip-hop were filled with creative story tellers. The story tellers, affectionately called MCs, used lyrics, beats, inspiration, and


Sound Check: Britne Dionne

A strong jazz and soul vocalist, Britne Dionne hails from Memphis but resides in Atlanta, and is hustling and bustling her way


Top 10 Things Indie Artists Need To Stop Doing

At one point or another, every independent artist has found themselves at a crossroads. Sometimes feeling like they’re not moving forward, it can be discouraging to a musician

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Social Media’s Increasing Importance for Independent Artists

Exponentially, we’re witnessing how popular social media is becoming as vehicles for independent artists to showcase their talents.  Social media has made it possible for many independent artists


In Search of India.Arie

2011 seemed to be the year of the return.  Artists like Tyrese, Goapele, and Kindred the Family Soul released albums after extended breaks, and as the calendar flipped


Black to the Future

It seems that the music industry is shifting every day. There are more opportunities than ever for aspiring artists to put their music out there. While this may


Eric Benet Joins Kelly Price, Joe, Tyrese as an Independent Artist

Eric Benet is ready to shine alone! The Soul/R&B crooner joins Kelly Price, Joe, Tyrese and a growing list of artists that have left major record labels for


The Independent Artist’s Soul Train Awards Dream

For many of us, going down the world-famous Soul Train Line was a dream; we spent Saturday mornings (and the rest of the week) perfecting dance steps in

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