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Top 10 New R&B/Soul Christmas Albums 2008

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Top 10 New R&B/Soul Christmas Albums 2008

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Brian McKnight brings his baby-making vocals to holiday fare, while Ledisi dazzles with soulful originals.

Also find new holiday releases from Al Jarreau, Coko, Mandisa, Rahsaan Patterson and more.
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Shop: New and classic holiday CDs and downloads


Top 10 Contemporary R&B/Soul Christmas/Holiday Albums

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Luther Vandross - This Is ChristmasIf you’re looking for contemporary R&B/Soul albums for Christmas and the holidays, look no further.
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Top 10 Classic R&B/Soul Christmas Albums

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Nat King Cole - The Christmas SongIf you’re looking for classic, timeless R&B/Soul Christmas and holiday albums and songs that continually last from season to season, we have the list for you.

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New Audio: John Legend – “Green Light” feat. Andre 3000

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John Legend ft. Andre 3000

Check out John Legend’s newest track “Green Light” featuring Andre 3000 of Outkast from his new album due in October.  Listen Now!


New R&B/Soul Albums Releases: June 2008

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There were many great R&B/Soul album releases this month including the latest from “neo-soul” (not so new at this point) crooner Dwele.

Dwele’s Sketches Of A Man is being deemed a potential classic by old and new fans and sees him writing, producing, arranging and playing all instruments on nearly all of the tracks. “With my music I try to touch on things that everyone can relate to, Dwele says. “Things like, being a musician and trying to find the balance between work and love.” Listen to Sketches of A Man.

We’ve also got a release from our spotlighted artist Hil St. Soul who recently took the time to talk to us about the emotions behind the music of Black Rose. “For me music is a catharsis,” lead vocalist, Hilary Mwelwa told us. “it’s therapeutic. You go through so much in life. We all experience ups and downs.”

Also new are sets from rock/soul legend Solomon Burke, Anthony David, Ashanti, Lalah Hathaway, and even seminal Brazilian artist Sergio Mendes who again teams with contemporary hip-hop/R&B/pop artists.

Get the entire list of June R&B/Soul album releases…

Also check out the list of June Rap/Hiphop album releases.

Top 10 Rap/Hip-hop releases

Top 10 R&B/Soul releases


BET Awards Wrap Up: Al Green Amazes, Jill Scott Engaged, More

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Jill Scott‘s engagement ring was just one on the observations at last night’s BET Awards in Los Angeles. Her drummer, Lil John Roberts is reportedly the lucky man.

Kanye West and UGK lead the winners for the night with two awards each.

Barack Obama buzz swept through the BET Awards.

Reverend Al Green gave a ridiculous performance of his classics “Let’s Stay Together” and “Love and Happiness” and was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Don’t forget to check out his new album.

That was Maxwell who joined Scott to tribute Green. Remember him?

Finally, who can deny the power of Alicia Keys performing with 90s artists TLC, En Vogue and SWV? WOW.

Watch before BET takes it away:

* Best Female R&B Artist: Alicia Keys
* Best Male R&B Artist: Chris Brown
* Best Group: UGK
* Best Gospel Artist: Marvin Sapp
* Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Missy Elliott
* Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Kanye West
* Video of the Year: UGK featuring Outkast, “International Player’s Anthem (I Choose You)”
* Best Video Director: Erykah Badu and Mr. Roboto
* Best Actress: Halle Berry
* Best Actor: Denzel Washington
* Female Athlete of the Year: Candace Parker
* Male Athlete of the Year: Kobe Bryant
* Best Collaboration: Kanye West featuring T-Pain, “Good Life”
* Viewers’ Choice Award: Lil Wayne featuring Static, “Lollipop”
* BET J Award: Raheem DeVaughn
* Best New Artist: The-Dream
* Lifetime Achievement Award: Al Green


New Video: Hil St. Soul – “Sweetest Days”

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Hil St. Soul has a new video out for “Sweetest Days,” the single from her newest album Black Rose. Check it out…


New Video: Pretty Ricky – “Cuddle Up” ft. Butta Creame

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Pretty Ricky’s new album features the track “Cuddle Up” ft. Butta Creame and is due September 23rd. In the meantime, check the video below and visit

08’s “Yes We Can” Obama Video Cops An Emmy

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Will.I. am’s now famous “Yes We Can” video that spliced together pieces of Barack Obama’s New Hampshire primary night speech set to music has won an Emmy award.

The Black Eyed Peas frontman’s popular clip won in the new “New Approaches in Daytime Entertainment” category that “recognizes innovative production techniques and the use of media enhancement to support content.”

Airing for the first time on the Internet shortly before Super Tuesday, the video has gotten over 17 million views on YouTube alone and features a gaggle of celebrities including John Legend, Common, Esthero, Nick Cannon, lead singer of rock band Live Ed Kowalczyk, Fonzworth Bentley and basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

The video was directed by Jesse Dylan, the son of singer Bob Dylan who later endorsed Obama as the hope of America and also won a Webby Award for “Artist of the Year.”

Obama’s campaign often plays the video before he takes the stage at rallies. If you haven’t seen it yet, due to living in a cave, or under a rock, or just want to re-live the sensation, it’s posted below.


Weekly CD Giveaway: Raul Midon – A World Within A World

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Congrats to the winner of last week’s giveaway.

This week sees us offering a free CD from soulful singer-songwriter Raul Midon.

Raul Midon is frequently compared to Stevie Wonder for a few reasons: he’s visually impaired, his music is driven by a soulful social consciousness and his compositions are stronger than Teflon. His music is a combination of classic soul, Latin syncopation and other genres. This sophomore album, A World Within A World, dropped September of 2007 on Manhattan Records.

Enter here.

Remember if you have already entered, just email us. Make sure the subject line says “CD Giveaway.”

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Edit: Congrats to winner Christopher Marleton from Bellevue, WA!