R&Bangerz, the feature whipped up to round up some of the month's strongest R&B numbers. Who made the cut this time around? Think Zayn, think Tweet, think Mic Lowry...think Chris Brown.
Welcome to R&Bangerz, the feature whipped up to round up some of the month's strongest R&B numbers. Who made the cut this time around? Think Zayn, think Tweet, think Mic Lowry...think Chris Brown.
Chris Brown, Zayn Malik & Usher Join Forces For 'Back To Sleep' Remix
Keen to support the Brit as his new single 'Pillow Talk' continues to rock charts world wide, Chris Brown calls on Zayn Malik to support his cut 'Back to Sleep.' With a little help from Usher the lads travel to explicit territory for the song's remix as Brown continues to push its parent album 'Royalty.'
How Zayn performed? Pretty well.. at least according to the R&B realm Twitterverse which praised his vocal performance as he continues to give his closest rival Justin Bieber a serious run for his Urban Pop money.
The Weeknd & Lauryn Hill Perform 'In The Night' Live On 'Tonight'
Chaos ensued at last week's Grammy awards when Lauryn Hill decided to pull out a performance she'd agreed to deliver with The Weeknd. However, the 'Lost Ones' lyricist made quite the apology when she joined the Republic artist to put on the same performance on 'Tonight'. Together, the artists served fans a live rendition of the Max Martin-produced number 'In the Night' which appears on Weeknd's latest studio album 'Beauty Behind the Madness.'
Lauryn's seen better days on a live tip but "that" did little to stop the performance from being an enjoyable one.
FKA twigs - 'Good to Love'
FKA twigs is back with a brand new visual! Yes, with the help of the creative Imma the R&B-leaning force created a video for the song 'Good to Love' before she makes her way to Chicago to perform live at Pitchfork's forthcoming music festival.
Tweet Drops 'Somebody Else Will'
If you don't love her, 'Somebody Else Will.' Who "she" is? Tweet, the R&B diva behind the cut of the very same name. February 26th will bring with it her new album 'Charlene' and 'Somebody' serves as its latest single. There's more... it also features her 'Oops (Oh My)' pal Missy Elliott!
The album is expected to perform moderately well, but is shaping up to be the artist's strongest on a critical front if 'Somebody' is anything to go by.
Azealia Banks Unleashes 'The Big Big Beat.'
Rap, House and R&B. Fans of Azealia Banks will know that these genres often serve as the ingredients of her musical meals. So, said fans will be pleased to learn that this formula was used to create her latest song 'The Big Big Beat.' It isn't one of our favourites from the outspoken rapper but has garnered an awesome response from her supporters who a looking forward to the release of her first feature film 'Coco.' The movie also stars Common, Jill Scott and the U.K's very own Lucien Laviscount, formerly of 'Waterloo Road.'
Mic Lowry Drops 'Pillow Talk' remix
Zayn Malik isn't the only R&B-leaning Brit making moves. For, this year will see Liverpool's Mic Lowry impact the charts with their latest body of work. Only right then that they tease their fanbase (whom they share with Malik) with a remix of the 'Mind of Mine's debut solo jam 'Pillow Talk.'
Armed with airtight harmonies the group breathes new life into the number, what do you think?
Words: David Asante
Online Edit: Ra'ed Khan