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It’s been 8 years since the release of Jon B’s Comfortable Swagg album. To surprise to his fans the multi-platinum recording artist has returned to the studio and is currently putting the finishing touches on next project. This last Summer Jon B released his Donell Jones assisted single Understand, from his forthcoming album, yesterday to celebrate his Birthday Jon B debuted the official video for the album’s follow-up single, “Priceless.”

“This video is all about showing a woman that she’s priceless,” says Jon. “You can have anything you want because the whole world is yours.” The visuals were shot in various locations across the Los Angeles area, including special scenes at Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum, a Black-owned museum and flight school based in Compton, CA that offers interactive exhibits, aviation, and educational programs targeting inner-city youth. Los Angeles native, Dale A. Stelly of Stelly Entertainment (Nipsey Hussle, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Forgiveness), serves as video director.

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As Tinashe gears up to release her new project Songs for You, the singer gave her fans another treat as she released her new track, Touch & Go. Slowing things down from her previously released single Die A little bit feat Ms. Banks, Tinashe and 6black show off their chemistry on the sizzling R&B duet.

Along with a new project on the way news reports from Billboard have confirmed that Tinashe has signed a new management deal with Jay-z’s Roc Nation.

In our last spotlight interview we spoke yo Dutch-born rising singer CIMO, this week we’re shining a light on singer/dancer Jess Lamarre. As she gears up to release her debut EP Phases of Love, we caught up with this rising talent to talk more about her new music, her background in the industry and more.

YMMW: To a lot are new to you but you have been in the industry for a while. Tell us about your upcoming in music and dance, and what artists have influenced you growing up?

JESS: I’ve been singing and dancing since I was a little girl. I started training in dance at 3 and realized that I had the gift of singing at around 7 or 8. I grew up wanting to perform like Micheal Jackson and sing like Whitney Houston. My siblings and I would make up dances and perform in front of the family so I knew then, that I wanted to be a performer, and I kept at it. It hasn’t always been easy and sometimes a struggle, but you have to keep on believing in yourself. I’m influenced by so many, but to name a few… Micheal Jackson, Janet Jackson Sade, Aaliyah, Selena and Charlie Wilson. I also love listening to gospel.

YMMW: You worked with the legendary Mariah Carey and Charlie Wilson, what was the experience like working with the both of them and what lessons have learned from them with having longevity in music?

JESS: Yes the living legends! lol. It is and was a blast being able to work with them. I did one show with Mariah but I grew up loving her music so it was a “pinch me” experience. I tour with Charlie so I’m able to learn and experience more closely with him. Both Mariah and Charlie have been in the industry for years and have seen the ups and downs of the business. Who better to learn from? It takes a certain resilience to be in this industry and you simply have to do it because you love it. It’s like survival of the fittest – if you enjoy it and love it deep enough, you’ll withstand the ups and downs of it. I also think it’s important to have a great team behind you.

YMMWW: You’re working on a debut project titled Phases of Love, tell us more about your debut and the sound we can expect to hear?

JESS: Yes “Phases of” will be my first solo music baby. I’m very excited for people to hear the music and enjoy it. You can expect to relate, being that I’m singing mostly about the ups and downs of relationships. The sound for this particular project is R&B/Pop. I’m influenced by a lot, like my Haitian background and dancing skills so I try my hardest to make sure my music reflects that.

YMMW: With Phases of Love coming out next year what producers and songwriters have you worked with on it?

JESS:I had the pleasure of writing and working with the Hitbangaz who connected me to some amazing producers, Smurv, Davix and Sean 2 Miles. I’ve also collaborated with two other dope writers Que Sylve and The Art Teacher out of Atlanta, Ashley Rose, and producer Tim Boski from Detroit. All of them are so incredibly talented.

YMMW: There are a lot of new artists these days but only a few get attention from big streaming companies such as Apple Music and Shazam, How does it feel to be recognized companies such as these and getting such a great response on your new single Contact?

JESS: It makes me feel like I’ve achieved something. I’m very proud of that and humbled by it. There are so many new and upcoming artist in the world and they chose me to highlight. So it feels great and makes me want to work harder.

YMMW: What do you want fans to know about Jess Lamarre and who you are as an entertainer?

JESS: I want all the people that have been supporting me since day one to know that I appreciate them so much, their support keeps me going. As an entertainer, I’ve always looked as my pursuit in music being bigger than myself. I do it for the people who need to feel inspired, loved and not alone, so it’s much bigger than me.

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Last year Sevyn Streeter celebrated her departure with Atlantic Records with her dance bop Yearnin’. Now going the independent route. While Sevyn has been working hard on new music for the past year, the singer has ended her hiatus as she has unleashed her unapologetic track Whatchusay.

The new edgy track serves as the first track from her upcoming album Drunken Words, Sober Thoughts. Check out the official video below which just premiered.

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Yesterday morning Dawn Richard kicked off her new era of music with her new track Slim Thicx featuring Trackgirl. When speaking about the new song, DAWN says this “marks the start of a new era,” which will “highlight all the pop influences I’ve experienced with cultural flare.”

Not only did Dawn kick things off with Slim Thicx she also debuted her new song Aye Papi. Check out both songs below.

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Teyana Taylor and Kehlani take things up a notch as the two get hot and steamy for the Teyana Taylor directed video for “Morning.”

The new song serves as the follow up to Teyana’s King Combs assisted single How You Want It. Both songs are set to appear on Teyana’s upcoming album due out later this year. Check out the steamy duet video below.

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Megan Thee Stallion, shook the airwaves Monday night as the debut surprise guest for this week’s inaugural NPR Tiny Desk Festival. Performing a 7-song set and backed by a live band in the NPR D.C. headquarters, Megan unleashed her biggest hits from Fever and Tina Snow and debuted the new track “Fuckin Around.”

MTS also made a surprise cameo on Saturday Night Live last weekend, performing “Handsome” with Chance The Rapper. Today the Houston hottie keeps going as she debuts her new mini series Hottiween. The three-episdoe series, conceived by Megan, directed by Teyana Taylor and starring rapper Dave East and influencer Jay Cole, was inspired by campy horror classics and blaxploitation heroines.

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As we continue to shed more light on upcoming artists, we recently caught up with Cimo Frankel. Cimo already has a huge following overseas but now, the dutch born singer is breaking into the US scene. Already making a mark by working with Darkchild and his new song with ARTY. Cimo spoke about what we can expect and more.

YMMW:Back in June, you released your EP Stay the Night, talk to us more about this project and your influence behind it.

CIMO: Some songs are written a long time ago and some are brand new, some are vibey and others are dancy and catchy even though I feel like they go well together. Expect an 80s/90s feel with a modern twist on all of the records.

YMMW:This past summer you headlined a show in London in association with Live Nation, tell us more about that night and what was that experience like.

CIMO:It was amazing, I love up close & personal shows like this. I could really connect with the audience. The guitarist really followed my lead on impulsive modifications to the songs. I felt at home on that stage.

YMMW: As a Dutch-born singer who recently located to LA, what are some of the challenges you have experienced and overcome with making your mark in the US music industry?

CIMO: The US industry is way bigger so that is a huge challenge. On the other hand, for that same reason, there is more room for new artists. It’s a higher mountain to climb but what’s life without challenges.

YMMW: The video game Fortnite which is a massive video game, what was your reaction when you found out your music was going to be featured on the game?

CIMO: That was incredible. It was a song I never expected to come back in such a huge way. I thought the ship had sailed on that song. A big surprise.

YMMW: Just last week your collaboration with ARTY, how did that collaboration come about and what was it like working on that song with ARTY?

CIMO: I wrote the song with Sophie Hintze and my songwriting partner Rik Annema. Him on guitar, me on vocals like a folky pop song. Sophie sent it to Arty’s manager. We met a couple of times in Amsterdam and LA before this release and are working on other stuff now too. It’s fun working with Arty and his team because they really appreciate heartfelt songs and don’t care too much about the whole formulated industry. Arty can turn an acoustic song into an EDM record without destroying its heart.

YMMW: We know you’re working with Darkchild who has worked with everybody from Brandy, Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, Michael Jackson and more. What is it like working with him and tell us about the music you have been working on with him?

CIMO: It is such an unbelievable honor working with a legend like this. We have been working on a couple of records for pitch that I really love. Pop/R&B stuff. I look forward to working with him again.

YMMW: Tell us about some of the projects you have coming out in the future and what can fans expect to hear to see soon.

CIMO: I am working on solo records that are more moody, I have been experimenting with big Q&A type backing vocals. I also wanna make another dance-able record so I will definitely work on that in the near future too

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Normani has teamed up with 21 Savage for “Motivation (Savage Remix),” a remix of her critically acclaimed hit single “Motivation” out now. On the remix, 21 Savage brings a new vibe to the high energy single as he raps, “I swear she read me like a book, be my motivation” and his verse smoothly transitions to Normani’s soulful and sultry vocals.

This month, Normani recently joined Kelly Clarkson as her advisor on the hit NBC show “The Voice,” where Normani mentored Team Kelly as they entered the battle rounds of the competition show. Yesterday, Normani took to the stage at Forbes’ 2019 Under 30 Summit, where she performed at the summit’s music festival and today, she will be a featured speaker at the summit. And, next month, Normani’s highly anticipated collaboration, “Bad To You” with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj which is featured on the new “Charlie’s Angels” soundtrack will be released.

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Tank may have had the internet buzzing yesterday with his comments on Angela Yee’s lip service, but the R&B general will have the internet talking about something else, as his 9th studio album Elevation is official out. With guest features from Chris Brown, Chris Brown, Keith Sweat, JoJo, Luke James, and many more, Tank delivers yet another R&B classic. Stream Elevation below.