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Dreamville kicked off 2020 the right way with new music. The first new track comes from Dreamville’s first lady Ari Lennox. On her new track “BUSSIT,” Ari shows off her smooth and soulful vocals as she single. “I know that you’re feelin’ me / Bussit to the tenth degree.”

This marks the first new music from the Dreamville collective since last summer’s Revenge of the Dreamers III compilation, which was certified gold and earned two Grammy nominations for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance (“Down Bad”). In November, Dreamville Records president Ibrahim Hamad announced that a deluxe edition was on the way.

After weeks of teasing their new collaboration, Diamonds,” an epic collaboration between Megan Thee Stallion and Normani releases today as the first official single from the groundbreaking soundtrack Birds of Prey: The Album, the star-studded, all-female musical companion to the eagerly awaited new film. “Diamonds” makes history as the first song to interpolate and sample Marilyn Monroe’s iconic “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend.” The confident, alluring and commanding track is accompanied by an official video incorporating exclusive footage from Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn),

Just a few weeks before she hosts another GRAMMY awards, Alicia Keys debuts her new single and video for Underdog. The new uplifting anthem was co-written with Ed Sheeran and co-produced by Johnny McDaid.

“Underdog” is the latest offering from Alicia’s upcoming seventh studio album, which has already spawned singles “Time Machine” and the Miguel-assisted duet “Show Me Love.”

Along with hosting the Grammy Awards for the second consecutive year. Alicia also has her new album coming this spring and Her memoir More Myself: A Journey hits bookstores on March 31 via Flatiron Books.

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As we celebrate the last day of 2019 we couldn’t close it without giving you all our top 10 albums of 2019. Check to see who made the list below.

Beyoncé – Homecoming: The Live Album

I know you’re probably thinking, what is a live album doing on this list? Well let me tell you Beyoncé’s live album competes with any studio album released this year. From the vocals, live instruments and the quality. Although it is just a recording, Beyoncé draws you in and makes you feel as if you are right there at Coachella. You can literally feel every emotion and see every dance move just from listening to the record. Has anyone else noticed that 2019 is the first year that King Bey has not performed since 1998?

Summer Walker – Over It

Oh Summer! Despite all of the negativity surrounding the professionalism and tour drama, this history making album is quite stunning. The Atlanta songstress takes us all on an emotional journey which we can all relate to. I mean how many times have we drunk dialed someone to express our feelings to that no good (you know what). Summer has mastered the art of sampling by paying homage to our favorite R&B hits such as Usher’s “You Make Me Wanna” on her track “Come Thru”, which he also features, Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name” on “Playing Games” and we cannot forget the classic Lenny Williams’ track “Cause I Love You” on “Drunk Dialing…LODT.” Since it’s release in October, Over It has broken the record previously set by Beyoncé’s 2016 album Lemonade as the most streamed female R&B album. Our anxious friend must be doing something right which is why she is on this list.

DaBaby – KIRK

That’s not DaBaby, that’s my baby…well at he should be. This album shows how goofy Baby really is and taps into the softer side as well. The record opens up with the very personal song “Intro” where he speaks on his father, mother having cancer and more. He didn’t give us a break either. Mr. Kirk proceeds with the Smash record “BOP” where he begins to boast on his accomplishments and talking his shit! It’s quite refreshing to have a hip-hop artist rise as quickly as DaBaby who is just as animated as Ludacris.

Ariana Grande – thank u, next

Does this even need a reason why? Let me start by saying the album has earned Ari her first # 1 single ever. If that doesn’t say enough then I don’t know what to tell you. The album shows how much Ariana has matured. She has gone from the little cousin who all your friends thought was cute, to the little cousin that your friends are literally drooling over. She takes charge of her own career with this one. Pushing out songs with a more urban flare which she has always wanted to do. With tracks like “7 Rings,” our favorite “Needy” and of course the title track, how could we not stan this record?

BJ The Chicago Kid – 1123

Chicago stand up! BJ provides another soulful record with his sophomore effort. 1123 is full of feel good records which make us feel in love. “Time Today” already had us in our feel and then we get blessed with Ari Lennox on the remix for the deluxe edition of the album. Honestly there aren’t really any deal-breaking moments on 1123. Arguably one of the best efforts put out this year. Let’s get that GRAMMY in February.

Lizzo – Cuz I love You:

2019 was really the year for Lizzo, after years of putting out music, Lizzo finally had her moment. Lizzo kicked things off with her party anthem Juice, but it was her 2-year-old single Truth Hurt’s that really grabbed the attention of millions of listeners. While the song did earn Lizzo and #1 single, her album Cuz I love you gave us a lot of bops such as Tempo featuring Missy Elliott, Soulmate, and Like a Girl. Lizzo proved 2019 is just the beginning.

Kaytranada – BUBBA:
If you know anything about this Canadian producer you know that he always gives us great songs from some of today’s new and veteran artists. Just before 2019 ended Kaytranada finally released his sophomore album BUBBA. Kay’s new album mixed some of the smooth voices of acts like Teedra Moses, Sir,Masgeo, Tinashe, Vanjess and more.

Ari Lennox – Shea Butter Baby:
Ari Lennox is another artist who has put in her time, after signing to J.Cole’s Dreamville label Ari Lennox began working on her debut album, and in 2019 this DC native gave us one of the best R&B debut albums of 2019. While the album’s lead single earned her a gold-selling single, it was really the full body of work that really showed off Ari’s personality and mesmerizing voice. After listing to this album, you really get a feel of who Ari is as a person and artist. With songs like the Masgeo assisted All night, BMO, I Been, and New Apartment, Ari really gives you that real soul music that has been missing for quite some time. If you listen to this album trust me you won’t be disappointed.

Asiahn – Love Train 2:

While a lot of people may not be familiar with her name, Asiahn has written for a lot of artists including Miley Cyrus, Dr. Dre, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Drake, Lil Wayne and more. In 2017 Asiahn stepped behind the scenes and to the forefront with her debut album Love Train. As she caught listeners ears with her debut, Asiahn showed she had more to offer as she unleashed the follow-up Love Train 2. With standout songs like Curiosity, Like You, and Games Asiahn is gearing up to be the next singer/songwriter who is next to blow up.

Lucky Daye- Painted:

Lucky Daye really was a silent surprise in 2019. The New Orleans raised singer was one to look out for, with this lead single Roll Some More Lucky Daye grabbed the ears of new listeners. Before releasing his debut album lucky gave fans what to expect with his 2018 EP’s I, and II. leading up to his forthcoming debut album Painted which earned this newcomer four Grammy nominations

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For a few months Kehlani fans have been asking for the Bay Area singer to unleash a song she previewed in various clips on social media. Today Kehlani gave her fans an early Christmas gift, as she released the new song titled “All Me” featuring Keyshia Cole.

Before releasing the song, Kehlani hopped on Twitter to reflect on the response she has been getting for this song. “This was accidental. this wasn’t my planned single,” she wrote, “this isnt a part of the roll out for my album… i put a snippet up & y’all made it viral. i’m putting it out because of y’all. thank you!!!!

Check out the new single below.

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While Usher has not given us a new album since his 2016’s Hard II Love, the superstar still finds time to keep his fans happy. While we have seen Usher in the studio working on a new album, today he drops his new song titled “Don’t Waste My Time” featuring Ella Mai. The Jermaine Dupri- produced leaked last month but today the single officially hit streaming services.

“Girl, give me that good lovin’, no questions / Reach out and you touch me / Bad habits, don’t judge me / Just don’t waste my time,” sings Usher before Ella adds her sultry vibes. “Let’s be lovers and friends / Let’s rendezvous / Boy, I got plans for you.” Listen to the new track below.

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Album Stream: Kaytranda – Bubba

Back in 2016 Kaytranada released his debut album, 99.9%, while he may have unleashed various singles since then. Earlier this week, the Haiti-born and Montreal-based producer sprung a little surprise on us by announcing that his sophomore album. Following the announcement, Kaytranada followed with his new single 10% featuring Kali Uchis.

Today, Kay unleashes his new album BUBBA which features guest appearances from Pharrell Williams, Tinashe, GoldLink, Estelle, Mick Jenkins, SiR, Charlotte Day Wilson, Teedra Moses, and more.

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Teyana Taylor has been blessing us with a lot of new music this year, and the multitalented singer/songwriter isn’t done yet. Today Teyana announces the release of “We Got Love,” her brand new single. Produced by Kanye West for Teyana, the track was originally slated for Teyana’s KTSE album but was held back for creative reasons. “I’ve always felt this was such a special record and wanted it to have the right moment,” said Teyana.

“We Got Love,” is the newest advance track from the upcoming project THE ALBUM, and comes on the heels of Teyana’s consecutive R&B smashes “How You Want It? (HYWI?)” featuring King Combs which entered into the Top 20 on R&B charts in August and “Morning” featuring Kehlani – her biggest video release to date, amassing over 11 million views in less than a month and entering into the Top 10 on R&B Charts in November. Each video was self-directed by Teyana – aka ‘Spike Tee.’ In celebration of the new single release, Teyana will be headlining her own Art Basel Miami concert series in partnership with Def Jam and Courvoisier tonight.

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Tiffany Evans has been keeping quiet lately, until last week when the singer/songwriter unleashed her brand new single Mery Go Round. Speaking on her new track, Evans says, “‘Merry Go Round’ is about the cycle we sometimes go through when dealing with an ex or someone we love.”

Along with debuting her new single, Tiffany has been working on new music for an upcoming project that is slated to release in 2020. In addition to creating her own music, she also helped craft tracks for other acts. This year, she co-wrote “Like This” for season 3 of Fox’s hit show STAR. The official video has over 1.9 million views on YouTube. Check out Merry Go Round below.

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It’s been a year and a half since The Weeknd released his last project My Dear Melancholy. Now the singer makes his long awaited return with his savage single “Heartless.”

Produced by Metro Boomin, Able sings about his recent single lifestyle, “Yeah, I want it all now / I’ve been running through the pussy / Need a dog pound,” sings the Starboy. “A hundred models getting faded in the compound / Tryna love me, but they never get a pulse down.” With Heartless making its debut today, it has already been reported that A second single called “Blinding Lights” is expected to debut later this week and also appears in a commercial for Mercedes-Benz. check out the new song below.