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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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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.

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Just a few weeks ago Jojo got real honest about her career when she unleashed her most revealing track single Joana, now the 28-year-old now kicks off her new era with her soulful track Sabotage.
“Said you never loved me, had me ducking all the venom flying out your mouth.” Every time I hear them talking ’bout you, I wonder did I play myself and sabotage love?”

Check out the new laid back track below which also features rapper Chika.

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K.Michelle told us what she loves about Hood Boys, now the singer shows off her sexual side in her new song The Rain. Sampling the hit single Can you stand the rain by New Edition, lets her man know it’s about to get real wet as she sings ‘Like a river my waterfalls will break down a levee / You gon’ get soaked, so bring a raincoat / When we finish you gon’ see a rainbow.’

Check out the latest offering from her soon-to-come fifth studio album, ‘All Monsters Are Human,’

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After starring in the Fox series Star, Luke James gets back into artist mode as he returns with his new single Go Girl, featuring talented friends Ro James and BJ The Chicago Kid. Together the three deliver the smooth and sexy single which will appear on Luke’s upcoming project, To Feel Love/d which is due out in 2020.

“It’s a celebratory song that I created with two of my best buds in the business, Ro and BJ. ‘go girl’ is a feeling, an unconventional vibration about a specific woman. It’s perfectly freeing… as if it came out of a ‘90s classic love song or film.” – Luke James For Billboard.

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Tinashe took her career back into her own hands when she departed ways with Sony Music, now the singer is back independent and doing things her way. Today Tinashe unleashed her new video and song for Die a Little Bit” featuring British rapper Ms Banks.

With the premiere of her new single, Tinashe is gearing up to release Songs for You, the follow-up to last year’s Joyride and her first project since going independent. She has been previewing new music for fans at listening parties in London and Los Angeles.

“Creatively, I just feel like I needed to go through what I went through in order to be the person that I am today and to get back to my roots,” said Tinashe. “You pretty much put your heart and soul and emotions into all these songs and then you put them out there for the world to judge and tear down and pick apart. It’s terrifying and it can really mess with your head.”

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This past Friday EMMY® Award-nominated and two-time Golden Globe® Award-nominated actress, producer, and writer Issa Rae, announced the launch of her new record label Raedio, a partnership with Atlantic Records.The joint venture kicks off with today’s release of the new single, “Kinda Love,” by Raedio flagship artist TeaMarrr.

The companion visual, directed by child (Ari Lennox, Lucky Daye), features cameos from label boss Issa Rae and comedian Jessie Woo. Formed earlier this year, Raedio serves artists and creators at the highest level as an “audio everywhere company,” operating as the home to a dynamic roster of talent. Most importantly, Raedio extends a platform across media to align acts with film and television projects, commercials, podcasts, and beyond.

Watch TeaMarrr assemble her own kind of man in the “Kinda Love” visual below.

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Kash Doll releases her highly-anticipated debut album Stacked today via Republic Records. The album features pre-released tracks “Ice Me Out,” “Kitten” feat. Lil Wayne, “Mobb’n” and her current celebratory single “Ready Set” feat. Big Sean.

To coincide with this announcement, Kash Doll releases her new autobiographical song and video “KD Diary,” which appears on her new album. The Nimi Hendrix-directed video is a powerful visual that dives into the world of Kash Doll in her hometown of Detroit.