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There’s nothing like a man with a deep husky voice whispering sweet nothings in your ear. When it comes to these 15 famous men, they have voices that could melt butter and do a few other things we can’t talk about on MadameNoire.
Ladies fell in love with Idris Elba on HBO’s “The Wire.” Playing the second-in-command Stringer Bell, Elba’s character was killed off at the end of the third season of the hit show, much to the dismay of women everywhere. Already popular across the pond, the English actor saw his stock rise in the US thanks to HBO and he soon found work here on television and in film. Elba can currently be seen in Thor: Dark World and will play the iconic Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which is expected to hit theaters at the end of November.
Multi-platinum selling singer, Joe is anticipating two milestones during the month of July by celebrating his 40th birthday and the release of his tenth album in 20 years, “DoubleBack: Evolution of R&B.”
In an effort to recreate a nostalgic soul album, the R&B crooner decided to record with live instrumentation mixed with heartfelt lyrics on various songs including histop 10 Urban AC radio hit, “I’d Rather Have A Love.”
During a recent interview with the Huffington Post, the singer-songwriter opened up on recording his 12-track independent opus, and shared his thoughts on today’s R&B scene.
How does it feel to release your tenth album in 20 years?
Man, it’s pretty amazing. I’d never imagine any moments in my life as time periods where it would be 10 albums 20 years in. It’s just pretty remarkable. So I feel very fortunate and very blessed, to be honest with you.
What inspired the album’s title?
It’s that evolution of trying to evolve but also trying to go back at the same time. Doubling back, but I feel like to go forward at this point in R&B you have to go back just a little bit. Because the old music back then, it was sweet. It was beautiful. The Marvin Gayes, the Stevie Wonders, Michael [Jackson], Whitney [Houston], everybody. It was just beautiful music. So I want to take it back and sort of evolve it and hopefully inspire a new generation to want to do that sound of music where it’s more live and organic.
Among the 12 tracks featured on the album is your duet with Fantasia, entitled, “Love & Sex.” What’s the meaning behind the song?
Well, I think it’s going to get a lot of people’s attention, especially those who are in a relationship dealing with love and the emotional side of it. There’s a lot of times when you get to that point, especially women, I don’t think a lot of men get that way, but when you get there you really want to find the value and meaning between the two. So I think it’s a real touchy subject, but it’s executed very well. Fantasia’s a phenomenal singer and she’s bringing so much soul into this record it’s pretty much undeniable.
Read the entire interview and listen to Joe’s new song at BlackVoices.com
We love to complain about the state of today’s music. And while it’s true that today’s lyrics are a bit more graphic, it doesn’t mean the music of the past wasn’t graphic in its own way. As a child who was born on the cusp of the ’90′s, I know from experience that things were a little risque back in the day. The older I got, the more I realized just how dirty those songs I used to love really were. If you don’t know what I mean, check out the songs I eventually realized were a bit on the raunch side.
If he were younger, Joe Jackson would tear Jermaine’s behind up over this foolishness.
According to TMZ, a Los Angeles judge granted Jermaine Jackson’s petition to change the spelling of his last name to “Jacksun” on Saturday.
The former Jackson first submitted his petition for the change back in November and only cited “artistic reasons” as the need for this. He wasn’t in court as the announcement was made; instead, he was overseas on tour with his brothers, The Jacksons.
This still seems so weird, doesn’t it? First of all, Jermaine is 58 years old; if you’re just trying to do something to up your entertainment value, it is absolutely too late. You missed the boat and no one cares. Second, while we all know the Jackson family has had their fair share of scandal, if people like Janet and the late Michael never felt the need to change their last name, why does Jermaine?
He couldn’t just start performing and making sure that everything for his stage name was listed as “Jacksun?” What about his children? Apparently, he doesn’t even realize that they now have a different but “still the same” last name.
Perhaps when he’s off tour and back in Los Angeles, Jermaine will reveal what his plans are with this new name.
After years of being confused about it, I’ve found that clearly, not everyone is supposed to be or going to be as big as an Usher, a Beyoncé, and most probably won’t get anywhere near MJ status on a global scale. But when highly talented individuals, especially good looking male singers with great pipes, don’t get or don’t get to sustain the popularity they once had, I always wonder why. Such is the case with the following 10 fellas, who throughout my pre-teens and adulthood, I’ve been a fan of. So what are they doing now and what went wrong on the road to stardom? Shall we find out?
And be ready to click (you’ve been warned, so save the complaints).
“And don’t you forget iiiiiit!” That was my jam! For those who don’t remember Glenn Lewis, the neo-soul singer with his funky curls and smooth voice garnered many a female fan after dropping songs like “Don’t You Forget It” off of his debut disk, World Outside My Window in 2002. The Canadian crooner was doing fairly well sales wise as his debut album peaked at number four on the Billboard 200, but as he prepared to release his second album with the single, “Back For More,” his release date got pushed back, and his album just wound up being shelved. Things haven’t been the same since…
After leaving and joining different labels, you’ll be happy to know that Lewis signed with EMI Music in 2011 and is said to be working on a new project. However, we’ll believe it when we see it. He still looks good though!
Where are these 90′s R&B male singers, you ask? Your guess may be as good as ours, but as a contrast to the popular TVOne hit reality series, R&B Divas, we would love to cast these men as our R&B Fellas.
After releasing a new single this year, a duet with KeKe Wyatt called “You & I,” this gave us a reminder of the R&B singer, who sung the hits “Don’t Take Your Love Away” and “My First Love.
With gas prices continuing to soar, traveling for this Summer may be at an all time low. Planning some quality time with you and your boo at home for these upcoming hot summer months may not be such a bad idea. Therefore we’ve compiled 7 steamy and romantic movies we recommend for those hot summer nights that are sure to raise the heat while you both cuddle on the couch. Here we go!
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Today Ladies you’re in for a treat. (Sorry fellas you might have to sit this one out.) Today instead of just one video of the day we’re featuring 7. That’s right seven. Why seven you ask? Because it’s the number of completion. So close your office door, lean back in your chair and get ready to be entertained.
We would happily watch still images of Idris Elba but fortunately we don’t have to. Luckily this hunky Bristish actor sat down to speak with Jimmy Kimmel live in living color. He talked about everything from his real name to his new detective show “Luther”. Check out parts 1 & 2 below.
With all the songs folks request on the radio, watch as videos and dance to in the club, you’d think they would be uplifting to black women. Well, you guessed wrong. If we’re not getting called hos and being told to drop it and shake it and bounce it every five minutes in a song, other black women are calling each other hos, or doing the dropping, and shaking and bouncing in little to no clothing in YouTube videos seen by millions. But not everybody goes out of their way to degrade black women in music. Some people have proclaimed their love for chocolate (of all shades) sistahs out there and have done so in an eloquent manner. You already know we love “Brown Skin Lady” from Black Star, now check out some of the other tracks that put shower us with praise. Feel the love ladies!