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Where You Been? Deborah Cox

June 25th, 2015 - By Brande Victorian
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When it comes to Deborah Cox, want to know “how did you get here?” And by here we mean on the Billboard charts with 12 number-one hits on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. Or better yet ,where Deborah has been since she told RL “We Can’t Be Friends”? We found out the answers to all that and more in this edition of Where You Been? Deborah Cox.

Do You Know About Tamia’s Special Connection To Gladys Knight?

June 18th, 2015 - By Brande Victorian
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Want to know what singer Tamia’s been up to since she released “Beautiful Surprise” in 2012? Or what it was like working with Brandy, Gladys Knight, and Chaka Khan on “Missing You” for the “Set it Off” soundtrack? Or how she balances being a mother to two little girls and the wife of NBA great Grant Hill, all while focusing on her career? Get the answers to these questions and more in this episode of “Where You Been? on MadameNoire.com.

Mya Tells Us About Her Crappy First Deal And Why She Left The Mainstream Industy

June 11th, 2015 - By Brande Victorian
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We’re back with another season of our hit web series Where You Been? and we’re kicking it off with one of our favorite girls from the 2000 era, Mya.

After dropping “It’s All About Me” in 1998, there wasn’t a place where Mya couldn’t be seen or heard. But after dropping her third album “Moodring” in 2003, the singer largely went under the radar, which she tells us was most definitely by choice. So what’s Mya been up to since then? Let her tell you herself in this edition of Where You Been?

Where You Been? D. Woods, Ex Danity Kane Member

September 11th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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When Danity Kane got back together earlier this year there was one member missing from the pop/R&B quintet: Miss D. Woods.  In the months that passed since the group reunited, lost a few members, fought, and disbanded yet again, D. Woods gave her side of the story as to why she wasn’t rocking with the group anymore. But one thing we don’t know about D. is where she’s been and what she’s been doing since her “Making The Band Days.” Tuesday we got a chance to catch up with the singer who filled us in on life after Diddy, her solo projects, her relationship with her former group members, and how she feels about Danity Kane falling apart…again. Check out what she had to say and more in the video above.

Look Who We Found! Nivea Speaks On Being Labeled “Unf***able,” A “Baby Mama,” And Quitting Music

June 25th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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When we hear Nivea’s name we immediately think of the chorus “Been so loooong…” from one of her most notable features on Mystikal’s “Danger” back in 2000. Though the R&B singer dropped other singles after that time, it wasn’t long before she faded from the limelight and people started referencing her more for her relationships with Lil Wayne and The Dream than her smooth singing voice.

Last week we uncovered the 32-year-old singer in Atlanta and got to ask her everything we’ve been wanting to know for the past 10 years, like why her career didn’t take off as well as some of her competition back in the day, how she feels when people refer to her and the other mothers of Lil Wayne’s children as random baby mamas, what does she think about The Dream’s domestic violence allegations, and does she still consider Weezy the love of her life. Check out our candid interview with the mother of four and hear her plans for the next chapter in her life in the video above. Do you miss Nivea?

Where You Been? Jagged Edge

June 16th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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Guess who’s bizack? Or should we say “Where The Party At?” That’s the last major single we heard from one of our favorite male R&B groups, Jagged Edge, back in 2001, but the familial foursome is back on our radars and ready to give us more of the music we’ve so desperately been missing. This fall, Jagged Edge is set to release a highly anticipated sequel to “J.E. Heartbreak” titled “J.E. Heartbreak Too” and the So So Def alums already have a new single out title “Hope.” We got to sit down with the fellas and talk to them about their minor fall off, what they’ve been up to since the early 2000s, and most importantly what we can expect from their new project. Check out our interview with J.E. Y’all in the video above. What do you think?

Where You Been? Soul For Real

May 20th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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Myyyy love, do you every dreeam of candy coated raiiin drops? We bet you do, but you probably never thought you’d see the men behind this hit again. Thanks to us, you can!

We recently hunted down the men of one of our favorite ’90s group, Soul For Real, and asked them “Where You Been?” The quartet didn’t hesitate to let us in on all the drama they’ve been through since falling out of the spotlight. They also let us in on plans they have to re-enter the mainstream and even sang a lil somethin’ somethin’ for us proving they having lost those pipes we loved back in their “Every Little Thing I Do” days. Check out the video above and reminisce with Andre, Brian, Christopher and Jason.

Where You Been? Steven Harts Of The ’90s R&B Group Troop

April 28th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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You might not immediately recall the 90s group Troop, but we’re 99% sure you remember their classic song “All I Do Is Think of You,” which is one of the best cover song contributions to R&B.  The Pasadena-bred group consisted of five members, Allen McNeil, John Harreld, Rodney Benford, Reggie Warren, and Steven Harts, and we recently caught up with Steve in LA to ask, where you been?

Surprisingly, Steven’s actually been around quite a bit, telling us he’s the writer responsible for a number of hits from B2K, Marques Houston, Fantasia, Aretha Franklin, and Charlie Wilson. Who knew?

Check out the video above to see where Steven’s been all these years, what’s up with the other members of Troop, and his advice for Chris Brown. What do you think?

Where You Been? Leon

April 17th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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Remember Leon from “The Five Heartbeats,” “Temptations,” “Cool Runnings,” and “Waiting To Exhale”? Well we found our favorite actor and asked him plain and simple: where you been?

Leon hasn’t exactly disappeared, but it’s been a hot minute since we’ve seen him on our TV screens, let alone the big screen, so we reached out to see what the 52-year-old has been up to lately and what he has in the works. We also asked Leon about his daughter with Cynthia on Real Housewives of Atlanta and if he’s as worried about her dating as her mom is. Check out the video above and tell us what you think. Have you been missing Leon?

 

Where You Been? JD Williams

April 9th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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Remember Bodie from The Wire? We’ve found him!

It’s been six years since the hit HBO show The Wire went off the air but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten our favorite characters. Thankfully, we were able to catch up with one of them a few weeks ago in NYC. JD Williams may have been known as a tough drug dealer on TV but he was nothing but sweet when we met him in person and asked him plainly: “Where You Been?” From producing projects behind the scenes to acting in new television shows, it appears JD has actually been quite a few places, we just didn’t know it.

Watch our interview up top to see what the 35-year-old actor is up to these days and whether he feels like The Wire got robbed in terms of Hollywood recognition. Plus check out more interviews from our Where You Been? series here.

Do you miss seeing JD Williams on your screens every week?