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As a proud Spelman College graduate and an entertainer in and around the city for more than two decades, Avery*Sunshine is about as Atlanta as red clay. Interestingly enough, the Chester, Pennsylvania-born songstress pondered leaving soon after claiming her bachelor’s degree. With an opportunity on the table that presented an alternative outlook of sunny skies,…

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K. Michelle has had a tense week, thanks to her infamous run-in with “The Breakfast Club” host Angela Yee, whom Michelle berated for bashing her during a radio show. Although most fans assume that Michelle has a thick skin and can handle any drama, a new teary-filled confession from the singer revealed that she may not…

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Internationally renowned R&B singer-songwriter Kem released his first album, Kemistry, on his own Kemistry Records label in 2001. After the independent release sold upward of 15,000 units, Kem was signed by Motown. The label re-released Kemistry, which powered by the No. 1 hit, “Love Calls,” was subsequently certified gold. After a platinum follow-up (2005’s Album…

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Joe has quietly been one of the most consistent R&B performers of the last 15 years. The Georgia-born singer-songwriter is prepping his upcoming album Bridges for release on June 23rd, and he spoke to RO about exactly what has kept him in the game for so long and how he feels about the current state of R&B music.

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Elle Varner performed for a sold-out audience at The Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C. Elle sang fan favorites such as “Refill,” “Not Tonight” and “Only Give it To You” from her debut album Perfectly Imperfect. Before singing “So Fly”  she explained why she wrote the song; she used to be a size 16 and now is a…

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Some of our favorite artists have released some great tracks this week to add to our R&B and soul playlists. Alicia Keys celebrated a birthday this past weekend, and she also released part two to “Brand New Me.”  PJ Morton recruited the great Stevie Wonder for his track “Only One,” while Chrisette Michelle and Tweet delivered new music as well. “Love & Hip Hop“‘s Olivia proved that she didn’t need Erica Mena or Consequence as she teams up with French Montana for her latest track, “I Do.” Check it out!

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