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Top Male R&B Artists

Who are the hottest male R&B artists out right now? Who’s on the top of the billboard charts making hit after hit? Better yet, which R&B crooners have all of the ladies falling to their knees? We took the question to FaceBook and Twitter, asking all of our female followers who they felt were the hottest male artists in R&B music right now based on vocals, swagger, appeal and relevancy. The answers varied, but 5 men came up on top. So here it is, our top 5 male R&B singers.

#5 Jeremih and Lloyd (tie): One started singing about “Birthday Sex” and has found himself making hits with rapper 50 Cent. The other is a “Southside” singer who has landed on top with singles like “Lay It Down” and “Cupid”. They may be completely different R&B artists, but their influence in the genre continues to grow. There is no surprise that both Jeremih and LLoyd take the number 5 spot.

#4 Drake: We were a little shocked to find Drake ranked so high in R&B among the ladies. While he may be categorized as a Hip-Hop and Rap artist, there is no secret he can sing a bad hook on a record. As a matter of fact, his sexy and smooth vocals are responsible for a lot of hit songs, i.e. “I’m On One”. We’re sure his highly anticipated sophomore album will feature his laid back vocals as well.

3# Miguel: Relatively new to the R&B scene, Miguel, who released his freshman album in November 2010, All I Want is You, is taking over R&B. His single “Sure Thing” is a sure hit and we love him because of it. Not to mention, songs like “Be My Vixen” and “Quickie” are heavily requested.

#2 Trey Songz: What can we say about a man who “Invented Sex” and always gives more than the usual? Trey Songz is it! His vocals and sex appeal are contagious and we aint mad at him. He’s responsible for club bangers and sultry after-dark tunes. There’s no stopping this dude, and we can’t wait to hear what’s next from him.

#1 Chris Brown: Whether you hate him or love him, there is no denying that Chris Breezy is killing the game right now. With recent hits like “Look At Me Now” and “She Aint You” there is no surprise that he came out on top. Not to mention the songs he’s featured on, i.e. Big Sean’s “My Last” and Keri Hilson’s “One Night Stand”, all of which are on heavy radio rotation. Chris Brown is a talent to behold. His performances are always epic, and his style and swag are right. Now, we know there’s still a lot of controversy surrounding Chris, but this list is about the music, so we’re going to leave it at that.

R&B Contenders:
Frank Ocean: Frank Ocean ranked high in the polls, but only has one single on the charts with no album out. Maybe next time.

Jamie Foxx: Grammy award winner and chart topper, Jamie Foxx, didn’t quite make it on this list, mainly because we’re tired of the auto-tune. Sorry, Jamie.

Usher: Usher will always be one of our favorite male R&B artists, but it seems respondents consider him a dance/pop artist as of late. No hate, we know that’s where the money’s at.

Ne-Yo: We love Ne-yo. He’s one of the most influential songwriters, hands down. However, according to some of the poll respondents, he “fell off”.

Who didn’t make it to the list that should have? Who are your top male R&B artists out right now?

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CupcakKe Reveals Abusive Boyfriend Led Her To Contemplate Suicide

Months of abuse led to the suicidal tweet posted by Chicago native CupcakKe, earlier this month. In a lengthy message posted to her Twitter account over the weekend, the 21-year-old rapper admitted that she’s been battling depression, brought on by an abusive ex-boyfriend.

In the post titled “my disturbing read,” CupcakKe accuses a man named, Christopher Terrell, of stealing her credit cards and terrorizing her throughout their relationship.

“This is someone I’ve been dating for the past [five] months,” she wrote in the now deleted post. “Out of the kindness of my heart I gave this man over [$30,000] during this period [of] time because I understand how it feels to be without (especially after me being homeless). He also has threatened to shoot my mom in the face [and] has threatened me on multiple occasions [and] said he can do it because he will get away with it!!!! I have screenshots, recorded calls, bank statements and all types of proof.

“Me being stupid in love I have [taken] this man back multiple times but every time I take him back the abuse gets [worse],” she added.

Further in the post, CupcakKe explains that her depression from feeling trapped in the relationship resulted in her contemplating suicide. “He [has] snatched off my wig in public, broke phones [and] continues to traumatize me every step of the way! This is what [led] to my ‘I’m committing suicide’ tweet…I have called the cops multiple times and they have yet to do anything about it,” she wrote, adding that Terrell is threatening her with revenge porn. She also admitted to posting his number on social media, and the numbers of women that he “plotted” with  to steal her money.

“Yes I am wrong for that,” she said. “But by me sending this message out it is not for harm to be sent his way, it’s for the police to make things way more serious!!!! Also this message is for every young girl or anyone in general that is struggling with abuse right now. I get u (once you see the first sign) leave!!!”

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@Chicago_Police y’all really need to do something about @CupcakKe_rapper and her situation, she’s mentioned reaching out to y’all multiple times about this and nothings happened! Please do something before it’s too late... pic.twitter.com/ZczGq1jmcK

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Kelly Rowland Says Her Highly-Anticipated Project Is "Definitely Coming"

Six years ago, Kelly Rowland released her fourth studio album titled Talk a Good Game. The project boasted hit singles like "Kisses Down Low" and the transparent "Dirty Laundry." Now, the Houston native is preparing to release a project that'll surely satisfy fans' patient earbuds.

In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius. It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there." One of the last times the pair collaborated was on Rowland's "Simply Deep" track off her debut solo album of the same name. Solange also penned a few songs off the same project. Fast forward to 2016, and Rowland's vocals were featured on Solange's iconic A Seat at the Table.

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Teyana Taylor To Pay Homage To Ballroom Culture In "WTP" Video

Teyana Taylor aims to keep her hot streak of innovative videos coming thanks to this recent announcement. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 9), the "Gonna Love Me" singer will show adoration to ballroom culture in the visual for "WTP."

Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.

 

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👀 1.19.19 👀 #WTP Directed by @teyanataylor & @ogbeefjones @theauntiesinc 🙏🏾🙌🏾🙏🏾 The wait is ALMOST over. 😏 @museumofsex

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