R&B / Pop Songs Music Chart - March 25, 2012
Update: Click "Watch Now" above to view Akon's Gil Green-directed "Hurt Somebody" video.
Proven hit-maker Akon is back with his latest promo single…and he is going to Hurt Somebody if it doesn't go to the top of the...Read More
It can look like the artists we keep steadily moving through our headphones have it made – money, women, posts on The DJBooth – but we rarely see the struggle and doubt that happens behind the scenes, unless an artist...Read More
Perfectly capturing the mood of “luxurious melancholy” (to quote my good friend Nathan S.) that made the album so compelling, and featuring the guest vocals of one of the hottest pop songstresses in the game, the title...Read More
Though Shock Value II, the sequel to Timbaland's blockbuster sophomore solo set, was met with mixed reviews and underwhelming sales when it hit store shelves back in 2010, the superproducer didn't let its lukewarm reception...Read More
Update: Click "Listen Now" above to watch The-Dream's "Kill The Lights" video.
As oxygen is to breathing, as the sun is to sunlight, as Wiz Khalifa is to marijuana, The-Dream is to electronically infused, babymaking slow...Read More
Not featured on the solo tip since stepping into the Booth with Heels On way back in February of 2009, Slim breaks his three-year-plus silence with a freshly-minted promo single Baby Baby. Originally featured on DJ Lyte/DJ...Read More
Update: Click "Listen Now" above to watch B.o.B's "So Good" video.
Considering B.o.B made his breakthrough with the female-oriented Nothing on You, he must be planning on including a few quality ladies' jams on his sophomore...Read More
If Mary J. Blige and Rick Ross can't make love work, what hope is there for the rest of us? OK, to be completely accurate, the relationship described on new single Why is - to my knowledge - one-hundred percent fictional....Read More
Hipster rock/pop phenom Lana Del Rey’s popular hit Video Games has inspired Freestyle Series alum Novel to release his own masculine rendition of the waltzy track, premiering right here right now at The DJBooth. Off his...Read More
Most sane human beings view Black Out drunkenness as something to be avoided at all costs—leading, as it inevitably does, to regrettable behavior and absolutely brutal hangovers. Troy N?KA, however, isn't fazed by...Read More
Whether or not Novel was thinking about John Ball’s classic novel In the Heat of the Night when he wrote standout selection Heat the Night or not, the two do share some qualities, namely an exploration of the pressures and...Read More
Keep It 100, the last single off Verse Simmonds' forthcoming, DJ Drama-hosted mixtape, found the artist departing from his usual freaky R&B stylings to pursue a more club-oriented, hip-hop infused sound. On newly-released...Read More
From Socrates onward, philosophers have hotly debated what constitutes “the good life.” Is it about virtue? Moderation? Renunciation of worldly goods? Friendship? Self-sufficiency? On new single Live My Life, the...Read More
Click “Listen” to watch The-Dream’s “ROC” video.
After a relatively quiet, but still quite successful 2011 (the self-proclaimed “Radio Killa” didn't get a new album onto store shelves, but he did drop a number...Read More
Though Juicy will be a hip-hop touchstone for as long as there are rap hopefuls to quote its opening couplet, Party and Bullsh*t seems to have momentarily overtaken it as the Biggie reference du jour; the '93 single recently...Read More
I don't know about the rest of y'all, but I find it oddly reassuring that even someone as smooth, confident and emotionally mature as Novel can be just as much of a basket case as the rest of us when it comes to obsessing...Read More
At this point I think we can consider Chris Brown fully back in the eyes of the music buying public, and apparently in the eyes of the Grammy Committee. So with an eye on returning to platinum status on his upcoming Fortune...Read More
Being crazy in love is stressful enough - when you're crazy in love with a crazy person, then, my friend, you have a problem. Fresh off achieving considerable Booth acclaim (and chart success) for early-morning sex anthem...Read More
Update: Click "Listen Now" above to watch Robin's "Pretty Lil' Heart" video.
Have you been lying awake at night, wondering whether Robin Thicke would ever collaborate with Lil Wayne on another fresh record? Well, you must...Read More