musical-notes

Singer/songwriter Bryson Tiller is busy preparing his sophomore effort  titled “True To Self”, which is the follow up to his debut release “TRAPSOUL.” He made the announcement via Twitter on Tuesday. Influenced by Omarion, R. Kelly, Chris Brown, The Dream and Drake, he gained notoriety with the singles “Don’t”, which peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 , and “Exchange”, which landed at No. 26. “TRAPSOUL” was certified platinum and earned the crooner his first Grammy nomination for “Best R&B Song” for “Exchange” in addition to winning two BET Awards for “Best New Artist” and “Best Male R&B/Pop Artist.” The project also made the Louisville, KY native a sought after artist. He’s made guest appearances on tracks for DJ Khaled and Travis Scott, among others. The sophomore album is usually the make or break project, and only time will tell if Tiller will further his reach as a mainstay in R&B. Here’s hoping he wins. Singer Tamar Braxton is redirecting her focus to music after a controversial 2016. During an appearance on “Hollywood Today”, the “Braxton Family Matters” star revealed that she’s working on a new album, the follow up to 2015’s “Calling All Lovers.” She told the show that she feels like she’s making the album of her life. She also confirmed that she’s been in the studio with producer Rodney Jerkins. It’ll be great to here from Braxton again, who needs the distraction after her firing from NBC’s “The Real” and her comments regarding gospel singer Kim Burrell. Singer/songwriter/producer Ne-Yo is working on a new project. He posted a one minute clip to his Instagram  last night revealing that he’s in the studio with fellow singer/songwriter Eric Bellinger. For the first time in his career, he’s working with other songwriters to enhance the process and give him a fresh take. Ne-Yo and Bellinger have been building their working relationship for some time. Bellinger wrote “Think Like A Man”, which Ne-Yo performed with singer Jennifer Hudson and is taken from the soundtrack of the film “Think Like A Man.” Following her appearance in the visual for Kanye West’s “Fade”, Teyana Taylor has created a similar clip for “Vogue.” Yesterday, Vogue magazine released a clip of  G.O.O.D Music’s First Lady in a suite at New York’s Waldorf Astoria exercising to the music of Stelios Phili, just as she did in the “Fade” clip. The clip begins with Taylor, elegantly dressed in a housecoat by Anna Sui and bustier by Luisa Beccaria, opening the door to her suite. Shortly after, she removes her Alberta Ferretti silk skirt to reveal duchesse satin print shorts. With squats, sit ups, push ups and dance moves, Taylor mesmerizes viewers again. Her sculpted figure, highlighted once again, is whimsical, carefree and sexy all at once. Joined by daughter Junie and members of her squad at the end, the clips feels like a continuation of her “Fade” journey. Directed by Matt Baron, the clip is also intended to highlight Taylor’s commitment to fitness and her forthcoming Fade 2 workout program, which will be launched next month. After delving into the creative process behind his fourth studio effort “I Decided” with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe, rapper Big Sean treated fans to the Key Wane produced track “Halfway Off The Balcony” last night. The song follows the first single “Bounce Back”, which is currently No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100. The rapper’s latest offering is a contemplative one, which finds him flexing his lyrical muscles by delivering several witty punch lines. “Halfway Off The Balcon” is the third single from “I Decided.” During the interview, Sean revealed that he nabbed Eminem for a collaboration.