The R&B Divas Come Out Swinging Part 1
The last few days have brought us a flurry of newly leaked singles and single snippets from several R&B divas. Some of the buzz for some of these ladies and their perspective singles have already reached a fever pitch among several online message boards and communities. As these ladies bid to outdo one another the bevy of releases prove that there is a strength in numbers.
With R&B music being on the decline there may be hope as several of these ladies try to reestablish their careers and put some luster back into R&B.
The first three divas mentioned here have a few things in common one of those being that their names all being with the later K.
Last time we heard from Kelis she was addressing her ex husband Nas and his decision to feature her wedding dress on the cover of his album for Life Is Good in stores and online July 17. When asked about her new music the singer was not as forthcoming about how far along she was. A few days later a new song from Kelis has leaked entitled Distance. The song is likely her new single from her upcoming untitled album.
For the new album Kelis is likely sticking to her foray into Dance music which she displayed on her last album Flesh Tone. While I am not a big fan of Kelis' Dance music I wish her the best. What I want is R&B Kelis from such albums as Tasty and Kelis Was Here. A little wishful thinking never hurt anyone.
With her last album Calling All Hearts underperforming on the charts Keyshia Cole knows she has to come back hard. Her new single Enough Of No Love featuring Lil' Wayne has leaked out in snippet form with the song in full set to leak any day now. She will also debut the new single on Clear Channel radio which will play the song every hour on the hour. Talk about overkill but this is exactly what Keyshia needs.
If that's not enough Keyshia Cole will be starring in a new BET reality show Family First.
It was no secret that Kelly Rowland was working on a new album. Though no one probably expected to hear anything from the new album so soon. Lead single Ice which has leaked out in snippet form finds Kelly collaborating again with Lil' Wayne who appeared on her hit single Motivation. Basically if it ain't broke don't fix it. I can totally understand and respect the mentality.
The mostly R&B album is said to feature songs produced by Sean Garrett among others. I hope Kelly does come hard because I've always rooted for her.
Not one to be outdone Ashanti has come out swinging with the newly released single No One Greater featuring French Montana and Meek Mill. The song is the newest single from her upcoming album Braveheart due this Fall. Producer 7 Aurelius spoke about the new single weeks ago and its finally here and its a banger!
I'm not surprised at the French Montana collaboration because I've seen he and Ashanti in quite a few pictures together. I'm sure that's where the talks of a collaboration came to friction. With Meek Mill being featured and being one of the hottest new rappers out you can't go wrong with that. The song sounds like an immediate hit as well so only time will tell though how this fares. With Ashanti being an indie artist now things are a lot different compared to when she was on a major label. I think that explains the snail pace for a lot of things including the Braveheart album release.