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Lucky Daye Is Turning His Traumatic Religious Upbringing into Hope

The most exciting new voice in the R&B revival grew up in a Christian church that forbade him from listening to music. With his debut album, 'Painted,' he's turning his pain into song.
Kristin Corry
6.10.19
Noisey News

Frank Ocean, Stop Playing and Release Your SZA Cover

The singer teased his version of SZA's "The Weekend" on his Instagram page.
Kristin Corry
1.24.19
Noisey News

Report: Sony and R. Kelly Have Split

According to Billboard, the singer is now without a label in the wake of 'Surviving R. Kelly.'
Alex Robert Ross
1.18.19
New music

Listen to Ariana Grande's Sultry New Single, "imagine"

The second single from "Thank U, Next" has Grande working out her voice and channeling Mariah Carey.
Alex Robert Ross
12.14.18
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Check Out These Beautiful Album Covers for Artists You’ll Never Hear

In photographer Jacqueline Ashton’s new series you don’t even need to be a musician to have a banger of an album.
Aidan Johnston
11.19.18
we saw this

H.E.R. Wants to Be Both Successful and an Enigma

At a recent Apple Music 'Up Next' show, the 21-year-old R&B artist toed the line between her near-anonymity and snippets of her 'true' identity.
Tshepo Mokoena
11.12.18
Noisey

Aretha Franklin's Sketch of Black Femininity

The iconic musician embodied the trials and tribulations that all black women could relate to, and provided the blueprint to alleviate them.
Kaila Philo
8.17.18
New music

Jon Vinyl’s “Star-Crossed” Is a Tender Space-R&B Ode to Big-Budget Romance

The Toronto singer goes astral with a new single about a love that won’t quit.
Phil Witmer
7.12.18
Noisey X Soundcloud Video Singles

Watch Jae Stephens in the Beautiful, Trippy Video for "Headlights"

The future LA star's new video launches as part of Noisey X Soundcloud's Video Singles.
Noisey Staff
6.26.18
New music

GoldLink and Miguel Are Smooth as Hell on "Got Friends"

GoldLink returns with another slow banger in "Got Friends."
Kristin Corry
6.15.18
Internet videos of paticular importance

The Whitney Houston Doc's Theatrical Trailer Is an Emotional Watch

A new full-length trailer for 'Whitney' features unseen archival footage of Houston herself and the many characters in her operatic life, including Bobby Brown.
Phil Witmer
5.16.18
Ask A Lawyer

How Easy Is it for Businesses to Walk Away from Problematic Artists?

Following Spotify's new conduct policies for curated playlists, we examine the legal and ethical mechanisms lurking beneath the surface of right vs. wrong.
Andrea Domanick
5.11.18
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