Manufacturer: Sony Legacy
John Legend is a Singer/Songwriter. Musician. Producer. Philanthropist. Entrepreneur. To quote music industry pioneer Quincy Jones, the nine-time Grammy winner is simply "a genius." One of the industry's most innovative artists, John returns after five years with his much-anticipated fourth solo album, Love in the Future. Taking R&B/soul to the next level, Legend creates an immersive experience about romance, love, hope, commitment and optimism. Enhancing the experience: a rich, melodic soundscape--accented by compelling interludes--that fully integrates the musician's gospel and pop influences, classical training and unerring hip-hop/soul sensibilities. "Love in the Future is a celebration and meditation on love," says Legend. Back as sounding boards and executive producers for this album are longtime Legend collaborators Kanye West and Dave Tozer. From start to finish, Love in the Future pulsates with a stripped-down urgency that perfectly showcases Legend s skills as a musician, lyricist and vocalist. The supple tenor sets the mood with an engaging cover of Bobby Caldwell's "Open Your Eyes," then sings about seizing the moment on the Q-Tip collaboration "Tomorrow." Legend conjures '70s Stevie Wonder with the synth-infused "Hold on Longer." Then the impending groom discourses on the subject of love with the penetrating "You and I" and "All of Me." Worthy enough to stand on its own as a full track is Legend's mesmerizing interstitial take on Anita Baker's "Angel" with newcomer Stacy Barthe. The Standard version of the album features 16 tracks and the Deluxe version of the album includes 4 BONUS tracks.
Original soundtrack to the hit Fox TV series. Empire is the sexy and powerful drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne. The show stars Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, newcomers Bryshere Grey, and Jussie Smollett. Timbaland serves as music supervisor and each episode features new original music. Guest artists with cameos on the show and contributing music include Estelle, Courtney Love, Anthony Hamilton, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg and others.
Manufacturer: Sony Legacy
Brand: the one
2013 release, the sophomore solo album from the television star and R&B vocalist. Tamar just so happens to be the younger sister of Soul diva Toni Braxton. In early 2012, she made a decision to return to the studio. Twelve years had passed since her major label debut, Tamar, but it finally felt right to delve into making music again. The artist had already endured the changing tides of the business and its tumultuous nature. This time, she wasn't going to bend for anyone or hold anything back. "This is the first record where my music has truly reflected who I am," she affirms. "One night when I was in the studio, everything clicked. I found the sound I'd been looking for within myself for years. I never had a chance to go as deep as I did. I'm not trying to be something I'm not. I have to be me. The vocals just poured out of me."
No Description Available.Genre: Popular MusicMedia Format: Compact DiskRating: PARelease Date: 26-OCT-1999 Young, aggro, and from Los Angeles--it's tempting to put Incubus in the already crowded category populated by Korn, System of a Down, and their other loud and heavy brethren. But that would sell Incubus short, because Make Yourself, the quintet's sophomore album, is a strong progression beyond their 1997 debut, S.C.I.E.N.C.E.. More like Faith No More than Limp Bizkit, Incubus still have that teen-mosh appeal, though the songwriting and instrumentation on Make Yourself is diverse and thoughtful, both lyrically and musically. "Drive" is an easygoing, slightly trippy acoustic-based outing, while oddball scratching (courtesy of DJ Chris Kilmore) and trip-hop funkiness make "Battlestar Scralatchtica" aptly titled. "Nowhere Fast" is vaguely 311-ish with a reggae tinge and lovely melodic interludes, in contrast to the furious intensity of "Out from Under," which gives Make Yourself a surprisingly cohesive diversity that's hard to categorize. Ultimately, singer Brandon Boyd is not a vocal genius, but lyrically and in performance, he's sensitive, charismatic, and unique. Ditto for the 13 cuts that make up Make Yourself. --Katherine Turman
Destiny Fulfilled showcases the signature vocal harmonies and distinctive solo voices of Beyoncâ€š, Kelly and Michelle on 12 brand-new Destiny's Child tracks, each one pulsing with contemporary rhythms and unforgettable hooks, chronicling an emotional journey across the turbulent landscape of romance, from the exhilarating intoxication of falling in love through the heartbreak of loss to the growth and serenity of acceptance. With Beyoncâ€š acting as one of the producers on each of the album's tracks, and songs co-written by all three of the group's members, Destiny Fulfilled is the most personal--and most hand's-on--record that Destiny's Child has ever recorded. 11 tracks in total. Columbia. 2004. Some thought it would never happen, but after solo successes and a three-year hiatus the ladies of Destiny's Child have reunited for the eagerly-anticipated Destiny Fulfilled. The Houston-based trio of Kelly, Michelle and some girl named Beyonce follow up their mega successful Survivor with another album full of infectious dance grooves and melancholy tales of women done wrong. Lead single "Lose My Breath" is their first offering of the former. Backed by a kinetic marching band sample, they sing with an urgency that bolsters the Rodney Jerkins-produced track. Current single "Soldier" is more of the same. Featuring T.I. and Lil' Wayne, the song allows the trio to sing the praises of the kind of men they like. Despite this one-two uptempo punch, DC does do ballads. They go old-school on the moving "If." Michelle, who has several impressive solos throughout, and Beyonce trade lines about finding and holding on to love. However, on "Bad Habit" the trio goes for the paint-by-numbers woman finding her inner-strength theme. Other highlights include the 9th Wonder and Beyonce-produced "Girl" and the midtempo gem "Free." --Rashaun Hall