Banks covers Aaliyah's Are You That Somebody

BANKS covers Aaliyah's "Are You That Somebody?" live for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge

Whilst in London doing the promo rounds during her current leg of UK shows, Los Angeles hailing singer-songwriter Banks dropped into the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge studios to deliver an acoustic performance of her new single "Brain" as well as a guitar backed take on Aaliyah's 1998 released smash hit "Are You That Somebody?", which originally appeared on the soundtrack for the Eddie Murphy starring Doctor Dolittle movie remake.

Listen to both the performance of "Brain" and the Aaliyah cover below and let us know what you think in the C-Section...

Watch the official video for "Brain" here.

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itsnate all for the night
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Timbaland apologises to Chris Brown for saying Aaliyah duet "won't work"


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Cleo Sol - "Borderline" I New Music

UK based soulful singer/songwriter Cleo Sol returns with the release of a new track "Borderline" in anticipation of her debut LP release later this year.

"Borderline" is a smooth, steadily-paced number that showcases Sol's sultry vocal delivery. As she sings over the laid-back R&B groove, a number of references come into play including lines from Aaliyah's "More Than A Woman" and The Fugees' "Ready Or Not" showing her debts to these pioneers of the genre. Cleo Sol is sure to attract some serious attention once her debut LP drops and "Borderline" is an exciting taste of things to come. Take a listen to a BBC Radio 1Xtra rip of the track below:

Chris Brown f/ Aaliyah - "Don't Think They Know" | Music Video

Freshly unveiled is the much talked about visual accompanying visual to "Don't Think They Know", Chris Brown's latest single from his forthcoming album X which samples vocals from the late great Aaliyah.

We already got a peek behind the scenes, the full visual arrives today and is a mainly monochromatic affair utilising flashes of colour to highlight different gangs and aims to highlight gun and gang violence. The visual also features Aaliyah in a holographic form. Press play below...

Watch: Chris Brown f/ Aaliyah - "Don't Think They Know"

Chris Brown f/ Aaliyah - "They Don't Know" [Snippet] | New Music

Following the news that Chris Brown's next single from his forthcoming X LP would be "They Don't Know" which features previously unreleased vocals from the late modern-day RnB icon Aaliyah, today we get a taster of what the new record sounds like.

The superstar singer and entertainer recently shot the official visual accompaniment to the single in Los Angeles and in a behind the scenes visual, a segment of the track was played which you can listen to below...

Take a peek behind the scenes below...

Let us know what you think of the collaboration so far in the C-Section and stay locked for the full song.

X will be released on July 16th

Chris Brown announces new single featuring Aaliyah | News


With “Fine China” garnering widely positive reviews Chris Brown has announced that Aaliyah will feature on the next single for his sixth studio album X.

Entitled “They Don’t Know”, the song features never-before-heard vocals from the late songstress. Chris revealed the news to reporters at the BET Awards 2013 press conference on earlier today. “I got something special for my fans. It’s called ‘They Don’t Know". All new stuff that’s never been heard before, it's something special for all my fans.”

The singer shot a video for the song in L.A. on the weekend and explained the concept to HollywoodLife. “I shot it in the hood, I wanted to bring both worlds together in the video and try to uplift the positive side of the community. I mean I come from Virginia, but everyone come from a broken home or broke, I remember when I was!”

A six-second snippet of the song was posted on Vine, and while it’s a little premature to judge it sounds like Chris has another hit on his hands, with Aaliyah’s lush vocals and the heavy beat complimenting each other perfectly.

Chris’ upcoming album X will be released on July 16, and boasts guest features from Nicki Minaj and Kendrick Lamar, with production from Pharrell, Timbaland, Drumma Boy and Polow Da Don.

Check out the snippet below.

Sevyn Streeter covers Aaliyah's "Come Over" [Video]


Although she's making her own name in the R&B game, Sevyn Streeter takes a minute to pay homage to one of the greats as she chooses to cover Aaliyah's "Come Over" in a new acoustic session for The Warner Sound.

The singer, who's signed to Chris Brown's label CBE and Atlantic Records, sat comfortably as she sang a confident rendition of the 2003 release.

After visiting the late singer's high school in Detroit, Sevyn was inspired by Aaliyah even more even going as far as writing an open letter to her, crediting Aaliyah for what she's taught her, saying, “From the bottom of my heart, I want to say THANK YOU & I LOVE YOU because you taught me it’s sexy to be cool and it’s cool to just be you!”

Watch Sevyn's homage to Aaliyah below.

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Justin Timberlake - "Tunnel Vision" (Johnny Cage Remix)


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Snapshots: Model Sessilee Lopez channels Aaliyah for The Block magazine shoot

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JoJo talks label politics + a new direction; "I was told it wasn’t ok to like the music I liked"

For those living in a bubble, or those who just enjoy staying ignorant, the record industry can be a cold and unkind place to reside at the best of times. The dog eat dog mentality has seen some of the most promising careers fall by the wayside.

However, there are those who continue to fight the power, ride it out, and make the best of a bad situation. Sitting down with SoulCulture, Joanna Noelle Blagden Lavesque, better known as pop starlet JoJo, is one of said people. 

Starting her musical journey at the age of 12, signing with Blackground Records - made famous by the likes of Aaliyah and Timbaland, her self-titled debut album was released back in 2004. Selling millions of records worldwide, JoJo went on to become a pretty big deal.

The thing is, her last official release was 2006’s The High Road. Read more

Missy Elliott, Timbaland discuss new Aaliyah album | Music News

During a recent interview with Hot 97 personality Angie Martinez, Timbaland and Missy Elliott once again addressed the posthumous Aaliyah album reportedly in the works, explaining why they aren't currently interested in getting involved with it. Read more