Tamar Braxton

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In case you forgot, Tamar Braxton doesn’t just host the talk show The Real. Braxton has unveiled her new single to remind you that she has vocals for days ahead of her new album Calling All Lovers (July 31).

“If I Don’t Have You” is a refreshing R&B cut about being hopelessly in love. The soulful cut, produced by Da Internz, definitely centers around Braxton’s vocal prowess.

“If I don’t have you, cuts me to the core, I can’t love no more,” she sings, delivering heartfelt ad libs over background harmonies.

SHE.DID.THAT.

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(In case you missed it: Braxton released a video for the Aaliyah-sampling “Let Me Know” last year.) Continue reading

Tamar Braxton in "Let Me Know" video

Tamar Braxton in “Let Me Know” video

Tamar Braxton’s latest single “Let Me Know” features a sample of Aaliyah’s “At Your Best (You Are Love)” and Future on background vocals, but the video is all about her.

The Braxton Family Values and Tamar & Vince reality star poses in numerous outfits, including the one featured in the single’s artwork, in the sexy visuals.

The video is simple, but effective. With each new listen I like this song more.

Let’s hope Tamar Braxton uses her platform on The Real to promote and perform the new single and reveal new information about her forthcoming album. Continue reading

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The Real co-host Tamar Braxton is giving whistle notes and nostalgia with her new single.

The singer dropped off the Future-assisted “Let Me Know” this morning and it’s sure to be something that radio latches on to. The song features the powerhouse vocals of Braxton’s previous ballads and the infectiousness of her more uptempo work like “The One.”

The cut samples Aaliyah’s “At Your Best (You Are Love)” and features rapper Future serving as an echo in a manner very similar to how he appeared on his fiance Ciara’s “Body Party.”

Personally, I wish artists would leave Aaliyah’s discography alone, but if you’re going to touch it this is definitely how you do it.

Let’s see if Braxton uses her talk show platform to perform and promote the new single. Continue reading

Jennifer Hudson performs on BET Honors

Jennifer Hudson performs on BET Honors

Last night’s BET Honors honored Nelson Mandela, Aretha Franklin, Berry Gordy and other African-American trailblazers.

Tamar Braxton was on hand to honor Berry Gordy by singing a few Diana Ross songs, while Janelle Monae performed a cover of the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” (the cover is also featured on the Target edition of Monae’s The Electric Lady). The highlight of the night, however, was when Jennifer Hudson took the stage to honor Aretha Franklin by singing popular songs like “Respect” and “I Never Loved A Man (The Way That I Love You).” I would advise against watching this performance at work. Shouting may ensue.

Mariah Carey also performed last night, wearing a sexy black gown and showing up Braxton’s revealing dress as she sang her latest single “You’re Mine (Eternal)” while sitting on top of a piano.

Watch the performances from this year’s show below and share your thoughts! Continue reading

Robin Thicke in "Sex Therapy" video

Robin Thicke in “Sex Therapy” video

Robin Thicke’s “4 The Rest of My Life” is a sweet track written by the singer about meeting and dating his wife Paula Patton when they were teenagers. A new remix, which features Tamar Braxton, elevates the song by adding a female’s perspective to the romantic tune.

Valentine’s day is tomorrow, so if you’re trying to get on your boo’s good side, you may want to send them this track. Continue reading

Mariah Carey in "Almost Home" video

Mariah Carey in “Almost Home” video

Mariah Carey, Janelle Moane, Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton and Smokey Robinson will perform at this year’s BET Honors when the show airs on Feb. 24.

Aretha Franklin and Berry Gordy are among this year’s honorees.

The show will be hosted by Wayne Brady.

Are you looking forward to the show?

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Tamar Braxton Performs on "The Ellen Degeneres Show"

Tamar Braxton Performs on “The Ellen Degeneres Show”

Tamar Braxton stopped by The Ellen Degeneres Show today (Jan. 8) to sing her latest Love & War single “All The Way Home.” The singer has been pretty vocal about her recent vocal issues, which have been affecting her performances, but she actually sounded pretty good during this one! Braxton looked confident as she sang the powerful love song, slung her hair and shook her shoulders.

Watch the performance below and share your thoughts! Continue reading

Tamar Braxton performs on The Queen Latifah Show

Tamar Braxton performs on The Queen Latifah Show

The good news (well, for some people) is Christmas is tomorrow! The bad news is Tamar Braxton appeared on The Queen Latifah Show to perform the holiday classic “Silent Night” and it didn’t go too well. The songstress’ talent is undeniable, but sometimes she can ruin a song’s simplicity by oversinging.

Fortunately, I created a Christmas playlist that should put you in a jolly mood! Listen to it here and check out Braxton’s performance below!! Continue reading

Jay Z in “Holy Grail” video

Jay Z in “Holy Grail” video

The meltdowns and excessive tweeting from both fans and artists can only mean one thing. Grammy nominations are in.

Jay Z leads the nominations this year with 9 nods, while Pharrell Williams, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar and Justin Timberlake received 7 nominations each. Miley Cyrus wasn’t nominated for anything, but Sara Bareilles surprisingly got a few nods, including Album of the Year for The Blessed Unrest. It is also worth noting that Bareilles’ “Brave” will officially face off with Katy Perry’s “Roar” in the Best Pop Solo Performance Category after months of fans accusing Perry of copying “Brave” and turning it into a huge hit. Newcomer Lorde is nominated for a few awards, too, including Record of the Year and Lana Del Rey, who was snubbed last year, snagged TWO nominations, including one for “Young & Beautiful.” Beyonce and Adele also managed to get nominations this year, as did Tamar Braxton, Kacey Musgraves and Ed Sheeran.

So, while Justin Timberlake and Kanye West were pretty much ignored in the major categories, I’m still pretty pleased with the nominees this year.

Check out the major categories, and share your thoughts and predictions below!!

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Tamar Braxton in "All The Way Home" video

Tamar Braxton in “All The Way Home” video

The last time we saw Tamar Braxton in a music video she was rubbing her baby bump and singing about her real-life husband Vincent Herbert. Now, the singer has lost the baby weight and is actually sharing the screen with her man. The video for “All The Way Home” premiered on 106 & Park today and features the couple going through a rough patch in their relationship. Let’s just one person in the relationship is taking the other for granted, but they’ve thrown in a little role reversal to switch things up.

“All The Way Home” is the third single from Love & War, which is in stores now. Continue reading