New Music: Christina Aguilera & Cee Lo, “Nasty”

The internet has been buzzing the past few weeks about an unreleased track by NBC’s The Voice coaches Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green, apparently titled “Nasty” – Well, the wait is over as an unknown source has leaked the so-called HQ final version of the song. Listen and download the song below right now. … Continue reading

Lauryn Hill Tributes Bob Marley on ‘Jimmy Fallon’

As part of his week-long Bob Marley tribute, Jimmy Fallon invited Ms. Lauryn Hill to perform on Late Night – and to be honest, I’m surprised she accepted the invite. Surprised, yet thankful. In what, if memory serves me correct, is Lauryn’s first national TV appearance since her notorious MTV Unplugged 2.0 special, she truly … Continue reading

Leela James LIVE @ SOB’s – Thursday, May 19th

Leela James, a favorite here at TheWaitingRoom, is doing a rare NYC show next Thursday, May 19th. If you’re not familiar with Leela, check out her video for “Tell Me You Love Me” below and get IN to her raw gritty vocals. Her sound is instantly recognizable and timelessly soulful. Leela’s debut album, 2005’s Change … Continue reading

New Video: Jill Scott feat. Eve “Shame”

I don’t think there’s many people as excited as I am about Jill Scott‘s return to music. Premiered exclusively on Essence.com earlier this week, Jill’s official video for new buzz single “Shame,” featuring Eve, reminds us music videos don’t need big budgets to be fun and fab. While the song took a few listens to … Continue reading

New Music: John Legend Covers “Rolling in The Deep”

After Mike Posner‘s horrid cover of Adele‘s recent hit single “Rolling in The Deep,” I was just about sure I didn’t want any other of Adele’s contemporaries touching her music. That was, until I heard John Legend‘s gorgeous acapella cover of the song released on his SoundCloud earlier today. Leave it to one of today’s … Continue reading

JoJo Covers Jill Scott on YouTube & Kills It

After JoJo‘s well-publicized label drama, countless leaks, and the release of her free mixtape ‘Can’t Take That Away From Me’ this past September, the young artist is gearing up for a big comeback! This week JoJo announced the title of her official 3rd studio album, ‘Jumping Trains‘ – WATCH her announcement here. Perhaps the most … Continue reading

New Video: Beth Ditto “I Wrote The Book”

Indie band Gossip’s frontwoman Beth Ditto is stepping out on her own with an upcoming 4-song solo EP. First single from the solo project is the ’90s dance-inspired “I Wrote The Book,” with a Madonna-inspired video to match. In case you can’t put your finger on the Madonna homage, peep Madge’s classic (and notorious) “Justify … Continue reading

New Music: Marsha Ambrosius “Why Did I Fall in Love?”

As you may (or may not, but should) know, Marsha Ambrosius is getting ready to release her long-awaited solo debut album, ‘Late Nights & Early Mornings,’ in just under two weeks on March 1st! (Pre-order now on Amazon or iTunes) Counting down until the release, each day at 6AM EST Marsha is going to give … Continue reading

First Look: Adele Tapes iHeartRadio Concert in NYC

Photo: Chris Owyoung for iHeartRadio.com   Last Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, I had the pleasure of attending Adele‘s very intimate concert taping for iHeartRadio at NYC’s P.C. Richard & Son Theater. Read our run down of the event and watch clips from the performance here. Check out some official press photos from the show below, … Continue reading

New Video: Teedra Moses “R U 4 Real”

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, soulful singer/songwriter Teedra Moses releases the sultry video for “R U 4 Real” – a track that first appeared on Moses’ ‘Royal Patience‘ mixtape, released last Valentine’s Day through the singer’s official website. I know the ladies are wondering; The leading man in the video is played by producer … Continue reading