Journey

Journey... Chronicles some of the artists and music that have benefited from Ruben's expertise as either an executive or an entreprenuer.

Stevie Wonder

Songs in the Key of Life

Stevie Wonder
Songs in the Key of Life

Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key Of Life became the best-selling and most critically acclaimed album of his career, even earning a rare 5-star rating from Rolling Stone Magazine. Songs in the Key of Life won a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal and Album of the Year. The album also topped Billboard's Pop Album and Black Album Charts

Diana Ross

Love Hangover

Diana Ross
Love Hangover

Diana Ross - Love Hangover - It rose to number one on the Billboard Hot 100, Hot Soul Singles and Hot Dance Club Play charts simultaneously. This Grammy Award-nominated American singer, performer and Oscar-nominated actress gained prominence in the 1960s girl group. The Supremes before establishing a successful solo career. In 1976, Billboard magazine named her the female entertainer of the century. The Guinness Book of World Records declared Diana Ross as the most successful female music artist to date, partly due to her eighteen American number-one singles, six of them recorded solo and the others as lead singer of The Supremes.

Marvin Gaye

I Want You

Marvin Gaye
I Want you

Marvin Gaye - 1976: I Want You (U.S. #4)/1977: Live at the London Palladium (U.S. #3) received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame , a Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement and was inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #18 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Gaye scored a total of forty-one Top 40 hit singles on Billboard's Pop Singles chart between 1963 and 2001, sixty top forty R&B singles chart hits from 1962 to 2001, eighteen Top 10 pop singles on the pop chart, thirty-eight Top 10 singles on the R&B chart and three number-one pop hits and thirteen number-one R&B hits. Additionally he spent the most weeks at the number-one spot on the R&B singles chart (52 weeks).

The Comodores

Hot on the Tracks

The Comodores
Hot on the tracks

The Commodores- Hot on The Tracks - The Album went #12 US . The Commodores were a highly successful soul / funk band of the 1970s and 1980s. The members of the group met as freshmen at Tuskegee Institute. The group is perhaps best known for its ballads, such as Easy & Three Times a Lady, but for the most part, the group mainly recorded funky, driven dance-floor hits which include Brick House, Say Yeah, Fancy Dancer, and Too Hot Ta Trot, among others. After Lionel Richie left to pursue a solo career, former Heatwave singer J.D. Nicholas assumed co-lead vocal duties with drummer Walter Orange.

Santa Esmeralda

Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

Santa Esmeralda
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - A studio group performing in the disco-style of the late 70s, Santa Esmeralda made the US charts in 1977-78 with dance-oriented remakes of two songs originally popularized by the British group the Animals in the 60s. Santa Esmeralda featured vocalist Leroy Gomez (b. Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA), a multi-instrumentalist who had played with Elton John, Tavares and others before taking the Santa Esmeralda position. The group recorded two of Gomez's songs, a cover of Van Morrison 's 'Gloria' and the Animals hit 'Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood'. An album was built around those songs and itself reached number 25 on Casablanca Records in the US in late 1977, while 'Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood' made it to number 15. For the follow-up, the Animals' 'House Of The Rising Sun', Gomez was not involved, and the single peaked at number 78. No other singles charted, but a final album charted in late 1978 before the group's name was retired.

Thelma Houston

Don't Leave Me This Way

Thelma Houston
Don't Leave Me this way

Don't Leave Me This Way is an R&B/soul/disco song written by Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, and Cary Gilbert. First charting as a hit for Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, an act on Gamble & Huff's Philadelphia International label in 1975, 'Don't Leave Me This Way' was a #1 hit single for Thelma Houston. Her version incorporated elements of disco style, and it became a popular hit in dance clubs, and has come to be regarded as one of the major songs of the disco era. The song won the 1977 Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Parliament

Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome

Parliament
Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome

Parliament - Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome / A funk album by Parliament, released in 1977. The album is considered to be one of the best in Parliament's best. It is a loose concept album warning the listener of falling into the 'Placebo Syndrome', which according to George Clinton is consumerism, and listening to disco music, which he saw as a simplification of funk music in attempt to gain commercial success. The album spawned a number #1 record in 'Flashlight', which features a funky bass line played by keyboardist Bernie Worrell.

Kiss

Double Platinum

Kiss
Double Platinum

Double Platinum is a greatest hits album that gathers all of Kiss' biggest hits but doesn't overlook key album tracks and concert favorites. The album was packaged with a printed 'Platinum Award' thanking the Kiss Army for making the band a 'Double Platinum Success.

Donna Summer

Live and More

Donna Summer
Live and More

In 1978, Donna Summer released her seventh album entitled, LIVE AND MORE, an album that features a live concert recorded during her ONCE UPON A TIME Tour. It has been estimated that Summer's album and single sales total more than 120 million, easily making her part of the list of best-selling music artists.

The Village People

Macho Man

The Village People
Macho Man

Village People - Macho Man - Village People is a concept disco group formed in the late 1970s. The group is as well known for its outrageous on-stage costumes as for its catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics. Village People scored a number of disco and dance hits, including their trademark Macho Man.

Donna Summer

Bad Girls

Donna Summer
Bad Girls

Donna Summer - Bad Girls - Her 1979 double-LP Bad Girls featured more of her songwriting contributions than ever. Of major importance in setting Summer apart were her songwriting abilities and her choice of talented collaborators in producers/songwriters. Her title Queen of Disco wasn't mere hype ... her consistent chart success was rivaled in the disco world only by the Bee Gees.

Cher

Take Me Home

Cher
Take Me Home

Cher - Take Me Home - The song was released as a single in 1979 and became Cher's first top ten single in the United States since Dark Lady. Take Me Home hit #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as #2 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart and Top 10 on the R&B Charts. In 1979, the RIAA awarded Cher with a gold certification for both the album and the single for sales of over 500,000 in each category.

Tierra

Together Again

Tierra
Together Again

Tierra / Together Again / Tierra started their career in East Los Angeles with a blend of rock, pop, jazz, R&B and salsa. The result was a Latin R&B rhythm which produced classics. Tierra was the first Latino band to have four songs on the national chart and two simultaneously in the Top 100. Tierra's Boardwalk released CITY NIGHTS charted Top 20 and yielded three hit singles: 'Together,' 'Memories,' and 'Gonna Find Her' which simultaneously reached the charts. They were named 'Best R&B Vocal Group' by four leading magazines including Billboard.

Joan Jett

I Love Rock & Roll

Joan Jett
I Love Rock & Roll

1981 to 1982 - Joan Jett - I Love Rock & Roll - Joan is best known for her hit single 'I Love Rock N' Roll,' which was #1 on the Billboard charts from March 20 to May 8 of 1982. At age 15, Jett helped form The Runaways where Jett also sang lead vocal, played rhythm guitar and wrote or co-wrote much of the band's material. The band recorded five LPs, with one becoming one of the biggest selling imports in U.S. and U.K. history. The new single was a re-recording of the title track, 'I Love Rock N' Roll', which in the first half of 1982 was number one on the Billboard charts for seven weeks in a row. This is Billboard’s #28 song of all time.

Richard 'Dimples' Fields

Mr. Look So Good

Richard 'Dimples' Fields
Mr. Look So Good

Richard 'Dimples' Fields / Mr Look So Good / Eighties soft-toned vocalist Richard 'Dimples' Fields topped the R&B charts with the world weary-toned mid-tempo groover 'If It Ain't One Thing, It's Another' with its everyman spoken section. Fields is also known for 'She's Got Papers on Me'

Art of Noise

Into Battle

Art of Noise
Into battle

Art of Noise - Into Battle was an avantgarde synthpop group formed in by producer Trevor Horn, music journalist Paul Morley, and session musicians/studio hands Anne Dudley, J.J. Jeczalik, and Gary Langan. The band is noted for their innovative use of electronics and computers in pop music and particularly for innovative use of sampling. Two tracks from the EP ('Beat Box' and 'Moments in Love') were subsequently featured on the group's first LP, Who's Afraid of the Art Of Noise?, although 'Beat Box' was presented in a substantially modified form, designated 'Diversion One'. The original EP version of 'Beat Box' has since (unofficially) become known as 'Diversion Zero'.

Lisa.Lisa & Cult Jam

With Force

Lisa.Lisa & Cult Jam
With Force

Lisa.Lisa & Cult Jam - With Force were one of the most musically diverse and successful recording acts of the '80s. With five gold singles, two number one singles on both the R&B and the pop charts, two platinum albums, and inclusions on various compilations and movie soundtracks, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam were the most successful act of Full Force's One Big Family roster of acts.

LL Cool J

Radio

LL Cool J
Radio

LL Cool J - Radio - Releasing his first hit, I Can't Live Without My Radio, in 1985 when he was just 17 years old, LL initially was a hard-hitting, street-wise b-boy with spare beats and ballistic rhymes. He had the first #1 Rap Record and is one of a few hip-hop stars of his era to sustain a successful recording career for more than two decades. Radio peaked at #6 and #46 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums and Billboard 200 albums charts. It ranks at #69 on Rolling Stone magazine's

Beastie Boys

License To Ill

Beastie Boys
License To Ill

Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill was the first hip hop LP to top Billboard's Pop Albums chart. It also peaked at #2 on the Top Hip Hop/R&B Albums chart. It was Columbia Records' fastest selling debut record to date and sold over five million copies. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source Magazine's 100 Best Rap Albums.

Gregory Abbot

Shake You Down

Gregory Abbot
SHAKE YOU DOWN

Gregory Abbott / Shake You Down has become the first and fastest song in the history of BMI to reach one million radio airplay's (now well over three million), and won BMI's Pop Song of the Year award. He's won first prize at the Tokyo Music Festival, two 'Soul Train' music awards, has been the star of the New York Music Awards (receiving four), and two CEBA Awards.

Earth Wind & Fire

Touch The World

Earth Wind & Fire
Touch The World

Earth Wind & Fire - Touch The World is a world-renowned American band which fuses different genres of music, formed in Chicago, Illinois, in 1969 and is led and founded by Maurice White, the bandleader who began his recording career as a session drummer, working for Chess Records... During their career, EWF have garnered twenty Grammy nominations and have won six Grammies.

LL Cool J

Bigger & Deffer

LL Cool J
Bigger & Deffer

LL Cool J - Bigger & Deffer is the 2nd album by rapper LL Cool J and is remembered most by containing the first commercially successful 'rap ballad,' Need Love.' In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source Magazine's 100 Best Rap Albums. The song is considered the first rap ballad and was released in the fall of 1987. It reached #1 on the R&B/Hip Hop charts and was a well-received single on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, reaching #14. The single won a Soul Train Music Award for Best Rap - Single in 1987

George Michael

Faith

George Michael
Faith

George Michael - Faith - Faith is George Michael's first solo album, released in late 1987 after the split of Wham! Between 1987 and 1988, Faith produced an amazing string of hit singles, including six Top 5 Billboard Hot 100 hits, four of which (Faith, Father Figure One More Try and Monkey) reached #1. The album had 51 non-consecutive weeks inside the Billboard 200 Top 10, including 12 weeks at #1. It was also the first album by a white solo artist to hit number 1 on the US R&B charts.

Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam

Spanish Fly

Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
Spansih Fly

Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam - Spanish Fly was a huge success in 1987. It spawned two #1 pop hits, Head to Toe and Lost In Emotion, both of which went gold. Head to Toe also parked at #1 R&B for two weeks, Lost in Emotion did as well. Spanish Fly went platinum, peaking at #7 on the album chart. Other singles from the album were the ballad Someone to Love Me for Me b/w Spanish Fly (#7 R&B), Everything Will B-Fine (#9 R&B).

Terrence Trent Darby

The Hardline

Terrecne Trent Darby
The Hardline

Terence Trent Darby - The Hardline was released in 1987 on Columbia Records Awards: He is recognizable through his trademark voice resembling that of Sam Cooke, and the fact that, he produces his own albums and plays most of the instruments. Awards: 1988 - Soul Train Award Nomination for Best New Artist 1988 - Brit Awards International breakthrough act.

Johnny Kemp

Secrets of Flying

Johnny Kemp
Secrets of Flying

Johnny Kemp - Secrets of Flying - The R&B/Soul singer began singing in nightclubs in his hometown of Nassau, Bahamas, when he was only 13. He moved to Harlem in 1979, developing his talents as a dancer, songwriter, and actor before he landed work as a session vocalist and songwriter. He signed a solo deal with Columbia Records in the mid-80s. His biggest hit was in 1988 with the Teddy Riley produced 'Just Got Paid' which went Top 10 Pop and # 1 R&B.

New Kids on the Block

Hangin' Tough

New Kids on the Block
Hangin' Tough

New Kids On The Block - Hangin’ Tough - The album's second single You Got It (The Right Stuff) cracked the top five but the next single, I'll Be Loving You (Forever), reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart. Hangin' Tough and Cover Girl, also went Top Five. Hangin' Tough climbed to #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart and went eight-times platinum. They were the first 'teen' act to garner five top ten hits from one album.

Public Enemy

Takes A Nation of Millions

Public Enemy
Takes A Nation of Millions

Public Enemy - Takes A Nation of Millions - The Bomb Squad's sample-heavy beats and revolutionary lyrics turned the album into a sensation, peaking at #1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart, and #42 on the Billboard 200 chart. It is the most acclaimed album of the 80's and the 17th most acclaimed album of all time. It was also named the second greatest album in Spin Magazine's listing of the 100 greatest albums released since the magazine's founding in 1985. It was the top ranked hip-hop album in Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time at number 48 and was selected as one of The Source Magazine's 100 Best Rap Albums."/>

Slick Rick

The Great Adventures of Slick Rick

Slick Rick
The Great Adventures of Slick Rick

Slick Rick - The Great Adventures of Slick Rick - Slick Rick's distinctive delivery and humorous tone earned him many fans. The album is among the few to receive a perfect five mic score from The Source magazine. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source Magazine's 100 Best Rap Albums. It topped Billboard's Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart, and peaked at #31 on the Billboard 200."

Regina Belle

Stay With Me

Regina Belle
stay with me

Stay With me - Grammy Award winning singer met the Manhattans and began working as their opening act. In 1989, Belle released her sophomore album on Columbia Records and it went gold. Baby Come To Me, the first single, topped the R&B charts at # 1. What Goes Around reached #3 and This Is Love reached #7. Make It Like It Was was a #1 single on the R&B charts and #5 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey

It was clear early on in her recording career that Long Island's own Mariah Carey possessed a rare combination of qualities that would make her special. She had a commanding voice, an uncanny ear for a hit, commanding stage presence and an effervescent personality. She was, in short, an American pop diva just waiting to be discovered. When her eponymous 1990 debut sold more than 12 million copies, it was clear Carey would become the pop queen she'd always dreamed she'd be.

Keith Sweat

Keep it Comin'

Keith Sweat
Keep it Comin'

Keith Sweat - Keep It Comin’, R&B artist Keith Sweat's third album was released on November 26th. Let Me Love You, and Why Me Baby? are the best songs from this album. It reached the Billboard 200 top-20 and had a debut at No. 1 on the R&B album charts.

Natalie Cole

Unforgettable

Natalie Cole
Unforgettable

As the daughter of the legendary crooner Nat King Cole, she achieved her greatest commercial and critical success with Unforgettable (1991), a double album that waselectronically enginerred to simulate father-and-daughter singing duest. The 22-song double album featuring Nat King Cole's classics: Smile, The Very Thought of You, Too Young, Moina Lisa, and the track that earned Cole several Grammy awards.

Digable Planets

Reachin'

Digable Planets
Reachin'

Digable Planets - Reachin’ [A New Refutation of Time and Space] is the debut album on Pendulum Records from Alternative hip hop group Digable Planets. The single Rebirth Of Slick [Cool Like Dat] became a huge hit in 1993, breaking into the Top 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1994. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source Magazine's 100 Best Rap Albums and was certified Gold by the RIAA in 1993.

Lords of the Underground

Here Come the Lords

Lords of the Underground
Here Come the Lords

Lords of the Underground - Here Come The Lords - Though their name might imply violent gangsta rap, Lords of the Underground match socially conscious raps with hard-hitting beats. Before their debut album on Pendulum Records even appeared, the Lords placed three hit singles (Psycho, Funky Child, Chief Rocka) on the rap charts. Lords of the Underground rattled off five great singles in a row between 1992-1994, all of which helped make this one of the best rap debuts of 1993. By the end of 1993, the Lords had received an award from BET as best rap group of the year.

Digable Planets

Blowout Comb

Digable Planets
Blowout Comb

Digable Planets - Blowout Comb also released on Pendulum Records continued the group's jazz-rap fusion, but also saw them branching out to embrace the old school sound of the street as well. The trio solved that problem with the release of their second album, Blowout Comb, was much stronger than its predecessor, as it used fewer samples and even included several solos.

Simply Divine

Fairy Tales

Simply Divine
Fairy Tales

Simply Divine - Fairy Tales - Alone, they are gifted singers. But when you put together Tonia, Kia and Nikki - the members of the R&B group Simply Divine - they are, well, divine. Lately, which ascended to the No.1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart the day, after their debut album Fairy Tales was released on Oct. 27th (Pendulum Records).

Donell Jones

Where I Wanna Be

Donell Jones
Where I Wanna Be

The man most known for penning the Usher hit single 'Think of You,' Donell Jones returns to the R&B music scene with his second effort WHERE I WANNA BE. His blend of smooth harmonies and mid-tempo grooves places him among an elite class of R&B artists. With his first album, Donell Jones maintained a low profile with songs made strictly for the clubs. But on 'U Know What's Up,' Jones keeps that underground feel, while managing to put a commercial spin on his music. Other songs like 'Think About It (Don't Call My Crib)' and 'Shorty (Got Her Eyes on Me)' showcase Donell's unique songwriting talent. With a sound reminiscent of the '80s R&B group Loose Ends, WHERE I WANNA BE is neo-soul meets bump-n-grind music.

Alicia Keys

Songs in a Mirror

Alicia Keys
Songs in a Mirror

Alicia Keys - Songs In A Minor - This record sold twenty-eight million albums and singles worldwide and won numerous awards, including nine Grammy Awards, eleven Billboard Music Awards, and three American Music Awards. Selling over 235,000 copies,(more than 50,000 of those in its first day), went on to sell more than twelve million units worldwide. Alicia became the best-selling new artist of 2001 (as well as the best-selling R&B artist). The album's first single, Fallin spent six weeks at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Another single from Songs in A Minor, A Woman's Worth, made the top ten in the U.S. as well. Keys and the album won five Grammy Awards in 2002, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for Fallin.

Angie Stone

Mahogany Soul

Angie Stone
Mahogany Soul

Angie Stone - Mahogany Soul - best known by her stage name Angie Stone, is a Grammy Award-nominated American R&B, hip-hop, and neo soul singer, songwriter, keyboardist, record producer, and actress. Stone's music possesses a clear old school soul music influence, and her singing vocals recall those of Aretha Franklin.Mahogany Soul is the second studio album from American R&B/soul singer Angie Stone, released on October 16, 2001 in the United States via J Records.

Jaheim

Ghetto Love

Jaheim
Ghetto Love

Jaheim was signed to Kaygee (of Naughty by Nature)'s Divine Mill Records in 2000 and released his debut album, Ghetto Love, through the label in 2001. Ghetto Love, the debut album from R&B singer Jaheim was a multi-platinum success. It was released on Kaygee (of Naughty by Nature)'s Divine Mill Records and featured the hit singles Could It Be, and Just In Case.

Tyrese

I Wanna Go There

Tyrese
I Wanna Go There

Tyrese - I Wanna Go There, his third album was #16 US and went Platinum. Initially an MC,Tyrese Gibson rapped under the alias of Black-Ty before his career as an R&B Singer blossomed. R&B Artist, Rapper Entrepreneur, the former male fashion model made the transition into films, with lead roles in several films and has also established himself as a successful screenwriter, selling pitches to Universal Studios.

Alicia Keys

The Diary of Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys
The Diary of Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys - The Diary of Alicia Keys is the second studio album by American R&B/soul singer and pianist Alicia Keys, released on December 2, 2003 in the United States (see 2003 in music). It went on to win the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album in 2005. The album includes the hit singles You Don't Know My Name (produced by Kanye West), If I Ain't Got

Monica

After The Storm

Monica
After The Storm

Monica - After The Storm is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Monica. The album debuted at number two on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart, and on top of the official Billboard 200, with sales of 186,000 copies (selling 3,000 more copies than Luther Vandross' Dance with My Father). It emerged as Monica's first and only number-one album to date. After the Storm received a gold certification for more than 500,000 copies shipped to stores. As of February 2007, the record has sold more than 997,000 copies domestically.

Jill Scott

Beautifully Human

Jill Scott
Beautifully Human

Jill Scott- Beautifully Human is certified Gold. Prior to an invitation from Questlove to join The Roots in the studio, Scott was a spoken word artist. Their collaboration resulted in a co-writingcredit for Scott on, You Got Me which in 2000, won the Grammy for best rap performance by a duo or group. Scott was the first artist signed to Steeve McKeever's Hidden Beach Recordings label where she won a 2005 Grammy for best Urban/Alternative R&B Performance.

Kindred The Family Soul

In this life together

Kindred The Family Soul
In This Life Together

Kindred The Family Soul / In This Life Together/ Kindred the Family Soul is an American R&B/neo soul duo comprised of Fatin Dantzler and his wife, Aja Graydon. Signed to Hidden Beach Records, Kindred emerged from the Philadelphia neo-soul movement that also includes Jill Scott, who discovered them. “Where Would I Be” (The Question)” was # 41 on the US Hip-Hop and R&B Chart.

Prince

Musicology

Prince
Musicology

Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Prince #28 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Musicology went Top 5 in the album charts of the following countries: United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Australia. Pollstar named Prince the top concert draw among musicians in America,grossing an estimated $87.4 million. Prince received two Grammy wins: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for “Call My Name” and Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for the title track, Musicology.

R. Kelly

TP-3: Reloaded

R. Kelly
TP-3: Reloaded

R. Kelly - TP-3: Reloaded - R. Kelly to date has released 12 LPs, sold 50 million albums in the U.S., 25 million singles, and over 150 million albums worldwide. TP-3: Reloaded had a debut of #1 on the charts selling over 491,000 copies. It was #1 for a second week with sales of 100,000+ copies going Gold within two weeks. Since its release in 2005 it has sold 2 million copies in the U.S. and is R. Kelly's 5th career Billboard #1 album and 9th Billboard Top 5 Album.

Mariah Carely

Emanciption of Mimi

Mariah Carey
Emancipation of Mimi

Mariah Carey - Emancipation of Mimi is the fourteenth album and ninth studio album by American singer Mariah Carey. It debuted at number one with the highest first-week sales of Carey's career. It has been certified six times platinum by the RIAA, and is Carey's best-selling in the U.S. since Daydream (1995). It was the biggest selling album of 2005 according to Nielsen SoundScan, and it won a 2006 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album.

Lionel Richie

Coming Home

Lionel Richie
Coming Home

Lionel Richie - Coming Home - A Grammy Award-winning American R&B singer, Academy Award-winning songwriter, composer, producer and occasional actor. His fame began when he was the frontman for the Commodores, a nationally popular Motown band during the 1970s. Coming Home is the title of Lionel Richie's 8th album. It debuted at #6 in the Billboard 2006.

Ne-Yo

In My Own Words

Ne-Yo
In My Own Words

Ne-Yo - In My Own Words - In My Own Words is the debut album from American singer/songwriter Ne-Yo. So far, four hit singles have been released from the album, Stay, So Sick , When You're Mad, and Sexy Love. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 200, and went platinum after 10 weeks of sales. The album recently received Double Platinum status.

The Isley Brothers

Baby Makin’ Music

The Isley Brothers
Baby Makin’ Music

The Isley Brothers - Baby Makin’ Music peaked at No. 5 on the album charts based on the R&B chart success of the first single, 'Just Came Here to Chill' and the R. Kelly duet, 'Blast Off'. The first single, the Gordon Chambers-produced 'Just Came Here to Chill', added to their long string of R&B hits. They also hold the record for being the longest-running charted group in music history. They scored a rare feat by having a song chart on the Billboard chart in six decades since 'Shout!' charted in 1959.

Corinne Bailey Rae

2X - Platinum

Corinne Bailey Rae
2X - Platinum

2006 - 2007 – Corinne Bailey Rae /Corinne Bailey Rae - 2X - Platinum/ Corinne Bailey Rae became only the fourth female British act in history to have her first album debut at number one. In September 2006, Rae scooped two awards at the UK's MOBO Awards: Best UK Newcomer and Best UK Female. Rae also received three nominations at the 2007 Grammy Awards: Record of the Year, Song of the Year (both for Put Your Records On), and Best New Artist.

Tamia

Between Friends

Tamia
Between Friends

Tamia - Between Friends - Four time Grammy Nominee and Winner of the Best Vocal Performance Award, Tamia's follow-up to her hit record More finds the sultry, sophisticated singer at both a creative and personal apex. Between Friends, sizzles with her trademark sensuality, and is buoyed by a sparkling personality that her fans don't always get to see. The album features the hit songs 'Can’t Get Enough', 'Me', and 'Almost'.

Chrisette Michaele

I AM

Chrisette Michaele
I AM

Chrisette Michaele - I AM - I Am, her soulful debut album, is an artistic exploration that fuses Chrisette's diverse musical interests into a wonderland. Even before signing a recording contract, Michele had performed on concert bills with more established artists like Kem, India.Arie, Angie Stone, and Lionel Richie. With the release of I Am, Chrisette Michele is sharing her musical dreams with the rest of the world.

Ledisi

Lost And Found

Ledisi
Lost And Found

This acclaimed Bay Area-based vocalist and songwriter was named Billboard Magazine as one of the Top 10 Faces to Watch in 2007. She made her major label debut on Verve Forecast with a show-stopping blend of soul, funk, gospel, jazz, and R&B on Lost and Found.

Mary Mary

Mary Mary

Mary Mary
Mary Mary

Mary Mary's self-titled album and their third release, finds sisters Tina and Erica Atkins returning in fine form after a three-year hiatus. Known for their energetic take on contemporary gospel, the dynamic duo cranks up the spiritual party several notches on Mary Mary, drawing not only on neo-R&B grooves, but on swing, mainstrewam, pop, and club oriented music. Yet even though Mary Mary's sound is big, inclusive, and immediately catchy-with it's hip shaking rhythms and hook-filled melodies-their Christian message never dims. Songs like 'Believer', 'Heaven', and 'Speak to Me' reveal the sisters' unwavering commitment to spreading the word.

Monica

The Making of Me

Monica
The Making of Me

Monica - The Making of Me - On this, her fourth, album R&B star Monica returns with an assured set of hip-hop-tinged tunes. Presenting an edgier image than on past releases, the Atlanta, Georgia-based vocalist collaborates with her hometown's snap-music soldiers Dem Franchize Boys on the hard-hitting 'Everytime Tha Beat Drop,' but is still capable of sensual moments, as on the smooth, Curtis Mayfield-sampling 'Dozen Roses.

Ne-Yo

Because of You

Ne-Yo
Because of You

Neyo - Because of You - Because Of You is the follow-up to his multi-million selling debut album In My Own Words (including the hits 'So Sick' and 'Sexy Love').

Patti LaBelle

Gospel According to Patti Labelle

patti LaBelle
Gospel According to Patti Labelle

Pattie Labelle - Gospel According to Patti Labelle - This is a solid 11-track anthology of some of her finest gospel recordings, including versions of such classics as the Soul Seekers' 'God Ain't Through' and original tunes like 'You Are My Friend.' THE GOSPEL makes it clear that, regardless of the subject matter, Labelle's voice deserves her listeners' praise.

Mariah Carey

E=mc2

mariah Carey
E=mc2

Mariah Carey - E=mc2 - The 11th studio album of her career, E=MC² is the follow-up to The Emancipation Of Mimi, Mariah's worldwide 10 million selling #1 album. The first single from E=MC² was 'Touch My Body,' written and produced by Mariah Carey, C. 'Tricky' Stewart, and The-Dream. E=MC² is executive produced by Mariah Carey and Antonio 'LA' Reid, Chairman, Island Def Jam Music Group.

Mint Condition

E Life

Mint Condition
E Life

Mint Condition - E Life - The platinum-selling Mint Condition continues to make an impact as one of the hottest bands In R&B music. Now the band brings their trademark sound to their exciting album, E-Life: a rumination on life and love in the Information Age. This time Mint experimented with incorporating computer-generated sounds into their music and explored life and love in the Information Age.

Rahsaan Patterson

Wine & Spirits

Rahsaan Patterson
Wine & Spirits

Rahsaan Patterson - Wine & Spirits - The album showcases the evolution of an artist who crosses borders without fear. Nearly three years in the making, Wines & Spirits confirms why Rahsaan Patterson has influenced everyone from Van Hunt to Brandy. Wines & Spirits is a revelation of new soul.

Regina Belle

Love Forever Shines

Regina Belle
Love Forever Shines

Regina Belle - Love Forever Shines - GRAMMY® Award-winning artist and First Lady of her church Regina Belle returns to her gospel roots releasing her first gospel album Love Forever Shines and earned a place at Top 10 on the Billboard Album Gospel Charts. Belle's musical mastery is inspired by her love for God and the first single “God Is Good” was #2 on the Billboard Gospel Charts.

Raphael Saadiqu

The Way I See it

Raphael Saadiqu
The Way I See It

Raphael Saadiqu - The Way I See It - This album is satisfying for both old school heads and hip music buyers. The Way I See It has the kind of smooth musical flow associated with great records made by pioneering producers at famous R&B companies like Motown, Invictus and Brunswick. Raphael delivers a present day potent ode to a bygone era. The Way I See It is a masterful collection of new material that speaks to Raphael Saadiq's deep love for rhythm and blues.

Greg O'Quin

Greg O'Quin - & iPraize

Greg O'Quin
Greg O'Quin - & iPraize

Greg O'Quin - & iPraize - Gospel award winning artist Greg O'Quin, best known for his gospel classic “I Told The Storm”, introduces Greg O'Quin & iPraize, a contemporary worship ensemble and their new album “After The Storm” on Pendulum Records. This project is a vast array of gospel colors, with compositions ranging from throwback to retro styles. The album features the hit single “Lead Me Jesus” and includes such songs as “Survivor”, “Breakthru” and a cover of the pop classic “Say A Little Prayer” composed by Burt Bacharach and originally performed by Dionne Warrick and Aretha Franklin.

Ledisi

Turn Me Loose

Ledisie
Turn Me Loose

Ledisi - Turn Me Loose - 2009 album from the Grammy Award-nominated vocalist Ledisi featuring songs produced by Raphael Saadiq, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Chief XCel, Chucky Thompson, Rex Rideout and others. Turn Me Loose is a turning point in her artistic evolution. Features the first single 'Goin' Thru Changes'.

Mariah Carey

Memories of an Imperfect Angel

Mariah Carey
Memories of an Imperfect Angel

Mariah Carey - Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel - The first new single pick from Memoirs is 'Obsessed,' written and produced by Mariah, The-Dream and Tricky Stewart, who are responsible for the majority of tracks on the new album. Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, the 12th studio album of Mariah's career, is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to her RIAA platinum-selling album E=MC².

Maxwell

Black Summer

Maxwell
Black Summer

Maxwell - Black Summer -BLACKsummers' Night is the sensuous opening installment of the artist's monumental BLACKSUMMERS' NIGHT trilogy. The trilogy's subsequent chapters, blackSUMMERS' night and blacksummers' NIGHT, are slated for release in 2010 and 2011 respectively. This 2009 album reunites Maxwell with long-time collaborator Hod David. Striving for an emotional authenticity and real world sound for the album, Maxwell and Hod recorded the entire album live in the studio with an A-list ensemble of elegantly sympathetic musicians.

Prince

Lotus Flower

Prince
Lotus Flower

Prince - Lotus flower - 2009 three CD release from the Soul legend. This triple disc threat features two separate Prince's albums (Lotus Flow3r and MPLSound) plus Elixer, the debut album by Bria Valente, which was produced by Prince.

Sade

Soldier of Love

Sade
Soldier of Love

Sade - Soldier of Love - Soldier of Love is only the sixth studio album the band Sade have released during their 25 year career, and the first since Lover's Rock in 2000. For Sade herself, as the lynchpin of the group's songwriting effort, it's a simple matter of integrity and authenticity. “I only make records when I feel I have something to say. I'm not interested in releasing music just for the sake of selling something. Sade is not a brand.”

Donell Jones

Lyrics

Donell Jones
Lyrics

Donell Jones - Lyrics - Chicago-born soul crooner with a knack for composing infectious, urban-edged club bangers and lush, sensual ballads that distinguish him as one of R&B’s most talented performers, so it’s no wonder that Donell Jones is confident in the ability of his fifth studio CD, LYRICS, which reintroduced his music to loyal fans while piquing the attention of new ones. The album is released through his newly formed own label, Candy Man Music, and distributing through eOne Music. The hit single, “Love Like This,” was an indication, Mr. Jones is definitely on the right track which was Top 5 on the Urban AC charts, “Love…” is a sultry mid tempo groove that coaxes a wary woman into giving new love a try, a concept that hits many where they live. Other songs on the LYRICS CD explore the emotional gamut of romantic love, such as “It Ain’t About the Sex” and the reality-show-ready track entitled “Blackmail".

Frank Ocean

Channel Orange

Prince Royce

Prince Royce

Prince Royce
Prince Royce

Prince Royce - Prince Royce - “I hope to touch many Hearts through my music” There are but a handful of young, solo artists who dare to tackle the challenge of performing bachata music at the international level. And there are fewer still who embody the drive and determination of the great old bachata performers, when the genre was consigned to the smaller rural areas of the Dominican Republic.

Frank Ocean
Channel Orange

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange - 2012 (stylized as channel ORANGE) is the debut studio album of American singer-songwriter Frank Ocean, released on July 10, 2012, by Def Jam Recordings. After releasing his 2011 mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra, Ocean began writing the album with creative partner Malay, who assisted him with its recording at EastWest Studio in Hollywood. Ocean eschewed his mixtape's reliance on samples and wanted to approach sound and song structure differently on Channel Orange. He titled the album as a reference to the neurological phenomenon grapheme–color synesthesia and the color he perceived during the summer he first fell in love. An R&B and neo soul album, Channel Orange has an unconventional musical style, film-inspired segue tracks, and influences from electro-funk, pop-soul, jazz-funk, and psychedelic music.

Alicia Keys

Girl On Fire

Alicia Keys
Girl On Fire

Alicia Keys - Girl On Fire - 2012 Girl on Fire is her fifth studio album. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart with first-week sales of 159,000 copies, becoming her fifth number-one album in the United States. It was promoted with two singles, including the title track, which charted at 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. Upon its release, Girl on Fire received generally positive reviews from music critics.

Neyo

Red

Neyo
Red

Neyo - Red - Three-time Grammy Award®-winning artist Ne-Yo was explaining the genesis of his new album title, R.E.D., an acronym for Realizing Every Dream. “It came from me stepping outside myself, looking at my life as it is today and realizing that every dream I’ve had from the day I decided I wanted to do music, that I wanted my life to be about music, every dream that I’ve had from then til now, if I haven’t realized it by now, I’m definitely on the way to realizing it.” R.E.D., released November 2012, is Ne-Yo’s fifth studio album for the Universal Music Group (UMG). It is also his first album for the newly revitalized Motown Records after seven mega¬successful years and four RIAA gold and platinum albums as a core member of Island Def Jam Music Group.

Think Like A Man

Music From & Inspired By The Film

Think Like A Man
Music From & Inspired By The Film

Think Like A Man - Music From & Inspired By The Film - Based on Steve Harvey's best-selling book, "Think Like a Man" follows four interconnected and diverse men whose love lives are shaken up after the ladies they are pursuing buy Harvey's book and start taking his advice to heart. When the band of brothers realize they have been betrayed by one of their own, they conspire using the book's insider information to turn the tables and teach the women a lesson of their own. The movie is directed by Tim Story and written by Keith Merryman & David. Contains all new music from Jennifer Hudson and Ne-Yo, John Legend, Kelly Rowland, X-Factor finalist Marcus Canty, Future, Keri Hilson and more.

Teena Marie

Beautiful

Teena Marie
Beautiful

Teena Marie - Beautiful - R&B star Teena Marie, known for hits such as "Lovergirl," "I Need Your Lovin'" and "Shadow Boxing," passed away December 26th, 2010 at the age of 54. Now, just over two years later, the singer's final album, Beautiful, is seeing the light of day thanks to the hard work of Marie's 21-year-old daughter, Alia Rose.

India Arie

Cocoa Butter

India Arie
Cocoa Butter

India Arie - Cocoa Butter - From the album 'SongVersation' In Stores June 25th, 2013

Chrisette Michele

Better

Chrisette Michele
Better

Chrisette Michele - Better - Album due out in June 2013.

Shaliek

Blood Sweat Tears

Shaliek
Blood Sweat Tears

Shaliek - The first single "The Past" available now on iTunes and PendulumRecords.com climbed the charts peaking at number 10 and maintained 10 weeks in the Top 15 on the Urban AC Chart. The second single “Ain’t Supposed To Cry” peaked at 8 bullet and remained in the Top 10 at Urban AC for 3 weeks.

Fantine

What a Day (ft. Wyclef Jean)

Fantine
What a Day (ft. Wyclef Jean)

Fantine - What a Day (ft. Wyclef Jean) - FANTINE'S song "What A Day" was produced by 3X Grammy Award Winner Wyclef Jean with additional production by the legendary Emilio Estefan. "What A Day" also features Wyclef Jean & El Cata.

Babyface

We've Got Love

Babyface
We've got Love

2015 single "We've Got Love"

Joss Stone

Water For Your Soul

Joss Stone
Water For Your Soul

2015 - Single "This Ain't Love"

Tamia

Love Life

Tamia
Love Life

2015 - Singles "Stuck with You" & "Sandwich and a Soda"

Prince

Hit n Run

Prince
Hit n Run

2015 - Single "1000 X'S & O'S"

Greg O'Quin

Favor Is Greater

Greg O'Quin
Favor Is Greater

2015 - Single "Favor Is Greater"

Yalee ft Fetty Wap

Pretty Girl Dance Pt 2

Yalee ft Fetty Wap -
Pretty Girl Dance Pt 2

2015 - Single "Pretty Girl Dance Pt 2"

Chrisette Michele

Unbreakable

Chrisette Michele -
Unbreakable

2016 - Single "Unbreakable"

Cardi B

What A Girl Likes

Cardi B -
What A Girl Likes

2016 - Single "What A Girl Likes"

Oran Juice Jones ii and Bhi

Miami 4 Da Weekend

Oran Juice Jones ii and Bhi -
Miami 4 Da Weekend

2016 - Single "Miami 4 Da Weekend"

Chrisette Michele

To The Moon

To The Moon
Chrisette Michele

2016 - Single "To The Moon"

Kindred The Family Soul

All My People

All My People
Kindred The Family Soul

2016 - Single "All My People"

Josh Xantus

Heaven On My Mind

Heaven On My Mind
Josh Xantus

2016 - Single "Heave On My Mind"

Kindred The Family Soul


Kindred The Family Soul

2017 - Single "Welcome To My World"

Shaliek

All This Love

All This Love
Shaliek

2017 - Single "All The Love"

Greg O'Quin & iPraize


Greg O'Quin & iPraize

2017 - Single "Magnum Opus: The Coronation"