The Weekâs Hottest Music

The Week’s Hottest Music

Justin Timberlake returns with his first record in 6 years, Brian McKnight stops playing around to drop his 15th record and more

March 19, 2013


Brian McKnight, More Than Words  

The last thing most of us probably remember from Brian McKnight was last year’s Funny or Die gag song, “Let Me Show You How Your P——y Works.” But erase that blank stare. He hasn’t lost his mind, and it shows on More Than Words. This is his 15th studio album, and it features the lead single, “Sweeter.” More Than Words is a collection of real-deal sexy, sensual R&B, with some of the songs co-written by Knight’s equally talented sons, and it’s out today.

Available where music is sold.

Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience

Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience comes seven years after his last album, FutureSex/LoveSounds, on which JT and Timbaland made magic. The dynamic duo teamed up again for JT’s latest offering, and it seems he’s made up for the years of absence. By now our ears have grown accustomed to “Suit & Tie,” which features Jay-Z, and “Mirrors,” which is actually one of the weaker songs on the album. Over all, JT’s latest offering is a futuristic funk fest that isn’t as on par with his previous two albums (which are high bars to reach), but it’s 10 tracks solid enough to keep in frequent rotation. A lot of 20/20 channels Michael Jackson, and there’s also some Prince peppered in, but we’ve come to expect this by now. That’s not a bad thing.

Available where music is sold.

Omarion, “Paradise”  

Omarion gets raunchy in his musical pursuit of “paradise,” which is a euphemism for… I don’t have to explain that, right? This is the first single from his forthcoming album, Love & Other Drugs, and it’s sultry, raunchy and everything needed to set the mood for a wild romp in the bedroom.

Listen here.

Tah Mac, “50 Shades” (ft. Jermaine Riley)

Tah Mac is a hit in London, and now he’s bringing the ruckus across the pond. And it’s another song about sex, if you couldn’t tell from the title. Tah Mac raps about speeding it up and slowing it down, and keeps it simple with lines like, “Tell me what you want/I can give you what you need/This love that we have/We bound to succeed/It’s a physical attraction/It’s a chain reaction/Let me take you there/I’ma give you action,” as fellow UK brethren Jermaine Riley, provides the romantic, ’90s style vocals on the hook. “50 Shades of Love” is the first tack from Tah Mac's April 10th EP, Love, Life and Reality. FYI, Tah is no amateur. He’s produced and recorded artists like Leona Lewis, JoJo, Ciara, Cee Lo, David Guetta, Estelle and more. He went gold independently, and is fresh off a European tour opening for Justin Bieber. Find out what’s next.

Listen here.

Coco Jones, Made Of 

Triple threat Coco Jones is stepping out with a new EP, entitled Made Of. The former Disney darling is about that pop life, and in the official video for her latest single, “Holla at the DJ,” she’s dancing, popping and challenging the DJ to turn up the music. She’ll also be joining Mindless Behavior on tour in May.

Download Made Of here.



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