Crystal Rovel Torres

Alejandro Sanz's Sirope Vivo HBO special

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Singer-songwriter and trumpet player, Crystal Rovél Torres, also known simply as RØVÉL has spent the last year touring Spain with the flamenco inspired, pop icon Alejandro Sanz.  Known for his masterful songwriting and one of a kind voice, Alejandro Sanz’s Sirope Vivo concert special -- filmed live at Madrid's Barclays Center last September – will premiere on HBO Latino Feb. 12 at 8 pm and Feb 14 at 5pm EST.  There will also be behind-the-scenes footage available anytime on HBO On Demand, HBO GO and HBO NOW.

Logic's 'Incredible True Story' Crowns Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

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Logic bows at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (chart dated Dec. 5), earning the rapper his first chart-topper as his sophomore studio album, The Incredible True Story¸ opens with 118,000 copies sold in the week ending Nov. 19, according to Nielsen Music. Over on the Billboard 200 it starts at No. 3 with 135,000 equivalent album units.

The rapper surpasses the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums entrance of his debut album, Under Pressure, which opened at No. 2 on the chart with 73,000 copies (Nov. 8, 2014).

True Story is a concept album (subtitled …And the Transformation of the Man Who Saved the World), which takes place 100 years in the future in a post-apocalyptic voyage to a new planet (called Paradise).

Two songs from the set enter Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, led by “Fade Away,” which arrives at No. 44 with the majority of contributing points coming from 1.9 million weekly streams -- with 56 percent stemming from Spotify plays. The second song to debut on the list is “I Am The Greatest,” just barely making the bottom of the chart at No. 50 with 1.7 million streams backing its entry.

Both album tracks mark Logic’s first and second titles to ever appear on the hybrid chart, which blends airplay, sales, and streaming.

Logic returns to the Billboard Artist 100 chart, which measures the week's most popular artists, amid activity surrounding the release of True Story.


...Enjoy the flugelhorn sound of Crystal Rovél Torres on Logic's,

"Intermission feat. Lucy Rose"

Alejandro Sanz sets December 4 as US launch date for "Sirope Vivo"



Last week, Alejandro Sanz took to social media to give fans a sneak peek of the cover and launch date of his album Sirope Vivo. Global expectation mounted as fans yearned for more information. Thanks to a promo video the singer shared on his social media, today we learned that the US launch date for Sirope Vivo will be December 4. This new edition of the record gathers the content of the tour of the year in Spain.  
SIROPE VIVO comes as a double CD, featuring the complete audio recording of Sanz’s concerts on September 8 and 9 at the Barclaycard Center in Madrid, which gathered fifteen thousand fans, with guest stars Paula Fernández, Vanesa Martin, Zucchero and Pablo López. The album will also include the duets that the superstar recorded during the “Sirope” sessions, “A que no me dejas” with Alejandro Fernandez and a salsa version of “Un zombie a la intemperie” with Luis Enrique. International versions with Zucchero (Italy) and Pedro Abrunhosa (Portugal), alongside the previously unreleased studio track “El Cuaderno Del Alba,” round off the edition.  
SIROPE was certified 3x Platinum in Spain and Gold in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador. The album is up for 5 LATIN GRAMMY awards and 5 40 PRINCIPALES awards in 2015. Sanz took the SIROPE tour on the road in Spain, delighting more than three hundred thousand fans with 25 shows in premier music venues.

...Enjoy Crystal Rovél Torres' playful flugelhorn feature ending Sanz's, "Capitan Tapon Live"

Dynamic Musical Duo: RØVÉL & M. Law Thomas

Bucks County Courier Times Cover story about  dynamic musical duo and Truman high school graduates:

Crystal "RØVÉL" Torres and Michael Law Thomas

Jhene Aîko - “Souled Out”

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Ever since she released “The Worst”, American has fallen in love with Jhené Aiko. The 26-year-old LA-born singer-songwriter – of Japanese mother and African-American father – released late last year her debut EP “Sail Out”, and in only a few days the Def Jam-signed rising star will drop her full-length debut album "Souled Out" - to be precise, on September 9th. The album release will be preceded by two official singles; "To Love & Die" and the most-recent "The Pressure" - whose music video you can watch here.

On “Souled Out”, Jhené worked with producers such as: No I.D, Key Wane, Fisticuffs or Dot Da Genius. There’s only one collaboration on the album and that’s “Pretty Bird” with rapper Common. Aiko’s “Sail Out” EP was filled with duets, so I find it a bit surprising she only wanted Common to appear on the album. We all had hopes a new Drake collaboration would be included! Maybe for a future re-release?

Jhené Aiko’s “Souled Out” album will have three versions. The standard and the deluxe, featuring 12 and 14 tracks respectively, and the Target exclusive version which will carry two bonus tracks.


...Enjoy the trumpet sounds of Crystal Rovél Torres in the track below, "Brave".

Stalley Releases Video for "Long Way Down" feat. Crystal "RØVÉL" Torres

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The Ohio native, MMG representative, Stalley, makes his way back to the game today. The lyricist makes his return with a dope new video for our viewing enjoyment, giving us the clip to his track “Long Way Down”. The track finds Stalley linking up with Crystal RØVÉL Torres for something rather dope and smoothed out, which comes with a nice new video, a stunning black and white shot clip that fits flawlessly with the sound and context of the track.

Stalley again shows off his unique style and talented wordplay on the cut, while the video brings a cinematic detail to the track. Press play on the video down below and speak your mind on the cut after the jump. Stay tuned for more from Stalley coming very soon!

Stalley releases, "Honest Cowboy" Album

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As promised, Stalley provides an audible treat in the form of his Honest Cowboy mixtape.

The MMG rapper drops this 11-track bundle of smooth tunes just in time to close the summer. He gave fans a preview of what to expect via leaked tracks like “Swangin’,” “Raise Your Weapons,” “A-Wax,” and most recently “NineteenEighty7.”

A worthy list of artist and producers assisted Stalley with the project. This supporting cast includes Scarface, ScHoolBoy Q, S1, DJ Quik, Terrace Martin, Cardo and more.

Like all of the bearded MC’s efforts, this is a full body of work that plays more like an album than a tape. If sophisticated trunk music is what you seek, we suggest that you stream and download Stalley’s Honest Cowboy below.

1. Spaceships & Woodgrain (Prod. DJ Quik & Cardo)
2. Swangin’ Feat. Scarface & Joi Tiffany (Prod. Block Beattaz)
3. Samson (Prod. Rashad)
4. The Highest Feat. Crystal Torres (Prod. Block Beattaz)
5. Cup Inside a Cup (Prod. Black Diamond)
6. Feel The Bass (Prod. Block Beattaz)
7. NineteenEighty7 Feat. ScHoolboy Q (Prod. Terrace Martin)
8. Raise Your Weapons (Prod. Block Beattaz)
9. Long Way Down Feat. Crystal Torres (Prod. Soundtrakk)
10. Gettin’ By (Prod. S1)
11. A-Wax (Prod. Block Beattaz)


....Enjoy the smooth vocals &writing of Crystal Rovél Torres on 'The Highest"

Mrs. Carter Show Tour Dates Announced After Super Bowl Success

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Beyonce has announced dates for The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, her first multi-city trek in over three years. The news comes just hours after the star performed a feisty 8-song set at the Super Bowl halftime show.

The tour begins in Europe on April 15 and will include stops in Paris, Zurich, Brussels and Germany as well as a four-night stay at London's O2 Arena.

North American dates begin June 28 when she headlines the BET Experience At L.A. Live at the Staples Center. The tour wraps Aug. 3 at a venue that Mrs. Carter has become well acquainted with in recent months: Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

She has also been confirmed as a headliner at the Rock in Rio fest on Sept. 13 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Beyonce's last tour was the "I AM… WORLD TOUR" in 2009.

Check out dates for Europe here and North America below:

June 28: Los Angeles (BET Experience/Staples Center)
June 29: Las Vegas, NV (MGM Grand Garden Arena)
July 2: San Jose, CA (HP Pavilion at San Jose)
July 5: Oklahoma City, OK (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
July 6: Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center)
July 9: Ft. Lauderdale, FL (BB&T Center)
July 10: Miami, FL (American Airlines Arena)
July 12: Atlanta, GA (The Arena @ Gwinnett Center)
Julu 13: Nashville, TN (Bridgestone Arena)
July 15: Houston, TX (Toyota Center)
July 17: Chicago, IL (United Center)
July 18: St. Paul, MN (Xcel Energy Center)
July 20: Detroit, MI (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
Julu 21: Toronto, ON (Air Canada Centre)
July 22: Montreal, QC (Bell Centre)
July 23: Boston, MA (TD Garden)
July 25: Philadelphia, PA (Wells Fargo Center)
July 26: Atlantic City, NJ (Boardwalk Hall)
July 27: Charlotte, NC (Time Warner Cable Arena)
July 29: Washington, DC (Verizon Center)
Aug. 2: Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun)
Aug. 3: Brooklyn, NY (Barclays Center)


...Watch Beyonce, all of her ladies and the SugaMama band heat up the Super Dome during the 2013 Superbowl Halftime Show.