Trey Songz was singin’ a different love song tonight.
The “Trigga Reloaded” singer opened up to ESSENCE about the transcendental beauty of Black women everywhere.
“I was raised by Black women,” Trey said. “I love Black women. I didn’t have a male figure in my life; I had my mother, all my aunties. The strength of them gave me a certain strength.”
The crooner went on, saying that Black women were “everything” to this world. He recalled his recent journey to Africa, praising our wide range of diversity.
“It’s a beautiful thing to see,” he said. “Just the differences in all of us, from the texture of our hair to the color of our skin. There are so many different things that are beautiful about Black women.”
We think you might’ve found your next single, Trey.
Trey Songz assists JR on “Best Friend.”
Last month, Trey Songz popped up on a remix of T-Wayne’s “Nsty Freestyle” by JR, and today, the duo return with “Best Friend,” a track taken from JR’s upcoming project.
A fairly trappy offering, this banger could sit comfortably next to tracks like Future and Zaytoven’s “Real Sisters” in the “songs about threesomes” section. Squat Beats and Killer B supply the beat, which stomps along with an undeniable swagger. Trigga Trey hops on around halfway through, offering up a sung verse that adds a melodic edge to the lusty track.
JR’s new project No Filter is dropping later this year.
After reading this, the neighbors should know your name.
Trey Songz knows a thing or two about the ladies. The R&B crooner recently stopped by the BuzzFeed offices to talk about his latest album, Trigga Reloaded, and also share some dating advice he’s learned along the way.
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Trey Songz is out here on his music grind again with his reissued album, Trigga Reloaded.
After Trigga Trey sat down with Hot 97, he made his way to The Breakfast Club for a lively discussion. They break down his desire to become a father, the amount of No. 1 singles he has accumulated, touring with Chris Brown, his live shows and more.
The R&B singer has stacked up hits ranging from “Bottoms Up” to “Slow Motion.” Although it seems like making a hit record is second nature to him, he still wants to continue pushing himself to make songs that his fans can still connect with.
“The dope thing about being on Z100 or having records that go Top 40, I don’t make my records with that in focus or with that in mind. It’s been so ill, so much of a blessing for me to able to be me on the records and they have the success that they do,” he says. “Like I said, this is the fourth No. 1 in the last year for me. And for me, it’s been kind of quietly. I’m just all about making sure that at this point in my career I’m still thriving for the best me. [I’m] still thriving to be better than I was yesterday, to make records that are real to me, to make records that my fans can relate to at this point.”
Songz moved on to talking about his acting aspirations, even saying that he’d do Empire if they approached him. “Yeah, I actually would, depending on what the role consists of,” he says. “I don’t know if I do the role as Trey Songz ‘cause that doesn’t really do anything for me as an actor. It’d probably increase my brand within that space to Fox viewers who aren’t really aware of what’s up. But, at the same time, I’d probably want something a little better.”
Afterwards, he elaborated on his tweet last week about the Charleston shooting that said, “When people with hate in their heart are so determined we have to go so much harder to spread love.”
“I think when you look at the course of America’s history, it’s been things that are getting shaken up that create change,” he says. “Whether it’s done violently or non-violently … it’s been the speaking about it, it’s been a gathering of people to say that we have to have change of a certain sort. I just think that’s a little devastating that these things are happening now and being swept under the rug.”
He later points out, “It’s sad. When the Charleston thing happened, I’m not surprised because I think anything could happen in America nowadays. But at the same time, I was like, ‘Wow.’ I ain’t really have no words. It probably took me a while to put that tweet together — to gather my words, and be encouraging.”
Watch the full interview below.
He doesn’t have as much sex you think.
The hitmaker behind “Touchin, Lovin” and “I Invented Sex” gets real about relationships. We’re all ears.
1. “I lost my virginity to my first real girlfriend. She’d already had sex, so she was sort of the teacher. As an adult, I realized that I love to please — to find out what you like.”
2. “A woman who’s with me will always be treated like a lady. My grandmother never let me walk through a door before her. Maybe it’s a Southern thing, but it’s how I was raised.”
3. “I don’t have as much sex as people think. Sometimes it’s Tremaine vs. Trey. When I’m like ‘I’m tired!’ he’s like, ‘No, you invented sex!’ I’ve got to live up to my reputation!”
4. “My sex playlist has lots of R. Kelly and Usher and plenty of old-school stuff. And Sade, but that’s when it’s love. If Sade’s on, it’s not a one-night stand. A ring’s coming out!”
5. “My mother is one of my best friends. One of the dopest things she ever said to me was that she was able to raise me to be, for someone else, the kind of man that she wanted in her life.”
This article was originally published as “The Cosmo Guy” in the July 2015 issue of Cosmopolitan.
Looking at the climate of today’s music industry it’s hard to believe that any artist has the potential to last a full decade. We’ve witnessed labels invest millions of dollars in artists off a single hit record, but neither party has the means to sustain the success longer than the record’s lifespan. We’re in a space where it’s bigger than just the song — hell, it’s bigger than just the music. A full on connection needs to be made between the artist and the people for any type of sustained success, and honestly, that’s how it always should be. It needs to be authentic, it needs to be real.
Ten years ago, a young emerging R&B singer from Petersburg, Virginia named, Tremaine “Trey Songz” Neverson, released his debut studio album I Gotta Make It on Atlantic Records, and it by no means shattered sales records in its first week. In fact the record debuted at #20 on the Billboard 200 chart and slipped off the charts soon after, but what really stuck with R&B fans was his dedication to the music and his followers. It’s that support and relationship that pushed Trey to produce successful follow-up albums, each one charting higher than the last, until he finally grabbed that #1 spot on Billboard more than seven years later.
It was his evolution from that scrappy, scrawny singer belting out “Gotta Go” to the confident, successful veteran on “Slow Motion” that the public admired. People were invested in this talented singer’s journey and eventually when he did make it, it was met him with open arms and unwavering support.
The rise of Trey Songz is worth documenting because the genuine support for him is as palpable as it is powerful, with each album adding a new layer and dimension right before our eyes. Peep our dissection of Trey’s rise through each and every album as we celebrate a decade of his work.
Kat DeLuna cranks up the heat in the voyeuristic video for “Bum Bum.” The Dominican seductress shows off her body of work for the camcorder in the steamy NSFW scenes. She goes completely nude (save for a hat and heels) while smoking a cigarette and hits the shower soaking wet, while Trey Songz—who does not actually appear in the clip—films on the “Trey Cam.” Kat continues to display her ample assets while dancing in a thong and a leotard.
“Bum Bum” is the lead single off Kat’s first album since 2010’s Inside Out, due later this year.
Take a peek at her unrated home movie.
Trey Songz released his surprise project Intermission I & II earlier today, but that’s not all. The R&B heartthrob keeps the music coming with his new single “About You” off his upcoming album TRIGGA Reloaded. Mr. Steal Your Girl calls the ladies to the dance floor on the feel-good jam, which features a sample of Carly Simon’s ’70s classic “You’re So Vain.”
“I bet you think this song is about you, don’t you?” sings Trey over the tinkering production.
TRIGGA Reloaded drops June 23.
Put yourself into the “About You” artwork: http://treysongz.com/aboutyou
Top athletes, entertainers and business leaders were inducted into Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Alumni Hall of Fame on Wednesday May 13, 2015. Since its inception more than 100 years ago, BGCA has provided kids of all backgrounds with the opportunity to grow and realize their dreams. To celebrate the accomplishments of former Boys & Girls Club members, BGCA annually recognizes distinguished alumni during the organization’s annual National Conference being held in Chicago in 2015.
Growing up in a military family, Tremaine Neverson, better known as Trey Songz, moved from Virginia to Florida with his family when his stepfather was transferred. Boys & Girls Club of Panama City helped him adapt to his new environment. While he enjoyed singing, Songz never considered performing publicly until friends convinced him to enter a talent contest when he was 14. After graduating from high school, Songz landed a deal with Atlantic Records. He released his first album in 2005 under the name Trey Songz. Over the past decade, he has been nominated for multiple Grammy awards, and won two Soul Train Awards. His latest album, “Trigga,” debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. Additionally, Songz founded the Songz 4 Peace Foundation to help curb youth violence by spreading a positive message to young people in communities nationwide.
It seems that Trey Songz has a few surprises up his sleeve this year! Last month, instead of getting Trigga:Reloaded, the re-release of Trigga, we we’re treated to Intermission! And just hours ago, Trey released Intermission, along with Intermission II, on iTunes! Check it out now! You won’t be disappointed!
02. Don’t Play
04. Do It Now
05. Talk About It
07. How Could You Forget
12. Hard Times
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