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Officially Crowned :: Nashville Loves @MelanieFiona’s “MF Life”

BET’s Music Matters Tour was presented to a capacity crowd at the Limelight Entertainment Complex courtesy of Lovenoise92Q and Flava. On a Wednesday night, from the windows to the walls, hundreds poured out in the middle of the week to see Anthony David, Melanie Fiona and Marsha Ambrosius leave it all on the stage.

Events like this magnify the Music City’s dedication to support quality acts for a reasonable ticket price, and more often than not, it is performances of this caliber that are synonymous with The LoveNoise Group.   

The Queen’s Castle had an opportunity to ask a few questions and capture Melanie Fiona’s in-studio interview at 92Q. In the clip, she discusses what fans can expect on her upcoming album, The MF Life, how she happened to collaborate with Cee-Lo and Phillip Bailey on Fool For You, some of the artists she’s currently listening to, and her sense of style. The in-studio interview was great, she was very candid, allowing guests to ask questions until time forced the ending.

Later that night at the Limelight, Fiona’s stage show was energetic, animated, quality, and full of awesomeness. She performed crowd favorites from her debut album, The Bridge, including Bang Bang, Give It To Me Right, and It Kills Me. She also shared Rock, Paper, Scissors, which will appear on her soon to be released album, The MF Life, and closed with a cover of Alanis Morissette’s Ironic (which was simply put, super-dope-fly). The Queen’s Castle is looking forward to her new album and continuing to support her music for years to come. 

More “Officially Crowned” Melanie Fiona at The Queen’s Castle, here.


Through the Lens :: @ChrisetteM “Music City Melody”

When Chrisette Michele Let Freedom Reign in Nashville’s “Music City” this past February, The Queen’s Castle was in the building. Based on the size of the crowd that LoveNoise and 92Q brought out that evening, half of the city must have joined me. Watch the clip above in full screen for optimal viewing. :)

Chrisette’s voice is unlike any other. Classically trained, her Soul, Gospel, R&B influenced sound is creatively unique. On the evening these photos were captured, Kenny Lattimore was also on the ticket (check for his interview with The Queen’s Castle, soon)!

Michele’s Aston Martin remix with Drake, and her single, I’m A Star, provide the soundtrack for this photo compilation. Her newest album, Let Freedom Reign, is brilliant. She’s definitely coming into her own as a person, and an artist. Change is constant, and you can tell from her body of work that she’s growing. 

There’s additional coverage of Chrisette Michele on The Queen’s Castle, here.

Special shout-outs to LoveNoise, 92Q and MEPR Agency! “You’ve Been Officially Crowned!”


@Lovenoise and @92Q presents @ChrisetteM with Special Guest @KennyLattimore 
Last year, when LoveNoise and 92Q brought Grammy Award winner, Chrisette Michele, to the Cannery Ballroom, it was a standing room only affair. At that time, Lem Payne and Laura Izibor were with her, but this time, special guest and R&B crooner, Kenny Lattimore, will share the stage for what promises to be a grown and sexy affair.
On tour with her third studio album, Let Freedom Reign, Michele has grown as an artist with ease, even her LP covers have evolved, as she initially looked away and toward the sky, but now faces the world head on with hands on hips. That evolution has fostered a transformation in her physical appearance as well, donning a natural close cut that almost forces you to focus on her eyes, the windows to the soul. With every note at every octave, she shared her soul with us that night, pure artistry.
Chrisette’s soulful voice respectfully compliments Kenny Lattimore’s addition to the ticket, promising to be an event that should not be missed. An ordained minister, Lattimore has made timeless music as a solo artist and with his wife, Chante Moore. A greater appreciation for R&B music overseas has allowed Kenny to reach superstar status in countries like South Africa, where he has played to stadiums of fans. Kenny understands, “songs have so much power, great songs are universal, and a great song can transcend time.” Source 
Limelight Entertainment Complex is the place to be on Friday, February 18, 2011. Doors open at 8 PM, show will begin at 9 PM and tickets are on sale at local retail outlets in Nashville (see the flier above for details) or you can purchase $35 general admission tickets, here; VIP/Meet-and-Greet packages are also available.
For more Chrisette Michele coverage at The Queen’s Castle, click here. Make sure you check out her As Written with CentricTV, here. You can also keep up with Queen Chrisette on Twitter, FaceBook or her at her website.
Kenny Lattimore was most recently seen in the Kim Fields executive produced family special, Holiday Love, which aired on TV One at the end of last year, more here. For an in-depth look at Kenny Lattimore, visit his website, here or find him on Twitter and FaceBook.

@Lovenoise and @92Q presents @ChrisetteM with Special Guest @KennyLattimore 

Last year, when LoveNoise and 92Q brought Grammy Award winner, Chrisette Michele, to the Cannery Ballroom, it was a standing room only affair. At that time, Lem Payne and Laura Izibor were with her, but this time, special guest and R&B crooner, Kenny Lattimore, will share the stage for what promises to be a grown and sexy affair.

CMOn tour with her third studio album, Let Freedom Reign, Michele has grown as an artist with ease, even her LP covers have evolved, as she initially looked away and toward the sky, but now faces the world head on with hands on hips. That evolution has fostered a transformation in her physical appearance as well, donning a natural close cut that almost forces you to focus on her eyes, the windows to the soul. With every note at every octave, she shared her soul with us that night, pure artistry.

Chrisette’s soulful voice respectfully compliments Kenny Lattimore’s addition to the ticket, promising to be an event that should not be missed. An ordained minister, Lattimore has made timeless music as a solo artist and with his wife, Chante Moore. A greater appreciation for R&B music overseas has allowed Kenny to reach superstar status in countries like South Africa, where he has played to stadiums of fans. Kenny understands, “songs have so much power, great songs are universal, and a great song can transcend time.” Source 

KennyLimelight Entertainment Complex is the place to be on Friday, February 18, 2011. Doors open at 8 PM, show will begin at 9 PM and tickets are on sale at local retail outlets in Nashville (see the flier above for details) or you can purchase $35 general admission tickets, here; VIP/Meet-and-Greet packages are also available.

For more Chrisette Michele coverage at The Queen’s Castle, click here. Make sure you check out her As Written with CentricTV, here. You can also keep up with Queen Chrisette on Twitter, FaceBook or her at her website.

Kenny Lattimore was most recently seen in the Kim Fields executive produced family special, Holiday Love, which aired on TV One at the end of last year, more here. For an in-depth look at Kenny Lattimore, visit his website, here or find him on Twitter and FaceBook.


@ElDeBarge Visits Nashville — One More Chance (Interview & Concert Footage)

El DeBarge was in Nashville on a promotional tour for the release of Second Chance, his first full-length album release since 1994. With a musical career that spans more than three decades, DeBarge has been candid about his battle with drug addiction and the incarceration that resulted in a pregnant hiatus from the charts. Just weeks before the new album drops on November 30, El visits Nashville’s 92Q and does an in-studio interview with Program Director, Kenny Smoov. Radio contest winners were also in attendance and allowed to ask El a few questions, some held tickets to see DeBarge perform later that evening.

Among the fans was artist Darrell Gilbert, he had El autograph one of his original works, a rendering of the recent Ebony cover featuring DeBarge. Ebony One fan brought the actual magazine for El’s signature. The room was primarily filled with people who love his music, interestingly enough they represent multiple generations; young and old, male and female. There was a lot of chatter until his voice came through the speakers, an immediate hush; he spoke briefly to Kenny in a different room before joining guests. El was greeted with camera flashes, giggles among girlfriends, and excitement when he walked in the room.

During the interview, he shared how it feels to reenter the music scene and the response to his return from other industry artist, the legacy he’s leaving to new El DeBarge fans with the new album and what he wants industry newcomers to learn about the business. He also revealed why he took one more chance at a career in music with Geffen/Interscope Records/Columbia Music Group and how his appearance on the BET Awards helped catapult his classic, signature falsetto and Second Chance to the masses.

Later that night, El headed over to perform at the LimeLight, which lies in the shadow of Titans Stadium, appropriate for the breadth of talent he brought to the stage helping to give Nashville’s ‘Music City’ nickname definition. Opening his set with the Notorious B.I.G.s “One More Chance,” El sang a medley of hits, including “All This Love,” “Rhythm of the Night, and “I Like It.” The venue was packed, 92Q and LoveNoise must have sold a ticket to half the population of Nashville. At times, it felt like the building was swinging from side to side as the crowd moved to DeBarge’s covers of “Brick House,” and “Ain’t Gon’ Hurt Nobody.” Closing the set with “Close to You,” from his forthcoming album, he bowed to a standing ovation and screams of appreciation from fans for giving them one more chance to witness a living legend.

To see more event photos visit the LoveNoise website, click here.

Freddie B TV was also in the building for the evening’s festivities, check out additional interview and concert footage below!

Keep your eye out for the upcoming post that will feature our one-on-one interview with El DeBarge! Shout-out to LoveNoise, Kenny Smoov and 92Q!


@LoveNoise and @92Q Present @ElDeBarge with special guest @WillDavenport
On Thursday, October 14 at 8 pm, Nashville will have the awesome opportunity to see one of the greatest voices in R&B live, when Love Noise and 92Q present El DeBarge at the Limelight.  As a result of DeBarge’s sixteen year hiatus from the music scene, his fans are ecstatic to have him back on the scene giving renewed life to R&B. According to Love Noise co-owner, Eric Holt, “tickets are going fast!”
Special guest Will Davenport, Singer and Guitarist, opened for  India.Arie at Ryman Auditorium earlier this year. Will has a smooth mellow  sound that is soulfully complimented by his acoustic guitar. His musical style will  introduce El DeBarge’s performance nicely.
If you want to be in the building for this special event, don’t wait buy your tickets here, today! DeBarge will perform classic music from his discography and new songs from his album, “Second Chance.” You can watch “Second Chance,” the video for the first single from his album of the same title here.
Since El DeBarge’s music has several songs on the soundtrack of my life (and it’s four days after my 10.10.10 birthday), this is one event, I will NOT miss; see you there!

The photo above will take you to the website to purchase tickets.

@LoveNoise and @92Q Present @ElDeBarge with special guest @WillDavenport

On Thursday, October 14 at 8 pm, Nashville will have the awesome opportunity to see one of the greatest voices in R&B live, when Love Noise and 92Q present El DeBarge at the Limelight.  As a result of DeBarge’s sixteen year hiatus from the music scene, his fans are ecstatic to have him back on the scene giving renewed life to R&B. According to Love Noise co-owner, Eric Holt, “tickets are going fast!”

Special guest Will Davenport, Singer and Guitarist, opened for India.Arie at Ryman Auditorium earlier this year. Will has a smooth mellow sound that is soulfully complimented by his acoustic guitar. His musical style will introduce El DeBarge’s performance nicely.

If you want to be in the building for this special event, don’t wait buy your tickets here, today! DeBarge will perform classic music from his discography and new songs from his album, “Second Chance.” You can watch “Second Chance,” the video for the first single from his album of the same title here.

Since El DeBarge’s music has several songs on the soundtrack of my life (and it’s four days after my 10.10.10 birthday), this is one event, I will NOT miss; see you there!

The photo above will take you to the website to purchase tickets.


Nashville, TN — @LoveNoise is celebrating @KennySmoov’s 5th Anniversary at @92Q with Bell Biv DeVoe at the Limelight on Saturday, August 28, doors open at 9pm.
In 2009 as Program Director (PD) of 92Q (WQQK), Kenny Smoov was awarded the Southern Entertainment Awards PD of the Year and crowned one of the Best Programmers in Radio (Large Markets) by Radio Ink. No surprise, he’s a 13 year radio veteran, who has also won several awards in other states. For the great contests, the work he does in the community and on-air daily with 92Q from 9am to 2pm, Nashville is looking forward to coming out for Kenny’s special event!

If you’ve ever attended a LoveNoise function, then you already know; if you haven’t, please don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy this grown and sexy affair. The Lovenoise Group has brought several well known artist to Nashville; they are responsible for other sold-out stellar concert performances featuring headline artists Chrisette Michelle, Raheem DeVaughn, Dwele, and Anthony Hamilton, just to name a few. If you don’t live in Nashville, don’t worry, the word is they will be expanding their operations, so look out for a Lovenoise Affair near you.
In the picture above Bell Biv DeVoe is headed to rip the stage in Detroit at Chene Park on August 6 (shout-out to Will Cook/TV313). In 1990, the trio which was created from three members of New Edition, released their debut album “Poison.” Twenty years later, they are still bringing their ‘New Jack Swing’ to stages all across America. We can’t wait.

What other group could help us better celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Program Director at the ONLY station serving Nashville with the BEST of old and new school R&B? Right!
Live in Nashville? You can cop General Admission tickets from PhatKaps  in Antioch, Haddox Pharmacy on Charlotte or Studio 615 on West End.  Tickets are available to those age 21 and older for $20 in advance, and  $30 at the door.
Please believe The Queen’s Castle will be in the building.
Need tickets? www.bbd92q.eventbrite.com | Want to find out what all the Lovenoise is about? www.lovenoise.net | Got music? www.92qnashville.com/Default.aspx | More on Kenny Smoov? www.kennyonline.net

Nashville, TN — @LoveNoise is celebrating @KennySmoov’s 5th Anniversary at @92Q with Bell Biv DeVoe at the Limelight on Saturday, August 28, doors open at 9pm.

In 2009 as Program Director (PD) of 92Q (WQQK), Kenny Smoov was awarded the Southern Entertainment Awards PD of the Year and crowned one of the Best Programmers in Radio (Large Markets) by Radio Ink. No surprise, he’s a 13 year radio veteran, who has also won several awards in other states. For the great contests, the work he does in the community and on-air daily with 92Q from 9am to 2pm, Nashville is looking forward to coming out for Kenny’s special event!

If you’ve ever attended a LoveNoise function, then you already know; if you haven’t, please don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy this grown and sexy affair. The Lovenoise Group has brought several well known artist to Nashville; they are responsible for other sold-out stellar concert performances featuring headline artists Chrisette Michelle, Raheem DeVaughn, Dwele, and Anthony Hamilton, just to name a few. If you don’t live in Nashville, don’t worry, the word is they will be expanding their operations, so look out for a Lovenoise Affair near you.

In the picture above Bell Biv DeVoe is headed to rip the stage in Detroit at Chene Park on August 6 (shout-out to Will Cook/TV313). In 1990, the trio which was created from three members of New Edition, released their debut album “Poison.” Twenty years later, they are still bringing their ‘New Jack Swing’ to stages all across America. We can’t wait.

What other group could help us better celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Program Director at the ONLY station serving Nashville with the BEST of old and new school R&B? Right!

Live in Nashville? You can cop General Admission tickets from PhatKaps in Antioch, Haddox Pharmacy on Charlotte or Studio 615 on West End. Tickets are available to those age 21 and older for $20 in advance, and $30 at the door.

Please believe The Queen’s Castle will be in the building.

Need tickets? www.bbd92q.eventbrite.com | Want to find out what all the Lovenoise is about? www.lovenoise.net | Got music? www.92qnashville.com/Default.aspx | More on Kenny Smoov? www.kennyonline.net


Nashville, TN — Join @92Q and the @TJMShow (Tom Joyner Morning Show) cast on Friday, August 6 from 5 am to 2 pm at Rivergate Mall (1000 Rivergate Parkway, Goodlettsville, 37072) for the 3rd Annual Back to School Celebration. In addition to a host of activities for the kids, 10 laptops, haircuts, school supplies and much more will be given away!
Make sure you’re there for all the FUN! 92Q and the Morning Show crew will be broadcasting live from Rivergate Mall. If you don’t make it out, you can’t win the prizes, but you can watch the live broadcast at www.blackamericaweb.com. For more information on 92Q contests and events visit www.92QNashville.com. 
Good luck!

Nashville, TN — Join @92Q and the @TJMShow (Tom Joyner Morning Show) cast on Friday, August 6 from 5 am to 2 pm at Rivergate Mall (1000 Rivergate Parkway, Goodlettsville, 37072) for the 3rd Annual Back to School Celebration. In addition to a host of activities for the kids, 10 laptops, haircuts, school supplies and much more will be given away!

Make sure you’re there for all the FUN! 92Q and the Morning Show crew will be broadcasting live from Rivergate Mall. If you don’t make it out, you can’t win the prizes, but you can watch the live broadcast at www.blackamericaweb.com. For more information on 92Q contests and events visit www.92QNashville.com

Good luck!


Kelly Rowland’s presence filled the entire in-studio interview room at 92Q’s Cumulus Radio Station. Kenny Smoov, Radio Ink and SEA Program Director of the Year (2009), didn’t have to solicit cheers as the Nashville crowd welcomed the international superstar into the standing-room only space. She’s busy getting the word out about the anticipated release of her third solo album, expected to drop October 2010.

Rowland’s experience in the industry as a member of Destiny’s Child and a solo artist, allows her to fully understand the power of her fans. Overseas their force has continually helped her garner spots on the European Hot 100 charts. Here in the States, her singles “Commander,” “Grown Woman” and “When Love Takes Over” have made their mark on Billboard’s Hot 100 in Dance/Club and R&B/Hip-Hop genres. Currently, Kelly is searching for a band and a name for her album.

A true Queen, Kelly expressed gratitude for the ability to live her life long dream, while she encouraged the in-studio crowd to do the same. Both humble and poised, she understands that to whom much is given, much is also required. Although, she was on her way to catch a plane to New York, Kelly stayed to take pictures with her fans and answer additional questions. Before she left the building, Kelly made the day of intern, Tiffany Wade, when she gifted her with an autographed pair of shoes.

If you want to find out what Kelly’s up to, help name her album or have the talent to join her onstage, you can find out more information about her music, band try-out locations and contest prizes at www.kellyrowland.com or www.kelly-rowland.net.


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