Elle Varner

Mar
24
New Music: Elle Varner – ‘See Me Tonight’

Elle Varner

The truth hurts. Elle Varner hides her pain on the second installment in her four-letter word series. Following “Cold Case,” the R&B songstress expresses the sentiment of the word “lies” on the stirring and soulful “See Me Tonight.”

“I don’t want anybody seeing me cry / I don’t want anybody to know,” sings an emotional Elle.

Over the next several weeks, she will debut two more tracks dedicated to a different four-letter word, leading up to the release of her sophomore album 4 Letter Word, which was executive produced by Pop & Oak.

“The title is open to interpretation, hence the symbols used in the campaign – ‘>$@!’ It’s whatever you feel when you experience the album. Does ‘>$@!’ stand for love? Pain? Life? That’s for the listener to decide,” explained Elle. “4 Letter Word has the kind of range that can’t be embodied by a single word or phrase.”

Listen to Elle at her most vulnerable.

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Mar
14
Elle Varner Announces Sophomore Album ’4 Letter Word’

Elle Varner

Elle Varner is pouring her heart and soul into her sophomore album. The R&B songstress has announced the title of her new “gut-wrenching” body of work.

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Mar
5
New Music: Elle Varner – ‘Cold Case’

Elle Varner

She closed out 2013 with her Wale-assisted single “Rover,” and now Elle Varner catches a “Cold Case” on her latest release. Instead of singing love’s praises, the R&B songstress vows to get revenge on a cheating ex.

“Boy you ain’t heard the last from me,” sings a resentful Elle over the knocking beat.

She has been in the studio with Pop & Oak, Eric Hudson, Da Internz, and Hit-Boy working on her sophomore album.

“My new album is unbelievable. I have to keep reminding myself that it’s real,” she told Rap-Up TV of the follow-up to her 2012 debut Perfectly Imperfect. “Everybody says to me, ‘Congratulations! Sophomore slump, what?’ and that’s all I gotta say about it. Get ready because it is unbelievable.”

Stream Elle’s anti-love song below.

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Jan
26
Will Smith, Cassie, Sevyn, & Elle Varner Attend Ne-Yo’s Midnight Brunch

Ne-Yo and Will Smith

While Rihanna and Miley Cyrus were partying at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Gala, Ne-Yo celebrated with friends at his 6th Annual Midnight Brunch at Lure nightclub in Hollywood on Saturday.

Guests including Akon, Paris Hilton, Marsha Ambrosius, and Adrienne Bailon were among the stars who snacked on waffles and pancakes while sipping Malibu Red Rum inside the masquerade-themed bash.

Will Smith skipped the red carpet and headed straight inside, where he held court with host Ne-Yo and Kevin Hart.

While DJ Cassidy rocked the turntables, R&B divas Tamar Braxton, Elle Varner, and Sevyn Streeter partied until the early A.M. with Omarion, Mack Wilds, and Luke James.

A blonde Cassie danced in VIP with her Bad Boy labelmate Machine Gun Kelly and LoLa Monroe while lingerie-clad women paraded around in masks.

Check out more pics from the red-hot festivities below.

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Jan
7
Video: Kid Ink f/ Machine Gun Kelly & Elle Varner – ‘No Miracles’

Kid Ink

With his major label debut My Own Lane available today, Kid Ink celebrates with the video for his single “No Miracles” featuring Machine Gun Kelly and Elle Varner. The L.A. rapper chronicles his rise to the top as he hits the studio with his labelmates in the black-and-white clip.

“‘No Miracles’ is a lifestyle me and my team live by,” Kid Ink told Rolling Stone. “We didn’t skip any steps to get to this point. Our movement wasn’t like a shooting star exploding to the top quickly. It’s all about hard work, sacrifice, and determination. Over here, we stopped crossing our fingers to wait on a miracle to happen in order to succeed.”

My Own Lane also features Pusha T, August Alsina, Maejor Ali, and Chris Brown, who appears on the hit “Show Me.”

Tune in to “Conan” tonight to watch Kid Ink perform “Show Me” with DJ Mustard and Eric Bellinger.

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Dec
25
New Music: Elle Varner f/ Wale – ‘Rover’

Rover

Elle Varner rolls into 2014 with her sultry new song “Rover” featuring Wale. The 24-year-old songstress effortlessly rides the silky beat, while the MMG MC kicks it into high gear with his verse.

“I’m gonna make you feel like you never touched a girl before/ When I come over tonight,” she coos over the Eric Hudson and Elijah Blake production.

Elle has been in the studio with Pop & Oak, Eric Hudson, DJ Dahi, Da Internz, and Hit-Boy working on her sophomore album.

“My new album is unbelievable. I have to keep reminding myself that it’s real,” she told Rap-Up TV of the follow-up to her 2012 debut Perfectly Imperfect. “Everybody says to me, ‘Congratulations! Sophomore slump, what?’ and that’s all I gotta say about it. Get ready because it is unbelievable.”

Take her “Rover” for a spin below.

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Dec
17
New Music: Kid Ink f/ Elle Varner & MGK – ‘No Miracles’

My Own Lane

Kid Ink takes it from the club (“Show Me”) to the stadium on “No Miracles” featuring Elle Varner and Machine Gun Kelly. The L.A. rapper looks fear in the eye on the empowering rock-tinged record, co-produced by Sham.

“It’s probably one of the biggest-sounding records on the album, as far as a big stadium sound,” Kid Ink told Rap-Up TV. “MGK is a heartfelt dude, I had him on my ‘Hell & Back’ song. This is kinda like the same vibe where it’s really gonna have people rocking out, maybe shedding a tear when we have the show.”

Due January 7, his major label debut My Own Lane also features appearances from Pusha T, August Alsina, Maejor Ali, and Chris Brown.

Get pumped up to his motivational anthem.

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