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    (AP Photo/Paul Abell)*

    Singer Trey Songz, whose star rose this past year with the R&B chart-topping smash "I Invented Sex" and other hits, says he wants to continue building on his momentum with new material.

    Songz is gearing up to release his new album "Passion, Pain and Pleasure" on Sept. 14. But until his release, he'll introduce some of the new album's songs during his upcoming concert tour, which kicks off Friday.

    "It was something missing for me. I needed something more," Songz said in a recent interview. "No matter how much you love the songs. I need something new."

    Four of his songs, including "Say Aah" and "Neighbors Know My Name," reached the top 10 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop singles chart. His gold-selling album "Ready," which was released last year, helped him win BET's best male R&B artist this year.

    But the 25-year-old Songz says he needs to produce more than one successful album to be considered in the same class as his idols — singers R. Kelly and Usher.

    "This is a competition," he said. "No matter how much I look up to Usher and R. Kelly, it's something we all want to be the best at. But I can't control what they do. I have to outdo me."

    Singer Keri Hilson isn't worried about Songz being just a "one-CD hit wonder," because of his strong vocal ability paired with his physical appeal to his increasing female fan base.

    "He won women's hearts," Hilson said. "His music has always been great. But people are more aware of him now because of his sex appeal. That will help him move forward."

    *In this July 15, 2010 photo, recording artist Trey Songz poses for a portrait at the InterContinental Hotel, Buckhead, in Atlanta. Songz's star rose over this past year, churning out the R&B chart-topping smash "I Invented Sex" along with a slew of other hits that cracked Billboard's R&B top 10. Songz is gearing up to release his new album "Passion, Pain and Pleasure" on Sept. 14. But until his release, he'll introduce some of the new album's songs during his upcoming concert tour, which kicks off Friday, Aug. 6, 2010.

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on August 4, 2010 - 2:05pm

(AP Photo/Paul Abell)*

Singer Trey Songz, whose star rose this past year with the R&B chart-topping smash "I Invented Sex" and other hits, says he wants to continue building on his momentum with new material.

Songz is gearing up to release his new album "Passion, Pain and Pleasure" on Sept. 14. But until his release, he'll introduce some of the new album's songs during his upcoming concert tour, which kicks off Friday.

"It was something missing for me. I needed something more," Songz said in a recent interview. "No matter how much you love the songs. I need something new."

Four of his songs, including "Say Aah" and "Neighbors Know My Name," reached the top 10 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop singles chart. His gold-selling album "Ready," which was released last year, helped him win BET's best male R&B artist this year.

But the 25-year-old Songz says he needs to produce more than one successful album to be considered in the same class as his idols — singers R. Kelly and Usher.

"This is a competition," he said. "No matter how much I look up to Usher and R. Kelly, it's something we all want to be the best at. But I can't control what they do. I have to outdo me."

Singer Keri Hilson isn't worried about Songz being just a "one-CD hit wonder," because of his strong vocal ability paired with his physical appeal to his increasing female fan base.

"He won women's hearts," Hilson said. "His music has always been great. But people are more aware of him now because of his sex appeal. That will help him move forward."

*In this July 15, 2010 photo, recording artist Trey Songz poses for a portrait at the InterContinental Hotel, Buckhead, in Atlanta. Songz's star rose over this past year, churning out the R&B chart-topping smash "I Invented Sex" along with a slew of other hits that cracked Billboard's R&B top 10. Songz is gearing up to release his new album "Passion, Pain and Pleasure" on Sept. 14. But until his release, he'll introduce some of the new album's songs during his upcoming concert tour, which kicks off Friday, Aug. 6, 2010.

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Cupcake_10's picture

NICE PIC
JesusIsMySavior's picture

You're welcome. I'm glad you are showing him some love he needs that. I like watching the docu-series as well although I can barely keep my eyes open but I stay up to watch Trey. :) He does seem like a very down to earth guy and doesn't come off as cocky. Though so many people swear he is. That's cool you have your dad watching the show too. :) It's nice that the people of Petersburg are close knit. It's not hard to believe that Trey has nice family members. I'm a New Yorker and I have never heard any one refer to their mothers as mumma. So you say it's a Petersburg thing. You have solved my question because I surely wanted to know why he referred to his mother as mumma. Well go for it you probably would do a better job than most. :) LOL And thanks for those words of encouragement.
ms4thofjuly's picture

@JesusIsMySavior...Thanks a bunch! It's just me showing some "hometown" love, that's all (smile) and giving those who have not met him a little insight as to who he really is. That's why I love his Docu-Series so much because who would ever imagine how much time and work he puts in! And we are only seeing it for 30 minutes a show. Wow (saying Wow is a Petersburg thang yall-LOL)! I even have my Dad watching it and he is a big Trey Songz fan now!!! We even call each other to talk about it. When he did the "Petersburg" show it was so moving to see "his family and friends" because they are our family and friends, as well. We see them daily and they are so down to earth and loving. Just imagine being out and about and seeing Trey's Mom or his Grandma Rose (Ms. Rose is what I call her)? They always speak and are so humble. The entire family is like that! Nothing Hollywood about them. Real people to the fullest and you got to love that! So how else could Trey be because he gets it from his mumma (BIG SMILE)! Mumma is a Petersburg thang, too! I am about to start a campaign to be Trey's VA Publicist (smile)! I bet I can do a better job than most (LOL)! Anyway, God Bless and remember we are too blessed to be stressed, too anointed to be disappointed and there is NO SPOT WHERE GOD IS NOT...Believe that...
JesusIsMySavior's picture

@ms4thofjuly I like what you wrote.
ms4thofjuly's picture

I am so glad the cover of Passion, Pain & Pleasure focuses on Trey's eyes and not his body! It shows that he is definitely maturing. The eyes are the windows to our souls so this cover to me is more intimate. Even though he wears sunglasses most of the time (smile) his eyes are filled with vulnerability and to me that is totally sexy in a man! The cover draws you in... Being from Petersburg, Virginia, I can tell you that success has not changed Trey much. He does not have the "super star" syndrome where he is tripping off who he is. When he's home, he's home and he seems to blend as if he never really left. He's really down to earth and there is nothing "fake" about him! He is a country boy with class (LOL)! He beams with pride whenever he talks about where he came from and I think that is a big part of his mass appeal. Ladies love him and fellas can relate to him. Truth be told, he is much more attractive in person because in his pictures you don't really get to see how tall he is (smile). Pictures can't capture his hypnotizing eyes or that "flirty" smile. They say pictures are worth a 1000 words but seeing Trey in person is much, much better! If you didn't get your tickets to Passion, Pain and Pleasure well what can I say, but...You won't have a chance to witness him doing what he does best...Representing for the fellas and giving to the ladies. Continued Success and God Bless... Petersburg, VA (The Burg Baby)
babygurl_na_10's picture

lok @ my baby he lok so dame sexyy lik always
CELLE-CELL's picture

Trey baby dis is only da start of ur continued success!! for real though i wish u da best n da years ahead dis is coming from my heart. N, ur so photogenic can't wait to c u at da beacon on da 17th yuuuup.
sonia_4's picture

Hey Trey, here's a homegirl from VA and you represent to the fullest. Keep up the exceptional work. I am so proud to have you as a VA homeboy by the way of Rich, VA n(churchill stand up). Much love and success to you.
Sharaine.Pretty's picture

Im so happy for you Trey, you deserve all the success that's coming your way, regardless of how many records you sell Im still riding for you, you're already # 1 in my eyes. I love your music, from when I Gotta Make It came out to now baby. You just keep getting better and better and Im proud of you ;) I know ima love Passion, Pain & Pleasure, the name of it already got me hot so imagine how its gonna be when I listen to it ;)
shanna_6's picture

I think u look real hot with your sexy ass
Nancy_5's picture

Trey im my opinion you have excelled dramatically from where you began to where you are now. I would not put you in the same class as Usher and R. Kelly because you are simply better .. the best. As an artist you have your name written all over it you are dominating it; no doubt about it that you're the hottest thing. Definitely your CD Ready and songs are not a one hit wonder because you deliever in absolute greatness then the last time and you leave your fans including me counting the days when your new album will drop. You will go a very long way and I believe your name will go down in History as the best R&B artist ever !! Keep up the amazing work. I Love You? (cute pic by the way and I agree nice write up)
JesusIsMySavior's picture

Nice write up and cute pic. Though the pic reminds me of pics you take at school or Sears.
TomiaTrey's picture

Trey u have came a long way and no one can stop u or touch u now! u inspire me and others w/out ur music i wouldn't b commentin right now. Keep up da fantastic work and continue 2 inspire cus u will be a phenomenal superstar! n who knows i might be one right w/ u! LOVE U ALWAYS-Tomia :-)
chrissyhotLUVZTREY-'s picture

hey trey baby i luv you and god bless you on ur success can't wait for the new album to come out yesssss i made sure i pre-order it shirt and all ! nice pic too!
sweet stuff's picture

Cant wait till this new album comes out i just know it's going to be a hit. Someday he iz going to be number 1 i can just feel it.
Supercupcake2010's picture

damn to sexy 4 words
JoyDaBest's picture

im sry i meant*upcoming album* :)) haha?
JoyDaBest's picture

Hey Trey!!!haha I just wanna say i am very proud of your success!!!Your umcoming album ..Passion,Pain,and Pleasure is gonna be even bgger and better then Ready!!!!Ready was great but this next album will be fantastic..I just know it!!!!!btw you look good in this photo hun!Best of wishes to you mr.songz-I luv you!!!=D??
AngelicTrey's picture

Hey Trey Trey. Keep up the great work. You already succeeding and more with the hot an sexy music you put out for all your fans each an everytime. Only God Can Judge You. Don't let anyone tell you other wise. Your new record is going to great probably past your Ready( not like Ready didn't do great cause it did) Belee Dat Yuuup!!!!!1
ccarty175@yahoo.com's picture

Cool photo of you trey! can't wait to hear more new music from you..:)
Dimlezz15's picture

I love you!!
Ciera Songz's picture

Keep dong yo thang Trey! You number one in my eyes no matter how many records you sell. I promise you going to go platinum, I'm working hard out here to get the word out yo album coming out Sept. 14. Your fans love you Trey :) and I know I love you :)
Serenity BlissfulAngel's picture

I love your music Trey. Keep doing you thing for fans like me! Love this picture....
tami's picture

love ur songs trey keep doing ur thing (tamara from jamaica)
SpiritualAngel's picture

Nice photo of you.
Val_3's picture

I love me some Tremaine!!!! You look so good all the time!
czii_gurl_3bzii's picture

RRRR iknow Trey Songz is older then me....but in this picture he looks bareeeeeeeee cuteeeee awww luv trey is soooo gawjus =D n really sexy =D

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