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Trey Nominated for Three 2010 BET Awards!

on May 18, 2010 - 2:32pm

Congrats to Trey Songz on his 2010 BET Award Nominations! Trey has been nominated in the following categories: Best Male R&B artist, Best Collaboration for "Successful" ft. Drake & "Say Aah" ft. Fabolous, and Viewer's Choice for "Say Aah"! Trey is also slated to perform at the 2010 BET Awards which air LIVE on Sunday, June 27th at 8/7c only on BET! For more info on the awards and for the complete list of nominees, visit BET.com!

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A Long Convo With... Trey Songz

on May 6, 2010 - 5:51pm


You saw VIBE's April/May cover story with Trey Songz. Now, check out outtakes from VIBE's feature story with the hardest crooner in R&B.

Do you think you have the best voice out of all the young singers out right now?

It’s so many different ways you can judge a singer. Some singers specialize in runs. Some singers have great tone. Like, Luther Vandross had a beautiful tone and he could sing whatever you want him to and it was amazing. Michael Jackson, the different inflections he did. I love Tank’s voice. If you ask me, Tank’s one of the best singers. So many people are blessed with the ability to sing but it’s a difference [between] singing and putting records together and performing and bringing those records to life… To call someone the best singer, I don’t think that’s a fair assessment, but I think I sing very well. I strive to be better more so than anything.

As far as performing, other singers incorporate dancing—Chris, Ne-Yo, Usher. Is that something you’ve ever thought about doing?

I think if I was one of those artists, I probably wouldn’t be on [the Blueprint 3] tour. I mean, kudos to everybody that dances and sings ’cause that’s phenomenal and very hard to do. I admire that. That’s not really me, though. I’ll give you a little something here [and] there but I don’t know when in the history books it said because you sing you have to dance. If you’re not comfortable doing it, you shouldn’t do it because people can see that.

I saw the “Yo Side of the Bed” video you co-directed. It’s serious. Hearing that song, a war story is not something you would think about for a video treatment. How did you come up with that?

I was on a Website [about] army wives. This guy was writing about how his wife went off to war and he jokes about cooking and taking care of the kids but there’s really no one to talk to about it. He can talk to his friends about it but not too much before it seems as though he’s less of a man. His pride is thrown, in some cases. I just wanted an outlet for those men, as well as our troops. Because a lot of the times when we’re out here, we’re living our lives, we forget that they’re out risking their lives. Could you imagine if there was war here in America? So it’s definitely a tribute I wanted to pay to them and just let them know that I care for what they’re doing.

Who are your friends now? You have a little brother, right?

Yeah, my little brother, that’s my homie. I got two little brothers. Both of them are 15.

Twins?

No, one my mother’s, one my father’s and, you know, naturally I’m closer to one than the other ’cause we grew up together… I don’t really have too many friends. I have associates. Even with people I’m really cool with, I understand what the relationship is.

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MTV P.U.S.H. Artist Of The Week: Watch Trey Songz's 'MTV Unplugged' Interview & More!

on April 26, 2010 - 5:57pm


This week's MTV P.U.S.H. (Play Until Someone Hears) artist is R&B king Trey Songz, whose brand-new "MTV Unplugged" performances are about to become the stuff of live music legend.

Watch Trey Songz perform an intriguing "Unplugged" set of hits from his latest album, "Ready," medleys, and some carefully considered covers (Kings Of Leon, anyone? Marvin Gaye!) and serenade one very lucky female fan. Plus, read an exclusive interview with Trey Songz to see what it feels like to join the elite ranks of "MTV Unplugged" artists, and check out photos of Trey Songz from the taping.

Check out MTV P.U.S.H. artist Trey Songz's "MTV Unplugged" interview, performances and more, only on MTV.com!

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MTV Unplugged: Trey Songz [Full Performances]

on April 26, 2010 - 10:44am

As the inventor of sex, Trey Songz has been keeping the neighbors wide awake at night and well aware of his name with his signature panty droppin', boot-knockin' bedroom jams.

And today, MTV has premiered Trey's "Unplugged" performance, complete with his all-new take on "I Invented Sex," "Say Aah," a cover of Kings Of Leon's "Use Somebody" and some classic soul songs that Trey gently caresses with that sensuous Songz touch. Check out all of Trey's "Unplugged" performances below!

Trey Songz - "Panty Droppa / Neighbors Know My Name (Unplugged)"

Trey Songz - "I Invented Sex / Let's Get It On (Unplugged)"

Trey Songz - "I Need a Girl / Use Somebody (Unplugged)"

Trey Songz - "Black Roses (Unplugged)"

Trey Songz - "Say Ahh (Unplugged)"

"A Change Is Gonna Come (Unplugged)"

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MTV.com Interview: Trey Songz On His 'Star-Making' 'MTV Unplugged' Performance

on April 23, 2010 - 6:42pm

Photo Credit: Scott Gries/MTV

In anticipation of the Monday, April 26 premiere of Trey Songz's "MTV Unplugged" special, MTV sat down with Trey himself to get his take on stripping down his performances and joining the chosen few who've performed on "MTV Unplugged" throughout the years. Check out the interview below by Jayson Rodriguez and peep photos from Trey's "Unplugged" taping here and another look at Trey Songz's performance.

"MTV Unplugged" series has created some of the most memorable moments in music history, whether it was the restrained emotion from Kurt Cobain during Nirvana's "About A Girl" to Jodeci's raw rendition of Steve Wonder's classic "Lately." Trey Songz realizes he's venturing into a rare fraternity as the latest artist tapped to perform an acoustic set, premiering Monday, April 26 on MTV.com.

We sat down with Trey Songz to get his take on joining the elite rank of "MTV Unplugged" performers.

"At this point in my career, with all the opportunity arising, this is definitely a major highlight within those opportunities," he says. "I saw a write up on MTV.com and they described my performance as a star-making set. That's crazy to read, and I think "Unplugged" has been that for so many people. It's a chance to highlight an artist, a chance for them to be vulnerable, a chance for them to contort their music and give it to people a different way. To show that I'm truly an artist and that I love to do what I do, making music. To do it on that platform, the same one as so many artist before me is just really amazing."

The young singer was fresh off of opening for Jay-Z as a part of the legendary rapper's The BP3 arena tour when he took the stage at Manhattan's NEP Studio 33.

Continue reading the full interview at MTV.com!

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