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Hot R&B Singles, July 2012

by Mosi Reeves

Hot R&B Singles, July 2012

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The world of R&B is heating up for the summer. At the head of the class is Frank Ocean, who will release his highly anticipated Channel Orange on July 17. We've got a new single from it, "Thinkin' of You." Cash Money affiliate Jay Sean returns with Pitbull for "I'm All Yours," a teaser from his forthcoming Worth It All. Whitney Houston is on two songs from the movie soundtrack for Sparkle, a remake of the 1976 film that opens August 17. One, "His Eye Is on the Sparrow," is a solo showcase; the other, "Celebrate," includes co-star Jordin Sparks. For classic soul fans, there's "I'm Not the One," from Bettye Lavette, whose Thankful 'N Thoughtful is scheduled for September. Dwele prepares for his August 28 album, Greater Than One, with "What Profit." Leela James previews her July 31 Etta James homage, Loving You More..., with "Something's Got a Hold on Me." And there are new tracks from Ne-Yo ("Lazy Love"), Trey Songz ("2 Reasons"), and Elle Varner (a remix of her hit "Refill").