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At last, something we can truly rely on to be hot, hot, HOT this summer...

Undoubtedly a favourite with the ladies, this sexy singer first hit the scene in 2005, however, it wasn’t until 2007, after the release of his second album Trey Day, with hits like ‘Can’t Help But Wait’, that we really started to feel his ‘Songz’. Five years on, the neighbours know his name and he has everyone saying ‘aah’. Trey Songz is back with fifth album Chapter V and Flavour can’t wait to turn the page to find out more...

Tell us about Chapter V. I’m very excited, it’s my fifth album; my first album came out in 2005 – to be in the game that long right now is very much a blessing because, you know, a lot of artists come and go. I’ve got T.I. on there, J Cole, Big Sean, Troy Taylor, Benny Blanco, a lot of great writers and producers.

You chose Kelly Rowland as your lead woman in ‘Heart Attack’ – what makes her stand out? I love Kelly, she’s a great person, beautiful inside and out. She did a great job on the video, she really studied what it was I was looking for; she came in and did her job.

What else can we expect from you, any other things planned? The album, of course, is definitely first and priority for me. Outside of that I’ve got Trey’s Angels clothing line; it’s doing very well back in the States, and hopefully I’ll have it here. Next year, Texas Chainsaw Massacre


3D is coming out, with me in it. I’m preparing tours as I think about releasing the album…

You’ve said the RnB genre isn’t quite what it used to be, how would you say it is now? What I mean is the genre isn’t as strong as it used to be; if you look at the RnB and hip-hop charts, it’s mostly hip hop not RnB and hip hop. There’s a move towards the dance- Europop genre, which I don’t have a problem with, but it’s important that the genre stays alive.

You’re on the road a lot, away from home comforts, so what grooming essentials do you always pack? I pack everything I got at home [laughs] – clippers, the same body wash, the same everything I have at home. I have a bag dedicated to toiletries, hygiene and grooming.

A lot of people aspire to your style, but can’t always afford it – which affordable stores do you recommend for guys trying to step up their game?

Never live outside your means. The most expensive version isn’t always the best. They got great clothes in Zara. Here clothes are expensive for me; I look at these prices, like, WTF! [Laughs] Find deals and don’t worry about what you think people think about what your clothes cost.

Here are a few questions from the fans: Who was your celebrity

crush while growing up? Beyoncé.

What one thing can’t you live without, apart from your friends and family?

Probably my phones.

If you could visit one place in the world that you haven’t been to already, where would you go? I haven’t been to Brazil, I would like to go there… For the weather and women, the two Ws! [Laughs]

Obviously you know the Olympics are here this summer – what are your favourite sports to watch? My favourite is track and field, the 100 metre dashes, the relay... the high jump is always good to watch. Oh, and gymnastics too – it’s crazy to watch when they do all that flipping and tumbling.

You’re stranded on a desert island, what three items do you need? A lifetime supply of food [laughs]… Nah, I would bring a woman, an iPod and some alcohol.

If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be? Marvin Gaye. I would ask him a million questions... What was it like making music back then? What does he think of the music now?

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