Rihanna, Beyonce Make Forbes’ Top 25 Highest-Paid Musicians List 2012

Get ya money up! R&B/pop superstars Rihanna and Beyonce were recently named as Forbes’ top 25 highest-paid musicians of 2012.Rihanna came in at number 12, raking in $53 million. “The Barbados-born diva has parlayed the success of her music into lucrative sidelines: endorsements with the likes of Vita Coco and Nivea, a fragrance called Reb’l Fleur and a heavy touring schedule, to name a few,” according to Forbes.

Coming in at number 18 on the charts, Beyonce earned $40 million this year. “After giving birth to baby Blue Ivy in January, Beyoncé took a break from her hectic touring schedule. But she still earns big from old hits, new album 4 and non-musical ventures like her House of Dereon clothing line and endorsement deals with companies like L’Oreal and DirecTV,” Forbes reports.

It looks like these women have more money coming in in 2013. Rihanna will kick off her Diamonds World Tour in March 2013. Beyonce is set to headline the superbowl halftime show on Feb. 3, 2013, and is said to be working on her fifth studio album.

Source: FORBES

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Tinashe Sets Release Date for New Album ‘Joyride’

Let us rejoice! Tinashe’s oft-delayed sophomore album, Joyride, will finally see the light next month.

The singer has announced her new project will release on April 13 via RCA Records. She also unveiled the official artwork, which shows her in a dress with a jetpack attached. “The wait is over,” she captioned on Twitter.

Joyride will include previous singles “No Drama” featuring Offset and “Faded Love” featuring Future.

The LP is the follow-up to Tinashe’s debut album, Aquarius, which released in 2014.


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Mya Announces New Album ‘TKO’ + Previews New Single ‘Damage’

Can you believe it’s been almost 20 years since Mya released her self-titled debut album? The R&B veteran will celebrate this milestone with a brand new album. Titled TKO (The Knock Out), Mya’s eighth studio album is set to release on April 20, just one day before the 20th anniversary of Mya. 

The album will feature her previous singles “Ready for Whatever,“Ready, Pt. II” and “You Got Me.” Before TKO drops, Mya will release another single called “Damage” on March 23. The sultry song is available for pre-order now.

TKO will follow Mya’s 2016 album, Smoove Jones, which was nominated for Best R&B Album at the 59th Grammy Awards.

Listen to a snippet of the record on Amazon.

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Kali Uchis Announces Debut Album ‘Isolation’

Rising soul artist Kali Uchis will release her debut album, Isolation, on April 6 via Interscope Records.

The Colombian-American singer shared the news moments before making her television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night, where she performed “After the Storm” with Tyler, The Creator.

“Wow you just dunno how amazed I was to finally announce my FIRST ALBUM!!! & to perform my song for the first time on TV!! thank you so much everyone who has been supportive & open to growing with me,” Uchis wrote on Instagram.

Isolation will go on presale on March 23.

Uchis was nominated for a Grammy this year for her guest vocals on Daniel Caesar’s hit single “Get You.”

Watch Kali Uchis perform “After the Storm” below.

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