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2016 BET Awards Nominations Revealed


It’s that time of year again! With the 2016 BET Awards set for next month, the full list of nominees have been revealed. Leading the R&B nominations is Beyoncé and Rihanna […]

Ameriie Dishes on Hiatus, New EP and Having OCD on ‘The Breakfast Club’


It’s been a minute since we’ve seen Ameriie. She re-emerged today on The Breakfast Club for a candid interview where discussed everything from her hiatus to her thoughts on the […]

Watch the Trailer for Mariah Carey’s Docu-Series Show ‘Mariah’s World’


The legendary Mariah Carey is giving fans a behind-the-scenes look into the glitz and glamour of her life. The eight-part series, Mariah’s World, on E! will begin following her Sweet […]

Miguel Will Join Sia on Fall Tour


Miguel will join pop sensation Sia this fall on her Nostalgic for the Present tour. Scheduled to launch on Sept. 29, the tour will hit 22 cities across North America up through […]

K. Michelle Announces ‘Hello Kimberly Tour’


K. Michelle has announced the dates for her Hello Kimberly Tour. The 20-date tour will support K. Michelle’s third studio album, More Issues Than Vogue, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B […]

dvsn Announces Summer Tour


dvsn is coming to a city near you. The mysterious duo has announced their debut tour, which is set to kick off on June 8 in Vancouver. The two will […]

Ciara Signs with IMG Models


Ciara is taking over the fashion industry. The 30-year-old singer has signed with IMG Models, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “I’m super thrilled about partnering with IMG Models,” Ciara said […]

LeToya Luckett to Play Dionne Warwick in Biopic


LeToya Luckett’s acting resume continues to evolve. The former Destiny’s Child member will portray music legend Dionne Warwick in an upcoming biopic, Dionne. Warwick announced the news during a press conference at The […]

Miguel Covers Fault Magazine, Talks ‘Wildheart’ Sales and Prince Comparisons


Miguel graces the art issue of Fault Magazine. In his cover story, the “Adorn” singer speaks about being compared to Prince, his longevity in music and his third album Wildheart.  Read excerpts from […]

J. Holiday, Bobby V and Pleasure P Announce ‘Kings of Love Tour’


R&B crooners J. Holiday, Bobby V and Pleasure P have joined forces for the Kings of Love Tour. The three hit-makers will travel across North America this summer, giving fans a night to […]

Johnny Gill Lands No. 1 on Urban AC Radio with ‘This One’s For Me and You’


R&B superstar Johnny Gill’s latest single “This One’s For Me and You,” featuring New Edition, has reached No. 1 on urban adult contemporary radio. The song is lifted from Gill’s […]

Beyoncé Extends Formation World Tour


Beyoncé has only made four stops in her North American leg of her Formation World Tour and is already adding more dates. Starting in September, there will be stops in New […]

Anderson.Paak Announces Malibu World Tour


Anderson.Paak is bringing the waves with the announcement of his Malibu World Tour. The Aftermath signee will kick off his 13-city tour on June 11 in Louisville, KY at the Mercury […]

Andra Day Launches Rise Up Essence Festival Program in NYC

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Andra Day is using her music to make a positive impact on women. In collaboration with Coca-Cola and Essence, the Grammy nominated singer launched her new program called Rise Up […]

CeeLo Green Announces Second Leg of ‘The Love Train Tour’

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CeeLo Green has extended his The Love Train Tour. The second leg of his North American tour will kick off on June 8 in New Bedford, MA with additional stops in Boston, […]

Chris Brown Announces New Single ‘Grass Ain’t Greener’


Chris Brown’s Royalty era has come to an end. The R&B superstar has announced his new single “Grass Ain’t Greener” will release on his birthday (May 5.) Earlier today, he shared the […]

Flawless: Beyoncé Earns Sixth No. 1 Album


Beyoncé keeps on slaying! The R&B superstar’s latest album, Lemonade, lands at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. It sold 653,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 28, according to […]

Tweet Announces ‘The Charlene Tour’


After dropping her comeback album Charlene in February, Tweet announces The Charlene Tour.  The seven-city tour will kick off on May 5 in Chicago. From there, Tweet will hit major cities in the […]

Tory Lanez’s ‘Say It’ Goes Platinum


Tory Lanez’s smash single “Say It” is now certified platinum, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. The Brownstone-sampled tune has sold over 1 million units since its release on July […]

Prince Has Sold Nearly 3 Million Songs, 650K Albums Since His Death


Following Prince’s death on April 21, the musician has seen a huge sales spike in albums and songs from his grieving fans. According to Billboard, Prince has sold nearly 3.5 million […]

Luke James to Star in ‘New Edition’ Biopic, Full Cast Revealed


The cast for New Edition’s upcoming three-part biopic series has been revealed. Singer-songwriter Luke James has joined the lineup and will portray Johnny Gill. This isn’t James’ first acting gig, though. […]

Prince’s Paisley Park Home to Become a Museum, Family Says


Prince’s Paisley Park home will become a museum to honor his legacy, his family confirms. “We will turn Paisley Park into a museum in Prince’s memory,” Prince’s brother-in-law Maurice Phillips told […]

Prince Dominates Billboard 200 Albums Chart


In the wake of Prince’s untimely death, the legendary musician has taken over the Billboard 200 at No. 1 and No. 2. The Very Best of Prince re-enters the chart this week at […]

Fantasia Shares New Song ‘So Blue’ and Announces Album ‘The Definition of…’


After dropping her country-inspired song “Ugly,” Fantasia shares a fresh tune called “So Blue.” On the raw and melodic track, Fantasia reflects on getting revenge on her cheating ex. She […]

Stevie Wonder Reflects on Prince


The late Prince didn’t just have an impact on everyday music fans, but also fellow icons such as Stevie Wonder. Yesterday (April 21), the 65-year-old musician spoke with CNN’s Anderson Cooper about […]