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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 […]

Music Icon Prince Dead At Age 57


Legendary singer Prince is dead. According to The Associated Press, the “Purple Rain” singer was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis. He was 57. “It is with profound sadness […]

R&B Group After 7 Announces Comeback Album ‘Timeless’


Platinum-selling R&B group After 7’s latest single “I Want You” has seen success at urban adult contemporary radio stations. The heartfelt tune, co-written by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Daryl Simmons, has reached […]

DAWN Tapped for YouTube’s First Live 360-Degree Performance


DΔWN continues to push the envelope. The experimental R&B/pop singer has joined The Verge and YouTube to debut the world’s first demonstration of a 360-degree live streaming musical performance.

Chris Brown Previews ‘Welcome to My Life’ Documentary


R&B Superstar Chris Brown isn’t putting anyone to sleep with his trailer for his upcoming documentary Welcome To My Life. In the three-minute trailer, the 26-year-old reflects on his rise […]

Tinashe Featured in Paper Magazine’s Youth Issue

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Tinashe is turning heads with her new spread in Paper Magazine’s youth issue, photographed by Charlotte Rutherford. Styled by Sammy K, the 23-year-old entertainer is captured wearing various elegant pieces of lingerie, […]

Maxwell Shares Summer Tour Dates

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Maxwell is getting ready to take over 2016. After dropping his highly anticipated new single “Lake by the Ocean,” the R&B veteran announces dates for his summer tour. His tour […]

Ciara Stuns on Cover of Essence’s May Issue


Grammy award-winning singer Ciara graces the May issue of Essence magazine. In the Secret Garden issue, the singer is dressed in various floral pieces just in time for Mother’s Day. […]

Justine Skye Signs with Roc Nation


After leaving Atlantic Records, singer/model Justine Skye inks a record deal with Jay Z’s Roc Nation. The 20-year-old spoke with WWD on her new move, as well as her upcoming […]