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Ciara Teams With Keds For New Collection & Ad Campaign

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Ciara continues to expand her brand in the world of fashion. The Grammy award winning singer has partnered with Keds Footwear for their new campaign. The famous shoe company is celebrating its 100th anniversary […]

Pharrell Williams Is Now A Co-Owner Of Jeans Brand G-Star RAW


Pharrell Williams is tapping into the fashion industry harder than ever. Following the news of him resuming full control of his clothing brands Billionaire Boys Club and ICECREAM, the Virginia […]

John Legend Gives Inspirational Speech At 2016 NAACP Image Awards

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Grammy award-winning singer John Legend received the prestigious President’s Award at this year’s NAACP’s Image Awards. He has used his platform to shed light on various social issues for years. […]

Maxwell Shares Details On Sequel To ‘BLACKsummer’snight’

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It’s been nearly seven years since Maxwell released part one of his Grammy award winning BLACKsummer’snight series. After the long wait, he is gearing up for the release of part two, […]

Jeremih Is Working On A New Album: ‘Later That Night’


After experiencing a nightmare rollout of his Late Nights: The Album, Jeremih has returned to the studio to work on his follow-up LP. The Chicago native spoke with Billboard about his upcoming project, […]

Beyoncé Announces ‘Formation World Tour’ Dates


Beyoncé is going back on tour! Following her Super Bowl 50 halftime show performance with Coldplay and Bruno Mars, the megastar announced her Formation World Tour. The 40-date stadium tour will kick off in North […]

Tank Announces ‘Sex Love & Pain Tour’

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Tank is taking his Sex Love & Pain II album on the road. The R&B General has announced dates for the first leg of his Sex Love & Pain Tour.

K. Michelle Reveals Third Album Title: ‘More Issues Than Vogue’

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K. Michelle’s third studio album is coming sooner than expected. The R&B singer-songwriter has announced her new album will be titled More Issues Than Vogue. Along with the album title, Michelle also revealed […]

R&B Singers React To Maurice White’s Death


Earth, Wind & Fire founding member Maurice White has died, the Associated Press reports. The 74-year-old suffered from Parkinson’s Disease, which ultimately forced him out of the spotlight. “My brother, hero and […]

Usher and Leon Bridges to Headline 2016 Roots Picnic


Music festival season is approaching. The 2016 Roots Picnic lineup has been revealed with the help of “Broad City” co-creators Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. R&B legend Usher (backed by The […]

Chaka Khan Invites Fans To Be Part Of The Video For Her New Single ‘I Love Myself’


Ever wanted to collaborate with legendary singer Chaka Khan? You can now — well, sorta. The award-winning singer is inviting fans to submit a video clip of themselves for her new […]

Mariah Carey Announces 2016 Dates For Las Vegas Residency


Following her sold-out Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Mariah Carey announces dates for her 2016 performances. The 18 new show dates, which begins in June, will kick-off the second […]

Monica Announces ‘Alone In Your Heart’ As Next Single


  Monica is ready to take her latest album, Code Red, to the next level. The 35-year-old singer has revealed the album’s second single is “Alone in Your Heart,” produced by Pop […]

Usher Confirms Eighth Album Title

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  Usher fans can rejoice. He has announced his long-awaited eighth studio album, Flawed, is coming soon! The R&B icon made the announcement via a Twitter video with artist Daniel Arsham. When Arsham asked […]

The Weeknd Scores Oscar Nomination For ‘Earned It’

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The Weeknd had an amazing year in 2015 with his highly successful album, Beauty Behind The Madness.  His momentum isn’t slowing down one bit. Today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts […]

#JusticeReformNOW: Alicia Keys Pens Open Letter On Justice Reform


Over the years, Alicia Keys has become more vocal about social issues. Following President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address on Tuesday night, Keys launched her new movement on called #JusticeReformNOW. The […]

Tinashe Announces ‘Joyride World Tour’


Tinashe is taking a Joyride to a city near you. The 22-year-old singer has announced the itinerary for her Joyride World Tour. Set to kick-off on Feb. 28 in Minneapolis, Minn., Tinashe and company will […]

Faith Evans Enlists Producer Stevie J For Duets Album With Notorious B.I.G.

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Faith Evans is putting in work. A few details have emerged involving her upcoming duets album, The King and I, with her late husband Notorious B.I.G. Over the weekend, Evans shared […]

Fantasia Readies New Single ‘No Time For It’


Fantasia is ready to make a comeback this year! After stepping away from the spotlight to live life, the newlywed announces her new single titled “No Time For It.” The new […]

Breaking: Natalie Cole Dead At Age 65


Legendary singer Natalie Cole has died. The 65-year-old singer reportedly died from congestive heart failure at a Los Angeles hospital, according to TMZ. Cole, who was the daughter of jazz legend Nat […]

K. Michelle Readies Third Album For March, Teases New Music


K. Michelle has been relatively quiet while working hard on her third studio album.