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Queen Naija dishes on forthcoming single "Away From You"; shares details about new album

Noam Galai/Getty Images for TIDALQueen Naija isn’t allowing the reality of her seemingly overnight success to get to her head.  While the YouTube sensation has recently added platinum plaques to her growing list of impressive accolades, Naija is still working hard to deliver more music to her dedicated fans.  In fact, she’s got a new single, entitled […]

Kevin Hunter to launch new charity after Wendy Williams dissolves their Hunter Foundation

Johnny Nunez/WireImageKevin Hunter is planning to keep the work of his Hunter Foundation alive even with the recent announcement that his estranged wife Wendy Williams has decided to dissolve their charity organization, which helps substance abuse addicts get help. “Although The Hunter Foundation in its current form will dissolve, the important work will live on,” Hunter told Page Six in […]

Alicia Keys reveals the inspiration behind her new album in 'Essence' cover story

EssenceAlicia Keys is completing the follow up to her 2016 album Here, and she tells Essence in the June cover story that her new music reflects how she learned to love herself, including her imperfections. “I’m not so quick to be concerned about the fact that this part is a little bit jagged or rugged. Or this part might […]

Los Angeles to declare May 21 John Singleton Day

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagicJohn Singleton‘s legacy will officially live on in his hometown of Los Angeles, California. According to the Los Angeles Sentinel, Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson Jr. has declared May 21, 2019 “John Singleton Day” in Los Angeles. The announcement is set to take place today at a celebration of Singleton’s life at Bovard Auditorium at […]

Three handwritten wills found in Aretha Franklin’s home

Matthew Jordan SmithIt was believed that the late Aretha Franklin did not leave a will, however three handwritten wills have been discovered in her home in Detroit. The documents were submitted in probate court this week, according to the Detroit Free Press. Two were dated 2010, and a third was dated 2014. It has not been confirmed that The Queen of […]

“Level Up”: Ciara is going to Harvard

ABC/Mitch HaasethCiara is fulfilling one of her dreams as she was just accepted into the Harvard Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports program. “I always dreamt of going to college, but by God’s grace, my music career took me on a path that I’m so thankful for. This week I got accepted into Harvard!,” the “Level […]

Kelly Rowland releases new EP, 'The Kelly Rowland Edition'

David Becker/Getty Images via ABC Kelly Rowland has gifted fans with a surprise EP release, entitled The Kelly Rowland Edition, ahead of her highly-anticipated fifth studio album.  Dialing in at just three tracks, the project features the nostalgic opening track “Don’t Worry,” the jazzy “Diamonds,” and the endearing ballad “See Me.” While there isn’t much information […]

Ty Dolla $ign connects with J. Cole for new single "Purple Emoji"

ABC/Randy HolmesAfter a weeks-long tease, Ty Dolla $ign has made good on his promise to deliver new music to fans with the J. Cole-assisted single “Purple Emoji.”  Over the dialed-down ballad, Ty and Cole reflect on their relationship woes with their significant others. The record marks the first time both artists have collaborated on wax.  Ahead of the […]

One Queen mother to another: Emilia Clarke asks Beyoncé to "still like" her after 'Game of Thrones' finale

Courtesy of HBOWhile many Game of Thrones fans are still upset with the unexpected turn that Emilia Clarke‘s character Daenerys Targaryen took during the show’s eighth and final season, the actress says she’s only really concerned about one person’s opinion: Queen Bey. In an interview with The New Yorker, Clarke revealed that she met Beyoncé earlier this year at Jay-Z’s Oscar’s after-party at […]

Whitney Houston's estate reportedly developing posthumous album and hologram tour

Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesWhitney Houston‘s legacy will live on in the hearts of her fans, friends, family—and now a posthumous album as well as a hologram tour, The New York Times reports.  Speaking with Pat Houston, the vocal powerhouse’s sister-in-law and former manager, the outlet has learned that Houston’s estate is developing an extensive list of projects intended to […]

Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj and G-Eazy have fun in the sun in new "Wobble Up" video

ABC/Randy HolmesJust in time for summer, Chris Brown has unleashed a vibrant, new video for his latest collaboration, “Wobble Up,” featuring Nicki Minaj and G-Eazy.  In the colorful clip, the trio of hit-makers heat things up on screen as they have fun in the sun on a private island. Backed by vibrant hues, the carefree record finds Brown effortlessly showcasing his […]

Yara Shahidi casts doubt that 2020 candidates with "long political history'" will appeal to younger voters

Freeform/Andrew EcclesYara Shahidi talked politics on a recent episode of The View, voicing concerns about the 2020 presidential candidates with a “long political history.” During the interview, Shahidi said that she previously voted in the primary and midterm elections. However, Shahidi was quick to note that her generation is currently “dealing with candidates who have a long political history, […]

Oprah Winfrey gives half-a-million dollars to high school after-school program

Bruce Glikas/WireImageOprah Winfrey had a major surprise for a high school in Newark, New Jersey after she found out that its Lights On program is instrumental at keeping kids off the street.  According to ABC News affiliate WABC, Winfrey surprised West Side High School’s Principal Akbar Cook on Friday night by donating $500,000 to help keep his Lights On program […]

Rihanna dishes on new music and upcoming Fenty launch in new interview with 'T Magazine'

ABC/Lou RoccoRihanna has shared new details on her upcoming Fenty fashion house, launched in collaboration with LVMH, in a new interview with T Magazine.  Speaking with playwright Jeremy O. Harris, the global star shed some insight on the forthcoming line’s unique distribution method. Set to launch on May 29, sales will begin via Fenty.com with the brand focusing primarily […]

Nicole Bus scores her first number one with "You"

Cassidy Sparrow/Getty ImagesNicole Bus is on top with her breakout record, “You,” ascending to number one on Billboard‘s Adult R&B Songs chart. The nostalgic track initially entered the tally at number 24 eight weeks ago, but now has dethroned Queen Naija‘s “Karma” to lead the pack. Bus now ties with R&B veterans Sparkle and Carl Thomas for […]

Chance the Rapper unpacks his fresh, direct new single "GRoCERIES"

ABC/Randy HolmesChance the Rapper has dropped off his first official release of 2019: “GRoCERIES.” The Murda Beatz production arrives after a months-long tease and marks Chance’s first collaboration with Houston newcomer TisaKorean. Over the bouncy track, the Chicago rapper takes listeners on a nostalgic lyrical journey as he reflects on his humble beginnings and details his newfound lavish lifestyle. […]

Hold up: Chadwick Boseman cop thriller '21 Bridges' pushed back until fall 2019

ABC/Rick RowellChadwick Boseman fans are going to have to wait a little longer to see the actor return to the big screen. According to Deadline, Boseman’s cop thriller 21 Bridges has been pushed back to September 27. It was originally set for a July 12 release date. The film, which reunites Boseman with producers Joe and Anthony Russo — who directed him in Captain […]

Common reveals one of the hardest breakups he ever had was with Erykah Badu

ABC/Fred WatkinsCommon is opening up about about some the tough lessons he learned during his highly publicized relationships. In an interview with People magazine, Common revealed he learned a lot about himself after splitting with neo-soul singer Erykah Badu, with whom he teamed on the hit singles “The Light” and “Love of My Life.” “Some of the hardest work I’ve […]

Congrats! Trey Songz is now a father to a baby boy

ABC/Randy HolmesTrey Songz is officially a proud papa.  Thursday night, the “Chi Chi” singer shared the arrival of his son on Instagram.  “My son Noah. We are blessed and overjoyed. Peace,” Songz wrote along with an adorable photo of the newborn fast asleep.  The endearing post follows a black-and-white snapshot of the R&B crooner holding Noah’s tiny foot, which Trey simply captioned […]

Cardi B, Drake, and Beyoncé lead 2019 BET Award nominations

(Jason Koerner/Getty Images)The 2019 BET nominations are out and Cardi B is leading the pack with seven nominations, including two nominations for Video of the Year for “Money” and “Please Me,” her collabo with Bruno Mars. Drake, who recently made history by winning a record number of Billboard Music Awards, took the second spot with five […]

TLC's T-Boz and Chili reveal they've both said "heck no" to Bravo's 'Real Housewives' of Atlanta

ABC/Heidi GutmanAs fans start to wonder who will be tapped for the next season of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, two ATL stars say they want nothing to do with the reality show franchise. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomasreveal that Bravo reached out to them numerous times about joining the series. “I […]

Michelle Obama to take the Superdome stage at 25th Annual Essence Festival of Culture

ABC/Lorenzo BevilaquaEssence has tapped Former First Lady Michelle Obama to headline its 25th anniversary EssenceFestival of Culture in New Orleans. Obama will take the Lousiana Superdome stage for a sit-down interview on Saturday, July 6. It’ll be her first appearance at the festival. “We are indescribably thrilled and honored to have ‘Forever First Lady’ Michelle Obama as a part […]

Jigsaw's back! Chris Rock to reboot 'Saw' horror franchise

Walt Disney Television/Yolanda Perez Chris Rock is taking a page from Jordan Peele‘s horror handbook with his next project. According to Variety, Rock has partnered with Lionsgate to reboot the Saw franchise. “I’ve been a fan of Saw since the first film in 2004,” Rock said in a statement. “I am excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense […]

Rihanna blasts Alabama governor for signing abortion bill: "SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!!"

ABC/Lou RoccoRihanna is taking a stand against Alabama’s highly-controversial abortion bill.  On Wednesday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into state law the nation’s most restrictive abortion bill. The new policy now makes it a crime for doctors to perform abortion procedures at any stage in a woman’s pregnancy, without exemptions for cases of incest or rape.  Following the news […]

Mariah Carey and Dua Lipa to perform at annual AmfAR gala

ABC/Heidi GutmanMariah Carey and Dua Lipa will performing at the annual AmfAR gala at the Cannes Film Festival next week, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The fundraising event, set to take place at the Hotel du Cap in Antibes on May 23, benefits the AIDS research charity. Rock band The Struts and legendary singer Tom […]

Tyrese Gibson calls out his fellow entertainers for not speaking out about social issues

ABC/Jeff Neira Tyrese Gibson has an important message for his celebrity peers: Don’t be complacent. In a now-deleted Instagram post captured by The Shade Room, titled “Message to My Fellow Entertainers,” Gibson shared his thoughts on entertainers who only use their platforms to promote themselves and their projects. He wrote, “In 2019, in the midst of racism, police […]