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“Brand Kandi” may be popping more now than it ever has.

From writing some of the last 20 years’ biggest pop & R&B’s chart-toppers to being an integral part of Bravo’s top-rated reality series, ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ Kandi Burruss has undoubtedly become a symbol of longevity in front of and behind the scenes of the entertainment industry’s lens.

Now, with her focus primarily on the recently regrouped Xscape, the singer/songwriter is not only prepping for their forthcoming reality show set to give fans an inside look at their rebanding, readying a new album & tour, and more, but she is also gearing up for season 10 0f #RHOA (click here to see the trailer).

Taking to Essence as the mag’s October cover girl, Burruss discussed all of these hot topics and so much more.  Tuck inside to see:

 

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Theeyyy’rreee baaaacck!

Following a number of solo releases from the group’s respective members, 112 have rebanded to deliver ‘Dangerous Games’ – the first single from their forthcoming album, ‘Q. Mike. Slim. Daron’ (due later this year).

Coming as their first release from a studio LP since 2005’s ‘Pleasure & Pain,’ the Grammy-award winning foursome have returned with a cinematic ode to jazz’s heyday with the soulful, synth-laden tune (courtesy of Entertainment One).

Get reacquainted with 112 inside:

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Fergie‘s long-awaited sophomore album ‘Double Dutchess’ has finally landed and the singer is pounding the promotional pavement in support of the set.

Bringing new meaning to AM to PM, the performer hit the stage on the TODAY Show this morning and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon too.

During both turns, she delivered a mix of classic hits ala ‘Fergalicious’ and ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’ as well current single ‘You Already Know (ft Nicki Minaj).’

Watch Fergie-Ferg in action after the jump…

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Kylie Jenner has a bun in the oven.

Good news for the Reality TV royal below…

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The brilliant Pop prince Justin Bieber has joined society’s quest to fight systemic racism against black people by endorsing the successful Black Lives Matter movement.

Bieber’s endorsement below…

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Lady Gaga may be recovering after a health scare, but there’s good news as pertains her acting career.

‘A Star Is Born,’ which she’s co-headlining with Bradley Cooper, has seen its premiere date pushed forward — and for all the right the reasons.

Full story below…

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Fall’s kicked off in a major way thanks to three of Urban music’s most highly anticipated releases – Ledisi‘s ‘Let Love Rule,’ Fergie‘s ‘Double Dutchess,’ and Jhene‘s ‘Trip’ – all dropping on the same day (September 22).

For fans of soulstresses Ledisi and Jhene, who both released their last opuses in 2014, the wait was certainly nowhere near as long as that for fans of Fergie who waited over a decade since her 2006 since debut solo offering, ‘The Dutchess.’ 

Despite the differences in wait time, the fever for new music from the ladies respectively seemed to be on par:

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Xscape‘s comeback train pulled into the Wendy Williams Show today.

Kandi, Tiny, Tamika, and LaTocha are riding the wave of excitement surrounding their reunion following this week’s tour announcement and reality show trailer reveal.

Their visit to the former shock-jock saw them perform a medley of hits – including ‘Understanding’ and ‘You’re My Little Secret’ – and discuss their split and eventual re-grouping.

 Watch the interview and performance after the jump…

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At long last.

Today brings with it the release of Fergie‘s sophomore album ‘Double Dutchess.’

Billed as a “visual experience,” the set sees the Black Eyed Peas singer pair every track with an accompanying video.

In the weeks and months preceding its arrival, Fergie-Ferg offered previews with the clips for ‘You Already Know (ft. Nicki Minaj),’ ‘Hungry (ft. Rick Ross),’ and ‘Like It Ain’t Nuttin”.

To mark the unleashing of the LP in full form, she’s made even more available online. Namely ‘Save It Till Morning,’ ‘Just Like You,’ and ‘Enchante’ which features a special appearance from Kendall Jenner.

Watch all three below…

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Jason Derulo‘s latest jam ‘If I’m Lucky’ now has an official video.

The cinematic clip tells the tale of a dangerous romance on the run.

It follows, and directly plugs into, the earlier issued lyrical dance visual that arrived earlier this month.

The successor of summer smash ‘Swalla,’ ‘If I’m Lucky’ serves as the second single to be lifted from Derulo’s upcoming album ‘777.’

Check out the action-packed clip after the jump…

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JAY-Z has already achieved a wealth of success with new album ‘4:44,’ but he’s not resting on his laurels.

The Hip-Hop icon jetted in to London to perform on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge and showed up n’ showed out.

Jigga rocked the house with ‘Family Feud’ and ‘Encore’; he also sat down for an insightful interview with renown presenter Clara Amfo.

During the sit-down, Jay waxed honest about many corners of his life – including his motivations for still pushing his artistry and home life with Blue Ivy. 

He also opened up about raising a Black family in the US during current racial tensions, his next project, and a whole lot more.

All the action after the jump…

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Selena Gomez is reportedly in talks to join ABC’s ‘American Idol‘ reboot.

How the social media community and the show’s audience has responded?

Poorly.

Details and their responses below…

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