Mary J. Blige is making a beeline for more cinematic glory following her award-winning performance in the movie ‘Mudbound.’

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Ariana Grande is gearing up to pour out new album ‘Sweetener’ on the masses on August 17th. 

Keen to showcase the set’s varied flavors, the 24-year-old re-teams with Nicki Minaj for ‘The Light Is Coming.’

Issued as an instant-grat track for any and all who pre-order ‘Sweetener,’ Grande sprinkled added incentive by conjuring up a visual for the song.

Directed by Dave Meyers (who also helmed the clip for the project’s lead single ‘No Tears Left To Cry’), the video awaits after the jump…


Anita Baker is set to receive quite the salute at this Sunday’s BET Awards. For, the legendary singer has been announced as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement.

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The police have issued warrants for the arrests of three men they believe have ties to the brutal murder of the troubled rapper XXXTentacion.


Demi Lovato sprung a surprise on fans with the release of new single ‘Sober.’

A piano-led ode to honesty, the track sees the songstress reveal “…I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore. To the one’s who never left me, we’ve been down this road before. I’m so sorry, I’m not sober…anymore.”

Raw, gritty, and emotional, the haunting hymn awaits after the jump…


If ever you thought to question if Janet Jackson still had “it,” even at age 52, the pop royal sent out a ringing reminder with a stunning set of photos for Essence magazine’s July/August 2018 issue (click here to read more).

Serving high fashion alongside her signature megawatt smile, the diva accompanied her eye-catching set of snaps with some equally engaging quotes (namely about bouts with depression, the joys of motherhood, and so much more).  Now, as members of the #JanFam see their excitement reach a feverish pitch in preparation for the Grammy winner’s return to the Essence Festival stage, they’re invited to take a behind-the-scenes look at the magic that is her feature on and in the mag’s most recent edition.

See how it all unfolded inside:


Grieving fans of late rapper XXXTentacion have opened their hearts and wallets in honor of his memory to the tune of record-breaking figures.

One of the hitmaker’s more memorable hits – ‘Sad!’ (the lead single from his second album ‘?’) – had already earned top 10 status on the Hot 100 during the peak of its popularity.  Now, since the emcee’s untimely passing, interest in the song has been reignited so much reports are indicating it’s broken Spotify streaming records!

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It’s clear Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande are looking to own summer 2018.

Having already given fans a taste of their sexy joint single ‘Bed’ after releasing the song in full last week, the duo turned right around today and released a full listen to their duet ‘The Light is Coming’ (click here to hear the video).

Now, their onslaught continues as an extended teaser of the ‘Bed’ video’s made it’s way online.  Already off to a strong start with handsome iTunes sales and Spotify streams (over 8 million to date) to its credit, the suds-soaked video is sure to send interest in the tune into overdrive.

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Though set to be welcomed by modest sales, Jay Z and Beyonce´s “Everything is Love“ is to wipe the floor with all three of Kanye West‘s album releases on the Billboard 200 this week.

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Reps for the late rapper XXXtentacion have issued a statement following his brutal murder in Miami. Their warm words below… 


Janet Jackson is gearing up to blaze the stage as headliner at the 2018 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans.

It’s apt, then, that the Queen Of Pop appears a-front of the July/August issue of Essence Magazine.

Shining in a gorgeous gold suit, the singer beams as she flashes her trademark smile.

Within the pages of the prestigious publication, the 52-year-old opens up about darker times – specifically her battling depression.

Her words below…


Cardi B isn’t letting pregnancy pause her promo train.

As reported, the rapper covers the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine with fiancé Offset, from Hip-Hop ensemble Migos.

The timing is apt, as Cardi is on the cusp of pulling off quite the musical coup.

For, she’s presently forecast to occupy the #1 and #2 spots on the next Billboard Hot 100 with ‘I Like It’ and Maroon 5’s ‘Girls Like You’ respectively.

25-year-old Cardi, who is believed to be due any day now, is already back in the studio and is also set to hit the road on the last leg of Bruno Mars’24k Magic Tour’ in September.

Needless to say, the hustle doesn’t stop for this chart-slayer.

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