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Rihanna may not have new music ready just yet, but she’s had a mega-year with her extra curricular endeavours.

One of her main wins comes courtesy of the 30-year-old’s cosmetics range Fenty Beauty – which recently won Allure‘s Breakthrough Award.

To celebrate the feat, Runway RiRi covers the magazine’s latest issue.

Though a demure departure from her “usual,” the star still pushed through with the edgy.

Peep pics below…

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Rihanna‘s brilliant foray into fashion has inspired her to seek similar glory in the world of furniture.

Sweet news below…

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September is just not proving itself to be a good month for ‘I Like It’ hitmaker Cardi B.

The Grammy-nominated rapstress, who kicked off her month by trying to kick and punch fellow Grammy-nominated rapstress Nicki Minaj at a swanky Hollywood soiree, has seen her name atop a number of negative headlines since (both related and unrelated to the near smackdown).

After dispelling rumors her former roommate came forward with that asserted the femcee was a racist, former prostitute (click here to read more), now she’s defending herself from detractors who are slamming her for allegedly being “transphobic.”  See why inside:

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From The Vault hits you with yet another classic this. Today’s pick is Ne-Yo’s game-changing ‘So Sick.’

The second single off the singer-songwriter’s 2005 debut ‘In My Own Words,’ the track was a worldwide phenomenon and helped establish Ne-Yo not only as a leading Pop/Urban act but one of music’s most notable writers. Its production was handled by Norwegian hitmakers Stargate and its melody-heavy rooting ushered in a new soundscape in the mainstream.

Inspired by a difficult break-up, ‘Sick’ sees the lovelorn singer lyrically lamenting over his heartache.

This song is considered the star’s breakout single, having reached #1 both in the US and the UK.

Although an initial visual was filmed for the track, another was shot by director extraordinaire Hype Williams.

The fresh iteration, which skewed more seasonal and embraced Williams’ then-prominent aesthetic (see: split screen), was shot in the snowy mountains. Perhaps as a means of capitalizing on the Fall/Winter window and its ballad friendly climate.

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What a time!

Not since Ne-Yo (and Chris Brown) has there been a male artist who came out swinging like this from the get-go; even Bruno Mars had to secure spots on well-placed features before the launch of his official solo career.

Looking back, Mr Smith’s success was most certainly justified. Upon hitting the scene, he delivered a genuine dose of freshness. He veered away from the Michael Jackson formula that Usher, Timberlake and Brown were so reliant on at the time. Instead, his proposition was one anchored in the production of melodic, emotional, and lyrically engaging radio jams that were paired with striking visuals. A modern Babyface, if you will.

We can only hope he has as much longevity as his predecessor.

Ne-Yo, we salute you!

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Welcome to The Sip episode 17 on That Grape Juice!

In our new podcast series, hosts PatricklySpeakn and StephYoungMC run down the latest entertainment news from TGJ and beyond.

This week we dive into the aftermath of Cardi B and Nicki Minaj‘s clash, while elsewhere Drake and Meek Mill mend fences, and there’s also a shocking revelation about Janet Jackson‘s Super Bowl fiasco. All this and much more.

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Ciara is wasting no time detonating new single ‘Dose.’

Fresh from debuting the dance jam on Friday, the singer took to the streets of Edgewood in her home State of Atlanta to film its accompanying video.

Backed by an army dancers and drummers, CiCi showcased slick choreography and all sorts of swagger.

Diane Martel, who helmed the clips for ‘Promise,’ ‘Like A Boy,’ and ‘Ride,’ serves as director.

Check out clips after the jump…

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Without the benefit of the strategy employed to sell her debut album ‘Pink Friday‘, Nicki Minaj‘s new album ‘Queen’ is free falling on the British Albums Chart.

Full story below…

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#Soulbirds rejoice!

Five long years after the release of her last official studio effort, ‘Songversation,’ R&B soulstress India Arie sprinkles a bit of her critically acclaimed magic on the new track, ‘That Magic.’

A sultry, rhythmic affair, the cut – co-produced by Aaron W. Lindsey and Branden Burch – comes as the first single from the Grammy winner’s forthcoming album, ‘Worthy.’

Before the LP hits shelves in February 2019, look inside for your first listen to its first offering:

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Mario is mapping out his next musical chapter.

Fresh from joining FOX smash ‘Empire,’ the R&B maestro has announced brand new album ‘Dancing Shadows.’

Set for release October 5th via his own label New Citizen, the LP is preceded by Urban AC hit ‘Drowning’ and now its title track.

Recorded in London and executive produced by Jake Gosling (Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran, Daft Punk), the scintillating jam sees the 32-year-old fuse his trademark R&B rooting with “expansive electronic soundscapes.”

For its accompanying visual, Mario teamed up with Gaga’s creative director / choreographer Richy Jackson.

Speaking on the pairing he said:

“I wanted to do something that I hadn’t done before and Richy was the man to bring that vision to life. We came up with a concept that was sexy and powerful, just like the song.”

Check it out below…

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It looks like Rita Ora is finally ready to unleash her long awaited second album.

Despite nabbing hit after hit, the the singer’s LP has become somewhat of an enigma amidst label changes, legal drama, new deals, and a slew of endeavours unrelated to music.

Change seems to be around the corner, though.

Find out why below…

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Celebrating the 18th anniversary of its release this month, Kelly Rowland recently took a stroll down memory lane to commemorate the accomplishments of ‘Independent Women’ –  the history-making, chart-topping single of Destiny’s Child.  Spending a whopping 11 consecutive weeks at #1 in late 2000 through early 2001, the ‘Charlie’s Angels’ soundtrack cut not only became a female empowerment anthem but also a fan favorite from the group’s prized collection of hits.

“I’m so proud to be a part of such a historical record,” Rowland shared. “Especially now when you watch the marches, you see some of the lyrics being quoted on some of the huge banners and posters everyone has. You’re just like, ‘This is incredible!’ It’s a song that is, how old? You know what I mean? And it’s still so relevant. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.”

But, when quizzed on if DC3 will be contributing to the soundtrack of the film’s reboot, Kelly gave a surprising answer.  Hear it from her lips inside:

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In the wake of his unexpected chart-topping ‘Kamikaze,’ rapper Eminem has taken aim at a number of detractors who have slammed him for one reason or the other.  Name-dropping quite a few of his fellow emcees in the process, the most headline-grabbing verbal fisticuffs is underway with Machine Gun Kelly.

Kelly, who took to his track ‘Rap Devil’ (which currently sits at #1 on iTunes charts) to diss Em, was the recipient of a fiery clap back from the Grammy winner via today’s ‘Killshot’ (click here to listen).  While firing off a slew of insults, somehow Iggy Azalea got caught in the crossfire when the 45-year-old emcee stated:

“You ain’t never made a list next to no Biggie, no JAY / Next to Taylor Swift and that Iggy ho…”

Once word got to the desk of the Grammy-nominee, she took to Twitter to sound off on his ‘lazy bars’:

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