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After nearly two decades in the game, R&B veteran Brandy is still putting it down – as evidenced by her showing on last night’s Black Girls Rock!’.

Indeed, amidst a line-up of some of the genre’s best and brightest the 33-year-old still took the crowd to task with a high energy showing of her latest single ‘Wildest Dreams’.

With fans still raving over the stage show, the consummate performer unveils a behind-the-scenes look at her prep for the performance.  Much like the backstage glimpse at her BET Awards set, Bran reminds how the best become just that:

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This is shaping up to be some awards show!

Indeed, joining the previously reported performers John Legend and Fantasia, news has surfaced that ‘Trust & Believe’ beauty Keyshia Cole will be hitting the 2012 Soul Train Award stage.

The addition to the roster, which will also include Ne-Yo, Anthony Hamilton, 2 Chainz, Gladys Knight, Elle Varner, Raphael Saadiq, and Marcus Canty (among others).  As previously reported, this year’s showing will honor 80s boyband New Edition.

Airing on BET and Centric November 25th at 9pm ET/PT, if you missed the show’s nominees, see them here.

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With eight days remaining until the release of Christina Aguilera‘s ‘Lotus’ LP, the petite powerhouse stopped The Today Show to promote the ‘Your Body’ led set.

Watch as The Voice coach chats it up with Matt Laurer below…

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In need of a good laugh?

If so, get into The Cleveland Show‘s ‘Menace II Secret Society’, starring Bruno Mars, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and Will.I.Am, airing last night on FOX and now available for your viewing pleasure above!

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After months of anticipation, November 6th marks the release of Ne-Yo‘s phenomenal new album ‘R.E.D‘.

Boasting collabs and contributions from Sia, Diddy, Tim McGraw and Wiz Khalifa , the heartfelt piece received a sweet dose of promo today when the singer took to ‘The View’ to perform its lead single, ‘Let Me Love You‘.

Peep the R&B craftsman at work below…

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The 40th annual American Music Awards has been dosed added star power today, after it was confirmed that three of Pop’s biggest  names are set to perform at the November 18th extravaganza.

Details after the jump…

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Guess which Pop Prince flaunted new body ink on the social networking site Twitter hours ago.

Hint: He & fellow chart topper Rihanna have shared more than just a passion for music in recent years.

Still lost?

Find out below….

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She’s Pop’s brightest star, and now-in support of her #1 album ‘ORA‘, Rita Ora performed her new single ‘Shine Ya Light’ for ITV’s Lorraine today.

Taking to the show hours after performing on the ‘X Factor UK’, the singer delivered a smaller showing of the release, which will mark the fourth single to be released from the LP.

Get into her killer set below…

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 “To Sir, With Love.” 

“Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner.”

“The Defiant Ones.”

The above mark only three groundbreaking movies to star the incomparable Sidney Poitier, who was honored in the Bahamas last night in celebration of his own career, and the Island’s 40th year of independence from British rule.

Joining Oprah Winfrey at the Paradise Island event was Jennifer Hudson, who arrived to tribute the 85 year old actor with her own single ‘Spotlight’ and a Whitney Houston medley, in honor of the late singer.

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After our first view of her stageblazing performance on tonight’s BET ‘Black Girls Rock’, ‘Have You Ever’ hitmaker Brandy has officially granted fans an HQ view of ‘Wildest Dreams’ – the second single from her latest album ‘Two Eleven’.

Getting its official unveil via BET’s ‘106 & Park’ Friday, #Starz are now invited to get a clear view of the new new.  See it below:

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Tonight marks the return of BET’s highly anticipated ode to women of color ‘Black Girls Rock’.

Much like its ‘BET Honors’ counterpart, the event is set to showcase some of music’s best and brightest performers to serenade and shine light on women of color who have made impacts on their respective personal and professional communities.

Airing moments ago, the Tracee Ellis Ross / Regina King – hosted showing, taped October 13 at New York City’s Loews Paradise Theatre, honored actress Kerry Washington (‘Scandal’) and songstresses Alicia Keys and Dionne Warwick as well as featured performances from the likes of Ciara, Brandy, Keyshia Cole, India Arie and more.

Keep refreshing, as we’ll be updating minute-by-minute:

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Creep.” “Unpretty“. “Waterfalls“.

For many a TLC fan, the above songs stand just as powerful today as they did upon their respective releases… a testament to the group’s skill and conviction as both performers and vocalists.

So last night, in honor of their place in entertainment history and ever moving story, the group were honored with the Outstanding Contribution To Music award at the MOBO awards, which celebrates acts inspired by, or who pull from, Music Of Black Origin.

Their acceptance speech below….

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