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As the Urban music community continues to mourn the tragic death of singer Natina Reed, the surviving members of the late star’s group Blaque have released a statement.

The words of Brandi Williams and Shamari Fears-DeVoe come on the heels of further details surrounding the circumstances of Reed’s untimely passing.

Full story below…

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November 10th marks the release of ‘Ten, Eleven, Twelve‘, the latest studio effort by ‘Smallville‘ sensation Jermaine Riley.

So, as to kick off the next leg of his well oiled machine, he released a visual for his take on Chris Brown‘s ‘Don’t Judge Me’, directed by Lilian Ampon and now available to view above…

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The X Factor 2012 aired its fourth Live Show this evening. This portion of the talent search sees the contestants’ ability showcased before a live audience – with an act being sent home each week.

Judging the hopefuls are new additions Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos, original panelist Louis Walsh, and newcomer Nicole Scherzinger.

{An international phenomenon, local versions of the show show now air in the US, Italy, France and beyond. The brain-child of Simon Cowell, The X Factor is responsible for birthing the careers of Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke, One Direction, Cher Lloyd and JLS.}.
Peep the best of this week’s Live Shows below…

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Beyonce, for anyone who’s followed her career long enough, stands as one of the only ’90s newbies’ to hold more weight as a star today than she did ‘back then’.

A feat that many make the mistake of overlooking, recent years have seen the performer elevated to ‘living legend’ status in honor of her skills on stage- but more importantly- the military-esque campaigns that ensure she stays ‘on top’ even when on hiatus.

It’s for this reason many fans anticipate the launch of her fifth studio album next year, especially now she has been confirmed as Superbowl 2013‘s headlining act, ultimately giving the project no choice but to pull in ‘B’Day’ numbers come release week.

Now find out why she is already reaping the rewards for the gig, five months before it actually happens, below…

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In news that can only be deemed the most tragic of tragic, various sources are confirming that singer Natina Reed from R&B group Blaque (center) was killed in Atlanta late last night (October 26th).

Details remain sketchy at present, however a number of notable Atlanta figures state that Reed died after being hit by a car as she crossed the street. The car in question is said to have then sped off.

Reid, who is survived by 10 year old son Tren Brown (whose father is rapper Kurupt), was just 32.

The tragedy will see many look to the untimely passing of TLC’s Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes – who many will remember championed Blaque upon their debut in the late 90’s. Lopes died, aged 30, in a car accident in 2002.

Tomorrow would have been Reid’s 33rd birthday.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Natina’s family and friends.

 

 

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With the dust seemingly settled in Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj‘s American Idol “beef”, it seems the show is pressing on – business as usual.

This freshly released commercial has begun doing the rounds in hope of building buzz for the show’s big return in January. We’re excited (95% due to the judges) are you?

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Finally!

After wowing audiences across the US with her #1 LP ‘ORA‘, Rita Ora delivers her fourth music video this year today, by way of ‘Shine Ya Light‘.

Easily her most stunning visual to date, fans will agree that the video should go some way to help Ora’s brand on a global scale in ways her earlier releases couldn’t.

Find out what we mean below…

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For any performer hoping to reach a truly global status, the UK is market many a performer will go to great lengths to excel in.

Handing Rihanna many a #1 album in the face of her failure match this feat in the US, the nation has long been a haven for acts hoping to pull in major numbers outside of their domestic markets.

So now, in celebration of these acts, the Official Charts has released the Official Top Ten Biggest Selling Female Singles Artists Of All Time.

Their eye opening tally below…

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Janet Jackson and her mogul boyfriend Wissam Al Mana were snapped looking all sorts of fierce in Russia last night.

The pair, who have been together for almost three years, were in attendance at the Kira Plastinina fashion presentation, where they themselves turned many a head.

Wissam, as some may know, is the chair of Al Mana Luxury Company which represents A/X Armani Exchange and other luxury brands. It’s a position which has garnered the 37 year old a net-worth of over $200 million and the title of  one of the richest investors in the Middle East.

He is also heir his family’s billion dollar Al Mana Retail empire.

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R&B star Ciara is playing approximately no games with her comeback campaign.

Fresh from premiering her new single ‘Got Me Good’, the electrying performer chatted it up with ‘The Insider’ about the track, its high-octane video, housing album ‘One Woman Army’, and much more.

Peep the interview after the jump…

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Kelly Rowland really is in permanent “grind” mode these days.

Indeed, if she’s not in the studio, she’s shooting a video. When not doing that, the singer can also be found on set of her new BET sitcom ‘What Would Dylan Do?’.

The last two weeks, though, saw the Destiny’s Child graduate on feature video duty, cranking out not one but two visuals. The first for Ludacris‘ ‘Representin‘ and the second for ‘Mama Told Me’ – her hot new collaboration with Outkast’s Big Boi.

Peep pics from both clip’s below, where you can listen to each track too…

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“Just met a boy, just met a boy when…”

Alright guys, try your best to relax when we tell you this. Are you ready? Cool.

Almost a year after being teased to fans by the Rapper, Nicki Minaj has finally released the video for ‘Va Va Voom’, the infectious Rap cut already making a bid for UK chart supremacy.

Fierce, fun and bursting with color, the video debuted on ‘E!‘ minutes ago and is waiting for you to unwrap it below.

Pop art below!

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