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Aretha Franklin has spoken…and the name on her lips is Jennifer Hudson.

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Now more than ever, celebrities are using their clout in one arena to build empires in others. A reality that is seeing competition spill out of the charts and the box office and into fields such as fashion and beauty.

Just ask Rihanna, who is shaking up the cosmetics space with Fenty Beauty.

So much so that Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian may have met their match.

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JAY-Z is at the center of the spotlight this weekend, thanks largely to his 8 nominations at this evening’s Grammy Awards and yesterday’s pre-event festivities.

The rapping mogul is also making headlines for his intriguing sit-down interview The Van Jones Show on CNN.

During the candid chat, Jigga waxed honest about mending his relationship with Beyonce, their three children Blue Ivy and twins Rumi and Sir, as well as his ‘4:44’ album.

He also didn’t hold back when quizzed on the political sphere and his belief that US president Donald Trump is a “superbug.”

Well, as is customary Trump clapped back…

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Britney Spears is still big business 20 years into her career.

The Pop icon announced an limited run of US and international dates for her ‘Piece Of Me’ residency and has now had to add more shows to her calendar due to overwhelming demand.

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As we reported here, for over 40 years industry legend Clive Davis‘ Pre-Grammy Gala has been one of the year’s most anticipated affairs.  This year is proving no different.

Taking a break from the West Coast, the annual outing’s taken to New York’s Sheraton Times Square this year to not only prep Grammy nominees, presenters, and performers for their big night tomorrow, but also to salute rapper/music mogul/entrepreneur JAY-Z for his contributions to the worlds of music and business.

As a lengthy list of notable names are filled the house including BeyonceCardi B, Jennifer HudsonCamila Cabello, Alicia Keys, and more, tuck inside to see the action beyond the red carpet.

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The stars stepped out in seismic style tonight for Clive Davis’ Annual Pre-Grammy Gala 2018.

This year’s offering salutes JAY-Z for his contributions to the worlds of music and entrepreneurship.

A lengthy list of notable names are presently filing in the house at The Hilton event, which was also attended by Cardi B, Jennifer Hudson, Camila Cabello, Pink, Zayn, and more.

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Fans of Destiny’s Child were stunned three months ago when one-third of the top-selling girl group, Michelle Williams, took to CBS morning talk show, ‘The Talk,’ to reveal she was suicidal at the height of the group’s fame [click here to read more].

Publicly detailing a lengthy private battle with depression, the singer’s shocking confession generated an outpouring of love and support in the days following the announcement.  That very support, she says in a recent interview with ‘Forbes’ magazine, is part of the reason she feels the condition is part of her past.

Taking to the famed business mag to discuss matters of mental health and lend an encouraging word for readers along the way, look inside to see just what the ‘Heard a Word’ wailer says her life looks like after depression:

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As is customary, the 2018 edition of Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation Pre-Grammy Brunch brought out a who’s who of the music industry.

The annual gathering, which takes place the day before music’s biggest calendar night tomorrow, was this year attended by the likes of Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Diddy, DJ Khaled, Remy Ma, Fat Joe, Iggy Azalea, Jaden Smith, Monica, Nick Jonas, and more.

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The popularity of streaming is changing the shape of the game. And while it’s seeing some artists disappear into the Pop abyss, it’s directly facilitating the success of others.

Just ask Migos.

The Hip-Hop outfit released their sophomore album ‘Culture II’ yesterday and early estimates have it on track to deliver big – thanks to streaming.

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Jessie J is taking China by storm!

As reported, the vocal wonder is competing on a celebrity show in the region and while we still don’t know what the ultimate prize is, we do know that’s she’s slaying.

Last week saw the British belter go viral with an incredible rendition of Whitney Houston’s ‘I Have Nothing.’ And to follow-up, she dusted off another classic sing-a-long-song. She performed the Fugees version of Roberta Flack’s ‘Killing Me Softly.’

How did she do? Watch below to find out…

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Remy Ma‘s 2018 is off to a positive start!

Keen to focus on the release of her next album ‘Seven Winters and Six Summers’, the Hip-Hop diva spreads a message of self love and positivity with her new jam ‘Melanin Magic.’

The song has bombed viciously since its unveiling but has carved out a promising lane for the star’s new album to speed on when it hits retailers this year.

Yet to see her perform it live?

You’re in luck!

For, waiting below is footage of her rocking the cut with The Roots.

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As far as talent goes, Justin Timberlake remains one of the greatest artists to grace Pop’s courts within the last twenty years.

Unfortunately, it appears that he is struggling to compete with his younger rivals Bruno Mars and Drake who have wiped the floor with him on the British singles chart.

A frustrating scene for JT fans below…

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