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Pop Music & And Its Rejection Of Dark-Skinned Women

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Back in September, the New York Times’ Alessandra Stanley ruffled the feathers of TV producer Shonda Rhimes when she took the position that the star of her latest series ‘How To Get Away With Murder’, actress Viola Davis, was “less than classically beautiful.”

“Less than classically beautiful” perhaps being a politer way of branding the “darker skinned”, full-lipped, Afro-wearing Davis as…ugly.

Scoring responses from both Rhimes and ‘The Help’ actress shortly after, Stanley‘s remark-albeit “well-disguised”- saw her place a megaphone to whispers uttered just as much by casting directors in Hollywood as they are by sales-hungry A&R execs in the world of music.

“If it ain’t light, it ain’t right.”

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Watch: Common Dishes On Keeping Lyrically Fit On Honda’s 16 Bars

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With over 20 years in the music industry, Common is quite literally flying the flag for longevity.

The Hip-Hop heavyweight, who rose from the underground scene in Chicago to mainstream notability with hits such as ‘Go!’, shares the secret of his staying power in the latest instalment of Honda’s 16 Bars.

Crediting a desire to fuse his own experiences with the ever-evolving sounds and trends that serve as the audio backdrop to today’s scene, the star also stresses the importance of studying the greats such as Rakim and Notorious B.I.G.

Watch Common’s wise words below…

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Rita Ora Talks Katy Perry, Calvin Harris & Iggy Azalea In ‘Cosmopolitan’

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Three years after her UK debut album ‘ORA’ touched down in the market, Rita Ora wil launch her hotly anticipated US debut, set for takeoff in 2015.

This year, she speaks openly about a number of events set to inspire its lyrics with ‘Cosmopolitan‘, hitting the mag to dish on her relationship with Calvin Harris, her Iggy Azalea-led hit single ‘Black Widow‘ and her admiration for Katy Perry.

Oh…and why she feels sex is a “form of getting to know someone.”

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K. Michelle Announces New Album ‘Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart’ #AWBAH

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K. Michelle officially kicked off the campaign for her sophomore album today.

The R&B star told That Grape Juice earlier this month that the title of the project would be unveiled in dramatic fashion and she’s kept her word.

Moments ago, the official trailer for the LP – the follow-up to last year’s ‘Rebellious Soul’ – was revealed in a theatrical themed trailer.

Titled ‘Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart’, the set is preceded by single ‘Love ‘Em All’ and Michelle’s new VH1 reality show ‘K. Michelle: My Life’ (which premieres on November 3rd).

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Weigh In: Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Set To Be Her Third Album To Sell 1 Million In Its First Week

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Not even two weeks ago we shared a report that indicated not one album released in 2014 had gone platinum.

Indeed, the startling report yielded news that the best selling albums of 2014 were actually released last year (Beyonce‘s ‘Beyonce’ and Disney’s ‘Frozen Official Soundtrack’).  Well, as we predicted, if ever a savior was to be appointed it would be Taylor Swift.

With her top-selling hit ‘Shake It Off’ dominating singles charts, there was no doubt that its parent album - ‘1989’ – would follow in the stead of its predecessors and shift at least 500k its first week.  Two weeks ago, industry forecasters projected the record would sell 750k during its inaugural week of availability.  A week later, that number was pushed upward to 900k.

Now…well, let’s just say now our previous report of “no album going platinum in 2014″ is null and void:

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Dawn Richard On Danity Kane Split: “I Have To Move Forward”

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Dawn Richard is moving on and leaving Danity Kane behind her.

Unbothered (or perhaps unaware) of covert moves made by one ex-bandmate hoping to tarnish her reputation within the industry, Dawn took to ‘Billboard‘ to speak on her departure from the group recently.

There, she also spoke openly on her plans to conquer the charts as a solo act, and why- despite its messy demise- she wishes all of Kane’s members the best.

Her words below…

 

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Fifth Harmony Swing Into iTunes Top 5 With ‘Sledgehammer’

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Budding Pop divas Fifth Harmony are hitting hard with their new single ‘Sledgehammer’.

The track, which was penned by chart winner Megan Trainor, has been rolled out earlier this week as the second offering from the quintet’s debut album ‘Reflection’ (due December 16th).

And after being received well by critics, it appears the cut has resonated with the record-buying public too.

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UK’s Channel 5 Throws Support Behind Nicki Minaj / Set To Air Rapper’s ‘EMAs’ Hosting Gig In 25 Million Homes Across The Country

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Has Nicki Minaj found a friend in the UK’s Channel 5?

If a recent move made the channel is anything to go by, the answer to that question is yes, teaming up with their parent company ‘Viacom‘ to push the star’s name and face into the homes of millions across the UK.

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Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson Team Up For Brand New Single

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Love Bruno Mars? Got a thing for Mark Ronson?

If the answer to the questions above are yes, one might say you’re in luck. Why? The pair are plotting to rock the charts with a brand new single named ‘You Are (My Love)’.

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August Alsina Springs Surprise On Fans With Video For New Song ‘Grindin”

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August Alsina has emerged as more than a seasonal star. This year, the New Orleans native established himself as one of R&B’s most notable new names – status which saw him handpicked by Usher to open on his upcoming ‘UR Experience’ tour.

Reminiscing on his journey to this point, Alsina has today released a new song and video, ‘Grindin’.

The Knucklehead produced track, which is so new that it doesn’t feature on the singer’s debut album ‘Testimony’, sees the 22-year-old relay his trials and tribulations as well as his hopes and wishes.

Check out the moody visual after the jump…

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