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Watch: Ashanti Wows With ‘Star Spangled Banner’

R&B Star Performs At Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley Match

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An independent artist she may be, yet Ashanti continues to book stages her major label counterparts could only wish for as she promotes new album ‘Braveheart’.

The latest?

A spot singing the US National Anthem at the Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley boxing match over the weekend.

Tasked with nailing a song many deem “the” definitive benchmark for any “singer-singer”, how did Ms. Douglas fare?

Her performance of the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ at the MGM Grand Las Vegas awaits with the answer…


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Watch: Rihanna & Eminem Perform ‘The Monster’ At MTV Movie Awards 2014

Chart-Topping Duo's First Live Showing Of Their #1

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Given the “magical” sounds that emanate from Rihanna‘s mouth, it’s fitting that the model performed ‘The Monster’ tonight at the MTV Movie Awards 2014.

Thankfully for the millions watching, the star seems to have taken That Grape Juice‘s advice and locked down a vocal coach, as she actually sounded…decent….during her much hyped showing with Eminem tonight.

Watch the pair, who set out on a sell-out stadium tour this Summer, preview the trek below…


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Must See: Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta – Super Trailer

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Mark your calendars!

Monday May 5th brings with it the return of Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta. And if ever the phrase “turn down for what?” was applicable, it’s most certainly so for the third season of the VH1 hit.

This evening saw the show’s titillating new super trailer unleashed, and it’s clear Joseline, Steebie Stevie, Rasheeda, Kirk, Karlie Redd and co are bringing the drama and then some.

See what we mean below…


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Red Carpet: MTV Movie Awards 2014

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Stars from all corners of the entertainment industry stepped out in style to celebrate the MTV Movie Awards 2014 tonight.

Currently airing live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, snaps from the red carpet have surfaced.

Peep the likes of Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Lupita Nyong’o, and more as they arrived at the much anticipated show – above and below…


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Listen: Beyonce – ‘Rather Die Young (Original Demo)’

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A prolific writer responsible for co-writing the bulk of her own discography, 2011 saw Beyonce score praise from critics and fans alike following the release of her fourth studio album ‘4′, unveiled two years before the arrival of 2013′s ‘Beyonce.

Hailed for its raw honesty and a track list that saw her dabble in Funk, Dancehall  and PBR&B, the album delivered the Bee Gees-esque ‘Rather Die Young‘, performed live for the very first time during the star’s ‘4 Intimate Nights With Beyonce’Roseland’ residency.

Knew all of the above already?

Well, one could forgive you for not knowing that before being presented to and subsequently re-written by Carter, ‘Die Young’ was originally served a solo single for songwriter Jeff Bhasker under the alias Billy Kravenreleased under the title ‘I’d Rather Die Young.’

Press play to give it a spin below…


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From The Vault: Joe – ‘I Wanna Know’

This week, From The Vault travels back to the very beginning of the 00’s with the defining R&B smash ‘I Wanna Know’ by crooner Joe.

The lead single from the singer’s third effort ‘My Name Is Joe’, the slow-jam was produced by Edwin «Tony» Nichola and produced by Joe himself. A love song by all counts, the cut stands as Mr Thomas signature song and was, according to Billboard, the 4th biggest song of the year 2000.

Having peaked at #4 on the US Hot 100 and #2 on the Hot Hip-Hop/R&B charts, it didn’t exactly achieve chart glory overseas. Still – as our non-US readers will testify – the track’s significance to modern R&B speaks louder than any chart position would or could.

The visual for the gem was helmed by Billie Woodruff and presented Joe as a knight in shining armor of sorts, rescuing a young lady after a chaotic relationship. Put simply, the perfect gentleman. A brief and quite unnecessary dance-break towards the end of clip throws things off somewhat,  but still – Joe gets an “A” for effort, ay?


With the Grammy nominee  hard on work on new album ‘Bridges’ and R&B’s stock almost as high as it was when ‘I Wanna Know’ was released, maybe 2014 is the year that will see the vocalist bless (upper region of the) charts with his brand of grown and sexy once again. Should he serve up another classic that will also sound as fresh 14 years after its release, then we see no reason why not!

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‘The Amazing Spiderman 2′: Jamie Foxx Explains “The Weirdness Of Racism” / Cites Lupita Nyong’o & Kevin Hart As Inspiration

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As many a ‘Marvel’ fan will already know, April 16th will bring with it the international release of ‘The Amazing Spiderman 2′, starring ‘Boy A‘s Andrew Garfield and singer/actor Jamie Foxx.

So, in doing his part to push the action movie, the latter caught up with France’s ‘Le Figaro‘ for an interview that saw him arrive to discuss the role he played in it, but leave the outlet’s audience with a fresh perspective on racism and his admiration for the heroic President Obama.

This, coupled with his thoughts on the likes of Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B.Jordan and Kevin Hart, all of whom he cites as inspiration.


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Ashanti Looks Back At ‘Foolish’ Era: “We Made History”

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Before Beyonce‘s solo debut hit Pop’s scene in 2003, Ashanti ruled Urban Pop seas alongside ‘Maid in Manhattan’ Jennifer Lopez…a fact oft forgotten by Pop’s ‘less informed’ critics.

This year, twelves years after opening with first week sales of 503,000 units, the ‘Only U‘ singer’s self-titled debut finds itself celebrated with fresh ears following the launch of her latest LP ‘Braveheart’, the topic of discussion during a recent interview with ‘Idolator.’

Why Ashanti continues to be hailed one of R&B’s strongest assets?

Her words below…


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Teaser: ‘Hercules (Starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson)’

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With a budget that sings to the tune of $110 million, and an all star cast led by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Brett Ratner‘s ‘Hercules‘ will flex its cinematic muscles for the world on July 25th, 2014…seven months after Kellan Lutz’ take on the same story bombed at the Box Office.

Now, no doubt hoping to avoid the same fate, Johnson’s flick rocks movie-goers with a brand new teaser pulled from its finished product, doing so alongside distributors Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer!

Press play after the jump!


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Watch: Pharrell Williams Live At ‘Coachella 2014 (Full Performance)’

 Watch: Pharrell Williams Live At Coachella 2014 (Full Performance)

The ‘Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival’ kicked off in spectacular fashion on April 11th, kicking off in Indio, California!

Yesterday evening, Pharrell Williams touched down at the festival to deliver his set at the festival, rocking out with a little help from a crew of backing dancers, that hat and ‘Luxurious‘ collaborator Gwen Stefani.

Hit play for the full performance below!


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