How and why?
For years, African-American contributions to the field of science have been smudged out by historians.
This year, Oprah Winfrey has teamed up with HBO to tell the story of Mrs. Henrietta Lacks, the black woman whose cells were stolen by doctors and used for medical research.
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Songbird Hatches Summer Anthem
Alicia Keys is back!
The soul-filled songbird has uncaged new single ‘In Common’ – the lead effort from her sixth studio album.
Sans a few spot releases, ‘Common’ serves as the first taste of new Alicia since 2012’s polarizing ‘Girl On Fire.’
Has the 15-time Grammy brought the right degree of heat to ignite the charts again?
Listen to Illangelo produced track below and let us know…
This week’s Billboard charts are soaked from ‘Lemonade’ and ‘Purple Rain.’
As we reported here, Grammy winning diva Beyonce entered history books again this week when she saw every song from her latest #1 album, ‘Lemonade,’ debut on the Hot 100. Landing 5 of the 12 tracks in the top 30, the only act with a more impressive showing would be pop icon Prince.
For, as reported , the ‘Purple Rain’ singer sold nearly 4 million singles and album in the days succeeding his untimely passing. As the actual date of his death was the end of a Billboard tracking week, some of those sales spilled over into this charting week. Placing 6 of his legendary tunes in the top 30, his feat is all the more impressive when one considers the extremely limited streaming availability of his catalog.
Tuck in below to see where Bey and P landed on this week’s TGJ Chart Check:
Despite being the biggest seller in music today, Adele has never hidden her love for fellow chart titan Beyonce.
And while the world has been revelling in Queen Bey’s lush ‘Lemonade’ for almost two weeks, her Columbia Records label-mate has had a slightly delayed response – but with good reason.
Read her words on the album-movie everyone is talking about after the jump…
Kelly Rowland graces the pages of Galore Magazine for a scorching new shoot.
The R&B star is currently pounding the promotional pavement in support of new BET show ‘Chasing Destiny’ – in which she (along with creative director Frank Gatson) pieces together music’s next big girl group.
Speaking to the publication about her motivation for the series, she said:
“I just wanted to make sure that I tapped into the feeling of the way I felt when I saw TLC. Or the way I felt when I saw En Vogue. Or even the way I felt when I saw Janet Jackson. She’s this huge pop star and her skin color looked like mine.”
Peep sassy snaps from the feature below…
Ubiquitous might be the best word to describe Beyonce‘s Beyhive.
Born and bred on internet forums to defend the star against critics following LeToya and LaTavia’s brand-threatening departure from Destiny’s Child, the group now stands as one of the first fan bases to use social media to push, promote and defend their favourite artist.
However, there now seems to be a twist in their digital tale.
How and why?
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MC Talks Rihanna, Jay Z, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, & More
Drake is dominating charts the globe over with new album ‘VIEWS.’
Launched last Friday, the 20-track collection was rolled out exclusively on Apple Music.
Beyond streaming and retail, the tech giant also scored the only interview supporting the project on Drizzy’s OVO Sound Radio show on their platform.
Conducted by Zane Lowe, the lengthy sit-down saw the Canadian bred superstar wax honest about his sometimes difficult relationship with Jay Z, collaborating with Kanye West, not talking with Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, and much more
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Beyonce may have the world lapping up her ‘Lemonade,’ but she’s turning her attention to watermelon.
Wonder what we’re on about?
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The socialite Amber Rose is making a fresh move into the world of television…and she’s pulled Dr. Phil along the ride.