Beyonce may have Grammy buzz building back in Los Angeles, but the superstar diva was spotted enjoying a cultured evening in New York City.
Queen Bey and her mogul husband Jay Z were snapped at The Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, where they watched the ‘Afreaks!’ show. The power couple posed it up with the cast afterwards backstage. Peep the pic below..
Today’s Valentine’s Day edition of From The Vault fittingly spotlights R&B balladeers Boyz II Men.
The legendary vocalists established themselves as such with their impassioned performances of songs centered on the highs and lows of the “L” word; one of the most renown being their 1994 smash ‘I’ll Make Love To You.’
Baked by Babyface, the slow jam was rolled out at the lead single from the quad’s sophomore album – the aptly titled ‘II.’
Benefitting from the momentum of ‘End of the Road’ from their debut LP, ‘I’ll Make Love To You’ was a humungous hit and went on to best ‘Road’s” 13-week record at #1 on the Hot by spending 14 weeks in the pole position.
[Editor’s note: Follow-up single ‘On Bended Knee’ went on to replace ‘I’ll Make’ at #1, making the Philadelphia native’s the third ever act to boot themselves from the top spot].
Certified Platinum and winner of the 1995 Grammy’s for Best R&B Performance by a Group, the track serves as one of Boyz many signature numbers and undoubtedly one of their most commercially successful. As at writing, ‘I’ll Make Love To You’ occupies the #19 spot on Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Chart.
Today’s “turn-up” climate oftentimes sees any sign of male emotion classed as “corny” or effeminate. Yet, tracks like this have us yearning for a return of male vocalists who aren’t afraid to embrace their inner-gentleman and lyrically soar with subject-matter that is still so universal to all: love.
Pending its return, watch the video for ‘I’ll Make Love To You’ (starring actor Duane Martin) above.
In a unique rollout similar to label mate Rihanna‘s 8th opus ‘Anti,’ Grammy winning rapper/producer KanyeWest sees his anxiously awaited new album, ‘The Life of Pablo,’ finally make its official premiere online…via exclusive Tidal stream.
Reports have it the album, his 7th, will see its first week of availability exclusively for stream on Tidal and purchase only on KanyeWest.com. After that, fans who prefer other digital outlets will have access to a “wider release.”
Despite a few false starts and hiccups, Kanye West can finally hit the promo trail in support of his newly released album, ‘The Life of Pablo.’ Taking to ‘SNL’ with a slew of special guests, the rap divo gave the weekly variety show the honor of being first to host the premiere of some critically acclaimed cuts from the once elusive set.
Tapping Young Thug, The Dream, Kelly Price, and more for the live unveiling of new song, ‘Highlights,’ the real highlight of the night may have come from West’s second performance (which featured gospel hitmaker Kirk Franklin, Price, The Dream, and more).
Get into both showings and tell us your thoughts below:
‘SNL’ reminds us of their love for all things Beyonce (who could forget the epic ‘Beygency’ skit) with their hilarious take on the ongoing backlash the ‘Drunk In Love’ diva is facing following her ‘Super Bowl 50’ performance.
With boycotts, protests, and accusations of rendering a racially charged/divisive performance, the singer has been the source of many-a-hot topic this week as her name rides headline after headline. And, while that particular subject shows no signs of cooling, leave it to ‘SNL’ to capitalize on the controversy by stirring the pot with some seriously funny satire.
The American Heart Association collected some of the entertainment industry’s best and brightest stars for their annual ‘Go Red For Women Dress Collection’ in New York City this week. Hosted at the Skylight at Moynihan Station, the event courts a number of top-named divas every year, with this year’s highlight coming from Grammy winning R&B diva Monica.
The songstress, a fitting choice as she is still in hot promotion of her latest LP ‘Code Red,’ strutted her stuff to raise awareness for heart disease and stroke among women. Sharing billing with the likes of Fran Drescher, Serayah, and many more, tuck in below to see more snaps of ‘Miss Thang’ as she ripped the runway:
All roads lead to February 29th for Christina Aguilera.
There and then, viewers will find the diva back to the grind of finding America’s next big superstar on the 10th season of NBC’s juggernaut talent show ‘The Voice.’ But, as she preps for her return to TV, her faithful fans – affectionately christened #Fighters – have their eyes on calendars prepped for another date (see: day of new album release).
Teasing followers with snaps of herself hard at work on the long-awaited project for over a year now, the songstress sat down with ‘Extra’ recently to lend yet another update on the ever-elusive LP. In addition to whetting appetites for it, Xtina also dished on ‘The Voice,’ ‘Lip Sync Battle,’ new ‘Voice’ mentor Patti Labelle (and her famous ‘Patti pies’), and so much more.
Being no stranger to penning a hit or two for some of music’s biggest stars (see: Celine Dion, Rihanna, and more), it’s a no brainer that Ne-Yo would be the “go-to” guy for his opinion on the still much talked about happenings at ‘Super Bowl 50,’ which featured two of today’s biggest divas – Beyonce and Lady Gaga.
Taking to HuffPostLive to discuss the former, who is still embroiled in a world of controversy for her “racially charged”/polarizing performance, the R&B beau shared his thoughts on the matter while also reflecting on their 2006 megahit ‘Irreplaceable.’ Also, as he is set to perform the national anthem at the 2016 NBA All-Star game tomorrow night, the singer-songwriter weighed in on Lady Gaga‘s rendition of the historic number at the ‘Super Bowl.’
Always one to ‘keep it real,’ hear Ne-Yo thoughts on these topics and more in his own words below: