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This week brought with it the release Future‘s seventh studio album ‘The WIZRD.’

With Q1 underway, the turn-up king is no doubt aiming to be first to make a splash and he looks set to deliver on his goal.

For, the 20-track set is on-course to top the upcoming issue of the Billboard 200.

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Princess Nokia made headlines yesterday when she accused Ariana Grande of being one of the many A List artists who bite sounds from lesser-known artists.

Today, she has seen streaming numbers soar as a shocking video of her is unearthed.

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‘Bird Box’ is still making monumental moves on Netflix.

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ABC hit ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ is back for a firework filled-fifth season.

The legal drama, which stars Emmy winner Viola Davis, follows a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defence professor.

Last season brought with it a countless list of shocking twists and the newest run is already delivering a whole lot more. Particularly with the addition of Rome Flynn.

It all makes for a riveting watch. And like millions, we’re all sorts of hooked!

Peep the preview of episode 10 / season 5 – titled ‘Don’t Go Dark on Me’ below…

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For R&B starlet Tinashe, it’s a case of New Year new horizons.

Because, she’s officially no longer on the RCA Records roster.

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Ariana Grande‘s ‘7 Rings’ already proving itself quite the fire starter in a number of contexts.

On the commercial front it’s nothing short of an out-of-the-box hit as it jetted to the top of iTunes just minutes after its release (where it remains as of time reported).  Critically, the response has been generally positive as analyzers and social media commentators alike laud the Trap-inspired Tommy Brown-produced cut for Grande’s stylized rap-singing.

But, as that praise rings in, detractors have wasted no time making their voices heard.  While some wield criticism of ‘inauthenticity’ and ‘culture vulture,’ some allege the singer straight up swiped the song’s flow from the likes of Soulja Boy (as we reported here).  One such accuser, rapstress Princess Nokia, has opted to bring attention to her own claim of ‘swagger-jacking’ by playing ‘Rings’ alongside her own tune, 2017’s ‘Mine.’ 

Listen below and weigh in on Nokia’s claim:

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“I have been in the forefront of this battle longer than most of those voicing their opinions…”

Aunty Gladys Knight says you will put some respeck on her name!

The music icon, dubbed the ‘Empress of Soul,’ lent a royal clapback to detractors who slammed her decision to sing the national anthem at Super Bowl LIII.  As we reported here, Knight – much like the game’s Halftime Show performers Travis Scott and Big Boi – was on the receiving end of insults for participating in the NFL-sanctioned event given the league’s longstanding allegations of racially charged offenses (stemming from controversy highlighted by protests performed quarterback Colin Kaepernick).

Once the 74-year-old got wind of the harsh criticism being sent her way for accepting the gig, she took to press to offer some clarification and hush the haters.  Look inside:

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In breaking news, it’s been reported that Sony Music have terminated their relationship with embattled singer R. Kelly.

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Normani and Sam Smith are off to a flying start with new single ‘Dancing With A Stranger.’

Fresh from its release last week, the colossal collaboration is slaying on a global scale – especially in Smith’s native of the UK where it just crossed a major milestone.

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Concerns continue to grow for talkshow maven Wendy Williams. 

The former shock-jock has been off-air since last month, after “dislocating her shoulder.”

Several promoted returns were delayed (often with just days notice); the latest being just now.

See, Williams – whose show has been fronted by a series of guests this week – was due back in her famed pink seat next week. However, in a joint statement from “The Hunter Family” and the show’s producers, it’s been confirmed that her break has been extended due to further health concerns and a hospitalization.

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Future has fresh thoughts on the happily married couple, Ciara and Russell Wilson.

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Lauren Jauregui embraces the edgy in the video for hypnotic new single ‘More Than That.’

The Pop stunner surrounds herself with a bevy of baddies as she seduces in the visually arresting clip.

It’s the latest offering from the 22-year-old former Fifth Harmony member, who has been earning praise aplenty for her solo work thus far.

Find out what all the buzz is about after the jump…

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