Chris Brown‘s bid to punish a group he says tried to extort him has been shattered by a judge this week.
Fortunately, all isn’t lost.
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Ariana Grande has been on quite the roller coaster in 2018 and she didn’t shy away from that fact when accepting Billboard’s Woman Of The Year award tonight in New York.
The legendary Patti Labelle introduced the singer, who was the evening’s top honoree and spoke passionately about her many achievements over the last twelve months.
Filled with gratitude, Grande gave a nod to those wins – which include #1 placements for album ‘Sweetener’ and recent single ‘Thank, U Next.’
However, she tearfully spoke on the duality of 2018, expressing that it’s been “the best year of my life professionally and yet the worst year of my life personally.” The latter, course, referring to broken relationships, the tragic passing of a partner, recovering from the Manchester terrorist attack, and navigating media scrutiny.
She drew on the internal conflict it’s caused her, but pivoted to draw on it to encourage those going through similar chapters.
Watch all the action, including a live performance, after the jump…
Michelle Williams is back!
Over four years since the release of her last album, the critically-acclaimed, ‘Journey to Freedom,’ the Grammy winner invites fans on the journey to ‘Fearless’ – her latest single.
A piano driven number with high spirited drums and Williams’ oft-praised vocal stylings to boot, the inspirational cut and its creation were teased on her OWN reality TV show, ‘Chad Loves Michelle,’ ahead of its premiere just moments ago.
What are you waiting for? Get your first listen inside:
It looks like the Billboard Hot 100 told Ariana Grande, “thank you, next,” as refreshed reports shows Travis Scott‘s ‘Sicko Mode’ (featuring Drake) replacing the songstress atop the chart.
After leading the tally for three weeks, Grande’s ode to her exes – though by slim margin – lost grip of the #1 spot on this week’s singles chart. Billboard reports:
“Sicko” narrowly defeats Grande’s “Thank U, Next” atop the hot 100, as the former gains by 5 percent in overall activity and the latter descends by 5 percent. Still, “Next” tops Streaming Songs for a fourth week (42.5 million, down 3 percent). It falls 4-5 on Digital Song Sales (18,000, down 23 percent) and zooms 36-23 on Radio Songs (39.5 million, up 25 percent), claiming the Hot 100’s top Airplay Gainer title.
Like Grande’s ‘Next,’ ‘Sicko Mode’ comes as Scott’s first chart-topper. Yet, industry analysts have already forecasted he shouldn’t get too comfortable as – thanks to the song’s well-received music video (as seen here) – ‘Next’ is set to be #1 again next week.
Until we know for sure, look to see who join the two in the top 25 on this week’s TGJ Chart Check:
‘What Christmas Means to Me’ and ‘Bring Me Love,’ two cuts found aboard John Legend‘s critically acclaimed holiday album, ‘A Legendary Christmas,’ got the live treatment last night (December 5th) when the crooner stopped by ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jimmy Fallon.
Backed by a live band, the Grammy-winner treated the audience to a 50’s-inspired, doo-wop rendition of ‘What Christmas Means to Me’ before launching into a spirited showing of ‘Bring.’
Did you miss any of the action and the hilarious interview that accompanied it? See them both below:
This evening sees her honored with the Rule Breaker award at the Billboard Women Of The Year ceremony in New York City.
Ahead of the event, the 28-year-old sat down for a candid interview with industry publication to discuss her journey.
Waxing all sorts of honest, she shared her learned lessons from “that” Coachella performance and revealed how she was initially being honed to be the next Jennifer Hudson. She also relayed her take on Beyonce.
Peep excerpts below…
Whether scribbled in history books for some good, great, or awesomely bad reasons, 2018 brought with it some of modern Pop culture’s most memorable moments.
Now, as the year draws to a close, TGJ is reflecting on 31 moments that rocked – and to some degree shaped – the Urban and Pop musical landscape as we know it.
Next, we reflect on Bruno Mars’ historic Grammy sweep: