Usher is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his sophomore album ‘My Way’ in seismic style.

For, just hours after unwrapping an expanded anniversary edition of the 7x Platinum LP, the GRAMMY winner premiered an accompanying documentary toasting the record – which is home to smashes such as ‘You Make Me Wanna,’ ‘Nice & Slow,’ and its title track.

Christened ’25 Years My Way,’ the Dolapo Sangokoya-directed special sees the singer reflect on the creation of the project and what it inspired for the future. Indeed, the performer notably has named his latest Las Vegas residency after the album. The likes of Jermaine Dupri and other instrumental to ‘My Way’ also appear.

Watch after the jump…

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Babyface fans anxious to get their hands on his new album, the October 29-due ‘Girls Night Out,’ are being given yet another reason to get excited about the ladies-led project thanks to new song ‘Game Over’ featuring Queen Naija.

The follow-up to the critically acclaimed ‘Seamless’ with Kehlani and ‘Keeps on Fallin with Ella Mai (which has peaked at #3 on Adult R&B radio charts as of time reported), ‘Game’ sees its performers trade verses about the hardships of leaving a love that’s gone south.

“I don’t wanna leave, but I gotta go, this is not for me / Yeah you had a good run had your fun now I’m done / And the game is over (I don’t wanna leave) / I don’t wanna leave, but I gotta go, this is not for me,” Naija croons on the chorus.

Hear it in full inside.

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It’s been over 5 months since Latto hit the critical jackpot with the release of her sophomore album ‘777,’ but the ‘Big Energy’ hitmaker is still energetically pushing the set’s content on the masses.

When not tackling award shows and making high-profile appearances in its support, the self-proclaimed ‘Queen of Da Souf’ is taking her talents on a North American tour as the supporting act on Lizzo‘s ‘Special’ jaunt.

To give her growing legion of fans a taste of what they can expect on the outing, Latto has been lifting live performances of cuts from ‘777’ to VEVO Lift.

Look inside to see how she handled fan favorites ‘Sunshine‘ and ‘Stepper.’

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Veteran actress Niecy Nash-Betts serves as ‘The Rookie’ in the forthcoming ABC spinoff, ‘The Rookie: Feds.’

As revealed in the trailer for the September 27-due series, Nash-Betts portrays “Simone Clark” – the oldest rookie in the FBI who, freshly out of the Academy, has come to turn the bureau on its head.  The series also stars Felix Solis, James Lesure, Britt Robertson, Kevin Zegers, and many other familiar faces.

Hop inside to see the action-packed trailer.

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Queen Naija added yet another shiny gem from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) to her crown this week courtesy of her Big Sean-assisted hit, ‘Hate Our Love.’

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BLACKPINK celebrate the release of their new album ‘Born Pink’ with the premiere of the ‘Shut Down’ music video.

Following on the heels of the visual for ‘Pink Venom,’ the clip serves as the latest chapter for the K-Pop quad – who have been making historic strides on a global scale.

With sky the limit and a fervent fanbase behind them, BLACKPINK are proving unstoppable.

Check out Jennie, Lisa, Jisoo, and Rose in action after the jump…

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Normani is dually making a mark on music and culture more broadly. Case in point her brand new partnership with TRESemmé.

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Time flies! Just ask Usher, who is today celebrating the 25th anniversary of his sophomore album ‘My Way’ in fine fashion.

For, the 8x GRAMMY winner has unwrapped the aptly titled ‘My Way [25th Anniversary Edition]’ in salute to the much-loved LP.

Released on September 16, 1997, the album (which was recently certified 7x Platinum) is home to many of Mr. Raymond’s most revered hits.

The freshly released expanded version includes the original record, alongside an expanded set of tracks. Specifically, reimagined versions of ‘My Way,’ ‘Nice and Slow,’ and ‘You Make Me Wanna.’

Helmed by producer Ryan James Carr, the new incarnations are influenced by the stripped-back, band-branded composition of his viral appearance on Tiny Desk.  

Head below, where the familiar and the refreshed both await…

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The über talented Letitia Wright and Tamara Lawrance take center stage in ‘The Silent Twins,’ a powerful movie centered on the incredible true story of twin sisters who only communicated with each other.

Based on the best-selling book of the same name, written by Marjorie Wallace, ‘The Silent Twins’ chronicles the narrative of siblings June (Wright) and Jennifer (Lawrance) Gibbons who were the only Black girls in the Welsh town of Haverfordwest during the ‘70s and ’80s. Through their unique bond, the movie explores the themes of institutional racism, mental health, and more.

That Grape Juice‘s Chet Kincaid spoke with the actors who shared how they prepared for their roles, what it was like shooting intense scenes and how race impacted the sisters’ treatment at the time.

Watch the EXCLUSIVE interview above and be sure to watch ‘The Silent Twins’ which is theaters now.

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Ayra Starr is back and aiming to blaze with her brand new single ‘Rush.’

Armed with the momentum of breakout hit ‘Bloody Samaritan’ and its housing album ’19 & Dangerous,’ the rising star shines on what serves as her first solo offering of the year.

Boasting flavorsome production courtesy of Andre Vibez, the hard-hitting cut re-affirms why Starr is one of music’s most magnetic new names.

Take a listen to ‘Rush’ after the jump…

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Cop a gander of Viola Davis!

The Oscar, Emmy, and Tony Award winner stuns on the multi-cover edition of ELLE Brasil’s latest edition.

Lensed by MAR+VIN, the breathtaking spread arrives in support of Davis’ newest movie The Woman King.’

Unleashed this week in the US, the female warrior flick (which is based on a true story) is marching towards the top spot at the Stateside office.

Pending the final tally, check out more from Davis’ dazzling cover shoot below…

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13 sensational tracks line ‘Hold the Girl,’ the highly anticipated sophomore studio album from rising Pop starlet Rina Sawayama.

Released Friday (September 16), the project – which comes as the follow-up to 2020’s critically acclaimed ‘SAWAYAMA’ – arrives on shelves courtesy of Dirty Hit and features an eclectic mix of genre offerings from grunge to Pop, EDM, and even country.

Preceded by housed tunes ‘Catch Me in the Air,’ ‘Phantom,’ ‘This Hell,’ and its title track, the set has already received quite the impressive response from major music industry tastemakers and critics – some of whom have hailed it one of the year’s standout Pop offerings.

Stream it inside via Apple Music and Spotify and tell us if you agree.

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