As of November 9, R&B superstar Chris Brown stood in the record books of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) as the most Gold and Platinum-awarded male singer in the organization’s 71-year history (for singles).  For multiPlatinum-certified songs, Brown – the first male vocalist to have 20 tunes certified as high – is tied with his ‘Double Negative‘ co-star Justin Bieber for the most awards of this ilk.

In the penultimate certification category, Brown’s record had long been unmatched – that is until The Weekend captured his latest plaque on Friday (November 10).

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Having already announced “it’s time” to kick off the 2023 holiday season, Mariah Carey is now counting down to another major yuletide event: the November 15 launch of her ‘Merry Christmas One and All‘ North American tour.


K. Michelle has long made clear her intention to scooch from R&B to Country.  And with the September-released ‘I’m the Problem‘ (her final album in the former genre) in her rearview, the award-winning songstress has saddled up for a ride to Nashville.

Affectionately known by the alter ego ‘Puddin,’ Michelle took to the 57th annual Country Music Awards (CMAs) on Wednesday (November 8) to give the live treatment to her stirring rendition of ‘Love Can Build a Bridge’ (which was featured on the ‘Tribute to the Judds‘ album released in October).

Assisted by one of the night’s top winners, the rising Country star Jelly Roll, look inside to see the thunderous applause the two rightfully earned with their moving homage to the legendary family act (if you missed the action when it first aired).


Ciara is no stranger to getting the party started with her R&B and Hip-Hop-inspired jams, but now she’s luring music lovers to the dance floor with House music.

Joining forces with trio Keys N Krates for the new song ‘Fantasy,’ Ci leads the way on the bass-buoyed bop that’s a clear throwback to the classic dance music of the 90’s.

“Your Love Is Original / And Your Words So Smooth Gravitational / Your Love Is Fantasy /  And It Feels So Sweet When You’re Looking At Me,” she croons on the sizzling new song.

Found aboard the group’s latest album,IN:TENSION’ (which also features names like Lion Babe, Taite Imogen, and more),  hop inside to get acquainted with ‘Fantasy.’


After garnering critical acclaim for reuniting with Coi Leray aboard the new song ‘Luxury Life,’ legendary rapper Busta Rhymes calls on Young Thug for assistance with the tune’s follow-up: ‘OK.’

“Moving, I been getting to this money / A lot of n-ggas with me and they hungry / Do this sh-t for everyone that love me / ‘Til we f-ckin’ up the planet and the country,” raps Busta on the Cool & Dre-produced cut.

The braggadocious ‘OK’ and ‘Luxury Life’ are just two of the highly anticipated gems set to line ‘Blockbusta,’ Rhymes’ forthcoming album executive producded by Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, and Pharrell Williams.

Before the LP hits digital shelves later this month, get acquainted with ‘OK’ inside.


Queen of Hip-Hop Soul Mary J. Blige royally surprised her fans in October with news she was dropping a new single – the Vado-assisted ‘Still Believe in Love.’

Co-produced by DJ Cassidy and Jeff ‘Gitty’ Gitelman, the October 27-released tune serves as a reminder that the 9x GRAMMY winner is still hopeful about her romantic future despite her highly publicized losses in the arena in the past.

“Just because you see me alone, and I’m all on my own / It don’t mean a thing / Just know I can find me somebody so easily,” Blige boastfully sings. “I can’t lower my standards / I demand a guy / To treat me like the queen that I be,” she sings/

The concept is one resonating with music lovers apparently as current sales charts show the diva riding high.


The Los Angeles stop of Tamar Braxton‘s ‘Love & War 10th Anniversary Tour’ was definitely one to remember.

Although mostly making headlines for the reported altercation between background singer, James Wright Chanel, and reality starlet Chrisean Rock, the more noteworthy standout from the Friday night showing (November 10) definitely came courtesy of a guest appearance from Tamar’s legendary older sister Toni Braxton.

While sharing the stage the two surprised concertgoers with a live rendition of the hilarious ‘Dingaling of Gold,’ which originally gained popularity as part of their weTV reality series ‘Braxton Family Values.’

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Some Doja Cat fans (affectionately called #Kittens) may argue the rapper’s ‘Attention‘-led fourth album ‘Scarlet‘ didn’t get the attention it deserved from the Recording Academy when the 66th annual GRAMMY nominations were announced Friday (November 10), but the trio of nods the 28-year-old did receive were still enough to put her in historic company.

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After sending their respective fan bases into a frenzy with the duet, ‘Presha,’ as well as the announcement of the ‘Welcome 2 Collegrove’ joint album, 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne are giving Hip-Hop heads yet another taste of the gems set to line the project ahead of its November 17 release.

The latest single, titled ‘Long Story Short,’ dropped Friday (November 10).

“I’m rocking, I’m swerving, I’m popping, detergent / Get money, it’s urgent, God bless her surgeon / I rub my hands, Birdman,” Chainz raps aboard the Juicy J, Mannie Fresh, and Big K.R.I.T.-produced cut.

Buoyed by a prominent sample of Project Pat’s ‘Over There,’ hop inside to get acquainted with ‘Short’ courtesy of its official Maya Table-directed music video.

No stranger to controversy, Chrisean Rock has rocked headlines for the last day after insiders took to social media to claim she assaulted Tamar Braxton‘s longtime friend/backup singer James Wright Chanel over the weekend.


Chris Brown fans, affectionately called called #TeamBreezy, have been working overtime over the last day defending their favorite as reports rang out the R&B superstar took shots as rapper G Herbo during a recent interview with Web personality/comic Funny Marco.


Maybach Music rides again.

5 years after their last collaboration aboard the 2018 album, ‘Championships,’ rappers Rick Ross and Meek Mill not only reunited but celebrated the reunion with a full-length album.

Titled ‘Too Good to Be True,’ the November 10-released collaborative effort comes on the heels of singles ‘Shaq & Kobe’ and ‘Lyrical Eazy.’

Featuring the likes of Hip-Hop heavy hitters like Future, DJ Khaled, Fabolous, French Montana, Teyana Taylor, The Dream, and others, hop inside to stream the 17-track project courtesy of Apple Music and Spotify.