Vickie Winans may own one of the most revered voices in the history of Gospel music, but she recently came under fire for a performance that didn’t depict that voice in its best light.

The 68-year-old GRAMMY nominee took to the stage to deliver a strained rendition of her timeless classic ‘Safe in His Arms’ that left her everything except safe from commenters who noted everything from the seeming struggle to power through the song’s climax and more.

And though Winans is no stranger to voice issues having undergone surgeries on her vocal cords in the past, some wondered if there was more to be concerned about than that given the bizarre antics during the showing (i.e. putting a towel over her face mid-performance).

Once news of the social media noise made its way to Vickie’s desk she took to Instagram to respond.  Look inside to see how the ‘Shake Yourself Loose’ singer is shaking off the criticism.


Chris Brown may be on the cusp of unleashing his new album ‘Breezy,’ but he’s already looking past that to a big collaboration he has on the mind.

A team with none other than Beyonce. 

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Doechii is ready for her time to shine.

The rising music superstar has just released exclusive DSCVR performances of her songs, ‘Persuasive’ and ‘Crazy.’ 

Vevo DSCVR focuses on the development of emerging artists, through performance content and careful curation.

Having signed with Top Dawg Entertainment in March of 2022, she released ‘Persuasive,’ which an ode to late nights and partying too hard. As for her song ‘Crazy,’ she explains that the song is about unconfined creativity and power.

The news of her latest performances comes shortly after she made her late night TV debut on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,’ where she performed both songs.

Now, you can catch all of the action from her Vevo DSCVR performance below…


It’s pride month and Harry Styles is celebrating.

Case in point, the ‘As It Was’ singer has now helped a fan come out during one of his concerts.

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Meghan Trainor is set to make her big comeback.

Case in point, she has just announced the release date for her new single, ‘Bad For Me.’

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Queen Beyonce has finally made her comeback and it has been the stuff of legends.

For, she released her new single, ‘Break My Soul’ on June 20. The song is set to appear on her upcoming album, ‘Renaissance,’ which is due out July 29.

However, since the release of ‘Break My Soul,’ the track has not only gained acclaim from fans, but fellow celebrities and critics as well. Many took to social media to celebrate the tune and to congratulate the music legend on her latest release.

So, from heartfelt messages to comedic reactions, peep what Beyonce’s fellow celebrities has to say about her new song ‘Break My Soul’ just below…


‘Best Part’ hitmaker H.E.R. is looking to part ways with her longtime label home MBK Entertainment, and – as a new lawsuit reveals – she has no problem using the courts to make it happen.

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Taking charge after taking the charge proves to be the focal point of the new BET+ original movie, ‘Bid For Love.’

Directed by Arthur Muhammad and produced by Lawainna Patterson and London Williams, the film tells the tale of Sasha (portrayed by ‘Saints & Sinners’ star Dawn Halfkenny) as she attempts to reclaim her life and time after doing a bid in prison for her former drug-trafficking boyfriend whose street name is “Memphis” (portrayed by ‘Ruthless’ star Blue Kimble).

Toplined by a cast filled with the likes of Tami Roman, Kwaylon “BlameItOnKway” Rogers, Adrian Lockett, Jermel Howard, Nikki Dixon, Jayda Cheaves, Ptosha Storey, and more, look inside to get into the trailer of the suspenseful flick ahead of its June 23 premiere.


Queen of Funk Chaka Khan led a royal, star-studded lineup of performers for CNN’s inaugural ‘Juneteenth: a Global Celebration for Freedom’ concert Sunday (June 19).

Airing live from Los Angeles’ famous Hollywood Bowl, the performance roster included the likes of Earth, Wind & Fire, Mary Mary, Michelle Williams, Khalid, Ne-Yo, Bell Biv Devoe, Yolanda Adams, and notably the renowned all-Black symphony orchestra Re-Collective Orchestra (conducted by Thomas Wilkins and Derrick Hodge with musical direction from Adam Blackstone and Questlove).

A most fitting toast to the federal holiday which commemorates the official end of slavery in the U.S., look inside if you missed any of the action when it first aired.


Doja Cat‘s third studio album, ‘Planet Her,’ is not only still in orbit around the Billboard 200’s top 20 nearly a year after its release but it’s also still managing to spin out hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

The 26-year-old, who is currently in recovery after a tonsil surgery prompted the cancellation of her summer touring plans, is enjoying the fruit of the hard work she put in up to that point as her name is mentioned five times on the current Hot 100 – three in the top 40 alone.

As if placement at #14 alongside Post Malone (‘I Like You’) and #23 with her ‘Planet Her’ hit ‘Woman’ aren’t enough to boast about, another gem from the LP – ‘Get Into It (Yuh)’ – has broken into the top 40 for the first time since its March premiere.

Landing at #33, the ascent marks the 12th time of Doja’s career she’s entered the chart territory.  Look inside to see who joins her on this week’s refreshed TGJ Chart Check: Hot 100.


Lil Nas X has new music on the way! And it’s set to be unleashed sooner than you might think.

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Jussie Smollett is turning the volume up.

The ‘Empire’ actor has spent three years embroiled in a mucky legal mess after being charged, convicted, and ultimately jailed for faking a hate attack in 2019.

Now, following his surprise release pending an appeal, the star is attempting to re-affix the focus on his craft. Namely his critically acclaimed directorial debut, ‘B-Boy Blues’ – which is currently streaming on BET+.

In a move few could have foreseen, Smollett has hit the promotional trail. And his first stop was Sway in the Morning.

The lengthy sit-down saw Smollett – who turned 40 today – maintain his innocence, share how his experience allowed him to “see the snakes in the grass,” talk ‘B-Boy Blues,’ and much more.

Watch the insightful interview after the jump…