VIDEO: How Gospel Singer Jessica Reedy Battled Depression

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Former BET's Sunday Best runner up and gospel singer Jessica Reedy is dominating the music industry. First, Reedy debuted at #1 on Billboard's Gospel Album charts with her record The Heart. Now the musician is climbing the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with her latest album, Transparent. While it may seem … [Read more...]

Listen to Five Songs from Idris Elba’s Nelson Mandela Tribute Album ‘mi Mandela’

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By Colin Stutz, Billboard The album was inspired by the "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" shoot and pays tribute to the revolutionary and his late father British actor Idris Elba — best known for his roles in Pacific Rim, Luther, The Wire and last year's Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom — also … [Read more...]

Faith Evans Talks New Album, The Industry, Memories of Biggie, & More

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By Ni'Kesia If you think you really know what the '90s encompasses of, then you have to know that Bad Boy reigned supreme for a vast majority of it. Not only with Diddy's supreme business skills or Biggie's lyricism, but in the artists that the developed and introduced to the world. One artist … [Read more...]

New Mary J. Blige “Whole Damn Year” & ‘The London Sessions’ Album Cover

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The Queen Mary J. has unveiled the trakclisting and cover art for her upcoming album, The London Sessions. featuring 12 tracks, Set to hit stores in the UK, November 24 and December 2 in the U.S., the album, is executive produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins and will be released via Capitol … [Read more...]

Idris Elba to Release Album Inspired by Nelson Mandela Film Role

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By Georg Szalai 'mi Mandela' will feature guest vocals from Mumford & Sons, James Blake and others‎ Idris Elba has announced plans for a November release of mi Mandela, an album inspired by his experience playing late South African anti-Apartheid leader Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk … [Read more...]

Listen: Jennifer Hudson – ‘JHUD’ (Album Stream)

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By Ni'Kesia With a week left on the countdown until Jennifer Hudson releases her highly anticipated third album JHUD, the beautiful songstress has teamed up with VH1/MTV to offer fans the opportunity to stream it to its entirety. The album, which features 10 tracks, hosts the Timabalnd … [Read more...]

Chris Brown: The Billboard Cover Shoot

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Chris Brown drapes the cover of Billboard magazine's latest issue, where he talks about his past and, as teased on the mag, admits, "Maybe I was out of the control." After his interview, Brown was at the center of another unforeseen incident when music mogul Suge Knight was shot at during Brown's … [Read more...]

KEM Tops R&B Charts, Performs On GMA

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By ThisIsRnB KEM just released his fourth studio album Promise To Love and it immediately soared to the top of the R&B charts on both iTunes and Amazon, as well as reaching the Top 10 of the iTunes Top 200.  Simultaneously, the lead single “It's You” holds strong at number one at … [Read more...]

Mary J. Blige Confirms New Album ‘The London Sessions’

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By ThisIsRnB Mary J. Blige has been paying attention to the massive amount of impressive talent and releases emerging from the UK over the past few years, and she wants in! The Queen of Hip Hop Soul recently spent a month in London working on and cultivating the sound of a brand new … [Read more...]

Kindred the Family Soul featuring Valerie Simpson

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Husband and wife duo, Kindred the Family Soul, released their new album A Couple Friends this past June. Now, the inspirational singers have released a music video for the albums title track, and united with iconic singer-songwriter Valerie Simpson for the visual. Often compared to Ashford & … [Read more...]