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Todd Owyoung/NBC Janet Jackson took the liberty of creating her first song, but she had no control over the start of her music career. Speaking to the BBC, she said her father, Joe, decided she would sing after hearing her potential on the song. “I was so embarrassed. The studio door was open and Mike was […]

ABC/John Argueta Tyla released her first single, “Getting Late,” in 2019, so when “Water” went viral, it wasn’t something she expected. In an interview with V Magazine, she says “it was really a cool moment” that “came as a surprise to all of us, myself and my whole team.” “I feel like maybe [because] it […]

Getty/Steve Granitz Artwork created by the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, is set to go up for auction in August.  Kings Auctions will auction off 76 pieces of Jackson art, some of which are double-sided. The auction includes pieces hand drawn with wax colored pencil and others in watercolors. Some pieces are even drawn on presidential paper […]

The Four Tops in 1964 with Abdul “Duke” Fakir top left; Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images The Four Tops‘ Abdul “Duke” Fakir passed away Monday, July 22, from heart failure at his home in Detroit. Fakir, the last surviving founding member of the legendary Motown group, was 88.  “Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the […]

Disney/Eric McCandless The Cincinnati Music Festival returns Thursday with a three-day event featuring some of the greatest in R&B, jazz, soul and hip-hop. Slated to hit the stage this year are Maxwell, Ne-Yo, Fantasia and more. The festival kicks off Thursday at the Andrew J. Brady Center with a tribute to hip-hop; MC Lyte, KRS-One, EPMD and […]

Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images Erykah Badu is headed to Afropunk, a two-day festival held in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. She will be headlining the event’s Blktopia Bklyn, slated to take place Aug. 24 and Aug. 25. “Badulla Oblongata, Sara Bellum, Analogue Girl in a Digital World,” Afropunk shared in a joint post with Erykah and Bric Celebrate Brooklyn! “THEE […]

Denise Truscello There’s more Mariah Carey coming to Las Vegas. The diva’s current engagement, Mariah Carey: The Celebration of Mimi Live in Las Vegas, has been extended into 2025 with eight new shows. They begin Jan. 31 and run through Feb. 15, with tickets going on sale Friday at 10 a.m. PT. That’s the same day the […]

RCA Records Childish Gambino‘s Bando Stone & The New World has dropped, marking the final album under that imprint. But it also doubles as a soundtrack to his upcoming film of the same name. Speaking to Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, he says the album will force “the audience to participate [in the film] in a way that […]

Megan Thee Stallion is helping folks in her hometown of Houston who were affected by Hurricane Beryl. Alongside her Pete and Thomas Foundation and Bread of Life Inc., she’s launched an Emergency Power Program intended to give senior citizens generators that can be used to get electricity during natural disasters. “It’s been painful to watch the elderly population […]

Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Live Nation 50 Cent noted he was trending after the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump, but apparently his music was, too. Billboard reports his song “Many Men (Wish Death),” used in memes and TikToks created after the news broke, saw a 250% increase in streams July 13-15, up from the previous […]