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ABC/Randy Holmes Chris Brown fans have a few more songs to learn before he kicks off his headlining tour in June. The singer’s released the deluxe version of his 11:11 album, which features 13 new songs. Joining him this time around are Bryson Tiller, Mario and Davido, as well as Lil Wayne, Joyner Lucas and Tee Grizzley, who are on […]

It’s a jam-packed week of new releases; check out this week’s New Music Friday for the culture’s latest and greatest in music. Alicia Keys, “Kaleidoscope” — The music video for the song, heard in the new Broadway musical HELL’S KITCHEN, has dropped, featuring Maleah, Joi Moon and the Broadway cast of HELL’S KITCHEN, whose vocals are on the track. Bebe Winans, “Father […]

Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for The Webby Awards Spotify CLASSICs is continuing to celebrate catalog music. The program has released its second chapter, which highlights the 100 greatest R&B songs of the streaming era (2015 to present day). The criteria used to make the list includes quality, impact, replay value, influence and cultural significance; it’s based […]

Epic Records/Republic Records Future and Metro Boomin are back again, this time with the deluxe edition of the album We Don’t Trust You, which they dropped three weeks ago.  We Still Don’t Trust You — with two discs and a total of 25 new tracks — boasts appearances from the likes of A$AP Rocky, The […]

Courtesy Live Nation Usher recently completed a residency in which he brought Black culture to Las Vegas; the longest Super Bowl halftime show to date; and his latest album, Coming Home — while being a husband and father of four and still managing to fit in some yoga, hiking or roller-skating for some self-care. He’s now preparing for […]

Courtesy Prime Video While the genre of hip-hop has influenced many around the world, the opposite is also true: Those in hip-hop often find inspiration from different people and parts of the globe. The latter is the focus of a new Prime Video music special, hosted by Lenny Santiago, that, according to a press release, “acknowledges the […]

Photo by Astrida Valigorsky/WireImage Nicki Minaj has added Rolling Loud Europe to the list of shows she’ll be performing this year. The rapper, who is currently on her Pink Friday 2 World tour, will headline the Austria iteration of the festival on July 5, the first night. Gunna and Flo Milli are among those who […]

David Becker/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures Almost exactly a year ago, Rihanna surprised attendees at CinemaCon in Las Vegas to announce that she’d signed on to a new animated film, The Smurfs Movie, to provide the voice of Smurfette, contribute original music and co-produce. More details on the project have now been revealed. The all-star […]

Steve Marcus-Pool/Getty Images O.J. Simpson, the former football great who was accused of and ultimately acquitted of the brutal 1994 slayings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, has died, according to his family. He was 76. “On April 10th, our father, Orenthal James Simpson, succumbed to his battle with cancer. He was […]

Live Nation Las Vegas Mariah Carey‘s Las Vegas residency The Celebration of Mimi launches April 12 at Dolby Live at Park MGM, but she’s already extended her run. Originally scheduled to run for eight shows throughout April, the residency has now added eight new performances: three in July and five in August. Tickets go on […]