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Carlijn Jacobs Beyoncé revealed the cover for her upcoming album Renaissance on Thursday: a steamy, near-naked photo of her sitting on what appears to be a holographic horse. Queen Bey set the Internet on fire with the Instagram image of her boldly clad only in silver chains. “Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape […]

ABC Cardi B revealed on Instagram Live Tuesday that she wanted to cancel Friday’s release of her new single “Hot S***” because she is “so tired of people not doing their f***ing job correctly.” The Grammy winner says she “is upset” because “a lot of people have been dropping the ball for the past two months.” She added the […]

UMe/Republic Nelly is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his seven-times platinum Nellyville album by making it available on vinyl for the first time. Originally released on June 25, 2002, it was nominated for Grammy Awards for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album. His #1 single “Dilemma,” featuring Kelly Rowland, was nominated for Record of the Year and won […]

Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic Ne-Yo is preparing to drop his eighth studio album, titled Self-Explanatory, on July 15, four years after Good Man. The three-time Grammy winner says a major reason his new project was delayed was the pandemic. “I wasn’t inspired at all, no,” he tells Haute Living magazine. “I gained a little weight, weight that I’m still blaming on the quarantine and still […]

ABC/Paula Lobo After former Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes filed a racial discrimination suit against the Bravo network and the producers of the show in the spring, she is reportedly negotiating a settlement. This week, an Atlanta judge granted an extension until August 19 to settle the dispute, according to Page Six. Leakes, who appeared in 11 seasons of RHOA, […]

ABC/Wilford Harewood Brandy is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her 2002 Platinum album, Full Moon, and as she looks back at recording the music, she will never forget an embarrassing meeting with Michael Jackson. The album was recorded at the Hit Factory in Miami with producer Rodney Jerkins, who was also simultaneously recording songs for Jackson’s final studio album, Invincible, […]

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Nick Cannon has formed a new pediatric cancer foundation in honor of his late son, Zen, who died of brain cancer in December. He hopes the organization will help lessen the pain for families with children suffering from cancer. “I’m a true believer in turning your pain into purpose,” The Masked Singer host told Entertainment Tonight. “To […]

Leon Bennett/Getty Images for BET It’s been seven years since Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds released a new album, and now the legendary singer/composer/producer is coming back with an all-female all-star project. The 12-time Grammy winner offered a taste of his new music when he performed the first single from his upcoming Girls’ Night Out album, “Keeps on Fallin,’” with Ella Mai Sunday night during the […]

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images Vic Mensa has reportedly reached a plea deal and will avoid going to prison following his arrest earlier this year for psychedelic drug possession. The Chicago MC pleaded guilty to a single count of possession of a schedule III controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and was sentenced to one year probation and 25 months of […]

Erika Goldring/WireImage Roddy Ricch raps, rides across a desert and floats above the clouds in the “Real Talk” video he dropped on Monday.  The track is the first single from The Big 3 EP Ricch released on June 24. The Grammy winner is also featured on Ella Mai’s new album, Heart On My Sleeve. He joined the British singer to perform their song “How” Sunday […]

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