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Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Brooklyn MuseumThough fans have suggested various Verzuz battles between artists and producers, co-creator Swizz Beatz says he won’t pressure any artists to join the series. “Verzuz is not a battle, its a celebration,” Swizz during a conversation with Joe Budden on Beatz’s Radio Instagram Live on Tuesday. “We only select people in Verzuz that love each other and […]

Robert L. Poole With his new single from his forthcoming EP, actor-turned-singer Rome Flynn is asking fans to “Keep Me In Mind”. For the last two seasons, Flynn has played law student Gabriel Maddox on ABC’s Emmy-winning show How to Get Away With Murder, where he’s taught by Professor Annalise Keating, portrayed by Viola Davis.  But as we say goodbye to […]

Rodin Eckenroth/WireImageMelanie Fiona still can’t quite believe that she gets to star as the legendary Chaka Khan in season two of BET’s American Soul, which returns on May 27. “I still can’t believe this actually happened,” Melanie wrote on Instagram, announcing her upcoming new role. “Yup! It’s ya girl as the iconic Chaka Khan,” whom she called a “huge inspiration.”  Many fans […]

Atlantic RecordsFans have not been able to turn off Kehlani‘s latest album It Was Good Until It Wasn’t since its release last week, and she’s been sharing various graphics and art created by her fans on social media. Muralist TiMOthy B shared his artwork on Instagram, explaining that he was given an opportunity by someone at Kehlani’s record label, Atlantic, to honor the Oakland, […]

Courtesy of QuestloveQuestlove will be celebrating Stevie Wonder‘s 70th birthday — and the legend’s incomparable music catalog — with a family-hosted 24-hour DJ set.  The Roots member will bring the classics to Instagram Live, spinning jams to help soothe people’s souls, while we’re sheltered in place due to COVID-19.  Viewers will be able to enjoy 24 hours’ worth of hits by […]

Courtesy MJ The MusicalAfter being derailed by the Broadway shutdown due to COVID-19, MJ, the new Broadway musical inspired by the music and life of Michael Jackson, has a new opening date. The show will now officially open April 15, 2021 at the Neil Simon Theater in New York City, with preview performances set to […]

ABC/Eric McCandlessAs he himself sang in 1980, “Happy Birthday to you,” Stevie Wonder!  The living legend turns 70 today. Wonder was born Stevland Judkins in Saginaw, Michigan, and moved to Detroit at age four. Blind from infancy, Stevie was a child prodigy who played keyboards, harmonica and drums. At age 11, he signed to Motown/Tamla […]

Courtesy of Jill ScottAs if last weekend’s neo-soul Verzuz battle wasn’t celebration enough.  Jill Scott tells ABC Audio she’s “excited” to give fans another reason to celebrate, as she works on new music while in quarantine.  She admits it’s been 24 years since she’s spent this much time at home but it’s definitely helped keep her creative juices flowing.  She says […]

Nick WallMicheal Ward didn’t have to dig too deep to understand his character Marco in the new crime-drama Blue Story. The film, which follows best friends Marco and Timmy, who later become rivals in a vicious gang war, depicts an all too familiar narrative of what can happen when a young person is recruited for a neighborhood gang.  “I’d […]

Strong Arm MediaSoulbird India.Arie brings forth a masterpiece film, “Welcome Home,” to help calm the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The nine-minute film captures natural elements, highlighting her singles “Crazy” and “Sacred Space” from her latest album, Worthy.  India.Arie felt these unprecedented times were the perfect time to offer wellness, peace and tranquillity, using her music as a vessel […]

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