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B2K Reunites For Tour

It’s official! The boy band B2K is reuniting and embarking on their Millennium Tour with MarioChingyLloyd, and more in Spring 2019.

B2K was an American R&B boy band that was active from 1998 to 2004. In 1998, the group was formed by American record producer Chris Stokes. They released their self-titled debut album on March 12, 2002. The album peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs albums chart. They released 4 hit albums and a movie before disbanding in 2004.

3/8 – Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center3/9 – New York, NY – Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden

3/14 – Rochester, NY – Blue Cross Arena

3/15 – Fairfax, VA – EagleBank Arena

3/16 – Hampton, VA – Hampton Coliseum

3/17 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum Complex

3/23 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium

3/24 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum

3/29 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena

3/31 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

4/5 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena

4/6 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center

4/7 – Baltimore, MD – UMBC Event Center

4/18 – Bossier City, LA – CenturyLink Center

4/20 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
4/26– Cleveland, Oh — The Q Arena
4/27 – Chicago, IL – Wintrust Arena
4/28 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
The band will be joined by fellow R&B and hip-hop mainstays of the decade in special guests MarioYing Yang TwinsLloydPretty Ricky and Chingy. The tour is produced by G-Squared Events in association with Omarion Worldwide, Hall of Fame Entertainment, and Blvd. Music.

Singer JoJo Takes Matters In Her Own Hands!

Longtime Pop/R&B singer JoJo launched a new movement.

The singer and songwriter re-recorded and re-released her first two albums, Both projects are much more mature, powerhouse vocals as well as new production.

JoJo took to social media based on the response of the project:

Wow. Your response to me re-recording my first two albums has taken my breath away. I’ve tried to read through literally every single comment!!! You guys are making me sooooo emo!!!! What the hellllllll, to see an album I first made at 12 and another at 15 at the top of the iTunes album charts is just CRAZY. Honestly, I wasn’t sure if it was a good idea (and my team checked allllll the legalities to see that it would be ok!!) but I was SO SICK of seeing my fans day in and day out ask me where my old shit was. Not being able to give them what they deserve made me so mad. I’ve felt out of control for so long, and I WAS FUCKING TIIIIIIIIIIIIIIED. I couldn’t stand for it. This is for my day 1s. This is for the amazing creatives who shaped these songs with me (and so they can finally collect the publishing that is rightfully theirs!). And this is for me. For healing. Reclaiming my time and my history. I am currently making the best music of my life for this new album. And I wanted to make sure that I saged myself so I could enter 2019 with lightness and space to be TOTALLY FREE. Getting this project off my chest feels SO GOOD and it means the world to me seeing you living with it/ loving it/ sharing it/ supporting it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. NEW MUSIC 2019. Love, Jo.

For over 10 years now JoJo has endured a legal battle with her former record label, Blackground Records, who also hold albums for the late R&B legend Aaliyah and R&B vet Tank in captivity.

2019 Grammy Nominations

The nominations for the 61st GRAMMY Awards are here!

Category 17 – Best R&B Performance

• “Long As I Live”
Toni Braxton

• “Summer”
The Carters
Track from: Everything Is Love

• “Y O Y”
Lalah Hathaway
Track from: Honestly

• “Best Part”
H.E.R. Featuring Daniel Caesar
Track from: H.E.R.

• “First Began”
PJ Morton
Track from: Gumbo Unplugged (Live)

Field 6 – R&B
Category 18 – Best Traditional R&B Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental traditional R&B recordings.)

• “Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand”
Leon Bridges
Track from: Good Thing

• “Don’t Fall Apart On Me Tonight”
Bettye LaVette
Track from: Things Have Changed

• “Honest”
MAJOR.

• “How Deep Is Your Love”
PJ Morton Featuring Yebba
Track from: Gumbo Unplugged (Live)

• “Made For Love”
Charlie Wilson Featuring Lalah Hathaway
Track from: In It To Win It

Field 6 – R&B
Category 19 – Best R&B Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• “Boo’d Up”
Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)
Track from: Ready

• “Come Through And Chill”
Jermaine Cole, Miguel Pimentel & Salaam Remi, songwriters (Miguel Featuring J. Cole & Salaam Remi)
Track from: War & Leisure

• “Feels Like Summer”
Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)

• “Focus”
Darhyl Camper Jr, H.E.R. & Justin Love, songwriters (H.E.R.)
Track from: H.E.R.

• “Long As I Live”
Paul Boutin, Toni Braxton & Antonio Dixon, songwriters (Toni Braxton)

Field 6 – R&B
Category 20 – Best Urban Contemporary Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded contemporary vocal tracks derivative of R&B.)

 Everything Is Love
The Carters

• The Kids Are Alright
Chloe x Halle

• Chris Dave And The Drumhedz
Chris Dave And The Drumhedz

• War & Leisure
Miguel

 Ventriloquism
Meshell Ndegeocello

Field 6 – R&B
Category 21 – Best R&B Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new R&B recordings.)

• Sex & Cigarettes
Toni Braxton

• Good Thing
Leon Bridges

• Honestly
Lalah Hathaway

• H.E.R.
H.E.R.

• Gumbo Unplugged (Live)
PJ Morton

Field 7 – Rap
Category 22 – Best Rap Performance
(For a Rap performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

• “Be Careful”
Cardi B
Track from: Invasion Of Privacy

• “Nice For What”
Drake

• “King’s Dead”
Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake
Track from: Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By

• “Bubblin”
Anderson .Paak

• “Sicko Mode”
Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee
Track from: Astroworld

Field 7 – Rap
Category 23 – Best Rap/Sung Performance
(For a solo or collaborative performance containing both elements of R&B melodies and Rap.)

• “Like I Do”
Christina Aguilera Featuring Goldlink
Track from: Liberation

• “Pretty Little Fears”
6lack Featuring J. Cole

• “This Is America”
Childish Gambino

• “All The Stars”
Kendrick Lamar & SZA
Track from: Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By

• “Rockstar”
Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage

Field 7 – Rap
Category 24 – Best Rap Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award.  A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• “God’s Plan”
Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)

• “King’s Dead”
Kendrick Duckworth, Samuel Gloade, James Litherland, Johnny McKinzie, Mark Spears, Travis Walton, Nayvadius Wilburn & Michael Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake)
Track from: Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By

• “Lucky You”
R. Fraser, G. Lucas, M. Mathers, M. Samuels & J. Sweet, songwriters (Eminem Featuring Joyner Lucas)
Track from: Kamikaze

• “Sicko Mode”
Khalif Brown, Rogét Chahayed, BryTavious Chambers, Mike Dean, Mirsad Dervic, Kevin Gomringer, Tim Gomringer, Aubrey Graham, John Edward Hawkins, Chauncey Hollis, Jacques Webster, Ozan Yildirim & Cydel Young, songwriters (Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee)
Track from: Astroworld

• “Win”
K. Duckworth, A. Hernandez, J. McKinzie, M. Samuels & C. Thompson, songwriters (Jay Rock)
Track from: Redemption

Field 7 – Rap
Category 25 – Best Rap Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new rap recordings.)

 Invasion Of Privacy
Cardi B

• Swimming
Mac Miller

• Victory Lap
Nipsey Hussle

• Daytona
Pusha T

• Astroworld
Travis Scott

Category 1 – Record Of The Year
(Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) and mastering engineer(s), if other than the artist.)

• “I Like It”
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
Invincible, JWhiteDidIt, Craig Kallman & Tainy, producers; Leslie Brathwaite & Evan LaRay, engineers/mixers; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer
Track from: Invasion Of Privacy

• “The Joke”
Brandi Carlile
Dave Cobb & Shooter Jennings, producers; Tom Elmhirst & Eddie Spear, engineers/mixers; Pete Lyman, mastering engineer
Track from: By The Way, I Forgive You

• “This Is America”
Childish Gambino
Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, producers; Derek “MixedByAli” Ali & Riley Mackin, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

• “God’s Plan”
Drake
Boi-1Da, Cardo & Young Exclusive, producers; Noel Cadastre, Noel “Gadget” Campbell & Noah Shebib, engineers/mixers; Chris Athens, mastering engineer

• “Shallow”
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Lady Gaga & Benjamin Rice, producers; Tom Elmhirst, engineer/mixer; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer

• “All The Stars”
Kendrick Lamar & SZA
Al Shux & Sounwave, producers; Sam Ricci & Matt Schaeffer, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer
Track from: Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By

• “Rockstar”
Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage
Louis Bell & Tank God, producers; Louis Bell & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

• “The Middle”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
Grey, Monsters & Strangerz & Zedd, producers; Grey, Tom Morris, Ryan Shanahan & Zedd, engineers/mixers; Mike Marsh, mastering engineer

General Field
Category 2 – Album Of The Year
(Award to Artist(s) and to Featured Artist(s), Songwriter(s) of new material, Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s), Mixer(s) and Mastering Engineer(s) credited with at least 33% playing time of the album, if other than Artist.)

• Invasion Of Privacy
Cardi B
Leslie Brathwaite & Evan LaRay, engineers/mixers; Belcalis Almanzar & Jorden Thorpe, songwriters; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer

• By The Way, I Forgive You
Brandi Carlile
Dave Cobb & Shooter Jennings, producers; Dave Cobb & Eddie Spear, engineers/mixers; Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters; Pete Lyman, mastering engineer

• Scorpion
Drake
Noel Cadastre, Noel “Gadget” Campbell & Noah Shebib, engineers/mixers; Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters; Chris Athens, mastering engineer

• H.E.R.
H.E.R.
Darhyl “Hey DJ” Camper Jr, H.E.R. & Jeff Robinson, producers; Miki Tsutsumi, engineer/mixer; Darhyl Camper Jr & H.E.R., songwriters; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer

• Beerbongs & Bentleys
Post Malone
Louis Bell & Post Malone, producers; Louis Bell & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers; Louis Bell & Austin Post, songwriters; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

• Dirty Computer
Janelle Monáe
Chuck Lightning & Janelle Monáe Robinson & Nate “Rocket” Wonder, producers; Mick Guzauski, Janelle Monáe Robinson & Nate “Rocket” Wonder, engineers/mixers; Nathaniel Irvin III, Charles Joseph II, Taylor Parks & Janelle Monáe Robinson, songwriters; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer

• Golden Hour
Kacey Musgraves
Ian Fitchuk, Kacey Musgraves & Daniel Tashian, producers; Craig Alvin & Shawn Everett, engineers/mixers; Ian Fitchuk, Kacey Musgraves & Daniel Tashian, songwriters; Greg Calbi & Steve Fallone, mastering engineers

• Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By
(Various Artists)
Kendrick Lamar, featured artist; Kendrick Duckworth & Sounwave, producers; Matt Schaeffer, engineer/mixer; Kendrick Duckworth & Mark Spears, songwriters; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

General Field
Category 3 – Song Of The Year
(A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• “All The Stars”
Kendrick Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Al Shuckburgh, Mark Spears & Anthony Tiffith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar & SZA)
Track from: Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By

• “Boo’d Up”
Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)
Track from: Ready

• “God’s Plan”
Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)

• “In My Blood”
Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes & Geoffrey Warburton, songwriters (Shawn Mendes)
Track from: Shawn Mendes

• “The Joke”
Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)
Track from: By The Way, I Forgive You

• “The Middle”
Sarah Aarons, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Kyle Trewartha, Michael Trewartha & Anton Zaslavski, songwriters (Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey)

• “Shallow”
Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)

• “This Is America”
Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)

General Field
Category 4 – Best New Artist
(An artist will be considered for Best New Artist if their eligibility year release/s achieved a breakthrough into the public consciousness and notably impacted the musical landscape.)

• Chloe x Halle

• Luke Combs

• Greta Van Fleet

• H.E.R.

• Dua Lipa
Track from: Dua Lipa

• Margo Price

• Bebe Rexha

• Jorja Smith

Field 1 – Pop
Category 5 – Best Pop Solo Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental pop recordings. Singles or Tracks only.)

• “Colors”
Beck
Track from: Colors

• “Havana (Live)”
Camila Cabello

• “God Is A Woman”
Ariana Grande

• “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)”
Lady Gaga

• “Better Now”
Post Malone

Field 1 – Pop
Category 6 – Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental duo/group or collaborative pop recordings. Singles or Tracks only.)

• “Fall In Line”
Christina Aguilera Featuring Demi Lovato
Track from: Liberation

• “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”
Backstreet Boys

• “‘S Wonderful”
Tony Bennett & Diana Krall
Track from: Love Is Here To Stay

• “Shallow”
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

• “Girls Like You”
Maroon 5 Featuring Cardi B
Track from: Red Pill Blues

• “Say Something”
Justin Timberlake Featuring Chris Stapleton

• “The Middle”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

Field 1 – Pop
Category 7 – Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new traditional pop recordings.)

• Love Is Here To Stay
Tony Bennett & Diana Krall

• My Way
Willie Nelson

• Nat “King” Cole & Me
Gregory Porter

• Standards (Deluxe)
Seal

• The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic!
Barbra Streisand

Field 1 – Pop
Category 8 – Best Pop Vocal Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal pop recordings.)

• Camila
Camila Cabello

• Meaning Of Life
Kelly Clarkson

 Sweetener
Ariana Grande

• Shawn Mendes
Shawn Mendes

• Beautiful Trauma
P!nk

• Reputation
Taylor Swift

Field 29 – Music Video/Film
Category 84 – Best Music Film
(For concert/performance films or music documentaries. Award to the artist, video director, and video producer.)

• Life In 12 Bars
Eric Clapton
Lili Fini Zanuck, video director; John Battsek, Scooter Weintraub, Larry Yelen & Lili Fini Zanuck, video producers

• Whitney
(Whitney Houston)
Kevin Macdonald, video director; Jonathan Chinn, Simon Chinn & Lisa Erspamer, video producers

• Quincy
Quincy Jones
Alan Hicks & Rashida Jones, video directors; Paula DuPré Pesmen, video producer

• Itzhak
Itzhak Perlman
Alison Chernick, video director; Alison Chernick, video producer

• The King
(Elvis Presley)
Eugene Jarecki, video director; Christopher Frierson, Georgina Hill, David Kuhn & Christopher St. John, video producers

Field 29 – Music Video/Film
Category 83 – Best Music Video
(Award to the artist, video director, and video producer.)

• “Apes***”
The Carters
Ricky Saiz, video director; Mélodie Buchris, Natan Schottenfels & Erinn Williams, video producers

• “This Is America”
Childish Gambino
Hiro Murai, video director; Ibra Ake, Jason Cole & Fam Rothstein, video producers

• “I’m Not Racist”
Joyner Lucas
Joyner Lucas & Ben Proulx, video directors; Joyner Lucas, video producer

• “PYNK”
Janelle Monáe
Emma Westenberg, video director; Justin Benoliel & Whitney Jackson, video producers

• “MUMBO JUMBO”
Tierra Whack
Marco Prestini, video director; Sara Nassim, video producer

The two most-nominated people at the 61st annual Grammy Awards are both hip-hop. Kendrick Lamar leads with eight noms, and Drake follows with seven. Producer Boi-1da and Brandi Carlile earned six apiece, making Carlile the most nominated woman at the 2019 Grammys. Cardi B, Childish Gambino, H.E.R., Lady Gaga, Maren Morris, producer Sounwave and mastering engineer Mike Bozzi follow with five nods.

Find out who has been nominated in each of the 84 categories below (use the links to jump to the desired field).

(Full List Source: https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/grammys/8489045/2019-grammy-nominees-full-list)

Miley Cyrus: New Music On The Way

Remaining mostly quiet for the past few months many fans are wondering when and what can they expect from her seventh album and what will sound like, Miley opened up during a conversation with New York’s 95.5 PLJ, she revealed that the record will be produced by Ronson, Mike Will Made-It, and Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow. Playing around with country for last year’s Younger NowMiley Cyrus will go back to pop roots and hip-hop influences for her next album. As for when we can finally hear the fruits of Miley and Mike Will’s labor, she says new music is coming “sometime next year. “I’ll definitely put out a record next year, but when and how is still up in the air for me, just ’cause I never like to feel that pressure or think too far ahead.”

Meek Mill Tours To Promote New #1 Album “Championships”

Meek Mill returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart to become the top musical act in the U.S. His new set Championships launches at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 229,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music.

Check out Meek’s tour dates below.

The Motivation Tour 

2/19 Miami, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater

2/22 Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom

2/23 Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center*

2/26 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre

2/28 Los Angeles, CA @Hollywood Palladium

3/1 San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic*

3/5 Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium*

3/8 Chicago, IL @Aragon Ballroom*

3/9 Detroit, MI @ The Fox Theatre

3/12 New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom*

3/15 Philadelphia, PA @ The MET*

3/19 Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre

3/20 Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell

3/21 Washington, DC @ The Anthem

3/23 Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz

3/24 Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy

Having served his third prison sentence, Meek Mill has a new number-one album and a mission: to reform the criminal justice system.
Check out the rappers powerful interview with CNN.

JANET JACKSON INDUCTED INTO ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME

The queen of the velvet rope, Janet Jackson and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced it will finally induct the Pop Icon into the class of 2019.

The long-overdue  comes 11 years after her eligible period began in 2007. After the news broke, the global star took to social media to express her heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in the voting process.

The decision to include her in this year’s class was made by an international body of voters that includes music industry professionals, historians, and living inductees. They considered the length of Jackson’s career, her complete body of work, her originality, and her lasting influence on other artists.

2018 Highest-Paid Women In Music

1. Katy Perry ($83 million)
2. Taylor Swift ($80 million)
3. Beyoncé ($60 million)
4. Pink ($52 million)
5. Lady Gaga ($50 million)
6. Jennifer Lopez ($47 million)
7. Rihanna ($37.5 million)
8. Helene Fischer ($32 million)
9. Celine Dion ($31 million)
10. Britney Spears ($30 million)

Grammy Award Winning Super Star Taylor Swifts Left The Record Label That Launched Her Career

A new record deal with Universal Music Group for Multi-Platinum singer. Announced the news in an Instagram post featuring a photo of herself posing with Universal Music Group Chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge and Republic Records CEO Monte Lipman.

“My new home,” she captioned.

After years with Big Machine Records since 2006, her contract expired and it appears as though UMG, who has handled promotion for Swift for years, won her over.

“I’m ecstatic to announce that my musical home will be Republic Records and Universal Music Group,” she shared. “Over the years, Sir Lucian Grainge and Monte Lipman have been such incredible partners. It’s so thrilling to me that they, and the UMG team, will be my label family moving forward. It’s also incredibly exciting to know that I’ll own all of my master recordings that I make from now on. It’s really important to me to see eye to eye with a label regarding the future of our industry,” she continued. “I feel motivated by new opportunities created by the streaming world and the ever changing landscape of our industry… I also feel strongly that streaming was founded and continues to thrive based on the magic created by artists, writers and producers. I want to express my heartfelt thanks to Scott Borchetta for believing in me as a 14-year-old and for guiding me through over a decade of work that I’m will always be so proud of,” she wrote. “I’m extremely grateful to get to do what I love, especially with the people I’ve been fortunate enough to work with. The best thing I’ve been lucky enough to receive is the dedication, trust, and loyalty of the fans who have cared about the words and melodies I’ve written.”

In other Taylor Swift news: The singer’s ending 2018 by giving a chance to experience the globetrotting, 53-date Reputation tour with an intimate, professionally shot, immersive concert film, coming to Netflix on New Year’s Eve.

Spice Girls REUNITE Without POSH SPICE

The tour was originally set to begin at Etihad Stadium in Manchester on June 1, 2019, however, the group has added two more dates to the same location, now kicking off their tour on May 29. They’ve also added another date at Coventry’s Ricoh Stadium, as well as two more at London’s Wembley Stadium.

Mel C couldn’t help but thank fans for their overwhelming support on Twitter. She, Mel BEmma Bunton, and Geri Halliwell will be reuniting, while Victoria Beckham focuses on her family and fashion line.

“I know you’ve been bombarded with promo stuff lately but I just wanted to say I’m completely overwhelmed with the response to our tour,” Mel C tweeted. “Wow! I did not expect that. It’s going to be AMAZING!! Thank you so much!”

Posh Spice turned down the invitation to go on tour ans release this statemnet:

“I always told myself, ‘Dream big, and then dream even bigger.’ And I wanted to show that, if I can do it, then really anyone can do it. And what you can achieve really can be limitless, if you, I can’t help it, if you really, really want it, OK? “So many years ago, I started with girl power, and now that message is still as strong as ever, but now it’s through the privilege of being able to empower women through my designs,” she shared. “I’ve always been surrounded by strong, supportive women. And that’s as true now as it was back then. So, for all the women out there who have ever been doubted or doubted themselves, this award tonight is for all of us.”

K. Michelle Sets Up New Album

The Award-winning R&B singer/songwriter/reality star has announced the title of her upcoming fifth LP, FAB (“F*ck All U Bitches.”)

K. Michelle Via Twitter:

“My 5th album is titled “FAB” FUCK All u Bitches! It’s really pretty musically epic! Real good music. R&B money! Thank you”

The official release date is currently unknown, but if she follows the trend of her last two releases, then it would arrive before year end.

Canceling Tour Dates

After the “Aubrey & The Three Amigos” tour postponed its date in St. Paul, Minnesota, twice, the show has been nixed altogether.

The St. Paul show, according to Billboard, rescheduled shows in Denver at the Pepsi Center and Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City have also been canceled, and refunds have been offered at the point of purchase. 

R&B New Comer Queen Naija Release Debut EP

The  EP is inspired by her own life.
The  22-year-old singer started out as a vlogger who documented her life as a mom and wife, but things took a bad turn when her husband cheated on her last year and Naija documented her thoughts about the drama on her Youtube channel. “Medicine” and “Karma” were songs she recorded to cope.

Stream and enjoy below:


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Some Of Your Favorite Songs That Were Originally Meant For Another Artist

Could you imagine how some of your favorite songs being recorded by someone else?

Here is an interesting list of songs that were originally given to another singer/rapper before that passed on it.

GOLD DIGGER

Did you know one of our favorite Kanye West songs was originally given to One-Hit-Wonder Chicago rapper Shawnna

West’s 2005 take on this track, which features an appearance by Jamie Foxx, sailed to #1 Billboard‘s Hot 100 and was, at the time, the fastest selling digital download of all time.  Shawnna, who passed on it. Kanye tweaked the hook a bit, and the rest is history.

I’m A Slave 4U

Britney Spears iconic pop hit almost never happened, however, as the song was originally intended for Janet Jackson’s All For You album, but didn’t make the cut.

N!99@Z In Paris

Pusha T didn’t like the beat from this track, kicking it to the curb for “sounding like a video game”.

It was then discovered by label-owner Kanye, who immediately recognized the potential and used it for his collaboration with Jay-Z.


I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing

Originally written for Céline Dion,  Aerosmith power ballad was for the apocalypse flick Armageddon.

Steven Tyler so channels his inner diva on the track one has to wonder if it would really sound much different had she done it.

Rock Your Body

This song was just one of several songs originally destined for Michael Jackson’s Invincible album.

But got passed down to JT for his 2002 debut solo album.

My Humps

Super producer & Band member will.i.am penned this track for pop-group the Pussycat Dolls for their debut album.

But he decided to give them another song instead. The Black Eyed Peas then released it, on 2005’s Monkey Business, where it was the record’s most successful single, going double platinum.

Baby One More Time

Max Martin’s pop track was originally offered to TLC for their “Fan Mail” album, but the R&B group rejected the song.

Eventually served as Spears’ debut single. …Baby One More Time,” Spears perhaps does not arrive in such a huge way.

How Will I Know

Whitney Houston’s No. 1 hit on the Hot 100 stands as one of the artist’s most iconic tracks — but it could have sounded a lot different with Janet Jackson at the helm.

Songwriters George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam reportedly approached Janet’s management team with a demo, but a swift decline forced them to look elsewhere. Thanks in large part to Clive Davis, Houston was given the track.



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