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Kanye West slates two albums for 2011

Kanye West has a busy 2011 ahead. The superstar MC tweeted about a slew of forthcoming releases on Sunday (January 23), and revealed that not...
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Experts list the 10 most anticipated albums of 2011

The month of January has been totally dead when it comes to new urban music releases, making it impossible for us to bring you...
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Halle Berry rejects Aretha Franklin biopic

Halle Berry said she will not be playing Aretha Franklin in a biopic, despite the iconic singer’s request. Berry dismissed the rumors while speaking...
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Doctor stands trial for death of Michael Jackson

Dr. Conrad Murray has been ordered to stand trial for manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson. According to The Associated Press, Superior Court Judge...
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Jay-Z, Kanye West preview song from joint project

As promised, Kanye West and Jay-Z have teamed up to slaughter the game again. On Tuesday (January 11), just a few minutes after midnight, the...
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Lady Gaga announces 2011 album

The clock struck midnight and brought good news for Lady Gaga fans. As promised, the pop superstar tweeted a big announcement with regard to her...
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Janet Jackson launches int’l tour from Singapore

By fans' requests, on February 7, 2011 Janet Jackson's will kick-off her Number Ones, Up Close and Personal Tour at the Singapore Indoor Stadium...
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Lauryn Hill reveals winter tour dates

Rapper/R&B star Lauryn Hill is heading out on a Winter tour starting next, playing a series of mid-sized venues possibly for the last time...
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Singer Teena Marie dead at 54

Teena Marie, a celebrated R&B singer-songwriter, was found dead Sunday at her California home, her manager said. Born Mary Christine Brockert in Santa Monica, California,...
Aretha Franklin, Queen of soul, battles with cancer

Aretha Franklin, Queen of soul, battles with cancer

Aretha Franklin, music's Queen of Soul, is battling cancer, several news sources confirmed Wednesday. The National Enquirer reported Wednesday that Franklin was diagnosed recently with...
Posthumous Michael Jackson CD ‘Michael’ released

Posthumous Michael Jackson CD ‘Michael’ released

With Michael Jackson’s untimely passing last year, the international world grieved together as we lost the biggest entertainment star of the last 40 years....
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Kele Okereke — The Beauty of the Writing, the Strength of the Performance

British rock singer Kele Okereke, on hiatus from the alternative rock band Bloc Party, hit the road for his first Solo European tour. After...
Aloe Blacc, a soul-music treasure

Aloe Blacc, a soul-music treasure

In the wake of his hit song “I Need a Dollar”—a track made newly famous by this year’s HBO comedy-drama series How to Make...
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Disgruntled Rapper Conceals Identity to Release New Music on His Own Terms

After two years of being under contract without any official album release date in sight, an unidentified rapper has just released an independent project...
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Blues Icon Buddy Guy Set to Release New Album ‘Living Proof’ on October 26th

Five time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Buddy Guy, will release his new album, Living Proof on October 26th....
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Beyonce & Beyond: Tiffany Monique Debuts Video for Her First Single, Nemesis

As a member of Beyonce's background vocalist trio "The Mamas," performing in front of a large audience is nothing new. But one of its...
Yannick Koffi, the 11 year old musical genius

Yannick Koffi, the 11 year old musical genius

Yannick Koffi is an exceptional and enigmatic 11 year-old musician. Affectionately called the «musical genius» by his Japanese fans, the Australian-Ivorian appeared on the...
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FIFA World Cup 2010(TM) Official Song ‘Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)’ Becomes Global Phenomenon

In front of the world's largest stage, Shakira (Epic Records) and special guest Freshlyground performed the #1 Hit "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)"...
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Vieux Farka Toure coming out of his father’s shadow

Ahead of the World Cup opening concert, Stefan Simanowitz meets a musician about to perform the biggest set of his life There is a saying...
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Unison Agency Announces New Brand Identity and Website for Raise Hope for Congo Music Compilation

COMPILATION TO HELP STOP THE WORLD'S WORST VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN & GIRLS RESULTING FROM CONFLICT IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO -- PHYSICAL...
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ESSENCE Mourns the Loss of Lena Horne

"ESSENCE mourns the loss of Lena Horne. With tremendous talent, striking beauty and grace, she persevered through the difficult circumstances of racial intolerance....
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National and Local Leaders Honored for Bringing Stroke Awareness to African Americans at the 2010 Power Awards Concert – Friday, May 7

What: Power Awards Concert and Red Carpet Event to honor national and local leaders from across the country for raising the bar in promoting...
Hijab wearing African-American Sumayya Ali against all odds

Hijab wearing African-American Sumayya Ali against all odds

Sumayya Ali probably surprises everyone but herself. The burgeoning African-American opera singer has performed on the television show American Idol, Zulu-danced with Step Afrika...
James Brown and Aretha Franklin: Two masters of 1960s “soul” music

James Brown and Aretha Franklin: Two masters of 1960s “soul” music

Among many significant artists whose names became linked with “soul music” in the 1960s, James Brown and Aretha Franklin stand out as exceptionally popular...
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Alicia Keys, Amadou & Mariam, Angelique Kidjo, Black Eyed Peas, BLK JKS, John Legend, Juanes, Shakira, The Parlotones, Tinariwen, Vieux Farka Toure and Vusi Mahlasela to Perform at First-Ever FIFA WORLD CUP(TM) KICK-OFF CELEBRATION CONCERT

Today, Control Room, the world's leading producer of global music events, and FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association), the international governing body of football,...
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Gospel Royalty, Mary Mary, Wins Grammy(R) Award for its Record Breaking Hit, ‘God In Me’

Mary Mary, continues its winning streak by taking home the Grammy® Award in the Best Gospel Song category for "God In Me" at the...
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Mary J. Blige Confirmed as First Headliner and Official Spokesperson for ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL July 2, 3 and 4 in New Orleans

This July will see the return of singer/producer and actress Mary J. Blige to the ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL, set for July 2, 3 and...
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‘Jill Scott Preps Two New Films, Marvel Cartoon Series, Intimate Apparel Bra, Album Release and 2010 Lilith Fair Tour’

Triple threat releases lifetime movie 'Sins of the Mother' February 7. Reveals new album 'The light of the Sun' Spring/Summer 2010 supports Lilith Fair...
South Africa: Ras Dumisani’s rendition of national anthem in France causes diplomatic row

South Africa: Ras Dumisani’s rendition of national anthem in France causes diplomatic row

South African members of parliament, infuriated by a badly sung national anthem before Springboks and France clash have accused the reggae singer who “butchered...
Rihanna: A Glamorous and Angry Diva

Rihanna: A Glamorous and Angry Diva

Rihanna is not just an angry woman but also the most “Glamorous woman of the Year”, according to U.S. magazine Glamour. Glamour and Diva...