WENDY WILLIAMS BREAKS DOWN IN TEARS OVER WHITNEY HOUSTON
THERE ARE VERY FEW VOCALISTS WHO SHOULD EVEN ATTEMPT TO COVER WHITNEY – HERE’S OUR LIST!
Singer Mario invited fans to a private listening session for his latest mixtape, Truth Be Told. Mario’s been hard at work in the studio, preparing his next album, and working on new music. The 25-year-old crooner invited fans to the studio, revealing he’s looking for “feedback” and a “deeper connection.” With an intimate party touch,… Read more »
Just a little over a month since scoring a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, veteran R&B group Boyz II Men reveals details on their new U.S. tour. Known for many of their hits including “End of the Road”, “I’ll Make Love to You”, and “On Bended Knee”, Boyz II Men’s tour kicks off… Read more »
After her first public appearance since giving birth at husband Jay-Z’s 40-40 club on Monday, Beyonce is back on the ball musically, giving fans the opportunity to remix the latest single off her 4 album, entitled “End of Time.” The “End of Time” remix competition is in association with SoundCloud, the popular music sharing service…. Read more »
On the heels of her Grammy nomination for her Lil Wayne-assisted “Motivation”, singer Kelly Rowland visited “The Chelsea Lately Show” to touch on turning 30, how she and Lil Wayne collaborated for the hit, and details on her new man. Check out a clip of Rowland on Handler’s show:
Fourteen years after their collaborative, Darkchild-produced hit, “The Boy Is Mine”, singers Monica and Brandy return as a duo on a new single. “It All Belongs To Me” was produced and written by Rico Love, who has recently been thrust into the spotlight via his appearances on VH1’s popular “Love and Hip Hop” show. According… Read more »
Grammy-nominated Jazmine Sullivan announced over the weekend that she’s returning to the studio for a brand new album. Sullivan took to her Twitter on Saturday to reveal, “Btw… I’M WORKING ON MY NEW ALBUM!!!” Last year, the soulful, raspy-voiced singer announced, via Twitter, that she was “taking a break from music.” This was weeks after… Read more »
After making huge moves in the writing world, Grammy-nominated songwriter/ producer Kevin Cossom is now venturing out on his own to make his mark as a solo recording artist, with a brand new single and video entitled “Excuses”. He may not yet be a household name, but you definitely know his work. His biggest hit… Read more »
Mr. “Sure Thing,” also known as R&B crooner Miguel, has returned with a leak from his forthcoming three-song EP, Art Dealer Chic, Vol. 1. On the meaning behind the visual, Miguel says: “The visual for “Adorn” is the projection of a dream I recently had. I wanted to use simple creative elements in a symbolic… Read more »
Throat surgery won’t stop the pied piper R Kelly as he continues to release new music, including his latest soul-era tune “Share My Love.” The latest song mirrors tracks from 2010’s Love Letter album, which took inspiration from the soul music of the ’60s and ’70s. While most fans have been expecting the return of his… Read more »
Grammy Award-winner John Legend was at New York City’s Kennedy Center this week to introduce a Marvin Gaye-inspired program that encourages young artists to face social issues head-on through art. Check out a video clip of Legend as he surprised students from the New York’s Duke Ellington High School of the Arts on Tuesday as… Read more »
Billboard is reporting that nine-time Grammy Award-winner John Legend surprised students at the Kennedy Center on Tuesday to shed light on his plans to start a Marvin Gaye-inspired program that encourages young artists to face social issues head-on through art. The idea comes from the late Marvin Gayes’ hit song “What’s Going On?”, and to commemorate… Read more »
Skylar Grey reflects upon Kaskade’s “Room for Happiness” remixes, lyrical interpretations of “Invisible,” and self-discovery in the process of finding comfort in one’s skin.
Maybe it was their B-girl style, the way they were pretty brown girls with sass and charm. Maybe it was their dance moves, their fly hairstyles, and of course, Coko’s nails. Maybe it was the music, the way their albums seemed to have songs that fit every mood and every lovelorn circumstance. Maybe it was… Read more »
Multiplatinum Reggae artist Shaggy is gearing up to re-release his tenth studio album, Summer In Kingston (Lava Edition), on February 7 with two new tracks. The album earned Shaggy his fifth Grammy nomination in the category of “Best Reggae Album”; the winner will be crowned on Sunday, February 12, five days after the album’s re-release…. Read more »
Former Bad Boy artist and platinum-selling singer Carl Thomas has just dropped the music video for the new single, “Don’t Kiss Me,” off his recently released album, Conquer. In the video, featuring two verses from Snoop Dogg, the two gentlemen can be seen enjoying an evening in a lavish lounge while both Thomas and Snoop… Read more »
You may not recognize her name, yet, but you will. McKenzie Eddy is the co-founder, alongside music mogul Dame Dash and Raquel Horn, of the media collective known as DD172. Not only did she help found the creative conglomerate, Eddy is also the president of BluRoc records, a label that released the last two albums from producer… Read more »
Bruno Mars had one hell of a year. The Elektra recording artist topped 2011’s global IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) chart for the year’s best-selling digital singles. Mars took the #1 and #2 spots with consecutive singles from his 25 times worldwide platinum selling debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans. The album’s first single,… Read more »
ELLE VARNER RELEASES “CONVERSATIONAL LUSH” MIXTAPE – GET IT HERE!
NEWCOMER ELLE VARNER WAS ONCE VOTED “MOST LIKELY TO GET SIGNED”…FIND OUT WHY!!
Grammy Award-winning singer Estelle recently released the official music video for her new single, “Thank You,” from the upcoming album, All Of Me, which will be in stores February 28. All Of Me will be Estelle’s third studio album and has been in the works for the past three years. It is the follow-up to her… Read more »
Although the track has been done for a while, a video was released today (January 18) featuring producer, singer, and rapper Ryan Leslie creating one of his new songs from scratch, entitled “5 Minute Freshen Up.” The following message came attached to the video from Leslie himself: “Follow @RyanLeslie because I’m always surprising followers. I’ve… Read more »
SANTIGOLD IS BACK WITH “BIG MOUTH”
R&B singer Mike Posner, whose soulful sound is a bi-product of his love for Hip-Hop, released a video featuring an acoustic cover of the new single from Rick Ross’ mixtape, Rich Forever. The track, “Stay Schemin,” originally features rappers French Montana and Drake and has made a big splash on both the Internet and radio… Read more »
Yonkers native Outasight is set to perform his most recent single, “Tonight Is the Night”, tonight (January 17) with The Roots on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” The song, which has been climbing the charts, is currently in rotation at over 115 Top 40 radio stations across the country, making Outasight a name, face, and… Read more »
50 CENT HAS AN R&B ARTIST ON HIS LABEL? CHECK OUR GOVERNOR INTERVIEW!
Earlier today (January 10), Amber Rose, the model and personality notorious for being Kanye West’s ex-girlfriend and now Wiz Khalifa’s “wife,” released her first official song, “Fame.” In November, Rose revealed to AllHipHop.com that she has been writing music for years and, with the support of Wiz, she said it would only be a matter… Read more »
Earlier today (January 9), Mike Posner released the visual for his sophomore album’s first single, “Looks Like Sex.” Fans first got a taste of the electro-pop song this past November when Posner included a short teaser of the track on his mixtape, The Layover. The 21-track mixtape includes both original music as well as a few… Read more »
Dawn Richard was one of the standout participants on Diddy’s “Making The Band 3.” It was clear to viewers – and apparently Diddy – that she actually had talent and possibly the ambition to see her dream through to reality. For her efforts on the show and once her short-lived Danity Kane days were over,… Read more »
BOYZ II MEN GET STAR ON HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME!
Adepero Oduye (Pariah) reflects upon the abandonment of her pre-medical studies, discovering her voice, and the inspiration she drew from Robert Duvall’s performance in The Apostle.
SEAN PAUL STRIKES BACK WITH A NEW LOOK & NEW ALBUM FOR A NEW YEAR!
SHAGGY TALKS COMMUNITY, GRAMMY’S, AND SHAGGY ALBUMS HE DIDN’T RECORD! READ HERE!
A “TOP 5 NOT DEAD, SO STAY ALIVE” LIST??? CHECK AN OLYMPIAN’S TIPS HERE!
COMEDIENNE KIM WAYANS GETS SERIOUS ABOUT HER ROLE IN THE FILM “PARIAH”
Video model Shanika Adams to time during the busy holiday to mentor and inspire a group of young girls in Georgia. Ms. Adams, who has been featured on the cover or pages of magazines like King, XXL and The Source, teamed with the Star Quality Girls Outreach Program to mentor young girls facing adversity. She… Read more »
(AllHipHop News) R&B sensation The Weeknd took to Twitter on Christmas Day to announce that following last week’s release of his third mixtape, Echoes of Silence, he is preparing a commercial release of his three projects as part of his “Balloon Trilogy” in 2012. He tweeted, “I can’t wait to re-release The Trilogy as a package,… Read more »
DIRECTOR DEE REES CHECKS IN ON WHAT IS BEING CALLED THIS YEAR’S “PRECIOUS”!
SOUL SINGER ANTHONY HAMILTON TEACHES THE FELLAS HOW TO KEEP A HAPPY HOME!
Last night (December 20), Toronto’s current musical sensation, The Weeknd, released his new mixtape, Echoes of Silence, the third and final mixtape in his Balloons trilogy. The Canadian crooner’s previous projects, House of Balloons and Thursday were released in the past year to critical acclaim and massive support from the both the online and music communities. The Weeknd, real… Read more »
Teen rap star Diggy Simmons hit the streets of New York yesterday for a number of charitable causes. Diggy, who is the son of rap pioneer Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, of Run-DMC fame, hit the New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, where he attended bedside visits with patients, handed out holiday gift bags, signed… Read more »
A variety of artists showed up to support WRKS, 98.7 KISS FM’s 9th Annual KISS Cares Coat Drive, in partnership with the New York Cares Coat Drive Friday. Over 1,200 coats were collected during the charitable event, which was held at Regal Cinema in Union Square. Guests that attended included Anthony Hamilton, Carl Thomas, Miss… Read more »
TRINA’S TOY DRIVE A SUCCESS!
On Black Friday, the one day of the year where people fought to find the best bargains, R&B singer Tank gave away the gift of music absolutely free. Tank’s new mixtape, Diary of a Mad Man is a raw and uncensored musical journal that gives listeners a glimpse inside the mind of an R&B star…. Read more »
DETROIT’S MIKE POSNER TALKS UP HIS MIXTAPE AND THE HOMIE BIG SEAN! READ ON…
National TV/ NYC Top Ranked Radio Personality, Egypt Sherrod hosted her 2nd Annual Egypt’s Give Back Tour, in partnership with Egypt Cares Family Foundation, WBLS 107.5 Radio, and Egyptsaidso.com. Egypt launched the annual toy drive in 2010, as a way to provide well deserving, yet financially challenged residents of the NY/NJ area with joy through… Read more »
In a recent interview with Katie Couric on ABC’s 20/20, Beyonce discussed her pregnancy, including rumors that she was wearing a fake baby bump, opening her own production company, and her new concert DVD “Live at Roseland: Elements of 4.” The DVD includes footage from the four sold out performances at New York City’s Roseland… Read more »
The always mysterious Abel Tesfaye, better known as R&B singer/songwriter, The Weeknd, has released the visuals for “The Knowing,” the last track off his debut mixtape House of Balloons. The Mikael Colombu-directed video is open to interpretation in regards to its meaning, and features an array of shots of The Weeknd himself, women, lions, destruction,… Read more »
JEEZY, MONICA AND MORE CELEBRATE MARY J. BLIGE’S NEW ALBUM “MY LIFE II”
Andre Harrell discusses his latest business venture, Harrell Records, and Hamilton Park reflects upon the long road to success.
Mateo reflects upon the importance of his Morehouse experience, “urban modernism” and the musical standard set by his grandfather, Freddy Jordan (of King Records).
Ser’Darius Blain reflects on his long battle with shyness, the importance of a multicultural upbringing, and the valuable knowledge derived from his mother’s artistry.
HITMAKER FOR ALICIA KEYS & KEYSHIA COLE, KERRY “KRUCIAL” BROTHERS, SHARES HIS CREATIVE PROCESS WITH AHH!
LONDON’S ESTELLE DISCUSSES HER RAP ROOTS & THE REVOLUTION THAT HAD HER CITY IN FLAMES!
After enormous success in the United States last month with the “Five Out of Five” series, Red Bull Academy took their series to Madrid, Spain, to speak some to some more influential entertainers. The event featured seminal New York Hip-Hop groups like Mobb Deep, Wu-Tang, Black Moon, and the Diplomats all sitting down for discussions… Read more »
TRIPLE THREAT TYRESE TEASES WITH HIS “OPEN INVITATION” TO NEW ALBUM
The cast of VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop gathered last night in New York for a private screening of season 2 of the hit series. Monami Entertainment and Bartenura Wines hosted a the private screening at Pranna Restaurant’s Gold Room, where the first episode of season 2 was shown. “This season will bring you closer… Read more »
NICK CANNON TALKS BABIES, WIFEY, COMEDY, AND NEVER-ENDING RAP BEEF!
“Uncle” Charlie Wilson will continue his support for US troops fighting overseas, by making his fourth appearance in the Middle East in the past three years. The R&B icon, who launched his career as the lead singer of The Gap Band, is heading to Kuwait this month to perform five dates for the troops, as… Read more »