Sevyn Streeter announced some exciting news via her Twitter account on Thursday.
The singer's smash single, "It Won't Stop" featuring Chris Brown, has officially reached gold status, after selling 500,000 copies since its August 2013 release. "THANKS TO YOU!!!! I 7OVE & APPRECIATE YALL SOOO MUCH!!!!" she tweeted to her fans. "YALL REALLY ARE AMAZING!!!"
Her frequent collaborator congratulated her on the accomplishment,...Read more
Kanye West has reached another milestone with his latest album, Yeezus.
Despite limited promotion and no official singles, the rapper's sixth solo effort has sold more than a million copies since its June 16 release date. The feat earned Ye's project a platinum certification, according to the Recording Industry Association...Read more
Michael Jackson's legacy lives on. Fans of the late singer will be excited to know that Timbaland has released a snippet of his collaboration with the King of Pop on a track called "Slave to the Rhythm."
"She’s a slave to the rhythm of love," sings MJ on the up-tempo track, a minute-long clip of which was issued as part of the hitmaker's "Timbaland Thursdays" series.
While it's unknown when or if a full-length version will be available, Timbaland previously promised fans that more unreleased material...Read more
Beyonce is known for having lavish accommodations while traveling, so it should come as no real surprise that she's reportedly paying more than $19,000 dollars to stay at the penthouse suite in The Fitzwilliam Hotel while in Dublin, Ireland.
According to an Irish publication, Independent, her six-day stay comes with her own...Read more
After appearing on two seasons of VH1's Love & Hip Hop, K. Michelle is ready for her spin-off, officially arriving on VH1 later this year.
According to the network, the singer's reality show, which the network refers to as an "untitled K. Michelle project, " will chronicle her journey through music and relationships while she navigates her new life in...Read more
Is Brandon Howard the long-lost son of Michael Jackson? A definitive conclusion was not reached on Thursday.
The website FilmOn.TV on Thursday claimed in a live event that it has seen DNA evidence showing that there’s a 99.9-percent chance that the 31-year-old Howard, a singer who performs under the name B. Howard, is the King of Pop’s son.
However, Howard posted a video on his Facebook page saying...Read more
President Obama has nothing but “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” for the women of soul, even if he accidentally misspelled the title of Aretha Franklin’s signature anthem.
In an “oops” moment Thursday night, the president dropped a letter when paying tribute to Franklin at the White House concert series event, In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul.
“When Aretha first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her, she had no idea it would become a rallying cry for African-Americans, and women, and then everyone who felt marginalized because of what...Read more
YG is gearing up to embark on his first headlining outing, dubbed the My Krazy Life Tour.
Alongside DJ Mustard, the West Coast rapper will kick off the trek March 29 in Syracuse, New York and it will travel to this year's South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas before concluding on June 4 in Ashland, Oregon.
The trek will coincide with the release of his debut album, My Krazy Life, which will be available in stores and online on March 18 via Def Jam Records. The disc includes his...Read more
Pharrell Williams has collaborated with a wide variety of artists during his long career, but he's always on the lookout for new people to work with. During a recent appearance on Australian TV, he named Lorde as someone he'd like to team up with, but said he doubts she'd be interested.
Appearing on the Australian TV show Sunrise, Pharrell said of Lorde, "I would love to work with her. She doesn't need me, but I would love to work with her." The always-humble...Read more
Elle Varner vents about a failed relationship and an unfaithful boyfriend on her newest single "Cold Case," lifted from her sophomore album, Four Letter Word.
"Love is such a beautiful thing, it's so f**king beautiful especially in the beginning when everyone is so happy and so honest," she says in the intro with birds chirping in the background. "And loving and affectionate and there for you and not cheat on you and not f**king some other bitch."
As the hook comes in, Elle sings, "I'm going to find the answer to this mystery/ Boy you ain’t heard the last from me." The bass-heavy...Read more
Last week, Da Brat was ordered to pay 6.4 million dollars to a woman she attacked with a rum bottle at an Atlanta-area nightclub in 2007. Now, the rapper is speaking out about forking over the hefty sum, which she finds "baffling."
"I shouldn’t have done what I did. It was wrong. And, the girl definitely deserved some compensation…but $6.4 million? HELL NO!" The rapper said in a video posted on her YouTube page.
Da Brat served nearly three years in prison for the for the attack, which seems to have affected her income....Read more
After being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Chris Brown is single again, according to a tweet his on-again, off-again girlfriend Karrueche Tran shared with her one million Twitter followers.
"Not dating anyone stop w the bs," Tran tweeted on Wednesday. "Please and thank you."
While it seems that the former couple are no longer dating, it's unknown if they will remain business partners in Tran's upcoming...Read more
The nominees for the MTV Movie Awards were announced Thursday morning, and Kanye West and Rihanna have scored nods.
West is up for Best Fight after showing off his acting chops in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, which includes a massive fighting scene with Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Steve Carell, among others.
Kanye is also nominated in the Best Cameo Performance category, where he will compete against Rihanna in This Is the End, the film in which she slaps Michael Cera...Read more
Pharrell is winning. After producing two of 2013's s biggest hits -- Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" -- the hitmaker is sharing the keys to his ongoing success in the latest issue of The Red Bulletin magazine.
"If you get hooked on success, you are screwed," says Pharrell, whose Oscar-nominated smash "Happy" recently reached the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100.
Skateboard P adds, "If that is your main concern, being on top, then you should probably find another...Read more
Last month, Beyonce partnered with the Prince of Wales during the U.K. leg of the Mrs Carter Show World Tour, in an effort to raise cash for The Prince's Trust charity. Now, the singer has expanded her global #BeyGOOD initiative to other organizations worldwide.
The singer's campaign has teamed with six charities in cities where she will perform, including Dublin, Ireland; Cologne, Germany; Amsterdam, Holland; Antwerp, Belgium; Barcelona, Spain; and Lisbon, Portugal. Beyonce is encouraging fans to stop by tables set up in the main foyer at each venue and make donations, which will benefit homeless individuals, seriously...Read more
Meet Michael Jackson's new son: Brandon Howard. So claims Howard, a 31-year-old man who alleges he has DNA evidence proving he's the son of the late King of Pop.
According to TMZ, Howard says he obtained Michael's DNA from an orthodontic device, and a test performed on it shows the singer is his father. The results will be posted Thursday on FilmOn.com.
TMZ adds that Howard -- a singer himself who performs under the name B Howard -- will seek money from Michael's estate.
The man who was convicted in the death of Usher's stepson has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Jeffrey Simon Hubbard was sentenced Wednesday in Hall County, Georgia, after he was found guilty last month of homicide by vessel, serious injury by vessel, reckless operation of a vessel, unlawful operation of a personal watercraft, and a boat traffic violation, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Hubbard will serve 15 years' probation after he's released...Read more
Rick Ross could potentially earn his fifth chart-topping album next week.
According to Hits Daily Double, the rapper's sixth studio album, Mastermind is projected to sell between 145,000 to 160,000 in its opening week. Industry forecasters also suggest Rozay will beat out Pharrrell's new album G I R L, which is expected to sell between 85,000 to 95,000 copies.
For both entertainers the projections fall far below the sales start of their previous albums. Ross' 2012 effort God Forgives, I Don’t sold 218,000...Read more
You better purchase your wedding gift for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West soon: they've picked a date.
People magazine reports the couple will wed in Paris on May 24. Kardashian has stated in the past that she and Kanye will tie the knot in the City of Light.
A People source says approximately 150 people are expected to attend the wedding. The couple's daughter, North, who's almost nine months old, reportedly will be involved in the ceremony.
West popped the question to Kardashian last...Read more
Wale is a big fan of HBO's Game of Thrones, which would explain why he's agreed to contribute new material to the first Game of Thrones mixtape, entitled Catch the Throne: The Mixtape.
The rapper joins other super fans of the show including Big Boi, Common and Daddy Yankee on the 10-track project, which was designed to celebrate the upcoming fourth season of HBO's hit show, beginning April 6.
The project also includes songs from up-and-coming artists Snow Tha Product, Bodega Bamz and Magazeen, among others.
While Chris Brown completes another two months in court ordered rehab, a new track from the singer has leaked online.
The website YouHeardThatNew.com has posted a new song called "New Flame," with guest verses from Rick Ross.
"Baby try a new thing, and let’s spark a new flame,"...Read more
Like many of hip-hop's elite, Rick Ross has many detractors that credit his success to his rumored affiliation with the Illuminati. For the first time, Rozay has addressed the secret society chatter, which he takes as a compliment.
"Man, there’s a part of me that laughs when I hear that," Ross says in the new issue of Rolling Stone. "It’s a compliment. Like, 'Wow, I made it, I'm in the Illuminati!' But people who say sh** like that, to me, are like people who believe in f**king...Read more
After several false starts, Ashanti has finally released her fifth album, Braveheart, and she's expressing her gratitude to her loyal fans for supporting the project.
"I can't thank you guys enough for the love &reception of #Braveheart," she tweeted on Wednesday. "I put my heart into it, & I am truly Grateful for your support. #blessed."
Industry forecasters predict her first project since 2008′s The Declaration, released independently...Read more
Beyonce has completely revamped the look and feel of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, which is currently making its way through Europe; and the singer has shared a brief video teaser showing her reworked tour.
In a minute-long clip, which was posted to her YouTube page, the diva reveals new choreography,...Read more
As expected, ScHoolboy Q's major-label debut, Oxymoron, debuted atop on the Billboard 200 chart.
According to the publication, the rapper's third studio effort sold 139,000 copies its first week of release, marking the highest-charting project for any artist on Top Dawg Entertainment. The rapper also surpassed the success of his label-mate Kendrick Lamar, whose debut album, good kid, m.A.A.D city,...Read more
Ashanti is confirmed to perform the national anthem during the highly anticipated rematch between boxing champ Manny Pacquiao and undefeated two-division world champion Timothy Bradley Jr, which is taking place next month.
Last month, the singer was personally offered the opportunity after recently sitting next to Pacquiao at a New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden.
"I’m such a huge fan of Manny Pacquiao! I have family in the boxing business -- Howard Davis, Jr. and Dyah Davis," said Ashanti in a statement. "When I found out we...Read more
Janelle Monáe and Jill Scott are among the handful of entertainers that have been selected to perform before President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama as part of the "In Performance at the White House" series.
The pair will be joined by Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Ariana Grande, Season 5 winner of The Voice Tessanne Chin and Grammy-winning rocker Melissa Etheridge with top session keyboardist...Read more
Janelle Monae is not only making her voice acting debut in the upcoming animated film Rio 2, but she also is featured on the movie's soundtrack, which now has a release date.
The funky singer has penned a new song called "What Is Love" for the album Rio 2: Music from the Music Picture, arriving in stores March 25.
"Yes!!! #Rio2 soundtrack & artists revealed!! So happy tweeted& I got to write "What is Love" for this movie!'" she ...Read more
Trey Songz may have collaborated with him on the official remix of "I Luv This Sh*t," but August Alsina says the R&B crooners are no longer friends.
"I don’t really f**k with Trey right now. We don’t get along right now," August tells Rap-Up TV. "We ain’t on the same page. He did some other sh** and we just don’t rock."
The crooner explained what led to their fallout. "Like I tell people all the time, show...Read more