Pharrell's "Happy" Tops Four Million Mark, Outsells "Get Lucky"

Columbia RecordsIn 2013, Pharrell Williams was responsible for one of the biggest, most unescapable hits of the year: "Get Lucky," his collaboration with Daft Punk.  Well, now Pharrell's managed to top himself, sales-wise, thanks to this year's most unescapable hit: "Happy."

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Keri Hilson Reconciles with NBA Boyfriend Serge Ibaka

Courtesy Serge Ibaka Via InstagramFollowing her split with NBA baller Serge Ibaka, Keri Hilson seemed to be making progress on her third album, the follow-up to 2010's No Boys Allowed. Just as fans began to anticipate sad love songs on her next project, the singer has seemingly reconciled with her beau.

Following his Oklahoma City Thunder game on Wednesday night, Ibaka confirmed their relationship status on

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Keyshia Cole Heads to Nigeria for Calabar Jazz Festival

KeyshiaCole.comKeyshia Cole has been tapped to close out the Calabar Jazz Festival this weekend. The singer announced to her fans that she will perform at the three-day event on Sunday in Calabar, Nigeria.

"Abt to hop on this 20 hr flight to Calabar, Nigeria!!" she wrote in an Instagram post on Thursday.  "I do this for my fans!!" She also shared a teaser video,

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Swizz Beatz to Attend Harvard Business School

Kevin Mazur/WireImage via ABCSwizz Beatz has announced that he's set to attend Harvard Business School to study top-level management.

The producer has been accepted into the Owner/President Management Program and shared a portion of his acceptance letter on Instagram. "This might be one of the happiest days of my life. From the BX [Bronx, New York] ...Read more

Chris Brown's Assault Trial to Begin Monday

RCA RecordsChris Brown's misdemeanor assault trial has been delayed to Monday morning in Washington D.C. Superior Court, according to the Washington Post.

Before Brown's trial begins, the judge will issue a verdict in the case against Brown's bodyguard, Chris Hollosy, who is accused of assisting the singer in allegedly attacking a man outside the W Hotel last year in D.C.  That verdict was expected Friday after two days of testimony earlier in

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Prince Re-Signs with Warner Bros; Readies 30th Anniversary Edition of "Purple Rain" & New Album

Press Here PublicityPrince will now have full ownership and control over his master recordings after signing a new contract with his former label Warner Bros. Records.

The legendary singer has announced that fans will soon hear previously unreleased music as well as a digitally remastered, deluxe 30th anniversary edition of his 1984 soundtrack to Purple Rain.

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and

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Alicia Keys Reveals Studio Session with Pharrell for "It's On Again"

Courtesy Alicia Keys Via TwitterPharrell handpicked Alicia Keys to lend her vocals to his new song, "It's On Again" featuring Kendrick Lamar, which serves as the lead single from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack. The singer is now allowing fans the chance to see how the record came together.

"Want to come behind the scenes in the studio with and me? ;-) " she tweeted ...Read more

Pregnant Ciara Tweets About Baby Kicks

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Ciara and Future will soon welcome their first child together, and the singer continues to keep her fans up to date with her pregnancy via social media. Ci Ci shared that her son is kicking.

"Kicks To The Ribs Early!:) Hey Lil One...Youch!:)..:)," she tweeted to her 5.5 million followers. One fan commented, "Can't wait to see my god-baby," while another joked, "He's tryna 1,2 step already?"

Ciara's bundle of joy will mark Future's fourth child. 

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Kelis Says She Doesn’t Listen to Nas' Music

Island Def JamFormer couple, Nas and Kelis, are both promoting their respective music projects, but it seems the rapper's ex-wife is not interested in his new material. In a recent interview with the New York Times Magazine, the singer finally addressed her thoughts on Nas posing with her wedding dress on his infamous album cover for Life is Good.

"It’s not even the dress. The joke behind that is that it’s the slip to the petticoat to my dress," she told the publication

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August Alsina's "Testimony" Expected to Have Solid First-Week Sales

Def JamAugust Alsina's debut album, Testimony, is on track for solid first-week sales, according to industry forecasters.

According to Hits Daily Double, the singer's first studio effort is expected to sell between 50,000

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John Legend to Executive Produce Documentary-Style Dance Film

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John Legend is teaming up with Step Up 5 writer John Swetnam to create a new coming-of-age dance flick, titled Breaking Through.

Deadline reports their upcoming project will serve as a "documentary-style drama for the YouTube generation." Legend will serve as an executive producer while Swetman will make his feature directorial debut.

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Aretha Franklin Threatens Suit Over Fake Patti LaBelle Fight Story

Aretha's Records; Courtesy of Patti LaBelleEarlier this month, The News Nerd published a satirical story about Aretha Franklin getting into a physical altercation with Patti LaBelle.  Although the Queen of Soul released a statement clarifying that the story was false, she is planning to file a $10 million lawsuit against the publication, according to the Detroit ...Read more

SWV, Jaheim & More to Perform at 22nd Annual Trumpet Awards

WE tvSWV and Jaheim have been tapped to showcase at the 22nd Annual Trumpet Awards, airing on TV One this Easter Sunday.

The network announced that the entertainers will be joined by Raheem DeVaughn, Joe, Carl Thomas, Lyfe Jennings, Stephanie Mills, Candice Glover, Donnie McClurkin, Amber Riley, Melle Mel, Kurtis Blow, Kid N’ Play, Chubb Rock and many more. The artists

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Report: Drake Sued for Allegedly Ripping Off Jazz Musician

Cash Money RecordsDrake has reportedly been sued by the estate of a late jazz musician, whom he allegedly ripped off for one of the tracks on his 2013 album, Nothing Was the Same.

According to TMZ, the estate of Jimmy Smith claims Drake excerpted without permission a 35-second monologue from the musician's 1982 song, "Jimmy Smith Rap" for Drake's track "Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2." The lawsuit claims Drake incorrectly stated in the liner notes of his album that he obtained a license for the

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Miguel's Stylist Speaks About His "Sexy, Bold, Rock 'n' Roll" Fashion

Image Credit: Anthony WilliamsMiguel recently acknowledged that his stylist Jasmine Benjamin has landed a feature in Vogue magazine, in which she details the crooner's edgy fashion statements.

When asked by the magazine how she would described Miguel's style, Benjamin complimented the singer for being fashion-forward and pushing "boundaries."

"His style is sexy, bold, rock 'n' roll and everything that idea encompasses. 

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Jhené Aiko Debuts New Song "Spotless Mind" at Coachella

Def JamJhené Aiko made the most out of performing for the first time at Coachella on Sunday. The singer debuted a brand new song called "Spotless Mind" during her set.

“Started as a love song, 26 years in the making / Moving from place to place and I never really settled down,” she sings backed by her live band. The island-inspired song was posted on her official YouTube page.

"Spotless Mind" will appear on her upcoming full-length debut Souled Out, slated to arrive

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Eve to Wed Billionaire Beau in Lavish Spain Wedding?

Courtesy Eve Via InstagramEve got engaged to British designer Maximillion Cooper last year on Christmas Day. Now, the couple is reportedly gearing up to exchange vows in Spain this summer.

Sources tell the New York Post's Page Six that the long-time couple, who've been dating since 2011, will have their ceremony inside the Blue Marlin megaclub in Ibiza. The wedding will be held sometime in June.


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Diddy Tops Forbes Five List of Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists

Bad Boy RecordsWhile many continue to debate his upcoming Howard University commencement speech, Diddy is laughing all the way to the bank. The rap mogul has just landed atop The Forbes Five list of Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists.

The college drop-out has secured the position for the fourth year in a row with a net worth estimated by Forbes to be around $700 million, up $120 million from last year in large part due to the launch of his cable music network

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Mack Wilds Releases Video for "Henny (Remix)" Featuring Mobb Deep, French Montana & Busta Rhymes

MackWilds.comAfter teasing behind-the-scenes shots, Mack Wilds has unveiled the official video for his remixed single "Henny," featuring guest verses from Mobb Deep, French Montana and Busta Rhymes.

The clip was inspired by

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Jay Z's Made in America Festival to Run Simultaneously in Philadelphia & L.A.

Life + TimesJay Z has announced plans to take his Budweiser Made in America Festival to both the East and West Coasts this summer.

The rapper and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino have announced that a version of the two-day music event will take place in L.A. during the 2014 Labor Day weekend, August

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Usher Plans "Classic" Material for New Album, Says Rico Love

Image credit: Anthony MandlerAlthough he's currently staring as the celebrity coach on NBC's The Voice, Usher is making great strides in the recording process for his eighth studio album.  Rico Love, who is contributing to the project, has revealed what fans can anticipate.


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Erica Campbell Confirmed for McDonald's Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour

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Erica Campbell has been tapped to host and perform during McDonald's upcoming Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour, kicking off later this summer.

The gospel singer, formerly of Mary Mary, will be joined by comedian Jonathan Slocumb. Concertgoers also can expect performances by 2014 Stellar Award-winners Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy, the renowned Mississippi Mass Choir and gospel star Uncle Reece, among others.

"I am so thankful

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Pharrell's New Track "Here" from Amazing Spider-Man 2 Surfaces Online

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Pharrell Williams has contributed not one, but two songs to the soundtrack of upcoming film The Amazing Spider-Man 2. After producing for Alicia Keys' "It's On Again" featuring Kendrick Lamar, the hitmaker recorded a ...Read more

Future Allows Fans to Stream "Honest"

Future is getting set to unleash his sophomore album, Honest, and the rapper is letting fans preview the disc a week before its official release.

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Beyoncé and Jay Z to Tour Together This Summer?

Beyonce.comBeyoncé and Jay Z are taking their marriage, and their music, on the road, according to a new report.

According to the New York Post, the duo will launch a stadium tour in late June. Reportedly, they will visit 20 stadiums across the country, including a potential date in New York on July 4.

Jay ended his Magna Carter World Tour in January. His wife completed her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour last month.

They both made cameos at the Coachella festival in California last weekend; Jay Z joined

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Aretha Franklin Laughs Off Rumored Fight with Patti Labelle

Image credit: Matthew Jordan SmithEarlier this month, The News Nerd published a satirical story about Aretha Franklin getting into a physical altercation with Patti LaBelle. Now, Franklin has decided to address the story, which many people actually thought was true.

"I’ve never heard anything crazier -- regarding myself and Patti allegedly fighting on March 20, in Atlanta," Aretha said in a statement.  "On March 20, I was in New York City readying for my birthday patty (Sorry.

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John Mayer Covers Beyonce Onstage in Australia

Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for LUTBOver the weekend, John Mayer tweeted his admiration for Beyoncé's song "XO."  Now, he's paid her the ultimate compliment by performing the song live on stage.

On April 12, John tweeted, "The best thing about Beyoncé? The break in her voice on the first 'baby, love me lights out' in XO. Real and raw."  On Tuesday in Adelaide, Australia,

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2 Chainz Readies New EP for His Fans

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2 Chainz announced plans to release new five-track EP titled Freebase, which will tide fans over until he completes his third studio effort.

The rapper posted an trailer for the upcoming set on his YouTube page. The EP will include all new material.

"It has been a minute since the release of my album

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Keyshia Cole Teases Video for "Next Time (Won’t Give My Heart Away)"

Courtesy Keyshia Cole Via InstagramAfter releasing the retro video for "Rick James” featuring Juicy J earlier this week, Keyshia Cole is gearing up to provide fans another visual, this one for her newest single, "Next Time (Won’t Give My Heart Away)."

In a 15-second Instagram teaser for the upcoming visual, KC shows off her vulnerable side in the Colin Tilley-directed video. The song

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August Alsina Aims to Make His Mom Proud with Newly Released Debut Album, "Testimony"

Def JamThis week saw the release of August Alsina's full-length debut album, Testimony, which included his club anthem "I Luv This Sh**"; and the singer says he's not concerned with what his critics think of the project, he only wants to make his mom proud.

"Some people are happy and then some people just probably [are] not," Aug tells ABC News Radio, referring to what he expects some detractors might feel about his album.  But he says he's never be the sort of person to worry about what haters might think. "I always just want to see the next person happy and doing whatever it is that they do, but

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