Following 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...Read more
Keyshia 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,...Read more
Swizz 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 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...Read more
Prince 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...Read more
Pharrell 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.
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....Read more
Former 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...Read more
August 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...Read more
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....Read more
Earlier 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 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...Read more
Drake 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...Read more
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....Read more
Jhené 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...Read more
Eve 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.
While 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...Read more
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Jay 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...Read more
Although 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.
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...Read more
soundtrack of upcoming film . After producing for Alicia Keys' "It's On Again" featuring Kendrick Lamar, the hitmaker recorded a has contributed not one, but two songs to the ...Read more
Beyoncé 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...Read more
Earlier 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....Read more
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,...Read more
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...Read more
After 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...Read more
This 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...Read more