Several months after its release, Brian McKnight is still feeling the heat over his sexually-explicit song, “If Ur Ready to Learn.” The singer performed at a Baltimore festival on Friday (July 23) but he first had to answer to critics who questioned his involvement in the family-friendly event.
Eric Benet responds to critics of his “Redbone Girl” single which features Lil Wayne fawning over a “caramel-cream”-colored girl (aka a “redbone”).
Frank Ocean’s coming-out announcement hit the mark with fans. But his team missed the point with a message to Target, the retail giant that refused to stock the singer’s debut album, Channel Orange.
Frank Ocean has the numbers on his side. The singer’s major label debut, Channel Orange, released exclusively on iTunes late Monday night, is projected to sell between 110,000 and 120,000. The big numbers by the Odd Future member followed his public coming-out announcement and Def Jam’s decision to digitally release the set a full week in advance.
Some of the biggest names in soul music hit the stage for this weekend’s Essence Music Festival at the New Orleans Superdome. While Mary J. Blige and D’Angelo added their brand of R&B, some iconic names lifted came out to lift their voices.
Steel Magnolias, one of Hollywood’s most celebrated tear-jerker films, is getting an update. A television remake of the 1989 film will feature a mostly black cast, headlined by Queen Latifah (M’lynn) and Jill Scott (Truvy).
BET announced Thursday (June 21) morning that the soulful singer-songwriter D’Angelo has been added to the list of performers at the BET Awards 2012. It will be D’Angelo’s first television performance in over a decade.
Robin Thicke is getting comfortable with his new position as a celebrity vocal coach on Duets. The soulful singer-songwriter recently explained why he’s a natural in his new role and why race doesn’t get in [...]
Four months after the tragic death of ex-wife Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown married his fiancee Alicia Etheridge on Monday, June 18. According to People, Brown was married in Hawaii less than 24 hours after performing [...]
Whitney Houston’s new movie-musical, Sparkle, comes out in theaters August 17, but it might soon find a permanent home on the Broadway stage. The writer and producer of the original 1978 movie, Howard Rosenman, is [...]