Tis the season to be jolly and along with it comes Santa, Christmas cookies, movies, and of course holiday music! Thankfully there are great modern artists like pop diva, dancer, and actress, MILLIE, putting their own twist to classic Christmas songs. Enjoy this video stream below after the jump and […]

Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) announced today the award-winning ensemble cast joining Academy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson in the feature film RESPECT, based on the life of music icon Aretha Franklin. Following the rise of Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of Aretha Franklin’s […]

Cleveland-based first-generation Nigerian-American and recent Wilberforce University graduate, neo-soul rapper Nnena (née Nnena Adigwe) has released“Lovesick” today — the first signing and debut single on Bad Robot’s new independent record label Loud Robot.  Produced by Charles Scott IV, the song comes alongside a gripping video produced by Bad Robot and directed by rising star writer-director and […]

By Jack Barnes iHeartMedia and Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) announced today that the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards will feature performances by Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Garth Brooks, John Legend and Kacey Musgraves, with more to be announced. The live two-hour event airs Thursday, March 14 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX from the […]

By Jack Barnes Kicking off Oscar weekend with style and grace, ESSENCE celebrated four remarkable Hollywood artist-activists during its 12th annual “BLACK WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD AWARDS,” held Thursday, February 21, 2019, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. The luncheon, themed “Art + Activism,” was hosted by Grammy Award-Winning singer and actress, Kelly Rowland; and honored actress and comedian Regina Hall (Black Women […]

By Jack Barnes iHeartMedia and Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) announced today that the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards will honor Alicia Keys with the iHeartRadio Innovator Award; Garth Brooks with the Artist of the Decade Award; and Halsey with the iHeartRadio Fangirls Award presented by L’Oréal Paris.  The two-hour event airs live Thursday, March 14 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX […]

By Jack Barnes The Queen of Funk Chaka Khan has today released ‘Hello Happiness’, her first album in twelve years, via Diary Records / Island Records, the new label formed by Major Lazer founder and Grammy-nominated producer Switch with artist/songwriter Sarah Ruba Taylor. It has emerged to rapturous acclaim, with many critics hailing it as one of the finest albums of her […]

By Jack Barnes The Queen of Funk Chaka Khan made a phenomenal return with her latest single ‘Like Sugar’. Initially launched as a limited edition release for Record Store Day, it earned airplay from Annie Mac, Nick Grimshaw, Pete Tong,Benji B, Danny Howard and Gilles Peterson before receiving a full release in the summer. It immediately captured the imagination of fans […]

While we will always remember Aretha Franklin as the Queen of Soul, legendary Motown musician Smokey Robinson will remember her as his oldest friend. Robinson and Franklin performed together several times throughout their decades-long careers, but they met long before they were stars, growing up in the same neighborhood in Detroit. Robinson joins “CBS This Morning” from Glendale, California, to remember Franklin’s friendship and legacy.

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Stevie Wonder made one last visit to Aretha Franklin’s home in Detroit on Tuesday. He joins “CBS This Morning” from Los Angeles to share what he told her. He also discusses how Franklin influenced every singer in some way and was “consistently a great human being.”

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Quincy Jones By Jack Barnes Qwest TV, the world’s first subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platform dedicated to jazz and jazz-inspired music forms founded by music legend Quincy Jones in collaboration with French jazz impresario and television producer Reza Ackbaraly, announced today its official global launch date set for December 15, 2017. The announcement comes just two months following […]