Hard work has certainly paid off for Beyonce and Jay-Z, who seem to have attracted the limelight with virtual ease this past year. According to Forbes, the super couple earned the most money last year, raking in $122 million combined. In addition to the success of their respective 17 Views
A label rep says the Atlanta rapper will recover from Tuesday's shooting.
Up-and-coming Atlanta MC Waka Flocka Flame was shot Tuesday (January 19) in his hometown, according to Fulton County Police.
Flocka (real name: Juaquin Malphurs) suffered a gunshot wound to the arm as he was stopped at a carwash on National Highway. He was rushed to nearby Grady Hospital. A spokesperson for his record company said Flame will be fine.
As the world reaches out to assist Haiti with relief in the wake of last week's devastating earthquake, the music world is quickly mobilizing to find ways it can help. Linkin Park's non-profit foundation, Music for Relief, has teamed up with the United Nations Foundation, Habitat for Humanity and the Dave Matthews Band's BAMA Works organization's Haitian relief effort for a project called Download to Donate for Haiti.
CHICAGO, IL — On Wednesday, January 20, The Oprah Winfrey Show dedicates a live hour to last week's catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. Joining forces with some of the biggest names in entertainment, the episode will highlight personal stories in order to more clearly put a human face on this incomprehensible tragedy and incredible suffering. One of Haiti's biggest champions, Grammy-winning singer Wyclef Jean, shares a firsthand account of what he found when he traveled back to his native land just days ago.
In a recent interview, Lil Wayne believes the Minnesota Vikings will win over the New Orleans Saints when they battle for the NFC Championship.
"I'm rooting for Brett because I'm a die-hard," Lil Wayne said. "I believe the Vikings will win because of the running attack," Wayne explained. "The Saints give up about 150 rushing yards a game, and the Vikings have arguably the best running back in the game [Adrian Peterson]. ... I believe the Vikings defense will frustrate Brees."
During a recent interview with Allure Magazine, Beyonce announced plans to dead her alter persona, whom fans have come to know as Sasha Fierce.
The R&B diva stated that it doesn't mean that fans won't see her perform in the energetic fashion that Fierce trademarked, but rather is a sign of her growth as an artist. Beyonce doesn't have to flip a switch anymore because the two personalities have become one.
R&B singer Omarion will replace Shane Sparks as a judge on MTV's reality dance competition, America's Best Dance Crew.
Omarion will be joining former *Nsync member J.C. Chavez and rapper Lil Mama for the fifth season of the hit show, and released a statement saying that he is excited to get a chance to work with the dancers.
Kelly Rowland is in the process of switching record labels from Columbia Records/ Music World Entertainment to rumored Universal Motown but that hasn't stopped her and producer Jim Jonsin who have been in the studio heavily working on her third solo album in which the title hasn't yet been released.
"I've been working on her album with songwriter Rico Love, we've done four songs. She's doing a pop-house and R&B sound, like a mixture, it's really cool, some up-tempo stuff, some ballads, all around really nice - more like a Donna Summer sound."
Akon has been banned from playing in Sri Lanka after complaints from the country's Buddhist community about one of his videos.
According to reports, "Thousands of people protested in the country's capital, Colombo, on Monday (22.03.10), saying the singer desecrated the image of Buddha in his video for 'Sexy Chick' - which shows a group of bikini clad women dancing by a pool with a statue of Buddha clearly visible in the background."
Tony Yayo recently released a free remix sequel to his Gun Powder Guru digital album. The new mixtape is titled; GP2: The Remixes. The project features artists such as Freddie Gibbs, Lil Boosie and Soulja Boy.
According to reports, Tony Yayo will premier a video for the single "Obama," directed by mentor and G-Unit label boss, 50 Cent.
“My relationship with the two of them is just awe,” Robin Thicke said on the set of his video for “It’s in the Mornin’” in Malibu. “I think they’re amazing human beings and amazing talents, and they get better and better with age like fine wines...Jay is a good friend and a godfather to a lot of us young artists. “He gives great advice and he’s been very helpful to me in my career.”
War has been declared against Sean “Diddy” Combs for his stating that other vodka brands are “pee pee.”
In response, Liquor Tycoon M.J. Silver, who owns Georgi Argent, has announced a press conference scheduled for today (March 25th) in Times Square to protest Diddy’s statement that “if you’re not drinking Ciroc vodka, then you’re drinking pee pee.”
Akon has issued an apology in response to a series of protests in Sri Lanka inspired by one of his music videos. The Buddhist community in Sri Lanka protested his “Sexy Chick” video with pop singer David Guetta which depicts a pool party scene with girls dancing around a statue of Buddha.
Compton, California rap star Game has officially confirmed June 15th as the date he will release his fourth solo release, the R.E.D. Album.
The release is being executive produced by Game and Pharrell Williams, who produced tracks on the album along with Dr. Dre, who offered his production expertise, in addition to laying down rap vocals for the R.E.D. Album.
The judge presiding over the child and spousal support battle between Nas and Kelis ruled in favor of the R&B singer in Los Angeles on Monday morning (April 12).
According to TMZ, Nas was forced to pay more than $47,000 in back child support and more than $40,000 in back spousal support. He is also being asked to make $10,000 payments per month in spousal support until he pays off the $299,015.50 he owes Kelis.