Solange Is The Cover Star For ELLE’s New Issue
The A Seat at the Table singer discussed her most recent album and growing up with Destiny’s Child in the new cover story.
Solange graces the cover of ELLE Magazine's upcoming issue, which will be on newsstands February 21. In a preview of the upcoming cover story, Solange discussed growing up with Destiny's Child and the making of her A Seat at the Table album.
"My sister and Kelly [Rowland] were the same age, which is like a built-in best friend in the house; they were extremely close," Solange remembered of her childhood. "Writing felt like this insular thing that I could go back in my room and express all that I would observe, all the emotions that would arise. It felt like mine, my little thing."
"I did want to create this juxtaposition, politically, of having these very hard, messy conversations but having them stylistically in a way that you can really hear me, and not the yelling, the rage," Solange said of her groundbreaking album. "I wanted to project in my delivery what I was not achieving at all: peace and having a certain lightness and airiness that could maybe help me get closer to having more light and airiness in my life."
Read the full preview of Solange's ELLE cover story here.
#RhoA: Kandi Burruss ‘Not Mad at’ Kim Zolciak’s ‘RHOA’ Return, Teases Upcoming Porsha Williams Blowout
We all know about Kim Zolciak Biermann returning to RhoA popping up in a future season nine episode at Sheree Whitfield’s housewarming party, where she gets into a shouting match with Kenya Moore.
“B**ch, you wanna be me!” Kim screams. “You can't.”
For Grammy Weekend Kandi Burruss, was at OK Magazine’s Pre-GRAMMY Party in Los Angeles, where she dished on Kim’s return, and the possibility that she and NeNe Leakes may return to the Bravo hit full-time in season 10.
“We don’t know,” Kandi says. “I wouldn't be mad at it, to be honest with you. We had a really, really great cast when all of us were a part of it at the same time. And I think, you know, it would be some interesting things happening if all of us were there at the same time. It would be too much, too much sauce, as they say.”
Well, there are interesting things happening with Kandi in the second half of the current season. A new trailer previews a massive blowout between Kandi and Porsha Williams, with Kandi screaming, “It took everything in me not to f**king choke the s**t out of this b**ch!”
“Oh my gosh, yes!” Kandi says. “Yes, yes, yes. This one's gonna get really bad. Really bad. And I know it looks bad in the trailer, but I promise you, when you see -- when it comes on -- you'll understand why I was so angry, when you see it. They didn't put everything in there, but you will see why I was so furious.”
“Honestly, I am not looking forward to [this season’s] reunion,” she adds. “I feel like I was a part of every single drama that happened this year … Every single thing, some way, I was in the middle, and I'm not used to that. You know, I'm not really used to being a part of the drama all the time.”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sunday nights on Bravo at 8 p.m
Tarajii P Henson was a BIG WINNER at The NAACP Image Awards!
Taraji P. Henson took home two NAACP Image Awards on Saturday night. One was for her role in "Hidden Figures," which was named best movie.
Henson won for her vivacious role as Cookie on TV's "Empire" and as Katherine G. Johnson in "Hidden Figures."
The Oscar-nominated film tells the story of the mathematical contributions of African-American women to NASA's space program.
New Music: John Legend – One Woman Man
John Legend gets to the heart of deep love on his brand new song “One Woman Man,” off the soundtrack to Fifty Shades Darker.
Over a simple piano track, Legend belts out with his signature tone to the woman of his dreams, who stole his heart and helped him find the feelings for having a monogamous relationship.
“You made me believe that love was forever / And love could sustain us through every fight / I’ll let go of all of the other pretenders / They were wasting my time,” he sings.
Earlier this week, John announced his upcoming “Darkness and Light Tour” will launch May 12 in Miami and travel to 29 cities before wrapping up in New Orleans at the ESSENCE Festival in July.
Take a listen to John’s new track HERE
New Hip Hop from Fat Joe & Remy Ma Feat. The-Dream – ‘Heartbreak’
Before releasing their new album Plata O Plomo, Fat Joe and Remy Ma are bringing on the “Heartbreak” on their island-flavored collaboration with The-Dream and Vindata.
“Lately I can’t help but to notice,” sings Joey Crack. “That he don’t acknowledge you / Nah, he don’t be out with you / I get it, I get it / Where I’m from, we on that bullshit / I can’t even lie to you.”
Following The-Dream’s heartbreaking chorus, Remy gets worldly. “Let’s go to Tokyo,” she sings. “Let’s go to Paris / Let’s go to Rome / I’m so all into you / I can’t contain it now.”
Don Cartagena explained why The-Dream was the perfect collaborator. “The song has a beautiful vibe,” he told Billboard. “I called Dream because he’s one of the greatest and I’ve always wanted to work with him.”
Terius Nash delivers. “Now I can’t prove my loving,” he sings. “Heartbreak 101 / At least stay here in my arms when the song’s done.”
Due Feb. 17, Remy and Joe’s Plata O Plomo is set to feature their Cool & Dre-produced anthem “All the Way Up,” plus appearances from Sevyn Streeter, Ty Dolla $ign, and Kent Jones.
This Sunday, Remy and Joe will be at the Grammys where “All the Way Up” is nominated for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.
Listen to “Heartbreak HERE
The 59TH Grammy Awards THE WINNERS!
The Grammys 2017
Here's the complete list of winners:
Here's the complete list of winners:
Record of the Year
“Hello” — Adele
Album of the Year
“25” — Adele (read our review)
Song of the Year
“Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)
Chance the Rapper
Pop Solo Performance
“Hello” — Adele
Pop Duo/Group Performance:
“Stressed Out” — Twenty One Pilots
Traditional Pop Vocal Album
“Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin” — Willie Nelson
Pop Vocal Album
“25” — Adele
“Don’t Let Me Down” — The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya
“Skin” — Flume
Contemporary Instrumental Album
“Culcha Vulcha” — Snarky Puppy
“Blackstar” — David Bowie
“Dystopia” — Megadeth
“Blackstar” — David Bowie, songwriter (David Bowie)
“Tell Me I’m Pretty” — Cage the Elephant
Alternative Music Album
“Blackstar” — David Bowie
“Cranes in the Sky” — Solange
Traditional R&B Performance
“Angel” — Lalah Hathaway
“Lake By the Ocean” — Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
Urban Contemporary Album
“Lemonade” — Beyoncé
“Lalah Hathaway Live” — Lalah Hathaway
“No Problem” — Chance the Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
“Hotline Bling” — Drake
“Hotline Bling” — Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake)
“Coloring Book” — Chance the Rapper
Country Solo Performance
“My Church” — Maren Morris
Country Duo/Group Performance
“Jolene” — Pentatonix featuring Dolly Parton
“Humble and Kind” — Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw)
“A Sailor’s Guide to Earth” — Sturgill Simpson (read our interview)
New Age Album
“White Sun II” — White Sun
Improvised Jazz Solo
“I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” — John Scofield, soloist
Jazz Vocal Album
“Take Me to the Alley” — Gregory Porter
Jazz Instrumental Album
“Country for Old Men” — John Scofield
Large Jazz Ensemble Album
“Presidential Suite: Eight Variations on Freedom” — Ted Nash Big Band
Latin Jazz Album
“Tribute to Irakere: Live in Marciac” — Chucho Valdés
“God Provides” — Tamela Mann; Kirk Franklin, songwriter
Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
“Thy Will” — Hillary Scott & the Scott Family; Bernie Herms, Hillary Scott & Emily Weisband, songwriters
“Losing My Religion” — Kirk Franklin
Contemporary Christian Music Album
“Love Remains” — Hillary Scott & the Scott Family
Roots Gospel Album
“Hymns” — Joey + Rory
Latin Pop Album
“Un Besito Mas” — Jesse & Joy
Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
“iLevitable” — iLe
Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
“Un Azteca En El Azteca, Vol. 1 (En Vivo)” — Vicente Fernández
Tropical Latin Album
“Donde Están?” — Jose Lugo & Guasábara Combo
American Roots Performance
“House of Mercy” — Sarah Jarosz
American Roots Song
“Kid Sister” — Vince Gill, songwriter (The Time Jumpers
“This Is Where I Live” — William Bell
“Coming Home” — O’Connor Band With Mark O’Connor
Traditional Blues Album
“Porcupine Meat” — Bobby Rush
Contemporary Blues Album
“The Last Days of Oakland” — Fantastic Negrito.
“Undercurrent” — Sarah Jarosz
Regional Roots Music Album
“E Walea” — Kalani Pe’a
“Ziggy Marley” — Ziggy Marley.
World Music Album
“Sing Me Home” — Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble
“Infinity Plus One” — Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
Spoken Word Album
“In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox” — Carol Burnett
“Talking for Clapping” — Patton Oswalt
Musical Theater Album
“The Color Purple”
Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
“Miles Ahead” (Miles Davis & Various Artists)
Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” — John Williams, composer
Song Written for Visual Media
“Can’t Stop The Feeling!” — Max Martin, Shellback & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Zooey Deschanel, Walt Dohrn, Ron Funches, Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse & Kunal Nayyar), Track from: “Trolls”
“Spoken at Midnight” — Ted Nash, compose
Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
“You And I” — Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)
Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
“Flintstones” — Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)
“Blackstar” — Jonathan Barnbrook, art director (David Bowie)
Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
“Edith Piaf 1915-2015” — Gérard Lo Monaco, art director (Edith Piaf)
“Sissle and Blake Sing Shuffle Along” — Ken Bloom & Richard Carlin, album notes writers (Eubie Blake & Noble Sissle)
“The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol.12” (Collector’s Edition), Steve Berkowitz & Jeff Rosen, compilation producers; Mark Wilder, mastering engineer (Bob Dylan
Engineered Album, Non-Classical
“Blackstar” — David Bowie, Tom Elmhirst, Kevin Killen & Tony Visconti, engineers; Joe LaPorta, mastering engineer (David Bowie)
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
“Tearing Me Up” (RAC Remix) — André Allen Anjos, remixer (Bob Moses)
Surround Sound Album
“Dutilleux: Sur Le Même Accord; Les Citations; Mystère De L’instant & Timbres, Espace, Mouvement” — Alexander Lipay & Dmitriy Lipay, surround mix engineers; Dmitriy Lipay, surround mastering engineer; Dmitriy Lipay, surround producer (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)
Engineered Album, Classical
“Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versailles” — Mark Donahue & Fred Vogler, engineers (James Conlon, Guanqun Yu, Joshua Guerrero, Patricia Racette, Christopher Maltman, Lucy Schaufer, Lucas Meachem, LA Opera Chorus & Orchestra)
Producer of the Year, Classical
“Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow - Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9” — Andris Nelsons, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
“Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versailles” — James Conlon, conductor; Joshua Guerrero, Christopher Maltman, Lucas Meachem, Patricia Racette, Lucy Schaufer & Guanqun Yu; Blanton Alspaugh, producer (LA Opera Orchestra; LA Opera Chorus)
“Penderecki Conducts Penderecki, Volume 1” — Krzysztof Penderecki, conductor; Henryk Wojnarowski, choir director (Nikolay Didenko, Agnieszka Rehlis & Johanna Rusanen; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Warsaw Philharmonic Choir)
Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
“Steve Reich” — Third Coast Percussion
Classical Instrumental Solo
“Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway” — Zuill Bailey; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor (Nashville Symphony)
Classical Solo Vocal Album
TIE: “Schumann & Berg” — Dorothea Röschmann; Mitsuko Uchida, accompanist;and “Shakespeare Songs” —
Ian Bostridge; Antonio Pappano, accompanist
(Michael Collins, Elizabeth Kenny, Lawrence Power & Adam Walker)
“Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon A Castle” — Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer
Contemporary Classical Composition
“Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway” — Michael Daugherty, composer (Zuill Bailey, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)
“Formation” — Beyoncé
“The Beatles: Eight Days a Week the Touring Years” — Ron Howard, video director; Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Scott Pascucci & Nigel Sinclair, video producersCongrats to all the winners!
Michelle Obama To Guest Star On ‘Masterchef Junior’
It has only been a few weeks since the Obama’s have left the White House and left us missing them deeply. However, you all may want to get your DVR’s ready, because we will get to see our former first lady Michelle Obama on our television screens very soon.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Michelle Obama will appear as a guest star on the fifth season of “MasterChef Junior,” with Chef Gordon Ramsay. The new season premiered this past Thursday.
We all know during her time as first lady, Michelle Obama has used her platform to promote healthy eating, and an overall healthy lifestyle. She has held numerous events both inside and outside of the White House to get our youth on the right path.
This will not be the first cooking show that Mrs. O has appeared on, in the past she has guest starred on “Iron Chef America,” “Rachel Ray,” “The Chew,” and a host of others.
Other guests to star as judges on the popular show also include, Martha Stewart and the Muppets.
The last month the Obama’s have been spotted enjoying their down time, first in Palm Springs and most recently living it up on Richard Branson’s private Caribbean island.
It will be so great to see our former first lady, as the Obama’s are deeply missed inside of the White House.
Nick Cannon Celebrates Baby Boy At Baby Shower
Nick Cannon joined his son’s mother Brittney Bell for an intimate baby shower yesterday. The “America’s Got Talent” star was all smiles as he rubbed Brittney’s growing baby in front of the lavish decorations to celebrate their new baby boy.
Although they aren’t a couple, Brittany gushed about her love for Nick and their new baby saying, “I love the both of them beyond words. So many reasons to be joyful!! But last night was one of my favorite. Our little light was showered with love.. and lots of dancing.”
Nick said he has no plans to get married again, or even get into another relationship again, but these two seem committed to successfully co-parenting their new baby. Baby Cannon will join big brother Moroccan and big sister Monroe, whom he shares with ex-wife Mariah Carey.
Queen Latifah Reveals Her Toughest Career Move Was Playing Gay ‘Set It Off’.
In a recent interview with Instyle, Queen reveals her toughest role in her movie career. She names Cleo from ‘Set It Off’.
Queen Latifah on one of her toughest career decisions: “When I got the role of amateur bank robber Cleo Sims in Set It Off, I sat down with my younger siblings and told them, ‘Listen, I’m playing a gay character. Your classmates might tease you or say negative things about it. But I’m doing it because I believe I can bring positive attention to the gay African-American community, and I believe that I can do a great job as an actor.’”
Queen Latifah on the key to living a magical life: “I used to get caught up in comparing myself, especially in terms of body type, but I realized that often the people I envied were missing important things that I had in abundance…It’s great to have plans and a vision for your life, but it’s more important to be open to the unexpected.
Demetria McKinney To Star As Whitney Houston In Bobbi Kristina Biopic
In case you haven’t heard, a Bobbi Kristina Brown biopic is in the works at TV One.
Demetria McKinney (“The Quad” “Saints and Sinners“) is set to star as the late legendary singer Whitney Houston.
Rising actress Joy Rovaris Sharma (“The New Edition Story“) will play the lead role of Bobbi Kristina, who passed away on July 26, 2015, six months after being found unresponsive in a bathtub at her Georgia residence.
According to reports, Vivica Fox has also joined the project at Nippy’s sister-in-law, Pat Houston.
In a post on her Instagram page, Demetria wrote:
Stay tuned for more details on this project!
Keyshia Cole & Boobie Gibson Join ‘Love & Hip Hop Hollywood’
According to The Jasmine Brand, the west coast franchise wanted to bring some A-list talent to the show.
A source said, “Producers wanted to bring some real A-list, music talent this season. Plus Keyshia has a huge fan base and the public’s intrigued by her life.”
Keyshia hasn’t begun filming just yet, but the show plans to focus on her balancing her music career and co-parenting with Boobie, who also has rap dreams of his own.
I’m sure the fact that Keyshia’s bestie, Remy Ma, stars on the New York franchise of “Love & Hip Hop” impacted her decision to join reality TV.
This isn’t Keyshia Cole’s first rodeo on reality TV. She had her own reality series, “The Way It Is,” in 2006, and a show with her ex, “Keyshia & Daniel: Family First,” in 2012.
Are you here for Keyshia and Boobie joining “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood?”
Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose Couple Up at Pre-Grammy Party After Her Break Up with Val Chmerkovskiy
What’s going on between Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose?!
The former couple held hands as they arrived at the Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday (February 11) in Los Angeles.
The day before, it was announced that Amber and her boyfriend Val Chmerkovskiy broke up after several months of dating.
While they posed for pictures together, the two even locked lips for the camera!
Amber and Wiz married back in 2013 before divorcing a year later and have one son, Sebastian, 3, together.
Hidden Figures' Octavia Spencer Will Make 'SNL' Hosting Debut in March
Hidden Figures' Octavia Spencer Will Make 'SNL' Hosting Debut in March
Octavia Spencer was announced tonight as an upcoming host of Saturday Night Live!
The 46-year-old Hidden Figures actress will be featured on the sketch comedy series in the episode airing on March 4.
No musical guest has been announced yet.
“So this is happening,” Octavia wrote on Instagram along with the photo below. “Hope to see you there. #snl #3/4.”
“I.. CAN’T.. WAIT,” she added on Twitter.
Neither can we!
Britney Spears Sparkles in Sheer at Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Party
Britney Spears turned heads in a shiny sheer dress at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Party tonight!
The event was held at The Beverly Hilton on Saturday (February 11) in Los Angeles.
Cute dress, right?
EGGPLANT NATION: Meet Taylor
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AND FINALLY FROM “THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART” FILES
So is their some sort of correlation of the bigger the tramp stamp, the bigger the tramp?
HAVE A GREAT WEEK AHEAD ALL!