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Queen Naija's "Karma" and "Medicine" have officially gone platinum

Monica Morgan/Getty Images Queen Naija can now add platinum plaques to her growing list of impressive accolades.  The YouTube sensation’s breakout hits “Karma” and “Medicine” have officially been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, with one million units sold each.  In addition, the RIAA also confirmed that Naija’s latest effort “Butterflies,” off her self-titled […]

"Boyz n the Hood" director John Singleton reportedly hospitalized after suffering a stroke

Dan MacMedan/Getty ImagesJohn Singleton is the hospital after suffering a stroke, Variety reports. Sources confirm to the publication that Oscar-nominated director and screenwriter checked himself into a hospital earlier this week after experiencing pain in his leg.  The stroke has been described as “mild.” TMZ, which first reported the news, said according to a family member, Singleton’s stroke  may […]

John Legend, Fantasia, Boyz II Men and more to pay tribute to the iconic Motown Records this Sunday

Courtesy CBS/The Recording Academy/AEG Ehrlich VenturesThis Easter Sunday, Motown fans are in for a special treat as CBS airs Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration, saluting six decades of the iconic record label.  The televised event is set to feature performances from the likes of John Legend, Fantasia, Boyz II Men, Ciara and Motown legends such as Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Thelma Houston and Smokey […]

Ariana Grande and Beyonce were reportedly paid the same for Coachella performances

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AGDon’t believe those rumors that Ariana Grande was paid twice as much as Beyonce for headlining Coachella — in reality, the two women cashed the same paycheck. According to The Blast, the contracts for both superstars were “structured exactly the same way,” and both women earned four million dollars per weekend.  […]

Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj reportedly touring together this fall

Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj are joining forces this fall for a tour, Variety has learned.  While the itinerary for the tour isn’t available yet, the publication can confirm that New Jersey’s Prudential Center has listed a September 13 date with Brown being top-billed and Minaj being featured. Tickets for this show apparently go on sale as early as next […]

Ashanti, Ciara and H.E.R. have been tapped for VH1's annual 'Dear Mama' celebration

ABC/Paula LoboAshanti, Ciara and H.E.R. are set to take the stage for VH1’s annual Dear Mama celebration on May 6.  The trio of powerhouse acts are dedicating their sets to their mothers, who have molded much of their successful careers.  Ciara will also be performing on behalf of the #SeeHer initiative to honor moms who embody the organization’s mission of increasing […]

Anita Baker adds additional concert dates to her farewell tour

PR Newswire/Erik UmpheryDue to popular demand, Anita Baker has tacked a handful of additional dates on to her farewell tour. Thursday, it was announced that the Grammy-winning singer would be performing two international dates at the Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals on July 10 and July 12, respectively. Those two shows follow Baker’s five-day engagement at […]