No, this isn't Aaliyah in the picture above, but it's singer and actress Keshia Chante. She is currently hosts 106th & Park with Bow Wow and she revealed over the weekend that she auditioned for the role of Aaliyah in the upcoming biopic. It will premiere and air exclusively on VH1 following the success of the TLC Story. There's a striking resemblance here, wouldn't you agree?
The details surrounding the project are mum, but we do know that Keshia has been tapped to play this role for quite sometime now. But due to the film's on and off again status and the family not supporting the film, she bowed out. Now that things are in the green to proceed, Keshia looks good and ready. She has the looks, and she can sing. So she just may score the honor.
If she's not writing for other artists, she's dropping her own tracks. She just recently co-wrote Nicki Minaj's single "Pills N Potions". Ester Dean is now dipping and dabbing into the trap music world. The singer-songwriter has released a gritty, club track called "Twerk'n 4 Birk'n" and it falls right up the alley of twerking.
The street track basics spells out women shaking their asses to get expensive things that the want. The song just has the ghetto club written all over it. I can see them shaking and thrusting all of their lady parts to the ratchet beat. Check it out below.
Literally minutes ago, Khia dropped a brand new single in support for her upcoming album "Love Locs" which is due out on July 4th. That's normally when she does her annual read from A-Z but it looks like this year she will celebrate Independence Day with an album release.
The song she uploaded to her YouTube account is called "You Deserve It". She's been promoting it and the album for the past few months and teased that the single will drop Memorial Day weekend....and she delivered. Check out the song below.
Who needs a hologram when we can just pay this kid!?
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It looks like we won't only get an Aaliyah biopic, but a movie dedicated to Whitney Houston will be headed to Lifetime in 2015. The network has contacted Angela Bassett to direct the film. The two ladies we stars in the 1995 hit movie "Waiting to Exhale". This will mark Angela's directorial debut.
The movie will follow Whitney's life from begining to end. There has not been any word on casting just yet. I remember when she first died and weeks later the biopic idea was tossed around with Rihanna's name in it...................But I won't go there, not today. Just check out the article below!
Vanessa Elisha is prepping the follow-up to her E.P. "Don't Go" which was released last year. Since, she's scored a huge following from fans with her singles and E.P. receiving over 280,000 plays and nearly 10,000 fans across her social media networks.
Her work has also been featured on the websites of BET, All Hip-Hop, The Source and countless more. Well, now the singer just dropped a brand new track yesterday called "Ocean". It was produced by J-Louis. I'm sure it will garner plenty of attention with is dreamy and enticing production. Give it a spin below.
Could it be true? I'm not one to fully believe tabloids, but the story came form some where. Music's biggest couple could be on the verge of calling their 6 year marriage, 13 year relationship quits. Life & Style Weekly is reporting that the two are heading toward a $1 billion divorce battle. There's so much to speculate, with the footage of Solange attacking Jay Z while Beyonce stood and watched, as if her deserved it.
Then, there are the sayings that the couple had both of their IV tattoos removed from their ring fingers, hinting that there is indeed trouble in paradise. By them being very private about their personal lives, we would never hear about a divorce. But that's where sources come in. They told the magazine that things are about to get nasty between Bey & Jay. See the full report below.
Rihanna, come and get yo sister girl! Someone put a stop to this nonsense. Is it in these girl's contracts to make music and videos? Joseline Hernandez is from Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta and this child just released one of the most ratchet and low budget videos of the year.
The track is called "Been Getting Money"....and I can't understand a damn word she's saying. Hell, I can't even understand her when she talks on the show and now the chick wants to rap, or sing? Why did "Stebie" let her do this? He needs he ass whooped too. Watch this hot ass mess below!
This Aaliyah biopic has been in the works for well over 10 years with drama behind it. The production was on again, off again and people were dropping left and right from the project. Reports surfaced that family members were not ready for a movie of their beloved Aaliyah and that they were still mourning her death. Keshia Chante even spoke about her bowing out of production after learning that the deceased singer's family didn't want to have anything to do with the project.
So fast forward to today. Fresh news has surfaced regarding the film and word on the street is that VH1 picked up the rights and the biopic is in pre-production. The news comes as a potential candidate who auditioned for the role was overlooked and she spilled the beans on her Instagram page. Her name, Tristin Mays and she had nothing but good things to say about the audition of a lifetime. The film is called "The Aaliyah Story" Check out her photo post and message below.
No, it's not Destiny's Child, but it's Michelle Williams featuring Beyonce and Kelly Rowland. The girls have reunited once again for a new track that will be featured on Michelle's upcoming album "Journey to Freedom". The song was produced by Harmony Samuels. She tweeted that this version is unmixed and mastered but the official one will be relased soon.
Very similar to Kelly Rowland's structure for her song "You Changed". Kelly lead that song because it was her's and it's the same deal for Michelle. The infectious anthem is a contemporary christian song, and it's sure to get you moving. I'm sure they won't play this in a club, but hell...it could pass! Listen to the song below!
Nicki Minaj is ready to begin her promo for her upcoming album "The Pink Print" which is sett o drop sometime this year. Today the rapper debuted her first single from the project. It was produced by Dr. Luke and co-written by the one and only Ester Dean.
With this track, she took a step back from the hood and ratchet songs like "Lookin' Ass N*gga", "Chi-Raq", and "Yaas Bish". This song is basically a love anthem. It's uplifting and full of soul. The track is called "Pills N Potions". Give it s spin below.
That's right! It's Solange! Word on the street is that she will join Beyonce & Jay Z this Summer for their stadium tour across the nation. The tour will reportedly have a full fledged live band, DJ sets, and it is rumored to feature the short film "Run" that fans have been petitioning for a full movie release.
Solange is on track to bring in a cool $8 million for this stint and if it goes over seas, which most likely it will, she will probably see another cool $8 million. This isn't shocking, but that's how you keep the money rolling in the family! I wish I was a Knowles-Carter! OOOOOoooo kiiillll 'em!
Above is the first glimpse of Ciara's baby. The photo was uploaded to her Instagram page minutes ago! His name.....Future Zahir Wilburn. Given to him yesterday morning after being born at 9lbs, 10oz. Why did she name that baby Future?
I honestly didn't see that coming. The rapper Future's real name is Nayvadius D. Wilburn. She named this boy after the stage name of her baby daddy.....Do you think that's cute? This marks Futures fourth child. Voice your thoughts below!
Fans sign this petition please! It's been a fun-filled month for the Carters. Things are about to get it even crazier now that an official petition was surfaced and went viral. It calls for the power couple to release a full length film for the "Run" trailer that was released earlier this week. The trailer was created to support the couple on their upcoming "On the Run" stadium tour.
The eagle has landed. Ciara gave birth yesterday to a baby boy at a Los Angeles medical center. The baby was reportedly born healthy with no issues what so ever. The name is being withheld for the moment but I'm sure photos and such will surface in due time. Congratulations to Mama Ci!
If you can't wait until the album drops next week, then iTunes is granting you exclusive access to Mariah Carey's newest effort, "Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse",. The album is in full stream mode on iTunes. Head there now and get your listen on! Share some of your favorite tracks below! I'll be doing a full review for this album so get ready!!
Jennifair is back at it! The Mogul Media Records starlet has begun work on a number of things. She is still putting the finishing touches on her upcoming album "S.I.N.S." and she's been laying down tracks with DrumMage. They've had numerous of studio sessions over the past few weeks and we're getting a taste of what they have been cooking up.
A few days back, she released a new song on her official Sound Cloud page called "Please Don't Go" and it's pretty damn dope. Yesterday, she was shooting a clip in New York for her newest single "Paranoia Consumes". The photo above is from the shoot and you can check out another below.
This here was pure comedy. The cast of SNL are notorious for their spoof and last night's show took the cake. If this is anything to go by, Solange attacked Jay Z because he had a spider on his shoulder and she was simply trying to get it off.
The skit starred Jay Pharoah who played Jay Z & Sasheer Zamata who played Solange. Those voices were spot on. Maya Rudolph reprised her role as Beyonce and sang her way throughout her statement to the press. The out the hilarious clip below.
Beyonce & Jay Z has dropped the super trailer for their upcoming joint stadium tour. The movie themed trailer features the power couple, Blake Lively, Sean Penn, and more familiar faces. Don't expect to see it in full or in theaters because it's "coming never".
The tour will kick off June 25th in Miami and I'm sure it will feature more clips and segments from the trailer. I can't see them spending all this money for a power production and not use it for anything. Beyonce was toting guns, Jay was counting hard earned dirty cash and much more. See it below.
Well, it looks like I was right. Aundrea has officially parted ways with music group Danity Kane. The singer announced the news herself during the DK #NoFilter tour that kicked kicked off in San Francisco. She confirmed the rumors that we've heard.
She is currently engaged and is expecting her first child. She stated that her dreams are coming true and she's ready to start the next chapter in her life, all while tearing up on stage. Her husband has yet to be revealed, but it looks as if she's very happy in life. See the video footage below.
The wait is over. The official first single from Danity Kane is here and it's called "Lemonade". It's the groups first release since announcing their reunion last August. The track features rapper Tyga and samples the beat from Clispe "Grindin'".
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I do not hear the voice of Andrea in this song. I hear the other three but no Andrea. The song is still hot though. Maybe she's blending in the harmonies or something...either that, or she wasn't used for the single or the cover. I saw pictures of her at rehearsals today thanks to Twitter user Brandi. Their #DKNoFilter tour kicks off this Friday. Check out the single below. It's a banger.
Shit! It's hard as hell for people to find love, and it's harder than hell to keep a dime in you pocket. Kim Kardashian just had love fall into her lap three different times and she has banked major dollars on all of the occasions. This will be her most profitable one.
Kim is on track to make over $20 million for this wedding with her and Kanye West. Word has it that she has been cutting deals left an right with endorsements and product placements so that she won't have to spend a dime on the wedding. She also demanded that E! pays up $15 million for more footage. See the story below.
Well, it turns out that Beyonce & Jay Z will indeed attend their dear friend Kanye West's wedding. Since cameras will be off and the actual wedding wont be filmed, Bey & Jay as well as others are set to attend to ceremony.
The rapper RSVP'd to the ceremoney by sending Kanye a a gold-plated, diamond-encrusted flask, delivered with a $10,000 bottle of scotch, for Kanye to have for his wedding day. Not only will Jay be in attendance, but he will act as the best man for the wedding. See the story below.
If Twitter is anything to go by, we think that NeNe Leakes has announced her departure from Bravo's "Real Housewives of Atlanta". Rumors have been swirling for weeks now about who is staying and who is going. Porsha Williams told the Ricky Smiley Morning Show yesterday that no one was offered contracts just yet.
Well, earlier today, NeNe took to Twitter and tweeted a message to her fans. Some thought it was encouraging, and other thought that it was her announcing that she quit the show and won't be returning. Check out the tweet below.
Above is the official cover for Danity Kane's comeback single and it's called "Lemonade". Noticeably, there are only three girls on the cover. Dawn Richard, Shannon Bex and AubreyO'Day. There is no sign of Aundrea Fimbres.
In fact, Aundrea has not been to any of the recent rehearsals for the girls tour "No Filter" in the U.S. which kicks off this week. It's sad to say that it looks like the group is now a trio. Rumors have it that Aundrea is pregnant which is why she couldn't commit to the reunion of the group. Stay tuned for the release of "Lemonade"!
Wendy has a theory and she weighed all the way in on the situation at hand. She feels that Jay Z did something foul and Solange let him have it. She also feels that Beyonce and Jay's marraige is on the rocks. Showed us that Bey has removed the "IV" tattoo that was once on her ring finger.
She also feels that the two of the should not be going on tour this Summer because it's clear that the Carters have serious relationship and family problems going on in their lives. See her talk about the incident below. Let me know if you agree or disagree.
This song is played all over the radio here in Chicago. The kid is from Atlanta and I guess you can say he has a hit on his hands. His name is Young Thug and he name of this track is called "Stoner". He raps so differently that the track sounds like it features different rappers.
Though, that's not the case. In the video however, there are cameos from Birdman and DJ Drama. I also believe a kid who is "Vine" famous in the the video. His name is DC Young Fly or something like that on Vine. Check out the weird looking video below.
DJ Mustard isn't only producing radio hits, but he's ready for his time in the light. He's responsible for the radio playlists you hear today. He's the man behind hits for Trey Songz, YG, Chris Brown and more. He's working on an album of his own called "10 Summers" which will drop soon.
Until then, check out his latest track which features 2 Chainz & Ty Dolla $ign. It's called "Down On Me".
The above photo is the official cover for Trey Songz upcoming studio album "Trigga". It's expected to drop on July 1st. The first single "Na Na" has been doing well on the radios and the newest single "Smart Phones" just saw a video release a few days ago.
Today, two brand new tracks from the album surfaced and they are available on iTunes for your purchasing pleasure and you can also preorder the album. They are called "Foreign" and "Change Your Mind". They will serve as promotional singles. One is for the urban and ratchet, and the other song is pop and radio friendly. Check out the video and the songs below.
We are a few weeks away from the release of Mariah Carey's fourteenth studio album "Me. I Am Mariah: The Elusive Chanteuse". Today on Power 105 The Breakfast Club, DJ Envy premiered this new song form the album called "Thirsty" and it features rapper Rich Homie Quan.
The track was produced by Hit-Boy. It's an urban track with a "N**** In Paris" type of beat backing it. Mariah isn't doing too much singing on the track but hey, her lambs don't give a damn. It's something new and they're gonna eat it up. I think it could be a nice hit for the clubs. Listen up below.
There's still no explanation as to what made Solo erupt but every one has a theory. Sisters fight all the time and since Beyonce was spotted at an NBA game last night with Jay, it's clear who's side she's on. They appeared like everything was okay, as if they didn't know what the world was talking about. I just hope that the story comes to the light and that this is not swept under the rug.
Last week was the big night of the MET Gala and TMZ has obtained some inside footage from the elevator. The footage shows Solange physically attacking Jay Z while Beyonce stood helpless before stepping between the two at the very end.
There's no word on what happened or why she attacked him but the footage is as clear as day. Details are soon to come. Until then see the video below. This is what really happens behind the Carter's closed doors. At least Jay handled it like a man.
Sebastian Mikael is looking to add another hit under his belt this new track. It's called "Made for Me" and it features songbird Teyana Taylor. He currently has a hit on the radio with "Forever" and it's a classic, soon to be certified R&B hit.
This track however, is far from classic R&B, but has the potential to go down into the radio friendly urban pop songs book. The guitar driven, mid-tempo ballad is featured on his recently released E.P. "Waiting Game" which can be downloaded here. Listen to the track as well as the full E.P. below. It's all hot!!
If this deal goes through, it will make Dr. Dre the very first hip-hop billionaire. The rappers is reportedly in talks with Apple who wants to buy out his multi-million dollar franchise for a cool $3.2 billion. Beats by Dre Headphones and the new streaming media service will be apart of the acquisition.
The deal could be announced as soon as next week if negotiations go through. Dr. Dre will join the likes of Oprah Winfrey and others by being an African American billionaire. He was seen bragging about his accomplishment in the studio with Tyrese. Check out the clip after the break.
Britney Spears is in hot water with one of her former dancers and the law. A suit was filed in the city of Los Angeles last week by a dancer named Dawn Noel. She claims that she was backhanded in the face by Britney during the video shoot for her 2013 single "Work Bitch".
The dancer claims that Britney arrived to one of the rehearsals in a disheveled and confused state to te point where she couldn't execute basic dance moves. Then she reportedly stumbled while trying to do the dance moves and forcefully backhanded Dawn in the face. See the full report below.
Ariana Grande is on the promotional trail with her new song "Problem". The number features rapper Iggy Azalea who wasn't there to rap, but instead it was used as a dance break. This marks the first single from her upcoming sophomore album. The single shattered iTunes records by becoming the fastest single to hit #1 in 30 minutes.
The singer just recently performed the track on the Ellen show and she wowed the crowd. The high octane song, the vocals and help from her dancers set the mood. Ariana however, not so much. I honestly feel that she should stick to singing and leave the dancing alone. Check out the performance below.
Porsha Williams is not here for the gays and lesbians of the world. She believes....or believed that they should be saved. Along with drug dealers, suicidal people and hookers. Footage from about three years ago surfaced and it features Porsha preaching "the word" inside of a church.
She clearly has her views and everyone is entitled to their own. But could something like this damage her fan-base? You know that the gays are the reason why The Real Housewives of Atlanta is such a hit...or so I've heard. Check out the clip below obtained by TMZ.
The 2014 Met Gala is underway in New York. It's a red carpet annual fund-raiser for the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute, and is a crossroads of the arts, fashion and entertainment.
A lot of celebrities attended the event. The dress code was white tie, inspired by British fashion designer Charles James known as “America’s First Couturier.” See the photos below. Rihanna stole the show.
R&B Divas: Atlanta starlet LaTavia Roberson, formally of Destiny's Child, paid a visit to the Wendy show. The lovely singer stopped by to promote her new show, as well as give us some of the truths that happened when she was with Destiny's Child. Of course Wendy got in a bunch of juicy questions and we got the answers.
LaTavia filled us in on how she has been sustaining over the past 10 years, she tells us about the letter to Mathew Knowles, how she has nothing against Beyonce or Kelly and that she has love for them all. I damn near fell out of my chair when Wendy asked her about Beyonce's baby brother!!! See the interview below.
Though her music thing isn't happening as fast as we all thought, but we can clearly see why. Jordin Sparks has been hitting that good ole gym day and night just to get that body right! And boy oh boy isn't it right! The singer has lost over 50 pounds over an 18 month span and she feels great.
She sat down and spoke with NBC about the weight struggles, insecurities and things of that nature. She wants people to be comfortable in their skin as she was even before she lost weight. She said that the weight loss wasn't her mission, it was to be healthy. See the interview below.
Did you know that Porsha Williams from the Real Housewives of Atlanta was a singer? Well now you do. I have the slightest idea if she is working on an album or if she only wanted to do a single. But whatever the case, it's here. It's called "Flatline" and it portrays and abusive relationship.
The flick also stars Cordell Moore, who played in a few of the Tyler Perry films. Porsha spoke to Access Hollywood saying that the video is not a true reflection of her relationship with Kordell Stewert because she went throught a lot worse. See her story and the video below.
Well I'll be damned! Jennifer Lopez just snatched all kinds of wigs with this fierce cover. The heat is on with this red hot image. The singer unveiled the official cover for her upcoming album "A.K.A.", which stands for "Also Known As". It is set for a June 17th release date.
The album will feature Pitbull, Rick Ross, Nas, Maxwell and more. Also the diva will be honored at this year's Billboard Music Awards with the Icon Award. So good for her. That's all kinds of free promotion for the release. Get it Jenni!
Happy Cinco de Mayo!! Usher celebrated by releasing his new single and video called "Good Kisser". It's the first offering form his upcoming album. The video was directed by Christopher Sims and features the singer shirtless, banging on drums and strutting across a dance stage.
The new album is due out in September. We'll get a cover and a release date pretty soon. Until then, check out the visual below and purchase the single from iTunes!
Bad Girl RiRi is not so bad after all. Rihanna's official Instagram page has been removed....as in deleted. Yup...sure is. Last week the singer posted photos from her Lui magazine photo shoot which were nudies, and they were later removed following Instagram's request.
One can only imagine that she tried to be devious and uploaded another snap and the plug was pulled. So Rihanna is no longer on Instagram until further notice. Her Twitter is still on and popping though!
Nicki Minaj is keeping the free music flowing. The rapper dropped yet another track online last night. It's called "Yasss Bish" and it features fellow rapper Soulja Boy. The brags about all that she has on this track. She also hints within the track that she's dropping her first single in two weeks.
It will be the first offering form her upcoming album "The Pinkprint" which is said to have a surprise release date. Check out the hard hitting track below.
Be on your P's and Q's America as a new and deadly virus has made it's way to U.S. soil. The virus is known as Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome or (MERS) and it birthed in Saudi Arabia. The disease has infected nearly thousands and kiiled roughly over 100 people so far across the pond. There's no cure for the virus at this moment.
The first case has been reported here in the U.S. and the patient is currently at Munster Hospital in Indiana where he's being treated. The man flew from the Middle East to London, then from there to O'Hare Airport here in Chicago. The he boarded a bus to Indiana where he saught treatment for his condition. See the story below.
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Do you think Kevin Hart is overrated? Well Mike Epps seems to think so. The comedian called into K104 Hip-Hop & R&B radio station to do a brief interview this morning. While on the phone, the DJ questioned him about which comedian in his eyes are overrated.
Of course, Epps responded and answered Kevin Hart. He went on to say that marketing can be bigger than talent. In other words, Kevin has no talent, he's just marketed all over the damn place. After Kevin got wind of the interview, he BLASTED Mike on Twitter. Check it all out below.
Today for Top 10 Thursday, we are gonna check out 10 of the worst album covers I've seen over the past few years. These are covers that should have stayed on film and not presented to the public! I'm sure there are far worse covers from the past, but a lot of these are pretty fresh and recent but not too recent.
These are just a few covers that I looked at and thought, "WTF were they thinking". Lets dive in below!
Jennifer Lopez is going to make you love her! This chick puts out track after track until she gets some type of favorable reviews. The name of this one here is called "First Love" and it is the very single from her upcoming 10th studio album.
The album is due out in June and features Rick Ross, Nas, Pitbull, Maxwell and more. The loud and heavy hitting production was done by Max Martin and it is now available for your purchasing pleasure on iTunes. Check out the song below.
Poor Chris Brown. The man has been in jail all but seven weeks and he looks like he's fallen on hard times. For those of you living under a rock. The singer was jailed back in March after being kicked out of a rehab facility in Los Angeles.
From there, he was flown out to D.C. to stand trail in the assault case with his body guard. That trail has been postponed so he was flow back to L.A. to attend a court hearing regarding his violation of probation. He will remain there until June. See some of the footage below.
First, she lost her man. Then, she was reportedly fired from Glee after being written out of this season's finale. Now, word on the street is that the actress Naya Rivera has been dropped from Columbia Records. She signed a deal well over three years ago in 2011 and has yet to release a full album.
Last September, we got her hit "Sorry" which featured her then boyfriend Big Sean. But it has only went on to sell 34,000 downloads and failed to make a radio impact or chart on Billboard. As far as Glee goes, she is said to be fired an not returning for the sixth season due to fueding with co-star Lea Michele. See the report below.
Tia Mowry-Hardrict Talks Life After "The Game", Not Being Able To Meet Beyonce At The Grammy's & More on Wendy
One of our favorite twins Tia Mowry-Hardrict paid a visit to Wendy today and gave up some updates about what's been going on in her world. She's now a regular on the show so her and Wendy were very comfortable asking and answering questions.
She talked about her son Cree and she shed light on what opportunities that she's came across since departing from the BET series "The Game". She also dished on how she is a big Beyonce fan and that B's bodyguard Julius denied her from visiting Beyonce during her Grammy rehearsal. See the clip below.