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Beyoncé Among Big Winners At 2022 Soul Train Awards

Beyoncé Among Big Winners At 2022 Soul Train Awards

Beyoncé was among the big winners at the 2022 Soul Train Awards, which aired on BET and BET Her on Saturday, November 26.

Beyoncé won album of the year for the fourth time with Renaissance. "Break My Soul" earned her the song of the year, while "Make Me Say It Again, Girl" (featuring Ronald Isley & The Isley Brothers) won her the award for the best collaboration.

Beyoncé's victory marks the fifth consecutive year that a female solo artist has won album of the year. Bey's victory was preceded by wins for H.E.R.'s H.E.R., Lizzo's Cuz I Love You, Summer Walker's Over It and Jazmine Sullivan's Heaux Tales.

However, Beyoncé was not present at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, where the show was taped earlier this month.

Lizzo, Mary J. Blige and Muni Long were also among the winners at the 2022 Soul Train Awards. Actor Deon Cole hosted the awards show.

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Ty Dolla $ign Reveals Skateboarding Accident Landed Him In The Hospital

Ty Dolla $ign Reveals Skateboarding Accident Landed Him In The Hospital

Ty Dolla $ign has revealed that a skateboarding accident briefly landed him in the hospital on Saturday, November 26.

The West Coast rapper shared a picture on social media that showed him lying on a hospital bed with medical wires hook to his bare chest. He captioned the picture with cryptic "open hands" and "fingers crossed" emojis.

However, Ty Dolla later took to his Instagram Stories to reveal that he'd been knocked unconscious while skateboarding and has since been safely discharged from the hospital.

"They just let me out. Had a skating accident and was knocked out for a few but I'm back praise God," he wrote. "Thanks to everyone that prayed for me and showed love. I love you more."

He also thanked pro skater Dashawn Jordan, who was with the rapper at the time of the accident and helped him reach the emergency room, as well as his teen daughter for being by his side the entire time.

"Thanks @dashawnjordan, @bolajibam for holding it down and getting me to the ER," he continued, "and my princess @jailynncrystal for being there with me the whole time I love you so much."

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West Coast Supergroup Mount Westmore Drop New Single 'Free Game'

West Coast Supergroup Mount Westmore Drop New Single 'Free Game'

West Coast supergroup Mount Westmore recently dropped "Free Game," the second single from their forthcoming debut album, Snoop Cube 40 $hort.

The new single is accompanied by a Cam Busby-directed video and showcases the four rappers pulling off a successful heist.

The rap group, comprised of Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, E-40, and Too $hort, will release their debut 16 track album, Snoop Cube 40 $hort, on December 9 after initially being available exclusively via blockchain under the title Bad MFs over the summer.

The release on streaming services will include additional tracks that weren't featured in the original release.

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Lil Baby Drops Video For 'Pop Out' Featuring Nardo Wick

Lil Baby Drops Video For 'Pop Out' Featuring Nardo Wick

Lil Baby recently released a music video, featuring Nardo Wick for "Pop Out," a song from his third studio album, It's Only Me.

The visual shows Baby interacting with fans and supporting politicians, including Senator Raphael Warnock.

Baby is also seen showing off his glowing chains and riding around in a Maybach, along with his two sons.

"I'm the type of guy ready to die for this sh*t if it gon' prevail us/I can't slip, look at this sh*t I've built, I know they tryna nail us," he raps.

Baby is also seen flexing his accomplishments through the song, rapping, "Under 30, made the Forbes list, I'm a walking script, record me, this a .30 and a .40, switch make it hit fast as hell/ B**ch told me she pray for me, told her pray for brodie in the cell, I don't got no stylist, Marni shoes and pants, I'm fresh as hell/ Yes, I know what happened, I ain't no rat, so I ain't gon' never tell, you can follow Baby, won't lead you wrong, bro, I ain't gon' never fail you/ Big was tryna show me the right way to go."

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Iggy Azalea Sells Master Recording, Publishing Catalog To Domain Capital Group

Iggy Azalea Sells Master Recording, Publishing Catalog To Domain Capital Group

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea has sold her master recording and publishing catalog to the Atlanta-based Domain Capital Group for a whopping eight figure sum.

The deal, first reported by Female Rap Group, includes her biggest hits, including "Fancy," "Proble," and "Black Widow."

According to Billboard, an "additional trigger" will allow the performer to earn future revenue from her masters. The deal was brokered by her manager Reece Pearson and her attorney Peter Paterno.

"I sold a portion of my catalog to who I wanted, for an amount that means I don't have to work another day in my life," Azalea confirmed the news last week on social media.

The rapper's discography includes The New Classic, Surviving the Summer (EP), and In My Defense and The End of an Era.

"We are excited to launch our first diversified private entertainment royalty fund," Anthony Tittanegro, executive managing director of Domain Capital Group said in the release. "At a time of sustained entertainment industry growth supported by an ever-evolving landscape of distribution channels, we are focused on building a diversified asset-base to generate cash yield and help maintain our investors' capital."

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Lauryn Hill Joining Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage To Raise Money For HBCUs

Lauryn Hill Joining Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage To Raise Money For HBCUs

Lauryn Hill will join Tom Joyner for a 2023 cruise organized by the ex-radio host's philanthropic foundation to raise money for supporting students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Joyner's "Ultimate Party with a Purpose" will set sail from Fort Lauderdale on May 20. After stops at the beautiful ports of Cozumel, Mexico; Falmouth, Jamaica; and Cayman Islands, along with some fun-filled days at sea, the voyage will conclude a week later.

Announcing the cruise, Joyner said he is very excited that Lauryn Hill is performing on the "Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage 2023."

"She is one of the best of all time. Cruisers coming to Party with a Purpose and help raise money for HBCU scholarships won't be disappointed with what will be an amazing show," he said about the legendary singer and rapper.

The 2023 edition of the "Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage" will feature 40 live performances, appearances from celebrities, seminars and theme nights.

The Tom Joyner Foundation said in a press release that 80 percent of the cabins are already sold out. The remaining cabins are on sale now at https://fantasticvoyage.blackamericaweb.com/

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Lizzo Concert Special Coming To HBO Max On New Year's Eve

Lizzo Concert Special Coming To HBO Max On New Year's Eve

A new concert special from hip-hop superstar Lizzo is set to debut on HBO Max on New Year's eve.

HBO Max announced that it will premiere "Lizzo: Live in Concert" on Saturday, December 31. The Max Original concert is produced by Done+Dusted and was filmed during the singer's The Special Tour earlier this month at the iconic Kia Forum in Inglewood, California.

Lizzo was joined by her band The Lizzbians and The Little Bigs, The Big Grrrls and special guests Cardi B, SZA and Missy Elliott for a "spectacular show filled with lots of love, positivity and incredible music."

Sam Wrench helmed the concert film, which was produced by Kevin Beisler, while Lizzo served as an executive producer for her company Lizzobangers alongside Ian Stewart, Leah Lane and Hamish Hamilton for Done+Dusted.

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Kanye West Enlists Milo Yiannopoulos For Second Presidential Run

Kanye West Enlists Milo Yiannopoulos For Second Presidential Run

Kanye West, who unsuccessfully ran for President in 2020, is giving it another try and has enlisted Milo Yiannopoulos to work with him on the 2024 presidential campaign.

In a video he shared on Twitter, the rapper is seen saying, "Yes.It's simple. It's just we're moving toward the future," when a camera person asked him if he's running for president.

Ye also revealed that alt-right political figure Yiannopoulos "is working on the campaign."

Yiannopoulos, who was previously a senior editor at Breitbart, recently worked as an intern for Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene.

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Senate Panel To Examine Lack Of Competition In Ticketing Industry After Taylor Swift Fiasco

Senate Panel To Examine Lack Of Competition In Ticketing Industry After Taylor Swift Fiasco

A Senate antitrust panel will hold a hearing to examine the lack of competition in the ticketing industry after Ticketmaster's problems in managing the sale of Taylor Swift tickets.

Significant service failures and delays on Ticketmaster's website last week left fans unable to purchase concert tickets.

Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is the Chairwoman and Mike Lee (R-UT) is the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights.

"Last week, the competition problem in ticketing markets was made painfully obvious when Ticketmaster's website failed hundreds of thousands of fans hoping to purchase concert tickets," said Klobuchar. "The high fees, site disruptions and cancellations that customers experienced shows how Ticketmaster's dominant market position means the company does not face any pressure to continually innovate and improve."

"That's why we will hold a hearing on how consolidation in the live entertainment and ticketing industry harms customers and artists alike. When there is no competition to incentivize better services and fair prices, we all suffer the consequences," she added.

"American consumers deserve the benefit of competition in every market, from grocery chains to concert venues," said Lee. "I look forward to exercising our Subcommittee's oversight authority to ensure that anticompetitive mergers and exclusionary conduct are not crippling an entertainment industry already struggling to recover from pandemic lockdowns."

Last week, Klobuchar wrote a letter to Ticketmaster expressing concern about the lack of competition in the ticketing industry and questioning whether the company is taking necessary steps to provide the best service it can to consumers.

Klobuchar and Lee said the hearing date and witnesses will be announced later.

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Eminem Engages In Rap Battle With Spider-Man On Variant Comic Book Cover

Eminem Engages In Rap Battle With Spider-Man On Variant Comic Book Cover

Rapper Eminem engages in a rap battle with Marvel's friendly neighborhood Spider-Man on a new limited-edition variant comic book cover.

This limited edition 5,000 print run features art from Salvador Larroca and is available at Eminem.com.

Eminem shared the first look at the cover via Twitter and Instagram, featuring him in a hooded sweatshirt rap battling against the superhero with a crowd, including Venom in the front row.

"'Like Spider-Man crawlin' upside of a wall,'" the rapper captioned the post. "HONORED to be on the official variant of The Amazing Spider-Man (2022)."

In an official press release announcing the news, the rapper said, "I've always been a huge Spider-Man fan since I was a kid- he's definitely in my top 5. so being on a cover battling Spider-Man is such a thrill and an honor."

"It's truly an honor to be able to bring Eminem and Spider-Man to fans slinging raps on this official Marvel variant cover. There is no doubt that fans lucky enough to find themselves holding one of these will possess a highly sought-after collectible," said Keri Harris, COO of hustl.

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SZA Considers Re-Recording Remix Of The Weeknd's 'Die For You'

SZA Considers Re-Recording Remix Of The Weeknd's 'Die For You'

SZA had indicated she'd like to re-record a previously unreleased remix of The Weeknd's "Die For You."

Recently, a fan asked SZA about the pair's long-rumored remix of the song. "SZA I know you don't like rumors, can you clarify this for us??" the Instagram user asked, to which SZA replied, "Lmao it's super old but it does exist. I should re record it."

SZA had recorded a remix of The Weeknd's Starboy track, but the song was never released on streaming services.

SZA's comments went viral and eventually The Weeknd's also responded, saying, "Yes please."

"Die for You" was a track from Weeknd's third studio album Starboy (2016). The song was written by the Weeknd, Doc McKinney, Cirkut, Prince 85, Cashmere Cat, Dylan Wiggins, and Billy Walsh.

Meanwhile, SZA's latest album, S.O.S., is expected to be released in December 2022.

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Machine Gun Kelly Shares Video For 'Taurus' Featuring Naomi Wild

Machine Gun Kelly Shares Video For 'Taurus' Featuring Naomi Wild

Machine Gun Kelly recently released a video featuring Naomi Wild for "Taurus," a song that features in the motion picture Tauraus from RLFE Films, a unit of AMC Networks.

"I seek you out, slay you alive / One more word and you won't survive / And I'm not scared of your stolen power / I see right through you in the eye," MGK and Wild sing in the song's chorus.

The video features clips from the movie.

The movie sees MGK in the lead role under his real name, Colson Baker. He plays a rising but troubled musician Cole Taurus, who searches endlessly for the inspiration to record his next song.

The movie, written and directed by Tim Sutton's, also stars Maddie Hasson, Demetrius "Lil Meech" Flenory, Ruby Rose, Scoot McNairy and Lil Tjay.

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Wizkid Claims Top Four Spots On Billboard's Hot Trending Songs Chart

Wizkid Claims Top Four Spots On Billboard's Hot Trending Songs Chart

Music from Wizkid's new album More Love, Less Ego dominates Billboard's Hot Trending Songs chart, as four songs from the album are featured in the top four spots.

"2 Sugar" tops the list. "Flower Pads," "Slip N Slide," featuring Skillibeng and Shenseea, and "Plenty Loving," are ranked in the following positions, respectively.

Three other songs from the 13-track album have found a place outside the top 10.

Songs from Karol G and Ovy on the Drums, Jamie Miller, GloRilla, Rauw Alejandro and NCT 127 have made their debut on the Hot Trending Songs chart dated November 26.

Billboard's Hot Trending charts, powered by Twitter and sponsored by Xfinity Mobile, track global music-related trends and conversations in real-time across Twitter, viewable over either the last 24 hours or past seven days.

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Travis Scott To Headline Festival Honoring Virgil Abloh

Travis Scott To Headline Festival Honoring Virgil Abloh

Travis Scott will headline the inaugural Mirror Mirror Music festival in honor of late fashion designer Virgil Abloh.

The one-day music festival will take place on December 3 at FPL Solar Amphitheater in Miami, Florida.

Curated by DJ and producer Benji B, the festival will feature a mix of musical performances from Skepta, Yves Tumor, Pedro, Venus X, BAMBII, Rampa, Benji B, and Acyde.

Virgil Abloh Securities, a Virgil Abloh-founded creative company, announced that all net profits from the event will be donated to support the 2023 launch of The Virgil Abloh Foundation.

"Virgil had the ability to bring everyone together to create magic," said Abloh's widow Shannon Abloh. "With his close collaborators, we wanted to bring everyone together to celebrate Virgil - his legacy, his passion, and his care for others."

"He believed his real work was championing others and we will continue his work supporting youth in the arts with the launch of the Virgil Abloh Foundation in 2023," added Shannon, who is also the CEO and managing director of Virgil Abloh Securities.

Tickets for the Mirror Mirror festival are available now. A limited number of VIP tickets will be released. VIP ticket holders will have access to special seats and receive limited-edition VIP festival merch in advance of the festival.

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Diddy & Bryson Tillers' 'Gotta Move On' Reaches No. 1 On Billboard's Adult R&B Airplay Chart

Diddy & Bryson Tillers' 'Gotta Move On' Reaches No. 1 On Billboard's Adult R&B Airplay Chart

Sean "Diddy" Combs and Bryson Tillers' "Gotta Move On" has climbed to top of Billboard's Adult R&B Airplay chart dated November 26, earning the singers their first No. 1 on the list.

The song saw a 9% surge in plays to become the most-played on U.S. monitored adult R&B radio stations in the tracking week ending November 20, according to Luminate.

"Gotta Move On," advanced from No. 2, ousting Silk Sonic's "After Last Night" from the summit after the latter's one week in charge.

"Gotta Move On" gives Diddy his first No. 1 on Adult R&B Airplay on his third appearance. Tiller likewise nets his first Adult R&B Airplay champ, though on his fourth attempt.

Through "Gotta Move On," the artists moved onto the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay list, reaching No. 6 in the previous week.

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Annie Lennox Leads Charity Auction Featuring Signed Lyrics From Alicia Keys, Billie Eilish & More

Annie Lennox Leads Charity Auction Featuring Signed Lyrics From Alicia Keys, Billie Eilish & More

As part of its Global 16 Days of Activism, global NGO The Circle has organized a Music Icons Charity Auction featuring signed and handwritten lyrics by Alicia Keys, Angelique Kidjo, Annie Lennox, Billie Eilish and Brandi Carlile.

The Circle said it brought together the iconic female artists to support the charity's work to economically empower and end violence against women and girls.

Lots will be available to highest bidders and via sweepstake draws costing $10 to enter.

The live auction and prize draw began on Tuesday, November 22, and will end on December 5. The deadline for sweepstake entries is December 15. Full details of the items up for auction and how to bid or enter the sweepstake can be found on the Charity Stars website.

Lennox, the founder of The Circle, said in a special message to those who take part in the auction, "I have long believed that music can build bridges and bring people together and it is wonderful to see these phenomenal female artists stand side by side with women and girls around the world facing and fighting gender-based violence."

"I hope you too will get involved, bid for these incredible items, and help The Circle to continue supporting women and girls around the world," added the Eurythmics frontwoman.

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Kanye West Returns To Twitter After Being Banned For Antisemitic Remarks

Kanye West Returns To Twitter After Being Banned For Antisemitic Remarks

Controversial rapper Kanye West returned to Twitter on Sunday, November 20, after he was banned from the social media platform following his antisemitic remarks.

Ye returned to Twitter as the company's new owner Elon Musk reportedly reinstated the accounts of Donald Trump and other controversial celebrities this past weekend.

"Testing Testing Seeing if my Twitter is unblocked," West tweeted out to his nearly 32 million followers Sunday afternoon. In another tweet he wrote, "Shalom," a Hebrew word that is translated as "peace" but also used as a greeting or farewell.

In October, Ye's Twitter account was temporarily banned after violating community guidelines with an antisemitic tweet, which was taken down.

"I'm a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I'm going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE," he tweeted on October 8. "The funny thing is I actually can't be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda."

Earlier this month, Ye had announced to his fans that he was taking a "fast" from speaking, alcohol, sex and porn.

"I'm not talking to nooobody for a month," he captioned a post on November 3. "I'm taking a 30 day cleanse, a verbal fast. No alcohol, no adult films, no intercourse."

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Jhené Aiko Welcomes First Child With Big Sean

Jhené Aiko Welcomes First Child With Big Sean

Jhene Aiko and Big Sean have welcomed their first child together, a baby boy named Noah Hasani.

"After 24 hours of labor, a total lunar eclipse, and while it was pouring rain. he came my baby Yoda, my Sani," Aiko announced on Instagram along with a series of photos from the hospital, surrounded by family and Sean.

Sean also shared the same message on his Instagram, along with a photo of his new son holding the rapper's finger.

"After 24 hours of Labor, A Lunar Eclipse, with rain from the beginning of labor til he was born, he's here safe and sound," he captioned the post.

He added, "Happy, Healthy and everything we could ever ask for and more. Any and everything for you Son,."

The couple had revealed that they were expecting their first child together back in July. The "Bounce Back" rapper had said on Instagram, "Can't wait to be a Dad," alongside a black heart emoji.

Aiko already shares a 13-year-old daughter, Namiko Love, with singer O'Ryan.

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John Legend Shares Three New 'Nervous' Remixes

John Legend Shares Three New 'Nervous' Remixes

John Legend recently released three new remixes of his hit song "Nervous" via Republic Records.

Producer, composer, and performer King Britt Sexytech, producer, artist, and songwriter Prince Fox and producer Xan Griffin are behind the new renditions.

The original version of "Nervous," which was part of Legend's eighth studio album LEGEND, recently blew up on TikTok after the singer initiated an open verse challenge inviting fans to add their own verse to the song via the popular "duets" feature.

Legend previously released a bilingual rendition of "Nervous" with Colombian-American singer and songwriter Sebastián Yatra.

Following the release, Legend said, "Sebástian is such a gifted artist. I'm so glad we could collaborate again on this special version of 'Nervous'!"

"I was actually a bit nervous to do 'Nervous' with John because singing alongside one of the best singers in the world can be pretty overwhelming," said Yatra. "He is an incredible vocalist and performer and puts so much emotion into everything he does. I'm so grateful to be a part of such a special song."

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'Christmas In Rockefeller Center' To Feature Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani & Many More

'Christmas In Rockefeller Center' To Feature Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani & Many More

Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and many more are set to perform at "Christmas In Rockefeller Center."

The iconic Rockefeller Center tree lighting ceremony will take place on Wednesday, November 30, and air on NBC beginning at 8 pm ET.

Other performers include Jimmie Allen, Andrea Bocelli along with Matteo Bocelli and Virginia Bocelli, David Foster and Katharine McPhee, Brett Eldredge, Mickey Guyton, the Muppets of "Sesame Street," Dan + Shay, The Shindellas, Louis York and more.

Shelton and Stefani are set to perform their festive, romantic duet, "You Make It Feel Like Christmas," at the 90th annual event.

"This is one of those things you grew up hearing about," Stefani told NBC's "Today." "I was from Los Angeles, so I never went to New York when I was a little girl. So it's even a bigger deal for me to be here and be part of this."

The "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" special will be hosted by the "Today" show's Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker and Craig Melvin.

After the ceremony, the tree will be lit in Rockefeller Center in New York City every day from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.

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