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Apple Music The Weeknd and H.E.R. were honored Tuesday with special Apple Music Awards. The Weeknd was awarded the coveted Global Artist of the Year, with Apple singling out the massive success of his double-platinum After Hours album. The service also highlighted the singer for creating one of the most-Shazamed moments of the year with his Super Bowl Halftime Show […]

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images The pandemic forced H.E.R. to cancel concerts, including her two-day Lights on Festival in New York City in October. However, now she’s thrilled to be back to performing for live audiences. “It has been the most amazing thing ever,” the Grammy and Oscar winner, born Gabriella Wilson, tells Ebony. “There’s nothing like that connection that you […]

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame After a fundraiser to name a theater after Dave Chappelle at the Duke Ellington School for the Arts in Washington, D.C. was rescheduled, the controversial comedian is now asking his critics to donate money to the school. “If you object to my receiving this honor, I […]

Aaron J. Thornton/WireImage Ari Lennox was arrested Monday for disturbing public order at the Amsterdam Schiphol airport in the Netherlands, ABC News confirms. Dutch military police said she had accused airline staff of racial discrimination. The Dreamville Records artist tweeted about the incident, writing, “I’m being arrested in Amsterdam for reacting to a woman racially profiling me…F*** Amsterdam security. […]

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Kanye West celebrated the life of the late Virgil Abloh by dedicating his Sunday Service to the Louis Vuitton artistic director. Kanye and Virgil worked together for many years, dating back when they were interns for Fendi in 2009. Both grew up in Chicago, and Abloh previously served as a creative director for West. […]

Scott Dudelson/Getty Images Teyana Taylor is now recovering in a Connecticut hospital after she says her body “shut down” and she was forced to cancel Saturday night’s scheduled concert at Femme It Forward in Mashantucket, CT. The MTV VMA winner is performing on The Last Rose Petal…Farewell Tour. “SHUT DOWN, my body actually low key betrayed […]

ABC Queens co-stars Brandy, Eve, Naturi Naughton and Nadine Velazquez gave their fans a Thanksgiving treat Wednesday with a new music video, “All Rise (The Supreme Court),” from Tuesday night’s episode of the ABC series. In the episode, titled “Behind the Throne,” the ladies shot their first new music video in two decades. In the “All Rise (The Supreme Court)” video, which is […]

Aaron J. Thornton/FilmMagic Normani and T-Pain are encouraging their fans to turn “Black Friday” into “Black-owned Friday.” The Soul Train Award-winning singer, and the Grammy-winning rapper/producer have partnered with Google to create a special interactive music video that allows viewers to click and purchase items from Black business owners. “Last year, Google partnered with the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. to reimagine Black […]

Peacock Will Smith narrates the trailer for Bel Air, the new coming-of-age series he is executive-producing that’s inspired by his iconic show Fresh Prince of Bel Air. “This is a story all about how my life got flipped and turned upside down,” he says in the promo. Bel Air will premiere on Peacock in 2022. Halle Berry leads the Thanksgiving weekend TV/film lineup with her […]

Macy’s Two Thanksgiving traditions, the Macy’s parade, and the Detroit Lions NFL game, will feature soulful entertainment. Nelly and Kelly Rowland will begin their holiday celebration Thursday, performing during the 95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, airing live on NBC from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET. The rapper and the singer won a Grammy […]

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