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Grammys 2019: Alicia Keys Sings Songs She Wishes She Wrote

Grammys 2019: Alicia Keys Sings Songs She Wishes She Wrote

Midway into the 2019 Grammy Awards, the show’s host, Alicia Keys, sang a medley of songs that she wished she’d written. She kicked it off by playing “The Entertainer” on two grand pianos, one black, one white, sitting between them on a stool. “I wanna welcome you to Club Keys,” she said. Watch Keys’ performance here.MORE

Grammys 2019: Travis Scott Takes Audience To ‘Astroworld’ With Two Tracks

Grammys 2019: Travis Scott Takes Audience To ‘Astroworld’ With Two Tracks

Travis Scott took the stage at the 2019 Grammy Awards to perform a couple of songs off his Grammy-nominated album Astroworld during the 61st annual ceremony in Los Angeles. He performed “Stop Trying to Be God” with one of the collaborators on the song, Philip Bailey, and its cowriter, James Blake, before transitioning to a rendition of the…MORE

Tekashi 6ix9ine: The Rise And Fall Of A Hip-Hop Supervillain

Tekashi 6ix9ine: The Rise And Fall Of A Hip-Hop Supervillain

One day in the summer of 2017, Daniel Hernandez, better known as the rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, appeared outside a Brooklyn row house to shoot the video that would make him a star, and eventually ruin his life. Against the menacing strains of his viral hit “Gummo,” he and a crowd of men in red bandannas…MORE

Content Under Pressure: What R. Kelly’s Split From Sony Means For The Music Industry

Content Under Pressure: What R. Kelly’s Split From Sony Means For The Music Industry

On January 18, when Sony cut ties with R. Kelly, Shaunna Thomas’ first reaction was relief. Thomas, the 37-year-old co-founder of the women’s advocacy group UltraViolet, spent years pushing the label to drop the R&B star over the many allegations of sexual misconduct against him. After the Lifetime documentary Surviving R. Kelly aired, UltraViolet paid for…MORE

The-Dream Says Rihanna’s Album Is Nearly Finished: ‘She’s Cooking, She’s About Done’

The-Dream Says Rihanna’s Album Is Nearly Finished: ‘She’s Cooking, She’s About Done’

The-Dream is still moving in support of his loaded 40-track Ménage à Trois: Sextape Vol. 1, 2, 3 triple-disc album. He spoke recently about the repercussions as a result of the Surviving R. Kelly docuseries, working with Kanye West and more — and he even hinted at new music coming from Beyoncé and Rihanna. Get more details about The-Dream’s recent interview and…MORE

Spotify Now Lets You Mute R. Kelly Yourself

Spotify Now Lets You Mute R. Kelly Yourself

With its rollout and repeal of a hateful conduct and content policy a few months behind it, Spotify is trying a different approach to controversial music — this time, handing over the responsibility to users. The streaming service has quietly introduced a much-requested feature in its mobile app allowing users to block an artist from automatically playing. Get more…MORE

Chris Brown Detained In Paris Following Rape Accusation

Chris Brown Detained In Paris Following Rape Accusation

Chris Brown has been detained in Paris, France, following a rape accusation, Associated Press reports. He was detained on Monday and remains in custody on Tuesday due to potential charges of aggravated rape and drug offenses. Two other people, including Brown’s bodyguard, have also been detained. More details about the accusation can be found here.MORE

Like Death, Taxes And Climate Change, Post Malone Appears To Be Inevitable

Like Death, Taxes And Climate Change, Post Malone Appears To Be Inevitable

This week, Post Malone returned to Number One on the Hot 100. He got there with “Sunflower,” a light, breezy collaboration with Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee. It’s not a huge surprise that this song topped the charts. “Sunflower” was recorded for the Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse soundtrack, a movie that to date has made about $150 million,…MORE

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