Janet Jackson Shines at Billboard Music Awards

By The Associated Press The 2018 Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the students and teachers affected by recent deadly shootings in Texas and Florida, while the night also featured show-stopping performances by iconic singer...

D.C. Resident Discusses Casting on T.I’s Newest Reality Show ‘The Grand Hustle’

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO If being a Grammy Award-winning artist, successful media mogul and reality television star isn’t enough, then maybe Atlanta’s very own T.I. might finally be content with his latest business...

Prince’s New Basement Tape: Just Him Singing, Playing Piano

By The Associated Press Fans of Prince expecting his usual pyrotechnic guitar work will be surprised that one of the first official albums released from his fabled vault since his death more than two years...

Cardi B Hands Out Free Winter Coats in New York

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of people have lined up in New York City as rapper Cardi B handed out free winter coats. The Bronx-born rapper met with residents and fans on...

Queen Latifah Celebrates With Hip-Hop Legends at Essence

By STACEY PLAISANCE and CHEVEL JOHNSON, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Iconic females in the music industry shined at the Essence Festival, where Queen Latifah used her debut performance to celebrate "Ladies First" and...

Prince’s Family Sues Doctor Who Prescribed Him Pain Pills

By Steve Karnowski The Associated Press The family of the late rock star Prince is suing a doctor who prescribed pain pills for him, saying the doctor failed to treat him for opiate addiction and...

Janet Jackson, Daddy Yankee Celebrate Release of New Song

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson's fans were so energetic at an event Friday for her new single that one fan chimed in so the icon could speak without...

Baltimore Teacher Hopes to Take Music Students on World Tour

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Singing Sensations has been invited to South Africa this summer. Offered a chance to perform during Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday celebration, the Baltimore choir group aims to tour in...

R. Kelly Stages Racy Performance Amid Protest, Allegations

By TOM FOREMAN Jr., Associated Press GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — With demonstrators standing outside his concert protesting his presence, R. Kelly summoned his passionate fans to carry him through what has been a difficult week. Interspersing...

Fan Charged After Rushing Onstage at Beyonce, Jay-Z Concert

By The Associated Press Police say they are pursuing more charges against a man who rushed onstage during a Beyonce and Jay-Z concert in Atlanta. Atlanta Police officer Lisa Bender told The Associated Press that 26-year-old...

Anita Baker to be Honored at BET Awards, Jamie Foxx to Host

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer Legendary singer Anita Baker will be honored at the 2018 BET Awards, which will be hosted Sunday by Jamie Foxx and feature performances by Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg and...

Jon Batiste Headlines Event for New Orleans Jazz Museum

By The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — "Late Show" bandleader Jon Batiste comes home to Louisiana next month for a fundraiser benefiting the New Orleans Jazz Museum. The Dec. 8 event takes place at the...

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