La'Porsha Renae: 5 things to know about singer
It’s only been a year since the world was first introduced to singer La’Porsha Renae on the final season of " American Idol " but she’s quickly making strides as an artist. Since finishing as runner-up on the series, Renae has been busy connecting with fans on the road, releasing hit singles like
Stevie Wonder's 'Songs in the Key of Life' Celebrates 40th Anniversary
One of Stevie Wonder 's most celebrated albums, "Songs in the Key of Life," turns 40 years old today. The 18th album from the decorated artist was released by Motown Records in 1976 and features some of Wonder's most memorable tracks, including "I Wish," "As," "Isn't She Lovely" and "Sir Duke." In
'American Idol' Series Finale Recap: Alumni Cameos and Star-Studded Performances
Thursday’s series finale of " American Idol " paid tribute to the past 15 seasons, with surprise appearances and star-studded performances from past finalists -- including Kelly Clarkson , Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson -- before the final American Idol" was crowned. Host Ryan Seacrest
Marvin Gaye Family Reacts to 'Blurred Lines' Verdict
The family of late musician Marvin Gaye is hopeful for harmony. A Los Angeles jury Tuesday awarded the musician’s relatives more than $7.3 million in damages -- a cut of the profits from the 2013 smash hit “Blurred Lines,” which was found to have copied parts of Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give it Up.”
What SisQo Has Been Doing Since 'The Thong Song'
Fifteen years after his smash song about an infamous female undergarment, SisQo is ready for a fresh start. The Baltimore native announced that his brand new solo album will be released in 2015, and he admits that the pressure is on. "In my mind, having not released any solo material in 12 years is
Jimmy Ruffin, Motown's Underrated Soul Singer, Dies
Jimmy Ruffin wanted to go it alone. The singer – who died Wednesday at the age of 78 – had the chance to join The Temptations, the Motown hit-making group. But instead, he said he allowed the opportunity to go to his younger brother David. “I was working and my brother wasn’t, so I suggested him
Excerpt: Keith Ellison's 'My Country, 'Tis Of Thee'
Excerpted from MY COUNTRY, ‘TIS OF THEE: MY FAITH, MY FAMILY, OUR FUTURE by Keith Ellison by arrangement with Karen Hunter Publishing/Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., Copyright © 2014 by Congressman Keith Ellison. FROM THE BLACK BOTTOM TO CANE RIVER I...
Jamie Foxx: Next Generation Needs to Continue Fight for Equality
Actor Jamie Foxx's words of inspiration during March on Washington anniversary ceremony.
In Our Inbox: Toni Braxton and Babyface Releasing a Duets Album
Being a journalist means constantly getting press releases and media alerts. Sure it's a perk to be able to see new movie posters, and hear new albums before anyone else. And often, you get pitched strange stories that don’t make any sense at all. We usually share these between coworkers, but we’ve
Bruno Mars Gives SNL The Best Ratings In Months: What's Next For Him?
Around here, we are big fans of Peter Gene Hernandez, the 27-year-old known to most as Bruno Mars. The pint-sized pop star wowed Saturday Night Live audiences (with help from Tom Hanks) this past weekend in his double duty as both host and musical guest. In doing so, he gave the show its best