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Joni Sledge, Member Of 'We Are Family' Group Sister Sledge, Dead At 60

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.12.2017 | Entertainment

Joni Sledge, a founding member of the “We Are Family” disco quartet Sister Sledge, was found dead Friday at her home in Phoenix, Arizona. She was ...

Bruno Mars' Video For 'That's What I Like' Is Pure Dancing Gold

The Huffington Post | Minou Clark | Posted 03.02.2017 | Entertainment

Get exclusive interviews where your favorite celebs spill the tea. Sign up here. A post shared by Bruno Mars (@brunomars) on Mar 1, 2017 at 6:01pm ...

Bruno Mars And The Time Rock Out To Prince Medley During Grammy Tribute

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.13.2017 | Entertainment

The Time, a band that Prince built, performed a rousing medley of the Purple One’s songs at Sunday’s Grammy Awards, with a little help from Bruno ...

We, Too, Sing America: 17 Songs That Reflect On Being Black In America

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 02.10.2017 | Black Voices

Music has always been a sacred outlet of expression for black Americans. From singers like Nina Simone to Marvin Gaye, music made by black artists can...

This Is What The Grammys Looked Like 30 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 02.09.2017 | Entertainment

The 59th annual Grammy Awards are only a few days away, and as we gear up for music’s biggest night, we’re taking a look back at the past ― 1987...

Aretha Franklin Says She'll 'Retire' After Releasing Upcoming Album

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 03.30.2017 | Entertainment

Aretha Franklin has said she plans to retire, but not before she releases her next album in the fall. “I must tell you, I am retiring this year,” ...

Selena Gomez, The Weeknd And Bieber Could All End Up At The Kids' Choice Awards

The Huffington Post | Minou Clark | Posted 02.03.2017 | Entertainment

The 2017 Kid’s Choice Awards nominations are finally out, there’s a lot to digest. The Chainsmokers, Pentatonix, Fifth Harmony, Maroon 5, Twenty O...

No, Bruno Mars Didn't Change His Name To Hide His Latino Roots

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 01.31.2017 | Latino Voices

Bruno Mars is proud of his Puerto Rican roots, and he’s insulted anyone would think otherwise. The singer, born Peter Hernandez, is the cover star ...

'Empire' Star On His 'Life-Changing' Role In 'The New Edition Story'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.25.2017 | Black Voices

Before the Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, or even New Kids On The Block took the music world by storm, New Edition helped create the blueprint for future boy...

Chrisette Michele: My Family Cut Me Off For Performing At Inauguration

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.27.2017 | Black Voices

Chrisette Michele has had a hard few days, thanks to her performance at President Trump’s inauguration on Friday. The singer-songwriter, who release...

'Stranger Things' Star On Becoming The 'Smooth' Ladies Man For New Edition Role

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.23.2017 | Black Voices

“Stranger Things” star Caleb McLaughlin is taking fans down memory lane for his latest role as a young Ricky Bell in the BET’s, “The New Editi...

Chrisette Michele Is Performing At Inauguration And Folks Aren't Happy

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 01.19.2017 | Black Voices

Singer Chrisette Michele has confirmed via an “Open Letter” on Twitter that she will be performing at President-elect Trump’s inauguration on Fr...

Mo’Nique Comes For Kim Burrell: 'We’re Wasting Our Energy Fighting Over Love'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.11.2017 | Queer Voices

Actress and comedian Mo’Nique took to her radio program earlier this week to address the controversy surrounding gospel singer Kim Burrell and her h...

Janelle Monae Speaks Out Against Anti-Gay Hate: ‘We All Bleed the Same Color’

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.09.2017 | Queer Voices

At Sunday night’s Golden Globes, actress and singer Janelle Monae spoke out about the recent controversy surrounding gospel singer Kim Burrell’s a...

Here's 'This Is What You Came For' As An '80s Power Ballad

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 01.09.2017 | Entertainment

The ‘80s were a glorious time. We were given classic jams like Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and Belinda Carlisle’s “Hea...

Janelle Monae's Elaborate Golden Globes Look Is Out Of This World

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 01.18.2017 | Style

The Golden Globes red carpet is no doubt star-studded, but no one shone quite so brightly Sunday night as resident cool girl Janelle Monae. Monae’s ...

Detroit Just Named A Street After Stevie Wonder, And He's Thrilled

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.21.2016 | Black Voices

Stevie Wonder moved out of Detroit years ago, but he’ll always have a home in Motown ― and now he can also lay claim to his very own street. The ...

MJM Made The Best R&B Album Of The Year

Rebecca Bohanan | Posted 08.09.2016 | Entertainment
Rebecca Bohanan

A few tracks into my first listen of MJM's latest record, MJM Parables Part 1, an EP released by the artist last month, my only thought was, "What?! How is this guy not already insanely rich and famous?"

Remembering Prince

Michael Mauldin | Posted 04.22.2016 | Black Voices
Michael Mauldin

Although the shock and disbelief was instant, the lingering effect resembles that of an actual family member. I was a fan of his music and admired his talents, but I can't help think of the meaningful times that our career paths crossed and complimented each other dating all the way back to 1978.

R&B Singer Tamia: I Compare All My New Music to 'Stranger in My House'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 09.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Pollo Del Mar

"I still get goosebumps when I go to a drag show and they're performing 'Stranger in My House,'" admits singer Tamia with a laugh.

White Party Headliner Natalie La Rose: Rapper Flo Rida Pushes Me to Perfection

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Pollo Del Mar

With her debut single "Somebody" having recently cracked the Billboard Top 10, things are looking up for singer Natalie La Rose. However, the multi-talented performer recalls many times she thought about giving up on her dreams.

Grammy-Winner Lisa Fischer: A Gay Man Changed the Way I Look at Myself

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Pollo Del Mar

During our telephone interview, the Grammy Award-winning performer showed significant introspection talking about her work with everyone from The Rolling Stones to Tina Turner. Her gears were nearly audible as we discussed 20 Feet from Stardom, the Oscar-nominated documentary showcasing Fischer and others who've made careers of singing backup for music industry giants.

Faith: 20 Years Strong

Kelsey Minor | Posted 05.31.2015 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

When you look up the word 'Incomparable' it means "unable to be compared.' It's also the name of the newest album from Faith Evans. The R&B singer from New Jersey has a music career spanning 20 years.

Neo Soul Singer Jaguar Wright: Homophobia Was Shaken Out of Me When I Was 12

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Pollo Del Mar

"I'm a fag hag," declares Jaguar Wright proudly with a warm laugh. "Yes, baby! I love the kids - love the kids - and the kids love me."

Beloved '90s Singer Returns To The Recording Studio

OWN | Posted 11.14.2014 | OWN

R&B singer-songwriter Shanice, known for her 1991 chart-topper "I Love Your Smile," wants to prove she's no one-hit wonder. After being dropped from h...