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On this day in Black history, February 16: — In 1923, Empress of the Blues Bessie Smith recorded her first record, Down Hearted Blues, which sold 800,000 copies for Columbia Records.  — In 1951, the city of New York passed an anti-discrimination housing bill, which included protections based on race, creed, color, national origin and gender.  — In 1970, Joe Frazier, nicknamed Smokin’ […]

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images Usher‘s discography has seen an increase in streams and sales following his performance at Super Bowl 58’s halftime show, Billboard reports. The publication cited initial reports from Luminate, which showed on-demand U.S. streams of his music went up 46% — from 24.6 million between February 9-10 to 35.9 million between February 11-12. His […]

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Kanye West is taking Vultures 1, his collaborative project with Ty Dolla Sign, to Rolling Loud. He broke the news Thursday, sharing an updated lineup of the festival to Instagram. “VULTURES COMING TO ROLLING LOUD,” West captioned the photo, under which Ty dropped a few video camera emojis. The festival later confirmed the news on X, formerly known as Twitter, writing, “VULTURES HEADLINING […]

Photo by Astrida Valigorsky/Getty Images PinkPantheress will be an honoree at this year’s Billboard Women in Music Awards. Billboard announced the news Thursday, noting she’ll receive the Producer of the Year Award at the event, which takes place March 6 at LA’s YouTube Theater.      “We are thrilled to honor PinkPantheress as one of the most exciting young producers on the rise,” […]

Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tribeca Festival Alicia Keys is all about self-care: She works on nurturing her well-being, as she believes it has an affect on her externally. “If you’re not connected to your inner [self], then you can’t present your[self] most confidently outwardly,” Alicia tells People for the digital cover of its February issue. “When I’m really hearing negative talk […]

Theo Wargo/WireImage Usher recently married longtime girlfriend Jenn Goicoechea, but at one point in time he wanted Chilli to be his wife. In this week’s People cover story, he discussed the time he popped the question and the TLC star turned him down. The two dated from 2001 to 2004. “I wanted to marry her,” he shared. “I proposed and she told me no.” He said […]

On this day in Black history, February 15: — In 1804, “an act for the gradual abolition of slavery” was passed in New Jersey, making it the last northern state to outlaw slavery.  — In 1848, a young Black girl named Sarah Roberts was turned away from an all-white school in Boston. Her father, Benjamin Roberts, brought forth one of the […]

Lauren Leigh Bacho/Getty Images Usher‘s going from the Super Bowl stage to the small screen. According to Variety, the singer’s developing a drama series alongside UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, based on his decadeslong discography. It’s about “Black love in Atlanta and individuals looking to find a place to call home” and “will explore […]

Joseph Okpako/WireImage Bryson Tiller‘s released a new single that’s nothing like his upcoming album, but rather a taste of what’s to come on his new EP, Slum Tiller. Speaking to Complex, he said the track “Whatever She Wants” and its accompanying music video were “inspired by late nights at strip clubs in Miami.” “I was never a fan […]

Republic Records Ariana Grande and Mariah Carey have collaborated before, on the holiday song “Oh Santa!” But now they’re teaming up for a remix of Ari’s recent #1 hit, “yes, and?” “i cannot believe the words i am typing …… Yes, And? Remix feat the one and only, queen of my heart and lifelong inspiration @mariahcarey is out this […]