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Mass Appeal Nas brought in his 50th birthday on September 14 by dropping off his new album, Magic 3.  The 15-track project, home of the song “Never Die” featuring Lil Wayne, is the third and final installment to the Magic series, marking the end of his yearslong run with super producer Hit-Boy. After dropping off Magic as a Christmas Eve surprise in 2021, the duo released Magic […]

ABC/Paula Lobo Tori Kelly ended up in the hospital in July with blood clots, but she’s fine now: She’s out on her Take Control Tour in support of her latest EP, tori, the deluxe version of which comes out September 15. The Grammy-winning singer says she’s “grateful” to be back onstage. “Everything seems seems to be okay now,” she tells ABC Audio. […]

Marcus Owens When gospel icon Erica Campbell starting recording her self-reflective new album, I Love You, two years before the pandemic, she expected it to drop then. Now, after five years, Campbell’s glad it took as long as it did because she was able to really pour her all into the passion project. The five-time Grammy winner told ABC Audio […]

Gargamel Music Co./Roc Nation/Def Jam Records Buju Banton recently released his latest track, “Body Touching Body,” a buoyant Afrobeats hit featuring Victoria Monét. The new song is one of 17 included on Buju’s latest album, Born for Greatness, released on September 8. It includes appearances from Snoop Dogg and Stephen Marley, son of iconic Jamaican musician Bob Marley.   It’s also the second collaboration with Monét following […]

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Roc Nation Tinashe put out her latest body of work last week, and now, she’s dishing on why the project contains only seven songs.  Speaking with People on the carpet of the 2023 VMAs on Tuesday, the singer said she aimed for brevity with BB/ANG3L so listeners could “appreciate” it all. “I think sometimes it’s good […]

Universal/Island Records Bob Marley & The Wailers’ classic album Catch A Fire is being reissued in celebration of its 50th anniversary. Dropping November 3, the reissue will be released as a three-LP set, as well as a three-CD set and digitally. All versions will feature the full studio recording, along with a 10-song live album, Live From The Paris Theatre London, and Sessions, […]

Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic In the latest of actors, singers, entertainers-turned-podcasters, Taye Diggs is next up with his audio program. He alerted fans of the release of his new podcast, You Had Me at Hello, by sharing a visual trailer on Instagram and teasing it as, “A little something I’m excited about.” “You Had Me at Hello is my brand new weekly podcast about real […]

Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET Fat Joe is getting ready to “Lean Back” into his role as host of the BET Hip Hop Awards. The network tapped the rapper to take on hosting duties of the awards show for a second year following his appearance as emcee of the 2022 show.  Like last year, Joe will most […]

Sony Legacy Mariah Carey has been looking back on her album Music Box, which just celebrated its 30th anniversary on  August 31. On Instagram, she posted a clip of herself reflecting on the impact and legacy of “Hero,” one of her most enduring hits from that album. “‘Hero’ was such a big record … that kind of took on its […]

John Parra/Getty Images Kodak Black is teaming up with the Black Promoters Collective for a concert in Virginia in October. The Florida rapper will be joined by New Orleans up-and-comer Rob 49 and teenage rapping sensation Luh Tyler for a night of live performances of their most popular songs.   The one-night-only event, set to take place on October 27 at the […]