Beyoncé has revealed that she has started a scholarship program. The new initiative will offer a financial benefit to students dubbed "Formation Scholars" at Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design and Spelman College. The award will be given to one female student enrolled at the above institutions studying one of three fields.
Ringo Starr has announced a contest that will give one lucky fan the opportunity to join the former Beatle and his friends for brunch on his upcoming 77th birthday. Fans can enter the contest by making a minimum $10 donation to the David Lynch Foundation through Omaze. The contest winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles and will be put up in a four-star hotel.
Blink-182 have signed on for an appearance at the upcoming Life Is Beautiful festival. The event is scheduled to take place this year in downtown Las Vegas and will be held between September 22 and 24. Last year's event saw over 130,000 attendees and was headlined by Major Lazer.
Sara Evans has launched her own record label and is planning to release her as yet untitled new album this summer. The new imprint will don the Born to Fly Records moniker, named after her 2000 single. The label will be distributed via Sony RED distribution and Evans says she's happy to make the rules.
Gregg Allman has rejected rumors that he has entered hospice care. Word that he had entered a hospice facility spread earlier this week but he was quick to correct the report and affirm that he is home and expects to make a full recovery.
Jennifer Lopez has signed on to make an appearance at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. The event is set to take place on April 27 and J-Lo will hit the stage at the University of Miami's Watsco Center. The timing will coincide with coming release of Lopez's first all-Spanish language album in seven years.
Robin Thicke has signed on for a guest appearance on VH1's upcoming mother's day special. The event will be dubbed Dear Mama: An Event to Honor Moms and Thicke will appear alongside Anthony Anderson and La La Anthony.
Oli Sykes hit the stage alongside While She Sleeps for a number of surprise performances in the UK over the weekend. Sykes, who recently appeared on the WSS album You Are We on the track titled "Silence Speaks," hit the stage with them for shows in both Sheffield and London.
Josh Turner has grabbed the top spot on the country songs chart with his hit "Hometown Girl." He broke news of the chart success via Twitter and offered congratulations to his label and gave credit to the almighty for the song's success.
"'Hometown Girl' is officially No. 1!" Turner wrote on Twitter. "Thank you God, country radio and MCA Nashville! It's Party Time!!"
Genesis has dropped the hint that they may be planning a 50th anniversary reunion. The band has remained coy about any specific plans of the future, but guitarist Mike Rutherford recently spoke with the UK's Daily Mirror and didn't rule anything out.
Drake has signed on to serve as the host for the upcoming NBA Awards. It will mark the first-ever edition of the awards ceremony, which will take place on July 26 from Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York City.
Tyler Farr has revealed his newest single "I Should Go To Church Sometimes." The track is pulled from his forthcoming new release, which was produced by Jason Aldean. It is headed to Country Radio starting on May 15.
"I should go to church sometime / Maybe walk a little straighter line / Lord knows I could use some light / To get where I'm goin'," Farr sings in the song's chorus.
Kings of Leon have added a new stretch of tour dates to their previously confirmed run. They have now added 16 new dates, including appearances at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl on October 7 and Vancouver's Rogers Arena on October 11. The run comes in support of their most recent effort Walls.
Jennifer Hudson has once again hit the small screen, this time in an advertisement for American Family Insurance. The appearance is part of the firm's "Insure Carefully, Dream Fearlessly" campaign and hit the airwaves on April 24. In the commercial, Hudson appears alongside an aspiring musician named Alex Guthrie and says that it was inspiring.
Katy Perry teased her forthcoming new track "Bon Appétit" in a new update to her mailing list. In the email blast she shared few details about the track but did share a recipe for what she claims is the "World's Best Cherry Pie Recipe."