Jill Scott will be spending a portion of her summer out on the road on a new tour. Kicking off June 23 in Hampton, Virginia, Scott is hitting the road for a 25-city trek that features stops at Brooklyn, New York's King's Theater, New Orleans' Essence Festival, Newark's Prudential Theater and Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl, just to name a few.
Mary J. Blige has revealed that her new album Strength of a Woman is set for release on April 28. She also revealed the album cover art via Instagram in a photo that features Blige sitting on a golden throne. The album's first single "Thick of It" has already had chart topping success and she has also confirmed a collaboration with Kanye West.
2 Chainz and DJ Holiday have connected for a new track called "Wassup Wid It." The tune is pulled from the latter's most recent release 4am in Decatur and finds Chainz laying down some truth about the habits of his home life.
A new musical film is in the works from Pharrell Williams. The film, titled Atlantis, was reportedly optioned by Fox earlier this month and focuses on Williams' childhood. It is described as a "Romeo & Juliet-style love story with a music element."
Maxwell has revealed his new video for the track "Gods" and has also announced a string of tour dates. The tour is set to kick off at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on May 23 and will continue through June 23 when they'll wrap at the Valley View Casino Arena in San Diego.
Prince's former backing band The New Power Generation have signed on to appear at the British Summertime Event. They will appear at the event, in London's Hyde Park, on June 30. The ensemble also recently confirmed plans to reconnect for a tribute tour.
Drake's new release More Life earned a whopping 600 million streams in its first week. Apple Music confirmed that they had 90 million streams in the first 24 hours out on their service alone. The new album also broke first-day and single-day stream records just recently set by Ed Sheeran. "More Life. More time with family and friends. More Life."
Stevie Wonder and Lady Gaga teamed up to sing his song "Happy Birthday" to Elton John at his 70th birthday party in Los Angeles.
According to Rolling Stone, Gaga modified some of the song's lyrics, changing the line from "Happy birthday to you" to "Happy birthday Elton," for the occasion.
T.I. has dropped his new single "Do My Thing." The track, featuring DJ Whoo Kid and DJ MLK, finds Tip putting competing emcees on notice. The two DJs convinced Tip to release the track and they opened up to Billboard about it.
Miguel has reportedly signed on to give a headlining performance at this year's Northside Festival. The event is set to take place between June 7-11 this year at various locations around Brooklyn, New York. Other performers already confirmed include the Dirty Projectors and Kamasi Washington.
Solange and Gucci Mane will take part in this year's Red Bull Music Academy NYC. There will also be tributes to late artists Prince and Alice Coltrane and Werner Herzog will also take part.
Faith Evans has reportedly signed on for a performance alongside Diddy at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival. The performance will take place on April 27 at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. It will serve as a promotional event for Diddy's new documentary project Can't Stop, Won't Stop: The Bad Boy Story. They will be joined onstage by Lil' Kim and Mase.
Rihanna announced the third Diamond Ball this week, which seeks to raise funds for the Clara Lionel Foundation. The foundation supports underprivileged communities in health, education & art.
Trey Songz has offered up his new release Tremaine. The singer's 7th studio release follows 2014's Trigga and 2015's Trigga Reloaded. The album initially made headlines when Trey teased a faux reality TV series titled Tremaine the Playboy that would have detailed his love life.
Kendrick Lamar has offered up his new single "The Heart Part 4." The track appeared just hours after he leaked the news in a now-deleted Tweet. The new track is a collaboration with up and comer Khaled and finds King Kendrick laying out a few ground rules with a new flame.