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anitabaker-110217.jpg Anita Baker will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 BET Awards. Past honorees include Whitney Houston, Prince and Samuel L. Jackson.

nilerodgers-071317.jpg Nile Rodgers & Chic team up with Vic Mensa on their new single "Till the World Falls," which will appear on It's About Time, the band's first album in 26 years.

mary-j-blige-110817.jpg Mary J Blige is set to star in Paramount's upcoming horror thriller, Body Cam, which revolves around the murder of a black youth at the hands of two white LAPD policemen.

arianagrande-040918.jpg Ariana Grande has released the video for "The Light Is coming," a new collaboration with Nicki Minaj that serves as the second single off of her upcoming new album Sweetener.

akon-031618.jpg Akon has announced that he will launch his own cryptocurrency, called "Akoin." In a recent appearance at Cannes Lions 2018, the Missouri-born rapper of Senegalese descent said his cryptocurrency will be out in early July.

ne-yo-101609.jpg Ne-Yo has teamed with Eric Bellinger for the video for Bellinger's latest track "Dirty Dancing." The two Grammy-winning hip-hop artists pretend to be a dance instructor and his assistant, who turn the classroom into a dance floor.

2chainz-061617.jpg 2 Chainz is set to headline the upcoming Trillectro Music Festival, along with SZA and RL Grime. The festival makes its return following a one-year hiatus. The event will be held at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Washington, D.C. on September 22.

wale-111417.jpg Wale has dropped his latest video for the track "Negotiations." The song appears on his latest EP Self Promotion. The video, which was directed by Chris Hernandez, finds Wale sitting down with corporate executives as they try to sign an agreement with him.

arianagrande-040918.jpg Ariana Grande has released her latest collaboration with Nicki Minaj, "The Light Is Coming." The song follows closely on the heels of their previous collaboration track, "Bed," which was released last week. "The Light Is Coming" will be featured on Grande's upcoming album Sweetener, while "Bed" will be featured on Minaj's new album Queen.

lauryn-hill-041718.jpg Lauryn Hill has revealed an impressive slate of special guests that will join her for her upcoming U.S. tour, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill World Tour 2018.

frankocean-102717.jpg A new student-taught course at the University of California, Berkeley will focus on the life and work of Frank Ocean. The course was proposed by second-year students and roommates Preya Gill and Deborah Chang, who initially bonded over Ocean's music.

miguel-061318.jpg Miguel has announced plans for a North American Tour later this year, dubbed the Ascension Tour. The 26-date tour is set to kick off in Boston on August 23 and will wrap up in Seattle on September 28.

sza-053018.jpg After a scary stretch that took her off the stage due to swollen vocal cords, SZA has some good news to share with her fans: her vocal chords are not permanently damaged, and she's getting back on stage as soon as possible.

jackson5-013117.jpg The surviving members of the Jackson 5 received the key to the city of Detroit on Friday, and also accepted the honor on behalf of their late brother Michael Jackson.

rihanna-012318.jpg Rihanna has confirmed that her ninth studio album is coming, but the singer is still keeping the release date to herself. "I actually am in the studio and working on new music," RiRi announced while replying to a question during an interview on the Graham Norton Show on Friday.

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