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MariahCarey-041117.jpg Mariah Carey has shelved the opening shows of her holiday tour due to illness. The icon was due to kick off her All I Want for Christmas Is You tour this week but broke the news to her fans in an official announcement noting that she is suffering from a virus. The run was set to kick off on November 17.

KendrickLamar-071817.jpg Kendrick Lamar has been announced as the headlining act for the 2018 Hangout Music Festival, which takes place next spring in Alabama. The festival's lineup will also include The Killers, Portugal. The Man, Zedd, Galantis, DeJ Loaf, and Pussy Riot, who will perform on the first of the festival's three nights.

Drake-061917.jpg Drake stopped his performance of "Know Yourself" at his afterparty in Sydney, Australia to call out a concertgoer who was allegedly touching women inappropriately near the front of the stage.

2Chainz-061617.jpg Blackbear has connected with 2 Chainz for his new single "Gucci Linen." The track serves as the newest single of his new release Cybersex and finds the up-and-comer professing his prowess as a lover. "When I'm f*****g, call me papa," he raps. "They saying I'm a problem / I'm high as a bird, Nelly Furtado / No Nelly, it's getting hot in herre."

female-rapper-Eve-111417.jpg Eve has signed on to become the newest co-host of CBS' The Talk. Both the Grammy winner and reps from the network shared news of the move this week and both say they're thrilled from the new addition to the beloved show.

Wale-111417.jpg Wale has dropped a new track, titled "Good to Great." The track was produced by JujulNPerson and finds the emcee musing about a laid back night out with his lady.

samsmith-022515.jpg Sam Smith has scored his first number one album on the Billboard 200 chart with his newest release The Thrill of It All. The album debuted in the top spot this week with 185,000 sold and the British soul star hit social media to thank his fans for the support. "Completely and utterly overwhelmed. The Thrill Of It All is officially number 1 In America."

BarryWhite-111317.jpg Barry White is among the finalists of inductees for the 2018 class of the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame. Ten of the eighteen are expected to be inducted next year, including fellow potential inductees as Apollo Theater, and New Editions, Berry Gordy, Billy Paul, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Gamble & Huff, George Clinton, Janet Jackson, and more.

KendrickLamar-071817.jpg Kendrick Lamar scored the award for Best Video at this year's MTV European Music Awards. He scored the win for his track "Humble" off of his most recent release DAMN. It marks just the most recent accolade for the release, and he beat out some stiff competition for the win. Others nominated in the category included Lil Yachty for the "iSpy" music video.

Shakira-062717.jpg Shakira has shelved a handful of tour dates due to doctor ordered vocal rest. The singer broke news of the mandatory cancelations earlier this week and said she will make it up to fans in Paris, Antwerp, and Amsterdam where she was scheduled to perform earlier this month. "I'm very sorry to inform you all that I won't be able to sing on the 10th and 11th in Paris . . ."

Beyonce-110217.jpg New photos of Beyoncé and Jay-Z's now five month old twins, Sir and Rumi, have surfaced online. The new photos are the first of the babies since they were one-month-old newborns.

group-Xscape-091917.jpg A new biopic about Xscape is headed for the Bravo network. The film will tell the story of Kandi Burruss, Tameka "Tiny" Harris and sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott and how they rose to the top of the R&B world as a girl group in the 1990s. The network is already airing a reality show about the group and the film will be officially certified by the quartet.

ChrisBrown-101917.jpg Chris Brown's recently released Heartbreak on a Full Moon has already reached a sales milestone. The double album, which has been officially available for just about two weeks now, has already sold 500,000 copies, enough to earn it gold record status from the Recording Industry Association of America.

Khalid-102517.jpg Khalid is set to team up with Imagine Dragons for a performance at the upcoming American Music Awards. It will be the first ever collaboration between the two acts and it is currently unknown what song they will perform at the event.

BobbyBrown-091217.jpg A two part Bobby Brown miniseries, The Bobby Brown Story, will air on BET next fall. The new series was written by Abdul Williams and executive produced by Jesse Collins.

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