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JohnLegend-070611.jpg John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen are featured in the February edition of GQ magazine. The sexy pair host an intimate shoot while getting cozy in bed and sipping champagne in the shower. In one pic, Legend wears a sweater while spreading his parner over the kitchen table. Legend, along with rapper Common, are up for an Oscar nomination for their collab "Glory."

swizzbeatz-060210.jpg Swizz Beatz threw his wife Alicia Keys a House Party-themed party in celebration of her 34th birthday. The so-called Pajama Jammy Jam included members of the 1990 film, including Kid N Play, Tisha Campbell-Martin and A.J. Johnson. "My husband surprised me with the craziest party ever!!!!!! Str8 out of the movie house party!!!" said Alicia on Instagram.

R.Kelly-103009.jpg R. Kelly has released a new video for his track "Happy Birthday," a song he is calling "the official birthday anthem of 2015." The video sees Kelly, who celebrated his 48th birthday earlier this month, waking up in a bed full of scantily clad women in a trashed room. Kelly then grabs his cell phone in an effort to recount the previous night's proceedings.

NoScrubs-052611.jpg TLC has succeeded in raising their Kickstarter campaign goal of $200,000, which will be used to pay for costs to record their fifth and final album. The girl group, comprised of T-Boz and Chilli, launched the Kickstarter campaign on Monday, January 19. As of Monday, January 26 the group has raised over $230,000.

usher.jpg Usher and Kanye West were celebrated at the most recent BET Honors, which was taped at Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, January 24. The event, which is in its eighth year, recognizes African-American trailblazers in art, music, theater, technology, and business. The 2015 BET Honors will air on February 23 at 9 p.m. ET on BET.

Chris-Brown-091712.jpg Chris Brown and Tyga released the tracklist for their upcoming collaboration, Fan Of A Fan: The Album. The duo is getting a talented crew together to assist on them on the sequel for their 2010 mixtape of the same name. Some of the guest artists on the project include 50 Cent, Pusha T, Boosie Badazz, T.I., Wale and Ty Dolla $ign.

rihanna-021113.jpg Rihanna has released her latest single, "FourFiveSeconds," which features collaborations with Kanye West and Paul McCartney. The track features a laid-back acoustic feel, with McCartney jamming on guitar while Rihanna sings, "I think I've had enough / I might get a little drunk / I say what's on my mind / I might do a little time."

Mjackson-072712.jpg Michael Jackson's mother Katherine was absent while her lawyer appeared in a Los Angeles court to continue the appeal of her $1 billion negligence lawsuit against concert promoter AEG Live. Jackson's attorney Kevin Boyle told the Daily News that she was kept informed of the proceedings. "We're the underdog, and we're not supposed to win."

fergie-091914.jpg If the Black Eyed Peas are in fact going to release new music in honor of their 20th anniversary, it may be without Fergie, who has been a member of the group for 12 years. Fergie says that she is focused on her own solo material currently and doesn't really know what the Peas are up to when it comes to new music.

NoScrubs-052611.jpg TLC has reached their $150,000 Kickstarter goal in just three days. The band launched the crowdfunding campaign to help record their fifth and final studio album. To date, the group has raised over $184,000 with 27 days left to go in the campaign. T-Boz and Chilli received a number of celebrity contributions as well, including $5,000 from Katy Perry.

beyonce-102212.jpg Beyoncé has put a stop to the sale of coffee mugs on Etsy bearing the name "Feyonce." The mugs are no longer on sale after Bey's lawyers threatened to sue. The mugs, a play on Beyoncé's name, feature an engagement ring as the letter "O" of the name.

christinamilian-072214.jpg Lil Wayne and Christina Milian have remixed Beyoncé and Jay Z's track "Drunk On Love." Billboard reports that in the remix, which appears on Wayne's recently released mixtape Sorry 4 the Wait 2, Milian chooses Weezy's skateboard over Beyoncé's surfboard ("Riding in the skate park/ Riding on your skateboard") while the rapper praises Milian.

NE-YO-101609.jpg Ne-Yo, Trey Songz and Mary J. Blige will take to the stage at the BET Honors 2015. They will join Charlie Wilson, Jill Scott, K. Michelle and Patti Labelle in honoring Usher and Kanye West, who will be receiving the Musical Arts Award and the visionary Award respectively.

dangelomichael-050713.jpg D'Angelo will take the stage on an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live. D'Angelo and his band The Vanguard will serve as musical guest on the January 31 episode with host J.K. Simmons. The announcement was made by SNL's official Twitter account.

Chris-Brown-091712.jpg Chris Brown has teamed up with Kendrick Lamar for the music video to "Autumn Leaves," a cut from Breezy's latest LP, X. The clip stars Brown's girlfriend Karrueche Tran and features exciting samurai action. "I picked Kendrick because his subject matter as a lyricist is beyond everybody else's," Chris told Rolling Stone.

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