Jay-Z ignites an iconic performance of the “B-Sides 2” in honor of Manhattan’s musical staple, Webster Hall’s reopening.
By Leslie Monét
Soulja Boy continues his 2019 winning streak after a vexing interview on The Breakfast Club initiated viral success a week ago that has the internet still gasping for air. Video clippings of Young Drako’s notorious diss, to self-professed rivals Drake and Tyga, went completely viral on Instagram hours after the interview aired on January 15th. Since then, the hashtag ‘Draaaake’ has been trending on Twitter and Instagram and Soulja Boy has yet again employed masterful social media skills to perpetuate heightened buzz.
By: Leslie Monet
Superstars Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Beyoncé have proven themselves the hardest-working-women of the year, according to Forbes’ Highest Paid Women In Music 2018 list revealed on this week. Katy secured the number one ranking grossing $83 million between June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018. Nearly all of her annual earnings came from the popstar’s Witness: The Tour, pulling in $1 million a night during the 80-dates.
Trailing at the heels of Katy Perry is Taylor Swift with $80 million flat and Beyoncé, who after giving birth to twins in the early part of this year, safely secured a rotund $60 million. All three have acquired their ‘M’s’ by way of mostly touring and record sales, however the remaining members included in the top 10 list show how broadening your horizons cashes out beautifully as well. Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez joined the club raking in big currency acting in blockbuster films Ocean’s 8 and A Star Is Born, cosmetic lines, fragrances and other high-dollar endorsements and musical performances; specifically J-Lo’s uber lucrative Las Vegas residency.
According to Forbes, the 10 highest-paid women in music earned more than $500 million combined in 12 months, before taxes and fees. Here’s how they all ranked against one another:
1. Katy Perry ($83 million)
2. Taylor Swift ($80 million)
3. Beyoncé ($60 million)
4. Pink ($52 million)
5. Lady Gaga ($50 million)
6. Jennifer Lopez ($47 million)
7. Rihanna ($37.5 million)
8. Helene Fischer ($32 million)
9. Celine Dion ($31 million)
10. Britney Spears ($30 million)
Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande, Janet Jackson, Selena Gomez and Madonna received honorable mention as they barely missed the top ten list, but can still laugh all the way to the bank tallying double-digit millions. Kudos to all the hard working women in the music business continuing to break glass ceilings for the next generation of female entertainers.
By: Leslie Monét
Officials are calling a what appears to be a cold-blooded racial lynching of 24 year old Danye Dion Jones of St. Louis, Missouri, a suicide according to sources. On the morning of October 17th, Jones’ mother, known activist Melissa McKinnies, posted grave images to Facebook of the horrible sighting she woke to of her beloved son Danye fatally hung in her backyard. Continue reading
By: Leslie Monét
Super Bowl LIII is slated to take place in Atlanta, Georgia, first time since 2000, and the area’s hometown Hip-Hop icon Jermaine Dupri has become vocal on his alternative perspective on celebrities choosing to boycott the NFL.
By: Charde Rene
Fall and winter colors are to live for but you shouldn’t feel like you have to sacrifice supple skin to endure the elements and get outdoors. Skincare is important for the winter/fall because the weather is dry and brittle it’s not providing any moisture to your skin like it does in the summertime.
Here are some skin care tips to keep your skin moisturizer and winterized.
President Trump was served with a lawsuit yesterday October 16th, on the anniversary of the Million Man March, by an organization who represents writers and literary professionals called PEN America. The lawsuit accuses the President of using his political power to attack journalists and media outlets alike for exercising their rights of free press.
Instagram has been going bananas since a mysterious account by the name of “Rose IV You” has popped onto the scene this week, posting inconspicuous black-and-white photos of a rose and snippets of Beyonce casually dropping a few riffs then adding a teasing chuckle at the end.
It’s been a year since the controversial tweet, made by award-winning journalist and sports anchor Jemele Hill, brought heat to the sports broadcasting world when President Trump and she went toe-to-toe on the topic of the NFL Player’s boycotting the national anthem.
What goes down in the DM’s doesn’t always stay there and this time it’s for the greater good. The first ever black Disney princess, played by none other than Tony-Award winner Anika Noni Rose, beared the burden of protecting the blackness her character so beautifully depicted in the classic animation feature, The Princess and the Frog.