Singer Ledisi‘s fans protested when the Grammy’s chose burlesque singer Beyonce to sing the Negro spiritual “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” from the movie ‘Selma’. The song was originally performed with raw emotion by Ledisi. But the hand of fate intervened during Beyonce’s Grammy performance and her opening notes fell flat as Bey struggled with her limited vocal range. She was never able to fully recover after flubbing her opening notes. Most social media users agreed that Beyonce’s version paled in comparison to Ledisi’s excellent cover of Mahalia Jackson‘s “Precious Lord” in the movie ‘Selma’.
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R&B singer D’Angelo put his substance abuse and legal problems behind him for a stirring comeback performance on Saturday Night Live.
Code Red is the title of R&B Diva Monica Brown‘s eighth studio album. The singer announced her new album on social media on Thursday.
Rozonda Thomas, right, and Tionne Watkins, also known as Chilli and T-Boz of the group TLC, are on a mission to record what they call the last and final album of their careers. The ladies stopped by the Huffington Post offices in NYC to promote their new Kickstarter campaign to beg for money to make their last and final album a reality.
Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea won the American Music Award for Best Rap/Hip Hop Album over more deserving rappers Drake and Eminem during the live telecast last night. Iggy also won Favorite artist Rap/Hip-Hop. It was one of those moments in music history that galvanized the hip hop community against one artist.
It looks like rapper Iggy Azalea has some competition.
Harlem socialite Azealia Banks and her family bought up as many copies of her new album as they could afford. But she still failed to crack the top 20 on the Billboard charts this week. Her debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste, barely sold 11,000 copies — a dismal failure in anyone’s book.