G.O.O.D./Def Jam artist Big Sean squeaked by rap/rocker Kid Rock to score his first #1 album on the Billboard charts. Sean’s album Dark Sky pushed 180K in sales.
So Help Me God pic.twitter.com/e3UUsQQEts
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 1, 2015
Musician Kanye West surprised his followers on social media by dropping the title of his 8th Studio album, So Help Me God. Only Kanye knows what the album cover art means. The art is a diamond with roman numeral M’s at the corners. Each M represents 1,000 — if that means anything to you.
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’.
Watch the video after the break.
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.