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Meshell Ndegeocello Shares Her Thoughts on Nina Simone and Zoe Saldana

Singer calls for the critiques to end before the product is shown

Meshell Ndegeocello sat down in an interview to discuss her critically acclaimed new Nina Simone…

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Rihanna Rocks the Runway at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Could Rihanna make it on the catwalk?

Victoria’s Secret is right up Rihanna’s alley, don’t you think?

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TLC Plans New Album 10 Years After Left Eye’s Death

Are you ready for a new TLC album?

Are you ready for a new TLC album?

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Kurupt Mourns the Death of Blaque’s Natina Reed

The 32-year-old leaves behind a son

The 32-year-old leaves behind a son

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Chris Brown, Rihanna Possibly Recording New Music Together?

Are fans ready for these two as a couple again?

Are fans ready for these two as a couple again?

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David Banner Joins Cast of Lee Daniels’ New Movie

The star-studded cast just got bigger

The star-studded cast just got bigger

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Will.i.am Remixes Entertainment Tonight Theme Song

The iconic song is getting a modern twist

The iconic song is getting a modern twist

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Jay-Z and Beyonce Lose Trademark Case to the Other ‘Blue Ivy’

The other Blue Ivy is in Boston

The other Blue Ivy is in Boston

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Big Sean Showcases His Style in GQ

The Detroit rapper looks dapper

The Detroit rapper looks dapper

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Wyclef Jean Defends His Yele Charity Amid Controversy

Was Wyclef's charity organization legitimate?

Was Wyclef’s charity organization legitimate?

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In-House Stylist for P.Diddy, Alicia Keys and Others Discusses Career

Inspired by the streets, dressed for the red carpet

Inspired by the streets, dressed for the red carpet

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70 Percent of BET Hip-Hop Award Tweets Came from Mobile Devices

BET viewers' mobile tweets surpass other award shows

BET viewers’ mobile tweets surpass other award shows

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TLC’s T-Boz is Getting a Reality TV Show

Will you be tuning in to T-Boz's new show?

Will you be tuning in to T-Boz’s new show?

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Rapper/Producer Consequence Talks Career Post-Kanye West

Consequence is excited about his Pooch Hall collaboration

By Chantell Black
Producer/rapper Consequence, cousin of rapper Q-Tip and formerly associated with Kayne’s G.O.O.D. Music…

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Tyrese Gibson on Filmmaking and Picking Up Where Jodeci Left Off

'Baby Boy' has his eye on making moves behind the camera

From ‘Baby Boy’ to behind the scenes–Actor and singer Tyrese Gibson talks about moving behind…

By Shydel James

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MARVIN GAYE, 44:  A Motown legend and gifted songwriter, Gaye racked up an impressive musical catalogue of timeless hits records that ranged from political commentary to love ballads to poetic soul that touched millions of fans. Having several bouts with drugs and depression throughout the years, Gaye’s personal demons got the better of him when he and his father got into an altercation on April 1, 1984 that led to the legendary singer’s death from a fatal gunshot wound. Gaye died just one day shy of his 45th birthday.

15 Black Artists Who Died Too Young

In the wake of Amy Winehouse's passing, we reminisce on other musical greats that were taken before their time

Amy Winehouse recently passed of mysterious causes in her London apartment, marking another example of…

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In August 1991, Prince inked a $100 million deal with Warner Bros., making him the highest-paid artist at the time. The deal included two joint record companies as well as a vice president post for him. In 1993, the pop and rock icon would become "the Artist Formerly Known as Prince" during a legal battle with the label over artistic and financial control of his music. After a long, highly publicized battle, in which he began performing in protest using only a symbol as his name, he was able to gain release from the contract, serving as one of the most prolific public examples of an artist's success in standing up for his artistic beliefs and financial due.

8 Landmark Deals in Black Music

A snapshot of big business deals by top Black entertainers in music

Throughout out music history, blacks have been able to broker deals that not only took…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women in Black Music: Top Women Executives Behind the Scenes

These 9 power brokers are calling the shots in the entertainment industry

These black female executives make power moves behind the scenes in the music business

By Janell Hazelwood

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Celebrating the Business of Black Music

June is Black Music Month and all month BlackEnterprise.com looks at the business of music. Log on each day to see, and learn from, those who are rising, rocking and ruling

June is Black Music Month and all month BlackEnterprise.com looks at the business of music.…

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Do Clouds Mean Anything for Black Music?

How this technology revolutionized the business

How this technology revolutionized the business

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