Janet Jackson is working on a new album and tour that she announced on social media, called âBlack Diamondâ. Janet Jackson will also go on tour this summer, which will also have the same name.
âBlack Diamonds are the toughest of all the diamonds, the hardest to cut. I see that as the hardest to hurt or destroy. There is a lot that I have endured. I see myself as a Black Diamond in its purest form. Iâm a rock, I have ruff edges but I keep moving forward. I want to show you my strength as well as give you strength.
Her tour kicks off in Miami in June, ending in Tacoma, Washington in August. See the full announcement below.
BTS as a whole has broken numerous records making them one of the best K-Pop groups of all time.
Now the groups members are now setting records of their own. BTS’s leader, RM recently collaborated on a track with singer Younha on his Unstable Mindset Album called “Winter Flower.”
RM is known to be a huge Younha fan, and he often shares her music on social media.
As for how the two of them came to collaborate, Younha recently revealed: “RM and I have said for years that it would be great if we could collaborate. There wasn’t any music that would have the right topic or synergy, so I didn’t suggest anything, but then [the musician] Edenary drew me a picture, and I finally sent RM the suggestion.”
RM and Younha’s song recently broke a sales record even though “Winter Flower” is not a single that RM and Younha are promoting, it still managed to chart anyway. It came in at number 48 in South Korea and number 30 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales list.
The song sold around 4,800 copies so far, which might not sound like much at first, but it is actually an impressive number in a year where sales have largely been replaced with streams.
Madison Beer has signed a new record deal with Epic Records back in August and has kept quiet on when new music was coming, until now.
She has been teasing a brand new song and video all weekend, with the latest being posted on Monday (January 27).
âI would take a bullet for you just to prove my love,â she sings in the short clip.
Madisonâs new song âGood In Goodbyeâ will be out THIS FRIDAY (January 31), along with the accompanying music video, which she directed.
Demi Lovato debuted her new song “Anyone” at the Grammys and now she is finally releasing solo music for the first time in 18 months and the song was released on streaming services moments after the performance at the awards show.
“You can download the song now on iTunes and stream it here thanks to YouTube.
By Nick Hamilton (@NickHamiltonLA)
Kobe Bryant was a unique and diverse individual that had a God-given talent to not only play the best basketball, but impact a generation.
On Sunday morning, it was reported that Bryant along with eight others on board his personal helicopter were killed, as it crashed in Calabasas section of Los Angeles County.
According to reports by TMZ, the group was enroute to the Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks, California, for a basketball game where Bryant was scheduled to coach.
Bryant was a five time champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist, multi time All-Star, Oscar Award winner and a philanthropist. Above all his was a great father, who coached his daughter Gianna who was also killed in the crash.
Bryant’s Mamba Mentality was witnessed by many with his work ethic on and off the court. Whether through basketball or business, he demonstrated black excellence to the fullest.
He donated his time and money to so many causes that included awareness to homelessness, building up courts around the communities in Los Angeles. Bryant recently donated $1 million to the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in South Los Angeles.
Recently he appeared at a Major League Soccer (MLS) event in Los Angeles, where BodyArmor (a company Bryant financially invested in) became an official partner with the MLS. He appeared in great spirits, spending time with the young soccer players and spoke with several media members.
From helping the Lakers win five championships, to his 81 point game to him ending his career with 60 points, Sunday’s tragedy was not the way Kobe Bryant should have left us.
He will forever be missed, appreciated, emulated and learned from for generations to come.
He is survived by his wife Vanessa, and their three other children. Bryant was 41-years old, and touched so many people across the globe.
Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna has died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas Sunday morning.
Kobe was traveling with at least 3 other people in his private helicopter when it went down. A fire broke out. Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived. 5 people are confirmed dead. We're told Vanessa Bryant was not among those on board.
Eyewitnesses also say that they heard the helicopter's engine sputtering before it went down. As you can see, flames and smoke covered much of the scene from the wreck. The official cause of the crash is currently under investigation.
Kobe has used a helicopter to travel for years -- dating back to when he played for the Lakers. He was known for commuting from Newport Beach, CA to the STAPLES Center in DTLA in his Sikorsky S-76 chopper.
KB is survived by his wife Vanessa.
A memorial to Kobe has already sprung up outside of Staples Center, where Kobe played for years.
Vic Mensa was riding a motorcycle in Glendale, CA earlier this month when police saw him make an unsafe turn.
An officer pulled over Vic, and at some point during the stop, patted him down. We're told the officer found the brass knuckles in Vic's pants pocket.
In most states they are considered for self-defense purposes, but they're banned in California.
Police booked him for felony possession of brass knuckles, and he was later released after posting $20,000 bond.
Police decided not to ticket him for the alleged unsafe turn.
Meghan Trainor is releases new track Blink, on Friday (January 17).
“FREAKIN OUTTTTTT!” she wrote on Instagram. “#BLINK IS FINALLY OUT! My family and I have been bumping this song for so long and we are so excited it’s finally out! STREAM IT everywhere and share it to your friends ?? love u all.”
“There ain’t nobody like me, baby / So why don’t we dance? / Don’t miss your chance,” she sings. “Better not blink / You better not blink, blink / Better not blink /’Cause you don’t wanna miss this.”
“Blink” is part of Meghan‘s album Treat Myself, due out on January 31.
Louis Tomlinson releases a new song “Walls”, that is about overcoming obstacles, and is the final single and title track from his debut album on Friday (January 17).
On it, he talks about the hardships of life and relationships, and how they can eventually make you stronger.
“But these high walls, they came up short / Now I stand taller than them all,” he sings. “These high walls never broke my soul / And I, I watch them all come fallin’ down / I watch them all come fallin’ down for you, for you.”
A snippet of the song was featured at the end of his music video for “Don’t Let It Break Your Heart.”
Listen to Louis Tomlinson‘s “Walls” below! You can also download it on Apple Music.
Walls, the album – which also includes “Kill My Mind,” “Two of Us,” and “We Made It” – will be released on January 31.
BTS just dropped the first single from its new album — Map of the Soul: 7, out Feb. 21 — and it's a swirl of string-swept emo-rap introspection. The song's artistic ambitions are impressive enough, but check out the accompanying art film, in which the MN Dance Company (from Slovenia, not Minnesota) interprets the song through lavish choreography, shot in what appear to be the bones of an old shopping mall.
It's a bold step for a group whose worldwide commercial dominance has only emboldened its artistic impulses. Opening with a quote from Martha Graham about a dancer's mortality, BTS's "Black Swan" film nicely reflects the song's message — about artists' fraught relationship with the work that sustains them.
Map of the Soul: 7 comes out Feb. 21 via Big Hit.