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It’s no secret that women are basically dominating the music Industry, and what better way to celebrate the women in music other than a massive concert series. This past week Live Nation Urban announced an all-star, all-female concert series named ‘Femme It Forward.’ This new concert series is part of Live Nation Urban’s multi-platform series of all-female concerts and events and designed to “spotlight the entertainment industry’s most creative and accomplished female visionaries, both on the stage and behind the scenes,” the series will also feature special conversations with female executives in the industry, panel discussions and live performances from emerging acts, comedy shows and activations in multiple markets.

On the bill are the likes of Cardi B, Brandy, Monica, Teyana Taylor, Ashanti, The City Girls, Mya, Keri Hilson, Jill Scott, Tweet, Faith Evans, Jorja Smith, and Amerie. All will perform alongside other acts.

Speaking on the venture, Heather Lowery, Live Nation Urban VP Talent & Touring said:
“Since our inception in 2017, Live Nation Urban continues to create opportunities for emerging and established urban artists — both on the stage and behind the scenes. This past year has been an exceptional one for women in music and entertainment, and with the incredible contributions of women, it is fitting that we honor the future of music and its continued steps on the path to inclusion.”

Tickets go on-sale this Friday (April 19th) via LiveNation.com. A portion of proceeds will be donated to philanthropic organizations that support the advancement of women.

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First, she had us Boo’d up now she has us Tripping, now Ella Mai is ready to give us more bops as she announced her debut self-titled album. Taking to Twitter, the Brittish singer unveiled the cover art and release date for her debut album.

Arriving October 12th, the 16-track LP is lead by the smash-hit “Boo’d Up” and the follow-up single “Trip.” The album is available for pre-order now on iTunes. Later this Fall Ella Mai will be joining Bruno Mars on select dates of his “24K Magic World Tour,” starting Oct. 4 in Brooklyn.

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This morning Maroon 5 was announced as 2019’s headliners for 2019 Superbowl Halftime. While no names have been confirmed, Cardi B and Travis Scott are on the short list to join the group. A rep for the band declined to comment. In a statement, the NFL said, “It’s a Super Bowl tradition to speculate about the performers for the Pepsi Halftime Show. We are continuing to work with Pepsi on our plans but do not have any announcements to make on what will be another epic show.”

During a 2015 interview with Howard Stern, Adam Levine admitted that the band “very actively wants to play the Super Bowl.” The 2019 Super Bowl will take place on Feb. 3 at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga.

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Eric Benet is joining forces with Faith Evans for a new joint tour The “Duets” tour. This new tour will feature an evening of the most popular R&B duets of all time, and their own hits as well. Eric Benet and Faith Evans will share a band and a spotlight, performing together throughout a continuous show spanning from the old school to the new school.


While the tour dates haven’t been announced yet, this once in a lifetime collaboration  will see both Artists hitting the studio together in advance of the tour as well.

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Jussie Somollett kicked off 2018 when he released his powerful original song Freedom. The Empire star returned once again this time linking up with Swizz Beatz for his track ‘Catch Your Eye.’  While fans are waiting for the return of Empire, Jussie treated his fans by annoucing the release of his debut album Sum Of My Music.


The 10 track LP is expected to drop this Friday, with productions from Jim Beanz, Swizz Beatz, and more. Check out the full track list below.

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Polow Da Don is impacting the music business, yet again, with a new production house & a new label deal from LA Reid’s recharged Epic Records. It’s going to be a huge year for those in this man’s vicinity. Already, the Zone 4 produced (Polow Da Don & Anonymous) “Anaconda” from Nicki Minaj’s latest LP…has knabbed both an MTV Video Music Award and BMI production award this year.

Widely known for his production for Ciara’s “Promise” to Ms. Fergie screaming his name at the beginning of her smash, “London Bridge,” Polow Da Don is a staple in the music industry and has indeed begun a legacy of pioneering sound. Polow’s unique ability to urbanize pop music, and bring mainstream success to urban artists, emphasizes that music essentially has no boundaries, and that hit records are driven by one thing, creative innovation.

Polow’s Zone 4 imprint has impacted the music space by birthing such artists as Keri Hilson, Ester Dean, Rich Boy and Roscoe Dash.

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Atlantic Records has announced Kehlani as the newest member of its historic roster. Kehlani’s partnership includes a deal to release Kehlani’s solo records through her Tsunami Mob label. Earlier today Kehlani took to Twitter with the announcement, “Working with a label won’t change a thing about my hustle nor will it change a thing about my music. This is just the beginning.” Atlantic Records heavily supports her ongoing leadership and vision. The fiercely independent new R&B singer has recently unveiled her newest project “YOU SHOULD BE HERE,” which has seen quite a bit of success so far.

The acclaimed new R&B singer is currently at work on her major label debut, slated to arrive later this year.

Kehlani was one of the breakout stars of this year’s South By Southwest (SXSW), performing on eight Austin stages throughout the festival. Buzzfeed named her among the top 5 on its “41 SXSW 2015 Artists You Need In Your Life,” while Complex praised her for “impressing audiences with her poise and presence.” Perhaps more significantly, Kehlani was #4 on Twitter’s “Top 5 Most Mentioned Emerging Artists at SXSW” tally.

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It’s been a long time coming since we all been waiting for Justin Timberlake to bless us with a brand new album and now out prayers have been answered. Today Justin released this brand new YouTube clip of himself talking explaining a little bit of why he has been away from the music scene for a couple of years, there are also rumors going around that Justin has snagged Jay-z for his first single produced by Timbaland and is expected to be released this Sunday according to the countdown on his official website  This is some damn exciting news I have been waiting for Justin Timberlake to finally take a break from movies and graces us with some new music with his longtime collaborator Timbaland I really hope on Sunday we get to hear this new single.