GET LACED… LET’S TALK! Podcast | Episode 6: Calvin Richardson and Adrian Stallings Discuss “The Prince of Soul’s” Upcoming NC Music Hall of Fame Induction and MORE!!!

SOUTHERN LACED spoke with Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Calvin Richardson about his musical career before he decided to become a solo artist.  As a young boy, “The Prince of Soul’s” musical career included singing in his mother’s local gospel group.  Before his solo career, Richardson was a member of the R&B group Undacova, which included…

Meghan Markle’s Best Red Carpet Moments

Meghan Markle’s Best Red Carpet Moments source So, the long-anticipated royal wedding finally took place, and it was all that one could expect from a royal wedding and more. The fact that there was a church gospel choir that sang Stand By Me was just icing on the diversity that dominated this wedding. Aside from…

CARDI B AND THE CARTERS LEAD NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2018 “VMAS” AIRING LIVE ON MTV MONDAY, AUGUST 20 AT 9:00 PM ET/PT FROM RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL

July 16, 2018 03:02 PM Eastern Daylight Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MTV today announced nominations across all gender neutral categories for the 2018 “VMAs.” The list includes dozens of artists whose reach and influence have elevated music’s relevancy within the cultural conversation. Cardi B received nods in 10 categories, including “Video,” “Song” and “Artist of the…

Metro Atlanta to Honor The Isley Brothers with Proclamation and Day in Their Name

(Atlanta, GA, July 12, 2018) – Metro Atlanta will honor the iconic The Isley Brothers with a proclamation and Day in their name this Saturday, July 14th during their show at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre.  Commissioner Natalie Hall has said that Fulton County Board of Commissioners will declare Saturday as The Isley Brothers Day.  Brothers Ronald and Ernie Isley will receive the proclamation for the group’s over six decades in…

GET LACED… LET’S TALK! Podcast | Episode 3: Jake Wil | Hosted by Santana

Mississippi’s own singer and rapper Jake Wilbourne, better known as Jake Wil, grew up around a family of musicians and singers. So it wasn’t a surprise when he gained fan momentum with his cover of Bryson Tiller’s Exchange, which was effortlessly filled with his unique style and melodic harmonies.

WATCH: The 2018 “MTV Movie & TV Awards” Hosted by Tiffany Haddish Scores Double Digit Increase with 3.371 Million Total Viewers; Most Social Show on All of Television

June 19, 2018 07:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hosted by Tiffany Haddish, last night’s “MTV Movie & TV Awards” scored a 21% increase across the simulcast with 3.371 million total viewers. Compared to the same networks which aired the show last year, below are the 2018 “MTV Movie & TV Awards” ratings and…

GET LACED… LET’S TALK! Podcast | Episode 2: Urban Mystic | Hosted by Santana​

Many people know Urban Mystic as the “little man with a big voice”. Tonight on GET LACED… LET’S TALK! Podcast, the vocal powerhouse known for his hit singles, “I Refuse” and “Where Were You” talked to host Santana about his start in the music industry and his partnership with Coors Light, which highlights his latest single, “Be Mine”.

​GET LACED… LET’S TALK! Podcast | Episode 1: Juneteenth on Farish Festival & Parade 2018 | Hosted by Santana

SOUTHERN LACED spoke with Keyana Hawthorne and Monique Mapp of Legacy Builders Inc. about the history of June 19, 1865, which is also known as Juneteenth, Freedom Day and Juneteenth Independence Day. Many African Americans, both young and old, have never heard of the day that celebrates the freedom of the last slaves in America.

Armed with almost invisible pages of the U.S History book, Hawthorne and Mapp shared their knowledge in a detailed conversation with SOUTHERN LACED host Santana for the GET LACED… LET’S TALK! Podcast.

INTERVIEW: Southern Laced talks to James Mtume about his legacy, Reggie Lucus, and social media’s impact on music

Southern Laced recently spoke with James Mtume, Grammy Award-winning Songwriter, Producer, Activist, radio personality and all around icon, about activism during the turbulent 60’s era movements, years performing with Miles Davis, and chart-topping R&B years as founder of the band Mtume. After he was featured on TVOne’s Unsung, a documentary series which takes a look at…

Academy and Grammy Award Winner, Jamie Foxx to Host “BET Awards” 2018

May 22, 2018 01:32 PM Eastern Daylight Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BET Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B), today announced Academy Award-winning actor and Grammy Award-winning musician Jamie Foxx as this year’s “BET Awards” 2018 host. Returning to the stage as host for the second time after nearly a decade, Foxx joins an A-List roster…

BET Awards 2018: Nominees

The nominations for the BET Awards 2018 have arrived. The show is scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 24th. This marks the 18th year that BET has shown appreciation to artist, entertainers, athletes along with the African American culture and arts. The turn out is expected to be bigger than before. With Dj Khaled…

Yara Shahidi, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Nick Cannon, Jussie Smollett, Caleb McLaughlin, Yvonne Orji and More Join the Free BET Fan Fest Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23 at the Los Angeles Convention Center

May 01, 2018 03:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today BET NETWORKS and AEG announced the highly anticipated free BET Fan Fest lineup as part of the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola® June 21 – 24, 2018. The annual festival will include the return of Genius Talks, Acoustically Speaking, BETX Celebrity…

AT&T to Live Stream the Summer Concert at ATT.com and Twitter; and Freeform to Broadcast A 90-Minute Televised Special on June 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

April 23, 2018 10:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–iHeartMedia will kick off the summer with the 2018 iHeartRadio Wango Tango By AT&T hosted by Ryan Seacrest featuring performances from today’s hottest artists including Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Meghan Trainor, 5 Seconds of Summer, NF, Miguel, Janelle Monáe and Marshmello with a special guest performance by Logic,…

Be like Rihanna: We’re Taking Shots In Here

The 2017 Grammys will forever be remembered as the year Rihanna dazzled the cameras with her bedazzled flask. Although the customized handmade flask by celebrity fashion designer Glitter Death took 16 hours to crystallize, it only took one share on social media to become the most desirable accessory of the night. Yassss Queen🙌🏼 @badgalriri sneaking…

R&B VOCALIST LEDISI TO HIT THE MAIN STAGE AT THE 2018 ESSENCE FESTIVAL

(Los Angeles, CA- April 6, 2018) R&B vocalist Ledisi is excited to join the lineup for the  2018 ESSENCE Festival taking place in New Orleans during the July 4th holiday weekend. The twelve-time GRAMMY® nominee will be hitting the main stage on Friday, July 6th at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in a special curation by The…

WATCH NOW: GRAMMY NOMINATED ARTIST STOKLEY RELEASES “WE ME” VIDEO

With so many distractions from what really matters, multi-Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and producer Stokley releases a new video for his song “We Me.“ The song is featured on his new album Introducing Stokley.  A gift to his fans to help motivate them and keep their focus, Stokley acknowledges the part that music plays in…

Interview: Tawatha Agee of Mtume Talks To Southern Laced About Singing Background for Artists Like Luther Vandross, Working Behind the Scenes in the Music Industry, and Her Upcoming Project

When it comes to making it in the music industry, there’s no such thing as an overnight success. Careful planning and hard work are sometimes overlooked because people are more inclined to focus on the end result and not what happens behind the scenes. For almost three decades, acclaimed vocalist Tawatha Agee’s has proven that…