L.A. REID AND RAPHAEL SAADIQ TEAM UP TO SIGN SONGSTRESS THE BONFYRE

(Atlanta, GA – Thursday, October 11, 2018) – L.A Reid’s new music label HITCO recently teamed up with Raphael Saadiq’s production company, Toler Heights Music, to sign songstress The Bonfyre. The Atlanta based singer caught the attention of Saadiq a few years ago, who would work with her to develop and hone her signature soulful style….

Contemporary jazz-R&B Funkster, Brian Culbertson Multi-award Winning Ensemble, Jazz in Pink

ATLANTA, GA (October 3, 2018)  Georgia jazz & R&B music lovers!! Award-winning jazz-R&B multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, Brian Culbertson, will be back in the Atlanta, GA metro area in ten days!! Known for his distinct brand of genre-crossing contemporary jazz, R&B and funk, Culbertson crafted thirteen new songs that were released as his fifteenth studio album, “Colors of…

Lil Wayne, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Gucci Mane, Yo Gotti, Cardi B., YG, and A$AP Rocky Set to Perform at the BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2018

October 02, 2018 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2018, the biggest night for hip-hop on television, is only getting bigger and better with Lil Wayne performing fresh off the heels of the release of his highly anticipated album Tha Carter V. Other confirmed performers include hip-hop mogul and BET’s The…

MULTI-GRAMMY AWARD WINNER INDIA.ARIE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “THAT MAGIC”

(New York, NY- September 14, 2018) Multi-Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter India.Arie is back with a bit of musical enchantment with the official release of her new single “That Magic” featured on her forthcoming album WORTHY in February via Songbird/BMG. Co-produced by Aaron W. Lindsey and Branden Burch, India with her trademark warmth, care, and precision lovingly…

Hello Sunshine x Together Live to Feature Diverse Female-Led Stories and Conversations With High-Profile Women Including Reese Witherspoon, Yara Shahidi, and Abby Wambach

September 11, 2018 12:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hello Sunshine and Together Live are partnering to bring a touring live event experience to cities across North America featuring authentic storytelling and inspiring conversations for and by intersectional, intergenerational women. Appearances in Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Toronto, Cincinnati, Ann Arbor, Chicago, Minneapolis, Fayetteville, AR,…

J.PERIOD TO RECORD MIXTAPE LIVE ON STAGE WITH RAKIM, PHAROAHE MONCH, FEATURING BLACK THOUGHT AND SURPRISE SPECIAL GUESTS!

(New York, NY- September 11, 2018) J.PERIOD’s collaborative, improvisational performance series, THE LIVE MIXTAPE, is just that: a hip-hop mixtape, performed and recorded live on stage—in one take—by some of hip hop’s most celebrated MCs, and one of its most groundbreaking DJs. On Thursday, September 13, J.PERIOD brings this dynamic format to Sony Hall in…

GET LACED… LET’S TALK! Podcast | Episode 7: The Shindellas

The three-part harmony girl band made up of Stacy Johnson, Tamara Williams, and Kasi Jones, is the brainchild of multi-Grammy nominated songwriting-production team Louis York a.k.a. Chuck Harmony and Claude Kelly (Janet Jackson, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Fantasia), who also wrote and produced both “Reconsider” and “Ain’t That The Truth.”

6 Favorite Flowers Of The Rich And Famous People of the World

Flowers are one of the most beautiful creations of God and we can see endless varieties and colors in flowers. There is not a single person who do not like flowers for sure. Whether it is a professional event or any private event, flowers are necessary for each event. Moreover, flowers fill our life with…

WATCH: AFTER COLIN KAEPERNICK’S NIKE ENDORSEMENT DEAL TRIGGERED A FLOOD OF DIFFERING VIEWS, NIKE RELEASED A NEW COMMERCIAL FEATURING THE FORMER 49ERS QUARTERBACK

The recent endorsement deal signed between former NFL quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, and Nike has triggered a flood of differing opinions across the political spectrum. The public outcry over the deal is an extension of the debate prompted by the Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem prior to games—a move that has morphed into…

The Lisa Foundation, Whoopi Goldberg and CVS Pharmacy Join Forces to Launch National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Campaign​

September 04, 2018 06:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Lisa Foundation, the U.S. leader in driving awareness and education in the fight against brain aneurysms, has joined forces with Whoopi Goldberg and CVS Pharmacy during Brain Aneurysm Awareness month to launch a first-of-its-kind national campaign to educate Americans about the signs and symptoms of a brain aneurysm…

BET Networks to Broadcast Live Commercial-Free Coverage of Musical Icon Aretha Franklin’s Funeral Services On-Air and Online Friday, August 31 Beginning at 10 AM ET

August 30, 2018 12:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–From “I Say A Little Prayer” to “Think” to her signature classic “RESPECT,” Aretha Franklin was a musical phenomenon and a transcendent figure in American culture. As the nation mourns the passing of the ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin, BET Networks will commemorate her life…

Let’s talk MTV VMAs Best Red Carpet Moments

source The red carpet landscape has certainly changed in the last several years. Although actors, actresses and models who flock to the Academy Awards or the Cannes festival still somewhat follow the ‘white tie’ dress code and make sure they put their most elegant and sophisticated foot forward, the VMA has for a long time…

THE 2018 BLACK GIRLS ROCK! CELEBRANTS ARE: MARY J. BLIGE, JUDITH JAMISON, NAOMI CAMPBELL, LENA WAITHE AND TARANA BURKE

August 21, 2018 01:02 PM Eastern Daylight Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BET Networks and Beverly Bond, CEO, founder and creator of “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™”are excited to announce this year’s BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ Awards taping on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Prudential Hall in Newark, NJ. The broadcast will premiere on…

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…