GRAMMY AWARD WINNER ELLE VARNER RELEASES NEW SINGLE “POUR ME” FT. WALE

(New York, NY-January 18, 2019) Grammy-award winner Elle Varner kicks off 2019 with a brand, new single, “Pour Me” featuring Wale, and U.S. dates across the country. “Pour Me” was produced by Nascent and Jimmy Varner and features a laid back, R&B groove that has Elle reminiscing about a lost love. “The track is the…

ESSENCE Spotlights Art + Activism at Oscar-Week Celebration: 2019 Black Women in Hollywood Awards Honoring Amandla Stenberg, Kiki Layne, Jenifer Lewis and Regina Hall

January 14, 2019 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ESSENCE, the number one media, technology and commerce company serving Black women, today revealed the four extraordinary honorees for its annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards, celebrating the global influence of Hollywood’s leading female artist-activists—both in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes. The highly-anticipated Oscar-week luncheon will be…

PLATINUM SELLING R&B SUPERSTAR TANK GETS “DIRTY” IN VISUAL FOR NEW SINGLE NEW ALBUM COMING SPRING 2019

(New York, NY – January 11, 2019) Grammy-nominated R&B superstar Tank is back to kick off 2019 with his new single “Dirty,” via R&B Money/Atlantic Records. Co-written with longtime collaborator J. Valentine and produced by Cardiak (“When We”), “Dirty” is a follow up to his platinum-selling hit “When We.” The sultry single continues with Tank’s unforgettable lovemaking lyrics that come to life in…

Elle Varner joins Marsha Ambrosius on her Nyla tour in select cities

Marsha Ambrosius is taking NYLA on the road once again on her own U.S. tour. The songstress just hopped off of Maxwell’s 50 Intimate Nights Tour and now she’s taking her latest album to more fans on her upcoming 29-city tour. She’ll be joined by labelmate and singer/songwriter Elle Varner who just released some new…

All-Star Lineup Pays Tribute at “Aretha! A GRAMMY® Celebration For The Queen Of Soul” on Jan. 13, 2019

December 27, 2018 09:30 AM Eastern Standard Time SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Recording Academy™, AEG Ehrlich Ventures, Clive Davis, and CBS will pay tribute to the legendary career of 18-time GRAMMY®winner and 2008 MusiCares® Person of the Year honoree Aretha Franklin by presenting “Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul.” Performing songs from her…

J.PERIOD PRODUCES EPIC LIVE MIXTAPE WITH RAKIM, BLACK THOUGHT & PHAROAHE MONCH, NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON STREAMING PLATFORMS

(New York, New York, November 15, 2018) Today, thanks to a historic partnership with Dubset Media, J.PERIOD is proud to announce a milestone: The Live Mixtape [#Top5MCs Edition], a one-of-its-kind Hip Hop mixtape—performed and recorded LIVE on stage in one take—and available today, for the first time ever, on all major streaming platforms. For this…

IT’S HOLIDAY SEASON!! GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING MUSIC ICON DIONNE WARWICK CELEBRATES A VERY HAWAIIAN CHRISTMAS WITH THE RELEASE OF “MELE KALIKIMAKA” FEATURING FIJI & NOMAD

(New York, NY-November 2, 2019)  Grammy Award-winning music icon Dionne Warwick is celebrating the holidays with the release of the Hawaiian-themed holiday song “Mele Kalikimaka” (Merry Christmas) featuring Fiji and NomaD. Written in 1949 by Robert Alex Anderson, the song has been covered by artists including Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters, Jimmy Buffett, Don…

GRAMMY AWARD WINNING RAPPER LIL’ KIM RELEASES OFFICIAL “NASTY ONE-REMIX” FEATURING STEFFLON DON, KRANIUM & HOODCELEBRITYY TODAY!!

(New York, NY-October 26)  Grammy–award winner Lil’ Kim always has something hot to give the fans. Joined with an army of some of the hottest names in both hip-hop and reggae, The Queen Bee releases the long-awaited “Nasty One-Remix” featuring Stefflon Don, Kranium, and HoodCelebrityy.  Produced by iLLWayno, the song takes it to the dancehalls…

The 2018 BET Hip Hop Turned up the Heat with Incredible Performances from Tip “T.I.” Harris, Gucci Mane, Yo Gotti, Lil Pump, Cardi B, YG, A$AP Rocky, Lil Duval, Lil Baby, Flipp Dinero, Yella Beezy, Gunna and Pardison Fontaine

October 17, 2018 11:08 AM Eastern Daylight Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2018 brought the heat to Miami, Florida on Saturday, October 6, 2018 for the annual taping of the most prominent hip hop showcase on television. Comedian and Actor Deray Davis hosted hip-hop’s biggest night of the year at The Fillmore…

Black Nativity is Back in a NEW LOCATION and is BIGGER and BETTER Than Ever!

(Atlanta, GA) October 17, 2018 – Dominion Entertainment Group is excited to announce the return of its hit holiday musical, Black Nativity: A Gospel Christmas Musical Experience featuring all-star castmates Q Parker (Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum recording group, 112), Latrice Pace (Stellar- and Grammy-nominated gospel group, The Anointed Pace Sisters), Zebulon Ellis (runner-up, Sunday Best All-Stars), Terry Burrell (original cast member from Dreamgirls), and gospel singer, Lawrence Flowers (hit song “More”). Due…

GRAMMY NOMINATED R&B SINGER TAMIA RELEASES NEW SINGLE “IT’S YOURS” OFF #1 ALBUM “PASSION LIKE FIRE”

Fresh off the heels of success with her successful #1 single “Leave It Smokin’,” Grammy-nominated R&B singer Tamia has released her new single “It’s Yours,” a mid-tempo groove produced by Lil Ronnie.  The single is featured on Tamia’s new album Passion Like Fire that is currently in stores.  If you haven’t already seen Tamia on the “Passion Like Fire…

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…