Being the most vulnerable genre in music, you never know what you're going to get from today's R&B stars.
It seems like every story this past week was over-shadowed by Solange's elevator attack on brother-in-law Jay Z at the Standard Hotel in NYC while Beyonce stood by watching. The family, who seems to always keep their personal happenings out of the media’s watching eyes, was put through the ringer after TMZ released a surveillance video of the elevator scuffle. Strength prevailed on this one though, and this week they will go back to making their millions quietly.
Wrapping up our other overshadowed top stories, see why Mariah Carey is “Thirsty,” dig into the big news from Danity Kane member Aundrea, See Why Kelly Rowland has a permanent smile, and much more from our celebrated genre.
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Solange Attacks Jay-Z in An Elevator, Family Releases statement
No matter what electronic device you mainly use (TV, Cell Phone, Computer, etc), you were engulfed in the infamous attack by Solange on brother-in-law Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter.
TMZ released surveillance footage from an elevator at a Met Gala after-party at the Standard Hotel in NYC, which shows Solange screaming at Jay Z before physically attacking him.
While fans, media, and the rest of the world continue to draw unmerited conclusions about what could of caused such a fall out with Solo and her brother-in-law, the family has already moved on, releasing the joint statement, "we have moved forward as a united family."
Whelp…At least we got a ton of parody videos…some amazingly hilarious.
Danity Kane Reveals New Single
Danity Kane is officially back, and for those who don’t like that idea, they offer a swig of "Lemonade" to quench their haters' thirst.
Produced by The Stereotypes (“Damaged”), the urban-tinged track "Lemonade" samples The Clipse's, choppy percussion of the Neptune’s-produced "Grindin" and features L.A. rhymer Tyga.
Danity Kane debuted a well choreographed performance of the single during the San Francisco kick off of their #DKNoFilterTour. Sans Aundrea (we'll get to that when you hit next above), Dawn Richard, Aubrey O'Day, and Shannon Bex showed out with a riveting stage show.
Aundrea Confirms Danity Kane Departure
Aundrea Fimbres announced that she was leaving Danity Kane to start a family. During a happy, but emotional speech with fans, Drea confirmed that she was engaged, brought out her stepdaughter, and also announced that she's pregnant with her first bundle of joy.
"I can tell you that two dreams of mine [have] been to be a singer and be on stage like this and to have a family. Well, in a couple months, that’s all coming true. I’m about to get married and I have this beautiful new little girl with me," says Aundrea.
Mariah Carey is Thirsty
Mariah Carey looks to gain some traction with her forthcoming album, Me. I am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse, which is set to arrive on May 27, by releasing the new single "Thirsty," featuring Rich Homie Quan. The record has received mixed reviews.
Indie Group Claims Mariah Jacked Thirsty
Is Mariah Carey "Thirsty" enough to get a hit record that she would jack someone else?
According to Los Angeles indie duo Purple Crush, the 44-year-old diva allegedly stole the hook on her new single from their 2013-released song of the same name.
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Lady Gaga Joins the Diamond Club
On Tuesday (May 13), the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) awarded Lady Gaga with the prestigious Diamond Award in recognition of her song “Bad Romance” hitting the 10 million sales plateau (song sales and streams). Gaga was presented with the honor during her "artRAVE: the ARTPOP ball tour" stop at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
Other Diamond Award recipients include Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Eminem, Michael Jackson, Usher, and more across various genres.
Chris Brown Sues From Prison
After filing his own police report, Chris Brown is countersuing a man, who his lawyer Mark Geragos says is trying to "extort" his client.
As previously reported, Malcolm Ausbon sued Brown and 24-Hour Fitness last July (2013), claiming the Grammy winner and his friends beat him senseless during a basketball game. He states he was taken to the ER to be treated for injuries to his face, head, neck, back, legs and ribs and cites suffering from embarrassment, fear, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder.
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Kelly Rowland Weds
Kelly Rowland married her longtime beau/manager Tim Witherspoon in a private wedding at the Four Seasons in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. In the photos, obtained by Radar Online, Rowland is seen glowing in her white dress the moment she and Witherspoon said, “I do.”
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Tessanne Chin on The Voice
Tessanne Chin returned to "The Voice" for a powerful performance Tuesday night.
Taking the stage during the semi-final round, Chin performed "Everything Reminds Me of You," just before current season finalists learned their fate.
Dionne Warwick Rocks With Ne-Yo
Legendary entertainer Dionne Warwick teams up with contemporary hit-maker Ne-Yo for a remake of her 1964 song “A House Is Not A Home,” the smooth ballad from the film of the same name.