Beyoncé Announces ‘Formation Scholars’ Scholarship Program

Beyoncé will soon have two more children to take care of, but before she gives birth to twins, the global superstar is giving back to young women.

In honor of the one-year anniversary of her album Lemonade, Bey has announced “Formation Scholars,” a new scholarship program for young women going into the 2017-2018 school year.

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Usher, Andra Day, Jimmy Jam & More Help Raise Over $1M for Type 1 Diabetes Research

“We’re going to find a solution. We’re going to fight this. We’re going to figure it out,” Usher said at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund’s Imagine Gala.

Usher, Sugar Ray Leonard, Brec Bassinger, Hailee Steinfeld and James “Jimmy Jam” Harris were among the stars who stepped out on the red carpet Saturday (Apr. 22) for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund’s Imagine Gala.

The event, which took place at the Beverly Hilton, raised over $1 million in support of the research JDRF funds to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.

Usher spoke at the event about how Harris had reached out to him to perform at the gala. The singer-songwriter added, though, that he felt much more compelled to do more and speak to the audience since his son was diagnosed at the age of 5 with T1D.

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New Video: Jeremih feat. Chris Brown & Big Sean – I Think Of You

Jeremih brings the feeling of throwback New York City to life in the brand new video for his funky single “I Think of You” featuring Chris Brown and Big Sean.

The Daniel Cz-directed visual is reminiscent of NYC summers, friends lounging on Brooklyn stoops, and colorful streets full of people. Throughout the video, Jeremih, Chris Brown, and Big Sean are all vying for the attention of the same beautiful woman, leaving her to decide who, if any, of her potential suitors she is most interested in.

“I Think of You” is Jeremih’s first single off of his upcoming album, Later That Night, set to be released this summer via Def Jam.

Watch the summery video below.

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New Music: Goapele – Power

The angelic voice of Goapele graces our ears today with her brand new song, “Power.”

The Bay Area songstress has returned with her first release since her 2014 album Strong As Glass.

Singing about feeling as high as the sun and being completely fulfilled by her partner, Goapele is overcome with the power of unconditional love.

“Greatest gift I ever won is you in my world / Straight through my heart like a gun / I was numb / Full of wonder overcome / You’re who lead me here / Now forever we are one,” she sings over the infectious blend of tribal percussions, silky bass and light synths.

Celebrate an empowering love with Goapele below.

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Watch The Trailer for Mary J. Blige’s ‘Strength of a Woman’ Documentary

Mary J. Blige is back with that pure raw emotion, and we love it!  Although it comes at the cost of real trouble in her personal life, the way she transfers the passion into her music is profound.

As the R&B songstress gears up for the release of her anticipated new album Strength of a Woman, due out April 28, MJB is chronicling the emotional process in her documentary, The Making Of: Strength of a Woman.

The VH1 special about Mary’s heartwrenching LP documents her journey with the album and her divorce from longtime husband, Kendu Isaacs.

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New Music: John Michael – Iss Okay

Indie R&B artist John Michael is back with a new project that’s on the way, but today, he has debuted the first single, “Iss Okay.”

The groove is strong on the Sin V Style-produced track, which brings forth an undeniable feel-good vibe as the singer/songwriter promises to take his woman to new heights and even through tough times, their love will endure.

“I know how to make you better / I know what you like / Promises ain’t clever / I don’t usually make them / But you can bet I’m right, right on time,” he sings.

Speaking about the inspiration behind the song, John explained: “When I was writing this song I thought back to a sort of dark time when I didn’t really have much to my name, but I knew I could offer peace of mind and a decent time to a girl I liked. I didn’t want to hold her back in anyway because I knew my life was all over the place but at the same time I just had to be with her.”

John Michael’s new mixtape, INTRA, will hit all download and streaming services on May 5. It is available for pre-order on iTunes now.

Check out “Iss Okay” below.

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New Music: Wolftyla – Crash

I wrote this song for those who are suffering in silence whether that be with their sexuality, physically or emotionally.”

That’s the logic behind social media breakout star Wolftyla‘s newest single, “Crash.” Tyla dropped the song early Monday morning. An emotionally-charged four-minute number, the alternative-R&B cut takes listeners on a journey through her mind. “I’m breaking down my guarded self while simultaneously building myself back up with self-love,” Wolftyla said of the track.

Over a bed of hypnotic synths and sweeping strings, “Crash” opens with an almost sinister laugh. One wonders if that’s the singer’s haters and critics laughing at her, and if the song that follows is Wolftyla’s message to them – and herself – that they no longer phase her as she tries to “find her way out.”

“I can’t really relate to y’all n*ggas / because I can’t really f*ck with y’all n*ggas,” Wolftyla sings and it sounds like she’s thankful for that, not ashamed of it.

“Crash” is what happens when one is left alone to their thoughts; and even though it’s mostly sad, it’s not all dark. Towards the end of the track, Wolftyla’s declaration that “I know that I’m beautiful / I know that I’m good enough” lets listeners know the crash doesn’t have to end in self-destruction.

Hear Wolftyla’s “Crash” for yourself below.

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New Music: Frank Ocean feat. Young Thug – Slide On Me (Remix)

We told you earlier that Frank Ocean was on some real liberated vibes, because he continues to share new music.

After dropping “Lens” and the Travis Scott-assisted “Lens V2,” the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter has unleashed a Young Thug remix to Endless’ “Slide on Me.”

The mellow acoustic cut, off Frank’s 2016 visual album–which he released shortly before blonde, finds the elusive artist singing with a reflective tone to a possible past lover, but it’s not so clear. “This is for when you change your mind and slide back this way,” he sings. “This is for that night when set backs won’t let that much fade / Guess you can’t blame the ones you choose.”

Thugga kicks off the new version, rapping about Janet Jackson’s infamous wardrobe malfunction, and his unique style. “I screamed when I saw the titties on Janet Jackson / I’m screamin’ from the top of the planet / They first saw my swag, they was laughin’ / But my bitch bad, she doin’ damage,” he raps.

Prior to dropping “Lens,” “Lens V2,” and the remix to “Slide on Me” during the fifth episode of blonded Radio, Ocean surprised fans with “Chanel” and its A$AP Rocky-assisted remix, as well as “Biking” with Jay Z and Tyler, the Creator. He also teamed up with Calvin Harris on the Migos-assisted “Slide.”

Take a listen below.

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