Mary J. Blige has new music on the way, but in the meantime the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul lends her talents to ABC’s long-running daytime talk show The View.
Making a strong message, the R&B songstress unleashes a commanding song titled, “World’s Gone Crazy,” as the new theme for the show’s upcoming 20th season.
Penned by Diane Warren, the song allows the recently divorced singer to lightheartedly address the world’s issues. “The world’s gone crazy / I think there’s only one thing to do / I think that we should go crazy too,” she sings.
“The View’s” latest panel appears all over the video with vets Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar joined by Raven-Symoné, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, Candace Cameron Bure, Jedediah Bila, and Paula Faris.
MJB will appear live on “The View” during its season premiere week of Sept. 6 to perform the song.
Watch “World’s Gone Crazy” below.
The Weeknd has been making headlines lately for his charitable donations, but his dedicated followers know that he has been locked up in the studio working on new music.
While the Canadian singer has been primarily recording for his next album, there will certainly be some new collaborations on the horizon as well. Abel might have teased one that is due out sooner than you might think too. Taking to his Instagram on Wednesday (Aug. 24), The Weeknd posted an unspecified preview of a record that is rumored to be with producer Cashmere Cat.
The blacked-out video clip is driven by a powerful synth track, and highlighted by Abel’s signature falsetto.
On the post, the singer only added a small cat emoji as the caption. This, of course, has led fans to believe it’s a snippet of Cashmere Cat’s upcoming single “Wild Love,” due Friday, a rumor fueled by a recent tweet and photo of the twosome in the studio.
Although the snippet’s identity remains unconfirmed, Abel is working on the follow-up to last year’s Beauty Behind the Madness.
Word on the street today is that Frank Ocean has split with Def Jam Records and released his critically-herald new album Blonde independently.
Most believed Ocean was still on the iconic label that released his debut album, 2012’s channel ORANGE, after originally signing him in 2009. However, The FADER confirms that his visual album Endless fulfilled the singer’s Def Jam obligations.
The full Blonde credits haven’t been made public yet, but Apple Music notes that the album was released through ‘Boys Don’t Cry,’ which is believed to be the name of Ocean’s independent label.
Singer/songwriter Diana Gordon (aka Wynter Gordon) is a rock star!, did you know?
Following recent buzz for co-penning 3 of the standout tracks from Beyoncé’s Lemonade album, the songstress re-introduced herself, switching her stage name to her birth name Diana, and dropping the song “The Legend Of.” Yesterday (Aug. 23), the New York native followed that song up with the extremely powerful anthem, “Woman.”
Not only did she release the song, but Diana made her television performance debut on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” last night. Tearing up the red lit stage Gordon rocked out ’80s style with the guitar-heavy homage to all women.
On Tuesday, Diana also announced that she has singed with famed British label 4AD for her forthcoming album.
Put on your leather pants and rock out to her debut performance of “Woman” below.
Up-and-coming Philly based girl group, Good Girl, just grabbed our attention with their brand new single “ALL MINE.”
The 4 member group–made up of Megan Nicolle, Arielle, JL and Bobbie–get right just as the summer winds down with a sexy blend of dancehall and R&B.
Borrowing from R. Kelly for the chorus, they sing: “You know my body’s callin for ya / To come and dance up on it / Boy, whine it, all this for ya.”
This is that get nasty in the corner while you don’t care if anyone is watching ’cause you just a little bit too tipsy music.
Good Girl – Good Job! Check it out below.
Buzzing Nigerian star Ayo Jay keeps his hit single “Your Number” on people’s request lines with a brand new remix, featuring Chris Brown and Kid Ink.
It’s no surprise that Breezy and Ink get raunchy on the remix to the Afro-beat jam, proposing to do much more than take their new prospects on a dinner date.
“Every time she see me, she start kissing and biting, f*cking and fighting / She want see a cocky man ting, she a ride it / Pulling me inside her / So I pull up / We butt naked under my covers with the lights off,” sings Brown on the opening verse.
Following Ayo Jay’s verse, Kid Ink lets his potential new lover know that if he gets the number he will “put that ass to sleep, have you dreamin.”
Ayo closes out the bouncy collabo with his melodic bridge and infectious hook. Dial up the steamy remix below!
John Legend looks to be advancing his business relationship with TV network WGN by executive producing a new series based on the true story of the so-called Black Wall Street.
According to TheWrap, the currently untitled series is in the early stages of development, with Legend producing through his Get Lifted production banner along with Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius and actress Tika Sumpter.
Black Wall Street was the nickname given to the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma. In the early part of the 20th century, the area was one of the wealthiest and most affluent black communities in the United States.
On Monday night, “The Late Late Show” pulled off a massive surprise to celebrate host James Corden‘s 38th birthday. Not only did they get the host’s parents and sisters to Skype in, but they also got his favorite soccer player, Mark Noble, and favorite boy band, O-Town, to send b-day wishes.
But what really set the celebration off was a surprise from Montell Jordan, who sings Corden’s favorite song — “This Is How We Do It.”
Montell also came through with a birthday message just before the surprise.
“I just want to wish you a very, very happy birthday,” Jordan said in a video message. “I was told you’re a big fan of my song ‘This Is How We Do It,’ and they say whenever you hear it, it puts you in a really good mood. So, I wanted to make sure for your birthday, I got you a really cool gift. Actually, I got a better idea.”
Then, Jordan hit the stage for a live performance of the classic party-starter. Watch Corden’s reaction to the birthday surprise below.