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Anthony Hamilton to Release First Ever Christmas Album, ‘Home for the Holidays’

Anthony Hamilton Home for the Holidays

Anthony Hamilton will be returning this year with a new soundtrack for the holiday season! The Grammy Award winner has announced that he will release his first ever Christmas album, Home For The Holidays on October 21 via RCA Records.

The 14-track holiday themed LP will include six original songs including, “Spend Christmas With You,” “Coming Home” and “‘Tis The Season,” and feature appearances from Chaka Khan, Gavin DeGraw and ZZ Ward.

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Usher Announces European Leg of “The UR Experience” Tour

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Usher will continue to make fans across the world swoon as he has revealed that he will be taking his upcoming and anticipated “The UR Experience Tour” overseas to the UK and Europe in early 2015.

Following the announcement of the North American tour dates, the R&B superstar has now released the dates for the European leg of the tour, and announced he has tapped “Am I Wrong” hitmakers Nico & Vinz as his supporting act.

“With The UR Experience, I want to give my fans an ever-changing live show full of surprises and special guests. I am really excited to be with my fans and give them an Usher experience like they’ve never seen or heard before,” he explained.

Kicking off February 13 in France, the extended trek will travel to Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, Ireland and more before wrapping up March 26 in London. Tickets will go on sale for the European dates on Friday, October. 3.

See the tour itinerary below:

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K. Michelle Taking Break from Social Media After Verbal Attack on Son’s Friend

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K. Michelle is no stranger to backlash from people on social media, but over the weekend things went too far for her. While visiting her family and son back home in Memphis, for her son’s birthday, the R&B songstress was sharing various photos on her Instagram, including pics of her son and his friends. One of his friends happens to have Down Syndrome, and apparently some “evil” followers of the singer left disrespectful and disgusting comments about the young man.

This infuriated K and has pushed her to the breaking point of signing off from social media. On Monday morning she delivered a message to her fans making her feelings clear and insisting she will be taking a break, but it won’t be forever.

“Social media was made for fun, but it has become so heavy,” she said. “A source for bullying and hurting those who u secretly desire to be. I’m not mad at any of you hurt souls though. Who I am to judge? I’ve just decided to hand over this negative source in my life.”

See her full message below:

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Ariana Grande Causes A Problem In ‘SNL’ Promo

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It’s the weekendddddd, baby!

While you’re in the process of working the clock and counting down the time until you can walk out of there until Monday morning, we also hope you’re getting prepared for the season premier of Saturday Night Live!

Now although we love us some comedy, we’re more amped up about Ariana Grande being the first performer of the season. The pint sized diva is set to perform two songs off of her album My Everything, and will be bringing along a surprise guest. And no, it won’t be Iggy Azaela.

In preparation for her performance, the former teen sensation joined host Chris Pratt in some comedic promo for the season opener. Praising Ariana after her rehearsal, he tweeted: “In the dressing room at #SNL hearing @ArianaGrande rehearse. Man. That girl can sing!!!! Like REALLY sing. You probably already knew that.”

Take a look at their comedy skit below:

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Goapele Reveals ‘Strong As Glass’ Album Cover & Tracklisting

Goapele Strong As Glass

Goapele will be returning to our speakers next month with her fifth studio album Strong As Glass, in stores Oct. 21 via Primary Wave.

The soulful songstress has revealed the album cover and tracklisting for the anticipated follow-up to 2011’s Break of Dawn. The 10-track set has been preceded by the groovy, feel-good single “Hey Boy,” which she recently added Snoop Dogg to, and the album will also feature a duet with Eric Benet on “My Love.”

“[It's] full of surprises and I hope my fans will enjoy this musical journey with me,” she previously said about the new album. “I sung my heart out on this project and I got to work with producers & writers that pushed me as an artist.”

Goapele will also be kicking off a North American tour in support of the album in early November.

Take a look at the tracklisting and tour dates below, and pre-order the album on iTunes now.

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Danity Kane Unwraps ‘DK3′ Album Cover & Tracklisting

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Yes, Lord!!!

Now, when the news broke that the new and improved Danity Kane couldn’t quite keep it together, I must admit, I was a little disappointed. As a big fan of the original group, I was more than excited to have the girls come back with a follow-up album even if it was only four three of them.

Welp, even with all the drama and hair-pulling that went down recently, the girls have decided to still throw their fans a bone! Announcing the release of their well-anticipated third album DK3, Shannon, Aubrey, AND Dawn will be on the 10-track project and it’s coming sooner than we think!

Taking to Instagram to drop the news of an October 28 release date, Shannon and Aubrey also let fans know that pre-orders for the album will be available Friday, September 26! Featuring the hit lead single, “Lemonade,” the album will also host the singles “Rhythm of Love” and “All In A Day’s Work”.

I’m not too sure about the rest of the staff, but THIS girl right here is more than excited! Y’all with me or nah? All I know is I better be able to showstop while listening to this album or I will show my a**!

Well anyway! Peep the tracklist and announcement via Aubrey’s Instagram below!

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Chris Brown’s ‘X’ Debuts No. 2 on Billboard 200 Chart

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Breezy is back, and his much anticipated sixth studio album X hit stores last week and debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Brown was battling the legendary Barbra Streisand for the top spot, but he ended up coming in second this week with 142,000 copies.

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August Alsina Receives Well Wishes from Nicki Minaj, Sevyn Streeter, Tyrese, Kevin Hart & More

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August Alsina has become a friend to many in the industry, and some of his close fellow artists have been sending him their best wishes and get well soon messages as he continues to recover from collapsing and falling off stage during his recent “Testimony Live Tour” performance in NYC.

While last Friday, the 22-year-old returned to social media posting an image of himself in his hospital bed letting fans know that he is doing better and making a speedy recovery.  Today, August has shared some personal messages that he received from the likes of Sevyn Streeter, Wale, Kevin Hart and Tyrese.

“I love you, I hope that you’re ok, and get well soon,” said Sevyn. While Kevin Hart joked with him saying, “get yourself together dude,” before sending his prayers and well wishes. “I know the sh*t got rough for you for a minute, but everything’s a wake up call baby, get big and get strong.”

Tyrese sent an extended message of growth and positivity, but he was also visited in person by Nicki Minaj, who is featured on his new single “No Love.” “August, u know, I’m here to save u. still praying for my lil bro. He’s doing better,” she said.

August also shared another message of his own for fans as well. “Recovery, it’s a process. I woke from a coma.. God gave me a second chance at life & I’d like to thank each and every person that sent any form and expression of love thru gift, card, flowers or simply your kind words and prayers. I’m a hustler, I’m a worker, I overwork myself at times but I’m a survivor and still here by the grace of God and your prayers,” he wrote.

See all the sincere wishes for the young star below:

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