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Chris Brown Opens Up About Squashing Beef with Drake, Shares Advice for Ray Rice

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Following his release from jail back in June, Chris Brown and Drake surprised fans when they patched things up and hit the studio together. They then took it one step further and really shocked viewers by appearing together in a skit for the ESPYS in July.

As he gears up for the release of his new album X on Tuesday, Breezy opened up about his former rival in an interview with MTV News’ Sway Calloway.

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Mathew Knowles Hints at Destiny’s Child Reunion

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Everyone’s talked about it for years now, and fans finally were treated to an amazing reunion performance at the 2013 Super Bowl.  Only months ago, Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland reunited with Michelle Williams on her inspirational single “Say Yes.”

This Thursday, Bey’s father and music mogul Mathew Knowles stopped by The Madd Hatta Morning Show on Houston’s 97.9 The Box, and spoke with the crew about his latest ventures, he even joked about how the problems between him and Beyoncé started. While he was sure to clear up any rumors that the two don’t speak, revealing that they talk every Sunday, Mathew was also very clear that a Destiny’s Child reunion will absolutely happen. “No, absolutely you still will,” he said when asked if we will see them together again.

Clarifying that he does indeed still manage the group, Mathew Knowles explained how they are very strategic with everything they do. “Things don’t just happen. It didn’t just happen that on Michelle’s current album she has Beyoncé and Kelly, or that they were on ABC together recently, that’s not luck, or the Target commercial that has “Independent Woman” as a sound bed in it, those things aren’t just luck. We don’t ever work on luck, we work on strategy,” he explained.

Mathew also addressed his feelings on the rumors of Beyoncé and Jay Z spitting up, and spoke about using gossip to your advantage from a business standpoint, additionally he shared their philosophy on social media.

Take a listen to Mathew’s full interview below!

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Teyana Taylor Reveals Debut Album Cover

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Teyana Taylor has unveiled the artwork for her anticipated debut album VII. Inspired by the film Sin City, the G.O.O.D. Music chanteuse strikes a vicious pose on the artsy cover. Originally due October 21, the album will now arrive November 4 via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam featuring the single “Maybe” with Pusha T and Yo Gotti.

She has also collaborated with Chris Brown (“Do Not Disturb”) and Fabolous (“Broken Hearted Girl”), and debuted some of the new material while on the road with August Alsina.

Check out her comic book based teaser below:

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Ariana Grande Announces ‘The Honeymoon Tour’

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America’s sweetheart and chart-topping princess, Ariana Grande, isn’t slowing down anytime soon. While she may be fresh off the heels of the successful debut of her sophomore album My Everything, and right in line to kick off the new season of SNL, the diva-in-the-making is making new strides with the announcement of her North American spring tour.

Titled The Honeymoon Tour, Ariana will kick off the well-anticipated trek on February 25 in Kansas City, MO. Traveling across the US on the 25-date tour, the young songstress is sure to have a huge turnout for each city.

While the tour may not jump off until 2015, tickets will be on sale starting September 20 via Live Nation.

Check out the dates after the jump to see if your city made the cut!

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Elijah Blake Unveils Artwork & Tracklisting of ‘Drift’ EP

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Elijah Blake has released two records from it, and spoke about it in interview, but today the R&B singer/songwriter reveals the artwork and tracklisting for his anticipated new EP ‘Drift.’

Preceded by the songs “6” and “Wicked,” the project boasts production from Pop & Oak, No ID, J. Cole, Illango and more.  The EP is expected to be released on September 30, it follows his acclaimed debut EP ‘Bijoux 22.’

“With ‘Drift,’ I really want people to get into the mind frame of who I am as a person…a person behind the artistry,” Blake told us in a recent interview. “I was in a really dark place when I did that. I was upset with a lot of people. I was upset with myself. I was questioning a lot of decisions I’d made and I fully put that into the music.

Take a look at the tracklisting below:

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Wow! Stevie Wonder Announces the “Songs In The Key Of Life Performance” Tour

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And Stevie Wonder is here to bring it! The iconic singer, songwriter, musician and producer has shocked us today with the announcement that he will be hitting the road this fall on the “SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE PERFORMANCE,” a 10+ city tour across North America.

Produced and promoted by Live Nation, the performances, which are a live adaptation of his classic Songs in the Key of Life album, will begin in New York City on Nov. 6 and travel through cities such as Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago and Atlanta before wrapping in Oakland, California on Dec. 5.

Citi® cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 10:00 a.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. General tickets for select cities will be available beginning Monday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. local time.

See the tour itinerary below!

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Ariana Grande Set to Perform on ‘SNL’ Season Premiere

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Saturday Night Live is looking to cash in with Pop music’s youngest diva.  The iconic comedy show as announced the premiere of it’s new season, and revealed that Ariana Grande will be the night’s musical guest.

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Mary J. Blige Shares Trailer, Announces Release Date for New Album, ‘The London Sessions’

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Mary J. Blige is getting us ready for her brand new album and it should be no surprise that it’s coming soon.

Revealing the release date of her upcoming album The London Sessions today, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul has us locked and tuned in for what she’s been cooking up. Including features and collaborations with Emeli Sandé, Sam Smith, Disclosure and more, MJB’s newest project just might be the sound that we’ve been waiting to hear.

“It’s all about the London Music scene and I’m so excited to have been part of it, to record my album,” said Blige. “The songs are fun, therapeutic and soulful. This is a beautiful change for me and I’m proud of what we have done here.”

Scheduled to hit stores in the UK on November 24 and December 2 in the U.S., the album, which is executive produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, will be released via Capitol Records. “Mary J. Blige created a one-of-a-kind blend of hip-hop and soul that has excited fans for more than 20 years, making her one of the most successful and acclaimed artists in any genre of music,” explained Capitol Music Group Chairman, Steve Barnett. “The London Sessions is a fantastic album; another step forward for this great and enduring artist.”

Last Friday, Mary shared the first release off the album with the song “Right Now,” but the official U.S. lead single from the project is titled “Therapy,” which she co-wrote with Sam Smith and Eg White. It will be offered as an instant download upon pre-order on September 23. Two days later on September 25, Mary will be performing live at the iTunes Festival in the UK.

Additionally, Mary has released a trailer containing an intimate glimpse into the making of the album. The stunning footage follows Blige on her musical journey in London, from beginning to end.

Check it out below!

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