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Bryan-Michael Cox Looks for New Star with Online Music Contest #ImStrapd

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Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Bryan-Michael Cox is looking for a new star with the recently launched online music contest “ImStrapd.”

Throughout his accomplished career Cox has been behind an extensive amount of chart topping and platinum records, with such notable artists as Usher, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, and Toni Braxton. He has been responsible for over 100 million record sales, 35 number one hits, and 12 Grammy Award nominations (including 8 wins).

STRAPD stands for Supporting Talent Raising Awareness and Promoting Dreams.

Cox says, “Strapd is the new wave! A cutting edge platform that creates a new way for aspiring artists and veteran industry heavyweights to interact.”

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Beyoncé Celebrates Marriage Equality with #LoveWins Video

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Following last week’s Supreme Court ruling to declare marriage equality in all 50 states, Beyoncé is celebrating the landmark decision in a festive video.

Queen Bey shared the short visual today to show her support while decked out in rainbow-colored clothing, a tribute to the LGBT community. She parades around a room in a rainbow cape, rainbow fringe dress, rainbow bikini, and waves a rainbow flag as her song “7/11″ plays in the background. She also rocks a green jersey that says “Girl Power” and dons green and blue wigs.

“Never Too Late #LoveWins,” said Bey.

Watch Mrs. Carter proudly display her pride below:

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Rihanna Named First Artist to Receive 100 Million Single Certifications

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The Rihanna Navy is strong!

Today, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced that Rihanna has surpassed more than 100 million Gold & Platinum song certifications. She now has the most Digital Single Awards and is the first and only artist to surpass RIAA’s 100 million cumulative singles award threshold.

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Scott Storch Says Chris Brown Has A New Album Coming, Signs Mario

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Grammy-nominated producer Scott Storch has been going through personal issues for quite a while, and those issues have led him to file for bankruptcy.  But, while he attempts to pick up the pieces of his famed career and businesses, the fact remains he is still a super talented musician and producer.

Early Wednesday, TMZ reported some details behind his bankruptcy, which go as crazy to say he blew through $30 million just on drugs, but it was more like poor decisions fueled by drugs, a statement that really shouldn’t be news because Storch previously claimed this back in 2009 as well. However, the producer has been working, and he might have spilled the beans about a new album from one of R&B’s biggest stars.

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Beyoncé and The Weeknd To Headline 2015 Made In America Festival

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‘Tis the season for dope concerts and if you didn’t know, now you know!

While summer is usually for crop tops and short shorts, music lovers everywhere know it as so much more. Literally filled with different musical events every weekend, summer is just beginning.

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Chris Brown Takes Royalty to Disneyland

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Chris Brown is turning into a great dad, it appears. A day after throwing a lavish party for Royalty’s first birthday, the singer took his daughter to the Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland. Breezy was joined by his tourmate Omarion and his 10-month-old son Megaa.

Sporting a Bart Simpson jersey, Royalty rode on Dumbo the Flying Elephant in her dad’s lap. She also posed with Mickey and Minnie as her proud father snapped pictures on his iPhone.

But she was wiped out by the Jungle Cruise. “Can’t even hang,” said Chris as he held his sleeping daughter in his arms.

“Thank you #DISNEYLAND for being so accommodating and showing my daughter a great time. Love,” tweeted Chris, who will launch his “One Hell of a Nite” tour in August.

Check out more photos from the fun-filled day below:

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Janet Jackson To Receive Ultimate Icon Award at 2015 BET Awards, With Tribute by Chris Brown, Ciara & Tinashe

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As previously rumored it has officially been announced that Janet Jackson will receive the first-ever Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award at this weekend’s BET Awards.

The pop icon will be honored during the 15th annual show at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 28.

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Lianne La Havas Announces Fall North American Tour

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UK songbird Lianne La Havas will release her sophomore album, Blood, on July 31 via Nonesuch/Warner Bros Records.

In anticipation of the new album, La Havas will play the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans on July 5 plus a pair of intimate evenings in Los Angeles and New York. She returns to North America in September for a 23-city tour, with stops in Washington, DC; Chicago; and San Francisco, among others.

Tickets for the fall shows go on sale Friday, June 26, at liannelahavas.com and include a digital download of Blood in its entirety using a code sent by email on July 31. Additionally, a limited amount of Exclusive VIP Packages that include a ticket to the show, custom merchandise items, and priority entry at participating venues are available at liannelahavas.com as well.

See all the tour dates below:

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