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Jamie Foxx Announces New Album ‘Hollywood,’ Performs “You Changed Me” with Chris Brown on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

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It’s been five years since Jamie Foxx‘s last album, but the multi-talented star is finally ready to give fans some new music.   After performing the song for the first time at the iHeartRadio Music Awards last month, Foxx and Chris Brown hit the outdoor stage at ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ to perform the tune on Thursday night.

In addition to his performance, Jamie sat down with Jimmy for a chat about the upcoming album, which doesn’t have a release date yet, but he assured fans that it is coming soon.  He also sang another one of the new songs a cappella for the audience, and as a comedic sketch to help open the show Jamie turned Tinder profiles into songs.

Check out his performance, album cover, and sketch below!

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Alicia Keys Presented with Recording Artists’ Coalition Award at 2015 Grammys On The Hill

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On Wednesday night music and politics united at The Recording Academy’s 2015 “GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards” where Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/producer Alicia Keys was presented with the Recording Artists’ Coalition Award.

“We are proud to honor Alicia Keys for her artistry, philanthropy and her passion for creators’ rights as a founding member of The Academy’s brand-new Grammy Creators Alliance,” said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. “We know that she will bring the same dedication to creators’ rights as she does to her global philanthropic efforts.”

First Lady Michelle Obama was in the building to present Alicia with the prestigious award. “She simply is who she is and she does what she knows is right, no matter what anyone else might think,” said the First Lady. “With her example Alicia has truly set a new standard for us all, that’s why I’m here – I love this woman.”

The GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards are sponsored by SESAC, and proceeds from the event benefit the GRAMMY Foundation’s GRAMMY Signature Schools program, which provides support for underserved music programs throughout the country.

Grammy-nominated songstress Ledisi was also in the building and performed a tribute to Alicia.

Check out photos and video footage from the event below:

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Ciara Reveals ‘Jackie’ Album Packaging

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With the album hitting stores in only 3 weeks, Ciara is giving fans an early look at the album packaging for ‘Jackie.’

The R&B star’s sixth studio LP has been lead by the heartfelt ballad “I Bet,” which she just remixed with a bouncy new beat and guest feature from T.I. (listen here). The album hits store on May 4 and comes in a 11-track standard edition and 16-track deluxe.

Revealing the album packaging in an Instagram video, CiCi opens the CD booklet to show off her stunning photoshoot, which includes a shot of her and son Future Zahir, along with some sexy and fashionable new shots.

Check it out below!

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The-Dream Reveals ‘Crown Jewel’ Album Cover & Tracklist

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The-Dream’s anticipated new EP ‘Crown‘ was officially released on digital stores and streaming services today!

The 6-track project has been lead by the catchy single “That’s My Sh*t” feat. T.I., and finds the singer/songwriter reuniting with his long-time collaborator Tricky Stewart.  As previously reported, the EP was the first part of a two-piece album entitled Crown / Jewel, that is said to showcase two different sides of the platinum hitmaker.

Wasting no time getting his fans and followers ready, Dream has now shared the cover, tracklisting, and pre-order for the full album. The project includes 16 tracks and is due out July 10, for those who pre-order it on iTunes, will receive the entire ‘Crown‘ EP as a free download.

Check out the tracklisting below:

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John Legend Launches Campaign To End Mass Incarceration

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John Legend continues to stand up for good causes and organizations he believes are doing good for society and the world.

At the Academy Awards this past February, Legend and Common addressed the issue of mass incarceration during their acceptance speech, and now the award winning artist has announced a multi-year campaign called FREE AMERICA.

Legend says FREE AMERICA has already been successful in helping to pass Proposition 47 in California, a law that lightens the sentences of crimes like forgery, fraud, petty theft and possession of small amounts of drugs, making them merely misdemeanors instead of felonies.

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First Look : Brandy as Roxie Hart for ‘Chicago’ on Broadway

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As previously reported, R&B starlet Brandy is getting ready to storm Broadway for the first time, starring as Roxie Hart in CHICAGO.

Kicking off on April 28 the award winning singer/actress will play an 8-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre in NYC through Sunday, June 21.

Brandy has now given fans an early look at her transformation into Roxie with a new interview on the role for Vanity Fair.

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Mariah Carey To Release New #1’s Album

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The Elusive Chanteuse known as Mariah Carey is determined to make 2015 one for the books. After announcing a Vegas residency, a return to Epic Records, a new movie in the works, and a spruced up management team, the legendary diva is now planning to deliver a re-up of her top singles in album form.

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K. Michelle Wins Multi-Million Dollar Defamation Lawsuit

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In the infamous words of the late and great Notorious B.I.G, “the more money we come across, the more problems we see,” and K. Michelle can attest to that!

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