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Alicia Keys Shows ‘Divin’ Elegance in New Givenchy Commercial

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Alicia Keys is the epitome of elegance in the brand new commercial for Givenchy’s latest fragrance ‘Dahlia Divin.’ Announced in June, the R&B songstress is the face of the campaign for the new perfume, which goes on sale this fall.

Alicia illuminates in the golden visual as she emerges from a wooden box and dances in a gorgeous strapless gold gown, while she whispers the word “devine” over the commanding instrumental.

“I created a delicate and delightful scent, balancing colored and juicy notes, slightly reminiscent of childhood,” explained Master Perfumer Francois Demachy. “Then I gave the fragrance more of a solar quality, to create a trail worthy of this radiant, remarkable muse.”

Watch the enchanting commercial below:

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Mary J. Blige Confirms New Album ‘The London Sessions’

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Mary J. Blige has been paying attention to the massive amount of impressive talent and releases emerging from the UK over the past few years, and she wants in! The Queen of Hip Hop Soul recently spent a month in London working on and cultivating the sound of a brand new album.

While a rumor of the pending project which surfaced online this past July, the R&B legend has officially confirmed and shared details about the album, simply titled ‘Mary J Blige: The London Sessions‘ with UK publication The Guardian.

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Watch: Ne-Yo, Tank, Joe & More Talk About Their First Jobs

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In honor of Labor Day, New York radio station Radio103.9 caught up with multiple R&B stars to ask them about their first jobs.

Joining in the conversation are Ne-Yo, Tank, Marsha Ambrosius, Joe, Dave Hollister and more.

From Joe’s landscaping work to Marsha’s nerdy librarian gig to multiple positions at McDonald’s, many of your favorite singers started out working the same teen jobs as you, but hopefully today you have your feet up and you’re enjoying the holiday.

Check out the clip below:

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Ne-Yo Announces and Previews New Single “She Knows”

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Ne-Yo is just warming up as he is putting the finishing touches on his upcoming album. Following the first single lifted from the project, “Money Can’t Buy” featuring Jeezy, the R&B hit maker is letting fans know the official follow-up is on the way.

Taking to social media Ne-Yo shared the cover art for the new single “She Knows” featuring Juicy J. “NEW SH*T!! “She Knows” feat. Juicy J #JustWaitOnIt #NONFICTION #TheArtOfStoryTellingIsAliveAndWell,” he wrote.

As you can see the painted image appears to be a scene in a strip club, while the singer receives a lap dance, but we will have to wait and see if it follows the implied theme. With a feature from Juicy J we can’t really assume otherwise.

In addition to the artwork, Ne-Yo posted a short preview clip of him playing the song in the studio, while singer Jojo dances along.

His sixth studio album Non-Fiction is due out November 11, check out the single preview below:

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Luke James Unveils Debut Album Covers & Tracklisting

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After quite a long journey, Luke James will finally see the release of his anticipated self-titled debut album next month.

Currently led by the emotional single “Options” featuring Rick Ross, and the recently released “Dancing In The Dark,” the LP will hit stores September 23 via N.A.R.S. / Island Records. The album comes in a 12 track standard and 15 track deluxe edition, with production from Danja, The Alliance, Kadis & Sean, Salaam Remi and Luke himself.

The music video for “Dancing In The Dark” premieres tomorrow, while the album via will be available for pre-order on iTunes September 9th.

Luke will take part in the 2014 BET College Tour which kicks off next month. He will also perform several headlining dates in New Orleans, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Texas and New York. Check out all his upcoming show dates here.

Follow the jump to see the colorfully painted Deluxe album cover and official tracklisting.

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Beyoncé Flaunts High Fashion in New Issue of CR Fashion Book

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Fresh off her historical performance on the 2014 VMAs, Beyoncé will be bringing some fresh looks to newsstands next month as she covers the latest issue of CR Fashion Book.

“The empress of pop meets a force of fashion. In her first collaboration with Carine Roitfeld, the ever-changing Beyoncé expresses her many moods, manners, auras, and multifaceted characters. All hail!,” reads the magazines introduction to the feature.

In addition to her modeling some of high fashions hottest new garments, the issue includes a piece called “Bey The Light,” which is based on an interview Beyoncé did with Christopher Bartley and Dominic Teja Sidhu and edited into a poem by Pulitzer Prize finalist Forrest Gander.

See more of Bey’s stunning new fashion feature below!

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Tinashe Unveils Official ‘Aquarius’ Album Cover

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Over the weekend iTunes posted the pre-order for Tinashe‘s debut album Aquarius, but they didn’t include the official album cover.

Today, hot the heels of her second single “Pretend,” the buzzing singer unveils the artwork & final tracklisting for the much-anticipated album, which is due out October 7 via RCA Records.

Led by the No. 1 single and summer smash “2 On” featuring ScHoolboy Q, and now the A$AP Rocky assisted “Pretend,” the album boasts 18 tracks with additional features from Future and Devonté Hynes.

If you haven’t peeped it yet, check out the tracklisting below:

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Trey Songz To Harness Talent with New Publishing Company

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Trey Songz is looking to put his knowledge and experience to good use as he continues to grow as an artist and business man. The R&B heartthrob has announced a new partnership with Artists Publishing Group, founded by industry executive Mike Caren, to discover and nurture songwriters, producers and artists.

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