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Alicia Keys Poses Nude for ‘We Are Here’ Campaign

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Alicia Keys is expecting her second child in December and she is using her baby bump as a signal of peace. Posing nude with only a white Peace Sign painted on her belly the superstar singer is pushing for more social consciousness with her ‘We Are Here’ campaign.

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August Alsina Wakes Up From ‘Three Day Coma,’ Shares Hospital Photo

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Our prayers have been with August Alsina this week as he has been recovering from collapsing on stage during his Monday night concert in NYC. Today, the R&B star has returned to social media to update his fans on his condition.

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Watch: K. Michelle Meets Mary J. Blige

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K. Michelle got to meet one of her biggest inspirations this week during her visit to ‘The Breakfast Club’ on Power 105. The R&B songstress has plenty of her own fans, but she returned right back to a fan herself when she saw Mary J. Blige, who happened to be visiting the station at the same time.

The “Love ‘Em All” singer professed her love to the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul. “Hi Mary,” said a nervous K. “I’m K. Michelle and I really love you. I really, really, really love you, and I thank you.”

“You made me want to be a singer. I thank you for everything. You are absolutely amazing,” she said with tears in her eyes.

The ladies gave each other a big hug and Mary told her, “You have an amazing voice.”

K continued praising her. “I one day hope to have half the career that you have,” she said. “You have touched so many people and to stand here with you today, that is unreal, and I just want to say thank you…and I’ma keep stalking you.”

Watch the emotional moment below:

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Jeremih Announces New Single “Planes” featuring J. Cole

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Jeremih has found big chart success once again with his club single “Don’t Tell ‘Em,” but the Chicago native is already readying his follow-up. Today, the R&B singer/songwriter has revealed he will take flight with J. Cole on “Planes.”

The single is set to hit iTunes on September 30 in advance of the release of his third album Late Nights, which is due out October 7. Earlier this year, he performed “Planes” with Chance the Rapper at a secret show in Chicago.

“I got you in the air / Your body in the air / How it feel up there?” he sings on the bass-heavy track, which he previewed on Instagram.

Jeremih recently revealed that Late Nights will also feature Trey Songz, Fabolous, Ty Dolla $ign, Juicy J, Flo Rida, and of course YG, who appears on “Don’t Tell ‘Em.” The DJ Mustard-produced hit rises 13-12 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, his biggest hit since 2009′s “Birthday Sex.”

Preview his upcoming single below:

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Aaliyah Lifetime Biopic to Premiere in November

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The controversial biopic on the life and career of Aaliyah is coming to Lifetime much sooner than we expected. The network has announced the made-for-tv movie will premiere on Saturday, November 15.

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Jhené Aiko Debuts at No. 3 on the Billboard Chart with ‘Souled Out’

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Jhené Aiko sails into the top 3 on the Billboard 200 this week with her debut album, Souled Out.

Led by her latest single “The Pressure,” the LP enters at No. 3 with 70,000 copies sold. It also debuts at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and R&B Albums charts.

Her 2013 EP Sail Out, which features Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino, debuted at No. 8 with first-week sales of 34,000.

“thank you. I love you,” she simply wrote to her fans on Twitter.

On Friday Jhené will perform with The Weeknd on the opening night of his mini “King of the Fall” Tour at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.


Beyoncé & Jay Z To Release Joint Album?

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Yes, you read that right. Beyoncé and Jay Z are reportedly working on a joint album together!

As the rumor mill continues to turn on the subject of the two megastars calling it quits, it seems as if they’re not paying it any mind. Already releasing the first part to their “Bang Bang” short film this week, the report of their upcoming album is something that added a little more excitement to everything.

Sure, the news of the album is something that we all expected to come some time soon, but now that it could potentially be on its way, it seems a little more realistic. Breaking the news on air, Dash Radio’s DJ Skee claims that sources close to the couple state that fans can expect the album late 2014 or early 2015.

The huge news comes fresh off of the heels of the couple wrapping their “On The Run” summer tour. While no official announcement has been made yet, one can only wonder how big the two are going to do it surrounding this project.

Take a listen below as DJ Skee drops the bomb!

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New Whitney Houston Album Confirmed, Set for Fall Release

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Those who are true fans of R&B will NOT talk about the genre without mentioning one of the greatest to ever do it. Before your favorite was your favorite, they were listening to and admiring the one and only, Whitney Houston.

While it’s been almost three years since the passing of the iconic songstress, the incredible sounds of the diva have managed to live on and Clive Davis doesn’t have any plans of letting them die out any time soon.

Taking to the Today Show Tuesday morning, the former mentor and close friend of the powerhouse vocalist announced that November will see the release of Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances. Noted as her first live album ever, the CD/DVD package will include 16 live songs on CD and 19 performances on DVD. Tracks will include the 1985 Tonight Show performance of “You Give Good Love,” while the DVD will host sets such as “The Star Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XXV in 1991 and “I Will Always Love You” at The Concert for a New South Africa in 1994.

“She was without question the greatest vocalist in the world,” stated Clive during the interview. “This is her legacy.”

Houston’s family has given their blessings over the posthumous release and her mother, Cissy, has also assisted Davis in compiling the tracks for the epic release.

Take a look at Clive’s announcement and the CD/DVD set tracklisting after the jump!

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