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Usher & Mary J. Blige to Headline D.C.’s Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day Event

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Last year, the Global Citizen Festival brought major acts such as Jay Z, Beyoncé, and Alicia Keys to the stage in New York City’s Central Park. Now, after three years in NYC, the event is expanding to Washington, D.C., for Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day, a free event to be held Saturday, April 18, on the National Mall.

R&B superstars Usher and Mary J. Blige are among the headliners, who also include No Doubt, Fall Out Boy, Train and My Morning Jacket. Will.i.am will host alongside veteran journalist Soledad O’Brien, while Common and Nigerian artist D’Banj are set to make special appearances.

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Usher, Missy Elliott, Sevyn Streeter, Adrian Marcel Added to 2015 ESSENCE Festival!

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The 2015 ESSENCE Music Festival just got hotter. Following the announcement of the first round of performers, which included names such as Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Kendrick Lamar, to name a few, the famed publication has now revealed that legends Usher and Missy Elliot have been added to the list of main stage headliners.

On the heels of his international tour, Usher will make a highly-anticipated return to headline the Festival mainstage since his last performance in 2011. Missy Elliott will make her first ESSENCE Festival appearance, performing for the first time since her white-hot Superbowl XLIX performance last month.

Rising R&B stars Sevyn Streeter and Adrian Marcel have also been added to the list of performers for the four super lounges.

The 21st annual ESSENCE Festival will be taking place in New Orleans from July 2-5.

See the current list of performers below:

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Ciara Joins Cast of NBC Variety Show “I Can Do That”

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Ciara is headed to primetime TV. The singer has scored a gig on NBC’s new variety show “I Can Do That.”

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Report: Chris Brown Is a Father of a Baby Girl

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The rumor mill is flowing today with reports that Chris Brown is a dad! According to TMZ, the R&B star fathered a nine-month-old baby girl.

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Brownstone Member Charmayne Maxwell Dies After Accidental Fall

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The R&B world is mourning the loss of another artist gone too soon.

Charmayne Maxwell, a member of ’90s R&B group Brownstone, passed away on Friday (Feb. 27), reportedly after a deadly fall at her home.

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Usher Surprises Fans on the Streets of Copenhagen with Free Concert Tickets

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Usher kicks off the European leg of his “The UR Experience” tour in Copenhagen tonight.

On Thursday, as a very welcomed surprise to locals on the streets of the Denmark capital, the R&B superstar walked up to random people and gave them tickets to tonight’s opening show! Of course that caused plenty of others to rush and get photos with the singer, who obliged as many as he could.

Watch the footage, and see all the upcoming tour dates below:

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Jodeci Reveals Details About New Album, Teases “Every Moment” Video

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The original Bad Boys of R&B are back!

While last year we witnessed their official revival, fans will be able to fully enjoy Jodeci‘s return sooner than anticipated. Announcing that their reunion album The Past, The Present, The Future is set to hit shelves on March 31, fans of the ’90s group can now add the date on their calendars.

Serving as their first studio album as a group since 1995’s The Show, The Afterparty, The Hotel, it’s going to be interesting to see how the group has kept their love making sound, while keeping up with the changing times. The album, which has been led by the anti-domestic violence, B.o.B-assisted song “Nobody Wins,” and tender R&B jam, “Every Moment,” will hopefully pick up where their last album left off.

Jodeci, whose music still resonates with its listeners, has a lot to hold up to with this coming album. While they only released three albums before disbanding, the group has become legends in the industry. We’re pretty excited for the release of this album and can only pray it holds up to the long-awaited hype. To pre-order the album on iTunes, click here.

In addition to news of their album, the fellas have also released a teaser for the Hype Williams directed visual to the single “Every Moment.”

Check out the album tracklist and teaser to the video below!

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Trey Songz Reveals Details on ‘Trigga Reloaded’ & Next Album ‘Tremaine’

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Trey Songz has always been one of the hardest working R&B artists in the game, but he is looking to turn it up another notch this year. Currently traveling North America with Chris Brown on their joint “Between The Sheets” tour, the Grammy nominated singer has just launched his partnership with SX Liquors, and is prepping for the re-release of 2014’s Trigga, named Trigga: Reloaded.

In addition, Trey has plans to tour Europe with Nicki Minaj later this spring, and then hit the road on his own solo tour in promotion of his next album Tremaine, which he hopes to release at the end of the year.

While in NYC promoting his partnership with SX Liquors last week, the R&B star shared some details about his next projects, and the new addition to his family.

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