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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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Chris Brown, Tyrese, August Alsina & More Attend 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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The stars came out at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood on Friday night. The annual industry event celebrates the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed R&B/Hip-Hop songs of the previous year. This year’s show honored rapper/mogul Ludacris for his achievements in songwriting and his global influence on culture and entertainment with the prestigious BMI President’s Award.

Following video tributes from Usher, Lil Jon, and Tom Cruise, Luda hit the stage for a medley of his greatest hits including “What’s Your Fantasy,” “Yeah,” “How Low,” “Southern Hospitality,” “Area Codes,” and “Move Bitch” with special guest Mystikal.

The star-studded event also featured performances from TeeFlii (“24 Hours”), Tamar Braxton (“Love and War”) and YG (“My Hitta” and “Who Do You Love”).

Chris Brown was in the house and received a Special Citation of Achievement recognizing over 1 million broadcast performances of his hit “Forever.”

“I just appreciate all the singers and the songwriters who helped me get to this point making all this great music,” said Breezy. “I didn’t do it by myself. The fans really jump started it.”

Future accepted multiple awards including one for his ex Ciara’s “Body Party,” which he co-wrote and produced. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis earned Song of the Year for “Can’t Hold Us” and Lil Wayne was crowned Songwriter of the Year. Zendaya won the BMI Social Star Award and Detail, J-Roc, and DJ Mustard were honored as Producers of the Year.

Check out all the photos below:

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Jeremih, Estelle & Fabolous Perform at vitaminwater & The FADER’s #Uncapped Concert

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The FADER and vitaminwater have partnered once again to present #uncapped, a series of concerts dedicated to supporting emerging musical talent and “hydrating the hustle” of today’s breakthrough artists.

The concert series kicked off last night in New York City with live performances by Jeremih and Run The Jewels (Killer Mike and El-P).

Dressed in all-black with a gold chain and dark wayfarers, Jeremih opened his set with a live rendition of “Bo Peep” supported by a four-piece band. Not too long into the set, the special guests started rolling out. First was Estelle, who joined Jeremih for their duet “Be In Love,” before performing her mega-hit “American Boy,” with Jeremih providing harmonies.

Harlem’s Vado showed up to rap on him and Jeremih’s recent collaboration, “Bae,” but it was NYC hip-hop staple Fabolous, who stole the show joining Jeremih for a couple tracks, including their hit “Thim Slick.” The R&B crooner wrapped things up with two electric performances: a slightly downtempo take on his breakthrough hit, “Birthday Sex,” and his newest smash, the YG-featured “Don’t Tell ‘Em.”

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Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Nelly & More Protest Michael Brown Shooting at Celebrity Flag Football Game

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Following last month’s kickball game, Chris Brown and Quincy teamed up to host a charity flag football game at Jack Kemp Stadium at Occidental College in L.A. on Saturday.

Team Breezy, which included Game, Wale, Tyga, Trey Songz, Bow Wow, and Omarion, defeated Team Quincy 42-21.

Despite reports that they broke up, Chris was seen cozying up to his on-again-off-again girlfriend Karrueche, who was all smiles as Chris put his arms around her. He later posted an Instagram photo of them together in the car.

At the end of the game, Missouri native Nelly got on the mic and asked everyone to put their hands up and say “Don’t Shoot” in protest of the police shooting that left unarmed teenager Michael Brown dead in Ferguson, Mo. Chris, Bow Wow, Trey, Lil Mama, Wale, and the rest of the stadium stood in solidarity with their hands up.

“If anybody can sympathize with what my city is going through, it’s this city of L.A. right now on so many levels,” said Nelly, who was wearing a #MikeBrown tank top. “So for that respect alone, I’m asking you, I’m begging you, and I’m pleading for you to just raise your hands for a second.”

Check out pics and footage from the game and powerful moment below:

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Beyoncé and Jay Z Star in ‘On the Run Tour’ Trailer

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Beyoncé and Jay Z star in yet another trailer for their upcoming “On the Run Tour” special. Mrs. Carter sings Nancy Sinatra’s “Bang Bang” in a lounge while Jay smokes a cigar in a scene from their Bonnie and Clyde-inspired mini-movie. The cinematic clip is interspersed with footage from the U.S. leg of the tour, which wrapped earlier this month in San Francisco.

“On The Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay Z” will be taped on September 12 and 13 in Paris and air September 20 at 9 p.m. on HBO.

Additionally, the dangerous duo shared some new family photos of a recent trip to indoor go-kart center K1 Speed to celebrate Jay Z’s niece Teanna’s 16th birthday. Queen Bey took her 1st place position on the podium in one shot and showed off her “flawless” abs in another.

Check out the new trailer and pics below:

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Ne-Yo Confirms ‘Non-Fiction’ Album Release Date

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Last week during his interview with Angie Martinez, Ne-Yo hinted that he was looking at a November release for his upcoming album Non-Fiction.

Today, the R&B hit maker has confirmed the album is due out November 11.

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