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Rihanna Stuns For Dior Campaign, Covers Vogue Met Gala Special Edition Issue

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Hey, Rihanna!

While we might still be waiting to hear news of a release date for her R8 album, that hasn’t stopped Bad Gal RiRi from getting these coins and looking damn good while doing it.

Revealing the first few shots of Dior’s “Secret Garden IV – Versailles” campaign, the “BBHMM” singer made the world pause yet again as she looked stunning in each of her shots. Holding the title as the first black woman to be a spokesperson for the brand, Rihanna surely made an impression with the effortlessly beautiful snaps she’s created with photographer Steven Klein.

Take a look below:

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ThisisRnB Nights: Melanie Fiona Performs Private Show in Los Angeles

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The extremely talented, and often underrated, Melanie Fiona partnered with Verizon for a special private show on Friday night at The Montalban Theater in Los Angeles.

The soulful songstress has been away from the spotlight for quite a while (at least in today’s standards), so it was great to see Mel back on stage, and exciting to hear some of the new music she has been working on for her anticipated third album.

Following an unfortunate technical difficulty with the theaters stage curtain, the Canadian singer-songwriter hit the stage with her band and put on a great show. Treating the audience to many fan favorites such as “4 AM,” “Give It to Me Right,” “Wrong Side of a Love Song” and “Fool For You,” Melanie also debuted the brand new song “Bite The Bullet.”

She also embraced the city by paying homage to Kendrick Lamar with a cover of “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe.”

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Chris Brown Tops Fight Weekend After-Parties with Live Concert at Drai’s Beachclub – Nightclub

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Following the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight in Las Vegas on Saturday, Chris Brown headlined a full-length live concert to a sold out crowd at Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub atop The Cromwell.

An entourage of other highly respected rappers, musicians and athletes joined Brown on stage for the performance, including 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, Akon, Tyga and Too Short.

Brown’s concert was not only the hottest after party in Las Vegas for the “Fight of the Century,” but it also served as the official kickoff performance for his Drai’s LIVE residency. Brown will celebrate his birthday at Yacht Club – the Tuesday night pool party at Drai’s – on Tuesday, May 5. Following that, his next Drai’s appearance is another full-length live concert for Drai’s LIVE on July 4.

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Pharrell Named Face of New Chanel Campaign

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All hail Pharrell.

Whether you are a fan of his talents as a musician, a producer, or his ability to stay looking so young, there isn’t one person that we’ve ever hard of that has a distaste for the hit-making genius.

If you’re familiar with all that he’s done, you’d be able to agree that Chanel making him the face of their new campaign should come of no surprise. Known for his eccentric sense of style, the talented and timeless Pharrell has added one more success under his belt.

Alongside model Cara Delevingne, Skatboard P serves as a fashion killa for Karl Lagerfeld’s newest creative vision, Chanel’s Pre-Fall 2015 Paris-Salzburg campaign. From solid trench coats to printed patch and knee-high boots, the duo – along with Karl’s godson Hudson Kroenig, set the tone for what we can expect from Chanel in 2016. The full line will be available for purchase on Chanel.com soon.

Catch Pharrell and Cara in action below:

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Ciara Stuns Alongside Russell Wilson At White House State Dinner

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Ravishing.

R&B songstress Ciara turned many heads as she joined Seattle Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson at this year’s White House State Dinner.

While the headlines were under the impression that Ciara would be accompanying the Seahawks player to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Russell threw everyone for a loop when he decided to take his loving granny Carolyn instead.

Truly coming as a surprise to many, the 26-year-old kept it very quiet about his plans to sport CiCi on his arm for Tuesday nights event. Fueling more of the dating rumors that touched down last week after the two were spotted out at a baseball game together, this should be confirmation enough that a budding romance is in the works.

Draped in a champagne colored Walter Mendez gown, Ciara looked astoundingly beautiful alongside her new beau.

Future, who?

Take a look at their arrival and a few snaps below:

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Ciara Gets Sharp & Slick on L’Officiel Singapore Magazine, Shares Snippet of New Song “Fly”

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Ciara is looking as beautiful as ever these days, and she is showing off some stunning new looks as she graces the cover of L’Officiel Singapore’s May issue.

Rocking big hair and a sexy snakeskin style dress by Armani, Cici strikes a sharp and slick pose on the cover image.

“The best Friday gift! Presenting you the one and only queen @ciara for our May issue,” tweeted the mag, adding: “Queen @ciara is back and she’s better than ever. Are you guys ready for her album launch?”

The R&B starlet will release his anticipated sixth studio album Jackie on May 4, led by the break-up ballad “I Bet.”  Today, she shared a short snippet of a brand new song from the album, entitled “Fly,” produced by Polow Da Don.

Lately, Ciara has been in the rumor mill as gossip has been flying around that she is dating Seattle Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson. The two are expected to be attending the upcoming White House Correspondents Dinner together.

In addition to the new album, Ciara will launch her first headlining tour in six years, kicking off May 3 in Chicago.

See another stunning photo from the magazine, and hear the snippet of “Fly” below:

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Lalah Hathaway Wows Star-Studded Crowd at the Troubadour L.A. for Live Album Performance

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On Tuesday night at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, GRAMMY Award winner, Lalah Hathaway, wowed a star-filled audience at the live recording for her upcoming album, lalah hathaway LIVE!

Celebrities including Patti LaBelle, Anita Baker, Erica Campbell, Kenny Lattimore, Daley, Laurieann Gibson, and more watched Lalah deliver the stunning R&B vocals she’s known for on the same stage that her father, the late great Donny Hathaway, recorded his seminal LIVE album on in 1972.

Additional highlights of the evening included Lalah performing some of her father’s classics such as “A Song For You” and “Little Ghetto Boy,” and Anita Baker watching as Lalah sang her rendition of Baker’s timeless hit “Angel”.

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Rihanna Releases New Song “James Joint,” Heats up V Magazine’s Summer Issue

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You’re not a real stoner if you’re not late for things I guess. While she celebrated 4/20 yesterday at her assistant Jennifer’s wedding, Rihanna has now given fans some new music to feed their own addictions.

The pop star has released a short but sweet interlude, entitled “James Joint,” from her upcoming eighth studio album.

“I’d rather be smoking weed whenever we breathe / Everytime that you kiss me / Don’t say that you miss me,” she sings.

“Dude, I’m in love with my interludes. This one called ‘James Joint’ is on constant repeat,” RiRi recently told V Magazine in her cover story for their new summer issue. In addition to the new track, she has also shared some smokin hot photos from the magazine, which hits newsstands May 7.

In the colorful shoot by fashion photographer Steven Klein, RiRi drapes herself in a yellow fur while catching some rays in front of a Mobil fuel tank, and sips from a plastic cup, strategically placed over her breast. Donning a pink newsboy cap, she sucks a popsicle and channels a sexy Stepford wife while lounging in the pool.

She also speaks about her upcoming eighth album, which is being executive produced by Kanye West. “[The album is] soulful and aggressive, whether it’s lyrically, musically, or just the tone of my voice.”

Hear Rihanna’s new song, and peep the photos below:

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