Janet Jackson Announces 56 City Fall Tour, “State of the World”

The news that many fans were speculating on has officially been confirmed by Janet Jackson through a personal video message!

After teasing the announcement with a countdown that launched on her website over the weekend, the pop icon has posted a video update about her plans to return to the stage.

Jackson opens the video with a sweet message about her baby boy, Eissa, and then confirms her divorce from her husband of five years, Wissam Al Mana.  Only touching on it briefly she says, “we are in court and the rest is in Gods hands.”

The news that everyone was waiting for though, Janet then reveals is true.  She will be continuing the tour that she had to cut short when she became pregnant last year. Originally titled the “Unbreakable World Tour,” the new trek will be called, “State of the World Tour,” named after the single off her classic 1989 album Rhythm Nation 1814.  The 56 city tour kicks off September 7 in Lafayette, Louisiana.

“I’m continuing my tour, as promised,” she said. “I’m so excited. I decided to change the name of the tour — State of the World Tour. It’s not about politics. It’s about people, the world, relationships, and just love.”

Watch Janet’s message, and see the tour dates below!

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Chris Brown Readies Double Album ‘Heartbreak on a Full Moon’

Get ready for double the fun with Chris Brown.

The R&B superstar has been teasing his upcoming album Heartbreak on a Full Moon for a year now, but today (May 1) he has made a big announcement.

Taking to Instagram, Breezy revealed a tentative tracklist for the album, and it includes 40-tracks in the form of a double album! The set includes the Usher and Gucci Mane-assisted single “Party,” as well as the sexy jam “Privacy.”

Some of the other tracks include “Tempo,” “Juicy Booty,” “Covered In You,” “Reddi Whip,” “Daylight Savings,” and the closer “Last All Night.”

The follow-up to 2015’s Royalty is expected to be released this summer. After Brown finishes up his current “Party Tour” on May 23 in Los Angeles.

Fans can also expect his long-awaited documentary Welcome to My Life to hit theaters in June.

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Xscape Teams with Mona Scott-Young for Official Biopic

The news of Xscape‘s reunion has been some of the most surprising and exciting of the year. There have been rumors floating around that they might do a reality show, or a biopic, but today we have received confirmation on the later.

In fact, apparently there are now two competing biopics on the way. However, the only one that the group has co-signed will be produced by Mona Scott-Young.

According to Deadline, Scott-Young’s Monami Entertainment is currently shopping the biopic to different networks, which will tell the story of how Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, and siblings LaTocha and Tamika Scott joined forces to make the platinum-selling quartet.

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Janet Jackson Has a Mysterious Countdown on Her Website

Something is happening on Janet Jackson‘s website.

The pop music icon launched a countdown on her official web page (janetjackson.com) over the weekend, which ends today, Monday, May 1 at 9 p.m. ET.

The singer has mostly been silent on social media for quite some time, besides the sweet photo she posted April 14 on Instagram, sharing the first look at her baby boy, Eissa.

At the time of this article there have been no clues offered as to what’s coming, but of course fans everywhere are speculating: could it be new music? A video? A tour?

Last month, the news broke that Janet was filing for divorce from her husband of 5 years, Wissam Al Mana. The reports claimed that Jackson was fed up over Al Mana’s controlling behavior, which included him dictating her appearance in music videos and on tour. At this time, it has also been reported that the divorce has been amicable.

Whatever news the countdown brings today, the consensus among fans is extreme excitement. See some of their speculation in the tweets below.

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Exclusive: Kevin Ross Talks ‘The Awakening,’ The Resurgence of R&B Today, Giving Back Through Education & More!

Kevin Ross has us woke.

As the first new Motown artist to reach No. 1 since 2010, the singer-songwriter is blazing a trail that relies entirely on authentic artistry.  The D.C. native’s debut album, The Awakening, is one of the purest R&B albums to be released in recent times.

Ross already has an impressive repertoire, yet he is  humble.  During an exclusive new interview, he gave ThisisRnB a glimpse into his mature and passionate persona.

Along with discussing his debut album, our conversation led Kevin to share his thoughts on the state of R&B today, his dream collaboration, and what he would be doing if he wasn’t giving us our entire life with his silky smooth vocals.

Check out the interview below.

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John Legend Named First Recipient of New Social Justice Award

John Legend is expected on a Massachusetts college campus this week to receive a social justice award.

The R&B crooner becomes the first recipient of the Salem Advocate for Social Justice Award when he accepts the honor Tuesday (May 2) at Salem State University.

According to reports, Legend will perform and also discuss his work on criminal justice, education and other issues.

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Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, & Michelle Williams Attend ‘Wearable Art Gala’

Destiny’s Child was back together again on Saturday night (Apr. 29).

Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams all attended Tina Lawson’s inaugural Wearable Art Gala at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles. Supporting her mother, Queen Bey and Jay Z showed up in glamorous style to the fundraising affair. Hov rocked a dapper white and black suit with a beaded bear on the back, Beyoncé wore an elaborate floral crown, and stunned in a silky red dress showing off her baby bump.

Bey isn’t the type to just attend a fundraiser either. The superstar reportedly donated two Coachella 2018 festival tickets, backstage passes, and her tour mic to be auctioned off at the gala.

Kelly Rowland wore a lavish lavender Monsoori gown with Jon Buscemi sneakers underneath, and brought along her 2-year-old son Titan as her date. Meanwhile, Michelle Williams wore an absolutely beautiful Esé Azénabor hand beaded gown with floral designs. They weren’t the only members of DC in attendance either. Letoya Luckett was photographed with Michelle and actress Meagan Good, wearing a colorful piece of wearable art as well and a lace veil over her eyes.

On Sunday (Apr. 30), Beyonce shared a sweet and encouraging message to her mother on Instagram. “I am super proud of my beautiful mother for creating such an awesome event,” wrote Bey. “Close to $1 million was raised for The WACO Theater Center to benefit young people through their mentorship programs and the arts. Mom, you inspire us all to be generous, selfless, positive, to have empathy, to love and to praise creativity in the world. It brought tears to my eyes to be a witness to what you and Richard have created together. WACO is a safe place truly Where Art Can Occur. I love you.”

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New Music: Tangina Stone – Matter

Brooklyn based singer/songwriter, Tangina Stone debuts her new single “Matter.”  The WOLFGVNG-produced track finds Stone delivering a gut wrenching vocal performance about the importance of all human life.

Throughout the song Tangina reflects on how so often people of color, LGBTQ and foreign lives are treated as if they are of no importance. Touching on topics of violence and discrimination, Stone soulfully questions how leaders, government officials and agents of hate can just turn a blind eye to the idea that everyone matters!

“Matter” is taken from Stone’s forthcoming debut album, Elevate, where she continues to tackle various issues that are so often considered taboo, including mental health (anxiety & depression), heartbreak, low self-esteem, and even the joy of love.

Take a listen below.

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