Courtesy Photo Grammy-winning superstar Toni Braxton has released a music video for her latest single, “Dance“.  The video captures the song’s high energy as Toni exudes confidence, flexing with her soulful vocals and sultry choreography. The video was directed by Mike Ho, who has also directed videos for Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez and Mary J. Blige. The disco-ready banger hails from Toni’s forthcoming 10th studio album, Spell My […]

Derek BlanksR&B singer Brandy stepped into the studio with her 18-year-old daughter, Sy’rai for their empowering duet “High Heels.” It was a “fun” and “exciting” experience for the proud mom to see her daughter tap into her creativity as a young artist, just like Brandy once was. “[It was] so exciting just to hear what she can do in the booth and how […]

Steven Ferdman/Getty ImagesRapper Wale feels like he was snubbed not getting a nomination during the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards. The Imperfect Storm rapper said, “I failed again,” while retweeting Billboard‘s announcement of this year’s nominees on Thursday. “I shouldn’t be this disappointed. I know I shouldn’t but here we are.” MTV announced this year’s nominees, including two poignant categories: Best Music Video from Home and […]

DisneySet your alarm: Beyoncé‘s highly anticipated visual album, Black Is King, is on its way tonight on Disney+. Queen Bey delivered a special message to fans Thursday on ABC’s Good Morning America about the film she wrote, directed and executive-produced, inspired by the 2019 Disney film The Lion King: The Gift. “I worked with a diverse group of very gifted directors and […]

Courtesy of Warner RecordsKeedron Bryant brought the world to tears with his powerhouse voice on his Black Lives Matter anthem, “I Just Wanna Live.” Today, the 13-year old viral star shares a provoking Sara Lacombe-directed visual that captures the urgency of the song’s message of change and the pain of the state of the world.  The video opens […]

Universal MusicRising artist Smino tapped Dreamville signee J.I.D. and producer Kenny Beats for his latest single “Baguetti,” following his April release, She Already Decided. The St. Louis rapper brings the melodies and a rapid-fire flow, while J.I.D. explains his growth in the hip hop industry, Ted Talk-style. Each verse flows into the next as the two speak on past relationships and making time for something we call could […]

RCA RecordsFor the last four years, H.E.R. has dominated R&B with soulful ballads and genre-blending hits, under her “Having Everything Revealed” moniker.  The Grammy-winning artist shares with HotNewHipHop that it’s a “blessing and a curse to be underestimated” in a male-dominated industry for a young female artist who was “not expected to be able to pick up a guitar.” “I’m not gonna say […]

Atlantic RecordsTrey Songz has shared the visual for his latest single, “2020 Riots: How Many Times.” The video captures Trey as the hometown hero during a Black Lives Matter weekend of events in Virginia during Father’s Day weekend, earlier this year. The video features photos and video footage from various contributors, which Trey thanks during the ending credits. The […]

Def Jam Record­ings/Vision­ary Music GroupAfter announcing his planned retirement from music on Thursday, Logic shared the first photos of his baby boy Friday and explained that he’ll be using time off from the business to focus on his family. In a series of adorable photos on Instagram, the rapper introduced fans to Little Bobby, or […]

Entertainment OneGrammy-nominated artist Jonathan McReynolds says he’s “down for whatever” cool way BET is planning to virtually reboot forthcoming episodes of the gospel-singing competition series Sunday’s Best.  As a judge on the series, McReynolds was hesitant about the show returning for its 10th season, due to the cancellation of television shows and film screenings during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Jonathan tells ABC Audio he […]

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