It took one simple "who's Brandy?" comment by white rapper Jack Harlow to spark a social media outcry in defense of an artist who many see as a Black music pioneer. Unsurprisingly enough, the one currently leading the Brandy Brigade is none other than fellow soul crooner, India.Arie.
To close out Black Music Month here at BAW, we put together a list of seven musicians that are new to the industry and changing the shift of African American-made music for the better.
Soul music veteran Kem will soon "share his life" with a new baby boy that he's expecting with wife Erica Owens.
Black Music Month is in full swing here at Black America Web, and we decided to get a bit creative by bringing you 10 of our favorite fictional Black musicians from movies and television.
The late Natalie Hinderas was one of the first Black classical musicians to establish themselves in that world. Hinderas was born on June 15, 1927 in Oberlin, Ohio. Her father was a jazz pianist and her mother was a classical pianist and instructor. The Henderson family was well-known for their musical accomplishments, with Hinderas’ great-grandfather […]
There’s no better way to celebrate Halloween than to pay homage to our trailblazers. They broke the rules cross industries like music, fashion, and film. So, if you are stuck on what to dress up this spooky season, make it a who, and know that HelloBeautiful‘s got you covered. 1. Lil Kim No one made […]
Fans of Art Neville in his native New Orleans and around the world are beset with heavy hearts after news that “Poppa Funk” passed on Monday. As a member of The Meters and the Neville Brothers, Neville helped pioneer the signature funk grooves that emanated from the Big Easy. Arthur Lanon Neville was born December […]
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai’s government on Sunday forcefully denied a claim by R&B singer R. Kelly that the artist had planned concerts in the sheikhdom after he had sought permission from an Illinois judge to travel here despite facing sexual-abuse charges. In a rare statement, the government’s Dubai Media Office also denied […]
CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly walked out of a Chicago jail Monday after posting $100,000 bail that will allow him to go free while awaiting trial on charges that he sexually abused four people dating back to 1998, including three underage girls. According to the Associated Press, a woman in suburban Chicago posted Kelly’s bail. […]
Join Our Text Club To Get The Latest Music, Entertainment, Contests And Breaking News On Your Phone. Text BOX to 24042 to join! R. Kelly is still inside of a jail cell this morning as his lawyer, Steve Greenberg says the 51-year-old singer does not have the money to immediately post his $100,000 bail. According […]
CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly is moving out of his Chicago recording studio because a judge has stymied his creativity by barring him from working there overnight due to building-code violations, his lawyer said Wednesday. Cook County Judge Patrice Ball-Reed has effectively ordered the Grammy Award-winning artist “not to be creative between 9:00 […]
CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors will have to clear a series of high legal hurdles if they intend to charge R. Kelly and convict him, even if there’s video evidence. One case illustrates the difficulties: The R&B star’s own 2008 trial at which he was acquitted. At the heart of that child pornography trial was a […]