*True to the publication’s overall mission, each year around this time ESSENCE magazine leans on the hype surrounding GRAMMY week to honor black women who are doing big things in the music industry. In years past, they recognized luminaries such as Janelle Monet, Kelly Rowland and Sylvia Rhone for their outstanding contributions to the field [...]
*This week, Britain’s Grammy Award winning song bird Estelle took her talents to Washington, DC for a private performance at The Park at Fourteenth. In true Estelle form, her 45 minute set included hit songs like “Thank you” and “American Boy” with her usual quirky sense of humor and stage presence. Visit theJasmineBrand.com for more photos of Estelle’s performance.
*The Essence Music Festival is quickly approaching and there’s a great line up in store. Lady lyricist Eve is expected to tear the house down, along with Gospel giants Kirk Franklin and Yolanda Adams. New Orleans is going to be set on fire with some great music from Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Keyshia Cole, [...]
*Estelle just released her third album, “All of Me” in February, sharing all of her with the world. (Are you a fan of EURweb? Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter.) The British born singer was candid in the April, 2012 issue of Sister 2 Sister magazine about her life and being a [...]
*The CW has set Wednesday, Feb. 29 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) for the return of its popular reality series “America’s Next Top Model,” which ended its celebrity-cycle last season with one of the three finalists disqualified without explanation. The series, executive produced and hosted by Tyra Banks, dubs the upcoming Cycle 18 “British Invasion.” It features [...]
*BET has released more details of its returning sitcom “The Game,” which will premiere its 22-episode 5th season on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 10 p.m. Picking up where it left off, Melanie (Tia Mowry Hardrict) contends with Derwin’s (Pooch Hall) abortion accusation; Malik (Hosea Chanchez) and Tasha (Wendy Raquel Robinson) struggle to wrangle an intoxicated [...]
*DJ Beverly Bond’s “Black Girls Rock” events in LA and DC have been on hit, winning the hearts of black women of all ages. She created the tour to celebrate the endless accomplishments of women of color in Rock, Soul, and Alternative music genres. She’s bringing the celebration back on Oct. 13 in New York [...]
*Before the “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Kristin Cavallari headed for the hills last night, Mary J. Blige took the stage to perform her hit “Real Love,” and British soul star Estelle joined the legendary Chubby Checker for a 50th anniversary performance of his dance hit “The Twist.” Watch both clips below.
*The United Negro College Fund will be hosting its annual star studded event, An Evening with Stars in Pasadena, Calif. Aug. 14 for the 33rd year in a row. And guess who’s on the line-up for the night? Patti LaBelle, Jill Scott, Marsha Abrosius, Estelle, Musiq Soulchild and Miguel will be lighting the stage will [...]
*Beyonce reunited with her former Destiny’s Child bandmates on Tuesday night (July 26) to celebrate the release of Kelly Rowland’s new solo album “Here I Am.” Stars including singer Estelle, rapper Big Sean, model Jessica White and actress Adrienne Bailon joined Rowland for the bash at the Top of the Standard in New York, but [...]
*The two sides of rapper Rick Ross are on display in two new videos that hit the web today. Estelle borrows the “bawse” for her new single, “Break My Heart,” a buttery R&B number that has the two pondering heartbreak in a Malibu mansion. “The basic concept is I’m rolling up to this house and [...]
*Chris Brown has an open invitation from “Good Morning America” to return for an interview — even though he stormed off set Tuesday, threw a cooler and allegedly broke a window because he was so angry about being asked about Rihanna. “I wish him the absolute best,” Robin Roberts said on “GMA” this morning. ”We [...]
*John Legend has revealed that he would like to collaborate with Amy Winehouse on her next album. The crooner, currently at work on his fifth studio album, revealed he is also working on a number of projects for other artists including Estelle and Keri Hilson, but is really hoping to work with Winehouse on her [...]
*Glamour magazine hosted its 20th annual Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan on Monday night, with such stars as Janet Jackson, Estelle, Oprah Winfrey, Lisa Leslie and Beverly Johnson in attendance. Singer/actress Cher was given the Lifetime Achievement Award. Other honorees included Julia Roberts, Fergie, Donatella Versace, Queen Rania of Jordan [...]
*Music heads, you are in for a treat. While everyone is anticipating the joining of John Legend and The Roots for their upcoming Vevo/Youtube webcast concert directed by Spike Lee, folks would have never guessed that singers Jennifer Hudson, Melanie Fiona, Estelle and rapper Common will also join the live gig, according to JustJared.com. “It’s [...]