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Faith Evans Reveals New Album Deets, Celine Dion Collabs With Babyface

New album news! First up is Faith Evans who is busy working on her new album Incomparable. The album due next year is said to feature production and appearances from Chucky Thompson(worked with Lil' Kim), Mike City(Sunshine Anderson), Jazmine Sullivan, KeKe Wyatt(R&B Divas Atlanta), Karen Clark-Sheard, and Missy Elliott.

I'm hoping that Faith's new album is a return to form for her. Her last two albums including R&B Divas were both major letdowns for me.

I don't usually talk about Celine Dion here but her next album Loved Me Back To Life will feature mostly R&B producers and collaborations. The famed singer will duet with Stevie Wonder on a remake of his classic Overjoyed, Ne-Yo duets on the title track(I believe), Tricky Stewart(Blu Cantrell), and Babyface are also involved in the album.

Celine Dion's new album Loved Me Back To Life will be in stores this November.

Mariah Carey Mad At Kanye West, Island Def Jam

Mariah Carey is fuming! She is mad at her record company Island Def Jam for investing too much energy into Kanye Wests' recent album Yeezus. While on the other hand her upcoming album reportedly titled The Art Of Letting Go has been on the back burner. Originally set for release on July 23 The Art Of Letting Go was pushed back when Mariah clamored to finish up the album. The album's first single #Beautiful featuring Miguel was a hit! It probably wasn't as a big of a hit as Mariah and Island Def Jam imagined it to be. It was still a decent chart showing for an artist of her repertoire.

It was during a recent meeting with Island Def Jam that Mariah allegedly threw a diva fit! She accused Kanye West of being a "self-centered cry baby". A label exec who heard the rant went back and told Kanye. Kanye has since reached out to Mariah but Mariah has yet to return his calls.

If that's not an interesting story for you I have one that may be even more interesting. I rem…

Lil' Mo Going On Tour, Sean Kingston Sued

Fresh off the heels of R&B Divas L.A. Lil' Mo is taking her show on the road with old pal Ja Rule. The singer will tour the south later this year along with Ja Rule and a host of other artists including Vita(remember her?) and Charli Baltimore(remember her?)

Lil' Mo instantly became my favorite on R&B Divas L.A. and I can see more big things for her in the future.

On a totally different note Sean Kingston is being sued for sexual assault. According to a fan a meet and greet was to take place in a hotel room. When the fan got to the room she found Kingston in the bed naked and forced to have sex with him, his bodyguard and other band member. The fan or should I say victim is requesting $5 million dollars for things stemming from depression and panic attacks. Kingston is counter suing the victim! Interesting!

Last but not least R. Kelly will release his new album Black Panties this December. The album features the first single My Story featuring 2 Chainz.

I hope everyone …

Music Video: K. Michelle - The Right One

Here is the video for the new K. Michelle single The Right One off her new album Rebellious Soul in stores and online now!

Christina Milian Engaged, Destiny's Child Singer Gives Birth

There's wedding bells in the future for Christina Milian. The Voice star is engaged to boyfriend Jas Prince. The singer is rumored to be joining ABC's Dancing With The Stars and its not revealed if she will be on NBC's The Voice this season. Congratulations to Christina!

Former Destiny's Child member Latavia Roberson and her baby daddy Rodney "Don Vito" Richard are proud parents of a baby girl. You may know Don Vito for his affiliation with Kandi and his appearances on The Kandi Factory and The Real Housewives Of Atlanta. Congratulations to the parents!

Beyonce' Shooting New Video, Ashanti's Album Scrapped

Beyonce' is one who definitely moves in silence. Though we catch glimpses of her shooting videos and taking photos we never truly know what their for at that moment. Here is some more news to keep your imagination running wild...Beyonce' is keeping busy by shooting a top secret video at Coney Island in New York. Beyonce' reportedly had an ear set on so only she could hear the song so the public couldn't hear it yet. Beyonce's new album release has been shrouded in mystery. Only a handful of details have been available mostly from producers who have lent songs to Beyonce'. There were rumors that her album had been scrapped but no one truly really knows. I guess we will have to wait and see what comes of this video.

Speaking of scrapped albums...its been revealed that Ashanti's oft-delayed album BraveHeart has been scrapped! I think its pretty sad when the only news I really have for Ashanti is the constant push back of her album. Though I did report a few da…

Video Preview: K Michelle - The Right One (Behind The Scenes)

K. Michelle takes viewers behind the scenes as she shoots the video to her new single The Right One written and produced by Tank.

K. Michelle's album Rebellious Soul is in stores and online now. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 last week.

K. Michelle Causing Drama On LLHNY, Christina Milian On DWTS

Though we will have to wait a few more months before the premiere of Love & Hip Hop New York; its newest member K. Michelle is already bringing the drama. Word is that police were called to the set of the show when a fight broke out between two men. Apparently K. Michelle made a comment to one of guys regarding his "money status" which erupted into a fight. Cameras were obviously rolling and I'm sure everything was caught on tape. How it goes down and how its edited we will have to wait and see when Love & Hip Hop New York returns.

I'm not sure of when Love & Hip Hop New York will air but I'm sure once Basketball Wives Miami's season is over it will air.

While I'm on the subject of reality TV shows...Christina Milian is one of the many names said to be apart of the new season of ABC's Dancing With The Stars along with Amber Riley of Glee fame.

Christina Milian recently signed to Cash Money Records and an album is said to be in the works bu…

Video Preview: Kelly Prices Speaks On R&B Divas L.A. Backlash

Kelly Price finally breaks her silence regarding her crazy and bizarre behavior on TV One's R&B Divas L.A. While Kelly did take blame for her antics not much else was really revealed in this teaser interview. I just think it's too little too late. Most people have formed their opinion about Ms. Kelly Price over the last few weeks and I think it will be awhile before people forgive her for shenanigans.

Mario Releases New Single, Changes New Album Title

Mario is back with a new single titled Fatal Distraction. It is the second single lifted off his new album Evolve due October 1. The album also features the hit single Somebody Else featuring Nicki Minaj(also recorded by Chris Brown). Mario's album was previously titled Restoration.
You all ready for a new Mario album?

Ashanti Pushes Album Back, Stars In New Movie

So here's the latest with Ashanti if anyone cares. The singer is now releasing her oft delayed album Braveheart on October 1. I would assume that a new single will be released in the coming weeks. The song I Got It featuring Future leaked out awhile back in snippet form. The response to the song was pretty positive. If Ashanti knows what is good for her she will release that song since Future is hot right now. She has done good on the whole keeping herself out there thing but she needs to just release this album for crying out loud. Her producer L.T. Hutton posted a Instavideo of his daughter dancing to Ashanti's Braveheart song and fans were upset! There were tons of comments of disdain stating how the public won't ever hear the album and at least someone(L.T. Hutton's daughter) gets to hear the album cause we won't. Ouch! They were going in!

In other Ashanti news the singer will star in the movie Christmas In The City to be released in December 2014. She is also …

Ciara Graces PAPER Magazine Cover

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Ciara graces the cover of the newest and latest issue of PAPER Magazine. The singer whose album Ciara was released in July plans to release Where You Go featuring Future as her next single. Overseas she plans to release the single Overdose
Many have voiced their dislike for Ciara choosing Where You Go as her next single. I have heard the album myself and I agree there are more suitable songs for release. That's the last song that needs to be released as a single but then again what do I know?

Music Feed: 2013 VMAs Recap 8/25/13

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The 2013 VMAs aired earlier tonight on MTV and VH1. The awards telecast was full of sheer surprises and jaw dropping performances. Below you can check out a modified list of the various performers, presenters, winners, and sightings in the audience. After the jump you can check out my own personal recap of the show!
Performers: Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, Lady GaGa, Kanye West, Macklemore, Jennifer Hudson, Drake, Bruno Mars, Joseph Gordon-Levitt,
Katy Perry,

Presenters: Lil' Kim, Iggy Azalea, One Direction, Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Hart, Macklemore, Justin Timberlake, N'Sync, Jason Collins, A$AP Rocky, Adam Lambert, Emeli Sande, TLC, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez,

Winners: One Direction, Pink, 30 Seconds To Mars, Selena Gomez, Macklemore, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Austin Mahone, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake,

Audience/Sightings: Drake, Rihanna, Rita Ora, Will Smith, Jaden & Will Smith, Lady GaGa, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, The W…

Michelle Williams To Release New Album

Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child fame will release her new album Journey To Freedom on February 25, 2014. Boy that's quite awhile from now. I thought her album was coming much sooner than that. Her current single If We Had Your Eyes with a remix featuring Fantasia will be available soon if its not already.

Now that I think about it releasing in February might be smart for Michelle and probably Ashanti too. Its a lot of big releases coming out in the next few months and Michelle would only get lost in the shuffle. Then again she might get lost in February too! Oops! That wasn't nice of me.

Music Feed: 2013 MTV VMAs Red Carpet Pre-Show Recap 8/25/13

The 2013 MTV VMAs Red Carpet Pre Show aired earlier tonight on MTV of course. The Pre-Show was like any typical red carpet event show without the highlights though. There were some interviews and appearances from some of music's biggest stars but really nothing else.
Location: Brooklyn, NY
The 2013 MTV VMAs aired tonight and while their Red Carpet pre-show was less than spectacular let's hope the actual awards ceremony is better.
Interviews: Lady GaGa, Robin Thicke, Paula Patton, Pharrell, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon, Austin Mahone, 30 Seconds To Mars, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Danity Kane, Miley Cyrus, Mike Will Made It, Ellie Goulding, Emeli Sande, Taylor Swift, Cast Of Divergent,
Sightings: TLC, 2 Chainz, Ciara, Future, Willow Smith, Jaden Smith, Busta Rhymes, Joseph Gorden Levitt(Inception),
Performances: Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone

Recap: Miley Cyrus was one of the first interviewees on the MTV red carpet in Brooklyn. She was escorted by producer Mike Will Ma…

John Legend To Release Third Single

Slow news week-end. But I do have some news on John Legend if anyone cares. The singer who recently went nude for the Funny Or Die commercials just released his new single All Of Me. It is the third single from his upcoming album Love In The Future in stores on September 3. The album features appearances from Rick Ross and Stacy Barthe(worked with Frank Ocean).

Music Video: Robin Thicke F/ Kendrick Lamar & 2 Chainz - Give It 2 U

Give It 2 U is the latest single and video from Robin Thicke from his #1 album Blurred Lines in stores and online now.

Chris Brown Drops New Single, Begs Beyonce For Duet

Chris Brown is drawing more attention to himself in both negative and positive ways. I guess I will get the negative out the way. The controversial singer called out a few rappers on Twitter stating for them to see him "by yourself" meaning with no crew. Whatever that means. Chris is starting to have too many foes in the industry if you ask me. Anyway he will be releasing more new music. His newest single Autumn Leaves is described as a "ballad" featuring Kendrick Lamar.

What a good idea Chris, saturate the industry with music and drop a song with Kendrick Lamar who has a lot of people talking after his verse on Big Sean's Control. I'm not mad at that move. What's more interesting is that Chris is begging Beyonce to duet with him. I know a duet between the two could happen easily being they record for the same record label, Sony. I just think some of the bridges that Chris has burned will make a collaboration unlikely at this time. Maybe in the future t…

K. Michelle, TGT To Debut High On Billboard Charts

Congratulations to K. Michelle! Her new album Rebellious Soul featuring the single V.S.O.P. debuts at #2 this week with 72,000 copies. The reality TV star who stars on VH1's Love & Hip Hop Atlanta and now New York thanked fans via Facebook for their support.

K. Michelle will release The Right One as the next single off her album.

Speaking of debut numbers...it seems like group TGT, that's Tank, Ginuwine, and Tyrese. Their new album 3 Kings is said to debut around 65-70K in its first week of release.

It seems as if the 65-75K is the norm for the typical R&B release whether your male or female. Some R&B acts are fortunate to see higher numbers depending on their visibility and popularity.

This will give Atlantic Records back to back #2 R&B albums(on The Billboard 200) K. Michelle's is #2 this week and TGT likely being #2 next week. Though the numbers are low there is still much to celebrate for the acts so congratulations to everyone.

Audio: Tamar Braxton - All the Way Home

▶ "All the Way Home" (New album "Love And War" Available 9/3!) by Tamar Braxton

All The Way Home is the new single from Tamar Braxton. Click on the link above to check it out!

Raz B Coma Hoax, Kelly Rowland Re-Releasing Album

One person who knows how to conjure up controversy is former B2K member Raz B. The singer known for his accusations surrounding B2K and others was apparently in a coma. The singer suffered a blow to the head after performing and breaking up a fight in a club in China. Apparently now its been reported that while Raz B suffered injuries he is not in a coma and the rumor was simply a hoax.

So that's that...

Moving on...Kelly Rowland is reportedly re-releasing her Talk A Good Game album! Why? I don't know for sure but maybe that will help the sales of the album. Kelly has released a handful of singles which have all done well by the way. I just think the album should of been released much sooner and it probably would of sold more.

There is no word yet on how soon we can expect the re-release but I personally won't be holding my breath.

In some more joyous news...Monica is having a baby girl. The singer is currently pregnant with her third child. Congrats to Mo and her family!

Robin Thicke In Lawsuit Over 'Blurred Lines' Song

Many have noted the similarity between Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" and Robin Thicke's song-of-the-summer smash hit "Blurred Lines," and now Thicke has gone on the offensive to ensure that the sonic likeness of the two songs doesn't end up costing him any money.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news late Thursday: Thicke, along with Pharrell Williams and T.I., filed a lawsuit against Gaye's family and Bridgeport Music. In the case, the trio of music makers say they have "the utmost respect for and admiration of Marvin Gaye, Funkadelic and their musical legacies," but must "reluctantly file this action in the face of multiple adverse claims from alleged successors in interest to those artists."

Gaye's family and Funkadelic (the relevant compositions of whom are owned by Bridgeport), have insisted that "Blurred Lines" is too similar to their original songs. Here's a bit of the tick-tock, courtes…

Music Video: Chris Brown Feat. Nicki Minaj - Love More

Love More is the new single and video from Chris Brown. It will appear on his upcoming album X.

Justin Timberlake Reveals New Album Tracklisting, Tamar Braxton To Release New Single

Justin Timberlake has revealed the tracklisting for his new album The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2. The album is a follow up to his album released this March. Check out the tracklisting below!
1. Gimme What I Don’t Know (I Want)
2. True Blood
3.  Cabaret
4. T.K.O.
5. Take Back the Night
6. Murder
7. Drink You Away
8. You Got It On
9. Amnesia
10.  Only When I Walk Away
11.  Not a Bad Thing

Being that's been several years since JT has released music prior to this new album and the last, JT is definitely making up for lost time and I can't blame him. I haven't been a huge fan of the new music except for Suit & Tie but I'll give the new installment a whirl when its released.

In other JT news the singer will be honored with a Video Vanguard Award on this year's MTV VMAS airing later this month. Congrats to him!

Now for some music news tidbits...Tamar Braxton is releasing a new single on Monday, same day as sister Toni Braxton who is releasing duet with Babyface titled Hurt You. Thi…

Music Video: K-Ci & Jo Jo - Knock It Off

Knock It Off is the newest single and video from K-Ci & Jo Jo. It appears on their new album My Brother's Keeper due September 24.

Miguel Arrested For DUI

Miguel -- the guy behind the smash hit "Adorn" and "#Beautiful" with Mariah Carey -- was arrested for driving drunk in L.A. early this morning ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... California Highway Patrol officers initially flagged the 27-year-old singer's 2013 BMW X6 for speeding and tinted windows on an L.A. freeway around 2:15 AM.

During the stop, officers noticed the singer reeked of booze ... and performed various field sobriety tests, which he bombed.

Miguel -- full name Miguel Jontel Pimentel -- also took a breathalyzer and blew a .10 and .11 ... which is over the .08 legal limit in CA.

Miguel was then arrested for DUI and hauled to a nearby station where he was booked ... and released a few hours later on $5,000 bail.

According to his booking sheet, Miguel is 5'7" and 140 pounds.

He's scheduled to appear in court in September.

So far, no word from Miguel's camp. http://www.tmz.com/2013/08/15/miguel-arreste…

Chris Brown Calls On Brandy, Tamar Braxton Shades Reality TV Star

The soon to be married Brandy is keeping herself busy by collaborating with Jessie J but also Chris Brown. Chris Brown confirmed the collaboration via Twitter. Chris and Brandy previously collaborated on Put It Down from Brandy's album Two Eleven. Look for the collaboration to appear on Chris Brown's new album X. X features appearances from Wiz Khalifa, Kelly Rowland, Nicki Minaj, and Aaliyah.

So on to other news...I was watching Watch! What Happens Live earlier tonight on BRAVO and Tamar Braxton was of the guests. One viewer tweeted her a question in regards to some comments that were made about Love & Hip Hop's Joseline. Tamar, quickly admitted to not watching Love & Hip Hop Atlanta and some other jargon. It was in Rolling Out magazine where Joseline stated that Tamar was "jealous" of her.

I'm not sure exactly what Tamar has said about Joseline but Tamar has been known to be quite vocal about other artists. Tamar's new album Love & War will …

Album Cover: Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady

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September 10 is the release date for the new Janelle Monae album which features appearances from Erykah Badu, Miguel, and Prince. This is the Standard album cover and the Deluxe features one image of Monae, which was revealed awhile back.

Single Cover: Marsha Ambrosius Feat. Ne-Yo - Without You

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Without You is the newest single from songstress Marsha Ambrosius. It will appear on her upcoming album Friends & Lovers.

Cassie Signing To Young Money?, K. Michelle To Release New Single

So I was browsing on some of the forums I frequent and came across word that Drake may be signing Cassie to Cash Money? Last I read Cassie was signed to Bad Boy/Interscope. This could all very well be a rumor but you never know. Do you think Drake can turn Cassie's music career around? It will definitely take a miracle, that's for sure.

Monday nights for me are reserved for Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. One of the stars, K. Michelle has a new album in stores tomorrow, Rebellious Soul. The album features the current single V.S.O.P. It has been revealed that the next single lifted from the album will be titled The Right One which was written and produced by Tank. A video for the song has been shot.

Speaking of new album and single releases...Babyface & Toni Braxton will release a duets album; Love, Marriage & Divorce. The album released through Motown Records at the top of the year features the first single Hurts You. Estelle known for her hits American Boy and Thank You w…

Artist Interview: R. Kelly On The Breakfast Club

R. Kelly visits New York's The Breakfast Club with DJ Prostyle. Check it out!

Chris Brown Suffers Seizure?

The L.A. City Fire Dept. rushed to a Hollywood recording studio early Friday morning, after getting a 911 call that Chris Brown had a seizure ... TMZ has learned.

The call came from Record Plant recording studios in Hollywood at 1:09 AM. When EMTs arrived ... we're told Chris refused treatment and also refused to be transported to the hospital.

We do not know if it was indeed a seizure, but we've learned Chris did suffer from seizures as a child.

Story developing...
http://www.tmz.com/2013/08/09/chris-brown-seizure-911-call/

Usher's Son Hospitalized, Fantasia Suffers Stage Mishap

It's been a plethora of music news lately. I'll start things off with the condition of Usher's son who almost drowned in a pool at the singer's Atlanta home. Thankfully Usher's son was saved by two men working who performed CPR. Usher's son is currently in intensive care. The accident prompted Usher's ex Tameka Foster to file a court hearing over custody.

I call this story "Another Day In The Life Of Usher". I say that because its always drama attached to Usher and his ex-wife. Unfortunately the last two years for Usher's kids haven't been good either. Last year's Usher's stepson Kile Glover died after being struck by a jet ski. When I think about "Another Day In The Life Of Usher" sounds like a good album title for the new Usher album which he is currently working on as well.

If Usher's life is not dramatic enough for you, try this, Fantasia was the opening act for group TGT(Tyrese Ginuwine Tank), that's dramatic…

Janelle Monae Unveils New Album Cover + Tracklisting For 'Electric Lady'

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Disc 1:
1. Suite IV Electric Overture
2. Givin Em What They Love feat. Prince
3. Q.U.E.E.N. feat. Erykah Badu
4. Electric Lady with Solange
5. Good Morning Midnight (interlude)
6. PrimeTime feat. Miguel
7. We Were Rock & Roll
8. The Chrome Shoppe (interlude)
9. Dance Apocalyptic
10. Look Into My Eyes

Disc 2:
12. Suite V Electric Overture
13. It’s Code
14. Ghetto Woman
15. Our Favorite Fugitive (interlude)
16. Victory
17. Can’t Live Without Your Love
18. Sally Ride
19. Dorothy Dandridge Eyes feat. Esperanza Spalding
20. What An Experience Janelle Monae will release her new album The Electric Lady on September 3 on Atlantic/Bad Boy Records.

Music Video: TGT - I Need

TGT will release their debut album on 3 Kings on August 20. The album features the hit single Sex Never Felt Better.

Music Feed: R&B Divas L.A. Recap 08/07/2013

I was compelled to blog about tonight's episode of TV One's R&B Divas L.A. I have been watching the show since its premiere last month. The show is more enjoyable than R&B Divas Atlanta who wore out their welcome in its second season. Of course shows like these are not complete without drama. As a matter of fact a show like this thrives off of drama.

Singer Kelly Price, one of six R&B Divas is spearheading a monologue titled "Not Ya Mama's Monologue". The monologue is to feature each R&B Diva(Chante Moore, Claudette Ortiz, Lil' Mo, Michel'e, Dawn, and Kelly) speaking on various experiences they've all endured. Kelly set the plans in motion on the premiere episode and the whole thing has gone downhill since. The ladies have yet to come to terms on an actual director to cast the monologue. Chante Moore and Lil' Mo sided with director Fred. Kelly Price is not feeling this obviously because she feels she's lost control of her "…

Robin Thicke #1, Jaheim To Release New Album

Lots of new today! I will start by saying "Congratulations" to Robin Thicke! His sixth album Blurred Lines debuts at #1 this week. The album sold 177K copies which exceeded expectations. It is first #1 album in his ten year career. The title track sold 400,000 digital copies this week and the song has been #1 in 102 countries. Way to go Robin!

Now if he just keep the momentum going with his future singles he'll be okay right?

While I'm on the subject of new albums Jaheim will release his new album Appreciation Day on September 3. The album features the first single Age Ain't A Factor.

...and while "Age Ain't A Factor", music is a factor for Chris Brown who has shocked fans with talks of a possible retirement. This comes on the heel of more bad publicity Chris has endured in the last few weeks. The troubled singer turned himself in for that hit and run he was involved in awhile back. His album X will be released on August 27(I think). He just filmed …

Video: Faith Evans Talks NEW Music, Whitney Houston and R&B Divas LA

The R&B Divas Atlanta star and singer talks about her new album and its features, Whitney Houston, and more. Check it out!

Music Video: Marques Houston - Give Your Love A Try ft. Problem

Give Your Love A Try is the brand new video from Marques Houston. It is the second song to be lifted from his new album Famous due August 27.

Tamar Braxton Reveals New Album Cover + Tracklisting For 'Love & War'

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1 The One
2 Tip Toe
3 Stay and Fight
4 Love and War
5 All the Way Home
6 One on One Fun
7 She Did That (Interlude)
8 Hot Sugar
9 Pieces
10 Where It Hurts
11 Prettiest Girl
12 Sound of Love
13 White Candle
14 Thank You Lord
Love & War is the new album from reality TV star Tamar Braxton. The album features the hit singles The One and Love & War. Album in stores and online September 3.

K. Michelle New Album Stream, R&B Divas L.A. Reunion Underway

Looking for some new music? Well you can check out an exclusive preview of K. Michelle's new album Rebellious Soul due August 13. Click the link below to hear the album before it hit shelves...or hit the Internet, if you know what I mean.

Catch K on the Love & Hip Hop Reunion airing tonight at 8 P.M. EST on VH1.
http://www.mtv.com/artists/k-michelle/#vh1

On the reality TV front...Wendy Williams will host the R&B Divas L.A. reunion to air on September 4 on TV One. The hit show aired in July as an eight part series documenting the return of prominent R&B singers. The roster includes Kelly Price, Michel'e, Claudette Ortiz(of City High), Dawn Robinson(of En Vogue), Lil' Mo, and Chante' Moore.

Music Feed: Artists vs. Labels

The artists below have famously fought with their labels over everything from money to contract disputes. Check them out!

Toni Braxton
We are all aware of Toni Braxton's legal troubles over the years most notably with her record label LaFace Records. After Toni Braxton's first bankruptcy she was forced to sue her label. It resulted in a nasty battle between the two that went on for two years. Toni was eventually rewarded $20 million dollars.

After the smoke was clear Toni went back in the studio and released her last album on LaFace Records in The Heat released in 2000. Toni's bouts with bankruptcy and label drama was well-documented in an 2012 episode of VH1's Behind The Music...or was it 2013.

JoJo
JoJo has recently been in the headlines for her lawsuit against label Blackground Records, once home to acts such as the late Aaliyah, Toni Braxton and Tank. The singer is furious at the label for holding her under a contract that she wishes to leave. The singer is currently…

JoJo Sues Blackground Records

JoJo is suing her record label Blackground Records and its parent company Da Family. She is suing for failure to release her album over the course of seven years. It's been no secret that JoJo known for her hit song Get Out(Leave) has been feuding with her label for years. While fans have waited for an album release JoJo has released free tracks or mixtapes to compensate fans. The singer wishes to be relieved of her extended contract and move to a new label.

JoJo is a very talented girl so hopefully she will bounce back from all the label drama that she has endured for the last seven years. Sad!

Keyshia Cole Blasts BET, Pharrell Credits Kelis

As we've learned in recent months Keyshia Cole is not one to bite her tongue. The singer recently took to Twitter to air her frustrations with BET. Keyshia Cole says there won't be a new season of her BET reality show Keyshia & Daniel: Family First. Keyshia took to Twitter stating that BET has yet to pay her husband basketball star Daniel "Boobie" Gibson.

Just last week the NBA star was arrested for assault and battery when someone threatened his wife. Keyshia Cole's most recent album Woman To Woman has sold 342K units to date.

On a completely different note...Pharrell Williams recently admitted that Kelis is the one who helped him transform his style. The two who USED to work closely together saw their relationship dissolve after Kelis' 2003 album Tasty. Here's to me hoping the two will collaborate again in the near future.

And closing out...K-Ci & JoJo of Jodeci are back with a new album titled My Brother's Keeper. The album will be relea…

Jennifer Lopez Returning To American Idol?

Jennifer Lopez is returning to American Idol, according to reports. She is said to be joined by will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas fame and returning judge Keith Urban. It had been rumored before the end of last season that J-LO was set to return to Idol. After a dismal last season full of turmoil and drama FOX is ready to re up the sagging franchise that is American Idol. Let's see if J-LO's return to the judging panel will up ratings again.

Robin Thicke To Debut At #1 Next Week With New Album

Looks like Robin Thicke will have the #1 album next week as his sixth album Blurred Lines is set to top the charts. The album is poised to sell upwards of 140K copies. If Blurred Lines, the single remains #1 next week this will give Robin the #1 single and album, a feat that few artists have achieved. Congrats Robin on all the success!

Mariah Carey's single #Beautiful has passed the million mark making it Platinum certified. There was talk that Mariah was unhappy about the success of #Beautiful, feeling the song should of performed better. Maybe she was hoping the song would go to #1 since she is used to going #1. She can't be mad though the single is Platinum.

Mariah Carey's upcoming untitled album was pushed back from its original release date of July 23. The album was rumored to be titled The Art Of Letting Go but nothing has been confirmed as of late.