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Jun
5
Ed Sheeran Covers Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’

Ed Sheeran

Following the duet version with Mary J. Blige, Ed Sheeran gives Sam Smith’s soulful ballad the cover treatment for BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. The British crooner stayed true to the original with his stripped-down remake, but still made it his own.

It was enough to earn praise from Smith himself. “YES @edsheeran !! You just smashed Stay With Me in the love lounge bro!!” he tweeted.

Sheeran responded, “ah man :) thank YOU for making it, it’s a stunner of a song.”

Ed’s sophomore album x arrives June 23 featuring the Pharrell-produced single “Sing,” plus production from Rick Rubin, Jeff Bhasker, and Benny Blanco.

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May
28
Celebrities React to Maya Angelou’s Death

Maya Angelou

The world is mourning the loss of Maya Angelou, who died in North Carolina at the age of 86. The groundbreaking author, poet, and civil rights activist used her words to inspire and bring about change.

In a statement on her Facebook page, her family remembered her as a “warrior for equality, tolerance, and peace.”

Celebrities have also taken to social media to celebrate her legacy.

Beyoncé called her a “phenomenal woman” and posted a handwritten copy of her poem “Still I Rise,” while Rihanna recalled reading her memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings as a teenager.

Others including Mary J. Blige and Lil Wayne quoted some of her famous words. Common, who worked with the wordsmith on his song “The Dreamer,” declared her his hero.

Read their heartfelt tributes to Dr. Angelou below.

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May
7
Wu-Tang Clan Enlists Cher for Secret Album

Wu-Tang Clan and Cher

Wu-Tang Clan and Cher?! You heard that right. The hip-hop supergroup has collaborated with the pop icon for their new album.

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May
7
Rich Homie Quan Hospitalized After Suffering From Seizures

Rich Homie Quan

Rich Homie Quan was hospitalized after suffering two seizures on set of his new video this week.

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May
5
XXL Reveals 2014 Freshman Class

2014 Freshman Class

It’s that time of the year again. XXL magazine has unveiled the 12 artists that make up their 2014 Freshman Class.

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Apr
28
Beyoncé and Jay Z Announce ‘On the Run Tour’

On the Run Tour

Mr. and Mrs. Carter are taking the show “On the Run” this summer. Beyoncé and Jay Z have put the rumors to rest and officially announced dates for a co-headlining stadium tour.

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Apr
25
Keyshia Cole Takes Over Macy’s for Shoe Signing

Keyshia Cole

Keyshia Cole celebrated the launch of her second Steve Madden shoe collection with a visit to Macy’s Herald Square in New York on Thursday. Fans lined up to meet the singer-turned-footwear designer, who made her way through the department store with security in tow. Rocking a pair of her own Maven heels, she greeted fans and signed autographs.

Keyshia has also revealed that her sixth album Point of No Return will arrive sometime in July. “I cried for a lot of this album,” she said. “This album is gonna be one of the most heartfelt albums of my career.”

She has been in the studio with Wale, Future, R. Kelly, Scott Storch, Mike WiLL Made It, Birdman, and Juicy J, who appears on the single “Rick James.”

Watch Keyshia show love to her fans at the meet and greet.

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