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The Howard University Ooh La La! Dance Line Wins the #RadiantDanceOff Contest

HBCU dance team awarded $20,000 grand prize from the Tampax and Always Radiant Collection

Howard University students and alumni stand up!  It’s official, the Howard University Ooh La La! dance line reigns supreme, winning the second annual HBCU Dance #RadiantDanceOff Contest presented by The Radiant Collection from Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) leading feminine protection brands Tampax® and Always®, in partnership with HBCU Dance Corporation, Inc.This year, the Ooh La La! dance line competed against 19 HBCU schools nationwide in the #RadiantDanceOff to win $20,000 and custom uniforms created by Briana Bigham, a seasoned designer who has worked with some of the most popular labels in fashion.“HBCU dancers are some of the hardest working women on the yard, and they give their all in every p

Ella Mai Receives Top Honors At 2018 Soul Train Awards

R&B Songstress Ella Mai Reigns Supreme at BET 2018 Soul Train Awards

Ella Mai is more than "Boo'd Up," she has been recognized several times over at the 2018 Soul Train Awards on BET.The awards show, which aired on November 25, 2018 at 8pm ET on BET and BET HER, was hosted by the iconic best friend duo from Martin, Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold. Fans who watched were also treated by "Gina" and "Pam" as the show’s opening musical acts.Ella Mai dominated three categories including Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, Song of the Year and The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award.Bruno Mars, Daniel Caesar and H.E.R. follow closely with two awards each. Daniel Caesar and H.E.R. shared the honor of Best Collaboration Performance for their hit duet, “Best Part” a

Spotify Launch into 13 Arab Countries, Unveils New Worldwide Arab Music Hub

Toady, Spotify announced its launching in 13 new markets across the Middle East and North Africa—and making these unique sounds available to music lovers around the Arab world and beyond.The Arab region is richly diverse, with varied musical styles and genres. Now, all users in the Middle East and North Africa will have access to Spotify’s entire catalogue of over 40 million tracks and billions of playlists, including a library of brand new, fully curated playlists available exclusively for listeners in the MENA region. From Today’s Top Arabic Hits (أفضل الاغاني العربية)—the finest and freshest hits from the Arabic world—to Feel Good Arabic Hits (احساس جديد) and dance-floor favorites on Arabic EDM (بالعربي,) music fans in MENA can enjoy artists, albums, and songs across every genre for every mood and moment, all in a ful

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT HONORS GIVEN TO GAMBLE, HUFF, DEE DEE SHARP AND BOBBY RYDELL

SOUND OF PHILADELPHIA ARCHITECTS KENNY GAMBLE & LEON HUFF REUNITE WITH CAMEO-PARKWAY LEGENDS DEE DEE SHARP & BOBBY RYDELL TO SHARE PAIR OF LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT HONORS

[caption id="attachment_209492" align="alignnone" width="900"] L-R: Leon Huff, Dee Dee Sharp, Bobby Rydell and Kenny Gamble reunite to share honors at the RowHome Magazine Blue Sapphire Awards. Credit: Randex Communications.[/caption]Huff and Rydell presented with Lifetime Music Achievement Awards at Philadelphia RowHome Magazine Blue Sapphire Award CeremonyL-R: Leon Huff, Dee Dee Sharp, Bobby Rydell and Kenny Gamble reunite to share honors at the RowHome Magazine Blue Sapphire Awards. Credit: Randex Communications.In a historic reunion that traced the roots of the Sounds of Philadelphia and 60 years of world-renown Philly Soul, Philadelphia Internat

TUNE IN: NE-YO to Debut a Special One-Hour Concert on AT&T AUDIENCE Network Friday

[caption id="attachment_208895" align="aligncenter" width="400"] NE-YO with AUDIENCE Music host Ted Stryker.[/caption]Tune in Friday, October 26 at 9:00p ET/PT to watch the broadcast premiere of the concert special“NE-YO” on AT&T* AUDIENCE Network via DIRECTV Ch 239, AT&T U-verse Ch 1114. The show will also be available streaming on-demand through DIRECTV NOW and WatchTV.  This Friday night, the multi-GRAMMY Award winning artist, NE-YO will debut a special, one-hour concert on AT&T AUDIENCE Network.AUDIENCE Network's music slate continues to deliver groundbreaking concerts, unique stories and exclusive perfo

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces 60th Anniversary Opening Night Gala Benefit Performance and...

As a centerpiece to its yearlong Ailey Ascending 60th Anniversary celebration and a kickoff to its five-week holiday season, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will host a star-studded gala benefit on Wednesday, November 28th at 7pm, complete with a performance for the ages at New York City Center and party at the New York Hilton Midtown Grand Ballroom. The Honorary Chairs for the evening are screen icons Angela Bassettand Cicely Tyson. Bassett, a Golden Globe Award winner, stars in the hit television series 9-1-1, and was most recently featured in the 2018 blockbusters Black Panther and Mission:

SEPHORiA: Line-Up of Beauty Celebrities, Master Classes, Musical Guests, Sponsors and Experiences

SEPHORA Reveals Line-Up of Beauty Celebrities, Master Classes, Musical Guests, Sponsors and Experiences Planned for First-Ever SEPHORiA

Sephora’s two day House of Beauty Debuts October 20thOctober 12, 2018 10:23 AM Eastern Daylight Time SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Just a week away, the prestige beauty omni-retailer, SEPHORA, will host its first-ever SEPHORiA in Los Angeles– a highly-immersive two-day beauty event that fuses high-touch physical and digital experiences unlike anything seen before. This year marks Sephora’s 20th anniversary in the United States, and fittingly, as the retailer

Another Summer Another Year WGCI Shows Why They Rule It

The end of July in Chicago always means a few things; 1. The essence of Summertime Chi is in full bloom. 2. The lakefront is packed with beach goers, tourists, bike riders, runners, and barbeque enthusiasts. 3.. There is a festival every other day. 4. The news unfortonuately highlights the various shootings throughout the city. 5. WGCI finds a way to pack out the United Center to give the young and young at heart a concert experience that takes them away from the everyday of living in the city of wind.The latter has now become a Chicago ritual. The only thing that tends to change is the line-up of artists slated to tear the roof of the place that Jordan built.  That's Michael Jordan for those that may not be up on that G.O.A.T talk.  Back to the lecture at hand...

Fake Artists Still Dominate Spotify ‘Chill’ Playlist. Now Universal Is Fighting Back… With Apple...

Remember fake artist-gate?To refresh your memory: last summer, MBW extensively reported on reams of artists on Spotify who weren’t quite what they seemed.They were, in a very obvious sense, fake – pseudonyms created by songwriters and performers who, for some reason, didn’t wish to be identified on Spotify’s platform.
Why didn’t these acts wish to be identified as their true selves?Draw your own conc

LiveXLive To Livestream Denver’s Global Dance Festival July 20 And July 21

LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) ("LiveXLive"), a global digital media company focused on live entertainment, announced today that it will livestream performances, artist interviews, and behind-the-scenes exclusives on July 20 andJuly 21 from Global Dance Festival, an AEG Presents Rocky Mountains event. A cornerstone of the EDM music scene in Colorado since the early 2000s, the 2018 festival lineup includes Deadmau5, Flux Pavilion B2B Doctor P, Tiësto, ILLENIUM B2B Said The Sky, Future, Gucci Mane, and Machine Gun Kelly.In 2017, to accommodate an explosive growth in attendance, Global Dance Festival moved from Red Rocks Amphitheater, where it was held for 15 years, to the much larger Sports Authority Field at Mile Hi

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Drake, Taylor Swift Top Billboard Charts in 2018

Billboard released its year-end charts, with significant good news for both Drake and Taylor Swift. Drake found himself topping the Top Artists ranking for the year, in significant part due to his chart-topping album Scorpion with a number of hit singles (including 'God's Plan', the No. 1 Hot 100 song of the year).Drake is the first rap act to be the year's top artist since 2005, and he is the third rapper to hold the position following 50 Cent (2003, 2005) and Nelly (2002). He is also the first male Canadian performer to top the list (the first Canadian performer to take the top spot was Alanis Morissette in 1996).The year's top female artist was Taylor Swift, ranking 4th on the Top Artists list and joined by the year's top new artist Cardi B. (5th) and Camila Cabello (10th). Swift topped the Bill

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iHeartMedia Cleveland Unveils The New REAL 106.1

iHeartMedia Cleveland announced today the debut of the new REAL 106.1, Cleveland’s Real Hip-Hop and R&B, effective immediately.

REAL 106.1 will broadcast the latest Hip-Hop and R&B music, including songs from artists such as J. Cole, DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, Big Sean, French Montana, The Weeknd, Migos, Drake, Cardi B, Machine Gun Kelly, Travis Scott and more. To commemorate the launch, the station will play 10,000 commercial-free songs in a row. The full program line-up for REAL 106.1 will be announced in the upcoming weeks.“We are extremely excited to add REAL 106.1 to our diverse portfolio of stations in the Cleveland market,” said Keith Hotchkiss, President of iHeartMedia’s North Ohio Region. “REAL 106.1 will play the top songs from the top artists in the Urban format. As Clevelanders get

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GWEN STEFANI SET TO LAUNCH NORTH AMERICAN

GWEN STEFANI SET TO LAUNCH NORTH AMERICAN“THIS IS WHAT THE TRUTH FEELS LIKE TOUR”Special Guest, EVE, to Join the Tour on All DatesTickets on...