Solange is celebrating her first No. 1 as her latest album, A Seat at the Table, takes the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart.
According to Billboard, A Seat at the Table debuted with 72,000 units earned in the week ending Oct. 6 (according to Nielsen Music). 46,000 of that sum were in traditional album sales, another 3,000 in track equivalent album units, and 24,000 were in streaming equivalent album units. She beat out Bon Iver’s 22, A Million – which earned 71,000 units (58,000 in traditional album sales).
Beyoncé brought her Formation World Tour to a close at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium last night, with some assistance from Jay Z, Serena Williams and Kendrick Lamar – who each rock’d the stage with her.
Serena – who made a cameo in the clip for “Sorry,” from Bey’s visual album, Lemonade — appeared alongside her for the live performance of the track. Bey’s hubby made a special appearance to join her on their hit song, “Drunk in Love” – while K. Dot’s appearance came on “Freedom.” The crowd was also treated to Beyoncé’s first performance of “6 Inch.”
Alicia Keys sings about the bond that has been created within her “Blended Family” in her newly released song, featuring A$AP Rocky.
The R&B songstress, her husband Swizz Beatz and his ex, Mashonda are past the drama that initially surrounded their relationship, and on the track, she addresses Swizz’ son with Mashonda – Kasseem Dean, Jr. – expressing regret for him having to read the gossip in the paper. She also assures him that they all adore him.
After posting a brief preview of his star-studded “Do You Mind” video, DJ Khaled debuts the full clip – featuring Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Future, August Alsina, Jeremih and Rick Ross.
The visuals kick off with Khaled at odds with his woman, played by Bernice Burgos, over all the time he spends away from her. She tells him she’s done with him, as he lets her know that he’s getting to the money when he’s out. He makes it up to her throughout the clip with ATV rides, pool time and a chat with her to close out the vid.
With the holiday season just around the corner, R. Kelly is set to bring fans 12 Nights of Christmas. Late last month, the Pied Piper announced his holiday album, and he has now rolled out the accompanying tracklist.
According to a press release, via SingersRoom, “12 Nights Of Christmas presents a soulful alternative to your Christmas favorites while showcasing why he’s still proclaimed as the King of R&B.”
DJ Khaled hosts the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards that airs tonight, and before the show, he teases fans with a preview of his track, “Do You Mind,” featuring Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Future, August Alsina, Jeremih and Rick Ross.
The brief sneak peek he shared on IG finds Nicki clad in sexy lingerie, as she spits her line, “Type to cop me diamonds, he can miss me with them bags.” Then it cuts to a scene in which Khaled, Breezy and August are at the pool with a few women in bikinis lounging poolside.
K. Michelle is encouraging those who feel “there’s no way out” to move “Forward,” on her new ballad that appears on the soundtrack of The Birth of a Nation.
“At the end of every of desert, there’s an ocean. Move forward, move forward, move forward – ’til you see the water,” she sings.