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Aretha Franklin Celebrates Her 74th Birthday in Manhattan, Announces Big News

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Following the success of Straight Outta Compton, biopics are more popular than ever. Apparently, musical phenomenon Aretha Franklin has an update on her long awaited biopic. According to Page Six, at The Queen of Soul’s 74th birthday celebration in Manhattan, she shared the news with those in attendance. “Good news, we’re ready to sign for […]

Aretha Franklin Earns Degree From Harvard University!

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The oldest institution in higher education has shown Aretha Franklin a load of R-E-S-P-E-C-T by giving her an honorary degree! On Thursday May 29th, 2013, the queen of soul was awarded her very own doctorate of arts from Harvard University. Alongside former NYC Mayor Bloomberg & George Bush Sr., she was one of eight recipients […]

Aretha Franklin Filing $10 Million Lawsuit Over Fake Story

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Last week, The News Nerd, a satirical publican, ran a story about R&B sensation Patti Labelle punching Aretha Franklin at an R&B/Soul concert.  Although The News Nerd intended to get a laugh from it’s readers, the R&B legend didn’t find it funny. The News Nerd has a disclaimer saying that news is “purely satirical” and “for […]

Songstress Ravaughn Talks R&B Influences, Upcoming Projects & More


Written By Matia Peebles Ravaughn is gracefully stepping on the R&B scene. Advertisement As one of the newest additions to the genre, the Carson, CA native is making waves with her latest single, “Best Friend.” She’s currently signed to singer/songwriter Ne-Yo’s label, Compound University Records and Columbia Records. He refers to her as the “New […]

Ne-Yo honored at The 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala

This month Ne-Yo was honored at the The 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Ne-Yo recieved the Hal David Starlight Award, which is presented to young songwriters who are making a significant impact in the music industry with their original songs. (Drake received the […]

Mixtape: Mick Boogie & Terry Urban – Obamify

Today is Presidents’ Day and to help celebrate we get a new mixtape from Mick Boogie and Terry Urban. Mick Boogie explains…. Everyone was describing President Obama’s cool Spotify playlist as a mix. Well, it wasn’t. But it is now. 🙂 Obama’s favorite songs… including music from U2, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Florence & The […]

Aretha Franklin Explains Why She Missed Whitney Houston’s Funeral

There was some talk earlier about Aretha Franklin’s absence from her goddaughter, Whitney Houston’s funeral. A short time ago a statement was posted on Aretha Franklin’s official Facebook explaining her absence.    Advertisement “Regretfully, I am so sorry that I was unable to be with you at Whitney’s service today. I had every intention of […]