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Chynna Rogers' Cause of Death Revealed

A spokesperson for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health has confirmed to Billboard that MC/model Chynna Rogers’ official cause of death was an accidental drug overdose. She was 25. At press time, no further details were available about the nature of Rogers’ death. “Chynna was deeply loved and will be sorely missed,” her family said in […]

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Laced Up: This Week's Coolest Sneaker Sightings With Kanye West, J Balvin & More

Thanks to the rise of celebrity collaborations over the past decade, sneaker culture has blossomed as one of the most coveted sectors in the fashion industry. From Drake’s close relationship to Nike, to Virgil Abloh’s rare Off-White x Nike collaborations, your favorites love showing off their fresh kicks just as much as they love designing […]

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Jac Ross ‘Questions’ Life in Darkchild/Island Video Premiere: Watch

Newcomer Jac Ross calls himself the “Faith Dealer.” One listen to his music and you’ll understand why. Already building buzz and a fan base with his first two singles, “It’s OK to Be Black” and “Saved,” Ross premieres the video for his latest single, “Questions.” Reminiscent of the social, cultural and political through-lines that connect […]

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Here Are All the Major Albums Postponed Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak

Billboard has compiled an ongoing list of major album releases that have been postponed due to the outbreak. Since the coronavirus pandemic broke out at the end of 2019, live concert organizers began postponing and canceling everything from small shows to whole tours to prevent large gatherings where the disease can spread. Now, some major artists […]

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These Stars Are Having Fun With Viral Challenges in Self-Quarantine

Quarantine and chill? More like quarantine and have a little fun. In the midst of global efforts to stay home and socially distance during the coronavirus pandemic, a number of challenges have gone viral thanks to Megan Thee Stallion, Tim McGraw, Snoop Dogg, Jennifer Lopez and more. Billboard has rounded up everything you need to know about the […]

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Usher Proposes Some Bedroom Gymnastics on Sensual 'SexBeat'

Lil Jon and Ludacris are here to help out. Usher is back, in a big way. The singer dropped the sensual, highly erotic single “SexBeat” on Friday morning (April 10), a NSFW banger on which he re-teams with his “Yeah!” compatriots Lil Jon and Ludacris. Did we mention that this song is very passionate? After […]

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Ornetta Barber, WEA’s First Black Female Marketing Executive, Dies at 71

Ornetta Barber, the first African-American female marketing executive at Warner Elektra Atlantic Corp. (WEA), died of metastatic cancer on April 3 in Los Angeles. She was 71. “Ornetta was a woman with brains, beauty, kindness and a smile that would light up the world,” Epic Records chairman/CEO Sylvia Rhone posted on Facebook. “She never displayed […]

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The Weeknd Clears Up 'Climax' Comments, Salutes Usher as 'An Inspiration'

"Climax" producer Diplo acknowledges that he was inspired by The Weeknd's breakout 2011 mixtape. After The Weeknd was quoted saying he was “angry” about the similarities between his early catalog and Usher’s 2012 single “Climax,” the After Hours singer took to Twitter to salute his fellow R&B superstar. On Thursday (April 9), The Weeknd praised Usher and called […]

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Cardi B Calls Out Young Voters for Bernie Sanders' Failed Presidential Run: 'Y'all Wasn't Voting'

The rapper vents about the lack of youth voter turnout Cardi B is heated about Bernie Sanders suspending his presidential campaign. She’s not mad at Sanders, though, but rather at all those fired-up young’uns who were totally down to rock out at the Vermont Senator’s massive rallies featuring cool bands but seemingly didn’t show up […]

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Diddy to Moderate Town Hall Meeting on 'State of Black America & The Coronavirus'

On Thursday night (April 9), REVOLT TV will host a two-hour-long live town hall meeting at 11 p.m. ET moderated by Sean “Diddy” Combs to discuss how COVID-19 is affecting the African-American community at large. Joining Combs for the “State of Black America & The Coronavirus” discussion will be Sen. Kamala Harris, Angela Rye, Meek […]