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Read the rest of this entry » Album Review: Candice Glover – ‘Music Speaks’
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Feb
2014
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Album Review: Candice Glover – ‘Music Speaks’

There’s an unfair stigma that comes along with the American Idol title. Some have managed to eclipse its sugary brand, while others were forgotten as quickly as they shot to fame. There are even fewer successful urban acts, however, to come out of the reality singing competition machine. With the exceptions of Fantasia, Ruben Studdard […]

Read the rest of this entry » TLC Says Beyonce Thanked Them For ‘The Best Time Of Her Life’
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Oct
2013
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TLC Says Beyonce Thanked Them For ‘The Best Time Of Her Life’

It’s no secret that TLC paved the way for many girl groups, including Destiny’s Child. While many would love to believe there to be a little competitive nature between the two female bands, considering their fan base often pits them against one another, TLC surviving members T-Boz and Chilli revealed that DC’s lead singer, Beyonce, actually paid […]

Read the rest of this entry » Fantasia Returns to Broadway in Play Based on Duke Ellington, Harlem’s Cotton Club
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Jul
2013

Fantasia Returns to Broadway in Play Based on Duke Ellington, Harlem’s Cotton Club

Fantasia will be making her Broadway return this fall when she stars in “After Midnight,” a musical celebrating jazz singer Duke Ellington‘s years in Harlem’s famous Cotton Club. Fantasia, whose last Broadway stint was when she starred in “The Color Purple,” will start performing on Oct. 18 (official opening night is Nov. 3) and will […]

Read the rest of this entry » Former American Idol Ruben Studdard Joins ‘The Biggest Loser’
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Jul
2013
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Former American Idol Ruben Studdard Joins ‘The Biggest Loser’

Former American Idol winner Ruben Studdard will be returning to the reality television circuit as a contestant on NBC‘s The Biggest Loser. Studdard, who took the Idol crown in 2003, will join the pound-shedding competition show this fall, according to reports from People magazine. Studdard, despite his weight, captured the hearts of America who affectionately […]

Read the rest of this entry » American Idol Considering Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson As New Judges
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May
2013
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American Idol Considering Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson As New Judges

For years, American Idol has struggled to retain a stellar judges panel to sustain ratings. After hiring big-name superstars like Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Jennifer Lopez and falling short of the ratings dominance it enjoyed during its glory days, Idol has reportedly decided to consider past winners and contestants as possible judges. Some of […]

Read the rest of this entry » Natalie Cole Upset With Candice Glover, Jennifer Hudson’s American Idol Performance
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May
2013
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Natalie Cole Upset With Candice Glover, Jennifer Hudson’s American Idol Performance

  While millions were in awe of Candice Glover and Jennifer Hudson‘s performance on the season finale of American Idol, R&B and jazz legend Natalie Cole wasn’t too fond of their rendition of her song “Inseparable.” Apparently Cole assumed the television show insinuated that Jennifer Hudson was the original singer of the song, prompting her […]

Read the rest of this entry » Candice Glover Wins American Idol, Album Set for July Release [Video]
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May
2013
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Candice Glover Wins American Idol, Album Set for July Release [Video]

It appears three times is a charm. After trying out and getting cut in 2009 and 2011, Candice Glover has been crowned season 12′s American Idol. Glover, 23, is the first female idol to win since Jordin Sparks won in 2007. A fan favorite, Candice won over millions of votes to beat runner-up Kree Harrison. […]

Read the rest of this entry » Nicki Minaj Covers Teen Vogue, Throws Shade At Music Industry
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May
2013
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Nicki Minaj Covers Teen Vogue, Throws Shade At Music Industry

Nicki Minaj is Teen Vogue‘s June/July cover girl, and in it she opens up about her childhood and throws a little shade at the music industry. Minaj, whose been on the receiving end of bad press as of late, said that when she was younger she changed schools a lot due to the chaos that […]

Read the rest of this entry » In Case You Missed It: Candice Glover Slays ‘Somewhere’ On American Idol
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May
2013
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In Case You Missed It: Candice Glover Slays ‘Somewhere’ On American Idol

If you didn’t know, American Idol finalist Candice Glover is on fire and slaying the competition with her powerhouse vocals.  Glover, 23, is well on her way to take the coveted Idol crown and become the first female contestant to do so since Jordin Sparks won in 2007. After already earning what Randy Jackson called […]

Read the rest of this entry » Nicki Minaj Rips Into ‘Access Hollywood’ Anchors on Twitter
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May
2013
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Nicki Minaj Rips Into ‘Access Hollywood’ Anchors on Twitter

Nicki Minaj found herself in yet another feud and this time it wasn’t with Mariah Carey. After being called out on Access Hollywood for walking off the red carpet during an interview, the rapper used the forum of Twitter to fire back:   Minaj’s response came after the entertainment show aired a segment of an altercation between […]

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