Even though it's Memorial Day, and a lot of us are off, here's some #MondayMotivation to get you through the rest of the week!

Remember your goals, and keep working hard, regardless of what's going on around you! Even if that means distancing yourself from some people! 


NEW MUSIC: "Outta My Head"- R&B Artist JeRonelle McGhee

Rising R&B artist JeRonelle McGhee has released his new track, "Outta My Head" for listeners!

The track, written and produced by JeRonelle, highlights the struggle of moving on from past romantic relationships, something that we can all definitely relate to!

Check out the track below!


RECAP: "I'm Going Home"-The Challenge: Rivals 3 Episode 4

Last night's episode of The Challenge: Rivals 3  had way too much going on! Picking up from last week, Simone reveals is in serious pain literally from her raw butthole from grinding on that bar of soap at the last challenge! She decides to go to the doctor, and Thomas encourages her, though he knows her butt better not be the reason he goes home! Meanwhile, Wes talks to Nicole about Nate, who she's a little smitten with. Wes decides to get involved, telling Nate to go ask Nicole out. Nate talks to her and they decide to have a little date! So high school, but still kind of cute. Later, Simone comes home and her butthole is fine. She has a bunch of medications to take but she'll be all right, so she and Thomas get to stay. Can you imagine if you went home over your butt?! Embarrassing.

MUSIC VIDEO: "Truth"- Singer Jaron Strom

Check out this new music video from singer Jaron Strom for his track, "Truth!"

With a nod from Anthony Hamilton, who discovered him one day singing at a restaurant, Jaron brings true passion and talent, especially on this song! "Truth" is about being trapped in a manipulative relationship, and then finally decide to break free from it, and Jaron definitely gives his all on the track.

Check out the video below!


Starz' Power Gets Release Date and New Trailer

Power fans have gotten a sneak peak at what's to come for season 3!

Starz premiered the new trailer for the show's upcoming season, and it is INTENSE. For those of us who watch, we know that the main character, Ghost (Omari Hardwick), is attempting to stay out of the drug game now. “This club, this life — this is who I am now,” Ghost, who owns a nightclub, says. It's not that easy, though, with the number of people that are rising up against him--Ghost's enemy Kanan (50 Cent), his former right hand Tommy (Joseph Sikora), and maybe even his soon-to-be ex-wife Tasha (Naturi Naughton). Who knows what's going to happen!

Check out the trailer below!

NEW MUSIC: 'The Unplugged Sessions' -Timothy J. Wilson

Artist Timothy J. Wilson has released a special album for listeners entitled, The Unplugged Sessions!

Showcasing more of his talent as a singer and musician, Timothy definitely gives us more solid music to enjoy with this project.

Listen to a few of the tracks below!


ALBUM REVIEW: 'Dangerous Woman'-Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande released her third album, Dangerous Woman, on May 20 for listeners!  I wanted to take some days to just listen before even attempting to write, to just enjoy the music.

Featuring a variety of genres on the album, from jazz to disco, to R&B and reggae, Dangerous Woman is much more reminiscent of Ariana's first album, Yours Truly, with its eclectic mix of sounds. However, with this album, she takes on a more "dangerous," mature approach, showcasing her continued growth as a singer and overall artist and proving that she's only going to keep getting better with time!


In The Spotlight: Pop Artist Nick Deutsch

Another great spotlight to start the week! If you are or represent an upcoming artist, designer, producer, etc., please visit our Features/Submissions page for a feature on the site!

Today, we have pop artist Nick Deutsch! He was introduced to music at a young age through his family. His mother, who was a teaching pianist, always played on their grand piano at home, which Nick and his other siblings would dance to. “Music was really always a present art form in my life,” he stated. With that upbringing, Nick began piano lessons himself, learning classical and jazz music, but admitted that he didn’t practice much until he was a teenager. However, piano soon became his primary instrument to compose music.


Good morning everyone! Rise and grind, and shake away those Monday blues! Here's some #MondayMotivation for y'all to get moving today. Keep working hard towards those goals!


MUSIC VIDEO: "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)"-Adele

Adele has released her new music video for track, "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)," from her album 25!

The video features nothing but Adele singing and grooving in a floral dress, but that's Adele, though. She doesn't need the theatrics. She needs to do nothing but stand and sing, and she kills it!

Check out the video below!

Check out the Full List of Winners from the 2016 Billboard Music Awards!

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards just aired earlier tonight live from the T-Mobile Arena!

Hosted by Ludacris and Ciara, the night was filled with electrifying performances from ICON Award winner Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Shawn Mendes, Fifth Harmony, and more! Of course, The Weeknd was the big winner of the night, winning the most awards including Top Hot 100 Artist and Top R&B Song. Adele won her share too, including Top Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album, accepting her awards from overseas on tour (she also premiered her new music video for "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" exclusively during the show)!

Check out the full list of winners below and see if your fave snagged a BBMA!


NEW MUSIC: "My P.Y.T."-Wale

Wale has released his new single, "My P.Y.T." from his upcoming album SHINE (Still Here Ignoring Negative Energy)!

The upbeat, fun track is really perfect for the summertime! “This is my first upbeat, ‘for the clubs’ record in years,” the rapper said in a previous interview. “I'm coming back with an album of straight hits.” Definitely loving this song!

Check out the track below!


RECAP: "The Replacements"-The Challenge: Rivals 3, Episode 3

A few more twists and turns on last night's episode of The Challenge: Rivals 3! Picking up from last week, the house goes out to party. Ashley, who is a drunk mess, admits to other cast members that she is feeling left out in the house, and is in her feelings. A little later, she thinks that she saw Jamie made out with Nicole, which pisses her off and she runs to the bathroom to cry. She vents to Camila and even her partner Cory goes in there to comfort her. At that point, Nicole walks in just to use the bathroom, with no idea what's going on. Both Jamie and Nicole deny kissing each other, and it's clear that Ashley is just being paranoid. I don't see her making it that far mentally in this game.


Britney Spears Launches New Mobile Game That Allows Fans to Chase the "American Dream"

Following in the footsteps of Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, and Kendall & Kylie Jenner, Britney Spears has officially launched her own mobile game for fans!

In Britney Spears: American Dream, players create their own rising pop stars, and complete tasks to help them reach the height of success. They "record" hit singles, created cover art, battle rival singers, and perform at various venues, all in the hopes of getting to a higher level in their "careers."

Check out Britney's cartoon look below!

MUSIC VIDEO: "Gone"-Juliet Huns

Singer Juliet Huns has released her latest music video for her track, "Gone!"

The video showcases Juliet walking away from a bad relationship. "Based on my personal experience, "Gone'" is about falling in love with the wrong person and being captivated in that disruptive love," she mentioned in the video description. "Then finally finding yourself and find strength to break free from that hold."

Check out the music video below!


INTERVIEW: Stylist/Marketing Specialist Ashley Chin Opens Up About Upcoming Platform for Entrepreneurs, Zolly Magazine

Stylist and marketing specialist Ashley Chin has been putting in serious work building up her marketing and PR firm, Vanguard House, which offers marketing, styling and production packages for clients. Now Ashley is on to yet another venture with the creation of her upcoming publication, Zolly Magazine!

Kehlani Opens Up About Mental Illness and Suicide Prevention

During a recent concert in her hometown of of The Bay Area, singer Kehlani took the time to speak about her recent suicide attempt back in March. 

Read more below! 


MUSIC VIDEO: "Youngest In Charge"-Mosliano

Rapper Mosliano has released his latest music video for his single "Youngest In Charge" from his upcoming Moments EP.

Check out the video below!

TRAILER: Mariah Carey's Docuseries 'Mariah's World'

We've gotten a sneak peek at Mariah Carey's upcoming docuseries Mariah's World!

In the trailer for the 8-part series, which will air on E!, the singer is seen prepping for her Sweet Sweet Fantasy European tour as well as planning her upcoming wedding to fiancé James Packer. This is definitely a first for the singer, so I'm sure Mariah's lambs and other fans will be watching!  

Check out the trailer below!

In The Spotlight: Neo-Soul Singer/Songwriter Nisan Joseph

Another new spotlight to start the week, and more are on the way!

Today we have Atlanta-based neo-soul artist Nisan Joseph! Raised in Houston, TX, the artist revealed that he was brought up by traditional parents, who raised him on timeless gospel and old-school R&B, which eventually influenced his own sound and lyrics. Nisan actually didn’t start singing until he was a senior in high school after he was forced into choir as an elective. “It was pretty much fate, or in God’s plan, that I got into music,” he said. Currently, the singer is finishing up a chemistry degree at Clark Atlanta University, and is signed with Loud N Klear Entertainment, balancing school and music. Though Nisan admits that he has a love of science, he plans to focus completely on music after graduation.

NEW MUSIC: Hip Hop Artist SIR Releases Four Brand New Tracks

Hip hop artist SIR has been busy in the studio lately coming up with some heat, creating four new thought-provoking tracks: "Pyramids", "Deep Thinking" feat. Mr. Hill, "The Letter" and "Thank God! (The SIRimony)"


After a beautiful, relaxing weekend, Mondays can be especially rough. I know that all too well.
Since I'm really big on quotes and affirmations, so I wanted to start sharing some of my favorite quotes with you guys that get me through the week. 

Be on the lookout every Monday to start your week off on a more positive note! 


MUSIC VIDEO: "Koolin' " - K. James

Chicago neo-soul artist and personal friend of mine, K. James, has just released his video for his track, "Koolin.'" The laid back song is off his upcoming debut mixtape, Cuffin' Season.

Check out the video below!

In The Spotlight: UK Singer/Songwriter Yoji

Truly love being able to share these great upcoming stars with you all, and it's awesome to hear from those of you guys that are becoming fans of their work!

Today, we have UK-based singer/songwriter Yoji! The R&B/pop singer was raised in London with a family of artists. With the support of her family, Yoji began learning how to play piano at the age of 8, but was trying her hand at song writing even before that. “I used to write songs in the playground with my friend and then perform them to everyone in a big showcase,” she said. “They didn’t really make any sense looking back but it was the best part of my day making music in the breaks.”


MUSIC VIDEO: "No Glory"-Shamel

Happy Friday y'all! We have a new music video for you guys to check out from singer Shamel for her track, "No Glory!"

On the mid-tempo, pop/soul track, the first single from Shamel's sophomore EP Layers, the London-based singer details going through the ups and downs of a relationship, realizing that there are no winners or true glory in the battles they consistently fight together.

Check out the music video below!


RECAP: "The Curse of the Black Skull"- The Challenge: Rivals III Episode 2

The Challenge: Rivals III is starting off strong, and last night, sadly, two teams went home! Picking up from last week, Vince is on his high horse from winning the first challenge with Jenna. Now they have to pick someone to face Johnny and Jessica in the elimination. Meanwhile, Leroy asks to see the doctor because his back pain is so bad, and he ends up having to go to the hospital. Averey is really worried about him, but Leroy believes he will be fine.


MOVIE TRAILER: 'Queen of Katwe' Starring Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo

Walt Disney Studios has released the first official trailer for Queen of Katwe, starring Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo!

The film's plot focuses on the inspiring, true story of Phiona Mutesi, played by newcomer Madina Nalwanga. Living in the slums of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, the 10-year-old girl sells corn on the streets, but soon has a life-altering encounter with Robert Katende (played by David). David's character is a soccer player-turned-missionary who teaches the local children chess in hopes of giving them confidence and life skills.

Phiona soons proves herself to be an amazing chess player, going on to play in various competitions, as her community and mother Harriet (played by Lupita) rally behind her! Leaping over barriers, Phiona goes on to play in the Olympiad, competing against top chess players across the globe -- many of them adults.

Check out the trailer below!

NEW MUSIC: "I Need More" - Mario

After a few hits and misses with his singles since 2013, Mario will finally be releasing  his new album "Paradise Cove" soon. The singer has released his latest single, "I Need More" for listeners!

Check out the track below and let us know how you feel about it!


NEW MUSIC: "Tru"- Lloyd

The former Murder Inc. crooner, Lloyd returns with a new tune, "Tru!"

In The Spotlight: Hip Hop Artist King Tay

Another spotlight to start the week, and more on the way!

Today we have upcoming hip hop artist, King Tay! Hailing from Philadelphia, the artist stated that he always had a passion for music and writing. “I've been writing poetry and doing amateur writing since elementary school,” Tay said. “Not to say that I was good at it, but I started playing around with writing and rhyming around then.” Though he at first preferred to stick to ghost writing, he was pushed by different producers and music figures to pursue rapping. “I decided that I was going to take my career seriously [and] started going to the studio, recording tracks, Tay said. “In 2014 I performed for the first time, [and] haven't looked [back] since.”


NEW MUSIC: "Can't Stop the Feeling"-Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake goes YEARS without new music, really taking time to create classic hits, and he has another one with "Can't Stop the Feeling!"

The upbeat, feel-good track will be featured on the upcoming Trolls soundtrack, on which Justin serves as executive music producer. The song really just makes you want to get up and dance, and is perfect with summer right around the corner!

Check out the track below!


NEW MUSIC: "Grass Ain't Greener" - Chris Brown

To celebrate his birthday today, Chris Brown unveils his new single "Grass Ain't Greener" off of his upcoming album, Heartbreak On A Full Moon!

Check out the track below! 

RECAP: "Mexican Standoff"- 'The Challenge: Rivals III' Season Premiere

It’s time for another season of MTV’s The Challenge, and I’m too excited! This season, which takes place in Huatulco, Mexico is teaming up new rivals, which means a lot of fights and drama, in addition to these teams trying to work together to win these challenges and make it to the end!

At the beginning of the 90 minute premiere, the cast files into their house, amazed by the great place MTV decked out for them. I realized though that there are way too many people from Are You The One on here this season! This show began for Real World and Road Rules cast members, so I personally would rather see it stick to that, but that’s just me. I guess with a lot of the veteran cast members getting older, on top of getting married and having babies, MTV had to bring on new people. They probably want more drama too.

NEW MUSIC: "24/7" - Kehlani

After being out of the spotlight the last couple of months because of an Instagram post made by PettyNext...err I mean PartyNextDoor and a suicide attempt that followed, Kehlani has
blessed us with her new song "24/7!" The Tsunami Mob Queen delivers a heartfelt and honest track about her own situation, letting listeners know, "It's OK to not be OK, to dive in your pain."

Check out the song below! 


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