The ‘DJ’ received some much-deserved praise on Monday night in NYC. The 2nd annual ‘Global Spin Awards‘ were held at the New York Times Center, hosted by Sway and sponsored by Ciroc and Monster. The awards are the brainchild of Bad Boy Records/Power Moves Inc. executive, Shawn Prez.
It wasn’t all about Hip-Hop though, as some of R&B’s notable names were in the building as well to pay homage and respect to the men and women that help make the hits, hits. Tank, Elle Varner and Jeremih presented awards, while Mack Wilds performed a medley/dedication to Marley Marl.
Some of the nights big winners were DJ Envy who took up “DJ of the Year,” DJ Drama who took home “Mixtape DJ of the Year” and “Online/Satellite Radio DJ of the Year,” Funkmaster Flex won “Mix-Show DJ of the Year,” DJ Mustard won “Producer DJ of the Year,” DJ Irie won “Club DJ of the Year,” and Kid Capri was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for a very emotional moment.
See the full list of winners here, and peep some photos below:
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. With all the holiday records dropping daily, the Christmas season sure seems like it’s here earlier than ever.
On Sunday night, some of R&B’s biggest stars helped kick off the holiday season at The Grove’s 11th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Spectacular presented By Citi in Los Angeles. The festive evening featured performances from Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, CeeLo Green, Jewel, Il Volo, and more.
After appearing on HSN earlier in the day, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul spread some cheer while singing songs off her holiday album A Mary Christmas.
Toni Braxton and Babyface teamed up for their sultry new duet on “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”
CeeLo, who was better dressed for summer in a white tee and shorts, rocked around the 100-foot Christmas tree with seasonal tunes including “This Christmas.”
The evening capped off with a fireworks spectacular. The performances will air at a later date on a local L.A. station. Check out photos below:
Two months after sharing the on the set shots in Thailand, Rihanna has come creeping out of the bushes with actual shots from her fifth single, “What Now”. Featured on her seventh studio album, Unapologetic, the green eyed beauty took to her Instagram to let the #RihNavy know that the video is indeed on its way.
As fans are still on a high from her last visual to the strip club anthem, “Pour It Up”, they can now look forward to seeing a different side of the Roc Nation princess as she dresses in combat boots and rocks a mullet. Sporting all black attire and thick black eyeliner, Rihanna leaves us wondering what the basis of the video could be.
Captioning the photos on Instagram “#WHATNOW #VIDEO #4DAYCountdown #FRIHDAY”, the exotic trendsetter revealed that fans can be expecting the full visual to be released on November 15 – which is also the final day of her ‘Diamonds’ World Tour.
See more after the jump:
Last night brought together some of Hollywood’s biggest and best stars as they all attended this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Gala. The event, which is meant to honor fashion’s emerging designers, celebrated it’s 10th edition in New York City with Tom Ford serving as the keynote speaker.
Some of R&B’s most fashion forward members were also in attendance. The list included newly engaged Ciara rocking an all white Calvin Klein pantsuit described by her as “tom boy chic”, Miguel in all black, and dapper gentleman Maxwell sporting an all blue suit. Other stars marked down as attendees range from Mary-Kate Olsen and Vanessa Hudgens – both of which met up with CiCi as she entered the gala – to timeless actress Julianne Moore and Christina Ricci.
Winners of this year’s fund, Public School, received a whopping $300,000 cash prize and yearlong membership, while both runner-up winners – Juan Carlos Obando and Marc Alary – received $100,000 cash prizes and mentorship.
Check out a few of our favorite shots below:
The stars got dressed up in their finest for the Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation Angel Ball 2013 in New York City on Tuesday. Usher, sporting a mini Afro, looked dapper in his glittery suit and bow tie, and worked up a sweat as he danced onstage with model Jessica White.
Tina Knowles stepped out with her new man Richard Lawson and revealed that her granddaughter Blue Ivy will be dressing up for Halloween. “Beyoncé has about five outfits picked out for her and she has yet to make a decision,” Bey’s mother told E! News.
Fresh off their wedding, Pharrell and his wife Helen Lasichanh looked dashing as they made their way down the carpet. The Neptunes producer, who is set to score The Amazing Spider-Man 2, also brought some of the ladies on stage while performing with Usher.
Check out more pics from the glamorous evening below:
After giving E! News the exclusive, Ciara flaunted her massive engagement ring as she continued her 28th birthday celebration on Monday, hosting the Moët Rosé Lounge at Hotel Derek in Houston.
Stepping out for her first public appearance since announcing her engagement to Future, Ciara was all smiles as she proudly showed off her 15-carat Avianne & Co. diamond ring.
CiCi, who turned 28 last week, bared some skin in a black Alon Livne dress. She toasted with a glass of Moët Rosé Nectar and was presented with her very own bottle that said “Happy Birthday Ciara.”
“I Had So Much Fun Celebrating BDay and All With Moët in The H-Town!!” said Ciara.
See more pics of the newly-engaged CiCi and her flashy ring below:
With two weeks to go until its release, Mariah Carey has unveiled the sizzling cover art for her new single “The Art of Letting Go,” which also serves as the title track to her upcoming album.
The emotional song, produced by Rodney Jerkins, will premiere on Facebook on November 11.
“There’s an emotion to it, as you listen to the song start to finish, that you can tell that it’s me,” Mariah told CNN. “It’s about letting go of maybe something that’s not right for you. But you just don’t know how to make that final move and let go of it. Like it’s not easy, it’s something that you have to learn how to do, and I think we’re all still learning.”
Watch Mariah hit the studio with Jerkins and Jermaine Dupri while making the track below:
K. Michelle is back in front of the lens, shooting the music video for her next single, “Can’t Raise a Man,” off her acclaimed debut album Rebellious Soul. The R&B songstress and reality tv star, shared a few photos from the set for her fans.
K dons amber orange hair and a white furry coat in one scene, which looks fitting for the upcoming winter season. In another shot she wears blonde and a purple dress while hanging with the crew and drinking hot chocolate to stay warm.
Peep a couple more shots below, and stay tuned for the upcoming visual.
On Thursday night, Ciara returned to NYC to perform at the 9th Annual PAPER Nightlife Awards held at Marquee nightclub. The party was hosted by comedian and talk show host Chelsea Handler.
In August, Cici graced the cover of the PAPER magazine. Based on some of the photos from last night, there is now speculation that Ciara might be pregnant. Could it just be the leather top though, probably…
Check out photos from the R&B chanteuse performing below… What do you think??