Anita Baker thankful to Chance the Rapper for helping her get music masters

The musical paradigm has shifted drastically to the point where older R&B singers are now paying homage to younger hip hop stars for showing them the way in terms of entrepreneurship and taking ownership of their artistry. Soul singer Anita Baker expressed gratitude to Chance the Rapper for shepherding her through the complex process of […]

Anita Baker wins fight for her master recordings

R&B diva Anita Baker announced on Twitter that she now owns her master recordings. The “Giving You The Best That I Got” singer asked her fans not to stream her music in March because she wasn’t reaping the benefits. “They no longer ‘Own,’ My Name & Likeness And, by Law…30 yr old Mstrs are 2B […]

Photographer Ron T. Young shares what inspires his creative lens

Ron T. Young is a conceptual photographer with over 12 years of experience behind the lens. Young has photographed a host of notable subjects including Anita Baker, Ledisi, Robert Glasper, and Kirk Franklin. Young’s creative lens is best captured in relaxed environments, allowing the subject to embrace the camera to deliver the best photo. What […]

Anita Baker sings the rain away at Ravinia

Anita Baker visited Chicago recently during her farewell tour. Threat of a thunderstorm loomed for the entire weekend and earlier that day heavy showers left many concertgoers uncertain of their attendance. Some may have felt that way, but a majority of the concertgoers were undeterred and filled the Ravinia lawn with tables filled with all […]

Anita Baker bids farewell to music; revisit her classic records on Spotify

After 35 years, R&B queen Anita Baker is retiring from the music business. The 59-year-old Detroit native made the announcement on Twitter, stating that she will close the curtain on her career with a series of farewell concerts, starting in March. sO Much 2 CELEBRATE with you #2018. 60th Bday in 25 days👑… Farewell 🎶Concert […]

Beth Griffith talks debut album ‘Free,’ recalls working with Whitney Houston

Beth Griffith has an amazing story of becoming a solo artist. For years, she has traveled the world singing background vocals for legendary artists such as Anita Baker and Motown recording artist KEM. She’s also worked with industry greats such as Boyz II Men, Yolanda Adams as well as the late great music icon Whitney […]

Anita Baker and Cheryl Lynn beef online

Usually, music beefs are reserved for the younger stars of today’s music scene. But it looks like R&B veterans Anita Baker and Cheryl Lynn didn’t get that memo because the two singers ended up in a shocking online beef yesterday. The drama all started when Lynn went on Twitter and revealed out of the blue […]

Lalah Hathaway wows at star-studded event for live recording of her album

On April 21, two time Grammy-winning songstress Lalah Hathaway shut down the house at Troubadour in Los Angeles, in front of a celebrity-filled audience. On deck for the live recording for her upcoming album, Lalah Hathaway LIVE!, celebrities including Patti LaBelle, Anita Baker, Erica Campbell, Kenny Lattimore, Daley, Laurieann Gibson, Deitrick Haddon, Yvette Nicole Brown, […]

Anita Baker says arrest warrant part of plot against her

Music fans were certainly in a state of shock last week when news spread that an arrest warrant had been filed for Anita Baker for failing to appear in court over a dispute with a home contractor. However, no one was more shocked than Baker herself. She recently released a statement about her legal drama […]

Arrest warrant issued for Anita Baker

Legendary soul singer Anita Baker is on the run from the law … well, not exactly. Wednesday, a bench warrant was signed and issued for the arrest of the “Caught Up In The Rapture” singer for her failure to appear at a creditor’s examination hearing after being subpoenaed to do so last September. Baker is alleged to have failed […]

Beyoncé maybe? Celebrities who should have lip-synced the national anthem

The buzz surrounding Beyoncé’s alleged lip-syncing continues this week as fans and media outlets continue to discuss her performance at President Barack Obama’s second presidential inauguration. It has been said that celebrities are now forced to pre-record the national anthem to avoid any mishaps and embarrassment. Well, we’ve found footage of some celebrities who would have been fortunate […]

Gabby Douglas almost quit gymnastics for Chick-fil-A?

The road to Olympic gold was never an easy journal to travel for gymnastics superstar Gabby Douglas, but, apparently, the road was once so tough that she considered quitting — and working for Chick-fil-A. In a recent interview with People, Douglas revealed that, around this time last year, she shocked her coaches and family by […]

Halle Berry quitting acting over Olivier Martinez-Gabriel Aubry fight?

It’s been one rough week for Halle Berry, to say the least. This past weekend, she literally watched her fiancé, Olivier Martinez, savagely beat her ex-boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry, until he was a bloody, black and blue mess. And it didn’t help that the fight has now intensified her custody battle with Aubry over their daughter, […]

BET Awards Horror and Happiness Recap: What Were Rick Ross and Cee Lo Thinking?!?

Chris Brown was by far the biggest story of the BET Awards for the second consecutive year behind another powerful performance, while Rick Ross stank it up after he flashed his man breasts and bloated stomach. Brown’s spectacular rendition of Michael Jackson’s hits last year, that ended with an emotional breakdown on stage, became the […]

Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé Make a Splash at 2011 BET Awards

The  2011 BET Awards show was packed with a slew of memorable highlights that saw triumphs from the likes of Chris Brown, Beyoncé, Lil Wayne and Kelly Rowland and hilarious follies from Kevin Hart and Nicki Minaj. The show started off with a bang as Mary J. Blige performed the classic tracks “Mary Jane (All Night […]