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Janelle Monáe has released a new single, “Turntables,” aimed at fighting for voting rights, which will be featured in the upcoming Amazon Studios documentary, All In: The Fight For Democracy. The 34-year-old singer’s new song, “Turntables” was released on Tuesday, Sept. 9, ahead of its feature in the upcoming Amazon Studios documentary, All In: The…

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Nicki Minaj shares what she affectionately calls her boyfriend. The 36-year-old rapper has been romancing Kenneth Petty since around December last year when they became Instagram official with a picture of them on her account, but it seems she’s already head over heels for him, as she now refers to him as her “husband.” Speaking on her…

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Solange recently dropped her highly anticipated follow-up project, When I Get Home to her critically acclaimed 2016 LP, A Seat at the Table. The 32-year-old singer-songwriter spoke about it at an album event she hosted in her hometown of Houston. Speaking at the talk, which was live streamed by Apple Music and on her BlackPlanet website, Solange — who is the younger sister…

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Drake is Apple Music’s most-streamed artist of 2018. The Canadian rap superstar has topped the Apple Music and iTunes charts with the most popular song of the year, “God’s Plan,” from his much-lauded fifth studio album, Scorpion. The 32-year-old hip-hop star has also been named Artist of the Year, thanks to his two-sided record, plus he has…

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Janelle Monae hopes to encourage other women to be “empowered” about their sexuality. The 32-year-old singer recently came out as pansexual, which is the erotic, romantic or emotional attraction towards people regardless of their sex or gender identity, and believes being honest about her sexuality will help others to “feel more free.” Speaking to Ebro Darden…

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Rihanna has become the first female artist to surpass two billion streams on Apple Music. The “Diamonds” hitmaker made history over the weekend as she broke the record on the online service, and she appeared delighted with the news as she took to social media to celebrate her success. Alongside an amusing video meme of…

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Kanye West‘s The Life of Pablo has gone platinum, making it the first streaming-only LP in history to reach the milestone. The “Famous” rapper’s seventh studio album has been certified by the RIAA following its release last February. In total, the record has been streamed over three billion times. It comes after it became the first…

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Powerhouse video-sharing website YouTube has recently thrown its hat into the ever growing pool of music streaming apps with the launch of YouTube Music. Though the app is free, it’s been noted that YouTube plans to use the app to draw people in with lots of free music content in hopes of steering users to its…

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Nearly two years after purchasing Beats Music, Apple, the popular technology brand is shutting down the music streaming service this holiday season. The official shutdown date was announced on the Beats Music support website. The post read: “Beats Music ends on November 30. Your subscription will be cancelled, but you can move your picks and…

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Since re-launching Tidal under his watchful eye at the end of March, Jay Z has had quite the uphill battle in convincing the public to give his streaming service a decent look. Despite a star-studded list of owners and endorsers including Beyoncé, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Usher, by all accounts the music platform got off…

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