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Days before the 2020 Grammy Awards, a suspended CEO has claimed that the annual ceremony is rigged. Deborah Dugan served as the CEO of the prestigious Recording Academy. During an interview with “CBS This Morning,” Dugan made several shocking claims about the nomination and awards process. “In that room, not only are there trustees that…

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Nearly a year after the passing of rap legend and businessman Nipsey Hussle, his debut album Victory Lap has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, according to Revolt. According to Revolt, Hussle averaged about two million audio streams before his death. After he was killed in front of The Marathon Clothing…

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Rikki Hughes is a veteran Emmy- and Grammy Award-winning film producer and entrepreneur. As the founder of Magic Lemonade, a production company specializing in television, film and new media, Hughes has managed to successfully grow her company to sustain offices in Hollywood and Atlanta. Her company has been responsible for producing several memorable television specials…

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Darnell Davis is a musical genius. If you go back and listen to his catalog of music with his group The Remnant, the music speaks for itself. He combines every genre of music into pure praise and worship. Rolling out recently sat down with Darnell at his CD release concert to discuss his new solo…

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Aretha Franklin received a special musical tribute at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. The Queen of Soul died at 76 last August and her lasting legacy was recognized by Andra Day, Yolanda Adams — who performed at the “Think” singer’s funeral — and Fantasia Barrino, who joined forces to perform “(You Make…

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One of the most prolific jazz vocalists in the world has died, according to her publicist and manager Devra Hall Levy. Nancy Wilson, 81, died at her residence in Pioneertown, California, after a long illness. She leaves a legacy that includes over 60 albums and singles in a career that spanned more than 50 years.…

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John Legend achieved EGOT status at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 9. The “All of Me” hitmaker’s work as executive producer on “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” earned him the Outstanding Variety Special (Live) prize at the second part of the annual ceremony, making him one of a select group to…

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Since signing with Berry Gordy’s Motown Records in 1961, the legendary Temptations have gone through many incarnations in their more than 50 years making music. From fledgling singers riding the early wave of Motown’s signature hybrid rock ‘n’ roll/R&B sound, to becoming international hitmakers and now mainstays of American culture. That Motown sound, including The…

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The 60th annual Grammy Awards were held in New York at Madison Square Garden this year. Excitement surrounded the event as fans sought to hear their favorite artists’ names being called to receive awards. And while there were snubs and surprises, the star-powered event did not disappoint. Here are the top three moments from this…

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The Grammy Awards, during which the Recording Academy recognizes musicians and their artistry, is music’s biggest night. Of course, the artists nominated want to win, but it’s also a huge honor to be tapped to perform during the show. Each year, there are phenomenal performances from the industry’s biggest stars. This year’s Grammy performers were…

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In what seems like an ultra-blessed year, Detroit native and rap superstar Big Sean has been nominated for a Grammy award. His single “Bounce Back” off his platinum-selling album, I Decided, has been chosen by the Academy for Best Rap Performance. Other front-runners in the fold include “Bodak Yellow,” by Cardi B, “4:44” by Jay Z, “Bad…

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