Iconic soul singer Betty Wright dead at 66

Singer Betty Wright, who rose to fame in the 1970s and ’80s, has died from a mysterious and undisclosed illness. She was 66 years old. Wright is the latest in a rapid succession of losses as legendary rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Little Richard and famed music exec Andre Harrell died within the past 48 hours. […]

Soul singer Such says tragedy inspired her uplifting new album

American Idol contestant Such (Photo credit - Penny O)

Soul singer Such describes how a tragic event that stunned the nation deeply impacted her and inspired the title of her new album, Wide Nose Full Lips.  Rolling out spoke exclusively with the Boston-born, New York-raised, former “American Idol” contestant about the project. What inspired you to write Wide Nose Full Lips? Three years and […]

Cuba Gooding Sr. dead at 72

One week shy of his birthday, Cuba Gooding Sr. is found dead inside his silver Jaguar in Los Angeles in the Woodland Hills neighborhood at 1 p.m.. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 72. According to Ed Winter, assistant chief of operations at the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, he died of a possible overdose. […]

Bilal headlines at Highline Ballroom: He’s still got it

Philadelphia native Bilal headlined his in Another Life album release event at the Highline Ballroom, produced by Jill Newman Productions, in New York, New York on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Kimbra, who was invited to perform with him onstage, writes on social media, “….such a crazy honour to take the stage w/ @bilalmusic tonight in NYC… […]

Songbird Brianna Colette wants to ‘take you on a journey’

Brianna Colette is a vivacious singer with a style and voice so distinctive, it grabs you at first listen and burns itself into your consciousness. Both coy and confident, Colette’s soulful sound has made her one of the leaders of R&B and soul’s new school. The southern girl (she grew up in both Tennessee and Virginia) didn’t decide to pursue singing full time until she was in her late teens, but she was bitten by the entertainer bug far earlier in life.

Rahsaan Patterson Talks Musical Legends and His New Album, ‘Bleuphoria’

Rolling out recently caught up with Rahsaan Patterson at the International Soul Summit in Atlanta. Check out what the independent soul singer had to say about music — past and present, and his latest album, Bleuphoria. –candy shields How would you describe your album? It’s soul music, a bit more progressive in that it has […]

Singer Teedra Moses in Talks to Sign With Rick Ross’ Maybach Music

Underground soul singer, Teedra Moses, has been a hit in the independent music scene for the last few years, but now the soul singer is revealing that she may be signing with Rick Ross’ newly formed Maybach Music Group in the near future. In an interview with vibe.com, Moses explained that the ball initially started […]