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Stevie Wonder has quit Motown Records after almost six decades. The “Superstition” hitmaker was just 11 when he was signed to the iconic label and now he’s launched his own imprint So What The Fuss Music on Universal Music Group’s Republic Records. To kick-start his new record label, Wonder released the new tracks “Where Is…

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Berry Gordy’s The Last Dragon is my happy movie. I have had a once a month viewing appointment with this film for over twenty-five years. It is an exquisite blend of action, comedy, and romance, despite what the critics’ reviews say on Rotten Tomatoes. On Nov. 4 I will watch Sho’nuff, the Shogun of Harlem,…

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Congrats are in order for Usher. The “Peace Sign” singer is officially a #girldad. The 41-year-old singer and longtime girlfriend Jenn Goicoechea have welcomed their first child together. Usher confirmed the news on Instagram and revealed his daughter’s name with an adorable picture of the newborn’s tiny hand resting on his finger. “We are feeling…

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Motown music legend Stevie Wonder’s medical condition is reportedly grave. One of the most prolific and influential songwriters in American history is going to require a liver transplant after unsubstantiated reports had swirled for months that he is suffering from liver failure, TMZ reports. The “Part Time Lover” and “I Just Called to Say I…

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Nipsey Hussle’s homegoing service featured performances by Marsha Ambrosius, who sang “Fly Like a Bird,” and Anthony Hamilton, who sang “Do You Feel Me.” However, the most surprising moment came close to the end of the service when Stevie Wonder walked on stage in front of a capacity crowd at Staples Center in Los Angeles.…

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Family, friends and fans of Nipsey Hussle packed the Staples Center in Los Angeles on April 11, 2019, to pay tribute to a man whose impact in the community may have exceeded his achievements in music. Moments before the doors opened at Staples Center shortly after 9 a.m. PST, thousands of young men and women…

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While rap, trap and hip-hop dominate the music charts, Ciara says she would love to hear more artists singing a different song in the coming year. The 33-year-old singer — who is a huge fan of stars such as Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson — has revealed she hopes love songs will…

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Aretha Franklin’s homegoing service will be remembered for years to come. Thousands packed the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit for a 10-hour ceremony that featured touching tributes, powerful speeches and even some controversy. Here are the 10 moments that made Aretha Franklin’s homegoing service unforgettable. Gold casket fit for a queen Aretha Franklin was laid to…

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The homegoing service for Aretha Franklin surpassed all expectations. For nearly nine hours, family members, friends, celebrities, politicians, members of the clergy, and fans honored the “Queen of Soul.” Held at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, the service began shortly after 10 a.m. and concluded just before 7 p.m. Memorable moments included a sea of…

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As the world paused for the day to pay its final respects to the undisputed “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, no performer brought as much gravitas to the building than its closer, Stevie Wonder. After a soul-stirring harmonica solo and an equally emotional speech, in which he interpolated a popular Trumpian phrase, telling the audience…

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More than 40 performance artists will salute the life and legacy of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Louise Franklin, during A People’s Tribute to the Queen at Detroit’s Chene Park Amphitheatre on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, 6-9 p.m. EST.  The musical tribute is produced by Entertainments Finest. Leading artists representing the R&B, gospel, jazz and blues genres…

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Stevie Wonder has defended Bruno Mars as a “great talent” after the singer was accused of appropriating Black music. The “Finesse” hitmaker’s background came under scrutiny last week when a video with writer Seren Sensei accusing the singer of appropriating Black music went viral. Wonder, 67, told TMZ, “Here’s the thing, God created music for all…

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Najee is an international saxophonist and flutist with over three decades of experience in the music industry. Not only has this Grammy-nominated artist collaborated with the likes of Prince, Quincy Jones and Chaka Khan as an instrumentalist, he has released 17 musical projects of his own, including his latest, Poetry in Motion. Najee has become one…

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