Photo by KMazur/WireImage April 20th marks the 60th birthday of R&B legend, the late Luther Vandross. Although not present in the physical form, his music lives on and is often sampled by many artists. Classic, genuine, soulful are just a few words to describe the great Luther Vandross. In honor of his 60th birthday, enjoy […]

It’s Wednesday, March 23rd and today is a very special day as 101.1 The Wiz wishes Chaka Khan a very happy birthday! 101.1 The Wiz celebrates the birthday of one of music and entertainment’s most beloved voices. The one and only Chaka Khan turns 58 today and we’re excited to be afforded the opportunity to […]

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NEW YORK – Comedian Eddie Murphy will be given the inaugural “Comedy Icon” at the Comedy Awards from MTV Networks for his work in sketch comedy, stand-up, movie and television. RELATED: Black Voices reports: Presenters and attendees include comedy stars, Tina Fey, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon, Tracy Morgan, Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Ty Burrell, Louis […]

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Las Vegas– A Reno-based company intentionally interfered with business relationships established by Bob Marley’s heirs and must pay the family at least $300,000 in damages, a Las Vegas jury ruled Friday. Jurors ruled that AVELA, a corporation based in Reno, and owner Leo Valencia, a San Diego resident, intentionally interfered with the family’s business relationships […]

We know it’s the last thing music fans of all ages want to hear just hours after a variety of holiday celebrations have officially ended, but on this cold winter night, we regret to inform you all of the passing of legendary performer and multi-instrumentalist Teena Marie, age 54. We hear Teena Marie’s beloved daughter, […]

We’ve had a rough afternoon of breaking news and entertainment reports revolving around the highly respected Queen of Soul and her recent medical issues. By now you’ve all probably heard some combination of rumors and reports, but we want to clear the air and confirm a few things about Aretha Franklin’s current health and status. […]

Iman will premiere her new Bravo series, “The Fashion Show: Ultimate Collection,” tonight (November 9). You may know Iman as the one-name wonder who tamed David Bowie or the Somalian-born model with other-worldly good looks, but starting tonight, you’ll get to see another side of the striking beauty. Alongside designer Isaac Mizrahi and Harper’s Bazaar […]

It’s bittersweet thinking that someone is dead set on making money off the of Michael Jackson’s unreleased catalog of music throughout the years, but let’s be totally honest with ourselves. The man was a musical genius so it does make sense that whatever music is hidden out there is waiting for the rest of the […]

Startling reports in music this morning come out of the Motor City as we receive news that vocal icon and legend Aretha Franklin has broken two ribs after a recent fall at her home in Detroit this past weekend. The esteemed Queen of Soul has unfortunately had to postpone and/or cancel completely a series of […]

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R&B music celebrates Gerald Levert, the man we all came to know, love and cherish on his birthday today, July 13th. Still one of R&B music’s most memorable faces and classic voices, it’s hard to believe that our good friend and soulful superstar Gerald Levert left us just four years ago in the fall of […]