Jay Z & Beyoncé Top The Billboard Power 100 List

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Jay Z and Beyoncé just caught another accolade that confirms their dominance. The Hip-Hop power couple lands at the top Billboard’s Power 100 list. Reports Billboard:

Leveraging their star power to release new albums in unprecedented ways—Jay Z through Samsung and Beyoncé through iTunes—they instantly changed how the industry and fans thought about interacting with music. He gave his album away; she charged a premium price for hers. But they both used the element of surprise to restore the excitement that used to accompany a new release, before that impact was dulled by the endless thunder of carefully plotted promotion…

 

 

[HipHopWired]


Jared Leto Next To TGT? Get A Sneak Peek At Who’s Sitting Next To Who At Sunday’s Grammys

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Who else is excited about the Grammys on Sunday? We’ll be live Tweeting, posting and chatting on all our social media about the performances and of course, who gets what awards. But before the big night comes, the folks over at Access Hollywood got a sneak peek of who will sit next to who at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, and we thought it was pretty interesting. Also makes us wonder how they decide who will sit front and center and who will go where…?

 

 

 

[MadameNoire]


I Was Screaming & Crying For 15 Mins: Michael K. Williams Talks Emotional Toll of Filming “12 Years A Slave”

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I know slave movies aren’t everyone’s cup of tea and there have been plenty of critics, mostly black, of Steve McQueen’s latest, award-winning effort, 12 Years A Slave. But personally, that film affected me in a profound way. I remember leaving the theater with a headache because I thought so much and cried so hard. I attribute my reaction to the film to the astounding effort the cast and crew put into this project. You could sense just how serious it was to these people long before there were cast interviews and press junkets. A recent Arsenio Hall interview with Michael K. Williams confirmed what I already knew to be true…

[MadameNoire]


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