Cardi B And Megan Thee Stallion Announce New Collaboration “WAP”

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Cardi B announced that her new single “WAP” – a collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion – will drop this Friday, August 7. 

“WAP,” produced by Ayo n Keyz, will be Cardi’s first single since 2019’s “Press,” and Meg’s first release since her single “Girls In The Hood.” The announcement of “WAP” arrives alongside some artwork, which you can see in the link below.

Megan Thee Stallion Announces Fiery Collab With This Female Rapper

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Nikki Bella Gives Birth To First Baby Just One Day Before Twin Sister Brie Bella Gives Birth To Her Second Child

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Nikki Bella and her fiancé, Artem Chigvintsev welcomed their first child together, a baby boy, on July 31 — just one day before Nikki’s twin sister, Brie, gave birth to her own baby boy, her second child.

Nikki wrote on Instagram on Sunday, alongside a photo of her and Artem holding their newborn son’s hand: “7/31/2020 ???? Our baby boy is here and we couldn’t be HAPPIER and more in LOVE! Everyone is safe and healthy.”  Artem shared the same pic, writing, “7/31/2020 please welcome our precious baby boy Chigvintsev ???? proud of my love @thenikkibella.” 

The couples’ posts came just hours after Brie announced the birth of her baby boy on Instagram with husband Daniel Bryan, born on Aug. 1:  “It’s a BOY!!! ???? 8-1-2020. We are overwhelmed with joy and everyone is healthy!!!

Nikki Bella Welcomes First Child With Artem Chigvintsev Just A Day Before Twin Sister Brie Had Her Baby!

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Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ Album Sets Record For 2020 With 2 MillCopies Sold

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Taylor Swift’s latest album, “Folklore,” has sold over 2 million copies worldwide in one week, setting records in the process.

Swift’s eighth studio album also generated more than 500 million streams across various platforms throughout its debut week. Republic Records, Swift’s music label, announced earlier this week that the album sold over 1.3 million copies in its first 24 hours alone.

“Folklore” has already broken records in the United States and worldwide. In its first day on Spotify, the album accumulated 80.6 million streams, setting a new benchmark on the platform for first-day streams by a female artist. Swift also holds the record for the female artist with the most albums debuting above 500,000 sales in the U.S., with all but her first album surpassing the mark. “Folklore” did well on Apple Music, too, breaking the 24-hour record for most-streamed pop album with over 35 million streams on its first day.

Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore‘ Sees the Biggest Debut of 2020, and It Isn’t Even Close

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The Weeknd To Perform Interactive Concert On TikTok

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The Weeknd has announced an “interactive” concert on TikTok billed as a “first-of-its-kind virtual musical experience” to air Friday, August 7 at 8:30PM ET.

The concert will feature an animated avatar of Abel Tesfaye performing selections from his newest record, After Hours. TikTok promises that “fans will have the chance to interact with The Weeknd throughout as he takes viewers on an epic After Hours journey.” For the “After Hours Experience,” TikTok is partnering with the streaming app Wave.

The Weeknd to Perform ‘After Hours’ Concert on TikTok

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Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ Sets Record For 2020 With 2 Million Copies Sold In First Week Of Release

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Taylor Swift’s latest album “Folklore” has sold over 2 million copies worldwide in one week, setting records in the process.

Swift’s eighth studio album also generated more than 500 million streams across various platforms throughout its debut week.  Swift’s music label, Republic Records, announced earlier this week that the album sold over 1.3 million copies in its first 24 hours alone.

“Folklore” has already broken records in the United States and worldwide. In its first day on Spotify, the album accumulated 80.6 million streams, setting a new benchmark on the platform for first-day streams by a female artist. Swift also holds the record for the female artist with the most albums debuting above 500,000 sales in the U.S., with all but her first album surpassing the mark. “Folklore” also did well on Apple Music, breaking the 24-hour record for most-streamed pop album with over 35 million streams on its first day.

Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore‘ Sees the Biggest Debut of 2020, and It Isn’t Even Close

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Sarah Paulson To Portray Nurse Ratched In Ryan Murphy’s ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’ Prequel For Netflix

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Netflix has released a series of “first look images” and a poster for the upcoming eight-episode prequel series Ratched, inspired by the notorious psychiatric nurse from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

The series reunites creator Ryan Murphy with his American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson, who takes the lead role as Nurse Mildred Ratched.

Ratched arrives on Netflix on September 18th and along with Paulson, Cynthia Nixon, Judy Davis, Sharon Stone, Vincent D’Onofrio is among the star-studded cast.  You can view the first look images and poster for the series in the link below.

‘Ratched’: Here’s Your First Look at Sarah Paulson in Netflix’s ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ Origin Story

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Seven Classic Black Sitcoms To Stream On Netflix Including “Sister, Sister,” “Moesha” And More

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Netflix has announced that it would be airing seven classic black sitcoms on the streaming service. Netflix‘s Strong Black Lead Twitter account confirmed the dates the shows would be available.

Moesha will be available Aug. 1 starring Brandy Norwood, William Allen Young and Marcus T. Paulk. The show originally ran for six seasons from 1996 – 2001 on UPN.

The Game Seasons 1 – 3 will be available Aug. 15, starring Wendy Raquel Robinson, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Brittany Daniel, Brandy Norwood and Lauren London. The first three seasons ran on The CW before moving to BET for six more seasons.

Sister Sister will be available Sept. 1. Twin sisters Tia and Tamera Mowry starred on the show which ran for six seasons from 1994 – 1999, on ABC for its first season and The WB for its remainder.

Girlfriends will be available Sept. 11. Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, Persia White and Jill Marie Jones starred for eight seasons from 2000-2008 on UPN and The CW. 

The Parkers will be available Oct. 1, starring Mo’Nique and Countess Vaughn. It ran five seasons from 1999 – 2004 on UPN.

Half & Half and One on One will be available Oct. 15. Half & Half, starred Essence Atkins and Rachel True and ran four seasons from 2002 – 2006 on UPN. One on One starred Flex Alexander as a sportscaster who gets full custody of his teenage daughter, Kyla Pratt). It ran five seasons from 2001 – 2006 on UPN.

Netflix to stream classic Black shows like ‘Moesha,’ ‘Girlfriends’ and ‘Sister, Sister’

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BLACKPINK Announce Release Date For New Album

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BLACKPINK have announced their debut album is set for release on October 2. The new album follows 2019’s KILL THIS LOVE EP.

The album features the previously shared single “How You Like That” and another song that’s set to arrive next month, which the group say will feature “surprise guest.”

Check out the video for “How You Like That” at the link: here

Blackpink to Release Debut Album This Fall

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Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande Lead 2020 MTV VMA Nominations: See The Full List

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On Thursday, MTV revealed the full list of nominees for the 2020 Video Music Awards, with Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande leading the pack with nine nods each. Other artists with multiple nominations include Billie Eilish (six), The Weeknd (six), Taylor Swift (five) and Megan Thee Stallion (three).

The 2020 VMA Awards will be held at New York City’s Barclays Center on Sunday, Aug. 30 with “limited or no audience.”

For a complete list of nominees, check out the link below.

Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Megan Thee Stallion lead nominations for 2020 MTV VMA’s

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Taylor Swift Releases New Version Of ‘Cardigan’

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Taylor Swift has released a surprise new version of her single, “Cardigan”. The 30-year-old dropped the track, a version she’s calling “Cabin in the Candlelight” on social media, and revealed that it will only be available for download for 24 hours.

“Cardigan (Cabin in the Candlelight)” version is available now as a digital download, and on CD, Vinyl and 12″ vinyl until midnight on July 30, which only gives you 24 hours to download.

Taylor also released a music video for the track that features behind-the-scenes footage from the album photo shoot.

Taylor Swift Releases “cabin in the candlelight” Version of “cardigan”: Stream

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