Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child fame has always been open about her mental health. She has been struggling with issues of depression for quite a while, but now she is seeking professional help with her illness.
According to TMZ, the Destiny's Child member checked herself into a mental health facility outside of Los Angeles a few days ago.
"For years I have dedicated myself to increasing awareness of mental health and empowering people to recognize when it's time to seek help, support and guidance from those that love and care for your well being," she said in a statement on Twitter Tuesday (July 17).
In an interview with The Talk in 2017, the songstress admitted that at times she was suicidal, particularly during the peak of Destiny's Child's success. She continues to stand up against the stigma toward mental health.
We wish he success in her pursuit of good mental health.
In a new interview with the Chicago Tribune, Chance The Rapper revealed that he will release a new album this week. While he opened up about the highly-anticipated follow-up to Coloring Book being here by week’s end, Lil Chano didn’t say exactly how it will be released.
Chance also discussed his collaborative album with his friend and idol, Kanye West–a project separate from the one dropping this week. They reportedly worked on a pair of songs “casually” during Chance’s recent visit to Jackson Hole, Wyo.
“I don’t know of a timeline on it yet, the trajectory of it, but he’s coming here to work on it some more,” he said. “We’ve just started making it, but I don’t want to manipulate the situation and impose any time frame, because that can hinder you.”
Pusha T will soon allow music lovers everywhere to vote yay or nay for their hip-hop songs on an upcoming app called heir. The G.O.O.D. Music head honcho partnered up with Silicon Valley entrepreneur Summer Watson on the announcement and new venture.
The app is now allowing early access for a select number of applicants. Approved users will be allowed to vote up or down on tracks. Users who thrive on choosing what’s popular by demand are eligible to win digital currency called a Crown. Yet if you vote negatively on a popular track from a burgeoning new artist you risk losing a Crown.
Heir is primarily designed to give fans access to music industry insiders and artists respectively. It allows the general public to have some sort of participation and stake at some of their favorite artists. It’s like having stock at a record label, where everyone has a say.
Will you be voting for the next Crown? You can apply for early access here.
Legendary rapper/producer Pharrell Williams is teaming up with Spotify to to shed light on the black historical experience in America. The campaign is titled Black History Is Happening Now and will release content all month along.
“Our influence is everywhere in clothing, music. You know, there would be no rock and roll without us. Like, we’ve been here. Black now is America,” says Pharrell. “Black future in America. Black history in America.”
Watch Pharrell in a Spotify Black History Is Happening Now clip below and more on Spoti.fi/pharrellwilliams via your Spotify app.
Drake just stays winning. His recently released album Scorpion is his his eighth number-one album and he's breaking records set buy legendary acts. Drake has now broken The Beatles record for most songs in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
According to Billboard, Drake’s latest LP boasts seven songs in the top 10 on the Hot 100 at once, which beats the Beatles’ record of five simultaneously charting songs. They’ve held that record since 1964, and they still are the only musical act in history to “monopolize the Hot 100’s entire top five in a week.”
Drake also has the most among male solo acts. The addition of five new songs this week took his total to 31, surpassing Michael Jackson who has 30. Jackson actually had 29 but gained one more thanks to his feature on Drake's ‘Don’t Matter to Me.’
Scorpion recently broke the record for most streams in 24 hours on any and every streaming service, with 170 million listens combined in just one day.
Two weeks ago (June 20), Mobb Deep fans remembered group member Prodigy on the one year anniversary of his passing. Now fans are getting a treat with the release of an unreleased track the group made in 2011.
The track is called ‘That’s The Thing’ and according to HardTimes Records who have unveiled it, the song was recorded right after Prodigy was released from prison in first week of March, 2011. Singer Melissa J provides a sweet R&B hook on the mid tempo song which is produced by Havoc.
Listen to it below.
SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT CEO ROB STRINGER unveiled the relaunch of ARISTA RECORDS under the leadership of music industry executive DAVID MASSEY. Most recently, MASSEY was Pres./CEO of ISLAND RECORDS.
MASSEY's leadership of ARISTA is part of a new "broad-based creative partnership" between the exec and SONY MUSIC. In addition, SONY MUSIC and MASSEY have entered into a new joint venture for MASSEY-led artist management and music publishing businesses.
Founded by CLIVE DAVIS in 1974, ARISTA RECORDS is among the most storied labels in the history of the recorded music business and previously served as the home to numerous iconic artists, including WHITNEY HOUSTON, THE KINKS, PATTI SMITH, THE GRATEFUL DEAD, CARLOS SANTANA, BARRY MANILOW and ARETHA FRANKLIN.
Said DAVIS, "I am really delighted to see the ARISTA name return to a place of prominence under an executive with the talents of DAVID MASSEY. DAVID is a true music man who has tremendous respect for artistry, and he is the ideal choice to carry on the label's great tradition."
By: Everyday Jay
Drizzy continues to fire subs at Kanye West in his new freestyle captured by Link Up TV.
Fresh off a billion streams in a week with his double sided project "Scorpion" Drake continues to fire shots at The GOOD music leader Kanye West but still no shots at Pusha T.
It was an eventful 4th of July for Chicago's Chance The Rapper. During all the fun of a family holiday get together, Chance, real name Chancelor Bennett, drop to one knee and proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Kirsten Corley.
The couple have been together for a few years now and share a two-year-old daughter named Kensli. He rapped about her on a few songs off the 2016 project Coloring Book. A few of the couple’s friends and family members also shared the good news on social media along with photos. Congrats to the couple!
You probably missed it but Memphis R&B/Pop superstar Justin Timberlake has dropped some new music without any warning. The new song is called "Soulmate."
The singer released his last studio album Man of The Woods in February which had a lukewarm response by a section of fans, especially the ones who are more accustomed to listening to his Urban stuff with Timbaland and Pharrell. But looks like JT is ready to move into a new era, even if it might be just for a brief period, like this particular song.
‘SoulMate’ is a perfect mood setter for Summertime and arrives just in time when the singer is kicking off the European leg of his Man of the Woods tour which started in Paris on July 3.
You can hear the new song below.