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Diddy Tops Forbes’ Highest Paid Musicians of 2017 List

Nothing shows success like topping the list with Forbes! Um…currently in need of some tips from Diddy at the moment since he is topping the list for being the highest paid musician! This man knows how to invest and make money!

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Forbes has revealed its annual list of the highest-paid musicians, with artists including Coldplay, Beyonce, Diddy and Justin Bieber all among the top earners. Diddy [Sean Combs] was named the highest earner, raking in $130 million, with much thanks to his deal with Ciroc vodka, the sales of one-third of Sean John for $70 million, and a Bad Boy Family Reunion tour.

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“I’m the average person,” Diddy told Forbes, rather hilariously, earlier this year. While he might not have started out that way  of course, “I started looking at business at the age of 12, from delivering newspapers to working in gas station bathrooms, or even doing things like being a background dancer or a stylist,” he continued, and now he’s anything but average today, as his status at the top of Forbes’ annual world’s highest-paid musician list shows. In the top 5, Diddy who brought in $130 million is followed by Beyonce, Drake, The Weeknd and Coldplay.

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The list is based on pretax income from June 1, 2016 through June 1, 2017, and does not subtract fees charged by agents, managers and lawyers. Data was gathered from Nielsen Music, Pollstar, the RIAA and industry insiders.

  1. Diddy ($130 M)
    (Cash cows: Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, Ciroc vodka deal, estimated $70 million sale of one-third of Sean John fashion line)
  2. Beyoncé ($105 M)
    (Cash cow: Formation tour)
  3. Drake ($94 M)
    (Cash cows: The world’s most-streamed artist, Boy Meets World tour, deals with Apple, Sprite and Nike)
  4. The Weeknd ($92 M)
    (Cash cows: 5.5 billion streams in two years, touring)
  5. Coldplay ($88 M)
    (Cash cow: Head Full of Dreams tour)
  6. Guns N’ Roses ($84 M)
    (Cash cow: Not in This Lifetime tour)
  7. Justin Bieber ($83.5 M)
    (Cash cows: One billion-plus streams, Purpose tour, Calvin Klein endorsement)
  8. Bruce Springsteen ($75 M)
    (Cash cows: The River tour, “Born to Run” memoir)
  9. Adele ($69 M)
    (Cash cow: “25” album and tour)
  10. Metallica ($66.5 M)
    (Cash cows: WorldWired tour, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct” album)
  11. Garth Brooks ($60 M, tie)
    (Cash cows: Touring, “The Anthology Part 1” book and boxed set)
  12. Elton John ($60 M, tie)
    (Cash cow: Touring, Las Vegas residency)
  13. Paul McCartney ($54 M, tie)
    (Cash cows: Touring, Beatles and solo catalogs)
  14. Red Hot Chili Peppers ($54 M, tie)
    (Cash cows: Touring, “Getaway” album)
  15. Jimmy Buffett ($50.5 M)
    (Cash cows: Margaritaville franchises, including hotels, restaurants, merch)
  16. Calvin Harris ($48.5 M)
    (Cash cows: Touring, “Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1” album)
  17. Taylor Swift ($44 M)
    (Cash cows: Endorsements, catalog)
  18. Kenny Chesney ($42.5 M)
    (Cash cows: Touring, “Cosmic Hallelujah” album, Corona and Apple deals)
  19. Luke Bryan ($42 M)
    (Cash cows: Touring, Outdoor Channel reality show Buck Commander, Cabela’s and Miller Lite endorsements)
  20. Celine Dion ($42 M)
    (Cash cows: Touring, Las Vegas residency)
  21. Jay-Z ($42 M)
    (Cash cows: $200 million Live Nation deal)
  22. Bruno Mars ($39 M)
    (Cash cow: Touring, “24K Magic” album)
  23. Tiësto ($39 M)
    (Cash cow: Touring)
  24. The Chainsmokers ($38 M)
    (Cash cows: Touring, “Memories… Do Not Open” album, streaming)
  25. Jennifer Lopez ($38 M)
    (Cash cows: Las Vegas residency, “World of Dance” TV show)

Diddy is truly living his dreams, and continues to be a successful example for those who also desire to pursue theirs. You can catch him along with DJ Khaled and others on the new show TheFour which airs on Fox network, January 4, 2018!

‘THE STAR’ Puts A New Twist On The Classic Christmas Story! [Trailer]

This holiday season, witness the story of the first Christmas… through a whole new set of eyes!

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In the Sony Pictures Animation’s The Star, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.

Cast: Steven Yeun, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Keegan-Michael Key, Kelly Clarkson, Anthony Anderson, Kris Kristofferson, Ving Rhames, Gabriel Iglesias, Patricia Heaton, Kristin Chenoweth, Christopher Plummer, Aidy Bryant, Delilah with Tracy Morgan, Tyler Perry, and Oprah Winfrey.

The movie looks hilarious and will be in theaters everywhere on November 17, just in time for you to enjoy with the kids before Thanksgiving!

Check Out the Trailer Below!

JUSTICE LEAGUE In Theaters For ThanksGiving!

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Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions. This film will have a much lighter tone than Batman v Superman; it’s a fun ensemble focused on Batman assembling the team. The film is directed by Zack Snyder with a screenplay by Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon, from a story by Terrio and Snyder, and features an ensemble cast that includes Ben AffleckHenry CavillAmy AdamsGal GadotEzra MillerJason MomoaRay FisherJeremy IronsDiane LaneConnie Nielsen, and J. K. Simmons.

The movie will be in theaters everywhere on November 17!

Check out the Trailer Below!

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle In Theaters For Christmas Starring Kevin Hart, The Rock & More!

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The movie we all grew up on is back and this time it’s being told with a bit of a twist. Of course it’s not like the original one we remember with the late star, Robin Williams, but it is quite interesting. I would like to think that having stars such as Kevin Hart, The Rock, Jack Black, Nick Jonas and others help to make the movie worth watching.

The movie tells the story of four high school kids  who discover an old video game console, and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves – or they’ll be stuck in the game forever.

The movie is set to release just in time for Christmas on December 20, 2017.

Check out the Trailer Below!

 

 

Album Tracklist: K. Michelle – ‘The People I Used To Know’

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K. Michelle is ready to unleash her next music project!

The R&B diva has been diligently working on her new album ‘The People I Used To Know’ and has thus far served up a taste in form of ‘Birthday’ and the Chris Brown assisted  ‘Either Way.’

Now, the Southern songstress has revealed which songs will also be featured on the album.

Featuring an additional guest turn from Jeremih, the project comes in at a breaking 22-tracks! Yes she put some work into this album!

Check out the full list below…

The singer took to Twitter to share the following:

 

Sammie & Tank Delivered A Hot Performance In Mobile, AL for the #SavageTour!

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Event Photography By: Terrence Smith 

R&B Atlantic Records recording artist and multi-Grammy nominated R&B star Tank has been making his way around on a 14 city “SAVAGE Tour,” in support of his new album. The tour kicked off on September 5 at the City Winery in Nashville and will wrap up on September 27 in Pittsburgh at the Rex TheaterTickets for the tour can be purchased via Tank’s website (Click Here).

R&B singer Sammie who has been on the music scene since 1999, known for his chart topping billboard hit singles such as, “I Like It”, “Crazy Things I Do”, “Come With Me”, and more, opened up on the tour during their performance recently in Mobile, Alabama on September 17th at the Soul Kitchen. The show was hot, but what can you expect when you bring two powerful R&B vocalists on to a stage in one building!

The show kicked off at 8:00 pm and shortly after, Sammie hit the stage performing some of his hit singles, as well as songs from his latest album. His new album, “Coming of Age,” dropped on September 15th, and was perfect timing for the tour. I had a moment to speak to Sammie backstage and he mentioned that he had been knowing Tank for a while and that’s how he ended up being part of his tour. Sammie also told me that his new album had been in the works for a while now and of course just listening to it, you can tell he took time to master it. If you all have not got your copy of it yet then you definitely should.

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Coming of Age is Available on Google Play, Spotify & ITunes!

Meanwhile, ladies of course went wild during Sammie’s performance! When he took off his shirt and started performing one of his prior mix-tape singles, “Wetter”, the atmosphere in the room got really steamy!

Sammie recently shared a clip from his performance on Instagram.

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Tank will be releasing his eighth studio album SAVAGE this fall. The 11-track LP features appearances by Candice BoydJ. ValentineLudacris, and labelmate Trey Songz as well as production from Da InternzHarmony Samuels, and Cardiak. The lead single “When We” is a sensual “how to” that will lead listeners to a night of high powered unadulterated passion. Currently available for purchase (Click Here), “When We” is also the #1 Most Added song on the UAC charts playing in various cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Grand Rapids, Little Rock as well as SiriusXM.

The album will be sold via all digital retailers as well as in stores.

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Tank put on an amazing performance as well! He lit up the stage with some of his hit singles like, “Please Don’t Go”, “Maybe I Deserve” along with more songs from his soon to release album. Tank also showed major love to those celebrating their birthday’s by blowing out cash into the crowd! Let’s also add that when his shirt came off to reveal those ab’s, I’m sure many probably forgot what he was singing. Check out the clip below of his performance shared recently on his Instagram.

 

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Tank/Photo Credit: Terrence Smith

Tank and Sammie along with other opening acts put on an amazing performance in Mobile, Al and I can’t wait to see these two back on stage again! 

 

 

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Chadwick Boseman Is Thurgood Marshall! [Trailer]

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As the nation teeters on the brink of WWII, a nearly bankrupt NAACP sends Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur against his wealthy socialite employer in a sexual assault and attempted murder trial that quickly became tabloid fodder. In need of a high profile victory but muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall is partnered with Samuel Friedman (Josh Gad), a young Jewish lawyer who has never tried a case.

Chadwick Boseman is an amazing actor and honestly I love him in this role. But then again I think those who have seen him act, pretty much love him in all of his roles. He really takes on the mindset of the person that he is playing. Now of course I have heard some feedback from some people who were like, Chadwick looks nothing like Thurgood Marshall but guess what…sometimes it’s not about the exact features, it’s about the message getting out there through your screens.

Chadwick has that smooth style that just slides right on in front of the cameras and takes over the role naturally. I can’t wait to grab my bag of popcorn next month and watch him on the screen for this movie. If I had the chance to interview him then that would be awesome because my first question would be to ask him how he manages to nail the mindset of each character that he plays on these films. The guy is amazing and very talented so who cares if he doesn’t look exactly like him, Boseman can play anybody if you ask me.

But no seriously, the man is blessed with a gift to act and it comes naturally. For those looking to build an acting career, it’s so important to learn how to take on the role naturally so that your viewers believe you are who they say you are on that header when people are watching.

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Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court’s 96th justice and its first African-American justice.

Before becoming a judge, Marshall was a lawyer who was best known for his high success rate in arguing before the Supreme Court and for the victory in Brown v. Board of Education, a 1954 decision that ruled that segregated public schools were unconstitutional.

Marshall was a powerful man in the court room. I have confidence that Boseman is going to help bring his story and hard work to life on the screens. The movie is set to release next month on October 13, 2017.

Check out the Trailer for #MarshallMovie below.