• It's Black Music Month! 20 Years Later Tamia Reminisces About The Making Of Her Summer Smash 'So Into You'

    5 monthes ago - By Essence

    It was a warm day on June 23, 1998, when the second single off Canadian-born singer Tamia's self-titled debut album was released, and a summer classic was born.
    On that day when one of Tamia's most recognizable hits, “So Into You,” settled into a top spot on the airwaves and gave young Black girls around the world a feel-good summer anthem that, to this day, is a guaranteed sing-a-long and bonafide hit.

    The track, which was four-minute and 22 seconds of pure R&B goodness, turns 20 this year. And in case you forgot, Tamia co-wrote the song and penned the second verse. During her recent...
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  • Kimora Lee Simmons, Russell Simmons Celebrate Daughter Ming Lee's Graduation

    5 monthes ago - By Essence

    Ming Lee Simmons just graduated from high school. Feel old yet?
    The 18-year-old daughter of music mogul Russell Simmons and model-turned-fashion designer Kimora Lee Simmons earned her diploma on Monday. Sporting pearl-white stilettos and lace-accented LBD, Ming Lee said farewell to her high school days.
    “On to the next...” she wrote on Instagram.
    Kimora Lee took to Instagram as well to congratulate her firstborn, “My big baby mingleesimmons graduated high school today! 18 years of lovin on this thang! So super proud of you! WeMadeIt!”
    A few weeks ago, the mother of four became a graduate...
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  • These Famous Music Artists Are Also Fashion Icons, Here's Why

    5 monthes ago - By Essence

    Hip-Hop and R&B artists have earned great clout in the fashion industry as they set trends and push boundaries with their style in music videos, performances, and red carpet appearances. Music artists such as Beyoncé, Janelle Monae, and Pharrell are sought after everywhere - just to get a glimpse of what they're wearing. Their styles are unmatched and remain versatile, when it comes to both music and fashion.
    In honor of Black Music Month, let's recognize the musicians that also continue to make great strides and influence in the fashion industry.
    Beyonce

    Beyonce's presence on red carpets...
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