Today, Malaysian singer/songwriter Yuna will make a guest appearance on the ABC series “On The Record.” During the show,  the Muslim songstress will discuss how her love of music inspired her to leave Malaysia and travel overseas to take her songwriting craft to the next level. She’ll also perform some of her songs including “Crush”. “Crush”, which features Usher, has been climbing the charts and is currently No. 3 on the UAC charts. Yuna is also set to begin the European leg of her tour on September 13 in Berlin Germany. As gun violence continues to wreck havoc across the country, singer Janelle Monae has become the latest to mourn the lost of a loved one to senseless violence. The songstress lost her cousin Natasha Hays, 38, when she was killed during a drive by shooting at her home in Janelle’s hometown of Kansas City. Janelle took to Twitter to express her grief. At press time, there are no leads, except a neighbor  reportedly seeing a grey car with a sunroof and spoiler. NBA star Dwayne Wade also lost his cousin when she was caught in the crossfire while walking down the street with her baby in a stroller. Thoughts and prayers go out to both at this difficult time. Singer Mary J. Blige is coming to prime time this fall. According to, Blige will  appear on an episode of  ABC’s “How To Get Away With Murder” when the show’s third season begins. While producers are mum on details regarding Blige’s character, star Viola Davis stated that there will be a mystery during the third season and it will be presented during the first episode. Blige also starred in “The Wiz Live!” and will also appear in the forthcoming film “Mudbound” as the character Florence Jackson. Rapper Travis Scott’s latest studio effort  “Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight” has been released. After unveiling the project’s dark  album cover, which was shot by photographer Nick Knight and shows Scott with black wings, the Missouri City MC released several tracks during a live listening session on his Beats 1 show and a visual as well. The project includes collaborations with The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar,  Andre 3000 and Kid Cudi. Fans can listen to the album via Apple Music. The Recording Industry Association of America announced today that J. Cole’s “Crooked Smile”, an ode to 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones as well as his 2011 collaboration with singer Trey Songz, “Can’t Get Enough”,  are certified platinum singles. This increases Cole’s platinum list to an impressive six platinum status. The rapper’s 2014 album, “Forest Hills Drive”, earned him a platinum plaque. While there’s been no word on any future J. Cole studio albums with the exception of a rumored collaboration with Kendrick Lamar, Cole assisted producer DJ Khaled on the single “Jermaine’s Interlude”, a song featured on Khaled’s album “Major Keys.”