On September 4, Beyoncé celebrated her 35h birthday at the Nomad Hotel in New York City with a Soul Train themed party. Some of the hottest artists in the music industry came out to celebrate with Bey and husband Jay Z, including Kendrick Lamar, Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz, Usher, Carmelo Anthony and Kelly Rowland. Everyone sported their 70’s best and they even boogied down the soul train line as well. Fans, get ready for greatness coming near you this fall. It’s been announced that Maxwell and Mary J. Blige will hit the road together for the first time on the co-headlining “King and Queen of Hearts World Tour”, which will play arenas across the country. The 24-show trek, which begins on Nov. 5 in Baltimore, MD, will follow after a dozen European dates in October. Ro James, who toured with Maxwell during the summer, will join the tour as a special guest on all dates. Artist VIP packages are now available. General public sales begin Friday, Sept. 9, at 10:00 a.m. Every online ticket order will include Maxwell’s latest CD “blackSUMMER’Snight” as well as Mary J. Blige’s forthcoming CD. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Artists of Peace and Justice. Fans can see Maxwell and Mary J. Blige make their first television appearance to promote the tour on ABC’s “The View” this Friday, September 9. The Weeknd is busy preparing his sophomore effort and fans can expect to hear more of what they’ve come to love from the crooner. Highlighted by red and purple hues on one cover and blurred smoke on another, the follow up to 2015’s “Beauty Behind The Madness” will be released next year. The singer stated during an interview that he wrote all the material and that it’s similar to a fictional book inspired by true events. The photographs were shot by Inez & Vinooh. Meanwhile, the shoot was styled by Mel Ottenberg, which included smoke, motion and a contemplative Weeknd. News of former NWA manager Jerry Heller’s passing sent shockwaves throughout the industry, to say the least. However, to say that there’s no love lost between Heller and former client Ice Cube would be an understatement. Cube told Detroit radio station 107.5 that he’s not popping champagne, but he isn’t shedding any tears either. Cube did the interview to promote a show featuring he and former NWA members DJ Yella and MC Ren.