In advance of the 59th annual Grammy Awards, Grammy winning singer Lalah Hathaway will throw an intimate live event titled Lalah Hathaway & Friends. The event will take place at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, and will serve as a celebration of the year’s most acclaimed Grammy award nominees. During the evening, The Troubadour will feature several performances from numerous championed musicians, and of course, Hathaway herself. Hathaway was motivated to curate Lalah Hathaway & Friends after recognizing the wealth of diverse, socially conscious talent that earned Grammy nominations this year. In addition to receiving two nominations of her own, she was proud to see fellow artists Terrace Martin and KING receive recognition as well. Lalah Hathaway & Friends will unite these artists, musicians who have gone against the grain and staunchly promoted creativity. As a result, the night will include some electrifying performances rich in musicality. The event is sure to be one of the most memorable of Grammy weekend. As mentioned, the important distinction is the ability of the artists to address social issues through their music. Accordingly, and prior to Lalah Hathaway & Friends, Hathaway will appear at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. She’ll perform at Samora Pinderhughes’ event to support the film “Whose Streets?”, a documentary on how the killing of Michael Brown inspired the Ferguson community to fight back , and sparked a world wide movement as well. The Sundance event will take place on January 24 with more details to come. Lalah Hathaway & Friends will take place on February 10th at the Troubadour. Tickets can be purchased via ticketweb.com. Aaliyah fans have wondered why her music has been hard to find online. Complex magazine tackled the subject in their December issue with a piece titled “The Inexplicable Online Absence Of Music”, which concluded that all roads lead back to her uncle, music executive Barry Hankerson, who owns her music catalog and has kept her music from streaming services and digital outlets. However, last night, her greatest hits album “Ultimate Aaliyah” appeared on Apple Music, which allows fans to purchase the collection of hits they fell in love with, including “One In A Million” and “You Are That Somebody.” Prior to this, the only Aaliyah album available on streaming platforms was her debut “Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number”, which happens to be out of Hankerson’s ownership. While this is wonderful news for fans and her legacy, “One In A Million” and “Aaliyah” will not be available for streaming or purchase. The album has now been removed. Reportedly, the company Craze, which is notorious for breaking legalities concerning copyrights, posted the album for quick financial gain. They should stop playing on fans emotions. Singers Ariana Grande and John Legend will unite for the remake of the classic “Beauty And The Beast.” Their collaboration will be released ahead of the live action film adaptation of “Beauty And The Beast.” The soundtrack, which will include songs written by Alan Menken and Tim Rice, will be released on March 10. Preorders are available now. The original “Beauty And The Beast” was performed by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson in 1991 for the classic Walt Disney film. Written by Menken and Howard Ashman, it earned an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and two Grammys. Legend and Grande’s duet will be produced by Ron Fair, with a music video to be directed by Dave Meyers, known for his work with Janet Jackson, Brittany Spears, Missy Elliott, Katy Perry and Ice Cube. Stephen Colbert’s “The Late Show” was transformed into a mental facility for A$AP Mob’s performance of the single “Crazy Brazy” last night. For the track, which appears on “Cozy Tapes: Vol 1 Friends”, A$AP Rocky was wheeled out on to the stage by a nurse while rocking a straightjacket and Key and held a teddy bear during the performance.A$AP Twelvyy also delivered a fiery verse on the late night stage. The group will headline the second annual Yams Day on Wednesday January 18, in honor of their late founder A$AP Yams. TDE, Tyler, The Creator, Joey Bada$$ and Lil Uzi Vert will also appear on the bill.