musical-notes

In early 2015, it was announced that the surviving members of TLC, Tionne “T Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas,  would be releasing their final album and created a Kickstarter campaign  to help fund it. $430,000 was raised, and fans became nervous, wondering if they were scammed out of their money when an album didn’t come as quickly as they’d hoped. Well, fans can relax. Yesterday, TLC’s longtime manager, Bill Diggins, announced that the album will be released at the end of June. The 4, 201 backers who contributed monetarily to the project will receive an advanced copy of the album. Diggins elaborated that the release of the album took a long time because coordinating the schedules of the group members, writers, executive producer Ron Fair and recording sessions took time. The group wanted to create a work that fans would be proud of. It’s been a long time coming and fans are no doubt looking forward to hearing the album. Up and coming New Jersey artist Felicia Temple has made a name for herself on “The Voice.” During the first episode of the 12th season, during which auditions were held, Temple wowed judges with her rendition of the Etta James classic “All I Could Do Is Cry.” Three of the four judges all hit the button, turning in their chairs to face Temple in interested in having her join their team.  Temple revealed that she performed Alicia Keys songs during talent shows, prompting Adam Levine to request a duet between the two. Keys took the stage to perform her debut single “Fallen.”  The result was a soulful, impromptu collaboration, which found Keys and Temple harmonizing in unrehearsed unison. Jay Z has secured another big screen gig. According to Playbill, Hova will serve as co-producer for the Lin Manuel play In The Heights. Harvey Weinstein made  the announcement during a pre-Oscar party on Sunday. Last September, Jay Z joined The Weinstein Company for the forthcoming Spike TV docuseries “TIME: The Kalief Browder Story.” Representatives for Jay Z and Miranda have not publicly commented.

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