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Singer Chrisette Michelle has been on a mission to share her pain as she seeks to return to her prominent music career. As some may recall, she received tremendous backlash for performing at President Donald Trump’s Inaugural Ball along with Travis Greene in January. To accompany her latest single, “Strong Black Woman”, Chrisette is presenting her truth, siting how many turned their backs on her, she contemplated suicide, battled alcohol and drug abuse, had a miscarriage and was dropped from her record label. At any rate, despite Chrisette’s courage to reveal her disorders, many still say that she got what she deserved and knew what she signed up for. Some have even gone so far as to call her outcry a publicity stunt. In my humble opinion, if her revelations help others, so be it. Grammy winning singer/songwriter Solange Knowles has been selected as one of Glamour Magazine’s “Women of the Year”, and her selection is being celebrated with an electric cover. Knowles’ ground breaking album, “A Seat At The Table”, which was released late last year, tackles such subjects as racism, cultural appropriation, activism and empowerment. Knowles revealed to the magazine that she spent three years working on “A Seat At The Table”, at one point spending three months writing songs in Patoutville, LA, soaking up the pride, resilience and traditions of the regional culture. She also worked in a house on a sugar plantation, feeling the closeness of her ancestors and feeling a constant state of reflection. She admitted that part of her goal was to reclaim and change her own narrative. She also revealed that she leaned on big sister Beyoncé and mother Tina during the recording process.  Other honorees include Gigi Hadid, Nicole Kidman, late night host Samantha Bee, astronaut Peggy Whitson, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Syrian refugee and education advocate Muzoon Almellehan, fashion designer Maria Garzia Chiuri and director Patty Jenkins. The women will be honored at an event to be held in Brooklyn NY on November 13.  Congratulations Solange! Rising R&B singer Rotimi has recruited reggae star Kranium for an island style bashment for the visual for the single “Want More.” In the clip, which was shot in a Brooklyn club and directed by Walu, the “Power” cast member sets his sights on a beauty while others dance the night away. In the end, he gets the girl and leaves with her while her clingy boyfriend is left lurking in the wind. Kranium keeps a low profile while Rotimi delivers his hypnotic sound. “Want More” is taken from Rotimi’s EP “Jeep Music Vol. 1”, which has received over 2 million streams on Spotify. Additionally, Rotimi is currently filming the fifth season of the Starz series “Power.” He’s also working on new music. Rapper Chance The Rapper has been booked to host “Saturday Night Live” next month. Rapper Eminem will be the musical guest. The show’s official Twitter tweeted a picture of  next month’s schedule for the next three  Saturdays and the line up looks amazing. Next month’s schedule also includes Larry David and Tiffany Haddish as hosts and Taylor Swift and Mylie Cyrus as musical guests. The episode, set to air on November 18, will  mark Chance’s first hosting gig on the series, although he has performed there on multiple occasions. It’s unclear what’s in store for both artists, however, let’s hope that a sneak preview of  new music from a forthcoming album will be the end result of Eminem’s appearance. Rapper Remy Ma is making moves in the industry. The Brooklyn native has inked a multimillion dollar deal with Columbia Records amid the premiere of “Love & Hip Hop.” After a bidding war between several labels, Sony secured Remy’s solo album after her release from prison. This album will mark the first new music release from the rapper since her collaboration with Fat Joe.

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