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Raphael Saadiq on His Oscar-Nominated ‘Mudbound’ Song, Working With Mary J. Blige and Declining Prince’s Record Deal

Raphael Saadiq on His Oscar-Nominated ‘Mudbound’ Song, Working With Mary J. Blige and Declining Prince’s Record Deal
Without overstating the case, singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Raphael Saadiq has had an almost Zelig-like career over the past 30 years. Yet at 51, the peak of that career may have arrived: An Academy Award nomination for Best Song for “Mighty River,” the song he wrote with Mary J. Blige and frequent collaborator Taura Stinson for “Mudbound,” the harrowing Netflix film about a black family in the Jim Crow-era South for which Blige received both Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for her acting as well as her singing.

It’s a long way from the Oakland native’s first big break, which came as Sheila E’s bassist during tours as an opening act for Prince and Lionel Richie. After that band split, he returned to Oakland and formed the R&B group Tony! Toni! Tone!, which had a string of hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s (remember “Feels Good” and “If I Had No Loot”?). By
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Raphael Saadiq on His Oscar-Nominated ‘Mudbound’ Song, Working With Mary J. Blige and Declining Prince’s Record Deal

Raphael Saadiq on His Oscar-Nominated ‘Mudbound’ Song, Working With Mary J. Blige and Declining Prince’s Record Deal
Without overstating the case, singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Raphael Saadiq has had an almost Zelig-like career over the past 30 years. Yet at 51, the peak of that career may have arrived: An Academy Award nomination for Best Song for “Mighty River,” the song he wrote with Mary J. Blige and frequent collaborator Taura Stinson for “Mudbound,” the harrowing Netflix film about a black family in the Jim Crow-era South for which Blige received both Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for her acting as well as her singing.

It’s a long way from the Oakland native’s first big break, which came as Sheila E’s bassist during tours as an opening act for Prince and Lionel Richie. After that band split, he returned to Oakland and formed the R&B group Tony! Toni! Tone!, which had a string of hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s (remember “Feels Good” and “If I Had No Loot”?). By
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Spotlight: Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation's Celebrity Supporters

The Lapd Memorial Foundation provides grants for widows and orphans of officers killed in the line of duty, and for many other catastrophic occurences within the Lapd family.

Celebrity supporters

Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation has 57 known supporters, including Elton John, Stevie Wonder, and Samuel L. Jackson

Areas of work Family/Parent SupportAdoption, Fostering, OrphansEmergency services Read more about Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation's work and celebrity supporters. Related articles Dan Aykroyd To Host Lapd Memorial Foundation ConcertLuke Wilson To Host Charity Golf For Lapd Memorial FoundationPolice Partner With The Stars For Celebrity Charity GolfLAPD Memorial Foundation Celebrity Golf And Family Fun This WeekendJames Gandolfini To Host La Police Memorial Foundation Poker

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Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' Theft from Donna Summer Goes Even Deeper

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Michael Jackson had intimate knowledge of the Donna Summer track he "stole" for "Billie Jean" ... because he sang backup on her song!!! If ya missed it, Quincy Jones was first to blow the whistle on Mj ... saying he outright stole that famous "Billie Jean" bass line from Donna's song, "State of Independence." We took Q at his word when we read the Vulture interview ... and listened to both songs. Once we slowed down 'Independence' it
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The Story of How the Spice Girls Came to Be Will Make You Believe in Fate

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Let's be real: whenever we think of '90s girls bands, we automatically think of the Spice Girls. The girl group, which was made up of Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice), Emma Bunton (Baby Spice), Melanie Brown (Scary Spice), Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice), and Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice), was one of the bestselling girl bands of all time and is responsible for making "girl power" a rallying cry for fans everywhere. But how exactly did the Spice Girls come to be? It's quite old school, actually: through a newspaper ad. Related15 Times Spice World Spoke to You as a Grown-Ass, Functioning Adult Geri penned an essay for Marie Claire back in July 2016 in which she explained how the girl group formed by way of a newspaper ad placed by two managers in 1994. "I came across an ad in a trade newspaper called The Stage looking for 'streetwise' girls to audition for a pop band,
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From Silas Timberlake to Blue Ivy Carter: The Best Superstar Kid-Parent Duets Ever

From Silas Timberlake to Blue Ivy Carter: The Best Superstar Kid-Parent Duets Ever
In many ways, being a world famous musician is a job just like any other — and sometimes these superstars like to bring their offspring along to the studio for a little “Take Your Kids to Work Day” action. Over the years, artists like Beyoncé, Eminem, Will Smith and Stevie Wonder have collaborated with their little ones on record, creating some of the most touching moments in the pop music canon.

Justin Timberlake has joined their ranks on his new album, Man of the Woods (out now), which features his 2½-year-old son Silas on the track “Young Man,” adorably intoning “Da-da” and “I love you.
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John Mellencamp Takes a Knee on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Ahead of Super Bowl Weekend

John Mellencamp Takes a Knee on Late Show with Stephen Colbert Ahead of Super Bowl Weekend
John Mellencamp is never afraid to get political. The 66-year-old heartland rocker timed the release of “Easy Target” — a barbed protest anthem in support of the Black Lives Matter movement — to just days before Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration.

On Thursday night, in advance of Super Bowl Lii, Mellencamp played the song on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, capping off the performance by taking a knee. The act was done in solidarity with the NFL players who choose to kneel during the national anthem played at football games.

The movement began in August 2016 with Colin Kaepernick, who made headlines
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Blues Legend Buddy Guy Re-Records His Classic 'Skin Deep' to Benefit Playing for Change

Blues Legend Buddy Guy Re-Records His Classic 'Skin Deep' to Benefit Playing for Change
For most of us, “the blues” are a music genre, or a mood. For Buddy Guy, they’re as much a part of him as the air he breathes. At 81, the legendary guitarist is one of the last surviving of the mid-20th-century bluesmen who migrated from the American South to Chicago, started playing their music on electric instruments, and changed the course of music forever. Perusing some of the titles in Guy’s discography — A Man and the Blues, Pleading the Blues, Damn, Right I’ve Got the Blues — you get an idea of how the music has impacted him,
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‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Jason Isaacs Apologizes for Lying, Admits to Feeling Like a ‘Drunken Hippo’ When Fighting Michelle Yeoh

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Jason Isaacs Apologizes for Lying, Admits to Feeling Like a ‘Drunken Hippo’ When Fighting Michelle Yeoh
[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for “Star Trek: Discovery” Season 1 Episode 13, “What’s Past is Prologue.”]

Jason Isaacs seemed relatively cheerful when IndieWire got him on the phone to discuss “What’s Past is Prologue,” the latest episode of “Star Trek: Discovery.” But this was how he began the conversation: “Lucky me. I’m talking about my death and me leaving a fantastic, successful, popular show. What could be better?”

Because, lest you were preparing for another classic “Trek” fakeout, Isaacs felt fairly comfortable saying that while death can be a flexible thing in science fiction television, “Right now I’m going to say [Lorca’s] pretty dead. Dead as a doornail. That’s not a bruise. I’m incinerated, particle by particle. It will take a lot of jigsaw puzzle fans to put me back together again.”

We want to believe Isaacs, though he did say that he needed to apologize for months of lying. After all,
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The Complete History of Beyoncé at the Grammys

The Complete History of Beyoncé at the Grammys
With 63 Grammy nominations to her name, Beyoncé is one of the most-recognized artists in the awards show history. Impressed? Try and keep your chill about it, because you know the Queen is.

She’s graced the Grammys with her elegant, fashion-forward and always-gracious presence since 2000, and in those 18 years, she’s clocked an impressive amount of trophies, performances and outfit changes.

Buckle up, Beyhive, because we’re about to do a deep dive.

Be sure to check out People’s full Grammys coverage to get the latest news on music’s big night.

Beyoncé made her first appearance at the
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Jay-Z Reveals He Ended His Six-Year Grammys Boycott to Support 'Beautiful Miss Beyoncé' in 2004

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Jay-Z Reveals He Ended His Six-Year Grammys Boycott to Support 'Beautiful Miss Beyoncé' in 2004
We all have Beyoncé to thank for Jay-Z‘s return to the Grammy Awards.

“I’m gonna say a lot of things tonight, but it’s all coming from a place of honesty,” the 48-year-old rapper — who’s nominated for eight Grammys this year — said at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Gala at the Sheraton Time Square on Saturday while accepting the 2018 Salute to Industry Icons Award.

“My introduction to the Grammys were, aside from seeing them on TV and seeing Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder and all those guys inspiring to do what they did, was 1998,” he continued
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5 Things to Know About Grammy Nominated Singer-Songwriter Daniel Caesar

5 Things to Know About Grammy Nominated Singer-Songwriter Daniel Caesar
Months after releasing his debut album, Daniel Caesar scored not one but two Grammy nominations. The record itself, Freudian, got recognized in the best R&B album category, and his gold-certified 2016 hit with Kali Uchis, “Get You,” earned a nod for best R&B performance.

“It does feel like it’s been fast,” Caesar, 22, tells People of his success. “It’s only been five years, but it’s been five years of steady growth. I feel more secure in whatever level of success that we have because I feel like it’s not an accident.”

Now with two EPs, a
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The Top Uses of Stevie Wonder’s “My Cherie Amour” in Movies

There are few artists from the Mo-Town era that brought the steady stream of hits and undeniable soul that you can find when you listen to Stevie Wonder. There were a lot of singles put out throughout the recording career of the artist, and songs like “My Cherie Amour” would echo as one of the greatest love songs of all time. While there were arguably many hits that far surpassed the successes of this song, it managed to work its way onto the soundtrack for many feature films put out by Hollywood. While you might have your own favorite instances

The Top Uses of Stevie Wonder’s “My Cherie Amour” in Movies
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Latest Retro Soundtrack Releases From Vocalion

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By Darren Allison

(Cinema Retro Soundtrack Editor)

Dutton Vocalion has released three3 more impressive titles in their Sacd range. The Black Motion Picture Experience / Music for Soulful Lovers (Cdsml 8531) is as a twofer release featuring The Cecil Holmes Soulful Sounds. There’s a perfect symmetry about this particular CD. Both albums were released on the famous Buddah label back in 1973 and both were released in Stereo and Quadrophonic pressings. Vocalion’s new CD marks the debut of both albums in both formats. Both titles were originally released back in the height of the Blaxploitation boom. The first of the Holmes albums consists of a great selection of major Blaxploitation themes including Super fly (1972), Shaft (1971) and Across 110th street (1972), but there’s also a great deal more than the usual, often repeated titles. Slaughter (1972) is a nice addition to the track listing, considering a soundtrack album was never released. Holmes also
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Spotlight: Race to Erase Ms's Celebrity Supporters

Race to Erase Ms is dedicated to the treatment and ultimate cure of Multiple Sclerosis. Funding research is the core focus of the Foundation and all funds raised support our Center Without Walls program, a selected network of the nation’s top Ms research centers. This nationwide collaboration of physicians and scientists are on the cutting-edge of innovative research programs, working as a team on therapeutic approaches to eradicate Ms. In addition to combating Ms through research in a clinical environment, they hope to increase awareness by educating the public about this mystifying disease.

How you can help

Every dollar donated makes a difference in the Race to Erase Ms and 72% of every dollar funds vital important research through their Center Without Walls program. They have come such a long way in such a short amount of time as a result of remarkable people such as you who have contributed
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Drake, Bella Hadid Celebrate Dave Chappelle's New Year's Eve Concert

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[[tmz:video id="0_uruyivow"]] Celebs were out in force Sunday night to celebrate 2 things ... a new year, and Dave Chappelle's performance at the L.A. Forum. A slew of stars showed up at Delilah in West Hollywood following Dave's comedy show, including Stevie Wonder and Bobby Brown, who apparently lost weight with the help of his BBQ sauce. Comedian Jeff Ross praised the losing Cleveland Browns for their consistency ... which is hilarious. Also on hand ... Bella Hadid, Michael Strahan,
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Elton John Roars Into Boxing Day Wearing a $4,665 Gucci Tiger-Print Cape

Gucci’s spring 2018 collection was famously inspired by Elton John, and the Grammy winner returned the favor on Boxing Day — dressing in the brand’s eye-catching Tiger-print wool cape.

The 70-year-old hitmaker posted a picture of himself in the garment on Twitter Wednesday, which he wore to brave the cold temperatures in Aspen, Colorado.

Featuring a pointed studded collar, open front with button fastening, silk lining, and red and gold trim, the cape makes a bold statement, even for the “Crocodile Rock” singer. He paired the garment and its multicolored tiger pattern with black shoes, black pants, and a black zip-up jumper.
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Michelle Williams Remembers Being Mistaken for the Destiny's Child Singer at a Concert (Exclusive)

Michelle Williams Remembers Being Mistaken for the Destiny's Child Singer at a Concert (Exclusive)
Seeing Michelle Williams is always a treat -- even when you're not quite sure which Michelle Williams you're getting.

Et spoke to the All the Money in the Worldstar at the film's press day on Sunday, where she revealed an awkward mix-up involving her and the Destiny's Child singer who shares her name.

"Yes, we often get confused for each other," the 37-year-old actress shared, noting the two have never met in real life. "Let me tell you when I really got confused ... for that other Michelle Williams."

"When I took my daughter to see Stevie Wonder. They were like, 'huh?'" she explained. Apparently, they thought the other Williams would be the one in attendance. "They were like, 'Oh, ohh ohh ohh... Ok cool."

Despite the mix-up, Williams has no regrets on watching the music icon!

"My daughter is a huge Stevie Wonder fan and we were not gonna miss that night," she said, laughing
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The Most Disappointing – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Anghus Houvouras on Star Wars: The Last Jedi (major spoilers follow)…

It’s all been done. That song by Canada’s eighth best band Barenaked Ladies was bouncing around my head as I watched the latest installment of the Star Wars saga. A galaxy, far, far away isn’t nearly as exciting as it used to be. Not since Disney bought the franchise and turned it into an annual blockbuster money printing machine. The series has been floundering ever since the lackluster Star Wars: The Force Awakens opened in 2015, followed by the even more formulaic and haphazard Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The Last Jedi is the third and most salient example that it’s all been done and Disney has little interest in doing anything differently.

Trust me when I say, this sucks. Disliking things that are insanely popular is fine, but when you write columns
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Move Over Beyoncé! Ed Sheeran Releases New Version of ‘Perfect’ with Opera Star Andrea Bocelli

Move Over Beyoncé! Ed Sheeran Releases New Version of ‘Perfect’ with Opera Star Andrea Bocelli
Third time’s the charm!

On Friday, Ed Sheeran released a third version of his newest single “Perfect” – this time with Andrea Bocelli.

The 59-year-old Italian opera star sings in Italian on the track, with Sheeran briefly trying his hand at the language too. They trade lead vocals throughout the duet, dubbed “Perfect Symphony.”

Bocelli isn’t the only change in in this version of “Perfect.” Sheeran’s brother Matthew Sheeran, a classical composer, provided the arrangements — ramping up the orchestrations and giving the guitar-driven track a whole new elegance.

In the video released with the song, the singers can
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