Sharon Benjamin-Hodo was found dead in her home on May 27, a representative for confirmed to Billboard. It was the day after her son and Outkast member’, Andre 3000’s 38th birthday. She was the wife of New Morning Lighy Missionary Baptist Church’s paster, Robert Hodo. She also started and oversaw the Starlight Camp, a program made for children of low-income families. Stay tuned for more information as they become known.
Our sincere thoughts and prayers goes out to Andre 3000, her husband, and her family.
Deitrick Haddon Releases New Album T.I.M.E. (TRUTH IS MY ENERGY)
Award-winning gospel music superstar Deitrick Haddon’s new album T.I.M.E (Truth Is My Energy) is available now wherever music is sold and streamed digitally.
Haddon’s new album is hailed as his “best work yet,” and features the Billboard Gospel Radio smash single, “Open Door Season.” Additionally, it boasts a new verse of the worshippers favorite track “He’s Able,” the viral “Gorilla Faith” produced by Zaytoven and “Come Through” lifted from TV One’s original film, “Sins of the Father.”
Deitrick Haddon earned the name, “the new face of Gospel,” after his album Church on the Moon debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel chart. The Detroit native is known for his progressive, urban style of gospel music, but he is also the founding pastor of Hill City Church in California. He is also a former cast member on Oxygen’s reality television show Preachers of L.A. Christmas 2018, Haddon teamed up with super-producer Zaytoven to create what they consider to be their best body of work to date, on the holiday EP “Greatest Gift.” Additionally, Haddon penned three songs on Usher’s most recent album, “A.”
Deitrick Haddon’s new album T.I.M.E (Truth Is My Energy) is available now wherever music is sold and streamed digitally. Follow Deitrick Haddon on Twitter using the handle @DeitrickHaddon; on Instagram at @DHaddy and Facebook at Facebook.com/DeitrickHaddon.
Cardi B Makes History as First Female Rapper to Land Two No. 1 Singles
Cardi B just accomplished something no other female rapper has done.
Thanks to her latest single, I Like It, the New York native is the first female rapper with two songs to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the music magazine reported Monday.
The track featuring Latin music stars Bad Bunny and J Balvin was released in May, and is the latest single off Cardi B’s debut studio album, Invasion of Privacy.
It follows the release of club anthem Bodak Yellow (Money Moves), which climbed to the top of the Hot 100 in October.
Four other female rappers have previously landed No. 1 singles on the Hot 100, including Lauryn Hill with Doo Wop (That Thing) in 1998. Lil’ Kim had Lady Marmalade with Christina Aguilera, Mya and Pink in 2001. Shawnna was featured on Ludacris’ single Stand Up in 2003, and Iggy Azalea with Fancy featuring Charli XCX in 2014.
Before her album was released, Cardi B began to garner attention as a regular castmember on the VH1 reality series Love & Hip Hop: New York.
She is currently expecting her first child with rapper Offset of hip-hop trio Migos.
The two tied the knot last year, but never went public with their marriage until Offset let it slip on stage last month during the BET Awards that they are husband and wife. Cardi B has since confirmed the marriage on social media.
You can watch I Like It below….WARNING, the video contains profanity.
Mariah Carey cancels several shows for her Christmas concert tour
Mariah Carey is taking some time off to focus on her health!
The 47-year-old singer has postponed her All I Want For Christmas Is You Tour on doctor’s orders. The tour, which was supposed to start on Nov. 27 (after Carey was forced to cancel the first couple of dates due to a respiratory infection), will now begin on Dec. 2 in New York.
She explained on Instagram Friday:
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with loved ones; it’s certainly nice to remember what we are grateful for! Like most, I’m thankful for my overall health… for which I need a bit more time to get right. Doctors have ordered a few extra days of rest before I can finally fly to New York and take the stage for my Christmas Tour. While this news disappoints me to share, I am grateful to be on the mend and for the support from all of you – it means the world to me! See you from the stage soon darlings! ❤, Mariah Read more: mariahcarey.com
Refunds will be provided for those who purchased tickets for Carey’s shows on Nov. 27, 28 and Dec. 1. See Mimi’s updated tour schedule below:
Dec. 2 – Beacon Theatre, NY
Dec. 4 – Beacon Theatre, NY
Dec. 5 – Beacon Theatre, NY
Dec. 9 – AccorHôtels Arena, Paris
Dec. 10 – Manchester Arena, Manchester
Dec. 11 – The 02, London
Dec. 14 – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Dec. 16 – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Dec. 17 – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Dec. 20 – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Dec. 22 – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Mariah previously told fans she was only cancelling shows up until November 27, telling her followers: ‘Lambs! Just in time for the holiday gift-giving season, it seems I’ve received a present of my own; a lovely upper respiratory infection after last week’s flu. Bleak!’
She added: ‘You know there is nothing I love more than celebrating the holidays with my festive Christmas show, but I have to take my Doctor’s orders and rest until he says I can sing on stage.
‘Until then, unfortunately, I have to cancel the first several shows of my upcoming Christmas tour. ‘I’m going to do all that I can so that I can see you soon.’
She was also recently forced to pull out of the LA premiere of her animated nativity film The Star, blaming an upset stomach.
While Carey was feeling “under the weather” over Thanksgiving, her twins, Moroccan and Monroe, spent the holiday feeding the homeless with their dad, Nick Cannon.
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