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3 Reasons We're Excited About The Billionaire Girls Club Collection

Whether it was coining that distinctive Neptunes sound during Startrak’s mid-90s/early-millennium reign or debuting the men’s clothing line that would ultimately become a staple in the evolution of urban fashion, Pharrell has been setting trends both in and out of the studio since shiny suits were in style. So when our ears caught mention that the heartthrob mogul was finally launching a line for the Vixens, it was undoubtedly a cause for celebration. Sure, he may be a few years tardy with the overall concept, considering its masculine predecessor launched back in the mid-2000s, but is that curbing our enthusiasm? Not one bit. Plus, the ladies love Cool P, so you already know that any advances toward catering to us aren’t going to be overlooked.

Earlier this year he showered us in Qream, the ultra-smooth cream liqueur targeted specifically to women. Now he’s bringing us the Billionaire Girls Club, and we very much appreciate it, Sir P-Will. And just to show you how much we salute your genius, we’ve compiled this quick list of reasons explaining why we can’t wait to get your threads into our beckoning closets.
1. It's casual luxe meets feminine fly.
Think the sporty chic essence of Paris Hilton tied in with Vashtie Kola's tomboy charm. If you're the girly-girl at heart who enjoys the finer things, yet you still prefer flats over sky-high heels, Pharrell's lady line just may be the godsend you’ve subconsciously been looking for. The prelude of BGC dons understated fashions in sophisticated shades of green, purple and blue. And who said you had to get all dressed up to feel impeccably sexy? The eye-grabbing hues paired with the low cut of its tops provide the right tools to make heads turn while requiring little endeavor on your part to do so. Forget all the fuss. Effortless cool is in.
2. You don’t have to be an A-List Vixen to rock it.
On the BGC roster, you’ve got laid-back clothing in wearable fabrics that are perfect for the woman who opts to keep it low-key. The lightweight jersey of BGC’s v-neck tee, for example, is a tri-blend of cotton, rayon and polyester, making it super comfortable and easy to upkeep. Clothing we can wear on the r-e-g without the added expense of the dry cleaners? Yeah. We’re totally with it.
3. It’s being launched by Pharrell Williams.
Need we really say more here? Given the noteworthy role Pharrell has played in the advancement of hip-hop fashion, it really should come as no surprise that we’re eating up the arrival of BGC. After all, we’re talking about the man for whom Louis Vuitton fashion shows in Paris are a regular thing; the same man who raided skaters’ closets and made the mesh trucker hat a quintessential pairing with crisp v-neck tees, and the same man who boldly rocked fitted jeans before it was even deemed acceptable by the hip-hop community for a man to do so. Yessir – Pharrell has definitely taken some major strides in hip-hop fashion over the years, and honestly speaking, we kind of fear where it all may have gone post 1999 if it weren’t for the likes of Skateboard P.

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SZA called for peace and understanding at Billboard's Women In Music event Thursday (Dec. 6).

During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

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Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)

 

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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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