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B Smyth

Name: B Smyth
Twitter: TheRealBSmyth
Instagram: TheRealBSmyth

Age He Wishes To Remain Forever: I want to be 21 for the rest of my life!

Two interesting facts about B Smyth: People don’t realize my struggle or my story as far as me coming up and being from Florida. Also, I’m a little shy. When people come up to me I’m really laid back but on stage that’s when I get my time to do whatever I want.

Dream Collaboration: Marvin Gaye. I would have loved to see what it would be like to be in the studio with Marvin.

B’s sound: [My sound is] it's own. I know I take inspiration from cats that have been here before me but for the most part I feel like I don’t sound like anyone or trying to sound like anyone. I just let my music speak for itself

What he’s going to bring to the music industry: I want to get people feeling good again. Everybody’s trying to be cool, it’s not what music’s really about. It’s about changing people’s lives. It’s a soundtrack to people’s life. I don’t want to be that dude that’s too cool for everything.

His story: I was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL. My older brother and I were raised by a single mother. It was rough growing up with one parent. I could always sing but I never took it seriously until I got into high school. I was just trying to figure myself out. I tried singing, I started doing talent shows and stuff like that and my peers they gravitated to me and gave me a good response. From there I took it to YouTube and tried to build my buzz on the internet and now I’m signed to Def Jam Motown records. For the most part it’s been changes for the better because I’m in a position to help my family and help the people that I love.

Fans he wants: I want everybody to support me. Anybody that supports what I’m doing, I want to make music for everybody.

Listeners to take away from his music: Something that will inspire them. I feel like I'm a voice for my generation. I feel like a lot of people look up to me because of things I overcome or situations I came from. Just people around that saw me come up from pretty much nothing to this.

Relationship status: Single

On women: I love ladies. I wouldn’t call myself a ladies man, but I love women. I’m focused on me and what I’m doing right now. As far as relationships, I just like to go with the flow, if it feels right or makes sense then it can happen.

Turn On: I’m from the south so we like thick girls who can cook.

Turn Off: Bad breathe and nasty attitudes.

Surreal moment Thus far: Doing a cover with Miguel and Trey Songz. I opened up for Trey on his Chapter 5 tour. That was a surreal moment because that was the first show that I did and to be in front of that amount of people. I was just singing their songs a year ago, that was a surreal moment.

On Track “Gucci”:  This song is about being in a relationship with someone and you were giving a certain amount of your time and energy and they took that for granted. Once they took that for granted you moved on and once you moved on they realized what they had and they’re trying to come back to you. I feel like everybody can relate to that song.

Legacy He Wants to Leave Behind: I want people to remember that I stand for positivity and inspiration. I just want to be a guideline and blueprint for anybody that has a dream or anyone that doesn’t settle for less.

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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.

Scroll down to see Forbes' full list below.

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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