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Top Celebrity Engagements of 2013

 

Remember that time your favorite rapper proposed to his equally famous girlfriend? Yes, it was 2013. This year, the men of Hollywood threw a wrench in the "pimp" stereotype and showed us all their Cosby side. Some of our favorite celebrity couples made the year official by taking their affections to the next level. From fireworks to talk show reveals we've rounded the top celebrity engagements of 2013.

Big Sean and Naya Rivera Trevor Project

 

After dating for about five months, rapper Big Sean and his "Glee" girlfriend Naya Rivera got engaged in October. The fashion-forward twosome have been seen together on numerous red carpets looking extremely love struck.

Future and Ciara

 

Sultry singer Ciara and her boo Future got in engaged in October when the rapper popped the question on Cici's birthday. The couple had been dating for a year before Future presented his girl with a 15-carat emerald cut diamond. Looks like their body party will last forever.

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade

 

The gorgeous Gabrielle Union and her Miami Heat beau Dwyane Wade had seen a wind of controversy throughout their long relationship but that didn't stop the couple from moving forward in love. Gabby and Wade put the cherry on top of their year by getting engaged last week at the Heat holiday party.

Evelyn Lozada and Carl Crawford

 

It was only a few months ago that Evelyn Lozada revealed she was pregnant by MLB player Carl Crawford and now the secret celebrity couple are taking a trip down the aisle. The reality star and her baseball love are looking to hit a home run this time around as they're expecting a baby and planning their upcoming nuptials.

Kelly Rowland

 

Kelly Rowland took a page out of her besty Beyonce's book when she kept her love life top secret. But the singer was beaming when she  announced on The Queen Latifah Show that she was engaged to longtime boyfriend Tim Witherspoon. Her husband to be kept the proposal digital when he asked her to marry him via Skype.

kim kardashian and kanye west

 

This list wouldn't be complete without the most talked about couple of 2013, KimYe. The rapper and reality star have been the bud of jokes since they became a couple but they snapped back by laughing their way past it all. After bringing a beautiful baby girl into the world and strutting through Paris like they owned the place, Kanye made his great love for Kim permanent when he proposed to her in true Yeezus fashion. Fully equipped with an orchestra, fireworks, and a jumbotron that read "Will you marry me?" the KimYe engagement was by far the grandeur of 2013.

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SZA Calls For Peace While Receiving 'Rule Breaker' Award At Billboard Women In Music

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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