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Vixen Prediction: Celebrities That Will Own 2014

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Beyonce owned 2013, but its a new year with plenty of prospects poised to take 2014 as their's. These entertainers have big projects on the horizon and are milking their fame and turning it into an empire. We aren't mind readers, but we think you'll find this list to be accurate once December rolls around. Flip the page to see what celebrities we are rooting for and let us know if you agree or not.

--Margot Harris and Sharifa Daniels

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita's scene stealing debut in 12 Years a Slave has garnered her several accolades.  Between her head-turning red carpet looks and magazine cover snags, the break out actress of 2014 will be this Yale graduate.

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Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart continues to build a brand off his comedy career with Hart Productions. With 3 productions already playing, more coming in the summer and inked deals left and right; K. Hart is owning 2014 and the comedy genre.

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Regina Hall

Regina is no newbie, but if you watched her in Malibu's Most Wanted and Scary Movie, you'll notice the spike in more quality roles. She's always been talented and we're glad directors are giving her the roles she deserves.

Chris Brown

Chris Brown

Its been a long journey for Chris Brown, but the more mature bad boy is ready for his redemption. This year, we see his career continuing to flourish as he slowly erases his tainted image from '09 into a well accredited superstar.

Zendaya Coleman

Zendaya Coleman

Its rare that to see a young woman with star quality, but Zendaya manages to exude that. The singer, actress and model started on Disney and is steadily making her presence known against her competitors. This gorg teen has many years ahead of her to achieve greatness and it's starting in 2014.

YG

YG

YG has been grinding out for year,s but it was his latest song "My Hitta" that gave him mass appeal. With various mixtapes and a new album available, we predict he'll continue to blow this year.

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Michael B. Jordan

The Chronicle co-star came a long way and was discovered quickly after he played Oscar Grant in Fruitvale Station. He also showed versatility by co-starring in comedy That Awkward Moment.

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Iggy Azalea
She's been doing music and signed to T.I. for a minute, but suddenly the young rapper has come up being featured in upscale mags like GQ and touring across the country. She has the look and a crazy fan base- her "Azaleans."
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Solange
The singer, actress, fashionista and DJ recently became the creative director for the new PUMA campaign and debuted her Saint Heron label.  She's definitely not living in her sister's shadow.
SZA
SZA
She's gorgeous and with this whole naturalista craze, SZA is definitely on the top of the best natural do's list. As the first lady of TDE, she's making huge strides in the hip hop scene.

Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill
Jonah suprised everyone by executing the role Donnie Azoff in Wolf of Wall Street. Although he took a major pay cut, he also proved himself.
Nipsey Hussle
Nip Hussle's Crenshaw mixtape received major accredition for him and now he's doing big things with his music and clothing line.

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Schoolboy Q
TDE is making a big statement. The entire group is filled with lyrical geniuses and School oy is one of them. He recently debuted his album and there is speculation that it might be number one on Billboard 200.
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Ashanti
Ashanti's never been stagnant in her music and acting career.  She makes a musical comeback next week with her newest album Braveheart and we believe this will be only the beginning of a major music year for her.
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Casey Veggies
He's an underground sensation, but talent wins every time. The 20-year-old lyricist is moving up on the food chain and recently released a video with his song Whip It presented by PUMA and SE bikes.
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Omarion
He's been under the radar for a minute, but he's back with some sexy sounds and a soon to debut album The Sex Playlist. 

Pharrell

Pharrell
He's always engaging in multiple art forms, but usually he's doing it on the down low. Pharrell clearly has a lot in store with the debut of his GIRL album and the success of his online channel I Am OTHER. 

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Kelis
Back with a bang and a yummy soundtrack, we predict a Kelis komeback for 2014.

 

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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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