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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.
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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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Kelly Rowland Says Her Highly-Anticipated Project Is "Definitely Coming"

Six years ago, Kelly Rowland released her fourth studio album titled Talk a Good Game. The project boasted hit singles like "Kisses Down Low" and the transparent "Dirty Laundry." Now, the Houston native is preparing to release a project that'll surely satisfy fans' patient earbuds.

In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius. It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there." One of the last times the pair collaborated was on Rowland's "Simply Deep" track off her debut solo album of the same name. Solange also penned a few songs off the same project. Fast forward to 2016, and Rowland's vocals were featured on Solange's iconic A Seat at the Table.

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Teyana Taylor To Pay Homage To Ballroom Culture In "WTP" Video

Teyana Taylor aims to keep her hot streak of innovative videos coming thanks to this recent announcement. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 9), the "Gonna Love Me" singer will show adoration to ballroom culture in the visual for "WTP."

Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.

 

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👀 1.19.19 👀 #WTP Directed by @teyanataylor & @ogbeefjones @theauntiesinc 🙏🏾🙌🏾🙏🏾 The wait is ALMOST over. 😏 @museumofsex

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Trina Braxton’s Ex-Husband, Gabe Solis, Dies After Battle With Cancer

Gabe Solis, the ex-husband of Trina Braxton, lost his battle with cancer, Thursday (Dec. 20),  TMZ reports. He was 43.

Solis passed away at his home in Texas, surrounded by friends and family, according to the outlet. No official details have been released about his passing.

Solis had reportedly been keeping his cancer battle private. His death came as a shock to his loved ones. On Friday (Dec. 21), Braxton seemingly mourned the loss of her ex-husband with a cryptic Instagram meme reading, “I need a hug..E bottle of wine.”

The former couple tied the knot in 2003, and appeared together on previous seasons of WEtv’s Braxton Family Values. Despite finalizing their divorce in 2015, Braxton and Solis confronted lingering issues from their marriage during an episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life, earlier in the year.

Braxton has since moved on to a new relationship, but remained friends with Solis.

 

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