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Celebs We Hope Get a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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It was recently announced that Pitbull and Pharrell Williams will be honored with receiving stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this summer. While we are all happy for them, there are other entertainers, actors and athletes who are worthy of this honor and have not received it yet. Check out who we think needs their own spot on the Walk of Fame.

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Wendy Williams

She brings a vibrant energy and dish session to the top of the morning that can’t be denied. She made a successful transition from radio to television with The Wendy Williams Show, with an average of 1.6 million viewers daily. How You Doin,' Ms. Wendy?

Lupita N’yongo

The Kenyan starlet blew us all away with her acting Oscar-winning debut in 12 Years A Slave. Now with countless magazine covers coming her way and a role in the upcoming Star Wars, we are sure that the Yale graduate will land a star one day.

Beyonce

Beyonce has proven to be one of the most polarizing performers of our time. Not only has she sold 75 million records but she is also the highest earning black musician in history. She shares a star with Destiny Child band mates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams but King Bey surely needs one of her own.

Mary J. Blige

Mary came through and changed the game in the early 90’s when she meshed R&B and hip hop together. She has become an icon of our generation. Our Anita, if you will. The Queen of Hip Hop Soul needs to have a spot on the walk. Hopefully sooner than later.

Lady Gaga

She’s sold 27 million records, 125 million singles and grossed $300 million from tours and it's only been six years. At the rate she is going, our favorite monster will be honored with a star on the Walk of Fame one day.

Kendrick Lamar

After releasing his critically-acclaimed major label debut good kid, m.A.A.d city Kendrick Lamar reached mainstream success and was on everyone’s radar. He is being revered as one of hip hop’s brightest stars and is destined to be named of the greatest in the next decade or so. With that, we hope a star on the Walk of Fame comes his way, too.

Kevin Hart

He went from struggle flicks like Soul Plane to grossing $30 million for the opening weekend with Think Like a Man Too. Whether its acting, endorsements or hosting award shows Kevin Hart has been the go-to man lately. With his successful stand-up tours and big screen performances, he is making his way to becoming one of the comedic greats of our time.

Chris Brown

Despite his legal woes, Chris Brown talent cannot be denied. Whether he is on stage or acting, he always brings his A-game along with  good energy. If he manages to stay out of trouble, Breezy will earn a deserved spot on the Hollywood walk.

Jay Z

The Jigga man has managed to tackle every facet of the industry during his two-decade career. He has been a record label executive, owned a clothing line, own a basketball team and open a club just to name a few. He is a full-fledged businessman and one of hip hop’s most celebrated stars. A star with his name on it is slightly overdue.

Michael Jordan

It's pretty surprising that Michael Jordan does not have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yet. The 14-time All-Star is not only arguably the greatest basketball player of all time but is also a household brand. Besides bringing six championships to Chicago and owning a basketball team, he is one of the few NBA players that has acted and has one of the most successful shoe deals among athletes with Nike’s Air Jordan, which generates $2 billion a year.

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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.

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"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.

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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.”

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

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