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Normani To Open Ariana Grande's Sweetener World Tour

"Excited would be an absolute understatement."

It's no secret Normani is used to tearing up a stage after touring around for years with her girl group, Fifth Harmony. But after spreading her wings a solo act, the singer will be booked and busy in the new year, as an opening act on Ariana Grande's Sweetener World Tour.

In a joyful Instagram post, the 22-year-old shared her gratitude, saying, "I’m feeling special right now because I get to spend three months on tour with Ariana Grande." With 42 shows on the first leg of the tour, the Houston bred artist also noted that she will be spending a total of three months on tour with Grande.

This is the first time the "Love Lies" singer will be hitting the road without her fellow girl group members. With more than three months until the tour begins, the multifaceted super-star will have time to release music from her highly-anticipated solo-album—much like Grande did with her new, break-up anthem, "thank u, next," where she maturely addresses her past romantic relationships and present focus on self-love.

Along with the former Fith Harmony singer, musical group Social House will make an appearance on the sugary tour. See when Normani and Grande will be in a city near you down below.  Tickets to see Normani and Ariana Grande can be purchased here.

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The Sweetener World Tour
March 18 --- Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
March 20 -- Boston, MA @ TD Garden
March 22 -- Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
March 25 -- Washington, DC @ Capitol One Arena
March 26 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
March 28 -- Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
March 30 -- Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
April 1 -- Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
April 3 -- Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
April 5 -- Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
April 7 -- Chicago, IL @ United Center
April 10 -- Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
April 12 -- Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
April 13 -- St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
April 15 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
April 17 -- St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
April 18 -- Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center
April 20 -- Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
April 22 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
April 25 -- Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
April 27 -- Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
April 30 -- Portland, OR @ Moda Center
May 2 -- San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
May 3 -- Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
May 6 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
May 10 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
May 14 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
May 17 -- San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
May 19 -- Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
May 21 -- Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
May 23 -- Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
May 25 -- New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
May 28 -- Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
May 29 -- Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
May 31 -- Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
June 4 -- Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
June 7 -- Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
June 8 -- Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
June 10 -- Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
June 12 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
June 14 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
June 18 -- New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden

READ MORE: Ariana Grande Addresses Ex-Boyfriends, Talks Self-Love On “Thank U, Next”

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Listen To Brandy's Highly Anticipated ‘B7’ Album

Brandy’s new album, B7, arrived on Friday (July 31). Led by the single “Baby Mama,” the 15-track album about love, heartbreak and growth, includes appearances from  Chance the Rapper, Daniel Caeser, and Brandy's teenage daughter, Sy'rai Smith, who joins her mother on the track “High Heels.”

Along with the new album -- her first since 2012 -- Brandy debuted the music video for her latest single, “Borderline.”

“I spilled so much of my heart on this album,” she proudly told fans during a listening party on YouTube on Thursday (July 30).

In a more sobering moment from the virtual party, Brandy opened up about the death of her friend and producer, Lashawn Daniels. “It feels very strange although I’m excited and grateful to have the music out, it’s just hard not having him here to hear the complete project,” she said.

“But I take him with me wherever I go. I know everything he ever said to me, ever taught me, and what he told me, I can hold onto that. If I ever feel down about my gift there’s a few things that he told me to remind me that I have no reason to feel down at all.”

Speaking with Billboard, the Grammy winner discussed the importance of Black female R&B artists sharing content, especially during these turbulent times.

“I believe that music heals. Music is the language that we all speak. It is what we all need, and I feel like we need it more now than we ever have,” she explained. “This is the year where we all need to feel like we have something to get us through. ... I was a little hesitant with putting out music in this time because, of course, you want to speak to the times. And I'm thinking, ‘My music is not about exactly what's going on right now.’ But then I thought, ‘But this is the time where people need to feel like they have something to just escape and just help them heal.’ ...that's what made me feel better about releasing [the album].

“And I think that we don’t want to feel alone,” added Brandy. “We need to feel community, we need to feel togetherness, we need to feel love right now. And I think music is the best way to feel that. It’s the shortcut to feeling that right away.”

Stream B7 below.

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T.I. And Jeezy Discuss Potentially Squashing Beef With Gucci Mane

T.I. and Jeezy are thinking about reconnecting with the “third member of the Mt. Rushmore of Trap Music.” During an episode of the Expeditiously Tip podcast, the Atlanta rappers pondered the idea of squashing the beef with Gucci Mane.

“Now what do you think is necessary to bring that sh*t together if anything,” the Grand Hustle leader asked Jeezy. “And I understand we dealing with somebody who’s temperamental themselves..our sh*t that we got with us versus their sh*t that they got with them makes it extremely problematic.”

Tip added that linking with Guwop could be a big move for trap music.

“I just feel like we got to have one of those mafia, back room conversations,” said Jeezy. “What I’ve learned over the years is like this sh*t [is] big business. People that went to Yale still do business with people that went to Harvard. So it’s just one of those convos [that needs to happen]. It’s been decades.”

Tip and Jeezy also discussed the breakdown of their relationship with Gucci, and setting their differences aside. Though Gucci and Jeezy have been beefing for over 10 years, it seems that Tip  fell into the drama by siding with the Snowman.

Watch a clip of their discussion below.

T.I. and Jeezy want to have a conversation with Gucci Mane to squash their beef pic.twitter.com/QNJAHdaqoS

— Complex Ambition (@ComplexAmbition) July 28, 2020

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Jhene Aiko Taps Kehlani, Wiz Khalifa, Mila J For Deluxe Edition Of ‘Chilombo’

Jhene Aiko expanded the guest list for the deluxe edition of her Chilombo album released on Friday (July 17). The updated album is packed with 29 tracks, featuring guest appearances from Kehlani, Snoop Dogg, Mila J, and Chris Brown.

Kehlani joins Aiko and H.E.R. on the remix to “B.S,” while Snoop and Chris Brown hop on “Tryna Smoke,” and Wiz Khalifa drops a guest verse on “Down Again.”

Aiko connects with her older sister, Mila J, for “OTW,” and  it looks like the musical collaboration has been a long time coming. “Finally got a song with my big sister,” Aiko happily tweeted on Friday (July 17).

finally a song with my big sister @MilaJ 💙 scorpio & pisces 💦💦💦

— Chilombo (@JheneAiko) July 17, 2020

The Grammy winner announced the deluxe album earlier in the week, along with debuting the track list and gothic cover art.

7/17 #CHILOMBO (deluxe) 🌋 pic.twitter.com/4ZupGndOKL

— Chilombo (@JheneAiko) July 15, 2020

The original installment of Chilombo was released in March and shot to No. 2 on the Billboard album chart. In addition to the new tracks, Aiko released the music video for her latest song, “Summer.”

Stream the deluxe edition of Chilombo below.

 

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