ALICIA KEYS joined the ranks of celebs supporting the reelection of president BARACK OBAMA at the Women Vote 2012 Summit in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [Sandra Rose]
R&B diva, ARETHA FRANKLIN informed critics, who believed that her presence on the hit TV show American Idol would not be well perceived by a younger audience, that she had fans from ages eight to 90 of different ethincities that would appreciate her being on the show.[Billboard]
Legendary rapper, RAMONA “MS MELODIE” PARKER passed away from an undisclosed illness. The first lady of Boogie Down Productions is most noted for her contributions to the 1980′s hit,”Self Destruction,” and QUEEN LATIFAH‘s, “Lady’s First.” MS. MELODIE will be forever remembered for her pioneering contributions to hip hop music.