Singer/songwriter Emeli Sandé will be the honoree at Essence magazine's fifth annual Black Women in Music celebration. The invitation-only, Grammy Awards week reception will take place on January 22, featuring an exclusive performance by Sandé with special guests and music by DJ Kiss.
As reported last night, Beyonce makes history at the top of the Billboard 200 this week with her new self-titled album. The set debuts at No. 1 with 617,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, making the diva the first woman to reach No. 1 with her first five studio albums.
K-pop acts like PSY, BIGBANG, Girls' Generation, 2NE1, CL, EXO and more may have felt sales spurts from TV placements, high-profile award wins and, of course, general fanfare in 2013's Top 10 biggest-selling K-pop songs in America.