Veteran R&B songstress Monica insists that her latest album, "New Life," is fueled by a less high-drama inspiration than her 1998 Grammy Award-winning collab with Brandy. Monica's seventh studio project, due April 10, represents her first RCA Music Group release.
For an African-American man stepping on the historically white turf of television production, "Soul Train" founder Don Cornelius was an unlikely success story.Michael Bivins, Bryan "Birdman" Williams, Chris Hicks, Betty Wright and others speak of the man and his legacy.
As an MC, she can hold her own with the best of them. As a fashion icon, she has limitless potential. As a pop star, she's just getting warmed up. Playtime is over. Meet Young Money/ Cash Money's Nicki Minaj, Billboard's Rising Star.