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R&B News N Rumors: 10/7/12 Edition

By October 7, 2012

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Some of the more interesting R&B-related news and rumors from the past week:

  • Alicia Keys and Dionne Warwick are among those who will be honored during this year's "Black Girls Rock!" awards ceremony. Ciara, Brandy, India Arie and Keyshia Cole are the scheduled performers for the show, which premieres Nov. 4 on BET.
  • Less than two months after it was announced, John Legend has cancelled his fall 2012 tour of the U.S. because the new album the tour was supposed to support -- Love in the Future -- isn't finished yet.
  • Karyn White, best known for her late '80s hit "Superwoman," releases hit first album in 17 years on Oct. 22, and has a reality show called "Life After" that premieres on TV One the same day.
  • Miguel's new album, Kaleidoscope Dream, is a highly original collection of songs that doesn't sound anything like what any urban music artist out there is doing today.
  • Chrisette Michele says she's working on a conceptual mixtape for release in December, but that record label drama is delaying her fourth studio album, Better.
  • Tyrese says his new supergroup TGT (which stands for Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank) is like an R&B version of super-hero team The Avengers.
  • Disco queen Donna Summer and '80s band Chic are among the nominees for 2013 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
  • Is Mariah Carey's feud with Nicki Minaj the beginning of the end for "American Idol?" Or is all the drama staged?


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