Some of the more interesting R&B-related news and rumors from the past week:
- Plans for an official R&B Music Hall of Fame Museum have been announced. The inaugural class of 2013 features 25 inductees, including Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Otis Redding and the O'Jays. A special induction ceremony takes place May 5, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio.
- R. Kelly's "Trapped in the Closet" series of music videos is returning after a five-year hiatus. The series returns to cable channel IFC Nov. 23, 2012 for a 20-episode run. In the two hours leading up to the premiere, the network will air the digitally remastered original saga in full.
- Keyshia Cole has revealed the cover and tracklisting for her upcoming album, Woman to Woman, which is slated for a Nov. 19, 2012 release. The new album features collabs with Ashanti and Robin Thicke, among others.
- Dawn Richard has announced a new release date for her debut studio album, Goldenheart. The album, which was previously scheduled to come out Oct. 16, 2012, is now planned to arrive Jan. 15, 2013.
- Lloyd has released a new song called "Sexcapade," which features the rapper Roscoe Dash. It'll appear on Lloyd's upcoming mixtape The Playboy Diaries, which is scheduled to drop Oct. 29.
- Beyonce has confirmed that she will perform during the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVII Feb. 3, 2013 in New Orleans.
- Ne-Yo has released another Stargate-produced dance music single from his upcoming R.E.D. album.
- Alicia Keys has released a stylish new music video for her current single, "Girl on Fire."