Who Hit #1 on Itunes? These Guys! JE Heartbreak II Tops the List on Itunes, Google Play and Amazon




Just three days after their debut of JE Heartbreak II, Jagged Edge is the #1 R&B album on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.com!

"This initial response to 'JE Heartbreak II' confirms my belief that people really do want true R&B,"says So So Def CEO Jermaine Dupri. "I look forward to continue showing the industry that this kind of music is wanted in today's marketplace."


ACTRESS & TV PERSONALITY LALA ANTHONY TO HOST 2014 GLOBAL SPIN AWARDS, AIRING ON REVOLT TV

REVOLT TV will be airing The Global Spin Awards, an award show that honors the most dynamic and talented DJ's around the world on Tuesday November 24th and hosted by media and television personality LaLa Anthony. 

The 2014 Global Spin Awards will take place at the New World Stages theatre in New York City.

REVOLT viewers have much to look forward to LaLa hosting the awards show. LaLa previously marked the launch of REVOLT in 2013 when the she joined Sean "Diddy" Combs on the steps of Notorious BIG's childhood home with Diddy discussing why he launched the network, which he then dedicated to the memory of Notorious BIG. 

In addition to the host of award nominees, two special awards will be given out. The Legendary DJ Award will be given to Funk Master Flex and the Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to DJ Premier

Jermaine Dupri Makes More Music With One Song

Dorsey James (left), Jermaine Dupri (center), Mike Kalombo (right)
Once again, Jermaine 'JD' Dupri has found an enterprising way to increase his blueprint in music. Today he announced the launch of a new publishing company, One Song Publishing.

Inspired by the idea that 'one song' can change the course of a writer's career, One Song Publishing is "a special place" for talented up and coming songwriters who have the potential to create hit music.

"One Song is a publishing company that really understands the new age of music and how to find talent," says Dupri. "We're looking for writers that know how to get their music out there and establish their own fan base before I come along."

The company is a joint venture between Dupri, music industry executive Dorsey James and Stealth SME, a sports and entertainment firm co-founded by James.

"One Song is unique in that it's headed by a songwriter, a creative force such as Jermaine," says James, who was once CFO and GM of LaFace Records."Additionally, through our partnership with Stealth SME - an agency of record for companies like Procter & Gamble and AT&T - we have the ability to connect our songs with various global brands, unlike traditional publishing companies."

One Song's first signee is South African native and YouTube star Mike Kalombo. The 29-year-old producer built a large online following posting videos of himself creating beats and melodies. Then, when he decided to take his craft to the next level, he turned to social media.

"I've always been a fan of JD, because I liked how he worked," says Kalombo. "So I told my fans to go to Twitter and tell JD that I wanted to work with him. Eight hours later, he hit me up on YouTube and said, 'Yo, I mess with you.' Two weeks later, I drove from Tennessee to Atlanta to meet him and now I'm in the studio with JD, Usher and Monica."

Dupri believes One Song will be telling this kind of Cinderella story many times over.

"When you have a publishing company and you find a writer like Mike Kalombo, you don't know what is going to happen," he maintains. "All it takes is that one song and the whole world will know who you are. I'm looking forward to the future."

ON A HIP HOP NOTE: J.R. Donato Offically Joins Taylor Gang And Releases Visual To "Couldn't Wait"

Superstar rapper Wiz Khalifa is pleased to officially announce the newest signee to his Taylor Gang empire, Chicago's up-and-coming rap star, J.R. Donato. 

Khalifa states, "We have worked with J.R. for a while now and are happy to finally have him join Taylor Gang. I kind of scooped him up and put the Taylor Gang stamp on his as soon as I met him. J.R. is young energetic and self-sufficient. He is very in touch with his fans and what's going on in the world around him. He looks good with us and we need his energy on the label."
To celebrate the release, J.R. Donato released the video for "COULDN'T WAIT," on November 3rd, and releasing his debut mixtape,NORTHPOLE, on Thursday, November 5th on LiveMixtapes.com.  

Hailing from Chicago's North Side, 20-year-old J.R. Donato is the newest phenom to make noise out of the city.   He first came to the attention of Wiz Khalifa in 2013. Soon after meeting, Wiz quickly added him to his song, "I'm Feelin'," that also featured Problem and Juicy J off of Khalifa's highly acclaimed, Cabin Fever 2 mix-tape.
Before J.R. Donato reached his teenage years, he was already penning lyrics for himself and others.  By the time he was 13, his regional hit, "500 Degrees," lead to his sizable buzz in Chicago.  Later J.R. found himself immersed in the Atlanta Hip Hop scene and began opening shows for the likes of Lil Boosie, T.I., Lil Wayne and more.  He recently toured with Wiz and Taylor Gang on the last two "Under The Influence" tours in 2013 and 2014.

OPRAH WINFREY SURPRISES IYANLA VANZANT WITH EPIC HOME MAKEOVER IN OWN SPECIAL TO AIR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29Nate Berkus (L), Iyanla Vanzant (Center) and Oprah Winfrey (R) in the foyer of Iyanla's newly-decorated home; Photo Credit: Photo by Bjorn Wallander

Nate Berkus, Iyanla Vanzant and Oprah Winfrey in

Iyanla's newly-decorated home; 
Photo Credit: Photo by Bjorn Wallander
Oprah Winfrey gives spiritual life coach and television host Iyanla Vanzant the surprise of a lifetime-the gift of a spectacular, one-of-a-kind complete home makeover, led by interior designer Nate Berkus. The big surprise and remarkable transformation is documented in the OWN special television event, "Oprah Prime: Iyanla I'll Fix Your House," airing on Saturday,November 29 at  8 p.m. ET/PT.  

"I never thought I would own a home again, ever.  To find this house, to love it and to now have somebody to support me in making it my home is mind boggling....thank you Ms. Oprah," said Iyanla Vanzant after hearing about Oprah's surprise.  

After a series of struggles years earlier, including a divorce and the loss of her daughter, Iyanla lost her home and returned the keys to the bank.  Rising above her misfortune and subsequently helping others to do the same, Iyanla found new success, including her award-winning OWN show.  Realizing a dream she thought was lost forever, she recently purchased a new house in Maryland, but it needed work and a floor-to-ceiling overhaul to fix some pretty major design challenges.

From the black floors and ornate chandelier in the foyer to the cranberry walls in the dining room and the misplaced kitchen island, Nate and Iyanla assess the home's many design elements that need changing. Using Iyanla's "vision book" for inspiration, the two work together (not always seeing eye-to-eye) on a master design plan for a dream home reflective of Iyanla's life and personality.  

Nate, his design team and a contractor work quickly to gut and redo all three floors of Iyanla's 7,000 square foot house, before the big reveal.  Overcoming numerous challenges and some mishaps, the team turns Iyanla's vision into a reality-a vision that includes a craft room, soap room, library, "man cave" for her boyfriend and even a prayer/meditation room.   
In an emotional unveiling, Oprah and Nate reveal to Iyanla the stunning final results of the epic makeover.  With some help from her friends, Iyanla finally has the personal sanctuary she dreamed of and has been working for all these years.