Interviews

Tinashe's steadfast journey to 'Joyride' shows the rigors of pop stardom

Snoop Dogg's latest reinvention is heaven-sent

Diana Ross on longevity and life off the stage

Jhené Aiko was in search of healing and her new project 'Trip' helped her find it

Ella Mai went from singing on Instagram to working with DJ Mustard

The enigmatic R&B singer H.E.R. gives first face-to-face interview without confirming identity

TLC's 'crazy, sexy, cool' comeback is just the beginning

After a rocky year, Fifth Harmony is in control — and tighter than ever

Mary J. Blige might not be drama free at the moment — and she's OK with that

25 years later, Ice Cube reflects on the backlash, legacy of 'Death Certificate'

Khalid had many a 'location' growing up — now he's standing squarely in the spotlight

Mariah Carey dishes on new music, tour — and that performance

How the Weeknd got his revenge and became one of the biggest pop stars

Between N.W.A's Rock Hall induction and his Coachella set, Ice Cube doesn't mince words

Prince Michael Jackson can't sing or dance. How he's still following in his father's footsteps

Happy under the radar, Sampha details the patient, intense period behind his 'Process'

After years of gigging, Nao needed a push to go it alone

Anderson .Paak hits big time in L.A. after struggling up the road but a world away in Oxnard

Brandy on new music, being 'brave' and why we're still obsessed with '90s R&B

Kehlani just wants to be happy after grappling with darkness

A conversation with 'Real Housewives' star Erika Girardi, our latest reality TV obsession

Ty Dolla Sign makes a play for pop stardom and for his imprisoned brother with 'Free TC'

Big Sean has a surprising method for dealing with fame

Chris Brown's new album -- and remaking an old image

'Life is Good' for hip-hop's Nas

Features

Beyoncé's refusal to shrink her blackness made her Coachella showing revolutionary

The rise of XXXTentacion underscores rap's fraught battle with the law

Grammys aim to be true to the political climate while celebrating music

Hip-hop has long dominated culture — what took so long for it to dominate the Grammys?

'When you’re black you have to fight': Tinashe, Kehlani and other female R&B artists struggle for attention

Meet the man determined to make celebrity holograms a major Hollywood draw

Missy Elliott's influence felt at FYF Fest, 20 years after her debut

Solange's triumphant 'A Seat at the Table' provides an ambitious meditation on black life

With 'More Life,' Drake continues to experiment with the streaming era

How a homeless songwriter’s story of heartbreak made it into Beyonce’s album

Beyoncé has long found strength in secrecy and silence

A behind-the-scenes peek as 'American Idol' tunes up for its final bow

Kendrick Lamar didn't win the Grammy for album of the year, but he's moving rap to a bigger stage

Janet Jackson's 'Control' at 30: A look back

Bad Boy For Life: A look back at the rap empire Sean 'Puff Daddy' Combs built

Dr. Dre's assault on Dee Barnes was once included in 'Straight Outta Compton'

Bobbi Kristina Brown: A protector who never got to stand on her own

Reaction to Nicki Minaj's VMA gripe proves her point

Rihanna kidnapped me to watch her new video: A diary

Why the BET Awards are still essential to the black pop culture zeitgeist

Pop music still lacks a gay breakout star

Miguel helps lead the charge for an edgier kind of R&B artist