Tag: monica

Social Distancing With Stacy Adams: Steve Harvey Is Hosting the Isley Brothers Verzuz Earth Wind & Fire

Steve Harvey speaks onstage during 2019 Miss Universe Pageant on December 08, 2019.Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images (Getty Images) The shine of Steve Harvey’s teeth and the sheen of his mustache are providing the positive energy you may be feeling this week because the comedian-actor has just landed his next hosting gig! Advertisement On Tuesday, Verzuz […]

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Triller Network Acquires Verzuz, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland to Join Management Team

Swizz Beatz and Timbaland discussing a Verzuz event.Screenshot: Verzuz/YouTube It looks like it’s a case of owner money Verzuz executive money because creators Swizz Beatz and Timbaland have some huge news! According to Billboard, the streaming platform and global pandemic lockdown-era phenomenon has been acquired by Triller Network, which is the parent company of the […]

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Brandy And Monica Teamed Up To Recreate Their Iconic ‘The Boy Is Mine’ Exchange 23 Years Later

Back in August, legendary R&B singers Brandy and Monica put their differences aside to go head-to-head with their hits in an edition of Verzuz. The battle broke records by having over a million viewers tuning in live, and Kamala Harris even made a quick appearance ahead of the performance. Now, the two have reunited once […]

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The 2021 Skippies: An Interview With the Bay Area About Whether or Not They Were Snubbed In the ‘Best Verzuz’ Category

Photo: Lachlan Cunningham (Getty Images) Last week, The Root dropped our nominations for the second annual The Blackest Awards, or more simply, the 2021 Skippies. The categories, both fun and serious, are fairly non-controversial. The nominations though, can sometimes tread into “Yo, how are you going to include X but not Y?” One such situation […]

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Soul Train Awards 2020: Y’all Thought the Hip Hop Awards Was the Only Show With a Cypher?!

Chanté Moore, PJ Morton, Stokley Williams and Shanice perform during the 2020 Soul Train Awards presented by BET. Photo: Leon Bennett/STA 2020/Getty Images for BET (Getty Images) Black Hollywood has awakened from its Thanksgiving weekend ‘itis-induced nap and prepared itself for yet another awards show! This time, it’s the Soul Train Awards, presented by BET. […]

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Whoa…and They Love Her, Love Her Baby: Monica to Be Honored With Lady of Soul Award at 2020 Soul Train Awards

Monica attends the Spring/Summer 2020 Savage X Fenty show, on Sept. 10, 2019.Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP (AP) Monica already sang about the boy being hers—now the joy is hers, too! Joy in the form of receiving her honorary flowers, that is! Advertisement On Tuesday, it was announced that the singer, actress, philanthropist, entrepreneur and beloved goon […]

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New Biden Campaign ‘Get Out The Vote’ Ads Tap Atlanta’s Biggest Stars

With less than 30 days until Election Day Joe Biden‘s campaign is ramping up efforts to reach Black voters with a series of ad’s enlisting Atlanta’s musical heavyweights. Enter music mogul-producer Jermaine Dupri, singer Monica and rappers Jeezy and Ludacris who will appear in a series of “Get Out The Vote” ads targeting Black voters […]

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Nostalgia Is All the Rage, but Nobody Does Black in the Day Better Than Back Issue

Image: Courtesy of Pineapple Street Studios When the name of the game is nostalgia, there’s a delicate balance between reverence and levity. Advertisement “We just want to talk about stuff that we’re obsessed with,” Tracy Clayton, co-host of Pineapple Street’s Studio’s new podcast, Back Issue, told The Root. “We want to talk about reality TV […]

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9 Proper Nouns That Sound Better When You Add the Oh-So-Necessary, Very Unnecessary Extra ‘S’ on the End

Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock), Illustration: Panama Jackson (VSB (Shutterstock) If you are Black in America, there’s a better than 50 percent chance (this is non-scientific, by the way) that you watched Monday night’s Verzuz featuring Brandy and Monica, two singers of significant renown with a sordid history that was very much on display (to me) during […]

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The Record Is Mine: Brandy and Monica Make Verzuz History With 1.2 Million Viewers on IG

Brandy Verzuz MonicaPhoto: Tonja Stidhum/Instagram It happened, y’all. Brandy and Monica congregated at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta and went hit-for-hit in the highly popular nostalgic music event we now know as Verzuz. Miracles happen every day! Advertisement If you missed it or you want to relive the highlights, I’m here with the recap. A […]

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People Couldn’t Tell If Monica’s ‘Verzuz’ Outfit Consisted Of Pants Or Boots

Brandy and Monica joined forces Monday night for a record-breaking edition of Verzuz, a live series where musicians go head-to-head with their biggest hits. The event garnered over a million concurrent viewers and Kamala Harris even surprised the singers with a cameo. While the battle when off without a hitch, there was one big question […]

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Kamala Harris Surprised Brandy And Monica During Their ‘Verzuz’ Battle

Brandy and Monica brought their indelible ’00s hits to Monday’s edition of the wildly-popular competition series Verzuz. The singers revealed they hadn’t been together in the same room in nine years. To celebrate to monuments occasion, Brandy and Monica were joined by a high-profile fan. Just ahead of kicking off the event, Kamala Harris digitally […]

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