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Forbes has announced its list of the World’s Most Powerful Women of 2015, and Beyonce was named one of the most powerful women in entertainment.

Queen Bey ranks number 21 on the overall tally of 100 and she second among other women in the entertainment industry who made the list, behind Oprah Winfrey.  Other celebs on the list include Angelina Jolie, Taylor Swift and Ellen DeGeneres.

The publication based the tally on of each woman’s influence and relevance, and ranked them by money and media momentum. The 11 women in entertainment on the list are "all at the top of their game and are committed to inspiring change." In total, they have a combined social media imprint exceeding six billion followers and fans.

Last year, Beyonce ranked 17th on the annual list, with the publication citing her performance at the Super Bowl in February 2013; the surprise release of her visual, self-titled album last December; and her successful Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.

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Image Courtesy JimmyFontaine/AtlanticK. Michelle is on her grind. The singer not only is working on her VH1 reality series, My Life, which has been renewed for a second season, but she also has a new series, Player's Court, coming to the network.

The singer revealed the news via Instagram, along with a collage of pictures of herself.  "So guess what? Jahoon from Vh1 is going to kill me, but it's OFFICIAL!!!!! My new show, 'Player's Court' has been green-lit on Vh1! And the second season of K.michelle:My Life is filming and coming soon. 2 shows!!!!!"

She adds, "Thanks so much @vh1 @monascottyoung @easterntv for really believing in me, when others didn't."

No word yet on when the Player's Court and second season of My Life will premiere.

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Island Def JamFrank Ocean traveled overseas to record material for his long awaited new album, due out later this summer. 

French pianist Christophe Chassol revealed that he spent time with Ocean at the famed Abbey Road studios in London, made famous by The Beatles.

"Ocean invited me to Abbey Road to record on his album,"  Chassol tell BBC's Gilles Peterson. "I asked [Frank] how he heard about me. He told me his friend Diplo was listening a lot to [my album] Indiamore, and they started to listen to it, and they were wondering how I was doing the speech harmonization, so he called me."

One of the perks of recording with Frank was the budget. "I’ve never worked with that much money in music. It's good sometimes to have money, because you can try things," Chassol says.

Chassol adds that he also traveled stateside to work on the project. "Then he invited me to Los Angeles to record again at EastWest [studios] and it was really, really cool. We stayed a few days working," Chassol recalls.

When asked what it was like working with Ocean, Chassol replies: "The guy is smart. He’s really smart. The way he works in the studio is really cool, he has a printer, he has a lot of pictures of architecture and contemporary art."

You can expect Frank's sophomore album to arrive in July, as will the first issue of his upcoming magazine, Boys Don't Cry.

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Chris Brown seemingly has ended his beef with Tyson Beckford. After threatening the model for snapping an Instagram picture with his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran, the singer admits via Twitter that he overreacted to the photo, which was taken in Las Vegas over the holiday weekend.

"I'm light skin! I'm always in my feelings!" Brown tweeted, assuring fans that there's "no drama!" He says of the media coverage, "People are really starting to make this sh** an issue. I can be a real one and say that I was wrong for even pressing an issue."

Brown adds, "I can be a man about it."

Beckford's sentiments about the situation seems to echo Brown's. "Tyson was just being playful but it seemed that Chris got jealous," an insider shared with E! News. "He is not looking for issues with Chris at all," the source adds.

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Beyonce is known for her impressive choreography, and now it apparently has inspired a hilarious meme.

Over Memorial Day weekend, fans used their editing skills to illustrate the trending hashtag #BeyonceAlwaysOnBeat with clips of Queen Bey dancing, soundtracked not by her original songs but by different songs of various genres. In various clips, we see Beyonce grooving to Hezekiah Walker’s gospel tune "Sold Out," Missy Elliott's "Lose Control" with Ciara, Juvenille's "Back That A** Up,"  and even her Destiny's Child band mate Michelle Williams' "Say Yes."

Twitter user Kendall Gaines, who uses the Twitter hand @MascotMY_Tweets, is credited with starting trending topic last Saturday.

"I noticed a couple of months back that Beyonce just so happened to match so many songs!" Gains told Pedestrian. "But I finally decided to execute my idea to the Twitter world. I did not expect this to be this big at all!"

While Beyonce herself has yet to acknowledge the meme, Gains added: "I would literally die if Beyonce mentioned it. I've loved her for so long, all I want [is] for her to acknowledge it. I'll be so grateful, she's Queen in my eyes."

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ABC/Lou RoccoNicki Minaj and Meek Mill are not engaged.  Although observers have assumed as much from postings to their social media pages, the rapper says that while the romance is real, there are no wedding plans.

"It’s definitely real," Meek tells The FADER, referring to the seriousness of their relationship. "But it ain’t really time to get married yet. We’re still learning each other, feeling each other out."

He adds that their rumored marriage proposal even fooled his grandmother. "Whatever she sees on TV, she believes," he says.

Back in April, Nicki prompted the engagement speculation by sharing an Instagram photo of a massive heart-shaped ring on her left hand.

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Epic RecordsCiara has been named the face of designer Roberto Cavalli's new Fall/Winter campaign.

According to Women's Wear Daily, the brand has selected Ci Ci for embodying "purity and spontaneity," which is reflected throughout the campaign shot by famed photographer Francesco Carrozzini. The singer stuns in tailored suits, printed silks, flowing dresses, and traditional oriental embroideries, according to WWD.

"The story of a world encapsulated in one room. A surreal kingdom where the walls look like a magical sky and surfaces enchant with desert volumes and earthy hues," says the company in a statement. "[Ciara's] youthful, proud elegance dominates the colors of the scene."

Ciara's clearly excited about her new role with the fashion house.  She posted on Instagram."Aaahh!! I'm So Excited!! Love You @peter_dundas. @robertocavalli #CiaraForCavalli."

Last season, Nicki Minaj starred in Cavalli’s Spring/Summer 2015 campaign.

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Chris Brown and Nina Guzman, the mother of his child, are seemingly at odds over child support for their daughter Royalty.

According to sources cited by TMZ Guzman is claiming that Brown stopped paying $2,500 a month in child support back in March after Guzman asked for significantly more -- upwards of $15,000 a month.

Brown apparently feels the sum is excessive, but TMZ claims that Nia's lawyer, Carl Moore, will be filing legal documents in the next two weeks demanding back child support and a an increase in monthly support.

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PR Newswire/The Fame Factory EntertainmentCiara will soon show off her hidden talents in NBC's new variety competition show, I Can Do That!

The singer tells ABC Radio she's really excited about starring on the upcoming show, which will also see pop stars Nicole Scherzinger and Joe Jonas showing off skills they never knew they had.

"The [show] comes on May 26, which is exciting and so we're rolling, you know, it's going to be a lot of fun," Ciara says.

Aside from showing off her unexpected abilities, the singer adds that appearing on the show will bring her one step closer to accomplishing her goals.

"It's just the beginning though, I feel like I'm just getting started," Ci Ci says.  "The funny thing is, while I have been blessed to have done some cool things from the beginning of my career, there's still so much that I haven't done. Its a big room of opportunity and its a big room to do a lot of stuff, which makes it even more exciting for me."

Alongside Sheryl Burke, comedian Jeff Dye and actor Alan Ritchson, an "ultimate entertainer" will be crowned at the end of the series' six one-hour episodes.

Hosted by Marlon Wayans, NBC's I Can Do That! premieres Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET.

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Universal MotownDrake is firing back at Madonna following their awkward kiss at Coachella. While performing during the second annual Houston Appreciation Weekend, Drizzy switched up the lyrics to his song "Madonna," lifted from his mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.

Following the kickoff to his "Jungle Tour" in Houston on Sunday, fan footage surfaced online of Drake changing original line, "You could be big as Madonna," to honor Rihanna, to whom he's been romantically linked.

"You could be big as Rihanna," Drake rapped to the crowd at the Toyota Center.

His thinly veiled shot at Madonna comes just weeks after she threw shade at Drizzy by implying that she didn't enjoy their lip-lock.

"I kissed a girl and I liked it," Madonna said during a Q&A with Romeo Saturday Night Online. She also warned fans: "Don’t kiss Drake. No matter how many times he begs you to."

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RCA RecordsChris Brown may have beef with Tyson Beckford for snapping a picture with his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran, but the model and actor wants no part of the drama.

"Tyson was just being playful but it seemed that Chris got jealous," an insider shared with E! News, referring to the photo Tyson posted on Instagram, in which he's standing by Tran's side in Las Vegas over the holiday weekend.

"He is not looking for issues with Chris at all," the source adds.

After Brown reportedly tweeted and deleted warnings for the Beckford to keep his distance, Tyson later tweeted to Chris Sunday night to help calm things down. "@OfficialChrisBrown it's all about fun in Vegas," he wrote. "Come thru papa."

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian celebrated their one year wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 24. While the happy bride posted various pictures on social media, her mom, Kris Jenner, decided to give fans a glimpse into the reception in Italy.

Jenner posted an Instagram video of the happy couple enjoying their first dancing while John Legend performed "All of Me."

"Happy First Anniversary @kimkardashian #KanyeWest and thank you for taking us all on your Magical Mystery Ride .... One of the best weeks of my life...and thank you @johnlegend for this amazing memory... #family #love #allofme #florenceitaly," Jenner shared on social media.

Kim later added a black-and-white photo of her and Kanye, adding the caption: "I love this man so much! Happy Anniversary baby!"

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Cliff Lipson/CBSEverybody wants a body like Beyonce and perhaps if we eat like her, we too can achieve her physique. Her trainer, Marco Borges, is giving fans an inside scoop on what her vegan menu consists of in his new book, The 22-Day Revolution.

According to Billboard, Borges reveals that Bey and her husband Jay Z start their day with chia pudding with berries. "This is loaded with Omega 3 fatty acids," says Borges. "The chia seeds are hygroscopic, meaning they absorb water, which is essential for fat metabolism."

In the afternoon, the power couple chow down on thin-crust pizza. "The crust is made with tapioca and brown-rice flour, so it's gluten-free," he says. "And it's topped with cashew cheese, which is delicious and really filling."

To cap off the day, they enjoy quinoa-stuffed peppers. "On average, Americans consume twice as much protein as they need, but not nearly enough fiber," says Borges. "Things like quinoa are actually a complete source of protein, and when coupled with beans, you have an incredible power punch of nutrients."

Fans can also access Borge's home delivery program, which provides three plans to choose from, all of which include organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free ingredients. Meals range from $9.76 to $16.50 each and can be ordered via 22DaysNutrition.com.

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Jazmine Sullivan and Melanie Fiona are among the entertainers confirmed for the upcoming fifth season of TV One's Verses and Flow, airing later this summer.

According to the network, the variety show will include eight episodes full of star-studded performances from Charlie Wilson, Raekwon The Chef, Empire star Jussie Smollett, Sevyn Streeter, Avery Sunshine, Leela James, Estelle, and Chrisette Michelle.

Hosted by actor Laz Alonso, the series will premiere July 30 and will continue to air Thursday nights.

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Everyone knows Memorial Day is considered the unofficial kick-off of the summer, but you may not know where your favorite artists will be during the long weekend. Here's a round-up of where some of today's biggest music stars will be performing over the holiday:

Chris Brown recently announced he'll continue his Las Vegas residency with a showcase at Drai’s Nightclub. "Memorial Weekend May 24th Join me for the biggest party in Vegas @ my home," Breezy tweeted.

Drake is scheduled to take the stage during the Houston Appreciation Weekend, along with performances from Future, Fetty Wap, Lil Boosie and a special tribute to Bun B. Tickets are still available.

Trey Songz will spend his Memorial Day Weekend in the Caribbean for the 15th annual Soul Beach Music Festival. The singer has been tapped to headline the five-day event in Aruba, alongside Charlie Wilson, Estelle, Dru Hill and "human beat box extraordinaire" Doug E. Fresh.

Maxwell, Toni Braxton, and R. Kelly have signed on for the Third Annual San Diego Jazz Festival, taking place over Memorial Day Weekend.

Mariah Carey is scheduled to work the stage during her long-term Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, which was just extended through February 21.

Ice Cube will be headlining the Bring Tha Noise 2015 show at the Fox Theatre in Detroit Saturday, May 23. He'll be joined by EPMD, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim and MC Lyte.

Snoop Dogg will play the Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit at Hart Plaza for the holiday weekend. The festival, which celebrates Detroit's electronic music legacy, will run from Saturday through Monday, May 25, featuring six stages with over 140 artists.

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Last week, Nicki Minaj gave fans a glimpse into the visual for "The Night Is Still Young," her newest single from The Pinkprint album. Now, the full-length version has surfaced online.

In the Asian-inspired clip, which premiered on Tidal, the rapper switches back to her pink wig and shows off her dance moves in a see-through pink dress and floral boots by Marc Jacobs. An over-sized moon attracts everyone to dance the night away while Nicki rides the back of a bike with fiancé Meek Mill.

The new visual follows a string of recent videos from Nicki including "Feeling Myself" with Beyonce and "Hey Mama" with David Guetta.

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Jimmy Fontaine/Atlantic RecordsTrey Songz is on a roll. After surprising fans with his Intermission project, the singer has unleashed an unofficial remix to The Weeknd's sultry single, "Earned It."

Similar the Toronto singer's original, Trey serves up seductive lyrics on song which in the original version was the lead offering from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack.

"Pain mixed with pleasure and passion/ oh yeah/ I heard your heart still mine, I'm still on your mind," he sings on the track.

Trey soon will give fans even more new music when Trigga Reloaded, the upcoming re-release of his last album, arrives on June 23.

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Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Mariah Carey is in the thick of her residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, where she's performing her Mariah #1 to Infinity show. Despite the glamorous stage show, the singer says not all is glitter and butterflies. Backstage, she says "a lot of funny things" happen.

"I'd rather not call them to the attention of the world, but let's just say behind the scenes, backstage, everybody's grabbing, everybody's taking your clothes, you're standing there and you're at the mercy of the people backstage so you have to have a great team with you," she explained on Friday's Live with Kelly and Michael.

Mariah also spoke about adjusting to living in Sin City with her two children, four-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe. "Well, we're living there and I have a house there for the kids, with a pool and a jungle gym and all the things that they want," she says, before adding, "But I'm still a New Yorker. I'll always be a New Yorker."

Mariah's Vegas show comes at the same time she released her latest album of the same name. The Grammy-winning singer said the songs are "all about feeling and just expressing your soul. That's what it's all about really. For me, music has always been my saving grace."

Mariah's show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace was just extended through February 21.

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Aftermath RecordsEminem not only serves as an executive producer on the upcoming flick, Southpaw, but he also will contribute to the official soundtrack.

The rapper has recorded a song called "Phenomenal," which will be the first single from the film, starring actor Jake Gyllenhaal. A clip of the song can be heard in a commercial for Beats by Dre, in which Em raps: "When you feel like you’re running out of fuel / I’ll show you how to use doubter’s fuel / I am phenomenal."

Directed by Antoine Fuqua, Southpaw follows Gyllenhaal's character, the reigning light heavyweight boxing champion of the world. The film hits theaters July 24, co-starring 50 Cent, Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams, Rita Ora and Tyrese Gibson.

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ABC/Lou RoccoNicki Minaj may have unintentionally spilled the beans about her rumored collaboration with Jay Z.

According to a now deleted tweet, which was captured by Fader, a fan asked the fem-cee about her song with the rap mogul, to which Nicki replied on May 21: "It's coming in 3 more days."

Nicki, who recently teamed with Jay's wife Beyonce on "Feeling Myself," has a history of working with Jay -- the duo shared a beat on Rick Ross' "Monster."

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