Singing Solange collects Webby award for Artist of the Year

Columbia Records/Carlota GuerreroLast month, it was announced that Solange had won a Webby Award for Webby Artist of the Year, but last night in New York City, she actually received the trophy, at the 2017 Webby Awards ceremony.

In keeping with the grand tradition of Webby award winners being limited to five words in their acceptance speeches, Solange sang hers with the lyrics “I got 5 on it,” from hip hop duo Luniz’s 1995 classic hit, “I Got 5 on It.”  

An Instagram video of the superstar accepting her award was taken by a reporter from the New York Post

Solange won her Webby for using the Internet — especially via her skillfully curated Saint Heron website — “as a force for promoting community and diversity.”  

She’s also been nominated for four BET awards this year, facing off against big sister Beyoncé for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist and Video of the Year. 

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Khalid will be living the “American Teen” dream on tour this summer

ABC RadioKhalid has announced his second headlining tour of North America.

The American Teen tour will kick off July 12 in Portland, OR and will make stops in a number of major cities, including Las Vegas, Houston, Dallas, Orlando and Toronto, before ending this September in San Francisco.  

Pre-sale tickets will go on sale this Wednesday at 10 a.m. local time via Ticketmaster.  

Tickets go on sale to the general public this Thursday at noon local time via khalidofficial.com.  

Khalid is an artist on the rise. He’s the newest face of  fashion retailer Forever 21’s #F21xMusic and Men’s summer digital campaign.

He’s also one of the emerging acts included in the MTV Push: Artist to Watch campaign.   

Here are the tour dates:  

7/12 — Portland, OR, Roseland Theater 
7/14 — Seattle, WA, The Showbox SoDo 
7/16 — Santa Cruz, CA, The Catalyst 
7/19 — San Diego, CA, The Observatory North Park 
7/20 — Santa Ana, CA, The Observatory 
7/22 — Las Vegas, NV, Brooklyn Bowl 
7/23 — Phoenix, AZ, Celebrity Theatre 
7/24 — Albuquerque, NM, Sunshine Theater 
7/26 — San Antonio, TX, The Aztec Theater 
7/27 — Dallas, TX, House of Blues, Dallas 
7/28 — Houston, TX, House of Blues, Houston 
7/30 — Atlanta, GA, Center Stage 
8/1 — Orlando, FL, House of Blues, FL 
8/2 — Fort Lauderdale, FL, Revolution 
8/5 — Silver Spring, MD, The Fillmore 
8/6 — Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club 
8/8 — Montreal, QC, Corona Theatre 
8/9 — Toronto, ON, Rebel 
8/10 — Philadelphia, PA, Theatre of Living Arts 
8/13 — New York, NY, Terminal 5 
8/17 — Chicago, IL, House of Blues, Chicago 
8/18 — Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue 
8/20 — Denver, CO, Ogden Theater
8/25 — Los Angeles, CA, The Novo 
9/21 — San Francisco, CA, Nob Hill Masonic

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Strike a pose: Khalid becomes newest face of Forever 21's summer campaign

ABC RadioOne of music’s fastest rising stars, Khalid, is taking on a new gig as Forever 21’s latest celebrity model.  

The artist is the newest face of the fashion retailer’s #F21XMUSIC and Forever 21 Men’s summer digital campaign. 

Grateful for the fashion-forward opportunity, Khalid says in an official statement, “Personal style is really important to my everyday life, so it’s really cool to be partnering with Forever 21 and F21XMUSIC this summer to spread the message and music of [my album] American Teen.”

The Forever 21 Men’s Summer collection, with items costing between $4 – $120, is available to purchase now via forever21.com.  

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Faux Pas: PETA wants Rihanna to change her fur-loving ways

Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images via ABCRihanna is famous not only for her chart-topping music, but also for her trendsetting looks, which often feature fur.  Now, PETA is working to change that.

A slew of the artist’s fans are none too happy about RiRi’s decision to wear an extravagant brown fur coat at Dior’s recent Cruise 2018 fashion show.

Their complaints prompted animal-rights organization PETA to send the singer a special gift, along with a note. 

PETA’s letter to Rih begins, “We saw the numerous comments from fans who were disappointed to see you wearing fur at the Dior event last week. Like us, they wish you would please retire your furs and instead choose a look that kills but doesn’t actually kill anyone.” 

PETA’s note was accompanied by a beautiful faux fur coat.

“Please accept this faux fur as a gift from PETA. In addition, we’d like to request that you please consider donating your furs to us,” the note continues.

“Your donated furs would go to good use: In the past, we’ve sent furs to Syrian refugees and to homeless shelters, which has an impact on ‘as many lives as possible in a positive way,’ as you said so eloquently in your Harvard Humanitarian Award acceptance speech.” 

PETA –whose motto, in part, states that “animals are not ours to wear” — is known for targeting fur-wearing celebrities in public. Last month, a group of PETA anti-fur protesters crashed Kelly Rowland‘s Whoa, Baby! book signing in New Jersey. 

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