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The Biggest R&B News Stories in 2015 (So Far)

From Pharrell being hit with a major lawsuit to a Destiny's Child reunion and more, take a look at some of the top R&B news stories of 2015 so far.

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15 Rappers That Are Way More Luckier Than You

Find out which artists are making it some way, somehow through the luck of the (predominantly black) Irish with 15 Rappers That Are Way More Luckier Than You.

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Common Talks Oscars, Family, Single Life & More on ‘Ebro in the Morning’ [VIDEO]

Common has a new name now -- it’s Oscar winner Common. That’s how Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning crew acknowledged the Chicago rhymer during this interview. Com is still beaming from his Academy Award win for Best Original Song for “Glory.” The “Nobody’s Smiling” creator also discussed a myriad of topics as well.

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Common Discusses Oprah Diss, Jay Z’s Reaction to His Oscar Win on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ [VIDEO]

There’s no question that Common is beaming right now. After winning his first-ever Oscar at the 87th annual Academy Awards, the Chicago rhymer appeared on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' to talk about his glorious win for Best Original Song for 'Glory.'

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10 Music Milestones From Great Black Artists

Just think, without Ella Fitzgerald, the first African American woman to win a Grammy Award, it may not have been possible for Beyonce to win 20 of those prestigious awards. In honor of Black History Month, peep our gallery for a look at in 10 Music Milestones From Great Black Artists.

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The Weeknd vs. John Legend & Common – The Boombox Battle

In this week's The Boombox Battle, songs from the Weeknd and John Legend and Common compete for the win.

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Hip-Hop and R&B Community React to John Legend and Common’s Oscar Win for ‘Glory’

When Common and Legend were announced as the winners of Best Original Song at the Oscars, the hip-hop and R&B community celebrated their peers' major accomplishment on social media.

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John Legend and Common’s ‘Glory’ Wins Best Original Song at 2015 Oscars [VIDEO]

John Legend and Common won the Best Original Song honor at the 87th Annual Academy Awards for their inspiring tune 'Glory' from the movie 'Selma.'

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John Legend and Common Perform ‘Glory’ at 2015 Oscars [VIDEO]

Rapper Common and singer John Legend performed their inspirational song 'Glory' at the 87th annual Academy Awards on Sunday night (Feb. 22). The collaborative tune is from the Oprah Winfrey-produced film, 'Selma,' which is up for two awards: Best Original Song and Best Picture.

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Essence Music Festival 2015 Lineup Includes Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Common & More

Grammy-winning artists Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige and Common are among the headliners set to perform at the 2015 Essence Music Festival. The 21st annual event, which takes place in New Orleans on July 2 through 5, features empowerment seminars during the day and hot music performances at night.

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