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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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Zoe Saldana, Nina Simone: Actress Responds to Biopic Critics

Zoe Saldana is playing Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic on the late singer, but she's not letting criticism of her being cast in the role get her down.

"I guess what kept me from being hurt by the negative comments was

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Macy Gray Explains Why Stevie Wonder Makes Her ‘Nervous’ With ‘Talking Book’

Macy Gray has two new projects in the works. She recently revealed her new EP of original material called Boys and she's also reworking Stevie Wonder's 1972 LP Talking Book. The singer is preparing to release the latter effort before the year's end.

Cover albums aren't new for Gray. She's confidently

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John Legend & The Roots Talk Nina Simone on ‘Wake Up!’

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In honor of Black History Month and the five Grammy nominations that 'Wake Up!' received, we're taking a look at the track-by-track breakdown of John Legend and the Roots' collaborati

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Mary J. Blige Says She’d ‘Love’ to Be a Full-Time Actress

Mary J. Blige has no plans to ever leave the music business, but she tells The BoomBox there's another profession she wouldn't mind trying on as a full-time vocation.

"It would probably be acting at this point, because

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Kanye West Back in Studio Working on New Album

Kanye West is ringing in 2010 on a positive note, given his unfavorable 2009. The Chicago native is already working on the follow-up to his 2008 album '808s & Heartbreak.'

"I'm so happy to be back in the studio making new music," West wro

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