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M-Net confirms it will have Gareth Cliff back as an Idols judge


Axed Idols judge Gareth Cliff won a lawsuit against M-Net on Friday, hours before the first auditions for the show were due to start. The High Court in Johannesburg ruled on Friday 29 Jan. that Cliff must be reinstated as a judge on Idols with immediate effect.

The controversial radio presenter was dismissed by M-Net earlier this month after he suggested in a tweet that people who made racist comments should not be criminally charged as their comments are merely freedom of speech.


His reps said he was unfairly dismissed and according to Cliff the dismissal branded him a racist. Cliff's attorney, Eric Mabuza, said outside court after the ruling that Cliff would not be part of the preliminary auditions on Saturday, but would be present at the main auditions on February 3.

Cliff said he was pleased with the judgment and he would have a press conference on Saturday.

It's going to be awkward but we be…

Rihanna's 'ANTI' Album Certified Platinum

Rihanna's 'ANTI' Album Is Already Platinum


Just a few days after its release, Rihanna's album, ANTI, has already been certified platinum by the RIAA because of the way that Tidal and Samsung executed the release. Since Samsung purchased one million copies of the album in advance that were then given away as a free download, RIAA gave it the platinum certification. This is similar to what happened when Jay Z released his 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' album back in 2013, when Samsung bought copies in advance.

The album is now available on iTunes and has been streamed over 14 million times on Tidal. Only 14 hours after the surprise release of ANTI, 1 million people worldwide downloaded the singer’s eighth album and to cap off her ANTIdiaRy campaign with Samsung, Rihanna distributed download codes to fans, who were able to download ANTI for free.

The deluxe version of the album, which includes three new tracks, is now available for purchase on iTunes.

Coldplay Debuts Bollywood-themed 'Hymn for the Weekend,' ft. Beyoncé

Coldplay- Hymn For The Weekend ft Beyoncé 


As Coldplay gears up for its Super Bowl halftime show performance next month, the band debuted a video for its new single “Hymn for the Weekend.” which co-stars Beyoncé who resembles Bollywood actresses.

The very colourful video directed by Ben Mor, was shot on location in Mumbai, India and features a cameo from Bollywood superstar Sonam Kapoor.

Watch the video below:


YouTube/Coldplay (c) 2016

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Louis Tomlinson introduces Freddie Reign!


Louis Tomlinson welcomed his first child last Thursday, January 21st, and revealed him to the world late last night on Instagram and Twitter, captioning the photo, “Meet my little lad, Freddie.” He followed up with a tweet referring to his son, with Briana Jungwirth, as “Freddie Tommo”, “Tommo” being Tomlinson’s nickname and thanked his fans for their messages of support.


One Direction - History




Zayn Malik Opens Up about his Departure from One Direction in candid Beats 1 Interview




Zayn Malik will join Zane Low on Beats 1 on Thursday for his first interview on TV since leaving One Direction. The interview will see Zayn discussing the band, his inner feelings about why he left and he will also share his brand new music. The interview will air at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Beats 1 and in video Apple Music.

Justin Bieber's "Sorry" holds the No.1 Spot on the US Hot 100 Singles Chart for a 3rd Week and "Love Yourself&qu…

Top 5 R&B Videos

1. August Alsina - Song Cry


2. Janet Jackson - No Sleeep Feat. J. Cole 


3. Jamie Foxx - In Love By Now


4. Rita Ora - Body on Me Feat. Chris Brown


5. Tweet-Wont Hurt Me



Groove Magazine/YouTube (c) 2015

Top 10 R&B Charts

Top 10 R&B Charts

Here-Alessia CaraIn The Night-The WeekndDon't-Bryson TillerThe Hills-The WeekndSay It-Tory LanezExchange-Bryson TillerBack To Sleep-Chris BrownOui-JeremihThe Fix-Nelly Featuring JeremihSorry Not Sorry-Bryson TillerBillboard

Top 10 Dancehall Charts

Top 10 Dancehall Charts

We Run Road  – Beenie Man Sorry - Justin Bieber Aji Bounce – Bling Dawg Special Delivery - Vybz KartelHow Mi Grow – Vybz Kartel Weed Is My Best Friend - Popcaan Gain The World – Jahmiel Locked Away - R. City feat. Adam Levine Gyal Yuh A Party Animal – Charly Black Shabba Madda Pot - Dexta Daps Reggae Vibes

Top 5 Dance Videos

1. Justin Bieber-What Do You Mean?


2. Steve Aoki, Nervo & Tony Junior - Lightning Strikes


3. Alexandra Stan- I Did It, Mama!


4. Dillon Francis, Skrillex - Bun Up the Dance


5. Avicii - Broken Arrows


Groove Magazine/YouTube/Vevo (c) 2016

Tyra Banks Has Become A Mom!

Tyra Banks Announces the Arrival of her Baby Boy


Congratulations to former supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks who at 42, finally received her miracle of a child.

Tyra Banks surrogate gave birth to her new son, York Banks Asla. Tyra shares her bundle of joy with partner photographer Erik Asla who Tyra has been dating for the past two years.

She on Wednesday evening took to Instagram to announce the birth of her baby boy,

"The best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here. He’s got my fingers and big eyes and his daddy Erik’s mouth and chin. As we thank the angel of a woman that carried our miracle baby boy for us, we pray for everyone who struggles to reach this joyous milestone. York Banks Asla, welcome to the world." In the past, Tyra has shared her struggles with fertility and seemingly not being able to “make time” to have kids over the years as she built her empire which includes modeling but acting, producing and a newly established cosmetics line.

N…

Rihanna Releases 'ANTI'

Finally! Rihanna's eighth studio album ANTI is out!



After months of anticipation and speculation, Rihanna has finally given her fans her new album, ANTI. The album is Rihanna's first in more than three years since releasing 'Unapologetic' back in 2012. Most recently, Rihanna launched the ANTIdiary.com in collaboration with tech giant Samsung to send her fans on a virtual, eight step treasure hunt revealing clues about the new record.

The album includes 13 songs in total, including guest appearances from Drake and SZA but none of Rihanna's 2015 singles, like "FourFiveSeconds," "Bitch Better Have My Money," and "American Oxygen" made the final cut of the project. Check out the tracklist below:



You can listen to Rihanna's new album, ANTI, on TIDAL here.

Are you excited?

Know Your Music: J Cole

Happy Birthday J Cole!


With six mix-tapes, three studio album and a surprise live album set to release on his birthday, newly-wed Jermaine Lamarr Cole simply known as J Cole has given not only hip hop music a different perspective but being an artist overally. The rapper who hails from Fayetteville,  North Carolina, received recognition in 2007based on his debut mixtape, 'The Come Up', which later followed with Cole getting signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation. In 2015, Cole rode on the success of his third album '2014 Forest Hills Drive', which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, giving Cole his third number one album and reached Platinum status. J. Cole became the first rapper to go platinum in 25 years without features and also winning BET Hip Hop Awards for 'Best Live Performer' and 'Album of the Year'. J. Cole has cemented his place in the hip-hop world, proving and demonstrating through his honest lyricism, slick production, and vulnerable por…

Know Your Music: AKA

Happy AKA Day!


Love him or hate him, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes known by his stage name AKA, always seems to prove that he keeps winning. No matter if he's caught in between 'beefs' about music or some type of controversy, AKA keeps people talking, while he pushes not only his music but his brand.

It being the 3rdWrldBoss' 28th birthday, we decided to compile 5 reasons that AKA is Supa Mega using some of his biggest tracks.
5 Reasons To Love AKA1. International Superstar

AKA is recognised internationally counting the number of times that he was nominated for awards including the BETs, MOBOs as well as having a very strong presence on the African continent. In 2015 "All Eyes On Me"and "Baddest" received airplay on London’s BBC 1 Xtra and also got rotation on MTV Base UK. He has been featured on Ed Westwood's show twice and was on E! Entertainment Africa's Special. The King of South African radio, was selected by BBC 1Xtra for their FOR 2016 annual li…

Top 10 Dance Charts

Top 10 Dance Charts

Roses-The Chainsmokers Featuring ROZESLean On-Major Lazer & DJ Snake Featuring M0Where Are U Now-Skrillex & Diplo With Justin BieberSugar-Robin Schulz Featuring Francesco YatesHow Deep Is Your Love-Calvin Harris & DisciplesDessert-DawinBang My Head-David Guetta Featuring Sia & Fetty WapMiddle-DJ Snake Featuring Bipolar SunshineBe Right There-Diplo & Sleepy TomStay-Kygo Featuring Maty NoyesBillboard

Kanye West Feuds With Wiz Khalifa In A Series Of Twitter Rants

Kanye West has an epic rant at Wiz Khalifa on Twitter but deletes the tweets

After announcing the album 'Swish' and releasing the track-list, last night, Kanye West revealed the new name for his upcoming album: "Waves". In a string of tweets, Wiz Khalifa accused Kanye of ripping off Max B, the Harlem rapper who popularized the phrase "wavy" in his music.

It got messy when Kanye thought his wife was being brought into things. Wiz Khalifa used the initial's KK in a tweet and Kanye assumed he was talking about Kim Kardashian.

Kanye responded to Wiz on Twitter by unleashing a torrent of anger, insulting Wiz's music and bringing up his relationship with Amber Rose, Kanye's ex.

Oh niggas must think I’m not petty cause I’m the best that’s ever made music
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 27, 2016

Like, oh that’s Ye and I can put his wife’s initials on my twitter @Wizkhalifa
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 27, 2016

Bro first of all you stole your whol…

Top 5 Hip Hop Videos

1. Eminem - Phenomenal



2. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis-Downtown



3. Pusha T - M.P.A. (Explicit) ft. Kanye West, A$AP ROCKY, The-Dream



4. Kendrick Lamar - These Walls (Explicit) ft. Bilal, Anna Wise, Thundercat



5. Fabolous-She Wildin featuring Chris Brown


Groove Magazine/YouTube/Vevo

Rihanna Premieres Drake Collaboration "Work"

Listen To Rihanna's Latest Song "Work" Featuring Drake


Whilst fans wait for Rihanna's  highly anticipated eighth studio album ANTI, which has been rumoured to be released this week, the Bajan princess premiered her new single featuring Drake.

Earlier this month, a preview of a Rihanna and Drake collaboration titled “Work” surfaced online, along with several behind the scenes photos of the alleged music video.

Citing sources, Billboard reports that the album will be available this week, “likely as a surprise release before Friday.”

The two have worked before on each other's projects, "What's My Name?" and "Take Care", which were both successful.

So as ears prepare to hear what ANTI will sound like, listen to "Work" below:

Listen: Work


Top 10 Hip Hop Charts

Top 10 Hip Hop Charts

1. T.I.-Out My Face Featuring: Young Thug 
2. The Game-Do It To You Featuring: Trey Songz 
3.Hit-Boy-Divine Guidance 
4. 50 Cent-I'm The Man 
5. Da Youngfellaz-Do The Damn Thang Featuring: Snoop Dogg | 5 Nipsey Hussle 
6 Wiz Khalifa-Respect Featuring: Juicy J | K Camp 
7. Logic-Tree Of Life Featuring: Killer Mike 
8. Busta Rhymes-Hello Featuring: Chance the Rapper 
9. Isaiah Rashad-Smile 
10. Fabolous-Milly Rock (Remix) 

DJ Booth

Top 5 Urban Music Videos

1. Adele-Hello


2. Justin Bieber-Sorry


3. Sam Smith - Writing's On The Wall


4. Coldplay - Adventure Of A Lifetime


5. Fall Out Boy-Irresistible ft Demi Lovato


Groove Magazine/Vevo (c) 2015

Top 10 Urban Charts

Top 10 Urban Charts

Sorry-Justin BieberLove Yourself-Justin BieberHello-AdeleStressed Out-twenty one pilotsHere-Alessia CaraStitches-Shawn MendesSame Old Love-Selena GomezRoses-The Chainsmokers Featuring ROZESHotline Bling-DrakeWhat Do You Mean?-Justin BieberBillboard

Metro FM suspends Pearl Thusi

Metro FM suspends Pearl Thusi


So did Queen B get her vengeance?

TV and radio personality Pearl Thusi and her co-host Phat Joe were last week suspended by the SABC, allegedly according to reports, for bashing fellow Metro FM colleague Bonang Matheba.

According to a Sunday World report, the Metro FM duo were taken off air following a series of complaints from disgruntled listeners over what they deemed a sustained bashing of Queen B.

Last week, Matheba finally broke her silence over Thusi throwing shade at her on her twitter after a concerned fan asked why Queen B has been mum about the shades from Miss Thusi by responding "...thats like an old pair of leather shoes that I don’t even know when or where I bought. SOO tired. Time 4 new ones...".

Thusi clapped back by dismissing the shot and then posted photos on her Instagram of diapers which included texts ‘Super Mega Fierce Diapers’ as well as a photo of her reading a book titled ‘The Married man’s Guide to Adultery’.

The beef…

Top 5 African Videos

1. Tiwa Savage ft Olamide – Standing Ovation
(Nigeria)


2. Maître Gims - Sapés Comme Jamais ft. Niska
(DRC)


3.  Cassper Nyovest – Le Mpitse ft. Riky Rick
(South Africa)  


4. Wizkid-Final (Baba Nla)
(Nigeria)

5. AKA-Baddest ft Burna Boy, Khuli Chana & Yanga
(South Africa/Nigeria)




Groove Magazine/YouTube/Vevo (c) 2015

Top 10 African Charts

Top 10 African Charts 

Emtee – Roll Up (South Africa)Sauti Sol – Live And Die In Afrika. (Kenya)Sphectacular & Naves – Anthem (South Africa)Vanessa Mdee – Never Ever (Tanzania)AKA- Baddest ft. Burna Boy & Khuli Chana & Yanga (South Africa)Dela – Mafeelings (Kenya)DJ Ganyani – Talk To Me. (South Africa)Stonebwoy – Sheekena ft. R2bees (Ghana)L-Tido – Dlala Ka Yona (South Africa)Helen Berihe – Lebe (Ethiopia)

Source: The Beat99 FM/ Groove Magazine International (c) 2015

Groove Deck Top 5 Videos

1.Queen Vee ft Buffalo Souljah – Thirsty


2. Kazz - She's Worth It ft Sonni Balli


3. Davina Green- Take You Away ft Tehn Diamond 


4. Trey XL-Rookie 


5. Berita- Mwana Wa Mai feat. Oliver Mtukudzi & Hugh Masekela



Groove Magazine International/YouTube (c) 2015

Groove Playlist: Music For The Soul

For all that we know as Soul music and even R&B, this man was the pioneer! He is still a very influential figure not just in black music but the entire industry. He went beyond what his peers in music were doing at a time when segregation and racism were blatant. Singer, songwriter, composer and one of the first black entertainers to make music a business by starting a record label and a publishing company. He was active in the civil rights movement but sadly he was shot dead in 1964, but hes legacy. Called the 'King of Soul', Sam Cooke's music is a spiritual experience, the lyrics profound, the compositions melodious; Sam Cooke gets you in your feelings and at times it has nothing to do with matters of the heart, but the dignity of humanity.

Today would have been his 85th birthday, but his music is sampled time after time in modern music especially in hip hop and R&B, as well as having the most popularly renditioned song 'A change is gonna come'. His life…

Top 5 R&B Videos

1. August Alsina - Song Cry



2. Janet Jackson - No Sleeep Feat. J. Cole 


3. Jamie Foxx - In Love By Now


4. Rita Ora - Body on Me Feat. Chris Brown


5. Tweet-Wont Hurt Me


Groove Magazine/YouTube (c) 2015

Groove Deck Africa

Groove Deck Africa

2Baba feat Phyno & Chief Obi – Coded Tinz


Formerly known as 2 Face, 2Baba drops the Sarz produced dancehall track “Coded Tinz” features hip hop act; Phyno aka Eze Nnunu and comedian; Chief Obi.
Listen: Coded Tinz
Jaywon – Fire For Fire


Dammy Krane Is at It Again With Wizkid


After being involved in a twitter beef which ended up being a physical altercation, many had assumed that the two had squashed their differences as reported earlier this week, however rising singer, Dammy Krane, has spoken out once again on the situation between him and Wizkid saying everyone knows the Ojuelegba star stole music from him.

Oyindamola Johnson Emmanuel who goes by the stage name Dammy Krane is signed to Hypertek Records under the tutelage of 2face Idibia. He won the Rookie Of The Year award at the 2012 edition of the Headies.

Burna Boy – Jealousy


Okmalumkoolkat Jailed for Sexual Assault In Australia

Okmalumkoolkat has been jailed for sexual assault after a performance at a Tasmanian …