RIHANNA NAMED WORLD’S RICHEST FEMALE MUSICIAN – (06/05/2019)
Forbes has named Rihanna the richest female musician in the world. According to the publication, Rih has a fortune worth $600 million, putting her ahead of her fellow music stars such as, Madonna ($570 million), Céline Dion ($450 million), and Beyoncé ($400 million).
Rihanna’s wealth, however, comes from a variety of ventures. A good portion of Rih’s earnings comes from her partnership with French luxury goods brand LVMH, who co-owns Fenty Beauty. The makeup brand launched in September 2017 and earned a reported $100 million in sales in its first few weeks. The brand has since generated an estimated $570 million in revenue and is worth more than $3 billion.
Rih also co-owns her Savage X Fenty lingerie line with online fashion retailer TechStyle Fashion Group and has earned millions from touring and record sales.
On another note, Serena Williams is the first athlete to make Forbes’ Richest Self-Made Woman list with a net worth of $225 million.
Other celebs to make the list include Beyoncé ($400 million), Oprah Winfrey ($2.5 billion), Kylie Jenner ($1 billion) and Kim Kardashian ($370 million).
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BUMBLE GIVING WOMEN THE CHANCE TO BE MENTORED BY BEBE REXHA – (06/05/2019)
The social networking app Bumble can now also help you launch your music career.
The app is launching a new program to combat gender disparity in the music biz and is offering female musicians the chance to be mentored by a variety of artists, including Bebe Rexha, Grammy-winning country star Kacey Musgraves, and Hayley Kiyoko.
The mentoring sessions will take place at one of five music festivals this year: Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Music Midtown, Austin City Limits or Voodoo Music + Arts Experience. The program, “Empowered by Bumble Bizz,” will wrap up with various female artists winning on-stage performance spots at various festivals next year. You can submit your music via Bumble Bizz now. Applications for the mentoring programs and the live performance opportunities close June 30th.
Meanwhile, Bebe Rexha will hit the big 3-0 in August, but she’s not scared of getting older – because her skills in the bedroom have improved with age.
Speaking to People magazine at the CFDA Awards on Monday, Bebe boasted, “Dirty 30! You know, a lot of times women are meant to feel bad about turning 30, and I’m like, ‘Honey, I am a better lover now than I was 10 years ago!’” She added, “I’ll [make love to you] so good, you don’t even know, so don’t even try!”
The singer joked that her manager would “kill” her for the comments, but added, “You know what, it’s the truth!”
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BILLIE EILISH REACTS TO BRITNEY SPEARS RECREATING HER ‘SLAVE 4 U’ DANCE TO ‘BAD GUY’ – (06/05/2019)
You can add Britney Spears to the list of celebrity Billie Eilish fans.
Britney posted a video of her recreating her famous “Slave 4 U” dance, complete with a fake snake, to Billie’s hit song “Bad Guy.” The 37-year-old singer posted the video on her Instagram account with the caption, “Great song !! It made me pick up another 🐍 @billieeilish.” In the comments section, Billie responded with one word: “OMG.”
Britney recently returned to Instagram, posting a number of videos and photos, including one clip where she refuted haters who’ve accused her team of posting old videos and passing them off as new ones. “For those of you who don’t think I post my own videos, I did this video yesterday,” she said in the video. “So, you’re wrong, but I hope you like it.”
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MAC MILLER DOCUMENTARY PUT ON HOLD – (06/05/2019)
The forthcoming documentary on Mac Miller has been put on hold. According to Rap-Up, filmmaker and Jet Life Creative Director CJ Wallis announced on Monday (June 3rd) that he and his production company, Margrette Bird Pictures, were in the beginning stages of developing a documentary about Miller. In a since-deleted tweet, Wallis wrote, “So, over the next year I’m going to start collecting interviews & content to make the definitive @MacMiller documentary for his family, friends & fans.”
It appears that the announcement may have been premature. Wallis revealed that after news surfaced of the documentary, the late rapper’s family and management contacted him asking that the project be put on hold.
He tweeted, “We tweeted our intentions to begin developing a doc on Mac over the next year. At the same time, we reached out to all those closest to him to begin the process of making it official. We heard back from @christianclancy & The Estate who said the family has requested we hold off on the project at this time. We immediately compiled as the last thing we’d want is to negatively impact anyone involved, quite the opposite. We felt comfortable announcing our intentions in advance of receiving permission because they were just that – intentions. The concept was peers telling their one favorite Mac story & cutting them together as a motivational & positive picture. Not a life story. The outpouring of support for the doc and that it was us trying to make one was humbling, and in time perhaps we will get to see it through. For now, we have hours of incredible music and thats always been more than enough. Respect/Love….#ripmac”
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