Plus, Broadway playwrights bring Black Orpheus to the states, Mary J. Blige heads overseas for new music, Beyonce goes double platinum.
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Solange is Lucky's August cover girl. The singer opens up about love, fashion and the now infamous elevator scuffle between her and Jay Z. Referring to the incident as "that thing" Knowles said, “What’s important is that my family and I are all good. What we had to say collectively was in the statement that we put out, and we all feel at peace with that.” [TheRoot]
Mary J. Blige is taking her talents across the pond. The "Queen of hip-hop soul" is headed to the U.K to record an album dubbed, The London Sessions. London's top producers, writer and neo-soul artists will reportedly be involved. [ThatGrapeJuice]
Producers Stephen Byrd, Alia Jones-Harvey and Paula Marie Black are gearing up to bring the 1959 Oscar-winning film Black Orpheus to Broadway. The mythical love story of Orpheus and Eurydice, who are forced to descend into the netherworld, is set with Brazil's Carnival as its backdrop. [TheRoot]
Beyoncé has reached yet another milestone this year. The singer's self-titled album, Beyoncé, has officially gone double platinum. The RIAA confirms that the LP, which was released December 13, 2013 has sold a total of 2,003,000 copies to date. [Vibe]