Beyonce goes platinum…again, Jay-Z is crowned hip hop’ cash king, Fantasia confirms she’s expecting, Lauryn Hill give birth to her sixth child, New Edition reunites at the ESSENCE Music Festival.

When it comes to saucy hot topics, this season was nothing if not a scorcher.

As we gear up to say goodbye to the gorgeous weather, take a look at the 50 moments we won’t soon forget about the summer of 2011.

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