Music Matters Daily: K. Michelle Honored by ASCAP

Plus Elijah Blake takes over The Boombox.

K. Michelle Recognized at the Women Behind the Music Event - Hard work is finally paying off for K. Michelle, who has publicly expressed her disappointment with awards shows for shading her. This week, the ?Love Em All,? singer was honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers as a notable woman making an impact in the music community. The night was part of their ?Women Behind the Music? series, and her reality TV co-stars were with her to show support.(Photo: Paul Redmond/WireImage)

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K. Michelle Recognized at the Women Behind the Music Event - Hard work is finally paying off for K. Michelle, who has publicly expressed her disappointment with awards shows for shading her. This week, the “Love Em All,” singer was honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers as a notable woman making an impact in the music community. The night was part of their “Women Behind the Music” series, and her reality TV co-stars were with her to show support.(Photo: Paul Redmond/WireImage)

Jessie J Takes On GMA - Jessie J is continuing on her promo tour for her new album, Sweet Talker, and she?s landed in the states for the morning talk show run. She stopped by Good Morning America to talk up her new album and perform her new single, ?Burnin? Up.? Check out the performance here.(Photo: Brad Barket/Getty Images for iHeart Media)

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Jessie J Takes On GMA - Jessie J is continuing on her promo tour for her new album, Sweet Talker, and she’s landed in the states for the morning talk show run. She stopped by Good Morning America to talk up her new album and perform her new single, “Burnin’ Up.” Check out the performance here.(Photo: Brad Barket/Getty Images for iHeart Media)

Elijah Blake Takes Over The Boombox - Elijah Blake may be putting the final touches on his new EP, Drift, but he always has time for his fans. Taking over the Twitter account for The Boombox, Blake answered fans' questions about his new project, breaking into the industry and the possibility of a collabo with labelmate Jhen? Aiko. Check out the Q&A here.(Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AdColor)

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Elijah Blake Takes Over The Boombox - Elijah Blake may be putting the final touches on his new EP, Drift, but he always has time for his fans. Taking over the Twitter account for The Boombox, Blake answered fans' questions about his new project, breaking into the industry and the possibility of a collabo with labelmate Jhené Aiko. Check out the Q&A here.(Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AdColor)

Luke James Surprises a Bride and Groom - Luke James doesn?t just sing the emotions, he brought them to a wedding. He surprised a bride and groom with his soulful vocals, serenading the newlyweds during their first dance with his song ?I Want You,? from his self-titled album. Check out the video here.(Photo: Leslie Rojas-Bullock via Youtube) 

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Luke James Surprises a Bride and Groom - Luke James doesn’t just sing the emotions, he brought them to a wedding. He surprised a bride and groom with his soulful vocals, serenading the newlyweds during their first dance with his song “I Want You,” from his self-titled album. Check out the video here.(Photo: Leslie Rojas-Bullock via Youtube) 

Jessie J. Gets Personal - Jessie  J. is on a winning streak. She has the No. 1 song in the U.K. with ?Bang Bang,? and her album is predicted to sell very well. But just in case you?re not convinced, she?s scaling back on the up-tempo songs, and giving you a stellar love ballad. ?Personal,? her new single, co-written by Elle Varner, is an open book to some of Jessie?s very personal thoughts in love. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Delete Blood Cancer)

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Jessie J to Perform at HALO Awards - "Bang Bang" singer Jessie J killed it at her MTV VMA performance with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj back in August, and she’s already set to grace the stage of another awards show. This time Jessie J will be performing at the Nickelodeon HALO Awards hosted by Nick Cannon, where we hope to see some of those fierce moves from her "Burnin' Up" music video with 2 Chainz. Watch her perform at the HALO Awards on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. on Nickelodeon.(Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Delete Blood Cancer)

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Adrian Marcel - If you’re an R&B singer and Raphael Saadiq thinks you’ve got what it takes, odds are, there’s something special about you. That’s what Adrian Marcel hopes to continue to prove in 2014, as he builds off of his April 2013 mixtape, 7 Days of Weak, which was hosted by Saadiq. The Oakland native has a growing fan base, and with his songwriting abilities and graceful vocals, he's lining himself up to carry on tradition. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for BET)

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Adrian Marcel Talks Debut Album, Got Me F**ked Up - Adrian Marcel knows someone’s had you f’d up, and that’s because he’s felt the same. In a recent interview, the R&B artist explained the meaning behind the title of his debut album, Got Me F**ked Up, explaining, “Because, I mean, I'm f'd up –– over love. I'm f'd up over situations that I'm going through in life, you know what I mean? And I feel like it's the perfect title for my story.” His impressive collaborations won’t stop at those featured on his Weak After Next EP. He’s promised that the surprise collabs on the new album will be worth the listen.(Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for BET)

J. Cole Jumps on Uncle L's Upcoming LP - T.I., J. Cole, Rakewon, Loaded Lux, Murda Mook, Uncle Murda, Maino, Mavado and Fred the Godson will all be featured on LL Cool J's upcoming album, G.O.A.T.2, he disclosed in an interview with XXL. LL says, ?The concept behind the album was to give upcoming artists an opportunity to shine and to put myself in the position where I have to spit bars with some of the hardest rhymers in the game."(Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

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J. Cole Jumps on Uncle L's Upcoming LP - T.I., J. Cole, Rakewon, Loaded Lux, Murda Mook, Uncle Murda, Maino, Mavado and Fred the Godson will all be featured on LL Cool J's upcoming album, G.O.A.T.2, he disclosed in an interview with XXL. LL says, “The concept behind the album was to give upcoming artists an opportunity to shine and to put myself in the position where I have to spit bars with some of the hardest rhymers in the game."(Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Jessie J Premieres New Video With 2 Chainz - Jessie J is adding dancer to her many talents as she performs full-out dance routines in her new video, "Burnin Up? featuring 2 Chainz. The U.K. singer just dropped the video for her follow-up single to her huge hit "Bang Bang,? with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. The singer?s sophomore project hits stores in the states Oct. 14.(Photo: Universal Republic)

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Jessie J Premieres New Video With 2 Chainz - Jessie J is adding dancer to her many talents as she performs full-out dance routines in her new video, "Burnin Up” featuring 2 Chainz. The U.K. singer just dropped the video for her follow-up single to her huge hit "Bang Bang,” with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. The singer’s sophomore project hits stores in the states Oct. 14.(Photo: Universal Republic)

BJ the Chicago Kid Drops "Hold My Liquor" Remake - BJ the Chicago Kid, has been pushing boundaries with his weekly musical releases. This week, BJ adds his own spin to Kanye West?s track ?Hold My Liquor,? adding a guitar solo. According to an interview with Singersroom, BJ says, ?I?m confident in what I do. I?m not thinking that the world will get it overnight. I have no worries in the fight that I?m up against every day. I?m not one of those guys that?s running from it; I?m with it.? We can definitely look forward to BJ bringing something new to the world of music.(Photo: Motown)

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BJ the Chicago Kid Drops "Hold My Liquor" Remake - BJ the Chicago Kid, has been pushing boundaries with his weekly musical releases. This week, BJ adds his own spin to Kanye West’s track “Hold My Liquor,” adding a guitar solo. According to an interview with Singersroom, BJ says, “I’m confident in what I do. I’m not thinking that the world will get it overnight. I have no worries in the fight that I’m up against every day. I’m not one of those guys that’s running from it; I’m with it.” We can definitely look forward to BJ bringing something new to the world of music.(Photo: Motown)

"More Than Friends" - Estelle put her heart on the line in 2008 for this cut about the desire to take a homey-lover-friend relationship to the next chapter. "People wanna know, wonder where I been/What's the deal with him, Is y'all really cool, Is he just a friend?/Now I'm asking you/Tell me what it is."(Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for IWC)

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Estelle Set to Headline Show in Abu Dhabi - Pharrell, Armin Van Buuren and The Who have added another member to the artist lineup for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after-race concerts, and it is none other than Estelle. Because of her vast musical range, we know her fourth studio album, True Romance, will not disappoint, especially with her inspirational single “Conqueror.” She will be performing her hit songs as well as a previewing songs from her upcoming album. Stay tuned.  (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for IWC)

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Maybach Music Group Rapper Shares New Album - Stalley shared a bit of Ohio with New York this week as he hosted a private listening party for his new album. The Blue Collar Gang/MMG artist rented out a gallery equipped with tricked out cars and art plastered on the wall. Guests got the chance to hear the entire Ohio album with Stalley, who took to Twitter to share his excitement.(Photo: Stalley via Instagram)

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Maybach Music Group Rapper Shares New Album - Stalley shared a bit of Ohio with New York this week as he hosted a private listening party for his new album. The Blue Collar Gang/MMG artist rented out a gallery equipped with tricked out cars and art plastered on the wall. Guests got the chance to hear the entire Ohio album with Stalley, who took to Twitter to share his excitement.(Photo: Stalley via Instagram)

Ab-Soul Talks 'W.W.S.D." - There?s definitely truth to being in the right place at the right time, just ask Ab-Soul. The West Coast rapper, who recently sampled Jackson Browne's ?These Days? on his new track ?W.W.S.D,? says he hadn?t even heard of the record before a cameraman told him about it. Soulo described what went down in a recent interview with HotNewHipHop: ??it's gonna be called These Days, but don't say nothin'.' He was like, 'Ahh, that's so f----n' tight. Have you heard Jackson Browne's 'These Days'? You gotta sample that for real.' So that stuck with me, and I went home and I heard it, and I was like, 'Wowwww....?(Photo: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Electus Digital)

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Ab-Soul Talks 'W.W.S.D." - There’s definitely truth to being in the right place at the right time, just ask Ab-Soul. The West Coast rapper, who recently sampled Jackson Browne's “These Days” on his new track “W.W.S.D,” says he hadn’t even heard of the record before a cameraman told him about it. Soulo described what went down in a recent interview with HotNewHipHop: “…it's gonna be called These Days, but don't say nothin'.' He was like, 'Ahh, that's so f----n' tight. Have you heard Jackson Browne's 'These Days'? You gotta sample that for real.' So that stuck with me, and I went home and I heard it, and I was like, 'Wowwww....”(Photo: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Electus Digital)

Rapsody Streams New Album for Fans - Rapsody is giving fans a special treat ahead of her new EP release tomorrow. She is letting fans stream the album a day in advance. The 10-track project features songs with artists like Common, Jay Electronica and Raekwon, not to mention production credits from super producers 9th Wonder and Eric G. Stream the album here and look out for its release on iTunes tomorrow.(Photo: Jamla Records/Culture Over Everything)

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Rapsody Streams New Album for Fans - Rapsody is giving fans a special treat ahead of her new EP release tomorrow. She is letting fans stream the album a day in advance. The 10-track project features songs with artists like Common, Jay Electronica and Raekwon, not to mention production credits from super producers 9th Wonder and Eric G. Stream the album here and look out for its release on iTunes tomorrow.(Photo: Jamla Records/Culture Over Everything)

Tiara Thomas Talks Debut Album - Tiara Thomas may talk like she only wants ?One Night,? but she promises she?s working on her Bad Influences. The writer behind one of last year's hottest singles shares her inspirations for her debut album, her Set It Off-themed music video and working with super producer Rico Love. Check out what she had to say in her exclusive interview with Vibe.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Tiara Thomas Talks Debut Album - Tiara Thomas may talk like she only wants “One Night,” but she promises she’s working on her Bad Influences. The writer behind one of last year's hottest singles shares her inspirations for her debut album, her Set It Off-themed music video and working with super producer Rico Love. Check out what she had to say in her exclusive interview with Vibe.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Elle Varner Says "F--k It All' - Elle Varner doesn?t want to dance in the club and she doesn?t want to be lied to either. In her new video for her single ?F--k It All,? the songstress discovers her beau is cheating and it drives her crazy. She contemplates killing him after uncovering his infidelity, showing us an Elle we never knew existed. Check out the visuals here.(Photo: RCA Records)

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Elle Varner Says "F--k It All' - Elle Varner doesn’t want to dance in the club and she doesn’t want to be lied to either. In her new video for her single “F--k It All,” the songstress discovers her beau is cheating and it drives her crazy. She contemplates killing him after uncovering his infidelity, showing us an Elle we never knew existed. Check out the visuals here.(Photo: RCA Records)

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Curren$y Drops More Saturday Night Car Tunes - Curren$y knows a thing or two about hard work, releasing music week after week with his Jetlife Crew. At the end of August, they dropped the first installment of Saturday Night Car Tunes followed by the recently announced Audio D EP and now the latest installment of music, More Saturday Night Car Tunes. This new seven-track EP features songs with Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller.(Photo: JetLife Recordings)

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Curren$y Drops More Saturday Night Car Tunes - Curren$y knows a thing or two about hard work, releasing music week after week with his Jetlife Crew. At the end of August, they dropped the first installment of Saturday Night Car Tunes followed by the recently announced Audio D EP and now the latest installment of music, More Saturday Night Car Tunes. This new seven-track EP features songs with Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller.(Photo: JetLife Recordings)

Kendrick Lamar - Kendrick Lamar put the entire hip hop world on notice with his verse on Big Sean's "Control," calling out the likes of Drake, J. Cole, Meek Mill and even Big Sean on his own track. This verse definitely sent shockwaves through hip hop, more than enough to warrant K-Dot's Sweet 16 nomination.(Photo: Moses Robinson/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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TDE Rapper Suprises Fans With His New Song - K. Dot took the stage this week to perform his new single, “i,” for the first time. Kendrick came out as a surprise guest for the educational initiative We Day Toronto at the Air Canada Centre. Click here to check out the first of many times we’ll see Kendrick rip the stage with his new song.(Photo: Moses Robinson/BET/Getty Images for BET)

BJ the Chicago Kid Drops Soulful New Song - Chi-town crooner BJ the Chicago Kid is letting women everywhere know that he understands you with his new single, ?Soul of a Woman.? The song is a heartfelt ode to a woman from a man who talks as if he?s seen and experienced it all. The track is very reminiscent of Maxwell?s ?A Woman?s Worth,? putting BJ in very good company. Fellas, take notes.(Photo: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for BET)

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BJ the Chicago Kid Drops Soulful New Song - Chi-town crooner BJ the Chicago Kid is letting women everywhere know that he understands you with his new single, “Soul of a Woman.” The song is a heartfelt ode to a woman from a man who talks as if he’s seen and experienced it all. The track is very reminiscent of Maxwell’s “A Woman’s Worth,” putting BJ in very good company. Fellas, take notes.(Photo: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for BET)