I've always wanted to be a ballerina but however due to health issues as a kid I couldn't fulfill the dream . My mom even put me in a ballet class when I was younger but I was the only black girl. Nobody wanted to be my partner and teased me and I ended up quitting. So seeing Misty Copeland achieve so many amazing things is beyond inspiring. Ballet dancer extraordinaire Misty Copeland, the first African-American principal ballerina in the history of American Ballet Theatre, will be a guest judge on the July 18 and July 25 episodes of NBC’s new high-rated competition series “World of Dance.” Copeland will be joining for round three of the competition, “The Cut,” where the competitors face the deepest and most intense cut of the season. More than half of the acts will be sent home, and only the top two acts from each division will move on to the Division Final.
“When judging the best of the best, we knew we needed an all-star guest judge with passion and credibility to mentor these incredible dancers,” said judge/executive producer Jennifer Lopez. “Misty Copeland is at the top of her game and we are so honored that she was able to lend her expertise and experience to the ‘World of Dance’ stage.”
In its first three weeks, “World of Dance” has averaged a 2.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 8.7 million viewers overall in “live plus same day” results from Nielsen Media Research, making it the #2 entertainment series of the summer to date in 18-49 and total viewers, behind only NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” In 18-49, it’s the highest-rated first-year summer series through its first three weeks since 2013 and CBS’ “Under the Dome,” and in total viewers, it’s the most-watched first-year summer alternative series at this point in nine years. The May 30 “World of Dance” premiere grew to a 3.0 rating in “live plus three day” Nielsen’s, with the increase of 0.64 of a rating point being the biggest L+3 lift ever reported by Nielsen for an alternative series premiere.
ABOUT WORLD OF DANCE
“World of Dance” gives dancers the platform to showcase their talents and compete for a life-altering grand prize of $1 million, led by a judging team of extraordinary dance superstars — Lopez, Derek Hough, NE-YO and host/mentor Jenna Dewan Tatum. In partnership with preeminent global dance brand World of Dance, the series brings the world’s elite dancers together to compete in epic battles of artistry, precision and athleticism. Solo dancers will compete against duos and crews in an unlimited range of dance, including hip-hop, popping, locking, tap, ballet, break dancing, ballroom, stomping and more.
Handpicked from qualifying events around the nation and thousands of online submissions, competitors are divided into three divisions: Junior (any size act, 17 years old and under), Upper (groups of 1-4, 18 and older) and Team (groups of 5+, 18 and older). Our panel of experts score the acts using a precise point system developed by World of Dance, using the following criteria: Performance, Technique, Choreography, Creativity and Presentation. The competition consists of five rounds: Qualifiers, Duels, The Cut, Divisional Final and the World Final. In the first four rounds, dancers only compete within their division, but in the World Final — the winner from each division will compete against each other for the $1 million grand prize.
Jennifer Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas & Benny Medina executive produce for Nuyorican Productions. Also executive producing are Kris Curry, Matilda Zoltowski, Alex Katz, David Gonzalez, Matthew Everitt and Al Hassas. The series is produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio in association with Nuyorican Productions and World of Dance.
ABOUT MISTY COPELAND
Misty Copeland joined ABT’s Studio Company in 2000, joined American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet in 2001 and in 2007 became the company’s second African-American female soloist and the first in two decades. In 2015, she was promoted to principal dancer, making her the first African-American woman to ever be promoted to the position in the company’s 75-year history. That same year she made her Broadway debut co-starring in the critically acclaimed musical “On the Town.” In 2014, Copeland debuted in the lead character of Clara in American Ballet Theatre's production of "The Nutcracker." Later that year she made history as the first African-American woman to perform the lead role of Odette/Odile in American Ballet Theatre's "Swan Lake" during the company's inaugural tour to Australia. Copeland is the author of 2014 New York Times bestselling memoir “Life in Motion,” co-written with award-winning journalist and author Charisse Jones. Her new book, “Ballerina Body,” also a New York Times bestseller, was published this year.
“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” – Booker T. Washington
Chris Brown truly is a winner Before I get into this documentary I just want to say if you missed his Party Tour , you missed a good time. I surprised my little cousin with tickets to his show in Philadelphia and it was lit as always. Now back to the documentary. I remember Riveting Entertainment announcing that Chris had a doc coming soon but a release date wasn't slated . I've been Team Breezy for a while . I remember running to the TV when "Run It" came on 106 & Park or dragging my dad to the mall to get the Chris Brown CD. Do you know how many times I played "Young Love" , " Ya Man Ain't Me" , "Winner", and "Poppin"? His music is just amazing and you can't take that away. As I sat in the theater watching his film , not only did Chris share his secrets, he talked about his drive, his love of his family, his love for music and wanting to do more in the world . Every article I've written about Chris I always wanted to focus on his creativity , his passion, his gifts as appose to bashing him like the rest of the media. I remember reading headlines about Chris and going but he just gave teens scholarships for Debbie Allen's dance school, he just gave away Christmas toys, he directed his own music video, he collaborated with Ron English, he has a label and his clothing line Black Pyramid is doing great . I'm like why is the media always saying negative things instead of positive despite that we are all human and we face hardships and regrets. I don't want to spoil the doc for those of you who haven't seen it . Some of the biggest celebrities were featured on the film and each of them discussed his down falls, his heavy work ethic, and despite many battles he over came and he's one of the greats.
Chris Brown rolls out the welcome mat to his life and let's us all the way in. He discusses some very personal stories , deep pain, and hurtful memories. For once he tells his side. We know all the major news stories that released about Chris Brown and how many incidents affected his life in a major way. There's so many situations he speaks on in the doc and he wants to tell his truth of his journey and no you may not like it but he's telling his side. He also speaks on gong into a deep depression , the nasty jail conditions, and reading his bible. His mother and aunt also talked about how special he is and how much he's grown over the years. Chris has accomplished a lot at a young age but his greatest accomplishment is his daughter Royalty. He spoke about tattooing her face on his back because she always got his back and how much she has changed his life . The visuals of them together just makes you smile because its love and that can't be broken. Chris Brown wanted Team Breezy and people that don't like him to see who he is and what he feels. The documentary came from place of raw-truth.
There's no boxing this man in! We all mess up sometimes but we learn from it and continue to grow even more. He let his pain make him fearless and decided that he was going to be the baddest on stage.
If you missed it you have another opportunity to see it , Wednesday June 21, 2017 . So check out Welcome To My Life and get to know Chris Brown a little more. Huge shout out to Producer Andrew Listermann, Director Andrew Sandler, the whole Riveting Entertainment and of course Chris Brown ! Chris Brown is truly one of the greats and that can't be denied. A few years ago I tweeted Chris Brown about designing some Breezy Art Sneakers and not only did he favorite my tweet he also followed me. I don't know what happened but he currently only follows 1 person. So hopefully I'll just pray the day I get to interview Chris Brown I can get him to design some sneakers lol. Anyways go see this documentary and get a new understanding and a new look. There's points where you'll laugh, dance, cry, get upset, but when you walk out the theater just know that you've gotten a deeper view into the life of Christopher Maurice Brown not just Chris Brown the superstar , dancer, singer, songwriter, actor, director, designer but Chris the son, nephew, man, human being, father, and friend. You all know Chris directing skills are ill so I can't wait to see a real movie he directs , maybe we might get an animated series since Chris can draw and he loves cartoons. Heart Break On A Full Moon is his ninth album , and its on the way ! Get excited Team Breezy!
THE MOGUL MINUTE : MEEK MILL, CHRIS BROWN , AND TY DOLLA $IGN ARE READY TO GIVE YOU "WHATEVER YOU NEED" (NEW MUSIC)
The Meek Streak continues. A few weeks ago Meek Mill played a few lit snippets of his unreleased tracks on Instagram live. I watched a few minutes and I remember hearing Chris Brown's vocals for a few seconds on one of the songs . So I highly anticipated hearing the full track . On May 6, 2017 Meek celebrated his 30th birthday and released a three track project entitled "Meekend Mu$ic" via MyMixtapez followed by music videos for "Left Hollywood" and "Litty" ft Tory Lanez. This week he released his new song and video "Glow Up" . One things for sure , Meek isn't letting up any time soon . I have a feeling that he's going to keep dropping banger after banger until he releases his full album . If you want to see Meek shut down the stage this summer , get your tickets to the "Against All Odds Tour" featuring Yo Gotti. Last night Meek Mill released his new single "Whatever You Need" featuring Chris Brown and Ty Dolla $ign. The song samples the 1991 single "Whatever You Want" by Tony, Toni, Tone. This new track is produced by DJ Mustard. All three of these talented artist brought their unique styles and flows together to create a perfect mix of rap and R&B . This track is straight heat . Meek , Chris , and Ty Dolla $ign did their things with this one. FACTS!!!
Can I get an encore? The Between The Sheets Tour officially goes down in my history as one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to in my life. From beginning to end I was beyond ecstatic and I didn’t want it to be over. Honestly I wish I could see every show over and over.
Before the show started, you could feel the energy and excitement as everyone awaited Chris Brown, Trey Songz, and Tyga. Despite the cold weather outside it was super hot in the Wells Fargo Center in Philly. After the lights dropped screams filled the building as Tyga hit the stage. King Gold Chains definitely turned up for the crowd. Now ladies you will definitely drop, drop it to the floor for him during his set.
You can hear hearts pounding, screams, and see tons of smiles when Trigga’s voice came through the speakers. My goodness Trey Songz kept it sexy of course. He performed some of our favorite Trey songs. Mr.Steal your girl could have definitely walked away with all the ladies with his mind blowing performance. Trigga’s dancers are super hot and beautiful. Trey’s smile during his set lit up the whole building. Oh my gosh his voice is amazing, soulful, and strong. Trey’s Angels you will be beyond pleased, I know for sure I was.
Seeing Chris Brown perform on TV is one thing but seeing him live is unforgettable. Its truly a can take your eyes off of him experience. First lets talk about how fire Chris Brown’s sneakers are. Breezy’s kicks are always fly. I’m patiently awaiting the day he releases his own sneaker line. I’m telling you, you will dance and sing and be completely feel the electricity of his performance. For a second I just stood there and shook my head. I couldn’t believe I was finally seeing Chris Breezy do his thing live. His dancers and guy vocal team also rocked the stage.
I was completely a fangirl at the show, I couldn’t help it. My mama was my date for the night and she had a super fun time. Trey bringing out Philly’s own Meek Mill was magical. The whole building went crazy when Meek stepped out. I love watching him perform “Dream and Nightmares” . It was definitely good to see him. This is a show you cannot miss. I’m telling you, you have to see this show when it comes to your city. I’m 23 and I felt like that 14 year old girl that was standing in FYE getting Chris Brown’s first album. I felt like the girl that ran to the TV every time Trey or Chris popped up on the TV. I remember when I had Tyga’s “Coconut Juice” as a ringtone. It was an overly exciting night. There are a lot of surprises at the show, I don't want to spoil it for you. I promise you will enjoy yourself. So go get your tickets on www.livenation.com. Its just phenomenal to see these guys show their brotherhood , talent, and gifts on stage. The Between The Sheets Tour is inspiring, sizzling, fun and definitely something to rave about! I loved every second of it! Thank you guys for being great artist and for putting on such a great show. Your hard work is appreciated and I truly am grateful to be a fan and admirer of your dreams and work. Thanks for putting y'all hearts in it!!
Love Always xoxo
The Mogul Girl
*Remember Chris Brown & Tyga are releasing their "Fan of A Fan Album" on 2.24.2015 get it on iTunes(Here)
*TRIGGA is releasing "TRIGGAReloaded" on iTunes 5.14.2015 get his new single "Slow Motion" on iTunes (Here)
Meek Mill performing "Dreams & Nightmares"
Knocka is undeniably the definition of a real lyricist. He continues to obliterate each beat he touches. Knocka is set to release his upcoming mixtape "Grateful But Not Satisfied" soon. The crowned underground king just released the official self -directed video "The Irony" shot by E&E . Knocka is striving for greatness , remaining persistent, chasing his dream and building his brand YNTO . Check out the video below and follow @BasquiatKnocka on Twitter.
Chris Brown is having his first annual roller skate jam. The proceeds benefit his "Symphonic Love Foundation". The "Symphonic Love Foundation" is a organization that creates art programs for youth and motivates and inspires positive change, public service, and kindness. You can find out more about the foundation and how you can support on symphoniclovefoundation.org.
The jam is this Saturday June 28, 2014 at Moonlight Rollerway 5110 San Fernando Rd, Glendale, CA 91204 . There's a $20 cover. Go out , have fun, and support a Symphonic Love.
Follow Symphonic Love @CBSLF
The One Man Army Dee-1 just released his new mixtape "Free Lunch And Sallie Mae" . The New Orleans soldier with a cause, rapper with a purpose, and messenger with a special delivery introduced the nation to his "Mission Vision" movement. Dee-1 has continued to spit the truth and talk his stuff in his music. The 12 track mixtape features "Jason Geter" , "How I Feel", "Drake Concert", and "Ms.Minnie" . As always Dee-1 delivers a lyrical, entertaining, and interesting project . Download it (Here). To all the one woman army and Mission Vision Posse that has been holding Dee-1 down its official Dee-1 drops his official major label EP this fall !!!! I am so proud!! Make sure you follow Dee-1 on Twitter @Dee1Music and visit ww.dee1music.com
Today The Mogul Minute spent the day at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA . There were smiling-game faces, colorful creative costumes, good music, and laughter all around. There were many participants in Roc Race which proved today , that there might just be a little ridiculousness in everyone. The 5K consisted of a 12 obstacle course challenge, including the World's Largest Inflatable Water Slide. Everyone was in such good spirits and having such a great time, I had a blast.
Roc Race Philly rocked so hard ! Shoutout to all the volunteers who were super friendly and were a big help at today's event. Wired 96.5 even came out to support the event! Roc Race was extremely fantastic and it benefits the Challenged Athlete Foundation which is a great cause . If you want to know more visit www.rocrace.com and stay tuned because Roc Race is on its way to a city near you! Sending a special thank you to Ms.Jenna Long ! xoxo! Check out the cool photos and video below. If you see yourself tweet or instagram me @TheMogulGirl .
Tonight I Attended The Philadelphia Debut Of The Triumphant Stage Play "Do You Trust Your Best Friend" By Philadelphia's Own Derrell Lawrence. The Philly Vibe Was Definitely In The Merriam Theater. The Play Stars Derrell Lawrence, Temperence Jackson, Roni Graham, Tionne TBOZ Watkins, Sean Blakemore, Tony Terry, Faye Wooten, Nathia Tucker, John Canada Terrell, Matthew Nadu, And Mel'isa Morgan. The Production Was Intriguing, Humorous, Uplifting, Enthralling, With Unexpected Twist And Turns. The Band Also Kept The Music Rocking . The Lovely Mel'isa Morgan And Mr.Tony Terry Serenaded The Crowd With Their Beautiful Voices. "Do You Trust Your Best Friend?" No Really , Do You? This Play Just Might Make You Ponder That Question Ladies And Gentlemen. I Congratulate Derrell Lawrence And The Entire Cast, You All Did An Excellent And Amazing Job. I Really Enjoyed The Production. The Play Was Awesome And If You Are In Philadelphia YOU SHOULD See It Tomorrow. I'm Not Giving You Any Spoilers So Get Your Tickets (Here). Congratulations Again From The Mogul Minute.
"Lil Model, Model Follow Me Where I Go" ( Lyrics From Chris Brown "Girlfriend Featuring Lupe Fiasco. Well Models Now Chris Brown Is Giving Aspiring Models The Opportunity To Follow Their Dreams. The Young Mogul Just Launched His Own Modeling Agency "Legendary Faces" In LA, Miami, New York, Houston, Hong Kong And Paris. Imagine Becoming A Signed Model Under Breezy's Agency? Sounds Hot Right! Here Are The Official Links To "Legendary Faces" Website www.LegendaryFacesMm.com
Instagram : @LegendaryFacesMm
Facebook : Facebook.Com/LegendaryFacesMM
Twitter : @LegendaryFaces
So Are You Ready To Get Your Model On ? Submit Your Info And Photos (Here) And Become Legendary !
Questlove Just Announced The Official Lineup For The 2014 Roots Picnic. The Roster Is Sprinkled With Flavor Of All Genres For Music Lovers. Hip Hop Favorite Snoop Dogg Is The Headliner For This Dynamite Event Followed By Philly's Own The Roots. Tickets Go On Sale This Friday At Noon On www.RootsPicnic.com . You Don't Want To Miss It. Get Your Tickets And Stay Tuned ToFacebook.Com/RootsPicnic Facebook Page For Updates.
"Ain't Nothing To It , But To Do It" , And RocNation Artist J.Cole Just Did It On Em. The Hip Hop Lyricist Surprised His Dreamville Family With A New Mixtape
"Revenge Of The Dreamers". The Internet Is Going Ham Right Now About The Mixtape . According To Audiomack.Com The Mixtape Has Been Played Over 400K Times Since Its Release 4 Hours Ago . J. Cole Recently Celebrated His 29th Birthday January 28,2014. The Mogul Minute Sends Him Tons Of Mogul Birthday Love. Dreamville Make Sure You Get Your Tickets To His
"What Dreams May Come Tour" (Here) So You Can Rock Out With J.Cole Live . I Am Definitely Enjoying The Mixtape So Far Make Sure You Download It(Here) Right Now .
Want A Little More J.Cole ? Check Out The Super Bowl Blitz He Did For VH1 (Here) , You Are Going To Love It!
Get J.Cole "Born Sinner" Album On iTunes (Here) Now
Tyrese Said In His Book "How To Get Out Of Your Own Way" [ When You Get An Idea You Are Closer To God,Because Like Him You Are Creating Something For The World And For Yourself] I Know That The Mogul Minute Is Not Just For Me But It's For The World.
Wow! I Truly Cannot Believe That It Has Been 3 Years Already. That Day Sitting On The Floor In My Living Room Writing Out Names On What To Call My Brand Is Still Epic In My Mind. I Did Not Know What I Jotted Down In My Notebook Would Then Turn Into A Radio Show And Website That I Launched From My Dorm Room At Penn State Schuylkill On Jan 11,2011 . I Take This Time To Not Only Reflect On My Growth And Process Of My Dream But On Everyone's Grind That Has Been Featured ,Interviewed, Or Whose Video And Music Has Been Played On The Show. Whether It Was On The Mogul Minute TV, \The Mogul Minute Radio, Or The Website You All Have Become A Special Part Of My Dream, Life, And Journey And For That I Am Forever Grateful And Thankful. I Have Done Over 100 Interviews, My Interviews Have Been Heard And Seen Over 50,000 Times And For A Big Head Girl From North Philly I Appreciate It All And I Am So Looking Forward To What's To Come. The Fact That People From Spain, Germany, Asia, Japan, India, Brazil, France, Australia, And People From All Over The Globe Click On www.themogulminute.com And Read And See What I Have To Say Is Beyond Cool. The Mogul Minute Is More Than A Website , More Than A Movement, More Than Just A Blog. Its A Vision That Became A Reality And Words On Paper That Became Words Read By Thousands. I Can't Speak On Everything I Want For The Mogul Minute As Of Now But Just Know That Its Going To Be Bigger, Greater, And More Mogul. Thank You All For Believing In Me, Watching And Listening.
To My Family And Close Friends Thank You For Putting Up With ME At All Times. Thank You For Listening To Me Ask A Million And One Questions, Listening To Me Reread Blogs Before I Publish Them, And For Always Being There.
I Love You All! To All My Extended Family,Friends, And Associates Thank You For Your Encouragement And Your Support I Appreciate And Love You. There's So Much In Store For The Mogul Girl And The Mogul Minute. "Remember Use Your Words To Speak Things Into Existence And You Can Be A Mogul In A Minute" Love Always xoxo.
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To Anyone Out There That Suffers From Bullying Or Anything That Tries To Keep Them From Achieving A Dream Remember You Are Somebody Special, Think Positive, And Don't Be Afraid To Follow Through With Your Dreams.
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