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Andra Day Remembers 'Authentic' Chadwick Boseman After His Passing

Andra Day is paying tribute to Chadwick Boseman.

The 35-year-old singer and the 43-year-old actor met on the set of the 2017 movie Marshall, which he starred in and she wrote the music for.

“I was only there for two days because I was just singing a song in the movie,” Andra shared with People. “As a fan, it was amazing to watch him on set. He was so kind to me and so inviting, and I was only there for two days. I think, for me, it was more impressive to see that he engaged with everyone in the exact same way. It wasn’t because I was an artist, he dealt [the same way] with everybody.”

Andra went on to say Chadwick was a source of “a lot of light” for people.

“I think his power was an impact on everyone,” Andra shared. “We all got power from him. You didn’t feel embarrassed or, ‘I’m not good enough around him,’ because he created that type of space. He was just a really special person. There’s no way to really describe it.”

Andra said that what she admired most about her “colleague and distant friend” Chadwick was his “authenticity.”

“I loved how authentic he was,” Andra continued. “I loved how much love he put into his work. He sought a life of service. He sought a life of authenticity, of giving. He created safe spaces where other people could be authentic. I wish more of us would do that more often with each other.”

Chadwick passed away on Friday, August 28 after quietly battling colon cancer.

We recently found out which four people were aware of his cancer diagnosis, outside of his family members.

Andra Day's New Single 'Make Your Troubles Go Away' is Out Now - Listen Here!

Andra Day is back with a new single!

The 35-year-old singer just released her latest song “Make Your Troubles Go Away” – and you can listen to it right now.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Andra Day

Andra took a quick break from music last year as she worked on her upcoming movie The United States vs. Billie Holiday, where she will be portraying the iconic jazz songstress Billie Holiday.

The film, directed by Lee Daniels, also stars Garrett Hedlund, Trevante Rhodes, Natasha Lyonne, and Evan Ross.

You can download Andra Day‘s new song off of iTunes here – listen to “Make Your Troubles Go Away” now!

Check out the lyrics inside…More Here! »

Solange Knowles Is 'Beyond Humbled' To Be Honored With Lena Horne Prize

Solange Knowles steps out in a cutout jumpsuit for the Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact Event at Town Hall on Friday night (February 28) in New York City.

The 33-year-old singer’s mom Tina Knowles and her husband Richard Lawson were there to support her, as well as Common, Andra Day, Leon Bridges, Jon Batiste and Mumu Fresh, among others.

Solange is the first ever recipient of the award, which honors “excellence at the intersection of arts and activism.”

She receives $100,000, which she will turn over to Project Row Houses, a Houston-based nonprofit.

“I will never forget being a young girl and the impact of hearing the great Lena Horne so radiantly and powerfully singing the words ‘believe in yourself’ from that remarkable moment in The Wiz,” Solange shared in a statement. “I have carried it with me closely my entire life.”

She continued, “At the age of 12, I played this very role at the Ensemble Theatre in Houston, Texas and it was then I learned about Lena’s dedicated activism and fearless integrity as a woman and groundbreaking artist. I am honored to be receiving an award that bears her name and continue her legacy of using the arts to inspire reflection and evoke change.”

FYI: Solange wore a David Koma jumpsuit with Rene Caovilla shoes. Common is wearing a Sandro suit.

15+ pictures inside of Solange Knowles at the Lena Horne Prize event…

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Andra Day & Garrett Hedlund Film 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday' in Montreal

Andra Day and Garrett Hedlund are hard at work on their new movie!

The 34-year-old singer and 35-year-old actor spent the afternoon filming The United States vs. Billie Holiday on Saturday (November 30) in Montreal, Canada.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Andra Day

Andra is playing the legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday while Garrett is portraying Harry J. Anslinger, the first commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics.

The film follows Billie Holiday “during her career as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation led by black Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher, with whom she had a tumultuous affair. The pic will intimately examine Holiday’s struggles with addiction, fame and heartbreaking love,” Deadline reports.

The United States vs. Billie Holiday
is being directed by Lee Daniels and will also star Trevante Rhodes, Natasha Lyonne, and Evan Ross.

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Aretha Franklin Grammy Tribute Concert - Performers & Songs Revealed!

Aretha Franklin is being honored in a major spectacle called Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul on Sunday night (March 10) at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.

The star-studded concert will be hosted by Tyler Perry, and will feature appearances by Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance, Clive Davis and Smokey Robinson.

The evening will also include performances by superstars like Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monae and Jennifer Hudson.

The legendary Queen of Soul died at the age of 76 in August of 2018.

Find out who will be performing in tribute, and see which songs are being performed inside…More Here! »

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Aretha Franklin Gets Grammys 2019 Tribute From Fantasia Barrino, Andra Day, & Yolanda Adams (Video)

Yolanda Adams, Fantasia Barrino, and Andra Day team up to honor Aretha Franklin at the 2019 Grammy Awards!

The 57-year-old gospel singer, the 34-year-old “Lose to Win” crooner, and the 34-year-old “Stand Up for Something” singer took the stage at the event held on Sunday (February 10) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The trio performed the late Queen of Soul’s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” receiving a standing ovation.

Aretha passed away last August at age 76 after a battle with cancer.

Watch a clip from the performance below!

ICYMI, check out Fantasia‘s red carpet look here, and Andra‘s here.

20+ pictures inside of Fantasia Barrino, Andra Day, and Yolanda Adams on stage… More Here! »

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Andra Day Is Sixties Chic at Grammys 2019!

Andra Day is throwing it back!

The 34-year-old entertainer looked sixties chic on the red carpet at the 2019 Grammy Awards on Sunday (February 10) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Later this evening, Andra is expected to take the stage at the Grammys. You can take a look at the full list of performers and presenters if you missed it.

Many of the winners this evening have already been revealed! See the winners list if you missed it.

The show will be hosted this year by 15-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys. Make sure to tune in RIGHT NOW on CBS!

FYI: Andra is wearing a Cheng-Huai Chuang dress and Sophia Webster shoes.

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