Fantasia Barrino Cover Shoot

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Behind the Scenes at Fantasia’s Upscale Photo Shoot

Fiesty and fun, Fantasia lit up the room during her cover photo shoot in Atlanta with celebrity photographer Derek Blanks for Upscale’s May issue. Check out this exclusive behind the scenes footage.

Video by: Eric Blanks Media

Hot Music

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4 Hot Acts to See Live

Looking for some good music to check out? We’ve got you covered. This list of hot acts is sure to get you in the groove. —J.H.


Currently on tour promoting his latest standout album A Love Surreal, Bilal’s live shows never disappoint. His energy is unmatched, and his vocals are like an instrument. Stocked full of hits (“Sometimes,” “All Matter”) and not afraid to do covers like Radiohead’s classic “High and Dry” Bilal is arguably one of the best live acts to catch these days. Visit for a full list of tour dates.

Angie Stone: Stoned Love

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Angie Stone on new album, returning to her roots and why she won’t be working with D’Angelo

Soul singer Angie Stone, along with British sensation Emeli Sandé and urban alternative songstress Janelle Monáe, headlined the 2012 Tobago Jazz Experience April 25–29. Before taking the stage to close out the Beach Jazz Fiesta on a rainy Sunday night at Pigeon Point Heritage Park, Stone took some time out to clear up a few things—the first being her return to her “roots” with her anticipated album, Rich Girl.


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