Chief Keef and BMG Partner to Launch New Label venture 43B & Sign Lil Gnar

The Multi-Platinum, Billboard chart-topping artist and progenitor of Drill music, Chief Keefhas just launched his new label 43B [Forget Everybody] in partnership with RBC Records/BMG. Since 2014, Chief Keef has released numerous albums through RBC, including his fan-favorite projects Sorry 4 The WeightThot Breaker, and Mansion Musick. In 2018, RBC was acquired by BMG, laying the groundwork for Keef’s new partnership with BMG. His new venture 43B is a multi-tiered label offering distribution and marketing services for artists and producers who are shifting music and culture, providing the resources, guidance, and infrastructure they need to thrive in today’s music industry. The name, 43B, stands for Forget Everybody, stressing the importance of individuality and autonomy—two factors that have played heavily into Keef’s path as an artist. The label will be helmed by Chief Keef’s long time manager, Idris Dykes who will be acting as co-CEO, as well as Sophie Kautz who has been appointed as the Head of A&R and Marketing. With the launch of 43B, Chief Keef is also proud to announce his first artist signing, the Atlanta-based rapper, Lil Gnar. 43B is a work of passion for Chief Keef and Lil Gnar is emblematic of the values and vision he hopes to foster with his new venture.

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SHEEN Magazine Named Joint Media Sponsor for Walker Theatre’s 95th-Anniversary Concert featuring “Babyface”

Amidst the nationwide “Black Music Month” traditions and global Juneteenth celebrations, the historic Madam Walker Legacy Center is gearing up for its 95th Anniversary with a weekend of events.  Kicking off this landmark occasion Friday, June 17, Indianapolis native and winner of 12-Grammys, 3-American Music Awards, 2-MTV Awards, numerous NAACP and Soul Train Awards, Recording Artist, Songwriter, and Producer Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, will be inducted into the MWLC Walk of Fame.  Next, patrons will enjoy a “Roaring 20’s” theme formal dinner-gala followed by an unforgettable (SOLD OUT) concert by the international superstar.  The MWLC will host the inaugural block party on Saturday and Sunday, including a Kid’s and Grown Folks Zone featuring a #DaddyDoDay (Daddy-Daughter Duo Hairstyling Competition).  This action-packed weekend culminates with a Gospel performance by one of the sisters of the multi-award-winning Gospel Group Clark Sisters, Karen Clark Sheard (presented by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America).  MWLC President Kristian Stricklen says, “This celebration will focus on the history of the Madam Walker Legacy Center and spotlight the great things to come within the walls of our newly restored building.  Therefore, we were intentional when planning this monumental weekend and made sure a family-friendly environment was included with fun activities and memorial concerts.”

The full schedule of events and performances can be found on the MWLC website at  Limited tickets for the gospel concert are available at or the MWLC box office. 

SHEEN Magazine’s Newest Cover Family Bobby Brown & Alicia Etheredge-Brown

When you think of successful boy bands of the late 70s and 80s, New Edition (created by Bobby Brown) is included as one of the iconic singing groups still performing. Considered R&B’s original “Bad Boy” after an on-stage arrest during a solo performance, being R&B royalty (proclaimed the King of R&B by Ex-Wife Whitney Houston) has not been easy for the international star.  Somehow Brown kept it together (when most would not have) after the death of an ex-wife/daughter/son, drug abuse rumors, industry controversy (being removed from New Edition), and more.  Nevertheless, following the highly successful Black Promoters arena tour (featuring New Edition) SHEEN Magazine caught up with Brown and his wife, Alicia Etheredge-Brown, for an unapologetically honest conversation. Check out SHEEN Magazine’s newest cover models, Bobby Brown and Alisha Etheredge-Brown’s online feature “Every Little Step I Take!”

SHEEN Magazine Is Proud To Join The Celebration Of The Legendary Harry Belafonte 95TH Birthday

SHEEN Magazine is excited to be one of the few international media outlets selected to cover the legendary singer, songwriter, activist, and actor Harry Belafonte’s 95th Birthday Celebration. 
As a social justice advocate, Belafonte co-founded the Sankofa Organization.  In honor of’s 10th anniversary, a historical evening is planned to include the presentation of the inaugural Harry Belafonte Social Justice Awards to recipients Angela Davis, Rashad Robinson, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Dr. Cornel West, Darren Walker, Hank Willis Thomas, former Attorney General Eric Holder, and Congresswoman Barbara Lee.  Also, memorial tributes to Belafonte are on deck by a star-studded line-up such as Aloe Blacc, John Legend, Lenny Kravitz, The Belafonte Alumni Band, Laurence Fishburne, Doug E Fresh, Danny Glover, Amy Goodman, Michael Moore, Q-Tip, Tim Robbins, Rev. Al Sharpton, Bryan Stevenson, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Jesse Williams, Alfre Woodard, and more.  This monumental event is scheduled for March 1, at the Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036.
Tickets are available at brand=townhall&came
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WHO Will Be Crowned SHEEN’S Top Model? SHEEN Magazine’s Newest Reality Show

SHEEN Media Group (parent company to SHEEN Magazine) is proud to announce Saturday, February 26, as the date for the premiere (and after-party) of its newest television show, “SHEEN’s Top Model.”  This fashioned-based reality series follows cast members pursuing their dreams of becoming professional models.
Loosely based on the original reality series “America’s Top Model,” SMG held a national model search during 2021.  The finalist was narrowed down to five, and this four women/one-man cast battled four weeks for the eminent title of “SHEEN’s Top Model.”  Executive Producer William Chapman III states, “In our search, we found uniquely beautiful models and innovative fashion designers, and the world needs to meet them.”  Editor-in-Chief of SHEEN Magazine, Kristyn Harris, offers, “Although this was a national search, we specifically looked in smaller cities majorly unnoticed in the fashion world and often not recognized as influencers.  Executive Producer Jessica Nash says, “We created STM to highlight some of the most talented and undiscovered models in the nation.  This untouched market produced some of the best talents in fashion.  We are proud of our selected cast and excited to share the newly crowned ‘SHEEN’s Top Model.” 
The STM premiere and after-party will be held at the Nirvana Center, 30 Howard Creek Drive, Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (starting at 6:30 pm sharp).  Tickets can be purchased at

Founder Of SHEEN Magazine & Co-Founder OF Chapman Products Company Featured In Vogue Magazine

Founder of SHEEN Magazine and co-founder of Chapman, Products Inc. Mrs. Kimberly M. Chapman has a lot to celebrate. She is a “Black Doll” featured in the prestigious Vogue Magazine.  
Possessing the perfect combination of beauty, ambition, and intelligence, Chapman, amongst many, was selected by The Black Doll Affair™ committee to be a “Black Doll.”  Founder Dana Hill says, “After seeing the results of the 2007’ doll test,’ where children pointed out the black doll as bad, I immediately saw the need to change how little Black girls perceived themselves and how they were perceived.  We all have seen research confirming that Black women are often not considered beautiful.  Therefore, The Black Doll Affair’s primary goal is to change that narrative internationally.” Hill continues, “We wanted corporations to engage with us.  Thus, we entered into experiences to target international demographics in the world’s most high-profile magazines.  It’s been ten years since our start, so I wanted to do something different. We’ve done Vogue four times, been a feature on Oprah, seen in Vanity Fair, Essence, SHEEN Magazine, and looking toward Cosmo.  This time our Vogue Magazine placement is not a partnership; it’s a promise fulfilled showcasing the absolute best in beauty, intelligence, grace, and philanthropy. Mrs. Kimberly Chapman is a member of our newest class.  We certainly are glad to have her.”

SHEEN Magazine Announces Kristyn Harris As The New Editor-In-Chief

Internationally known, SHEEN Magazine is excited to announce Kristyn Harris as the new Editor-in-Chief.  Harris is a Greenville, SC native, a graduate of Lander University, considered an expert in media, beauty, fashion, and entertainment, and ready for the task.  If you don’t know who she is, you will. 
Starting as a “Trade Journalist” during undergraduate school, Harris was proud to book a job as the Web Content Editor for SHEEN Magazine upon graduation.  As a result of hard work and dedication, it was not long before Harris was promoted to Managing Editor.  When considering additional career advancement, this millennial knew “putting the work in” was essential and now felt ready for the next level.  With Founder and Publisher, Mrs. Kimberly Chapman taking notice, Harris garnered the highly coveted position of Editor-in-Chief for SHEEN Magazine.  Harris says, “I am fascinated with the inner workings of media and all things entertainment.  It’s a dream and honor to combine media with beauty, hair, fashion, and lifestyle.”  She goes on to say, “I love highlighting trendsetters and newsmakers to an eclectic group of people.  I also want to inspire positive international change, one word, one sentence, or one story at a time.”
As Editor-in-Chief, Harris will oversee all departments for SHEEN Magazine. 
Stay connected; follow SHEEN Magazine on Instagram at @thesheenmagazine. You can also follow on Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat at @sheenmagazine.

Meet William P. Chapman, III – The New Publisher For SHEEN Magazine

SHEEN Magazine announces the promotion of William P. Chapman III to Publisher of SHEEN Magazine. With a proven track record of maximizing revenue, profit and creating high-quality content for the publication, the millennial master strategist and visionary takes his rightful place at the helm of the Ultimate Beauty Guide for the modern-day woman (a global leader in media). 
With an eye for fashion and the desire to change the landscape of media, businessman and bachelor William P. Chapman, III, is ready to continue the success of SHEEN Magazine built by his mother (previous Publisher Mrs.

Kimberly M. Chapman). Although this millennial grew up in a wildly successful family, you might assume William didn’t pay his dues. However, he began his career as a teen within the Chapman conglomerate. With a creative mind and the spirit of an entrepreneur, William worked hard within the organization. His innovative marketing and sales strategies helped increase the ROl’s (return on investments) internationally, earning him various promotions. As a result of his efforts, William has now accepted the Publisher position of SHEEN Magazine.
“We are thrilled to have a visionary like William leading SHEEN Magazine at such a historical time because he understands the brand,” says Kimberly Chapman. 

She continues, “William has always been an innovator and knows how to create roadmaps that inspire fresh content from newsworthy influencers while still being the voice of a new generation.”
Although changes are usually expected when a company has a new principle, William Chapman states, “My mission is to continue with what made the magazine a premier media platform. Yet, expect some bold new flavoring with an enhanced digital twist from my gen-y perspective.” He continues, “SHEEN has an international influence in beauty, fashion, music, and entertainment content. Thus, we have a fantastic team of worldwide correspondents that will share a bird’s-eye view of the most highly anticipated (and talked about) celebrity and community events. Also, look out for SHEEN Media Group too. Not only does SMG produce SHEEN Magazine and the SHEEN Awards, but our production company is well-known for creating (and producing) television shows, concerts, fashion events, and other major projects in the south.”  
As Publisher, William Chapman will oversee all SHEEN Magazine and Sheen Media Group departments.
Stay connected to SHEEN Magazine by following on Instagram and Facebook at @thesheenmagazine. You can also follow on Twitter and Snapchat at @sheenmagazine.

The 7th Annual SHEEN Magazine Awards Made its Debut on FOX SOUL with a Celebrity Red Carpet Screening in Atlanta

On Thursday, October 22, SHEEN Magazine hosted the 7th Annual SHEEN Magazine private screening on FOX SOUL and a live after-party at the Sheraton Hotel in beautiful downtown Atlanta, Georgia. 

Celebrity guests who walked the “Red Carpet” were treated to explosive performances and experienced unparalleled networking at the exclusive after-party.

Special guests who walked the “Red Carpet” includes Kimberly Chapman (Founder of SHEEN Magazine/Producer of the SHEEN Awards), FOX SOUL Executive Lee Bowen, David Prince Conley (Flutist and Founding Member of Multi-Platinum R & B Group Surface), Cast Member of BMF and Hip Hop Artist LiL Zane, Ricky Dillard (Multi-Grammy Nominated/Steller Award Winner), Steller Award Winner/Dove Nominee Gospel Singer Keith Wonderboy Johnson, TC Carson (Actor Formerly of Living SIngle), Gary with da Tea (Air Personality on the Rickey Smiley Show/Dish Nation), James Worthy (Multi-Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter), Javon Johnson (Actor on Tyler Perry’s The Oval), D. Bottz (Multi-Grammy Nominated Producer/Musician, Rothstein Beatz (Influencer/Producer), and many more.

SHEEN Magazine’s 7th Annual SHEEN Awards To Air On Fox Soul October 21st

SHEEN Magazine, the ultimate beauty guide for the modern-day woman, announced that the SHEEN Awards (formerly Kimmie Awards) will air on FOX SOUL, the Black community’s premiere free streaming platform serving unapologetically Black, consumable by all content 365 days a year, on October 21 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT. This year, the 7th Annual SHEEN Awards will shift to a hybrid experience to implement the highest COVID-19 guidelines with FOX SOUL streaming both pre-recorded segments and the official live after-party. 
“FOX SOUL’s audience aligns well with our community, reaching over 45 million viewers,” said SHEEN Magazine Publisher William P. Chapman, III.  Founder of SHEEN Magazine, Mrs. Kimberly Chapman, added, “FOX SOUL celebrates the black culture while dealing with real topics that impact the everyday lives of the black community that matches the vision I had in mind when I created SHEEN Magazine, especially in the beauty, fashion and entertainment industries.”
FOX SOUL’s General Manager and Head of Programming, James DuBose, said, “I’m extremely proud of the strategic partnerships with top black creatives we have executed in the past year at FOX SOUL, including Sheen Magazine.  We’re delighted to stream the SHEEN Awards and highlight ‘Black Excellence’ in their respective fields.”
An incredible team of your favorite well-known influencers will host the SHEEN Awards.  Also, be prepared for an unbelievable performance by rising star singer/songwriter Muni Long (co-writer of Rihanna’s “California King Bed,” Pitbull and Kesha’s “Timber,” Fifth Harmony’s “Worth It,” and Selena Gomez’s “Who Says” among others) and 2019 Fan-favorite R&B duo Ruff Endz is returning to grace the stage too.  The newly formed Marketing and Production Division of SHEEN Magazine, SHEEN Media Group, will debut the SHEEN Soundstage Cypher featuring the brilliant talent performers from the 2020/2021 season.  Honoring the 20-year career of legendary producer Zaytoven with the “Trailblazer Award” will also be part of the celebration.  Last (but certainly not least), the winners from the national polls for “Creative Artist of the Year” in Hair, Beauty, Influencer, and Photography will be announced.
FOX SOUL will air the 7th Annual Sheen Awards on October 21 on YouTube TV and YouTube, as well as the FOX SOUL app and website, Samsung TV, ROKU, Tubi, website, mobile apps, and more.

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