Between being a judge on NBC’s “The Voice” and many other endeavors, Usher hasn’t had much time for music over the past few years, but that’s about to change. The veteran R&B artist announced that he’s working on a new album and even revealed the title. Via New York artist Daniel Arsham’s Twitter page, Usher stated that his new album will be titled “Flawed”. It should be noted that Usher has been working on new music for the past year. He released the Juicy J assisted “I Don’t Mind” and “Chains”, which featured Nas and Bibi Bourelly and had a powerful social message. The 37-year-old singer told “The Ellen Show” that “Flawed” will be released this year. Let’s hope we get “Flawed” this year. R&B crooner the Weeknd had an amazing 2015 and just when it appeared things couldn’t get any better, he’s being honored again. The Academy Awards revealed their nominations and the Toronto native’s contribution to the film “Fifth Shades Of Grey”, “Earned It” received the nod for Best Original Song. That isn’t all. The Weeknd was nominated for seven Grammy awards and released the smash album “Beauty Behind The Madness”. One can only wonder what’s to come. In more Academy Award news, former N.W.A member Ice Cube was brutally honest during a visit to “The Wendy Williams Show”. After the 2016 Academy Award nominations were announced yesterday, many critics slammed the list for its lack of diversity. One noteworthy snub was the record breaking film “Straight Outta Compton”, which received only one nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Williams told the west coast rap veteran that she expected the film to receive more nominations, to which Cube agreed adding that he wasn’t surprised. The voting academy does what they do. Let’s hope things change soon.