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4th Annual Canned Food Drive

98.1 The Beat have teamed up with Bank Independent and Star Super Market in Five Points for our 4th Annual Canned Food Drive to support the Food Bank of North Alabama on Thursday, November 21st! The 98.1 The Beat Family will be on-location at Star Super Market in Five Points – 702 Pratt Ave in…Read more »

Aretha Franklin Biopic “Respect” Cast Finalized

Aretha Franklin Biopic “Respect” Cast Finalized

MGM and Bron Creative have finalized the cast for its Aretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer Hudson, who will be in the lead role. “Respect” follows the rise of Franklin’s career beginning as a child singing in her father’s church choir to her international stardom. Joining Hudson in the Liesl Tommy-directed movie is Forest Whitaker; Tony,…Read more »

Lizzo Makes Chart History

Lizzo Makes Chart History

Lizzo makes chart history.  The Cuz I Love You single ties Iggy Azalea “Fancy” featuring Charli XCX for longest-running number one rap song by a female artist. “Truth Hurts” is the first rap No.1 Hot 100 for an unaccompanied female since Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”, which spent three weeks on top in October…Read more »

Food Truck 500

Listen to get qualified to play for $500 at the food truck rally, this Friday, October 18th! We’re calling it the 98.1 The Beat Food Truck 500! Get qualified, then come out to the food truck rally this Friday for your chance to win. The rally will be on Church Street, Downtown Huntsville. If you…Read more »

5th Annual Diamond Ball: Is Rihanna Pregnant?

5th Annual Diamond Ball: Is Rihanna Pregnant?

The stars showed up and showed out at Rihanna’s 5th Annual Diamond Ball. The event supports the Clara Lionel Foundation, which she founded in honor of her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite, and funds global education, health and emergency response programs for children around the world. While it has been rumored that Rihanna has an…Read more »

Nicki Minaj Announces Retirement

Nicki Minaj Announces Retirement

Mrs. Petty announced on Thursday (Sept 5,2019) that she’s decided to retire and focus on family. That’s right Nicki Minaj (Onika Tanya Maraj)  announced via Twitter. She signs off by quoting her own verse on Alicia Keys’ 2012 single “Girl on Fire.” “I’ve decided to retire & have my family,” she wrote. “I know you…Read more »

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence: Bad Boys for Life Trailer

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence: Bad Boys for Life Trailer

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reunite for one last ride in the official Bad Boys for Life trailer. This long awaited action-comedy will be the third installment to the franchise. In this thrilling action-packed clip you will see reprising Miami detective Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, played by Smith and Lawrence, as hey drive through…Read more »

NFL and Roc Nation’s Program Donates $400K To Chicago Youth

NFL and Roc Nation’s Program Donates $400K To Chicago Youth

  Meek Mill, Rapsody, Vic Mensa, and Meghan Trainor will visit the organizations this week. Jay Z may still receive a lot of backlash regarding his Roc Nation-NFL deal, but whether or not people are all for his business move, he’s wasting no time pressing forward in taking action. Just recently announced, Jay was curating…Read more »

Kevin Hart’s Wife, Eniko Gives Update After His Surgery

Kevin Hart’s Wife, Eniko Gives Update After His Surgery

Actor-Comedian Kevin Hart and two others were involved in a serious car accident on early Sunday morning (September 1). TMZ reported Kevin’s friend, Jared Black, was behind the wheel at 12:45 AM and officers say he had just turned onto Mulholland Highway, when for some reason, he lost control of the car. Road marks show…Read more »