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Michael Lynche and wife Christa welcomed their second child to the world on Tuesday, February 22, 2012. According to People magazine, baby Kingston Michael Lynche was born in New York City and weighed 7.25 pounds.

In a statement to the magazine Michael said, “We go home Thursday morning.Much different experience than last time! No issues at all. The best part of life after Idol has been my wife Christa and my baby Laila getting to travel everywhere with me. Now that we’re adding a new little one to our family, we couldn’t be happier!”

Lynche has traveled to various cities throughout the nation since leaving American Idol and anticipates his first album’s debut in the Spring. In addition, Michael has completed a lot of charity work in his hometown of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Photo: Michael Lynche

Next Best Thing (N.B.T.) competitor Coco Jones is certainly becoming just that, the next best thing. She has taken on a starring role in the Disney original movie, “Let It Shine” and has become apart of the Disney sketch comedy “So Random!” cast.

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Tina Campbell of Gospel duo Mary Mary is expecting her fifth child with husband Teddy Campbell! In an exclusive statement given to Essence magazine Tina said,

“Initially we felt overwhelmed at the thought, but then my hubby and I reflected on how rewarding it is to love and be loved by another baby. After thinking that our last child was our last child, we’ve been surprised with an unexpected blessing almost four months and growing. We thought our home was exciting and busy now — it’s about to be even more exciting and busy. We are looking forward to it.”

The great news comes weeks after sister Erica Campbell gave birth to baby Zaya on Tuesday, January 24, 2012.

In addition to recording for their reality series set to debut on March 29, 2012 via WEtv, Mary Mary is preparing to release their newest album Go Get It in May 2012. The Gospel duo recently gave Facebook fans a chance to listen to the album’s title song.

Cori Broadus is busy, busy, busy on a “Middle School” tour sponsored by Adidas Originals and Subway Fresh Buzz and putting the finishing touches on her video “Daddy’s Girl.”   The young singer has already made waves with her first two songs “Do My Thang” and “SMH” (Shaking My Head). With her crazy schedule she’s still making time for the fans, family and friends.

One of Epic Records latest new artists, Astro, is heating up the music scene. With his charismatic personality and his lyrical skills, the 15-year old was able to win over the likes of producer and record exec L.A. Reid on Fox’s talent competition The X Factor.

In a recent interview with XXL, Astro (born Brian Bradley) spoke about his experience on The X Factor, L.A. Reid and his upcoming album. Check out some of the highlights below.

On his favorite moment from the show:
Probably the first live show. The first live show was when I felt like everybody started watching. It was fresh. All of the top 17 got to perform live. That’s the most fun I had on the show. Performing for the audience and getting good responses on Twitter and stuff.

On what he’s learned from L.A. Reid:
One thing with L.A. that I learned is never let ’em see you sweat, and I let ’em see me sweat on the show. Don’t let people see when you’re mad—just smile and laugh. I’m not a star yet so I gotta just wait to I get to that point. I gotta relax and just not get so mad over things. I’m from Brooklyn. I’m not really used to this stuff. You know having to practice everyday and getting up on stage in front of millions of people. They could never bug you if they don’t know what bugs you, so I live with that.

On his upcoming debut album due out later this year:
I want people to know that I’m not just another kid MC. I’m actually a fan of good music and hip-hop. They’ll know I have an old soul. That’s what people have been telling me lately. They’ll feel a little old school vibe. They’ll just enjoy the album.

Astro may not have won the contest, but he’s winning the heart of fans everywhere.

Vocal sensation Rachel Crow has just signed with Sony/Columbia Records after being a contestant on the hit talent competition show X Factor. In addition, the pint-size star has also nabbed a talent deal with Nickelodeon that includes starring in her own musical comedy series pilot! She is also set to star in a recurring role on the network’s new comedy series, Fred: The Show starring Lucas Cruikshank.

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