Kelly Dominates Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

Kelly Dominates Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

R. Kelly was the big winner last night (Aug. 6) at the Billboard-American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) 2004 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show. Leading the field of finalists at the outset with eight nominations, Kelly finished the evening with seven statuettes, including top R&B/hip-hop songwriter and producer. Also joining the winners' circle were OutKast and Beyonce.
Anything

Anything

Martina Topley-Bird first made her presence known by way of Tricky's now-classic, trip-hop-spiked 1995 album, "Maxinquaye," which spotlighted her bluesy, raspy and commanding voice.
Expose This

Expose This

Dance-pop fans know Gioia from her work with female trio ExposÉ, of which she was an original member.
Resucitar

Resucitar

Peruvian singer/songwriter Gianmarco has penned hits for countless Latin acts, from Gloria Estefan to Marc Anthony.
Manager Denies Quotes On Crowes Board

Manager Denies Quotes On Crowes Board

Speculation is running rampant that Chris and Rich Robinson may reform the Black Crowes, based on meetings the famously feuding brothers recently held with former Crowes manager Pete Angelus.
Tassoumakan

Tassoumakan

Malian artist Issa Bagayogo's third album is, without question, his most appealing and ambitious record to date.
Forever, for Always, for Luther

Forever, for Always, for Luther

Still suffering from the after-effects of a diabetes-induced stroke, R&B icon Luther Vandross has been the focus of numerous tributes.
Singles 1965-1967

Singles 1965-1967

This box is as impractical as it is beautiful. There are 11 CD singles, pressed to look like 45 rpm singles (complete with "grooves").
Ray Charles Tribute Planned

Ray Charles Tribute Planned

Friends of the late Ray Charles will sing his praises during a tribute concert planned for the fall.
Funk Legend Rick James Found Dead

Funk Legend Rick James Found Dead

Funk legend Rick James was found dead at 9:45 a.m. PT this morning (Aug. 6) at his Los Angeles home by a caretaker, according to a police spokesperson. He was 56. The cause of death was believed to be natural. The artist had a history of drug problems that led to poor health in recent years, including a 1998 stroke.
CHART BEAT BONUS

CHART BEAT BONUS

Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart escapades of k.d. lang, Usher and Fantasia.
CHART BEAT CHAT

CHART BEAT CHAT

Fred Bronson discusses Usher, Madonna samples, Jessica Simpson and the state of radio with readers.

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