Musiq, formerly known as Musiq Soulchild, will team up with Atlanta-based rapper Cee-Lo for a month-long U.S. tour in support of the artists' new albums, "Juslisen" (Def Soul) and "Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections" (Arista), respectively. The trek begins May 4 in Boston and wraps June 2 in Washington, D.C.
Frank Sinatra Jr. will bring his famous dad's songs back to the Las Vegas Strip next month in a show called "Sinatra Sings Sinatra." The show, which will run May 8-15 at the MGM Grand hotel/casino, will feature songs that the elder Sinatra popularized during his more than four decades on Las Vegas stages, including "I've Got You Under My Skin" and "Luck Be a Lady." The production will include a 36-piece orchestra.
R&B stars Brandy and Babyface are among the latest performers confirmed for next month's "American Bandstand's 50th ... A Celebration!" special on ABC. Set to air May 3, the two-hour special will also feature '70s acts the Village People, KC & The Sunshine Band, and A Taste Of Honey, who join...
The family of the Notorious B.I.G. has sued the city of Los Angeles, alleging that the Police Department could have done more to prevent the chart-topping rapper's 1997 murder. The civil rights and wrongful death lawsuit names the city, Police Chief Bernard Parks, former Police Chief Willie Williams and others.
The Eagles are planning a summer U.S. arena tour of secondary markets, set to begin May 31 in Reno, Nev., and conclude July 20. Although dates and venues are still being nailed down, the trek will hit about 30 cities, including St. Paul, Minn.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Little Rock, Ark., Louisville, Ky., Milwaukee (Summerfest), Omaha, Neb.; Birmingham, Ala.; Portland, Ore.; Tupelo, Miss.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Biloxi, Miss.; and Oklahoma City.
U.K. singer/songwriter Beth Orton has set a July 30 release date for her upcoming Heavenly/Astralwerks album, "Daybreaker." It's the follow-up to 1999's "Central Reservation" (Arista), which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and has sold 246,000 copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan.
Rhino has readied a second batch of expanded reissues from seminal California punk act X for May 21 release. The three albums, 1983's "More Fun in the New World," 1985's "Ain't Love Grand," and 1987's "See How We Are," come on the heels of...
The debut effort from Ashanti storms a pair of Billboard charts this week after her self-titled debut racked up sales of a whopping 502,500 copies, according to SoundScan. Based on those numbers, the Murder Inc./Def Jam set soars straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums count. Meanwhile, the album's title track comfortably begins its fourth-week on top of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks roundup, and jumps 3-1 on the Hot 100.
Mary J. Blige canceled a concert in Milan scheduled for next Tuesday (April 16) out of fears of a possible terrorist attack, the concert promoter said. On March 31, the State Department issued a warning of "possible threats" to U.S. citizens in the cities of Milan, Venice, Florence, and Verona. Officials have refused to give details about the threats.
Canadian singer Celine Dion will move to Belgium -- not for the waffles or the beer -- but to rehearse for her forthcoming return to the stage after two years off. In an interview with Belgian television, Dion said she would be moving to La Louviere, a gritty steel town of 76,000 located 30 miles south of Brussels, for three months.
Thalia, Marc Anthony, Carlos Vives, Celine Dion, Olga Tanon, Juan Gabriel, and Cristian are the first performers confirmed to appear at the Billboard Latin Music Awards, set for May 9 in Miami Beach, Fla.
Clean, positive, and uplifting. That's how up-and-coming young MC Lil' J describes his Hollywood Records debut, "All About J," which was released April 9. "The whole album is about having fun," the rapper says, "hanging out with the girls and hanging out with my boys."