1. Hidden Beach Slates New Jill Scott Album for Spring

    April 05, 2011 1:44 PM EDT After a long hiatus, fans are being treated to a double dose of new music from Jill Scott . "The Light of the Sun" -- the singer/songwriter's first album under her recently announced distribution deal with Warner Bros. -- is due in early summer. Its first single is "Shame…

  2. Cee Lo Green's 'F**k You' Segues to Radio

    August 27, 2010 11:53 AM EDT With its video having generated 2.8 million YouTube views since it was uploaded to the website Aug. 20, soul/pop singer/songwriter/producer Cee Lo Green's "F**k You" is making its way to radio with an audience uncommonly large for a brand new song. Still, Elektra/Roadrunner…

  3. Erykah Badu To Leak Viral Video Today

    January 29, 2010 2:18 PM EST On the eve of the release of her upcoming album, "New Amerykah, Part II: Return of the Ankh," Erykah Badu has announced she will be leaking a promotional viral video on her official site, erykahbadu.com . Badu's personal publicist has confirmed. "At 3:33 pm Tomorrow .…

  4. Erykah Badu Pushes 'New Amerykah' To March

    January 21, 2010 6:17 PM EST Originally due Feb. 23 , Erykah Badu 's fifth studio album, "New Amerykah, Part II: Return of the Ankh," has now been pushed to March 30, the singer/songwriter announced via Twitter today (Jan. 21). "Return of the Ankh," which will be released through Universal Motown…

  5. Erykah Badu Unveils 'New Amerykah, Part II'

    December 11, 2009 4:24 PM EST E rykah Badu will release her fifth studio album, "New Amerykah, Part II: Return of the Ankh," on Feb. 23, 2010 on Universal Motown. The 38-year-old Dallas, Texas, born singer says the set is called "Part II" because unlike 2008's more conscious-driven "New…

  6. Al Jarreau Taps Roots' '?uestlove' For New Song

    August 27, 2009 8:58 AM EDT Al Jarreau , the jazz singer with a silky voice who is one of the only artists to have captured Grammy Awards in three different categories -- pop, jazz and R&B -- is branching out once again. For his latest recording, the singer has ventured into yet another genre by tapping none other…

  7. New Norah Jones Album Due In November

    August 20, 2009 5:36 PM EDT Singer/songwriter Norah Jones will move away from jazz roots on her fourth studio album, due in November on Blue Note Records, her label announced today (Aug. 20). Producer Jacquire King ( Kings of Leon , Modest Mouse ) is working with Jones on the as-yet-untitled project, which will also…

  8. Erykah Badu Recording 'New Amerykah: Pt. 2'

    July 09, 2009 5:02 PM EDT Just a little over a year after releasing her fourth studio album, "New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War," Erykah Badu is back with the second installment tentatively titled "New Amerykah, Pt. 2: Return Of The Ankh." Although no release date has been announced yet, sources…

  9. Erykah Badu Recording 'New Amerykah: Pt. 2'

    July 09, 2009 4:21 PM EDT Just a little over a year after releasing her fourth studio album, "New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War," Erykah Badu is back with the second installment tentatively titled "New Amerykah, Pt. 2: Return Of The Ankh." Although no release date has been announced yet, sources…

  10. Amanda Diva

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT She may be an independent artist, but chances are you've heard of Amanda Diva. She may be an independent artist, but chances are you've heard of Amanda Diva. Born Amanda Seales, the 27-year-old hip-hop/soul MC/poet has been a music journalist since 2003 and has hosted her own Sirius…

  11. 'Down' Is The New Up

    May 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The friendly collision of new and old sensibilities on "Lay It Down" (Blue Note) is as vintage-sounding as anything Al Green released during his Hi Records heyday of the '70s. The friendly collision of new and old sensibilities on "Lay It Down" (Blue Note) is as…

  12. Green, ?uestlove 'Lay It Down' On New Album

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Al Green's long-in-the-works album co-produced by the Roots' Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson and keyboardist James Poyser finally has a release date. "Lay It Down" is due May 27 via Blue Note and features Al Green's long-in-the-works album co-produced by the…

  13. Mariah's New 'Body' Of Work Due April 15

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey has dubbed her next effort "E=MC²," and will release it April 15 via Island/Def Jam. The R&B-leaning first single "Touch My Body" will hit U.S. radio outlets on Feb. 12. Mariah Carey has dubbed her next effort "E=MC²," and will release it April…

  14. Mya Gives Voice To Lifetime Breast Cancer Campaign

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Lifetime Television is ramping up a multiplatform breast cancer initiative that includes an exclusive partnership with iTunes, a tie-in with major-market radio and a PSA campaign enlisting notables fr Lifetime Television is ramping up a multiplatform breast cancer initiative that includes an…

  15. Why Worry?

    December 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Success has not spoiled Anthony Hamilton. His refreshing, keep-it-real attitude is still intact -- even after selling 1.2 million copies of his debut album, "Coming From Where I'm From." Success has not spoiled Anthony Hamilton. His refreshing, keep-it-real attitude is still…

  16. LaBelle, Scott Pair For 'Purple' Song

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Patti Labelle and Jill Scott are teaming up to record the single "What About Love?" from the Broadway musical version of "The Color Purple." The duet will be released as a bonus track on a cast album Patti Labelle and Jill Scott are teaming up to record the single "…

  17. Motown Classics Get Modern Updates

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 15-track set will be augmented on the same day by "Motown Unmixed," featuring the original versions of the source material for the remix project. As first revealed here in January, a host of Motown classics have been remixed for the aptly named "Motown Remixed"…

  18. Hot Product

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jill Scott Being 'Human' Jill Scott unveils her sophomore studio album, "Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2," this week via Hidden Beach Recordings. The Philadelphia-based artist drafted the production talents of James Poyser, Andre Harris & Vidal Davis, Mama&…

  19. Scott's 'Beautifully Human' Due In August

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jill Scott will release her sophomore studio album, "Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2," Aug. 31 through Santa Monica, Calif.-based Hidden Beach Recordings. It's the follow-up to Scott's 2000 Jill Scott will release her sophomore studio album, "Beautifully…

  20. World Wide Underground

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Erykah Badu has always marched to the beat of her own drummer. Erykah Badu has always marched to the beat of her own drummer. With her latest set, "World Wide Underground," she continues to do so with a little help from some drum programming. Best-described as a mini-album, the…

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