1. Bobby Brown Exits New Edition Tour to Focus on Health

    July 12, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Bobby Brown is leaving a reunion tour with the group New Edition to focus on his health. A spokeswoman for the R&B group said group members Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant wish the 45-year-old singer a speedy recovery. No other details were…

  2. Fantasy Boy Band Draft 2013: Vote For The Best Dream Lineup

    August 21, 2013 1:35 PM EDT The Billboard team conducted a fantasy draft of boy band members. Check out the full action below, and vote for your favorite dream team! The NFL football season is fast approaching, which means that it's currently the season for fantasy football drafts. Across the globe, friends…

  3. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Almost-Heatseeker Graduates & Kenny Chesney

    January 22, 2013 10:05 AM EST In this week's mailbag, your assistance is required when it comes to remembering solo hits which probably should've been billed as duets. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please…

  4. New Edition's 30th Anniversary Plans: New Album, Tour, Book, Blow-Out Concert

    December 14, 2011 2:45 PM EST New Edition 's trail to the 2013 30th anniversary of the group's first album ("Candy Girl") will include live shows, a new studio album, a book, a movie, possibly a play and a blow-out gig that could result in a DVD -- at least if the group members have their way. "…

  5. Exclusive Premiere: Straight No Chaser's 'Six Pack Vol. II' EP

    November 22, 2011 12:30 PM EST Teaming with Atlantic Records, male a cappella stars Straight No Chaser are giving fans a preview of their upcoming 2012 full-length album with the new "Six Pack Vol. II" EP, now exclusively streaming in its entirety on Billboard.com. Listen below. From "Buddy Holly" to …

  6. Four-Play: 2011 Essence Music Festival

    July 05, 2011 2:45 PM EDT This past weekend, plus Friday (July 1 through July 3), the '2011 Essence Music Festival' brought out a star-studded lineup to New Orleans, LA. Artists from Mary J. Blige , Kanye West , Jill Scott to El Debarge and New Edition awed the Superdome with performances of their oldies and…

  7. Bell Biv DeVoe Inject 'Poison' into 'Jimmy Fallon'

    February 24, 2011 1:20 PM EST B ell Biv DeVoe is planning on releasing some new music this year, but the New Jack Swing trio brought a couple of classic tracks, including their 1990 hit "Poison," to "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" last night (Feb. 23). Wearing matching outfits and showing off some dance…

  8. Bel Biv DeVoe Mulls New Music, Announces Late-Night Gig

    February 17, 2011 2:15 PM EST B el Biv DeVoe scored its first chart hits all the way back in 1990 (with "Poison" and "Do Me!," which both peaked at No. 3 on the Hot 100), and over 20 years later, the New Jack Swing trio tells Billboard.com it hopes to capitalize on three years of recent touring -- and…

  9. Bruno Mars Plays Grammy Week Smeezingtons Party, Joined by Monica, Keri Hilson

    February 12, 2011 8:26 PM EST While much of the music industry was still schmoozing at MusiCares Person of the Year Gala paying tribute to Barbra Streisand , the industry's up-and-comers were lined up to get into the Smeezingtons Celebration (starting at 10 p.m.), saluting singer/songwriter/producer Bruno Mars for…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The members of veteran independent rock act Dub Narcotic Sound System are involved in a car accident, forcing the hospitalization of frontman Calvin Johnson and bassist Chris Sutton. 2003 - The members of veteran independent rock act Dub Narcotic Sound System are involved in a car…

  11. This Day in Music

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The members of veteran independent rock act Dub Narcotic Sound System are involved in a car accident, forcing the hospitalization of frontman Calvin Johnson and bassist Chris Sutton. 2003 - The members of veteran independent rock act Dub Narcotic Sound System are involved in a car…

  12. This Day in Music

    October 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Puff Daddy plays his first-ever U.K. show at the official opening of the new London venue Sound Republic in Leicester Square. The invitation-only event is broadcast live by MTV U.K.<br c 2003 - The members of veteran independent rock act Dub Narcotic Sound System…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Puff Daddy plays his first-ever U.K. show at the official opening of the new London venue Sound Republic in Leicester Square. The invitation-only event is broadcast live by MTV U.K.<br c 2003 - The members of veteran independent rock act Dub Narcotic Sound System…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>For the fourth time in its storied career, U2 have a U.K. No. 1 single, after "Beautiful Day" surprisingly outsells Robbie Williams' and Kylie Minogue's "Kids" to take the top place on t 2000 - For the fourth time in its storied career,…

  15. Billboard Bits: New Edition, Shannon McNally, The Who

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on New Edition, Shannon McNally, The Who All-star R&B outfit New Edition has signed to Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy imprint for the release of a new album, due next spring. The group's lineup now includes Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill,…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>For the fourth time in its storied career, U2 have a U.K. No. 1 single, after ""Beautiful Day"" surprisingly outsells Robbie Williams' and Kylie Minogue's ""Kids"" to take the top place 2000 - For the fourth time in…

  17. Hot Product for Monday, December 17, 2001

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums by the Wu-Tang Clan, Jay-Z, Lil' Bow Wow, Master P, Bell Bev Devoe, and more. NOTE TO READERS: regular Hot Product updates will resume on Monday, Jan. 7, 2002. 'Iron' Men Rap supergroup Wu-Tang Clan is set to drop "Iron Flag," its fourth album…

  18. Bell Biv DeVoe Returns

    December 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST It's been eight years since they last recorded a studio album as Bell Biv DeVoe -- the 1993 MCA set "Hootie Mack." Now members Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe have finally scratched their It's been eight years since they last recorded a studio album as Bell…