1. Whitney Houston in Talks to Star Alongside Jordin Sparks in 'Sparkle' Remake

    September 12, 2011 10:14 PM EDT Whitney Houston, making her first return to movies since 1996's "The Preacher's Wife," is in negotiations to star in "Sparkle," Sony Pictures remake of the 1976 music-themed drama. American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and actor Mike Epps also are set to star. Mara…

  2. Keyshia Cole Talks New Album, Upcoming Reality Show and Kevin Liles

    August 30, 2011 1:05 PM EDT Fans will get a sneak peak into the making of Keyshia Cole 's fifth studio album in her upcoming reality show, Family First. "We're in the studio now, working on a new album and doing [Family First] now too," Keyshia Cole told Billboard.com's The Juice. Keyshia Cole,…

  3. DMX Arrested for Speeding, Suspended License

    August 25, 2011 3:35 PM EDT Just a little over a month after his completion of a seven-month sentence, DMX is arrested again after being stopped for surpassing the speed limit. DMX Talks 'Priceless' Memories With Aaliyah According to TMZ , the rapper was driving 102 MPH in a 65 MPH zone. He was then arrested…

  4. Brandy Speaks on Her Friendship With Aaliyah

    August 25, 2011 3:15 PM EDT "She was the first girl on the scene. She came out before Monica and I did, and she was our inspiration," Brandy tells The Juice of Aaliyah . It was different with Aaliyah and Brandy. Femme camaraderie trumped competition. Besides being side by side on the Billboard charts, with…

  5. There's Something About Aaliyah

    August 25, 2011 1:40 PM EDT There's something about her. To this day, even 10 years after her passing on August 25, 2001, Aaliyah draws you in. Her allure lies upon the medley of her velvety vocals and her effortless transition from vulnerability to sensuality and back again. We still fawn over each piece of…

  6. Aaliyah's Top 10 Billboard Hits

    August 25, 2011 8:30 AM EDT   5. "Rock the Boat " Peak Position: 2 Peak Date: 10/27/01 Weeks On Chart: 26 One of the seven of Aaliyah's longest charted tracks, "Rock the Boat" is bittersweet -- although it features Aaliyah's singing at its best, she passed away in a tragic plane crash when…

  7. DMX Talks 'Priceless' Moments With Aaliyah

    August 24, 2011 2:50 PM EDT DMX isn't known for his soft side but he's always been vocal for his love for Aaliyah . In the tribute version of Aaliyah's "Miss You," DMX opens the music video with heartfelt words to the singer. "Dearest, sweet Aaliyah. I have trouble accepting the fact that…

  8. Keyshia Cole, Monica, SWV, Ciara & More Female Singers Talk Aaliyah's Influence

    August 24, 2011 9:20 AM EDT Aaliyah's impact transcends further than the hip-hop and R&B realm. From style to the effortless harmony of sensuality and vulnerability, close to ten years from her passing Aaliyah's infuence is still present. In remembrance of Aaliyah, Billboard.com's The Juice we asked…

  9. Damon Dash Talks Losing Aaliyah: 'Nothing Prepares You for That'

    August 24, 2011 8:30 AM EDT Thursday marks ten years since we were struck with the devastating news that one of music's most talented artists, Aaliyah , had died in a small plane crash in The Bahamas. Keyshia Cole, Monica, SWV, Ciara & More Female Singers Talk Aaliyah's Influence To those who were dear and…

  10. J. Cole Premieres Debut Album at NYC Listening Session

    August 18, 2011 12:20 PM EDT "I'm mad nervous," J. Cole confessed in the first of two listening sessions for his upcoming LP, "Cole World: The Sideline Story," due Sept. 27. Those in attendance and attentive were Roc Nation publicists Jana Fleishman, also publicist to Jay-Z, and Megan Miller, Roc…

  11. Shaq Attack: Shaquille O'Neal's 10 Best Music Moments

    June 03, 2011 1:30 PM EDT Earlier this week, lovable basketball big man Shaquille O'Neal announced his retirement after 19 seasons and four NBA championships. Although Shaq's career will undoubtedly be remembered for his dominating defense, powerful dunks and iffy free-throw shooting, Diesel has also been…

  12. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, 'Glee' Cast, Aretha Franklin

    May 12, 2011 4:45 PM EDT ALL ABOUT ADELE: As Adele spends a seventh week atop the Billboard 200 with her sophomore set "21," the album's lead single, "Rolling in the Deep," becomes the singer/songwriter's first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 . (As for the title's meaning, Adele describes…

  13. Weekly Chart Notes: The Hot 100, From Birth to 'Born'

    February 17, 2011 5:55 PM EST GRAND ENTRANCE: As revealed on Billboard.com yesterday, Lady Gaga 's "Born This Way" arrives as the 1,000th Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 dating to the chart's 1958 inception. Lady Gaga Claims 1,000th Hot 100 No. 1 with 'Born This Way' What a fitting title, then, to…

  14. Ciara: Touring More Important than Record Sales

    December 16, 2010 5:15 PM EST When Ciara was churning out chart-topping singles like "One, Two Step" and "Like a Boy," she appeared to be on the verge of superstardom, drawing some comparisons to Janet Jackson and the late Aaliyah . But since the initial platinum-sellers "Goodies" and "…

  15. Drake Brings Out Jay-Z, Fabolous, Trey Songz at NYC's Radio City

    September 30, 2010 11:18 AM EDT D rake performed his second of back-to-back shows in New York City Wednesday night (Sept. 29) at Radio City Music Hall, and to wrap up his two-night stand in the Big Apple, the Toronto rapper brought to the stage some of music's heavyweights. Jay-Z , Trey Songz , Fabolous , Francis from…

  16. Dame Dash To Celebrate Life Of Ex: The Late Aaliyah

    September 28, 2010 5:52 PM EDT Dame Dash has been pretty vocal about the death of his ex, R&B singer Aaliyah , who died in a plane crash nine years ago. Now the music mogul, who recently opened his own art gallery in New York City, is giving artists a platform to celebrate her life and music through art. The Dash…

  17. Jay-Z Kicks Off Detroit Stadium Shows with Eminem

    September 02, 2010 11:08 PM EDT J ay-Z opened his four-show Home And Home tour with Eminem on Thursday night by declaring victory -- not over his headlining partner, but for his genre. "Ooooooh, shit!" the rapper declared early in the set, ordering the full array of stage lights turned on so he could gaze at the…

  18. Nine Things We'll Never Forget About Aaliyah

    August 25, 2010 4:10 PM EDT Nine years ago today, Aaliyah was tragically killed in a plane crash, marking the too-soon end of one of the music industry's most unique voices. Here's our list of nine things we'll never forget about Aaliyah's too-brief time in the spotlight: Aaliyah Remembered By Celeb…

  19. Aaliyah Remembered By Nine Celeb Tweets Nine Years After Death

    August 25, 2010 2:52 PM EDT It's been nine years since R&B singer Aaliyah died in a fatal plane crash, but her memory lives on. In remembering her passing, Billboard.com has gathered nine heartfelt tweets about Aaliyah from her famous friends. R.I.P. Aaliyah. Nine Things About Aaliyah We'll Never Forget …

  20. Drake Visits Lil Wayne, Hosts Album Listening In NYC

    June 03, 2010 2:11 PM EDT Shortly after his full album leaked, rapper Drake held a listening session in New York City yesterday (June 2) for his much-anticipated debut, "Thank Me Later." Reporters joined some of the Toronto rapper's famous friends -- including Chris Brown , Jay Sean , Bow Wow , Baby and…

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