1. Katy Perry's 'PRISM' Collaborators: 10 People You Need To Know

    October 16, 2013 5:24 PM EDT Want to embrace the full ROAR of Katy's latest? Get to know these key behind-the-scenes players. On "PRISM," Katy Perry's third studio album, the pop artist has re-upped with a handful of the producers and songwriters that made her a mega-selling star over the past…

  2. Jennifer Lopez 'Hits' Package Coming in July

    June 25, 2012 6:00 PM EDT J. Lo will pack 13 years of hits onto one album when "Dance Again… The Hits," Lopez's first best-of collection, arrives on July 24 through Epic Records. "Dance Again… The Hits" will include a pair of previously unreleased songs: "Dance Again," the Pitbull…

  3. May 14, 2009

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Geri Halliwell of the Spice Girls and her boyfriend, Sacha Gervasi, welcome their first daughter, Bluebell Madonna Halliwell, in London. 2005 – Bluegrass vocalist Jimmy Martin dies of bladder cancer in Nashville at the age of 77. 2005 – No. 1 Billboard Album: “Devils & Dust,” Bruce…

  4. March 28, 2009

    March 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Freaky Tah of Lost Boyz dies of a gunshot wound in Queens, N.Y. He is 27. 1996 – Phil Collins announces he is leaving Genesis. 1995 – Lyle Lovett and actress Julia Roberts announce they are separating after 21 months of marriage 1986 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Rock Me Amadeus,” Falco.…

  5. This Day in Music

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Galway singer Julie Feeney is the surprise winner of Ireland's inaugural Choice Music Prize, announced during a ceremony at Dublin's Vicar Street music. 2006 - Galway singer Julie Feeney is the surprise winner of Ireland's inaugural Choice Music Prize, announced during a…

  6. This Day in Music

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Galway singer Julie Feeney is the surprise winner of Ireland's inaugural Choice Music Prize, announced during a ceremony at Dublin's Vicar Street music. 2006 - Galway singer Julie Feeney is the surprise winner of Ireland's inaugural Choice Music Prize, announced during a…

  7. This Day in Music

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Raymond Rogers, who performed under the name Freaky Tah in the hip-hop group the Lost Boyz, is fatally shot in New York. Rogers, 28, is fired on by an unidentified black male wearing a s 2004 - Adan Chalino Sanchez, one of the most promising young regional Mexican…

  8. No Verdict In Day Eight Of Murder Inc. Trial

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Anxiety set in as the jury was unable to reach a verdict today (Dec. 1) in day eight of the Murder Inc. money laundering trial. After nearly seven hours of deliberation, the 14 jurors asked to review Anxiety set in as the jury was unable to reach a verdict today (Dec. 1) in day eight of the…

  9. Former Employee Testifies In Murder Inc. Case

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST The prosecution called former Murder Inc. employee Donell Nichols to testify today (Nov. 17) as the money laundering trial of Irv and Chris Lorenzo entered its second day. The prosecution called former Murder Inc. employee Donell Nichols to testify today (Nov. 17) as the money laundering…

  10. Billboard Bits: Eric Clapton, Ashanti, Paul Anka

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Eric Clapton, Ashanti Eric Clapton has renewed his deal with Reprise, for whom he has recorded since 1983. Since Nielsen SoundScan began tabulating sales in 1991, the artist has sold 15.2 million copies of his Reprise releases in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. …

  11. This Day in Music

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Adan Chalino Sanchez, one of the most promising young regional Mexican acts in the market, dies from injuries sustained in a car crash the night before. He is 19. Sanchez was the son of 2004 - Adan Chalino Sanchez, one of the most promising young regional Mexican…

  12. Police Probe Nightclub Shooting

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Police are probing whether a rap industry feud involving platinum-selling label The Inc. led to a fatal shooting outside a nightclub party hosted by rapper Ja Rule, law enforcement sources said. Police are probing whether a rap industry feud involving platinum-selling label The Inc. led to a…

  13. Hot Product

    November 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ja Rule, Fabolous Rap Around The Clock Top hip-hop stars Ja Rule and Fabolous return this week with new albums. Rule gets a lift from a host of hip-hop heavy hitters on his sixth Def Jam set, "R.U.L.E.," including R. Kelly and Ashanti on the single "Wonderful." The cut is…

  14. Ja Rule Drafts Stars For Sixth Album

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Ja Rule gets a lift from a host of hip-hop heavy hitters on his sixth album, "R.U.L.E." Due Nov. 9 via the Inc./Def Jam, the 19-track set is led by the single "Wonderful" featuring R. Kelly and Rapper Ja Rule gets a lift from a host of hip-hop heavy hitters on his…

  15. Billboard Bits: CMAs, Hip-Hop/Hoops, Descendents

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on CMAs, Hip-Hop/Hoops, Descendents Toby Keith, Martina McBride, George Strait and Shania Twain have been added to the performance lineup for the 37th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. They join previously announced duet performers Dolly Parton and Norah Jones and Alan…

  16. Def Jam Crew Takes 'Vendetta' On The Road

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT While most acts go on the road in support of new albums, several Def Jam Records artists will launch a tour next month behind the release of a new video game. While most acts go on the road in support of new albums, several Def Jam Records artists will launch a tour next month behind the…

  17. This Day in Music

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Canada's leading jazz figure, Moe Koffman, dies of cancer in Orangeville, Ontario. He is 73. Koffman, who played flute, saxophone, and clarinet, released 30 albums in his 50-year career. 2001 - Canada's leading jazz figure, Moe Koffman, dies of cancer in…

  18. Hot Product

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mr. Cheeks 'Back' To Back Queens, N.Y.-based rapper Mr. Cheeks has returned with his second solo album, "Back Again," due this week from Universal Records. "Back Again" is the follow-up to the 2001 album "John P. Kelly," which featured "Lights,…

  19. Mr. Cheeks 'Back Again' On New Album

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Queens, N.Y.-based rapper Mr. Cheeks has returned with his second solo album, "Back Again," slated for release next Tuesday (March 18) on Universal Records. Queens, N.Y.-based rapper Mr. Cheeks has returned with his second solo album, "Back Again," slated for release next…

  20. Fallen Artists' Mothers To Be Honored

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Seven mothers of R&B/hip-hop artists who have lost their lives through violence or tragic circumstances will be honored Tuesday (March 11) at a New York event staged by the Christopher Wallace Mem Seven mothers of R&B/hip-hop artists who have lost their lives through violence or…

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