1. Babyface Is Back

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Grown and sexy. The phrase aptly describes the audience that recently gathered for the taping of BET's forthcoming Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds special. It's also the title of the songwriter/producer's latest album. "…

  2. Spooky Songs Haunt 'Mansion' Soundtrack

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tracks by the Barenaked Ladies, Suzanne Vega, Raven Simone and Oingo Boingo are among those putting the scare into Walt Disney Records' "The Haunted Mansion: Haunted Hits." Tracks by the Barenaked Ladies, Suzanne Vega, Raven Simone and Oingo Boingo are among those putting the…

  3. Richardson Carves Out Niche At Hollywood

    July 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Calvin Richardson finds himself in the enviable position of opening act on Nelly's upcoming national tour. With that nod, the singer/songwriter aims to leave a career-building impression while promoting his Hollywood Records debut, "2…

  4. Hot Product

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing the "Deliver Us From Eva" soundtrack. Special Delivery The Hollywood soundtrack to "Deliver Us From Eva," which stars rapper-turned-actor LL Cool J, is rife with new and classic R&B tracks from the likes of Usher, Mary J. Blige, and 3LW, as well as Stevie…

  5. R&B Stars Pack 'Eva' Soundtrack

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to "Deliver Us From Eva," which stars rapper-turned-actor LL Cool J, is rife with new and classic R&B tracks from the likes of Usher, Mary J. Blige, and 3LW, as well as Stevie Wonde The soundtrack to "Deliver Us From Eva," which stars rapper-turned-actor…

  6. Ice Cube Prepares For Another 'Friday'

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Coming off the $70 million-plus box office success of "Barbershop," Ice Cube returns to familiar territory with "Friday After Next," due Friday (Nov. 22) in U.S. theaters. Reprising his role as Craig, Coming off the $70 million-plus box office success of "Barbershop,…

  7. Raphael Saadiq: Timing Is Finally Right For Solo Set

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Raphael Saadiq isn't stressing over how many units his Universal solo debut, "Instant Vintage," will sell following its June 11 release. Raphael Saadiq isn't stressing over how many units his Universal solo debut, "Instant Vintage," will sell following its June…

  8. Angie Stone Warms Up On 'Mahogany'

    October 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST As she approaches the promotion of "Mahogany Soul," her second studio effort and J Records debut (due Nov. 6), R&B diva Angie Stone is notably relaxed and content. "Everything is flowing," she ent As she approaches the promotion of "Mahogany Soul," her second…