1. Tip Of The Hat

    November 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Q-Tip's oft-delayed sophomore solo album, "The Renaissance," will finally hit stores this week via Universal Motown. Q-Tip's oft-delayed sophomore solo album, "The Renaissance," will finally hit stores this week via Universal Motown. The set blends live…

  2. New D'Angelo Single Hits iTunes

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT D'Angelo has prefaced the spring 2009 release of his third album with a new buzz single. D'Angelo has prefaced the spring 2009 release of his third album with a new buzz single. "I Found My Smile Again," a remake of the tune D'Angelo originally recorded for the 1996 …

  3. Sam Sparro

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spin a globe and put a finger down: chances are, the wherever your finger lands, the locale loves and plays host to its own dance scenes. Having lived all over the world, Sam Sparro has absorbed so ma Spin a globe and put a finger down: chances are, the wherever your finger lands, the locale…

  4. Q-Tip Returns To Roots On 'The Renaissance'

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Q-Tip's oft-delayed sophomore solo album, "The Renaissance," will finally hit stores Oct. 14 via Universal Motown. Q-Tip's oft-delayed sophomore solo album, "The Renaissance," will finally hit stores Oct. 14 via Universal Motown. The nine-track set blends live…

  5. Wonder, Stone Enrich New Saadiq Album

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B artist/songwriter/producer Raphael Saadiq will be back in the spotlight with his own music this fall. R&B artist/songwriter/producer Raphael Saadiq will be back in the spotlight with his own music this fall. His latest album, "The Way I See It," will arrive Sept. 16 via…

  6. D'Angelo Gets Busy On J Records Debut

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT D'Angelo is making progress on his first studio album since 2000, which will likely be released early next year via J Records. R&B star D'Angelo is making progress on his first studio album since 2000, which will likely be released early next year via J Records. The label…

  7. Ask Billboard

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Keith answers readers' questions on Garth Brooks, Depeche Mode and PJ Harvey. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . DANCING WITH THE OSMONDS Dear Keith, I was hoping you could answer the following question…

  8. Chart Beat Chat

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Mariah Carey, Madonna, Sean Kingston and more! MARIAH'S 40TH Hello Fred! Reading your always amazing Chart Beat column, I noticed that Mariah Carey made her 40th chart entry on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. That's awesome, but with this accomplishment, is…

  9. 'Forever' Changes

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of 2005's "Be," which debuted at a career-best No. 2 on The Billboard 200, Common returns this week his next Geffen album, "Finding Forever." The set features production from Kanye West, On the heels of 2005's "Be," which debuted at a…

  10. Green: Duets Album Turning Out Like 'Fresh Cream'

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Green tells Billboard.com that he and the Roots have already laid down 15 songs at Electric Lady Studios in New York for the tentatively titled "The Duet Album." Soul legend Al Green says it's been all love and happiness as he's worked on his next album -- a duets project…

  11. Q-Tip Gets Back To 'Work' With New Single

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Q-Tip plans on celebrating Independence Day with a bang this year by offering "WorkItOut," the first single from his new album, as a free download. The cut is available beginning today (July 3) from h Q-Tip plans on celebrating Independence Day with a bang this year by offering …

  12. Common Rhymes With Kanye, Lily Allen On 'Forever'

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of 2005's "Be," which debuted at a career-best No. 2 on The Billboard 200, Common has set a July 10 release date for his next Geffen album, "Finding Forever." The set features production On the heels of 2005's "Be," which debuted at a…

  13. Q-Tip Ushering In Creative 'Renaissance'

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Having toured last year with his A Tribe Called Quest mates for the first time since 2000, Q-Tip is back on the solo beat. The Universal Motown artist is gearing up for the spring release of "The Rena Having toured last year with his A Tribe Called Quest mates for the first time since…

  14. J. DILLA, "The Shining"

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A vocal companion to Dilla's instrumental sleeper on Stones Throw, "Donuts," which was also recorded in the hospital, "The Shining" documents the totality of who Jay Dee was as an artist and performer Lupus is a horrible disease, one that literally eats you alive and…

  15. Hip-Hop Stars Help J Dilla 'Shine'

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT J Dilla's (also known as Jay Dee) longtime friend and collaborator Karriem Riggins served as the album's executive producer. The late hip-hop producer J Dilla's second solo project "The Shining," which was nearly completed when he died Feb. 10, will be issued Aug. 22…

  16. Roots Ink With Def Jam Left, Prep Compilations

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop outfit the Roots have split with Geffen and signed to Def Jam Left. The group's new album, "Game Theory," is expected for release sometime next year. As first tipped here this summer, hip-hop outfit the Roots have split with Geffen and signed to Def Jam Left. The group&…

  17. Update: D'Angelo Okay After Virginia Car Crash

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist D'Angelo (real name: Michael Archer) has been released from a Richmond, Va., hospital after being injured during a Sept. 19 car accident. According to a statement from the Virginia State Poli Vocalist D'Angelo (real name: Michael Archer) has been released from a Richmond,…

  18. D'Angelo Heading To J?

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT R&B vocalist D'Angelo is said to be on the move. According to sources close to the artist, J Records has acquired his contract from Virgin, which issued his two studio albums. R&B vocalist D'Angelo is said to be on the move. According to sources close to the artist, J…

  19. Top Acts Recharge Sly & The Family Stone Classics

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson, OutKast's Big Boi, Moby, the Roots and the Black Eyed Peas' Will.I.Am have recorded new music that has been combined with master tapes from Sly & the Family Stone to create the mate Janet Jackson, OutKast's Big Boi, Moby, the Roots, Maroon 5 and the Black…

  20. Ask Billboard

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Donnas, Judas Priest and more. LIFE IN DONNALAND Hi Keith, I've been a fan of the Donnas (and your column) for a while. What are the U.S. sales figures for all of their albums? I know there was a snafu in the first printing of the…

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