1. D'Angelo Back At Work on Long-Awaited New Album

    July 14, 2011 4:08 PM EDT Reclusive R&B star D'Angelo is apparently back at work on his decade-plus-in-the-making third album. A studio session took place in New York late last night with two longtime D'Angelo collaborators, Roots drummer Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and bassist Pino Palladino,…

  2. Raphael Saadiq Talks 'Stone Rollin'' Influences, Being 'Raw'

    May 30, 2011 2:54 PM EDT R aphael Saadiq has discovered that being busy as an artist doesn't leave him much time to pursue his hitmaking career as a producer. "I haven't had any time to work on anybody," Saadiq -- whose credits behind the board include Joss Stone, D'Angelo, Mary J. Blige,…

  3. D'Angelo Pleads Guilty in Prostitution Case

    March 12, 2011 1:02 PM EST D 'Angelo wrapped up a prostitution case Friday by pleading guilty to disorderly conduct, ending one of the Grammy Award-winning R&B singer's series of run-ins with the law since his heyday a decade ago. D'Angelo, 37, said nothing as he left a Manhattan courthouse and…

  4. Mumford & Sons: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 07, 2011 2:18 PM EST On Dec. 1, the day that the nominations were announced for the 2011 Grammy Awards, Glassnote Records founder Daniel Glass sat in a New York screening room with his family watching the new Sofia Coppola film, "Somewhere." Phoenix , the alt-rock band that Glass transformed during the…

  5. John Legend & ?uestlove: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 17, 2010 10:36 AM EDT "America seems to always be at war," John Legend muses as he casually plinks the keys of his piano at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg. "While politicians go home safe to their families, we've got a government willing to sacrifice people's lives every day.…

  6. Mark Ronson Shows Off His 'Record Collection' on New Album

    August 30, 2010 3:30 PM EDT At the age of 34, Mark Ronson already knows what his epitaph will read. It's not that he's a morbid guy; he's just wryly aware of his musical legacy. "At the end of the day, it will say 'producer' before it says 'artist,' " says Ronson, who has…

  7. Mark Ronson Working on New D'Angelo Album

    August 27, 2010 12:24 PM EDT M ark Ronson may be readying the release of third album " Record Collection ," due out Sept. 28 on RCA Records, but the Brooklyn-based artist/producer is also involved with another high-profile third album: R&B singer D'Angelo 's long-awaited follow-up to sophomore…

  8. System of a Down's Serj Tankian Stays Busy With 'Harmonies'

    August 20, 2010 4:39 PM EDT Life after System of a Down has been pretty good for Serj Tankian. Outside of his chart-topping Los Angeles-based hard rock band, which went on indefinite hiatus in 2006, the singer/songwriter/political activist launched a solo musical career with the release of 2007's "Elect the…

  9. Mark Ronson Readies 'Record Collection' Release

    August 10, 2010 12:05 PM EDT Mark Ronson steps into the spotlight as a singer, and shows off a talented group of friends, on third album "Record Collection," due Sept. 28 on RCA Records. Working under the alias Mark Ronson and The Business Intl., the British producer will make his debut as a vocalist on the…

  10. Top 20 Tweets Of The Week 6/12/2010

    June 12, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funniest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @katyperry : Using blasphemy as entertainment is as cheap…

  11. 50 Musician Mugshots

    March 09, 2010 2:19 PM EST It's been a busy week for our less law-abiding celebrities. Not only did Lil Wayne finally begin his long-time-coming prison sentence , but D'Angelo got nabbed for soliciting sex from an undercover cop . Sucks for them ... but they're not the only famous faces who've been…

  12. D'Angelo Busted, Katy Perry Blue?

    March 08, 2010 5:23 PM EST In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, R&B singer D'Angelo was arrested for soliciting an undercover police woman for $40 oral sex, and Katy Perry is considering the role of Smurfette when the Smurfs go to the big screen next year in a movie helmed by …

  13. D'Angelo Hit With Prostitution Charge

    March 08, 2010 3:01 PM EST Authorities say R&B singer D'Angelo was caught in Greenwich Village trying to pay $40 for sex with an undercover cop posing as a prostitute. Police said Monday that the 36-year-old entertainer, whose real name is Michael Archer, was arrested early Saturday morning while behind the…

  14. All No. 1 Albums of the 2000s Page 1

    December 04, 2009 7:53 PM EST Chart Article Dive into this chronological list of every album that reached the top of the Billboard 200 during the 2000s. The date each album went to No. 1 (and it's duration at the top) is listed in the pink box next to each's title. « Previous 1-50 51-100 101-150 151-200 201-250…

  15. Maxwell Spells Out 'Black' Trilogy, Tour Plans

    June 22, 2009 8:50 AM EDT Sade did it. It's been nine years since she released "Lovers Rock," which sold 3.9 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. D'Angelo did it. It's been the same amount of time since he put out his platinum-selling set "Voodoo."…

  16. D'Angelo Clarifies New Album Name, Guests

    February 06, 2009 4:44 PM EST While D'Angelo's long-anticipated album is still expected this summer, it remains untitled, according to his manager, Lindsay Guion of GMUSIC. Guion also notes that despite an earlier press release, producer Mark Ronson and Prince have not yet been confirmed as collaborators. "…

  17. D'Angelo Plots Prince Collab, Spring Tour

    January 20, 2009 10:39 AM EST D'Angelo is expected to collaborate with Prince on his long-awaited first new album since 2000, reportedly titled "James River" and due this summer from J Records. In a statement, the R&B star's manager, Lindsay Guion, says D'Angelo will also team with Gnarls…

  18. 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…

  19. 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 …

  20. This Day in Music

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - R.E.M. is inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Atlanta. 2006 - R.E.M. is inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Atlanta. 2005 - A fan-run museum dedicated exclusively to the Ramones opens in Berlin, Germany. 2004 - Izora Rhodes Armstead, one-half of disco/pop acts…

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