1. Macy Gray's New Song 'B.O.B' is About Her Vibrator: Listen

    July 28, 2015 7:21 PM EDT Macy Gray  released an old school sounding album last fall with  Booker T. Jones  of the legendary Stax band Booker T. and the MG's , but her newest track shows she's a very modern woman. The singer made famous for 1999's "I Try" is back with a new song and the…

  2. Galactic Joins Forces With Honorable South's Ms. Charm Taylor for New Song 'Right On': Exclusive Premiere

    June 01, 2015 2:42 PM EDT Galactic is always happy to work with well-known singers -- and the band's forthcoming album, Into The Deep (due out July 17), certainly has its share of them, including Mavis Staples  and  Macy Gray . But "there's something really cool about bringing somebody out that is…

  3. 'Empire' Creator Lee Daniels Explains Macy Gray's Exit: Her Story Was Just 'Too Much'

    May 11, 2015 4:05 PM EDT In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter ,  Lee Daniels said that Macy Gray , who was one of the first Empire cast members announced, was cut from the show after Fox didn't approve of her story arc. Madonna Vs. 'Empire' For No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart While…

  4. New Orleans Jazz Fest Day 5 Highlights: No Doubt, Chicago, Estelle & More

    May 02, 2015 5:33 PM EDT The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival's second Friday is when the crowds and maximum star power return to Fair Grounds Race Course. Aside from a great treasure chest of recognizable hits, the day's headliners (brass-driven classic rock band Chicago and '90s ska punkers No…

  5. Paramore Will 'Rise From Ashes' On Self-Titled Album, Due April 9

    December 06, 2012 1:40 PM EST Paramore has announced its upcoming fourth studio album, the self-titled "Paramore," to be released April 9, 2013. The trio also revealed the title of its first single, "Now," via an announcement on the band website Thursday (Dec. 6). The album is self-titled, the band…

  6. Macy Gray Re-Imagines Stevie Wonder's 'Talking Book'

    September 19, 2012 9:10 AM EDT Macy Gray channels Stevie Wonder for her next project, a reinterpretation of the living legend's classic album "Talking Book." The Oct. 30 release of the 429 Records/Savoy Label Group project coincides with the 40th anniversary of the original recording. The hits "Sunshine…

  7. Robert Johnson Feted at All-Star Apollo Blues Hall of Fame Benefit

    March 08, 2012 7:02 PM EST The Roots, Elvis Costello, Taj Mahal, Chuck D and Macy Gray Among The Stellar Line Up A low-key Tuesday night in New York City set the scene for a casually brilliant night of Blues-with-a-capital-B at the Apollo on March 6 as The Roots , Elvis Costello , Taj Mahal , Chuck D , Macy Gray , Todd…

  8. Macy Gray Has Metallica, Kanye 'Covered'

    February 01, 2012 10:40 PM EST For Next Album, Out March 27, Singer Tackles Yeah Yeah Yeahs, My Chemical Romance & Arcade Fire Macy Gray is going the interpretive route for her next album, covering songs by the likes of Kanye West, Metallica and Radiohead. Produced by Hal Willner, 429 Records will release Gray's …

  9. Gaga Producer Fusari Clashes With Songwriters Over Studio Work, Legal Action Coming

    October 20, 2011 7:04 PM EDT Lady Goo Goo won't be the last of Lady Gaga 's legal adversaries. According to LA Weekly, the Los Angeles-based pop duo Purple Crush are suing Gaga producer Rob Fusari, claiming he owes them money for production work towards the album "Born This Way." Lady Gaga Trumps Lady…

  10. Freshman Haze: Allen Stone

    October 03, 2011 2:45 PM EDT Buzz is forming around rising soul singer Allen Stone . He's drawn the inevitable comparisons to Stevie Wonder and Justin Timberlake . With his unconventional look -- long, curly hairy and glasses -- and smooth falsetto, he reminds us more of a pre-"Evolution" Robin Thicke .…

  11. Eric Church on Surprise No. 1 Album: 'It's Really Restoring My Faith'

    August 05, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Eric Church picked up his first No. 1 this week when third album "Chief" debuted atop both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums charts. But a recent show at Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyo., provided a reality check. "I stepped off the bus into a pile of horse shit,"…

  12. Eric Church Wants to 'Kick Everybody Else's Ass in the Industry' With Third Album

    May 22, 2011 7:00 AM EDT It's a sunny Tuesday afternoon on the west side of Nashville as Eric Church sips a beer and relaxes on the deck of a brick house. But he's not chilling at home. He's taking a break from the basement studio of producer Jay Joyce, where they're recording "Chief,"…

  13. Jill Scott Wows at 'The Light of the Sun' Private Live Session in L.A.

    April 20, 2011 1:00 PM EDT Clad in a curve-hugging black dress, Jill Scott - backed by a five-piece band and three female singers - wowed a jam-packed Playhouse in Hollywood (April 18) as she performed several tracks from the summer-slated set. In attendance were singers Lalah Hathaway , Macy Gray and Rahsaan Patterson…

  14. Justin Bieber Delivers Heartfelt Performance in Israel

    April 15, 2011 12:20 PM EDT When it comes to the concert business in Israel, the country gives new meaning to the term "secondary market" -- as in, a good number of the foreign acts who agree to play there end up having second thoughts and canceling their gigs. Such was the case for Elvis Costello , who…

  15. The Squeeze: Q&A with Teedra Moses

    February 10, 2011 2:53 PM EST On the eve of the release of her latest single, "R U 4 Real," which will premiere on Monday, Feb. 14, alongside an accompanying video exclusively on Billboard.com's The Juice, R&B singer/songwriter Teedra Moses tells us she hopes to deliver nothing short of "raw talent…

  16. Macy Gray Asks for Fan Opinions on Israeli Politics

    January 20, 2011 10:12 AM EST Soul singer Macy Gray has asked her fans on Facebook whether she should cancel planned concerts in Tel Aviv because of the "disgusting" way the Israeli government treats Palestinians. International artists, entertainers and academics are under increasing pressure to boycott Israel…

  17. Eminem's 'Recovery' Headed For No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 23, 2010 7:13 PM EDT E minem 's "Recovery," released on June 21, is headed for the top spot next week with a very large sum. Industry sources estimate the album will rack up the biggest sales week of the year, as the set could exceed 600,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, June 27. There'…

  18. Macy Gray Album Premiere: Hear "The Sellout" Early

    June 15, 2010 9:30 AM EDT Back to square one. That's where Macy Gray found herself when she began recording her new album, "The Sellout." The album isn't out until June 22, but you can hear the whole thing first -- before it's released right here on Billboard.com right now. Gray began…

  19. Macy Gray: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 26, 2010 10:46 AM EDT "The Sellout" (Concord, June 22) After a three-year absence, Macy Gray returns with a new album and label. And for the first time since her 1999 breakthrough, "On How Life Is," the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter says "The Sellout" reflects her true…

  20. Billboard Bits: Something Corporate, Iggy Pop, Diggy Simmons and More

    March 24, 2010 9:51 AM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every day. Andrew McMahon is reuniting with his pop-punk band Something Corporate after going on hiatus in 2004. McMahon, who records solo under the name Jack's Mannequin, was forced to put his music career on…

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