1. 2015 BET Awards: Puffy's Salute to Bad Boy; Smokey Robinson, Janet Jackson Tributes Ring In Show's 15th Anniversary

    June 29, 2015 3:18 AM EDT The BET Awards pulled out all the stops to celebrate its 15th anniversary Sunday night (June 28) at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. Between anticipated tributes to Janet Jackson and Smokey Robinson to a roof-raising tribute to 20 years of Diddy’s Bad Boy -- with a let’s-squash-the-beef moment…

  2. We're No. 1! 'Billboard #1 Gospel Hits' Debuts Atop Gospel Albums Chart

    January 22, 2015 4:39 PM EST In a very meta achievement, a Billboard-branded album is No. 1 on a Billboard chart for the first time on a current-based ranking, as Billboard #1 Gospel Hits enters at the Top Gospel Albums summit. Subtitled The Greatest Gospel Songs of All Time! , the compilation (released on the eOne…

  3. Andraé Crouch, Gospel Great, Dead at 72

    January 08, 2015 9:03 PM EST Acclaimed gospel artist Andraé Crouch has died. He was 72.  The seven-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, arranger, producer and pastor was taken to the Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles this past Saturday after suffering a heart attack, according to USA Today . …

  4. Bubbling Under: Jayme Dee Makes Steps With 'Tip Toes'

    August 31, 2012 2:55 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Jayme Dee, Devlin, Jekalyn Carr and Los Cadillacs. Jayme Dee Southern California singer/songwriter Jamye Dee's debut…

  5. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox Theater, with eight nominations, including…

  6. This Day in Music

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pop star Madonna officially opens Arena Square, a new development next to the recently refurbished Wembley Arena in northwest London. During the opening, she also unveils a bronze plaque of her 2006 - Pop star Madonna officially opens Arena Square, a new development next to the…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Pop star Madonna officially opens Arena Square, a new development next to the recently refurbished Wembley Arena in northwest London. During the opening, she also unveils a bronze plaque of her 2006 - Pop star Madonna officially opens Arena Square, a new development next to the…

  8. This Day in Music

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Sandra Crouch is ordained as pastor of her church, despite a ban on woman ministers by the Church of God in Christ. The singer is ordained by her broth 2005 - Alfred G. Aronowitz, a pioneering rock journalist, dies of cancer in…