1. 'Steve Harvey Show' Producer Rushion McDonald Launches 'Money Making Conversations'

    May 09, 2017 4:39 PM EDT Patti LaBelle, Charlie Wilson, Kem and more share business insights on radio call-in show. This week marks the taping of final episodes of the Steve Harvey Show after five seasons. But Rushion McDonald, executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning, Chicago-based daytime talk show, is already…

  2. Alicia Keys, Anthony Hamilton & More Singers Rethink National Anthem Amid Kaepernick Protest

    October 13, 2016 7:10 PM EDT "I'm gonna take a little time away from the anthem until it starts feeling like it's for me," Hamilton says. Grammy-winning R&B singer Anthony Hamilton has sung the national anthem in the past. Don't ask him to sing it in the near future. Hamilton's…

  3. Watch Chance the Rapper Perform with Anthony Hamilton, Ty Dolla $ign, Raury and D.R.A.M. on 'Tonight Show'

    October 04, 2016 4:45 AM EDT Chance the Rapper drew strength from numbers when he led a starry performance of “Blessings (Reprise)” on the Tonight Show overnight.   The Chicago hip-hop artist was flanked by Anthony Hamilton , Ty Dolla $ign , Raury , D.R.A.M.   and a gospel choir for a special rendition of his Coloring…

  4. Anthony Hamilton Reminisces About Posthumous Tupac Collaboration 'Thugz Mansion'

    September 13, 2016 1:29 PM EDT "He lived through that song and it had a whole different meaning," says the singer. One of Tupac 's biggest crossover hits was "Thugz Mansion," a posthumous single released in 2002. The track appeared on the album Better Dayz , and the radio version eventually climbed…

  5. Watch Spike Lee and Questlove Trade Prince Stories On Panel Honoring the Artist

    April 30, 2016 1:06 PM EDT Spike Lee couldn’t have made Malcolm X without him. Questlove learned how to remix from him. And all Kimbra really remembers about accepting her Grammy is that he was standing right beside her. On Friday they were joined by several other entertainment world luminaries at New York University…

  6. K. Michelle Earns Second No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, While Anthony Hamilton Scores His Highest-Charting Effort Ever

    April 06, 2016 4:33 PM EDT K. Michelle crowns Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (chart dated April 16) for a second time as her latest studio set, More Issues Than Vogue , sells 54,000 copies in the week ending March 31, according to Nielsen Music (it concurrently becomes her third No. 1 on the R&B Albums chart). …

  7. Anthony Hamilton Goes Deluxe With Cracker Barrel; Maxwell Sings for Steve Harvey: R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs

    March 11, 2016 9:58 PM EST Anthony Hamilton has partnered with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store to bow a deluxe version of his fifth studio album, What I’m Feelin’ . Featuring the bonus tracks “Share a Little Road” and “You Gotta Do,” the deluxe edition will be available exclusively at Cracker Barrel stores on March 25…

  8. Anthony Hamilton Reveals Fifth Album 'What I'm Feelin'': Exclusive

    February 24, 2016 11:00 AM EST Grammy Award-winning artist Anthony Hamilton is back with his next project. What I’m Feelin’ , the singer’s fifth studio album, will be released by RCA Records on March 25. What I’m Feelin’ reunites Hamilton with Mark Batson, who produced 10 of the album’s 12 tracks. Batson co-wrote and…

  9. Watch Anthony Hamilton Put a Soulful Spin on Silento's 'Watch Me'

    October 23, 2015 3:48 PM EDT Anthony Hamilton , whose roots-driven soul has led him to collaborate with everyone from Buddy Guy to Nas , chose a more unlikely source of inspiration for his latest cover: Silento 's smash hit "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)." 'Watch Me' Singer Silento on Viral Success and…

  10. Ed Sheeran, Aloe Blacc & More Celebrate Bill Withers' Legacy at Carnegie Hall Tribute

    October 02, 2015 3:16 PM EDT The idea of the tribute concert is one that sounds practically infallible: celebrate the career of some music legend or another by gathering some of their successful artistic progeny to perform the songs that made them legendary in the first place. In practice, though, it’s trickier to pull…

  11. 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…

  12. Estelle Talks 'Empire' & New 'Conqueror' Duet with Jussie Smollett: Watch

    March 03, 2015 2:25 AM EST Gladys Knight . Anthony Hamilton . Courtney Love . Jim Beanz . Those are just a few of the acclaimed musical guest stars that Fox's Empire has boasted in its first season. That list will growing this week when Grammy winner Estelle visits Lee Daniels and Danny Strong's hip-hop…

  13. Anthony Hamilton Hits 'Home' With First Holiday Album

    December 17, 2014 9:43 AM EST The Grammy Award winner and current nominee will also appear as a special guest on Fox's new drama "Empire." To co-opt a popular phrase during this time of year, 'tis the season for Anthony Hamilton . Home for the Holidays , the R&B singer/songwriter/producer’s first…

  14. Maxwell Recruits Erykah Badu, Ledisi, Robert Glasper & More for 2015 Cruise

    August 18, 2014 6:31 PM EDT Singer's inaugural Maxwell + The 7 Seas Caribbean cruise commences May 2015. Erykah Badu , Anthony Hamilton , Ledisi , Robert Glasper , Chrisette Michele , Eric Roberson and Boney James are among the headliners who will join Maxwell on the singer's inaugural Maxwell + the 7 Seas…

  15. Toni Braxton, Babyface Top Adult R&B Chart

    December 03, 2013 1:05 PM EST The pair's duet 'Hurt You' marks the stars' first No. 1 on the tally since 2000 and 1997, respectively Format stars Toni Braxton and Babyface each end lengthy absences from the top of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult R&B radio airplay chart, as their duet "…

  16. The Year In R&B/Hip-Hop 2012: Drake, Nicki Minaj Among Year's Chart Champs

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST At first glance, the 2012 year-end R&B/hip-hop charts mirror those of 2011. Many of the same names are back in the limelight: Kanye West , Lil Wayne, Beyoncé , Nicki Minaj , Drake , Rihanna and Chris Brown , to name a few. However, a closer look reveals a host of newcomers and established…

  17. Luke James Debuts 'Whispers in the Dark' Mixtape: Listen

    December 12, 2012 1:35 PM EST With a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance ("I Want You") in his back pocket, Luke James debuts a his mixtape, "Whispers in the Dark," today (Dec. 12). The lustrous 11-track project features a guest appearance by Hit-Boy ("Oh God") and is entirely…

  18. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Back at No. 1, Wiz Khalifa and Ke$ha Debut Top 10

    December 12, 2012 11:00 AM EST Taylor Swift heads back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week as her "Red" set steps 2-1 with 167,000 (up 22%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week's leader, Alicia Keys ' "Girl On Fire," falls to No. 7 with 77,000 (down 52%). This is "…

  19. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major nominees for the Grammys, being held Feb.…

  20. Nas, 'Life is Good': Track-By-Track Review

    July 17, 2012 4:50 PM EDT "I know you think my life is good cause my diamond piece/ But my life been good since I started finding peace," Nas rhymes on his nostalgic 90s hip-hop, No ID produced cut, "Loco-Motive." The second verse off "Loco-Motive" highlights the underlying theme of the…

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