1. Tomorrow's Hits: Alvaro Soler, Shy Carter & Dallas Smith

    October 16, 2015 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Alvaro Soler Spanish singer-songwriter Alvaro Soler, 24, scales Billboard 's Latin charts with his Jennifer Lopez -assisted version of his…

  2. Ashanti 'Shocked' by Prospect of Stalker Retrial

    December 20, 2014 12:36 PM EST Ashanti is appalled by the prospect of facing her accused stalker again in court, but the Grammy-winning R&B singer said Friday (Dec. 20) she's determined to see the case through after a mistrial. Ashanti's Mom Testifies in Stalking Trial "I'm shocked and horrified…

  3. Accused Ashanti Stalker Demands to 'Switch Judges' Before Leaving Courtroom

    March 11, 2014 7:30 PM EDT A man accused of stalking Ashanti unleashed a rant in court today (March 11), demanding that his case "switch judges" before he was hurried out of a New York courtroom. According to the New York Daily News, Devar Hurd, 35, had a court date today for allegedly sending emails and…

  4. Accused Ashanti Stalker Pleads Not Guilty in New York Court

    August 14, 2013 5:36 AM EDT New York court papers say a fan charged with deluging Ashanti with lewd tweets told police he knew he'd been ordered not to contact her, but sent her racy messages anyway. Devar Hurd pleaded not guilty Tuesday to stalking and other charges. The 35-year-old is accused of sending…

  5. Ja Rule Given Two-Year Sentence for Failing to Pay Taxes

    July 18, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Rapper and actor Ja Rule was sentenced Monday to more than two years in federal prison for failing to file income tax returns, and said a combination of youthful inexperience, bad advice and an inability to manage fame and fortune lead to his financial troubles. "I in no way attempted to…

  6. Ja Rule Set for Prison Sentencing

    June 08, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Multiplatinum-selling rapper Ja Rule is set to go to prison, but he's leaving fans with an album on the way. The rapper-actor -- whose gravelly voice, thuggish tough talk and duets with R&B divas made him one of rap's stars in the early 2000s -- is set to be sentenced Wednesday…

  7. Ashanti Serenades And Teases Nelly During Performance

    December 21, 2010 10:54 AM EST So much for those ongoing "we're just friends" rumors. Longtime rumored couple Ashanti and Nelly shared an intimate moment while Ashanti performed at Nelly's 5th Annual Ball in St. Louis th is past weekend. While performing her track "If I Was Your Girlfriend,"…

  8. Irv Gotti Plans To Axe Ashanti From Murder Inc.

    May 08, 2009 1:23 PM EDT Irv Gotti, whose Murder Inc. label once boasted such chart-topping artists like Ja Rule and Ashanti, says he's "going to drop" the latter. "Our relationship has run its course. We're in two totally different places," the Queens-born producer and label head told…

  9. Ask Billboard: Ashanti, Nelly, Chate Moore, Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin, BlackGirl

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers questions about Ashanti, Nelly, Chate Moore, Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin, BlackGirl and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city,…

  10. Early Ashanti Tracks Emerge From 'Vault'

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AJM Records will release 12 never-before-heard recordings from singer Ashanti on the album "The Vault," due Oct. 14. AJM Records will release 12 never-before-heard recordings from singer Ashanti on the album "The Vault," due Oct. 14. The collection contains songs penned by…

  11. Fashion Rocks / Sept. 5, 2008 / New York, New York (Radio City Music Hall)

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Conde Nast and CBS held its 5th annual Fashion Rocks concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall on Friday (Sept. 5) and numerous superstar acts took the stage to celebrate the kick-off event of Merce Conde Nast and CBS held its 5th annual Fashion Rocks concert at New York's Radio…

  12. Tupac Lives Again With Snoop, Luda, T.I.

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT More prolific in death than he was during his lifetime, rapper Tupac Shakur will be heard anew on yet another posthumous album, "Pac's Life." Due Nov. 21 via Amaru/Interscope, the album sports contrib More prolific in death than he was during his lifetime, rapper Tupac Shakur…

  13. Ashanti Testifies In Contract Dispute

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ashanti told a New York courtroom yesterday (Sept. 18) that she was a teenager trying to follow her dream when she worked a decade ago with a producer who wants more than $2 million for helping start Ashanti told a New York courtroom yesterday (Sept. 18) that she was a teenager trying to…

  14. Former Manager Sues Ashanti

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A former manager for the R&B singer Ashanti who claimed to have been instrumental in the singer's career sued her yesterday (June 6), seeking millions of dollars in damages for breach of contract. A former manager for the R&B singer Ashanti who claimed to have been instrumental…

  15. Ashanti Files Lawsuit Over Early Demos

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Multi-platinum artist Ashanti filed a federal lawsuit Jan. 27 over the unauthorized release of demos recorded more than eight years ago. Multi-platinum artist Ashanti filed a federal lawsuit Jan. 27 over the unauthorized release of demos recorded more than eight years ago. The complaint,…

  16. The Week's Top New Album Releases

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Previewing Korn's debut as part of its new record deal with Virgin, an ominously named retrospective from superstar rapper Eminem, the latest album from Southern rapper Lil Wayne and more. The sophomore album from pop star/actress Lindsay Lohan, “A Little More Personal (Raw)” (Casablanca…

  17. Verdict Expected Tomorrow In Murder Inc. Case

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST A verdict is expected tomorrow in the money laundering trial of Murder Inc. Records founders Irv and Chris Lorenzo. Federal prosecutors charge the men laundered large sums of money through the company A verdict is expected tomorrow in the money laundering trial of Murder Inc. Records founders…

  18. Ashanti, Ja Rule Turn Out For Start Of Gotti Trial

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Brooklyn Federal Court looked more like a music awards show red carpet as the Murder Inc. label money laundering trial finally got underway today (Nov. 16). Brooklyn Federal Court looked more like a music awards show red carpet as the Murder Inc. label money laundering trial finally got…

  19. Ashanti Producer Claims He Ditched Her

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ashanti was accused in a civil court case of abandoning her first music producer when he asked for money after she became commercially successful, an allegation she denied yesterday (July 19) on the w Ashanti was accused in a civil court case of abandoning her first music producer when he…

  20. Ashanti Out For Revenge On 'Tucker'

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Singer/actress Ashanti has joined the cast of the 20th Century Fox film "John Tucker Must Die." Singer/actress Ashanti has joined the cast of the 20th Century Fox film "John Tucker Must Die." Described as a high school take on "The First Wives Club," the film…

Pages