1. Syleena Johnson, 'Perfectly Worthless': Exclusive Video Premiere

    June 25, 2014 1:05 PM EDT Syleena Johnson's latest single, "Perfectly Worthless," tells the story of disastrous heartbreak. But its accompanying music video, premiered here on The Juice, takes its impact to a higher level. The music video, directed by Tangie Black Moore, CEO of Tier2 Multimedia …

  2. Kanye West's 'The College Dropout' at 10: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    February 10, 2014 10:50 AM EST In the late 90s and early aughts, before the world ever really knew who he was, Kanye West was merely just a record producer. He cut his teeth ghost-producing tracks for Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie, a member of Diddy's Hitmen production team, and turned his uncredited work…

  3. Kanye West's 'The College Dropout': An Oral History

    February 05, 2014 8:55 AM EST In celebration of its upcoming 10-year anniversary, 26 collaborators share their stories behind the making of Kanye West's debut album. "The College Dropout" is the story of and for the underdog, the underachiever. It still is, 10 years after its release (February…

  4. Syleena Johnson, Musiq Soulchild, 'Feel The Fire': Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 15, 2013 11:40 AM EDT Syleena Johnson indulges in reggae alongside Musiq Soulchild for " Feel the Fire ," the official single from their upcoming album, "9INE." The song, exclusively premiered here on The Juice, stemmed from a chance encounter during a recording of a duet for reggae producer…

  5. Faith Evans Talks 'R&B Divas' Show & Companion Album

    September 28, 2012 3:25 PM EDT In a climate dominated by pop, dance and hip-hop, it can be hard out there for an R&B artist. And that doesn't include life issues like addiction, abusive relationships and financial hardships. But in life-as onstage-the show must go on. That's the premise behind "R&B…

  6. Essence Festival 2012: The 10 Best Performances

    July 09, 2012 5:10 PM EDT If there was any ever doubt whether R&B was alive and progressing, the 2012 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans debunked each and every doubter. No gimmicks or special affects were needed, as pure vocal prowess and legacy resonated loudly throughout the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. PHOTOS:…

  7. Essence Festival 2012: 7 Things Seen and Heard Sunday

    July 09, 2012 1:00 PM EDT The last day of the 2012 Essence Music festival belonged to the divas of R&B and soul: on Sunday night (July 9), legends not only took the main stage of the Superdome, but paid tribute to other fallen legends, such as Whitney Houston, Etta James and more. PHOTOS: Essence Music Festival…

  8. Op-Ed: Brian McKnight & the Fear of His Explicit Slow Jam

    May 17, 2012 11:55 AM EDT "Will he break my heart a little more by performing THAT song?" was my first, and focal, thought when attending Brian McKnight 's first night of a three-night concert series at New York City's Blue Note jazz club on Wednesday (May 16). It seemed far from a coincidence that…

  9. Faith Evans, Tweet, Syleena Johnson and More to Tape Reality Show

    October 03, 2011 1:30 PM EDT R&B veterans Syleena Johnson , Faith Evans , Tweet , Angie Stone and others will star in an upcoming reality show, "Diary of a Diva." Johnson, who recently released her fifth album, "Chapter V: Underrated" (Sept. 27), confirmed to both Soultrain.com and Billboard.com&…

  10. Fabolous Bumps Album Again, Preps New Single

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fabolous has once again reset the release date for his Def Jam debut, "From Nothin' To Somethin'." The album is now due June 12. It was originally expected before the end of 2006, then pushed to Febru Fabolous has once again reset the release date for his Def Jam debut, …

  11. Fabolous Sets Date For Long-Delayed Album

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rapper Fabolous has set a March 27 release for his Def Jam debut, "From Nothin' to Somethin'," which was originally expected before the end of 2006 and then this month. The first single is "Diamonds" Rapper Fabolous has set a March 27 release for his Def Jam…

  12. Kanye, R. Kelly Bolster Johnson's Next 'Chapter'

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West, R. Kelly, Common, Twista and Jermaine Dupri have lent their talents to "Chapter Three: The Flesh," the third album from vocalist Syleena Johnson. Kanye West, R. Kelly, Common, Twista and Jermaine Dupri have lent their talents to "Chapter Three: The Flesh," the…

  13. Kanye West Leads Grammy Nominees

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST With 10 nominations, including best new artist, Kanye West leads the field for the 47th annual Grammy Awards. Other multiple nominees include Alicia Keys and Usher, who are tied with eight, the late R With 10 nominations, including one for best new artist, Kanye West leads the field for the…

  14. Breaking & Entering

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Rhian Benson, Year Of The Rabbit, Young Roscoe and Shadows Fall. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. FROM HARVARD TO BET…

  15. Chapter 2: The Voice

    November 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Syleena Johnson's soulful, full-bodied voice debuted last year by way of her first Jive album, Chapter 1: Love, Pain & Forgiveness. Syleena Johnson's soulful, full-bodied voice debuted last year by way of her first Jive album, Chapter 1: Love, Pain & Forgiveness. But the…

  16. Syleena Johnson Pens New 'Chapter'

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Despite critical acclaim and grassroots support for her debut collection, 2001's "Chapter 1: Love, Pain & Forgiveness," Jive Records singer/songwriter Syleena Johnson admits to being ultimately disappointed by its lack of…

  17. Headley Not Ruling Out Broadway Return

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Finally, an awards show where it's all about the red carpet. At last night's (Oct. 15) VH1-Vogue Fashion Awards in New York, actors, models, and musicians-turned-designers were feted for their penchan Even though Heather Headley has traded in her Broadway career for a recording…

  18. Based on a True Story

    June 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Since this is her first album, singer/ songwriter/producer Lil' Mo technically falls into the newcomer category. Since this is her first album, singer/ songwriter/producer Lil' Mo technically falls into the newcomer category. Yet she has made some considerable noise over the past…

  19. Dupri, Timbaland Honored In Atlanta

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jermaine Dupri and Timbaland were honored last night (June 7) as songwriters of the year at the 14th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards in Atlanta, Billboard Bulletin reports. Earning kudos as publ Jermaine Dupri and Timbaland were honored last night (June 7) as songwriters of the year at…

  20. R. Kelly To Tour With Sunshine, Syleena

    May 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B mainstay R. Kelly will tour North America this summer with rising female acts Sunshine Anderson and Syleena Johnson. The trek, which comes in support of Kelly's latest Jive set "TP-2.Com," wil R&B mainstay R. Kelly will tour North America this summer with rising…

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