1. Chart Highlights: Sam Smith's 'Stay' Hits No. 1 On Pop Songs

    August 18, 2014 6:00 PM EDT Another week, another tally topped by Smith's ballad. Plus, new leaders for Beyonce, Dierks Bentley and Danny Gokey Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below.…

  2. 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 …

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Kanye West's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    June 12, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Kanye West: the narcissistic icon, pompous revolutionary and the man who wore a leather kilt. With a wired jaw and a collection of beats and rhymes, 'Ye came into the game in 2004 with his debut album, "The College Dropout." Nine years later and the artist has achieved…

  6. 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…

  7. Kelly Price, Chante Moore, En Vogue's Dawn Robinson Among 'R&B Divas: LA' Cast

    February 12, 2013 5:56 PM EST Lil' Mo, Claudette Ortiz & Michel'le Toussaint also join the cast. TV One’s “R&B Divas” is becoming a reality show franchise. Production begins this month in Los Angeles on the original series’ offshoot, “R&B Divas: LA.” The eight-episode arc, slated to premiere on TV…

  8. 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…

  9. 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:…

  10. 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…

  11. Kanye West's 20 Best Lyrics About Cars

    July 05, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Between his clothing line, love life, and whatever his company DONDA is to be, 10. "Gold Digger" feat. Jamie Foxx (2005) "But while y'all washing, watch him / He gone make it to a Benz out of that Datson" On a somewhat-related-but-maybe-not-really note: Kanye made a…

  12. 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…

  13. 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&…

  14. Billboard Bits: Lupe Fiasco, Talib Kweli, Syleena Johnson

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Lupe Fiasco recently wrapped up the video for his second single, "Paris Tokyo," from his sophomore album, "The Cool." The video, which features the rapper on a camel trudging through the desert Rapper Lupe Fiasco recently wrapped up the video for his second single, …

  15. 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, …

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 23TunesOnTV

    May 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 30-June 5, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 30 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Antigone Rising (also scheduled: Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively). "The View," ABC Featured artist: Ben Folds (also scheduled: Christina…

  19. 18TunesOnTV

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 25-May 1, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 25 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: John Legend (also scheduled: Felicity Huffman, Maria & Maya Rodale). "Today," NBC Featured artist: Bruce…

  20. 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…

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