1. Chris Brown Wins Big At BET Awards

    June 27, 2011 8:29 AM EDT The statuette for best music awards show host in 2011 should go to comedian Kevin Hart. He was a major bright spot during BET Awards '11 (June 26) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. In between Hart's shenanigans-including a hilarious reality show spoof "The Real Husbands…

  2. Mary J. Blige, Kanye West Headlining Essence Music Festival

    February 16, 2011 6:00 PM EST M ary J. Blige , Trey Songz , Jill Scott and rapper Kanye West are among the headliners for the 2011 Essence Music Festival. The 17th annual New Orleans festival will celebrate the roots of rhythm and blues. Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence Communications Inc., says the lineup also will…

  3. Alexander O'Neal, "Five Questions -- The New Journey"

    August 20, 2010 3:21 PM EDT Add Alexander O'Neal to the growing ranks of R&B vets making comeback albums. Now residing in Great Britain, the singer returns with his first album in eight years, "Five Questions-The New Journey." Overall, the project is grounded in the soulful funk and romance songs that…

  4. Hearsay

    February 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Alexander O'Neal was a member of the Time before striking out on his own and hitting chart pay dirt in 1985 with the top 15 R&B single "Innocent." With a sexy, gritty, bedroom-ready voice, O'Neal Alexander O'Neal was a member of the Time before striking out on his…