1. 'Love' Revolution

    January 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Raheem DeVaughn may be a newly minted Grammy Award nominee, but he still considers himself an underdog. "I enjoy being slept on," he says during a recent soundcheck break in his native Washington, D.C Raheem DeVaughn may be a newly minted Grammy Award nominee, but he still considers…

  2. Raheem Devaughn's 'Love' Revolution

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Raheem DeVaughn may be a newly minted Grammy Award nominee, but he still considers himself an underdog. Raheem DeVaughn may be a newly minted Grammy Award nominee, but he still considers himself an underdog. "I enjoy being slept on," he says during a recent soundcheck break in his…

  3. Ross: Clearance Issues Caused Album Delay

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rick Ross has spoken exclusively to Billboard.com about the reason for the delay of his sophomore album, "Trilla." The set was originally expected Dec. 18 via Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam, but is now due Feb. Rick Ross has spoken exclusively to Billboard.com about the reason for the delay…

  4. New Rick Ross Album Bumped To February

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rick Ross has announced Feb. 19 as the new release date for his sophomore album, "Trilla." The set was initially slated for Dec. 18 and is the follow-up to his 2006 debut, "Port of Miami," via Slip-N- Rick Ross has announced Feb. 19 as the new release date for his…

  5. Alicia's Keys To Success

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Given an industry beset by downloading and diminished sales, tight radio playlists and one-hit ringtone wonders, a career artist is becoming a rare commodity. But ever since Alicia Keys hit the ground Given an industry beset by downloading and diminished sales, tight radio playlists and one…

  6. Alicia Keys Eyeing October For Third J Album

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys has penciled in an Oct. 23 release date for her third J Records album, "As I Am." Songwriter Linda Perry chipped in with three songs, including "The Thing About Love," which Keys premiered Alicia Keys has penciled in an Oct. 23 release date for her third J…

  7. Jeremy James

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Smooth-voiced Jeremy James has shared the stage with artists like India.Arie, Musiq and Floetry. Now, the young songwriter gets the spotlight in the Billboard studio. Tell us what you think! Email u Smooth-voiced Jeremy James has shared the stage with artists like India.Arie, Musiq and…

  8. Billboard Bits: Keren Ann, Emily King, the Exies

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST After a three-year absence of solo material, singer/songwriter Keren Ann will return with new, eponymous album, due May 8 via Metro Blue/Blue Note. The nine-track set was recorded in five different co After a three-year absence of solo material, singer/songwriter Keren Ann will return with…

  9. Game On

    November 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Few MCs can survive a character assassination from an entire rap crew, especially if the mob leader is 50 Cent. But the Game, aka Jayceon Taylor, has bloodied his knuckles protecting his brand and his Few MCs can survive a character assassination from an entire rap crew, especially if the mob…

  10. Prince Rolling The Dice With Vegas Club

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prince will open a nightclub at the Rio hotel in Las Vegas, which will host concerts by the artist as well as acts signed to his NPG label. Prince will open a nightclub at the Rio hotel in Las Vegas, which will host concerts by the artist as well as acts signed to his NPG label. Sources tell…

  11. Billboard Bits: Swizz Beatz, Joseph Arthur, Kinky Friedman

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Producer Swizz Beatz, Bilal, Inner Voice, Cassidy and Marsha Ambrosius of Floetry will help launch an international peace campaign tomorrow (Sept. 21) with the premiere the tribute single "One Day." Producer Swizz Beatz, Bilal, Inner Voice, Cassidy and Marsha Ambrosius of Floetry…

  12. Styles P's 'Time' Is Now For New CD

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Originally expected last December, the Lox's Styles P will on Nov. 14 deliver his long-awaited sophomore disc, "Time Is Money" (Ruff Ryders/Interscope). Originally expected last December, the Lox's Styles P will on Nov. 14 deliver his long-awaited sophomore disc, "…

  13. Jamie, Mary, Missy, Busta Lead BET Nominations

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jamie Foxx leads the field with five nominations for the 2006 BET Awards. Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes are tied at four nominations each. Now in its sixth year, the ceremony will shif Jamie Foxx leads the field with five nominations for the 2006 BET Awards. Mary J. Blige,…

  14. R. Kelly Leads Soul Train Award Nominees

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST R. Kelly leads the list of nominees for the 20th annual Soul Train Music Awards, announced today (Feb. 2) by Tyrese and actress Vivica Fox at Spago restaurant in Beverly Hills, Calif. R. Kelly leads the list of nominees for the 20th annual Soul Train Music Awards, announced today (Feb. 2) by…

  15. Floetry's Ambrosius Signs With Dr. Dre Label

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Marsha Ambrosius, the singer/songwriter half of the duo Floetry, has signed a solo deal with Dr. Dre and his Aftermath imprint. Marsha Ambrosius, the singer/songwriter half of the duo Floetry, has signed a solo deal with Dr. Dre and his Aftermath imprint. Ambrosius says she jumped at the…

  16. Mariah, Kanye, Alicia Lead NAACP Image Noms

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST With four nominations each, Mariah Carey, Kanye West and Alicia Keys lead the field of musicians contending for 2006 NAACP Image Awards. With four nominations each, Mariah Carey, Kanye West and Alicia Keys lead the field of musicians contending for 2006 NAACP Image Awards. Mary J. Blige …

  17. On TV

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 2-8, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 2 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Willie Nelson. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Ginuwine (also scheduled: Tea Leoni, Enrique Murciano). "Inked: Rockers & Ribbons," A&E…

  18. OnTV

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 5-11, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artists: Clay Aiken, Tony Bennett, Tina Turner (also scheduled: Gisele Bundchen, Adam Rodriguez, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show,"…

  19. 'Road' Returns Chesney To No. 1

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the second time in 2005, a Kenny Chesney album is on top of The Billboard 200. His BNA Records set ,"The Road and the Radio," debuts at No. 1 with first week sales of 470,000 copies in the United For the second time in 2005, a Kenny Chesney album is on top of The Billboard 200.…

  20. The Week In New Album Releases

    November 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Previewing a stripped-down affair from veteran performer Neil Diamond, the first album in 12 years from Kate Bush, the second album of the year from Kenny Chesney, the "Live 8" DVDs and more. The soundtrack to the 50 Cent biopic "Get Rick or Die Tryin'" (G-Unit…

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