1. Soul Train Awards Adds New Roster of Performers

    November 01, 2011 9:20 AM EDT The 2011 Soul Train Awards will have more surprises in store. The awards show, being taped on Thursday (Nov. 17) at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, will treat its audience and viewers to tribute performances to celebrate the achievements of the Legend Award recipients Earth, Wind & Fire and…

  2. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: ABK, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross

    October 29, 2010 11:10 AM EDT Last Thursday I took a stab at writing a chart story that highlights some of the top hip-hop and R&B albums/songs making noteworthy chart moves for the week. And, as fun as that was *blank stare* , I've decided to go to the professionals this time, recruiting my trusty chart guy,…

  3. Usher, Alicia Keys Get Four Soul Train Nominations

    October 18, 2010 8:55 AM EDT New mom Alicia Keys has something else to celebrate: She's been nominated for four Soul Train Awards. The nominations were announced on Monday (Oct. 18) - four days after Keys gave birth to her first child, a son named Egypt. Usher also got four nominations. Drake was another multiple…

  4. Chart Beat Thursday: Sugarland, Avenged Sevenfold, Usher

    August 05, 2010 4:05 PM EDT SWEET AND STICKY: Sugarland 's "Stuck Like Glue" affixes itself to the Billboard Hot 100 , arriving as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 20. The song is the 222nd in the Hot 100's history to enter inside the top 20. (The first was Herman's Hermits' "Mrs. Brown You&…

  5. Whitney Houston Brings 'I Look To You' Album To New York

    July 22, 2009 1:42 PM EDT Whitney Houston held a listening event for her upcoming album, "I Look To You," last night (July 21) at Lincoln Center's Allen Room in New York City. Hosted by Clive Davis, the event was attended by Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys, L.A. Reid, Martha Stewart, Diane Sawyer, Gayle King,…

  6. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta-born Drusky studied veterinary medicine at Emory University before embarking on a music career. He placed 42 s 2004 - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta…

  7. Chart Beat

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Alicia Keys, "Xanadu," Madonna, Mariah Carey and more! 'ONE' OF TWO: In the last 23 years, eight artists have held the top two positions on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs during the same week, but none of them has accomplished what Alicia Keys achieves this week.…

  8. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta-born Drusky studied veterinary medicine at Emory University before embarking on a music career. He placed 42 s 2004 - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Nearly 36 million viewers tune in for the 32nd Annual CMA Awards live on CBS television.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta-born Drusky studied…

  10. Chart Beat

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Fergie's big solo bow, Gnarls Barkley, Tom Petty and more. 'LONDON BRIDGE' IS FALLING UP : Going solo might give Stacy Ferguson the biggest hit of her career, which could come just in time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of her Hot 100 debut. In its second week…

  11. 2006 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Finalists for the 2006 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be handed out Sept. 8 in Atlanta. Finalists for the 2006 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be handed out Sept. 8 in Atlanta. This year's finalists and winners reflect the performance of recordings on the Billboard R&B/hip…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Nearly 36 million viewers tune in for the 32nd Annual CMA Awards live on CBS television.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta-born Drusky studied…

  13. CHART BEAT

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mariah Carey, Meli'sa Morgan, Freddie Jackson and more. SENSE OF BELONGING: For only the sixth time in the history of the Hot 100, the top two positions on The Billboard Hot 100 are held by the same lead artist. It is the first time that…

  14. Billboard Bits: Essence Fest, Marsalis, Finn Bros.

    December 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Essence Fest, Marsalis, Finn Brothers Missy Elliott, Mary J. Blige, Anthony Hamilton, Gladys Knight, the O'Jays, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Kenny Lattimore, Chante Moore, the Ohio Players, Freddie Jackson and Sinbad are among the first artists confirmed for the 2004 Essence…

  15. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Tim McGraw is featured on the cover of TV Guide, due to his various nominations for the 34th Annual CMA Awards. 2000 - Tim McGraw is featured on the cover of TV Guide, due to his various nominations for the 34th Annual CMA Awards. 1998 - The first ever Lilith Fair…

  16. 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…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Tim McGraw is featured on the cover of TV Guide, due to his various nominations for the 34th Annual CMA Awards. 2000 - Tim McGraw is featured on the cover of TV Guide, due to his various nominations for the 34th Annual CMA Awards. 1998 - The first ever Lilith Fair…