1. A Final 'Song'

    February 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST By all accounts, Gerald Levert was extremely excited about "In My Songs," the studio album he wrapped just prior to his death of a heart attack last Nov. 10. The Atlantic Records project arrives this By all accounts, Gerald Levert was extremely excited about "In My Songs,"…

  2. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    February 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Gerald Levert returns to his R&B roots on the studio album he completed just prior to his sudden death last November and Lucinda Williams copes with love and loss in this week's Hot Product. The Van Morrison compilation "Van Morrison at the Movies" (EMI Music Marketing).…

  3. Accidental Drug Mix Said To Kill Levert

    February 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST R&B singer Gerald Levert's death last fall was an accident caused by a fatal combination of prescription narcotics and over-the-counter drugs, a coroner said. R&B singer Gerald Levert's death last fall was an accident caused by a fatal combination of prescription narcotics…

  4. 06OnTV

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 5-11, 2007. MONDAY, FEB. 5 "TRL," MTV Featured Artist(s): Gnarls Barkley, Katharine McPhee, Jennifer Lopez, The Game. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Fall Out Boy (also scheduled: Dr. Phil McGraw). "The…

  5. R&B At Heart Of Posthumous Levert Album

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST By all accounts, Gerald Levert was extremely excited about "In My Songs," the studio album he wrapped just prior to his death of a heart attack last Nov. 10. By all accounts, Gerald Levert was extremely excited about "In My Songs," the studio album he wrapped just prior to…

  6. This Day in Music

    January 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Following a suicide attempt, Capitol Records artist Houston gouges out one of his eyes. The singer first attempts to jump out of a London hotel window. Prevented from doing so by his security s 2005 - Following a suicide attempt, Capitol Records artist Houston gouges out one of his…

  7. The Billboard.com Q&A: Devo

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Synth-rock legends Devo don't perform all that often, but when they do, it is routinely in front of sold-out crowds full of devotees, many of whom are holding out hope that the band will one day unvei Synth-rock legends Devo don't perform all that often, but when they do, it is…

  8. THEO AND THE BLUE NOTE

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST A jazz cat with a limited repertoire finds his musical groove via a magical journey. A jazz cat with a limited repertoire finds his musical groove via a magical journey. Feline Theo practices his saxophone day and night, but all he can master is a single blue note. Fortunately, a flash in the…

  9. Posthumous Levert Album Due In February

    December 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST The album Gerald Levert completed just before his sudden death from a heart attack on Nov. 10, "In My Songs," will be released Feb. 13 via Atlantic. The album Gerald Levert completed just before his sudden death from a heart attack on Nov. 10, "In My Songs," will be…

  10. Wonder, Gill, Stone To Salute Gerald Levert

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST The family of R&B vocalist Gerald Levert has arranged a public musical tribute for the late singer. The family of R&B vocalist Gerald Levert has arranged a public musical tribute for the late singer, who died last week at the age of 40. The Celebration of Life will take place at 12:00…

  11. T.I. Wins Big At First BET Hip-Hop Awards

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST T.I., who was up for eight awards, won best hip-hop video, CD and MVP of the year at the first-ever BET Hip Hop Awards last night (Nov. 12) in Atlanta. Grandmaster Flash breathed a sigh of relief after being recognized for his turntable expertise, and T.I. finally believes the South has…

  12. R&B Star Gerald Levert Dies Of Heart Attack

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert died today (Nov. 10) of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July. The son of O'Jays lead singer Eddie Levert, Levert eme Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert died today (Nov. 10) of a heart attack in his…

  13. Brickman Offers 'Escape' From Stress-Filled Life

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jim Brickman's 12th album, "Escape," which arrived Oct. 3 on SLG Records, is a signature project for the veteran composer/pianist, offering a musical sanctuary via relaxing, primarily instrumental tri Jim Brickman's 12th album, "Escape," which arrived Oct. 3 on…

  14. Billboard Bits: WMG/YouTube, George Strait, Luther Vandross

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has pacted with YouTube to make videos from such artists as Madonna, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Green Day legally available for the first time on the popular online site. Warner Music Group has pacted with YouTube to make videos from such artists as Madonna, the Red Hot…

  15. Savath + Savalas Inks With Anti- For New Album

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Scott Herren's Savath + Savalas project has inked a new deal with Anti-, which will release the group's next album in early 2007. Scott Herren's Savath + Savalas project has inked a new deal with Anti-, which will release the group's next album in early 2007. According to…

  16. 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, "…

  17. Special Feature: Philadelphia International Records

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Flip your TV channels these days, and you're likely to hear the O'Jays' classic "Love Train" as part of Coors' new ad campaign, sounding as inspiring and danceable as it did when it topped Billboard's Flip your TV channels these days, and you're likely…

  18. This Day in Music

    June 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Country singer John Berry finds himself in high cotton at President and Mrs. George Bush's "Milestones and Miracles" birthday celebration in Houston. Berry, Larry Gatlin and Michael W. S 2004 - Ray Charles dies at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home from…

  19. Eminem Settles Ring Tone Dispute

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's publishing companies have settled a lawsuit filed in what they said was an effort to illegally sell the Grammy-winning rapper's songs as cell phone ring tones. Eminem's publishing companies have settled a lawsuit filed in what they said was an effort to illegally sell…

  20. Rapper Foxy Brown Trial Set For July

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Foxy Brown, accused of assaulting two nail salon workers in a fight over payment for a manicure, will go on trial in July, a judge said today (May 26). Rapper Foxy Brown, accused of assaulting two nail salon workers in a fight over payment for a manicure, will go on trial in July, a…

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