1. This Day in Music

    November 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert dies today of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July. 2006 - Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert dies today of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July. 2003 -…

  2. This Day in Music

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Pianist, composer, musical director and arranger Gerald Cook, who performed in night clubs and with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, dies is Chicago at the age of 85. 2006 - Pianist, composer, musical director and arranger Gerald Cook, who performed in night clubs and with the Illinois…

  3. Jaheim Signs With Atlantic, Preps Label Debut

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer/songwriter/producer Jaheim has signed with Atlantic. The former Warner Bros. artist will release his as-yet-untitled label debut on Dec. 18. R&B singer/songwriter/producer Jaheim has signed with Atlantic. The former Warner Bros. artist will release his as-yet-untitled label…

  4. Music On TV Aug. 27-Sept. 2.

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television listings from Aug. 27-Sept. 2. MONDAY, Aug. 27 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ringo Starr, Katie Brown, Tory Johnson. "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Yung Joc. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured…

  5. Watley Helps Long Beach Jazz Fest Turn 20

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Long Beach Jazz Festival is coming upon its 20th anniversary this summer and organizers have called on some famous friends to celebrate. The Long Beach Jazz Festival is coming upon its 20th anniversary this summer and organizers have called on some famous friends to celebrate. Jody Watley…

  6. Billboard Goes Backstage At The 2007 BET Awards

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT News and notes from T.I., Alicia Keys, Ciara, Public Enemy and Ashanti backstage at the 2007 BET Awards, held last night (June 26) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. News and notes from backstage at the 2007 BET Awards , held last night (June 26) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.…

  7. Hudson, Beyonce, T.I. Among BET Winners

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Although the BET Awards doled out awards to some of entertainment's most celebrated performers last night (June 26), from Beyonce to Jennifer Hudson, it was the show's tributes to living legends and r Although the BET Awards doled out awards to some of entertainment's most…

  8. Toby Keith's 'Big Dog' Heads Straight To No. 1

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith scores his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and his fifth chart-topper on Top Country Albums this week with "Big Dog Daddy." The Show Dog Nashville set moved 204,000 copies in the United St Toby Keith scores his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and his fifth chart-topper…

  9. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    June 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith shows who's boss on the new "Big Dog Daddy," Enrique Iglesias readies the long-in-the-works "Insomniac," Queens Of The Stone Age finds the right chemistry on "Era Vulgaris" and the Travelin An album of John Lennon covers by U2, R.E.M., Green Day,…

  10. Beyonce's Six Noms Leads BET Awards Field

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With six nominations, Beyonce heads the field for the 2007 BET Awards. The nominations were announced today (May 16) by rappers T.I. and 50 Cent, R&B newcomer Robin Thicke and "Everybody Loves Chr With six nominations, Beyonce heads the field for the 2007 BET Awards. The nominations…

  11. Prince, Andre 3000 Bolster West's 'Never Forget'

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dr. Cornel West's upcoming album, "Never Forget: A Journey of Revelations," touches down at a time when renewed debate over hip-hop lyrics and video imaging is still swirling post-Don Imus. Prince, Ta Dr. Cornel West's upcoming album, "Never Forget: A Journey of…

  12. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - International pop music stars Shakira, Alejandro Sanz and Juanes are the top winners at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Shakira leads the night with five trophies, including wins for Latin po 2006 - International pop music stars Shakira, Alejandro Sanz and Juanes are the top winners…

  13. Norah Stays Tight At No. 1 Amidst Slow Sales Week

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a slow week for sales and new releases, Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" crowns The Billboard 200 for a third, non-consecutive week. The Blue Note effort slid 53% in sales, moving 100,000 copies in the In a slow week for sales and new releases, Norah Jones' "Not Too…

  14. Norah Rebounds To No. 1 In Post-Grammy Week

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a week where the top nine albums moved more than 100,000 units, Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" tops The Billboard 200 for a second time. The Blue Note effort crowned the list when it debuted two weeks In a week where the top nine albums moved more than 100,000 units, Norah…

  15. 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,"…

  16. 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).…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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