1. Al B. Sure Comes Home With 'Honey'

    July 15, 2009 4:32 PM EDT It's been 17 years since Al B. Sure recorded a studio album. But with the June 23 release of "Honey I'm Home" (Hidden Beach Recordings), the singer/songwriter joined a current wave of R&B vets—including Ginuwine, Teena Marie and Charlie Wilson—notching strong comebacks…

  2. Chart Beat: Michael Jackson, The Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z

    July 02, 2009 5:15 PM EDT FIT FOR A KING: Just as he did in his life, Michael Jackson continues to break Billboard chart records. Following his passing June 25, Jackson's music floods Billboard's Top Pop Catalog, Top Comprehensive Albums and Hot Digital Songs charts. The King of Pop commands the entire the…

  3. Ginuwine Preps New Album For 2009

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ginuwine is set to return in the first quarter 2009 with a new single and album. The as-yet-untitled project will be released by Notifi Records, with distribution through Warner Bros. Notifi is headed Ginuwine is set to return in the first quarter 2009 with a new single and album. The as-yet…

  4. This Day in Music

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Violence erupts during a concert at California's 12,000-seat…

  5. R&B Star Avant Signs With Capitol

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST After releasing four albums via Geffen, R&B singer Avant has signed a new deal with Capitol Records. After releasing four albums via Geffen, R&B singer Avant has signed a new deal with Capitol Records. "They've shown that they're dedicated to push their resources for my…

  6. Ginuwine Sues Over Fraudulent Contract

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ginuwine says he was duped into signing a contract with a record company that doesn't exist. Ginuwine says he was duped into signing a contract with a record company that doesn't exist. In a lawsuit filed in Manhattan's state Supreme Court, the R&B singer says he was…

  7. Timbaland 'Back With A Vengeance' On New Album

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Producer Timbaland told Billboard in a 2001 interview that he'd never make a solo album as an artist. But that's exactly what will arrive March 27 in the form of "Shock Value," which, as previously re Producer Timbaland told Billboard in a 2001 interview that he'd…

  8. This Day in Music

    January 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Violence erupts during a concert at California's 12,000-seat…

  9. Chart Beat Chat

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses American Idol, Madonna, airplay-only hit songs, Nelly Furtado and more! IDOL SALES Hi Fred, I was wondering about the phenomenal sales of the "American Idol" finalists' CD singles and how they compare to the sales of the big hits of years ago, back when physical…

  10. ON TV

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 3-9, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 3 “Good Morning America,” ABC Featured artist(s): The Pretenders (also scheduled: Lucy Liu, Stephen Lanzalotta). “Today,” NBC Featured artist(s): Pink (also scheduled: Antonio Banderas). “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated…

  11. ON TV

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 20-26, 2006. MONDAY, MARCH 20 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Chris Brown (also scheduled: Joy Philbin, Wentworth Miller). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: The Coby Brown Group (also…

  12. LL Cool J: 'I Do What Comes Natural, What I Love'

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST More than two decades into his career, this artist continues to diversify, but keeps his head in the game. Grow. That word pops up frequently in conversation with LL Cool J. Indeed, since the rapper became the first Def Jam artist to release a single some 20 years ago, it seems to have become…

  13. This Day in Music

    January 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Mel "Sporty Spice" Chisholm, drum'n'bass artist Goldie, and Everything But The Girl's Ben Watt are among the pop glitterati whose donated sneakers hit the auction block running. The foot 2000 - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City…

  14. 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…

  15. Ginuwine, Jagged Edge Team To Tour

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Epic labelmates Ginuwine and Jagged Edge will link up early in 2006 on the Ladies Night Out tour. It is unknown how long the tour will stretch as only a handful of shows are confirmed at deadline. Epic labelmates Ginuwine and Jagged Edge will link up early in 2006 on the Ladies Night Out tour…

  16. Madonna Dances Straight To No. 1

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the sixth time in her career, Madonna finds herself with an album in the No. 1 position on The Billboard 200. Her latest, "Confessions on a Dance Floor" (Warner Bros.), sold nearly 350,000 copies For the sixth time in her career, Madonna finds herself with an album in the No. 1…

  17. Ginuwine Thinking About 'Love'

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT R&B star Ginuwine will release a new album, "Back II Da Basics," Nov. 15 via Epic. R&B star Ginuwine will release a new album, "Back II Da Basics," Nov. 15 via Epic. First single "When We Make Love" debuted last week at No. 61 on Billboard's Top R…

  18. This Day in Music

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Violence erupts during a concert at California'…

  19. Jerkins Tries His Hand At Film Scoring

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com Rodney Jerkins is among the growing number of music producers and hit songwriters venturing into the world of film scoring with his work on Universal Pictures' "Honey," which opened Dec. 5 in U.S. theaters. The Grammy Award winner…

  20. Gap, Virgin Megastores Feeling Charitable

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST In the spirit of the upcoming winter holidays, the Gap and Virgin Megastores have set plans to raise money for charities. In the spirit of the upcoming winter holidays, the Gap and Virgin Megastores have set plans to raise money for charities. The clothing retailer will launch a TV campaign…

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