1. Sharpton Leading March Against Profane Rap Lyrics

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Adding to earlier calls to censor the words "bitch," "ho" and "n*gger" from rap music, the Reverend Al Sharpton's National Action Network (NAN) will lead the "March For Decency" on May 3 in New York. Adding to earlier calls to censor the words …

  2. Hudson, Beyonce Star At Soul Train Awards

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson added another award to her trophy chest during the 21st annual Soul Train Music Awards. Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson added another award to her trophy chest during the 21st annual Soul Train Music Awards. The presentation of the 2007 Sammy Davis Jr. Award for…

  3. This Day in Music

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Doreen Waddell, a former vocalist with the group Soul II Soul, dies after fleeing from a store where she had been accused of shoplifting and being struck by cars on a highway outside in Shoreha 2002 - Doreen Waddell, a former vocalist with the group Soul II Soul, dies after fleeing…

  4. This Day in Music

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop crossover hit "Just One Look," dies in Las Vegas. The 67-year-old singer/songwriter had suffered from emphysema. Born Doris Payne in Har 2004 - Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop crossover hit …

  5. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music…

  6. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon (page 2)

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Continued from page 1 ... What did it take to sign artists in the early '50s?…

  7. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon (page 4)

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Continued from page 3 ... You hired Phil Spector as your assistant around this…

  8. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon (page 5)

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Continued from page 4 ... You once tried to buy Island Records, years before…

  9. Gotti Associate McGriff Convicted Of Murder

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST A notorious crack kingpin with ties to the hip-hop industry was convicted today (Feb. 1) in a federal death penalty case for paying $50,000 to have two rivals gunned down in 2001. A notorious crack kingpin with ties to the hip-hop industry was convicted today (Feb. 1) in a federal death…

  10. The Underdogs: The Art Of Making Hits

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Catching time to talk these days with the Underdogs, aka Harvey Mason Jr. and Damon Thomas, isn't easy. When Billboard first spoke with the hit-making producers last year, the duo was holed up at its Catching time to talk these days with the Underdogs, aka Harvey Mason Jr. and Damon…

  11. THE PRODUCER

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sympathetic, admiring biography of the talent scout and record producer who helped propel into popularity such legendary performers as Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Sympathetic, admiring biography of the talent scout and record producer who helped propel into popularity…

  12. Thousands Pay Respects To James Brown In Harlem

    December 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Brown didn't move. He didn't sing. But even in death, the soul legend made thousands of people who streamed past him at Harlem's Apollo Theater feel good just to be near him. Many danced in the James Brown didn't move. He didn't sing. But even in death, the soul…

  13. Fans Line Up In Harlem To Pay Respects To Brown

    December 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fans of the late "Godfather of Soul" began lining up outside Harlem's Apollo Theater early this morning (Dec. 28) to pay their last respects as James Brown's body was driven from Georgia for his last Fans of the late "Godfather of Soul" began lining up outside…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1978 - </b>Public Image Ltd. makes its debut performance at the Rainbow Theatre in London.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1999 - Sawyer Brown singer Mark Miller hosts cable channel Shop At Home's "Hope for the Holidays"…

  15. U2 Wraps Vertigo Tour With Honolulu Blowout

    December 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST U2 wrapped its box-office busting Vertigo tour last night (Dec. 9) in front of a packed house at Honolulu's Aloha Stadium with a show that featured guest turns from members of opening act Pearl Jam as U2 wrapped its box-office busting Vertigo tour last night (Dec. 9) in front of a packed…

  16. Billboard Bits: Dolores O'Riordan, Stacey Kent, Silkworm

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Former Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan has inked with Sanctuary for the release of her debut solo album, "Are You Listening?" The album is due May 8, with a single to precede it in late April Former Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan has inked with Sanctuary…

  17. R&B Singer Ruth Brown Dies At 78

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Singer Ruth Brown, whose recordings of "Teardrops in My Eyes," "5-10-15 Hours" and "(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean" shot her to R&B stardom in the 1950s, has died. She was 78. Singer Ruth Brown, whose recordings of "Teardrops in My Eyes," "…

  18. 'NOW 23' Trumps Groban, Urban, Sugarland At No. 1

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a heavy week for new releases, the 23rd installment of the "NOW That's What I Call Music" series trumps all others at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after selling 337,000 copies in the United States, a In a heavy week for new releases, the 23rd installment of the "NOW That&…

  19. U2 Unveils Track List For New Retrospective

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST U2 has confirmed the track list for its new compilation, "U218 Singles," due Nov. 21 via Interscope. U2 has confirmed the track list for its new compilation, "U218 Singles," due Nov. 21 via Interscope. Beyond the previously announced new songs "The Saints Are Coming…

  20. Game Plan: A Star Rapper Steps Back Into The Ring

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hands wrapped in sparring tape, Campton, Calif., native the Game steps into the boxing ring for his Hurricane 2 shoe campaign shoot. But this battle is twofold. He's also poised to fight for his sopho Hands wrapped in sparring tape, Campton, Calif., native the Game steps into the boxing…

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