1. Darius Rucker & India.Arie Named National Chairs for Nashville's African-American Music Museum

    May 03, 2016 8:10 PM EDT Additional chairs include fellow artists CeCe Winans & Keb’ Mo’. Nashville’s National Museum of African American Music has announced that artists Darius Rucker , India.Arie , CeCe Winans and Keb’ Mo’ will serve as its national chairs. The announcement precedes the museum’s third annual…

  2. India.Arie Discusses Failings of Zoe Saldana's Nina Simone Biopic

    March 05, 2016 12:07 PM EST Grammy-winning soul singer-songwriter India.Arie was an early critic of the Nina Simone biopic Nina , penning an open letter on the decision to cast Zoe Saldana shortly after on-set photos of the actress in darkened skin and facial prosthetics surfaced in 2012. Nina Simone's Family to…

  3. Essence Festival 2015 Day 2 Highlights: India.Arie, Charlie Wilson, Goapele & More

    July 04, 2015 2:17 PM EDT Hordes of people gathered at New Orleans' Mercedes Benz Superdome for Day 2 of the annual Essence Music Festival on Friday, July 3. There were younger attendees headed to the Superlounges for newcomers like Nico & Vinz and Adrian Marcel . And there were also the older folks out on…

  4. India.Arie, 'Brother's Keeper': Exclusive Song Premiere

    June 19, 2013 11:53 AM EDT India.Arie gives fans another taste of her upcoming album, " SongVersation ," with her second single, "Brother's Keeper." The song, premiered exclusively here on The Juice, features India.Arie going back and forth with herself on a love that is in need of…

  5. India.Arie Laughs Off Skin-Lightening Rumors

    March 31, 2013 4:13 PM EDT India.Arie is laughing off talk that she may have lightened her skin. The R&B songstress is known for singing about being authentic and celebrating one's true self. But some accused India.Arie of lightening her skin when a publicity photo for her song "Cocoa Butter"…

  6. Alicia Keys 'Thinking About' Shaving Head After New 'Do

    December 10, 2012 9:00 PM EST Alicia Keys recently chopped off most of her hair, and the singer is looking to go even shorter. The R&B superstar debuted her bob hairdo this summer. In a recent interview, Keys said she wants to go "even shorter." Alicia Keys Earns Fifth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart When…

  7. Jay-Z, Will.i.am Among Music Stars on Obama Campaign Wish List

    January 17, 2012 7:09 PM EST President Obama's 2008 campaign earned plenty of help from the music world -- and now it appears he's asking for its aid again as he gears up for this year's re-election campaign. A list of potential celebrity endorsers given to campaign donors leaked to Nashville newspaper the…

  8. Keb' Mo' Already Plotting Next Album

    January 13, 2012 6:15 PM EST After a five-year gap between his last studio albums, Keb' Mo' plans to follow up last year's Grammy Award-nominated "The Reflection" in comparatively short order. "I want to get right on it," Mo' (real name: Kevin Moore) tells Billboard.com. "I…

  9. Grammys 2011: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 14, 2011 1:50 AM EST Not all of the excitement at the 2011 Grammy Awards happened on the stage. Here's 15 memorable moments that you didn't see on TV. 1. Arcade Fire was in quite the celebratory mood over its Album of the Year win for "The Suburbs." The group entered the press room singing the…

  10. POTW: Chris Brown, Drake, Ke$ha, George Michael, Britney

    August 27, 2010 4:01 PM EDT Drake and Chris Brown threw up gang signs, Ke$ha made a toast, George Michael got swarmed by the paps, Britney Spears looked angelic in white, Lauryn Hill rocked "Rock The Bells," Bret Michaels got his hosting duties on, Swizz Beatz , Estelle and Mary J. Blige celebrated art, Katy…

  11. Herbie Hancock Enlists All-Star Cast For 'Imagine Project'

    May 28, 2010 2:16 PM EDT Herbie Hancock says his forthcoming album "The Imagine Project" -- due out June 22 -- was "the hardest record I've ever made." And not just because of the music. In fact, the legendary keyboardist tells Billboard.com that actually playing the 10 tracks "was easy…

  12. 'American Idol' Recap: Lee Dewyze Rocks Out, Tim Urban Makes Simon Cowell Give Up

    March 31, 2010 8:45 AM EDT Here we are with the "American Idol" Top 10 - the few, the happy few, the band of brothers (and ladies) - destined to be part of the cultural chatter at least through the AI tour this summer. What a long, strange trip it's been - and it may only get weirder tonight as we see…

  13. Billboard Bits: Ke$ha, M.I.A., India.Arie, Beyoncé

    March 22, 2010 3:46 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. According to MTV, "Blah Blah Blah" singer Ke$ha took to her Twitter to apologize for calling Justin Bieber a "tiny little baby" in her April covershoot interview with Maxim. …

  14. John Legend Plans Eco-Friendly Summer Tour

    April 24, 2009 10:56 AM EDT John Legend will embark on major U.S. tour this summer in support of his latest album, "Evolver." The trek, which will hit over 50 cities, begins June 27th in Muskegon, Mi., and caps off in Berkely, Calif., on Labor Day. India.arie is scheduled to open select shows. Backed by 11…

  15. Tool, Widespread Panic Top Denver's Mile High Fest Lineup

    March 26, 2009 1:24 PM EDT Tool, Widespread Panic and the Fray have been tapped to headline the second annual Mile High Music Festival, to be held July 18-19 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. Other artists scheduled to perform include Incubus, Ben Harper and Relentless7, G.Love & Special…

  16. Taylor Swift Remains Atop Billboard 200

    February 25, 2009 11:42 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" claims a 10th non-consecutive week atop The Billboard 200, a feat unmatched by any album since Santana's "Supernatural" collected 12 weeks at No. 1 in 1999 and 2000. Only eight other albums by solo female artists have earned 10 weeks or…

  17. Swift Back To No. 1 As Plant/Krauss, Coldplay Soar

    February 18, 2009 11:37 AM EST In a chart week encompassing Grammy boosts and Valentine's Day sales, Taylor Swift's Big Machine effort "Fearless" returns to the top of The Billboard 200. The set moved 92,000 copies on a 44% sales jump, resulting in its nine non-consecutive weeks at No. 1. The last album…

  18. The 2009 Grammys: What You Didn't See On TV

    February 09, 2009 12:21 AM EST With Alison Krauss' five Grammys on the night, she now has an astonishing 26 total Grammy wins. It makes her the most-winning woman of all time (a title she even held before tonight's haul) -- and is one behind Quincy Jones' living record of 27. "I'm still amazed I…

  19. India.Arie Readies Next 'Testimony'

    December 29, 2008 1:44 PM EST India.Arie's second volume in her series of "Testimony" albums, "Love & Politics," will arrive Feb. 10 from Universal Republic. The lead single, "Chocolate High," features Musiq Soulchild, while second single "Therapy" features Jamaican roots…

  20. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The event also features performances by India.Arie, Eric Benet 2005 - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the…

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