1. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST After a quiet 2006, Norah Jones returns with her third Blue Note album, Katharine McPhee looks for post-"American Idol" success and U.K. MySpace phenom Lily Allen crosses the Atlantic in this week's H A CD/DVD package chronicling Madonna's latest stage spectacle, "The…

  2. Stewart, Connick Jr., Morrison Set For Jazz Fest

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Organizers of the 38th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival have announced the lineup for this year's two-weekend event. Rod Stewart, Van Morrison, Norah Jones, Brad Paisley and Dr. John le Organizers of the 38th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival have announced…

  3. 52OnTV

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 25-31, 2006. MONDAY, DEC. 25 "Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade," ABC Featured Artist(s): Beyonce, Daniel Powter, Andrea Bocelli, RBD, Bianca Ryan, Miley Cyrus, Michael Bolton, Paris Bennett, Aly & AJ. "The Late Show With David…

  4. Hidden Beach Rounds Up Jill Scott's 'Collaborations'

    December 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fourteen of soul singer Jill Scott's best known duets have been compiled for the album "Collaborations," due Jan. 30 via Hidden Beach. The set features tracks with Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco, Common, Will S Fourteen of soul singer Jill Scott's best known duets have been compiled…

  5. Lupe Fiasco Sets Sights On Pink Floyd For New CD

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Having worked with Jay-Z, Kanye West and Jill Scott on his debut 1st & 15th/Atlantic album, rapper Lupe Fiasco is setting his sights on a mythic band for a collaboration on his next project, the f Having worked with Jay-Z, Kanye West and Jill Scott on his debut 1st & 15th/Atlantic…

  6. Previewing The Week's New Releases

    December 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Gwen Stefani "winds it up" on her second solo album, Ciara looks to the '80s for inspiration, Eminem storms back with his Shady Records roster in tow and Beyonce turns into a "Dreamgirl" in this week' The Warner Bros. debut from R&B veteran Brian McKnight, …

  7. 47OnTV

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 20-26, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 20 "Makes A Video|30 Seconds To Mars Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): 30 Seconds To Mars). "Making the Video," MTV Featured artist(s): Gwen Stefani.. "Charlie Rose," PBS Featured artist(s):…

  8. Joss Stone Teams With Saadiq For New Album

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Joss Stone is delving deeper into R&B and soul on her new, as-yet-untitled album, due March 6 via Virgin, Billboard.com has learned. The set was produced by Raphael Saadiq, whose resume includes A Joss Stone is delving deeper into R&B and soul on her new, as-yet-untitled album, due…

  9. 'Liquor' Before Beer

    September 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lupe Fiasco has been grinding on Chicago's independent hip-hop scene for more than five years, building himself as a stand-alone brand. Lupe Fiasco has been grinding on Chicago's independent hip-hop scene for more than five years, building himself as a stand-alone brand. Now he'…

  10. McKnight Teams With Rascal Flatts On New Album

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Brian McKnight has teamed with country stars Rascal Flatts for the song "Red, White and Blue," which will be included on his upcoming Warner Bros. debut. Brian McKnight has teamed with country stars Rascal Flatts for the song "Red, White and Blue," which will be included…

  11. Benson, Jarreau Draft Stars For 'Givin' It Up'

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jazz veterans George Benson and Al Jarreau are joined by some big names on their first collaborative album, "Givin' It Up." Jazz veterans George Benson and Al Jarreau are joined by some big names on their first collaborative album, "Givin' It Up." Due Oct. 24 via…

  12. Leak Bumps Lupe Fiasco Album To August

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Originally due June 27, Lupe Fiasco's debut album, "Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor," will now arrive Aug. 29 via 1st and 15th/Atlantic. The disc, which is co-executive-produced by Jay-Z, had been she Originally due June 27, Lupe Fiasco's debut album, " Lupe…

  13. McKnight Turns '10' With Warner Bros.

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran vocalist Brian McKnight has inked a new deal with Warner Bros., after previous stops at Mercury and Motown. His tenth album, appropriately dubbed "10," will be released this fall. Veteran vocalist Brian McKnight has inked a new deal with Warner Bros., after previous stops at…

  14. This Day in Music

    May 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Otis Blackwell, who wrote dozens of hit songs _ including "Don't Be Cruel," "Return To Sender" and "All Shook Up" for Elvis Presley _ dies of a heart attack. He is 70.<br clear="none"/>< 2005 - Audioslave becomes…

  15. 'High School' Returns To The Top Of The Class

    March 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST After nine straight weeks of sales increases, the soundtrack to "High School Musical" returns to the top of the The Billboard 200. The Walt Disney Records set sold 142,000 copies in the United States, After nine straight weeks of sales increases, the soundtrack to "High School…

  16. Roots Rocking Chappelle's 'Block,' Grammy Jam

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Roots drummer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson served as the musical director for the impromptu 2004 "Block Party" concert organized by comedian Dave Chappelle in Brooklyn, N.Y., so it's only fitting that h Roots drummer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson served as the…

  17. LaBelle, Scott Pair For 'Purple' Song

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Patti Labelle and Jill Scott are teaming up to record the single "What About Love?" from the Broadway musical version of "The Color Purple." The duet will be released as a bonus track on a cast album Patti Labelle and Jill Scott are teaming up to record the single "…

  18. Roots Ink With Def Jam Left, Prep Compilations

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop outfit the Roots have split with Geffen and signed to Def Jam Left. The group's new album, "Game Theory," is expected for release sometime next year. As first tipped here this summer, hip-hop outfit the Roots have split with Geffen and signed to Def Jam Left. The group&…

  19. Guests Lift Botti 'To Love Again'

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chris Botti's "To Love Again" is an impressive pop-jazz crossover outing that includes guest singers from Sting to Steven Tyler sharing the spotlight. It is an anomaly when a mainstream, largely instrumental jazz album breaks into The Billboard 200, but it is particularly…

  20. Kanye West / Oct. 13, 2005 / Gainesville, Fla. (O'Connell Center)

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT This was only the third show on the Touch The Sky trek and it was thick with that new-concert smell. West vanished for long stretches of time, prop transitions were ragged and cues were missed -- at o Ah, college. Times may change and the years may tumble past like crisp leaves through the…

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