1. Music On TV Aug. 13-19

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television listings from Aug. 13-20. MONDAY, Aug. 13 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): Underoath, Mute Math, Avenged Sevenfold "Access Granted," BET Featured artist(s): Ciara, T.I., T-Pain, Lloyd, Yung Joc. "D'Fused," Fuse Featured artist(s):…

  2. Jagged Edge Still Smooth On Island Urban Debut

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Having jumped to Island Urban with longtime collaborator Jermaine Dupri and his So So Def imprint, R&B quartet Jagged Edge is eyeing a Sept. 25 release date for its new album, "Baby Making Project Having jumped to Island Urban with longtime collaborator Jermaine Dupri and his So So…

  3. Billboard Bits: Essence Festival, Maroon 5, Sinead O'Connor

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ciara, Ludacris, Ne-Yo, the O'Jays with Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill, Robin Thicke and comedian Steve Harvey have been added to the main stage bill of this year's Essence Music Festival, to be held Jul Ciara, Ludacris, Ne-Yo, the O'Jays with Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill, Robin…

  4. Sweat Offering 'Room Service' On Radio Show

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Keith Sweat is the latest recruit to join the ranks of artists-turned-radio personalities. The R&B singer is set to launch his new radio show, "The Keith Sweat Hotel," this evening (Feb. 26). Keith Sweat is the latest recruit to join the ranks of artists-turned-radio…

  5. R&B Star Gerald Levert Dies Of Heart Attack

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert died today (Nov. 10) of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July. The son of O'Jays lead singer Eddie Levert, Levert eme Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert died today (Nov. 10) of a heart attack in his…

  6. Jazze Pha Busy With Cee-Lo, Yung Joc, Clothing Store

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST In addition to working with Cee-Lo, Yung Joc and UGK, producer Jazze Pha has partnered with Tamara Knechtel and longtime friend and business partner Ryan Glover to launch the clothing store Knitch. Producer Jazze Pha has partnered with Tamara Knechtel and longtime friend and business partner…

  7. Hot Product

    September 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: An album of music inspired by the poetry of late rapper Tupac Shakur, "The Rose" (Amaru/Koch). Eclectic jazz trio the Bad Plus' "Suspicious Activity" (Columbia). New albums from reggae-inspired…

  8. Cee-Lo, Jazze Pha Teaming For Album

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Cee-Lo and producer Jazze Pha have teamed for a collaborative album, "The Happy Hour," due in November via Pha's Sho'Nuff Recordings/Capitol. Rapper Cee-Lo and producer Jazze Pha have teamed for a collaborative album, "The Happy Hour," due in November via…

  9. R&B Stars Look Back With 'Roll Bounce'

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New tracks from Brooke Valentine, Beyonce, Keith Sweat and a collaboration by Ray J and R. Kelly will lead the soundtrack for upcoming film "Roll Bounce," Billboard.com has learned. Due Sept. 20 via M New tracks from Brooke Valentine, Beyonc#&233;, Keith Sweat and a…

  10. Britney's Debut Tips 14 Million Mark

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As many as 14 million copies of Britney Spears' debut album, "...Baby One More Time," have been put into circulation in the United States. As many as 14 million copies of Britney Spears' debut album, "...Baby One More Time," have been put into circulation in the…

  11. Gerald Levert Returns With 'Genius'

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran R&B vocalist Gerald Levert will issue his next studio album, "A Stroke of Genius," Oct. 28 via Elektra. Veteran R&B vocalist Gerald Levert will issue his next studio album, "A Stroke of Genius," Oct. 28 via Elektra. The set is preceded by the single "U…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred reports on a large batch of Hot 100 debuts and the latest chart feats of Tina Arena, Tyrone Davis, Madonna, Clay Aiken and Dobie Gray. ARENA ROC: Australian singer Tina Arena loses her one-hit wonder status on Billboard's Hot 100, although it took her a while to collect her second…

  13. No Dislodging 'Bad Boys II' From No. 1

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Packed with tracks by such hitmakers such as 50 Cent, Nelly, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and P. Diddy, the soundtrack to "Bad Boys II" cruises to a third straight week atop The Billboard 200. The Bad B Packed with tracks by such hitmakers such as 50 Cent, Nelly, Beyonce, Justin…

  14. Hot Product

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: • The DreamWorks debut from R&B duo JS, "Ice Cream," featuring contributions from R. Kelly and Ronald Isley. • "2," the first Elektra album in six years from LSG, comprised of…

  15. R&B Heavyweights Join Essence Fest Lineup

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, and Babyface are among the latest additions to the Essence Music Festival bill. Set for July 3-5 in New Orleans, the event has also added Yolanda Adams, Musiq, and Kindred Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, and Babyface are among the latest additions to the Essence Music…

  16. R&B Luminaries Sign On For Essence Festival

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nelly, P. Diddy, Maze, Nappy Roots, Smokey Robinson, Jaheim, and Anita Baker lead the lineup for the fifth edition of the Essence Music Festival, set for July 3-5 at the Superdome in New Orleans. The Nelly, P. Diddy, Maze, Nappy Roots, Smokey Robinson, Jaheim, and Anita Baker lead the lineup…

  17. Chart Beat Bonus

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Chart news on Common, Snoop Dogg, Johnny Cash, and Hayseed Dixie. EITHER OR: Just as "Picture" (Lava/Atlantic or Universal South) by Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow or Allison Moorer reaches the top-10 of Billboard's Hot 100, this chart features a second title that offers a…

  18. Sweat Wraps Elektra Tenure With Live Set

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Following a 15-year stretch with Elektra, R&B veteran Keith Sweat is closing out his tenure with the label via the upcoming concert set "Keith Sweat Live." The album, due Feb. 4, features renditio Following a 15-year stretch with Elektra, R&B veteran Keith Sweat is closing…

  19. Nelly Topples The Boss At No. 1

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Nelly shows Bruce Springsteen who's boss on The Billboard 200 as his Fo' Reel/Universal set "Nellyville" returns to No. 1 for a fourth non-consecutive week, and sends Springsteen's "The Rising" Rapper Nelly shows Bruce Springsteen who's boss on…

  20. Elektra All-Stars Prepare To 'Transport'

    August 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Songs from Tweet, Nate Dogg, Knoc-Turn'Al, and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott will be featured on Elektra's soundtrack to the upcoming film "The Transporter." The first single from the set, due Sept. 17, Songs from Tweet, Nate Dogg, Knoc-Turn'Al, and Missy …

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