1. Faith Evans Talks 'R&B Divas' Show & Companion Album

    September 28, 2012 3:25 PM EDT In a climate dominated by pop, dance and hip-hop, it can be hard out there for an R&B artist. And that doesn't include life issues like addiction, abusive relationships and financial hardships. But in life-as onstage-the show must go on. That's the premise behind "R&B…

  2. Essence Festival 2012: The 10 Best Performances

    July 09, 2012 5:10 PM EDT If there was any ever doubt whether R&B was alive and progressing, the 2012 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans debunked each and every doubter. No gimmicks or special affects were needed, as pure vocal prowess and legacy resonated loudly throughout the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. PHOTOS:…

  3. Essence Festival 2012: 7 Things Seen and Heard Sunday

    July 09, 2012 1:00 PM EDT The last day of the 2012 Essence Music festival belonged to the divas of R&B and soul: on Sunday night (July 9), legends not only took the main stage of the Superdome, but paid tribute to other fallen legends, such as Whitney Houston, Etta James and more. PHOTOS: Essence Music Festival…

  4. Avant Returns With New Label, Album

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Having recently wrapped a performance tour for U.S. troops in Iraq, Avant is busy promoting his self-titled first album for Capitol Records. Having recently wrapped a performance tour for U.S. troops in Iraq, Avant is busy promoting his self-titled first album for Capitol Records. The album&…

  5. Mariah, Paula, 'Idols' Join Jackson's 'Club'

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Randy Jackson has a busy first quarter ahead of him. Not only will the musician/producer be returning to the stage this week as a judge on "American Idol," but come March 11, the musician/producer wil Randy Jackson has a busy first quarter ahead of him. Not only will the musician…

  6. 2002 Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards Nominees

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the eighth annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 24 at the Pasadena (Calif.) Civic Auditorium: Best R&B/soul single, solo: "Rock the Boat," Aaliyah "A Woman's Worth,…

  7. Avant Aims For 'Ecstasy'

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Love is the overriding theme on Avant's sophomore album, the aptly titled "Ecstasy." The Magic Johnson Entertainment/MCA project is slated for release March 26. Love is the overriding theme on Avant's sophomore album, the aptly titled "Ecstasy." The Magic Johnson…

  8. Jackson Stays Driven At No. 1

    January 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista) steers its way to its second straight week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, even after experiencing a typical second week decline of 46% to sales of 230,000 units, accord Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista) steers its way to its second…

  9. Soul Sista

    November 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST With her saucy brand of "sista girl" R&B, newcomer Keke Wyatt plays the around-the-way girl next door on her MCA debut. Like labelmate Mary J. With her saucy brand of "sista girl" R&B, newcomer Keke Wyatt plays the around-the-way girl next door on her MCA debut.…