1. K. Michelle Opens Up About Liposuction, Upcoming TV Shows & Recording High

    December 04, 2014 10:28 AM EST There are few filters on R&B singer K. Michelle . The Memphis native, 30, chased a fiery stint on VH1's Love & Hip-Hop with an R-rated debut album, Rebellious Soul , in 2013, debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. That straight-shooter attitude may be tamer on her sophomore LP…

  2. Keyshia Cole Collects Third No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    October 16, 2014 6:59 PM EDT Also making chart waves: Tinashe, Traci Braxton, NehruvianDOOM & Chris Brown. Keyshia Cole returns to a familiar spot on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums , as the singer collects her third No. 1 set with the arrival of Point of No Return . The effort -- her sixth in total, and all reached…

  3. The Juice Podcast: Jennifer Hudson Interview, Nick Hakim Performance & 'Brandy' 20-Year Anniversary

    September 26, 2014 3:30 PM EDT On this week's episode of The Juice Podcast, Billboard's associate editor Steven Horowitz and I discuss the current state of R&B including new artists ( Daniel Caesar , Nick Hakim ), upcoming releases ( Jennifer Hudson ’s JHUD , Keyshia Cole 's Point Of No Return ) and…

  4. Keyshia Cole Arrested on Suspicion of Battery

    September 19, 2014 9:04 PM EDT Police say Grammy-nominated R&B singer Keyshia Cole has been arrested on suspicion of battery after an altercation early Friday morning (Sept. 19) in Los Angeles. Los Angeles police officer Nuria Vanegas says Cole was arrested around 5 a.m. after someone initiated a private person'…

  5. Essence Festival 2013: Trey Songz, Charlie Wilson, New Edition Liven Up The Superdome

    July 07, 2013 12:57 PM EDT Essence was in full swing Saturday (July 6), as attendance thickened and Friday’s rain took a day off to allow a full day of non-stop singing and dancing. Daytime highlights included McDonald’s Black 365 Awards, which were filmed for their first TV airing on BET later this month. The show…

  6. Keyshia Cole Calls Out Beyonce For 'Bow Down'

    March 19, 2013 5:02 PM EDT While Beyoncé fans are (mostly) loving the superstar's gritty new single "Bow Down/I Been On," Keyshia Cole is not impressed. "Can't stand when people all self righteous when it's convenient it makes them look good," the R&B singer tweeted Monday . …

  7. Essence Festival 2013: Brandy, Maxwell Heading to New Orleans

    January 08, 2013 9:45 AM EST Brandy , Jill Scott , Keyshia Cole and Maxwell are among the entertainers set to perform at the 2013 Essence Festival , which returns to New Orleans for four days in July. The 19th annual celebration of black music and culture will be held July 4-7 at the Superdome and the nearby convention…

  8. Elijah Blake Releases 'Bijoux 22' EP: Listen

    December 12, 2012 3:55 PM EST Elijah Blake has lent soulful hooks for other artists -- from Rick Ross , Game to Keyshia Cole -- but the singer-songwriter is finally stepping out on his own. Elijah Blake, who wrote Usher 's "Climax," releases his 8-track EP, "Bijoux 22," today (Dec. 12) shortly…

  9. Brandy, 'Two Eleven': Track-By-Track Review

    October 16, 2012 3:05 PM EDT The road to "Two Eleven," Brandy 's sixth studio album, hasn't exactly been smooth. In the years since 2008's "Human," the singer parted ways with label Epic Records when the album underperformed, took a break from singing to dabble in rap (under the name…

  10. Chart Juice: Future & Keyshia Cole Hit Top 10 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    August 30, 2012 8:15 PM EDT On R&B/Hip-Hop Songs this week, Future and Keyshia Cole claim their latest top 10 hits, while Lil Wayne sets a record among rap acts. Atlanta's own Future earns his third top 10 as "Turn On The Lights" shimmies up 11-8. It's the fourth single from his "Pluto"…

  11. First Listen: Breyon Prescott Previews Brandy's 'Two Eleven' Album in NYC

    August 21, 2012 1:05 PM EDT As Brandy preps her first release for RCA Records -- "Two Eleven" (October 16) -- Breyon Prescott, founder of Chameleon Records (which will jointly release the project with RCA) previewed tracks Monday afternoon at Germano Studios in NYC. Prescott had been wanting to work with the…

  12. Four-Play: Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Lloyd, & Keyshia Cole

    August 06, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Kendrick Lamar drowns, Rick Ross cruises, Lloyd gets down and Keyshia Cole goes crazy. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring Kendrick, Ross, Lloyd and Keyshia. In the video for "Swimming Pools (Drank)," Kendrick Lamar explores the darker sides of alcohol. The…

  13. Essence Festival 2012: 7 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    July 07, 2012 12:20 PM EDT Charlie Wilson dominates, D'Angelo dissapoints at New Orleans event Don't underestimate the power of soul. While Friday's lineup at the 2012 Essence Music Festival was filled with an assortment of Hulkshare-generation singers and '90s R&B icons, it was the soul and…

  14. Keyshia Cole Has 'Enough of Love' in New Song: Listen

    July 02, 2012 3:45 PM EDT Keyshia Cole sings through the heartbreak in her latest single, "Enough of No Love," featuring Lil Wayne . The song, written by Keyshia Cole and Redd Stylez, and produced by Harmony, finds the R&B singer going through the motions, deciding if she should stay or depart from a…

  15. Cher, John Legend Lend Voices to Outrage Over Trayvon Martin's Death

    March 22, 2012 10:00 AM EDT The Feb. 26 fatal shooting of unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch captain has sparked a nationwide outrage, due in part because the alleged shooter has not been charged or detained. As of Thursday morning, an online petition on Change.org started by Martin's…

  16. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Hits Fourth Week at No. 1

    December 21, 2011 11:00 AM EST To the surprise of no one, recent "Saturday Night Live" guest Michael Buble spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with "Christmas," selling 448,000 (down 7%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Released two months ago, the album has sold 1.96 million…

  17. Keyshia Cole Talks New Album, Upcoming Reality Show and Kevin Liles

    August 30, 2011 1:05 PM EDT Fans will get a sneak peak into the making of Keyshia Cole 's fifth studio album in her upcoming reality show, Family First. "We're in the studio now, working on a new album and doing [Family First] now too," Keyshia Cole told Billboard.com's The Juice. Keyshia Cole,…

  18. DJ Khaled Talks 'We the Best Forever': Video Track-By-Track

    July 19, 2011 3:40 PM EDT There's truth to DJ Khaled 's words. "I live at Billboard. Check the charts. I've been there for seven years straight," DJ Khaled tells Billboard.com the day before the release of "We the Best Forever" (July 18). DJ Khaled: Behind the Scenes with Hip-Hop&…

  19. Nicki Minaj: 'We Miss You' Demo Not About Slain Cousin

    July 07, 2011 3:46 PM EDT After a demo of a Nicki Minaj track called "We Miss You" leaked online, the rapper took to Twitter clarify that the touching lyrics of the song are not a reference to her cousin, Nicholas Telemaque, who was killed in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Sunday. "[Though] the lyrics of 'We…

  20. Mary J. Blige Debuts New Song at 2011 BET Awards: Watch

    June 27, 2011 1:20 PM EDT Mary J. Blige opened the 2011 BET Awards last night (June 26), performing vintage songs such as "You Bring Me Joy" and "Real Love." Mary then brought out her first guest Anita Baker to perform the classic, "Caught Up in the Rapture." Chris Brown Wins Big At BET…

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