1. Maxwell Bows 'King & Queen' Tour Film on Tidal: Watch a Teaser Clip

    May 05, 2017 10:59 AM EDT The singer kicks off arena tour on May 23 with Common, Ledisi and Leela James Maxwell gives fans an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at his international tour last year with Mary J. Blige in the documentary The King & Queen of Hearts World Tour . The 20-minute black and white film debuts…

  2. Leela James Talks Upcoming 'Did It for Love' Album, Reveals Cover & Release Date: Exclusive

    February 05, 2017 1:25 PM EST Leela James ' flinty, dazzling new single "Don't Want You Back" earned the coveted "most added" designation at Urban AC stations when it was released last fall. That kind of explosive reaction has listeners approaching James, more than a decade into her career,…

  3. 10 Hip-Hop and R&B Artists to Watch In 2017

    December 26, 2016 2:45 PM EST was a year full of musical surprises, whether it was unexpected releases from high-wattage stars, or the rapid explosion of songs like Zay Hilfigerrr and Zayion McCall's "Juju on That Beat" and Rae Sremmurd 's "Black Beatles," after they were linked with…

  4. Pink Fridges & PlayStations: Miranda Lambert, Rixton and 4 Other Music Stars Reveal Their Tour Bus Must-Haves

    April 03, 2015 4:57 PM EDT While touring to promote her hit album The Truth , Ledisi , 43, has been racking up ­highway miles aboard her bus with nary a night off: Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis and Baltimore in one four-date run in March, part of her 23-date tour with support artists Raheem DeVaughn , 39, and Leela…

  5. Maxwell Recruits Erykah Badu, Ledisi, Robert Glasper & More for 2015 Cruise

    August 18, 2014 6:31 PM EDT Singer's inaugural Maxwell + The 7 Seas Caribbean cruise commences May 2015. Erykah Badu , Anthony Hamilton , Ledisi , Robert Glasper , Chrisette Michele , Eric Roberson and Boney James are among the headliners who will join Maxwell on the singer's inaugural Maxwell + the 7 Seas…

  6. Watley Helps Long Beach Jazz Fest Turn 20

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Long Beach Jazz Festival is coming upon its 20th anniversary this summer and organizers have called on some famous friends to celebrate. The Long Beach Jazz Festival is coming upon its 20th anniversary this summer and organizers have called on some famous friends to celebrate. Jody Watley…

  7. Eyesight For The 'Blind'

    October 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most bands fear the worst when their albums get bumped back from their original release dates. But for Robert Randolph and the Family Band, the two-week delay of its sophomore Warner Bros. set, "Color Most bands fear the worst when their albums get bumped back from their original release…

  8. Robert Randolph Keeps Rocking On 'Colorblind'

    July 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Valentino co-wrote several tracks, including current single "Wreck," cowritten and produced by Sean Garrett. A video for the official first single, "Turn the Page," produced by Jerkins, will be shot t Robert Randolph & the Family Band will return on Sept. 26 with their…

  9. ON TV

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 17-23, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 17 “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): Jamie Foxx (also scheduled: Jeff Bridges). “My Music Mix,” Great American Country Featured artist(s): Sara Evans “VH1 News Presents: Blackmail,” VH1 Featured artist(s):…

  10. Sabbath, Blondie Lead Rock Hall's 2006 Class

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Iconic heavy metal quartet Black Sabbath, new-wave pop crossover combo Blondie, late jazz legend Miles Davis, southern rock mainstays Lynyrd Skynyrd, notorious punk outfit the Sex Pistols and A&M Iconic heavy metal quartet Black Sabbath, new-wave pop crossover combo Blondie, late jazz…

  11. R. Kelly Leads Soul Train Award Nominees

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST R. Kelly leads the list of nominees for the 20th annual Soul Train Music Awards, announced today (Feb. 2) by Tyrese and actress Vivica Fox at Spago restaurant in Beverly Hills, Calif. R. Kelly leads the list of nominees for the 20th annual Soul Train Music Awards, announced today (Feb. 2) by…

  12. Mariah, Kanye, Alicia Lead NAACP Image Noms

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST With four nominations each, Mariah Carey, Kanye West and Alicia Keys lead the field of musicians contending for 2006 NAACP Image Awards. With four nominations each, Mariah Carey, Kanye West and Alicia Keys lead the field of musicians contending for 2006 NAACP Image Awards. Mary J. Blige …

  13. John Legend / Dec. 15, 2005 / Johannesburg (Standard Bank Arena)

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Playing in Africa for the first time, John Legend sustained a feverish momentum and plainly revealed a man capable of keeping a crowd enthralled as easily as any of his (currently) better-known peers. A day before he played to a sold-out crowd of 5,000 at Johannesburg's Standard Bank…

  14. Leela, At Long Last

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Tina Turner meets James Brown. That's the indelible image one gets after watching Leela James perform. Belying her petite frame -- topped by a mountain of hair -- and a high-pitched speaking voice hovering somewhere between cartoon icon…