1. This Day in Music

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards dies in Los Angeles of cancer. He is 78. 2003 - Tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards dies in Los Angeles of cancer. He is 78. 2002 - Alan Dale, a crooner of the late 1940s and '50s whose hits included the million-selling single "…

  2. This Day in Music

    April 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Soul/R&B legend Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke. The artist is hospitalized and begins a slow recovery. 2003 - Soul/R&B legend Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke. The artist is hospitalized and begins a slow…

  3. Valentine Mixes It Up For Her Debut

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In an industry saturated with young, beautiful, talented female artists, Brooke Valentine knows that she has to come out swinging. This makes the 19-year-old's first single, "Girlfight," particularly fitting. The uptempo club song,…

  4. Usher, Ciara Lead 'Soul Train' Nominees

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Usher and Ciara lead the field for the 19th annual Soul Train Awards, pulling down five and four nominations, respectively. Ciara's "Goodies" is up for best R&B/soul single, female and best R& Usher and Ciara lead the field for the 19th annual Soul Train Awards, pulling…

  5. 19th Annual Soul Train Awards Nominations

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the 19th annual Soul Train Awards, which will be handed out Feb. 28, 2005, at a ceremony in Los Angeles to be broadcast in syndication at a later date. Below are the nominees for the 19th annual Soul Train Awards, which will be handed out Feb. 28, 2005, at a ceremony in Los…

  6. Hot Product

    December 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mario 'Point' Break Eighteen-year-old R&B artist Mario will release his sophomore album, "Turning Point," this week via J Records. The Scott Storch-produced single "Let Me Love You" has already hit 11 different Billboard charts, reaching new peaks this week…

  7. Mario Spreads 'Love' On Sophomore Album

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eighteen-year-old R&B artist Mario will release his sophomore album, "Turning Point," Dec. 7 via J Records. Eighteen-year-old R&B artist Mario will release his sophomore album, "Turning Point," Dec. 7 via J Records. The Scott Storch-produced single "Let Me…

  8. Richard Marx: Far From 'Gone'

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT When Richard Marx first heard his current single on the radio, it wasn't so much the song itself that excited him. It's what the DJ said afterward. When Richard Marx first heard his current single on the radio, it wasn't so much the song itself that excited him. It's what…

  9. Hot Product

    August 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Richard Marx ’Best’ Evidence Singer/songwriter Richard Marx crowns a new deal with EMI/Manhattan Records with "My Own Best Enemy" due this week on the heels of the single "When You're Gone" featuring country star Keith Urban. The track recently peaked at No. 22 on…

  10. Forever, for Always, for Luther

    August 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Still suffering from the after-effects of a diabetes-induced stroke, R&B icon Luther Vandross has been the focus of numerous tributes. Still suffering from the after-effects of a diabetes-induced stroke, R&B icon Luther Vandross has been the focus of numerous tributes. The latest is…

  11. Billboard Bits: Marx, Fela Kuti, Wainwright

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Richard Marx, Fela Kuti, Wainwright In addition to a new album due Aug. 10 on Manhattan/EMI and continuing to write and produce for a number of artists, Richard Marx is now working with Sony to develop acts. First up is new Columbia act Valli Girls, a pop group whose members are 13-…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Golden Globe nominees, Madonna, Ruben Studdard, J Records and more. HARD HOBBIT TO BREAK: The song "Into the West" by Annie Lennox hasn't broken on Billboard's Hot 100 yet, but neither have any of the other four songs…

  13. R&B/Hip-Hop Acts Lead Grammy Nominees

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé, Jay-Z, OutKast and the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams are tied for the lead with six nominations for the 46th Grammy Awards. Missy Elliott, Eminem, Evanescence, 50 Cent, the Neptunes' Chad Beyoncé, Jay-Z, OutKast and the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams are tied for the lead…

  14. Vandross, 50 Cent Honored With Two AMAs

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Veteran soul singer Luther Vandross and ubiquitous rapper 50 Cent were the winners of two American Music Awards (AMAs) each tonight (Nov. 16). Neither was on hand at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium to Veteran soul singer Luther Vandross and ubiquitous rapper 50 Cent were the winners of…

  15. OutKast Pops Back To No. 1

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 with a 4-1 jump. The Arista release has been the No. 1 album in three of its six weeks on the chart. U.S. sal OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" returns to…

  16. Jackson Charity Single Finally Available

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST The multi-artist benefit single "What More Can I Give" will be made available today (Oct. 27) for download through the non-profit organization Music for Giving. Completed in 2001, recording of the sin The multi-artist benefit single "What More Can I Give" will be made…

  17. Hot Product

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Luther Vandross Luther Live As R&B star Luther Vandross continues to recover from a debilitating April stroke, J Records this week releases "Live at Radio City Music Hall 2003," chronicling a Feb. 14 performance at the legendary New York venue. The concert found Vandross…

  18. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Clay Aiken, Ludacris, Shawna and Sheryl Crow. FOR GOOD 'MEASURE': Exactly six months after Kelly Clarkson debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "Thankful," "American Idol" finalist Clay Aiken enters the chart…

  19. 'Born To Run' Tops Zagat Music Survey

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen's 1975 breakthrough album "Born To Run" (Columbia) ranks No. 1 on the most popular albums list in Zagat Survey's first Music Guide. Bruce Springsteen's 1975 breakthrough album "Born To Run" (Columbia) ranks No. 1 on the most popular albums…

  20. ADULT CONTEMPORARY

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/contemporary.jsp 1. Drift Away , Uncle Kracker Featuring Dobie Gray 2. Have You Ever Been In Love , Celine Dion 3. Unwell , matchbox twenty 4. Dance With My Father , Luther Vandross 5. If You're Not The One , Daniel Bedingfield Issue date: Sept 20, 2003 News Daniel…

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