1. 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…

  2. BET Experience 2014: Maxwell Captivates, Jill Scott Sizzles at Staples Center In L.A.

    June 28, 2014 3:02 PM EDT The pair kick off BET Experience at L.A. Live’s three-night concert series “Are you feeling delicious tonight?” A resounding chorus of female screams gave Maxwell the unequivocal answer to his question Friday night (June 27) at Los Angeles’ Staples Center.  It was the ninth stop on the suave…

  3. Toni Braxton, Babyface Top Adult R&B Chart

    December 03, 2013 1:05 PM EST The pair's duet 'Hurt You' marks the stars' first No. 1 on the tally since 2000 and 1997, respectively Format stars Toni Braxton and Babyface each end lengthy absences from the top of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult R&B radio airplay chart, as their duet "…

  4. Essence Festival 2013: Brandy, Jill Scott, Maxwell Set The Mood

    July 06, 2013 12:51 PM EDT Brandy, LL Cool J, Jill Scott and Maxwell were among the big names who kicked off the Essence Music Festival Friday night (July 5) at the New Orleans' Mercedes-Benz Superdome. But even before the first performance started around 7p.m. CDT, the 19th annual event had already achieved…

  5. Maxwell Talks New 'SUMMERS' Album & Upcoming Duets EP With Alicia Keys

    July 05, 2013 6:11 PM EDT It's been nearly four years to the day that Maxwell released "BLACKsummers'night" on July 7, 2009, the first in a planned trilogy of albums that, in custom Maxwell fashion, has taken some time to follow up. But in an interview with Billboard before his headlining set…

  6. Alicia Keys, Ciara, Miguel: Whose New Video Is Best?

    April 25, 2013 10:50 AM EDT Within one week, some of R&B's most notable vocalists have released videos for their latest singles, each as sensual as the lyrics. But whose video is the best? Vote now in the poll below and tell us which video has you shamelessly hitting replay. Ciara teams up with her boyfriend…

  7. Jessica Simpson Confirms Pregnancy on Twitter

    December 26, 2012 11:10 AM EST Jessica Simpson's daughter has the news all spelled out: "Big Sis." Simpson on Tuesday (Dec. 25) tweeted a photo of her baby daughter Maxwell playing in the sand, the words "Big Sis" spelled out. Baby News: Jessica Simpson Reportedly Pregnant, Backstreet Boy Has Girl …

  8. Committed's Post-'Sing-Off' Debut to Feature MJ Cover, Christian Music

    June 17, 2011 2:45 PM EDT A combination of sacred and secular music -- including covers of songs by Earth, Wind & Fire , Maxwell , Al Green , Michael Jackson and Lynyrd Skynyrd -- will appear on the self-titled debut album from the Alabama a capella group Committed, winner of the second season of NBC's "…

  9. D'Angelo Pleads Guilty in Prostitution Case

    March 12, 2011 1:02 PM EST D 'Angelo wrapped up a prostitution case Friday by pleading guilty to disorderly conduct, ending one of the Grammy Award-winning R&B singer's series of run-ins with the law since his heyday a decade ago. D'Angelo, 37, said nothing as he left a Manhattan courthouse and…

  10. Maxwell Postpones Some Tour Dates Until 2011

    June 16, 2010 7:03 PM EDT In another instance of summer tour plans gone awry, platinum-selling and Grammy-winning soul singer Maxwell has postponed a portion of his summer tour until 2011. The singer's label issued a statement today citing venue scheduling conflicts on the latter part of the tour, which was to…

  11. Maxwell + Jill Scott Live = Sexy Soul

    June 08, 2010 4:22 PM EDT On paper, Grammy Award winner Maxwell 's latest tour with fellow Grammy winner Jill Scott reads like a perfect combination of vocal and musical artistry. In actuality, it's that and more, as the pair's sold-out Los Angeles engagement Saturday (June 5) at the Staples Center…

  12. Jay-Z Leads BET Awards Noms; Justin Bieber Gets New Artist Nod

    May 18, 2010 3:44 PM EDT Artist/actress/entrepreneur Queen Latifah has been chosen to host the 10th edition of the BET Awards. Leading with five nominations is Jay-Z, followed by Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Trey Songz and Melanie Fiona, tied at four nods each. Among this year's best new artist nominees is pop star…

  13. Lady Gaga, Green Day, Pink Added To Grammy Performers Line Up

    January 05, 2010 1:45 PM EST Lady Gaga , Pink, Green Day , Dave Matthews Band and Zac Brown Band are the latest acts scheduled to perform at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, it was announced today (Jan. 5) on the Recording Academy's official twitter page . Taking place at the Los Angeles' Staples Center on Jan.…

  14. Beyonce, New Edition, Maxwell To Perform Michael Jackson Songs On BET Awards Tribute

    June 28, 2009 3:00 PM EDT Bobby Brown will reunite with New Edition to perform a Jackson 5 medley at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles tonight (June 28) to open the BET Awards, part of an extended tribute to Michael Jackson. Other performers scheduled to honor Jackson with performances of his songs include Beyonce,…

  15. Beyonce, Kanye To Perform At BET Awards

    June 16, 2009 9:05 AM EDT Beyonce will perform at the Black Entertainment TV Awards. Show organizers say the pop star will attend the ceremony, as will her husband, Jay-Z. The two join a performance lineup that includes Kanye West, Maxwell, Young Jeezy, Ne-Yo and Soulja Boy. Beyonce is nominated for a leading five BET…

  16. Beyonce, T.I. Nominated For BET Awards

    May 14, 2009 2:03 PM EDT BET announced Tuesday (May 12) the host, nominees, performers and honorees for the 2009 BET awards during the taping of the network's music video countdown show "106 & Park." Hosted by actor/singer Jamie Foxx, the event will be held in Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium…

  17. Maxwell Unveils New Songs At Radio City

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Maxwell introduced several new songs last night (Oct. 9) during a hometown show at New York's Radio City Music Hall ... Maxwell introduced several new songs last night (Oct. 9) during a hometown show at New York's Radio City Music Hall, part of his first tour in six years. "…

  18. Kanye, UGK Head BET Awards Winners' Circle

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New school and old school hip-hop both shared the wealth as Kanye West and UGK earned two awards each at the BET Awards last night (June 24) at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. New school and old school hip-hop both shared the wealth as Kanye West and UGK earned two awards each at the BET…

  19. Nas Shares 'Street' Stories

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Whether Nas discourses on street life, politics or love, you can always count on one thing: He is not going to pull any punches. Nas' latest project, the double-CD "Street's Disciple" (Ill Will Records/Columbia), is no…

  20. Hot Product

    November 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nas 'Streets' Of Fire Whether Nas discourses on street life, politics or love, you can always count on one thing: He is not going to pull any punches. His latest project, the double-CD "Street's Disciple" (Ill Will Records/Columbia), finds the Queens, N.Y., griot…

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