1. 'Voice' Winner Javier Colon to Play Ray Charles on 'The Playboy Club'

    September 15, 2011 9:18 PM EDT Add the winner of NBC's "The Voice" to the list of contemporary musical acts portraying stars of the late 1950s and early '60s on NBC's "The Playboy Club." Javier Colon will portray Ray Charles in an upcoming episode of "The Playboy Club," singing …

  2. Best Of 2009: By-The-Numbers

    December 29, 2009 3:05 PM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22: Best of the 2000s, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 23…

  3. Chart Beat Thursday: Jay-Z, The Beatles, "Glee"

    September 17, 2009 1:30 PM EDT RUN THIS CHART: With the 400th debut ever at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Jay-Z notches his 11th chart-topping album with "The Blueprint 3." With his grand entrance, Jay-Z passes Elvis Presley as the solo act with the most No. 1 albums in the 53-year history of the Billboard 200.…

  4. Chart Beat Wednesday: Kiss, Beyonce, David Gray

    September 02, 2009 12:57 PM EDT KISS AND SAY HELLO: Kiss ends a 10-year absence from Billboard's rock airplay charts, as "Modern Day Delilah" debuts at No. 26 on the Heritage Rock survey (viewable every other week in the print issue of Billboard magazine). Not a bad birthday present for the legendary group&…

  5. 3LW Is A Trio Again

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST R&B act 3LW is once again true to its name (which stands for "three little women") with the addition of Jessica "J" Benson. The 15-year-old Severn, Md.-native was chosen from hundreds who audition R&B act 3LW is once again true to its name (which stands for "…

  6. Bizzy Bone To Remain In Bone Thugs

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The last few months have proved to be quite the roller-coaster ride for veteran rap outfit Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. After reuniting for its forthcoming Ruthless/Epic album, "Thug World Order," due Tuesda The last few months have proved to be quite the roller-coaster ride for veteran…

  7. Now A Duo, 3LW Is Still 'Mackin'

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's no secret that Nine Lives/Epic trio 3LW is minus one member. But with several projects on tap, remaining members Adrienne Bailon (18) and Kiely Williams (16) are busy looking ahead -- especially to spreading the word about their…

  8. 3LW's Naughton Makes Sex Accusation

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT More details have come to light in the 3LW lawsuit, including allegations of pimping one of its members. Naturi Naughton is suing the other two members of the R&B group, Kiely Williams and Adrienn More details have come to light in the 3LW lawsuit, including allegations of pimping one of…

  9. Naughton Sues 3LW For Ouster

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Naturi Naughton, a former member of the platinum-selling teen group 3LW, claims in a lawsuit that she was forced out of the R&B trio because she was not "ghetto enough." Naughton, 18, says she was Naturi Naughton, a former member of the platinum-selling teen group 3LW, claims in…

  10. Remaining 3LW Members Deny Allegations

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT LW members Adrienne Bailon and Kiely Williams are denying allegations by Naturi Naughton that she was forced out of the R&B trio. As reported yesterday, Naughton recently said in an interview wit 3LW members Adrienne Bailon and Kiely Williams are denying allegations by Naturi Naughton…

  11. Naughton Leaves Teen Group 3LW

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Teen group 3LW -- short for 3 Little Women -- has gotten a bit smaller. Original member Naturi Naughton confirmed in an interview yesterday (Aug. 21) with New York radio station WBLS-FM that she had l Teen group 3LW -- short for 3 Little Women -- has gotten a bit smaller. Original member…