1. Watch President Obama Celebrate International Jazz Day With an All-Star Concert April 30 on ABC

    April 30, 2016 8:40 AM EDT "Not a bad venue, right?" asks UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, chairman of International Jazz Day, and living jazz legend Herbie Hancock jokingly, after mention of what’s sure to be the genre’s biggest event of the year: an all-star jazz concert, broadcast from the South Lawn of the…

  2. Sam Hunt Tunes-Up for Grammy Amplifier Program

    November 09, 2015 10:51 PM EST In the past eighteen months, a lot has changed for MCA Nashville recording artist Sam Hunt . His debut album, Montevallo , has sold more than 800,000 copies, and he has clicked with three straight No. 1 records. Now, the Georgia native might just be playing a role in someone else’s rise…

  3. Exclusive: Grammy Winner Lalah Hathaway Teams With eOne Music

    July 29, 2015 9:00 AM EDT Grammy Award-winning singer Lalah Hathaway will release her seventh album through a new partnership between Hathaway Entertainment and distributor eOne Music. Lalah Hathaway LIVE! is due Oct. 30. It’s available now for pre-order on Amazon. Recorded live earlier this year at the…

  4. Watch Robert Glasper Perform Musiq Soulchild's 'So Beautiful' Live at Capitol Studios: Exclusive

    June 16, 2015 9:55 AM EDT Grammy award-winning pianist and bandleader Robert Glasper has earned considerable acclaim both within the jazz world and beyond for his choice collaborations with artists across genres. His two most recent albums, Black Radio and Black Radio 2 , have showcased his "Experiment"…

  5. Ms. Lauryn Hill, Jazmine Sullivan Perform Tribute to Nina Simone at NYC's Apollo Theater

    June 02, 2015 12:03 AM EDT The vocalists hit the stage following a screening of the Netflix documentary 'What Happened, Miss Simone?' Netflix, along with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, paid due homage to the legendary High Priestess of Soul,  Nina Simone , at Harlem's Apollo Theatre last night …

  6. Exclusive: Robert Glasper's Next Experiment Is a Return to Jazz

    February 24, 2015 9:00 AM EST Pianist covers songs by Kendrick Lamar, Radiohead & more on upcoming album 'Covered.' Pianist Robert Glasper , whose last two albums have resulted in Grammy wins, returns to performing jazz with his acoustic trio on his next Blue Note album Covered. It will be released June 16.…

  7. Capitol Chairman Steve Barnett Congratulates Staff on Record-Breaking Grammy Night

    February 09, 2015 2:22 PM EST Label group head Steve Barnett ( No. 16 on this year's Power 100 ) sent a congratulatory letter to his staff at Capitol Music Group in the wake of the company's 12 awards, which include Sam Smith 's career-making run of four (Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop…

  8. Grammy Week Dispatch: Don Was' Star Turn with Al Pacino; Us The Duo on A&R; Midem at Soho House

    February 07, 2015 12:17 PM EST Grammy Week in Los Angeles would seem to resemble nothing so much as a fancier middle-aged SXSW. While there are dozens of worthy music events and hundreds of powerful music execs, it is only but a fraction the size of Austin's annual confab and of course far more spread out. Grammys…

  9. 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…

  10. Otis Brown III & Bilal, 'The Thought Of You Part I': Exclusive Song Premiere

    July 22, 2014 12:42 PM EDT After working with the likes of Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano and more, Otis Brown III is taking on the spotlight. On September 23, Brown will release his debut album "The Thought of You," under a new partnership between Revive Music and Blue Note Records. Below check out an…

  11. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major nominees for the Grammys, being held Feb.…

  12. Kanye West, the Throne, Beyonce Lead BET Awards Nominations

    May 22, 2012 7:44 PM EDT BET Awards viewers will be watching the Throne. Kanye West and Jay-Z 's collaboration has five nominations at this year's ceremony, including Best Group, Best Collaboration and two nominations for Video of the Year ("N***as in Paris" and "Otis"). (West earned…

  13. Chart Juice: Mary J. Blige Notches Record-Extending Top 10 Single

    March 09, 2012 11:25 AM EST The Queen of hip-hop/soul, Mary J. Blige , along with her guest star Drake , both earn their 23rd top 10s on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, as "Mr. Wrong" inches up 11-10. Blige continues to boast the most top 10s among women since the tally began using Nielsen data in December of 1992 (21…

  14. Adele's '21' Going for 23rd Week at No. 1

    March 01, 2012 9:36 PM EST Adele 's "21" album seems on course to spend a 23rd week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, so say industry sources. The set could sell over 200,000 by week's end on Sunday, March 4. It will likely keep Whitney Houston's "Whitney: the Greatest Hits" at bay…

  15. Kanye West, Mos Def Freestyle at New York Jazz Club

    February 28, 2011 4:49 PM EST Jazz pianist Robert Glasper and his Robert Glasper Experiment played a show at New York City's Blue Note jazz club on Saturday (Feb. 26) and a couple of surprise guest popped up: Kanye West and Mos Def showed up and freestyled for the room. Kanye and Mos Def at The Blue Note Ft. Robert…

  16. Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal Lead MOBO Nominations

    September 08, 2010 5:05 PM EDT Tinie Tempah leads the nominations for the 2010 MOBO Awards. The chart-topping U.K. rapper is up for four awards at the ceremony next month. Dizzee Rascal , Professor Green, N-Dubz and Plan B each have three nominations for the U.K. urban music awards. This year's ceremony takes place at…

  17. Maxwell and Erykah Badu / June 26, 2010 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    June 28, 2010 3:05 PM EDT M axwell's Saturday night (June 26) concert at Madison Square Garden was also a homecoming for the R&B star, who held back tears while thanking loyal fans for making his childhood dream come true. "I came from a very simple background," said the East New York native, who…

  18. Bilal To Release Electro-Jazz Rock Album In 2010

    October 08, 2009 9:00 AM EDT B ilal hasn't put out an official album since 2001's "1st Born Second," but fans can rest assured that new solo material is on the way. The R&B singer is almost done recording his next album, he tells Billboard.com, and it's slated for release in the first quarter…

  19. Billboard Bits: Blue Note/Bonnaroo, Forecastle Fest, Westerberg

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Blue Note Records will sponsor a jazz tent at next month's Bonnaroo festival, dubbed Somethin' Else. Among the artists confirmed to appear there are Jacky Terrasson, Stefon Harris, Don Byron, Ravi Col Blue Note Records will sponsor a jazz tent at next month's Bonnaroo festival,…