1. National Museum of African-American Music Ground-Breaking in Nashville to Honor Patti LaBelle, Kirk Franklin at 2017 Legends Luncheon

    April 12, 2017 8:59 AM EDT In advance of its fourth annual Legends Luncheon on June 1, the National Museum of African-American Music (NMAAM) will break ground for its long-anticipated formal residence at Fifth Avenue and Broadway in Nashville. The April 18 ceremony will take place at Bridgestone Pavilion, followed by a…

  2. Teddy Riley Talks Michael Jackson, New Jack Swing & 20th Anniversary of 'No Diggity'

    November 23, 2016 5:13 PM EST "I never sit on my butt," says the 2016 Soul Train Awards Legend honoree. From new jack swing to collaborating with a symphony? That might sound like a major leap, but not for Teddy Riley . Music fans can hear why when his Grammy-winning, boundary-pushing career is saluted this…

  3. Girls' Generation Tease 3 New Singles for the Summer: Which One Sounds Best? -- Vote!

    June 30, 2015 9:55 PM EDT Girls' Generation  is preparing to own your summer with not one, not two, but three new singles -- each seemingly boasting a very different musical and visual identity. The announcement came via a trailer that boasted clips of each song and accompanying video. Girls' Generation Is…

  4. Jimmy Jam Remembers the Making of Janet Jackson's 'Rhythm Nation 1814': Exclusive Q&A

    September 18, 2014 2:25 PM EDT In 1989, as the world was going to hell, Janet Jackson was coming into her own. The pop star's ascent and the planet's downward slide intersected neatly on Rhythm Nation 1814 , a socially conscious, sonically adventurous, commercially massive album released 25 years ago…

  5. Super Junior's 'Mamacita' Tops World Albums Chart With Only Three Days of Sales

    September 04, 2014 10:01 PM EDT The veteran boy band experimented with Latin dance and New Jack Swing on the LP's lead single Almost a decade into their career,  Super Junior 's still got it. The veteran boy band notched their first No. 1 on a Billboard chart by sending  Mamacita: The 7th Album  to…

  6. 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…

  7. K-Pop Hits Madison Square Garden at SMTown Live

    October 24, 2011 9:30 AM EDT If fans storming hotel rooms or camping out at 4:00 a.m. for their general admission seats wasn't enough indication, K-Pop officially hit New York City this weekend. October 23 marked the first performance of an Asian pop group in Madison Square Garden with the SMTown Live '10 World…

  8. Michael Jackson Estate Has 'More Songs to Share,' Collaborators Say

    December 14, 2010 12:45 PM EST A couple of Michael Jackson collaborators involved with the posthumous "Michael" album say there's more where these tracks came from -- and they hope to see them released in the future, too. "My sense is they have lots more songs to actually share with the world, and I…

  9. Michael Jackson's 'Michael' Track-By-Track

    December 08, 2010 12:00 PM EST Before his untimely death in June 2009, Michael Jackson had been formulating a new batch of material that would have served as the follow-up to 2001's "Invincible." Although Jackson would sadly never see the release of this group of songs, an all-star team of producers and…

  10. Diddy, R. Kelly And 3 More Hot Albums Out Next Week

    December 08, 2010 11:46 AM EST These five albums are among the most highly anticipated releases due out next week (Dec. 13-14). Read more about each of them below. Diddy-Dirty Money "Last Train To Paris" Diddy-Dirty Money tore it up on "Saturday Night Live" on Dec. 4 with performances of "Ass on…

  11. 50 Cent Calls His Song With Michael Jackson a 2010 'Thriller'

    December 03, 2010 4:57 PM EST With Michael Jackson 's posthumous "Michael" album coming out Dec. 14, rapper 50 Cent sat down for an interview posted recently on michaeljackson.com to discuss working with the King of Pop on the record. The rapper appears on the track "Monster," which he describes…

  12. The Script Heads Toward Sophomore Sprint with 'Science & Faith'

    December 02, 2010 1:55 PM EST Danny O'Donoghue and Mark Sheehan -- frontman and guitarist with soulful Irish trio the Script -- know how to hustle. And not simply because their single "Breakeven" (Phonogenic/Epic) took 36 weeks -- the longest climb ever -- to hit the summit of Billboard's Adult Top 40…

  13. Michael Jackson's Producer, Manager Vouch for 'Breaking News'

    November 10, 2010 7:48 AM EST Some of Michael Jackson 's family members are unhappy with the release of the posthumous single "Breaking News." But the late legend's longtime producer and manager say it is indeed Jackson's voice on the newly released track. "When I heard these songs, my heart…

  14. Mike Posner Takes 'Cooler' Route to Success

    July 26, 2010 11:23 AM EDT It's a warm day in May, and Mike Posner is engaging in a game of "Posner Says" during his performance at the Bamboozle Music Festival at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, N.J. "When I say 'Bam,' you say 'Boozle.' Bam!" the 23-year…

  15. Death Row Back To Life With Publishing Deal, New Releases

    June 19, 2009 9:08 AM EDT Music publisher EverGreen, which owns the catalogs of 2 Live Crew, Third Eye Blind, MC Hammer, Tupac Shakur and others, has signed a deal with WIDEawake, the Canada-based development company that acquired the assets of Death Row Records earlier this year, to be the worldwide administration…

  16. Amerie's Def Jam Debut Due In August

    June 02, 2009 6:20 PM EDT After a two-year hiatus, singer/songwriter Amerie has announced the release of her Def Jam debut, "In Love & War," which will be available in August. The lead single, "Why R U," will be serviced June 15th, with an accompanying video directed by Ray Kay (The-Dream, Lady…

  17. Good Charlotte Puts Dance Spin On Hits

    November 13, 2008 2:42 PM EST A proposed greatest hits album was the impetus for Good Charlotte 's upcoming " The Greatest Remixes ," which is due out Nov. 25 from Epic. "We just feel like even though we're in the process of making our fifth album and we have had a lot of hits, we're a little…

  18. Good Charlotte Puts Dance Spin On Hits

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST "We just feel like even though we're in the process of making our fifth album and we have had a lot of hits, we're a little too young for a greatest hits (album)," guitarist Benji Madden tells Billboa A proposed greatest hits album was the impetus for Good Charlotte's…

  19. Snoop Dogg Leads Johnny Cash Remix Disc

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Johnny Cash's music has been reinterpreted by a host of hip-hop and dance music acts for "Johnny Cash Remixed," due Oct. 14 via Compadre Records/Music World Music. Johnny Cash's music has been reinterpreted by a host of hip-hop and dance music acts for "Johnny Cash…

  20. Keith Sweat Works Up New Album

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B veteran Keith Sweat returns May 6 with new album, "Just Me." His first new studio album since 2002's "Rebirth," the Keia/Atco/Rhino release features cameos by Keyshia Cole ("Love Your Better") R&B veteran Keith Sweat returns May 6 with new album,…

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