1. This Day in Music

    April 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome. He is 36. Baroni had been in a coma since March 19, following a motorcycle accident in Rome. 2002 - Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome.…

  2. Billboard Bits: Kiss, Angie Stone; Boz Scaggs

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Kiss, Angie Stone, Boz Scaggs Kiss will close the KIIS-FM Wango Tango set for Pasadena's Rose Bowl on May 17. According to the concert's offical Web site , the lineup will also include Nelly, Christina Aguilera, Santana, Michelle Branch, and Craig David with special guests…

  3. Hot Product

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Brian McKnight 'Turn' Me Loose R&B artist Brian McKnight collaborates with such guest vocalists as Nelly, Carl Thomas, Fabolous, Tyrese, and Kirk Franklin on "U-Turn," due this week from Universal/Motown. The first single from the new set, "Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda…

  4. Crusaders On A Mission Of 'Rural Renewal'

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "They're back." That slogan heralds the Crusaders' first new album in 20 years, "Rural Renewal." Set for release worldwide March 4, the PRA/Verve set features original members Joe Sample (keyboards), Wilton Felder …

  5. McKnight Takes A 'U Turn' On New Album

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST R&B artist Brian McKnight will on March 25 release a new studio album, "U-Turn," via Universal/Motown. The set finds the artist collaborating with such guest vocalists as Nelly, Carl Thomas, Fabol R&B artist Brian McKnight will on March 25 release a new studio album, "U…

  6. I Wanna Go There

    January 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST On his inaugural J album, Tyrese returns to the old-school-rooted R&B he led with in 1998 à la the top 10 hit "Sweet Lady." Evidence of that can be heard on his current chart-climbing lead On his inaugural J album, Tyrese returns to the old-school-rooted R&B he led with in…

  7. Jill Scott Nabs Trio Of Lady Of Soul Awards

    August 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B newcomer Jill Scott captured three awards, including entertainer of the year, at the seventh annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, held last night (Aug. 28) in Santa Monica, Calif. The Philad R&B newcomer Jill Scott captured three awards, including entertainer of the year, at the…

  8. Lina Hopes She'll Be More Than A 'Stranger'

    July 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Opening for Joan Osborne last year at New York's Irving Plaza, Atlantic Records artist Lina possessed a timeless combination of laid-back Southern warmth, introspection, spirituality, and a penchant f Opening for Joan Osborne last year at New York's Irving Plaza, Atlantic Records…

  9. Billboard Bits: Snoop Dogg, Tommy Lee, Pavarotti

    April 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Snoop Dogg, Tyrese, John Singleton, Tommy Lee, Motley Crue, Methods Of Mayhem, Luciano Pavarotti, Three Tenors Rapper Snoop Dogg and R&B singer/model Tyrese will appear on the forthcoming soundtrack to John Singleton's new Columbia Pictures film "Baby Boy," in…

  10. Tyrese Shines On His '2000 Watts'

    April 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT If RCA artist Tyrese had had his way, three years wouldn't have elapsed between his 1998 self-titled debut and his second album. <br CLEAR="NONE"/> If RCA artist Tyrese had had his way, three years wouldn't have elapsed between his 1998 self-titled debut and his…

  11. Tyrese Shines On His '2000 Watts'

    April 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT If RCA artist Tyrese had had his way, three years wouldn't have elapsed between his 1998 self-titled debut and his second album. If RCA artist Tyrese had had his way, three years wouldn't have elapsed between his 1998 self-titled debut and his second album. But thanks to three major…

  12. Santana, Blige To Be Honored By Rock The Votey

    February 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana and R&B diva Mary J. Blige will be honored by Rock The Vote with the Patrick Lippert Award. Named for the organization's late president, the award recognizes art Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana and R&B diva Mary J. Blige will be honored by…

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