1. Beyonce's 'Irreplaceable' Secures Second Week At No. 1

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" continues its reign over the Hot 100 for a second week. The track is the tally's greatest airplay gainer for a sixth straight, the first to achieve that disinction since 50 C Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" continues its reign over the…

  2. Mary J. Blige Wins Big At Billboard Music Awards

    December 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Earning a whopping nine awards, R&B veteran Mary J. Blige dominated the field at the 2006 Billboard Music Awards, held last night (Dec. 4) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The 35-year-o Earning a whopping nine awards, R&B veteran Mary J. Blige dominated the field at the…

  3. Ciara's New Sounds

    December 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ciara Harris hearts the '80s, and it shows on the 21-year-old singer's sophomore album, "Ciara: The Evolution," due this week via LaFace/Zomba Label Group. Ciara Harris hearts the '80s, and it shows on the 21-year-old singer's sophomore album, "Ciara: The…

  4. TLC's Chilli Inks With Akon's Konvict Muzik

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST TLC founding member Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas has inked with Akron's Konvict Muzik label, which is aiming to release her as-yet-untitled solo debut in mid-2007. The album will be distributed by Intersco TLC founding member Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas has inked with Akron&…

  5. Jackson Dusting Off 'Thriller' For Awards Appearance

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson will perform "Thriller" from his famed 1982 album of the same name during a rare public appearance at the World Music Awards next week. Michael Jackson will perform "Thriller" from his famed 1982 album of the same name during a rare public appearance at the…

  6. 45OnTV

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 6-12, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 6 "Imus in the Morning," MSNBC Featured artist(s): Delbert McClinton. "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Sugarland, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora (also scheduled: Russell Crowe, Sam Champion. "…

  7. Jackson Hits Studio With will.i.am For New Album

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson and Black Eyed Peas producer/rapper will.i.am have begun collaborating on material for Jackson's as-yet-untitled album, due late next year via the Bahrain-based Two Seas Records. It wi Michael Jackson and Black Eyed Peas producer/rapper will.i.am have begun collaborating…

  8. B-Real Secures will.i.am For Solo Debut

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In addition to writing and performing the theme song on the new "Scarface: The World Is Yours" videogame, Cypress Hill's B-Real is working on his first solo album, "Smoke N Mirrors." In addition to writing and performing the theme song on the new "Scarface: The…

  9. A Legend, 'Again'

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer/songwriter John Legend will follow-up his Grammy-winning 2004 Sony Urban debut "Get Lifted" this week with a new album, "Once Again." R&B singer/songwriter John Legend will follow-up his Grammy-winning 2004 Sony Urban debut "Get Lifted" this…

  10. Lil Jon Merging Crunk And Rock On Next Album

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lil Jon is hard at work on his upcoming solo project "Crunk Rock," for which the Atlanta producer plans to collaborate with Rick Rubin, Good Charlotte, Korn's Jonathan Davis and Green Day producer Rob Lil Jon is hard at work on his upcoming solo project "Crunk Rock,"…

  11. 'Play' It Again

    October 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sean "Diddy" Combs is surrounded by some of the biggest names in music on his new album, "Press Play." Due this week via Bad Boy, the set boasts contributions from Christina Aguilera, OutKast's Big Bo Sean "Diddy" Combs is surrounded by some of the biggest…

  12. Nas Drafts Kanye, will.i.am, Marley For New 'Hip-Hop'

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New York rapper Nas is close to putting the finishing touches on his Def Jam debut, "Hip-Hop Is Dead ... The N," due Dec. 19. The album features collaborations with Kanye West, Dr. Dre, the Game, Dami New York rapper Nas is close to putting the finishing touches on his Def Jam debut…

  13. Diddy: The Saga Continues

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sean Combs is bouncing around in his underwear. It's a sweltering August afternoon in downtown Los Angeles, and Combs is in his trailer on the set of the video shoot for "Come to Me," the debut single Sean Combs is bouncing around in his underwear. It's a sweltering August…

  14. Timberlake Still Unstoppable On Billboard Charts

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" secures a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, just as its parent album "FutureSex/LoveSounds" (Jive) remains No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a second frame. "SexyBack" Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" secures a…

  15. Timberlake Remains No. 1 Amid Five Top 10 Debuts

    September 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Amid debuts by several major new releases this week, Justin Timberlake's "FutureSex/LoveSounds" keeps the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 warm for a second time. Despite a sales drop of 68%, the Jive Amid debuts by several major new releases this week, Justin Timberlake's …

  16. Q&A: Fergie And Will.I.Am On "The Dutchess"

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fergie has been preparing a lifetime for moments like these. Clad in booty-baring shorts and flanked by a brigade of costumed Brits, she marched down the red carpet during MTV's Video Music Awards pre Fergie has been preparing a lifetime for moments like these. Clad in booty-baring…

  17. The Game Ready To 'Ride' On Sophomore Album

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT California rapper the Game will follow up his hit 2005 debut, "The Documentary" with "Doctor's Advocate," due Nov. 14 via Geffen. Album track "It's Okay (One Blood)" featuring Junior Reid is No. 16 th California rapper the Game will follow up his hit…

  18. Will's Work: Solo CD, Tracks With Game, Nas, Snoop

    September 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT While the Black Eyed Peas step back from the limelight to allow Fergie to promote her solo debut, "The Dutchess," will.i.am remains busy with numerous projects, including his first major label solo re While the Black Eyed Peas step back from the limelight to allow Fergie to promote…

  19. Ciara Sounding 'Young But Sexy' On New Album

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Ciara has set Dec. 5 as the release date for her sophomore effort "Ciara: The Evolution," due via La Face/Zomba Label Group. The set boasts production from Rodney Jerkins, Pharrell Will R&B singer Ciara has set Dec. 5 as the release date for her sophomore effort …

  20. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Elton John celebrates 40 years of collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin, DJ Shadow goes hip-hop in a major way, Clay Aiken revives some enduring power ballads and Lupe Fiasco explodes out of Chica Black Eyed Peas principal Fergie's "The Dutchess" (will.i.am/A&M),…

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