1. Legend Avoids The Obvious On Sophomore Album

    August 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT John Legend will follow-up his Grammy-winning 2004 Sony Urban debut "Get Lifted" on Oct. 24 with a new album, "Once Again." Among the producers involved with the project are Kanye West, Raphael Saadiq R&B singer/songwriter John Legend will follow-up his Grammy-winning…

  2. Timberlake Unveils New Tunes At L.A. Club Show

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake unveiled new material from his upcoming album "FutureSex/LoveSounds" on Friday at Los Angeles' House of Blues with a little help from some superstar artists. The trek continues tonig Justin Timberlake unveiled new material from his upcoming album "…

  3. Timberlake Aiming To Push Boundaries Of Pop

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake wants to push the boundaries of pop music with his new album, "FutureSex/LoveSounds," due Sept. 12 via Jive. "I realize that I have a platform to push the sound of pop music. That's Justin Timberlake wants to push the boundaries of pop music with his new…

  4. New Kelis Album Bumped To August

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Originally due June 13, R&B singer Kelis' fourth album, "Kelis Was Here," will now arrive Aug. 22 via Jive. Originally due June 13, R&B singer Kelis' fourth album, "Kelis Was Here," will now arrive Aug. 22 via Jive. The set boasts guest turns by Too Short…

  5. Justin Timberlake Looks To The 'Future'

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake has penciled in a Sept. 12 North American release date for his second solo album, "FutureSex/LoveSounds." The Jive set will be preceded by the single "SexyBack," which will be delive Justin Timberlake has penciled in a Sept. 12 North American release date…

  6. Snoop Dogg Rolling Out 'Blue Carpet'

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Snoop Dogg has assembled an eye-popping roster of guests for his next studio album, "Blue Carpet Treatment," including Pharrell, Timbaland, will.i.am, Stevie Wonder, R. Kelly, Ne-Yo, Akon, Jerm Rapper Snoop Dogg has assembled an eye-popping roster of guests for his next…

  7. 'Bang' A Gong

    June 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After a couple of delays, rapper Busta Rhymes makes his debut this week on Dr. Dre's Aftermath label with "The Big Bang." The album includes appearances by Stevie Wonder, the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.a After a couple of delays, rapper Busta Rhymes makes his debut this week…

  8. Chamillionaire Retains Top Spot On Hot 100

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Chamillionaire's "Ridin'" featuring Krayzie Bone maintains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week. Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" holds at No. 2 on the chart but reclaims the top spot on Chamillionaire's "Ridin'" featuring…

  9. Peas, Marley Team For Philanthropic Work

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyes Peas' Peapod Foundation has been endorsed by Rita Marley, who said that if her late husband were alive, he would add his support to the philanthropic initiative. The Black Eyes Peas' Peapod Foundation has been endorsed by Rita Marley, who said that if her late husband…

  10. Nas Declares 'Hip Hop Is Dead'

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Recent Def Jam signee Nas will deliver his first album for the label, "Hip-Hop Is Dead," in late September. The rapper made the announcement last night (May 18) while performing on the first leg of la Recent Def Jam signee Nas will deliver his first album for the label in late…

  11. Busta Works BET Awards 'Memory' Into New Album

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Although he won't reveal the details, Busta Rhymes says that his forthcoming album weaves in a snippet from the 2004 edition of the BET Awards. "You'll just have to listen to the record when it comes Although he won't reveal the details, Busta Rhymes says that his…

  12. Busta's 'Bang' To Explode In May

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Originally expected this week, Busta Rhymes' new album, "The Big Bang," will arrive May 16 via Aftermath/Interscope. The single "Touch It" got as high as No. 8 earlier this year on Billboard’s Hot R Originally expected this week, Busta Rhymes' new album, "…

  13. Kelis Readies New Album For June

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST R&B singer Kelis has changed the title of her upcoming fourth album from "The Puppeteer" to "Kelis Was Here." R&B singer Kelis has changed the title of her upcoming fourth album from "The Puppeteer" to "Kelis Was Here." Due June 13 through Jive,…

  14. Newcomers Rae, Chico Rule U.K. Charts

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST English singer/songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae continued her meteoric emergence in the U.K by debuting at the top of the album chart yesterday (March 5) with her self-titled debut set. English singer/songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae continued her meteoric emergence in the U.K by debuting at the…

  15. Jaheim's 'Classics' Crash In At No. 1

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST For the first time in his career, singer Jaheim has reached the top of The Billboard 200 thanks to the Divine Mill/Warner Bros. album "Ghetto Classics." Bowing at No. 1 on both the big chart as well a For the first time in his career, singer Jaheim has reached the top of The…

  16. The Right Time

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST It has been more than eight years since Sergio Mendes last released an album, and many more years than that since he last had a major hit. Now, a broad circle of unlikely fans have conspired to bring It has been more than eight years since Sergio Mendes last released an album, and many more…

  17. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sergio Mendes offers up his first album in more than eight years flanked by a modern-day cast of characters like the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am, Bela Fleck regroups with the Flecktones and indie rocke The debut album from U.K. rock act the Subways, "Young for Eternity" (Sire).…

  18. Billboard Goes Backstage At The Grammys

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers check in with top winners U2, Kanye West, John Legend and more backstage at the 48th annual Grammy Awards, held last night (Feb. 8) at the Staples Center in Los angeles. Notes from backstage at last night's (Feb. 8) 48th annual Grammy Awards ceremony at the Staples…

  19. Grammys Deliver Promised Musical 'Moments'

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST From the opening number, the Grammy Awards were a musical spectacle with plenty of the "one of a kind moments" the Recording Academy had been promising in the weeks preceding last night's (Feb. 8) eve From the opening number, the Grammy Awards were a musical spectacle with…

  20. Sly Stone Emerges At Grammy Awards

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music legend Sly Stone made his first major public appearance since his 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night (Feb. 8) at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Music legend Sly Stone made his first major public appearance since his 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll…

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