1. Fantasy Girl Group Draft 2014: Vote For The Best Dream Lineup

    April 30, 2014 5:39 PM EDT The Billboard team conducted a fantasy draft of girl group members. Check out the full action below, and vote for your favorite dream team! After the Billboard.com team conducted the first-ever Fantasy Boy Band Draft last summer in an effort to piece together the best five-person group of…

  2. Ja Rule Returns to Acting After Two Years in Prison

    October 03, 2013 1:08 AM EDT Ja Rule, who recently spent nearly two years behind bars for illegal gun possession, landed a role in a new movie because screenwriter Galley Molina empathized with the rapper's missteps. "People used to ask, `Well, you know he's a felon?' And I would say, `Well, so am I…

  3. Chart Beat Wednesday: Kiss, Beyonce, David Gray

    September 02, 2009 12:57 PM EDT KISS AND SAY HELLO: Kiss ends a 10-year absence from Billboard's rock airplay charts, as "Modern Day Delilah" debuts at No. 26 on the Heritage Rock survey (viewable every other week in the print issue of Billboard magazine). Not a bad birthday present for the legendary group&…

  4. Ciara, Kelis 'Step Up' For Soundtrack

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ciara, Kelis, Chris Brown and Yung Joc are among the artists featured on the soundtrack to the romantic drama "Step Up," due in theaters Aug. 11. Ciara, Kelis, Chris Brown and Yung Joc are among the artists featured on the soundtrack to the romantic drama "Step Up," due in…

  5. Ciara Plotting Studio Return, Film Debut

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ciara will be heading to the studio later this year to start recording the follow-up to her 2004 Jive debut, "Goodies." The singer is also opening 11 dates for Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Lovers 2005 tour Ciara will be heading to the studio later this year to start recording the…

  6. Billboard Bits: Coachella, Move Against AIDS, Partridge

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Coachella, Move Against AIDS, Andy Partridge Although the 2005 edition of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts festival is still some five months away, the rumored lineup for the event has been circling the Internet like wildfire this week. According to online posts, the two-day bill…

  7. Jackson Charity Single Finally Available

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST The multi-artist benefit single "What More Can I Give" will be made available today (Oct. 27) for download through the non-profit organization Music for Giving. Completed in 2001, recording of the sin The multi-artist benefit single "What More Can I Give" will be made…

  8. Loon Celebrates Long-Awaited CD Release

    October 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With the recent success of the "Bad Boys II" soundtrack and the "Too Hot for T.V." debut of Bad Boy's Da Band, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and his Bad Boy label's track record at their new Universal home has been…

  9. The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees Below is the final list of nominees for the The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003, which will be presented Oct. 13 in Miami and broadcast in November on BET. ARTIST OF THE YEAR -- MALE SOLO Jay-Z Nelly Baby aka Birdman LL Cool J Ja Rule ARTIST OF…

  10. Floetry, Badu Lead Lady Of Soul Nominations

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With four mentions, U.K. duo Floetry tops the list of nominees for the 2003 Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, to be handed out Aug. 23 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Erykah Badu, Heather Headley and With four mentions, U.K. duo Floetry tops the list of nominees for the 2003 Soul Train Lady…

  11. 3LW Is A Trio Again

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST R&B act 3LW is once again true to its name (which stands for "three little women") with the addition of Jessica "J" Benson. The 15-year-old Severn, Md.-native was chosen from hundreds who audition R&B act 3LW is once again true to its name (which stands for "…

  12. Hot Product

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Lil' Kim, Fabolous, King Crimson, and more. Mob Rule Missy Elliott, Mr. Cheeks, Styles P, and Mashonda Tifere are among the guests lending a hand on Lil' Kim's new album "La Bella Mafia," due this week from Queen Bee/Atlantic. Mr. Cheeks…

  13. Hot Product

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing the "Deliver Us From Eva" soundtrack. Special Delivery The Hollywood soundtrack to "Deliver Us From Eva," which stars rapper-turned-actor LL Cool J, is rife with new and classic R&B tracks from the likes of Usher, Mary J. Blige, and 3LW, as well as Stevie…

  14. R&B Stars Pack 'Eva' Soundtrack

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to "Deliver Us From Eva," which stars rapper-turned-actor LL Cool J, is rife with new and classic R&B tracks from the likes of Usher, Mary J. Blige, and 3LW, as well as Stevie Wonde The soundtrack to "Deliver Us From Eva," which stars rapper-turned-actor…

  15. Thug World Order

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST It's been a long time since Bone Thugs-N-Harmony were perched atop the charts. It's been a long time since Bone Thugs-N-Harmony were perched atop the charts. In fact, with almost three years between its last studio set, BTNHResurrection, it looked as though BTNH was no more—which…

  16. Bizzy Bone To Remain In Bone Thugs

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The last few months have proved to be quite the roller-coaster ride for veteran rap outfit Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. After reuniting for its forthcoming Ruthless/Epic album, "Thug World Order," due Tuesda The last few months have proved to be quite the roller-coaster ride for veteran…

  17. Now A Duo, 3LW Is Still 'Mackin'

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's no secret that Nine Lives/Epic trio 3LW is minus one member. But with several projects on tap, remaining members Adrienne Bailon (18) and Kiely Williams (16) are busy looking ahead -- especially to spreading the word about their…

  18. 3LW's Naughton Makes Sex Accusation

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT More details have come to light in the 3LW lawsuit, including allegations of pimping one of its members. Naturi Naughton is suing the other two members of the R&B group, Kiely Williams and Adrienn More details have come to light in the 3LW lawsuit, including allegations of pimping one of…

  19. Naughton Sues 3LW For Ouster

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Naturi Naughton, a former member of the platinum-selling teen group 3LW, claims in a lawsuit that she was forced out of the R&B trio because she was not "ghetto enough." Naughton, 18, says she was Naturi Naughton, a former member of the platinum-selling teen group 3LW, claims in…

  20. Isyss: On 'The Way' To Becoming R&B Goddesses

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Between now and the end of the year, stay tuned for album releases by a host of female duos or groups. That lineup includes Floetry (SolJaz/DreamWorks), LovHer (Dragon/Def Soul), Lyric (J Records), 3LW (Nine Lives/Epic), TG4 (T.U.G./A&M), and…

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