1. Usher's 'Looking 4 Myself': Track-By-Track Review

    June 08, 2012 1:50 PM EDT Within the ever-evolving musical landscape, Usher has found a way to evolve himself, and stay two steps ahead of the game. With "Climax," the first taste from his seventh studio album "Looking 4 Myself," Usher proved he belonged to the elite cluster of R&B singers that…

  2. Rico Love Talks Working With Diddy, Rick Ross & Usher's 'Looking 4 Myself' Album

    May 29, 2012 2:05 PM EDT This month has been memorable for Rico Love. After celebrating his second win for Songwriter of the Year at SESAC Annual POP awards on May 10, Rico Love's latest effort, Rick Ross ' "Touch 'N You," debuted at No. 74 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with 1.7 million…

  3. Listen to Rick Ross' New Usher-Assisted Single, 'Touch'N You'

    May 15, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Rick Ross and Usher , who recently collaborated on the latter's "Looking 4 Myself" single "Lemme See," have once again teamed up for the Boss' first "God Forgives, I Don't" single. "Touch'N You" hit radio and the Web on Monday (May…

  4. Usher, Rick Ross Team Up On 'Lemme See': Listen

    April 30, 2012 12:25 PM EDT Four days after releasing his second single, "Scream," Usher gives us another taste of his forthcoming album, "Looking For Myself" (June 12), with the seductive, mid-tempo, "Lemme See." "She say she wanna take her skirt off, be my guest / I decided to take…

  5. Listen to Usher's New Club Single, 'Scream'

    April 26, 2012 11:30 AM EDT After slowing things down on the brilliantly sensual "Climax," Usher has previewed his forthcoming album "Looking For Myself" with "Scream," a Max Martin and Shellback-helmed club banger released on Thursday (Apr. 26). A rep for the R&B star confirms that the…

  6. Q-Tip Signs To Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music Label

    April 11, 2012 11:10 AM EDT Q-Tip , the New York hip-hop legend and former leader of A Tribe Called Quest , has signed to Kanye West 's G.O.O.D. Music imprint on Def Jam Recordings. His fourth solo effort, tentatively titled "The Last Zulu," will be released through the label in 2013. Q-Tip joins a roster…

  7. Monica, 'New Life': Track-By-Track Review

    April 10, 2012 2:10 PM EDT It's true that loyal fans ride a singer's roller coaster of a career, going along with the highs and lows, the twists and turns. But it's those lows and twists that not only make for the best stories to tell once the ride ends, but shakes us down to our core more than any girl…

  8. Usher To Start 'Looking For Myself' in June

    March 30, 2012 12:55 PM EDT Usher will return with his much-anticipated seventh studio album, "Looking For Myself," on June 12, through RCA Records. The follow-up to 2010's "Raymond v. Raymond" was previewed by the Diplo-produced slow jam "Climax," which hit the web on Valentine's…

  9. Brianna Perry Talks Upcoming Album, Trina's Guidance & Rick Ross Collabo

    February 10, 2012 6:55 PM EST Brianna Perry is all grown up. Prior to her freestyles and four mixtapes, most recently, "Face Off" (2011), Perry was featured on Trina 's "Kandi," off "Diamond Princess," (2002) when she was nine yrs. old. "A lot people still have that image of me.…

  10. Brandy, Monica Reunite For New Single, 'It All Belongs To Me': Listen

    February 06, 2012 5:35 PM EST Finally! Brandy and Monica reunite fourteen years after their Hot 100 No. 1, "The Boy Is Mine." On "It All Belongs To Me," produced and written by Rico Love, the R&B femmes join forces to kick their wrong-doing lovers to the curb, making sure they sure as hell don'…

  11. Brandy and Monica Reunite For First New Single in 14 Years

    January 17, 2012 4:05 PM EST Fourteen years after the massive success of "The Boy Is Mine," Monica and Brandy -- the '90s R&B sensations who helped keep the song at No. 1 on the Hot 100 for 13 weeks in 1998 -- are back with a new collaboration. The song, dubbed "It All Belongs to Me," will…

  12. The Boy's Still Theirs: Brandy and Monica Make Studio Reunion

    January 09, 2012 10:11 PM EST It's been 14 years since R&B singers Brandy and Monica battled over a man in "The Boy is Mine," a track that topped the Hot 100 for 13 weeks -- but the dynamic duo is back. Monica tweeted pictures of the pair in a Miami studio on Friday, writing, "We have Both Been…

  13. Brandy Discusses New Album, How Frank Ocean 'Inspired' Her

    December 16, 2011 3:25 PM EST With an extended run on the BET sitcom "The Game" beginning in January and a role in Tyler Perry's upcoming film "The Marriage Counselor," Brandy is devoting a large chunk of 2012 to the expansion of her acting repertoire. However, the "Boy Is Mine" singer…

  14. Mary J. Blige Finds 'Mr. Wrong' With Drake's Help

    October 26, 2011 6:40 PM EDT For the latest off of "My Life II...The Journey Continues (Act I)" (Nov. 21), Mary J. Blige sings about always attracting the wrong kind of man. The Queen of Hip Hop Soul stopped by Angie Martinez's Hot97 show to debut the track that features another lovelorn artist, Drake .…

  15. Melanie Fiona Talks New Album, Mixtape & Love: Video

    August 26, 2011 12:30 PM EDT "It's a lot of reflection on love," Melanie Fiona says of her sophomore album, "The MF Life" (Oct. 25). A year after her debut album, "The Bridge," Melanie Fiona returns with an emotional rollercoaster of an album. Fiona has been giving us sneak peaks of…

  16. Kelly Rowland Talks Destiny's Child Reunion, Working With Lil Wayne & David Guetta

    July 25, 2011 6:55 PM EDT Kelly Rowland discussed Destiny's Child , the leak of her new album, and working with Lil Wayne and David Guetta when she stopped by Billboard.com for a Live Q&A Monday (July 25) -- the day before her third solo album, "Here I Am," drops. Watch the archived footage of the…

  17. Kelly Rowland's 'Here I Am' Track Listing Revealed

    June 29, 2011 1:20 PM EDT While Kelly Rowland sits pretty at No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for her first single, "Motivation," the track listing for her third album "Here I Am" is revealed. In addition to Lil Wayne 's guest spot, "Here I Am" features appearances by Big…

  18. Kelly Rowland Recruits Big Sean for Second Single, 'Lay It on Me': Listen

    June 14, 2011 3:35 PM EDT Following the success of yet another week atop of the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with Lil Wayne assisted smash "Motivation," Kelly Rowland changes tempos and rappers on her second single, "Lay It on Me." Chart Juice: Kelly Rowland Hits No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs…

  19. Billboard Bits: Xtina & Adam Levine Duet, Chris Colfer to Pen Young Adult Novels

    June 09, 2011 6:36 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Christina Aguilera & Adam Levine Bring 'Voices' Together for Duet In her upcoming Us Weekly cover story, Christina Aguilera reveals that she and fellow "Voice" coach Adam Levine recorded a…

  20. Chart Juice: Kelly Rowland Hits No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    May 27, 2011 9:55 AM EDT After ten weeks on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, Kelly Rowland has scored the No. 1 spot on the chart with her seductive R&B hit, "Motivation," featuring Lil Wayne . Exclusive: Kelly Rowland Unveils Album Title "Motivation," off her third album, "Here I Am,…

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