Anita Baker

  1. Backbeat: Mary J. Blige Receives Top Honors At Vibe Media's 20th Anniversary Event

    February 09, 2013 2:09 PM EST With more than two decades in the business, and over 50 million records sold, Mary J. Blige has more than earned her crown as the queen of hip-hop soul. Adding another item to her list of accolades, Blige was honored by Vibe magazine at their ...

  2. Drake, Nicki Minaj Among Year's R&B/Hip-Hop Chart-Toppers

    December 14, 2012 8:17 AM EST At first glance, the 2012 year-end R&B/hip-hop charts mirror those of 2011. Many of the same names are back in the limelight: Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Rihanna and Chris Brown, to name a few. Check Out All Our Year-En ...

  3. It's Official: Universal Names Steve Barnett Chairman/CEO of Capitol Music Group

    November 26, 2012 12:05 PM EST Universal Music Group this morning made official a move that's been common knowledge in the music business for many weeks: The company "has begun the revitalization of EMI Recorded Music" with the appointment of former Columbia Reco ...

  4. Jeff Castelaz Named President of Elektra Records

    October 04, 2012 11:37 AM EDT Jeff Castelaz was today named President of Elektra Records, which operates under the Atlantic Records Group where he will oversee all areas of Elektra's activities, both working with existing signings and developing new talent. Castelaz will ...

  5. Don Was, Blue Note President, On Jamming With the Stones, New Albums by Van Morrison, Aaron Neville, More

    July 13, 2012 2:52 PM EDT Detroit's Concert of Colors homepage in whch Don Was will perform and lead his all-star revue. Grammy Award-winning producer and Blue Note Records president Don Was is giving some love to his hometown's jazz scene. Was (ne Fagenson) is b ...

  6. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Digital Underground, Dwele, Anita Baker

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Unreleased material and a special live version of the 1991 RB&B hit "Same Song" featuring then-member Tupac Shakur comprise the forthcoming Digital Underground release, "The Greenlight EP." Coming May 18 from indie label ...

  7. Simon And Garfunkel To Perform At Jazz Fest

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Simon and Garfunkel have been added to the lineup for this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The singing-songwriting duo of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel will join the previously announced Jazz Fest lineup that includes Pearl Jam, ...

  8. Recording Academy Honors Blue Note

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Blue Note Records received the President's Merit Award from the Recording Academy on Tuesday night, in recognition of the jazz label's 70th anniversary. In that time, Blue Note artists have ranged from Thelonious Monk to John Coltrane to ...

  9. Essence Festival Adds Maxwell, Al Green, Ne-Yo

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Maxwell, Anita Baker, Al Green, John Legend, Robin Thicke, Salt-N-Pepa, Ne-Yo and En Vogue will join previously announced headliner Beyonce at the 15th annual Essence Music Festival. The event will be held July 3-5 at the New Orleans Superdome. Ro ...

  10. Day-By-Day: The Obama Inauguration Music Guide

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The official Presidential Inauguration kick-off event featuring Bono and Bruce Springsteen on Jan. 18 is one of dozens of Washington D.C. bashes celebrating President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in. Aretha Franklin, the Dead, Beyonc ...

  11. 'Babyface' Files Suit Against Anita Baker

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Claims breach of contract. Grammy-winning singer-producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against singer Anita Baker, claiming she owes him more than $250,000. According to the lawsuit, filed Thursday in ...

  12. Alan Jackson Scores No. 1 Debut

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country star Alan Jackson enjoys his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with the Arista Nashville album "What I Do." The set bows with U.S. sales of 178,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, ending Country star Alan Jackson enjoys his ...

  13. Alan Jackson Scores No. 1 Debut

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country star Alan Jackson enjoys his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with the Arista Nashville album "What I Do." The set bows with U.S. sales of 178,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, ending Country star Alan Jackson enjoys his ...

  14. Anita Baker

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It started with an itch. It ended with Anita Baker's first studio album in 10 years. "My Everything," due Sept. 7 from Blue Note Records, shattered Baker's creative block. It started with an itch. It ended with Anita Baker' ...

  15. Blue Note Signs Anita Baker

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Blue Note Records has signed R&B chanteuse Anita Baker to an exclusive recording contract that will result in at least two albums. Bruce Lundvall, president/CEO of EMI Jazz & Classics, signed Blue Note Records has signed R&B ch ...