Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album

  1. 50 Cent Holds Off Beck On Billboard 200

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Larry the Cable Guy scores record comedy sales. The biggest sales week of Beck's career isn't enough to knock 50 Cent from the top rung of The Billboard 200. The rapper's "The Massacre" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) reigns ...

  2. 50 Cent Holds Off Beck On Billboard 200

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The biggest sales week of Beck's career isn't enough to knock 50 Cent from the top rung of The Billboard 200. The rapper's "The Massacre" reigns for a fifth consecutive week, with U.S. sales of 211,00 The biggest sales wee ...

  3. Movies & Music

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé will perform three of the nominated songs at this year's Academy Awards ceremony. Read Carla Hay's column. Beyoncé will perform three of the nominated songs at this year's Academy Awards ceremony. Read Carla Hay ...

  4. Chesney's 'Chair' Grabs Chart Throne

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country set debuts with 311K. Kenny Chesney earns his third chart-topper on The Billboard 200 as "Be As You Are: Songs From an Old Blue Chair" (BNA) debuts with U.S. sales of 311,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It knocks the G ...

  5. Usher Leads Year-End RIAA Certs

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST To his eight Grammy nominations and slew of No. 1 singles, Usher adds the honor of most-shipped U.S. album of 2004 for "Confessions" (LaFace/Zomba), according to year-end certifications from the RIAA. To his eight Grammy nominations and ...

  6. Usher Wins Big At Billboard Music Awards

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher was the top honoree at the Billboard Music Awards tonight (Dec. 8) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The LaFace/Zomba R&B star took home 11 awards, including artist of the year, R& Usher was the top honoree at the Billb ...

  7. MTV Films Says 'Yeah' To Usher

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Having spent nine weeks atop the Billboard 200 with his current album, "Confessions" (LaFace/Zomba), R&B artist Usher could next be testing his drawing power on the boxoffice charts. Having spent nine weeks atop the Billboard 200 ...

  8. Velvet Revolver Shoots In At No. 1

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rock supergroup debuts with 256K. Velvet Revolver smuggles "Contraband" into the top slot of The Billboard 200 this week. The RCA debut -- which joins ex-Guns N' Roses bandmates Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum with Wasted Youth g ...

  9. Velvet Revolver Shoots In At No. 1

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rock supergroup debuts with 256K. Velvet Revolver smuggles "Contraband" into the top slot of The Billboard 200 this week. The RCA debut -- which joins ex-Guns N' Roses bandmates Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum with Wasted Youth g ...

  10. Usher Reclaims Throne From Avril

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R&B star sells 194K for ninth week at No. 1. Usher's LaFace/Zomba album "Confessions" returns to the top seat of The Billboard 200, jumping from No. 3 to spend a ninth week at No. 1. Usher is the first artist to have nine we ...

  11. Usher Reclaims Throne From Avril

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher's LaFace/Zomba album "Confessions" returns to the top seat of The Billboard 200, jumping from No. 3 to spend a ninth week at No. 1. Usher is the first artist to have nine weeks at the top since Usher's LaFace/Zomba album ...

  12. Usher, Kanye Spreading 'Truth' On Tour

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Trek kicks off Aug. 5 in Hampton, Va. In what is expected to big one of the biggest urban outings of the year, Usher has announced details for his Truth tour with Kanye West. The trek will kick off Aug. 5 in Hampton, Va., and wrap Oct. 7 at New Yo ...

  13. Usher Unmoved At Album-Chart Peak

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher has started unpacking atop The Billboard 200, as "Confessions" shows no sign of moving out of the slot for its eighth week. Despite a 6% U.S. sales drop to 214,000 copies, according to Nielsen S Usher has started unpacking atop The ...

  14. Usher Unmoved At Album-Chart Peak

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher has started unpacking atop The Billboard 200, as "Confessions" shows no sign of moving out of the slot for its eighth week. Despite a 6% U.S. sales drop to 214,000 copies, according to Nielsen S Usher has started unpacking atop The ...

  15. Wilson Nearly Crashes Usher's 'Party'

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher holds on to chart lead despite strong debut. Usher holds on to chart lead despite strong debut. News ...

  16. Wilson Nearly Crashes Usher's 'Party'

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Withstanding a strong charge from country newcomer Gretchen Wilson, Usher holds onto his place atop The Billboard 200 for a seventh week. His LaFace/Zomba set "Confessions" stays at No. 1 despite a 15 Withstanding a strong charge from co ...

  17. Wilson Nearly Crashes Usher's 'Party'

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Withstanding a strong charge from country newcomer Gretchen Wilson, Usher holds onto his place atop The Billboard 200 for a seventh week. His LaFace/Zomba set "Confessions" stays at No. 1 despite a 15 Withstanding a strong charge from co ...

  18. Beyoncé's In Fashion

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Multi-platinum diva Beyoncé Knowles and her mother Tina have pacted with clothing designers Arthur and Jason Rabin for a new branded fashion label. Multi-platinum diva Beyoncé Knowles and her mother Tina have pacted with clothing designer ...

  19. Usher Retakes Album Chart Peak

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher reclaims his throne atop The Billboard 200 after one week at No. 2 as "Confessions" sells 267,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is the sixth week in the No. 1 Usher reclaims his throne atop The B ...

  20. Usher Retakes Album Chart Peak

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher reclaims his throne atop The Billboard 200 after one week at No. 2 as "Confessions" sells 267,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is the sixth week in the No. 1 Usher reclaims his throne atop The B ...

  21. Usher Leads April RIAA Certs

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After scoring five weeks atop The Billboard 200, Usher racks up multi-platinum honors during April certifications from the RIAA. After scoring five weeks atop The Billboard 200, Usher racks up multi-platinum honors during April certifications from ...

  22. Winans, Prince Can't Stop Usher

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 'Confessions' leads Billboard 200 for fifth week. 'Confessions' leads Billboard 200 for fifth week. News ...

  23. Usher Holds Atop Billboard 200 For Fourth Week

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher's "Confessions" has extended its streak of weeks atop The Billboard 200 to four. The LaFace/Zomba set sold 302,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That total represe Usher's "Confessions& ...

  24. Usher Uncontested At Billboard 200 Peak

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher's "Confessions" easily holds the No. 1 post on The Billboard 200 for a third straight week. U.S. sales of the LaFace/Zomba album are down just 5% to 463,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundSca Usher's "Confessions& ...

  25. Usher Holds Off Janet Atop Billboard 200

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 'Confessions' easily leads for a second week. 'Confessions' easily leads for a second week. News ...

  26. Usher Breaks Records With 'Confessions' Debut

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher has scored the best <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/music/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000475298">opening sales week</A> ever for a male R&amp;B artist and the best debu Usher has scored the ...

  27. Usher Scores Record-Setting Debut

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST 'Confessions' sells 1.096 million copies in 1st week. 'Confessions' sells 1.096 million copies in 1st week. News ...

  28. Usher Scores Record-Setting Debut

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher's fifth album, "Confessions" (Arista), sold 1.096 million copies in its first week of release in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, and will debut atop The Billboard 200 this week. The ta Usher's fifth album, " ...

  29. Arista Ready To Usher In Big Sales Week

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Confessions" could be label's one-week sales champ. "Confessions" could be label's one-week sales champ. News ...

  30. Arista Ready To Usher In Big Sales Week

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher's "Confessions" could be on its way to becoming the weekly-sales champion for the Arista label. Usher's "Confessions" could be on its way to becoming the weekly-sales champion for the Arista label. After surveyi ...

  31. Arista Ready To Usher In Big Sales Week

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher's "Confessions" could be on its way to becoming the weekly-sales champion for the Arista label. Usher's "Confessions" could be on its way to becoming the weekly-sales champion for the Arista label. After surveyi ...

  32. Maurice Joshua, Mathew Knowles In Mgmt Talks

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Grammy-winning producer Maurice Joshua is close to signing a management deal with Mathew Knowles of Music World/Sanctuary, according to a source. Grammy-winning producer Maurice Joshua is close to signing a management deal with Mathew Knowles of M ...

  33. O'Jays Sign With Mathew Knowles' Music World

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mathew Knowles has signed the O'Jays to a multiple-album deal through his Sony Music-distributed Music World Music (MWM) label. The trio's first album under the pact is due this summer. Mathew Knowles has signed the O'Jays to a mult ...

  34. Beyoncé, OutKast Share Grammy Spotlight

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Beyonc&#233; tied the record for most Grammys ever by a female artist with five last night (Feb. 8) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Beyoncé tied the record for most Grammys ever by a female artist with five last night (Feb. 8) at the Sta ...

  35. Beyoncé, Hilfiger Ink Perfume Pact

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&amp;B star Beyonc&#233; Knowles has linked with Tommy Hilfiger Toiletries and Tommy Hilfiger USA, Inc., in a multi-year marketing deal that will include the launch of a Beyonc&#233;-branded perfume R&B star Beyoncé Knowles has li ...

  36. Beyoncé, Hilfiger Ink Perfume Pact

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&amp;B star Beyonc&#233; Knowles has linked with Tommy Hilfiger Toiletries and Tommy Hilfiger USA, Inc., in a multi-year marketing deal that will include the launch of a Beyonc&#233;-branded perfume R&B star Beyoncé Knowles has li ...

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