Grammy Award for Best R&B Album

  1. Dallas Austin Named Senior VP of A&R at Island Records

    October 15, 2012 3:20 PM EDT In the latest announcement of an established hitmaker scoring a top A&R role at a major label , the Island Def Jam Music Group announced today that veteran songwriter/producer Dallas Austin will be joining the company as a Senior Vice Presiden ...

  2. TobyMac Earns First No. 1 Christian Album On Billboard 200 Since 1997

    September 05, 2012 11:00 AM EDT For the first time since 1997 -- and only the third time ever -- a Christian album is No. 1 on the Billboard 200. TobyMac lands his first chart-topper, "Eye on It," as it bows with 69,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It simult ...

  3. R&B Favorite D'Angelo Returns to Live Gigs

    July 12, 2012 6:35 PM EDT On the evening of July 6, without any introduction, Michael Eugene Archer, better-known as D'Angelo, stepped onstage at the Essence Music Festival. The neo-soul singer performed a 75-minute set, filled with funky guitar riffs, tight harmonies ...

  4. D'Angelo To Give First U.S. Performance in Ten Years at Essence Music Fest

    May 03, 2012 9:22 AM EDT D'Angelo - Untitled (How Does It Feel) by loustick NEW YORK (AP) -- D'Angelo is making his comeback: The reclusive singer will give his first U.S. performance in 10 years at the 2012 Essence Music Festival. D'Angelo: 2012 Album Prev ...

  5. TLC's Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins Files for Bankruptcy -- for Second Time This Year

    November 28, 2011 5:52 PM EST After declaring bankruptcy along with her group TLC in the mid-'90s, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins has filed for Chapter 13 for the second time this year after defaulting on mortgages on her Atlanta, Georgia home and failing to keep up wit ...

  6. 'American Idol' Hires Ray Chew as New Music Director

    December 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST Among the changes for the upcoming tenth season of American Idol (premiering Jan. 19 on Fox) is a new music director to fill the seat Rickey Minor vacated when he left to lead The Tonight Show band at the end of Season 9. The Hollywood Reporter ha ...

  7. Lauryn Hill Announces 'Intimate' Winter Shows

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lauryn Hill will embark on an intimate North American tour, it was announced on Wednesday (Dec. 22). Kicking off at New York City's Highline Ballroom on Dec. 27 -- one of six local shows at multiple venues including legendary jazz club The Bl ...

  8. BACKBEAT: John Legend, The Roots' ?uestlove and Spike Lee At Billboard Live! Panel During 2010 Advertising Week

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Advertising Week 2010 Kicked off in NYC on September 27 and Billboard was there to present Billboard Live! which hosted Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson from the Roots, John Legend , director Spike Lee , American Express’ Courtney Kelso and Momentum’s J ...

  9. BACKBEAT: American Airlines' Blackatlas.Com hosts John Legend and The Roots

    September 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT American Airlines’ BlackAtlas.com hosted an intimate concert on Aug. 30 at Bowery Ballroom in NYC with Grammy Award-winning recording artist John Legend and Grammy Award-winning super-group The Roots , in celebration of their new album WAKE UP! du ...

  10. Alicia Keys Scores First U.K. No. 1 Album

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys is celebrating her first U.K. No. 1 album, after "The Element of Freedom" (J/Sony Music Entertainment) moved up one place on the new Official Charts Company survey. Owl City's "Fireflies" (Universal Island) sta ...

  11. Susan Boyle Spends Fifth Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    December 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a fifth consecutive week, selling another 510,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. So far, the set has shifted 2,982,000 copies in America. " ...

  12. Sugarland No. 1 On Billboard 200; Jackson Still Week's Top-Seller

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While Michael Jackson is still the week's top seller, Sugarland's new Wal-Mart exclusive CD/DVD package "Live on the Inside" enters at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 76,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It& ...

  13. Maxwell: Summer In The City

    June 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sade did it. It's been nine years since she released "Lover's Rock," which sold 3.9 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. D'Angelo did it. It's been the same amount of time since he put ...

  14. Missy Elliott, TLC Lend Hand To New 'Left Eye' Album

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Missy Elliott, Bobby Valentino, Chamillionaire and the surviving members of TLC headline the guest list on the posthumous Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes solo album, "Eye Legacy." The album was released today (Jan. 27) by Boston-based Ma ...

  15. UMe, Circuit City, Vibe Ramp Up Major Promotion

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Enterprises has partnered with Circuit City and Vibe magazine for an exclusive, multitiered "Back to Old Skool" promotion. Centered around 20 featured UMe/Verve titles by current and vintage artists, the campaign includes ...

  16. Maxwell Resurfaces With New Song; CD Due Next Year

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Maxwell is finally giving fans a peek of his long-in-the-works new album. Today, the R&B singer uploaded a snippet of "Pretty Wings" on his MySpace site , the singer's first communication about new music since announcing his nex ...

  17. D'Angelo Heading To J?

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Last album released in 2000 on Virgin. R&B vocalist D'Angelo is said to be on the move. According to sources close to the artist, J Records has acquired his contract from Virgin, which issued his two studio albums. A J spokesperson did no ...

  18. Norah, Alicia Hit New Shipment Heights

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Van Halen, Usher also among RIAA May certs. Norah Jones' sophomore Blue Note release, "Feels Like Home," was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA in May for shipments of 4 million units. Jones' debut, "Come Away With M ...

  19. Norah, Alicia Hit New Shipment Heights

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Norah Jones' sophomore Blue Note release, "Feels Like Home," was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA in May for shipments of 4 million units. Jones' debut, "Come Away With Me," has been certified Norah Jones' ...

  20. Evanescence, Norah Take Multiple IFPI Honors

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT American goth rockers Evanescence saw their debut set "Fallen" (Wind-Up/Epic) reach triple-platinum Europe status during March, according to latest certifications published by the IFPI. American goth rockers Evanescence saw their debut s ...

  21. Evanescence, Norah Take Multiple IFPI Honors

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT American goth rockers Evanescence saw their debut set "Fallen" (Wind-Up/Epic) reach triple-platinum Europe status during March, according to latest certifications published by the IFPI. American goth rockers Evanescence saw their debut s ...

  22. OutKast Leads RIAA's January Certs

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's momentum is showing no signs of slowing in 2004, as "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista) was certified eight-times platinum in January by the RIAA. OutKast's momentum is showing no signs of slowing in 2004, as " ...

  23. VH1 Poll: Hip-Hop Will Rule Grammys

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop and R&B artists should dominate the 46th annual Grammy Awards, according to a new poll of 18- to 49-year-olds conducted by VH1. Hip-hop and R&B artists should dominate the 46th annual Grammy Awards, according to a new poll of 1 ...

  24. Groban Nabs First No. 1 Album

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban's "Closer" bolts 11-1 this week to give the singer his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200. U.S. sales of the Reprise Records set were up 34% to 100,000 copies for the chart week, bring Josh Groban's "Closer ...

  25. Alicia Gets Her No. 1 Wish

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rising from No. 2, "The Diary of Alicia Keys" (J) returns to the top of The Billboard 200 in a big shopping week. U.S. sales of the set are up 8% from last week to 370,000 units, according to Nielsen Rising from No. 2, "The Diary of ...

  26. Alicia Gets Her No. 1 Wish

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rising from No. 2, "The Diary of Alicia Keys" (J) returns to the top of The Billboard 200 in a big shopping week. U.S. sales of the set are up 8% from last week to 370,000 units, according to Nielsen Rising from No. 2, "The Diary of ...

  27. Alicia Keys Unlocks Second No. 1 Debut

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Diary of Alicia Keys" (J), with huge U.S. sales of 618,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album--which was preceded by a flurry o Alicia Keys debuts at No. 1 on The B ...