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  1. Neil Diamond to Be Honored as 'Legend of Live' at 2012 Billboard Touring Awards

    October 16, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Billboard announced today that legendary singer/songwriter Neil Diamond will receive its prestigious Legend of Live Award at the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards on Nov. 8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Additionally, Harlem's legendary Apol ...

  2. The xx Marks the Spot on Billboard's Social 50

    August 03, 2012 7:00 PM EDT British electro-rock act the xx rides a wave of online activity to a reentry on Billboard's Social 50 chart, returning to the list (No. 27) for the first time in over a year. The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo ...

  3. Ralph MacDonald, Master Percussionist, Grammy-Award Winning Songwriter, Dead At 67

    December 27, 2011 11:37 AM EST Grammy Award winning master percussionist, producer, and songwriter Ralph MacDonald passed away on December 18th at his home in Stamford, Connecticut at age 67, succumbing to complications from a stroke and lung cancer. MacDonald was a member of J ...

  4. BACKBEAT: ASCAP, The Black Eyed Peas, Raphael Saadiq, President Clinton, Usher and many more

    August 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP stopped by Dubway Studios in NYC on Auguest 10, where Taio Cruz was recording his iTunes Sessions, to congratulate Cruz on his #1 Billboard Hot 100 smash "Break Your Heart featuring Ludacris." Pictured here, from left, are Alexandr ...

  5. Music Briefs: Jackson 5, James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, Apollo Theater and More

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The Jackson 5, James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald and the Supremes are among the pivotal performances showcased as part of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture's upcoming exhibition: "Ain't Not ...

  6. Briefs: Apollo Theater, Cypress Hill, Dru Hill

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- The Apollo Theater's legendary "Amateur Night" talent competition will return Jan. 27. Comedian Capone is the opening night host, which will also feature a performance by hip-hop pioneer Doug E. Fresh. "Amateur Night" h ...

  7. Ray Chew Directs Music For 'Neighborhood Inaugural Ball'

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Having served as musical director for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, veteran musician, composer and producer Ray Chew will step it up a notch on Jan. 20 as he handles the same duties for the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball. Newly installed P ...

  8. R&B Briefs: Urban Organic, Musiq Soulchild, 'Black John'

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- The seventh annual Urban Organic Festival is slated for Nov. 14-16 in Detroit. Host hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn. Complementing daytime panel encompassing promotion and radio programming will be various performances by such major label and in ...

  9. Soul Empress Linda Jones Remembered On New Album

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT One of the more distinctive voices in R&B/soul history is Linda Jones. Best known for her 1967 No. 4 R&B hit "Hypnotized" as well as subsequent hits "What've I Done (to Make You Mad)" and "Your Precious Love,& ...

  10. Diddy Announces Himself In Hollywood

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When the one-man, publicity-generating whirlwind that is Diddy met the well-oiled hype machine of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, sparks were bound to fly. Sean Combs is getting a star Friday on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an event most honoree ...

  11. Shaq Backs New Label Deja34

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Shaquille O'Neal is getting back in the label business. The basketball star is financing new hip-hop label Deja34, which has inked a worldwide marketing and distribution deal with Koch Records. LOS ANGELES -- Shaquille O'Neal is getting ...

  12. Shaq Backs New Label Deja34

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Shaquille O'Neal is getting back in the label business. The basketball star is financing new hip-hop label Deja34, which has inked a worldwide marketing and distribution deal with Koch Records. Shaquille O'Neal is getting back in the lab ...

  13. R&B Star Doris Troy Dead At 67

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop crossover hit "Just One Look," died Monday (Feb. 16) in Las Vegas. The 67-year-old singer/songwriter had suffered from emphysema. Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R ...