Jamie Foxx

  1. Breyon Prescott Heads Urban A&R at Epic

    February 26, 2015 10:40 PM EST Music industry veteran Breyon Prescott has joined Epic Records as head of urban A&R. In addition to developing new and existing talent, Prescott will house his Chameleon Entertainment imprint at Epic. Prescott is among the executive producer ...

  2. Jamie Foxx Sued Over New 2 Chainz-Featuring Song, 'Party Ain't a Party'

    September 19, 2014 9:46 PM EDT Jamie Foxx Sued Over New 2 Chainz-Featuring Song, 'Party Ain't a Party' Less than a week after Jamie Foxx released his first new song in four years, the Oscar winning actor and musician is being dragged into court over the release ...

  3. Chart Moves: Beyonce Crowns R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay; Aloe Blacc Bounds Up Hot 100; Hillsong United Makes History

    January 24, 2014 10:00 AM EST As previously reported , Pitbull and Ke$ha rule the Billboard Hot 100 with "Timber" and Lorde and Bastille soar into the chart's top 10. Who else scales Billboard song charts this week? -- Beyonce: In just its sixth week on R&B/ ...

  4. Charlie Wilson's Career Celebrated At BET Awards As Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Rihanna Take Trophies

    July 01, 2013 12:02 AM EDT “The best of the best in Black entertainment. All Day. All Night. All In.” That’s what BET promised to deliver with its inaugural three-day music and lifestyle festival, the BET Experience. Staged in association with AEG at the latter’s L.A. Li ...

  5. Obama Inauguration Music Guide: Katy Perry to Q-Tip

    January 20, 2013 6:39 PM EST Just as Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration drew stars from Beyonce to Aretha Franklin, the president's re-election has led to another can't-miss week for music fans. Some musicians, such as John Legend and Alicia Keys, will be all ove ...

  6. Justin Timberlake: What He Did in the Six Years Between 'FutureSex/LoveSounds' and 'Suit & Tie'

    January 14, 2013 12:09 PM EST ,312 days -- that's how long it has been since a new Justin Timberlake album arrived in CD stores (remember those?). Since the September 2006 release of Timberlake's sophomore solo album 'FutureSex/LoveSounds,' the pop superst ...

  7. Allow Brandy To Reintroduce Herself

    October 15, 2012 6:12 AM EDT Singer returns with new deal and first solo album in four years. After spending the four years since 2008's "Human" (Epic Records) largely away from the recording booth -- save for a brief foray into rap, under the name Bran' ...

  8. Hal David's Chart Legacy: From 'Raindrops' to 'Close to You;' Dionne Warwick to Notorious B.I.G.

    September 02, 2012 7:43 PM EDT Hal David's sensitive and romantic lyrics provided the perfect counterpoint to Burt Bacharach's hip and cool melodies and together, the celebrated pair of composers charted on the Billboard Hot 100 for decades. Hal David, Legendary Songw ...

  9. Gladys Knight Named Lead Judge For 'Apollo Live' TV Singing Competition

    July 11, 2012 7:06 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Move over Jennifer Lopez, a veteran singing diva is joining the ranks of judges on reality TV: Gladys Knight. BET's sister network Centric announced Wednesday that Knight will work as the "lead judge" on "Apoll ...

  10. Kanye, Jay-Z Win Top BET Award, Cissy Houston Honors Daughter Whitney (Video)

    July 02, 2012 12:28 AM EDT Cissy Houston's tribute to her late daughter was the emotional highlight of Sunday's BET Awards, a show that was defined by extended bleeps and the vulgarities that censors failed to catch onstage throughout the night. Whitney Houston� ...

  11. Quincy Jones, Pharrell Williams, Noah '40' Shebib, EMI Win Big at ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 29, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Quincy Jones took home the ASCAP Founders Award, Pharrell Williams was honored with the Golden Note Award, and EMI Music Publishing again took home the publisher of the year honor at Friday (June 29) night's 25th anniversary ASCAP Rhythm and ...

  12. Photos: Clive Davis, Alicia Keys, Diddy Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston at Pre-Grammy Gala

    February 12, 2012 10:11 AM EST Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Clive Davis at the Clive Davis and the Recording Academy's 2012 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Richard Branson at The Beverly Hilton Hotel . He said the late-Whtiney Houston "wo ...

  13. Billboard Power 100: Peter Edge & Tom Corson

    January 27, 2012 12:10 AM EST No. 41 Peter Edge & Tom Corson CEO & President/COO RCA Music Group Twitter: @RCAMusic The Sounding Board... "I haven't been in promotion or management; I'm coming at it from the music side," Peter Edge (pictured) told B ...

  14. Billboard Power 100: Debra Lee

    January 26, 2012 8:20 PM EST No. 94 Debra Lee Chairman/CEO BET Holdings Power, according to Debra Lee, "means being able to set your own destiny. And, in my instance, it means being able to navigate BET, Centric and our other platforms in the direction that's approp ...

  15. Megaupload Drops Lawsuit Against Universal Music Over Viral Video

    January 22, 2012 10:02 AM EST In the aftermath of the Justice Department's crackdown on Megaupload, the company has dropped its lawsuit against Universal Music Group over an allegedly unlawful takedown of a video showing many superstars endorsing the troubled file-sharing ...

  16. Madonna, Beyonce, Usher, Aretha Among Performers at Oprah's Star-Studded Final Shows

    May 18, 2011 9:32 AM EDT Maria Shriver, Tom Hanks, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith among the celebrities who appeared during the four-hour taping Tuesday. More than 20,000 people packed Chicago's United Center to watch the celebrity-packed live taping of Oprah Winf ...

  17. Publishing Briefs: Jamie Foxx, Universal, Imagem, 5 Alarm, Bicycle, EMI

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST -- Universal Music Publishing Group has signed Jamie Foxx to an exclusive worldwide music publishing agreement. Under the terms, UMPG will administer Foxx's platinum-selling "Intuition" LP as well as his new studio album, "Best ...

  18. Bubba the Love Sponge: 'Sirius XM Slashing Salaries of Top Radio Talent'

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST After having struck expensive deals with such Hollywood personalities as Oprah Winfrey, Martha Stewart and music stars like Eminem, Bob Dylan and Jamie Foxx, Sirius XM has been asking some of its top radio talent to take dramatic cuts in pay. So s ...

  19. Christmas Lights Up Billboard Sales Charts

    December 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Last minute Christmas shopping -- and post holiday purchases -- impact both the Billboard 200 albums chart and Digital Songs tally this week. As forecasted , Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" continues to reign on the albums tally with 276 ...

  20. Keyshia Cole, Jamie Foxx, Keri Hilson Gunning For Top Ten On Next Week's Charts

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST We're heading into the home stretch of 2010 this week as the final big new album releases of the year reached retail on Tuesday (Dec. 21st). None of them, however, are aiming for the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 next week. It would see ...

  21. How Jamie Foxx's 16-Year-Old Daughter's Pointed Criticism Saved His Music Career

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Call her the guardian angel for Jamie Foxx's music career. The Oscar and Grammy winner said Tuesday his 16-year-old daughter, Corinne, gave him the best advice when he began recording music. "When I first started I was doing this little ...

  22. Family Members Turn Out For BET Jackson Tribute

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Top black performers paid high tribute to fallen pop star Michael Jackson at Sunday's BET Awards where his sister Janet Jackson and father Joe Jackson made their first public appearances since the singer's death. The show's most mov ...

  23. Daughtry Debuts High On Hot 100

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce floats into the top 5, Jeremih scores the week's biggest digital and airplay gains and Daughtry debuts in the top 20 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart this week. Beyonce's "Halo" rises 8-5 in a top 10 led by the Black E ...

  24. BET Announces BET Awards Nominees

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BET announced yesterday (May 12) the host, nominees, performers and honorees for the 2009 BET awards during the taping of the network’s music video countdown show “106 & Park.” Hosted by actor/singer Jamie Foxx, the event will be held in Los A ...

  25. Flo Rida Has Sweet Week On Billboard Hot 100

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Flo Rida has a sweet week on the Billboard Hot 100, leaping into the top 10 with "Sugar" featuring Wynter at No. 7. The track is the rapper's fourth top 10, joining his current No. 5 hit "Right Round" near the top of the c ...

  26. Taylor Swift Trumps Big Debuts To Stay No. 1

    December 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" (Big Machine) begins a third non-consecutive week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week, selling 330,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Fearless" trumps big debuts ...

  27. Taylor Swift Fends Off Keyshia Cole And Jamie Foxx At No. 1

    December 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" wins out on the Billboard 200 over new albums from Keyshia Cole and Jamie Foxx as the young country singer's set moves 330,000 . . . Cole's "A Different Me" and Foxx's "Intuiti ...

  28. Hot 100 Online Exclusive: Rapped In Brands

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When Paris-based branding agency Agenda monitored brand mentions in the Billboard Hot 100 from 2003 to 2005, the company found brands and products were most frequently name-checked in hip-hop. That's hardly a surprise to anyone who possses a ...

  29. Kanye West Salutes Obama At DNC Party

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West's regret on the day Barack Obama was nominated for president: That his mother, Donda, hadn't lived to experience it. "It's an incredible time to be around. I wish my momma could have seen this day," the 31-year- ...

  30. Foxx, Flatts Together At CMA Awards

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Comedian/actor/singer Jamie Foxx will join Rascal Flatts to perform "She Goes All The Way" on the 41st annual Country Music Association Awards show. The song, with Foxx, appears on the band's recently released "Still Feels Good ...

  31. Bug Forms Venture With 'Dreamgirls' Foxx

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music publisher Bug Music and Jamie Foxx, the Academy Award-winning actor and Grammy-nominated recording artist, have formed a new venture. It aims to capitalize on Foxx King Entertainment's unique and creative abilities in film, TV, music an ...

  32. And We're Telling You: 'Dreamgirls' Sings Way To Top

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to "Dreamgirls" rises to No. 1. It is the first film soundtrack to reach the top (without first debuting there) since 2002. The bad news: It registers the lowest sales total for a No. 1 album since Nielsen SoundScan began ...

  33. Blige, Brown, West, Foxx Lead BET Winners

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event held last night (June 27). Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown and "Gold Digger" duo Kanye West and Jamie Foxx shared double wins at the 2006 BET Awards last night (June 27). Picking up respective statuettes as best female R&B artist an ...

  34. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists Revealed

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jamie Foxx contender in eight categories. Jamie Foxx contender in eight categories. News Jamie Foxx ...

  35. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists Revealed

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jamie Foxx tops the list of finalists for this year's Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. Foxx, who took home an Academy Award for his portrayal of Ray Charles, is a contender in eight categories includ Jamie Foxx tops the list of finalists ...

  36. Gnarls Barkley Outpaces The Boss In The U.K.

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gnarls Barkley scored a double victory on the U.K. sales charts yesterday (April 30), starting a fifth week at No. 1 with the single "Crazy" and entering the album chart at No. 1 and eclipsing Bruce S Gnarls Barkley scored a double victo ...

  37. Gnarls Barkley Outpaces The Boss In The U.K.

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gnarls Barkley scored a double victory on the U.K. sales charts yesterday (April 30), starting a fifth week at No. 1 with the single "Crazy" and entering the album chart at No. 1 and eclipsing Bruce S Gnarls Barkley scored a double victo ...

  38. Jamie Foxx Back On Top

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST The game of musical chairs continues on The Billboard 200 with Mary J. Blige's "The Breakthrough" and Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" flip-flopping again. With sales of just over 97,200 copies in the Uni The game of musi ...

  39. Blige's 'Breakthrough' Returns To No. 1

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST After sitting behind Jamie Foxx's "Unbreakable" at No. 2 for two weeks in a row, Mary J. Blige's "The Breakthrough" returns to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week. The Matriarch/Geffen release debute After sitting be ...

  40. Foxx Holds Off Blige

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST For a second week in a row, Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" tops The Billboard 200. The J Records release sold 131,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan. Despite a 34% slip in s For a second week in a row, Jam ...

  41. Foxx Holds Off Blige

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST For a second week in a row, Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" tops The Billboard 200. The J Records release sold 131,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan. Despite a 34% slip in s For a second week in a row, Jam ...

  42. Foxx Overtakes Blige On Album Chart

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST After debuting a week ago at No. 2, Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" rises to the top of The Billboard 200. The J Records set makes the upward move despite a 67% slip to sales of 200,000 copies in the Uni After debuting a week ago at No ...

  43. Blige's 'Breakthrough' Bows At No. 1

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Moves 727,000 copies in the U.S. Despite slow overall sales throughout the holiday season, the week leading up to Christmas saw a retail burst led by a trio of R&B/hip-hop artists that shifted more than 1.75 million copies to lead The Billboar ...

  44. Foxx Takes Best Actor Oscar For 'Ray'

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jamie Foxx was crowned best actor at the 77th Academy Awards last night (Feb. 27) in Los Angeles for his portrayal of late music legend Ray Charles in the hit film "Ray." Jamie Foxx was crowned best actor at the 77th Academy Awards last ...

  45. 'Ray' Nabs Oscar Noms

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jamie Foxx gets best actor nod. Jamie Foxx gets best actor nod. News Jamie Foxx ...

  46. 'Ray' Nabs Oscar Noms

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST "Ray" and its star Jamie Foxx were among those honored today (Jan. 25) with nominations for the 77th annual Academy Awards. "Ray" and its star Jamie Foxx were among those honored today (Jan. 25) with nominations for the 77th an ...

  47. J Records Inks Jamie Foxx

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Actor/singer Jamie Foxx has signed a deal with J Records. His first album for the record label is due in 2005. The music on the album is expected to be contemporary R&B. Actor/singer Jamie Foxx has signed a deal with J Records. His first a ...

  48. J Records Inks Jamie Foxx

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Actor/singer Jamie Foxx has signed a deal with J Records. His first album for the record label is due in 2005. The music on the album is expected to be contemporary R&B. Actor/singer Jamie Foxx has signed a deal with J Records. His first a ...