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  1. Jamaica’s Rebel Salute and Jazz & Blues Festivals Thrive Despite Dwindling Corporate Sponsorship

    February 14, 2013 12:31 PM EST Although fundamentally different in their concepts, two recently concluded music festivals, held in Jamaica just five days apart, drew sizable crowds despite waning corporate sponsorship. Rebel Salute is the Caribbean's largest showcase of ro ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Philly Fourth Of July Jam Partners With VH1 on Nat'l Broadcast, Live Streaming

    January 09, 2013 2:32 PM EST America's largest free concert is coming to your house to help you party it down The annual Philly Fourth of July Jam announced today it is partnering with VH1 for exclusive broadcast, digital and live streaming rights. The concert will be av ...

  4. Ten Brands to Watch in 2013

    December 26, 2012 1:00 PM EST Marketers spent close to $1.2 billion on music sponsorship alone in 2012, and that's not even counting the hundreds of millions that went into commercials featuring current songs that helped many artists impact the Billboard charts. As artist ...

  5. Exclusive: Whitney Houston To Be Honored in Next 'VH1 Divas' Tribute

    May 08, 2012 5:15 PM EDT Whitney Houston (right) and Mary J. Blige performing at the "VH1 Divas" concert in 1999. VH1 will pay tribute to Whitney Houston for its next installment of "VH1 Divas," Billboard has learned. The network will tape the performa ...

  6. Backbeat: Jason Crabb, Natalie Grant, Laura Story Win Big At Dove Music Awards

    April 20, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Artist and male vocalist of the year winner Jason Crabb backstage with Gospel Music Channel founder/CEO Charlie Humbard. (Photo: Celeste Winstead) Jason Crabb cemented his status as a solo phenomenon by winning male vocalist and artist of the year ...

  7. Chart Moves: 'Newsies' Cast Album Debuts, 'MTV Unplugged' Returns, and a Video Game Soundtrack Sizzles

    April 19, 2012 10:38 PM EDT The Billboard 200: This week on the Billboard 200, Lionel Richie claimed his third No. 1 album with the rise of "Tuskegee" (129,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, up 35%). He might even stick around for a second week on the list i ...

  8. Exclusive: Front Line's Irving Azoff Talks Fair, Palmese Hires; Insists 'We're Not a Record Label'

    April 03, 2012 3:29 PM EDT Once more, with feeling, from Front Line CEO Irving Azoff: "We're not a record label." The company is, however, more well-stocked with label-executive resources, since it announced on Monday the hiring of producer/exec Ron Fair and ...

  9. Irving Azoff's Front Line Management Hires Ron Fair, Richard Palmese

    April 02, 2012 7:16 PM EDT Front Line Management Group announced it has signed record label executives Ron Fair and Richard Palmese to consultancy jobs. Fair, a music producer, was formerly president of both A&M and Geffen Records chairman, while Palmese was executive V ...

  10. ABC To Air 'Duets' Singing Competition With Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie, Robin Thicke

    March 08, 2012 9:52 AM EST ABC is diving into the competitive music competition space with its own celebrity-headlined series this summer. Duets will have American Idol season one alum Kelly Clarkson as well as Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke combing the co ...

  11. Roots Grammy Jam Session Report: No-Shows Scuttled 'On the Fly' Whitney Houston Tribute, ?uestlove Says

    February 12, 2012 2:42 PM EST The Roots curating their annual Grammy Jam at the House of Blues Los Angeles. (Photo: Fred Shavies/3680 Photography) Despite a high-energy jam session that featured surprise guest performers like India Arie, Trombone Shorty, Childish Gambino, Warr ...

  12. Damian, Stephen Marley, Romain Virgo Celebrate Roots Reggae at Jamaica's Rebel Salute

    February 09, 2012 4:15 PM EST With more than 40 veteran artists, contemporary stars and upcoming acts performing during its 12-hour presentation, Pepsi Rebel Salute, held on Jan. 14 at the Port Kaiser Sports Complex, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, reaffirmed that culturally-themed ro ...

  13. 'Joyful Noise' Soundtrack Could Soar Into Top 10 Next Week

    January 20, 2012 10:29 PM EST The soundtrack to the film "Joyful Noise," which stars Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton , is aiming to make a praiseworthy leap straight into the top 10 on the Billboard 200 next week. On Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart (below), ...

  14. Backbeat: Mervyn Warren On Clearing Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Usher Songs For 'Joyful Noise' Sdtk

    January 17, 2012 11:09 AM EST Composer, pianist and singer Mervyn Warren went on a whirlwind promotional tour for the Warner Bros. film "Joyful Noise" last week flying cross-country to appear on "Late Night With David Letterman" with Dolly Parton on Thursda ...

  15. Web Trends: Watch A New Gucci Mane Video

    January 12, 2012 4:00 PM EST Google Trends: 1. peoples choice awards : The annual fan favorite awards show went down last night 19. dolly parton : The country star rapped on the "Today" show this morning with Queen Latifah Twitter Music Trends: #FavoriteLyricOfAllTi ...

  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. Indaba Music Appoints J.J. Rosen CEO

    March 01, 2011 11:38 AM EST Just a week after adding Queen Latifah to its board of directors , online music collaboration site Indaba today announced the appointment of Sony Music vet J.J. Rosen as its CEO . Rosen previously was executive VP of Sony Music's commercial m ...

  18. Queen Latifah Invests In Music Startup Indaba, Joins Board

    February 24, 2011 4:52 PM EST The digital music business just got a fresh jolt of star power: Queen Latifah has invested in New York-based startup Indaba and joined its board of directors. Indaba is an online networking and collaboration tool that allows people to create and s ...

  19. Dolly Parton, Queen Latifah Team On Film

    August 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Dolly Parton is returning to the big screen to duet with Queen Latifah in the feature "Joyful Noise." The film centers around two women who join forces to prevent a small-town gospel choir from shutting down. Todd Graff is writing and di ...

  20. Stevie Wonder, Dave Stewart To Perform On Cancer Telecast

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder will join Natasha Bedingfield, Queen Latifah, Martina McBride, Aaron Neville and Dave Stewart for a performance on the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) TV fundraiser at 8pm ET on Sept. 10. The collaboration will be part of an "extraord ...

  21. Jay-Z Leads BET Awards Noms, Queen Latifah To Host

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Artist/actress/entrepreneur Queen Latifah has been chosen to host the 10th edition of the BET Awards. Leading with five nominations is Jay-Z, followed by Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Trey Songz and Melanie Fiona, tied at four nods each. Among this year’s ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Jack And Alicia Continue To Reign

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" enjoys a third week atop the Billboard 200 while Alicia Keys' "As I Am" seems unstoppable in its 15th week on the chart ... The latest installment of the "Kidz Bop Kids&q ...

  24. Queen Latifah Preps 'Every Woman Counts'

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST In association with Lifetime Networks, Queen Latifah is recording a series of vignettes aimed at spotlighting the issues most important to women and encouraging women to vote during the coming election year. Set to kick off in January, the vignett ...

  25. Rascal Flatts Flattens Competition With Third No. 1 Album

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Country trio Rascal Flatts strikes with its third straight No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Still Feels Good" bows with a whopping 547,000 ... That's the biggest sales week for a country act since over a year ago when, you guess ...

  26. Hollywood Bowl Reveals Summer Line-Up

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Decemberists, Queen Latifah, Diana Krall, B.B. King, Macy Gray and Rufus Wainwright are among the artists set for Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl 2007 summer concert schedule, revealed today (March 7). The Bowl's summer session spans 14 ...

  27. VH1, BET To Share 'Wifey' Series

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST VH1 and BET have found a show they want to split in hopes of a hit. In an unprecedented collaboration between a pair of TV networks, the Viacom-owned duo are jointly developing a scripted-series pilot that, if picked up, would air in the same time ...

  28. Warner Strategic Partners With P&G

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Like Devo before them, Warner Music Group catalogue artists like Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah and Sixpence None The Richer are adding spice to the home cleaning experience. Like Devo before them, Warner Bros. artists like Aretha Franklin, Queen ...

  29. Queen Latifah To Host Grammys

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Musician/actress Queen Latifah will host the 2005 Grammy Awards, which will be televised live on CBS Feb. 13 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Musician/actress Queen Latifah will host the 2005 Grammy Awards, which will be televised live on C ...

  30. Latifah Company, Paramount Ink DVD Deal

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Films has inked a deal to produce exclusive direct-to-DVD urban films for Paramount Home Entertainment. Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Films has inked a deal to produce exclusive direct-to-DVD urban films for Par ...

  31. CoverGirl Takes A Shine To Music Biz

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cosmetics company CoverGirl has inked a deal with Atlantic Records to a create a new label, CG Vibes. The first release will be a limited-edition compilation, "CG Vibes: Music That Gives Back," due Ju Cosmetics company CoverGirl has inke ...

  32. Tuned In: The Tube

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST More musicians sign on for TV projects, including Queen Latifah, whose production company is developing UPN series "WHOT." More musicians sign on for TV projects, including Queen Latifah, whose production company is developing UPN series ...

  33. Tuned In: The Tube

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST More musicians sign on for TV projects, including Queen Latifah, whose production company is developing UPN series "WHOT." More musicians sign on for TV projects, including Queen Latifah, whose production company is developing UPN series ...