Luther Vandross

  1. Chart Moves: Luke Bryan, One Direction's 'Take Me Home' Next for 2012's Million-Sellers Club

    December 14, 2012 9:35 AM EST The Billboard 200 On the chart this week , Taylor Swift's "Red" returned to No. 1, selling 167,000 (up 22%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the album's fourth non-consecutive week atop the list. The tally's high ...

  2. Lionel Richie, Etta James To Be Inducted Into Apollo Theater Hall of Fame

    March 08, 2012 11:50 AM EST NEW YORK -- Singer-songwriter Lionel Richie and the late Etta James will be inducted into the Apollo Theater's Hall of Fame in New York City. The ceremony will be held at the historic Harlem theater on June 4. Lionel Richie to Headline Billbo ...

  3. NMPA To Honor Richard Marx With Songwriter Icon Award

    May 19, 2011 7:47 PM EDT The National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) will honor Grammy-winning, multi-platinum artist/producer/songwriter Richard Marx at its annual meeting, to be held June 15 at New York's Marriott Marquis Hotel. Marx will be presented wi ...

  4. Briefs: Jazz Crusaders, Gerald Levert, Johnny Gill

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The reunion of three original Jazz Crusaders members—Joe Sample, Wayne Henderson and Wilton Felder—is among the highlights planned for the 23rd annual Long Beach (Calif.) Jazz Festival (Aug. 13-15). Also on tap: Melanie Fiona, Boney James, Geor ...

  5. Songwriter Harold Lilly Jr. To Be Honored As 'Hero'

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-winning songwriter Harold Lilly Jr. will receive the 2008 Heroes and Legends (HAL) Award for his contributions to the music industry. The presentation will take place during the 19th annual HAL Awards on Sept. 28 at the Beverly Hills Hotel ...

  6. Hathaway Stax Debut Scheduled

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lalah Hathaway's first album for Stax Records, "Self Portrait," will hit stores June 3. Distributed by Concord Music Group, the project reunites Hathaway with producer Rex Rideout. He produced the 2004 Grammy-nominated Luther Vandro ...

  7. Miller To Host Playboy Jazz Cruise

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Grammy-winning electric bassist and songwriter/producer Marcus Miller (Luther Vandross, Miles Davis) will host the inaugural Playboy Jazz Cruise of the Caribbean when it sets sail in early 2009. Among the artists joining him on the cruise will be ...

  8. Warner Bros. Enlists Wilson In Urban Role

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ken Wilson starts today (Nov. 26) as senior VP of urban promotion for Warner Bros. Records. The music industry veteran succeeds Cynthia Johnson, who exited the post earlier this year. Wilson most recently served in a similar position at J Records. ...

  9. Jaheim Set For Atlantic Debut

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic Records has signed R&B singer/songwriter/producer Jaheim, the label announced today (Oct. 17). The former Warner Bros. artist is set to release his still-untitled label debut on Dec. 18. "This is a milestone project for me, which ...

  10. Danity Kane Sidesteps OutKast To Claim No. 1

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Set sold 234,000 copies in the United States. In yet another big week for new albums on The Billboard 200, Danity Kane comes out on top of the crop with its self-titled debut. The set sold 234,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen ...

  11. Lopez Promoted To VP At J/Arista

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Previous stints include Billboard, Hollywood, A&M. Stephanie Lopez has been promoted to VP of urban adult promotion for J/Arista Records. She continues to report to Ken Wilson, senior VP of urban promotion and remains based in the company’ ...

  12. Dionne Warwick Not Ready To Say 'Farewell'

    September 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran singer Dionne Warwick has announced that her so-called “Farewell Tour” of Britain would not be her last. The Grammy-winning icon has also said she would shortly release an album of 40 duet Veteran singer Dionne Warwick has announced that h ...

  13. Luther Vandross Dies At 54

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-winning soul singer and songwriter Luther Vandross, who suffered a serious stroke two years ago as he was about to relaunch his career, died on Friday (July 1) in a New Jersey hospital, officia Grammy-winning soul singer and songwriter Luth ...

  14. Koz Plans Eighth Smooth Jazz Christmas

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Saxophonist Dave Koz will reprise his annual Smooth Jazz Christmas tour for the eighth consecutive year, beginning Nov. 26 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Saxophonist Dave Koz will reprise his annual Smooth J ...

  15. Underdogs Hook Up With Rondor

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Production/writing team inks co-pub deal. Rondor Music has forged a co-publishing agreement with production/songwriting team the Underdogs. The L.A.-based duo (Harvey Mason Jr. and Damon Thomas) have written material for Jennifer Lopez, Justin Tim ...

  16. OutKast Snags Two Soul Train Awards

    March 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast was the big winner at Saturday's (March 20) 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, picking up two statuettes. Yet the evening belonged to career achievement honoree Janet Jackson. The singer wa OutKast was the big winner at Saturday ...

  17. Vandross Wins Four NAACP Image Awards

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Luther Vandross won four NAACP Image Awards in a ceremony Saturday (March 6) that blended politics with a wide range of honors for works by and about people of color. The soul crooner is recovering fr Luther Vandross won four NAACP Image Awards in ...

  18. Richard Marx Signs With EMI

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hot on the heels of his song-of-the-year Grammy win earlier this month for the Luther Vandross-sung "Dance With My Father," singer/songwriter Richard Marx has signed with EMI/Manhattan Records. Hot on the heels of his song-of-the-year Gr ...

  19. Beyonce, Vandross Leads Soul Train Noms

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Beyonce leads the list of nominees for the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, with four. The singer/songwriter recently took home five Grammys. Beyonce leads the list of nominees for the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, with four. The singer ...

  20. Behind The Scenes At The Grammys

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé -- the evening's big winner, with five awards for her first solo album -- said her previous honors with Destiny's Child are still special. OutKast, winner of three awards, including album of year, brought former Arista R ...

  21. Beyoncé, OutKast Share Grammy Spotlight

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé 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 ...

  22. Beyoncé, Vandross Lead Early Grammy Winners

    February 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Awards in 94 of the 105 Grammy categories were presented Sunday (Feb. 8) afternoon from the Los Angeles Convention Center before the nationally televised broadcast from the adjacent Staples Center. Awards in 94 of the 105 Grammy categories were pr ...

  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 ...