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  1. 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 ...

  2. Whitney Houston Dead at 48

    February 11, 2012 8:21 PM EST Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48. Publicist Kristen Foster said Saturda ...

  3. Johnny Gill's Twitter Rants Against Record Exec Could Set Defamation Precedent

    August 17, 2011 7:51 AM EDT When Notifi Records CEO Ira DeWitt sued former New Edition singer Johnny Gill last week for alleged defamation on Twitter, the executive became the latest test subject for how comments online will be treated by the courts. According to the lawsuit ...

  4. What Does Eminem Have In Common With Donny Osmond?

    July 29, 2011 6:15 PM EDT What's in a name? For Eminem, when it comes to Billboard Hot 100 success, it hardly seems to matter. As Bad Meets Evil, the duo of Eminem and Da Royce da 5'9", soar into the top 10 (17-10) on the Hot 100 with "Lighters," f ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Island Def Jam Preps Brutha Debut

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Unveiling its first video today (Oct. 15), R&B quintet Brutha sets the stage for the release of its debut album and a forthcoming foray into reality TV. Brutha's self-titled Island Def Jam album is due to hit stores Dec. 9. The project� ...

  7. ASCAP Crowns Timbaland Songwriter of the Year

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter/producer/artist Timbaland was named songwriter of the year at ASCAP's 21st annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. Among the other top honorees announced this evening (June 23) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles were publish ...

  8. New Edition’s Tresvant Preps New Solo Album

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ralph Tresvant, a founding member of New Edition, is recording a new solo album via his Xzault Media Group (XMG) label. The as-yet-untitled project, due later this year, features lead single “It Must Be You.” The single becomes available July 1 on ...

  9. New Edition Picks Up ASCAP Golden Note

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New Edition will be presented with the Golden Note Award at ASCAP's 21st annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The ceremony -- which also honors the organization's top songwriters and publishers in R&B/hip-hop -- will take place Jun ...

  10. Billboard R&B Conference Kicks Off

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Billboard's eighth annual R&B/Hip-Hop Conference got under way Nov. 29 in Atlanta at the Renaissance downtown, which hosted some of the music industry's top executives to discuss the state of R&B/hip-hop, how gospel fits in mains ...

  11. Bobby Brown Arrested On 14-Year-Old Violations

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Singer was released on $40 bond. Singer Bobby Brown has been arrested for minor motor-vehicle violations dating back 14 years. The 37-year-old entertainer was in town Friday to watch his daughter in a high-school cheerleading tournament that night ...

  12. Eminem's 'Encore' Takes No. 1 Bow

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although it was legitimately available for just three days during the sales reporting week, Eminem's "Encore" moved enough copies to easily debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Released on Friday in a Although it was legitimately av ...

  13. Eminem's 'Encore' Takes No. 1 Bow

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rapper sells 700K in abbreviated first week. Although it was legitimately available for just three days during the sales reporting week, Eminem's "Encore" moved enough copies to easily debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Released o ...