R&B

  1. Business Matters: Six Things in SoundScan's 2012 Mid-Year Report to Be Optimistic About

    July 05, 2012 3:48 PM EDT Six Things to Be Optimistic About in SoundScan's Mid-Year Report -- We're halfway through 2012 and the sales results are in: As Billboard.biz reported Wednesday and Thursday , album sales were down 3.2% and overall sales - albums plus tr ...

  2. Urban Power List: Michael Kyser

    January 28, 2012 3:55 PM EST Michael Kyser President Of Black Music, Atlantic Records Group Website: atlanticrecords.com Twitter: @LittleBurger Expansion Player Signaling a redoubled commitment to expand its stake in R&B and hip-hop, Atlantic appointed Michael Kyser as it ...

  3. Publishing Briefs: 'Sleigh Ride' Most-Played Holiday Song In 2011, ASCAP Says

    December 06, 2011 5:05 PM EST ASCAP: 2011's 'Sleigh Ride' Most-Played Holiday Song -- For the second year in a row, "Sleigh Ride" is ASCAP's No. 1 most-played holiday song, the organization says. Since Oct. 1, "Sleigh Ride" has aired 64, ...

  4. Backbeat: Kendra Morris Plays Pharrell's Qream Tasting Party at Cornerstone HQ (Audio)

    November 29, 2011 7:30 AM EST Qream tasters: Pictured (Left to Right): Wax Poetics' Andre Torres, Cornerstone's Maryclaire Grace, Billboard's Chris Payne, Singer Kendra Morris, Cornerstone's Nathalie Levey, Wax Poetics' Dennis Coxen, Cornerstone's ...

  5. DJ Fresh's 'Louder' Tops U.K. Singles Chart Buoyed by Sports Drink Ad (Watch)

    July 11, 2011 7:35 AM EDT Beyoncé started a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday) with "4" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment), as "Louder" (Ministry of Sound) by DJ Fresh featuring Sian Evans debuted at No. 1 on the singles survey. T ...

  6. Web Trends: Swiss Beatz, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Drake and more

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 12:45pm) 5. swizz beatz and wife Rapper/producer Swiss Beatz and R&B singer Alicia Keys have confirmed that they are expecting a child together. 6. kanye west power Rapper/producer Kanye West released “Power” the first sin ...

  7. 2009 Sales Wrap: Transactions Up As Digital Growth Slows

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Total U.S. music transactions grew 2.1% to 1.55 billion units from 1.51 billion units while digital growth slowed and CD sales continued to plummet for the year ended Jan. 3, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The 2.1% growth is down from the 11% gro ...

  8. 'Mamma Mia!' Sparks Aussie ABBA Revival

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Abba are in the money money money on Australia's sales charts. In the wake of the Australian theatrical release of "Mamma Mia!", no less than ten Abba titles have made impressions on this week's Motorola Australian Record Indus ...

  9. Promotion Exec Ronnie Johnson Dies

    December 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Capitol Music Group's executive VP of urban music Ronnie Johnson died December 30 of a heart attack. Johnson began his music industry career in 1989 at Reprise Records as Southwest regional R&B promotion manager. He steadily moved up the ...

  10. Warner/Chappell Inks Lloyd

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell Music has signed a worldwide co-publishing deal with R&B singer/songwriter Lloyd for his catalog of songs and future compositions. Lloyd's latest album, "Street Love," debuted No. 2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Alb ...

  11. Koch To Distribute Brunswick Records

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label was home to Jackie Wilson. Port Washington, N.Y.-based Koch Entertainment Distribution has signed an exclusive North American distribution agreement with R&B label Brunswick Records. The label was the one-time home to Tyrone Davis, the C ...

  12. Sony Urban Names Senior VP

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Promo vet McClendon shifts from Arista. Sony Urban Music has named C.C. McClendon as senior VP of urban promotion. She was senior VP of R&B promotion at Arista Records. In her new position, New York-based McClendon reports to Sony Urban Music ...

  13. Sony Ups Ellis To Urban GM

    March 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music's Lisa Ellis has been promoted to the new position of GM of Sony Urban Music. Based in New York, Ellis reports to Sony Music U.S. president Don Ienner. Sony Music's Lisa Ellis has been promoted to the new position of GM of Son ...

  14. Beyonce, R. Kelly Win Big At Billboard Music Awards

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beyonce and R. Kelly were the queen and king of the 14th annual Billboard Music Awards, which were presented last night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and broadcast live on FOX. Both snared four trophi Beyonce and R. Kelly were the queen and king o ...