Raphael Saadiq

  1. Sheila E., Grammy Trustee, Vows to Fight Latin-Award Category Downsizing From the Inside

    February 11, 2012 7:20 PM EST Count Sheila E. among the artists who is upset that the Recording Academy condensed the number of Grammy Award categories from 109 to 78. But unlike some of her fellow artists, she is fighting from the inside. "I was very offended Latin Jazz ...

  2. Backbeat: Raphael Saadiq Rocks, L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Predicts Big Adele Grammy Wins @ Delta Party

    February 10, 2012 12:05 PM EST Getting the party started (from left) Rafael Saadiq, Raquel Davis, Estelle and L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa meet up at the Getty House for the Delta Air Lines pre-Grammy party. (Photo: Joe Scarnici) Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa set th ...

  3. Mick Jagger to Make First Onstage Grammy Appearance

    February 03, 2011 11:19 AM EST The Recording Academy is finally getting some satisfaction, with Mick Jagger's first appearance on the Grammy stage. The Rolling Stones frontman will perform at the Feb. 13 ceremony as part of a tribute to soul great Solomon Burke, who died l ...

  4. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Betty Wright & Lil Wayne; Raphael Saadiq's New Single; Ex-Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts Updates Percy Faith

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST Betty Wright Signs to S-Curve, New Album To Feature Lil Wayne, Snoop & Joss Stone -- Current Grammy nominee and R&B legend Betty Wright has signed with S-Curve Records. Due later this year, the singer's first album for the label will ...

  5. Blige, Saadiq Sing A 'Precious' Song

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT During the recording of an original song for the forthcoming film "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," director Lee Daniels "made me pull every single thing from my guts," Mary J. Blige told a packed hou ...

  6. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, SSS

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Aretha Franklin will play the Hollywood Bowl for the first time in 35 years on June 26. Franklin joins a summer 2009 Bowl performance lineup that includes Raphael Saadiq, Janelle Monae, the Roots, Etta James and Grace Jones. Single tickets for ...

  7. Sheryl Crow, Modest Mouse, Katy Perry Set For Bumbershoot

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sheryl Crow, Modest Mouse, Katy Perry, Michael Franti & Spearhead, De La Soul, and Raphael Saadiq are among the first acts confirmed for the 2009 Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival. The event will be held Labor Day weekend, Sept. ...

  8. Essence Festival Adds Maxwell, Al Green, Ne-Yo

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Maxwell, Anita Baker, Al Green, John Legend, Robin Thicke, Salt-N-Pepa, Ne-Yo and En Vogue will join previously announced headliner Beyonce at the 15th annual Essence Music Festival. The event will be held July 3-5 at the New Orleans Superdome. Ro ...

  9. Saadiq Hits The Road, Records With Fantasia

    December 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Since the demise of Tony! Toni! Tone!, Raphael Saadiq has staked his reputation in the recording studio with myriad production and collaboration credits. But "The Way I See It," his fourth solo album, has rekindled the R&B auteur ...

  10. D’Angelo Releases Buzz Single

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT D’Angelo has prefaced the spring 2009 release of his third album with a new buzz single. “I Found My Smile Again,” a remake of the tune D’Angelo originally recorded for the 1996 “Space Jam” soundtrack, became available exclusively via iTunes today ...

  11. Q-Tip Returns To Roots On 'The Renaissance'

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Q-Tip's oft-delayed sophomore solo album, "The Renaissance," will finally hit stores Oct. 14 via Universal Motown. The nine-track set blends live instrumentation, scratching and samples for a sound reminiscent of the rapper's w ...

  12. R&B Briefs: Berklee College of Music, Chanté Moore

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- Original Earth, Wind & Fire members Maurice White and Philip Bailey will receive honorary doctor of music degrees at from Boston’s Berklee College of Music during the school’s commencement exercises on May 10. Bailey will also double as com ...

  13. Review: Joss Stone's 'Introducing Joss Stone'

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Joss Stone: "Introducing Joss Stone" Producer: Raphael Saadiq Virgin Release Date: March 20 If Stone was a whiz-kid prodigy on her first two albums, "Introducing" brings us the 19-year-old Brit as a confident vocalist demanding ...

  14. Introducing Joss' Vision

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Introducing Joss Stone" seems like an odd title for the third outing by an artist who has sold 7.5 million albums worldwide. But the 19-year-old British R&B singer feels like the 14-track set, which comes out March 20 on Virgin, rea ...

  15. RETURN TO COMMODORE LANE

    September 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lionel Richie is back on the R&B chart. Read about Richie's trek "right down Commodore Lane," as he describes it, with Jermaine Dupri, Sean Garrett, Dallas Austin, Raphael Saadiq and Richie musica Lionel Richie is back on th ...