Ray Charles

  1. Grammys Boost 'Genius' To No. 1

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ray Charles scores first chart-topper since 1962. The Grammy winner for album of the year, Ray Charles' "Genius Loves Company" (Concord/Hear Music) rockets from No. 15 to the top of The Billboard 200, earning the iconic artist his f ...

  2. Grammys Boost 'Genius' To No. 1

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ray Charles scores first chart-topper since 1962. The Grammy winner for album of the year, Ray Charles' "Genius Loves Company" (Concord/Hear Music) rockets from No. 15 to the top of The Billboard 200, earning the iconic artist his f ...

  3. Grammys Shine Light On Ray

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Even in death, Ray Charles was a force to be reckoned with at the 47th annual Grammy Awards tonight (Feb. 13) in Los Angeles. Charles won eight Grammys stemming from his final release, "Genius Loves C Even in death, Ray Charles was a force to ...

  4. The Game Wins Again

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fans are still clamoring for the Game, as his Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope debut, "The Documentary," returns to No. 1 on The Billboard 200, on U.S. sales down 28% from last week to 190,000 units, accor Fans are still clamoring for the Gam ...

  5. The Game Wins Again

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fans are still clamoring for the Game, as his Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope debut, "The Documentary," returns to No. 1 on The Billboard 200, on U.S. sales down 28% from last week to 190,000 units, accor Fans are still clamoring for the Gam ...

  6. Kanye West Tops Grammy Noms

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop newcomer Kanye West leads the nominations for the 47th annual Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 13 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and air live on CBS. West nabbed 10 nominations, while Ushe Hip-hop newcomer Kanye West leads the nominati ...

  7. Ray Charles Earns First Platinum RIAA Award

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the first platinum award of his career with "Genius Loves Company" (Concord) during September certifications by the RIAA. After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charle ...

  8. Ray Charles Earns First Platinum RIAA Award

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R&B vet's final record ships 1 million units in Sept. After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the first platinum award of his career with "Genius Loves Company" (Concord) during September certific ...

  9. CBS To Air All-Star Ray Charles Tribute

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stevie, Usher, Norah among performers. The late Ray Charles will be the subject of a concert special, "Genius: A Night for Ray Charles," that will air on CBS on an unspecified date in late October. The tribute will take place Oct. 8 at t ...

  10. McGraw Holds Off Ray Charles Atop Billboard 200

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw is living it up on The Billboard 200, as his Curb set "Live Like You Were Dying" notches a second week in the top slot. Although a 70% decline brings his U.S. sales to 227,000 this week, ac Tim McGraw is living it up on The Bi ...

  11. McGraw Holds Off Ray Charles Atop Billboard 200

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw is living it up on The Billboard 200, as his Curb set "Live Like You Were Dying" notches a second week in the top slot. Although a 70% decline brings his U.S. sales to 227,000 this week, ac Tim McGraw is living it up on The Bi ...

  12. The Beat

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michael McDonald's duet with Ray Charles previews McDonald's next Motown-inspired project. Read Melinda Newman's column. Michael McDonald's duet with Ray Charles previews McDonald's next Motown-inspired project. Read Melin ...

  13. Movies & Music

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Billboard gets exclusive details about assembling the music to Universal Pictures' Ray Charles film biography. Read Carla Hay's column. Billboard gets exclusive details about assembling the music to Universal Pictures' Ray Charles f ...

  14. Studio Monitor

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ray Charles' RPM International studio is where he recorded his final album, "Genius Loves Company." Read Christopher Walsh's column. Ray Charles' RPM International studio is where he recorded his final album, "Genius ...

  15. Ray Charles Dead At 73

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gospel and soul legend died in Beverly Hills. Gospel and soul legend Ray Charles died today (June 10) at his Beverly Hills home of complications related to liver disease. He was 73. Charles, who grew up poor in Greenville, Fla., was stricken with ...

  16. Ray Charles Gets Historic Landmark

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The L.A. recording studios of Ray Charles -- RPM International -- were designated as a historic landmark at a ceremony on Friday (April 30). The L.A. recording studios of Ray Charles -- RPM International -- were designated as a historic landmark a ...

  17. The Beat

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST A collection of Ray Charles duets is the first project that Starbucks and Concord Records are releasing in a new partnership. A collection of Ray Charles duets is the first project that Starbucks and Concord Records are releasing in a new partners ...

  18. The Beat

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST A collection of Ray Charles duets is the first project that Starbucks and Concord Records are releasing in a new partnership. A collection of Ray Charles duets is the first project that Starbucks and Concord Records are releasing in a new partners ...

  19. Concord, Starbucks Team For Album Releases

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ray Charles duets set due this summer. Ray Charles duets set due this summer. News Ray Charles ...

  20. Concord, Starbucks Team For Album Releases

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Concord Records in L.A. has partnered with Starbucks to produce and distribute co-branded albums. The releases, to kick off with a new duets set by Ray Charles, will carry the Concord and Starbucks He Concord Records in L.A. has partnered with Sta ...

  21. Ray Charles Lines Up Stars For Duets

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones, B.B. King and Willie Nelson are among the artists who will team with Ray Charles for his upcoming duets album on Concord Records. Norah Jones, B.B. King and Willie Nelson are among the artists who will team with Ray Charles for his up ...

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