Rhythm and blues

  1. 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 ...

  2. Chi-Lites Frontman Dies

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Eugene Record was 64. Eugene Record, a founding member and creative force behind R&B vocal group the Chi-Lites, died July 22 after a long battle with cancer. He was 64. Though Record was best known for writing the smooth soul group's bigg ...

  3. Parliament-Funkadelic's Ray Davis Dies

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Respiratory complications cited as cause. Ray Davis, a founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic, died Tuesday from respiratory complications at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., according to his son, Derrick. He was 6 ...

  4. Four Tops' 'Obie' Benson Dies

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Renaldo "Obie" Benson, a member of the legendary Motown singing group the Four Tops, died Friday at a Detroit hospital. He was 69. Renaldo "Obie" Benson, a member of the legendary Motown singing group the Four Tops, died Friday ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Bow Wow, Omarion To Co-headline Tour

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Heart Throb Tour begins July 20 in New Jersey. Bow Wow and Omarion will co-headline the Scream Tour IV Presents: the Heart Throb Tour. The trek begins July 20 at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey and wraps Sept. 4 at the Miami Arena. ...

  7. Mariah Carey

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Carey's emancipation is drenched in hip-hop and old-school R&B ballads for her most satisfying set since 1997's "Butterfly." Carey's emancipation is drenched in hip-hop and old-school R&B ballads for her most s ...

  8. Ciara Feat. Ludacris

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST From the girls, to the grills, to the clubs, Ciara goes for her third hit with a hot—yet take-it-slow—vibe. From the girls, to the grills, to the clubs, Ciara goes for her third hit with a hot¿yet take-it-slow¿vibe. News ...

  9. Pips' Edward Patten Dies

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tenor was 65. Gladys Knight & the Pips member Edward Patten died early this morning (Feb. 25) at a suburban Detroit hospital, according to his cousin William Guest, another member of the group. He was 65. Patten, an Atlanta native who lived in ...

  10. Virgin Mobile Gets 'Dibs' On Ashanti, Ja Rule Ringtones

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Virgin Mobile is offering its customers exclusive ringtones of tracks from current albums by Ashanti and Ja Rule. Both artists are signed to Universal Music Group's Def Jam label. Virgin Mobile is offering its customers exclusive ringtones of ...

  11. Destiny's Child

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Following solo forays, Destiny's Child returns with its first studio album in three years. Following solo forays, Destiny's Child returns with its first studio album in three years. News Destiny ...

  12. Rhythm & Blues

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Eclectic singer/songwriter Joi debuts "Tennessee Slim Is the Bomb" on her own Joilicious label. Read Gail Mitchell's column. Eclectic singer/songwriter Joi debuts "Tennessee Slim Is the Bomb" on her own Joilicious label. R ...

  13. Global Pulse

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter David Steele finds Jonte Short's gospel voice is the right fit to front his U.K.- based neo-soul act, Fried. Read Nigel Williamson's column. Songwriter David Steele finds Jonte Short's gospel voice is the right fit to fro ...

  14. Beat Box

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT La Toya Jackson, recording under the name Toy, returns to the Hot Dance Club Play Chart. Read Michael Paoletta's column. La Toya Jackson, recording under the name Toy, returns to the Hot Dance Club Play Chart. Read Michael Paoletta's col ...

  15. Rick James Found Dead At 56

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rick James, the funk star of the '70s and '80s, was found dead today of apparently natural causes in his home near Universal City, Calif. He was 56. Rick James, the funk star of the '70s and '80s, was found dead today of appare ...

  16. Universal U.K. To Fete Motown

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. is launching "The Summer of Motown," an initiative to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the famed label and its catalog. Universal Music U.K. is launching "The Summer of Motown," an initiative to celebrate ...

  17. Universal U.K. To Fete Motown

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. is launching "The Summer of Motown," an initiative to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the famed label and its catalog. Universal Music U.K. is launching "The Summer of Motown," an initiative to celebrate ...

  18. Beyoncé Inspires Fragrance Collection

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tommy Hilfiger Toiletries has unveiled a new women's fragrance collection inspired by Beyoncé. Tommy Hilfiger Toiletries has unveiled a new women's fragrance collection inspired by Beyoncé. The True Star collection, which includ ...

  19. Rhythm & Blues

    June 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jill Scott's sophomore studio album, "Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds, Vol. 2," reunites Scott with several producers from her 2001 multiplatinum debut, "Who Is Jill Scott? Word and Sounds, Vol Jill Scott's sophomore s ...

  20. Wilson Nearly Crashes Usher's 'Party'

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher holds on to chart lead despite strong debut. Usher holds on to chart lead despite strong debut. News ...

  21. Def Soul Signs Isleys

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT First album slated for early 2005. Def Soul Classics has signed the Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley. The veteran R&B group will release its first album for the Def Jam division in the first quarter of 2005. The brothers recently cut the ...

  22. Rimshot Takes Aim At Funk Brothers

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The L.A. firm Rimshot Management has filed suit against former Motown Records sidemen the Funk Brothers, alleging the musicians breached their management contract. The Funk Brothers -- session musicia The L.A. firm Rimshot Management has filed sui ...

  23. 'Anastacia' Retains Euro Albums Crown For 4th Week

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Prince's 'Musicology' enters the Euro chart at No. 3. Prince's 'Musicology' enters the Euro chart at No. 3. News Prince ...

  24. Rhythm & Blues

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Isley Brothers will be recognized for lifetime achievement at the fourth annual BET Awards. Read Gail Mitchell's column. The Isley Brothers will be recognized for lifetime achievement at the fourth annual BET Awards. Read Gail Mitchell� ...

  25. Usher Uncontested At Billboard 200 Peak

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tamia scores top debut at No. 17. Tamia scores top debut at No. 17. News ...

  26. Knowles' Music World Signs RJ Helton

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Extensive push planned for 'American Idol' star. B-Rite Music artist RJ Helton has signed with Mathew Knowles' management company, Music World, a division of Sanctuary. A top-five finalist on "American Idol," Helton recent ...

  27. Al Green, Hall & Oates Set For Songwriters Hall

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST The National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame has named Charles Fox, Al Green, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Don McLean and songwriting duo Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield as this The National Academy of Popular Music/Songw ...

  28. Retail Track

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Prince's method of distributing his new album, "Musicology," has some retailers perplexed. Prince's method of distributing his new album, "Musicology," has some retailers perplexed. News Prince ...

  29. Retail Track

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Prince's method of distributing his new album, "Musicology," has some retailers perplexed. Prince's method of distributing his new album, "Musicology," has some retailers perplexed. News Prince ...

  30. Retail Track

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Prince's method of distributing his new album, "Musicology," has some retailers perplexed. Prince's method of distributing his new album, "Musicology," has some retailers perplexed. News Prince ...

  31. Aretha Franklin Stable In Hospital

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Aretha Franklin has been hospitalized since Saturday for an undisclosed ailment and is in stable condition. Aretha Franklin has been hospitalized since Saturday for an undisclosed ailment and is in stable condition. Her publicist declined to say i ...

  32. R&B Singer Edmund Sylvers Dead At 47

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Edmund Sylvers, former lead singer of '70s family group the Sylvers, died March 11 after a battle with lung cancer. The 47-year-old was diagnosed with the disease last May. Edmund Sylvers, former lead singer of '70s family group the Sylv ...

  33. O'Jays Sign With Mathew Knowles' Music World

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mathew Knowles has signed the O'Jays to a multiple-album deal through his Sony Music-distributed Music World Music (MWM) label. The trio's first album under the pact is due this summer. Mathew Knowles has signed the O'Jays to a mult ...

  34. Stax Co-Founder Estelle Axton Dead At 85

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Estelle Axton, co-founder of famed soul label Stax Records, died of natural causes Tuesday in Memphis. She was 85. Estelle Axton, co-founder of famed soul label Stax Records, died of natural causes Tuesday in Memphis. She was 85. Axton and her bro ...

  35. Rhythm & Blues

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Teena Marie reunites with duet partner Rick James on her self-produced Cash Money/Universal Records album, "La Donna." Singer/songwriter Teena Marie reunites with duet partner Rick James on her self-produced Cash Money/ ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Rhythm & Blues

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Teena Marie reunites with duet partner Rick James on her self-produced Cash Money/Universal Records album, "La Donna." Singer/songwriter Teena Marie reunites with duet partner Rick James on her self-produced Cash Money/ ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Teena Marie, Rick James Back Together

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran R&B singer/songwriter Teena Marie reunites with duet partner Rick James on her upcoming Cash Money/Universal project. Veteran R&B singer/songwriter Teena Marie reunites with duet partner Rick James on her upcoming Cash Money/Un ...

  40. Beyoncé, Hilfiger Ink Perfume Pact

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&B star Beyoncé Knowles has linked with Tommy Hilfiger Toiletries and Tommy Hilfiger USA, Inc., in a multi-year marketing deal that will include the launch of a Beyoncé-branded perfume R&B star Beyoncé Knowles has li ...

  41. Beyoncé, Hilfiger Ink Perfume Pact

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&B star Beyoncé Knowles has linked with Tommy Hilfiger Toiletries and Tommy Hilfiger USA, Inc., in a multi-year marketing deal that will include the launch of a Beyoncé-branded perfume R&B star Beyoncé Knowles has li ...

  42. Isley Twisting Into Men's Fashion

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ronald Isley is the latest artist to enter the world of fashion. The Grammy Award winner has partnered with Tendler Furs in New York for the "Ronald Isley aka Mr. Biggs Fur Collection." Ronald Isley is the latest artist to enter the worl ...

  43. Isley Twisting Into Men's Fashion

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ronald Isley is the latest artist to enter the world of fashion. The Grammy Award winner has partnered with Tendler Furs in New York for the "Ronald Isley aka Mr. Biggs Fur Collection." Ronald Isley is the latest artist to enter the worl ...

  44. Columbia Inks Deal For Goapele Set

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Skyblaze Records enters joint venture Bulletin has learned that Skyblaze Recordings, home to R&B songstress Goapele, has entered into a joint venture with Columbia Records/Sony Urban Music for the rerelease of the singer's 2002 Skyblaze/R ...

  45. Columbia Inks Deal For Goapele Set

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Skyblaze Recordings enters into joint venture Bulletin has learned that Skyblaze Recordings, home to R&B songstress Goapele, has entered into a joint venture with Columbia Records/Sony Urban Music for the rerelease of the singer's 2002 Sk ...

  46. Alicia Keys Unlocks Second No. 1 Debut

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Diary of Alicia Keys" (J), with huge U.S. sales of 618,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album--which was preceded by a flurry o Alicia Keys debuts at No. 1 on The B ...

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