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  1. Ciara 'Prays' Jive Will Release Her From Contract

    February 22, 2011 7:59 AM EST Singer Ciara has made a plea to her record label to drop her. In a Facebook post addressed to her fans, she shoots down rumors that Jive has already released her from her contract but says she isn't opposed to the idea. "This week the ne ...

  2. Ciara: Touring More Important than Record Sales

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST When Ciara was churning out chart-topping singles like "One, Two Step" and "Like a Boy," she appeared to be on the verge of superstardom, drawing some comparisons to Janet Jackson and the late Aaliyah. But since the initial pla ...

  3. VIDEO: Martina McBride Talks Kid Rock, Her New Album and more

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Country artist Martina McBride sat for a keynote Q&A at the Billboard Country Music Summit and dished on her collaboration with Kid Rock, her new album and more. For more exclusive video interviews with artists and top execs at the Billboard C ...

  4. Billboard Country Music Summit Is Here

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It's here. The first annual Billboard Country Music Summit, in association with CMA, will open its doors in just a few hours and will feature broad programming that encompasses virtually all aspects of the country music business. The keynotes ...

  5. Chrisette Michele Scores First No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chrisette Michele notches her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as her sophomore set "Epiphany" (Def Jam) debuts atop the list with 83,000. She edges out the seventh week of the "Hannah Montana: the Movie" soundtrack (No. ...

  6. Chrisette Michele Moves In With First No. 1 Album

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chrisette Michele celebrates her first No. 1 album as "Epiphany" arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 . . . With 83,000 sold, it marks the best sales week for the young singer, but the lowest sales total for a No. 1-debuting album in th ...

  7. Chrisette Michele, Ciara Vie For Top Spot On Billboard 200

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The latest albums from Chrisette Michele and Ciara are on track to debut high on the Billboard 200 chart next week -- both with a shot at a No. 1 bow. Industry prognosticators suggest both Michele's "Epiphany" (Def Jam) and Ciara� ...

  8. ACM To Fete Honorees, Off-Camera Winners At Special Event

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT For the first time ever, the Academy of Country Music will officially fete its special honorees and off-camera winners from the annual ACM Awards at a separate event. Martina McBride will host the first official Academy of Country Music Honors on ...

  9. Ciara Inks With Modeling Agency, Eyes Clothing Line

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Ciara has signed with modeling agency Wilhelmina and is in talks to launch her own clothing line. Wilhelmina will now focus on casting Ciara, who’s currently ending a print modeling run for Jay-Z's Rocawear line, in both clothi ...

  10. Ciara Gets Conceptual For Third Album

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Ciara has slated her third album, "Fantasy Ride," for a September release via Jive. Rather than one standard CD, the music will be spread across three separately packaged discs, bundled together, each with five to six song ...

  11. Review: Martina McBride's 'Waking Up Laughing'

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Martina McBride: "Waking Up Laughing" Producer: Martina McBride RCA Nashville Release Date: April 3 The first album of original material that McBride has solo produced (she also handled "Timeless," her collection of country cla ...