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  1. S.O.B.'s Annual MLK Day Show Canceled Due to Poor Ticket Sales

    January 17, 2012 3:48 PM EST On Sunday, Jan. 15, something strange happened at S.O.B.'s: for the first time in over a decade, the lower Manhattan club did not host a showcase in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday on the night before the national holiday. A ...

  2. Gil Scott-Heron Memoir Due in January

    December 16, 2011 9:10 AM EST The memoir of influential musician Gil Scott-Heron will be published on Jan. 16, 2012, The Wire reports. The posthumous text is titled "The Last Holiday" and will be released by Canongate. The date, which coincides with Martin Luther Kin ...

  3. Backbeat: Big Sean Launches 'Rising Icons' Season Three in NYC

    October 12, 2011 3:05 PM EDT Big Sean performs at the "Rising Icons" and Grey Goose party Monday night (Oct. 10). On Monday night (Oct. 10), at NYC's Good Units, "Rising Icons," in partnership with Grey Goose, launched their third season with G.O.O.D. ...

  4. Gil Scott-Heron Dead at 62

    May 28, 2011 12:54 AM EDT NEW YORK - Musician Gil Scott-Heron, who helped lay the groundwork for rap by fusing minimalistic percussion, political expression and spoken-word poetry on songs such as "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," died Friday at age 62. A f ...

  5. Hidden Beach Slates New Jill Scott Album For Late Spring

    April 05, 2011 5:32 PM EDT After a long hiatus, fans are being treated to a double dose of new music from Jill Scott . "The Light of the Sun" -- the singer/songwriter's first album under her recently announced distribution deal with Warner Bros. -- is due in ...

  6. Adele's '21' Holds Top Of Billboard 200

    March 09, 2011 9:30 AM EST Adele's "21" stands firm at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week, moving 168,000 copies (down 52%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. With a little more than 520,000 sold in two weeks, "21" has swiftly become the yea ...

  7. Exclusive: Jill Scott Signs Distribution Deal with Warner Brothers Label

    March 03, 2011 6:22 PM EST Following a recently settled, tumultuous legal battle with previous label Hidden Beach -- which found her countersuing the label's claim that she exited halfway through a six-album deal last year -- singer/songwriter Jill Scott has signed a d ...

  8. Jill Scott Files Cross-Complaint Against Label

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Jill Scott is hitting back at Hidden Beach Records, claiming the indie label caused her millions of dollars in damages for mismanagement of her career, according to legal papers filed in Los Angeles Supreme Court. Scott's cross ...

  9. Jill Scott Sued By Label

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Jill Scott is being sued by her longtime record label, which is accusing the multi-platinum R&B songstress of skipping out halfway through a six-album contract and potentially owing millions of dollars in damages. The lawsuit, filed in Los Ang ...

  10. Jill Scott Back With New Album, Two Films

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST In addition to recording her fifth album, "The Light of the Sun," Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Jill Scott is gearing up for the release of two new films, a cartoon series, a new addition to her Ashley Stewart intimate apparel ...

  11. Jill Scott Reborn After Divorce, Films

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT While some artists choose to keep their private life cloaked in mystery, Jill Scott's music was so rich with details about her most intimate thoughts, even a casual listener could tell that she was madly in love with her man. From "He Lo ...

  12. Kenny Chesney Tops Chart With 'Road'

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the second time in 2005, a Kenny Chesney album is on top of The Billboard 200. His BNA Records set "The Road and the Radio" debuts at No. 1 with first week sales of 470,000 copies in the United St For the second time in 2005, a Kenny ...

  13. 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 ...