United Negro College Fund

  1. R&B Briefs: Stevie Wonder, Akon, LeToya Luckett and More

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- Stevie Wonder, Akon, Chrisette Michele, Ledisi and Jesse McCartney are among the artists performing on the United Negro College Fund's (UNCF) 31st annual "Evening of Stars" tribute to singer/songwriter Lionel Richie. The two-hour ...

  2. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: George Clinton, Lionel Richie

    July 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Funkmaster George Clinton has been named 2009’s BMI Icon honoree. The award will be presented at the organization’s upcoming annual Urban Awards on Sept. 10 in New York at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Clinton joins such previous BMI Icon honorees as T ...

  3. Wayne Brady Tunes Up the Music

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT There's one thing Emmy-winning entertainer Wayne Brady wants people to know about his debut album, "A Long Time Coming" (Peak Records/Concord Music Group, Sept. 16). It's not a vanity project. "This isn't like [comedi ...

  4. UNCF Salutes Patti LaBelle

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT If there’s an heir apparent to the legendary Patti LaBelle, it just may be Fantasia. At least that seemed to be the case as the J Records artist and former “American Idol” queen earned two raucous standing ovations during the taping of the United ...

  5. R&B Briefs: Patti LaBelle, Al Jarreau

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -Patti LaBelle will be presented with the United Negro College Fund's (UNCF) Award of Excellence during the organization's upcoming 30th anniversary celebration. Presented by Target, the UNCF's annual "An Evening of Stars" ...

  6. Boost Mobile Ramps Up New Anthem 2.0 Campaign

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Boost Mobile has enlisted Island Urban president and songwriter/producer Jermaine Dupri, Def Jam rapper Young Jeezy and Interscope rap/rock newcomer Mickey Avalon for the second installment of its Anthem campaign. Shot this week in Los Angeles by ...

  7. Aretha Corrals Faith Hill, Shirley Caesar For New Album

    December 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Aretha Franklin says her new album, "Aretha: A Woman Falling Out of Love," is "the real deal," and she has a guest list to back that up. Franklin is joined on the set by gospel greats Shirley Caesar, Karen Clark-Sheard and the ...

  8. Singer Lou Rawls Dies

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Grammy winner was 72. Lou Rawls, the velvet-voiced singer who started as a church choir boy and went on to sell more than 40 million albums has died, his publicist said. He won three Grammy Awards in a career that spanned nearly five decades and a ...