1. Revolt TV Names Former Motown, Bad Boy President Andre Harrell Vice Chair

    July 01, 2014 6:17 PM EDT Andre Harrell has been named vice chairman of Sean Combs’ Revolt TV where he will be charged with creating opportunities for the music-oriented network with technology companies, brands and the music industry.   The Uptown Records founder’s first ...

  2. Backbeat: Mary J. Blige Receives Top Honors At Vibe Media's 20th Anniversary Event

    February 09, 2013 2:09 PM EST With more than two decades in the business, and over 50 million records sold, Mary J. Blige has more than earned her crown as the queen of hip-hop soul. Adding another item to her list of accolades, Blige was honored by Vibe magazine at their ...

  3. '12-12-12' Concert: Our Favorite Tweets

    December 13, 2012 12:58 AM EST Five-plus hours is a long concert, no matter who's playing. But like many others, we watched the entire thing on multiple screens - from Springsteen to Paulvana. Here's an alternate take on the night, containing our favorite Tweets from ...

  4. Mary J. Blige, 'What's The 411?' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    July 28, 2012 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc. Mary J. Blige has sung the block's blues from the pit of her heart since the birth of her career in the early 90s. Exactly twenty years ago (July 28, 1992), the world was introduced to the singer's vocal prowes ...

  5. Backbeat: Interscope, Warner Music Group Host BET Awards After Parties With Kevin Liles, Todd Moscowitz, More

    July 05, 2012 11:55 AM EDT Michael Kyser (President of Black Music, Atlantic Records Group) poses with DJ D-Nice at the Warner Music Group BET Awards after party. (Photo: Johnny Nunez) Following the 12th annual BET Awards on Sunday, which was widely regarded as a resounding ...

  6. Ryan Seacrest, LA Reid, Russell Simmons, More Pay Tribute to Dick Clark

    April 18, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Within minutes of news breaking of Dick Clark's passing, the music business began expressing their grieif and admiration for the man who helped invent the business they work in. From Epic Records Chairman/CEO Antonio "LA" Reid, Mado ...

  7. Final Footage of Whitney Houston?

    February 12, 2012 12:25 AM EST 0 0 0 As the world takes in the unfortunate news of Whitney Houston 's passing today (Feb. 11), footage of the legend just two days ago has surfaced. Whitney Houston: Her Life and Career in Photos Houston was last seen at rehearsals for Clive Davis&# ...

  8. Mary J. Blige 'Rooting For' Adele to Win Big on Grammy Night

    February 10, 2012 1:05 PM EST Sharing Her World: Mary J. Blige performing at the (Belvedere) RED Pre-Grammys Party at Hollywood's Avalon. (Photo: Wire/Image) HOLLYWOOD -- On Thursday night, Mary J. Blige sang with even more of a purpose than she usually does. The Grammy-w ...

  9. Billboard Power 100: Julie Greenwald & Craig Kallman

    January 27, 2012 12:20 AM EST No. 28 Julie Greenwald & Craig Kallman Chairman/COO; chairman/CEO Atlantic Records Group Twitter: @AtlanticRecords Record-Breaking Dynamic Duo... Under the leadership of Craig Kallman and Julie Greenwald, Atlantic Records supplanted sibling la ...

  10. Rapper Heavy D Dead at 44

    November 08, 2011 5:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Heavy D , a rapper whose imposing size and crossover success helped make him a major rap star, died Tuesday afternoon at a Los Angeles hospital. According to confirmed reports , the 44-year-old rapper was found conscious on the walkway near his Beve ...

  11. New Kanye West Album Due In September

    June 28, 2010 4:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 G.O.O.D. Music artist Big Sean has been the main source of information as it pertains to Kanye West's fifth album, still tentatively titled "Good Ass Job." Back in April, Big Sean tweeted the album would be released in June. Over the ...

  12. Jay-Z, Will Smith Put Money On 'Fela!'

    November 17, 2009 4:57 PM EST 0 0 0 J ay-Z , Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have officially signed on as co-producers of "Fela!," a new musical about Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti opening Nov. 23 on Broadway. The news confirms weeks of speculation that the ...

  13. Robin Thicke: White Like Me

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's an unusually hot and humid summer night in Hollywood. A murmuring line of fans -- mostly women --snakes around the Sunset Boulevard perimeter of the House of Blues. They're waiting for one thing It's an unusually hot and humid su ...

  14. Rosemond Responds To L.A. Times/Tupac Story

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Artist manager Jimmy Rosemond has spoken to Billboard in response to a now-discredited Los Angeles Times story that he was involved, with Sean "Diddy" Combs, in a 1994 assault on late rapper Tupac Shakur. Earlier this month, Times report ...

  15. Rosemond Responds To L.A. Times/Tupac Story

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Artist manager Jimmy Rosemond has spoken to Billboard in response to a now-discredited Los Angeles Times story that he was involved, with Sean "Diddy" Combs, in a 1994 assault on late rapper Tupac Sha Artist manager Jimmy Rosemond has spok ...

  16. Big Names Come Out For VH1 Hip-Hop Honors

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ne-Yo, Nelly Furtado and Common were among the performers gracing the Hammerstein Ballroom stage last night (Oct. 5) in New York as part of VH1's fourth Hip-Honors. Ne-Yo, Nelly Furtado and Common were among the performers gracing the Hammerste ...

  17. Six Labels Later, Anthony Hamilton Debuts

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Very few artists can say that it has taken them almost 11 years to release their debut album -- and still smile about it. Having been signed to a host of different labels (Uptown, MCA, Harrell Entertain ...