1. Tamar Braxton Sets New Record On R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart With 'Love and War'

    September 12, 2013 6:15 PM EDT Tamar Braxton sets the female record for longest time between an initial chart listing and a first No. 1 in this chart's SoundScan era (December 1992 to present). Four R&B sets debut in the top 10 of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums lead by Tam ...

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  3. Allow Brandy To Reintroduce Herself

    October 15, 2012 6:12 AM EDT Singer returns with new deal and first solo album in four years. After spending the four years since 2008's "Human" (Epic Records) largely away from the recording booth -- save for a brief foray into rap, under the name Bran' ...

  4. Brandy & Reps Talk 'Two Eleven' Album & Four-Year Hiatus

    October 12, 2012 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 After spending the four years since 2008's "Human" (Epic Records) largely away from the recording booth -- save for a brief foray into rap, under the name Bran'Nu -- Brandy Norwood is making a return to her R&B roots on the m ...

  5. Chart Juice: Lupe Fiasco's 'Food' Album Debuts at No. 1, Weeknd Does Double Duty

    October 04, 2012 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lupe Fiasco scores his second straight No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as his "Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1" bows atop the list with 89,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's his fourth consecutive ...

  6. Lexus Puts Poetry In Motion

    August 30, 2012 1:30 PM EDT The luxury car brand looks to reach affluent African-Americans through music/spoken-word events and TV's 'Verses & Flow'. At a time when virtually every major automotive brand has its own music strategy -- even Fiat hired Jennif ...

  7. 20 Top K-Pop Moments of the Year

    August 21, 2012 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 K-Pop, the unique blend of pop and electronica that hails from South Korea, has been around for decades. But over the past 12 months, some of K-pop's biggest names - 2NE1, Psy, Wonder Girls, Girls' Generation and IU -- have set their sight ...

  8. O'Jays Celebrate 40th Anniversary of First Hit 'Back Stabbers'

    August 17, 2012 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 'I just want people to say we are one of the best that ever did it,' says co-founder Eddie Levert. "How can people say no one likes old school?" That was one of the audience comments overheard at the Los Angeles stop on the recen ...

  9. Urban Promo Vet Mark Boyd Dies

    April 20, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Celebration of life services for respected urban promotion executive Mark Boyd will be held tomorrow (April 21) in Plantation, Florida at Saint Gregory Catholic Church. Boyd, who died on April 14 following a brief illness, was 52. Formerly VP of u ...

  10. Backbeat: Jason Crabb, Natalie Grant, Laura Story Win Big At Dove Music Awards

    April 20, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Artist and male vocalist of the year winner Jason Crabb backstage with Gospel Music Channel founder/CEO Charlie Humbard. (Photo: Celeste Winstead) Jason Crabb cemented his status as a solo phenomenon by winning male vocalist and artist of the year ...

  11. Jason Crabb Wins Gospel Music Artist of the Year At 2012 Dove Awards

    April 19, 2012 11:26 PM EDT Christian singer Jason Crabb won two of the most prominent awards for male artists at the 43rd annual Dove Awards held for the second straight year in Atlanta. Crabb went home with artist and male vocalist of the year awards on Thursday night at t ...

  12. Faith Evans, Tweet, Syleena Johnson and More to Tape Reality Show

    October 03, 2011 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 R&B veterans Syleena Johnson , Faith Evans , Tweet , Angie Stone and others will star in an upcoming reality show, "Diary of a Diva." Johnson, who recently released her fifth album, "Chapter V: Underrated" (Sept. 27), confirm ...

  13. Angie Stone Arrested in Georgia For Suspended License

    March 28, 2011 5:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 R&B singer Angie Stone was arrested in Georgia yesterday (March 27) after allegedly speeding on a suspended license in Georgia. The Year in Arrests: 2010 According to TMZ, Stone was booked on both a speeding chart and suspended license last nigh ...

  14. Anthony Hamilton Promises Fast Follow-up To 'Point'

    June 02, 2009 1:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Anthony Hamilton made fans wait three years for his latest album, 2008's "The Point of it All." But he promises that won't be the case for his next effort. "I may put out another one before the end of this year, or the top o ...

  15. April 14, 2009

    April 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Hawaiian musician Don Ho dies of heart failure in Honolulu at the age of 76. 2005 – Singer John Fred Gourrier of John Fred and the Playboys dies of complications following a kidney transplant in New Orleans at the age of 63. 2003 – R&B si ...

  16. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The event also features performances by India.Arie, Eric Benet 2005 - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award ...

  17. Laura Izibor

    November 25, 2008 10:38 PM EST 0 0 0 Irish singer/songwriter Laura Izibor didn't know she could sing until she was 13, but once she did, she knew she was on to something. "I was in drama class at school and the teacher asked everyone to get up to sing. I was pleading, 'P ...

  18. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Person of the Year. 2003 - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences ...

  19. This Day in Music

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - R&B singer Angie Stone makes her Broadway debut when she joins the cast of "Chicago," starting with an April 14 performance. Stone is replacing B.J. Crosby in the role of Jail warden Matron 2003 - R&B singer Angie Stone make ...

  20. Ask Billboard

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Keith answers readers' questions on Ringo Starr, Chaka Khan, Lenny Kravitz and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . SHINING STARR Hi Keith, Last year, Ringo ...

  21. Mariah, Paula, 'Idols' Join Jackson's 'Club'

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Randy Jackson has a busy first quarter ahead of him. Not only will the musician/producer be returning to the stage this week as a judge on "American Idol," but come March 11, the musician/producer wil Randy Jackson has a busy first quarter ...

  22. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The event also features performances by India.Arie, Eric Benet 2005 - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award ...

  23. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jay-Z fires back with his second album in a year, Chris Brown tries to defy the sophomore slump with "Exclusive," Little Big Town build on a breakthrough album and Wisin & Yandel fly the reggaeton Ex-Blink 182 member Tom DeLonge's ...

  24. Chart Beat Chat

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss father and daughter/son groups, R&B pairings, the Hot 100 and more! ALL IN THE FAMILY Dear Fred, In last week's column, you responded to John Maverick's letter regarding Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus' char ...

  25. Chart Beat Chat

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss father and daughter/son groups, R&B pairings, the Hot 100 and more! ALL IN THE FAMILY Dear Fred, In last week's column, you responded to John Maverick's letter regarding Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus' char ...

  26. Springsteen Returns To No. 1 In Slow Sales Week

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a slow week for album sales, Bruce Springsteen's "Magic" returns to the summit of The Billboard 200 despite a 42% sales decline. The Columbia effort moved 77,000 copies in the U.S., according to Ni In a slow week for album sales, B ...

  27. Springsteen Bosses Way Back to No. 1

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen's "Magic" returns to No. 1 in a slow week on The Billboard 200 while Jimmy Eat World starts at No. 5 with "Chase This Light" ... Santana bows in the top 10 with his new greatest hits package "Ultimat ...

  28. Angie Stone, "The Art of Love & War"

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As she finishes her fourth studio album, Angie Stone tells us that she's "so happy being me"—and not just because she lost 18 pounds on "Celebrity Fit Club" last year. As she finishes her fourth studio album, Angie Stone tel ...

  29. With 'Bells' On

    October 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carlos Santana finds radio magic again with the first single from his "Ultimate Santana" compilation, Jimmy Eat World follows up its best charting album with a new effort and Underworld strikes out on The first career live album from R.E.M ...

  30. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Person of the Year. 2003 - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences ...

  31. Chart Beat Chat

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Garth Brooks, songs in Italian, Mariah Carey and more! WHERE DID THE 'MEMORY' COME FROM? Dear Fred, This week, "More Than a Memory" by Garth Brooks debuts at No. 69 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart and No ...

  32. Chart Beat Chat

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Carrie Underwood, DeFranco Family hits, Fergie and more! LIVING IN CARRIE'S NATION Mr. Fred Bronson, In your Chart Beat column of July 5, 2007, Carrie Underwood was featured for having the longest-running title (&qu ...

  33. Top Stars Pay 'Respect' To Stax On PBS

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Isaac Hayes, Bono, Booker T. & the MGs and Jesse Jackson are among the names weighing in on the legacy of Stax Records in an upcoming documentary. Isaac Hayes, Bono, Booker T. & the MGs and Jesse Jackson are among the names weighing in on th ...

  34. This Day in Music

    April 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - R&B singer Angie Stone makes her Broadway debut when she joins the cast of "Chicago," starting with an April 14 performance. Stone is replacing B.J. Crosby in the role of Jail warden Matron 2003 - R&B singer Angie Stone make ...

  35. Saadiq Moves New Album To Front Burner

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After spending most of his time behind the mixing board recently producing Lionel Richie, Angie Stone, Kelis and Joss Stone, Raphael Saadiq is set to start work on his next solo album. After spending most of his time behind the mixing board recently ...

  36. Jerkins-Helmed 'We Are Family' Hitting Stores

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Originally expected last fall, the Rodney Jerkins-helmed all-star cover of Sister Sledge's "We Are Family" will be released Feb. 27 on the CD/DVD "We Are Family 2007." Originally expected last fall, the Rodney Jerkins-helmed ...

  37. Stax Relaunches With Hayes, Stone, White Tribute

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fifty years after the launch of legendary soul label Stax, Concord Music Group is reactivating the imprint after a 30-year-hiatus with new signings, reissues, and special events. Fifty years after the launch of legendary soul label Stax, Concord Mus ...

  38. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Warren Brothers member Brett Warren and his wife Raquel welcome their first child, a boy. Cole Daniel Warren weighs 8 pounds, 8 1/2 ounces and measures 22 inches in length.<br clear="non 2005 - Legendary singer and ...

  39. Wonder, Gill, Stone To Salute Gerald Levert

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The family of R&B vocalist Gerald Levert has arranged a public musical tribute for the late singer. The family of R&B vocalist Gerald Levert has arranged a public musical tribute for the late singer, who died last week at the age of 40. The ...

  40. Joss Stone Teams With Saadiq For New Album

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Joss Stone is delving deeper into R&B and soul on her new, as-yet-untitled album, due March 6 via Virgin, Billboard.com has learned. The set was produced by Raphael Saadiq, whose resume includes A Joss Stone is delving deeper into R&B and so ...

  41. Warwick Surrounded By Stars On Duets Album

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cyndi Lauper, Olivia Newton-John, Kelis and Reba McEntire are just some of the many female singers that will join Dionne Warwick on her upcoming duets effort, "My Friends and Me." Cyndi Lauper, Olivia Newton-John, Kelis and Reba McEntire a ...

  42. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>Sir Rudolph Bing, the autocratic impressario who propelled New York's Metropolitan Opera to new heights in popularity and artistic achievement during 22 years as general manager, dies at 2003 - Brazilian recording arti ...

  43. 31OnTV

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for July 31-Aug. 7, 2006. MONDAY, JULY 31 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Jewel, Raven-Symone, The Cheetah Girls (also scheduled: Chris Meloni). "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,&qu ...

  44. Special Feature: Philadelphia International Records

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Flip your TV channels these days, and you're likely to hear the O'Jays' classic "Love Train" as part of Coors' new ad campaign, sounding as inspiring and danceable as it did when it topped Billboard's Flip your TV ...

  45. This Day in Music

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Filmmaker George Lucas' Lucasfilm Ltd. files a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit against artist Dr. Dre, his Aftermath Entertainment, and Interscope Records. The suit claims t 2003 - R&B singer Angie Sto ...

  46. Stars To Salute Stevie Next Month

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder will be honored at the Dec. 10 Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder will be honored at the Dec. 10 Grammy Jam ...

  47. Hot Product

    September 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ray Charles From Ray's Vaults In celebration of what would have been the 75th birthday of Ray Charles, Rhino is releasing two albums by the icon this week: a collection of duets, "Genius and Friends," and, as previously reported, a 14 ...

  48. Charles Says Hello, Goodbye With Box, Duets

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In celebration of what would have been the 75th birthday of Ray Charles, Rhino is releasing two albums by the icon Sept. 20. In celebration of what would have been the 75th birthday of Ray Charles, Rhino is releasing two albums by the icon Sept. 20: ...

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