1. Arrest Warrant Issued for Anita Baker

    March 21, 2014 7:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Anita Baker was far from the first to know about her impending arrest, and like many other people, she found out about it from a TV news report. The 56-year-old soul singer is involved in a legal dispute with a painting and decorating company, which ...

  2. Anita Baker: GRAMMYs 2013 Red Carpet

    Anita Baker: GRAMMYs 2013 Red Carpet

    February 11, 2013 2:57 AM EST 2 0 0 Anita Baker: GRAMMYs 2013 Red Carpet Grammys 2013 Grammys 2014 Anita Baker ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. The Year In R&B/Hip-Hop 2012: Drake, Nicki Minaj Among Year's Chart Champs

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 At first glance, the 2012 year-end R&B/hip-hop charts mirror those of 2011. Many of the same names are back in the limelight: Kanye West , Lil Wayne, Beyoncé , Nicki Minaj , Drake , Rihanna and Chris Brown , to name a few. However, a closer look ...

  5. Drake, Nicki Minaj Among Year's R&B/Hip-Hop Chart-Toppers

    December 14, 2012 8:17 AM EST At first glance, the 2012 year-end R&B/hip-hop charts mirror those of 2011. Many of the same names are back in the limelight: Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Rihanna and Chris Brown, to name a few. Check Out All Our Year-En ...

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  7. It's Official: Universal Names Steve Barnett Chairman/CEO of Capitol Music Group

    November 26, 2012 12:05 PM EST Universal Music Group this morning made official a move that's been common knowledge in the music business for many weeks: The company "has begun the revitalization of EMI Recorded Music" with the appointment of former Columbia Reco ...

  8. Jeff Castelaz Named President of Elektra Records

    October 04, 2012 11:37 AM EDT Jeff Castelaz was today named President of Elektra Records, which operates under the Atlantic Records Group where he will oversee all areas of Elektra's activities, both working with existing signings and developing new talent. Castelaz will ...

  9. Chart Juice: Brandy's 'Put It Down' Marks Her First Top 10 in 10 Years

    September 27, 2012 7:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 For the first time in over 10 years, Brandy returns to the top 10 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The singer's "Put It Down" (featuring Chris Brown), rises 11-5 this week and marks Brandy's tenth top 10 and first since " ...

  10. Chart Juice: Def Jam Scores Fourth Straight No. 1 Debut on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    August 24, 2012 10:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Def Jam is on a roll. The label claims its fourth consecutive No. 1 debut on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with the arrival of 2 Chainz ' "Based On a T.R.U. Story" (147,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan). 2 Chainz follows a two-week ru ...

  11. Chart Juice: Elle Varner Debuts at No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    August 17, 2012 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Elle Varner bows at No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with her debut "Perfectly Imperfect," selling 33,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set is home to three charting singles on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs . "Only Wanna Give It To Y ...

  12. Anita Baker Is Back With a Hit and a Plan for Covers Album

    August 16, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Her Take on Tyrese's 'Lately' Debuts in Top 10 of Urban AC Chart Anita Baker says the prospect of her first all-new album in eight years "just kinda feels surreal." "It's kind of like I'm dreaming," Baker ...

  13. Don Was, Blue Note President, On Jamming With the Stones, New Albums by Van Morrison, Aaron Neville, More

    July 13, 2012 2:52 PM EDT Detroit's Concert of Colors homepage in whch Don Was will perform and lead his all-star revue. Grammy Award-winning producer and Blue Note Records president Don Was is giving some love to his hometown's jazz scene. Was (ne Fagenson) is b ...

  14. Don Was Is Busy: Talks Rolling Stones, Van Morrison & Detroit Love

    July 13, 2012 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Grammy Award-winning producer and Blue Note Records president Don Was (the Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan) is giving some love to his home town's jazz scene. Was (ne Fagenson) is back in Detroit this week for his annual All-Star Revue ...

  15. Mary J. Blige Owns NYC With 'My Life' Concert

    November 25, 2011 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Two days after the release of her latest album "My Life II... The Journey Continues (Act 1)" (Nov. 23), Mary J. Blige invoked the emotional depth of its 1994 companion "My Life" at NYC's Terminal 5, performing her sophomore ...

  16. R&B Singer Vesta Williams Found Dead at 53

    September 23, 2011 4:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Big-voiced R&B diva Vesta Williams, perhaps best-known for her 1980s hits "Don't Blow A Good Thing" and "Congratulations," has been found dead of a possible drug overdose in a Southern California hotel room, coroner' ...

  17. Long Live the Queen: Aretha Franklin Thrills in Live Return

    August 26, 2011 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Eight months after rumors spread that the Queen was dying, Aretha Franklin -- the Queen of Soul -- proved to a hometown crowd that she's very much alive and well. The 69-year-old Franklin was in robust voice and ebullient good humor throughout ...

  18. Mary J. Blige Debuts New Song at 2011 BET Awards: Watch

    June 27, 2011 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige opened the 2011 BET Awards last night (June 26), performing vintage songs such as "You Bring Me Joy" and "Real Love." Mary then brought out her first guest Anita Baker to perform the classic, "Caught Up in the ...

  19. Chris Brown Wins Big At BET Awards

    June 27, 2011 8:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 The statuette for best music awards show host in 2011 should go to comedian Kevin Hart. He was a major bright spot during BET Awards '11 (June 26) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. In between Hart's shenanigans-including a hilarious ...

  20. Kem At Work On New Album, Women's Fragrance

    March 22, 2011 8:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 Still basking in the Grammy Award-nominated success of last year's "Intimacy: Album III" -- which debuted at No. 2 on the Top 200 and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts -- Detroit singer Kem promises he won't make fans wait another fi ...

  21. Kid Rock Brings Out Sheryl Crow, Rev Run for 40th Birthday Concert in Detroit

    January 16, 2011 12:56 PM EST 0 0 0 A wealth of guests -- including Sheryl Crow , Peter Wolf, Martina McBride , Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons, Uncle Kracker and Anita Baker -- and nearly 60,000 of his "closest friends" helped Kid Rock celebrate his 40th birthday on Satu ...

  22. Billboard Bits: 'Jonas L.A.' May Face Cancellation, Christina Aguilera Has New Beau

    November 08, 2010 6:22 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Disney Channel's 'Jonas L.A.' May Face Cancellation It was bound to happen: All the Disney Channel's teen idols would eventually grow up, and the show ...

  23. Usher, Alicia Keys Get Four Soul Train Nominations

    October 18, 2010 8:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 New mom Alicia Keys has something else to celebrate: She's been nominated for four Soul Train Awards. The nominations were announced on Monday (Oct. 18) - four days after Keys gave birth to her first child, a son named Egypt. Usher also got fou ...

  24. Ask Billboard: Rating Rihanna

    July 23, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. GOOD GIRL NOT GONE TO NO. 1 Dear ...

  25. Maxwell and Jill Scott: Summer Live Preview 2010

    May 20, 2010 5:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dates: Through June Ticket prices: $49-$125 (Purchase tickets here ) This is by far the must-see R&B package tour of the summer. After a seven-year hiatus, Maxwell released his fourth studio album in 2009, "BLACKsummer'snight," wh ...

  26. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Digital Underground, Dwele, Anita Baker

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Unreleased material and a special live version of the 1991 RB&B hit "Same Song" featuring then-member Tupac Shakur comprise the forthcoming Digital Underground release, "The Greenlight EP." Coming May 18 from indie label ...

  27. 'American Idol' Eliminates Didi Benami, Top 9 To Perform Lennon & McCartney Hits

    March 31, 2010 10:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Didi Benami has a reason to be brokenhearted on "American Idol." The 23-year-old waitress from Los Angeles was eliminated from the ninth season of the Fox singing competition Wednesday. Benami, who was panned for her overdramatic rendition ...

  28. 'American Idol' Recap: Lee Dewyze Rocks Out, Tim Urban Makes Simon Cowell Give Up

    March 31, 2010 8:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Here we are with the "American Idol" Top 10 - the few, the happy few, the band of brothers (and ladies) - destined to be part of the cultural chatter at least through the AI tour this summer. What a long, strange trip it's been - and ...

  29. Underground: Gentlemen Hall Steps Up, Gets Down

    February 23, 2010 5:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Not every band can boast MTV appearances, a VMA under their belts for Best Breakout Boston Artist, a smoothie named after them by an international ice cream conglomerate and a flute -- yes, you read correctly: a flute. But Gentlemen Hall isn't ...

  30. Chart Beat Wednesday: Colbie Caillat, Rob Thomas, Lady Antebellum

    January 27, 2010 2:55 PM EST 0 0 0 'FALLIN' ' LOVE: Colbie Caillat ascends to the Adult Contemporary apex, as "Fallin' for You" rises 2-1. The song is Caillat's second No. 1 on the survey. On the chart dated Jan. 19, 2008, her debut smash "Bubb ...

  31. Chart Beat Thursday: Vampire Weekend, Train, Shakira

    January 21, 2010 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 VAMPIRE STATE OF MIND: New York indie rock band Vampire Weekend enjoys its first taste of the Billboard 200 summit, as "Contra" debuts at No. 1. The group's self-titled first set debuted and peaked at No. 17 on the chart dated Feb. 16 ...

  32. Simon And Garfunkel To Perform At Jazz Fest

    January 13, 2010 7:26 AM EST 0 0 0 Simon and Garfunkel have been added to the lineup for this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The singing-songwriting duo of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel will join the previously announced Jazz Fest lineup that includes Pearl Jam , ...

  33. Simon And Garfunkel To Perform At Jazz Fest

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Simon and Garfunkel have been added to the lineup for this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The singing-songwriting duo of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel will join the previously announced Jazz Fest lineup that includes Pearl Jam, ...

  34. Pearl Jam, MMJ, Aretha Head To 2010 New Orleans Jazz Fest

    December 15, 2009 8:32 AM EST 0 0 0 P earl Jam , Aretha Franklin and, making its first appearance since February 2009, My Morning Jacket , are among the acts set for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, to take place the weekends of April 23-25 and April 29-30/May 1-2 at Fair G ...

  35. Anita Baker Hits Studio With Snoop Dogg, Plots 2010 Release

    July 24, 2009 2:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Anita Baker is considering a live video and/or album for her next release, possibly in 2010. And she's not ruling out the possibility of some new music next year, either. The Grammy Award-winning songstress filmed shows during the past year at ...

  36. Chart Beat: Elton John, David Cook, Maxwell

    June 24, 2009 3:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 ELTON'S ELLIOT 'ELECTRICITY' : Considering the thunderous applause that "Billy Elliot: The Musical" is eliciting on Broadway, it's fitting that the production's signature song, "Electricity," extends a pr ...

  37. Apollo Theater Turns 75 With Gala Concert, Ceremony

    May 13, 2009 2:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Apollo Theater will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a benefit tribute concert and an awards ceremony, among other festivities, on Monday, June 8h beginning at 6:30 p.m., to be held at the historic venue. Hosted by comedian, actor and radio p ...

  38. Chart Beat: Jason Aldean, Michael Damian, Maxwell

    May 06, 2009 2:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  39. Chart Beat: Green Day, Dave Matthews Band, Jennifer Hudson

    April 29, 2009 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  40. Gospel Patriarch David 'Pops' Winans Sr. Dies

    April 09, 2009 8:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 David "Pop" Winans Sr., the Grammy-nominated patriarch of the award-winning gospel music family, died Wednesday. He was 76. A statement from a Los Angeles public relations company representing the family said he died at a Nashville hospice ...

  41. Recording Academy Honors Blue Note

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Blue Note Records received the President's Merit Award from the Recording Academy on Tuesday night, in recognition of the jazz label's 70th anniversary. In that time, Blue Note artists have ranged from Thelonious Monk to John Coltrane to ...

  42. Essence Festival Adds Maxwell, Al Green, Ne-Yo

    January 29, 2009 12:01 AM EST 0 0 0 Maxwell, Anita Baker, Al Green, John Legend, Robin Thicke, Salt-N-Pepa, Ne-Yo and En Vogue will join previously announced headliner Beyonce at the 15th annual Essence Music Festival. The event will be held July 3-5 at the New Orleans Superdome. Roun ...

  43. Essence Festival Adds Maxwell, Al Green, Ne-Yo

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Maxwell, Anita Baker, Al Green, John Legend, Robin Thicke, Salt-N-Pepa, Ne-Yo and En Vogue will join previously announced headliner Beyonce at the 15th annual Essence Music Festival. The event will be held July 3-5 at the New Orleans Superdome. Ro ...

  44. Day-By-Day: The Obama Inauguration Music Guide

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The official Presidential Inauguration kick-off event featuring Bono and Bruce Springsteen on Jan. 18 is one of dozens of Washington D.C. bashes celebrating President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in. Aretha Franklin, the Dead, Beyonc ...

  45. Princess Adana

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Princess Adana has already made a name for herself in her native Trinidad and Tobago, but now she's attempting stateside success. Princess Adana has already made a name for herself in her native Trinidad and Tobago, but now she's attemptin ...

  46. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Sex Pistols opt not to attend their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. "We're not coming. We're not your monkeys," reads a handwritten statem 2006 - The Sex Pistols ...

  47. 14onTV

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 2 - April 8, 2007. MONDAY, April 2 Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Beyoncé, Kevin Spacey. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," SYN Featured Artist(s): Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blue Man Group, Joey Fatone. "B ...

  48. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The Sex Pistols opt not to attend their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. "We're not coming. We're not your monkeys," reads a handwritten statem 2006 - The Sex Pistols ...

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