1. Accused Ashanti Stalker Demands to 'Switch Judges' Before Leaving Courtroom

    March 11, 2014 7:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 A man accused of stalking Ashanti unleashed a rant in court today (March 11), demanding that his case "switch judges" before he was hurried out of a New York courtroom. According to the New York Daily News, Devar Hurd, 35, had a court date ...

  2. Accused Ashanti Stalker Pleads Not Guilty in New York Court

    August 14, 2013 5:36 AM EDT New York court papers say a fan charged with deluging Ashanti with lewd tweets told police he knew he'd been ordered not to contact her, but sent her racy messages anyway. Devar Hurd pleaded not guilty Tuesday to stalking and other charges. T ...

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  4. The Return Of Music Television

    August 30, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Fuse hopes to capture the music audience that MTV left behind. Fuse is bringing music back to TV. Since it left parent company Rainbow Media and transferred to Madison Square Garden Inc. in 2008, the channel has attempted to keep the songs pumping ...

  5. Ja Rule Given Two-Year Sentence for Failing to Pay Taxes

    July 18, 2011 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper and actor Ja Rule was sentenced Monday to more than two years in federal prison for failing to file income tax returns, and said a combination of youthful inexperience, bad advice and an inability to manage fame and fortune lead to his financ ...

  6. Ja Rule Set for Prison Sentencing

    June 08, 2011 7:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Multiplatinum-selling rapper Ja Rule is set to go to prison, but he's leaving fans with an album on the way. The rapper-actor -- whose gravelly voice, thuggish tough talk and duets with R&B divas made him one of rap's stars in the earl ...

  7. Ashanti Serenades And Teases Nelly During Performance

    December 21, 2010 10:54 AM EST 0 0 0 So much for those ongoing "we're just friends" rumors. Longtime rumored couple Ashanti and Nelly shared an intimate moment while Ashanti performed at Nelly's 5th Annual Ball in St. Louis th is past weekend. While performing her t ...

  8. Irv Gotti Plans To Axe Ashanti From Murder Inc.

    May 08, 2009 1:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Irv Gotti, whose Murder Inc. label once boasted such chart-topping artists like Ja Rule and Ashanti, says he's "going to drop" the latter. "Our relationship has run its course. We're in two totally different places," th ...

  9. Ask Billboard: Ashanti, Nelly, Chate Moore, Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin, BlackGirl

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith answers questions about Ashanti, Nelly, Chate Moore, Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin, BlackGirl and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your ...

  10. Early Ashanti Tracks Emerge From 'Vault'

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 AJM Records will release 12 never-before-heard recordings from singer Ashanti on the album "The Vault," due Oct. 14. AJM Records will release 12 never-before-heard recordings from singer Ashanti on the album "The Vault," due Oct. ...

  11. Early Ashanti Tracks Emerge From 'Vault'

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AJM Records will release 12 never-before-heard recordings from singer Ashanti on the album "The Vault," due Oct. 14. The collection contains songs penned by Ashanti in 2001 while signed to the label, before AJM's joint venture with ...

  12. Fashion Rocks / Sept. 5, 2008 / New York, New York (Radio City Music Hall)

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Conde Nast and CBS held its 5th annual Fashion Rocks concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall on Friday (Sept. 5) and numerous superstar acts took the stage to celebrate the kick-off event of Merce Conde Nast and CBS held its 5th annual Fash ...

  13. Disturbed Rocks At No. 1; Lil Wayne Up Next

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock band Disturbed starts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the third time as "Indestructible" enters with 253,000 ... It's the first of six debuts in the top 10 this week, as it joins the "Now 28" compilation, the latest ...

  14. Ashanti, Lloyd, Leslie Hit R&B Live

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Industry execs and fans packed into New York's R&B Spotlight Live last night for special performances anchored by Ashanti, Lloyd and Ryan Leslie. The show began with two songstresses Suai and Gritz. Clad in a stripped tank dress, Suai, a ...

  15. Tupac Lives Again With Snoop, Luda, T.I.

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 More prolific in death than he was during his lifetime, rapper Tupac Shakur will be heard anew on yet another posthumous album, "Pac's Life." Due Nov. 21 via Amaru/Interscope, the album sports contrib More prolific in death than he wa ...

  16. Ashanti Testifies In Contract Dispute

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ashanti told a New York courtroom yesterday (Sept. 18) that she was a teenager trying to follow her dream when she worked a decade ago with a producer who wants more than $2 million for helping start Ashanti told a New York courtroom yesterday (Sept ...

  17. Former Manager Sues Ashanti

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A former manager for the R&B singer Ashanti who claimed to have been instrumental in the singer's career sued her yesterday (June 6), seeking millions of dollars in damages for breach of contract. A former manager for the R&B singer Ash ...

  18. Ashanti Files Lawsuit Over Early Demos

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Multi-platinum artist Ashanti filed a federal lawsuit Jan. 27 over the unauthorized release of demos recorded more than eight years ago. Multi-platinum artist Ashanti filed a federal lawsuit Jan. 27 over the unauthorized release of demos recorded mo ...

  19. Ashanti Files Suit Over Unauthorized Release

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Multi-platinum artist Ashanti filed a federal lawsuit Jan. 27 over the unauthorized release of demos recorded more than eight years ago. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court in New York, na Multi-platinum artist Ashanti filed a federal ...

  20. The Week's Top New Album Releases

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing Korn's debut as part of its new record deal with Virgin, an ominously named retrospective from superstar rapper Eminem, the latest album from Southern rapper Lil Wayne and more. The sophomore album from pop star/actress Lindsay Lohan ...

  21. Verdict Expected Tomorrow In Murder Inc. Case

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A verdict is expected tomorrow in the money laundering trial of Murder Inc. Records founders Irv and Chris Lorenzo. Federal prosecutors charge the men laundered large sums of money through the company A verdict is expected tomorrow in the money laun ...

  22. Ashanti, Ja Rule Turn Out For Start Of Gotti Trial

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Brooklyn Federal Court looked more like a music awards show red carpet as the Murder Inc. label money laundering trial finally got underway today (Nov. 16). Brooklyn Federal Court looked more like a music awards show red carpet as the Murder Inc. la ...

  23. Ashanti Producer Claims He Ditched Her

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ashanti was accused in a civil court case of abandoning her first music producer when he asked for money after she became commercially successful, an allegation she denied yesterday (July 19) on the w Ashanti was accused in a civil court case of aba ...

  24. Ashanti Out For Revenge On 'Tucker'

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/actress Ashanti has joined the cast of the 20th Century Fox film "John Tucker Must Die." Singer/actress Ashanti has joined the cast of the 20th Century Fox film "John Tucker Must Die." Described as a high school take on &q ...

  25. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Dec. 20-26)

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 20-26) HOLIDAY HOME STRETCH: This is it... Christmas comes this week, so it's the last hurrah for holiday programming. And there's quite a bit to stoke y ...

  26. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 22-28, 2003). Christmas is a holiday that is almost instantly associated with music. And it's fitting that the days leading up to Christmas Day on Thursday wi ...

  27. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of OutKast, "American Idol" finalists and newly married couple Elvis Costello and Diana Krall. TWICE AS NICE: OutKast doesn't budge from the top of Billboard's Hot 100, but the rap d ...

  28. Billboard Bits: TNT, Manilow, Virgin Megastore

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on TNT, Manilow, Virgin Megastore Hootie & the Blowfish, Ashanti, Joss Stone, Kenny Chesney and Renee Fleming make up the artist lineup for cable channel TNT's "Christmas in Washington" TV special, airing Dec. 14. The one-hou ...

  29. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (for the week of Dec. 1-7, 2003). No need to worry now that that Thanksgiving meal is finally digested. There's still plenty of holiday stuffing on television to ke ...

  30. Billboard Bits: Jingle Ball, Cash Tribute, t.A.T.u.

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Stories on WHTZ New York's (Z100) Jingle Ball, the Johnny Cash Musical Tribute, and t.A.T.u. Jay Z, Beyoncé, matchbox twenty, Sean Paul, Kelly Clarkson and Michelle Branch are among the artists confirmed for New York radio station WHTZ's ( ...

  31. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Clay Aiken, Ludacris, Shawna and Sheryl Crow. FOR GOOD 'MEASURE': Exactly six months after Kelly Clarkson debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "Thankful," "American Ido ...

  32. AMAs Add Performers, Fans' Choice Nominees

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Ricky Martin, OutKast, Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken have been added to the performance lineup for the 31st annual American Music Awards. They will join previously confirmed per Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Ricky Martin, OutKast, Ru ...

  33. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previewing music-related television for the week of May 26-June 1, 2003. Close out your U.S. Memorial Day holiday weekend celebrating Willie Nelson 's 70th birthday with an amazing cast of his pals on the USA Network. A two-hour version of a ma ...

  34. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previewing music-related television for the week of May 19-25, 2003. It's a crazy week of music events on television. There's big names on stages from New York to Las Vegas to Los Angeles, and the hardest thing will be picking which to wat ...

  35. Affidavit: Drug Money Backed Murder Inc.

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rap industry insiders have told investigators that the successful Murder Inc. music label was bankrolled by a notorious drug dealer who also was involved in a shooting of hip-hop superstar 50 Cent. Rap industry insiders have told investigators that ...

  36. Tha Row Soundtrack All In The 'Family'

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Suge Knight's Tha Row record label has set a March 25 release date for the soundtrack to the film "Dysfunktional Family," a biopic about comedian Eddie Griffin. The soundtrack will feature tracks by t Suge Knight's Tha Row record ...

  37. Ashanti, Amerie Lead Soul Train Nominees

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With three nominations each, Ashanti and Amerie lead the field for the 2003 Soul Train Music Awards. The R&B newcomers are each listed in the best female R&B/soul album and R&B/soul single With three nominations each, Ashanti and Amerie ...

  38. McGraw Sets 'One Band Show' Tour

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Tim McGraw & the Dancehall Doctors will kick off a 52-date U.S. tour March 7 in Birmingham, Ala. Dubbed the One Band Show, the run will feature the artist and his band performing for more than two Tim McGraw & the Dancehall Doctors will kick ...

  39. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses with readers Eminem's Oscar chances, the lenght of singles reigns at No. 1, collections of Billboard magazines, Russian artists on Billboard charts, songs that have stalled at N WILL OSCAR GO HOME WITH MARSHALL? Hi Fred! ...

  40. Eight Artists Tie For Grammy Nominations Lead

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Sheryl Crow, Ashanti, Norah Jones, Nelly, Raphael Saadiq, and Avril Lavigne all tied for the lead with five Grammy nominations apiece, which were announced this morning (Jan Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Sheryl Crow, Ashanti, ...

  41. Report: Feds Raid Murder Inc. In Irv Gotti Probe

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A task force of FBI agents and New York Police Department (NYPD) officers raided the Manhattan offices of urban imprint Murder Inc. early Friday. The raid came as part of a federal probe of label foun A task force of FBI agents and New York Police D ...

  42. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson answers readers' questions and discusses Alison Moyet, success of international artists in the U.S., the future of rap, ranking the top songs of the rock era, online charts, and Billboard ALISON? HER AIM IS TRUE Dear Fred, This pas ...

  43. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson fields readers' letters about chart-topping singles in 2002, his No. 1 song of the rock era, Mariah Carey, Georgie Fame, and the Beatles. DULLSVILLE? Hello Fred! The 2002 calendar year is over and d ...

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