1. Steve Angello on Dance Music: 'We Need to Be Able to Take It Seriously Again'

    May 04, 2015 2:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Size Records boss discusses his debut solo album, leaving Columbia Records & why EDM needs a serious reboot. Steve Angello is sitting in a poolside cabana at South Beach’s swankiest new hotel for a brunch honoring his record label, Size , no ...

  2. Exclusive: Isaac Hayes Family Pushes Legacy Into the Future With 'Unvaulted' Project

    August 18, 2014 1:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 This week marks six years since the untimely passing of music legend Isaac Hayes , but it should also be noted as new beginning of sorts. His family has united to form the Isaac Hayes Enterprises in Atlanta, a project which honors his legacy. Though ...

  3. Gail Mitchell's R&B/Hip Hop Briefs: Kashif Royalty Auction, Talib Kweli Launches Station, Jennifer Holliday Returns

    November 08, 2013 5:13 AM EST --- The Royalty Exchange will be conducting an auction of royalties from the catalog of noted singer/songwriter/producer Kashif . The week-long auction opens tomorrow (Nov. 8) at noon ET and concludes Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. ET. The sale will feature ...

  4. Norman Winter, Music Publicist for Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Dr. Dre and MCA/Universal Records, Dies

    August 22, 2013 9:16 PM EDT Norman Winter, who in his long Hollywood career as a music publicist represented Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan,  Janet Jackson, Garth Brooks, Paul Anka and many  others, died Thursday in Las Vegas due to complications from Lewy Body disease, accord ...

  5. Barry White

    Barry White

    29 Albums, 38 Songs

  6. Weekly Chart Notes: Oh, Boy: Owl City, Carly Rae Jepsen Go Top 10

    September 02, 2012 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 What are words for? Sometimes a catchy melody is enough to make a hit. Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen are having such a "Good Time" - their duet rises 13-9 to become each artist's second Billboard Hot 100 top 10 - that they're pra ...

  7. Elle Varner & Reps Talk 'Perfectly Imperfect' Album

    August 07, 2012 4:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 What might happen if a country fiddle was used to sweeten an R&B song? "I knew people were either going to love it or hate it... but they would definitely remember it," MBK Entertainment president Jeff Robinson says of the potentially ...

  8. Elle Varner Is 'Perfectly' Flawed

    August 02, 2012 4:00 PM EDT What might happen if a country fiddle was used to sweeten an R&B song? "I knew people were either going to love it or hate it . . . but they would definitely remember it," MBK Entertainment president Jeff Robinson says of the potenti ...

  9. Homero Patron, Mexican Composer and Producer, Dead at 61

    July 07, 2012 12:41 PM EDT Mexican composer, arranger and producer Homero Patrón, known for his elegant renderings of Mexican music, passed away July 4 in Los Angeles. He was 61 years old. An unfailingly polite man who worked with a wide array of acts-including Marco Antoni ...

  10. R. Kelly, 'Write Me Back': Track-By-Track Review

    June 26, 2012 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 R. Kelly is a man of many skills -- all of which he stretches on his 11th studio album, "Write Me Back." R. Kelly, who wrote and produced all but two songs, colors in his 12-track set with influences from nostalgic old-school soundscapes. ...

  11. Summer Music Preview: New Artists Are Hot In Here

    May 24, 2012 6:50 PM EDT 0 0 Chris Brown Album title: Fortune Label: RCA Management: Tina Davis, TDC/Phase Too Release date: July 3 Chris Brown continues down the comeback road he began paving with 2011's "F.A.M.E." That project's cache of hot singles ("D ...

  12. R. Kelly Releases New Single 'Share My Love': Listen

    February 01, 2012 5:25 PM EST 0 0 0 With Valentine's Day under two weeks away, R. Kelly opportunely releases his new single, "Share My Love." Listen below. Its sound is reminiscent of 1960's/70's soul, funk, and disco from the likes of Barry White and Marvin G ...

  13. 'Soul Train' Creator Don Cornelius Dead in Apparent Suicide

    February 01, 2012 10:05 AM EST 0 0 0 "Soul Train" host Don Cornelius was the arbiter of cool, a brilliant TV showman who used his purring, baritone voice to seduce mainstream America into embracing black music and artists. But the "love, peace, and SOUL!" he wished ...

  14. 'Soul Train' Creator Don Cornelius Dead in Apparent Suicide

    February 01, 2012 9:47 AM EST Don Cornelius, who with the creation of Soul Train helped break down racial barriers and broaden the reach of black culture with funky music, groovy dance steps and cutting edge style, died early Wednesday of an apparent suicide. He was 75. Office ...

  15. Cee Lo's 'Lady Killer' Inspiration: James Bond and Austin Powers

    November 10, 2010 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 As he rolls out his third solo album , "The Lady Killer," Cee Lo Green is already eyeballing the future of his other musical concerts. Green tells Billboard.com that there will "absolutely" be a third Gnarls Barkley album, though ...

  16. Quincy Jones ' Q: Soul Bossa Nostra' Track-By-Track

    November 04, 2010 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 The name of Quincy Jones ' latest, "Q: Soul Bossa Nostra," doesn't betray the depth of music's past, present and future its 15 tracks embody. On the album, due Nov. 9, the legendary producer and musician reinterprets several ...

  17. Billboard Bits: Black Eyed Peas to Play Super Bowl Halftime in 2011?

    September 16, 2010 6:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Black Eyed Peas To Play 2011 Super Bowl? The Black Eyed Peas are rumored to perform at the halftime show at the 2011 Super Bowl in Dallas, according to the Sports by Broo ...

  18. Producer Rob Fusari Dishes on Lady Gaga, Beyoncé

    February 24, 2010 3:17 PM EST 0 0 0 Amid the high-gloss mix of teen-pop Cyranos, R&B blue-chippers and top 40 auteurs on Billboard's Top 10 Songwriters list (see page 14), only one name prompted sheepish shrugs and subsequent Googling in the Billboard offices. Lady Gaga ' ...

  19. Billboard Bits: Killers, OK Go, Primal Scream, Shyne, Jermaine Dupri and More

    February 17, 2010 5:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. The Killers have cancelled the remaineder of its Australian and East Asian tour dates following the death of singer Brandon Flowers' mother. Accordin ...

  20. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1974

    July 28, 2009 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Each Tuesday, we revisit Billboard's archives for a look at what notable titles were climbing the charts on this date. This week, we travel back to this week in 1974. NO. 1 'SONG': Of John Denver 's first eight Billboard Hot 100 ...

  21. Al B. Sure! Returns With Hidden Beach Debut

    May 18, 2009 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran R&B singer/songwriter Al B. Sure! has signed with Hidden Beach Recordings and will release a new album on June 23. "Honey I'm Home" signals the artist's first new studio project in over 15 years. The 13-track CD featu ...

  22. Wayman Tisdale, Basketball Great And Jazz Musician, Dies At 44

    May 15, 2009 1:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Wayman Tisdale, the one-time Oklahoma star and NBA player who recorded several jazz albums, died at 44 after a two year battle with cancer, the Associated Press reports. Tisdale, a 6' 9" forward who was an Olympic gold medalist and three-t ...

  23. This Day in Music

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Zwan leader Billy Corgan presents a multimedia poetry performance in his Chicago hometown, opening the Poetry Center of Chicago's 31st Annual Reading Serie 2003 - Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman an ...

  24. This Day in Music

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Canadian country manager, label owner and songwriter Don Grashey passes away at home in Thunder Bay, Ontario at the age of 79. His death coincides with the presentation of the 2005 Canadian Cou 2005 - Canadian country manager, label owner and ...

  25. Soul Legend Isaac Hayes Dies At 65

    August 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Isaac Hayes, the pioneering singer, songwriter and musician whose relentless "Theme From Shaft" won Academy and Grammy awards, has been found dead at his home in Memphis. He was 65. Isaac Hayes, the pioneering singer, songwriter and musici ...

  26. This Day in Music

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Funeral services for Luther Vandross are held at New York's Riverside Church. The artist died July 1 at John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, N.J., two years after suffering a serious strok 2005 - Funeral services for Luther Vandross ...

  27. George Clinton Goes 'Gangster' On New Album

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 George Clinton is getting by with a little help from his friends on his next album -- a list that includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Carlos Santana, Sly Stone, RZA, System Of A Down bassist Shavo Oda George Clinton is getting by with a little help ...

  28. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Johnnie Wilder Jr., frontman and co-founder of the 1970s R&B group Heatwave, dies at his home in Clayton, Ohio. He is 56. 2006 - Johnnie Wilder Jr., frontman and co-founder of the 1970s R&B group Heatwave, dies at his home in Clayton, ...

  29. Hallmark Preps E-cards With UME

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hallmark Cards will offer a string of e-cards featuring music clips from Universal Music Enterprises in April via Hallmark.com The e-cards will feature clips, which run 15–30 seconds long, culled from artists such as Barry White, Kool & The Ga ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Hendrix Drummer Buddy Miles Dies At 60

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Buddy Miles, who co-founded and played drums in Band Of Gypsys with Jimi Hendrix, passed away yesterday (Feb. 26) in Austin, Texas, at the age of 60. A cause of death has yet to be announced. Buddy Miles, who co-founded and played drums in Band Of G ...

  32. This Day in Music

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Zwan leader Billy Corgan presents a multimedia poetry performance in his Chicago hometown, opening the Poetry Center of Chicago's 31st Annual Reading Serie 2003 - Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman an ...

  33. This Day in Music

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Canadian country manager, label owner and songwriter Don Grashey passes away at home in Thunder Bay, Ontario at the age of 79. His death coincides with the presentation of the 2005 Canadian Cou 2005 - Canadian country manager, label owner and ...

  34. This Day in Music

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Funeral services for Luther Vandross are held at New York's Riverside Church. The artist died July 1 at John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, N.J., two years after suffering a serious strok 2005 - Funeral services for Luther Vandross ...

  35. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Johnnie Wilder Jr., frontman and co-founder of the 1970s R&B group Heatwave, dies at his home in Clayton, Ohio. He is 56. 2006 - Johnnie Wilder Jr., frontman and co-founder of the 1970s R&B group Heatwave, dies at his home in Clayton, ...

  36. Chart Beat Chat

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Maroon 5, "American Idol," Eurovision and more! 5 OUT OF FIVE Hello Fred, Such an exciting week on the Hot 100. With Maroon 5 at No. 1, I was "wondering" if they are coincidentally the fifth act with ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. R&B Star Gerald Levert Dies Of Heart Attack

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert died today (Nov. 10) of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July. The son of O'Jays lead singer Eddie Levert, Levert eme Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert died t ...

  39. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "American Idol," the Pussycat Dolls and more! MARIO ON THE MOVE Fred, Love your column. I really enjoyed reading your piece about the Latin charts this week. Last week, the single "Gallery" by Mario V ...

  40. This Day in Music

    September 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>It is announced that rap entrepreneur Percy Miller (Master P) has signed an NBA contract with the Toronto Raptors. During the NBA summer league, Miller averaged 24 points, six rebounds a 2003 - Former Smashing Pumpkins fron ...

  41. This Day in Music

    September 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Country music icon Johnny Cash dies at 1 a.m. ET of heart failure at Nashville's Baptist Hospital, stemming from complications from diabetes. He is 71, and had been in poor health for se 2005 - Canadian country manager ...

  42. This Day in Music

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Haroon Shamsher, who with his brother Farook, was the mainstay of Joi, a leading British-Asian fusion group and sound system, dies of a heart attack. He is 33.<br clear="none"/><br clear 2005 - Funeral se ...

  43. Sean Garrett: Proving The Power of 'The Pen'

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 His name is Sean Garrett, but to none other than Jay-Z, he's simply "the Pen." And for good reason. The 27-year-old songwriter/producer from Atlanta has emerged as a creative powerhouse with a hot str His name is Sean Garrett, but to ...

  44. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1975 - </b>Country & Western star Bob Wills dies of pneumonia at the age of 70. His group Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys have six No. 1 country singles. The most successful is "New Spanish 2002 - Devoted fans of Madonna w ...

  45. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Pop/punksters Blink-182 cut short their current European tour in support of the hit MCA album "Enema Of The State," after singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge and drummer Travis Barker succumb t 2003 - Blur plays a surpri ...

  46. This Day in Music

    September 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>It is announced that rap entrepreneur Percy Miller (Master P) has signed an NBA contract with the Toronto Raptors. During the NBA summer league, Miller averaged 24 points, six rebounds a 2003 - Former Smashing Pumpkins fron ...

  47. This Day in Music

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>The soundtrack to Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous" hits stores with something on it that no other soundtrack has ever had before: the authorized use of a vintage Led Zeppelin song. Zeppel 2004 - Legendary stud ...

  48. This Day in Music

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Radney Foster becomes a new dad. The Arista Austin recording artist and former member of Foster & Lloyd and his wife, Cyndi Hoezle are the parents of baby boy, Jackson Butterfield Fo 2003 - Barry White, the R&B croo ...

  49. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Devoted fans of Madonna wait in the rain outside Wyndham's Theatre to cheer on the 43-year-old performer in her first London stage performance in the show "Up for Grabs." Seats for the p 2002 - Devoted fans o ...

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