1. R. Kelly Talks 'Black Panties,' Possible Cruise & Best '12 Play' Memory

    December 02, 2013 12:18 PM EST The singer-songwriter/producer will film 10 more installments of 'Trapped in the Closet' in 2014. It's as if R. Kelly has stepped out of a time machine. He was previewing his upcoming 12th studio album, "Black Panties," ou ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Monica Has a Fresh Start on RCA With 'New Life'

    April 07, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "I always wanted to have that 'Waiting to Exhale' moment," veteran R&B songstress Monica says. Specifically, she's referring to the giddy experience of blowing up a car on the set of the video for her current single, &qu ...

  5. Jazmine Sullivan Thrilled to Succeed Gaga As Billboard's Rising Star

    December 03, 2010 11:49 AM EST 0 0 0 In 2008 and 2009, Jazmine Sullivan was nominated for seven Grammy Awards, including best new artist and best R&B song for not one, but two tracks off her highly touted 2008 debut album, "Fearless" (J Records). The set debuted at No. 1 ...

  6. Ex-Floetry Member Marsha Ambrosius Readies Solo Set

    September 25, 2010 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After a series of mixtapes, guest features on various projects and a much-touted debut on Dr. Dre's Aftermath Records that never materialized, Marsha Ambrosius is finally closing in on her first solo CD. "Late Nights & Early Mornings&q ...

  7. Fantasia Moves Forward Despite Personal Challenges

    August 20, 2010 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 F antasia has endured a roller coaster couple of weeks, as the mainstream and tabloid media have veered from one controversy (the singer being named in a divorce case that includes sex tape allegations ) to the next (her being hospitalized for a &qu ...

  8. Monica 'Still Standing' After Trying Times

    February 16, 2010 4:12 PM EST 0 0 0 At first "Monica: Still Standing" sounds a little dull -- a reality show that doesn't focus on catfights and drunken outbursts, but instead features R&B singer Monica Arnold performing in church, having a quiet dinner with her fia ...

  9. The Alicia Keys 'Element' Billboard Cover Story & Video

    November 06, 2009 4:38 PM EST 0 0 0 An unseasonal gust of wind greets Alicia Keys as she steps out of a doorway behind a Beverly Hills hotel on a late-October afternoon. Decked out in a black leather vest and black leggings brightly accented by turquoise suede knee-high boots and a hi ...

  10. RCA Promotes Williams To Senior VP

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST 0 0 Carolyn Williams, formerly RCA Music Group's VP of urban marketing, has recently been named senior VP of the department. Williams will continue to report to Tom Corson, executive VP and GM of RCA Music Group. Williams will oversee the label' ...

  11. Alicia's Keys To Success

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Given an industry beset by downloading and diminished sales, tight radio playlists and one-hit ringtone wonders, a career artist is becoming a rare commodity. But ever since Alicia Keys hit the ground Given an industry beset by downloading and dimin ...