1. Yardnoise's Chad Hugo, 'Face Your Destiny (Manny's Theme)': Exclusive Video Premiere

    March 10, 2014 12:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chad Hugo has followed his partner Pharrell Williams into the film music ring, composing half a dozen themes for the Manny Pacquiao documentary, "Manny." One of the film's directors, Ryan Moore, has used footage from the film to creat ...

  2. Kenna, 'Relations (An Ode to You and Me)': Lyric Video Premiere

    August 20, 2013 12:30 PM EDT The Grammy nominated singer-songwriter signs with Dim Mak Records for the release of his three-part EP series. A year after the re-release of "Land 2 Air Chronicles I," Kenna signs to Dim Mak Records for the release of his three-part EP ...

  3. Pharrell Williams' Resume: The History of a Hardworking N.E.R.D.

    July 11, 2013 10:45 AM EDT It's incredible to think that Pharrell Williams, the artist and entrepreneur who recently turned 40, was once fired from three different McDonald's in Virginia Beach. It all in began in 1992. That year, Pharrell helped Teddy Riley wr ...

  4. RZA, Solange, Earl Sweatshirt, ScHoolboy Q & More to Perform At Bonnaroo's Superjam

    June 06, 2013 5:06 PM EDT The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has announced the lineup for its Superjam performance, which will be packed with a cast of hip-hop heavy hitters. Superjam will take place on Friday night (June 14) at 12 A.M. Fans can expect performances by RZ ...

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  6. Backbeat: EMI's Jon Platt Exits In Style At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 30, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Former EMI Music Publishing President Jon Platt, ASCAP Vice President of Membership, Rhythm and Soul Nicole George, rapper Fabolous, ASCAP's Brandon Kitchen. (Photo: Frank Micelotta) It was a fitting conclusion to a 17-year career chapter. Af ...

  7. Kenna Launches Three-EP Series

    April 21, 2011 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter/producer Kenna , best-known for his Grammy-nominated song "Say Goodbye to Love," will independently release the EP "Land 2 Air Chronicles 1: Chaos and the Darkness" on April 26. Being made available digitally to ...

  8. Cee-Lo Green, Seal, More Reveal Songwriting Secrets At BMI Grammy Panel

    February 12, 2011 7:25 PM EST At BMI's "How I Wrote That Song"event at the Key Club in West Hollywood today, Cee-Lo Green, Seal, Dallas Austin, the Neptunes' Chad Hugo and more shared stories about hits they have composed, which among them include "Cal ...

  9. Pharrell Describes New N*E*R*D Album As 'A Time Capsule'

    October 12, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 P harrell Williams says N*E*R*D fans can expect "a departure" when the group's fourth album, "Nothing," comes out Nov. 2. Though fronted by the playful, club-friendly single "Hot N' Fun," featuring Nelly Furta ...

  10. Kevin Rudolf

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 You may not know him yet, but Kevin Rudolf is on his way to regular rotation on your iPod. You may not know him yet, but Kevin Rudolf is on his way to regular rotation on your iPod. Signed to Cash Money/Universal Republic earlier this year, the 25-y ...

  11. Kanye West / May 13, 2008 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kanye West's Glow in the Dark tour made its long-awaited touchdown at New York's Madison Square Garden last night (May 13), and one got the sense this was the show for which West has been preparing hi Kanye West's Glow in the Dark tou ...

  12. 'Bittersweet' Symphony

    April 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With an engagement to and child on the way by rocker Pete Wentz, Ashlee Simpson has had a lot on her mind besides her own music. But into the tabloid maelstrom comes her third Geffen album, "Bitterswe With an engagement to and child on the way ...

  13. Ashlee Simpson Sets Date For Third Album

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ashlee Simpson has set an April 22 release date for her third Geffen album, "Bittersweet World," which, as previously reported, features production from Timbaland and the Neptunes' Chad Hugo. Ashlee Simpson has set an April 22 release ...

  14. Ashlee Goes 'Surreal' For New Video

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ashlee Simpson spent yesterday (Dec. 6) shooting the video for "Out of My Head (Ay Ya Ya)," the first single from her third studio album. The as-yet-untitled set is due in March via Geffen. Ashlee Simpson spent yesterday (Dec. 6) shooting ...

  15. Kenna

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In 2003, Kenna was poised to become a superstar. With a load of online buzz and a powerful label (Columbia), he had opened for No Doubt and Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode. It looked like Kenna would take In 2003, Kenna was poised to become a superstar. ...

  16. Phinally! Pharrell Makes Up His 'Mind'

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pharrell Williams' solo debut, "In My Mind," has had almost as many release dates as a cat has lives. First slated to street last November, then December, then early 2006, then April, the Star Trak/In Pharrell Williams' solo debu ...

  17. Pharrell Finds Time For N.E.R.D., Jay-Z

    July 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Now that his oft-delayed Star Trak/Interscope solo debut, "In My Mind," is set for a July 25 release, Pharrell Williams is focusing on promoting the new disc and honing other projects. They include a Now that his oft-delayed Star Trak/Inte ...

  18. Usher, Keys Duet Keeps Cozy At No. 1

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With a gangsta and a Neptune breathing down their necks, Usher and Alicia Keys manage to hold on to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 for a third straight week with "My Boo." The hit duet is also in its fo With a gangsta and a Neptune brea ...

  19. N*E*R*D Plotting U.S. Tour

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST N*E*R*D will launch its first tour in two years this month, in support of sophomore effort "Fly or Die." The club-and-theater outing is slated to begin March 15 in Atlanta, and will run through an Apr N*E*R*D will launch its first tour i ...

  20. Pharrell Runs Into Sneaker, Fashion Game

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Pharrell Williams, one half of production duo the Neptunes and CEO of the Star Trak recording label, is getting into the fashion industry. Reebok and Williams have entered into a long-term licensing p Pharrell Williams, one half of production duo th ...

  21. R&B/Hip-Hop Acts Lead Grammy Nominees

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyoncé, Jay-Z, OutKast and the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams are tied for the lead with six nominations for the 46th Grammy Awards. Missy Elliott, Eminem, Evanescence, 50 Cent, the Neptunes' Chad Beyoncé, Jay-Z, OutKast and the Neptunes ...

  22. 50 Cent Cashes In At First Vibe Awards

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent scored three awards at last night's (Nov. 20) inaugural Vibe Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Receiving statuettes for artist of the year, dopest album ("Get Rich or Die Tryin'") and hottest hoo 50 Cent scored three awards ...

  23. Big Stars To Rock Vibe Awards

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige, Eve, Missy Elliott, OutKast, Ludacris and Chingy have all signed on to perform at the inaugural Vibe Awards: Beats, Style, Flavor. Hosted by Queen Latifah, the event will be held Nov. 2 Mary J. Blige, Eve, Missy Elliott, OutKast, Luda ...

  24. Pharrell Leads Inaugural Vibe Nominees

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With five nominations, Pharrell Williams leads the field for the inaugural Vibe Awards. Set for Nov. 20 at the Santa Monica (Calif.) Civic Center, the event will be hosted by Queen Latifah and broadca With five nominations, Pharrell Williams leads t ...

  25. Fox/Arista Prep Avril, Neptunes DVDs

    September 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Arista Records and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment have joined forces to release music DVDs, beginning with the Nov. 4 launch of Avril Lavigne's "My World"... Arista Records and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment have j ...

  26. Hot Product

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neptunes He's My 'Clone' Ubiquitous production team the Neptunes has readied a compilation featuring artists from its Star Trak label. Due this week, "Star Trak Presents... Clones" is described by Neptunes principal Chad Hug ...

  27. The Neptunes Present . . . Clones

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Last year, the Neptunes' alter ego, N*E*R*D, released the festive full-length "In Search Of . . . Last year, the Neptunes' alter ego, N*E*R*D, released the festive full-length "In Search Of . . ." Now, the duo of Chad Hugo a ...

  28. Guest Appearances Keep Jay-Z On Top

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z has the Midas touch when it comes to guest appearances. On Billboard's Hot 100, Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z cruises to a sixth-straight week at No. 1. Although the track surre Jay-Z has the Midas touch when it ...

  29. Breaking & Entering

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Looking at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Goapele, Pharrell Williams, Guster and Milky. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. A CLOSER LOOK ...

  30. Neptunes Set 'Clones' In Stone

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Neptunes have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming compilation "Star Trak Presents... Clones." Due Aug. 5 from the ubiquitous production team's own Star Trak label, the disc includes The Neptunes have finalized the tr ...

  31. Neptunes Strut Their Stuff On 'Clones'

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ubiquitous production team the Neptunes is working on a star-studded compilation featuring artists from its Star Trak label. Due Aug. 5, "Star Trak Presents... Clones" is described by Neptunes princip Ubiquitous production team the Neptune ...

  32. 2003 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists Here are the finalists for the 2003 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be handed out Aug. 8 at Miami's Jackie Gleason Theatre. TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'," ...

  33. Kenna Lets 'Cow' Out Of The Barn

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 -born artist Kenna's full-length debut, "New Sacred Cow," is set for a June 10 release from Columbia Records. The album was originally scheduled to be released in 2001 on Fred Durst's Flawless imprint Ethiopian-born artist Kenna& ...

  34. N*E*R*D Wins Shortlist Prize

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The adventurous rock-centered hip-hop of N*E*R*D was awarded the Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music last night (Oct. 29) at Los Angeles' Henry Fonda Theatre. The group, fronted by ubiqu The adventurous rock-centered hip-hop of N* ...

  35. N*E*R*D Lines Up Debut Tour

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 N*E*R*D, the recording act incarnation of production team the Neptunes, has announced details of its first-ever tour, set to kick off May 30 in Norfolk, Va., just outside the group's Virginia Beach ho N*E*R*D, the recording act incarnation of p ...

  36. In Search Of . . .

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Producers extraordinaire the Neptunes step into the artists' spotlight with their debut set, In Search Of . . . Producers extraordinaire the Neptunes step into the artists' spotlight with their debut set, In Search Of . . . Under the guise ...

  37. New Sacred Cow

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 If you've ever wondered what George Michael backed by Timbaland would sound like, look no further than New Sacred Cow, the debut release by Ethiopian-born artist Kenna. If you've ever wondered what George Michael backed by Timbaland would ...

  38. Hot Product

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing new albums from N*E*R*D, Destiny's Child, Bob Mould, B2K, and more. 'Search' And Ye Shall Find Production duo the Neptunes (Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo) have spent the past few years churning out hits for the likes of B ...

  39. Neptunes Ink Label Deal With Arista

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Hitmaking production/songwriting duo the Neptunes have signed a new deal with Arista, under which the pair will sign and produce artists for their own Star Trak Entertainment imprint as well as Arista Hitmaking production/songwriting duo the Neptune ...

  40. In Search Of N*E*R*D

    November 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Neptunes (Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo) have already changed the sound of urban music from behind the boards. The Neptunes (Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo) have already changed the sound of urban music from behind the boards. Having crafted ...

  41. No Doubt Feels 'Rock Steady'

    November 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Discussing the making of No Doubt's new album, "Rock Steady," Gwen Stefani saturates her comments with utterings of "like" and "know what I mean?" It's, like, quite charming, and, honestly, a little b Discussi ...

  42. Exclusive: Bizkit Takes Back Seat To Durst's Films

    July 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Those awaiting a new Limp Bizkit album will have to wait a little longer. Fresh from directing the debut video for Puddle of Mudd, the new act on his Interscope imprint Flawless, Bizkit frontman Fred Those awaiting a new Limp Bizkit album will have ...

  43. Neptunes Enter New Musical Galaxy With N*E*R*D

    July 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Neptunes are everywhere. With five songs that they've produced currently on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, not to mention earlier chart-topping hits by Mystikal and Ja The Neptunes are everywhere. With five ...

  44. Billboard Announces Finalists For R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    June 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Def Soul artist Musiq Soulchild leads the list of finalists for Billboard magazine's first R&B/hip-hop Awards show, listed in seven categories, including top R&B/hip-hop album, top R&B/hip Def Soul artist Musiq Soulchild leads the l ...