1. Charlie Wilson Talks New Uptempo Album & Recording With Kanye West

    February 19, 2014 1:33 PM EST 0 1 0 The singer says he's been working with Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder and Wiz Khalifa. Charlie Wilson isn't stopping anytime soon. If anything, the legendary singer/songwriter is hustling harder. On the heels of his gu ...

  2. Charlie Wilson | The Juice

    Charlie Wilson | The Juice

    February 19, 2014 1:31 PM EST 0 0 0 Charlie Wilson talks new uptempo album and collaborating with Kanye West and others. Videos Charlie Wilson ...

  3. R&B and Hip-Hop Briefs: The Apollo Turns 80; Los Angeles Honors Charlie Wilson; Harvey Mason Signs to Concord

    February 04, 2014 10:50 AM EST -- The Apollo Theater has launched its 80th anniversary season, announcing a series of initiatives and special events. Among them: kicking off the public phase of its $20 million campaign to support new programming. The Apollo has already raised $ ...

  4. Charlie Wilson on the GRAMMYs Red Carpet 2014

    Charlie Wilson on the GRAMMYs Red Carpet 2014

    January 27, 2014 9:47 AM EST 0 0 0 Charlie Wilson on the GRAMMYs Red Carpet 2014 music , Grammys , Charlie Wilson , Grammys 2014 , interview , 2014 , red carpet , Billboard , Awards , Charlie Wilson Grammys Grammys Charlie Wilson ...

  5. Wiz Khalifa, Alex Da Kid, Linda Perry, Charlie Wilson, Others Share Songwriting Stories at BMI's Pre-Grammy Panel

    January 26, 2014 5:58 PM EST 0 6.746 k 26 0 Similar to last year, when Snoop Dogg lit up during BMI’s annual pre-Grammy Awards “How I Wrote That Song” discussion, rapper Wiz Khalifa walked onto the stage Saturday (Jan. 25) at the House of Blues in Los Angeles puffing on a joint befor ...

  6. Charlie Wilson to Hit Studio, May Record Own Version of Kanye West's 'Bound 2'

    January 09, 2014 11:31 AM EST 0 0 0 "I'm really excited about working with Pharrell and Justin Timberlake again and then, of course, Kanye," the R&B legend says Charlie Wilson plans to hit the studio again this month, and the R&B veteran and former Gap Band memb ...

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  8. Kanye West's 'Bound 2' Performance on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon': Watch

    September 10, 2013 1:50 AM EDT Kanye West’s surprise performance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" has arrived online. The rap star stopped in at the studio Monday, where he performed "Bound 2" with Charlie Wilson and The Roots. Watch the clip below: West ...

  9. Chart Moves: Adele's '21' Nears Longevity Record, BET Awards Push 82% Sales Gain for Charlie Wilson

    July 12, 2013 9:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, a rap album crowned the list for the third time in as many weeks. J. Cole's "Born Sinner" jumped from No. 2 to No. 1 in its third week, selling 58,000 copies, according to Nielsen Sound ...

  10. Backbeat: Essence Festival Draws Blue Chip Sponsors for Record-Setting 19th Year

    July 08, 2013 11:33 AM EDT Now in its 19th year, the Essence Festival has often described as an event “you just need to see to believe.” The three-day conference and concert festival is massive in scale — it’s attracted more than 400,000 people over three days for years ...

  11. Essence Festival 2013: Trey Songz, Charlie Wilson, New Edition Liven Up The Superdome

    July 07, 2013 12:57 PM EDT Essence was in full swing Saturday (July 6), as attendance thickened and Friday’s rain took a day off to allow a full day of non-stop singing and dancing. Daytime highlights included McDonald’s Black 365 Awards, which were filmed for their first T ...

  12. Justin Bieber Bumps One Direction From No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    July 03, 2013 8:32 PM EDT Despite One Direction's full week full of activity, the act is unable to stay atop the Social 50 for a second week in a row. They slide in the rankings (1-6), allowing Justin Bieber to rise (2-1) to reclaim the Social 50 throne. The Socia ...

  13. Kendrick Lamar Wins Big At BET Awards, Capping Inaugural BET Experience Festival

    July 01, 2013 7:00 AM EDT “The best of the best in Black entertainment. All Day. All Night. All In.” That’s what BET promised to deliver with its inaugural three-day music and lifestyle festival, the BET Experience. Staged in association with AEG at the latter’s L.A. Liv ...

  14. Charlie Wilson's Career Celebrated At BET Awards As Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Rihanna Take Trophies

    July 01, 2013 12:02 AM EDT “The best of the best in Black entertainment. All Day. All Night. All In.” That’s what BET promised to deliver with its inaugural three-day music and lifestyle festival, the BET Experience. Staged in association with AEG at the latter’s L.A. Li ...

  15. Beyonce to Headline Essence Festival 2013

    February 11, 2013 6:12 PM EST Beyoncé has added another performance to her anticipated Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. The singer will headline one night of the 19th annual Essence Festival. The three-day festival will take place on July 4-7 in New Orleans, LA. “We are incredibly ...

  16. Chart Juice: Charlie Wilson Nets Second No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    February 07, 2013 3:25 PM EST It’s been a big week for former Gap Band frontman Charlie Wilson who celebrated his 60th birthday on January 29 with the release of “Love, Charlie,” his sixth solo album. The set debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums this week with 44,000 c ...

  17. Essence Festival 2013: Brandy, Maxwell Heading to New Orleans

    January 08, 2013 9:45 AM EST 3 0 0 Brandy , Jill Scott , Keyshia Cole and Maxwell are among the entertainers set to perform at the 2013 Essence Festival , which returns to New Orleans for four days in July. The 19th annual celebration of black music and culture will be held July 4-7 ...

  18. New Year's Eve Concert Guide: From Jay-Z/Coldplay to Skrillex; Nicki Minaj to Willie Nelson, and More

    December 28, 2012 3:00 PM EST Jay-Z (left) with Coldplay's Chris Martin play Brooklyn's Barclays Center on New Year's Eve. (Getty) Across the country -- from Coldplay and Jay-Z in Brooklyn and Nicki MInaj in Vegas to Skrillex in Detroit and Willie Nelson in Aust ...

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  20. D'Angelo Returns to Live Gigs

    July 13, 2012 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 On the evening of July 6, without any introduction, Michael Eugene Archer, better-known as D'Angelo , stepped onstage at the Essence Music Festival. The neo-soul singer performed a 75-minute set, filled with funky guitar riffs, tight harmonies, ...

  21. R&B Favorite D'Angelo Returns to Live Gigs

    July 12, 2012 6:35 PM EDT On the evening of July 6, without any introduction, Michael Eugene Archer, better-known as D'Angelo, stepped onstage at the Essence Music Festival. The neo-soul singer performed a 75-minute set, filled with funky guitar riffs, tight harmonies ...

  22. Essence Fest Draws 413K, Record Sponsorship, Men; Announces 2013 Dates

    July 12, 2012 1:02 PM EDT The Essence of Essence (from left): Kimberly Paige: Associate Vice President African-American Marketing, Coca-Cola; comedian Kevin Hart; and Essence Communications president Michelle Ebanks. (Photo: Walik Goshorn) The Essence Music Festival wrappe ...

  23. Essence Festival 2012: The 10 Best Performances

    July 09, 2012 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 If there was any ever doubt whether R&B was alive and progressing, the 2012 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans debunked each and every doubter. No gimmicks or special affects were needed, as pure vocal prowess and legacy resonated loudly thro ...

  24. Essence Festival 2012: 7 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    July 08, 2012 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige had the New Orleans' Mercedes-Benz Superdome in the palm of her hand on Saturday night (July 7) at the 2012 Essence Music Festival. The legendary singer took all in attendance through a roller coaster of highs and lows, with a set ...

  25. Essence Festival 2012: 7 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    July 07, 2012 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Charlie Wilson dominates, D'Angelo dissapoints at New Orleans event Don't underestimate the power of soul. While Friday's lineup at the 2012 Essence Music Festival was filled with an assortment of Hulkshare-generation singers and  ...

  26. Ryan Seacrest, LA Reid, Russell Simmons, More Pay Tribute to Dick Clark

    April 18, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Within minutes of news breaking of Dick Clark's passing, the music business began expressing their grieif and admiration for the man who helped invent the business they work in. From Epic Records Chairman/CEO Antonio "LA" Reid, Mado ...

  27. Listen: Kanye West's Five Best GOOD Friday Songs

    April 06, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Friday (Apr. 6) -- the actual Good Friday holiday -- Kanye West revived his GOOD Friday release series , which features a new single posted online every Friday as a free giveaway to the rapper's rabid fans, with "Mercy," a new trac ...

  28. Charlie Wilson on the 2012 Grammy Carpet

    Charlie Wilson on the 2012 Grammy Carpet

    February 13, 2012 2:25 AM EST 0 0 0 Charlie Wilson on the 2012 Grammy Carpet Grammys , Charlie Wilson , Charlie Wilson Grammys 2014 Grammys 2014 Charlie Wilson ...

  29. Essence Music Fest: Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige Performing

    January 11, 2012 3:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Newly engaged queen of soul Aretha Franklin , Mary J. Blige , Stephanie Mills and Charlie Wilson are among entertainers set to perform at this summer's Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. The event, set for July 6-8, is billed as one of the ...

  30. Joe Talks New Album, Says Chris Brown is 'One of Top Performers' Today

    October 28, 2011 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 R&B singer Joe returns to music with a splash as his ninth studio album, "The Good, The Bad, The Sexy" (Oct. 18) debuts at No. 2 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Abums chart, selling just under 33,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "The G ...

  31. 'Watch the Throne' Production Credits Leak, LMFAO and Seal Lend Vocals: Report

    July 19, 2011 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 In just two weeks 'Watch the Throne' will be in the hands of many. Kanye West and Jay-Z 's highly anticipatated collaborative album is slated to debut digitally on August 1st and hit shelves August 5th, according to USA Today . ' ...

  32. Jill Scott: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 24, 2011 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 A word that captures Jill Scott's vibe of late? "Free." "That's the word I've been using," Scott says with a laugh. She's calling in from Baltimore, one of the stopovers on a promotional tour in support of her ...

  33. The Squeeze: Q&A with Charlie Wilson

    February 17, 2011 1:38 PM EST 0 0 0 Charlie Wilson is on his way to Iraq today (Feb. 18) to perform for the troops for the third year in a row. But the former The Gap Band member, who is mostly known to this generation for his collaborations with the likes of Snoop Dogg and Kanye West ...

  34. Kanye West's 'G.O.O.D. Music Fridays' Inspires Other Artists

    November 30, 2010 12:36 PM EST 0 0 0 Before he had even come up with a street date for his next album, Kanye West tweeted in August that he was going to give away a brand-new song, free of charge, every week until Christmas. West worked hard to keep his pledge, and his "G.O.O.D. M ...

  35. Ask Billboard: Familiar Titles In Top 10

    September 03, 2010 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  36. Kanye West Promises New Track Every Week Until Christmas

    August 23, 2010 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Although his fifth album is slated to drop Nov. 16, Kanye West is tirelessly working to give his fans some weekly fun through the holidays. The rapper announced on Twitter yesterday (Aug. 22) that he plans to release a new song "every weekend u ...

  37. Robert Wilson of the Gap Band Dies at 53

    August 16, 2010 12:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Robert Wilson, a member of R&B/funk group the Gap Band , died at the age of 53 on Sunday (Aug. 15). Wilson, known as the "Godfather of Bass Guitar," suffered a heart attack in his Palmdale, Ca. home. Wilson formed the Gap Band with bro ...

  38. Kanye West Premieres Beyonce Track, Album Due Nov. 16

    August 11, 2010 5:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 K anye West premiered his new "See Me Now" song, featuring Beyoncé and Charlie Wilson , and revealed that his album will be released on Nov. 16 during an interview this afternoon with New York radio station WQHT (Hot 97). "Beyoncé fin ...

  39. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Stevie Wonder, Slum Village, Queen Emily

    December 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST --Stevie Wonder will host the Jonas Brothers, Robin Thicke, Charlie Wilson and Mary Mary at his 14th annual House Full of Toys benefit concert. The concert takes place Dec. 12 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Wonder is a Grammy Award nominee i ...

  40. Beyoncé, Maxwell, Keri Hilson Lead Nominations For Soul Train Awards Return

    October 23, 2009 11:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 With four nominations each, Beyoncé , Keri Hilson and Maxwell head the list of nominees for the return of the Soul Train Awards. The awards ceremony, hosted by actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, will be the first special aired on BET' ...

  41. Beyoncé, Maxwell, Keri Hilson Lead Nominations For Soul Train Awards Return

    October 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With four nominations each, Beyoncé, Keri Hilson and Maxwell head the list of nominees for the return of the Soul Train Awards. The awards ceremony, hosted by actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, will be the first special aired on BET' ...

  42. The Daily Noise 9.3.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 9.3.2009 - Billboard.com

    September 03, 2009 4:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna makes money, Whitney Houston sells records, and 3OH!3 talk remixes. The Rolling Stones , Charlie Wilson , Kid Cudi , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , sticky & sweet , Fuse , Katy Perry , madonna , Whitney Houston Videos 3OH!3 Bill Werde Ch ...

  43. Three Tracks From Upcoming Lebron James Movie Hit Charts

    September 03, 2009 2:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 "More Than A Game" the Lebron James documentary directed by Kristopher Belman for Lionsgate and Harvey Mason Media, isn't slated to hit theaters until October 2nd but three tracks from the film's soundtrack are already making mov ...

  44. Al B. Sure Comes Home With 'Honey'

    July 15, 2009 4:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's been 17 years since Al B. Sure recorded a studio album. But with the June 23 release of "Honey I'm Home" (Hidden Beach Recordings), the singer/songwriter joined a current wave of R&B vets—including Ginuwine, Teena Marie ...

  45. Chart Beat: Kris Allen, SWV, Green Day, Al B. Sure!

    May 21, 2009 2:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 HE IS THE CHAMPION: In a night featuring performances from Queen, Kiss, Rod Stewart, Lionel Richie, Cyndi Lauper, Carlos Santana, Keith Urban, Queen Latifah, Steve Martin, David Cook, Jason Mraz and the Black Eyed Peas, owners of more than 200 combi ...

  46. Chart Beat: 3OH!3, Bob Dylan, Jason Aldean

    May 07, 2009 2:19 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 ...

  47. Taylor Swift Remains Atop Billboard 200

    February 25, 2009 11:42 AM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift's "Fearless" claims a 10th non-consecutive week atop The Billboard 200, a feat unmatched by any album since Santana's "Supernatural" collected 12 weeks at No. 1 in 1999 and 2000. Only eight other albums by ...

  48. 'Slumdog' Barks While Taylor Swift Nets 10th Week At No. 1

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to "Slumdog Millionaire" bites into the Billboard 200 as the film's eight Academy Award wins on Feb. 22 instantly impact the chart . . . Taylor Swift's "Fearless" earns a 10th week at No. 1 on the Billb ...

  49. Snoop Dogg Tells His 'Story'

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Snoop Dogg filmed a performance last night (March 13) for VH1's "Storytellers," backed by a 14-piece band and two DJs. Backed by a 14-piece band and two DJs, rapper Snoop Dogg filmed a performance for VH1's "Storytell ...

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