1. Claude Kelly: 2013 Grammys Red Carpet

    Claude Kelly: 2013 Grammys Red Carpet

    February 11, 2013 4:42 AM EST 0 0 0 Claude Kelly: 2013 Grammys Red Carpet Grammys 2013 Grammys 2014 Claude Kelly ...

  2. 2013 Grammy Awards: R&B Album, Song Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:15 AM EST veterans and next-generation crooners go head to head best contemporary r&b album Fortune Chris Brown LABEL: RCA Records EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Chris Brown, Tina Davis, Mark Pitts, Team Breezy PRODUCERS: The Underdogs, Fuego, Andrew "Pop&qu ...

  3. Bruce Cockburn, Trooper, Deadmau5 Honored at 2012 SOCAN Awards Gala

    November 20, 2012 2:06 PM EST Canadian musician/activist Bruce Cockburn and "Raise A Little Hell" rockers Trooper were honored with lifetime achievement awards last night at the 23rd annual SOCAN Awards Gala, which recognizes the accomplishments of Canadian songwrite ...

  4. Backbeat: Jay-Z Wows A Sold Out Barclays Center On Opening Night

    September 29, 2012 10:17 AM EDT The Barclays Center looms over Brooklyn. (Photo: Steven J. Horowitz) Jay-Z doesn't just put on shows -- he stages events. After invading Philadelphia last month for his first annual "Made in America" festival, Hov returned to his na ...

  5. Faith Evans Talks 'R&B Divas' Show & Companion Album

    September 28, 2012 3:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 In a climate dominated by pop, dance and hip-hop, it can be hard out there for an R&B artist. And that doesn't include life issues like addiction, abusive relationships and financial hardships. But in life-as onstage-the show must go on. Th ...

  6. Tamia Returns After Six-Year Hiatus With 'Beautiful Surprise'

    September 22, 2012 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Six years have elapsed since Tamia's last album, but the singer/songwriter is picking up right where she left off. The R&B artist's fifth album, "Beautiful Surprise," debuted at No. 6 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop A ...

  7. Wonder Girls Say English Album to 'Come Out Very Soon!'

    September 12, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 To say American fans have been patient for K-Pop queens Wonder Girls ' U.S. debut album would be an understatement. They first hit the scene in 2009 with an English-language version of their Korean mega hit "Nobody." Fast-forward to 2 ...

  8. Songwriter Claude Kelly has Eyes on Making Songs That Last

    August 08, 2012 8:15 PM EDT New York-based songwriter Claude Kelly has come a long way since landing his first song on a CD compilation for Japanese clothing line A Bathing Ape in 2002. In the last decade, he's made a name for himself co-writing hits for Kelly Clarkson, ...

  9. Myisha Brooks Named VP, Publicity at Universal Republic

    July 11, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Myisha Brooks of Universal Republic Records has been promoted to the position of VP, Publicity. Previously working with Arista Records, Warner Bros. Records and Simone Smalls PR, Brooks had served as Director of Publicity for Universal Republic si ...

  10. Marcus Canty Talks Epic Record Deal & New Music

    April 20, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Marcus Canty is destined for success. In less than a year, the 21 yr. old went from reality TV, "X-Factor," to realizing his dream. In January, Canty inked a deal with his mentor L.A. Reid at Epic Records. 'X-Factor's' Astro ...

  11. Billboard.biz Grammy Reader's Poll Results: You Guys Are Good!

    February 13, 2012 12:44 PM EST After weeks of speculation and thousands of votes in our Reader's Poll, the results came in during last night's Grammy Awards, and our readers called Adele's sweep of the three major awards - Record of the Year ("Rolling In The ...

  12. Video: 'American Idol's' Adam Lambert Debuts New Look, Single On 'The Tonight Show'

    January 18, 2012 10:55 AM EST 0 0 0 It's been a long wait, but countless Adam Lambert fans are rejoicing tonight. The "American Idol" season 8 runner-up chose Jay Leno's "Tonight Show" to debut his new single, "Better Than I Know Myself." The so ...

  13. Hit Machine Jason Derulo, 22, Is Just Getting Warmed Up

    September 24, 2011 8:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jason Derülo is a hit factory. Less than two years after he launched his solo career, the Miami-based singer/songwriter has already reeled off three multimillion-selling singles: "Whatcha Say," "In My Head" and "Ridin' ...

  14. Adam Lambert and Avril Lavigne to Mentor Kids on 'Major and Minors'

    July 29, 2011 8:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Adam Lambert, Colbie Caillat, Avril Lavigne and Claude Kelly are joining the list of recording artists who will mentor the dozen youngsters competing on Hub TV's fall show "Majors and Minors." including Brandy, Leona Lewis, Jordin Spa ...

  15. Ledisi Scores Her First Top 10 Single

    June 13, 2011 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ledisi's catalog of studio albums could double as the chapter titles of a compelling biography. There are her independent releases, 2000's "Soulsinger: The Revival" and 2002's "Feeling Orange but Sometimes Blue." N ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Britney Spears Leaks First Image from 'Hold It Against Me' Video

    January 24, 2011 2:38 PM EST 0 0 0 B ritney Spears finished filming her "Hold It Against Me" music video on Sunday (Jan. 24), and she's already letting her fans take a peek at the results. Just as shooting wrapped, Spears posted an image from the "Hold It Against ...

  18. Tricky Stewart Talks Jessica Simpson, 'Burlesque' Production

    November 12, 2010 5:30 PM EST 0 0 0 C. "Tricky" Stewart can count his share of firsts when it comes to chart-topping records. But the songwriter/producer has been focusing on different kinds of firsts lately. In addition to producing two songs ("Stay," "Keep Y ...

  19. Michael Jackson's 'Hold My Hand' Single, 'Michael' Album Tracklist Announced

    November 12, 2010 12:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Following the premiere of a controversial new Michael Jackson song , "Breaking News," earlier this week, it was announced today (Nov. 12) that the lead single from the late King of Pop's upcoming "Michael" album will be &quo ...

  20. Christina Aguilera Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 4:49 PM EST 0 0 0 Christina Aguilera, Title TBD (RCA) Release Date: April 2010 Recorded in her home studio, Christina Aguilera 's as-yet-untitled fourth studio album shows her dabbling in rap and dance and boasts an intriguing array of collaborators: Linda Perry ...

  21. Fantasia Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 1:23 PM EST 0 0 0 Fantasia, Title TBD (J/RCA Music Group) Release Date: March 2010 When Fantasia 's VH1 reality series, "Fantasia for Real," premiered Jan. 11, it included footage of her working on her third studio album. The as-yet-untitled CD will ca ...

  22. Adam Lambert Premieres Video, Tweets About Lady Gaga Collaboration

    October 21, 2009 12:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Days after his new single "Time for Miracles" hit the internet, Adam Lambert premiered the music video for the song, which is featured on the upcoming soundtrack to the film "2012." Lambert's music video is laden with specia ...

  23. Jason Derulo Takes Off With 'Whatcha Say' Single

    October 06, 2009 3:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 While other grade school kids were carving their names on lunchroom tables, Jason Derulo was busy writing music; the Florida native penned his first track, "Crush On You," when he was eight years old. The singer/songwriter, who has been pe ...

  24. Producer Danja Talks Working With Whitney Houston

    September 24, 2009 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Whitney Houston 's comeback album "I Look To You" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 , Billboard caught up with producer Danja to talk about his work on two of the album's songs: "For The Lovers" and "Nothin& ...

  25. Kris Allen Announces Album Release Date On Twitter

    August 28, 2009 12:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" winner Kris Allen will release his debut album on Nov. 17, the singer announced Thursday night (Aug. 27). A rep for 19 Entertainment has also confirmed the news in a statement to Billboard.com: "It is a confirmed relea ...

  26. New Backstreet Boys Album Due In October

    July 28, 2009 2:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Backstreet Boys announced today (July 28) that it will release its ninth album, "This is Us," Oct. 6 on Jive Records. The lead single, "Straight Through My Heart," has just been released to radio and can be heard on the group ...

  27. Exclusive: Michael Jackson Was Working On Two Albums

    July 02, 2009 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 At the time of Michael Jackson's death, it was well-known that he was preparing for a 50-show concert series at London's O2 Arena. What was less well-known -- and what many are now speculating about -- was what kind of recordings Jackson h ...

  28. Exclusive: Michael Jackson Was Working On Two Albums

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT At the time of Michael Jackson's death, it was well-known that he was preparing for a 50-show concert series at London's O2 Arena. What was less well-known—and what many are now speculating about—was what kind of recordings Jackson had d ...

  29. Claude Kelly Hits Big With Clarkson, Spears

    January 29, 2009 11:44 AM EST 0 0 0 Last summer, singer/songwriter Claude Kelly told Billboard he hoped to work with Kelly Clarkson in the future. Six months later, not only has he co-written the pop singer's latest single, "My Life Would Suck Without You," but he' ...

  30. Kelly Clarkson Songwriter In Awe About Making Chart History

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Last summer, singer/songwriter Claude Kelly told Billboard.com he hoped to work with Kelly Clarkson in the future. Six months later, not only has he penned the pop singer's latest single , "My Life Would Suck Without You," off her u ...

  31. Corbin Bleu Tunes In For Sophomore Album

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Currently on tour playing festivals and fairs in support of his 2007 debut, "Another Side," singer-actor Corbin Bleu tells Billboard.com he's begun recording his follow-up album. Currently on tour playing festivals and fairs in suppor ...

  32. Michael Jackson Cameo Shocks Akon Songwriter

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Up-and-coming singer/songwriter Claude Kelly wrote the recently leaked Akon song "Hold My Hand" featuring Michael Jackson, but he confesses hearing the legendary singer's voice on the track the first Up-and-coming singer/songwriter Cl ...

  33. Michael Jackson Cameo Shocks Akon Songwriter

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Up-and-coming singer/songwriter Claude Kelly wrote the recently leaked Akon song "Hold My Hand" featuring Michael Jackson, but he confesses hearing the legendary singer's voice on the track the first time was a total surprise to him ...