1. Gail Mitchell's R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Stax, ABC Team for 'Scandal' Soundtrack; 'Soul Train' gets Book Treatment by Questlove, and More

    August 15, 2013 4:58 PM EDT -- ABC’s hit television series “Scandal” is getting the soundtrack treatment. ABC Studios and Concord Music Group’s Stax Records are teaming up to release "Songs From Scandal: Music for Gladiators" (Sept. 3). The 12-track set showcases ...

  2. BET Awards 2012: Whitney Houston Tribute Marks Emotional High

    July 02, 2012 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With all the star power at the BET Awards - Kanye West, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce and Samuel L. Jackson, to name a few - the most stirring moment came not from a superstar, but from the mother of one. Whitney Houston's mother Cissy provided t ...

  3. Kanye, Jay-Z Win Top BET Award, Cissy Houston Honors Daughter Whitney (Video)

    July 02, 2012 12:28 AM EDT Cissy Houston's tribute to her late daughter was the emotional highlight of Sunday's BET Awards, a show that was defined by extended bleeps and the vulgarities that censors failed to catch onstage throughout the night. Whitney Houston� ...

  4. Friends, Family Gather for Don Cornelius Memorial Service

    February 16, 2012 6:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Friends and family are gathering for a private memorial service for "Soul Train" creator and host Don Cornelius in Los Angeles. The service will be led by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who presided over a private cremation ceremony last week. Ph ...

  5. Grammys Embrace of Chris Brown Draws Criticism

    February 14, 2012 7:58 AM EST Chris Brown accepting an award at the 2012 Grammys .(Getty Images) NEW YORK (AP) - The Grammy Awards' warm embrace of Chris Brown three years after his assault of Rihanna has drawn the ire of viewers who claim the controversial R&B star s ...

  6. Backbeat: Kelly Rowland, Sylvia Rhone Honored @ Essence Black Women in Music Gala

    February 09, 2012 10:17 AM EST Honorees Sylvia Rhone, former Motown chief, and rising icon Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child fame. (Photo: 2012 A Turner Archives) Grammy Week revved up in earnest last night (Feb. 8) with two key events; the Recording Academy's Producer ...

  7. Don Cornelius' Death Ruled a Suicide

    February 07, 2012 5:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Coroner's officials on Tuesday ruled Don Cornelius' death a suicide, nearly a week after the "Soul Train" creator and host killed himself with a gunshot to the head. The agency made the determination after conducting an autopsy o ...

  8. Jay-Z Enters New Musical Heights at Carnegie Hall

    February 07, 2012 9:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Many notable artists have performed at Carnegie Hall, but last night (Mon. Feb 6), the stage belonged to Jay-Z . Jay-Z, born Shawn Carter, is the second hip-hop act to perform at Carnegie Hall. Wyclef Jean did so in 2001, acoompanied by Stevie Wonde ...

  9. Backbeat: ASAP Rocky Hits Irving Plaza Like a Fist, Leaves Crowd Buzzing

    February 06, 2012 10:30 AM EST RCA Records' ASAP Rocky was just a few songs into his headlining set at New York's The Fillmore at Irving Plaza on Wednesday night when he asked the sold-out crowd if it wanted an encore. "Y'all were trill for "Pretty Flac ...

  10. 'Soul Train' Flash Mob Hits Times Square to Honor Don Cornelius

    February 04, 2012 9:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Fans of "Soul Train" boogied down Broadway wearing afro wigs and bell bottoms on Saturday while others recounted their favorite episodes at a Harlem meeting hall in tribute to the show's late creator, Don Cornelius. About 100 dancers ...

  11. R&B/Gospel Singer David Peaston Dies At 54

    February 02, 2012 8:17 PM EST It's been an unfortunate week for R&B and soul. On the same day (Feb. 1) as "Soul Train" founder Don Cornelius' death, R&B/gospel singer David Peaston died at 54 years old. Peaston's cause of death is inconclusive, ...

  12. R&B/Gospel Singer David Peaston Dies At 54

    February 02, 2012 5:05 PM EST 0 0 0 It's been an unfortunate week for R&B and soul. Yesterday (Wed., Feb. 1) -- on the same day as "Soul Train" founder Don Cornelius' death -- R&B/gospel singer, David Peaston , died at 54 years old. Peaston's cause of ...

  13. Don Cornelius' Brash and Brave Success Story, Remembered by Michael Bivins, Bryan 'Birdman' Williams, Chris Hicks, More

    February 02, 2012 7:50 AM EST Like most music industry veterans touched by the incalculable influence of "Soul Train" producer and television host Don Cornelius, Michael Bivins has his own memories of the stoic and baritone man who passed away on Wednesday morning . ...

  14. Kenny Gamble Remembers Don Cornelius, Origins of 'Soul Train' Theme

    February 01, 2012 6:06 PM EST Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff are "honored" to have written and produced "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" -- aka the theme to "Soul Train," which has been playing throughout the world in the wake of host Don Cornelius& ...

  15. Kenny Gamble Remembers Don Cornelius, Origins of 'Soul Train' Theme

    February 01, 2012 4:50 PM EST 0 0 0 'He left a great legacy,' says the songwriter of the 'Train' host Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff are "honored" to have written and produced "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" -- aka the theme to "Soul Train,& ...

  16. Web Trends: Online World Grieves Don Cornelius

    February 01, 2012 4:43 PM EST Google Trends: 1. Don Cornelius - the 'Soul Train' creator reportedly committed suicide this morning. 2. soul train - people are searching about 'Soul Train' most likely due to Cornelius' death as top news articles source ...

  17. 'Soul Train' Founder Don Cornelius: The Billboard Interviews

    February 01, 2012 1:27 PM EST "Soul Train" creator Don Cornelius, who died early today of an apparent suicide at age 75, spoke with Billboard many times over the last 40 years. Here is a look at some highlights from those interviews. When Cornelius came up with the i ...

  18. Celebrities Mourn 'Soul Train's' Don Cornelius on Twitter

    February 01, 2012 11:50 AM EST 0 0 0 The suicide of "Soul Train" founder Don Cornelius shocked the music community today (Feb. 1). Artists immediately took to Twitter to share their memories and condolences for the music and TV pioneer. Here's what some artists had to sa ...

  19. '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 ...

  20. '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 ...

  21. 29 Black Music Milestones: Soul Train Launches

    February 26, 2011 9:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Soul Train was a national music show that aired in syndication from October 1971 to March 2006. In its 35-year history, Soul Train primarily featured performances by R&B, soul and hip-hop acts, as well as jazz, funk, disco and gospel artists. Du ...

  22. 'Soul Train' Vaults Opened For DVD Deal

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Fans of television's long-running "Soul Train" will now have the chance to purchase DVDs of the pioneering dance show. Soul Train Holdings has partnered with Direct Holdings Americas Inc., granting the latter the domestic home video ...

  23. UPDATED: Michael Jackson Mourned By Friends, Fans, Fellow Musicians

    June 26, 2009 11:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 Friends, music luminaries and fans from around the world and around the web reacted to the news of Michael Jackson's death on June 25 with thoughts on his life and legacy. "I can't stop crying over the sad news. I have always admired ...

  24. Don Cornelius Of 'Soul Train' Arrested In LA

    October 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Don Cornelius, the former host of the television show "Soul Train," was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, police said Saturday. Police were called to his Hollywood Hills home late Friday after someone reported a domestic disput ...

  25. NARM Coverage: Industry Group Adds Digital Reps To Board

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a move that illustrates the industry's landscape, the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers expanded its board of directors by adding two digital music merchants, Napster chairman and CEO Chris Gorog and eMusic CEO David Pakman. In oth ...

  26. When the Hits Flowed From Philly

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It has been 35 years since Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the legendary architects of the renowned Philly sound, founded their record company and made pop music history. It has been 35 years since Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the legendary architects of ...

  27. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (March 7-13, 2005)

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (March 7-13, 2005). GET ON BOARD THE SOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUL TRAIN... AWARDS: You don't need no ticket to ride the Soul Train, just an appreciation for what's going on right now in R&B an ...

  28. Rhythm & Blues

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Don Cornelius says the upcoming Soul Train Music Awards -- to be staged at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Calif. -- is going back to the basics. Read Gail Mitchell's column. Don Cornelius says the upcoming Soul Train Music Awards -- to be st ...

  29. Usher, Ciara Lead 'Soul Train' Nominees

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Usher and Ciara lead the field for the 19th annual Soul Train Awards, pulling down five and four nominations, respectively. Ciara's "Goodies" is up for best R&B/soul single, female and best R& Usher and Ciara lead the field fo ...

  30. Recording Academy Names 2005 Lifetime Honorees

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Legendary rock group Led Zeppelin, jazz great Art Blakey and pioneering country music act the Carter Family are among the artists who will receive the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement award. T Legendary rock group Led Zeppelin, jazz gre ...

  31. Fans Remember Aaliyah At Detroit Vigil

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Aaliyah's music played in the background as hundreds gathered in Detroit last night (Aug. 27) near her former high school for a candlelight vigil to remember the singer killed in a plane crash. As pre Aaliyah's music played in the backgrou ...

  32. Scott, 3LW, Anderson Lead Lady Soul Noms

    July 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With three nominations apiece, Jill Scott, 3LW, and Sunshine Anderson head the list of nominees for the seventh annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, taping Aug. 28 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditori With three nominations apiece, Jill Scott, 3LW, ...

  33. R. Kelly, Jagged Edge Top Soul Train Award Winners

    March 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Both R. Kelly and Jagged Edge were double winners at the 15th annual Soul Train Music Awards, taped last night (Feb. 28) at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. The two-hour syndicated television special i Both R. Kelly and Jagged Edge were double w ...