1. 2015 BET Awards: Puffy's Salute to Bad Boy; Smokey Robinson, Janet Jackson Tributes Ring In Show's 15th Anniversary

    June 29, 2015 3:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 The BET Awards pulled out all the stops to celebrate its 15th anniversary Sunday night (June 28) at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. Between anticipated tributes to Janet Jackson and Smokey Robinson to a roof-raising tribute to 20 years of Diddy’s Ba ...

  2. Opening Pandora's Box

    October 15, 2012 7:40 AM EDT The headlines say the Web radio leader is paying artists big bucks -- not so fast. When it comes to digital royalties, the devil is in the details. Pandora founder Tim Westergren continued his campaign for a change in royalty rates on Oct. 9 wit ...

  3. Business Matters: The Truth About Pandora's Payments to Artists

    October 10, 2012 3:05 PM EDT Pandora mounted an effective publicity campaign Tuesday by revealing the amounts of royalties some artists' songs generate on its service (as opposed to how much money those artists are actually collecting). The company is putting its politic ...

  4. King's Men Bring Gospel To Live Nation

    August 09, 2012 7:25 PM EDT BET's popular music competition show "Sunday Best" has signed on as the presenting sponsor for Live Nation's first major U.S. gospel tour, the King's Men. Last month, the tour's performers - Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp ...

  5. Live Nation's Major Gospel Tour to Feature 'The King's Men,' Four Heavyweights of Gospel Music

    May 03, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Live Nation is bringing gospel to the arena. Today, the company announced that they will be bringing four of the most successful gospel artists of all time - Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin and Israel Houghton, collectively known as & ...

  6. Backbeat: Jason Crabb, Natalie Grant, Laura Story Win Big At Dove Music Awards

    April 20, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Artist and male vocalist of the year winner Jason Crabb backstage with Gospel Music Channel founder/CEO Charlie Humbard. (Photo: Celeste Winstead) Jason Crabb cemented his status as a solo phenomenon by winning male vocalist and artist of the year ...

  7. Aretha Franklin Wows Apollo Theater Ceremony

    June 15, 2010 4:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Aretha Frankin surprised a packed Apollo Theater last night (June 14) with an impromptu performance as she was inducted into the legendary venue's hall of fame. Franklin and Michael Jackson (posthumously) were honored, while Jennifer Lopez and ...

  8. Gospel Artists Unite For Haiti

    January 22, 2010 4:27 PM EST 0 0 0 Another all-star benefit effort on behalf of earthquake-ravaged Haiti is on the way, helmed by gospel singer Kirk Franklin . He's the impetus behind Artists United For Haiti: a collective of gospel artists who gathered together after the 25th a ...

  9. Chart Beat: The Black Eyed Peas, Lynda Carter, Paulina Rubio

    June 18, 2009 1:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 THE B.E.G.I.N.N.I.N.G.: Once they wondered, where is the love? This week, all the Black Eyed Peas need to do to answer that question is peruse a host of Billboard charts, where evidence of adoration for the quartet is abundant. The Peas' fifth ...

  10. Essence Festival Adds Maxwell, Al Green, Ne-Yo

    January 29, 2009 12:01 AM EST 0 0 0 Maxwell, Anita Baker, Al Green, John Legend, Robin Thicke, Salt-N-Pepa, Ne-Yo and En Vogue will join previously announced headliner Beyonce at the 15th annual Essence Music Festival. The event will be held July 3-5 at the New Orleans Superdome. Roun ...

  11. Burger King To Kick Off Super Bowl Singing Contest

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Burger King is sponsoring a new online contest,"My Song, My Way," in league with the ninth annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration (SBGC). Slated for Feb. 1 at Phoenix Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Arizona, the celebration will feature such con ...

  12. Chris Tomlin Leads Dove Awards Winners

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Tomlin was the big winner at the Gospel Music Association's 38th annual Dove Awards, held last night (April 25) at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Tomlin netted six trophies, including artist Chris Tomlin was the big winner at the ...

  13. 11OnTV

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Mar. 12 - Mar. 18, 2007. MONDAY, Mar. 12 "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony," VH1C Featured Artists: : Grandmaster Flash, R.E.M., The Ronettes (also scheduled: Patti Smith, Van Halen, Eddie Vedde ...

  14. ON TV

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 10-16, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 10 "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Pink. "2006 CMT Music Awards Pre-Party [TV-PG]," CMT Featured artist(s): Jason Aldean (also scheduled: Lit ...

  15. Chart Beat Chat

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Beyonce, CeCe Winans, Jack Johnson, Lifehouse, Kelly Clarkson and more with readers. CHECK ON BEYONCÉ Hi, Fred! Thanks always for your informative and entertaining column! I recall a few years ago when Jennifer Lopez charted with her ...

  16. R. Kelly Leads Soul Train Award Nominees

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R. Kelly leads the list of nominees for the 20th annual Soul Train Music Awards, announced today (Feb. 2) by Tyrese and actress Vivica Fox at Spago restaurant in Beverly Hills, Calif. R. Kelly leads the list of nominees for the 20th annual Soul Trai ...

  17. On TV

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 2-8, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 2 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Willie Nelson. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Ginuwine (also scheduled: Tea Leoni, Enrique Murciano). " ...

  18. OnTV

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 31 "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Midtown. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured artists: Damian "Junior Gong" Marley, Ozzy Osbourne (al ...

  19. Stars Celebrate BET's 25th In Los Angeles

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 BET formally celebrated its 25th anniversary last night (Oct. 26) during the taping of "25 Strong: The BET Silver Anniversary Special." BET formally celebrated its 25th anniversary last night (Oct. 26) during the taping of "25 Strong: ...

  20. CHART BEAT

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Carole King, Michael Buble, Kelly Clarkson, Zucchero, Willie Nelson, Mariah Carey, the Del McCoury Band, Paul Hardcastle, Elvis Costello and more. WE STILL LOVE HER TOMORROW: In the lyrics of her ver ...

  21. CHART BEAT

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," Paul McCartney, Kelly Clarkson, R. Kelly, Jessica Simpson, Mary Mary and more. HE TAUGHT THE BAND TO PLAY: When the Beatles&# ...

  22. Kanye Leads BET Awards Winners

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kanye West emerged a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards last night (June 28), picking up statuettes for best male hip-hop artist and video of the year for "Jesus Walks." Kanye West emerged a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards last nigh ...

  23. 2005 BET Awards Nominees

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BET Awards nominees Here are the nominees for the 2005 BET Awards, to be handed out June 28 at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre: Best female, hip-hop: Miri Ben-Ari Jackie-O Remy Martin Shawnna Best male, hip-hop 50 Cent Jay-Z Ludacris Snoop Dogg ...

  24. 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The complete list of 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards winners, handed out April 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Below is the complete list of 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards winners, handed out April 1 ...

  25. Switchfoot Leads Gospel Award Winners

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Switchfoot, the Crabb Family and Casting Crowns were the big winners at the 36th annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, held last night (April 13) at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Switchfoot, the Crabb Family and Casting Crowns were t ...

  26. 50's 'Massacre' Extends Chart Lead To 6th Week

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For a sixth straight week, 50 Cent's "The Massacre" manages to stay at the head of the pack and hold onto its place at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Despite continually sliding sales, which fell 22% fro For a sixth straight week, 50 Cen ...

  27. Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With platinum and gold sales in his recent past, Donnie McClurkin returns facing great expectations, and he doesn't disappoint. With platinum and gold sales in his recent past, Donnie McClurkin returns facing great expectations, and he doesn� ...

  28. McClurkin Bowing Out Of Music Biz

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Platinum-selling Verity Records artist Donnie McClurkin says he's retiring from the music business after he delivers the last album on his contract next year. Platinum-selling Verity Records artist Donnie McClurkin says he's retiring from ...

  29. Billboard Bits: BET, Osbourne, Skynyrd, Timony

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on BET, Kelly Osbourne, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Mary Timony. Yolanda Adams, Ruben Studdard, Kirk Franklin, BeBe Winans and Fantasia are among the performers set for BET's "Celebration of Gospel" concert special, which the network will ...

  30. I Speak Life

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With four consecutive chart-topping releases and an almost limitless musical range, Donald Lawrence's "I Speak Life" showcases his softer, gentler side this time around. With four consecutive chart-topping releases and an almost limit ...

  31. B&E: Kierra "Kiki" Sheard

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Kierra "Kiki" Sheard. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. INSPIRATIONAL HIP-HOP ...

  32. Brooks & Dunn Lead RNC Performers

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brooks & Dunn are among the entertainers set for the Republican National Convention (RNC), which gets underway Sunday (Aug. 30) in New York. Brooks & Dunn are among the entertainers set for the Republican National Convention (RNC), which get ...

  33. Driven

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Though it has built a strong foundation in the Southern gospel community, the Crabb Family has been rapidly expanding its fan base through relentless touring, prime media exposure and great music. Though it has built a strong foundation in the South ...

  34. Bishop T. D. Jakes Presents He-Motions

    July 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Renowned pastor/artist/author T.D. Renowned pastor/artist/author T.D. Jakes assembles, oversees and contributes dramatic narrative to this musical companion piece to his forthcoming book, "He-Motions." The album follows a format similar to ...

  35. Missy, 50 Cent, B2K Lead BET Noms

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Missy Elliott, 50 Cent, and B2K lead the nominations for the 2003 BET Awards, to be handed out June 24 at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre. Elliott picked up three nods, for best female hip-hop artist, video Missy Elliott, 50 Cent, and B2K lead the no ...

  36. 2003 BET Awards Nominees

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT BET Awards nominees. The awards will be handed out at a June 24 ceremony at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Below is a list of the 2003 BET Awards nominees. The awards will be handed out at a June 24 ceremony at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angel ...

  37. R&B Heavyweights Join Essence Fest Lineup

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, and Babyface are among the latest additions to the Essence Music Festival bill. Set for July 3-5 in New Orleans, the event has also added Yolanda Adams, Musiq, and Kindred Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, and Babyface are amon ...

  38. . . . again

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Following 2001's nearly 2 million-selling Live in London and More, Donnie McClurkin's latest arrives with great expectations—all of which it meets splendidly. Following 2001's nearly 2 million-selling Live in London and More, Donnie M ...

  39. Crusaders On A Mission Of 'Rural Renewal'

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "They're back." That slogan heralds the Crusaders' first new album in 20 years, "Rural Renewal." Set for release worldwide March 4, the PRA/Verve set features original memb ...

  40. WOW Gospel 2003

    February 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 This sixth yearly installment of what has become a bankably gold and platinum franchise comprises 30 of last year's most popular and best-selling gospel tracks by an array of artists, both rookies and This sixth yearly installment of what has b ...

  41. Hopeville Tour Grows Another Leg

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Hopeville, the gospel package tour featuring Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, and Donnie McClurkin, is set to kick off a second leg on Monday (Jan. 13) in Stockton, Calif., after a very successful initia Hopeville, the gospel package tour featuring Kir ...

  42. Lost & Found

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After abandoning a major secular label deal for several moderately successful gospel projects, Deitrick Haddon moves to Verity with an album that should bring him the large-scale recognition he so des After abandoning a major secular label deal for ...

  43. White Stripes, Gaye, Trash Brats Win Big In Detroit

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Garage rock duo the White Stripes, late visionary soulster Marvin Gaye, and punky glam rockers Trash Brats were the big winners at the 12th annual Detroit Music Awards, held Friday (April 19) at Detro Garage rock duo the White Stripes, late visionar ...

  44. Walker, Winans Set For Gospelfest 2002

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Hezekiah Walker and Vickie Winans are among the artists who have signed on for McDonald's Gospelfest 2002 tour. Under the banner "Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Spirit," the 19th annual event will set down Hezekiah Walker and Vickie Winans ...

  45. Keys, Isleys Top Soul Train Awards

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Newcomer Alicia Keys and veteran act the Isley Brothers each took home a pair of trophies last night (March 20) from the 16th Annual Soul Train Music Awards. Newcomer Alicia Keys and veteran act the Isley Brothers each took home a pair of trophies l ...

  46. The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin

    February 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Gospel phenom Franklin continues to amaze with his first solo project since 1998's double-platinum Nu Nation Project. Gospel phenom Franklin continues to amaze with his first solo project since 1998's double-platinum Nu Nation Project. Hav ...

  47. Alicia's 'Songs' Lead Soul Train Nominations

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys leads the nominees for the 16th annual Soul Train Music Awards with four, including two nods for her J Records debut, "Songs in A Minor." Receiving three nominations each were Aaliyah, Ind Alicia Keys leads the nominees for the ...

  48. Destiny's Child To Play Gospel's Stellar Awards

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Destiny's Child are confirmed to perform at the 17th annual Gospel Music Stellar Awards, to be taped Saturday (Jan. 12) at the Atlanta Civic Center and air in syndication through Feb. 10. The group wi Destiny's Child are confirmed to perfo ...

  49. Tunes On TV

    December 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 TV Listings For Dec. 24-Dec. 30, 2001 MONDAY, DEC. 24, 2001 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: Sarah Brightman, Martina McBride. "Destiny's Child Live," MTV Featured Artist: Destiny's Child. " ...

  50. Alicia Keys Leads AMA Nominations With Five

    November 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R&B newcomer Alicia Keys, who won commercial and critical acclaim with her J Records debut album "Songs in A Minor," received a leading five American Music Awards nominations, it was announced tod R&B newcomer Alicia Keys, who won ...

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