1. Sid Sriram Covers Kendrick Lamar's 'Sing About Me (I'm Dying of Thirst)': Exclusive Video

    March 21, 2013 1:59 PM EDT If you haven't listened to the soulful sounds of Sid Sririam, now would be the time. The singer-songwriter from Fremont, Calif. is prepping to release the first half of his two-part "West Coast Nightfall" project, titled "Be ...

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  3. Justin Timberlake Airborne in First Wedding Photo With Jessica Biel

    October 24, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 How happy was Justin Timberlake to exchange vows with Jessica Biel last week? One look at the cover of People magazine , which scored the first images and post-wedding interview with the couple, and you get the idea: the pop star-turned-actor-turned ...

  4. Police Shut Down Kris Allen. Kris Allen!

    April 30, 2012 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" season eight champ Kris Allen's surprise concert Sunday afternoon on the Santa Monica Pier was shut down by the police due to a lack of a permit, according to eyewitness footage posted on YouTube. Watch: Allen's i ...

  5. Bass Player Chuck Rainey Suffers Stroke

    November 07, 2011 11:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Prolific Artist Has Worked With Steely Dan, Aretha Franklin & Jackson Browne Chuck Rainey , a prolific bassist whose mile-long list of credits over the span of 43-plus years includes Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones and Steely Dan, suffered a strok ...

  6. Backbeat: Lalah Hathaway Celebrates 'Where It All Begins' @ L.A. Live's Conga Room

    October 14, 2011 3:00 AM EDT Before hitting the stage, Lalah Hathaway (center) made the red carpet rounds with Concord Music Group/Fantasy/Stax project management executive Michele Smith (left) and manager Marcus King (right). (Photo: Ashley Stagg) "It's cool to wav ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 'American Idol' Top 5 Milwaukee Auditions, from Chris Medina to Scott Dangerfield

    January 26, 2011 11:45 PM EST 0 0 0 After five long days without an "Idol" fix, Steven Tyler , Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson returned in Milwaukee for two hours of powerful and painful performances. Some singers absolutely nailed genre exercises in country, rock or R& ...

  9. Spike Lee to Direct John Legend, the Roots Live Webcast

    September 14, 2010 2:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Spike Lee will direct a live webcast of a concert featuring John Legend and the Roots . The concert, to be held in New York on Sept. 23, is the second part of "Unstaged," a live concert series presented by American Express Co. The first wa ...

  10. Jingle Bell Rock ... And Pop ... And R&B ... And Country ...

    December 08, 2009 12:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard's Holiday Songs chart ranks airplay of seasonal tracks on U.S. adult contemporary radio. Because a hefty 75% of the format switches to all-holiday programming by Thanksgiving each year, the format's airplay effectively serves as ...

  11. Listen Free: Classic Holiday Albums

    November 27, 2009 11:02 AM EST 0 0 0 Listen to some of the best-selling holiday albums of all time, in full, here on Billboard.com . Check out sonic season's greetings from Mannheim Steamroller , Josh Groban , Kenny G. and more. Then head over to some of the hottest holiday goodie ...

  12. Whitney Houston's 'I Look To You': First Listen

    August 24, 2009 10:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 Finally, the moment is almost here: the release of Whitney Houston's long-anticipated new studio album after a seven-year break. "I Look to You" (Arista/RCA Music Group) will arrive in stores Aug. 31. Here's a track-by-track rund ...

  13. TV One Brings Back 'Unsung'

    May 18, 2009 10:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 The lives and careers of Supremes founding member Florence Ballad, Minnie Riperton, Shalamar and Melba Moore will be the focus of TV One's second installment of its "Unsung" series. Coinciding with the start of Black Music Month (June ...

  14. Chart Beat Chat

    December 19, 2008 11:36 AM EST 0 0 0 <b><i>A brand new Fred Bronson Chart Beat Chat column will return the week of December 29, 2008 after a brief break for the holidays. Enjoy his most recent column below.<br /> </i></b> DID THE CRITICS SPEAK? Hello Mr. B ...

  15. TV One Salutes Black Music's 'Unsung' Artists

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Deserving artists who didn't achieve superstardom. That's the premise behind TV One's "Unsung" series, a four-part biography special spotlighting Donny Hathaway, the DeBarge Family, the Clark Sisters and Phyllis Hyman. Cab ...

  16. This Day in Music

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - BMI assistant vice president Patricia Baird, whose more than 35-year career helped to launch such stars as Isaac Hayes, Donny Hathaway, Three Dog Night, Blood, Sweat Y Tears, and Grand Funk Rai 2006 - BMI assistant vice president Patricia Bai ...

  17. Industry Legend Jerry Wexler Dies At 91

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music industry legend Jerry Wexler, who kick-started his career as a Billboard journalist in the late 1940s and went on to cultivate the careers of Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Led Zeppelin while Music industry legend Jerry Wexler, who kick-star ...

  18. The Billboard Q&A: Chikezie

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 At 22, California native Chikezie proved to be one of the most mature contestants in this seventh season. With his faith in check, and a love of the Beatles and bluegrass, this young singer discusses At 22, California native Chikezie proved to be on ...

  19. Chart Beat

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Rihanna, Christmas songs, Disney albums and more! DANCING IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT: Rihanna's latest dance single, "Shup Up and Drive" (SRP/Def Jam), shifts into first place on Hot Dance Club Play, giving the singer fr ...

  20. Come To 'Bed'

    September 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Packing some of the sexiest ooh's since Marvin Gaye -- a major influence and fellow Washington, D.C., native -- J. Holiday is simultaneously bouncing up the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and the Bil Packing some of the sexiest ooh's sinc ...

  21. Latifah Setting Aside Tracks For Return To Rap

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A week away from releasing her second vocal album, Queen Latifah is also planning a return to rap. A week away from releasing her second vocal album, Queen Latifah is also planning a return to rap. "I'd love to make another rap album," ...

  22. This Day in Music

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - BMI assistant vice president Patricia Baird, whose more than 35-year career helped to launch such stars as Isaac Hayes, Donny Hathaway, Three Dog Night, Blood, Sweat Y Tears, and Grand Funk Rai 2006 - BMI assistant vice president Patricia Bai ...

  23. Snoop, Buckethead Light Up Bootsy Xmas Album

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Snoop Dogg, Buckethead and Charlie Daniels are among the varied guests contributing to funk legend Bootsy Collins' first holiday album, "Christmas Is 4-Ever." Snoop Dogg, Buckethead and Charlie Daniels are among the varied guests cont ...

  24. Atlantic Unearths Unheard 'Soul'

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Atlantic Records' soul pioneers of the 1960s and 1970s will be in the spotlight on two single-disc compilations due June 6 from Rhino. Atlantic Records' soul pioneers of the 1960s and 1970s will be in the spotlight on two single-disc compi ...

  25. Mike Patton, Rahzel / Dec. 28, 2005 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (Warsaw)

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 There's nothing more satisfying than witnessing two masters of a particular musical skill in collaboration, be it guitar legends Chet Atkins and Les Paul or jazz drummers Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa. Bu There's nothing more satisfying than w ...

  26. B&E: Raul Midón

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Raul Midón. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Singer-songwriter Raul Midón has already ...

  27. Atlantic Classics Get Modern Remixes

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The storied vaults of Atlantic Records have been raided for a disc of classic 1970s-era soul, funk and jazz re-imagined by contemporary remixers. The storied vaults of Atlantic Records have been raided for a disc of classic 1970s-era soul, funk and ...

  28. Bluesman Keb' Mo' Brings 'Peace'

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Seeking to define his feelings in troubled times, contemporary blues singer/songwriter has assembled a collection of covers to serve as his next album. Seeking to define his feelings in troubled times, contemporary blues singer/songwriter has assemb ...

  29. Ice Cube Prepares For Another 'Friday'

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Coming off the $70 million-plus box office success of "Barbershop," Ice Cube returns to familiar territory with "Friday After Next," due Friday (Nov. 22) in U.S. theaters. Reprising his role as Craig, Coming off the $70 million-p ...

  30. The Colored Section

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Colored Section doubles as a history lesson about African-Americans' struggles, challenges, and still-undaunted hopes--a new millennium soundtrack to playwright George C. Wolfe's satiric stage tak Bred from the Atlanta wellspring that& ...

  31. Justified

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 On his solo debut, 'N Sync member Justin Timberlake strikes a major '70s R&B pose steeped in vibe and groove. On his solo debut, 'N Sync member Justin Timberlake strikes a major '70s R&B pose steeped in vibe and groove. O ...

  32. Justin Timberlake In Sync With '60s On Solo Debut

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Justin Timberlake is amused by the media's insistence that he's been blatantly copping Michael Jackson's vocal licks on his first solo single, "Like I Love You." Rather, when he ...

  33. Musiq Bids Fans To 'Juslisen'

    April 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Musiq, the artist formerly known as Musiq Soulchild, returns May 7 with his sophomore Def Soul album, "Juslisen." The set is the follow-up to 2000's "Aijuswanaseing," which peaked at No. 4 on Billboar Musiq, the artist forme ...

  34. World Outside My Window

    March 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Any mention about today's hot neo-soul movement invariably includes new-artist homages to such pioneers as Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, and Stevie Wonder. Any mention about today's hot neo-soul movement invariably includes new-artist homag ...

  35. Hot Product

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing new albums from Glenn Lewis, Jimmy Buffett, Angelique Kidjo, Super Furry Animals, and more. 'Window' Paine "Don't You Forget It," Toronto-bred singer/songwriter Glenn Lewis' first single from his Epic Records ...

  36. Glenn Lewis Is No 'Outsider'

    March 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Don't You Forget It" the first single from Toronto-bred singer/songwriter Glenn Lewis' from his debut album, "World Outside My Window" -- due March 19 via Epic -- leaves no doubt as to who his musica "Don't Y ...

  37. Sam Moore Dusts Off 30-Year-Old 'Lovin'

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam & Dave, Sam Moore has finally launched a solo career, and he's packing potent material on "Plenty Good Lovin': The Lost Solo Album." Released Ja More than 30 years after the ...

  38. Experience: Jill Scott

    November 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Few live albums actually capture the magic that occurs when a performer and audience are vibing on all cylinders. Few live albums actually capture the magic that occurs when a performer and audience are vibing on all cylinders. Donny Hathaway's ...

  39. Old Soul Alicia Keys Sets Off R&B Buzz

    June 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The buzz of an industry crowd in Los Angles for a new artist showcase is a scene that first occurred in New York and has since been repeated in Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, and other major markets, as An industry crowd gathers outside the Roxy Theatre ...

  40. Under the Nightlight

    April 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Songwriter/producer Gary Taylor has come a long way since his first solo turn in 1983, the A&M album G.T. With a still-strong U.K. Songwriter/producer Gary Taylor has come a long way since his first solo turn in 1983, the A&M album G.T. With ...

  41. Everything But The Girl Chills Out

    April 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With 20 years' experience creating the kind of music that can chill a person to the point of inertia, Everything But The Girl's Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn were obvious choices to assemble the sixth vol With 20 years' experience creatin ...