1. 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 ...

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  3. 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, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Jagged Edge, Carl Thomas, Dru Hill Spread Love at MSG

    February 11, 2011 12:29 PM EST 0 0 0 Carl Thomas , Donell Jones , Dru Hill , Jagged Edge and Keith Sweat filled the Theater at Madison Square Garden with love last night (Feb. 10) as the R&B acts sang some of their heartfelt hits for the "Ladies Night Out: Valentine's Day ...

  9. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Gleans 2nd No. 1

    May 27, 2010 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 TV SETS: With an album that opens with a cover of the Beatles ' "Hello Goodbye," the "Glee" cast breaks a Billboard 200 record that the Fab Four had held for almost 44 years. Just four weeks after the troupe topped the Billb ...

  10. Billboard Bits: Wilco, Frank Black, Apache, Dru Hill And More

    January 22, 2010 6:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Hip hop pioneer Apache has died, according to an AllHipHop.com report . An original member of Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit, Apache best known single w ...

  11. Jagged Edge Lining Up Guests For Slip-N-Slide Debut

    June 05, 2009 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Slip-N-Slide Records, home to chart-topping artists like Rick Ross and Plies, has signed the R&B quartet Jagged Edge fresh off their departure from Def Jam Records. Now members Brian Casey, Brandon Casey, Kyle Norman and Richard Wingo are in the ...

  12. Ask Billboard: Kelly Clarkson, UB40, LeAnn Rimes, Tim McGraw

    May 29, 2009 3:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. CUBAN STARS Hi Gary, Always a ple ...

  13. Billboard Bits: Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Def Jam Vinyl

    February 23, 2009 1:08 PM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce Launches $250,000 Dance Contest After singing and dancing with host Hugh Jackman at the Oscars yesterday (Feb. 22), Beyonce is asking her fans to show off their moves. The singer has announced a "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" d ...

  14. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang tour is a big winner at the Billboard Touring Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, based on box-office figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, 2006 - The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang ...

  15. Chart Beat: 'All Summer Long,' Jennifer Hudson, Raheem DeVaughn

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses hot chart action from the song "All Summer Long," Jennifer Hudson, Raheem DeVaughn's "Woman" and more! IT'S SUMMERTIME, SUMMERTIME: It's a rare event for two versions of the same song to appear on Th ...

  16. This Day in Music

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned-radio stars when he dons his own on-air persona on Los Angeles station KCMG (Mega 92.3) with the show "Intimate With Smokey R 2000 - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins ...

  17. Chart Beat

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action on Mariah Carey/Madonna/Elvis Presley, James Brown, Fantasia and more! 'BODY' WORKS; 'MINUTES' ADDS UP: Elvis Presley has had a lot of great chart weeks over the last 52 years, but this wasn't one ...

  18. Chart Beat

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Usher's "Love in This Club," American 'Idols,' Janet Jackson and more! 'CLUB' PLAY: Adding sales to airplay can be like adding Mentos to Diet Coke. The resulting explosion has carried "Love in T ...

  19. Chart Beat

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Michael Jackson, Brad Paisley, Mariah Carey and more! KING OF POP (CATALOG): In its original run, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was on The Billboard 200 for 122 weeks, 37 of which were spent at No. 1. With the re-entry o ...

  20. Chart Beat

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Michael Jackson, Shirley Bassey, Alicia Keys and more! 'STARTIN'' ALL OVER AGAIN: After an absence from the Hot 100 of four years, one month and one week, Michael Jackson returns with "Wanna Be Startin' Someth ...

  21. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST - The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang tour is a big winner at the Billboard Touring Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, based on box-office figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, 2006 - The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang ...

  22. Chart Beat

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Kenny Chesney, Fergie, same-titled No. 1 songs and more! 'BLINK' GETS THE NOD: There's no way you can miss the impact of Kenny Chesney's "Don't Blink" (BNA) on country chart history. The Knoxville na ...

  23. This Day in Music

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned-radio stars when he dons his own on-air persona on Los Angeles station KCMG (Mega 92.3) with the show "Intimate With Smokey R 2000 - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins ...

  24. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss holiday hits, Kimberley Locke and more! THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE RADIO FOR THE HOLIDAYS It's interesting in Chart Beat that you note this is the seventh year in a row that a holiday song has hit No. 1 on the Adult ...

  25. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun and Bobby "Blue" Band receive lifetime achievement awards from the Blues Foundation at a ceremony held at the House of Blues in West Hollywood.< 2004 - Kenny Chesney is ...

  26. This Day in Music

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Country singer Tanya Tucker files a $300,000 lawsuit against Capitol Records Nashville, contending that the label has willfully neglected her career.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 ...

  27. Solo Stars Dream On

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A golden dream shines on for the three solo stars of Destiny's Child, with film and music plans on the horizon. A gold record. That was the one goal a young female group from Houston hoped to achieve after signing with Columbia Records in 1997. ...

  28. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun and Bobby "Blue" Band receive lifetime achievement awards from the Blues Foundation at a ceremony held at the House of Blues in West Hollywood.< 2004 - Kenny Chesney is ...

  29. This Day in Music

    July 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Country singer Tanya Tucker files a $300,000 lawsuit against Capitol Records Nashville, contending that the label has willfully neglected her career.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 ...

  30. Studdard Plots Fall 'Return' With New CD

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Currently in an Atlanta studio, 2003 "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard is finishing up his third J Records release, "The Return of the Velvet Teddy Bear," for a tentative fall release date. Currently in an Atlanta studio, 200 ...

  31. 50 Cent Nets A Fourth Top 10 Hit

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In addition to notching a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia, 50 Cent also moves 11-6 as the featured artist on the Game's "Hate It or Love It" giving him four cu In addition to notching ...

  32. The J Moss Project

    October 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As one-third of hit-making production team PAJAM, J Moss has written and been behind the boards for major gospel and mainstream acts, including Hezekiah Walker, Trin-i-tee 5:7, 'N Sync and Dru Hill. As one-third of hit-making production team PA ...

  33. 50 Cent Leads The Field With Six Mentions

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Click Here To See The Full List The Billboard Music Awards recognize the year's leading artists and songs as determined by actual performance on Billboard's weekly charts. Based on sales data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and radio informa ...

  34. 2003 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Finalists for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, which will be presented Dec. 10 in Las Vegas. Below are the finalists, by category, for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, which will be presented Dec. 10 in Las Vegas (artists are listed in alphabetical ...

  35. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Following up on 22-year-old vocalist/pianist Fiona Apple's 1996 debut, the oh-so-succinctly titled "Tidal," Clean Slate/Epic releases Apple's "When The Pawn Hits The Conflicts He Thinks 1999 - Follo ...

  36. 2003 AMA Awards Nominees

    September 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Here are the nominees for the 2003 American Music Awards, to be presented Nov. 16 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. Here are the nominees for the 2003 American Music Awards, to be presented Nov. 16 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. POP/R ...

  37. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Duran Duran, chart policies, commercial singles, veteran artists and Bob Hope. IS THERE SOMETHING HE SHOULD KNOW? Mr. Bronson, I understand most of the rules and regulations regarding charts, but one recent release has me stum ...

  38. This Day in Music

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned-radio stars when he dons his own on-air persona on Los Angeles station KCMG (Mega 92.3) with the show "Intimate With S 2000 - Motown legend Smokey Rob ...

  39. 2003 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists Here are the finalists for the 2003 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be handed out Aug. 8 at Miami's Jackie Gleason Theatre. TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'," ...

  40. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: "American Idol" second season finalists, artists named "Hill," Elton John & Bernie Taupin, Yoko Ono, women on Billboar IDOLS SHATTER TWO ...

  41. LL Cool J, Dru Hill Plan Summer Tour

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 LL Cool J has confirmed 18 dates for a summer tour that will include support from Def Jam labelmate Dru Hill. The trek begins June 7 with a show at Baltimore's Camden Yards, with a number of dates sti LL Cool J has confirmed 18 dates for a summ ...

  42. Red Star Shines On 'Def Jamaica'

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The third album in the Red Star Sounds series, released through the non-profit Heineken Music Initiative in a joint venture with Island Def Jam Music Group, is due in August. The album, to be titled " The third album in the Red Star Sounds seri ...

  43. 2003 Soul Train Music Awards Nominees

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The full list of nominees for the Soul Train Music Awards, which will be handed out March 1 at the Pasadena (Calif.) Civic Center. Below is the full list of nominees for the Soul Train Music Awards, which will be handed out March 1 at the Pasadena ( ...

  44. 3TunesOnTV

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 13-19, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 13 "The 30th Annual American Music Awards," ABC Featured Artists: Paula Abdul, Alabama, Erykah Badu, Pat Boon ...

  45. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Nickelback/Oleander, B. Bland

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on AMAs, Nickelback/Oleander, B. Bland B2K, Ja Rule, and Nickelback have all been added to the performance lineup for the American Music Awards AMAs. Set for Jan. 13 at the Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium, the show will also feature previou ...

  46. Eminem Maintains Hot 100 Reign

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Eminem's "Lose Yourself" isn't losing any ground. For a seventh straight week, the track leads Billboard's Hot 100. "Lose Yourself" received a major boost in retail sales and continues to fend off Mis Eminem's ...

  47. Twain Remains 'Up' Top On Billboard Chart

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Even though Tim McGraw had his best sales week ever, his latest album didn't move enough copies to dethrone Shania Twain's "Up" from the top of either The Billboard 200 or the Top Country Albums tally Even though Tim McGraw had h ...

  48. Eminem Can't 'Lose' No. 1 Single

    November 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Eminem's "Lose Yourself" stretches its reign on Billboard's Hot 100 to a fifth-straight week, once again fending off Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott's "Work It." The Eminem cut also reaches a new peak pos Emi ...

  49. Syleena Johnson Pens New 'Chapter'

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Despite critical acclaim and grassroots support for her debut collection, 2001's "Chapter 1: Love, Pain & Forgiveness," Jive Records singer/songwriter Syleena Johnson admits to being ...

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