1. The Beatles' 'All You Need Is Love' Back in Top 10, Thanks to Dave Koz (& Friends)

    October 24, 2014 3:25 PM EDT The iconic track ranks in the top 10 of a Billboard chart for the first time since the original in 1967, as Dave Koz's all-star cover rises on Smooth Jazz Songs. The Beatles' iconic composition "All You Need Is Love" is back in ...

  2. BET Awards 2014 Red Carpet: Lionel Richie, Paris Hilton, Eric Benét & More

    BET Awards 2014 Red Carpet: Lionel Richie, Paris Hilton, Eric Benét & More

    June 30, 2014 6:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 BET Awards 2014 Red Carpet: Lionel Richie, Paris Hilton, Eric Benét & More Faith Evans , Chris Paul , trevor jackson , 2014 , Paris Hilton , Billboard , Eric Benet , Kem , LA , bet Videos Lionel Richie Eric Benét Paris Hilton ...

  3. Gail Mitchell’s R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: BMG/Primary Wave Artist Services Signs Artists, Ethiopia Habtemariam To Keynote Back to Basics, An Evening of Stars Line-up Announced

    April 03, 2014 3:22 AM EDT --- Singer/songwriters Eric Benét, Calvin Richardson and Goapele are the first R&B artists to sign deals with BMG/Primary Wave Artist Services to release their next albums in the U.S. Benét will be releasing his seventh studio album. Responsib ...

  4. R&B and Hip-Hop Briefs: Deborah Cox and Primary Wave, 3 Winans to BMG, Legends of ATL

    February 21, 2014 10:06 AM EST -- Primary Wave Music has signed singer/songwriter Deborah Cox to a management deal. Best known for the R&B/pop hit “Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here,” Cox is also recording a new solo album slated for release in winter 2014/2015. The singer, whos ...

  5. Kelly Rowland & Eric Benet Sing A Duet On 'Real Husbands Of Hollywood': Exclusive Video

    November 21, 2013 11:38 AM EST 0 0 0 You can always count on BET's "Real Husbands of Hollywood" for a laugh. But on the next episode, "Doing the Bump," the show also delivers a surprise duet between guest stars Kelly Rowland and Eric Benét. When Boris Kodjoe re ...

  6. Eric Benét to Helm New Music Reality Show

    November 14, 2013 2:21 PM EST Grammy-nominated singer Eric Benét has teamed with entertainment company Viardo Artists and Emmy Award-winning production company Natural 9 Entertainment to co-produce "Sub Stars." In addition to serving as an executive producer, Benét ...

  7. Eric Benét To Helm New Music Reality Show

    November 14, 2013 1:50 PM EST Grammy-nominated singer Eric Benét has teamed with entertainment company Viardo Artists and Emmy Award-winning production company Natural 9 Entertainment to co-produce "Sub Stars." In addition to serving as an executive producer, Benét w ...

  8. Backbeat: Primary Wave Hosts 7th Annual Pre-Grammys Party with CeeLo, 'Voice' Contestants

    February 10, 2013 12:51 PM EST Above, L-R: T Mo, CeeLo Green, David Chidekel (CeeLo Lawyer), Khujo, Gipp Primary Wave hosted their annual pre-Grammy party on Saturday night at BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood. Guests arrived at 7pm and were escorted to an outdoor patio out ...

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  10. Luke James Debuts 'Whispers in the Dark' Mixtape: Listen

    December 12, 2012 1:35 PM EST 0 0 0 With a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance ("I Want You") in his back pocket, Luke James debuts a his mixtape, "Whispers in the Dark," today (Dec. 12). The lustrous 11-track project features a guest appearance by Hit-B ...

  11. Alicia Keys Scores Record-Tying Sixth Straight No. 1 Album on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    December 06, 2012 5:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys earns her sixth straight No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with "Girl On Fire" this week, tying her for the most consecutive No. 1s among solo artists with DMX , R. Kelly , Kanye West and Luther Vandross. (Keys already had the mo ...

  12. Chart Highlights: One Direction's 'Little Things' Makes Big Pop Songs Start

    December 03, 2012 5:30 PM EST 0 0 0 'Little Things,' from the boy band's No. 1 Billboard 200 album 'Take Me Home,' enters the radio airplay chart at No. 35. Plus, Florida Georgia Line rules Country Airplay on its first try. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Chris Lighty, Hip-Hop Impresario, Found Dead

    August 30, 2012 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Lighty, the savvy entrepreneur who founded Violator Management and one of the key executives in hip-hop history, has died. The news was confirmed to Billboard today by a source at Primary Violator Management. Circumstances of his death were un ...

  15. Chris Lighty, Founder of Violator Management and One of Hip-Hop's All Time Great Execs, Has Died

    August 30, 2012 2:34 PM EDT Chris Lighty, the savvy entrepreneur who founded Violator Management and one of the key executives in hip-hop history, has died. The news was confirmed to Billboard today by a source at Primary Violator Management. He was 44. A spokeman for the Ne ...

  16. Usher's Stepson Dies at Atlanta Hospital

    July 23, 2012 8:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 The stepson of the Grammy award-winning pop star Usher has died, two weeks after the child was critically injured in a boating accident. Willie A. Watkins funeral home in Atlanta confirmed Saturday it was handling funeral arrangements for 11-year-ol ...

  17. Chart Juice: Big K.R.I.T. Makes Big Debut

    June 15, 2012 1:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 For the first time in more than a year, four of the top five on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart are debuts. And, they're by four very varied artists. Big K.R.I.T. claims the No. 1 position with "Live From the Underground" ...

  18. Album Reviews: Rush, Hot Chip, Eric Benet, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials

    June 14, 2012 2:05 PM EDT Rush Clockwork Angels Producers: Rush, Nick Raskulinecz Anthem/Roadrunner Records Release Date: June 12 It's not exactly a news flash when at the beginning of Rush's latest album, "Clockwork Angels," frontman Geddy Lee proclaim ...

  19. Eric Benet from the Press Room @ Billboard Music Awards 2012

    Eric Benet from the Press Room @ Billboard Music Awards 2012

    May 21, 2012 6:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Eric Benet from the Press Room @ Billboard Music Awards 2012 Press Room , interview , BBMA , Eric Benet , Eric Benét , Eric Benét , Interview BBMA 2013 Eric Benét Eric Benét Interview ...

  20. Backbeat: Billboard Music Awards' Raging Afterparty, With Stevie Wonder, Jordin Sparks, Wiz Khalifa, Far East Movement, More

    May 21, 2012 2:31 PM EDT Wiz Khalifa hanging out with BBMA co-executive producer Richard Beckman at the Billboard Music Awards after-party. (Photo: Jem Aswad) For many decades, Billboard has been known for its sober and succinct analysis of the music business and its rela ...

  21. Op-Ed: Brian McKnight & the Fear of His Explicit Slow Jam

    May 17, 2012 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Will he break my heart a little more by performing THAT song?" was my first, and focal, thought when attending Brian McKnight 's first night of a three-night concert series at New York City's Blue Note jazz club on Wednesday (Ma ...

  22. Primary Wave Music Opens U.K. Office

    April 19, 2012 9:19 PM EDT Primary Wave Music is heading overseas. The publishing, marketing and talent management company announced Thursday it is expanding from offices in New York and Los Angeles and opening up shop in the United Kingdom. Industry veteran Clive Black wil ...

  23. Chaka Khan, Eric Benet, Stacy Francis, Others Record Trayvon Martin Tribute Song, PSA (Video)

    March 27, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Chaka Khan, Eric Benet, "X Factor" finalist Stacy Francis, actors Terry Crews, Angela Bassett and others re-recorded Khan's "Super Life," while protestors took to the streets from New York to Los Angeles in the teen's ...

  24. Backbeat: Eric Benet Plays Intimate Set for Fans, Def Leppard's Phil Collen, Mario Cantone

    December 01, 2011 3:06 PM EST From Left: Eric Benet and Mario Cantone Guvera Loft Space in Greenwich Village was buzzing Tuesday night (Nov. 29) as fans, industry executives and celebrities packed into the intimate space to sip signature cocktails and enjoy a private set by Er ...

  25. Soul Train Awards 2011: Jill Scott & Cee Lo Green Win Big

    November 18, 2011 2:30 PM EST 0 0 0 R&B, Hip-Hop and Soul legends attended the 40th anniversary taping of the 2011 Soul Train Awards in Atlanta on Thursday (Nov. 17) to celebrate "peace, love and soul." Slideshow: Soul Train Awards See Pics From the Show! Host Cedric the ...

  26. Report: Randy Jackson to Manage Mariah Carey

    November 16, 2011 9:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Randy Jackson is adding an A-lister to his dawg pound. The "American Idol" judge is negotiating a deal to manage Mariah Carey 's career, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The duo know each other from their Columbia Records days whe ...

  27. Chris Brown Leads Soul Train Awards Nominations

    October 21, 2011 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Days after winning the most awards at the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards, Chris Brown leads the nominations for the 2011 Soul Train Awards. Brown is nominated for five nods across 11 categories, one being Best Dance Performance in which he's up agains ...

  28. Eric Benet Starts Work on New Album, Takes First Lead Movie Role

    May 28, 2011 9:42 AM EDT 0 0 0 Although he's still actively working 2010's "Lost in Time," R&B singer Eric Benet plans to lose little time in working on its follow-up. "I've already writing a couple of songs, so it's never too early," B ...

  29. Publishing Briefs: Eric Benet Signs Management Deal With Primary Wave

    May 05, 2011 9:49 PM EDT Eric Benet Inks Management Deal With Primary Wave -- Grammy Nominated R&B singer Eric Benet has signed a management deal with New York City-based Primary Wave Talent Management ( PrimaryWaveMusic.com ). This new management deal reunites Benet ...

  30. Lil Wayne Talks 'Jersey Shore,' Drake and Nicki on Hot 97

    March 29, 2011 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 L il Wayne visited Angie Martinez's Hot 97 radio show in New York today (Mar. 29) for his first on-air interview since being released from jail, and talked about Nicki Minaj and Drake 's albums -- which he confessed he hasn't listened ...

  31. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Jazmine Sullivan, Chrisette Michele, Kanye West

    December 10, 2010 3:43 PM EST 0 0 0 Despite a 78% decline, Kanye West 's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" holds onto the No. 1 spot for a second week on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, logging sales of 108,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Nicki Minaj remains at No. 2 wit ...

  32. Soulja Boy, Flo Rida Flop On Billboard Album Chart

    December 08, 2010 3:59 PM EST 0 0 0 A couple of notable hip-hop and R&B artists dropped albums this week, but according to Billboard's latest 200 chart, it appears no one went out to buy them. *tear* Susan Boyle Likely to Top Billboard 200 Next Week Jazmine Sullivan dropped h ...

  33. Eric Benet's 'Always A Reason:' Exclusive Listen

    November 17, 2010 12:38 PM EST 0 0 0 While serving jail time recently, Lil Wayne said one of his favorite songs to listen to was Eric Benet 's "Sometimes I Cry." Now, Benet has given the Juice and exclusive listen to another track off his upcoming "Lost In Time" ...

  34. Billboard Bits: 'Jonas L.A.' May Face Cancellation, Christina Aguilera Has New Beau

    November 08, 2010 6:22 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Disney Channel's 'Jonas L.A.' May Face Cancellation It was bound to happen: All the Disney Channel's teen idols would eventually grow up, and the show ...

  35. Lil Wayne Q&A: His Letter From Jail

    November 01, 2010 3:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne will be a free man on Thursday (Nov. 4) and as we count down the days to his release, the self-professed best rapper alive has taken the time to write The Juice readers an exclusive letter from the pen. Among other things, the note reveals ...

  36. 'Real Housewife' Kandi Burruss Reboots Singing Career

    October 29, 2010 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kandi Burruss, former Xscape member and co-writer of such hits as TLC 's "No Scrubs" and Destiny's Child 's "Bills, Bills, Bills," returns to Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with "Leave U.&quo ...

  37. Fantasia Sets First Headlining Tour

    September 28, 2010 5:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 After a tumultous summer, "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino has announced plans to spend this fall on the road with her first headlining tour. The 30-city trek supporting third album "Back To Me" will kick off on Nov. 4 in ...

  38. Lil Wayne Listens To 'Slow Jams' In Jail

    September 28, 2010 2:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne wrote fans another letter from jail, which was posted today (Sept. 28) on his Weezythanxyou.com blog site -- just a day after his 28th birthday. In the letter, Weezy thanks his family and fans for their support and updates his followers on ...

  39. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The event also features performances by India.Arie, Eric Benet 2005 - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award ...

  40. Metallica Scores Fifth Straight No. 1 Album

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In just a three-day sales window, Metallica's "Death Magnetic" (Warner Bros.) sold nearly half a million copies and tops The Billboard 200. The band's first studio album since 2003 moved 490,000 copie In just a three-day sales wi ...

  41. 'Death' Has Arrived: Metallica Nets Fifth No. 1 Album

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica's "Death Magnetic" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 490,000 -- after only three full days of sales. The set -- the band's fifth consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1 -- was released last Fri ...

  42. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Metallica roars back on its first album in five years, Jessica Simpson makes a play for country stardom, LL Cool J says adios to Def Jam and Gym Class Heroes bare their souls in this week's Hot Produc The first album in five years from trip-hop ...

  43. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The event also features performances by India.Arie, Eric Benet 2005 - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 05OnTV

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 22-28, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 22 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Natalie MacMaster (also scheduled: Natalie MacMaster, Jan Crawford Greenburg). "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet,&quo ...

  46. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Warren Brothers member Brett Warren and his wife Raquel welcome their first child, a boy. Cole Daniel Warren weighs 8 pounds, 8 1/2 ounces and measures 22 inches in length.<br clear="non 2005 - Legendary singer and ...