1. Poll: R&B Fans Excited For Levert Album

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Gerald Levert's upcoming Elektra album "G Spot" is one that fans are most anticipating, according to a Billboard.com poll about R&B/hip-hop artists with plans for new releases. Gerald Levert's upcoming Elektra album "G S ...

  2. 'Brown Sugar' Soundtrack Packed Tight

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Magic Johnson Records/MCA soundtrack to the forthcoming Fox Searchlight film "Brown Sugar" is packed with sweet contributions from hip-hop/R&B luminaries, including Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Commo The Magic Johnson Records/MCA soundtra ...

  3. Slick Rick Detained On Immigration Flap

    July 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 English-born, New York-bred rapper Slick Rick (real name: Ricky Walters) is being held in Bradenton, Fla., by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) after being arrested on board a crui English-born, New York-bred rapper Slick Rick (r ...

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart-based stories on Elvis Presley, Nelly, SheDaisy, and more. LONG LIVE THE KING: It's an event so rare, that it has only happened twice in the rock era. It happened for the first time the week of Nov. 27, 1982, and now it has happened again ...

  5. Lathun Carries Torch With 'Fortunate' Debut

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 (Excerpted for Billboard.com feature) Neo-soul singer/songwriter/producer Lathun is the latest artist to carry the torch for the legendary Motown Records, as he prepares for the June 11 release of his debut, "Fortunate." The Detroit native ...

  6. Wyclef Among Arrests At NYC Protest

    June 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ten people, including singer Wyclef Jean, were arrested as thousands of teachers and students turned out yesterday (June 4) for a rally to hear hip-hop stars and politicians denounce proposed cuts in Ten people, including singer Wyclef Jean, were ar ...

  7. Keys, Mary J. Sign On For Essence Festival

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, India.Arie, Angie Stone, Luther Vandross, the Isley Brothers, and Al Green lead the lineup for the Essence Music Festival, set for July 4-6 at the Superdome in New Orleans. Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, India.Arie, Angie St ...

  8. Will Joi Get Her 'Revenge'?

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After a series of ill-timed false starts, neo-soul innovator Joi is hoping the release of "Star Kitty's Revenge" -- her third solo album (due Jan. 29, 2002, on Universal Records) -- will garner her th After a series of ill-timed false ...

  9. Tunes On TV

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 NOVEMBER 12 What's My 20?, VH1 Featured Artists - Bon Jovi, Madonna, Milli Vanilli, Vanilla Ice Bravo Profiles, Bravo Featured Artists - George Jones, Tammy Wynette ...

  10. Tunin Up & Cosignin

    October 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A double-CD sophomore set may seem a little, well, cheeky. But for sometime Erykah Badu background singer N'Dambi, it's simply insurance that those who didn't hear her freshman effort, 1999's Little G A double-CD sophomore set ma ...

  11. Red Star Sounds Volume One: Soul Searching

    October 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Heineken Foundations' Red Star Records, a collaborative effort with Epic Records, brings together the worlds of R&B, pop, hip-hop, and trip-hop on this shining set. The Heineken Foundations' Red Star Records, a collaborative effort ...

  12. The Id

    September 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 What does a neo-soul songstress extraordinare do for an encore when what came before (the multimillion-selling album On How Life Is) spawned a Grammy-winning single ("I Try") and collaborations with F What does a neo-soul songstress extrao ...

  13. Hot Product

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previewing new albums from Macy Gray, Tori Amos, Live, Diana Krall, and more. I Got 'Id' Macy Gray admits that she was an irresistible force, if not an immovable object, when it came to weaving the words and music that would evolve into he ...

  14. Costa To Get 'Funky' On Fall Tour

    September 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B newcomer Nikka Costa will embark on her headlining Funky White Bitch club tour Sept 29 at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colo. The jaunt will have Costa on the road until a Nov. 2 date in Vancouv R&B newcomer Nikka Costa will embark on her ...

  15. Macy Gray Taps Into Her 'Id'

    September 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Macy Gray admits that she was an irresistible force, if not an immovable object, when it came to weaving the words and music that would evolve into her sophomore album: She just refused to be told wha Macy Gray admits that she was an irresistible fo ...

  16. Jill Scott Nabs Trio Of Lady Of Soul Awards

    August 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B newcomer Jill Scott captured three awards, including entertainer of the year, at the seventh annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, held last night (Aug. 28) in Santa Monica, Calif. The Philad R&B newcomer Jill Scott captured three award ...

  17. Badu, Furtado On 'Red Star' Soul Compilation

    August 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tracks by Erykah Badu, Nelly Furtado, Macy Gray, India.Arie, Jill Scott, and Amel Larrieux featuring the Roots will be found on the "Red Star Sounds Volume I: Soul Searchin'" compilation, due Oct. 9 f Tracks by Erykah Badu, Nelly Furt ...

  18. 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, ...

  19. Big Headed Girl

    July 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Newcomer Delilah Harris has obviously been studying new recordings by such artists as Jill Scott and Erykah Badu, as well as classics by such artists as Minnie Riperton. Newcomer Delilah Harris has obviously been studying new recordings by such arti ...

  20. Return Of Essence Music Festival At Risk

    July 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As the Essence Music Festival enters the last year of its commitment to the city of New Orleans, there is some doubt that it will return there in future years. A bold mix of seasoned stars and emerging artists stirs up this year's Essence Music ...

  21. Macy Gray's 'Id' Arrives Sept. 18

    June 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soul vocalist Macy Gray's sophomore Epic album, "The Id," will be released Sept. 18 in North America. First single "Sweet Baby" will go to radio at the beginning of July, according to Gray's new manag Soul vocalist Macy ...

  22. Erykah Badu Returns To The Road

    June 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soul diva Erykah Badu has announced a new round of North American tour dates, on which she will be supported by rap acts Common and Dilated Peoples. The trek begins Aug. 1 in Portsmouth, Va., and will Soul diva Erykah Badu has announced a new round ...

  23. Prince Drafts Top Guests For 'Celebration' Bash

    May 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Prince is welcoming fans to his Minneapolis-based Paisley Park Studios complex in June for a week-long gala event akin to his name-reclaiming celebration last summer. Prince: A Celebration will run fr Prince is welcoming fans to his Minneapolis-base ...

  24. Diversity Is Key At N.Y. SummerStage Series

    May 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Performances by Lyle Lovett, El Gran Combo, Basement Jaxx, Craig David, Living Colour, and Bebel Gilberto highlight the 16th season of New York's Central Park SummerStage concert series. This year's p Performances by Lyle Lovett, El Gran C ...

  25. Destiny's Child Tops BET Award Nominations

    May 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Destiny's Child leads music nominees for the first BET Awards with nods for best female group, video of the year, and viewers' choice award. Artists with double nominations are Janet Jackson, Jill Sco Destiny's Child leads music nomin ...

  26. Destiny's Child-Led TRL Tour Kicks Off July 18

    May 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 MTV's first TRL tour will kick off July 18 in Albany, N.Y., and run through a two-night finale Sept. 21 and 21 in Honolulu. As previously reported, the tour will feature headliner Destiny's Child, who MTV's first TRL tour will kick of ...

  27. Some Othaness for U

    April 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 You've heard the voice before. Karen Bernod has sung with such talents as D'Angelo, Erykah Badu, Luther Vandross, C+C Music Factory, and Incognito. You've heard the voice before. Karen Bernod has sung with such talents as D'Angel ...

  28. Chart Beat Bonus

    April 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Janet Jackson, India.Arie, Labelle, and more. KICK OUT THE JAMS: Once upon a time there was a studio group on 20th Century Records called the Eleventh Hour, fronted by songwriter Kenny Nolan. Their self-titled album contained a song about a ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Jill Scott, D'Angelo, Others Lead Soul Train NomsC

    January 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jill Scott, D'Angelo, R. Kelly, and Carl Thomas lead the nominations for the 15th annual Soul Train Music Awards, with three nods each, Billboard Bulletin reports. Jagged Edge, Lucy Pearl, Mary Mary, Jill Scott, D'Angelo, R. Kelly, and Car ...

  31. Badu Targets Dates For 'Mama's Gun' Tour

    January 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Soul diva Erykah Badu has finalized more than month's worth of tour dates in support of her sophomore Motown album "Mama's Gun," which debuted at No. 11 last November. The set spawned the single "Bag Soul diva Erykah Badu ha ...

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