1. Drake, Nicki Minaj Among Year's R&B/Hip-Hop Chart-Toppers

    December 14, 2012 8:17 AM EST At first glance, the 2012 year-end R&B/hip-hop charts mirror those of 2011. Many of the same names are back in the limelight: Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Rihanna and Chris Brown, to name a few. Check Out All Our Year-En ...

  2. R. Kelly Makes Soul Train History, Usher Up For Five Awards

    September 19, 2012 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 NEW YORK (AP) -- R. Kelly is nominated for two awards at this year's Soul Train Awards, making him the most nominated act ever at the awards show. Kelly is up for the Ashford & Simpson songwriter's award and album of the year, bringing ...

  3. Alison Donald, Mark Terry Appointed Co-Presidents of Columbia Records U.K.

    April 26, 2012 11:06 AM EDT Alison Donald and Mark Terry are to replace outgoing Columbia Records U.K. managing director Mike Smith. Effective May 1, Donald and Terry will assume joint responsibility for the running of the label, reporting to Nick Gatfield, Chairman and CEO ...

  4. Exclusive: Estelle, Lil Kim to Perform on BET's 'Rip the Runway'

    February 24, 2012 12:15 PM EST 0 0 0 BET's annual fashion and music show, 'Rip the Runway,' is right around the corner and promises a star-studded show with notable performances and guest appearances. Billboard.com's The Juice exclusively announces female stage pres ...

  5. Ray J, Brandy Attend Ne-Yo's Annual Grammy Brunch; Celebs Talk Whitney Houston

    February 12, 2012 2:45 PM EST 0 0 0 News of Whitney Houston 's death broke just hours before Ne-Yo 's fourth annual Midnight Brunch at the Supper Club in Hollywood, Calif. on Saturday night, so needless to say a somber mood was cast over the event. Remembering Whitney SLIDES ...

  6. Whitney Houston Remembered by Ne-Yo, Will.I.Am, More at Grammy Midnight Brunch

    February 12, 2012 12:42 PM EST Ne-Yo, with girlfriend Monyetta, at his fourth annual Midnight Brunch at Hollywood's Supper Club. (Photo: Arnold Turner) News of Whitney Houston's death broke just hours before Ne-Yo's fourth annual Midnight Brunch at the Supper Clu ...

  7. Backbeat: Why Estelle Was More Excited To Work With Janelle Monae Than Ne-Yo, Trey Songz, Rick Ross, Wyclef & Chris Brown

    January 31, 2012 12:30 PM EST On January 25, Estelle previewed her new album "All Of Me" before an intimate crowd at Home on Houston Street in New York. It's been three years since the London native's single "American Boy" featuring Kanye West was ...

  8. VH1 Divas Highlighted by Winehouse Tribute, 50 Cent & Chaka Khan Pairing

    December 19, 2011 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 VH1 may have honored singing divas at its annual VH1 Divas special, but the night was all about collaboration. 50 Cent was hand-in-hand with Chaka Khan on the red carpet; Mavis Staples screamed her love for Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine a ...

  9. Top 5 2011 Black Girls Rock Performances: Watch

    November 07, 2011 10:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Last night's (Nov. 6) 'Black Girls Rock' 2011 Awards, taped Oct. 15 in NYC, proved performances can make an award show. This year's Black Girls Rock introduced us to newbie songstress Elle Varner and took us down memory lane with ...

  10. LMFAO, Swizz Beatz, Gentlemen Hall Sizzle At Billboard.com's Summer Blowout

    August 12, 2011 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 With an eruption of sexy acrobatics, a giant "crowdsurfing" blow-up zebra and a dancing panda, LMFAO crowned Billboard.com's Summer Blowout concert in New York last night (Aug. 11) with an hour long set that brought "Party Rock A ...

  11. The Daily Noise 3.22.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 3.22.2010 - Billboard.com

    March 22, 2010 5:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Morello and Boots Riley discuss how they came together for Street Sweeper Social Club, Jakob Dylan reveals how his latest album, "Seeing Things," differs from his previous work and Estelle explains why she's freakier than ever on ...

  12. SXSW '10: Estelle Live at Billboard.com Bungalow

    SXSW '10: Estelle Live at Billboard.com Bungalow

    March 22, 2010 10:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 Estelle Performs Live at Billboard.com's SXSW Bungalow Show 2010 music , Rap , interview , Austin , performance , Live , exclusive , R&B , SXSW 2010 , Estelle Videos Estelle Live Austin Estelle Estelle Exclusive Interview Live music Perform ...

  13. SXSW '10: Estelle, Street Sweeper, Diane Birch at Billboard Bungalow

    SXSW '10: Estelle, Street Sweeper, Diane Birch at Billboard Bungalow

    March 21, 2010 6:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Estelle, Street Sweeper Social Club & Diane Birch Perform Live at Billboard.com Bungalow music , exclusive , R&B , SXSW 2010 , rap rock supergroup , street sweeper social club , indie rock , Estelle , Diane Birch , Rap Videos Diane Birch Aus ...

  14. Alicia Keys Joins Mary J. Blige As Headliner Of 2010 Essence Festival

    February 23, 2010 3:06 PM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys will join spokesperson Mary J. Blige as a headliner of the 16th annual Essence Music Festival, to be held July 2-4, in New Orleans. LL Cool J , Estelle , and Trey Songz are among the other additions to the previously announced lineup fea ...

  15. John Legend's Brother, Vaughn Anthony, Ready For Spotlight

    May 11, 2009 5:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 John Legend didn't have to look very far to find his next protégé. After two years of helping him develop as an artist, the R&B singer is gearing up to introduce his younger brother, Vaughn Anthony, as the second signing to his HomeSchool R ...

  16. Duffy Triumphs With Three BRIT Awards

    February 18, 2009 7:31 PM EST 0 0 0 Welsh vocalist Duffy was the big winner at the 2009 BRIT Awards, taking home three trophies tonight (Feb. 18) at London's Earls Court. Duffy, whose debut album, "Rockferry" (A&M/Universal), was the U.K's top seller in 2008, w ...

  17. Duffy Wins Three Brits

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Welsh vocalist Duffy was the big winner at the 2009 BRIT Awards, taking home three trophies tonight (Feb. 18) at London's Earls Court. Duffy, whose debut album, "Rockferry" (A&M/Universal), was the U.K's top seller in 2008, ...

  18. American Acts Win Big At MTV EMAs

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 American pop artists dominated the MTV Europe Music Awards last night (Oct. 6) at Liverpool Echo Arena, and the performers and winners were also keen to bask in President-elect Barack Obama's election American pop artists dominated the MTV Euro ...

  19. John Legend

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sitting on a fluffy blue couch in the New York offices of Columbia Records, John Legend is surrounded by walls displaying framed portraits of Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday. Sitting on a fluffy blue couch in the New York offices of Columbia Record ...

  20. Legend In His Own Time

    October 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sitting on a fluffy blue couch in the New York offices of Columbia Records, John Legend is surrounded by walls displaying framed portraits of Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday. Sitting on a fluffy blue couch in the New York offices of Columbia Record ...

  21. John Legend, Raphael Saadiq Team For Tour

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Legend will begin a short fall tour Nov. 19 in Minneapolis in support of his upcoming album, "Evolver," due Oct. 28. Columbia labelmate Raphael Saadiq will support on the trek, which wraps Dec. 1 John Legend will begin a short fall to ...

  22. Estelle, Legend To Perform At MOBOs

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. R&B artist Estelle has been confirmed to perform at the MOBO Awards at London's Wembley Arena on Oct. 15. She has five award nominations including best female and best song for "American Boy", which features Kanye West. Joh ...

  23. Amanda Diva

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 She may be an independent artist, but chances are you've heard of Amanda Diva. She may be an independent artist, but chances are you've heard of Amanda Diva. Born Amanda Seales, the 27-year-old hip-hop/soul MC/poet has been a music journal ...

  24. R.E.M. Earns Eighth U.K. No. 1 Album

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Accelerate" (Warner Bros.) took R.E.M. back to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday, debuting at No. 1 to become its eighth British bestseller. London-born R&B singer Estelle scored a third "Accelerate" (Warner Bros.) t ...

  25. John Legend: Meeting Estelle

    John Legend: Meeting Estelle

    December 24, 2007 5:32 PM EST 0 0 0 Get Together with John Legend: Meeting Estelle music , interview , meeting , John Legend , Estelle , Estelle , Estelle , Interview , John Legend , music Videos Estelle Estelle Interview John Legend music ...

  26. Legend Tapping Kanye, Pharrell For New Album

    November 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 John Legend's third album is officially in motion. The multi-platinum Grammy winner tells Billboard.com that he has "three songs I love already" and is just about to start working on the follow-up to John Legend's third album is ...

  27. Bedingfield Preps Her U.S. Debut

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When Natasha Bedingfield says she is ready for her U.S. close-up, she is not kidding. After selling 1.5 million copies of her 2004 debut album, "Unwritten," internationally, according to Sony ...

  28. Hot Product

    July 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Natasha Bedingfield 'Written' Again When Natasha Bedingfield says she is ready for her U.S. close-up, she is not kidding. After selling 1.5 million copies of her 2004 debut album, "Unwritten," internationally, according to Sony B ...

  29. The Streets Dominate U.K. Charts

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Streets have the U.K.'s No. 1 single and album, just days after being nominated for the country's prestigious Mercury Music Prize. The Locked On/679 act -- a.k.a. innovative English rapper Mike Sk The Streets have the U.K.'s No. 1 ...