1. Rihanna Readies Sophomore Album

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The release date for Barbados-born singer Rihanna's sophomore Def Jam album, "A Girl Like Me," has been pushed back two weeks to April 25. The release date for Barbados-born singer Rihanna's sophomore Def Jam album, "A Girl ...

  2. Rihanna Makes 'Play' For Stardom

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Having never even seen a celebrity in person, much less been in a room with one, several months ago this summer's breakout star Rihanna found herself auditioning for Def Jam Recordings president/CE ...

  3. Soulful

    December 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 This season's "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard makes his highly anticipated debut with "Soulful." As the title suggests, Studdard has crafted a true R&B album with the help of producers Swizz This season's &quo ...

  4. Koz Explores Genres In Three Acts

    August 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Smooth jazz mainstay Dave Koz has slated an Oct. 7 release date for his new studio album, "Saxophonic." His first studio album since 1999's "The Dance," the Capitol set finds the saxophonist exploring Smooth jazz mainstay Da ...

  5. International Diva Laura Pausini Eyes U.S. Success

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Laura Pausini is making the rounds like any new artist. She's visiting radio stations, sitting for interviews, and playing industry showcases, among other duties. But there's one difference be ...

  6. Lone Cannibal Gift Plans Solo Release

    August 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Next spring will bring the debut solo album from Roland Gift, former frontman of 1980s U.K. pop act Fine Young Cannibals. The self-titled album, due out via MCA, was produced by David Z (FYC, Jody Wat Next spring will bring the debut solo album from ...