1. Frankie Beverly

    Frankie Beverly

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    • The Essential Collection
    • We Are One/Can't Stop the Love
    • Live in Los Angeles
  2. Kem Releasing 'Sensuous' Christmas Album

    August 24, 2012 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Meanwhile, R&B star says he's one song away from wrapping up his fourth studio album Kem has a holiday album planned for the fall, and may have another present for his fans in 2013. The Detroit R&B singer will release "What Christm ...

  3. O'Jays Celebrate 40th Anniversary of First Hit 'Back Stabbers'

    August 17, 2012 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 'I just want people to say we are one of the best that ever did it,' says co-founder Eddie Levert. "How can people say no one likes old school?" That was one of the audience comments overheard at the Los Angeles stop on the recen ...

  4. Urban Radio Legend Joe 'Butterball' Tamburro Dies

    July 27, 2012 7:15 PM EDT The urban music industry and R&B fans alike are mourning the death of Joe "Butterball" Tamburro. The longtime WDAS Philadelphia radio personality and program director died on July 27 at the age of 70. An Italian-American from South P ...

  5. BET Awards 2012: Whitney Houston Tribute Marks Emotional High

    July 02, 2012 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With all the star power at the BET Awards - Kanye West, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce and Samuel L. Jackson, to name a few - the most stirring moment came not from a superstar, but from the mother of one. Whitney Houston's mother Cissy provided t ...

  6. Kanye, Jay-Z Win Top BET Award, Cissy Houston Honors Daughter Whitney (Video)

    July 02, 2012 12:28 AM EDT Cissy Houston's tribute to her late daughter was the emotional highlight of Sunday's BET Awards, a show that was defined by extended bleeps and the vulgarities that censors failed to catch onstage throughout the night. Whitney Houston� ...

  7. Kanye West, Beyonce, Jay-Z Lead BET Award Noms; Samuel L. Jackson Tapped As Host

    May 22, 2012 5:59 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a family affair at the upcoming BET Awards: Kanye West has the most nominations with seven, while his mentor, Jay-Z, earned five, and Jay-Z's wife, Beyoncé, received six. Jay-Z and West collaborated last year on the ...

  8. Lionel Richie, Commodores Reunite At Essence Fest

    July 06, 2009 4:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lionel Richie got a little help from his former bandmates to close out the weekend's Essence Music Festival: Members of The Commodores joined him on stage to sing several of their hits, including "Brick House" and "Just to be Clo ...

  9. Lionel Richie, Commodores Reunite At Essence Fest

    July 06, 2009 9:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lionel Richie got a little help from his former bandmates to close out the weekend's Essence Music Festival: Members of The Commodores joined him on stage to sing several of their hits, including "Brick House" and "Just to be Clo ...

  10. Frankie Beverly & Maze Tribute Album In The Works

    April 07, 2009 1:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Gospel star Donald Lawrence and Grammy-nominated producer Rex Rideout are among the first collaborators to sign up for an all-star tribute album honoring legendary R&B group Maze, Billboard has learned exclusively. "I Wanna Thank You...An A ...

  11. Billboard Bits: Essence Festival, Maroon 5, Sinead O'Connor

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ciara, Ludacris, Ne-Yo, the O'Jays with Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill, Robin Thicke and comedian Steve Harvey have been added to the main stage bill of this year's Essence Music Festival, to be held Jul Ciara, Ludacris, Ne-Yo, the O'Jay ...

  12. Billboard Bits: R&B Foundation Awards, Fruitgum Co, Blue October

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soul singers Ashford & Simpson, Jerry Butler and singer/guitarist Bonnie Raitt are among the stable of presenters for the 14th R&B Foundation Pioneer Awards. Hosted by Smokey Robinson and Patt Soul singers Ashford & Simpson, Jerry Butler ...

  13. Top Stars To Play Houston Livestock Show

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Sheryl Crow, John Fogerty, Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn, Gretchen Wilson and Alan Jackson are among the acts confirmed to appear at the annual Houston Livestock Show & The lineup is set for the annual Houston Liv ...

  14. Aretha, Alicia, More Set For Essence Fest

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Destiny's Child and Kanye West are part of the all-star lineup confirmed to play the 2005 Essence Music Festival. Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Destiny's Child and Kanye West are part of the all-star lineup co ...

  15. Destiny's, Keys, West Set For Essence Fest

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Event set for July 1-3 in New Orleans. The 11th Essence Festival, set for July 1-3 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, will feature Destiny's Child, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Jeffrey Osborne, Regina Belle ...

  16. Billboard Bits: Essence Fest, Kweli, Concord Jazz

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Essence Fest, Talib Kweli, Concord Jazz Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Talib Kweli and Floetry have been added to the lineup for the 2005 Essence Music Festival. They join previously confirmed performer Destiny's Child for the event, which wi ...

  17. LL Cool J, Big Boi Lead Atlanta SoulFest

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 LL Cool J and Big Boi, of Atlanta-based hip-hop act OutKast, will headline the inaugural SoulFest event in the Georgia capitol. LL Cool J and Big Boi, of Atlanta-based hip-hop act OutKast, will headline the inaugural SoulFest event in the Georgia ca ...

  18. Billboard Bits: Essence Fest, Marsalis, Finn Bros.

    December 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Essence Fest, Marsalis, Finn Brothers Missy Elliott, Mary J. Blige, Anthony Hamilton, Gladys Knight, the O'Jays, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Kenny Lattimore, Chante Moore, the Ohio Players, Freddie Jackson and Sinbad are among the f ...

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Maze, Beyoncé, Lonestar and chart methodology with readers. 'FLYING' HIGH Dear Fred, Several months ago, Larry Dhooghe asked us to "consider the phenomenon of a song spending its enti ...

  20. Billboard Bits: Family Reunion, Pearl Jam, Freedom Concert

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Family Reunion, Pearl Jam, Freedom Concert Destiny's Child's Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, LL Cool J, Lil' Romeo and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly will all perform as part of the Tom Joyner Family Reun ...

  21. R&B Heavyweights Join Essence Fest Lineup

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, and Babyface are among the latest additions to the Essence Music Festival bill. Set for July 3-5 in New Orleans, the event has also added Yolanda Adams, Musiq, and Kindred Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, and Babyface are amon ...

  22. Rap, R&B, Soul To Make Up Detroit Music Fest

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B/hip-hop heavyweights R. Kelly and P. Diddy, and veteran acts the O'Jays and the Temptations are among the acts on the bill for the third annual Detroit Music Festival. Slated for Aug. 1-2 at t R&B/hip-hop heavyweights R. Kelly and P ...

  23. R&B Luminaries Sign On For Essence Festival

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nelly, P. Diddy, Maze, Nappy Roots, Smokey Robinson, Jaheim, and Anita Baker lead the lineup for the fifth edition of the Essence Music Festival, set for July 3-5 at the Superdome in New Orleans. The Nelly, P. Diddy, Maze, Nappy Roots, Smokey Robins ...

  24. Paid in Full/Dream Team

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Team Roc-a-Fella is developing a fetish for double albums. Fresh off of Jay-Z's The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse double-disc offering, the imprint returns with a two-CD soundtrack to the film RELEASE DATE: Nov. 26 Team Roc-a-Fella is d ...

  25. Grandmaster Flash Picks His 'Essentials'

    April 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Warner Strategic Marketing will turn back the musical clock on May 7 with the release of "Essential Mix: Classic Edition," mixed by famed DJ Grandmaster Flash. The set is the latest in the ongoing "Es Warner Strategic Marketing will t ...

  26. Joe Plans Maiden North American Tour

    April 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R&B soulster Joe is preparing to launch his first American tour April 13 in Rahway, N.J. A live band will back the Jive recording artist on the 23-date outing, which will boast Maze featuring Fran R&B soulster Joe is preparing to launch his ...

  27. Classic Live Funk Album Comes To Life On DVD

    July 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT years after releasing its classic double-album "Live in New Orleans," stalwart R&B/funk act Maze featuring Frankie Beverly will on Aug. 14 release the set's video counterpart on DVD. Due Aug. 1 20 years after releasing its clas ...

  28. 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 ...