1. Gerald Levert

    Gerald Levert

    15 Albums, 27 Songs

    • Voices
    • Do I Speak for the World
    • G-Spot
    • Stroke of Genius
    • In My Songs
    • Baby U Are
    • Love & Consequences
  2. Fresh To Def

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Is Def Jam getting its groove back? Venerable hip-hop label Def Jam has recently scored four consecutive No. 1 debuts on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The label's string of chart-topping titles includes Frank Ocean's ...

  3. Cash Money Goes Pop with Signing of Savvy

    September 03, 2011 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 There's no doubt that Cash Money Records has solidified its status as one of hip-hop's most successful labels. With such acts as the Hot Boys , Juvenile and Birdman laying the foundation, Cash Money has since powered up a franchise that in ...

  4. What Does Eminem Have In Common With Donny Osmond?

    July 29, 2011 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 What's in a name? For Eminem , when it comes to Billboard Hot 100 success, it hardly seems to matter. As Bad Meets Evil, the duo of Eminem and Da Royce da 5'9", soar into the top 10 (17-10) on the Hot 100 with "Lighters," fe ...

  5. Weekly Chart Notes: Skillz, Teena Marie, Michael Jackson

    January 06, 2011 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 (W)RAPPING 2010: While DJ Earworm lays down the beat on the past year's top 25 Billboard Hot 100 hits on "United State of Pop 2010 (Don't Stop the Pop)," another artist known for his yearly musical recaps bows on R&B/Hip-Hop ...

  6. Briefs: Jazz Crusaders, Gerald Levert, Johnny Gill

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The reunion of three original Jazz Crusaders members—Joe Sample, Wayne Henderson and Wilton Felder—is among the highlights planned for the 23rd annual Long Beach (Calif.) Jazz Festival (Aug. 13-15). Also on tap: Melanie Fiona, Boney James, Geor ...

  7. Chart Beat Wednesday: Dirty Heads, Toni Braxton, Alicia Keys

    May 05, 2010 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 HEADS UP: Southern California reggae rockers the Dirty Heads collect a No. 1 with their first entry on the Alternative Songs chart, as "Lay Me Down" rises 3-1. The song features Rome of Sublime , which spent three weeks atop the list with ...

  8. This Day in Music

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert dies today of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July. 2006 - Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert dies today of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The ...

  9. Cole, DeVaughn Set For Heineken Red Star Tour

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The third annual Heineken Red Star Soul concert series will kick off Aug. 6 at Boulevard3 in Los Angeles, featuring performances by Ashanti and Goapele. The third annual Heineken Red Star Soul concert series will kick off Aug. 6 at Boulevard3 in Los ...

  10. Chart Beat

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses hot chart action from Sinatra, Jason Mraz, the Cure and more! GIVING US HIS 'BEST': The Billboard album chart as we know it today was born on March 24, 1956. Although it wasn't called The Billboard 200 then, that first ...

  11. Sean Levert Dies After Jail Emergency

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sean Levert, son of lead O'Jays singer Eddie Levert and a member of a hit-making trio with his late brother Gerald Levert, has died after a medical emergency in jail. Sean Levert, son of lead O'Jays singer Eddie Levert and a member of a hi ...

  12. Coroner: Sean Levert Dies After Being Taken From Jail

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sean Levert, son of lead O'Jays singer Eddie Levert and a member of a hit-making trio with his late brother Gerald Levert, has died after a medical emergency in jail, the county coroner's office said. Sean Levert, 39, was taken from the ...

  13. This Day in Music

    November 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert dies today of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July. 2006 - Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert dies today of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The ...

  14. Jaheim Signs With Atlantic, Preps Label Debut

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B singer/songwriter/producer Jaheim has signed with Atlantic. The former Warner Bros. artist will release his as-yet-untitled label debut on Dec. 18. R&B singer/songwriter/producer Jaheim has signed with Atlantic. The former Warner Bros. a ...

  15. Music On TV Aug. 27-Sept. 2.

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television listings from Aug. 27-Sept. 2. MONDAY, Aug. 27 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ringo Starr, Katie Brown, Tory Johnson. "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Yung Joc. "The Late Show Wi ...

  16. Hudson, Beyonce, T.I. Among BET Winners

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Although the BET Awards doled out awards to some of entertainment's most celebrated performers last night (June 26), from Beyonce to Jennifer Hudson, it was the show's tributes to living legends and r Although the BET Awards doled out awar ...

  17. Hudson, Beyonce Top BET Winners

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "Dream Girls" co-stars Beyoncé and Jennifer Hudson reigned as top winners at the 2007 BET Awards with two awards apiece. The awards were handed out last evening at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Leading the pack with six nominatio ...

  18. Toby Keith's 'Big Dog' Heads Straight To No. 1

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Toby Keith scores his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and his fifth chart-topper on Top Country Albums this week with "Big Dog Daddy." The Show Dog Nashville set moved 204,000 copies in the United St Toby Keith scores his third No. 1 on T ...

  19. Toby Keith's the 'Big Dog' of the Charts

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith grabs his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as "Big Dog Daddy" enters with 204,000 units. On the Top Country Albums chart, it also bows in the penthouse, giving Keith his fifth country No. 1 ... Other big debuts on The Billboar ...

  20. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    June 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Toby Keith shows who's boss on the new "Big Dog Daddy," Enrique Iglesias readies the long-in-the-works "Insomniac," Queens Of The Stone Age finds the right chemistry on "Era Vulgaris" and the Travelin An album of J ...

  21. Beyonce's Six Noms Leads BET Awards Field

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With six nominations, Beyonce heads the field for the 2007 BET Awards. The nominations were announced today (May 16) by rappers T.I. and 50 Cent, R&B newcomer Robin Thicke and "Everybody Loves Chr With six nominations, Beyonce heads the fie ...

  22. Prince, Andre 3000 Bolster West's 'Never Forget'

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dr. Cornel West's upcoming album, "Never Forget: A Journey of Revelations," touches down at a time when renewed debate over hip-hop lyrics and video imaging is still swirling post-Don Imus. Prince, Ta Dr. Cornel West's upcoming a ...

  23. Norah Stays Tight At No. 1 Amidst Slow Sales Week

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In a slow week for sales and new releases, Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" crowns The Billboard 200 for a third, non-consecutive week. The Blue Note effort slid 53% in sales, moving 100,000 copies in the In a slow week for sales and new r ...

  24. Norah At No. 1 Amidst Slow Sales Week

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a slow week for sales and new releases, Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" crowns The Billboard 200 for a third, non-consecutive week. The Blue Note effort slid 53% in sales, moving 100,000 copies in the United States, according to Niel ...

  25. Norah Rebounds To No. 1 In Post-Grammy Week

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In a week where the top nine albums moved more than 100,000 units, Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" tops The Billboard 200 for a second time. The Blue Note effort crowned the list when it debuted two weeks In a week where the top nine albu ...

  26. When Cupid Meets Grammy

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a week that saw both the Grammy Awards and the Valentine's Day holiday occur, The Billboard 200 gets all shook up. Big Grammy winners like Dixie Chicks fly (moving 72-8 with a 714% increase) while any album that seemed like an appropriate ...

  27. A Final 'Song'

    February 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 By all accounts, Gerald Levert was extremely excited about "In My Songs," the studio album he wrapped just prior to his death of a heart attack last Nov. 10. The Atlantic Records project arrives this By all accounts, Gerald Levert was extr ...

  28. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    February 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Gerald Levert returns to his R&B roots on the studio album he completed just prior to his sudden death last November and Lucinda Williams copes with love and loss in this week's Hot Product. The Van Morrison compilation "Van Morrison a ...

  29. Accidental Drug Mix Said To Kill Levert

    February 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R&B singer Gerald Levert's death last fall was an accident caused by a fatal combination of prescription narcotics and over-the-counter drugs, a coroner said. R&B singer Gerald Levert's death last fall was an accident caused by a f ...

  30. 06OnTV

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Feb. 5-11, 2007. MONDAY, FEB. 5 "TRL," MTV Featured Artist(s): Gnarls Barkley, Katharine McPhee, Jennifer Lopez, The Game. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Fall Out Boy ( ...

  31. R&B At Heart Of Posthumous Levert Album

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 By all accounts, Gerald Levert was extremely excited about "In My Songs," the studio album he wrapped just prior to his death of a heart attack last Nov. 10. By all accounts, Gerald Levert was extremely excited about "In My Songs,&quo ...

  32. Posthumous Levert Album Due In February

    December 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The album Gerald Levert completed just before his sudden death from a heart attack on Nov. 10, "In My Songs," will be released Feb. 13 via Atlantic. The album Gerald Levert completed just before his sudden death from a heart attack on Nov. ...

  33. Wonder, Gill, Stone To Salute Gerald Levert

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The family of R&B vocalist Gerald Levert has arranged a public musical tribute for the late singer. The family of R&B vocalist Gerald Levert has arranged a public musical tribute for the late singer, who died last week at the age of 40. The ...

  34. T.I. Wins Big At First BET Hip-Hop Awards

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 T.I., who was up for eight awards, won best hip-hop video, CD and MVP of the year at the first-ever BET Hip Hop Awards last night (Nov. 12) in Atlanta. Grandmaster Flash breathed a sigh of relief after being recognized for his turntable expertise, a ...

  35. R&B Star Gerald Levert Dies Of Heart Attack

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert died today (Nov. 10) of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July. The son of O'Jays lead singer Eddie Levert, Levert eme Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert died t ...

  36. R&B Star Gerald Levert Dies Of Heart Attack

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert died today (Nov. 10) of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July. The son of O'Jays lead singer Eddie Levert, Levert eme Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert ...

  37. Styles P's 'Time' Is Now For New CD

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Originally expected last December, the Lox's Styles P will on Nov. 14 deliver his long-awaited sophomore disc, "Time Is Money" (Ruff Ryders/Interscope). Originally expected last December, the Lox's Styles P will on Nov. 14 delive ...

  38. Special Feature: Philadelphia International Records

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Flip your TV channels these days, and you're likely to hear the O'Jays' classic "Love Train" as part of Coors' new ad campaign, sounding as inspiring and danceable as it did when it topped Billboard's Flip your TV ...

  39. We Are Family

    February 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The soundtrack to the upcoming Tyler Perry film "Madea's Family Reunion" hits stores this week via Motown, just ahead of the U.S. premiere of the film. The soundtrack to the upcoming Tyler Perry film "Madea's Family Reunion& ...

  40. McKnight, LL Visit 'Family Reunion' Soundtrack

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The soundtrack to the upcoming Tyler Perry film "Madea's Family Reunion" will be issued Feb. 21 through Motown. The soundtrack to the upcoming Tyler Perry film "Madea's Family Reunion" will be issued Feb. 21 through Mot ...

  41. Multi-Network Broadcast To Benefit Katrina Victims

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks are among the artists that will perform during "Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast" a live telethon to be U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Sim ...

  42. Levert Pleads Guilty In Cleveland Assault

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B singer Gerald Levert has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts stemming from a confrontation with Cleveland police during a traffic stop five months ago. R&B singer Gerald Levert has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts stemming f ...

  43. Billboard Bits: John Whitehead, Duran Duran, Talib Kweli

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on John Whitehead, Duran Duran, Talib Kweli In the wake of the May 2004 shooting death of R&B songwriter/artist John Whitehead, his widow Elnor has created the John Whitehead There's No Stoppin' the Music Foundation and plans to o ...

  44. Gerald Levert Indicted On Assault Charges

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A Cuyahoga County (Ohio) grand jury has indicted R&B star Gerald Levert on assault charges, despite a city prosecutor earlier saying there wasn't evidence to sustain the charges following a confro A Cuyahoga County (Ohio) grand jury has ind ...

  45. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to the O'Jays, Tina Turner, Mario, Buddy Jewell, 'Kidz Bop,' Tori Amos, Omarion, Elvis Presley and more. SENIOR CITIZENS: It's hard to find an artist on Billboard's Hot R& ...

  46. Levert Won't Be Charged With Assault

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R&B star Gerald Levert will not face assault charges for his confrontation with police in Cleveland on Friday. R&B star Gerald Levert will not face assault charges for his confrontation with police in Cleveland on Friday. Prosecutor Anthony ...

  47. Gerald Levert Arrested In Cleveland

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R&B vocalist Gerald Levert was arrested early Friday in Cleveland during a confrontation with police at a downtown intersection, authorities said. Levert, 38, was cited on charges of driving under R&B vocalist Gerald Levert was arrested earl ...

  48. Mario Trumps Snoop For Hot 100 No. 1

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mario is the new king of Billboard's Hot 100 with "Let Me Love You." The track moves 2-1 to end the three-week reign of Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot" featuring Pharrell, which slips to No. 2. " Mario is ...

  49. Jay-Z, Linkin Park 'Mash-Up' Tops Album Chart

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The seemingly odd pairing of a multiplatinum artists from the rap and rock worlds takes an underground concept to the pinnacle of the mainstream as "MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups Presents Jay-Z/Linkin Park: C The seemingly odd pairing of a multiplatinu ...

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