1. 'American Idol' Alum Pia Toscano Parts Ways With Interscope

    September 04, 2012 3:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hers was the most shocking elimination of "American Idol's" tenth season, but a little over a year since the show wrapped for Pia Toscano , the singer has parted ways with 19 Recordings and Interscope. In an exclusive interview with T ...

  2. Inside Whitney Houston's Last Recording Session, Days Before Her Death

    February 15, 2012 11:00 PM EST Five days before her untimely death (cause as yet unknown, but a lethal combination of drugs and alcohol is suspected), Whitney Houston was in the recording studio working on new music. The song, "Celebrate," was written by R. Kelly and ...

  3. Backbeat: Jimmy Iovine Honored by Dr. Dre, Stevie Nicks, Mary J. Blige, Many More at Grammy P&E Event

    February 09, 2012 9:15 AM EST From left: Producer Jimmy Jam, Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow, and Jimmy Iovine attend the 5th annual Producers & Engineers Wing Event honoring Iovine at The Village Recording Studios in L.A. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage) Th ...

  4. Madonna, 'The Artist' Win Music Awards at Golden Globes

    January 15, 2012 9:47 PM EST Madonna topped Elton John, Mary J. Blige and Chris Cornell for the Best Song award at the Golden Globes Sunday night with a win for "Masterpiece," from "W.E.," a film she also wrote and directed. She shared the award with co-wr ...

  5. Whitney Houston's 'I Look To You': First Listen

    August 24, 2009 10:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 Finally, the moment is almost here: the release of Whitney Houston's long-anticipated new studio album after a seven-year break. "I Look to You" (Arista/RCA Music Group) will arrive in stores Aug. 31. Here's a track-by-track rund ...

  6. Mishon Jumps From Acting To R&B Hitmaking With 'Kiss'

    August 10, 2009 2:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 R&B singer/actor Mishon has co-starred on ABC Family's "Lincoln Heights" for four seasons. But the 16-year-old was still thrown for a loop when the video for his first single, "Just a Kiss," premiered on BET's " ...

  7. Whitney Houston Brings 'I Look To You' Album To New York

    July 22, 2009 1:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Whitney Houston held a listening event for her upcoming album, "I Look To You," last night (July 21) at Lincoln Center's Allen Room in New York City. Hosted by Clive Davis, the event was attended by Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys, L.A. Reid ...

  8. The Underdogs: The Art Of Making Hits

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Catching time to talk these days with the Underdogs, aka Harvey Mason Jr. and Damon Thomas, isn't easy. When Billboard first spoke with the hit-making producers last year, the duo was holed up at its Catching time to talk these days with the Un ...

  9. 'Dream' A Little Dream

    December 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Will "Dreamgirls" be this year's "Grease"? Director Bill Condon, who brings the Broadway musical to the big screen this Christmas, hopes its trajectory will mirror that of the popular stage play-turne Will "Dreamgirls&q ...

  10. 'Dreamgirls' come true for Condon

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Confab panel talks music in movies. When it comes to making movie musicals, the biggest challenge is weaving the film's songs with the story line. Also important is creating ample opportunities for those tunes to be performed, "Dreamgirl ...

  11. Underdogs Begin Busy Year With 'Dreamgirls' Soundtrack

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 One telltale movement signals that a recording has passed final muster with the Underdogs: The production duo's heads bob in unison throughout the song. One telltale movement signals that a recording has passed final muster with the Underdogs: ...

  12. New Beyonce Track Leads 'Dreamgirls' Soundtrack

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A new Beyonce song, "Listen," leads the soundtrack to the film "Dreamgirls," due Dec. 5 via Music World/Sony Urban, 16 days before the film opens in wide U.S. theatrical release. The cut, which Beyonc A new Beyonce song, "Li ...

  13. Luther Vandross Re-Emerges

    June 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 That voice. From Luther Vandross' early days as a jingle and background singer to his first R&B chart-topper on Epic (1981's "Never Too Much") through an ensuing string of R&B/pop hits, the Gr That voice. From Luther Vand ...

  14. 2000 Watts

    June 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Since his 1998 debut, Tyrese has morphed from hit crooner ("Sweet Lady") into model, actor, and MTV VJ. But he says that music remains his first love. Since his 1998 debut, Tyrese has morphed from hit crooner ("Sweet Lady") into ...

  15. Tyrese Shines On His '2000 Watts'

    April 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 If RCA artist Tyrese had had his way, three years wouldn't have elapsed between his 1998 self-titled debut and his second album. <br CLEAR="NONE"/> If RCA artist Tyrese had had his way, three years wouldn't have elapsed bet ...

  16. Tyrese Shines On His '2000 Watts'

    April 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 If RCA artist Tyrese had had his way, three years wouldn't have elapsed between his 1998 self-titled debut and his second album. If RCA artist Tyrese had had his way, three years wouldn't have elapsed between his 1998 self-titled debut and ...