1. India.Arie Discusses Failings of Zoe Saldana's Nina Simone Biopic

    March 05, 2016 12:07 PM EST 0 0 0 Grammy-winning soul singer-songwriter India.Arie was an early critic of the Nina Simone biopic Nina , penning an open letter on the decision to cast Zoe Saldana shortly after on-set photos of the actress in darkened skin and facial prosthetics surfa ...

  2. Essence Festival 2015 Day 2 Highlights: India.Arie, Charlie Wilson, Goapele & More

    July 04, 2015 2:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hordes of people gathered at New Orleans' Mercedes Benz Superdome for Day 2 of the annual Essence Music Festival on Friday, July 3. There were younger attendees headed to the Superlounges for newcomers like Nico & Vinz and Adrian Marcel . A ...

  3. Skillet and August Burns Red Heading for Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200 Chart

    June 28, 2013 5:26 PM EDT New albums from rock bands Skillet and August Burns Red are heading for the top 10 on next week's Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources suggest the former's "Rise" may sell around 50,000 copies by the end of the tracking week ...

  4. India.Arie, 'Brother's Keeper': Exclusive Song Premiere

    June 19, 2013 11:53 AM EDT India.Arie gives fans another taste of her upcoming album, " SongVersation ," with her second single, "Brother's Keeper." The song, premiered exclusively here on The Juice, features India.Arie going back and forth with ...

  5. India.Arie Laughs Off Skin-Lightening Rumors

    March 31, 2013 4:13 PM EDT India.Arie is laughing off talk that she may have lightened her skin. The R&B songstress is known for singing about being authentic and celebrating one's true self. But some accused India.Arie of lightening her skin when a publicity photo ...

  6. Urban Music Vet Ron Gillyard Joins Quantasy

    January 24, 2013 6:06 PM EST Veteran urban music executive Ron Gillyard has joined creative services agency Quantasy as a partner, holding the title of chief growth officer. He comes to the Los Angeles-based company after stints as president of urban music at Interscope and J ...

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  8. Alicia Keys 'Thinking About' Shaving Head After New 'Do

    December 10, 2012 9:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys recently chopped off most of her hair, and the singer is looking to go even shorter. The R&B superstar debuted her bob hairdo this summer. In a recent interview, Keys said she wants to go "even shorter." Alicia Keys Earns F ...

  9. Urban Promo Vet Mark Boyd Dies

    April 20, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Celebration of life services for respected urban promotion executive Mark Boyd will be held tomorrow (April 21) in Plantation, Florida at Saint Gregory Catholic Church. Boyd, who died on April 14 following a brief illness, was 52. Formerly VP of u ...

  10. Jay-Z, Will.i.am Among Music Stars on Obama Campaign Wish List

    January 17, 2012 7:09 PM EST 0 0 0 President Obama's 2008 campaign earned plenty of help from the music world -- and now it appears he's asking for its aid again as he gears up for this year's re-election campaign. A list of potential celebrity endorsers given to campa ...

  11. Urban Power List: Ethiopia Habtemariam

    January 14, 2012 5:05 PM EST Ethiopia Habtemariam Executive VP/head of urban music, Universal Music Publishing Group; senior VP, Motown Records Website: MotownRecords.com Twitter: @HaberSmasher Wonder Woman Without a doubt, one of this year's hottest unfolding stories is ...

  12. Keb' Mo' Already Plotting Next Album

    January 13, 2012 6:15 PM EST 0 0 0 After a five-year gap between his last studio albums, Keb' Mo' plans to follow up last year's Grammy Award-nominated "The Reflection" in comparatively short order. "I want to get right on it," Mo' (real name: ...

  13. Grammys 2011: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 14, 2011 1:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Not all of the excitement at the 2011 Grammy Awards happened on the stage. Here's 15 memorable moments that you didn't see on TV. 1. Arcade Fire was in quite the celebratory mood over its Album of the Year win for "The Suburbs." ...

  14. POTW: Chris Brown, Drake, Ke$ha, George Michael, Britney

    August 27, 2010 4:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Drake and Chris Brown threw up gang signs, Ke$ha made a toast, George Michael got swarmed by the paps, Britney Spears looked angelic in white, Lauryn Hill rocked "Rock The Bells," Bret Michaels got his hosting duties on, Swizz Beatz , Este ...

  15. Herbie Hancock Enlists All-Star Cast For 'Imagine Project'

    May 28, 2010 2:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Herbie Hancock says his forthcoming album "The Imagine Project" -- due out June 22 -- was "the hardest record I've ever made." And not just because of the music. In fact, the legendary keyboardist tells Billboard.com that ac ...

  16. 'American Idol' Recap: Lee Dewyze Rocks Out, Tim Urban Makes Simon Cowell Give Up

    March 31, 2010 8:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Here we are with the "American Idol" Top 10 - the few, the happy few, the band of brothers (and ladies) - destined to be part of the cultural chatter at least through the AI tour this summer. What a long, strange trip it's been - and ...

  17. Billboard Bits: Ke$ha, M.I.A., India.Arie, Beyoncé

    March 22, 2010 3:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. According to MTV, "Blah Blah Blah" singer Ke$ha took to her Twitter to apologize for calling Justin Bieber a "tiny little baby" in her ...

  18. John Legend Plans Eco-Friendly Summer Tour

    April 24, 2009 10:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Legend will embark on major U.S. tour this summer in support of his latest album, "Evolver." The trek, which will hit over 50 cities, begins June 27th in Muskegon, Mi., and caps off in Berkely, Calif., on Labor Day. India.arie is sche ...

  19. Tool, Widespread Panic Top Denver's Mile High Fest Lineup

    March 26, 2009 1:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tool, Widespread Panic and the Fray have been tapped to headline the second annual Mile High Music Festival, to be held July 18-19 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. Other artists scheduled to perform include Incubus, Ben Har ...

  20. Taylor Swift Remains Atop Billboard 200

    February 25, 2009 11:42 AM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift's "Fearless" claims a 10th non-consecutive week atop The Billboard 200, a feat unmatched by any album since Santana's "Supernatural" collected 12 weeks at No. 1 in 1999 and 2000. Only eight other albums by ...

  21. Swift Back To No. 1 As Plant/Krauss, Coldplay Soar

    February 18, 2009 11:37 AM EST 0 0 0 In a chart week encompassing Grammy boosts and Valentine's Day sales, Taylor Swift's Big Machine effort "Fearless" returns to the top of The Billboard 200. The set moved 92,000 copies on a 44% sales jump, resulting in its nine no ...

  22. The 2009 Grammys: What You Didn't See On TV

    February 09, 2009 12:21 AM EST 0 0 0 With Alison Krauss' five Grammys on the night, she now has an astonishing 26 total Grammy wins. It makes her the most-winning woman of all time (a title she even held before tonight's haul) -- and is one behind Quincy Jones' living re ...

  23. India.Arie Readies Next 'Testimony'

    December 29, 2008 1:44 PM EST 0 0 0 India.Arie's second volume in her series of "Testimony" albums, "Love & Politics," will arrive Feb. 10 from Universal Republic. The lead single, "Chocolate High," features Musiq Soulchild, while second single & ...

  24. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The event also features performances by India.Arie, Eric Benet 2005 - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award ...

  25. Springsteen, Joel Rock For Obama In New York

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It was "Born to Run" meets "New York State of Mind" -- with a little bit of "Hail to the Chief" thrown in for good measure, as Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel joined forces for a Barack Obama benefit It was "Born ...

  26. Anthony David

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Faith, doubt and effort: It takes all three to bring anything meaningful to fruition, according to Anthony David. Faith, doubt and effort: It takes all three to bring anything meaningful to fruition, according to Anthony David. "I always liked ...

  27. India.Arie To Star In Broadway Show 'Colored Girls'

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Grammy-winning R&B artist India.Arie will star in the first Broadway revival of "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf," which will be produced by Whoopi Goldberg Grammy-winning R&B artist India.Ari ...

  28. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The event also features performances by India.Arie, Eric Benet 2005 - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award ...

  29. Underground: Jeremy James

    Underground: Jeremy James

    October 02, 2007 11:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 Smooth-voiced Jeremy James has shared the stage with artists like India.Arie, Musiq and Floetry. Now, the young songwriter gets the spotlight in the Billboard studio. well be as it may , interview , Be As It May , performance , RnB , R&B , Billb ...

  30. Rihanna Tops Hot 100 And New Canadian Tally

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After rocketing 42-1 last week, Rihanna's "Umbrella" begins a second week atop the Billboard Hot 100 and is also the first No. 1 on Billboard's new Canadian Hot 100 chart, which launches today (June 7 After rocketing 42-1 last we ...

  31. Jeremy James

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Smooth-voiced Jeremy James has shared the stage with artists like India.Arie, Musiq and Floetry. Now, the young songwriter gets the spotlight in the Billboard studio. Tell us what you think! Email u Smooth-voiced Jeremy James has shared the stage wi ...

  32. Stone Hones In On Soul With Common, Lauryn Hill

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Due March 20 via Virgin, the set was produced by Raphael Saadiq and features guest turns by Common ("Tell Me What We're Going To Do") and Lauryn Hill ("Music"). As tipped here in November, U.K. vocalist Joss Stone will retur ...

  33. Chrisette Michele

    January 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It was after church on a Sunday, and Chrisette Michele had God and hip-hop on her mind. The 23-year-old Long Islander was on her way to a studio to write and record the hook for "Lost One," the first It was after church on a Sunday, and Ch ...

  34. 52OnTV

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Dec. 25-31, 2006. MONDAY, DEC. 25 "Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade," ABC Featured Artist(s): Beyonce, Daniel Powter, Andrea Bocelli, RBD, Bianca Ryan, Miley Cyrus, Michael Bolton, Paris Bennett, Aly &am ...

  35. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Warren Brothers member Brett Warren and his wife Raquel welcome their first child, a boy. Cole Daniel Warren weighs 8 pounds, 8 1/2 ounces and measures 22 inches in length.<br clear="non 2005 - Legendary singer and ...

  36. 48OnTV

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 27 "Dew Circuit Breakout Challenge," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer, Brandtson. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured art ...

  37. Chart Beat

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Jay-Z, Monica and more! THE STATE OF 'SHOW ME': Jay-Z returns to the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with his first solo effort in a year and ties the highest-debuting single of 2006 in the process. "Show Me What You Go ...

  38. Cash Earns First No. 1 Album Since 1969

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Even in death, Johnny Cash is still mighty enough to top The Billboard 200. "American V: A Hundred Highways" earns the Man in Black his first No. 1 album since 1969's "Johnny Cash at San Quentin" with Even in death, Johnny C ...

  39. Chart Beat

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Katharine McPhee, India.Arie, "Superman" and more! 'RAINBOW' CONNECTION: "The Wizard of Oz" had its world premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood on Aug. 15, 1939. Exactly 65 years and 11 ...

  40. India.Arie Already Working On New Album

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "I've reserved that song for that album, but I don't know if it will be on there," she tells Billboard. "People will assume 'Vol. 2' is about the war and American politics. A little of that is in ther India.Arie� ...

  41. Important 'Testimony'

    June 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 India.Arie's third album, "Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship," arrives this week via Universal Motown. India.Arie's third album, "Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship," arrives this week via Universal Mot ...

  42. 26OnTV

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for June 26-July 2, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 26 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Def Leppard (also scheduled: Carson Kressley). "Tavis Smiley," PBS Featured artist(s): Corinne Bailey ...

  43. Chamillionaire 'Rides' To Top Of Hot 100

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chamillionaire's "Ridin'" featuring Krayzie Bone ascends two rungs to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut ends the three-week run of Rihanna's "SOS," which falls to No. 3 on the Hot 10 Chamillionair ...

  44. India.Arie Bumps New Album To June

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Originally scheduled for May 9, India.Arie's third album, "Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationships," will now arrive June 27 via Universal Motown. Originally scheduled for May 9, India.Arie's third album, "Testimony: Vol ...

  45. The Right Time

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It has been more than eight years since Sergio Mendes last released an album, and many more years than that since he last had a major hit. Now, a broad circle of unlikely fans have conspired to bring It has been more than eight years since Sergio Me ...

  46. Superstars Sign On For Taylor Tribute

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen, the Dixie Chicks and Sting are among the high-profile acts confirmed to perform as part of the 2006 MusiCares Person of the Year dinner honoring James Taylor. Bruce Springsteen, the Dixie Chicks and Sting are among the high-profil ...

  47. Mariah, Kanye, Alicia Lead NAACP Image Noms

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With four nominations each, Mariah Carey, Kanye West and Alicia Keys lead the field of musicians contending for 2006 NAACP Image Awards. With four nominations each, Mariah Carey, Kanye West and Alicia Keys lead the field of musicians contending for ...

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