1. Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds

    Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds

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  2. L.A. Reid to Be Honored at Pre-Grammy Gala; Quincy Jones and Al Schmitt at P&E Wing Event

    December 18, 2012 11:30 AM EST Clive Davis and the Recording Academy will present the annual Pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday, Feb. 9, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., the evening before the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, the Academy announced this morning. As part of the ...

  3. Alicia Keys' 'Girl on Fire': The Billboard Cover Story

    November 02, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 A lot can happen in the span of three years. Just ask Alicia Keys . Since the 2009 release of her last album, "The Element of Freedom," the singer/songwriter/musician/ producer/actress has penciled in a few more hyphens next to her name. I ...

  4. Former RCA Exec Suffering From Cancer Shares Her Final Weeks

    October 15, 2012 5:38 PM EDT This Thursday, the eighth annual Songs of Hope event, benefitting non-profit comprehensive cancer center City of Hope, will take place at the House of Rock in Santa Monica. There, in a palatial estate where last week Christina Aguilera debuted her ...

  5. Backbeat: EMI's Jon Platt Exits In Style At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 30, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Former EMI Music Publishing President Jon Platt, ASCAP Vice President of Membership, Rhythm and Soul Nicole George, rapper Fabolous, ASCAP's Brandon Kitchen. (Photo: Frank Micelotta) It was a fitting conclusion to a 17-year career chapter. Af ...

  6. Urban Power List Hall of Fame: Clarence Avant

    January 07, 2012 8:06 PM EST Clarence Avant President, Avant Garde and Interior Music The Godfather He's the perennial godfather of our business. "Everyone in this business has been by Clarence's desk--if they're smart." That insightful comment from l ...

  7. Elton John, Whitney Houston, Frank Sinatra & More: Stories From Adult Contemporary's Biggest Stars & Songs

    July 20, 2011 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds on Whitney Houston. Bernie Taupin, Elton John's songwriting partner. Kenny Rogers, himself. Plus Many More. Billboard talks to some of the biggest names in adult contemporary. Their perspectives? Crucial. Th ...

  8. El DeBarge Plots Headlining Tour, Records with Babyface

    September 28, 2010 6:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 In addition to opening for Mary J. Blige's upcoming tour, R&B singer El DeBarge has announced his own headlining dates this fall, as he returns to the spotlight with "Second Chance," his first album in 16 years, due for a fall rel ...

  9. El DeBarge Gets Ready to Take His 'Second Chance'

    August 28, 2010 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The last time El DeBarge released an album, it was 1994. The Internet was starting to come into its own. Nielsen SoundScan was just 3 years old. YouTube, iTunes, Facebook and Twitter weren't even blips on anyone's radar. Not to mention tha ...

  10. Big Boi: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 26, 2010 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty" (Def Jam, July 6) Big Boi 's long-delayed stand-alone solo album is finally on the runway. Helping the project take flight is funky lead single "Shutterbug," produced by Scott ...

  11. Caitlin Crosby

    July 14, 2009 9:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 Los Angeles singer/songwriter Caitlin Crosby gets by with a little help from her friends. Luckily, they're famous friends, including music producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds , actress Brie Larson and TV star Zachary Levi (of NBC' ...

  12. Whitney Houston Returns At Clive Davis Grammy Bash

    February 08, 2009 9:46 AM EST 0 0 0 An exuberant Whitney Houston kept the Beverly Hilton Ballroom audience on its feet during a major comeback performance at last night's (Feb. 7) pre-Grammy Gala saluting Clive Davis. Dressed in a leopard skin-patterned, form-fitting sheath and m ...

  13. Beyonce: Worker B

    November 18, 2008 2:39 PM EST 0 0 0 With A Double-Album, A World Tour, Starring Roles In Two Movies And Several Ad Campaigns In the Works, The Heat Is On For Beyoncé. On a brisk March day in Rahway, N.J., Beyoncé and Adrien Brody are filming a crucial scene for their upcoming movie &q ...

  14. Beyonc: Worker B

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 On a brisk March day in Rahway, N.J., Beyoncé and Adrien Brody are filming a crucial scene for their upcoming movie "Cadillac Records." The set is an old Ukranian social club that has been converted On a brisk March day in Rahway, N.J., Be ...

  15. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2006 - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2004 - The ...

  16. The 88's Island Debut Set For August

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles pop band The 88 tells billboard.biz that the group's Island Records debut is set for this August. The yet-untitled project includes three songs from Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, who also plays on the album. Member Keith S ...

  17. This Day in Music

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST - British R&B singer Lynden David Hall dies after a two-year fight with cancer. He is 31. 2006 - British R&B singer Lynden David Hall dies after a two-year fight with cancer. He is 31. 2006 - Willie Nelson chooses Valentine's Day t ...

  18. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2006 - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2004 - The ...

  19. Universal Publishing Inks Babyface

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has signed a worldwide administration deal with Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. UMPG will control rights for the Babyface songs on his new as-yet-untitled album slated for release this year on Island Def Jam. ...

  20. Hudson, Beyonce Star At Soul Train Awards

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson added another award to her trophy chest during the 21st annual Soul Train Music Awards. Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson added another award to her trophy chest during the 21st annual Soul Train Music Awards. The presentatio ...

  21. This Day in Music

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST - British R&B singer Lynden David Hall dies after a two-year fight with cancer. He is 31. 2006 - British R&B singer Lynden David Hall dies after a two-year fight with cancer. He is 31. 2006 - Willie Nelson chooses Valentine's Day t ...

  22. 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: ...

  23. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1992 - </b>Amy Grant gives birth to a daughter, Sarah Cannon, in Nashville, Tenn. It is the third child for the Grammy-winning singer and her husband, songwriter Gary Chapman.<br clear="none"/><br 2004 - The Vote fo ...

  24. BMI To Honor Babyface, Reid

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Two co-founded LaFace Records Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Island Def Jam chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid will be honored as BMI Icons during the performing rights organization's sixth annual Urban Awards. The presentation ...

  25. Man Charged In 'Babyface' Extortion Case

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A man claiming to be Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds' illegitimate son allegedly tried to extort $9 million from the Grammy-winning artist/producer by threatening to go public with the story, authorities s A man claiming to be Kenneth &quo ...

  26. Babyface' Sues Anita Baker Over Collaboration

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Grammy-winning singer/producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against singer Anita Baker, claiming she owes him more than $250,000. Grammy-winning singer/producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds has ...

  27. 'Babyface' Files Suit Against Anita Baker

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Claims breach of contract. Grammy-winning singer-producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against singer Anita Baker, claiming she owes him more than $250,000. According to the lawsuit, filed Thursday in ...

  28. This Day in Music

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>The Deftones, on the final stop of their tour opening for Black Sabbath, find that their truck has been stolen from the parking lot of the Holiday Inn in Dearborn, Mich. Taken are all of 2002 - Mick Tucker, drummer from the ...

  29. 'Mind' Over Matter

    January 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 RCA singer/songwriter Heather Headley jokes that instead of "In My Mind," her sophomore album should have been called "Caught Up." RCA singer/songwriter Heather Headley jokes that instead of "In My Mind," her sophomore ...

  30. Heather Headley's Got Her Own 'Mind'

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A Broadway sensation when she recorded her acclaimed 2002 debut, she was determined to up the ante for her second album. RCA singer/songwriter Heather Headley jokes that instead of "In My Mind," her sophomore album should have been called ...

  31. Usher's Label Finally Goes Live

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Usher's US Records will make its formal debut next month with the release of the film soundtrack "In the Mix." The Lions Gate romantic comedy -- initially titled "Dying for Dolly" -- finds Usher in hi Usher's US Records ...

  32. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1992 - </b>Amy Grant gives birth to a daughter, Sarah Cannon, in Nashville, Tenn. It is the third child for the Grammy-winning singer and her husband, songwriter Gary Chapman.<br clear="none"/><br 2004 - The Vote fo ...

  33. Stars To Join Jackson For Katrina Single

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson has recruited pop superstar Mariah Carey, Snoop Dogg, Jay Z and James Brown and other top artists to perform on a charity single for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, his spokesperson Michael Jackson has recruited pop superstar Maria ...

  34. Babyface Is Back

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Grown and sexy. The phrase aptly describes the audience that recently gathered for the taping of BET's forthcoming Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds special. It's also the title of the song ...

  35. BABYFACE IS BACK

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Grown and sexy. The phrase aptly describes the audience that recently gathered for the taping of BET's forthcoming Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds special. It's also the title of the songwriter/producer's Grown and sexy. The ph ...

  36. Bee Gees Plotting Tribute CD, Concert, Musical

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the wake of the sudden death of the Bee Gees' Maurice Gibb in 2003, his brothers Robin and Barry decided to cease performing under the group's name. But Robin has taken it upon himself to turn grie In the wake of the sudden death of the ...

  37. Luther Vandross Dies At 54

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Grammy-winning soul singer and songwriter Luther Vandross, who suffered a serious stroke two years ago as he was about to relaunch his career, died on Friday (July 1) in a New Jersey hospital, officia Grammy-winning soul singer and songwriter Luther ...

  38. This Day in Music

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Mick Tucker, drummer from the 1970s glam band Sweet, dies after a lengthy battle against leukemia. He is 54. 2002 - Mick Tucker, drummer from the 1970s glam band Sweet, dies after a lengthy battle against leukemia. He is 54 ...

  39. Vote For Change Tour Wraps In D.C.

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Vote for Change tour wrapped last night (Oct. 11) with a star-studded finale at Washington, D.C.'s MCI Center. To close the show, more than a dozen major acts teamed for covers of the Nick Lowe-wr The Vote for Change tour wrapped last night ...

  40. Vote For Change Finale Set For D.C.

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The star-studded finale of the Vote for Change tour has been nailed down for Oct. 11 at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. The star-studded finale of the Vote for Change tour has been nailed down for Oct. 11 at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C., af ...

  41. Hot Product

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Anita Baker ’Everything’ For You It started with an itch. It ended with Anita Baker's first studio album in 10 years. "My Everything," due this week from Blue Note Records, shattered Baker's creative block. "There are times ...

  42. Baker Gives 'Everything' She's Got

    August 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com It started with an itch. It ended with Anita Baker's first studio album in 10 years. "My Everything," due Sept. 7 from Blue Note Records, shattered Baker's creative block. "There ...

  43. Mellencamp Walks 'Tall' On Retrospective

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Mellencamp has drafted producer/artist Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds to co-produce two new songs for his upcoming retrospective "Words & Music." John Mellencamp has drafted producer/artist Kenneth "Babyface" Edmon ...

  44. Babyface Drafts Stars For Pro-Vote Single

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Producer/artist Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds has spearheaded an all-star cover of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes' "Wake Up Everybody" in hopes it will inspire youths to vote in the upcoming presiden Producer/artist Kenneth ...

  45. The Tangled Web

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Lulu.com, SongwriterUniverse and the Gospel Music Workshop of America. TO COLLABORATE, WITH LOVE : The Internet's defining characteristic is that it allows people to interact ...

  46. Studdard Wins Second 'American Idol'

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soul balladeer Ruben Studdard has been crowned the second "American Idol." The aspiring artist learned he was the victor of a public vote at the end of last night's (May 21) two-hour season finale of Soul balladeer Ruben Studdard has ...

  47. Breaking & Entering

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Lynne Arriale, Thicke, Stagga Lee, and Hot Hot Heat. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billb ...

  48. This Day in Music

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Mick Tucker, drummer from the 1970s glam band Sweet, dies after a lengthy battle against leukemia. He is 54. 2002 - Mick Tucker, drummer from the 1970s glam band Sweet, dies after a lengthy battle against leukemia. He is 54 ...

  49. Eve Dresses Up For UPN Comedy Show

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After getting attention on the big screen with supporting roles in "Barbershop" and "XXX," Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Eve is making her first foray into television with a development deal at UPN. After getting attention on the ...

  50. Rhythmic Quest Yields 'Just Whitney...'

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. While recording the first album after signing her new $100 million Arista contract, Whitney Houston says she sought to create "a positive, feel-good, very soul-oriented album, something I felt was ...

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