1. K. Michelle Opens Up About Liposuction, Upcoming TV Shows & Recording High

    December 04, 2014 10:28 AM EST There are few filters on R&B singer K. Michelle . The Memphis native, 30, chased a fiery stint on VH1's Love & Hip-Hop with an R-rated debut album, Rebellious Soul , in 2013, debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. That straight-shoot ...

  2. Keyshia Cole Collects Third No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    October 16, 2014 6:59 PM EDT Also making chart waves: Tinashe, Traci Braxton, NehruvianDOOM & Chris Brown. Keyshia Cole returns to a familiar spot on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums , as the singer collects her third No. 1 set with the arrival of Point of No Return . The ef ...

  3. The Juice Podcast: Jennifer Hudson Interview, Nick Hakim Performance & 'Brandy' 20-Year Anniversary

    September 26, 2014 3:30 PM EDT On this week's episode of The Juice Podcast, Billboard's associate editor Steven Horowitz and I discuss the current state of R&B including new artists ( Daniel Caesar , Nick Hakim ), upcoming releases ( Jennifer Hudson ’s JHUD , Keys ...

  4. Keyshia Cole Arrested on Suspicion of Battery

    September 19, 2014 9:04 PM EDT Police say Grammy-nominated R&B singer Keyshia Cole has been arrested on suspicion of battery after an altercation early Friday morning (Sept. 19) in Los Angeles. Los Angeles police officer Nuria Vanegas says Cole was arrested around 5 a.m. af ...

  5. Essence Festival 2013: Trey Songz, Charlie Wilson, New Edition Liven Up The Superdome

    July 07, 2013 12:57 PM EDT Essence was in full swing Saturday (July 6), as attendance thickened and Friday’s rain took a day off to allow a full day of non-stop singing and dancing. Daytime highlights included McDonald’s Black 365 Awards, which were filmed for their first T ...

  6. Keyshia Cole Calls Out Beyonce For 'Bow Down'

    March 19, 2013 5:02 PM EDT While Beyoncé fans are (mostly) loving the superstar's gritty new single "Bow Down/I Been On," Keyshia Cole is not impressed. "Can't stand when people all self righteous when it's convenient it makes them look good,&q ...

  7. Essence Festival 2013: Brandy, Maxwell Heading to New Orleans

    January 08, 2013 9:45 AM EST 3 0 0 Brandy , Jill Scott , Keyshia Cole and Maxwell are among the entertainers set to perform at the 2013 Essence Festival , which returns to New Orleans for four days in July. The 19th annual celebration of black music and culture will be held July 4-7 ...

  8. Elijah Blake Releases 'Bijoux 22' EP: Listen

    December 12, 2012 3:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Elijah Blake has lent soulful hooks for other artists -- from Rick Ross , Game to Keyshia Cole -- but the singer-songwriter is finally stepping out on his own. Elijah Blake, who wrote Usher 's "Climax," releases his 8-track EP, " ...

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  10. Brandy, 'Two Eleven': Track-By-Track Review

    October 16, 2012 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The road to "Two Eleven," Brandy 's sixth studio album, hasn't exactly been smooth. In the years since 2008's "Human," the singer parted ways with label Epic Records when the album underperformed, took a break from ...

  11. Chart Juice: Future & Keyshia Cole Hit Top 10 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    August 30, 2012 8:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 On R&B/Hip-Hop Songs this week, Future and Keyshia Cole claim their latest top 10 hits, while Lil Wayne sets a record among rap acts. Atlanta's own Future earns his third top 10 as "Turn On The Lights" shimmies up 11-8. It's ...

  12. Backbeat: RCA Staff, Chameleon's Breyon Prescott Preview Tracks Off Brandy's Upcoming 'Two Eleven' Album

    August 21, 2012 1:46 PM EDT Chameleon Records founder Breyon Prescott sits behind the boards at Germano Studios in Manhattan, where he and members of RCA's publicity staff previewed tracks off Brandy's new upcoming album Two Eleven . (Photo: Andrew Hampp) As Brandy ...

  13. First Listen: Breyon Prescott Previews Brandy's 'Two Eleven' Album in NYC

    August 21, 2012 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 As Brandy preps her first release for RCA Records -- "Two Eleven" (October 16) -- Breyon Prescott, founder of Chameleon Records (which will jointly release the project with RCA) previewed tracks Monday afternoon at Germano Studios in NYC. ...

  14. Four-Play: Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Lloyd, & Keyshia Cole

    August 06, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kendrick Lamar drowns, Rick Ross cruises, Lloyd gets down and Keyshia Cole goes crazy. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring Kendrick, Ross, Lloyd and Keyshia. In the video for "Swimming Pools (Drank)," Kendrick Lamar ...

  15. Keyshia Cole Returns With New Album, Radio Deal

    July 26, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Following the lukewarm reception to 2010's "Calling All Hearts," Keyshia Cole is charging out of the gate ahead of her upcoming fifth album, "Woman to Woman." The offering's lead single, "Enough of No Love," ...

  16. Essence Festival 2012: 7 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    July 07, 2012 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Charlie Wilson dominates, D'Angelo dissapoints at New Orleans event Don't underestimate the power of soul. While Friday's lineup at the 2012 Essence Music Festival was filled with an assortment of Hulkshare-generation singers and  ...

  17. Backbeat: BET Host Music Matters Showcase With Leah Labelle, Stevie Wonder, Rob Light, More

    July 05, 2012 12:56 PM EDT (L-R): BET's Kelly Griffin, LaToya Jackson, BET's Stephen Hill, Katherine Jackson and Rebbie Jackson. (Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images/BET Networks) BET Awards 2012 is now part of television history. However, music still matters at BET as ...

  18. Keyshia Cole Has 'Enough of Love' in New Song: Listen

    July 02, 2012 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Keyshia Cole sings through the heartbreak in her latest single, "Enough of No Love," featuring Lil Wayne . The song, written by Keyshia Cole and Redd Stylez, and produced by Harmony, finds the R&B singer going through the motions, deci ...

  19. Sony Overtaking Universal in Market Share? It Already Happened in March

    May 24, 2012 6:25 PM EDT If the media wants to write about the possibility of Sony Music Entertainment overtaking Universal Music Group in U.S. market-share rankings , maybe they should have done so when Sony actually accomplished that feat back in March , as detailed in ...

  20. Cher, John Legend Lend Voices to Outrage Over Trayvon Martin's Death

    March 22, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Feb. 26 fatal shooting of unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch captain has sparked a nationwide outrage, due in part because the alleged shooter has not been charged or detained. As of Thursday morning, an online petition ...

  21. Beyonce's 'Top'-of-Mind at R&B, But Is Her Album '4' Too Soulful for Pop?

    February 03, 2012 6:53 PM EST While Beyonce's album 4 has yet to notch a top 10 song on the Billboard Hot 100, the set continues to rack hits on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. "Love on Top" ascends 13-9 on the latter list, securing Beyonce her third top 10 from 4 on ...

  22. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Hits Fourth Week at No. 1

    December 21, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 To the surprise of no one, recent "Saturday Night Live" guest Michael Buble spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with "Christmas," selling 448,000 (down 7%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Released two ...

  23. Keyshia Cole Talks New Album, Upcoming Reality Show and Kevin Liles

    August 30, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fans will get a sneak peak into the making of Keyshia Cole 's fifth studio album in her upcoming reality show, Family First. "We're in the studio now, working on a new album and doing [Family First] now too," Keyshia Cole told Bi ...

  24. DJ Khaled Talks 'We the Best Forever': Video Track-By-Track

    July 19, 2011 3:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 There's truth to DJ Khaled 's words. "I live at Billboard. Check the charts. I've been there for seven years straight," DJ Khaled tells Billboard.com the day before the release of "We the Best Forever" (July 18). D ...

  25. Nicki Minaj: 'We Miss You' Demo Not About Slain Cousin

    July 07, 2011 3:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 After a demo of a Nicki Minaj track called "We Miss You" leaked online, the rapper took to Twitter clarify that the touching lyrics of the song are not a reference to her cousin, Nicholas Telemaque, who was killed in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Sund ...

  26. Mary J. Blige Debuts New Song at 2011 BET Awards: Watch

    June 27, 2011 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige opened the 2011 BET Awards last night (June 26), performing vintage songs such as "You Bring Me Joy" and "Real Love." Mary then brought out her first guest Anita Baker to perform the classic, "Caught Up in the ...

  27. Billboard Bits: Gwyneth Paltrow's Record Deal Dead, JT Mocks Himself Via Mozart

    May 23, 2011 6:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Gwyneth Paltrow's Record Deal Dead Following her leading role in "Country Strong" and numerous performances on "Glee," Gwyneth Paltrow was rumore ...

  28. BET's Stephen Hill Speaks On Trina and the '2011 BET Awards' Nominations

    May 20, 2011 6:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Tuesday (May 17), BET Networks announced the nominations for the '2011 BET Awards.' Chris Brown leads the nominations with six nominations and Lil Wayne follows with five nominations. Chris Brown Leads BET Awards Nominations Soon therea ...

  29. 10 All-Female Hit Collaborations

    April 26, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 With Rihanna and Britney Spears sharing space atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "S&M," and with Spears having released a remix of "Till the World Ends" featuring Ke$ha (the song's co-writer) and Nicki Minaj , all-female co ...

  30. Four-Play: Juice's Viral Playlist

    April 18, 2011 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Keyshia Cole transports us to sandy beaches, Teairra Marí channels her inner genie, Lil B goes "gay," and Da Brat returns with a vengeance. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime. 1. Keyshia Cole shows her heart in the music vid ...

  31. Foxy Brown: Lil Kim Should 'Put Out Great Music,' End Feud with Nicki Minaj

    February 24, 2011 1:30 PM EST 0 0 0 F oxy Brown is weighing on the bitter feud that escalated between Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim last week, after the latter appeared to behead the Young Money rapper on the cover of her "Black Friday" mixtape. "When you're using that a ...

  32. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Nicki Minaj's No. 1 Trifecta

    February 17, 2011 4:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj picks up her first chart-topper on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with "Moment 4 Life," featuring Drake , as the song steps up 2-1 in its 12th week (36.5 million listener impressions, up 7%, according to Nielsen BDS). The milestone come ...

  33. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Drake Vs. Drake and Bob Marley's Debut

    February 10, 2011 3:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Without a song of his own on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Drake is in a heated battle for No. 1… Against himself! Jamie Foxx 's "Fall For Your Type," on which Drake is featured, holds onto the top spot with 34.9 million listener impressions ...

  34. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Jamie Foxx & Drake Break Songz's Streak

    February 03, 2011 6:44 PM EST 0 0 0 There's a new King on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs this week as Jamie Foxx 's "Fall For Your Type," featuring Drake , jumps 5-1, snapping Trey Songz 's "Can't Be Friends'" No. 1 run at 13 weeks. Ironically, Foxx ...

  35. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Trey Songz, Jamie Foxx, Drake

    January 27, 2011 1:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Trey Songz picks up a 13th week atop R&B/Hip-Hop Songs making "Can't Be Friends" the longest-running chart-topper since Maxwell 's "Pretty Wings" spent 14 weeks at the summit in 2009. Besides Maxwell's hit, onl ...

  36. Keyshia Cole Fires Manager in Wake of Declining Sales

    January 21, 2011 5:51 PM EST 0 0 0 In the wake of disappointing first-week sales for her latest album, "Calling All Hearts," singer and former reality show star Keyshia Cole announced she has fired her longtime manager, Manny Halley. On the afternoon of Jan. 17, Cole, 29, w ...

  37. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Nicki Minaj, Michael Jackson, Trey Songz

    January 20, 2011 4:31 PM EST 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj continues her winning streak as "Pink Friday" picks up a second week atop R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Despite dropping 17% to 32,000 copies, Minaj fends off Rihanna 's "Loud" which steps 3-2 in its ninth week. Kanye ...

  38. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz, Kanye West & Jay-Z

    January 13, 2011 4:11 PM EST 0 0 0 In its seventh week on the chart, Nicki Minaj 's "Pink Friday" skips 3-1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums marking the longest climb to No. 1 since Jamie Foxx 's "Intuition" took eight weeks to reach the summit in 2009. "P ...

  39. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Eminem, Michael Jackson, Skillz

    January 06, 2011 5:54 PM EST 0 0 0 Fresh off his coronation as Billboard's top R&B/hip-hop artist of 2010, Eminem returns to the top of R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as "Recovery" - the past year's top title on the tally - rebounds 3-1 on the chart. The jump grants & ...

  40. Taylor Swift Still Tops Billboard 200, Holiday Albums Tumble

    January 05, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With Christmas firmly in the rearview mirror, the Billboard 200 albums chart begins to approach normality again, as many holiday flavored sets tumble down the tally while contemporary titles rise up the list. On the chart reflecting the final Nielse ...

  41. Lil Kim Goes At Nicki Minaj, Again

    January 03, 2011 3:02 PM EST 0 0 0 Lil Kim hosted her own New Year's Eve party and took the time to go at Nicki Minaj , again. Video: Lil Kim attacks Nicki Minaj, again "I think this other bitch got a song with Keyshia Cole, right? Coming at me and the muthaf*ckin' oth ...

  42. Taylor Swift Gets Christmas Boost on Billboard 200, Foxx Earns Highest Debut

    December 29, 2010 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Last-minute Christmas shopping -- and post holiday purchases -- impact both the Billboard 200 albums chart and Digital Songs tally this week. As forecasted, Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" continues to reign on the albums tally with 276,00 ...

  43. Keyshia Cole, Jamie Foxx, Keri Hilson Gunning for Top 10 Debuts Next Week

    December 23, 2010 8:26 AM EST 0 0 0 We're heading into the home stretch of 2010 this week as the final big new album releases of the year reached retail on Tuesday (21). None of them, however, are aiming for the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 next week. It would seem Taylor ...

  44. Keyshia Cole, Jamie Foxx, Keri Hilson Gunning For Top Ten On Next Week's Charts

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST We're heading into the home stretch of 2010 this week as the final big new album releases of the year reached retail on Tuesday (Dec. 21st). None of them, however, are aiming for the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 next week. It would see ...

  45. Swift Back at No. 1 on Billboard 200, 'Michael' Bows at No. 3

    December 22, 2010 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week was seemingly up for grabs a week ago , when industry prognosticators were predicting that it was a race between the then-current topper "The Gift" from Susan Boyle , former No. 1 ...

  46. Keri Hilson, Jamie Foxx And 3 More Hot Albums Out Next Week

    December 15, 2010 5:50 PM EST 0 0 0 These five albums are among the most highly anticipated releases due out next week (Dec. 21). Read more about each of them below. Keri Hilson "No Boys Allowed" "It's basically my way of saying 'girl power,'" she sa ...

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