1. Ledisi Scores Her First Top 10 Single

    June 13, 2011 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ledisi's catalog of studio albums could double as the chapter titles of a compelling biography. There are her independent releases, 2000's "Soulsinger: The Revival" and 2002's "Feeling Orange but Sometimes Blue." N ...

  2. Video: Mary J. Blige On Making 'Color' For 'Precious' Film

    November 05, 2009 12:19 PM EST 0 0 0 Since her entry into the music industry in the early 90s, Mary J. Blige has crafted lyrics about private struggles (i.e. drug abuse, unhealthy relationships). And though those days of self-deprecation are long behind her, it was the same tough theme ...

  3. BET J, VH1 Soul To Join Forces For New Centric Network

    April 24, 2009 1:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Viacom's VH1 Soul and BET J Networks are combining channel resources to create a new program outlet called Centric. Set to launch in October, the new network will take aim at Comcast/Radio One-owned TV One in targeting the 25-to 54-year-old Afr ...

  4. Rodney Jerkins Becomes 'Starmaker'

    April 15, 2009 7:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 In addition to working on upcoming albums by Sean "Diddy" Combs, Mary J. Blige and Toni Braxton, songwriter/producer Rodney Jerkins will appear as mentor/head judge on MTV's new reality series "Starmaker." Created by Combs a ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Billboard Bits: Teddy Pendergrass, TV On The Radio, John Mellencamp

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Teddy Pendergrass Alliance (TPA), a non-profit organization started by legendary singer Teddy Pendergrass, will host a June 10 benefit at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center to benefit spinal cord injury The Teddy Pendergrass Alliance (TPA), a non ...

  7. 27OnTV

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for July 10-16, 2006. MONDAY, JULY 10 "TRL," MTV Featured artist(s): Teddy Geiger, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ne-Yo. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): The Fray (also featured: Mic ...

  8. ON TV

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 3-9, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 3 “Good Morning America,” ABC Featured artist(s): The Pretenders (also scheduled: Lucy Liu, Stephen Lanzalotta). “Today,” NBC Featured artist(s): Pink (also scheduled: Antonio Banderas). “ ...

  9. ON TV

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2006. MONDAY, MARCH 27 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Shakira, Wyclef Jean (also scheduled: Joy Philbin, Chris Kattan). "Martha," Syndicated Featured artis ...

  10. OnTV

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Dec. 5-11, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artists: Clay Aiken, Tony Bennett, Tina Turner (also scheduled: Gisele Bundchen, Adam Rodriguez, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford). & ...

  11. Aretha, Alicia, More Set For Essence Fest

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Destiny's Child and Kanye West are part of the all-star lineup confirmed to play the 2005 Essence Music Festival. Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Destiny's Child and Kanye West are part of the all-star lineup co ...

  12. Essence Fest Plans Vandross Tribute

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In place of his planned appearance at the 2003 Essence Music Festival, soul balladeer Luther Vandross will be celebrated during the three-day event. Patti LaBelle, Gerald Levert, Faith Evans, Ashanti, In place of his planned appearance at the 2003 E ...

  13. Missy, 50 Cent, B2K Lead BET Noms

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Missy Elliott, 50 Cent, and B2K lead the nominations for the 2003 BET Awards, to be handed out June 24 at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre. Elliott picked up three nods, for best female hip-hop artist, video Missy Elliott, 50 Cent, and B2K lead the no ...