1. Patti LaBelle Will Bring Holiday Cheer to 'VH1 Divas Holiday' Special: Exclusive

    November 07, 2016 7:30 PM EST 0 0 0 She joins goddaughter Mariah Carey on the bill for the Dec. 5 show. After unveiling Mariah Carey as the first performer of VH1's forthcoming Divas Holiday special Unsilent Night , another icon has been added to the bill: Patti LaBelle . The leg ...

  2. Patti LaBelle on Close Friend Natalie Cole: 'She Was a Beautiful Spirit'

    January 01, 2016 5:26 PM EST 0 0 0 When Natalie Cole scored her career-launching debut in 1975 with " This Will Be,”  the No. 1 R&B and No. 6 pop hit, she found herself in good company. That same year, Patti LaBelle topped both the R&B and pop charts with Labelle ’s “Lad ...

  3. Jussie Smollett Co-Signs Patti LaBelle Pies, Reveals 'Empire' Guest Wishlist

    December 16, 2015 12:15 PM EST 0 0 0 The viral pie guy isn't the only one singing Patti LaBelle 's praises after devouring her sweet potato pies. The Walmart exclusive delicacy has also nabbed a supporter in  Empire  star Jussie Smollett . Before presenting the award for &quo ...

  4. Patti LaBelle Says She Was Selling Out Pies 'Before the Guy Did His Wonderful Video'

    November 20, 2015 9:06 PM EST 0 0 0 Patti LaBelle has seen the viral taste test video that's helped her signature brand of sweet potato pies reach a wide new audience, but the R&B diva isn't about to give entertainer James Wright credit for her soaring sales.  Demand for ...

  5. Babyface Remembers 'Waiting to Exhale' Soundtrack 20 Years Later: Exclusive Q&A

    November 14, 2015 3:33 PM EST 0 0 0 The songwriter and producer chronicles his hit soundtrack, 20 years after its Nov. 14, 1995 debut. In 1995, Whitney Houston , tackling her first project since The Bodyguard elevated her to global superstardom, deviated from the planned script. Inste ...

  6. 2015 BET Awards: Puffy's Salute to Bad Boy; Smokey Robinson, Janet Jackson Tributes Ring In Show's 15th Anniversary

    June 29, 2015 3:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 The BET Awards pulled out all the stops to celebrate its 15th anniversary Sunday night (June 28) at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. Between anticipated tributes to Janet Jackson and Smokey Robinson to a roof-raising tribute to 20 years of Diddy’s Ba ...

  7. Why Getting Older Isn't Slowing Down Music's AARP Set

    May 27, 2015 4:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 If years of thrashing and failed Rogaine attempts have you singing the blues, these alternative healing approaches might do the trick. Hair Loss For rockers looking to thicken their locks, platelet-rich plasma injections, which involve centrifuging ...

  8. Charles Hamilton on His Cameo in Tonight's 'Empire' Finale: 'It Was Intense'

    March 17, 2015 10:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 "It was intense," says rapper Charles Hamilton of filming his cameo in tonight'ss two-hour season finale of Fox's runaway hit series Empire . " Taraji B Henson was there and I met Debbie Allen , the director of the show. She ...

  9. Watch Questlove's Animated Story on Chasing Patti LaBelle's Famed Fried Chicken

    December 17, 2014 7:54 PM EST You don't spend as much time in the music business, wearing so many different hats, as Questlove has without getting a few good stories out of it.    Chris Rock and Questlove Talk the Greatest MCs of All Time and Collaborating on New Movie ...

  10. Patti Labelle’s Team Wins Cadet-Beating Lawsuit

    September 23, 2014 10:11 PM EDT A former West Point cadet has lost his multimillion-dollar lawsuit against staff members for R&B singer Patti LaBelle over a beating received while waiting outside a Houston airport terminal for a ride home. Patti LaBelle Had Bodyguard Beat Ca ...

  11. Patti LaBelle Had Bodyguard Beat Cadet, Attorney Says

    September 16, 2014 11:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 An attorney for an ex-West Point cadet told jurors Tuesday that veteran R&B singer Patti LaBelle ordered her bodyguard to beat up the cadet as he waited for a ride home outside a Houston airport terminal, resulting in a brain injury that forced ...

  12. Tonys: Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Fantasia Open Show With 'After Midnight' Number

    June 08, 2014 9:28 PM EDT 1 0 0 The Tony Awards kicked off with a high-energy song-and-dance spectacle on the Radio City Music Hall stage, featuring Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Fantasia Barrino and the cast of “After Midnight.” Tonys: How the 'Hedwig' Team Turned Neil ...

  13. Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight Head to 'After Midnight' on Broadway

    April 30, 2014 9:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 The lineup of pop stars keeps coming for new Tony Award-nominated "After Midnight." Producers of the show that celebrates Duke Ellington's years at the Cotton Club say Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Natalie Cole will take turns as s ...

  14. Aretha Franklin Retains Lawyer to Pursue Case Against Satirical News Site

    April 18, 2014 1:02 PM EDT A rumored case between Aretha Franklin and the satirical news site Thenewsnerd.com is being seriously considered, according to a statement from the lawyer she's retained to investigate its viability, Arnold Reed of Detroit suburb Farmington H ...

  15. Aretha Franklin Filing $10 Million Lawsuit Over Fake Patti LaBelle Fight Story (Report)

    April 17, 2014 12:37 PM EDT Back on April 11, the Onion-esque parody site The News Nerd published a fake story about Patti LaBelle punching Aretha Franklin at "an R&B/Soul concert" on March 20. Franklin didn't appreciate the clunky dose of internet humor a ...

  16. Aretha Franklin Filing $10 Million Lawsuit Over Fake Patti LaBelle Fight Story

    April 17, 2014 12:37 PM EDT Back on April 11, the Onion-esque parody site The News Nerd published a fake story about Patti LaBelle punching Aretha Franklin at "an R&B/Soul concert" on March 20. Franklin didn't appreciate the clunky dose of internet humor ...

  17. Aretha Franklin Denies Fight With Patti LaBelle That Clearly Never Happened

    April 15, 2014 5:41 PM EDT On April 11, the Onion-ish "news site" The News Nerd published a fictional story titled " Patti Labelle Arrested After Fist Fight with Aretha Franklin ." The story claims LaBelle decked Franklin with a punch following a back-a ...

  18. Barack Obama Salutes ‘Women of Soul,’ Struggles To Spell ‘Respect’: Watch

    March 09, 2014 11:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 He bobbled the spelling, but President Barack Obama had nothing but R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the "women of soul" who shook and rattled the rafters of the White House. "What a lineup!" Obama declared Thursday at the outset of a concert t ...

  19. Michelle Obama Readies ‘Women of Soul’ Concert at White House

    March 05, 2014 12:44 AM EST First lady Michelle Obama is bringing together an impressive group of female artists for a White House concert celebrating women of soul. The lineup for Thursday's concert includes Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Melissa Etheridge and Janelle ...

  20. Patti LaBelle's Bodyguard Acquitted of Assault

    November 11, 2013 11:28 PM EST Singer Patti LaBelle's bodyguard has been acquitted of misdemeanor assault in a confrontation with a drunken West Point cadet at a Houston airport terminal. A Harris County jury returned its verdict Monday clearing Efrem Holmes in the 2011 co ...

  21. Ledisi Seeks ‘The Truth’ With New Album

    November 02, 2013 3:39 PM EDT “This is the fastest album I’ve ever done,” Grammy Award-nominated singer Ledisi says with a hearty laugh. “It usually takes me forever.” The Verve artist is talking about her upcoming seventh album, "The Truth."  Preceding its Feb. 11 ...

  22. Noted Industry Publicist Patti Webster Dies

    September 13, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Patti Webster, the founder and CEO of the well-known and highly respected public relations agency W&W Public Relations, Inc., died today (Sept. 13) after a prolonged illness. Webster launched Middlesex, New Jersey-based W&W in 1991. Over ...

  23. Super Bowl Halftime Shows: Who Got the Biggest Sales Bumps?

    February 01, 2013 11:28 AM EST Until Michael Jackson's Super Bowl performance 20 years ago, the halftime show was more about marching bands and card stunts than headliner superstars. In 2013, the most-watched TV event in the world is a magnet for superstar talent eager t ...

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  25. O'Jays Celebrate 40th Anniversary of First Hit 'Back Stabbers'

    August 17, 2012 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 'I just want people to say we are one of the best that ever did it,' says co-founder Eddie Levert. "How can people say no one likes old school?" That was one of the audience comments overheard at the Los Angeles stop on the recen ...

  26. Urban Radio Legend Joe 'Butterball' Tamburro Dies

    July 27, 2012 7:15 PM EDT The urban music industry and R&B fans alike are mourning the death of Joe "Butterball" Tamburro. The longtime WDAS Philadelphia radio personality and program director died on July 27 at the age of 70. An Italian-American from South P ...

  27. Irving Azoff's Front Line Management Hires Ron Fair, Richard Palmese

    April 02, 2012 7:16 PM EDT Front Line Management Group announced it has signed record label executives Ron Fair and Richard Palmese to consultancy jobs. Fair, a music producer, was formerly president of both A&M and Geffen Records chairman, while Palmese was executive V ...

  28. Apollo to Induct Lionel Richie, Etta James

    March 08, 2012 12:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Singer-songwriter Lionel Richie and the late Etta James will be inducted into the Apollo Theater's hall of fame in New York City. The ceremony will be held at the historic Harlem theater on June 4. Richie performed with The Commodores at the Ap ...

  29. Lionel Richie, Etta James To Be Inducted Into Apollo Theater Hall of Fame

    March 08, 2012 11:50 AM EST NEW YORK -- Singer-songwriter Lionel Richie and the late Etta James will be inducted into the Apollo Theater's Hall of Fame in New York City. The ceremony will be held at the historic Harlem theater on June 4. Lionel Richie to Headline Billbo ...

  30. Whitney Houston's Colleagues Remember: Don Ienner, Roy Lott, Sylvia Rhone, Wyclef Jean & More

    February 17, 2012 3:45 PM EST When Whitney Houston passed away on Feb. 11 in Beverly Hills, Calif at the age of 48, she left behind a classic body of work that included seven mullti-platinum albums that showcased her powerhouse vocals. Here, Billboard got in touch with many of ...

  31. Soul Train Awards Adds New Roster of Performers

    November 01, 2011 9:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 2011 Soul Train Awards will have more surprises in store. The awards show, being taped on Thursday (Nov. 17) at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, will treat its audience and viewers to tribute performances to celebrate the achievements of the Legend A ...

  32. Nicki Minaj's 15 Most Head-Turning Wigs

    October 14, 2011 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ever since Nicki Minaj emerged into the pop scene, the rap diva has been as admired for her quirky, one-of-a-kind fashion as for her distinctive rap style. And topping every outfit she dons is a colorful, eye-catching wig that could (and often does) ...

  33. Billboard Bits: Rihanna Talks 'Battleship' Movie, Feist Debuts First 'Metals' Single

    August 12, 2011 6:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna Discusses Her 'Battleship' Film Role The movie adaptation of the classic, yet plotless, game Battleship may be eliciting a few eye-rolls around the Inte ...

  34. Chris Brown Wins Big At BET Awards

    June 27, 2011 8:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 The statuette for best music awards show host in 2011 should go to comedian Kevin Hart. He was a major bright spot during BET Awards '11 (June 26) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. In between Hart's shenanigans-including a hilarious ...

  35. Billboard Bits: 'Yakety Yak' Singer Dies, 'Glee' Wants Springsteen

    June 13, 2011 5:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Yakety Yak' Singer of The Coasters Dies Carl Gardner, lead singer of '50s group the Coasters, passed away Sunday (June 12) in Port St. Lucie, Florida afte ...

  36. Gaga & Patti LaBelle Serenade Each Other With 'Over the Rainbow': Watch

    June 08, 2011 4:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Monday night (June 7) was not only a big night for Lady Gaga because of the top style icon honor presented to her by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) at the group's yearly awards. The after-party at NYC's Standard Hotel s ...

  37. Billboard Bits: Cali Swag District Announces Album, Snoop Dogg Wants Hip-Hop 'Idol'

    June 06, 2011 7:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Cali Swag District Announces Debut Album, "The Kickback" "Teach Me How to Dougie" creators Cali Swag District will release their debut album, "Th ...

  38. Madonna, Beyonce, Usher Highlight Oprah's Final Shows

    May 18, 2011 8:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 More than 20,000 people packed Chicago's United Center to watch the celebrity-packed live taping of Oprah Winfrey's second and third final shows. Before the show even started, a man proposed to his girlfriend on-stage -- who accepted as th ...

  39. 'Idol' Finalist Jacob Lusk: Jimmy Iovine's Negative Feedback 'Definitely Hurts'

    May 06, 2011 3:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 That "Lusky Stank" could no longer save him from elimination . On last night's (May 5) "American Idol," Jacob Lusk was eliminated from the top five following his ill-received performance of Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown' ...

  40. Kem At Work On New Album, Women's Fragrance

    March 22, 2011 8:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 Still basking in the Grammy Award-nominated success of last year's "Intimacy: Album III" -- which debuted at No. 2 on the Top 200 and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts -- Detroit singer Kem promises he won't make fans wait another fi ...

  41. Eve, Patti LaBelle, Natasha Bedingfield Take the Runway at the Red Dress Collection

    February 10, 2011 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Kicking off New York Fashion Week last night (Feb. 9), The Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection featured a notable handful of musicians on the red carpet and runway, including Eve , Patti LaBelle and Natasha Bedingfield , who all walked in the ev ...

  42. Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Gladys Knight Rock amfAR

    February 10, 2011 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week kicked off yesterday (Feb. 9) in New York City with the annual amfAR gala, held at Cipriani's downtown. The event was held in honor of President Bill Clinton, Elizabeth Taylor, Diane Von Furstenberg and Dr. Mathilde K ...

  43. Brandy, Ray J Sing With Parents on New Song

    November 26, 2010 12:15 PM EST 0 0 0 In anticipation of the new season of their hit VH1 reality show, sibling R&B singers Brandy and Ray J have released a new song that features vocals from their parents, Willie and Sonja Norwood. Marking the first time all four family members have ...

  44. John Lennon Cover Song Contest Winners

    October 08, 2010 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Few people can truly be called music icons, but the late John Lennon is more than that: he's the quintessential rock legend. What better way to honor one of the world's greatest musicians than to show how his music lives on? As part of our ...

  45. 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 ...

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