1. Adrian Marcel, 'Weak After Next': Exclusive Mixtape Stream

    July 16, 2014 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Adrian Marcel first swooned listeners with his 2013 mixtape, "7 Days of Weak," which featured the singer-songwriter overcoming heartbreak. A year after its release, Raphael Saadiq's protégé returns with his sophomore mixtape, "We ...

  2. Raphael Saadiq, 'Black Nativity: The Music Behind the Film': Video Exclusive

    November 18, 2013 11:43 AM EST At the core of the holiday drama, "Black Nativity," is the music. Raphael Saadiq was moved by director Kasi Lemmons' interpretation of Langston Hughes' play, and immediately got on board as executive music director. "' ...

  3. The Seed: Ab-Soul, Party Next Door, Adrian Marcel & More

    April 26, 2013 4:05 PM EDT There was a plethora of hip-hop debuts this week. Party Next Door’s “Make a Mil” made a big splash online after being posted on Drake’s October's Very Own site. The Canadian rapper sparked rumors that he has signed the new singer as a replace ...

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  5. Backbeat: Moby Kicks Off KCRW's 'Who Shot Rock & Roll: Live' Show at L.A.'s Annenberg Space For Photography

    July 17, 2012 1:43 PM EDT Moby performing the acoustic portion of his set on the lawn of the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles (Photo: Catie Laffoon) Fans stood on the lawn of the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles this past weekend (July 14) as Mo ...

  6. Rodriguez Doc 'Searching for Sugar Man' Wins Audience Award at L.A. Film Fest

    June 25, 2012 7:30 AM EDT "Searching for Sugar Man," Malik Bendjelloul's documentary on the life of forgotten '70s folk-rocker Rodriguez, received the Audience Award for Best International Feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival. It is the fourth honor ...

  7. Sheila E., Grammy Trustee, Vows to Fight Latin-Award Category Downsizing From the Inside

    February 11, 2012 7:20 PM EST Count Sheila E. among the artists who is upset that the Recording Academy condensed the number of Grammy Award categories from 109 to 78. But unlike some of her fellow artists, she is fighting from the inside. "I was very offended Latin Jazz ...

  8. Backbeat: Raphael Saadiq Rocks, L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Predicts Big Adele Grammy Wins @ Delta Party

    February 10, 2012 12:05 PM EST Getting the party started (from left) Rafael Saadiq, Raquel Davis, Estelle and L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa meet up at the Getty House for the Delta Air Lines pre-Grammy party. (Photo: Joe Scarnici) Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa set th ...

  9. President Obama's Campaign Playlist: The 5 Biggest Surprises

    February 09, 2012 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 On Thursday morning (Feb. 9), our decidedly modern president took to Twitter and Facebook to trumpet his coolness once more. He and his team compiled an official Obama Campaign 2012 Playlist and shared it with the world via Spotify . Many of 24 song ...

  10. Freshman Haze: Allen Stone

    October 03, 2011 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Buzz is forming around rising soul singer Allen Stone . He's drawn the inevitable comparisons to Stevie Wonder and Justin Timberlake . With his unconventional look -- long, curly hairy and glasses -- and smooth falsetto, he reminds us more of a ...

  11. 'Voice' Winner Javier Colon to Play Ray Charles on 'The Playboy Club'

    September 15, 2011 9:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Add the winner of NBC's "The Voice" to the list of contemporary musical acts portraying stars of the late 1950s and early '60s on NBC's "The Playboy Club." Javier Colon will portray Ray Charles in an upcoming episo ...

  12. Little Dragon Issue 'Ritual Union' After Gorillaz, Raphael Saadiq Collabs

    July 29, 2011 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Experimental Swedish pop act Little Dragon has long been championed by its peers. The group-vocalist Yukimi Nagano, drummer Erik Bodin, bassist Fredrik Källgren Wallin and keyboardist Håkan Wirenstrand-appeared on Gorillaz ' 2010 effort, " ...

  13. D'Angelo Back At Work on Long-Awaited New Album

    July 14, 2011 4:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Reclusive R&B star D'Angelo is apparently back at work on his decade-plus-in-the-making third album. A studio session took place in New York late last night with two longtime D'Angelo collaborators, Roots drummer Ahmir "Questlove& ...

  14. Jill Scott: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 24, 2011 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 A word that captures Jill Scott's vibe of late? "Free." "That's the word I've been using," Scott says with a laugh. She's calling in from Baltimore, one of the stopovers on a promotional tour in support of her ...

  15. Billboard Bits: Gaga Fans Harass Black Keys Drummer, Coldplay Denies Plagiarism Charges

    June 07, 2011 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Black Keys Drummer Attacked by Lady Gaga Fans on Twitter After the Black Keys ' Patrick Carney offered jokes comparing Lady Gaga to Madonna on two different occasion ...

  16. POTW SXSW Edition: Jay-Z, Kanye West, The Strokes, Erykah Badu, B.o.B

    March 18, 2011 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 A SXSW this week, Jay-Z and Kanye West played G.O.O.D. Snoop Dogg grabbed a mic. The Strokes rocked out, Yelawolf crowd surfed, Erykah Badu manned the ones and twos, B.o.B shared the stage with fellow rapper Donnis, Pete Wentz rocked a fuzzy bear ha ...

  17. SXSW: 10 Things Seen & Overheard Wednesday

    March 17, 2011 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Whether you enjoy Raphael Saadiq's killer sets or Mischa Barton spottings, there was a ton of fun, wacky experiences to soak in yesterday (Mar. 17) at the 2011 SXSW festival. Check out 10 things that caught our attention in Austin yesterday: SX ...

  18. Duran Duran, Raphael Saadiq Rock the Classics at SXSW Stubb's Show

    March 17, 2011 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Thanks to Duran Duran and Raphael Saadiq , the field behind Stubb's Bar-B-Q had a way-back machine kind of feel Wednesday night at South By Southwest -- not that any of those in attendance were complaining, however. Kicking off a world tour in ...

  19. Moby: 'Major Labels Should Just Die'

    March 01, 2011 3:57 PM EST 0 0 0 An age-old dilemma between artists and record companies was the focus of the 2011 EMP (Experience Music Project) Pop Conference's Saturday night keynote panel entitled "How Musicians Make Do and Keep their Souls Alive in a Changing Pop Wor ...

  20. The Squeeze: Q&A with Teedra Moses

    February 10, 2011 2:53 PM EST 0 0 0 On the eve of the release of her latest single, "R U 4 Real," which will premiere on Monday, Feb. 14, alongside an accompanying video exclusively on Billboard.com's The Juice, R&B singer/songwriter Teedra Moses tells us she hopes ...

  21. Bob Dylan to Perform at Grammys with Mumford & Sons, Avett Bros.

    February 10, 2011 10:50 AM EST 0 0 0 The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) has saved its biggest performance news for last: Today the music industry association announced legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan will perform at Sunday night's 53rd annual Gramm ...

  22. Mick Jagger to Make First Onstage Grammy Appearance

    February 03, 2011 8:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Recording Academy is finally getting some satisfaction, with Mick Jagger's first appearance on the Grammy stage. The Rolling Stones frontman will perform at the Feb. 13 ceremony as part of a tribute to soul great Solomon Burke, who died las ...

  23. Billboard Bits: T-Pain's Facebook Tattoo, Alicia Keys' Birthday Bash

    January 28, 2011 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. T-Pain Gets Facebook Tattoo on Arm In an effort to outdo Gucci Mane's ice cream cone face tattoo, T-Pain has posted a photo on Twitter of his latest body art, an arm ...

  24. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Betty Wright & Lil Wayne; Raphael Saadiq's New Single; Ex-Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts Updates Percy Faith

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST Betty Wright Signs to S-Curve, New Album To Feature Lil Wayne, Snoop & Joss Stone -- Current Grammy nominee and R&B legend Betty Wright has signed with S-Curve Records. Due later this year, the singer's first album for the label will ...

  25. Hot Tours: Phish, Dave Matthews Band, Justin Bieber

    September 02, 2010 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 With ticket sales reported from the final dates of its 2010 Summer Tour, Phish takes the No. 1 spot on this week's Hot Tours chart with a combined gross of $7.4 million from five markets. Following a month-long break after the first leg of the ...

  26. Lady Gaga Fires Up Lollapalooza, Stage-Dives

    August 07, 2010 9:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 L ady Gaga's first Lollapalooza performance was on a small side stage in 2007, where she received more than a few bewildered stares and was unapologetically called a "trainwreck." So when she headlined the first night of this year ...

  27. My Morning Jacket, Ozzy, Muse, Weezer Headline Voodoo Experience 2010

    June 22, 2010 6:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 M y Morning Jacket joins Ozzy Osbourne , Muse and Weezer as headliners of the Voodoo Experience 2010, this year's edition of the annual Halloween weekend festival in New Orleans. MGMT, Drake, Interpol, Hot Chip, Metric, Deadmau5 and dozens of o ...

  28. Janelle Monáe Crosses Boundaries With 'ArchAndroid'

    April 26, 2010 12:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 J anelle Monáe has no desire to define her sound. "It's genre-less, because it has an energy about it that genres can't really live up to, so I don't want to diminish it by trying to restrict it," the eccentric 24-year-old s ...

  29. Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire Top Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup

    April 06, 2010 8:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 L ady Gaga , Green Day , a reunited Soundgarden , Arcade Fire , the Strokes and Phoenix will headline this year's Lollapalooza, festival organizers confirmed today (Apr. 6). The National , Spoon , Devo , Cypress Hill , Cut Copy, the New Pornogr ...

  30. Muse, Courtney Love, Smokey Robinson Fire Up SXSW Friday

    March 20, 2010 11:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 The South by Southwest Music festival and conference reached a fever pitch on Friday, with some of the highest profile bands of the week performing day and night along side the hundreds of aspiring musicians angling for attention at bars, clubs and ...

  31. Alicia Keys Joins Mary J. Blige As Headliner Of 2010 Essence Festival

    February 23, 2010 3:06 PM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys will join spokesperson Mary J. Blige as a headliner of the 16th annual Essence Music Festival, to be held July 2-4, in New Orleans. LL Cool J , Estelle , and Trey Songz are among the other additions to the previously announced lineup fea ...

  32. Video: 2009 Chart Stars Talk 2010 Plans

    December 30, 2009 2:19 PM EST 0 0 0 As chart stars like Ke$ha, Jay Sean, Adam Lambert and Wyclef Jean descended upon New York this holiday season, Billboard's cameras caught up with them at Z100's Jingle Ball concert and at the Vevo launch party to find out their personal hi ...

  33. '09 Bests & 2010 Plans From Glambert, Wyclef, Ciara & More - Billboard.com

    '09 Bests & 2010 Plans From Glambert, Wyclef, Ciara & More - Billboard.com

    December 14, 2009 6:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard caught up with Wyclef, Adam Lambert, Ciara, Raphael Saadiq, Allison Iraheta and others at the Vevo Launch Party to hear about their '09 music moments and plans for 2010. Interview by Evie Nagy. Twilight , exclusive , Ciara , R&B , ...

  34. Mary J. Blige: The Billboard Cover Story and Video

    December 04, 2009 2:41 PM EST 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige Returns With Her Ninth Studio Album And Branches Out Into Movies, Branding And Charity Work On the chorus of her latest single, "I Am," Mary J. Blige sings in her riveting voice: "Ain't nobody gonna touch you better ...

  35. Blige, Saadiq Sing A 'Precious' Song

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT During the recording of an original song for the forthcoming film "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," director Lee Daniels "made me pull every single thing from my guts," Mary J. Blige told a packed hou ...

  36. Melanie Fiona Crossing 'The Bridge' At Last

    October 29, 2009 5:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 M elanie Fiona 's debut has been a long time coming. After multiple delays, an internet leak this past summer and an early (Oct. 20) iTunes digital release Fiona's debut album, "The Bridge," will finally be available on Nov. 10 o ...

  37. Beyoncé, Maxwell, Keri Hilson Lead Nominations For Soul Train Awards Return

    October 23, 2009 11:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 With four nominations each, Beyoncé , Keri Hilson and Maxwell head the list of nominees for the return of the Soul Train Awards. The awards ceremony, hosted by actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, will be the first special aired on BET' ...

  38. Fall Out Boy Toys, Eve and Wyclef Party

    September 22, 2009 5:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Fall Out Boy have launched a comic book called "Fall Out Toy Works" based loosely on the song "Tiffany Blews" from their most recent album, "Folie a Deux ...

  39. Raphael Saadiq, "100 Yard Dash"

    Raphael Saadiq, "100 Yard Dash"

    August 14, 2009 5:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 An exclusive clip of Raphael Saadiq performing "100 Yard Dash" from his first concert DVD, "Live from the Artists Den." Raphael Saadiq , exclusive , RnB , R&B , soul , 100 yard dash , Raphael Saadiq , Exclusive , Soul Videos ...

  40. Watch Raphael Saadiq Perform '100 Yard Dash' Live

    August 14, 2009 5:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 On his first concert DVD, "Live From The Artists Den," Grammy-nominated artist/producer Raphael Saadiq takes his fans through a journey of some of the musical eras of the 50s, 60s and 70s. The former Tony! Toni! Tone! frontman performs liv ...

  41. Exclusive Song: Ledisi's "Trippin'"

    July 21, 2009 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 After penning everything herself and solely working with producer Rex Rideout on her 2007, Grammy-nominated Verve Records debut, "Lost And Found," Ledisi has taken a different approach on her follow-up album, "Turn Me Loose." Led ...

  42. Ask Billboard: Michael Jackson, Madonna, Kanye West

    July 04, 2009 5:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. CATALOG VS. CURRENT Dear Billboar ...

  43. Raphael Saadiq Readies First Concert DVD

    June 04, 2009 9:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soul man Raphael Saadiq has documented his live show supporting last year's "The Way I See It" with his first-ever concert DVD, "Raphael Saadiq: Live From the Artists Den," which comes out July 21 from Artists Den Entertainm ...

  44. Beyonce, T.I. Nominated For BET Awards

    May 14, 2009 2:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 BET announced Tuesday (May 12) the host, nominees, performers and honorees for the 2009 BET awards during the taping of the network's music video countdown show "106 & Park." Hosted by actor/singer Jamie Foxx, the event will be he ...

  45. May 14, 2009

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Geri Halliwell of the Spice Girls and her boyfriend, Sacha Gervasi, welcome their first daughter, Bluebell Madonna Halliwell, in London. 2005 – Bluegrass vocalist Jimmy Martin dies of bladder cancer in Nashville at the age of 77. 2005 – No. 1 ...

  46. BET Announces BET Awards Nominees

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BET announced yesterday (May 12) the host, nominees, performers and honorees for the 2009 BET awards during the taping of the network’s music video countdown show “106 & Park.” Hosted by actor/singer Jamie Foxx, the event will be held in Los A ...

  47. Dave Matthews, Beasties, Pearl Jam For Outside Lands Fest

    April 13, 2009 11:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band and the Beastie Boys will headline San Francisco's second Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, to be held Aug. 28-30 at Golden Gate Park. M.I.A., Modest Mouse, the Mars Volta, Black Eyed Peas, Ween, Thievery Co ...

  48. Dave Matthews, Beasties, Pearl Jam For Outside Lands Fest

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band and the Beastie Boys will headline San Francisco's second Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, to be held Aug. 28-30 at Golden Gate Park. M.I.A., Modest Mouse, the Mars Volta, Black Eyed Peas, Ween, Thievery ...

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