1. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Louder Than Life Inks Collie Buddz, Sheila E. Releasing New Digital Album, and More

    March 06, 2014 9:07 PM EST Collie Buddz Signs With Louder Than Life Reggae artist Collie Buddz (“Come Around”) has signed with Sony Music imprint Louder Than Life, headed by producer and Sony executive VP of A&R Salaam Remi. Buddz is currently in the studio recording hi ...

  2. Gail Mitchell's R&B/Hip Hop Briefs: Ray Charles Postage Stamp, Salaam Remi's Album, Alicia Keys’ Latest Milestone

    September 24, 2013 2:36 AM EDT Ray Charles Gets Stamp Of Approval: Music legend Ray Charles became the latest addition to the U.S. Postal Service’s Music Icon Forever Stamp series on Monday (Sept. 23), on what would have been his 83rd birthday. In tandem with that, Concord Re ...

  3. Exclusive: Salaam Remi Launches Louder Than Life Imprint Through Sony

    July 12, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Producer/songwriter Salaam Remi has established his own label imprint group, Louder Than Life, with Sony Music, Billboard has learned exclusively. It’s the latest move by a high-profile producer/songwriter to help drive major-label A&R strat ...

  4. 2013 Grammy Awards: R&B Album, Song Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:15 AM EST veterans and next-generation crooners go head to head best contemporary r&b album Fortune Chris Brown LABEL: RCA Records EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Chris Brown, Tina Davis, Mark Pitts, Team Breezy PRODUCERS: The Underdogs, Fuego, Andrew "Pop&qu ...

  5. Listen to Usher's New Club Single, 'Scream'

    April 26, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 After slowing things down on the brilliantly sensual "Climax," Usher has previewed his forthcoming album "Looking For Myself" with "Scream," a Max Martin and Shellback-helmed club banger released on Thursday (Apr. 26). ...

  6. Usher To Start 'Looking For Myself' in June

    March 30, 2012 12:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Usher will return with his much-anticipated seventh studio album, "Looking For Myself," on June 12, through RCA Records. The follow-up to 2010's "Raymond v. Raymond" was previewed by the Diplo-produced slow jam "Climax, ...

  7. Amy Winehouse's New Music Shocked Her Parents, Helped Them Heal

    November 18, 2011 12:05 PM EST When Salaam Remi gathered together Amy Winehouse's family not long after her death to play unreleased tracks, the veteran producer behind much of the singer's first two albums wasn't sure what to expect. "They didn't know ...

  8. Amy Winehouse's New Music Shocked Her Parents, Helped Them Heal

    November 17, 2011 6:35 PM EST 0 0 0 When Salaam Remi gathered together Amy Winehouse 's family not long after her death to play unreleased tracks, the veteran producer behind much of the singer's first two albums wasn't sure what to expect. "They didn't know i ...

  9. Amy Winehouse's Third Album, 'Lioness,' Coming Out In December

    October 31, 2011 10:57 AM EDT A new album of recordings by the late soul singer Amy Winehouse will be released in December, Island Records said Monday. The releae said that the new album called "Lioness: Hidden Treasures" will contain 12 songs - previously unreleased ...

  10. Amy Winehouse: Will Unreleased Material Ever Reach Fans?

    July 28, 2011 6:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 Amy Winehouse left a trove of unreleased music, but no decision has been made about whether it will be released, people close to the singer say. The soul diva, who had struggled with drug and alcohol addiction, was found dead of unknown causes at he ...

  11. Amy Winehouse Found Dead At Home In London

    July 23, 2011 1:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Amy Winehouse , the beehived soul-jazz diva whose self-destructive habits overshadowed a distinctive musical talent, was found dead Saturday in her London home, police said. She was 27. Photos: Amy Winehouse's Through the Years Winehouse shot t ...

  12. Mary J. Blige: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 2:34 PM EST 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige Title TBD Spring Blige is still working on a yet-untitled set, which boasts an intriguing lineup of producers and writers, including Stargate, Salaam Remi, Alicia Keys, Maxwell, Lil Wayne, Ester Dean and Swizz Beatz. Back To Best Bets ...

  13. Jazmine Sullivan Thrilled to Succeed Gaga As Billboard's Rising Star

    December 03, 2010 11:49 AM EST 0 0 0 In 2008 and 2009, Jazmine Sullivan was nominated for seven Grammy Awards, including best new artist and best R&B song for not one, but two tracks off her highly touted 2008 debut album, "Fearless" (J Records). The set debuted at No. 1 ...

  14. Nelly Furtado Prepping New Album, Greatest Hits Compilation

    October 20, 2010 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Nelly Furtado prepares to survey the first decade of her recording career with the Nov. 15 release of "The Best of Nelly Furtado," the Canadian songstress reports that she's "just over sort of halfway done" with her next ...

  15. Release Of The Week - Big Boi

    June 29, 2010 9:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article From splitting with former label Jive Records, to contractual issues that prevented Outkast partner Andre 3000 from making guest appearances on his new album, Big Boi has faced his share of obstacles leading up to the release of his so ...

  16. Hip-O Revisits Gaye's Divorce Album

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Marvin Gaye's maligned 1978 album "Here, My Dear," which chronicled his divorce from Anna Gordy, will be reissued in expanded form Jan. 15 via Hip-OSelect.com/Motown. Marvin Gaye's maligned 1978 album "Here, My Dear," w ...

  17. R&B Duo Nina Sky Signs To Polo Grounds/J

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B duo Nina Sky has inked a deal with Polo Grounds/J Records. The group plans to release its sophomore album, "The Musical," early next year. R&B duo Nina Sky has inked a deal with Polo Grounds/J Records. The group plans to releas ...

  18. Producer/Songwriter Remi Remixes Beatles Song

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Producer/Songwriter Salaam Remi (Amy Winehouse, The Fugees, Sade, Chrisette Michele, Sting) has created a soulful version of the Beatles "Come Together" track to be performed tonight during VH1's Fashion Rocks concert by Grammy-Awar ...