1. Sean Garrett, 'Twilight Zone' (Feat. Trey Songz, Future): Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 22, 2013 1:48 PM EDT Sean Garrett returns with his first lead single in two years, "Twilight Zone." The Auto-Tune love song, premiered here on The Juice, features Trey Songz and Future. "Twilight Zone" will be featured on The Pen's upcoming ...

  2. Kelly Rowland Enlists Jam & Lewis for 'Year of the Woman'

    November 19, 2012 6:35 PM EST 0 0 0 "I think that it's probably the most vulnerable I've been on a record," the R&B star says of her new music Kelly Rowland is not just excited about "Year of the Woman," her upcoming fourth studio solo album, she' ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Allow Brandy To Reintroduce Herself

    October 15, 2012 6:12 AM EDT Singer returns with new deal and first solo album in four years. After spending the four years since 2008's "Human" (Epic Records) largely away from the recording booth -- save for a brief foray into rap, under the name Bran' ...

  5. Brandy & Reps Talk 'Two Eleven' Album & Four-Year Hiatus

    October 12, 2012 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 After spending the four years since 2008's "Human" (Epic Records) largely away from the recording booth -- save for a brief foray into rap, under the name Bran'Nu -- Brandy Norwood is making a return to her R&B roots on the m ...

  6. Brandy Talks 'Wildest Dreams' Single, Possible Drake Collabo, & Touring with Monica

    August 23, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 After spending the years since 2008's "Human" largely away from the recording booth -- save for a brief foray into rap, under the name Bran'Nu -- Brandy is making a strong return to her R&B roots on the melodic, vocal-driven ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. Brandy: Why Her Past, and Comeback, Are So Important

    July 23, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 His name was David. And boy, did I like him. He had to have known after the love letter I wrote him in the 7th grade which included lyrics from my favorite 90s R&B songs. The majority of the verses I used were from Brandy 's eponymous 1994 ...

  10. Backbeat: Jessie J, Ellie Goulding, Oh Land Rock Elle's Women in Music Awards With Jason Flom, Scooter Braun, More

    April 13, 2012 3:44 PM EDT Singer Jessie J (center) receives a plaque from LAVA Records President/CEO Jason Flom (right) at ELLE's in Women Music 2012 at event in L.A. for selling over 12 million copies worldwide of her album Who You Are. (Photo: WireImage) At Elle mag ...

  11. Justin Bieber Taps Lil Wayne For New Album

    February 02, 2012 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Get Ready For Weezy F. 'Baby' First it was Ludacris on "Baby." Then Kanye West remixed his "My World 2.0" track "Runaway Love" with Raekwon . Then, just when we thought he wasn't going to ask Busta Rhymes ...

  12. The Boy's Still Theirs: Brandy and Monica Make Studio Reunion

    January 09, 2012 10:11 PM EST 0 0 0 It's been 14 years since R&B singers Brandy and Monica battled over a man in "The Boy is Mine," a track that topped the Hot 100 for 13 weeks -- but the dynamic duo is back. Monica tweeted pictures of the pair in a Miami studio on ...

  13. Weekly Chart Notes: Greg Laswell, Adele, Justin Bieber

    December 08, 2011 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 The "Glee" cast isn't the first act to to turn Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" into a ballad. Singer/songwriter Laswell first stripped the song down in 2007. 'GIRLS' POWER: For the first time this ...

  14. Enrique Iglesias Says 'Beat It' To Michael Jackson on Dance Chart

    August 12, 2011 3:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 With Enrique Iglesias ' "Dirty Dancer" ascending to No. 1 on the Dance/Club Play Songs chart this week (chart dated Aug. 20), he not only earns his ninth No. 1, but pulls back ahead of Michael Jackson for the most No. 1s among men. Ig ...

  15. Beyonce Headlining Glastonbury Festival

    February 10, 2011 6:15 PM EST 0 0 0 B eyonce has been confirmed as a headliner at this year's Glastonbury Festival, which will take place from June 22-26 in South West England. The R&B/pop star, who is currently working with producers like Sean Garrett on her fourth album, wi ...

  16. Justin Bieber to Release 'Remixes' Album on Valentine's Day

    January 31, 2011 2:59 PM EST 0 0 0 J ustin Bieber has announced the release of "Never Say Never - The Remixes," a seven-track album featuring collaborations with Rascal Flatts , Chris Brown and Usher . The album will hit stores on Valentine's Day (Feb. 14), three days ...

  17. Weekly Chart Notes: Enrique Iglesias, Bruno Mars, Decemberists

    January 27, 2011 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 HE'S THE GREATEST DANCER: Enrique Iglesias passes a King (of Pop) and a Prince for most No. 1s among solo males in the 34-year history of Dance/Club Play Songs . "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)," featuring Ludacris & DJ Frank ...

  18. Beyonce Hits the Studio with Diplo, Sleigh Bells?

    January 24, 2011 6:13 PM EST 0 0 0 If a recent blog post by indie producer/DJ Diplo is true, Beyoncé could be going for a much more experimental sound on her new album. On Monday (Jan. 24), Diplo -- who is best known for his work with M.I.A. and as one-half of the duo Major Lazer (wi ...

  19. Producer Says He Didn't Rip Off Lil Wayne '6 Foot, 7 Foot' Beat

    December 24, 2010 8:09 AM EST 0 0 0 Lil Wayne 's latest single, "6 Foot, 7 Foot" surfaced on the net last week to rave reviews from music fans -- except for one. Just a couple of days after the release, a producer named Nicholas RAS Furlong, who is signed to OneRepublic ...

  20. Jesse McCartney Letting Shoppers 'Have It All' After Holidays

    November 30, 2010 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 The Tuesday after Christmas is typically one of the quietest album release dates of the calendar year, with most other titles out in time to become stocking stuffers. "Have It All," Jesse McCartney 's fourth effort on Hollywood Record ...

  21. American Music Awards 2010: 10 Things You Didn't See On TV

    November 21, 2010 11:18 PM EST 0 0 0 You saw will.i.am's Lego hat while you were in your living room chilling on the couch -- but what did people at the 2010 American Music Awards catch behind the scenes at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles? Here, Billboard gives you the s ...

  22. Sean Garrett: Nicki Minaj's Failed Single Was 'Out Of My Control'

    October 20, 2010 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter/producer Sean Garrett has been responsible for creating hits like Usher 's "Yeah," Beyonce 's "Ring The Alarm" and Ciara 's "Goodies." But it doesn't mean the hit-making machine has ...

  23. Beyonce Is Pregnant: Report

    October 20, 2010 10:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 B eyonce is pregnant with her first child, according to a report by Us Weekly . The 29-year-old singer and husband Jay-Z have yet to make an official announcement, but Us reports that Beyonce is in her first trimester. "B was shocked. She loves ...

  24. Jesse McCartney Will Let Fans 'Have It All' in January 2011

    October 18, 2010 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pop singer Jesse McCartney will follow 2008's "Departure" with "Have It All," his fourth full-length set for a January 2011 release on Hollywood Records. The singer worked with "Departure" producer Sean Garrett, Ke ...

  25. Billboard Bits: Lady Gaga Disappointed by Senate, Kanye Talks Obama Insult

    September 22, 2010 7:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lady Gaga Responds to Failed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal After the proposed repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell&quo ...

  26. Billboard Bits: Album Updates from Beyonce and Radiohead, Mariah Carey on HSN

    September 17, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyonce Working on 'Biggest Album Ever' After taking a break from the studio earlier this year, Beyonce is set to record her "biggest album ever," acc ...

  27. Chart Beat Wednesday: Enrique Iglesias, Soundgarden, Daughtry

    August 18, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 AN HONOR FIT FOR A KING, AND A PRINCE: ... and now, Enrique Iglesias , too. With a 2-1 lift on Dance/Club Play Songs for "I Like It," Iglesias collects his seventh No. 1 on the chart, equaling Michael Jackson and Prince for most leaders am ...

  28. Hitmaker Alex Da Kid Talks Eminem's 'Lie,' Rihanna's New Album

    August 17, 2010 5:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Alex Da Kid is best-known for a pair of epic hip-hop/rock hybrids, but in real life, the 26-year-old U.K. producer/songwriter is the furthest thing from hyperbolic. "I don't really get excited about things," he says with classic Engli ...

  29. Lady Gaga Earns Record 13 MTV VMA Nominations, Eminem Nabs Eight

    August 03, 2010 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 L ady Gaga has earned a record-breaking 13 MTV VMA nominations, the network announced today (Aug. 3). The pop star's "Bad Romance" video is up for Video of the Year, Best Pop Video, Best Female Video and Best Dance Video, among other ...

  30. Bun B Reps for Texas on 'Trill OG' Album

    August 02, 2010 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rappers have a propensity for christening themselves with royal titles to promote their standing in hip-hop (e.g., King of the South, Prince of Rap). But for rapper Bun B , "Trill OG," while less regal than most, was the most fitting. &quo ...

  31. Bieber-Mania Sparks Search for the Next Teen Sensation

    June 01, 2010 3:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 What does 16-year-old Justin Bieber share in common with musical icons Bob Dylan , Bruce Springsteen , Nirvana and Britney Spears ? They all, at one time or another, have inspired record company A&R executives en masse to aggressively sign up ar ...

  32. Gucci Mane Manages Career From Jail

    March 18, 2010 10:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 This was supposed to be Gucci Mane 's time to finally gain mainstream appeal, as he collaborated with Mariah Carey , Mario and Usher while churning out street anthems like "Wasted" and "Go Head," featuring Man Bre-Z. But now ...

  33. Usher: The Billboard Cover Story

    March 09, 2010 4:09 PM EST 0 0 0 Usher and his creative team began tossing around ideas for his next album, they had one goal in mind: to get his swagger back. "I had checked out," the singer acknowledges. "I went all the way into being super husband and super dad, t ...

  34. Mario Goes From 'Break Up' To Breaking Records

    October 23, 2009 5:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 The last time Mario saw the pinnacle of Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart was in 2005. That's when "Let Me Love You"-from his 2004 second album, "Turning Point"-reached No. 1. Four years and two albums later, ...

  35. 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' ...

  36. Mario, Trey Songz To Headline BET/Live Nation Club Tour

    September 21, 2009 4:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Live Nation has partnered with BET Networks to produce a series of U.S. tours that are set to visit Live Nation-owned House of Blues venues and other clubs/theaters across the country. The new partnership will launch this fall with the 106 & Par ...

  37. Chart Beat: Michael Jackson, Colbie Caillat, Shakira

    July 09, 2009 4:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 JACKSON ACTION: Tuesday's (July 7) star-studded, and oftentimes touching, memorial at Los Angeles' Staples Center may have begun to engender a sense of closure for fans of Michael Jackson following his passing June 25. On the newest Billbo ...

  38. Whitney Houston Comeback Album Due Sept. 1

    June 04, 2009 9:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 The wait is over -- Whitney Houston is finally making her comeback on Sept. 1 with an as-yet-untitled album on Arista Records. For her return, the label has set up a countdown on the New Jersey-bred artist's official site, WhitneyHouston.com , ...

  39. Amerie's Def Jam Debut Due In August

    June 02, 2009 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 After a two-year hiatus, singer/songwriter Amerie has announced the release of her Def Jam debut, "In Love & War," which will be available in August. The lead single, "Why R U," will be serviced June 15th, with an accompanyin ...

  40. Korean Pop Sensation BoA Signs With CAA

    May 06, 2009 10:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 Korean singing superstar BoA has signed with CAA in a move to accelerate her budding U.S. career. The hip-hop- and R&B-influenced BoA, aka Boa Kwon, has had a massive career that extended from her native Korea to Japan and Chinese-speaking terri ...

  41. Keyshia Cole: Screen Siren

    December 08, 2008 6:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Keyshia Cole knows what she wants -- and what the dynamic diva wants right now is a turkey sandwich on wheat bread with nothing on it but mayo and mustard. But the waitstaff at the restaurant adjacent to the Affinia Dumont Hotel in Manhattan can ...

  42. Keyshia Cole Shows A New Side Of 'Me'

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After chronicling her own gritty rise to fame on 2005's "The Way It Is" and 2007's "Just Like You," Keyshia Cole moves in a new direction on "A Different Me," due Dec. 16 via Imani/Geffen/Interscope. After chr ...

  43. Jamie Foxx Taps Into 'Intuition'

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jamie Foxx will take a break from Hollywood next month to release his third album, "Intuition." Jamie Foxx will take a break from Hollywood next month to release his third album, "Intuition." Due Dec. 16 from J Records, the set i ...

  44. Ludacris: Reel Life

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Best-known to music fans as Ludacris, Chris Bridges is contemplating a new moniker. Best-known to music fans as Ludacris, Chris Bridges is contemplating a new moniker. "I have a new album and two movies coming out within two weeks of each other ...

  45. Ludacris Lets Listeners Inside His 'Mind'

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ludacris unveiled four tracks from his new album, "Theater of the Mind," for fans last night (Sept. 25) at New York's Tribeca Cinemas, ahead of its Oct. 21 release via Def Jam. Ludacris unveiled four tracks from his new album, "T ...

  46. T.I.'s 'Like' Still Tops On Hot 100

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A week after setting a new record with 71-1 jump, T.I.'s "Whatever You Like" remains No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 thanks to download sales of more than 176,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. A week after setting a new record ...

  47. Ludacris' Busy Fall: New Album, Two Films

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ludacris is going to be a busy man this fall. He's completing the final tracks for his sixth Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam album, "Theater of the Mind," due Oct. 21, and that month will also yield co-s Ludacris is going to be a busy ma ...

  48. Raven-Symone Plots Post-Hollywood Plans

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Now that she's left Hollywood Records, singer/actress Raven-Symone is looking forward to being an independent artist for her next album. Now that she's left Hollywood Records, singer/actress Raven-Symone is looking forward to being an inde ...

  49. Slim

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Marvin "Slim" Scandrick is no stranger to matters of the heart. Marvin "Slim" Scandrick is no stranger to matters of the heart. Just take a listen to tracks like the vulnerable "Only You" off the R&B quartet 112 ...

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