1. John Legend Talks Kanye-Produced 'Love In The Future' LP, New Chevy Impala Campaign

    June 21, 2013 11:50 AM EDT 'I wanted to make a really great modern soul album,' the singer says. Over the past 18 months alone, Chevrolet has featured new music from fun., Theophilus London, Frank Sinatra, Patty Griffin and Ok Go in its national TV commercials — ...

  2. Cassie Releases 'Balcony' Single with Young Jeezy: Listen

    September 11, 2012 7:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 R&B songstress and Bad Boy/Interscope Records protégé Cassie has dropped another single. "Balcony," the second track from upcoming sophomore set, features rapper Young Jeezy and production from Rico Love, Earl Hood and Eric Goudy II. C ...

  3. 40 Under 40: Ethiopia Habtemarian

    August 02, 2012 4:18 PM EDT Ethiopia Habtemarian EVP/Head of Urban Music, Universal Music Publishing Group; SVP, Motown Records Website: UMusicPub.com , Motown.com Twitter: @HaberSmasher Team Leader, On Double Duty With two high-profile jobs, Ethiopia Habtemariam, 32, might ...

  4. Backbeat: Estelle Celebrates New Album With John Legend, Jadakiss at Irving Plaza

    March 01, 2012 2:11 PM EST "Sorry, my album came out today and I'm really fucking happy!" Estelle proclaimed Tuesday night at Irving Plaza , the release date of her long-delayed third album All Of Me . The gig was a scheduled stop on the BET Music Matters Tou ...

  5. Exclusive: Estelle, Lil Kim to Perform on BET's 'Rip the Runway'

    February 24, 2012 12:15 PM EST 0 0 0 BET's annual fashion and music show, 'Rip the Runway,' is right around the corner and promises a star-studded show with notable performances and guest appearances. Billboard.com's The Juice exclusively announces female stage pres ...

  6. Freshman Haze: Stacy Barthe

    December 14, 2011 11:40 AM EST 0 0 0 For Stacy Barthe, the decision to become a songwriter came as easy to her as the skill itself. The New York native always had a knack for pairing the right words to the right melody, most of which were produced by her partners from the Surf Club -- ...