1. Teena Marie

    Teena Marie

    26 Albums, 21 Songs

    • [Expanded Edition]
    • Robbery
    • Robbery
    • Lady T
    • It Must Be Magic
    • Irons in the Fire
    • Irons in the Fire
  2. Jay Warner, President/CEO of National League Music, Dead At 66

    April 26, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Jay Warner, president/CEO of Los Angeles-based National League Music, died April 23 after a long illness. He was 66. Established in the mid-'80s by Warner, National League Music provided worldwide music publishing administration and creative ...

  3. In Memoriam

    December 08, 2011 7:40 AM EST Joe Arroyo (b. 1955) Salsa star/composer Discovered by Fruko y Sus Tesos leader Julio Ernesto Estrada and known for his high tenor and hit songs "La Noche" and "Rebelión," Joe Arroyo rose to prominence in the '70s to becom ...

  4. Mary J. Blige Owns NYC With 'My Life' Concert

    November 25, 2011 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Two days after the release of her latest album "My Life II... The Journey Continues (Act 1)" (Nov. 23), Mary J. Blige invoked the emotional depth of its 1994 companion "My Life" at NYC's Terminal 5, performing her sophomore ...

  5. R&B Singer Vesta Williams Found Dead at 53

    September 23, 2011 4:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Big-voiced R&B diva Vesta Williams, perhaps best-known for her 1980s hits "Don't Blow A Good Thing" and "Congratulations," has been found dead of a possible drug overdose in a Southern California hotel room, coroner' ...

  6. Cash Money Goes Pop with Signing of Savvy

    September 03, 2011 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 There's no doubt that Cash Money Records has solidified its status as one of hip-hop's most successful labels. With such acts as the Hot Boys , Juvenile and Birdman laying the foundation, Cash Money has since powered up a franchise that in ...

  7. Teena Marie Honored by Stevie Wonder, Queen Latifah at Memorial Service

    January 11, 2011 7:29 AM EST 0 0 0 Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, Shanice Wilson and Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. are among the luminaries who honored singer Teena Marie at a private memorial service. Gordy and Wonder spoke and Robinson and Wilson sang as they celeb ...

  8. Weekly Chart Notes: Skillz, Teena Marie, Michael Jackson

    January 06, 2011 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 (W)RAPPING 2010: While DJ Earworm lays down the beat on the past year's top 25 Billboard Hot 100 hits on "United State of Pop 2010 (Don't Stop the Pop)," another artist known for his yearly musical recaps bows on R&B/Hip-Hop ...

  9. Teena Marie Cause of Death Unclear Following Autopsy

    December 30, 2010 4:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Investigators say an autopsy on R&B singer Teena Marie revealed no signs of trauma, but it likely will be weeks before a cause of death will be determined. Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said Wednesday that toxicology tests ...

  10. Watch: One of Teena Marie's Last Interviews

    December 29, 2010 12:49 PM EST 0 0 0 Most knew Teena Marie for her hits throughout the 1980s, but Lady T recorded music up until the end of her life, including her successful 2009 album, "Congo Square." In one of Teena Marie's final interviews, which was filmed in Octobe ...

  11. Marsha Ambrosius Covers Teena Marie's 'Yes Indeed'

    December 29, 2010 11:43 AM EST 0 0 0 R&B singer/songwriter Marsha Ambrosius held an intimate performance at the North London venue Dingwalls, and performed a cover of Teena Marie 's "Yes Indeed." Video: Marsha Ambrosius covers "Yes Indeed," by Teena Marie & ...

  12. Lenny Kravitz: Teena Marie 'Took Me In' As a Teenager

    December 28, 2010 9:45 AM EST 0 0 0 While many artists have reacted online to the death of Teena Marie on Sunday (Dec. 26), Lenny Kravitz details the special bond that he and the R&B singer shared in a new video that hit the web a day later. Speaking to the camera, Kravitz describ ...

  13. Lenny Kravitz Says He 'Wouldn't Be Here If It Wasn't For Teena Marie;' Singer Took Him Off the Streets

    December 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST While many artists have reacted online to the death of Teena Marie on Sunday (Dec. 26) , Lenny Kravitz details the special bond that he and the R&B singer shared in a new video that hit the web a day later. Speaking to the camera, Kravitz desc ...

  14. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 12/27/10

    December 27, 2010 12:04 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard.com is dedicating this week's Top 20 Tweets Of The Week to the late, great Teena Marie. Rest in peace. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us .) @maryjblige : Tina Mari insp ...

  15. R&B Singer Teena Marie Dead at 54

    December 26, 2010 11:14 PM EST 0 0 0 Teena Marie , the "Ivory Queen of Soul" who developed a lasting legacy with her silky soul pipes and hits like "Lovergirl," "Square Biz," and "Fire and Desire" with mentor Rick James , has died. She was 54. Th ...

  16. R&B Singer Teena Marie, Dead at 54

    December 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST A publicist says singer Teena Marie, who made history as Motown's first white act, has died at age 54. The confirmation came Sunday from publicist Jasmine Vega, who worked with Teena Marie on her last album. Her manager, Mike Gardner, also co ...

  17. Al B. Sure Comes Home With 'Honey'

    July 15, 2009 4:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's been 17 years since Al B. Sure recorded a studio album. But with the June 23 release of "Honey I'm Home" (Hidden Beach Recordings), the singer/songwriter joined a current wave of R&B vets—including Ginuwine, Teena Marie ...

  18. Lionel Richie, Commodores Reunite At Essence Fest

    July 06, 2009 4:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lionel Richie got a little help from his former bandmates to close out the weekend's Essence Music Festival: Members of The Commodores joined him on stage to sing several of their hits, including "Brick House" and "Just to be Clo ...

  19. Lionel Richie, Commodores Reunite At Essence Fest

    July 06, 2009 9:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lionel Richie got a little help from his former bandmates to close out the weekend's Essence Music Festival: Members of The Commodores joined him on stage to sing several of their hits, including "Brick House" and "Just to be Clo ...

  20. Chart Beat: The Black Eyed Peas, Lynda Carter, Paulina Rubio

    June 18, 2009 1:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 THE B.E.G.I.N.N.I.N.G.: Once they wondered, where is the love? This week, all the Black Eyed Peas need to do to answer that question is peruse a host of Billboard charts, where evidence of adoration for the quartet is abundant. The Peas' fifth ...

  21. R&B Briefs: Teena Marie, Natalie Cole, Vivan Green

    March 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Teena Marie’s new single, “Can’t Last a Day,” becomes available April 7 on iTunes. Featuring Faith Evans, the song is the lead single from Marie’s thirteenth album and the first for Stax Records/Concord Music Group: “Congo Square,” due June 9. Th ...

  22. Essence Festival Adds Maxwell, Al Green, Ne-Yo

    January 29, 2009 12:01 AM EST 0 0 0 Maxwell, Anita Baker, Al Green, John Legend, Robin Thicke, Salt-N-Pepa, Ne-Yo and En Vogue will join previously announced headliner Beyonce at the 15th annual Essence Music Festival. The event will be held July 3-5 at the New Orleans Superdome. Roun ...

  23. George Duke Makes Heads Up Debut

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT George Duke’s first album for BPM/Heads Up International, “Dukey Treats,” is set for release on Aug. 26. Inspired by the funny and serious sides of life reflected in the R&B/soul and funk music of the ‘60s and ‘70s, Duke adds a contemporary fa ...

  24. Teene Marie Polishes 'Sapphire'

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soul singer Teena Marie will on May 9 release her second Cash Money Classics/Universal album, "Sapphire." Soul singer Teena Marie will on May 9 release her second Cash Money Classics/Universal album, "Sapphire." The set features ...

  25. Aretha, Alicia, More Set For Essence Fest

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Destiny's Child and Kanye West are part of the all-star lineup confirmed to play the 2005 Essence Music Festival. Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Destiny's Child and Kanye West are part of the all-star lineup co ...

  26. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Jan. 3-9, 2005).

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Jan. 3-9, 2005). A WHOLE NEW YEAR: No matter what happened in 2004, you can forget it now. It's 2005! It's a whole new year and you get a fresh start, a clean slate, a chance to start a ...

  27. U.S. Cities Host Big New Year's Eve Shows

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Although what is arguably the most well-known New Year's Eve celebration in New York's Times Square consists of little more than confetti and a sparkling ball, live music is playing a part in many cel Although what is arguably the most wel ...

  28. Mario Trumps Snoop For Hot 100 No. 1

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mario is the new king of Billboard's Hot 100 with "Let Me Love You." The track moves 2-1 to end the three-week reign of Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot" featuring Pharrell, which slips to No. 2. " Mario is ...

  29. Levert Switches Labels, Expands Themes

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Given such song titles as "Baby Hold on to Me," "Can You Handle It," "The G Spot" and "U Got That Love," the general theme of Gerald Levert's music is easy to divine. His brand of sensuous R&B has Giv ...

  30. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week - Nov. 8-13

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 8-13, 2004). A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY: The don't call it "country music's biggest night" for nuthin'... On Tuesday, just about anyone who is anyone in country music righ ...

  31. Baker Gives 'Everything' She's Got

    August 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com It started with an itch. It ended with Anita Baker's first studio album in 10 years. "My Everything," due Sept. 7 from Blue Note Records, shattered Baker's creative block. "There ...

  32. Elliott Moves Ahead With UPN Reality Show

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Elliott will star in and serve as the co-executive producer of the show, to find what creators call "the next big hip-hop star." Missy Elliott's reality show probably won't debut on UPN until sometime next year, but viewers can e ...

  33. Funk Legend Rick James Found Dead

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Funk legend Rick James was found dead at 9:45 a.m. PT this morning (Aug. 6) at his Los Angeles home by a caretaker, according to a police spokesperson. He was 56. The cause of death was believed to be Funk legend Rick James was found dead at 9:45 a. ...

  34. Rhythm & Blues

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Teena Marie reunites with duet partner Rick James on her self-produced Cash Money/Universal Records album, "La Donna." Singer/songwriter Teena Marie reunites with duet partner Rick James on her self-produced Cash Money/ ...

  35. Rhythm & Blues

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Teena Marie reunites with duet partner Rick James on her self-produced Cash Money/Universal Records album, "La Donna." Singer/songwriter Teena Marie reunites with duet partner Rick James on her self-produced Cash Money/ ...

  36. Teena Marie, Rick James Back Together

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran R&B singer/songwriter Teena Marie reunites with duet partner Rick James on her upcoming Cash Money/Universal project. Veteran R&B singer/songwriter Teena Marie reunites with duet partner Rick James on her upcoming Cash Money/Un ...

  37. Artists Set For L.A. 'Divas' Benefit

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, "American Idol" finalist Trenyce, disco-era hitmaker Linda Clifford, singer/actress Jenifer Lewis and actresses Loretta Devine and Victoria Rowell will headline the b Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, &quo ...

  38. Life Force Radio

    June 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Good, old-fashioned hip-hop gets a shot in the arm with Afu-Ra's sophomore set, Life Force Radio. Good, old-fashioned hip-hop gets a shot in the arm with Afu-Ra's sophomore set, Life Force Radio. For those familiar with Afu's 2000 deb ...

  39. Both Sides

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After two albums with Windham Hill, the Braxton Brothers—bassist Nelson and saxophonist Wayne—are staples on the smooth jazz/new adult contemporary front. After two albums with Windham Hill, the Braxton Brothers—bassist Nelson and saxophonist Wayne— ...

  40. Return Of Essence Music Festival At Risk

    July 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As the Essence Music Festival enters the last year of its commitment to the city of New Orleans, there is some doubt that it will return there in future years. A bold mix of seasoned stars and emerging artists stirs up this year's Essence Music ...

  41. Hot Product for Monday, March 5, 2001

    March 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing albums from Aerosmith, Eve, Delbert McClinton, Pam Tillis, Blake Babies, Amy Ray. 'Push' Harder Aerosmith's "Just Push Play" (Columbia) is the first self-produced album of the band's career. And if the succes ...