1. Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo Special Honorees At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    May 29, 2014 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jermaine Dupri and Ne-Yo will receive ASCAP’s Founders Award and Golden Note Award, respectively, at the performing rights organization’s 27th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The invitation-only event will be held June 26 at the Beverly Hilto ...

  2. Usher's 'Confessions' at 10: An Oral History with Lil Jon, Jermaine Dupri & More

    March 22, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of the 10th anniversary of "Confessions," an elite group of contributors who were involved in its creation share the story of making the album. There aren’t many albums that make you feel as if your life is being recited ...

  3. Norman Winter, Music Publicist for Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Dr. Dre and MCA/Universal Records, Dies

    August 22, 2013 9:16 PM EDT Norman Winter, who in his long Hollywood career as a music publicist represented Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan,  Janet Jackson, Garth Brooks, Paul Anka and many  others, died Thursday in Las Vegas due to complications from Lewy Body disease, accord ...

  4. Janet Jackson, 'janet.': Classic Track-By-Track Review

    May 18, 2013 9:12 AM EDT Which of 'janet.''s 28 tracks (there's a lot of interludes) has endured the most? Read on for our classic track-by-track review. "Control" may have been her breakout, and "Rhythm Nation 1814" her breakthroug ...

  5. Kelly Rowland Reveals 'Talk A Good Game' Features With Beyonce, Wiz Khalifa: Exclusive

    April 05, 2013 5:26 PM EDT Only a dozen songs will appear on Kelly Rowland’s fourth album “Talk A Good Game,” due June 4 on Universal’s Republic Records, but she’ll happily tell you about dozens of others that have been recorded since 2011’s “Here I Am.” “I think I recorded ...

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  7. Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis Sign With Universal Publishing

    January 30, 2013 3:11 PM EST The long-running songwriting and production team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have signed an exclusive worldwide publishing administration agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group, the company announced today. The deal will encompass all ...

  8. 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' ...

  9. Backbeat: Jason Crabb, Natalie Grant, Laura Story Win Big At Dove Music Awards

    April 20, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Artist and male vocalist of the year winner Jason Crabb backstage with Gospel Music Channel founder/CEO Charlie Humbard. (Photo: Celeste Winstead) Jason Crabb cemented his status as a solo phenomenon by winning male vocalist and artist of the year ...

  10. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST 0 0 0 The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox ...

  11. Rap At the Grammys: An Overall Winner, But Major Category Loser

    January 23, 2012 9:08 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Since its beginnings in the 1970s, rap music has transformed from an underground, street-based sound to a definitive part of pop culture, transcending race and becoming one of the strongest - and most prolific - voices of today ...

  12. 'There's A Lot Of Songs About Sex,' Solange Says of New Album

    January 11, 2012 2:30 PM EST 0 0 0 "There's a lot of songs about sex,"'s V75 music issue, which Justin Bieber graces the cover of, Solange shares details of her upcoming album, which "she funded and managed herself." Justin Bieber Goes High Fashion: Phot ...

  13. Urban Power List Hall of Fame: Clarence Avant

    January 07, 2012 8:06 PM EST Clarence Avant President, Avant Garde and Interior Music The Godfather He's the perennial godfather of our business. "Everyone in this business has been by Clarence's desk--if they're smart." That insightful comment from l ...

  14. Boyz II Men Return With New Songs, Re-Recorded Classics on 'Twenty'

    October 25, 2011 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Shawn Stockman was 18 years old when Motown released "Cooleyhighharmony," the debut album from Boyz II Men -- then made up of Stockman, Michael McCary, Nathan Morris and Wanya Morris -- in February 1991. "Cooleyhighharmony" and i ...

  15. The Time 'Condensate' to Original 7ven on October Album

    September 28, 2011 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's time -- and perhaps over-time -- for some new music from The Time . It's coming in October, but the group will no longer be using that name. "Condensate," which drops Oct. 18 on Time Life's SRR Records imprint and is th ...

  16. El DeBarge Gets Ready to Take His 'Second Chance'

    August 28, 2010 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The last time El DeBarge released an album, it was 1994. The Internet was starting to come into its own. Nielsen SoundScan was just 3 years old. YouTube, iTunes, Facebook and Twitter weren't even blips on anyone's radar. Not to mention tha ...

  17. El DeBarge Signs With Geffen For First Album In 16 Years

    July 09, 2010 12:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 One of the more surprising moments during the 2010 BET Awards was El DeBarge performing a medley of '80s hits by former family group DeBarge , including "All This Love," "Time Will Reveal" and the No. 3 pop crossover dance j ...

  18. The Time Reunite For Tour, New Album

    June 07, 2010 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 The members of The Time predict that this will be the year the iconic funk group's original lineup releases its first album since 1990's "Pandemonium." Bassist and primary producer Terry Lewis tells Billboard.com that the as-yet- ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Ruben Studdard Hopes New Album Reconnects With 'Idol' Fans

    April 28, 2009 8:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Second season "American Idol" champ Ruben Studdard isn't calling his new album, "Love IS," a comeback, but he does acknowledge that he hopes the May 19 release will "reconnect me to the 20-some odd million people that v ...

  22. Ruben Studdard Reconnects With 'Love Is'

    March 25, 2009 9:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 When 2003 "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard returns to the show this week (March 26), he will perform his new song, "Together." The Stargate-produced track is also the lead single from Studdard's fourth album, "Love ...

  23. Ruben Studdard Reconnects With 'Love Is'

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When 2003 “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard returns to the show this week (Thursday, 3/26), he will perform his new song, “Together.” The Stargate-produced track is also the lead single from Studdard’s fourth album, “Love Is.” The set will be ...

  24. Missy Elliott Goes Back Around The 'Block'

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Missy Elliott is eyeing an August release for her next studio album, "Block Party," on which she's presently putting the finishing touches. The oft-delayed set, which was originally slated for May, fe Missy Elliott is eyeing an August ...

  25. The Time Settles In For Las Vegas Shows

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After reuniting for the first time in 15 years for the 50th Grammy awards in February, R&B/funk group the Time has announced additional concert performances at the Flamingo Las Vegas, beginning Ju After reuniting for the first time in 15 years f ...

  26. Catching Up With Past "American Idol" Finalists

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ruben Studdard, Sanjaya Malakar and Ace Young were among many former "American Idol" contestants assembled to guest star on "American Idol Extra," the Fox Reality Channel series that airs Thursdays. Ruben Studdard, Sanjaya Malaka ...

  27. Ruben Returns For 'Idol' Farewell Track

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 To paraphrase "The Godfather" -- just when you think you're out on "American Idol," they keep pulling you back in. Indeed, season-two winner Ruben Studdard will perform the "farewell song" used to pla To paraphrase ...

  28. Ruben Returns For 'Idol' Farewell Track

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST To paraphrase "The Godfather" -- just when you think you're out on "American Idol," they keep pulling you back in. Indeed, season-two winner Ruben Studdard will perform the "farewell song" used to play off the lo ...

  29. TL Cross

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 TL Cross comes from a musical background that spans back to when his grandfather hosted his own radio show and further extends to his father, aunts and uncles, most of whom were major-label gospel art TL Cross comes from a musical background that sp ...

  30. Ask Billboard

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 This week, Keith answers questions about music videos, Janet and top-selling albums. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . FEEDBACK ON 'FEEDBACK' Dear Keith, ...

  31. Janet Jackson Busy With Album, Film, Book

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Janet Jackson is in the midst of a busy fall, as she continues work on her Island Def Jam debut, stars in the Tyler Perry film "Why Did I Get Married" and pens a memoir based on her struggle with weig Janet Jackson is in the midst of a bus ...

  32. Isley Brothers, Patti LaBelle Give Fans 'Christmas' Gifts

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Isley Brothers and Patti LaBelle will be releasing individual Christmas albums on Oct. 9 via Def Soul Classics, a division of Island Def Jam Music Group. Both albums will be executive-produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis for Flyte Tyme Prod ...

  33. Khan Breaks 10-Year Album Drought With 'Funk This'

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's been nearly a decade since Chaka Khan last released a solo album, but the R&B veteran hasn't noticed. "I never really worried about it," Khan -- who releases "Funk This" tomorrow (Sept. 25) - It's been nea ...

  34. Billboard Bits: Dream Concert, Live Earth, Fergie

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Carlos Santana lead the star-studded lineup for the Dream Concert, to be held Sept. 18 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Carlos Santana lead the star-studded lineup for th ...

  35. A 'Rose' By Any Other Name

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country superstar Alan Jackson admits that the urge to do something musically different on his new album may have been fueled by a comment Vince Gill made while introducing him at the CMA Awards a cou Still In 'Control' Janet Jackson conce ...

  36. Q&A: Janet Jackson Still In Control

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Super diva. Very few artists can legitimately lay claim to that title. Fewer still can sustain an extraordinary career that, despite a few bumps along the way, has fans anticipating your every move af Super diva. Very few artists can legitimately la ...

  37. Janet's Juggernaut

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Janet Jackson conceived her new Virgin Records release, "20 Y.O." (due Sept. 26), as a celebration of the joyful liberation and history-making musical style of her 1986 breakthrough album, "Control." Don't call it a comeback ...

  38. Janet Ready To Dance Again On New Album

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Janet Jackson conceived her new album, "20 Y.O.," as a celebration of the joyful liberation and history-making musical style of her 1986 breakthrough album, "Control." Janet Jackson conceived her new album, "20 Y.O.," a ...

  39. 'Public' Image

    August 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jessica Simpson this week releases her first post-divorce album, "A Public Affair," which includes the single of the same name. Jessica Simpson this week releases her first post-divorce album, "A Public Affair," which includes th ...

  40. Fans To Create New Janet Album Covers

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Janet Jackson is turning over the artwork for her upcoming album, "20 Years Old," to fans via a contest with Yahoo! Music. Beginning today (July 18) at noon PST, fans can download 33 images of Jackson Janet Jackson is turning over the artw ...

  41. Simpson Owns Up To 'Public Affair'

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jessica Simpson will on Aug. 29 release her first post-divorce album, "A Public Affair," which will be preceded by the single of the same name. As previously reported, the 12-track Epic set features p Jessica Simpson will on Aug. 29 releas ...

  42. Billboard Bits: Luther Vandross, America, Iron Maiden

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Luther Vandross, America, Iron Maiden The compilation set "The Ultimate Luther Vandross," a joint effort by J, Epic and Legacy Records, will offer two previously unreleased songs by the late artist amid some of his most defining tr ...

  43. Billboard Bits: Janet Jackson, Touch & Go, John Mayhew

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Janet Jackson, Touch & Go, John Mayhew Janet Jackson's new studio album, "20 Years Old," will arrive Sept. 26 via Virgin. First single "Call on Me," which features rapper Nelly, will hit U.S. radio outlets June 1 ...

  44. Billboard Bits: Janet Jackson, Martin Gilks, Clapton

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Janet Jackson, Martin Gilks, Clapton Janet Jackson's new studio album has been given the tentative title "20 Years Old," an apparent reference to the 20-year-anniversary of her 1986 smash album "Control." As previous ...

  45. New Janet Single Due In May, Album In Fall

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The first single from Janet Jackson's as-yet-untitled new album is expected to hit U.S. radio outlets in May, Virgin Urban president Jermaine Dupri tells Billboard. The album will likely follow at the The first single from Janet Jackson's ...

  46. Jessica Simpson Shifts To Epic

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Simpson's as-yet-untitled ew set is expected before the year's end, but in the meantime, a source says an R&B-oriented first single is "not far away at all." Jessica Simpson has shifted from Columbia, for which she's rec ...

  47. Ask Billboard

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Answers to readers' questions about Blondie, Janet Jackson and Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. BLONDIE ON [RAREST] BLONDIE Hi Keith, As this year is Blondie's 30th anniversary, I was wondering if you knew what the group's rarest single wo ...

  48. 'Mind' Over Matter

    January 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 RCA singer/songwriter Heather Headley jokes that instead of "In My Mind," her sophomore album should have been called "Caught Up." RCA singer/songwriter Heather Headley jokes that instead of "In My Mind," her sophomore ...

  49. Heather Headley's Got Her Own 'Mind'

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A Broadway sensation when she recorded her acclaimed 2002 debut, she was determined to up the ante for her second album. RCA singer/songwriter Heather Headley jokes that instead of "In My Mind," her sophomore album should have been called ...

  50. Jam Says New Janet Set Nearly Complete

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Producing/songwriting team Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are finishing up production on Janet Jackson's eight studio album. "It's a milestone year for us," Jam tells Billboard.com. "It'll be 20 years sinc Producing/songwrit ...

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