1. The-Dream Announces 'Royalty: The Prequel' EP, Launches Contra-Paris Label

    July 07, 2014 12:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 The singer-songwriter/producer got married on 4th of July weekend. A week after releasing the powerful music video for his song, "Black," The-Dream announces the release of his new EP, "Royalty: The Prequel." The singer-songwrite ...

  2. Christopher 'Tricky' Stewart Exits Epic A&R Helm

    June 28, 2013 9:14 PM EDT In an unexpected move, Christopher “Tricky” Stewart has exited his post as Epic Records’ president of A&R to concentrate on producing. The Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer joined the label in that role in October 2011. There was no ...

  3. Ciara's New Song, 'Livin' It Up': Listen

    August 20, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Before debuting her official single," Sorry ," off "One Woman Army," Ciara teases fans with "Livin' It Up." The feel-good track, released via Cosmopolitan , samples a bit of Kid 'N Play's "Rollin ...

  4. Backbeat: 'Epic Moments' Party Brings Epic, Capitol, Interscope Execs Together During BET Awards Weekend

    July 03, 2012 1:03 PM EDT From left: Epic EVP of Urban Music Benny Pough; Marcus Canty, Ca$h Out and Machine Gun Kelly. (Photo: Courtesy of Epic Records) On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epi ...

  5. 2011: The Year the Music Business Turned the Corner?

    December 30, 2011 11:20 AM EST My first day as editor of Billboard.biz was January 3rd of this year. There were four major labels, Doug Morris was still at Universal (officially, anyway), Barry Weiss was still with Sony, Edgar Bronfman Jr. was still CEO of Warner, EMI was still ...

  6. Nicole Scherzinger Preps U.S. Album Release: 'It's a Lot Deeper Than Pussycat Dolls'

    August 19, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nicole Scherzinger , whose No. 1 U.K. single "Don't Hold Your Breath" was released in the U.S. on Aug. 16, says she has not yet found the song she will sing when it comes time to perform on Fox's "The X Factor" this fal ...

  7. Listen: The-Dream Remixes Kelly Rowland's 'Motivation'

    May 21, 2011 2:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 T he-Dream takes a shot at the No. 2 hit on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, "Motivation," by Kelly Rowland featuring Lil Wayne . Although refreshing to hear The-Dream, this leaked track only encourages my impatience for new material from ...

  8. Exclusive: Kelly Rowland Unveils Album Title

    May 12, 2011 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ascending to No. 3 this week on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with "Motivation" featuring Lil Wayne , Kelly Rowland has revealed the title of her upcoming album to Billboard. Her third solo project and first for Universal Motown will be called ...

  9. Tricky Stewart's RedZone Grammy Party Rocks Hollywood

    February 12, 2011 5:30 PM EST Hitmaking producer/songwriter Tricky Stewart and his RedZone Entertainment company hosted one of the hotter Grammy party tickets Friday night at the Playhouse Hollywood. Stewart, who's up for Album of the Year for his production work on Katy ...

  10. Christina Aguilera and Cher Shine on 'Burlesque' Soundtrack

    November 19, 2010 1:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Director Steven Antin's new movie musical "Burlesque"-- in which Christina Aguilera stars as a young Hollywood hopeful looking to impress a nightclub impresario played by Cher -- arrives in theaters Nov. 24. But RCA Music Group senior ...

  11. Whitney Houston's 'I Look To You': First Listen

    August 24, 2009 10:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 Finally, the moment is almost here: the release of Whitney Houston's long-anticipated new studio album after a seven-year break. "I Look to You" (Arista/RCA Music Group) will arrive in stores Aug. 31. Here's a track-by-track rund ...

  12. Whitney Houston Brings 'I Look To You' Album To New York

    July 22, 2009 1:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Whitney Houston held a listening event for her upcoming album, "I Look To You," last night (July 21) at Lincoln Center's Allen Room in New York City. Hosted by Clive Davis, the event was attended by Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys, L.A. Reid ...

  13. The Dream's New Album Bumped To March

    January 29, 2009 1:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Originally expected out before the end of last year, the Dream's second album, Love Vs. Money," will now arrive in March via Def Jam. The wait has proven beneficial, as it has given current single "Rockin' That Thang" time t ...

  14. The-Dream Spreads The 'Love' On New Album

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Barely a year out from the release of his Def Jam artist debut, the-Dream returns Dec. 16 with his sophomore set, "Love vs. Money." Barely a year out from the release of his Def Jam artist debut, the-Dream returns Dec. 16 with his sophomor ...

  15. Ciara Gets Conceptual On 'Fantasy Ride'

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B singer Ciara has slated her third album, "Fantasy Ride," for a September release via Jive. Rather than one standard CD, the music will be spread across three separately packaged discs, bundled R&B singer Ciara has slated her th ...