1. Dupri Signs Jagged Edge, Hot Dolla To Island Urban

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Island Urban Music president Jermaine Dupri has reunited with R&B outfit Jagged Edge and signed the group to a new label deal. Dupri previously worked with the group when it was signed to his So S Island Urban Music president Jermaine Dupri has ...

  2. Jermaine Dupri Bounces Back With Island

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Universal Music Group will tomorrow (Feb. 7) announce Jermaine Dupri as president of urban music for Island Records, sources confirm to Billboard.com. The Universal Music Group will tomorrow (Feb. 7) announce Jermaine Dupri as president of urban ...

  3. 'Idol' Threats

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R&B vocalist Fantasia will return this week with her self-titled sophomore album, due via J/19. The disc boasts collaborations with producers Missy Elliott, Swizz Beatz and Babyface, as well as so R&B vocalist Fantasia will return this week ...

  4. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Police and prosecutors raid Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos on a $3 million arrest warrant for child molestation.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Broadway comp ...

  5. Chart Beat

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred tackles news on Dionne Warwick, Jay-Z, Elvis and more! DO MAKE HER OVER: Ignoring the title of her very first chart hit, "Don't Make Me Over," Dionne Warwick has teamed up with artists like Olivia Newton-John, Cyndi Lauper and Gl ...

  6. Fantasia Ropes In Big Boi, Missy For Second Disc

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" champion Fantasia will return Dec. 12 with her self-titled sophomore album, due via J/19. The disc boasts collaborations with producers Missy Elliott, Swizz Beatz and Babyface, as R&B vocalist Fantasia will return ...

  7. The Game, Luda, T.I. Bust Moves For 'Def Jam Icon'

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Def Jam Interactive and EA will release "Def Jam Icon" for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March. All of the Def Jam artists in the fighting game, including Ludacris, will be photorealistic playable cha Cutting-edge music has long been an in ...

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Diddy, Ludacris, Janet and the Scissor Sisters. DIDDY OR DIDN'T HE? Hi Fred: With his album "Press Play" debuting atop of The Billboard 200, Diddy is reported to be "scor[ing his] first No. 1 album in ...

  9. Dupri Steps Down As Virgin Urban President

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jermaine Dupri has stepped down as president of urban music at Virgin, following lackluster sales of his girlfriend Janet Jackson's latest disc, "20 Y.O," which Dupri co-executive produced. Jermaine Dupri has stepped down as president ...

  10. 'Play' It Again

    October 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sean "Diddy" Combs is surrounded by some of the biggest names in music on his new album, "Press Play." Due this week via Bad Boy, the set boasts contributions from Christina Aguilera, OutKast's Big Bo Sean "Diddy" ...

  11. T.I., Busta, Chamillionaire Lead BET Hip-Hop Noms

    October 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 T.I., Busta Rhymes and Chamillionaire head the field of nominees for the inaugural BET Hip-Hop Awards, to be hosted by comedian Katt Williams. The show will be taped Nov. 12 at Atlanta's Fox Theatre b T.I., Busta Rhymes and Chamillionaire head ...

  12. Diddy: The Saga Continues

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sean Combs is bouncing around in his underwear. It's a sweltering August afternoon in downtown Los Angeles, and Combs is in his trailer on the set of the video shoot for "Come to Me," the debut single Sean Combs is bouncing around in ...

  13. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Evanescence slims down and grows up, The Killers try to follow up a smash debut, Beck tries a little bit of everything and Monica is back with her fourth album in this week's Hot Product. The second album from Australian rock act Jet, "Shi ...

  14. Diddy Surrounded By Stars On 'Press Play'

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sean "Diddy" Combs is surrounded by some of the biggest names in music on his upcoming album, "Press Play." Due Oct. 17 via Bad Boy, the set boasts contributions from Christina Aguilera, OutKast's Big Sean "Diddy" ...

  15. 'Wild' Things

    August 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "This is probably the first musical that didn't have the music done before it was shot," OutKast's Andre Benjamin says of the group's film "Idlewild," the soundtrack for which arrives this week. "That "Th ...

  16. OutKast Finally Settles On 'Idlewild' Track List

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With just a few weeks left to spare, OutKast has finalized the track list for the long-awaited soundtrack to its film, "Idlewild." The album arrives Aug. 22 via LaFace/Zomba, while the film hits theat With just a few weeks left to spare, O ...

  17. Kasting A Wide Net

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 OutKast duo Antwan Patton and Andre Benjamin are sitting in a suite at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills picking at pancakes. They need to figure out the track listing for their upcoming soundtr OutKast duo Antwan Patton and Andre Benjamin are ...

  18. Sleepy Brown's 'Margarita' Precedes Debut Album

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper and longtime OutKast associate Sleepy Brown will release his debut album, "Mr. Brown," Sept. 26 via OutKast member Big Boi's Purple Ribbon imprint through Virgin. Rapper and longtime OutKast associate Sleepy Brown will release ...

  19. OutKast Album, Film Penciled In For August

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After numerous delays, the OutKast film "Idlewild" is now slated to arrive Aug. 25 in U.S. theaters, three days after the release of its LaFace soundtrack. The first single from the album, "Mighty O," After numerous delays, the O ...

  20. 'King' T.I. Holds Court

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Despite a Grammy nomination, a hand in an Oscar win, a new album and film debut, this Atlanta rapper says he's only beginning to build his kingdom. Rapper T.I. is too busy getting his career hustle on to ponder where he expects to be in five ye ...

  21. ON TV

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2006. MONDAY, MARCH 27 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Shakira, Wyclef Jean (also scheduled: Joy Philbin, Chris Kattan). "Martha," Syndicated Featured artis ...

  22. T.I. Flies Southern Hip-Hop Flag On CD, Film

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Three days after releasing his fourth album, "King" (Atlantic), Atlanta rapper T.I. will make his film debut in "ATL," also co-starring Big Boi of OutKast. Three days after releasing his fourth album, "King" (Atlantic), ...

  23. OutKast's 'Idlewild' Due In April, Despite Trailer Info

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The highly anticipated Outkast soundtrack to the film "Idlewild" will not be out next week, despite what a trailer on the film's Web site says. A spokesperson for the label tells Billboard.com that th The highly anticipated Outkast so ...

  24. Sly Stone Emerges At Grammy Awards

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music legend Sly Stone made his first major public appearance since his 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night (Feb. 8) at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Music legend Sly Stone made his first major public appearance since h ...

  25. We Are Family

    February 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Inviting today's stars to remix, mash up, sample or otherwise have their way with the original recordings of Sly & the Family Stone was an audacious idea, but it makes a grand payoff on "Different Inviting today's stars to remix, ...

  26. On TV

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2005. MONDAY, JAN. 30 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Leif Garrett (also scheduled: Mark DiCarlo, Garrett's mother Carolyn Stellar). "The View," ABC Featured arti ...

  27. Sparxxx Hopes Third Album's 'The Charm'

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With a new label and a new, club-friendly sound, southern rapper Bubba Sparxxx is viewing his third album as a new beginning. With a new label and a new, club-friendly sound, southern rapper Bubba Sparxxx is viewing his third album as a new beginnin ...

  28. On TV

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 9-15, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 9 "Attack of the Show," G4 Featured artist(s): Project 86 (also scheduled: Uwe Boll). "Influenc'd: Green Day," Fuse Featured artist(s): Green Day, Hawthorne Heights ...

  29. On TV

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 2-8, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 2 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Willie Nelson. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Ginuwine (also scheduled: Tea Leoni, Enrique Murciano). " ...

  30. OnTV

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Dec. 5-11, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artists: Clay Aiken, Tony Bennett, Tina Turner (also scheduled: Gisele Bundchen, Adam Rodriguez, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford). & ...

  31. Hip-Hop Heavyweights

    November 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Several notable hip-hop artists are dropping new albums this week, led by up-and-coming Houston rapper Chamillionaire's "The Sound of Revenge." Several notable hip-hop artists are dropping new albums this week, led by up-and-coming Ho ...

  32. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Police and prosecutors raid Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos on a $3 million arrest warrant for child molestation.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Broadway comp ...

  33. Outkast's 'Idlewild' Bumped To Next Year

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Now expected in Q1 2006. Originally planned for release earlier this year and then bumped to December, the soundtrack to the OutKast film "Idlewild" has now been removed from LaFace/Jive's 2005 schedule. Group member Big Boi said ov ...

  34. Outkast's 'Idlewild' Bumped To Next Year

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Originally planned for release earlier this year and then bumped to December, the soundtrack to the OutKast film "Idlewild" has now been removed from LaFace/Jive's 2005 schedule. Group member Big Boi Originally planned for release ear ...

  35. Bits & Pieces: Backstage At The Vibe Awards

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Big Boi, Ciara, Akon on upcoming projects. Big Boi, Ciara, Akon on upcoming projects. News Akon , Big Boi ...

  36. Bits & Pieces: Backstage At The Vibe Awards

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Big Boi, Ciara, Akon on upcoming projects. While Mariah Carey was the big winner onstage at Saturday’s third annual Vibe Awards, stars like Big Boi, Ciara, Kwame, Akon, Akon protégé T-Pain, DJ Quik, Funkmaster Flex, Chris Brown and Trillville were ...

  37. 'NOW 20' Cruises To No. 1 Debut

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With a little help from acts like Franz Ferdinand, Coldplay, Weezer and the Backstreet Boys, the 20th installment of the "NOW! That's What I Call Music" series takes the top slot of The Billboard 200 With a little help from acts like ...

  38. 'I' Me Mine

    October 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Santana returns to the superstar collaborative format for his latest album, "All That I Am," due this week via Arista. The disc is led by the single "I'm Feeling You," which reteams Santana with Miche Santana returns to the ...

  39. OutKast Sets New Album Release Date

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 OutKast will release its long-awaited next album, "Idlewild," Dec. 6 via LaFace/Jive. OutKast will release its long-awaited next album, "Idlewild," Dec. 6 via LaFace/Jive. As previously reported , the set serves as the soundtrack ...

  40. Hot Product

    September 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Earth Wind & Fire All The Elements Earth, Wind & Fire have influenced many of today's soul and hip-hop artists with such classic songs as "Keep Your Head to the Sky" and "Shining Star." Now, the group has enlisted se ...

  41. Guests Give Santana Their 'All'

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After two release date changes, full details of Santana's upcoming album, "All That I Am," have finally gelled. After two release date changes, full details of Santana's upcoming album, "All That I Am," have finally gel ...

  42. OutKast Film Lands At Universal

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Universal Pictures has bought worldwide rights to an untitled movie musical starring hip-hop duo OutKast. The HBO Films production is set in a 1930s Southern speakeasy and follows two characters, Perc Universal Pictures has bought worldwide rights t ...

  43. Tunes On TV

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 29 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Brooks & Dunn (also scheduled: Sandra Day O'Connor). "Today," ...

  44. Big Boi Unfurls Purple Ribbon At Virgin

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 OutKast principal Big Boi is ramping up for the launch of his Purple Ribbon imprint via Virgin. The first release will be a compilation from the Purple Ribbon All-Stars on Oct. 4, led by the single "K OutKast principal Big Boi is ramping up for ...

  45. OutKast Eyeing Album In Fall, Film In January

    August 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After several delays, OutKast is planning a fall release for its next album and a January launch for its debut film, tentatively titled "My Life in Idlewild." Group member Big Boi tells Billboard.com After several delays, OutKast is planni ...

  46. Billboard Bits: Santana, Idlewild, John O'Hurley

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Santana, Idlewild, John O'Hurley The release date for Santana's new album, "All That I Am," is on the move again. Having already been bumped from June 21 to Sept. 6, the Arista set is now pegged for a Nov. 1 release. No r ...

  47. Top Acts Recharge Sly & The Family Stone Classics

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Janet Jackson, OutKast's Big Boi, Moby, the Roots and the Black Eyed Peas' Will.I.Am have recorded new music that has been combined with master tapes from Sly & the Family Stone to create the mate Janet Jackson, OutKast's Big Boi, ...

  48. EWF Lights Up New Album With Big Boi, Wil.I.Am

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After numerous release date changes, the new album from legendary R&B outfit Earth, Wind & Fire, "Illumination," is set for a Sept. 20 release via Sanctuary. After numerous release date changes, the new album from legendary R&B ...

  49. D12's Bizarre Readies Hip-Hop 'Circus'

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 D12 rapper Bizarre has landed a host of high-profile guests for his solo debut, "Hannicap Circus." Due June 28 via Sanctuary, the 17-track set is led by the single "Rockstar" produced by D12 leader Em D12 rapper Bizarre has lande ...

  50. Santana Album Pushed To September

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Originally scheduled for a June 21 release via Arista, Carlos Santana's new album, "All That I Am," has been pushed to Sept. 6. The reason for the change was unknown at deadline. Originally scheduled for a June 21 release via Arista, ...

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