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Tamar Braxton Vs. Toni Braxton

10/7/2015 7:00pm EDT
R&B Divas Go Head To Head: Tamar Braxton Vs. Toni Braxton
38-year old Tamar Braxton-Herbert, best known as Tamar Braxton recently dropped her new studio album Calling All Angels. While the rollout for Calling All Angels hasn’t been the smoothest thanks to a delayed release, the final product was nothing short of well-rounded, enjoyable R&B album. Arguably, Tamar’s third album trumps her Grammy-nominated sophomore effort Love and War. Love and War was more high profile particularly given its phenomenal title track, but Calling All Angels shows tremendous artistic growth for Tamar.

What’s most impressive about Calling All Angels is Tamar’s voic...

'The Voice' Recap: The Final Battles Have Surprising Results

3/27/2012 1:07am EDT
The Voice
We're down to the last battle rounds on The Voice. The last chance for hopeful artists to grab a spot in the live shows. (Can you believe we're headed into the last phase of the competition already? How time flies when you're singing your heart out!)

The night kicks off with Team Cee Lo: Wade vs. James Massone, with Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors." On first instinct, this might be a mismatch. But it wouldn't be the first time The Voice turns something that doesn't blatantly match into something special. James has his nerves get the better of him, and hesitates in first rehearsal, then ...

'The Voice' Recap: Week 3's Battle Rounds Give '102 Percent'

3/20/2012 1:00am EDT
The Voice
We're now halfway through battle rounds on The Voice. There have been some fantastic battles so far - so who's next?

Well, that'd be Team Adam (yay!). My coach gets right down to business, matching Pip vs. Nathan Parrett, and sending them off with Amy Winehouse's "You Know I'm No Good." Nathan is a little intimidated by the fact that Pip got all four coaches to turn for him, which is understandable, but kind of hilarious because in practice, Pip thinks Adam might be favoring Andrew, so it all evens out. Pip gets to work with Alanis, while Nathan gets Robin Thicke. The latter result...

'The Voice' Recap: Season 2's First Battle Rounds Make A Huge Statement

3/6/2012 1:06am EST
The Voice
The chairs are done turning, and now it's time to go to battle. We start season two battle rounds this week on The Voice, and just like last season, they are both beautiful and painful. They're great because we get some absolutely wonderful duets, but they hurt because we have to say goodbye to half the artists.

Team Adam leads off, and the first battle pairing of season two is Tony Lucca vs. Chris Cauley. "You guys are going to be singing in harmony and secretly trying to destroy each other," Adam says, which is both hilarious and accurate. He gives them U2's hit (and sometimes o...

Brittany's 'The Voice' Blog: Press Tour Scoop!

1/10/2012 11:00am EST
The Voice
Here's the latest on and around NBC's The Voice: plenty of season 2 scoop emerged at the Television Critics Association press tour!

Musician coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera, along with host Carson Daly, social media correspondent Christina Milian, and producer Mark Burnett, spoke to the press Friday night during a panel at NBC's January 2012 TCA presentation. They had plenty to say about season two, what's happened since season one, and even the coaches' Twitter habits.

"Season one, people didn’t know what to make of The Voice," said Carson. "Work...

Miranda Lambert To Join Husband Blake Shelton On 'The Voice'

1/7/2012 8:35pm EST
Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert will join her husband Blake Shelton on talent show "The Voice" this season as a mentor for aspiring singing stars.

"The House That Built Me" singer will provide support for Shelton's team alongside "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson, while Jewel and Lionel Richie will offer help and advice for judge Christina Aguilera's picks.

Rounding out the new line-up of coaches are Alanis Morissette and Robin Thicke, who will work with Maroon 5 hitmaker Adam Levine, and Ne-Yo and Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds, who will back Cee-Lo Green.

The second season of the singing competition, wh...

Recording Artists Who Have Changed Music Styles

2/2/2010 10:40am EST
What happens when Hip Hop & R&B stars lives are changed by fame and fortune? Now finding themselves in a different place most opt to crossover, which involves a marked change in artistic direction, to find new life in the world of popular music. Do you agree, or disagree? Let us know how you feel when your favorite musicians cross over into other musical styles.

Kanye West

Hip Hop entertainer Kanye West may have left many fans quite surprised with his last release, 808s & Heartbreak, which by the given the title was really more an Electronica release, non arguably one of the best in...

Caitlin Crosby's Debut Album, 'Flawz', Released

6/26/2009 9:45am EDT
Caitlin Crosby
Meet up-and coming LA singer/songwriter Caitlin Crosby, a fresh new voice on the pop music scene! The charismatic 23-year-old songsmith with a compelling raspy vocal style, has crafted her debut album, "Flawz", filled with irresistible, thought-provoking and guitar-driven songs produced by Marshall Altman.

Crosby's first track is the sweet and infectious number "Still Have My Heart," which is also currently available on iTunes. The video for the track was directed by Walter May (who also directed Katy Perry's "Ur So Gay") and features Zachary Levi from "Chuck", Albert Reed from "Dancing ...

Ashanti's 'Declaration' Begins Today

6/3/2008 5:30pm EDT
The highly anticipated fourth studio album from Ashanti, "The Declaration" (Review) hits shelves today. The album includes production from A-list producers Jermaine Dupri, LT Hutton, Babyface, Pharrell Williams, Bryan-Michael Cox and more!

"One of the reasons I call the album 'The Declaration,' is because I feel it's important to present all sides of what being a woman is about," she says. "Historically, we've always been relegated to the bottom of the totem pole, whether it's business or the battle of the sexes or just empowering each other. I want this album to make people feel str...

Ashanti Returns With New Album, 'The Declaration,' In Stores June 3

4/6/2008 9:00am EDT
Making her stunning entrance in a dizzying cascade of piano and layered vocals, The Inc./Universal Motown Recording Artist Ashanti puts it all on the line in the powerfully soulful and grandly dramatic "The Way That I Love You," the first single and video from her upcoming album The Declaration.

The home truths of Ashanti's "The Way That I Love You" are drawing a loud "Amen" from the radio and video outlets that have supported her from day one of her multi-platinum career as an artist and songwriter. The track is the No. 1 most-added song at Urban-formatted radio in it's first week, wi...

Babyface Adds Tour Dates

11/1/2007 5:48pm EDT
Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds will return to the road for his first U.S. tour date schedule in years this fall, in support of Playlist. His newest album is the first release on the newly re-launched Mercury Records label, and feat­ur­es his new Top 10 version of James Taylor's "Fire & Rain." The U.S. tour has just been expanded to a dozen cities, opening Friday, November 23rd at The Paramount Theater in Oakland, CA, and running to December 14th at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, VA. Kenny's special guest is Ayo, the critically-acclaimed, International platinum soul singer/songwriter whose U.S. debut C...

Babyface And Trisha Yearwood Team Up For 'CMT Crossroads' Sept. 21

9/5/2007 6:00pm EDT
NASHVILLE – Sept. 5, 2007 – The series that proves great music knows no boundaries returns, bringing together multiple Grammy winners, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Trisha Yearwood. Known for his smooth voice and prolific songwriting, Edmonds joins country superstar Yearwood for a magical evening that was taped before an invitation only audience in Nashville. The two soulful voices will join as one on the latest episode of CMT Crossroads: Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds And Trisha Yearwood premiering Friday, Sept. 21 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.

CMT Crossroads: Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds And Trisha ...

Check Out Johnta Austin's New Single, 'Video,' From His Debut Album, In Stores Sept. 4

8/14/2007 8:00pm EDT
Johnta Austin
His name is already familiar to record buyers who make note of the songwriting credits on major hit records by such superstar artists as Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige. Music industry insiders know him as the Grammy-winning 'go-to' writer which is why the legendary Whitney Houston, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, global multi-platinum artist Usher and hitmaker Chris Brown have tracks on forthcoming projects by this unassuming Atlanta native. While he may have spent the last eight years behind the scenes, penning songs for the likes of Toni Braxton, Tyrese, Enrique Iglesias, Ginuwine, Aaliyah,...

Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds Returns With 11th Album, 'Playlist,' In Stores September 18

7/29/2007 9:00am EDT
(New York, NY) 10-time Grammy award-winning megastar Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds, an icon figure of live performance, songwriting, and production whose work on his own music and others' has resulted in more than 100 million career sales, has completed his 11th album, Playlist, which will arrive in stores September 18th as the first album on the newly re-launched Mercury Records label, it was announced today by Antonio "L.A." Reid, Chairman Island Def Jam Music Group and David Massey, President, Mercury Records.

Playlist will be Babyface's first album devoted (mostly) to cover versions of...

Celebrity Birthdays, April 10

4/10/2007 3:00am EDT
Mandy Moore
Happy Birthday to actress/singer Amanda "AJ" Michalka (1991), "The Sixth Sense" actor Haley Joel Osment (1988), New Zealand singer Hayley Westenra (1987), American singer/actress Mandy Moore (1984), "Final Destination 3" actor Ryan Merriman (1983), British singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor (1979), R&B singer Kenny Lattimore (1970), comedic actor Orlando Jones (1968), Primus drummer Tim Alexander (1965), bandleader/former Stray Cat Brian Setzer (1960), South Bronx DJ Afrika Bambaataa (1960), R&B/pop singer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds (1958), "Ally McBeal" actor Peter MacNicol (1954), tough-guy-actor...

Presenters Announced For 'American Music Awards'

11/9/2006 10:42am EST
Nicole Richie
The "2006 American Music Awards" announce a star-studded lineup of celebrity presenters scheduled to appear and help hand out 20 American Music Awards representing the best of Pop/Rock, Country, Soul/Rhythm & Blues, Rap/Hip Hop, Latin, Alternative, Adult Contemporary and Contemporary Inspirational music. The special airs live Tuesday, Nov. 21 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on ABC.

Presenters scheduled to appear include Nicole Richie, Tori Spelling, Ashlee Simpson, Paris Hilton, Gavin Rossdale, Nickelback, Katharine McPhee, Tommy Lee, Mario Lopez, Vanessa Williams, Kenny Babyface Edmonds, Willi...

Celebrity Birthdays, April 10

4/10/2006 3:00am EDT
Mandy Moore
Happy Birthday to actress/singer Amanda "AJ" Michalka (1991), "The Sixth Sense" actor Haley Joel Osment (1988), New Zealand singer Hayley Westenra (1987), American singer/actress Mandy Moore (1984), "Final Destination 3" actor Ryan Merriman (1983), British singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor (1979), R&B singer Kenny Lattimore (1970), comedic actor Orlando Jones (1968), Primus drummer Tim Alexander (1965), bandleader/former Stray Cat Brian Setzer (1960), South Bronx DJ Afrika Bambaataa (1960), R&B/pop singer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds (1958), "Ally McBeal" actor Peter MacNicol (1954), tough-guy-actor...

Pamela Anderson, Missy Elliott, 3 Doors Down, Many More Added to AMAs

11/21/2005 2:53pm EST
3 Doors Down
The talent list for the "2005 American Music Awards" continues to grow. Newly added presenters for the special are Pamela Anderson, Michelle Branch, "Desperate Housewives'" James Denton, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Missy Elliott, Eve, "Grey's Anatomy's" Katherine Heigl, Jenny McCarthy, 3 Doors Down and tennis superstar Serena Williams, airing Tuesday, November 22 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on ABC.

Also scheduled to appear on the show as presenters are... cycling champion Lance Armstrong, Ashanti, Backstreet Boys, Blink 182's Travis Barker, James Blunt, Brooks & Dunn, Chris Brown, Ryan Cabr...