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Chante Moore Returns With New CD, 'Love The Woman'; Due June 17

June 9th, 2008 8:00pm EDT
Chante Moore
Following two highly successful albums with her husband, Kenny Lattimore, Grammy nominee Chante Moore returns with her long awaited first solo CD in nearly a decade, Love The Woman, due June 17th on Peak Records.

Known for numerous hits over the past fifteen years including "Love's Taken Over," "It's Alright," and her top five smash "Chante's Got A Man," Chante Moore is in vintage form on her sultry first single, the passionate ballad "Ain't Supposed To Be. With her angelic vocals, once again she delivers her distinctive soulful style that has made her one of the most admired and res...
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Commemorate GRAMMY's 50th Anniversary With 'The Ultimate GRAMMY Collection'

January 8th, 2008 2:12pm EST
Classic Pop
In a grand commemoration of the 50th Celebration of the GRAMMY® Awards, Shout! Factory and The Recording Academy®'s GRAMMY® Recordings announce an electrifying 7-CD series encompassing GRAMMY® winners from four of the legendary awards' major genres. With a personal introduction written by 27-time GRAMMY® winner and 50th Celebration Ambassador Quincy Jones, this series is a sumptuous ode to the biggest hits in music history and a must-have for music lovers and collectors alike.

"We look forward to celebrating the past five decades of GRAMMY®-winning music with music fans everywhere thr...
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The Isley Brothers (Featuring Ronald Isely) To Release 'I'll Be Home for Christmas' Oct. 9

October 4th, 2007 2:39pm EDT
Isley Brothers
I'll Be Home For Christmas, the first holiday album ever recorded by the Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley, will arrive in stores October 9th on Def Soul Classics, a division of the Island Def Jam Music Group. The new album was executive produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis for Flyte Tyme Productions, Inc., with all tracks recorded and mixed at Flyte Tyme Studios in Santa Monica.

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees the Isley Brothers, who now include Ronald Isley and his brother, guitarist and singer Ernie Isley, celebrated their 50th year as a recording group in 2007. Their new ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 7

March 7th, 2007 3:00am EST
Rachel Weisz
Happy Birthday to "That 70s Show" actress Laura Prepon (1980), "The Constant Gardener" Oscar-winner (Best Actress) Rachel Weisz (1971), annoying comedienne Wanda Sykes (1964), "The Young Ones" actor Rik Mayall (1958), "Malcolm In The Middle" actor Bryan Cranston (1956), Pittsburgh Steelers legends Lynn Swann (1952) and Franco Harris (1950), Isley Brother Ernie Isley (1952), J. Geils Band singer Peter Wolf (1946), actor John Heard (1945), folk singer Townes Van Zandt (1944; d. 1997), film executive Michael Eisner (1942), Hill Street Blues actor Daniel J. Travanti (1940), "Bolero" composer Ma...
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Classic Philly Soul Goes Hand in Hand With The Inspirational Film 'Pride'

February 25th, 2007 9:30am EST
Pride
Combining the real-life story of hard-won victory with the classic music of its time, the upcoming Lionsgate film Pride, which will be released March 23, is a powerful tribute to a unique and charismatic hero, the youngsters he inspired, and the timeless music of Philadelphia.

Directed by South Africa's Sunu Gonera, the life-affirming “Pride” stars Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac and Kimberly Elise.

“Pride” tells the true story of Philadelphia inner-city swim coach Jim Ellis and a group of audacious, talented African-American youngsters who trained with him, conq...
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Five New "Beautiful Ballads" Titles Arrive In Time For Valentine's Day

January 23rd, 2007 2:00am EST
Earth, Wind & Fire
Five New "Beautiful Ballads" Titles Arrive In Time For Valentine's Day

The Columbia, Epic, BMG and associated label archives that represent the deep resources of Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, now provide the repertoire for Beautiful Ballads, a series of single CD collections that arrived in stores the day after Christmas - just in time for consumers to start making plans for Valentine's Day gift-giving.

The five new titles in the series are compilations on the classic R&B side, showcasing Earth, Wind & Fire, Gladys Knight & the Pips, the Isley Br...
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2006: Year In Music (Pt. 2)

December 31st, 2006 1:00pm EST
Billy Corgan
...In April, Billy Corgan announced that Smashing Pumpkins will reunite and begin recording a new album... Rihanna released her sophomore disc, Unfaithful, featuring the single S.O.S., which includes a sample of Soft Cell's Tainted Love... and Cee-Lo and DangerMouse's collaboration, Gnarls Barkley took the U.S. by storm, as their hit single Crazy stormed the charts and took off as one of 2006's most popular tunes.

Bands that released new albums include: The Flaming Lips, Daft Punk, Gorillaz, Blue October, Lacuna Coil, Lamb Of God, Pink, Queensryche, The Vines, Eagles Of Death Metal, Qu...
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Kelly Price Returns To Gospel Roots With "This Is Who I Am," Out Oct. 24

October 4th, 2006 1:55pm EDT
Kelly Price
Kelly Price has been said to possess one of the most extraordinary voices in modern music. Born and reared in Queens, NY, Price’s musical talent showed itself at an early age. Price’s mother vividly recalls the many, many nights the household was awakened to the sound of Kelly singing out from her crib. As a child of the Church, both of her parents are ordained ministers, music became inextricably intertwined with the emotional fabric of her life, and it was through music that she expressed feelings she was often unable to speak aloud. One day, after being deeply saddened by a book she read...
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Mariah Carey, Black Eyed Peas, Chili Peppers & Nickelback Top AMA Nominations

September 20th, 2006 9:36am EDT
Black Eyed Peas
Mariah Carey, The Black Eyed Peas, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nickelback lead this year's American Music Awards nominations with three nods apiece. Carey is up for "Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist" and "Soul/R&B Artist" as well as "Favorite Soul/R&B Album" for The Emancipation Of Mimi, while Canadians Nickelback and Red Hot Chili Peppers will face off for the "Favorite Band, Duo or Group" and "Favorite Pop/Rock Album" honors.

Former American Idol winners Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood netted two nominations, alongside Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Jamie Foxx, The Pussycat Dolls, Rascal F...
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The Isley Brothers Release "Baby Makin' Music"

May 9th, 2006 4:51pm EDT
The Isley Brothers
Baby Makin' Music is a natural title for a new album by The Isley Brothers featuring Ron Isley aka “Mr. Biggs.” For, in the annals of contemporary music, few groups or artists can lay claim to creating as many slow jams and bedroom classics, classics that set the perfect right mood for romance leading to seduction, seduction leading to passion and, yes, in more than one instance, passion as a prelude to a rise in the birth rate! “Yes, we’ve been making baby-makin’ music for quite a while,” Ron grins with confidence, aware that his smooth-yet-soulful vocal style has brought pleasure to milli...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 7

March 7th, 2006 3:00am EST
Laura Prepon
Happy Birthday to "That 70s Show" actress Laura Prepon (1980), "The Constant Gardener" Oscar-nominee Rachel Weisz (1971), annoying comedienne Wanda Sykes (1964), "The Young Ones" actor Rik Mayall (1958), "Malcolm In The Middle" actor Bryan Cranston (1956), Pittsburgh Steelers legends Lynn Swann (1952) and Franco Harris (1950), Isley Brother Ernie Isley (1952), J. Geils Band singer Peter Wolf (1946), actor John Heard (1945), folk singer Townes Van Zandt (1944; d. 1997), film executive Michael Eisner (1942), Hill Street Blues actor Daniel J. Travanti (1940), "Bolero" composer Maurice Ravel (1...
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The Temptations Prepare 'Reflections'

December 6th, 2005 12:50pm EST
The Temptations
Finally, The Temptations, one of the most popular singing groups of all time, perform the Motown classics they always loved but never had the chance to record. Putting a fresh spin on 15 of Motown's greatest songs, "Reflections" will be released January 31, 2006. "Motown is the soundtrack of our lives," says Otis Williams. "These are songs we have always wanted to do, and now, happily, we have had a chance to do them." This is the 47th album of new recordings from the incomparable Temptations.

Forty-five years after forming in Detroit, The Temptations bring some of the most memorable s...
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