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25 Best R&B Albums Of 2013

December 27th, 2013 6:30pm EST
Beyonce
It truly saddens me to see R&B, a personal favorite style of music, in a state of uncertainty.  2013 found the numbers of R&B down considerably, a trend that is consistent year in and year out. Save for a select few commercial bright spots (led by an unexpected Beyoncé album), R&B only dented the charts. Even so, finding 25 albums with some significance wasn’t difficult to do.  Sure, some of the lowest ranked albums have their flaws, but each has some reason for being selected.  Enjoy!

1) Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady
Bad Boy

In a world where R&B and soul music have cooled off consid...
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2013 Album Playlist: Favorites, Least Favorites, and Honorable Mentions - Part 3

October 13th, 2013 2:50pm EDT
Ariana Grande
Welcome to the final part of my Favorites, Least Favorites, and Honorable Mentions of 2013.  Here is where I housed my honorable mentions, which were many.  If you missed the previous two posts, here’s how I opened them up respectively, beginning with Favorites and ending with Least Favorites:

Favorites:

“As I look over my 2013 playlist from my iPod, I realize I have listened to numerous albums this year.  In fact, the amount of music that my ears have consumed and my pen has analyzed is pretty scary…and I still missed lots of albums! SMH! Some were special, some made me cringe, and som...
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EMI's Family Of Artists And Songwriters Raise $940,000 To Support Japanese Red Cross Disaster Relief Efforts

April 26th, 2011 2:43pm EDT
30 Seconds To Mars
An auction of exclusive personal items and memorabilia donated by EMI’s family of artists and songwriters has raised $940,000 in funds to help the Red Cross support people affected by last month’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The charity auction, which launched on eBay’s worldwide sites on April 5, attracted bids totaling $470,000 from music fans around the world. All the money from winning bidders will be doubled through a donation by EMI.

EMI Group CEO Roger Faxon commented: “What a wonderful result!! It was made possible by the extraordinary generosity of so many members of the EMI...
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Aaron Neville Marries In New York

November 17th, 2010 4:37pm EST
Aaron Neville
Soul singer Aaron Neville has wed his photographer fiancee in an intimate ceremony in New York.

The star exchanged nuptials with Sarah A. Friedman in front of a small group of guests at a Big Apple restaurant on Saturday.

And Neville, 69, celebrated life as a married man by serenading his new wife at the reception with a rendition of his hit ballad Pledging My Love, reports People.com. The couple met in 2008.

The newlyweds are reportedly honeymooning in the exotic Turks & Caicos.

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Denzel Washington, Vanessa Hudgens & Tons Of Stars Stand Up 2 Cancer

September 11th, 2010 9:15am EDT
Vanessa Hudgens
Stevie Wonder and Neil Diamond tugged at the heartstrings of TV viewers during the Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon on Friday night with special dedications to loved ones who had lost battles with the disease.

They were part of the all-star line-up of presenters, performers and phone operators who gave up their time to help raise funds for cancer research charities and awareness about the killer disease.

Among those who took part in the TV special were Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Diane Lane, Mandy Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow and Denzel Washington, while celebrities like Kelly Osbourne, Marg Helgenberg...
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Kat De Luna Tops Worst National Anthem Performance Poll

July 2nd, 2010 11:30am EDT
Kat De Luna
Kat De Luna's rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner has topped a new online list of the most awful National Anthem performances ever.

The singer hit the low notes when she belted out America's patriotic tune at a 2008 Dallas Cowboys football game - and now her take on Francis Scott Key's poem put to music has been named the Worst National Anthem Performance by Billboard.com.

The poll was compiled to coincide with the Independence Day weekend. Editors call the Dominican star's attempt at the anthem "a spectacular failure."

They write, "She tries too hard to hit the notes that only a ra...
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Unprecedented Collection Of Music Memorabilia To Be Offered In Live & Online Auction

March 26th, 2007 2:25pm EDT
U2
U2's The Edge announced the Icons of Music Auction to benefit Music Rising on Saturday April 21 at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square at 5 p.m. The auction event will offer one of the most significant collections of music memorabilia from many of music's greatest legends with proceeds benefiting Music Rising.

The campaign was co-founded by The Edge, producer Bob Ezrin and Gibson Guitar Chairman and CEO Henry Juszkiewicz in 2005 to aid musicians of the Gulf Coast Region in regaining their livelihood after the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

The live and online a...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 24

January 24th, 2007 3:00am EST
Mischa Barton
Happy Birthday to "That's So Raven" actor Ricky Ullman (1986), star of "The O.C." Mischa Barton (1986), American actress/singer Tatyana Ali (1979), "Scooby Doo" actor Matthew Lillard (1970), American gymnast Mary Lou Retton (1968), Dream Theater bassist John Myung (1963), German actress Nastassja Kinski (1959), British musician Jools Holland (1958), "Animal House" actor/comedian John Belushi (1949; d. 1982), singer/songwriter Warren Zevon (1947; d. 2003), American actress Sharon Tate (1943; d. 1969), American singers Aaron Neville and Neil Diamond (1941), parody singer Ray Stevens (1939), "...
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Aaron Neville To Perform on 'The Young & The Restless'

October 2nd, 2006 2:28pm EDT
Aaron Neville
Four-time Grammy Award winner Aaron Neville will appear on the daytime drama, The Young And The Restless, Friday, Oct. 27 on CBS. Neville, a longtime fan of Y&R, will perform at the opening of Neil Winters' (Kristoff St. John) new club, Indigo, where he will sing "Stand By Me" and "Ain't No Sunshine," from his new album, Bring It On Home ...The Soul Classics.

Neville, the third youngest of the four famous brothers, was the first to make the national charts with the Number One hit, "Tell It Like It Is," in 1966. He and his brothers later formed The Neville Brothers and recorded a ser...
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Hurricane Katrina Benefit Concert Hits DVD August 22; 100% Of Net Proceeds Will Go To Victims

August 21st, 2006 2:29pm EDT
From The Big Apple To The Big Easy
On August 22, 2006, Rhino Entertainment, in association with MSG Entertainment, will release a double disc DVD of the landmark Katrina benefit concert, "From The Big Apple To The Big Easy: The Concert For New Orleans," which was held on September 20th, 2005 at Madison Square Garden to support the long-term relief and rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Katrina. As the one-year anniversary of the disaster approaches (August 29), Rhino Entertainment and MSGE invite you to bring home the DVD of the live concert performance that has touched so many lives. "From The Big Apple To The Big Easy"...
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Fox Reveals the Stars of 'Celebrity Duets'

August 15th, 2006 3:11pm EDT
Hal Sparks
WWE World Champion Chris Jericho, actress Lucy Lawless, actor Cheech Marin, 2004 Olympic Gold Medal-winning gymnast Carly Patterson, actor/director Alfonso Ribeiro, pop culture guru Jai Rodriguez, actor/comedian Hal Sparks and actress Lea Thompson are the eight celebrities who will compete weekly on "Celebrity Duets" premiering Tuesday, Aug. 29 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Wayne Brady will host the show.

Each week, the celebrity competitors as long as they remain in the competition will be paired with a different recording superstar among Grammy Award-winning and No. 1 artists Clint ...
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Superstars Chosen for FOX's 'Celebrity Duets'

July 24th, 2006 4:21pm EDT
Macy Gray
Cyndi Lauper, Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick, Randy Travis, Brian Mcknight, Macy Gray, Patti Labelle, Kenny Loggins, Chaka Khan, Richard Marx, Michael Bolton, Clint Black and Aaron Neville are among the Grammy-winning and number-one artists scheduled to perform on Celebrity Duets this fall on Fox.

Celebrity Duets pairs recording superstars with celebrities not famous for singing in hopes of their making beautiful music together. Each week, celebrity participants - as long as they remain in the competition - will be paired with a different recording superstar. The show will follow the ...
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India.Arie Returns June 27 With "Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship;" Listen To First Single Right Here

April 6th, 2006 11:06am EDT
india.arie
Nominated 11 times for Grammys within two short years, India.Arie came onto the national music scene in 2001 with her Motown Records debut Acoustic Soul and then followed up in 2002 with her sophomore CD Voyage To India. Both CDs have sold over 6 million copies worldwide and have helped Ms. Arie garner numerous awards including 2 Grammys and 3 NAACP Image Awards, along with awards from BET, Billboard Music, Radio Music, MTV, VH1 Vogue Fashion, Essence Magazine and others.

She has received critical acclaim from USA Today to VIBE Magazine, Entertainment Weekly to People Magazine. A voice...
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Today's Celebrity Birthdays, Jan. 24

January 24th, 2006 3:00am EST
Mischa Barton
Happy Birthday to "That's So Raven" actor Ricky Ullman (1986), star of "The O.C." Mischa Barton (1986), American actress/singer Tatyana Ali (1979), "Scooby Doo" actor Matthew Lillard (1970), American gymnast Mary Lou Retton (1968), Dream Theater bassist John Myung (1963), German actress Nastassja Kinski (1959), British musician Jools Holland (1958), "Animal House" actor/comedian John Belushi (1949; d. 1982), singer/songwriter Warren Zevon (1947; d. 2003), American actress Sharon Tate (1943; d. 1969), American singers Aaron Neville and Neil Diamond (1941), parody singer Ray Stevens (1939), "...
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Charity Event To Honor Stevie Wonder

November 16th, 2005 2:17pm EST
Stevie Wonder
The Recording Academy and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) are pleased to announce Grammy Jam 2005, an event celebrating the distinguished career and music of 22-time Grammy Award-winning legend Stevie Wonder. The Dec. 10 charity event will feature performances by India Arie, Eric Benet, Herbie Hancock, and Aaron Neville, among others. Artists will perform an array of hits from Wonder's catalog in a jam-style setting at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.

The net proceeds from Grammy Jam 2005 will benefit arts and music education through EIF's National Arts and Music Educa...
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Star-Studded Benefit CD for Hurricane Relief To Drop Nov. 22

November 15th, 2005 2:21pm EST
Hurricane Relief
Responding to the overwhelming outpouring of support from musicians, writers and producers, EMI Group, SONY BMG, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and Concord Music Group along with the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network

and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today announced the addition of new artists and songs to complete the double CD multi-artist benefit album Hurricane Relief: Come Together Now. The collection will feature new recordings and classic cuts from more than 80 artists and 35 songs, spanning a variety of generations and genres, and will be released N...
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