Tag Archives: R&B

Review: ‘Fantasia’ not a harmonious composition

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before they fizzled out, my chief compliant about those tap-happy “Guitar Hero” and “Rock Band” franchises was that they didn’t really teach players anything about music. They were simply color-coded amusements. Now, here comes “Fantasia: Music Evolved” (Disney, for the Xbox One and Xbox 360, $59.99) to take rhythmic superfluousness [...]

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Judge sides with widow in Pendergrass estate fight

  NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia judge has decided that the widow of R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass will retain control over his estate after rejecting a will submitted by the singer’s son. Montgomery County Orphans’ Court Judge Stanley Ott said a will dated in May 2009 and submitted by Theodore “Ted” Pendergrass II “was [...]

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Chris Brown leads nominees for Soul Train Awards

  NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Brown is the top nominee for the Soul Train Awards. The R&B singer racked up seven nominations, including best R&B/soul male artist and song of the year for “Loyal.” Beyonce earned six nominations and Pharrell Williams followed with five. Williams and Beyonce will be competing against each other for album of the [...]

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Iggy Azalea, Demi Lovato headline Vevo concert

  SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Iggy Azalea’s got 99 problems and driving is one. Before taking the stage Wednesday at Vevo’s Certified Superfanfest event, the 24-year-old “Problem” rapper said she’s had a few close calls while learning the rules of the road. “I just learned to drive and it’s been really difficult because I [...]

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Boyz II Men return to Philly high school for show

  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Members of the Grammy-winning group Boyz II Men returned to their roots Tuesday with a concert at their old stomping grounds — a performing arts high school they remember being just like the TV show “Fame.” “You had girls, you know, walking around in their leotards, plie-ing all over the hallways [...]

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Boyz II Men return to Philly high school for show

  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Members of the Grammy-winning group Boyz II Men returned to their roots Tuesday with a concert at their old stomping grounds — a performing arts high school they remember being just like the TV show “Fame.” “You had girls, you know, walking around in their leotards, plie-ing all over the hallways [...]

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Ex-West Point cadet loses suit vs. LaBelle’s staff

  HOUSTON (AP) — A former West Point cadet has lost a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against members of R&B singer Patti LaBelle’s entourage whom he accused of beating him as he waited for a ride outside a Houston airport terminal. In his lawsuit, Richard King alleged he was attacked without provocation by LaBelle’s bodyguard and two others while [...]

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Death of singer Simone Battle is ruled suicide

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — The death of girl group singer Simone Battle was ruled a suicide by hanging, authorities said Sunday. The cause of death was determined two days after the 25-year-old Battle was found dead in her West Hollywood home, Los Angeles County Coroner’s Lt. Fred Corral said. Battle became known through her [...]

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Alicia Keys ready for December release: baby No.2

  NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys, who often releases albums in November and December, says she is preparing for another delivery at the end of the year: her second baby. “December album? Well, I know one thing. I’m having a December baby,” the singer said with a laugh in an interview Tuesday. The Grammy [...]

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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

  iTunes’ Official Music Charts for the week ending September 1, 2014:   Top Songs 1. Shake It Off, Taylor Swift 2. All About That Bass , Meghan Trainor 3. Bang Bang, Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj 4. Anaconda, Nicki Minaj 5. Black Widow (feat. Rita Ora), Iggy Azalea 6. Guts Over Fear (feat. [...]

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