R & B

NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, are thrilled to announce today the launch of the yearlong campaign in 2021 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of music’s most historic record labels, Philadelphia International Records.  The anniversary campaign will […]

(NEW YORK, NY) – NOVEMBER 29, 2020 – The 2020 “Soul Train Awards” celebrated the best in soul, R&B and hip hop by highlighting both living legends and breakout stars with unrivaled musical moments and show-stopping performances. The awards show, which aired, November 29, 2020 at 8 PM EST on BET, BET Her, VH1 and MTV2 was […]

(Black PR Wire) Babyface, the award-winning music producer behind some of the biggest artists, songs and record label, LaFace records, revealed that he too had been stricken with COVID-19. “I feel so blessed to be able to celebrate another birthday,” confessed the Grammy-award winning producer in an Instagram post. “I tested positive for the COVID-19 […]

(SILVER SPRING, MD) – April 1, 2020 – TV One’s award-winning documentary series UNSUNG shines a spotlight on the story of 70s R&B music queen, Betty Wright, this Sunday, April 5 at 10 p.m. ET/9C. For five decades and counting, Betty Wright has brought the “real” to R&B, with a powerful voice and sassy delivery that produced over ten top 20 hits. Born and raised in Miami, […]

TV One’s award-winning documentary series UNSUNG begins its new season highlighting the journey of one R&B’s most dynamic quartets with super-group Dru Hill on Sunday, February 23 at 10 p.m. ET/9C. UNSUNG: DRU HILL Four childhood friends from Baltimore – Sisqo, Nokio, Jazz, and Woody took the music industry by storm in the ’90s with a combination of old school vocal harmonies […]

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — May 1, 1972 was a whirlwind day of celebration in Marvin Gaye’s hometown of Washington, D.C. Designated “Marvin Gaye Day,” it began with Gaye giving a speech to students at Cardozo High, the school he’d attended, before he and his parents were ushered by motorcade to other points around […]

There’s concern growing for Stevie Wonder after he revealed he would be soon taking a break from his music and touring. To the surprise of many, the icon legend, who is 69 years old, shared that he was in need of a kidney transplant and was grateful that he has already found a donor. During […]

NEW YORK, May 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will host its 32nd annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday, June 20, 2019 in Los Angeles. In celebration of its 60th anniversary, Motown Records will receive the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Heritage Award. The award honors ASCAP members who have had a major impact on the legacy of […]

ATLANTA, June 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.), the global leader in rights management, is proud to announce that multiplatinum superstar Janet Jackson will be named a BMI Icon at the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.  The event will be held Thursday, August 30th at The Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta and will be hosted by BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI Vice President Creative (Atlanta), Catherine Brewton. “As […]