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Kurt Carr

Kurt Carr debuted at the top of Billboard‘s Gospel chart

Kurt Carr new CD Bless This House” debuted at the top of Billboard‘s Gospel chart and made it to no. 43 on the Top 200.It is the highest debut for Carr. This year Carr received the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award at the Stellar Awards, and was honored as a BMI Trailblazer. This is Carr’s second #1 debut.

 


Beyonce

The BET Experience Star Showcase

BET has announced it is teaming with AEG to create “BET Experience at L.A. Live (BETX). Three days and nights of music and comedy concerts, film screenings, “106 & Park” tapings, BET Fan Fest, seminars, BET Grammy Museum exhibit, various social events and celebrity appearances at the sprawling entertainment complex in downtown Los Angeles. The weekend will take place from June 28 – 30 Featured act include Erykah Badu, Mike Epps, Kirk Franklin, R.Kelly and others. Beyonce set to kick off the first of three nights at the Staples Center on Friday, June. 28..

 


Jam & Lewis

Jam & Lewis Sign New Publishing Deal

The veteran production team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have signed an exclusive worldwide publishing administration agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group that will see the duo release their first album project, the company announced on Wednesday. The deal will encompass all new work written by Jam and Lewis. The duos have garnered more than 100 gold, platinum, multi-platinum and diamond albums and more number ones than any other songwriting and production team in history,since forming Flyte Tyme productions in 1982.


Timbaland

Timbaland joins Roc Nation

Music producer and artist Timbaland is now a member of Roc Nation, the multi-faceted music conglomerate founded by fellow artist-producer Jay-Z in 2008. Jay-Z and Timbaland collaborations started in 1998 producing two tracks on Jay-Z’s album “Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life.” Along with production on four of Jay-Z’s last eight albums. Timbaland’s other production resume includes beats for Missy Elliot, Destiny’s Child, Ludacris, and Snoop Dogg. and Justin Timberlake.


Randy Jackson

National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) honors Randy Jackson

NAMM honored legendary music producer Randy Jackson with its highest honor, the “Music for Life” award. The NAMM award recognizes his pervasive influence in the music world, and his longtime encouragement of budding music-makers. Jackson has performed with Journey, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, Keith Richards and producing and collaborating with music luminaries from nearly all disciplines. He’s received more than 1000 gold and platinum plaques with collective sales exceeding 200 million.


Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson Pays Tribute To Donna Summers

Jennifer Hudson, Christine Aguilera and John Mayer are among the musicians who will perform at the induction ceremony in April for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museumc John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr. will salute blues guitarist Albert King, who is being inducted this year. Public Enemy and Heart are also set to enter the Hall of Fame, along with the producers Quincy Jones and Lou Adler. The awards take place April 18th.


Prince

Prince Named 2013 Billboard Icon

The 2013 Billboard Music Awards will honor the legendary artist Prince during a live ABC broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 19. Prince will receive the Billboard Icon Award and is set to perform during the broadcast..

 

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