MusiqQueen.com

Month: January 2003

Mary J. Blige & MCA Hit With $10 Million Dollar Lawsuit

R&B superstar Mary J. Blige and her label, MCA Records, were hit with a $10 million lawsuit in United States District Court in the Southern District Of New York on Monday (January 27). The suit was filed by songwriters Kiyamma Griffin and Floyd Howard, who maintain that they were never paid any royalties for five […]

Read More

Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Common Planned For New Roy Hargrove Set

Mainstream jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove plans to go in a more contemporary direction with his next recorded outing. Leading a newly formed ensemble called RH Factor, he will deliver the album Hargroove, tentatively scheduled for May 20. Configured as a hip-hop-meets jazz project, Hargroove will also feature vocalists Erykah Badu and D’Angelo and rhyme stylers […]

Read More

Prosecutors May Subpoena Aretha Franklin

DETROIT – Prosecutors may subpoena singer Aretha Franklin to obtain information about her home that was destroyed by a fire in October. The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office will decide this week whether to issue an investigative subpoena that would “compel her to testify,” said Assistant Prosecutor James Halushka. Since the Oct. 25 fire, which has […]

Read More

Jennifer Lopez Divorce Final This Weekend

Jennifer Lopez’s divorce from dancer Chris Judd will be finalized this weekend. Her second marriage will be legally dissolved on Sunday, January 26. J-Lo’s first marriage was to Ojani Noa and the couple divorced in 1997. Her next long-term relationship was with rap mogul Sean “P. Diddy” Combs. She met Judd on the set of […]

Read More

‘Gimme a Break’ Star Nell Carter Dies

Nell Carter, who played the sassy, matronly housekeeper on the 1980s sitcom “Gimme a Break!” and received a Tony Award in 1978 for her performance in the Broadway musical “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” died Thursday, her publicist said. She was 54. The singer-actress collapsed in her Beverly Hills home and was found by one of her 13-year-old […]

Read More

New ‘American Idol’ Draws Record Ratings

Whether to watch Simon Cowell’s withering put-downs or discover the next potential star, a record-setting 26.5 million viewers tuned in for Tuesday night’s return of “American Idol” on Fox. Even for what is turning out to be the winter of reality TV on the broadcast networks, these were stunning numbers. Excluding sporting events, it was […]

Read More

Anastacia To Have Breast Cancer Surgery

Dance music diva Anastacia has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will undergo surgery to remove a lump. “My doctor was insistent that I have a mammogram even though it was not required. He saved my life,” she said in a statement. “I appreciate all who are concerned, but please don’t worry. Either way I […]

Read More

Angie Martinez And Dru Hill’s Nokio Having Baby

Radio personality and rapper Angie Martinez announced on Monday (January 20) that she is five months pregnant. The child was fathered by producer and Dru Hill member Nokio, who turned 24 on Monday (January 20), according to Martinez’s spokesperson at Elektra Records. No comment was given as to how the pregnancy might effect Martinez’s present […]

Read More

Toni Braxton explodes: I don’t sing like J.Lo

Veteran songbird Toni Braxton exploded after a writer dared to compare her singing to J.Lo’s — and she put down the sexy Latina as a second-rate singer.The normally easygoing performer has suffered a series of setbacks with style and grace — including bankruptcy, a very public breakup with her fianc

Read More

Smooth,Sultry,Sophisticated – Sheila Hayes

“TAKE A CHANCE” by SHEILA HAYES #1 JAZZ VOCALS at MP3.com Sheila Hayes, the smooth, sultry, sophisticated jazz vocalist accumuates years of artistic and creative experiences. Having premiered/debuted in various settings throughout the USA, and abroad (via video) Ms. Hayes has received rave reviews about her vocal jazz performances. As a free-lance edutainer, Sheila has […]

Read More