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Sarah Dash, Labelle Member of “Lady Marmalade” Fame, Dies at 76

Sarah Dash, a co-founder of pioneering R&B/rock group Labelle of “Lady Marmalade” fame, died Monday (Sept. 20). She was 76. “We were just onstage together on Saturday [Sept. 18] and it was such a powerful and special moment,” group namesake Patti LaBelle said in a statement sent to Billboard. “Sarah Dash was an awesomely talented, beautiful […]

BET Awards: Jamie Foxx Set to Host

This marks his second time as emcee of the show, which will air live June 24 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Recording Academy Appoints Tina Tchen, Michelle Obama’s Former Chief of Staff, to Chair Task Force

Tchen, also a Time's Up activist, spoke exclusively with Billboard: "It's going to take us longer than an awards cycle or two to really address these issues in any industry because we're dealing with a broader cultural attitude around women, women in power and the quality of diversity. We need to be diligent and patient but also have a real commitment to making changes."

Stevie Wonder Collaborator Sylvia Moy Dies at 78

As one of Motown’s first female songwriter/producers, Moy was instrumental in shaping the label’s pioneering legacy.

Clive Davis’ Grammy Party Class Photo: Jennifer Hudson, Chance the Rapper, DNCE and More (Exclusive)

On the eve of music's big night, Sony Music's chief creative officer, for the 41st year, brought together industry titans and top talent — including Maren Morris, Mary J. Blige, Neil Diamond and even House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — at the Beverly Hilton.

Earth, Wind & Fire and Nile Rodgers Accept Top Honors at Ebony Power 100 Gala

An additional nine music stars — including Beyoncé, John Legend, The Weeknd and Chance the Rapper — made the magazine’s 2016 power tally, which also honors such notables as director Ava DuVernay, breakout television star Issa Rae and president of the Nike brand Trevor Edwards.

Sheila E. Recounts Emotional Reunion With Prince Bandmates for BET Tribute: “I Knew We Were Going to Sit and Cry”

The late musician's longtime collaborator outlines the creative process behind her tribute to Prince for the BET Awards, featuring former members of the New Power Generation as well as members of her own band.

Taylor Swift Accepts First Taylor Swift Award and Top Songwriter Prize at BMI Pop Awards

"Uptown Funk" is named song of the year, Sony/ATV reigns as publisher of the year and songwriting duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil receive the BMI Icon Award.

Breyon Prescott Named Head of Urban A&R at Epic Records

Among the executive producers on Jodeci's new album for Epic, Prescott will house his Chameleon Entertainment imprint at the label.

Music Exec Mark Pitts on J. Cole’s Success, Usher’s New Album and Miguel’s Love of Women

Says the ByStorm Entertainment CEO: "I'm trying to build my own LaFace."

BET Cancels ‘106 & Park’

The show's final broadcast will air on Dec. 19, after which it will live online