NE-YO makes a BOSS move! He has left Def Jam and will now be signed to Motown as an artist as well as Senior VP of their A&R! His label Compound Entertainment will go with him too… nice!

Nick Ashford, one-half of the legendary Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson, has died at age 70. His former publicist told the Associated Press that the singer and songwriter died in a New York City hospital on Monday. He had undergone radiation treatment for throat cancer. Ashford & Simpson were known for their hit “Solid” […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) The Hitsville Museum 2648 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48208 When: April 14, 1960 What: Originally founded by Berry Gordy, Jr., “Hitsville” became one of the first black-owned record labels. With its iconic artists and songwriters like Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, The Supremes and The Jackson 5, […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)5750 Wilshire Blvd #300 Los Angeles, CA 90036 When: 1971 What: The House of Hits closes its Detroit home for good, moving its creative headquarters to Hollywood. «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » In celebration of Black Music Month, TheUrbanDaily’s “It’s All Black Music” presents 100 Rewarding Black Music Moments, sponsored by […]

In late 1961, Motown Records earned it’s first number one pop hit thanks to The Marvelettes’ song “Please Mr. Postman.”  The song featured the fiery lead vocals of a 16-year-old girl named Gladys Horton.  On January 26th, the lead singer of “Please Mr. Postman” died at the age of 65.

In support of the national Andre Harrell Superstar Soul Search, Andre Harrell stopped by 100.3 The Beat Boogie D's show yesterday (July 21st) to talk about the Philly edition of the event and Harrell's career. Take a look at the production that took place during the interview in our photo gallery, and watch Andre talk to Boogie D about the legend of Diddy.

soul (Middle English, from Old English sawol) – 1. the animating and vital principle in human beings, credited with the faculties of thought, actions and emotion and often conceived as an immaterial entity. 2. a sense of ethnic pride among African-Americans, expressed in areas such as language, social customs, religion and music.