James Brown

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  • Birth Name: James Joseph Brown Jr.
  • Birth Place: Barnwell, SC
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/03/1933, Taurus
  • Date of Death: 12/25/2006
  • Profession: Singer; songwriter; actor
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The Winner Is Exclusive Sneak Peek: "Soul Man" Takes on "Girl On Fire"

It's a battle of soul this week on The Winner Is.

In this exclusive sneak peek of Thursday's episode (9/8c, NBC), Jersey girl Alexa takes on James Brown-reincarnated James Chapelle. After the two acts finish their respective performances of Alicia Keys' "Girl on Fire" and Sam and Dave's "Soul Man," the studio audience is nearly unanimous regarding the winner.read more

Miss New York Crowned the New Miss America

Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan was named the new Miss America Saturday in Las Vegas.

Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers placed second, followed by...read more

Marva Whitney, James Brown Revue Singer, Dies

Marva Whitney, who sang in the James Brown Revue and was known as Brown's Soul Sister No. 1, has died, The New York Times reports. She was 68.

Whitney died on Dec. 22 of complications from...read more

Videos

Get On Up - Clip - Bobby Byrd Tells James Brown He’s Not Quitting the Band
Nelsan Ellis & Jill Taylor Are Impressed by the Authenticity of 'Get On up'
The Blues Brothers
Get On Up - Clip - Ben Bart Gives James Brown Some Advice On His Plane

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Soul Power
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Red

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Credits

Year Title Description
2008 Red Movie, Set Decorator
2008 Soul Power Movie, Actor
2007 Banished Movie, Actor
2002 Undercover Brother Movie, Actor - Himself
2002 The Tuxedo Movie, Actor - Himself

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News

Soul Singer Solomon Burke Dies at 70

Solomon Burke, a soul music pioneer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee whose songs blended soul, gospel, country and R&B, has died. He was 70.

Burke died early Sunday at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, according to The Associated Press. He was scheduled to perform in Amsterdam on Tuesday. Burke's family said in a statement on the singer's website that he died of natural causes.

In memoriam: See other celebs that died in 2010

Burke's biggest hits include... read more

Glee Surpasses the Beatles for Most Billboard Hot 100 Chart Entries

Twist and shout, Gleeks!

Glee surpassed the Beatles in the Billboard record books Wednesday, breaking the record for most songs on the Billboard Hot 100 by a non-solo act.

The announcement comes one day after the Fox hit featured its first tune from the Fab Four, when Kurt... read more

Short Cuts: Charles Gibson, TV's Sexiest Duo and More!

ABC's World News with Charles Gibson mustered a rare ratings win — its first in seven months, actually — last week over NBC and Brian Williams, 9.7 million total viewers to 9.5 mil.... CBS Sports' James Brown will take a turn as coanchor of the Saturday Early Show for two weeks this month and another two in April, as the program seeks a full-time sub for Russ Mitchell.... Kate-Sawyer? Der-Mer? Cast your vote for TV's sexiest couple in TVGuide.com's new poll! read more

Soul Man: Spike Lee to Helm James Brown Biopic

Mere days after the passing of the Godfather of Soul, Spike Lee has signed on to direct a feature chronicling the life of James Brown, Variety reports. Lee will first rewrite the latest of several drafts of the script, which has been tossed around for years and boasts Brown's blessing (as well as all music rights). He'll then hopefully begin production by late 2007, perhaps early 2008. Hey, Jamie Foxx, do you feel good? read more

James Brown's Last Words: "I'm Going Away Tonight"

Felled by congestive heart failure on Christmas morning, James Brown used his final breaths to tell longtime manager Charles Bobbit, "I'm going away tonight," the New York Daily News reports. "I didn't believe him," Bobbit relates, adding that a short time later, Brown sighed three times, closed his eyes and died. Per the News, fellow music legend Little Richard remembers Brown as "an innovator, an emancipator, an originator... Rap music, all that stuff came from James Brown." Adds Public Enemy's Chuck D, "To this day there has been no one as funky. No one's coming even close." Noting the singer's most holy final day of life, the Rev. Jesse Jackson says, "He was dramatic to the end.... He would have it no other way." read more

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