R&B Beat: Lucy Pearl, Destiny's Child, TLC …

Supergroup performing on 'Letterman'; girl group members write songs for play; Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes focusing on record label.

R&B supergroup Lucy Pearl will perform on "The Late Show With David Letterman" on Thursday (July 20). The band's single, "Dance Tonight," from its self-titled debut, is at #5 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop singles chart. ...

The soundtrack to the stage play "His Woman, His Wife" will feature tracks by Destiny's Child's Beyoncé Knowles and Kelly Rowland, R&B/gospel singer Dave Hollister and gospel artists Hezekiah Walker and 1NC featuring Kirk Franklin. The album is set for release Sept. 19, while the play resumes touring in October, according to a label spokesperson. ...

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hiatus, member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes is turning her attention to her new record label, Wish Records. The label is part of Lopes' Left Eye Productions company, and no projects have been announced, according to MTV News Online....

Wild-haired singer Kelis has agreed to lay down vocal tracks for a remix of Moby's song "Honey," and the dance music star already has an idea for a collaborative video. "It would be her wearing a fake bald wig," the chrome-domed artist told MTV News Online, "and me wearing a Kelis wig, so she would pretend to be the musician in the background with the keyboard and the electronics."...

The Rev. Al Green's got his own church in Memphis, Tenn., and soon he'll have his own street, or at least a street named after him. On Sunday (July 23), Hale Road, where Green's Full Gospel Tabernacle stands, will be renamed Rev. Al Green Road, a spokesperson for the singer said. ...

Former Dru Hill member Woody will release his GospoCentric Records debut, Soul Music, on Oct. 31, a label spokesperson said. The album will feature guest appearances by Mary Mary and Woody's old group, which features multiplatinum solo artist Sisqó. ...

After teaming with comic book legend Stan Lee to create a cartoon that opens her set on her current tour, Mary J. Blige has announced plans to spin off the animated short into an Internet-based series, according to MTV News Online. In the clip, a highly stylized Blige battles criminals and miscreants around an inner-city neighborhood and demonstrates several superpowers, including the ability to fly. ...

The Rev. James Cleveland's GMWA Mass Choir is scheduled to record its third album for Atlanta's MCG Records in mid-August, an MCG spokesperson said. This will be the choir's third release on MCG. As with last year's recording, the label will release a video and an album of the sessions. ...

Michael Jackson's representatives called the lawsuit filed against the pop superstar by David Orgell, a Beverly Hills, Calif., jewelry-store owner, "meritless." In a statement, Jackson's publicity firm said the store repeatedly had been told Jackson was making up his mind whether to buy the diamond watch he had been given and that the watch was returned "months ago."

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D'Angelo will donate part of the proceeds of his Aug. 4 performance with Lucy Pearl at Los Angeles' Greek Theater to the Magic Johnson Foundation, according to D'Angelo's publicist. The funds will benefit Johnson's "A Midsummer Night's Magic" event, which is raising money to help send inner-city students to college. ...

R&B newcomer Pink's latest video, "Most Girls," was chosen by viewers of The Box Music Network's weeklong "Final Cut" promotion. The narrative-based clip, which makes its national debut this week, beat out a version showcasing mainly Pink's dancing, a Box representative said. (Sonicnet.com and The Box are both divisions of MTV Interactive.) ...

The O'Jays, Shirley Bassey, Blondie, Roy Orbison and Billy Ocean are among the artists with catalog songs appearing on Who Wants To Be a Millionaire: The Album. The soundtrack to the hit game show will be released Aug. 1, according to Buena Vista Records.

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Fridays' birthday (July 21): Larry Tolbert (Raydio), 50.

— sonicnet.com staff report