Dancehall star Beenie Man, who has recorded anti-gay songs in the past, was yanked from a concert bill associated with this weekend's MTV Video Music Awards after gay groups planned a protest, the network said.
Dancehall star Beenie Man, who has recorded anti-gay songs in the past, was yanked from a concert associated with the MTV Video Music Awards this weekend after gay groups planned a protest, the network said today (Aug. 25).
Rapper Eminem reigns once again on The Billboard 200 as "The Eminem Show" (Web/Aftermath/Interscope) posts its sixth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the chart. The album made the move in spite of a 4% sales dip to 170,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, which was a smaller decline than the 12% drop to 162,000 units that precipitated the fall of Nelly's "Nellyville" (Fo' Reel/Universal) to No. 2.
For his latest album, "Tropical Storm," Jamaican toaster Beenie Man has teamed up with a host of guest artists, including Lil' Kim, So Solid Crew, and dancehall greats Sly & Robbie. Due Aug. 20 via Virgin, the set is led by the single "Feel It Boy," which teams Beenie Man (real name: Moses Davis) with labelmate Janet Jackson and production team the Neptunes (also a Virgin artist under the N*E*R*D moniker).
Steven Seagal is in the process of recording his debut album in a Kingston, Jamaica, studio, with Wyclef Jean handling the production. The guitar-playing actor has recorded songs with Beenie Man, who won a Grammy this year for best reggae album ("Art and Life") and singer Toots Hibbert. He's also recorded a cover of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" for the set.