Embattled dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel, whose given name is Adidja Palmer, was found guilty today of the August 2011 murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams. The incident allegedly took place at Kartel's home in Havendale, St Andrew. Williams’ body has never been found.
Despite an underperforming first single and a back-to-the-drawing-board delay, Rick Ross' "Mastermind" beats out Pharrell's "G I R L" to open atop the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 179,000 copies sold in the week ending March 9, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Pickup trucks, tailgates, back roads, bonfires and alcohol: commercial country has been obsessed with a handful of topics for several years, and just about every sector of the business -- from the songwriters to the labels to radio -- has voiced some level of frustration about what seems to be a limited lyrical approach.
Following last night's deadly car crash outside of the Mohawk and Cheer Up Charlie's on Austin's Red River Street, the planned South By Southwest shows at those two venues will be going on as scheduled on Thursday night (Mar. 13).
Jennifer Lopez moves 25-19 on the Social 50 chart after the debut of her new single, "I Luh Ya Papi," which features French Montana. The cut was announced on March 5 via Lopez's Facebook page, helping spur a 55% rise in conversation about J.Lo (plus 355,000 new fans) on the platform in the week ending March 9.
Carlos Vives blasts onto the Latin Airplay chart at No. 1 with "El Mar de Sus Ojos" (featuring ChoQuibTown). The debut marks the eighth chart-topper for the Colombian singer, and his second to start at No. 1, following "Volvi A Nacer," which opened at the top in October 2012.