The 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards crowned Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with the Song of the Year prize, Lil Wayne with the Songwriter of the Year trophy, and Warner-Tamberlane Publishing Corp. was named Publisher of the Year.
Since the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on July 29, it's become a viral sensation raising more than $40 million in donations to fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease. But there are a number of celebrities who have quietly refused to participate. Here's a list of 10 musicians who have been challenged and but have not participated.
Smokey Robinson's new album Smokey & Friends is an R&B/Soul masterpiece that features new versions of some of the singer-songwriter's most memorable songs. Smokey & Friends includes remakes of 11 songs, which were written by Robinson for himself and other acts like the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, and the Miracles.
Airing in 2015, Lifetime’s 'I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story,' starring Yaya DaCosta, has already faced major challenges. Family matriarch Cissy Houston denounced the biopic, directed by Angela Bassett. Then there were problems securing the rights to Houston’s vocals.
This weekend in Los Angeles, rapper Chris "Ludacris" Bridges will be given BMI's President's Award, a honor for songwriting and impact on pop culture that has previously gone to Adam Levine and Taylor Swift. Before he accepts the award at a private ceremony, Luda spoke at length with Billboard about past, present and future.
Talib Kweli's CNN interview started off on a nice enough note, with host Don Lemon lauding the rapper for his activism and referring to him as a "passionate voice on issues of racial equality." But when Kweli proceeded to call out the media's "horrible" coverage of Michael Brown's fatal shooting and the aftermath in Ferguson, Mo., Lemon went on the defensive, saying the community has been commending CNN for its coverage.