Freeman

Freeman

While most of his peers have either passed away or simply resigned themselves to playing nostalgia-packed live shows, at 58, Burning Spear seems to be emerging as the most resilient, relevant and deserving torchbearer of roots reggae.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2002 - Alicia Keys is the big winner at the second annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, walking away with four honors from the event staged at Miami's Billboardlive. In addition to top new R&B/hip/hop artist, the songstress earns kudos for top R&B/hip-hop album and top R&B/hip-hop albums artist for her debut, "Songs in A Minor," and top R&B/hip-hop artist female.
Man in the Air

Man in the Air

Kurt Elling is one of the truly innovative vocalists in mainstream jazz today.
Rogers, Parton Get Back Under 'Covers'

Rogers, Parton Get Back Under 'Covers'

Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton recently teamed to a record a song together for the first time since 1990. The new Parton-penned cut, "Undercover," will be included on Rogers' upcoming album, "Back to the Well," due Sept. 23 on Rogers' Dreamcatcher label.
CHART BEAT BONUS

CHART BEAT BONUS

Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Hilary Duff, Blu Cantrell, Shania Twain and Warner Bros.
CHART BEAT CHAT

CHART BEAT CHAT

Fred Bronson discusses "American Juniors," "American Idols," fading singles and more with readers.
50 Cent Banks European Tour

50 Cent Banks European Tour

Rapper 50 Cent will follow his North American Roc the Mic tour with a 15-date European trek. The arena dates begin Sept. 14 in Oberhausen, Germany, and wrap Oct. 8 in Manchester, England. This will be 50 Cent's maiden European headlining tour, following a handful of prior U.K. appearances with Eminem on the latter's Anger Management tour.
Jamaica Honors Jimmy Cliff

Jamaica Honors Jimmy Cliff

Reggae star Jimmy Cliff has been awarded Jamaica's Order of Merit, the Caribbean island nation's third highest honor, according to a list of national award winners published yesterday (Aug. 7).
Gay Acts Seek To Break Country Music Barrier

Gay Acts Seek To Break Country Music Barrier

America's country music scene isn't exactly known for its gay artists, but a colorful pack of wanna-be stars pulled out their best rustic twangs and wailing guitars yesterday (Aug. 7) to try to change all that.
CHART BEAT

CHART BEAT

Fred Bronson's report includes Hilary Duff, Blu Cantrell Shania Twain and chart discussion with readers.

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