1. VP Records Co-Founder Pat Chin to Receive Libera Awards' Lifetime Achievement Award

    April 01, 2015 10:00 AM EDT A2IM's Libera Awards, which celebrates the year's most successful and influential indie labels, artists, and other members of the music industry, has announced that VP Records co-founder Pat Chin will receive its coveted Lifetime Achievement Award. Last year's went to Alligator…

  2. A$AP Ferg Previews 'Trap Lord' In NYC: First Listen

    August 06, 2013 12:43 PM EDT A$AP Ferg is a self-proclaimed "Trap Lord." So it made sense that last night (August 5) the restaurant at NYC's The Darby had been turned into a sanctuary for a listening party of Ferg's debut album, "Trap Lord." A$AP Ferg stickers and lit candles adorned…

  3. 29TunesOnTV

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 12-18, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 12 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Monica (also scheduled: Mark Consuelos). "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest," Syndicated Featured Artist: JoJo …

  4. Sean Paul's Global Call

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com Dancehall reggae has finally broken free of its Jamaican island shores after a decade's fermentation and is making a sizable impact on the international album charts and on radio waves around the world. The global call is being spearheaded by…

  5. Beenie Man Whips Up Star-Studded 'Tropical Storm'

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 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 vi For his latest album, "Tropical Storm," Jamaican toaster Beenie Man…

  6. Usher, Busta, Eve Jamaica-Bound

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Usher, Eve, Busta Rhymes, Donell Jones, Tweet, and newcomer Sharissa are among the imported headliners set for Ocho Rios, Jamaica's fourth annual Sashi Experience festival. To be held Aug. 25, the eve Usher, Eve, Busta Rhymes, Donell Jones, Tweet, and newcomer Sharissa are among the…

  7. Billboard Bits: Shabba Ranks, Noise Pop, Home Alive

    November 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST Stories on Shabba Ranks, Noise Pop, and the second Home Alive benefit compilation. Reggae singer/rapper Shabba Ranks, the subject of a recent Sony/Legacy greatest-hits compilation, is recording a new album after a six-year self-imposed hiatus. Slated for early 2002, the as-yet-untitled set…

  8. Bob Marley & the Wailers' Trenchtown Days:

    September 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Bob Marley & the Wailers' Trenchtown Days: Birth of a Legend and The Real Jamaica Ska provide a liberal sampling of the rude-boy music that was the first love of Jamaicans during the 1960s. BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS Trenchtown Days: Birth of a Legend REISSUE PRODUCER: Jerry…