1. Go Inside Ziggy Marley's 'Vibe-y' Beverly Hills Home: 'Everything Was Done With Feeling'

    May 20, 2016 4:51 PM EDT The finches and jays banter in the oak trees above -- but Ziggy Marley has chickens on his mind. As a toddler in Kingston, Jamaica, where he was born the ­second child to Rita and Bob Marley , ­chickens would cluck through the yard behind the family's tiny zinc-paneled home. "We…

  2. Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailers' Landmark Solo Albums Hit 40 Years

    May 12, 2016 2:42 PM EDT In the spirit of One Love that they championed as The Wailers , three momentous solo albums from  Bob Marley , Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer , Jamaican music's most influential triumvirate, all celebrate 40th anniversaries this year. Marley, Tosh and Wailer formed The Wailers in the poor…

  3. More Obscure Than a One-Hit Wonder? The Legends Who Never Had a Hit

    May 05, 2016 10:35 AM EDT I’ve been policing Sirius XM’s “Onederland” this week, their pop-up channel devoted to one-hit wonders and so far, I’m pleased to note, they’ve mostly been playing one-hit wonders. With so many artists reduced to a hit or two by Classic Hits radio, many are misremembered that way. But the…

  4. Snoop Dogg Brings the Reggae Sound to 'Lip Sync Battle' With A Bob Marley Cover

    May 04, 2016 10:54 AM EDT Snoop Dogg brought the reggae vibes and flaunted his best moves with a spirited cover of Bob Marley and the Wailers ' "Could You Be Loved?" on this week's episode of Lip Sync Battle . Could this reggae cover signal a reincarnation of Snoop Lion ? Jason Derulo Performs &…

  5. Corporate Kaya? Bob Marley Cannabis Brand to Launch on Reggae Icon's 71st Birthday

    February 05, 2016 5:00 AM EST “Excuse me while I light my spliff, good God I gotta take a lift,” sang Bob Marley on “Easy Skanking” from his 1978 album Kaya -- an oft-used slang for marijuana. Today, that spliff could be legally smoked in several American states and, as of today, it may come bearing the premium brand…

  6. Barely Charting Classics: Bob Marley, Ramones, Sex Pistols, The Smiths & More

    February 03, 2016 5:00 PM EST A look at artists whose influence far outpaced their initial chart success. Hindsight is a clichéd 20/20. Many songs, albums and artists now considered classics and/or masters of their genres failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 or the Billboard 200 upon their initial releases, or had…

  7. Bob Marley Now Soothes Man Who Was Allegedly Tortured With Westlife by the CIA

    October 16, 2015 4:24 PM EDT Suleiman Abdullah Salim says he listens to Bob Marley to help cope after undergoing what a new American Civil Liberties Lawsuit alleges were unlawful CIA interrogation techniques that included the use of music as torture. "I come to listen [to] Bob Marley," the Tanzanian fisherman…

  8. Tomorrowland 2015 Day 2 Highlights: The Chainsmokers, Armin van Buuren, Axwell & Ingrosso & More

    July 27, 2015 4:22 AM EDT Although the day started with dreary weather conditions, the second day of Tomorrowland ended on an enjoyable note. With sets ranging from deep house institution Maceo Plex to EDM rock stars Krewella , the festival delivered another full day of madness. Billboard returned to the scene to…

  9. The Weeknd Hits No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100

    July 22, 2015 2:39 PM EDT The R&B singer takes over at the top, while Amy Winehouse debuts thanks to sales generated by her new documentary. The Weeknd is the top musical act in the U.S. for the first time, rising 3-1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Aug. 1). Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival: Everything…

  10. Publishing Briefs: Kobalt Picks Up Blue Mountain Music, Downtown Signs Sturgill Simpson, More

    June 29, 2015 9:24 PM EDT -- The Kobalt Music Group has signed on to serve as global administrator for Blue Mountain Music, which includes the complete works of Bob Marley , as well as songs from the U2 back catalog, Free, Toots & the Maytals and John Martyn. In signing the deal Blue Mountain founder Chris…

  11. Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' No. 1 on Hot 100, OMI's 'Cheerleader' Hits Top 10

    June 17, 2015 3:15 PM EDT 'Again' leads for a ninth week, holding off Taylor Swift's former No. 1 'Bad Blood.' Plus, OMI charges into the top 10 with 'Cheerleader.' Wiz Khalifa 's Furious 7 soundtrack smash "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth, tops the…

  12. The Music and Marketing Genius of Bob Marley, 34 Years After His Passing

    May 11, 2015 4:02 PM EDT "Have you heard Uprising Live ?" asks Cedella Marley , the oldest child of Bob and Rita Marley, during a conversation with Billboard on Feb. 6, in a recently remodeled second-floor room at the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, Jamaica. Outside, on the museum grounds, several thousand…

  13. Madonna Praises Margaret Thatcher, Upsets Many, Then Deletes Post

    April 21, 2015 2:41 AM EDT Madonna has built a blazing career on self-promotion, good timing and aligning herself with the brightest sparks just as they're blowing up. Sometimes she gets it horribly wrong. The Queen of Pop found herself under a wave of criticism after she shared a picture of the late British prime…

  14. President Obama Visits Bob Marley Museum in Jamaica

    April 09, 2015 4:41 PM EDT The Caribbean region collectively cheered when President Barack Obama was first elected president in 2008. Calypso and reggae songs were written in his honor, the French Caribbean island of Martinique named a road after him, and Antigua's highest mountain officially became "…

  15. Jamaica Moving to Reclaim Global Dominance in Reggae

    March 08, 2015 1:16 PM EDT For decades, the sound of Jamaica has been reggae, the infectious, uniquely syncopated music that transformed the small Caribbean island into a cultural powerhouse. But the genre's success has taken it far beyond its roots, and now many in Jamaica worry that reggae-lovers abroad are…

  16. Bob Marley's Heirs Preserve Multimillion-Dollar Trial Win Against Merchandisers

    February 20, 2015 9:44 PM EST An appeals court agrees there was sufficient evidence that consumers were likely confused about who was endorsing Marley T-shirts. On Friday, Bob Marley 's children got the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm a trial victory against merchandisers. The win presents good news for…

  17. A Long Q&A with Eddie Murphy: 'SNL,' Making Reggae Music, Hanging Out with Bowie and Michael Jackson's Spirit

    February 06, 2015 1:58 PM EST Until recently, the combination of Eddie Murphy and reggae most readily brought to mind his classic SNL sketch, " Kill the White People ." Then, without advance fanfare, the 53-year old comic legend quietly dropped "Red Light" online in late 2013. Breaking a two-decade…

  18. Legalize It: Marijuana's Relationship with Reggae and Its Future Prospects in Jamaica

    January 07, 2015 1:39 PM EST Despite Jamaican reggae's pro-cannabis stance over the past six decades, the plant remains illegal in the music's birthplace. Jamaica's reggae artists are unrivaled in their vociferous championing of marijuana usage and persistent rallying for its legalization. A primary…

  19. Ben & Jerry's and Tuff Gong Release First Video for 'One Love' and a Bob Marley-Inspired Ice Cream

    December 04, 2014 2:26 PM EST Phish Food, Cherry Garcia, Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road, Imagine Whirled Peace. Is your mouth watering yet? Just wait. Bob Marley to Front Global Marijuana Brand Ben & Jerry's has unveiled the latest addition to their smorgasbord of music and pop culture-inspired flavors: Satisfy My…

  20. Bob Marley to Front Global Marijuana Brand

    November 18, 2014 11:03 AM EST Bob Marley will be the face of the first global brand of marijuana. The late musician will front Marley Natural , "a premium cannabis brand rooted in the life and legacy" of the singer, the Marley family and a Seattle-based private equity firm announced on Today on Tuesday morning…

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