1. Bridges for Music: How Nonprofit is Harnessing EDM’s Power for Positive Change

    October 17, 2014 6:31 AM EDT When twenty-five cyclists arrived in Amsterdam this week, their focus was not on the long trek from London, but what it would mean for the township of Langa. At time of press, the riders had raised more than £95,000 ($152,000) to build a music school in the impoverished South African…

  2. Some Kind of Wonderful: Remembering Bobby Womack

    June 29, 2014 5:05 PM EDT To the people who knew Bobby Womack, or bought his records, heard his tunes covered over a seven-decade career, or caught his stellar live performances,  this left-handed guitarist, a southpaw like Los Angeles Dodger pitching legend Sandy Koufax, was a melodic and lyrical force of nature.…

  3. The Rolling Stones Pay Tribute to Late Soul Singer Bobby Womack

    June 28, 2014 4:01 PM EDT The Rolling Stones wrote that Bobby Womack “was a huge influence on us” in a message posted on their website The Rolling Stones have posted a message on their website in honor of legendary soul singer Bobby Womack, who died on Friday at the age of 70 after suffering from colon cancer and…

  4. Bobby Womack, Legendary Soul Singer, Dead at 70

    June 27, 2014 8:15 PM EDT Rock and Roll Hall of Fame soul singer Bobby Womack, whose music was covered by, among others, the Rolling Stones, died Friday at age 70. A representative for Womack's label XL Recordings confirmed the news of his passing this morning to The Hollywood Reporter. He was suffering from…

  5. Cecil Womack of R&B Family Dead at 65

    February 07, 2013 1:35 PM EST Bobby Womack has confirmed the death of his brother and former collaborator, Cecil, who courted controversy over the years and scored an international hit, "Teardrops," in 1988 with the husband-wife duo Womack and Womack. "I was terribly upset when I heard about my brother&…

  6. Bobby Womack Says He Has Alzheimer's

    January 02, 2013 1:05 PM EST "How can I not remember songs that I wrote? That's frustrating," soul legend says Bobby Womack, the soul singer behind such songs as "Lookin' for a Love," says he's been diagnosed with early signs of Alzheimer's. In an interview with the BBC's…

  7. Lil Wayne's 30 Biggest Billboard Hits

    September 27, 2012 2:19 PM EDT Chart Article   It's indisputable that Lil Wayne is among an elite group of artists that can turn an ordinary song into a hit, whether the song is his own or another's. Since stepping into the rap game at nine years old, the rapper has garnered a heavy pocketful of fans with his…

  8. B.o.B, 'Strange Clouds': Track-By-Track Review

    May 01, 2012 12:50 PM EDT B.o.B isn't just a rapper, nor does he have time for such a simple statement. Photos: Day in the Life of B.o.B On his debut album, "B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray" (2010), the Atlanta transplant pinned his rap skills to the sounds of mainstream pop, garnering him…

  9. Nicki Minaj, 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded': Track-By-Track Review

    March 29, 2012 1:45 PM EDT "I always thought I could write pop songs for someone else or I could write R&B records for someone else, but I didn't think that people would accept me writing those type of songs and me singing them and just being who I am," Nicki Minaj recently told Complex about her…

  10. LMFAO Keeps 'Party' Rocking Atop Hot 100

    July 13, 2011 3:30 PM EDT LMFAO spends its second week atop the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (July 14) on Billboard.com, with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, while Lil Wayne 's "How to Love" and OneRepublic 's "Good Life" claims the…

  11. Nicki Minaj: Artists To Watch 2010

    January 15, 2010 2:56 PM EST Until Lil Wayne discovered Nicki Minaj on the DVD series "The Come Up" two years ago, nearly a decade had passed since a female rapper created much buzz in the music industry. Minaj, born Onika Maraj, has appeared on albums by Gucci Mane , Mariah Carey and Robin Thicke ; received…

  12. Video: Juvenile Ego Trips On 'Cocky and Confident'

    October 30, 2009 11:23 AM EDT Southern Rapper Returns After A Three-Year Hiatus Long before Lil Wayne was topping sales charts, Juvenile was selling albums and laying the foundation for Cash Money Records, the label that eventually launched the tattooed rapper to superstardom. As part of the Hot Boy$ , along with rappers…

  13. Yung Joc Plans To Sue Diddy's Bad Boy Records

    May 15, 2009 10:17 AM EDT Yung Joc has fighting words for Diddy. The Southern rapper tells Billboard.com that he plans to file a lawsuit against Bad Boy Records and Block Entertainment for a host of contractual discrepancies, including failure to pay royalties and advances for his first two albums and charging "…

  14. Metallica, Run-DMC Inducted Into Rock Hall Of Fame

    April 05, 2009 1:31 AM EDT Metallica shoved the mosh pit into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Heavy metal's heaviest hitters, whose menacing, monstrous sound has banged heads around the globe for decades, were inducted into rock's shrine on Saturday night, capping a star-studded ceremony that felt much more…

  15. Twista Links With EMI

    February 27, 2009 11:22 AM EST After parting ways with Atlantic Records in 2007, Twista has signed a joint venture with EMI Global Music Services for his Get Money Gang Entertainment, it was announced yesterday (February 26). The first project under the new partnership is the rapper's own sixth studio album, "…

  16. Swift Back To No. 1 As Plant/Krauss, Coldplay Soar

    February 18, 2009 11:37 AM EST In a chart week encompassing Grammy boosts and Valentine's Day sales, Taylor Swift's Big Machine effort "Fearless" returns to the top of The Billboard 200. The set moved 92,000 copies on a 44% sales jump, resulting in its nine non-consecutive weeks at No. 1. The last album…

  17. Beyonce Upstages Jay-Z, Wayne At Radio Show

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne, Jay-Z and Ne-Yo brought major star power to Power 105's Powerhouse concert last night (Oct. 29) at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., but it was a surprise appearance by Beyonce that Lil Wayne, Jay-Z and Ne-Yo brought major star power to Power 105's Powerhouse…

  18. Sans Michael, Jacksons Reunite At BMI Awards

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Jacksons were crowned icons at the BMI Urban Awards last night (Sept. 4) in Los Angeles, but the King of Pop was an absentee. The Jacksons were crowned icons at the BMI Urban Awards last night (Sept. 4) in Los Angeles, but the King of Pop was an absentee. Janet Jackson presented her music…

  19. Bobby Valentino Snags EMI Distribution Deal

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Bobby Valentino has signed a distribution deal with EMI Global Music Services for his Blu Kolla Dreams imprint. R&B singer Bobby Valentino has signed a distribution deal with EMI Global Music Services for his Blu Kolla Dreams imprint. The first album released will be…

  20. Wonder, Stone Enrich New Saadiq Album

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B artist/songwriter/producer Raphael Saadiq will be back in the spotlight with his own music this fall. R&B artist/songwriter/producer Raphael Saadiq will be back in the spotlight with his own music this fall. His latest album, "The Way I See It," will arrive Sept. 16 via…

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