1. Plagued By Visa Problems, Jamaican Stars Seek Alternatives to Reach Fans

    January 21, 2016 11:10 AM EST On the third night of the Jamrock Reggae Cruise, the successful five-day festival cruise founded by Damian Marley, as the Pearl sailed between two Jamaican ports prior to its return to Miami, a top-tier roster including singer Jah Cure, vibrant young dancehall star Popcaan , versatile sing…

  2. Report: Nicki Minaj Pays a Fee for Cursing

    July 27, 2011 5:15 PM EDT After performing at Reggae Sumfest 2011 in Montego Bay, Jamaica on Saturday (July 23), Nicki Minaj was given a summons for explicit lyrics and "sexually suggestive dance moves," reports Jamaica Observer . Nicki Minaj Involved in Altercation with Her Assistant Police reportedly…

  3. Bounty Killer Arrested for Suspicion of Assault

    September 20, 2010 8:20 AM EDT A Jamaican dancehall star with a history of run-ins with the law has been arrested again. Police Superintendent Altermoth Campbell says a badly bruised woman alleged that Bounty Killer beat her Saturday (Sept. 18) night at his apartment in St. Andrew, Jamaica. The rapper's lawyer did not…

  4. Timbaland, David Gray, Shaggy Join Global Guinness Event

    August 25, 2010 8:03 AM EDT Timbaland is to headline an outdoor concert in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, as part of the global "Arthur's Day" Guinness brewery celebrations, set to take place Sept. 23 to 24 across the world. Timbaland will be joined by Thai-American hip hop band Thaitanium and…

  5. Jamaica Rapper Bounty Killer Arrested Again

    April 06, 2010 7:24 AM EDT A Jamaican dancehall star who has made headlines for his recurrent troubles with the law has been arrested by police again. A police statement says rapper Bounty Killer was arrested Monday (April 5) at his home in Jamaica for allegedly assaulting a girlfriend. Police did not disclose details…

  6. Song Debut: KRS-One's "Past Present Future"

    September 14, 2009 4:26 PM EDT As he prepares the release of his 15th album and second major collaborative set -- a joint effort with fellow rapper Buckshot slated to hit stores on Sept. 15 via Duck Down Records -- Brooklyn rapper KRS-One gives Billboard.com readers an exclusive listen to "Past Present Future,"…

  7. Various Artists / July 13-19, 2008 / Montego Bay, Jamaica (Reggae Sumfest)

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A multi-platinum-selling rapper's appearance generated the most hype and Jamaican DJs' girls and gun exploits, as echoed throughout several performances on Dancehall Night, pulled the largest crowd. B A multi-platinum-selling rapper's appearance generated the most hype and…

  8. Mavado: Life After Death

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A few months ago, I heard a reggae song called "Weh Dem a Do" on the radio but had no idea whose haunting voice was singing it. I eventually tracked down and e-mailed the contact for the artist, whose Slouched in a booth, Mavado (real name: David Constantine Brooks) quietly shares…

  9. Busy Signal

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Since making a splash on the Jamaican dancehall scene four years ago, Busy Signal's success has been off the hook. Now, his sound is heating up the airwaves in the United States. Since making a splash on the Jamaican dancehall scene four years ago, Busy Signal's success has been off…

  10. B&E: Matisyahu

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Matisyahu. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Reggae, hip-hop and Judaism have found a melting pot in the music of Matisyahu, a…

  11. TunesOnTV

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 6-12, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 6 "The View," ABC Featured artist: Rascal Flatts (also scheduled: Andy Garcia). "100% Usher," Fuse Featured artist: Usher. "Total Request Live (TRL)," MTV…

  12. Billboard Bits: Hurricane Ivan, Hagar, AMAs

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Hurricane Ivan, Hagar, AMAs Kevin Lyttle and Bounty Killer have signed on to perform at the hastily organized Hurricane Ivan Relief Concert. As the massive storm churns out of the Caribbean towards the Gulf of Mexico, promoter G. City has pulled together talent for a benefit on Sunday…

  13. Buju Banton Has 'Friends' On New Album

    February 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Two days after the March 11 release of his sixth album, "Friends for Life," Buju Banton will be doing what he loves best: performing. The dancehall reggae progenitor kicks off a 60-city U.S. tour to introduce his new VP Records/Atlantic…

  14. Buju Banton Enlists 'Friends' For New LP

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jamaican dancehall star Buju Banton is set to release "Friends for Life," his first album in almost three years, March 11 on VP/WEA/Atlantic and March 3 in Europe via Anti/Epitaph. Written and co-prod Jamaican dancehall star Buju Banton is set to release "Friends for Life,"…

  15. Nickelback Leads High Times' 'Doobie' List

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As the only band with two nominations, hard rock act Nickelback leads the field for the third annual Doobie Awards for Conscious Music. Hosted by counterculture magazine High Times, the Sept. 25 cerem As the only band with two nominations, hard rock act Nickelback leads the field for the…

  16. Shaggy's Feeling 'Lucky' On New Album

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After the international multi-platinum success of his 2000 MCA album "Hotshot," one couldn't blame Shaggy for feeling lucky. Fittingly, the artist has titled the follow-up "Lucky Day," and is planning After the international multi-platinum success of his 2000 MCA…

  17. Diana King: 'Respect' Is Like A Second Debut

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Slated for a July 30 release on Maverick, Diana King's "Respect" showcases a myriad of radio-friendly crossover songs designed to return the singer/songwriter to U.S. music consciousness. "Respect" is King's third…

  18. 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…

  19. Billboard Bits: Jimi Hendrix, Bounty Killer, The Damned

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jimi Hendrix, Bounty Killer, The Damned Legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix's unique personality will be showcased in the latest release from Experience Hendrix/MCA Records, which has compiled his two summer 1969 guest appearances on "The Dick Cavett Show" for May 14 DVD…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Creed, Usher, Shaggy, and No Doubt. TWICE THE CREED: For the third time in the last eight years, one act occupies the top two slots on Billboard's Top Pop Catalog Albums chart. Creed, whose "Weathered" (Wind-up) recently completed an eight-week reign on…

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