1. Folk-Soul Singer-Songwriter Lianne La Havas on the Worldly Inspirations Behind Her New Album 'Blood'

    August 03, 2015 6:24 PM EDT From her lilting accent to what she calls an "all day long" tea habit, folk-soul singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas is London to the core. But her gorgeous second LP, Blood (July 31, Warner Bros.), is a global affair, inspired in part by the 25-year-old's international…

  2. Elephant Man Arrested For Suspicion of Rape: Report

    February 01, 2012 2:35 PM EST Elephant Man was reportedly arrested on Monday (Jan. 30) for suspicion of rape. According to TMZ , Elephant Man, born O'Neil Bryan, was arrested in Jamaica after the alleged victim filed a report and a police investigation occured. TMZ continued to say that "one Jamaican media…

  3. Usher and Chris Brown Dance Off at Jamaica's Sumfest

    July 28, 2010 11:54 AM EDT With Reggae artist Elephant Man stepping in as choreographer, Usher and Chris Brown had a mini dance-off this past weekend while performing at this year's Sumfest in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Video: Chris Brown, Usher and Elephant Man dance at Jamaica's Sumfest Chris Brown took the…

  4. Jamaican Musicians Rally To Support Alleged Drug Kingpin 'Dudus' Coke

    June 18, 2010 11:48 AM EDT To the U.S. government, Christopher "Dudus" Coke is Jamaica's Al Capone. But for many Jamaicans, he's more like Robin Hood-and he's also a player in the local music business. After the U.S. government issued an extradition order for Coke on Aug. 25, 2009, over alleged…

  5. Lil Jon 'Crunk Rock' Album Premiere

    June 04, 2010 11:37 AM EDT Even when he's running on a couple of hours' sleep, Lil Jon is still bursting with energy. Sitting in an airport on his way to Canada on a May afternoon, the rapper/producer known for his crunk music-a fusion of hip-hop, rock and electro-raspy "Yeah!" and "OK!"…

  6. Lil Jon: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 27, 2010 10:11 AM EDT "Crunk Rock" (Universal Republic) Release Date: June 8 R&B/hip-hop. Pop. Rock. Reggae. Brazilian rhythms. And, of course, crunk. Lil Jon has something for everyone on his first post-TVT outing with new label Universal Republic. Fans already got a taste of what's in store…

  7. Lil Jon's 'Crunk Rock' Gets Release Date, First Post-TVT Album

    February 23, 2010 4:06 PM EST Lil Jon has announced that he will release his long-awaited, oft-delayed solo debut, "Crunk Rock," on June 8th via Universal Republic Records. The album -- which will mix electro-house with hip-hop and R&B -- is the producer's first release in over four years and his first…

  8. Lil Jon "Crunk Rock" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 2:38 PM EST Lil Jon, "Crunk Rock" (Universal Republic) Release Date: 2nd Quarter 2010 R&B/hip-hop. Pop. Rock. Reggae. Brazilian rhythms. And, of course, crunk. Lil Jon has something for everyone on his first post-TVT outing with new label Universal Republic. Fans are already getting a taste…

  9. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z, Kat DeLuna, Bob Mould

    January 07, 2009 3:19 PM EST Jay-Z will salute President-elect Barack Obama with a Jan. 19 concert at Washington, D.C.'s Warner Theater, at which he'll be backed by a live band. Tickets for "An Evening with Jay-Z in Concert on The Eve of Change" go on sale Friday (Jan. 9) from Ticketmaster. Jay-Z…

  10. Kat DeLuna Splits With Epic

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pop singer Kat DeLuna, best known for her 2007 hit single "Whine Up" featuring Elephant Man, has split with Epic Records, according to reps for the artist. Pop singer Kat DeLuna, best known for her 2007 hit single "Whine Up" featuring Elephant Man, has split with Epic…

  11. 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…

  12. 2008 Billboard Latin Music Awards Winners

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Here are the winners for the 2008 Billboard Latin Music Awards, which were handed out April 10 in Miami. Here are the winners for the 2008 Billboard Latin Music Awards, which were handed out April 10 in Miami. Hot Latin Song Of The Year: "Mi Corazoncito,” Aventura (Premium Latin) Hot…

  13. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    April 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. phenom Leona Lewis scores big in the States ahead of the release of her debut album, Ray J precedes his next set with a "sexy" single and P.O.D. reunites to rock with an old chum in this week's H A new album from Kim Deal's on-again, off-again band the Breeders, "…

  14. Elephant Man About To Get 'Physical'

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Dancehall veteran Elephant Man has several hip-hop and R&B stars in his corner on "Let's Get Physical," due Jan. 29 via Bad Boy/VP Records. Dancehall veteran Elephant Man has several hip-hop and R&B stars in his corner on "Let's Get Physical," due Jan. 29…

  15. Dance Fever

    August 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT On a recent summer day in New York, newcomer Kat DeLuna would not let a little heat or humidity dampen her spirits. On a recent summer day in New York, newcomer Kat DeLuna would not let a little heat or humidity dampen her spirits. In fact, it appeared to only heighten her overall positivity.…

  16. Rihanna Tops Hot 100 And New Canadian Tally

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After rocketing 42-1 last week, Rihanna's "Umbrella" begins a second week atop the Billboard Hot 100 and is also the first No. 1 on Billboard's new Canadian Hot 100 chart, which launches today (June 7 After rocketing 42-1 last week, Rihanna's "Umbrella"…

  17. MTV Launches Tempo With Caribbean Concert Series

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In conjunction with the Nov. 21 launch of a new cable television network devoted to Caribbean music and culture, MTV Networks will host Caribbean Rising, a series of concerts featuring performances fr In conjunction with the Nov. 21 launch of a new cable television network devoted to…

  18. Kelly Finalizes 'Reloaded' Tracklist

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly has put the finishing touches on the track list for his 10th album, "TP.3 Reloaded." R. Kelly has put the finishing touches on the track list for his 10th album, "TP.3 Reloaded." As previously reported , the 19-track set is due July 5 via Jive. Snoop Dogg, the…

  19. B&E: Rihanna

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Rihanna. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Barbados-born Rihanna has already made a big impression in the music industry -- after…

  20. 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…

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