1. What Tessanne Chin's 'Voice' Win Means for the Jamaican Music Scene

    January 03, 2014 4:15 PM EST Jamaican songstress Tessanne Chin's stratospheric ascent from relative obscurity, even in her birthplace, to international fame via her Dec. 17 triumph on NBC's singing competition "The Voice" is undoubtedly the island's biggest music story of 2013. Displaying…

  2. Nicki Minaj Brings Out Kanye West, Rihanna, Drake For Thanksgiving Concert

    November 26, 2010 10:42 AM EST Nicki Minaj celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday with a concert in her hometown last night (Nov. 25) and she brought out her famous friends for the festivities. Rappers Vado and Fabolous opened up the Hot 97-hosted event at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom, the latter who brought out…

  3. Tinie Tempah, JLS Big Winners At MOBO Awards

    October 20, 2010 6:26 PM EDT London rapper Tinie Tempah and British boy band JLS were both double winners at the MOBO (music of black origin) awards held in Liverpool on Wednesday. Tempah had led the nominations with four, and picked up the best newcomer and best video prizes, the latter for "Frisky," featuring…

  4. Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal Lead MOBO Nominations

    September 08, 2010 5:05 PM EDT Tinie Tempah leads the nominations for the 2010 MOBO Awards. The chart-topping U.K. rapper is up for four awards at the ceremony next month. Dizzee Rascal , Professor Green, N-Dubz and Plan B each have three nominations for the U.K. urban music awards. This year's ceremony takes place at…

  5. Summer Songs Playlist

    July 07, 2010 2:35 PM EDT Chart Article All summer long, we've posted a new weekly, ten-song playlist of tunes from the Hot 100 to listen to get you in the mood for warm weather fun. Now that September's here, it's time to look back on the summer that was with one final mega collection of tracks. From…

  6. Drake, Trey Songz, Usher, DJ Khaled Heat Up Summer Jam Show

    June 07, 2010 4:22 PM EDT The annual Hot 97 Summer Jam 2010 delivered the heat last night (June 6) as it ushered in the season with a all-star lineup that included Drake, Trey Songz and Usher. But it was the surprise guests during DJ Khaled's set that received possibly the warmest -- and loudest -- welcome during…

  7. Usher's 'OMG' Stands Pat Atop Hot 100, Miley Tames Top 10

    May 27, 2010 11:00 AM EDT U sher continues his Billboard Hot 100 dominance as "OMG" rolls to a third non-consecutive week atop the chart. The title also reclaims the No. 1 spot on the Digital Songs tally with 236,000 downloads (down 2%), according to Nielsen SoundScan, after last topping that list three…

  8. Digital Genre Charts Launch

    April 06, 2010 11:05 AM EDT Billboard has added to its vast chart menu with the introduction of new digital download lists ranking the top songs in 21 specific genres, compiled from data gathered by Nielsen SoundScan. All digital genre song charts appear in full to subscribers on billboard.biz, where Billboard's…

  9. Gyptian, "Hold Yuh"

    March 26, 2010 1:21 PM EDT Not since Wayne Wonder 's "No Letting Go," which hit No. 14 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in 2003, has an underground reggae artist garnered as much attention in the United States as Jamaica's own Gyptian . His latest track, "Hold Yuh,"…

  10. Marley Wins Big At Reggae & World Awards

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley's crossover smash "Welcome to Jamrock" and the Ghetto Youth/Tuff Gong/Universal album of the same name took top honors at the 25th Annual International Reggae & World Musi Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley's crossover smash "…