1. Ice-T Voices 'Care Bears,' Lauryn Hill Sings Nina Simone on 'Tonight Show'

    July 31, 2015 9:52 AM EDT  Who knew Ice-T had a career in cartoon voiceovers?    "I thought everybody knew that," the hip-hop legend joked when Jimmy Fallon admitted on the July 30 episode of The Tonight Show  that he had recently discovered Ice-T's cartoon past. Ice-T And Coco Austin Are Reportedly…

  2. Lauryn Hill Scraps U.K. Show, Blames Her 'Past Legal Situation'

    July 14, 2015 3:58 AM EDT Lauryn Hill has canceled a concert in the U.K. after claiming she was barred from entering the country due to her “past legal situation.” The veteran R&B artist’s Small Axe acoustic tour was due to pull in at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Wednesday (July 15), but the date has been…

  3. BET Experience 2015: The Roots, Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes & More Pay Tribute to J Dilla

    June 28, 2015 2:20 PM EDT Day three of BET Experience brought some serious hip-hop heads to L.A. Live's Club Nokia on Saturday night (June 27). Black Thought, Questlove and the rest of The Roots were joined by Erykah Badu and a grab bag of other artists to pay homage to their fallen friend James Dewitt Yancey,…

  4. Is Janet Jackson's 'No Sleeep' a Worthy Return? Plus More of the Week's Best and Worst New Singles

    June 26, 2015 5:53 PM EDT Janet Jackson "No Sleeep" Rhythm Nation After a seven-year hiatus, Janet Jackson returns to her Velvet Rope -era neo-soul sound for "No Sleeep," helmed by her old collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Her soft, sensual vocals are refreshing in a world of robotic Auto…

  5. Janet Jackson, Miguel & Lauryn Hill: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Episode 55

    June 26, 2015 4:45 PM EDT Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show Real-Time Rewind, which recaps the past week's notable trends on the Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. This week, Real-Time Rewind focuses on the R&…

  6. Ms. Lauryn Hill Covers Nina Simone's 'Feeling Good': Listen

    June 18, 2015 5:41 PM EDT Ms. Lauryn Hill , through RCA Records, has shared one of six of her Nina Simone covers from the upcoming Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone compilation album, and it has us wanting more. Hill displays her signature raspy vocal prowess on Nina Simone's 1965 classic "Feeling…

  7. Ms. Lauryn Hill, Jazmine Sullivan Perform Tribute to Nina Simone at NYC's Apollo Theater

    June 02, 2015 12:03 AM EDT The vocalists hit the stage following a screening of the Netflix documentary 'What Happened, Miss Simone?' Netflix, along with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, paid due homage to the legendary High Priestess of Soul,  Nina Simone , at Harlem's Apollo Theatre last night …

  8. Ms. Lauryn Hill to Accept ASCAP Rhythm & Soul's Golden Note Award

    May 27, 2015 7:47 PM EDT Ms. Lauryn Hill will be presented with the prestigious Golden Note Award at ASCAP’s 28th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The invitation-only event will take place on June 25 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Lauryn Hill Takes 'Doo-Wop (That Thing)' Acoustic in…

  9. Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World Fest Lineup: Lauryn Hill, Ozomatli, Antibalas & More

    May 06, 2015 10:30 AM EDT Billboard is excited to exclusively announce the lineup for the second annual Louis Armstrong 's Wonderful World Festival, hosted by Queens College's Kupferberg Center for the Arts in the borough's Flushing Meadows Corona Park (just a few blocks from Armstrong's longtime…

  10. Lauryn Hill Cancels Israel Show to Avoid Stirring Tensions

    May 04, 2015 9:04 PM EDT Lauryn Hill is canceling a planned performance in Tel Aviv because she wasn't able to also schedule a concert in the nearby Palestinian city of Ramallah. The singer-songwriter said in a statement Monday that she originally intended to perform in both cities in hopes of being "a…

  11. Lauryn Hill Takes 'Doo-Wop (That Thing)' Acoustic in This Amazing Apology Video

    May 02, 2015 7:56 PM EDT After Lauryn Hill  couldn't make it to a show she had scheduled in Lagos, Nigeria, she issued one very musical apology. She posted a video , where she apologized for not being able to perform at the  May Day Live  event  but still managed to perform in some capacity in the clip posted on…

  12. Lauryn Hill Performs Two Shows at NYC Blue Note: Live Review

    February 26, 2015 5:59 PM EST Lauryn Hill entranced at Wednesday's back-to-back shows at New York City's Blue Note and unknowingly silenced doubts about her vocal prowess. With a six-person band alongside her, Ms. Hill took the stage, sitting comfortably on a vintage two-person couch with her acoustic guitar,…

  13. Meghan Trainor Joins Elite Company With Debut No. 1 Single & Album

    January 21, 2015 4:00 PM EST Trainor becomes just the 13th female artist with a debut No. 1 song and album, as 'Title' zooms to the top of the Billboard 200. Following the upgrade of Meghan Trainor 's debut EP Title to a full-length, the set roars to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 . It blasts to the…

  14. The Top 10 Performances at Voodoo Fest

    November 03, 2014 3:31 PM EST There's nothing like dancing next to a head-banging, red-eyed black unicorn in a fog while Slayer plays "Raining Blood" to celebrate Halloween in New Orleans. Add in a dose of Outkast , Rebirth Brass Band and Zedd , and you have the ingredients for an eclectic, bizarre and…

  15. Lauryn Hill Gets Second Performance Slot After Being Cut Off Mid-Song at Voodoo Fest

    November 02, 2014 12:13 PM EST There were multiple roller-coaster rides at the Voodoo Fest in New Orleans on Saturday (Nov. 1), but none compared to the emotional ride that Lauryn Hill fans endured during the evening. Lauryn Hill's Voodoo Fest Set Cut Short The singer was 45 minutes late to her performance -- twice…

  16. Lauryn Hill's Voodoo Fest Set Cut Short

    November 01, 2014 9:36 PM EDT Lauryn Hill 's set at the 2014 Voodoo Festival in New Orleans was cut short on Saturday night (Nov. 1). The singer was originally scheduled to take the Ritual stage at 6 p.m. local time, but a half hour later she had yet to arrive. At around 6:30, a festival representative announced…

  17. The Juice Podcast: R&B & Rap Music of the 90's

    October 11, 2014 12:00 PM EDT This past week Billboard celebrated music of the 90's. We made a case for each year, as to why it was the best musical year of the decade. Why 1994 Was the Best Musical Year of the '90s We close the week by breaking down 90's R&B and rap for the 23rd episode of The Juice…

  18. Bassnectar Has 'No Interest' in EDM, Vows to 'Bring the Ruckus' to Madison Square Garden

    October 03, 2014 5:21 AM EDT Disenchanted by "mainstream douches" in the Las Vegas club circuit, the bass music icon plots a freakfest for the iconic New York City stadium. For Bassnectar , the Bay Area DJ whose punishing basslines have generated a cult-like following similar to bands like Phish or The Disco…

  19. Pras Michel, Founding Member of the Fugees, Takes Ice Bucket Challenge in North Korea

    August 31, 2014 10:38 AM EDT Pras Michel passed on the challenge to four people, including former bandmate Lauryn Hill. It's pretty hard to find a novel way to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by now, but two-time Grammy-winning rapper Pras Michel , a founding member of the Fugees , has done it -- getting his dousing…

  20. Ferguson Protest Songs Impact Real-Time Charts

    August 28, 2014 7:28 PM EDT The Game's 'Don't Shoot' is the latest Ferguson-related viral track to chart high on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 tally. The protests in Ferguson, Mo., over the shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9 have been an important topic of online conversation on Twitter,…

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