1. Salt Cathedral & Matisyahu Drop Genre-Bending Track 'Unraveling': Exclusive Premiere

    November 01, 2016 11:15 AM EDT Futurepop duo Salt Cathedral and reggae vocalist Matisyahu  just dropped some music to move to with the debut of their bouncy, upbeat track “Unraveling,” premiering exclusively on Billboard . This is Salt Cathedral’s first collaboration with a vocalist and it’s Matisyahu’s only collaboration…

  2. Maui Ukulele Player Back in Jail After Matisyahu Show in Los Angeles

    August 15, 2016 11:21 PM EDT A Maui ukulele player is back behind bars after a brief release to perform in Los Angeles with reggae artist Matisyahu . Clint Alama's public defender Danielle Sears says he was late returning to Hawaii because he missed his flight and then caught another one after Friday's concert…

  3. Grateful Dead Reunion Shows Lure Edward Sharpe, Matisyahu, Dozens More to Play Chicago

    May 01, 2015 11:00 AM EDT RIYL: Jams. Fare Thee Well should do very well for music venues in and around the Windy City. Fare Thee Well should do very well for music venues in and around the city of Chicago. The Grateful Dead 's three-night stand featuring Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio brings with it a slew of…

  4. Matisyahu Lets Love Flow on Festival of Light Tour: Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes & Live Videos

    December 22, 2014 2:30 PM EST Matisyahu has never followed styles or trends. He doesn't even follow the setlist.  The reggae rapper took Billboard on a journey as he and his tourmates prepared for a show, with his Festival of Light tour reaching the snowy state of Vermont on Dec. 16. It's no ordinary occasion:…

  5. Matisyahu, 'Broken Car': Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 05, 2014 12:26 PM EDT Matisyahu's transformation continues on new album "Akeda" (out June 3). "There's still people who come to my shows and say, 'Man, I miss the beard.' Just the image that was tied to me, a lot of people don't want to let go of that" Akeda is a…

  6. Ludacris, Steve Aoki to Heat Up Park City Live Concert Series at Sundance

    January 07, 2014 11:00 AM EST Ludacris, Steve Aoki, Nervo, O.A.R. and Kaskade are among the performers named to the line-up for the Park City Live Concert Series, which runs during the famed Sundance Film Festival later this month. The initial nighttime concert schedule starts Jan. 16 with O.A.R. and Matisyahu, and…

  7. Win Matisyahu/Dirty Heads Tickets & iPad

    August 17, 2012 4:35 PM EDT Matisyahu's co-headlining tour with Dirty Heads is rolling across America right now through mid-September ( full details here ), and Billboard.com is giving away tickets every day via our special Facebook page . Plus, one lucky ticket winner will also score an iPad preloaded with…

  8. Exclusive: Matisyahu on the Making of 'Spark Seeker' Songs (Video)

    July 17, 2012 11:00 AM EDT When it came time to follow up 2009's "Light," Matisyahu headed to Israel. To call it an inspirational trip would be an understatement: for one, the dance track "Tel Aviv'n" was written and recorded in Tel Aviv in a single day. "To me, Israel represents a…

  9. Exclusive: Matisyahu Talks Transformation, 'Spark Seeker' (Video)

    July 13, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Matisyahu shocked the music world when he shaved his signature facial hair last year and announced there would be no more "Chassidic reggae superstar." With "Spark Seeker," his first album since the change, due July 17, the musician says the shift came during a moment of…

  10. Matisyahu Returns With 'Spark Seeker' in July

    May 08, 2012 12:00 PM EDT After shaving off his signature facial hair and declaring "No more Chassidic reggae superstar" last December, Matisyahu has set a July 17 release date for his fourth studio album, "Spark Seeker." He has also revealed the first leg of an extensive North American co…

  11. Matisyahu Shaves Beard: 'No More Chassidic Reggae Superstar'

    December 13, 2011 4:35 PM EST Some things in pop music just go together hand-in-hand: Lil Jon and his pimp goblet, Nicki Minaj and her neon wigs, and, until recently, Matisyahu and his long, religiously significant beard. But on Tuesday morning (Dec. 13), the socially conscious Jewish rapper posted a clean-shaven photo of…

  12. CMJ 2011: 15 Things That Will Rock

    October 18, 2011 1:40 PM EDT Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to… find the next great buzz band? Indie enthusiasts have ascended upon New York City this week for the annual CMJ Music Marathon, which kicks off today (Oct. 18) and runs through Saturday. Will the proverbial "they" find…

  13. Billboard Bits: 'Watch the Throne' Outrages Indie Retailers, Morrissey Slams Norway

    July 28, 2011 6:45 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jay-Z and Kanye West's 'Watch the Throne' Exclusives Have Retailers Up in Arms Jay-Z and Kanye West may be kings of hip-hop sales, but their decision to give iTunes and Best Buy exclusive windows to…

  14. Matisyahu Prepping Two New Albums, Talks Movie Role

    July 05, 2011 11:50 AM EDT Two new albums and a movie ensure that Matisyahu has a crowded near-future docket these days. The Hassidic singer and rapper, who released "Live at Stubb's, Vol. 2" in February, is taking "two very different directions" on the albums. One, which he's recording…

  15. Greyson Chance Is In An 'Empire State Of Mind'

    February 14, 2011 11:31 AM EST Welcome to the second season of Mashup Mondays, the weekly video series where we have an artist of one genre cover a totally unexpected song from another genre. Last year, we had a lot of fun with the likes of Sara Bareilles taking on Beyonce and Matisyahu beatboxing Kings Of Leon , so we…

  16. April Smith Puts A Speakeasy Spin On Trey Songz

    February 09, 2011 2:34 PM EST What better way to celebrate the Feb. 14 return of our weekly Mashup Mondays video series, in which cool artists cover hot songs far outside their normal sound, than with a special preview mashup? April Smith and her band, the Great Picture show, came to Billboard's studios recently to…

  17. Matisyahu Brings the Hanukkah Love with 'Miracle'

    November 30, 2010 1:30 PM EST Hasidic hero Matisyahu 's new light-hearted video for "Miracle" has the reggae rapper ice skating through a winter wonderland and facing a Greek god in a heated hockey match. As the first day of Hanukkah tomorrow (Dec. 1) approaches, "Miracle" brings the holiday cheer…

  18. Chart Beat Thursday: Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas, "Glee"

    June 10, 2010 4:45 PM EDT 'CALIFORNIA' COASTS TO NO. 1: As previously reported , Katy Perry logs the fastest No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 by an artist signed to Capitol Records in nearly 43 years, as "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg , rises 2-1 in its fourth week on the chart. Perry'…

  19. Matisyahu Beatboxes Kings Of Leon

    March 29, 2010 9:58 AM EDT What happens when Matisyahu , the Hasidic rapper previously nominated for a Best Reggae Album Grammy, applies his falsetto and beatboxing skills to a Kings of Leon hit that just took home both the Best Rock Performance and Record of the Year Grammys? A surprisingly tender performance that…

  20. Peas Persist on Hot 100 with "Imma Be"

    March 04, 2010 11:10 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas hold at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "Imma Be." The track returns to the top of Digital Songs for a second frame after abdicating the lead spot to "We Are The World 25: For Haiti" by Artists for Haiti for the past two weeks.…

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