1. Dancehall Artist Vybz Kartel Receives Life Sentence

    April 03, 2014 1:18 PM EDT A undeniable, yet divisive, talent, Vybz Kartel has entered into a career phase his seemingly invincible ego, as the self-designated as the World Boss, might have never envisioned: a life sentence, handed down today by Justice Lennox Campbell in Jamaica's Supreme Court. Several roads…

  2. Jamaican Dancehall Artist Vybz Kartel Found Guilty of Murder

    March 13, 2014 8:32 PM EDT Embattled dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel, whose given name is Adidja Palmer, was found guilty today of the August 2011 murder of Clive "Lizard" Williams. The incident allegedly took place at Kartel's home in Havendale, St Andrew. Williams’ body has never been found. The 11…

  3. Spotlight on Mayra Veronica

    August 02, 2011 9:11 AM EDT Chart Article Unlike many female pop figures who become icons after landing a hit, Mayra Veronica was a sex symbol long before she recorded her current single, "Freak Like Me." ORDER "FREAK LIKE ME" : Video Bundle on iTunes | Remixes on iTunes | Dave Aude Remixes on iTunes…

  4. Ask Billboard: Janet Jackson, Frankie Goes To Hollywood

    March 20, 2009 11:33 AM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. LOVING THE '80s Hi Gary, I noticed that the top three songs on the UK…

  5. New Tower Of Power CD Revisits Classic Soul

    January 12, 2009 4:45 PM EST Tower of Power turned 40 in 2008, but the group is commemorating the anniversary with two special releases -- an album and DVD -- in the new year. The venerable R&B/rock outfit expects to release "The Great American Soulbook" during the first quarter of 2009 on its own Tower of…

  6. 18OnTV

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 30 - May 6, 2007. MONDAY, APRIL 30 "Stereophonics: Language. Sex. Violence. Other?," STARZ! Cinema Featured Artist(s): Stereophonics. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Kirsten Dunst, Rob Magnotti, Dinosaur Jr.…

  7. Ask Billboard

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Annie Lennox, Janet Jackson and Kelis. Answers to readers' questions about INXS, Bilboard's singles charts and Madonna. RETURN OF A 'DIVA'? Hello Keith, Since learning a few months ago that Annie Lennox is working on a new album, I&…

  8. Stones Roll Into Rio For Free Copacabana Beach Gig

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Roll over, bossa nova. The Rolling Stones will take over Rio de Janeiro's famed Copacabana Beach Saturday (Feb. 18) for what promises to be a historic rock'n'roll extravaganza. Organizers expect more Roll over, bossa nova. The Rolling Stones will take over Rio de Janeiro's…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Green Day, Tamyra Gray, Gretchen Wilson, Rascal Flatts and chart rules with readers. GREEN MATTER Hi Fred! As always, I read and enjoy "Chart Beat" every week and I just read what you wrote about Green Day getting its first No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Chart.…

  10. Motown Producer Freddie Perren Dies

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Grammy Award-winner Freddie Perren, who produced records for Gloria Gaynor, the Jackson 5 and the "Saturday Night Fever" album, has died at the age of 61. Grammy Award-winner Freddie Perren, who produced songs for Gloria Gaynor, the Jackson 5 and the "Saturday Night Fever"…

  11. Billboard Bits: Tom Jones, Holiday Specials & Chart

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Tom Jones, Holiday Specials & Chart Tom Jones is to be honored with the outstanding contribution to music award at the 2003 Brit Awards. Adhering to tradition, Jones will close the Feb. 20 show with a live performance. Previous recipients of the accolade include Sting, U2, David…