1. Quincy Jones Looks Back with All-Star Tribute Album

    November 15, 2010 11:10 AM EST Reflecting on his game-changing career, industry legend Quincy Jones says there's one memento he especially treasures. It's a picture Duke Ellington signed in 1973 after Jones had wrapped his first TV production: a CBS special in tribute to the pioneering jazz pianist/composer. The…

  2. Quincy Jones ' Q: Soul Bossa Nostra' Track-By-Track

    November 04, 2010 12:35 PM EDT The name of Quincy Jones ' latest, "Q: Soul Bossa Nostra," doesn't betray the depth of music's past, present and future its 15 tracks embody. On the album, due Nov. 9, the legendary producer and musician reinterprets several of the hits and collaborations he's…

  3. Amy Winehouse Song for Quincy Jones, 'It's My Party,' Leaks

    November 02, 2010 6:58 PM EDT A my Winehouse's first new recording in four years has hit the web: "It's My Party," a cover of Lesley Gore's 1963 original that will appear on Quincy Jones soon-to-be released compilation album "Q: Soul Bossa Nostra." Amy Winehouse, "It's My Party…

  4. Billboard Bits: Lady Gaga and Elton John Duet, Axl Rose Faces Bentley Lawsuit

    October 21, 2010 6:05 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lady Gaga and Elton John Team Up for Disney Duet Sir Elton John and Lady Gaga are teaming up for a duet entitled "Hello, Hello" to be featured in the upcoming Disney film "Gnomeo & Juliet."…

  5. Billboard Bits: Ke$ha to Release New Material, Rihanna Explains Katy Perry Diss

    October 13, 2010 5:53 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Ke$ha to Release 'Partner Album' Titled 'Cannibal' Nov. 22 Ke$ha will release a "partner album," titled "Cannibal," to her multi-platinum disc "Animal" on Nov. 22.…

  6. Billboard Bits: 50 Cent and Chelsea Handler Romantically Linked, Kelly Clarkson Reveals Album Details

    October 05, 2010 5:57 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 50 Cent and Chelsea Handler: Couple Alert? Chelsea Handler and 50 Cent have been linked romantically, after a photo surfaced of the two getting close at the Blue Nile jazz bar in New Orleans on Sunday night.…

  7. Wyclef Jean Hospitalized for Fatigue in New Jersey

    September 27, 2010 10:45 AM EDT Following an unsuccessful bid for the Haitian presidency, Wyclef Jean has been hospitalized in New Jersey for "stress and fatigue." The news was posted on Twitter by Haitian organization AFaceAFace last night (Sept. 26) and later confirmed on the former Fugee star's Twitter…

  8. Gucci Mane's 'The Appeal' Gets Sept. 28 Release Date

    September 13, 2010 2:11 PM EDT Gucci Mane 's major label sophomore album album, "The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted," has finally gotten a release date: Sept. 28. The set will be available through 1017/Bricksquad/Asylum/Warner Bros. Records and features guest appearances from Bun B , Swizz Beatz , Ray J,…

  9. Wyclef Accuses Sean Penn of Cocaine Use; Actor Responds

    September 07, 2010 4:45 PM EDT W yclef Jean's claws came out at a New York concert Friday night (Sept. 4), when he used his music to accuse Sean Penn, a critic of the rapper and singer's recently thwarted bid for Haitian presidency, of using cocaine. During a performance at Hot 97's On Da Reggae Tip concert…

  10. Wyclef Releases Song to Protest Haiti Election Ruling

    August 26, 2010 1:00 PM EDT In an effort to boost his waning election chances, Wyclef Jean has released a new song, "Pou Kepa," online today (Aug. 26). The track, performed in Haitian language Creole, is a protest against the CEP (Haiti election commission), which has barred Jean from running in the country&…

  11. Sean Penn Urges Wyclef Jean to Exit Haiti Race

    August 25, 2010 2:18 PM EDT Sean Penn stepped up his attack on Wyclef Jean's bid for the Haitian presidency in a Huffington Post column published Wednesday in which he called on Jean to withdraw his candidacy. "These elections are crucial, and I have no part in them," Penn wrote. "Neither should Mr.…

  12. Wyclef Can't Appeal Haiti Ruling, Says Lawyer

    August 24, 2010 4:58 PM EDT A ruling by Haiti's electoral council that disqualified hip-hop star Wyclef Jean from running for the presidency is final and cannot be appealed, a council lawyer said on Tuesday. The Haitian-born and U.S.-based singer-songwriter said on Sunday he would appeal against the provisional…

  13. Wyclef Jean Not on Approved List for Haiti Election

    August 19, 2010 7:40 PM EDT Haiti hip-hop star Wyclef Jean is not on the list of approved candidates who satisfy legal requirements to run in a Nov. 28 presidential election, a member of the provisional electoral council said Thursday. "He is not on the list as I speak," the council official, who asked not to…

  14. Wyclef Jean Films Presidential Pitch for Haiti

    August 11, 2010 2:20 PM EDT Candidate for President of Haiti, Wyclef Jean , gave an exclusive ride-a-long to CNN this week as he toured the still earthquake-torn Port-au Prince. Video: Wyclef's Presidential Pitch CNN cameras followed Jean as he filed the papers to officially put him in the running for President and…

  15. Billboard Bits: Pras Endorses Sweet Micky, Not Wyclef, For President of Haiti

    August 06, 2010 5:30 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Pras Won't Back Wyclef for Haiti President Wyclef Jean 's run for the Haitian presidency won't be backed by his former bandmate, Pras . The Fugees star issued a statement endorsing musician Michel …

  16. Wyclef Running for Haiti Prez, Mike Posner Readies for 'Takeoff'

    August 06, 2010 5:08 PM EDT In Friday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Wyclef Jean has registered as a candidate for President of Haiti in a move that generated enthusiasm in his poor and earthquake-ravaged homeland. His candidacy has inspired some criticism though, including from activist…

  17. Wyclef Jean Registers As Haiti Presidential Contender

    August 06, 2010 7:11 AM EDT Haitian hip-hop star Wyclef Jean registered as a presidential contender on Thursday (Aug. 5), in a move into politics that generated an outburst of popular enthusiasm in his poor, earthquake-ravaged homeland. "I would like to tell President Barack Obama that the United States has Obama…

  18. Wyclef Resigns From Charity Before Haiti Campaign

    August 05, 2010 1:30 PM EDT Wyclef Jean has stepped down as leader of the embattled aid group he founded as he prepares to formally declare his candidacy for the Haitian presidency. Wyclef Jean to Announce Bid for President of Haiti This Week The singer released a statement that he was resigning the chairmanship of Yele…

  19. Wyclef Jean to Announce Bid for President of Haiti This Week

    August 04, 2010 7:45 AM EDT Wyclef Jean is about to announce his candidacy for president of earthquake-ravaged Haiti, according to the former head of the country's Chamber of Deputies. Former Deputy Pierre Eric Jean-Jacques told the Associated Press that the hip hop artist will run as part of his coalition in the…

  20. 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'…

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