Jem Aswad

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Jem Aswad is the former editor of Billboard.biz. He has also held senior editorial posts at Spin, MTV News, Time Out New York, ASCAP and CMJ, and has written for New York magazine, Entertainment Weekly, the Village Voice, Esquire, and other publications.

CeeLo Green and Andre 3000

CeeLo Green's Next Album 'Heart Blanche' Due This Year: Exclusive

In the wake of a no-contest plea to a 2012 case alleging he had secretly slipped Ecstasy into a woman's drink, CeeLo Green unleashed a series of wildly inappropriate comments about rape that set off a firestorm of criticism and essentially put his career at a standstill. He sort-of apologized, then "truly and deeply" apologized, and then basically laid low. But throughout the hiatus, Green has been at work on a new album called Heart Blanche that is nearly complete and slated for release in the fourth quarter of this year.
CeeLo Green and Andre 3000

CeeLo Green's Next Album 'Heart Blanche' Due This Year: Exclusive

In the wake of a no-contest plea to a 2012 case alleging he had secretly slipped Ecstasy into a woman's drink, CeeLo Green unleashed a series of wildly inappropriate comments about rape that set off a firestorm of criticism and essentially put his career at a standstill. He sort-of apologized, then "truly and deeply" apologized, and then basically laid low. But throughout the hiatus, Green has been at work on a new album called Heart Blanche that is nearly complete and slated for release in the fourth quarter of this year.

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