Nelson Mandela

  1. King Charles' Tribute to Nelson Mandela, "Lov Madiba," to Benefit Charity

    December 13, 2013 4:40 PM EST UK singer-songwriter King Charles joins musicians like RZA and R. Kelly who have their respects in song to deceased South African leader Nelson Mandela. "Lov Madiba," which features vocalist Katie Melua and the Noisettes' Shingai Sh ...

  2. The Power of Music and Madiba: An 89th Birthday Party for Mandela and the History Books (Guest Post)

    December 10, 2013 10:25 AM EST By Ralph Simon as told to Florie Brizel Ralph Simon, a world-recognized leader in the fields of mobile entertainment and music, is a native South African living in London. Florie Brizel is a freelance writer in Los Angeles and co-author of “Words ...

  3. Charlie Wilson's Career Celebrated At BET Awards As Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Rihanna Take Trophies

    July 01, 2013 12:02 AM EDT “The best of the best in Black entertainment. All Day. All Night. All In.” That’s what BET promised to deliver with its inaugural three-day music and lifestyle festival, the BET Experience. Staged in association with AEG at the latter’s L.A. Li ...

  4. U2 Talk New Album, Huge South African Concert

    February 11, 2011 5:47 PM EST U2 will play FNB Stadium in South Africa this weekend (Photo: WireImage) U2 open the next leg of their massive 360° Tour this Sunday, Feb, 13, with what may be the biggest audience of the band's 30-year career. The band's manager Paul Mc ...

  5. R. Kelly Kicks Off World Cup In South Africa

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A sold-out crowd of 84,490 at Soweto's Soccer City celebrated the launch of the World Cup in South Africa today (June 11) at the opening ceremony - a music and dance spectacular that confirmed Africa's status as a global cultural hotbed. ...

  6. Opera Singer Dies Before Starring World Cup Role

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A South African opera singer personally chosen by Nelson Mandela to sing at the World Cup 's opening ceremony has died two weeks before he was due to perform. Siphiwo Ntshebe , 34, an up-and-coming tenor known to local fans as the "new P ...

  7. Mandela 'Anthem' Brings Birthday Cheer

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT South Africans may have been largely left out of the main celebration for Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday when London hosted a concert in his honor last month. But that hasn't stopped individual artists from paying tribute to the global i ...

  8. CARE To Honor John Legend

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer John Legend will join the ranks of Nelson Mandela and Sir Elton John in receiving the CARE Humanitarian Award for Global Change this month. CARE, a Non-Profit organization, will honor Legend during their 62nd anniversary celebration, held i ...

  9. Winehouse Set For Mandela 46664 Concert

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amy Winehouse is to perform at Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday concert, to be held June 27 at London's Hyde Park, organizers said today. Others already confirmed to play the 46664 concert include Queen and Paul Rodgers, Annie Lennox, Simp ...

  10. Queen, Lennox To Rock Mandela

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Queen and Paul Rodgers, Annie Lennox and Simple Minds are among the international acts performing at a charity concert to celebrate Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday. Billed as the "46664 Concert Honouring Nelson Mandela at 90," the sh ...

  11. Mandela To Attend London 46664 Summer Concert

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST A 46664 concert in London's Hyde Park on June 27 will double-up as an early 90th birthday celebration for Nelson Mandela. The former South African President and Nobel Peace Prize winner revealed that his actual birthday -- on July 18th -- wil ...

  12. Mandela Confirms 46664 Concerts For 2008

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nelson Mandela's 46664 campaign will host two concerts in 2008. The former South African president made the announcement Saturday (Dec. 1) when he appeared on-stage at the 46664 music event at Johannesburg's Ellis Park Stadium. The first ...

  13. Artists Support Mandela AIDS Drive

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nelson Mandela joined movie and music stars on Saturday (March 19) at an international concert to raise funds for women in South Africa suffering from HIV/AIDS. Nelson Mandela joined movie and music stars on Saturday (March 19) at an international ...

  14. Artists Support Mandela AIDS Drive

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nelson Mandela joined movie and music stars on Saturday (March 19) at an international concert to raise funds for women in South Africa suffering from HIV/AIDS. Nelson Mandela joined movie and music stars on Saturday (March 19) at an international ...