1. Red Stripe, SUM Entertainment Enlist Nelly to Help 'Ignite' Talent Search

    March 30, 2017 10:14 AM EDT Red Stripe beer and music/entertainment technology firm SUM Entertainment are the principals behind Ignite Urban. The new digital A&R platform is the latest entry in the talent competition ranks, giving pop, R&B/hip-hop and reggae artists ...

  2. Billboard's 10 Best Reggae Albums of 2016: Critic's Picks

    December 23, 2016 9:07 AM EST 0 0 0 The year 2016 has been the best of times and the worst of times for lovers of reggae music. You could hardly turn on the radio without hearing a half-hour block of dancehall-style tracks, all too often classified under misbegotten names like “tropic ...

  3. OVO Festival 2016 Opens With Soca King Machel Montano, Sean Paul & More in Toronto

    July 31, 2016 2:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 To celebrate the seventh edition of Drake ’s annual OVO hip-hop festival, organizers added a Caribbean music concert featuring soca and dancehall artists to launch the series Saturday (July 30) at Toronto’s Echo Beach.   The move made sense for a fe ...

  4. Beenie Man Cancels OVO Festival Performance After Contracting Zika Virus

    July 31, 2016 1:10 PM EDT Veteran dancehall don Beenie Man was forced to cancel his co-headlining performance at Drake ’s OVO Festival in Toronto Saturday night (July 30) after his apparent contraction of the Zika virus. Beenie, who was scheduled to perform alongside Mach ...

  5. Beenie Man Talks Drake's 'Controlla' Sample: 'Dancehall Is a Culture Everybody Wants To Be Part Of'

    May 04, 2016 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Among the myriad R&B samples that appear on Drake 's fourth studio offering Views --  ranging from Ray J 's "One Wish" to Mary J Blige 's "Mary's Joint" -- one standout cameo comes from dancehall legend Be ...

  6. VP Records Co-Founder Pat Chin to Receive Libera Awards' Lifetime Achievement Award

    April 01, 2015 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A2IM's Libera Awards, which celebrates the year's most successful and influential indie labels, artists, and other members of the music industry, has announced that VP Records co-founder Pat Chin will receive its coveted Lifetime Achieveme ...

  7. Ashanti Reveals 'Braveheart' Release Date & Track List

    February 10, 2014 4:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Ashanti's oft-delayed album, "Braveheart," will debut on March 4. The singer has unveiled the release date as well as the track list for the album. The 15-song effort, including Target exclusives, features guest appearances by French ...

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  9. Nicki Minaj 'The Re-Up' Track List: Lil Wayne, Ciara Featured

    November 02, 2012 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj has claimed the month of November as her own. As the release date of "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded -- The Re-Up," quickly approaches, the singer-rapstress reveals the album's track list via iTunes . The double-disc project ...

  10. Lauryn Hill, Nas, Young Jeezy Take Over 2012 Summer Jam

    June 04, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After Lil' Wayne Orders Nicki Minaj to Cancel Set, Nas Steps Up, With Hill's Help, at Hot 97 Fest Hip-hop beefs aren't new to Hot 97's Summer Jam. One of the most notorious feuds was ignited on the Summer Jam stage in 2001. Jay-Z ...

  11. Nicki Minaj, 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded': Track-By-Track Review

    March 29, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I always thought I could write pop songs for someone else or I could write R&B records for someone else, but I didn't think that people would accept me writing those type of songs and me singing them and just being who I am," Nic ...

  12. Nicki Minaj Reveals 'Roman' Track List, Announces European Tour

    March 19, 2012 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 After tapping artists like Rihanna , Eminem , Will.i.am and Kanye West for her 2010 debut "Pink Friday," Nicki Minaj revealed a guest-heavy track list for her highly anticipated sophomore disc, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded," last ...

  13. Report: Nicki Minaj Pays a Fee for Cursing

    July 27, 2011 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 After performing at Reggae Sumfest 2011 in Montego Bay, Jamaica on Saturday (July 23), Nicki Minaj was given a summons for explicit lyrics and "sexually suggestive dance moves," reports Jamaica Observer . Nicki Minaj Involved in Altercatio ...

  14. Timbaland, David Gray, Shaggy Join Global Guinness Event

    August 25, 2010 8:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 Timbaland is to headline an outdoor concert in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, as part of the global "Arthur's Day" Guinness brewery celebrations, set to take place Sept. 23 to 24 across the world. Timbaland will be joined by Thai ...

  15. Jamaican Musicians Rally To Support Alleged Drug Kingpin 'Dudus' Coke

    June 18, 2010 11:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 To the U.S. government, Christopher "Dudus" Coke is Jamaica's Al Capone. But for many Jamaicans, he's more like Robin Hood-and he's also a player in the local music business. After the U.S. government issued an extradition o ...

  16. Dancehall Acts Hit By U.S. Visa Cancelations

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Several Jamaican dancehall artists have had their U.S. visas canceled in recent weeks, leading to concerns among the reggae community that it is suffering because of a dispute between the two countries. There has been unprecedented en masse cancel ...

  17. Beenie Man Dropped From Big Day Out

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Protests from the gay community have led to Jamaican dancehall performer Beenie Man being dropped from January's Big Day Out festival in Australia and New Zealand. The performer has been a target of the international gay lobby since his late ...

  18. Various Artists / July 13-19, 2008 / Montego Bay, Jamaica (Reggae Sumfest)

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A multi-platinum-selling rapper's appearance generated the most hype and Jamaican DJs' girls and gun exploits, as echoed throughout several performances on Dancehall Night, pulled the largest crowd. B A multi-platinum-selling rapper's ...

  19. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett dies of a heart attack at a Reston, Va., hospital near his home. He is 64. Born in Pratville, Ala., Pickett moved to Detroit as a teen and joined the Falcons, 2006 - Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett dies o ...

  20. Arrest Warrant For Beenie Man In Tax Case

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A Jamaican judge issued an arrest warrant for reggae musician Beenie Man after he failed to turn up in court today (Oct. 23) to answer tax evasion charges. A Jamaican judge issued an arrest warrant for reggae musician Beenie Man after he failed to t ...

  21. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett dies of a heart attack at a Reston, Va., hospital near his home. He is 64. Born in Pratville, Ala., Pickett moved to Detroit as a teen and joined the Falcons, 2006 - Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett dies o ...

  22. Akon Corrals Eminem, Snoop For New Album

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B vocalistproducer Akon will on Dec. 12 release his sophomore effort, "Konvicted," via SRC/Universal. The disc boasts collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Styles P and Eminem. R&B vocalistproducer Akon will on Dec. 12 release his soph ...

  23. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    August 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bob Dylan looks back on "Modern Times," Jessica Simpson comes clean with her "Public Affair," Sam Moore recaptures his soul with a host of superstars and Tego Calderon drops the bling in this week's H A 40th anniversary edit ...

  24. 'King' T.I. Holds Court

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Despite a Grammy nomination, a hand in an Oscar win, a new album and film debut, this Atlanta rapper says he's only beginning to build his kingdom. Rapper T.I. is too busy getting his career hustle on to ponder where he expects to be in five ye ...

  25. Beenie Man Readying 'Undisputed' New Set

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A new Beenie Man single, "Hmm Hmm," is due to reach U.S. airwaves in late March. The track was produced by Tony Kelly (Sean Paul, Wayne Wonder) and will appear on the reggae artist's new album, "Undis A new Beenie Man single, &qu ...

  26. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Travis Tritt performs at the Republican Texas Senators Ball in Washington, D.C., part of the festivities surrounding the inauguration of President-elect George W. Bush. Tritt supported B 2004 - Dancehall rapper Beenie Man s ...

  27. Hot Product

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A double-disc collection of rare tracks from Fountains Of Wayne, "Out-of-State Plates" (Virgin). The latest studio album from veteran jam band String Cheese Incident, &q ...

  28. Williams Compiles Top Acts For Compilation

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Her compilation, "Wendy Williams Brings the Heat: Volume 1," will hit stores June 28 via Virgin. Radio personality Wendy Williams, who handles afternoon drive at R&B/hip-hop radio station WBLS New York, is also a TV host (VH1's &q ...

  29. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Dancehall rapper Beenie Man suffers broken ribs and a broken nose in a car accident in Kingston, Jamaica. The 30-year-old artist, whose real name is Moses Davis, is alone in his vehicle 2004 - Dancehall rapper Beenie Man su ...

  30. 45TunesOnTV

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Nov. 1-7, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 1 "The Jane Pauley Show," Syndicated Featured artist: John Mellencamp. "Las Vegas," NBC Featured artist: Black Eyed Peas. " ...

  31. Guerilla City

    October 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fans of 2Pac, the Notorious B.I.G. and Ice-T can savor a fresh aural rendition of that old-school flavor with Guerilla Black's debut album, "Guerilla City." Fans of 2Pac, the Notorious B.I.G. and Ice-T can savor a fresh aural renditio ...

  32. Strip Tease

    September 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 While Beenie Man may profess to be the king of the dancehall, few would argue that Lady Saw is indeed the queen of the subgenre. While Beenie Man may profess to be the king of the dancehall, few would argue that Lady Saw is indeed the queen of the s ...

  33. Ciara's 'Goodies' Still Good At No. 1

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ciara's "Goodies" featuring Petey Pablo is on top of Billboard's Hot 100 for a second week in a row. The track is also starting a second week atop the Hot R&B Singles & Tracks and Hot 100 Airp Ciara's "Goodies&q ...

  34. Automator Enjoys 'Omakase,' Remixes Beck

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Although his second album with Prince Paul as Handsome Boy Modeling School is due in November, producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura tells Billboard.com he has a host of intriguing projects in various Although his second album with Prince ...

  35. 'Lean Back' Retains No. 1 Groove

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Terror Squad's attack on Billboard's singles charts continues as the group's "Lean Back" again staves off No. 1 contenders. The track tops the Hot 100 for a third week, and remains No. 1 on the Hot R& Terror Squad's ...

  36. MTV Boots Beenie Man Amidst Gay Protest

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dancehall star Beenie Man, who has recorded anti-gay songs in the past, was yanked from a concert bill associated with this weekend's MTV Video Music Awards after gay groups planned a protest, the net Dancehall star Beenie Man, who has recorded ...

  37. MTV Pulls Beenie Man From VMA Concert

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dancehall star Beenie Man, who has recorded anti-gay songs in the past, was yanked from a concert associated with the MTV Video Music Awards this weekend after gay groups planned a protest, the networ Dancehall star Beenie Man, who has recorded an ...

  38. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (July 26-Aug. 1, 2004). HEY PORTER, CHECKIT, AIII ? The anomaly that is "Da Ali G Show" -- which rides the fine line between hysterical and thoroughly annoying -- will feature an appeara ...

  39. Back to Basics

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's funny what a little stateside action can do for a reggae act. It's funny what a little stateside action can do for a reggae act. The success of dancehall veteran Beenie Man's recent single "Dude" has renewed interest in ...

  40. Buffett Notches First No. 1 Album

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jimmy Buffett proves he isn't "wasting away" anywhere as he tops The Billboard 200 for the first time a career that has spanned more than three decades. The laid-back singer/songwriter's latest effort Jimmy Buffett proves he isn& ...

  41. Hot Product

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beenie Man 'Back' To Work Jamaican dancehall artist Beenie Man returns this week with his latest Virgin album, "Back to Basics." First single "Dude" featuring Ms. Thing has appeared on 10 Billboard charts and re-enters ...

  42. This Is Not a Test!

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Well on her way to becoming one of hip-hop's grand dames, Missy Elliott packs plenty of rhythmic jams, sexual tension and lyrical introspection onto her latest CD. Well on her way to becoming one of hip-hop's grand dames, Missy Elliott pac ...

  43. The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees Below is the final list of nominees for the The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003, which will be presented Oct. 13 in Miami and broadcast in November on BET. ARTIST OF THE YEAR -- MALE SOLO Jay-Z Nelly Ba ...

  44. Sean Paul's Global Call

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com Dancehall reggae has finally broken free of its Jamaican island shores after a decade's fermentation and is making a sizable impact on the international album charts and on radio waves around the wo ...

  45. Sean Paul Busted For Profanity

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Sean Paul has been charged with using profanity during a performance last week at Montego Bay, Jamaica's Reggae Sumfest. Rapper Sean Paul has been charged with using profanity during a performance last week at Montego Bay, Jamaica's ...

  46. Reggae, Mainstream Acts To Play Sumfests

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sean Paul, Wayne Wonder, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, and Lady Saw will appear at the inaugural U.S. version of the Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest, as well as the 11th annual Sumfest in Jamaica. The U.S. even Sean Paul, Wayne Wonder, Beenie Man, Elephant Ma ...

  47. T.A.T.U., Timberlake Reign On U.K. Charts

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Russian duo t.A.T.u. continued its conquest of the European charts yesterday (Feb. 2), as its single, "All the Things She Said" (Interscope/Polydor), debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. The track, which has Russian duo t.A.T.u. continued its conq ...

  48. Pink, Paul Weller Overtake U.K. Charts

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Yesterday's (Sept. 22) new U.K. sales charts featured a first No. 1 single for Pink and, at the other extreme, a new No. 1 album for Paul Weller, who first topped that survey with the Jam in 1982. Pin Yesterday's (Sept. 22) new U.K. sales ...

  49. Janet Jackson Sings For 'Chicago'

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Janet Jackson will record a new song for the "Chicago" movie soundtrack, Billboard Bulletin reports. The track, which is still untitled, is expected to be the soundtrack's first single. The album is t Janet Jackson will record a new s ...

  50. Beenie Man 'Storms' Out On The Road

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dancehall star Beenie Man is gearing up for an October North American tour in support of his second Virgin album "Tropical Storm." The run will kick off Oct. 1 in Providence, R.I., and currently has 2 Dancehall star Beenie Man is gearing u ...

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