1. Bob Marley's 'Exodus' Turns 40: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    June 03, 2017 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 In 1999, Time  magazine declared Bob Marley 's Exodus (Island Records), released on June 3, 1977, the best album of the 20th Century. Whether any one album (even one as significant as Exodus is within Marley's esteemed catalog) can justifi ...

  2. Ben & Jerry's Announces Bob Marley-Inspired 'One Love' Flavor

    May 12, 2017 12:05 PM EDT Ben & Jerry's is paying tribute to late reggae icon Bob Marley on the 36th anniversary of his death with a new ice cream flavor, One Love. A portion of proceeds from the limited-batch banana ice cream with caramel and graham cracker swirl ...

  3. Ben & Jerry's Announces Bob Marley-Inspired 'One Love' Flavor

    May 12, 2017 8:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ben & Jerry's is paying tribute to late reggae icon Bob Marley on the 36th anniversary of his death with a new ice cream flavor, One Love. A portion of proceeds from the limited-batch banana ice cream with caramel and graham cracker swirls ...

  4. Ziggy Marley's Animated 'Butterflies' Video Takes Flight: Exclusive Premiere

    April 21, 2017 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ziggy Marley is premiering the symbolic and animated music video for his single “Butterflies” exclusively on Billboard . The video, produced by Tuff Gong Worldwide, is a collaboration between MarcPaperScissor Studios and C3 Motion Graphics that brin ...

  5. Skip Marley on Tackling Trump With Katy Perry & Carrying On Bob's Legacy

    March 02, 2017 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 When Katy Perry recruits an MC for a guest verse on a single, the artist typically is a household name like Kanye West or Snoop Dogg . Yet for “Chained to the Rhythm,” the politically charged lead single to Perry’s upcoming fourth album, the pop sup ...

  6. Adele, Katy Perry & David Bowie Top Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 During Grammy Awards

    February 13, 2017 12:37 AM EST 0 0 2 Each artist landed atop the real-time chart during the festivities Sunday (Feb. 12). Adele 's "Hello," Katy Perry 's "Chained to the Rhythm" and David Bowie 's "Blackstar" all hit No. 1 on the Billboard + ...

  7. Weed Anthems: 25 Tokin' Tunes Ranked By Potency

    January 19, 2017 8:22 AM EST It's hard to imagine that Bob Dylan, Three 6 Mafia and Toby Keith have much in common, but all three artists understand the power of a classic stoner track. Marijuana has served as the inspiration for classic cuts in rock, hip-hop, pop, a ...

  8. Prolific House Music Man Jesse Rose Announces Retirement, Final Album & Tour

    November 02, 2016 5:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 After more than 20 years as one of house music's funkiest head masters, British-born and L.A.-based DJ and producer Jesse Rose has decided to bow out of the game. “I can honestly say I feel blessed to have been a part of this scene,” Rose write ...

  9. President Barack Obama's Gym Playlist Features Beyonce, Jay Z, Courtney Barnett and Sting

    October 18, 2016 10:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 This summer President Barack Obama graced us with not one but two fun-loving playlists befitting the warmer months.  Now, the Leader of the Free World has shared another playlist via Wired of his favorite workout jams, including tracks by The Black ...

  10. Michael Jackson Tops Forbes' 2016 Top-Earning Dead Celebrities List

    October 12, 2016 12:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Although it’s been nine years since his passing, the King of Pop's lucrative empire only continues to grow, as Michael Jackson earns another No. 1 spot, this time on Forbes' 2016 Top-Earning Dead Celebrities list . Sony paid the singer $11 ...

  11. Bob Marley Songs Remixed: Listen to 7 of the Best

    September 19, 2016 1:20 PM EDT A well-mixed blend of high-energy and easy listening tracks. While it may be hard to imagine the soothing and mellow qualities inherent in Bob Marley 's songs reformatted into dance tracks, several DJs and producers have tackled the task to ne ...

  12. Taraji P. Henson's Stylist Breaks Down Her Emmy Awards Outfit: Exclusive

    September 18, 2016 8:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 With more than 20 years in the entertainment industry, actress Taraji P. Henson busted through our TV screens as the fiery first lady of Fox’s breakout show Empire in 2014. Billboard exclusively spoke with Henson's go-to stylist Jason Bolden, w ...

  13. Damian Marley Opening Colorado Weed Dispensary: Exclusive

    September 16, 2016 1:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 The reggae musician is opening the retail space in partnership with Tru Cannabis. Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley today announced the opening of Stony Hill, a new weed dispensary he is opening in partnership with Colorado-based dispensary company ...

  14. Florida Georgia Line's 'Dig Your Roots' Aims For Maturity In Chaotic Times

    August 30, 2016 10:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country music's resident party boys go deeper on their third album. When Florida Georgia Line released its current single, “May We All,” the prospect of a collaboration with Tim McGraw  drew the understandable headlines. Teaming two superstar a ...

  15. Amp Fiddler Flips Through Funk, House & Techno On 'Motor City Booty'

    August 27, 2016 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the age of 20 Feet From Stardom and archival record labels, there are more chances than ever to correct the oversights of history and bring crucial background players the recognition they deserve. It's about time that tide reached Amp Fiddle ...

  16. Frank Ocean's 'Blonde' Coasting to No. 1 in U.K.

    August 23, 2016 4:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 He teased, he bluffed, he distracted and he thrilled. And now Frank Ocean’s Blonde (Def Jam) is blasting toward the U.K. chart summit. Ocean’s long-awaited sophomore album has dashed to No. 1 on the Official Chart Update with a 4,000 combined sales ...

  17. Justin Bieber Is No. 1 & 2 on U.K. Singles Chart

    August 19, 2016 2:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 English pop outfit Blossoms have retained the U.K. album chart crown with their self-titled debut for EMI/Universal. Today's new Official Charts Company data also shows “Cold Water” (Because Music), by electronic outfit Major Lazer featuring Ju ...

  18. Macy Gray Premieres First Song 'Annabelle' Off Upcoming Album

    August 17, 2016 12:00 PM EDT 2.735 k 0 1 Today, Macy Gray released "Annabelle," the first of three original songs off her upcoming album Stripped . The song saunters in with some seductive guitar licks and showcases Gray's signature rasp as she croons the titular name. ...

  19. Vintage Fashion Expert Bob Melet on What Concert Tees to Invest in Now

    August 16, 2016 11:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 Vintage-clothing guru Bob Melet, 49, spent his formative years scouring St. Mark’s Place in Manhattan for hard-to-find punk-rock T-shirts with his older brother. That early thrill of the hunt led to a lifetime of serious finds for the man behind Mel ...

  20. Go Inside Ziggy Marley's 'Vibe-y' Beverly Hills Home: 'Everything Was Done With Feeling'

    May 20, 2016 4:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 The finches and jays banter in the oak trees above -- but Ziggy Marley has chickens on his mind. As a toddler in Kingston, Jamaica, where he was born the ­second child to Rita and Bob Marley , ­chickens would cluck through the yard behind the family ...

  21. Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailers' Landmark Solo Albums Hit 40 Years

    May 12, 2016 2:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the spirit of One Love that they championed as The Wailers , three momentous solo albums from  Bob Marley , Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer , Jamaican music's most influential triumvirate, all celebrate 40th anniversaries this year. Marley, Tosh ...

  22. More Obscure Than a One-Hit Wonder? The Legends Who Never Had a Hit

    May 05, 2016 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 I’ve been policing Sirius XM’s “Onederland” this week, their pop-up channel devoted to one-hit wonders and so far, I’m pleased to note, they’ve mostly been playing one-hit wonders. With so many artists reduced to a hit or two by Classic Hits radio, ...

  23. Snoop Dogg Brings the Reggae Sound to 'Lip Sync Battle' With A Bob Marley Cover

    May 04, 2016 10:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 Snoop Dogg brought the reggae vibes and flaunted his best moves with a spirited cover of Bob Marley and the Wailers ' "Could You Be Loved?" on this week's episode of Lip Sync Battle . Could this reggae cover signal a reincarnatio ...

  24. Corporate Kaya? Bob Marley Cannabis Brand to Launch on Reggae Icon's 71st Birthday

    February 05, 2016 5:00 AM EST “Excuse me while I light my spliff, good God I gotta take a lift,” sang Bob Marley on “Easy Skanking” from his 1978 album Kaya -- an oft-used slang for marijuana. Today, that spliff could be legally smoked in several American states and, as of to ...

  25. Barely Charting Classics: Bob Marley, Ramones, Sex Pistols, The Smiths & More

    February 03, 2016 5:00 PM EST 0 0 0 A look at artists whose influence far outpaced their initial chart success. Hindsight is a clichéd 20/20. Many songs, albums and artists now considered classics and/or masters of their genres failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 or the Billboard ...

  26. Bob Marley Now Soothes Man Who Was Allegedly Tortured With Westlife by the CIA

    October 16, 2015 4:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 Suleiman Abdullah Salim says he listens to Bob Marley to help cope after undergoing what a new American Civil Liberties Lawsuit alleges were unlawful CIA interrogation techniques that included the use of music as torture. "I come to listen [to] ...

  27. Tomorrowland 2015 Day 2 Highlights: The Chainsmokers, Armin van Buuren, Axwell & Ingrosso & More

    July 27, 2015 4:22 AM EDT Although the day started with dreary weather conditions, the second day of Tomorrowland ended on an enjoyable note. With sets ranging from deep house institution Maceo Plex to EDM rock stars Krewella , the festival delivered another full day of m ...

  28. The Weeknd Hits No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100

    July 22, 2015 2:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 The R&B singer takes over at the top, while Amy Winehouse debuts thanks to sales generated by her new documentary. The Weeknd is the top musical act in the U.S. for the first time, rising 3-1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Aug. 1). Bil ...

  29. Publishing Briefs: Kobalt Picks Up Blue Mountain Music, Downtown Signs Sturgill Simpson, More

    June 29, 2015 9:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 -- The Kobalt Music Group has signed on to serve as global administrator for Blue Mountain Music, which includes the complete works of Bob Marley , as well as songs from the U2 back catalog, Free, Toots & the Maytals and John Martyn. In signing ...

  30. Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' No. 1 on Hot 100, OMI's 'Cheerleader' Hits Top 10

    June 17, 2015 3:15 PM EDT .299 k 117 'Again' leads for a ninth week, holding off Taylor Swift's former No. 1 'Bad Blood.' Plus, OMI charges into the top 10 with 'Cheerleader.' Wiz Khalifa 's Furious 7 soundtrack smash "See You Agai ...

  31. The Music and Marketing Genius of Bob Marley, 34 Years After His Passing

    May 11, 2015 4:02 PM EDT "Have you heard Uprising Live ?" asks Cedella Marley , the oldest child of Bob and Rita Marley, during a conversation with Billboard on Feb. 6, in a recently remodeled second-floor room at the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, Jamaica. Outs ...

  32. Madonna Praises Margaret Thatcher, Upsets Many, Then Deletes Post

    April 21, 2015 2:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna has built a blazing career on self-promotion, good timing and aligning herself with the brightest sparks just as they're blowing up. Sometimes she gets it horribly wrong. The Queen of Pop found herself under a wave of criticism after sh ...

  33. President Obama Visits Bob Marley Museum in Jamaica

    April 09, 2015 4:41 PM EDT The Caribbean region collectively cheered when President Barack Obama was first elected president in 2008. Calypso and reggae songs were written in his honor, the French Caribbean island of Martinique named a road after him, and Antigua's ...

  34. Jamaica Moving to Reclaim Global Dominance in Reggae

    March 08, 2015 1:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 For decades, the sound of Jamaica has been reggae, the infectious, uniquely syncopated music that transformed the small Caribbean island into a cultural powerhouse. But the genre's success has taken it far beyond its roots, and now many in Jama ...

  35. Bob Marley's Heirs Preserve Multimillion-Dollar Trial Win Against Merchandisers

    February 20, 2015 9:44 PM EST On Friday, Bob Marley 's children got the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm a trial victory against merchandisers. The win presents good news for celebrities who might find their faces unwillingly be used on a T-shirt. Marley's heir ...

  36. Bob Marley's Heirs Preserve Multimillion-Dollar Trial Win Against Merchandisers

    February 20, 2015 9:44 PM EST An appeals court agrees there was sufficient evidence that consumers were likely confused about who was endorsing Marley T-shirts. On Friday, Bob Marley 's children got the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm a trial victory against mer ...

  37. A Long Q&A with Eddie Murphy: 'SNL,' Making Reggae Music, Hanging Out with Bowie and Michael Jackson's Spirit

    February 06, 2015 1:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Until recently, the combination of Eddie Murphy and reggae most readily brought to mind his classic SNL sketch, " Kill the White People ." Then, without advance fanfare, the 53-year old comic legend quietly dropped "Red Light" on ...

  38. Legalize It: Marijuana's Relationship with Reggae and Its Future Prospects in Jamaica

    January 07, 2015 1:39 PM EST Despite Jamaican reggae's pro-cannabis stance over the past six decades, the plant remains illegal in the music's birthplace. Jamaica's reggae artists are unrivaled in their vociferous championing of marijuana usage and persiste ...

  39. Island Records Co-Founder and Jamaican Music Engineer Graeme Goodall Dead at 82

    December 12, 2014 5:20 PM EST From his involvement in the earliest Jamaican singles to have impacted international markets to his co-founding role in Island Records, Australian-born engineer Graeme Goodall , was a pivotal, if somewhat overlooked, figure in the development of ...

  40. Ben & Jerry's and Tuff Gong Release First Video for 'One Love' and a Bob Marley-Inspired Ice Cream

    December 04, 2014 2:26 PM EST Phish Food, Cherry Garcia, Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road, Imagine Whirled Peace. Is your mouth watering yet? Just wait. Bob Marley to Front Global Marijuana Brand Ben & Jerry's has unveiled the latest addition to their smorgasbord of music ...

  41. Bob Marley to Front Global Marijuana Brand

    November 18, 2014 11:03 AM EST Bob Marley will be the face of the first global brand of marijuana. The late musician will front Marley Natural , "a premium cannabis brand rooted in the life and legacy" of the singer, the Marley family and a Seattle-based private equit ...

  42. Bob Marley to Front Global Marijuana Brand

    November 18, 2014 11:03 AM EST Bob Marley will be the face of the first global brand of marijuana. The late musician will front Marley Natural , "a premium cannabis brand rooted in the life and legacy" of the singer, the Marley family and a Seattle-based private equ ...

  43. How Bob Marley's 30-Year Old 'Legend' Album Finally Hit the Top 10

    September 12, 2014 9:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 It only took 30 years, but Bob Marley & the Wailers ' 1984 greatest-hits album Legend has hit the top 10 on the Billboard 200 -- and in doing so, gives the reggae great his highest-charting album. Bob Marley's 'Legend' Finall ...

  44. UPDATE: Exclusive: Man Jailed for Posting Lyrics to Facebook Says 'It's Pretty Worrisome'

    September 10, 2014 4:10 PM EDT James Evans didn't think twice about posting song lyrics to his Facebook wall on Aug. 24, as he often does while listening to music. This time, however, the verse he chose -- "Student bodies lying dead in the halls, a blood splattered ...

  45. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Justin Timberlake Brings 'SexyBack' To No. 1

    September 08, 2014 8:05 AM EDT 3.532 k 635 146 This week in 2006, JT topped the Billboard Hot 100. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Fergie, Mariah Carey and Eric Clapton Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Se ...

  46. Bob Marley's 'Legend' Finally Heading for Top 10

    September 05, 2014 8:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Thanks to a 99-cent sale deal, Bob Marley's mega-selling 30-year old album is set for its first visit to the Billboard 200's top 10. A Legend is heading for the top 10 for the first time. Bob Marley & the Wailers ' greatest-hits a ...

  47. Bob Marley Gets Bio-Musical Treatment in Baltimore

    August 19, 2014 9:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 Baltimore's theater scene will feel some positive vibrations next year when Baltimore Center Stage premieres a Bob Marley musical. Focused on the reggae legend's life between 1975 and the tail-end of 1977, the story of "Marley" w ...

  48. Scientists Name Water Mite After Jennifer Lopez

    July 16, 2014 11:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pop singer Jennifer Lopez may be thinking life is funny after a group of scientists named a water mite in her honor after discovering a new species near Puerto Rico. The music of the Bronx, New York-born entertainer who has Puerto Rican roots was a ...

  49. Ask Billboard: MAGIC!'s 'Rude' Revives Reggae

    June 15, 2014 9:05 AM EDT The band's hit is the latest in a long line of reggae top 10s. Plus, Maroon 5's career sales and Father's Day music fun facts As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to [email protected] ...

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