1. Coachella 2014: Nas Celebrates 'Illmatic' 20th Anniversary with Lauryn Hill, Damian Marley

    April 20, 2014 1:41 PM EDT 2 0 0 Legendary hip-hop artist Nas celebrated the 20th anniversary of his debut album, "Illmatic," at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on Saturday (April 19) with a memorable second-week set featuring cameos by Lauryn Hill and Dami ...

  2. Fader Fort Preps 'Return To Firsts' For 13th Year During SXSW, Taps Mazda As Auto Partner

    February 20, 2014 12:54 PM EST Now entering its 13th year, the Fader Fort will return to Austin March 12-15, with a renewed emphasis on “firsts,” including return performances from artists who made their magazine-cover debut with “The Fader” to emerging acts who will play the F ...

  3. Damian Marley’s Reggae Cruise 'Welcome to Jamrock' Sells Out Nearly a Year in Advance

    December 13, 2013 5:46 PM EST Less than a month after its lineup of top tier Jamaican acts was announced on his Facebook page, Damian Marley’s inaugural Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise has sold out all of the 2,300 available cabins aboard the Norwegian Pearl cruise liner, ...

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  5. Skrillex, OWSLA Label Announce The Nest: Subscription Service

    December 12, 2012 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Twitter's bass music contingency has been all a-wobble since last Thursday, when Skrillex and the team of OWSLA, his digital-only indie label, started hyping a mysterious new hashtag: #thenest.   It prompted a wide range of replies, from the cu ...

  6. Skrillex, OWSLA Label Announce The Nest: Subscription-Based Imprint

    December 12, 2012 11:55 AM EST The OWSLA Label L-R: Kathryn Frazier, Skrillex, Tim Smith, Clayton Blaha, Blaise DeAngelo (Photo: Liam Underwood) Today, Skrillex and the team of OWSLA, his digital-only indie label, are announcing The Nest: a subscription-based OWSLA imprint, muc ...

  7. Soundgarden on 'King Animal' and Why They Shouldn't Have Broken Up

    November 09, 2012 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Despite the title, Soundgarden's comeback single "Been Away Too Long" is not "specifically about my band getting back together," frontman Chris Cornell says. But the title made it an obvious choice as the leadoff track and f ...

  8. Electric Zoo 2012: 14 Things Seen & Heard

    September 06, 2012 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Electric Zoo (August 31-September 2) might not be the country's largest, splashiest, or most hyped electronic dance music festival. But we're going to go on record and say that it's the best. Electric Zoo 2012 PHOTOS: DANCE PARTY Ther ...

  9. How Summer Music Fests Are Helping Caribbean Economies

    August 30, 2012 3:28 PM EDT What happens when international superstars such as the late Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Ne-Yo, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Chris Brown, Toni Braxton, Roberta Flack, and Damian Marley, just to name a few, ...

  10. Backbeat: Skrillex Brings The Party; Datsik, Zedd, Dillon Francis Hang Backstage At HARD Summer

    August 06, 2012 11:48 AM EDT Skrillex, Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo of The Bloody Beetroots DJ Set (who covers his face in every photo), and Ellie Goulding. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) Day two of L.A.'s HARD Summer brought larger crowds than the night before for mainly one reason - ...

  11. Chart Juice: Nas Nets Ninth No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    July 27, 2012 4:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nas debuts at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with "Life Is Good," securing the veteran artist his ninth topper on the tally. The set starts with a larger-than-expected 149,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and enters the Bi ...

  12. Myisha Brooks Named VP, Publicity at Universal Republic

    July 11, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Myisha Brooks of Universal Republic Records has been promoted to the position of VP, Publicity. Previously working with Arista Records, Warner Bros. Records and Simone Smalls PR, Brooks had served as Director of Publicity for Universal Republic si ...

  13. Coachella 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    April 16, 2012 11:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Tupac Hologram" were the two words on everyone's lips as Weekend 1 of Coachella 2012 came to a close, but the third day of the festival was more than just the projected image of a legendary, long-deceased rapper during Dr. Dre and Sn ...

  14. Nas Talks Chingy 'Pop-Fluff' Period of Hip-Hop & Winehouse 'Duet'

    March 19, 2012 10:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's been years since Nas and former manager Steve Stoute formally worked together, but when the two reunited on-stage at a keynote Q&A at South by Southwest Friday it was as if little time had passed. Stoute, a former exec VP at Interscope ...

  15. Nas Opens Up About Amy Winehouse, Divorce, Competing With 'Pop-Fluff Stuff' at SXSW Chat

    March 17, 2012 4:51 PM EDT It's been years since Nas and former manager Steve Stoute formally worked together, but when the two reunited on-stage at a keynote Q&A at South by Southwest Friday it was as if little time had passed. Stoute, a former exec VP at Intersco ...

  16. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 14, 2012 2:11 PM EDT March 20, 2012 | BACKBEAT Backbeat: BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at SXSW BMI, Billboard, Suntrust and Austin's Four Seasons Hotel teamed up to host the BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at the South by Southwest Music Festival on Fri ...

  17. How Celine Dion's Performance at Jamaica Jazz & Blues Changed the Festival's Future

    February 23, 2012 12:30 PM EST Celine Dion performing at the 16th annual Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, her only performance outside her record-breaking Las Vegas residency at Caesers Palace (Photo: Courtesy Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival) MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA -- In her only ...

  18. Grammys Big 4: A Tip Sheet for the Top Categories

    February 07, 2012 8:50 PM EST 0 0 0 When it comes to Grammy categories, all eyes are especially keen on Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. Here, Billboard takes a deeper look at this year's field. And the nominees are.... artists that ha ...

  19. Universal Republic Appoints Jim Roppo as EVP of Marketing

    January 09, 2012 12:24 PM EST Universal Republic Records announced today that the label has appointed industry veteran Jim Roppo to Executive Vice President of Marketing. Roppo will report to Universal president/CEO Monte Lipman and co-president/COO Avery Lipman, both of whom ...

  20. Supergroup Goes Superheavy: Mick, Joss, Dave, Damian & A.R. Talk

    August 26, 2011 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dave Stewart first enlisted Mick Jagger . Then he wanted Joss Stone to hear what they'd come up with. And then, rather than turn to the English rock, American blues and R&B at the core of their respective sounds, Stewart hipped Stone to a g ...

  21. SuperHeavy's Dave Stewart Is Feeling 'Possessed' These Days

    August 15, 2011 7:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dave Stewart 's new solo album, "The Blackbird Diaries," isn't out until Aug. 23. But the former Eurythmics member -- who's also busy producing (Stevie Nicks, Joss Stone ), starting a new band (the all-star SuperHeavy) and p ...

  22. Joss Stone Enjoys New Freedom on 'LP1'

    July 22, 2011 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sometimes making an album doesn't have to be complicated, as Joss Stone discovered firsthand this spring. The British soul singer's fifth studio release -- "LP1," due in stores July 26 as the first release through her own Stone&# ...

  23. Billboard Bits: Charlie Sheen Gathering with the Juggalos, SuperHeavy Gets Release Date

    July 07, 2011 7:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Charlie Sheen to Appear at Gathering of the Juggalos The festival curated by Detroit's hip hop outcasts Insane Clown Posse has booked some 20 acts for its 12th annua ...

  24. Mick Jagger's New Group SuperHeavy Unveils Music

    July 01, 2011 9:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 Details about the Mick Jagger - Dave Stewart supergroup SuperHeavy have been released slowly and the first public introduction of the music was almost as cagey. Jagger, Stewart, soul singer Joss Stone , reggae artist Damian Marley and film composer ...

  25. Mick Jagger's New Group SuperHeavy Unveils Music

    July 01, 2011 8:06 AM EDT Details about the Mick Jagger-Dave Stewart supergroup SuperHeavy have been released slowly and the first public introduction of the music was almost as cagey. Jagger, Stewart, soul singer Joss Stone, reggae artist Damian Marley and film composer A ...

  26. Joss Stone Talks 'LP1,' Staying Positive after Murder/Kidnap Attempt

    June 29, 2011 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Joss Stone has started her own label, recorded a new album and is working in the most talked-about supergroup of the year. Not bad for someone who was nearly the victim of a robbery and murder plot earlier this month. And, for starters, Stone can� ...

  27. Mick Jagger's SuperHeavy Supergroup to Drop Album in September

    June 23, 2011 3:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Universal Music will release the album from SuperHeavy, a group featuring Mick Jagger , Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart, singer Joss Stone , composer A.R. Rahman and reggae artist Damian Marley . No exact release date is set, but Universal Republic ...

  28. SuperHeavy -- Featuring Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, Dave Stewart -- Sign To Universal

    June 23, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Universal Music will release the album from SuperHeavy, a group featuring Mick Jagger, Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart, singer Joss Stone, composer A.R. Rahman and reggae artist Damian Marley. No exact release date is set, but Universal Republic w ...

  29. Billboard Bits: Pink Blasts Selena Gomez's Pink Ponies, 'Glee' Finale Songs Leak

    May 20, 2011 6:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Pink, Selena Gomez Fight Over Pink Ponies Selena Gomez was spotted using pink-painted ponies while shooting the music video for her latest single, "Love You Like a L ...

  30. Dave Matthews Band Reveals Summer Mini-Festival Details

    March 09, 2011 10:15 AM EST 0 0 0 As tipped here Feb. 22, Dave Matthews Band will stage four regional destination festivals this summer under the Dave Matthews Band Caravan banner, the first of which is set for June 24-26 at Bader Field, former site of the Atlantic City (N.J.) Munic ...

  31. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber's Makeout Party, Steven Tyler Goes Solo

    September 21, 2010 6:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber Caught Making Out in Backseat Justin Bieber was photographed making out with a girl in the backseat of a Honda while in Venice, Ca. earlier this month. The ...

  32. Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal Lead MOBO Nominations

    September 08, 2010 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tinie Tempah leads the nominations for the 2010 MOBO Awards. The chart-topping U.K. rapper is up for four awards at the ceremony next month. Dizzee Rascal , Professor Green, N-Dubz and Plan B each have three nominations for the U.K. urban music awar ...

  33. Nas And Damian Marley Light Up Brooklyn

    August 02, 2010 5:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 "It's called 'Distant Relatives' because that's what we are! This isn't a concert, it's a family affair!" Nas announced onstage at Brooklyn's Williamsburg Waterfront on Saturday (July 31), referring to hi ...

  34. LCD Soundsystem Caps Camp Bisco Day One; Wu Massacre, Ween To Come

    July 16, 2010 5:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 When the eighth annual Camp Bisco opened its gates a year ago, relentless rain storms were already delaying artist sets. This year, for Thursday at least, dry skies smiled on Camp Bisco 9, held at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, New Y ...

  35. Bonnaroo To Webcast Performances

    June 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bonnaroo will be webcasting select performances live on YouTube June 11 – 13, sponsored by Ford. Participating artists include The Dave Matthews Band, Damian Marley & Nas, The National, Regina Spektor, Julia Nunes, Spearhead, The Dead Weather, ...

  36. 'Glee' Edges Out STP, Holds On To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 02, 2010 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Glee: the Music, Volume 3 - Showstoppers" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week, while the new release schedule was light due to the "American Idol" finale. "Showstoppers" moved 63,000 copi ...

  37. Lil Jon: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 27, 2010 10:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Crunk Rock" (Universal Republic) Release Date: June 8 R&B/hip-hop. Pop. Rock. Reggae. Brazilian rhythms. And, of course, crunk. Lil Jon has something for everyone on his first post-TVT outing with new label Universal Republic. Fans al ...

  38. Nas and Kelis Finalize Divorce

    May 27, 2010 9:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 There's officially no more milkshake in Nas and Kelis ' marriage. Court filings show a judge on Friday dissolved the union between singer Kelis Rogers and rapper Nas, whose full name is Nasir Jones. No other details were revealed. Rogers, ...

  39. 'Glee' Tops Album Chart, Ellen DeGeneres Starts Label

    May 26, 2010 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 In Wednesday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, the third full-length "Glee" soundtrack tops the Billboard 200, beating out the Rolling Stones ' reissue of "Exile on Main St." Other debuts in the t ...

  40. 'Glee' Stops the Show at No. 1, Stones Come in Second On Billboard 200

    May 26, 2010 1:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 The "Glee - The Music Volume 3: Showstoppers" soundtrack arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart as expected, starting with 136,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The cast of "Glee" claimed its first No. 1 recent ...

  41. 'Glee' Stops The Show At No. 1, Stones Come In Second

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The third full-length "Glee" soundtrack arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 136,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . The Rolling Stones' reissue of "Exile on Main St." re-enters the ...

  42. The Daily Noise 5.24.2010 - Bret Michaels, Limp Bizkit, Nas & Damian Marley

    The Daily Noise 5.24.2010 - Bret Michaels, Limp Bizkit, Nas & Damian Marley

    May 24, 2010 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Daily Noise 5.24.2010 - Bret Michaels, Limp Bizkit, Nas & Damian Marley Nas , bret michaels , Limp Bizkit , The Daily Noise , Damian Marley , Nas , Damian Marley , Bret Michaels , Limp Bizkit Videos Nas Damian Marley Bret Michaels Limp Bizki ...

  43. Bret Michaels Wins 'Celebrity Apprentice,' Limp Bizkit Cancels Tour

    May 24, 2010 3:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Poison singer Bret Michaels, who is still recuperating from a brain hemorrhage he suffered last month, was named the winner of Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice" ...

  44. Rolling Stones, 'Glee' Battle It Out For No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 19, 2010 8:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Its "Glee" versus the Glimmer Twins on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart. Industry gurus seem to think the "Glee: Showstoppers" soundtrack will debut at No. 1, selling perhaps 80,000 to 100,000 copies by week's end ...

  45. Nas, Damian Marley Cancel London Show, Flight Ban Lifted

    April 21, 2010 6:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Nas and Damian Marley show in London has been canceled as a result of the shutdown on flights in the U.K. However, travel restrictions have been lifted and flights began landing again in the U.K. on Tuesday night (April 20). The volcanic ash fro ...

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