1. Folk-Soul Singer-Songwriter Lianne La Havas on the Worldly Inspirations Behind Her New Album 'Blood'

    August 03, 2015 6:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 From her lilting accent to what she calls an "all day long" tea habit, folk-soul singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas is London to the core. But her gorgeous second LP, Blood (July 31, Warner Bros.), is a global affair, inspired in part by th ...

  2. Elephant Man

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  3. Elephant Man Arrested For Suspicion of Rape: Report

    February 01, 2012 2:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Elephant Man was reportedly arrested on Monday (Jan. 30) for suspicion of rape. According to TMZ , Elephant Man, born O'Neil Bryan, was arrested in Jamaica after the alleged victim filed a report and a police investigation occured. TMZ continue ...

  4. Usher and Chris Brown Dance Off at Jamaica's Sumfest

    July 28, 2010 11:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 With Reggae artist Elephant Man stepping in as choreographer, Usher and Chris Brown had a mini dance-off this past weekend while performing at this year's Sumfest in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Video: Chris Brown, Usher and Elephant Man dance at Jama ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Lil Jon 'Crunk Rock' Album Premiere

    June 04, 2010 11:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 Even when he's running on a couple of hours' sleep, Lil Jon is still bursting with energy. Sitting in an airport on his way to Canada on a May afternoon, the rapper/producer known for his crunk music-a fusion of hip-hop, rock and electro-r ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Lil Jon's 'Crunk Rock' Gets Release Date, First Post-TVT Album

    February 23, 2010 4:06 PM EST 0 0 0 Lil Jon has announced that he will release his long-awaited, oft-delayed solo debut, "Crunk Rock," on June 8th via Universal Republic Records. The album -- which will mix electro-house with hip-hop and R&B -- is the producer's fir ...

  9. Lil Jon "Crunk Rock" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 2:38 PM EST 0 0 0 Lil Jon, "Crunk Rock" (Universal Republic) Release Date: 2nd Quarter 2010 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 Universa ...

  10. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z, Kat DeLuna, Bob Mould

    January 07, 2009 3:19 PM EST 0 0 0 Jay-Z will salute President-elect Barack Obama with a Jan. 19 concert at Washington, D.C.'s Warner Theater, at which he'll be backed by a live band. Tickets for "An Evening with Jay-Z in Concert on The Eve of Change" go on sale F ...

  11. Kat DeLuna Splits With Epic

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pop singer Kat DeLuna, best known for her 2007 hit single "Whine Up" featuring Elephant Man, has split with Epic Records, according to reps for the artist. Pop singer Kat DeLuna, best known for her 2007 hit single "Whine Up" feat ...

  12. Kat DeLuna Parts Ways With Epic Records

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pop singer Kat DeLuna, best known for her 2007 lead hit single "Whine Up" featuring Elephant Man, has chosen to part ways with Epic Records, according to the artist's representatives. "I am excited to step into a new phase of m ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 2008 Billboard Latin Music Awards Winners

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Here are the winners for the 2008 Billboard Latin Music Awards, which were handed out April 10 in Miami. Here are the winners for the 2008 Billboard Latin Music Awards, which were handed out April 10 in Miami. Hot Latin Song Of The Year: "Mi Co ...

  15. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    April 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. phenom Leona Lewis scores big in the States ahead of the release of her debut album, Ray J precedes his next set with a "sexy" single and P.O.D. reunites to rock with an old chum in this week's H A new album from Kim Deal's ...

  16. Elephant Man About To Get 'Physical'

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Dancehall veteran Elephant Man has several hip-hop and R&B stars in his corner on "Let's Get Physical," due Jan. 29 via Bad Boy/VP Records. Dancehall veteran Elephant Man has several hip-hop and R&B stars in his corner on &quo ...

  17. Dance Fever

    August 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On a recent summer day in New York, newcomer Kat DeLuna would not let a little heat or humidity dampen her spirits. On a recent summer day in New York, newcomer Kat DeLuna would not let a little heat or humidity dampen her spirits. In fact, it appea ...

  18. Rihanna Tops Hot 100 And New Canadian Tally

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After rocketing 42-1 last week, Rihanna's "Umbrella" begins a second week atop the Billboard Hot 100 and is also the first No. 1 on Billboard's new Canadian Hot 100 chart, which launches today (June 7 After rocketing 42-1 last we ...

  19. Sony/ATV Signs STB Music

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing Ltd. has signed a worldwide administration agreement with STB Music, the publishing arm of reggae/dancehall record label VP Records. VP claims to be the largest reggae label, home to artists like Sean Paul, T.OK, Morgan H ...

  20. MTV Launches Tempo With Caribbean Concert Series

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In conjunction with the Nov. 21 launch of a new cable television network devoted to Caribbean music and culture, MTV Networks will host Caribbean Rising, a series of concerts featuring performances fr In conjunction with the Nov. 21 launch of a new ...

  21. Kelly Finalizes 'Reloaded' Tracklist

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R. Kelly has put the finishing touches on the track list for his 10th album, "TP.3 Reloaded." R. Kelly has put the finishing touches on the track list for his 10th album, "TP.3 Reloaded." As previously reported , the 19-track set ...

  22. B&E: Rihanna

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Rihanna. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Barbados-born Rihanna has already made a big ...

  23. B&E: Matisyahu

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Matisyahu. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Reggae, hip-hop and Judaism have found a m ...

  24. Hot Product

    March 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Will Smith Fresh Prince Among Thieves Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith is joined by Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Timbaland on "Lost and Found," his first new album in three years. Due this week, the set is Smith's first for Interscope ...

  25. Will Smith Drafts Snoop, Mary J. For New Album

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith is joined by Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Timbaland on "Lost and Found," his first new album in three years. Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith is joined by Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Timbaland on "Lost ...

  26. 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. " ...

  27. 2004 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards Winners

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Winners of the 2004 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards, handed out Oct. 10 in Miami at the James L. Knight Center; was taped for Nov. 30 broadcast on BET. Below are the winners of the 2004 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards, handed out Oct. 10 in Miami at the Jam ...

  28. Jamelia, West Scoop Major MOBO Awards

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 British R&B singer Jamelia and Chicago hip-hop artist Kanye West were the big winners at Britain's Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards last night (Sept. 30) in London, taking three trophies each. British R&B singer Jamelia and Chicago h ...

  29. Jamaican Singers Lose MOBO Noms In Gay Protest

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elephant Man, Kartel snubbed over anti-gay lyrics. Elephant Man, Kartel snubbed over anti-gay lyrics. News Elephant Man ...

  30. Jamaican Singers Lose MOBO Noms In Gay Protest

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of Britain's Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards have pulled the nominations of two controversial Jamaican reggae artists in a row about alleged homophonic lyrics. Organizers of Britain's Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards ha ...

  31. Jamaican Singers Lose MOBO Noms In Gay Protest

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of Britain's Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards have pulled the nominations of two controversial Jamaican reggae artists in a row about alleged homophonic lyrics. Organizers of Britain's Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards ha ...

  32. Kevin Lyttle

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Atlantic Records has had its fair share of success in bringing reggae to the masses. Atlantic Records has had its fair share of success in bringing reggae to the masses. First it was through Atlantic-distributed VP Records artists Sean Paul, Wayne W ...

  33. Jay-Z Tops 2004 MTV VMA Nominations

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Jay-Z leads the field for the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards with six nominations for the video for his single "99 Problems." OutKast, No Doubt and Beyoncé are right behind with five nods eac Rapper Jay-Z leads the field for the 2004 M ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Timing, TVT Right For Lil Jon's Success

    December 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz can thank TVT's tenacity for the act's successful year. The Atlanta-based trio of Lil Jon, Big Sam and Lil Bo have taken their gospel of crunk to the masses wit ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Good 2 Go

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Looking for something to heat up that holiday party? Well, look no further than this red-hot dancehall debut by Jamaica's "Energy God." The album's lead single, "Pon De River, Pon De Bank," exploded o Looking for someth ...

  38. HOT PRODUCT

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing new albums from Alicia Keys, Trace Adkins, Elephant Man and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Elephant Man , Alicia Keys , Trace Adkins ...

  39. Hot Product

    November 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Elephant Man 'Good' Vibrations VP Records and Atlantic Records are looking to repeat the mainstream success of dancehall reggae acts Sean Paul and Wayne Wonder with their partnership on Elephant Man's "Good 2 Go." Due this w ...

  40. Hot Product

    November 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Missy Elliott 'Test' Pattern Barely a year after the release of her last album, Missy Elliott roars back this week with "This Is Not a Test," due via her Gold Mind label via Elektra. First single "Pass That Dutch," a no ...

  41. Elephant Man: Ready 4 U.S. Success

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. VP Records and Atlantic Records are looking to repeat the mainstream success of dancehall reggae acts Sean Paul and Wayne Wonder with their partnership on Elephant Man's "Good 2 Go." Due ...

  42. Hot Product

    November 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A self-titled Geffen album from pop/punk trio Blink-182, led by "Feeling This," which is No. 3 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. A new album from country sta ...

  43. The Preacher's Son

    November 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Wyclef Jean has always been a difficult artist to categorize. Wyclef Jean has always been a difficult artist to categorize. Whether as a member of the Fugees or doing his solo thing, the rapper/songwriter/ singer/guitarist is famous for combining el ...

  44. New Label Fits Jean Fine

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After three solo albums and sales of more than 3 million units, Wyclef Jean decided it was time for a musical change in direction and a new label to take that shift home. "I just wanted to focus on ...

  45. Red Star Sounds Presents Def Jamaica

    November 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rap and dancehall reggae are fruits from the same musical tree, so it only makes sense that Heineken's Red Star Sounds teamed with Tuff Gong and Def Jam to bring together the two genres for its third Rap and dancehall reggae are fruits from the ...

  46. Hot Product

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Atlantic's "Sessions@AOL" compilation, featuring live tracks from Coldplay, Avril Lavigne, Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys and Jewel, among others. The fourth studio albu ...

  47. Hip-Hop's Biggest Acts Set For Source Awards

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ja Rule, Fabolous. Nelly and Murphy Lee are among the acts confirmed to perform during the 2003 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards. Set for Oct. 13 at Florida's Miami Arena, the ceremony will also feature en Ja Rule, Fabolous. Nelly and Murphy Lee are ...

  48. Crunk King Lil Jon Readies CD/DVD

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Part II," a Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz CD/DVD, will be released Nov. 25 via TVT. "Part II," a Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz CD/DVD, will be released Nov. 25 via TVT. The DVD is a video diary of the Dirty South rap act&# ...

  49. Elephant Man Is 'Good 2 Go' On New Album

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jamaican sensation Elephant Man will release his fourth album, "Good 2 Go," Sept. 23 through VP Records. The set, which will feature the single "Pon De River, Pon De Bank," is the artist's first for N Jamaican sensation Elep ...

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