1. Kardinal Offishall

    Kardinal Offishall

    5 Albums, 5 Songs

    • Quest for Fire: Firestarter, Vol. 1
    • Not 4 Sale
    • Turn It Up
    • Not 4 Sale
    • Turn It Up
    • Not 4 Sale
  2. Backbeat: Bob Ezrin, Crowbar, Kardinal Offishall Honored @ Canada's SOCAN Awards

    November 28, 2011 7:00 AM EST The best speech of the night at Canada's 22nd annual SOCAN Awards in Toronto on November 21 came from Crowbar , best known for "Oh What A Feeling," a song honoured by the performing rights organization that evening with the SOCAN Cl ...

  3. K'Naan, Stampeders, Bob Ezrin Honored at SOCAN Awards

    November 22, 2011 11:15 AM EST Hip hop artist K'Naan, legendary country-rockers The Stampeders, Pink Floyd/Alice Cooper producer Bob Ezrin and country band Prairie Oyster all received achievement awards of varying kinds at last night's private SOCAN Awards at Toronto& ...

  4. Estelle: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 3:48 PM EST 0 0 0 Estelle "All of Me" Date TBD A British star best-known for 2008's "American Boy" (featuring Kanye West), Estelle has been dropping singles from her forthcoming third album for more than a year. Tracks frequently feature othe ...

  5. Hitmaker Alex Da Kid Talks Eminem's 'Lie,' Rihanna's New Album

    August 17, 2010 5:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Alex Da Kid is best-known for a pair of epic hip-hop/rock hybrids, but in real life, the 26-year-old U.K. producer/songwriter is the furthest thing from hyperbolic. "I don't really get excited about things," he says with classic Engli ...

  6. Chart Beat Thursday: Veterans Victorious

    June 24, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 ROCK OF AGES: While rookie rapper Drake rules the Billboard 200 with his debut album, "Thank Me Later," certain venerable acts aren't quite ready to cede the survey's spotlight. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers become the second g ...

  7. SXSW 2010: Billboard's Showcase Bands

    March 10, 2010 6:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Give us four nights to program whatever we want, and we'll give you diverse top-tier acts from all the genres we cover, from Latin to hip-hop to rock. All performances are at the Billboard.com Bungalow at 708 E. Sixth St. in downtown Austin. WE ...

  8. Chart Beat Thursday: Ke$ha, Susan Boyle, Willie Nelson

    December 31, 2009 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 $TILL NO. 1: Ke$ha says that the "$" in her name is an ironic ode to her belief that, "There is no correlation between happiness and amounts of money." Regardless, the cash is pouring in, thanks to the success of "TiK ToK,&q ...

  9. Chart Beat: Kris Allen, SWV, Green Day, Al B. Sure!

    May 21, 2009 2:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 HE IS THE CHAMPION: In a night featuring performances from Queen, Kiss, Rod Stewart, Lionel Richie, Cyndi Lauper, Carlos Santana, Keith Urban, Queen Latifah, Steve Martin, David Cook, Jason Mraz and the Black Eyed Peas, owners of more than 200 combi ...

  10. Chart Beat: Sugarland, Kid Cudi, The All-American Rejects

    May 13, 2009 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  11. Nickelback Dominates Canada's Juno Awards

    March 30, 2009 7:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alberta rockers Nickelback dominated the Junos, Canada's music awards, on Sunday night as they won trophies for group of the year and album of the year for "Dark Horses" and the fan choice award. Nickelback led all comers with five no ...

  12. Lady GaGa Takes Top Spot On U.K. Singles Chart

    March 23, 2009 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Album releases aimed squarely at yesterday's Mothers' Day had a big impact on the new U.K. sales chart. Irish pop vocalist Ronan Keating's covers set "Songs For My Mother" (Polydor/Universal) entered at No. 1, while on the s ...

  13. U2, Comic Relief Top U.K. Charts

    March 16, 2009 10:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 The latest single for the BBC's Comic Relief charity yesterday became the 11th in the series to hit No. 1 in the U.K., while U2's "No Line On The Horizon" (Mercury/Universal) started a second week atop the album chart. The single ...

  14. U2, Flo Rida Top U.K. Charts

    March 09, 2009 11:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 U2’s “No Line on the Horizon” (Mercury/Universal) outdid the combined sales of the other albums in the new U.K. top five yesterday to debut at No. 1. “Right Round” (Atlantic) by Flo Rida featuring Ke$ha went straight to the top of the new singles su ...

  15. Britney Debuts Big, But T.I. Tops Hot 100

    December 11, 2008 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 T.I.'s "Live Your Life" flips 2-1 with Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" on the Billboard Hot 100 to score its sixth non-consecutive week at the top. Meanwhile, Britney Spears scores her first top 10 debut as ...

  16. Metallica Scores Fifth Straight No. 1 Album

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In just a three-day sales window, Metallica's "Death Magnetic" (Warner Bros.) sold nearly half a million copies and tops The Billboard 200. The band's first studio album since 2003 moved 490,000 copie In just a three-day sales wi ...

  17. Amanda Diva

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 She may be an independent artist, but chances are you've heard of Amanda Diva. She may be an independent artist, but chances are you've heard of Amanda Diva. Born Amanda Seales, the 27-year-old hip-hop/soul MC/poet has been a music journal ...

  18. T.I.'s 'Like' Starts Third Week Atop Hot 100

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 T.I.'s "Whatever You Like" begins a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is the fastest-growing track at radio. It remains a digital hit as well, having sold 145,000 copies in the United S T.I.'s "Whatever You Li ...

  19. T.I. Sets New Record With Hot 100 No. 1 Jump

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 T.I. establishes the mark for biggest jump to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, as "Whatever You Like" soars 71-1 in its third week on the list. A No. 1 opening on Hot Digital Songs with debut-week sa T.I. establishes the mark for biggest ...

  20. Rihanna Fends Off Archuleta Atop Hot 100

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rihanna begins a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Disturbia," but barely fended off the best chart debut in more than 18 months, in the form of David Archuleta's "Crush." His track Rihanna begins a second ...

  21. Rihanna Topples Katy Perry On Hot 100

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rihanna's "Disturbia" puts an end to the seven-week run at No. 1 by Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" on the Billboard Hot 100, rising 3-1 after selling 148,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Rihanna's &qu ...

  22. Katy Perry Remains In Control Of Hot 100

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For a seventh week, Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Challenges loom from Chris Brown's "Forever," which inches up 3-2, and Rihanna's "Disturbia," which climbs 4-3 aft For ...

  23. Busta, Q-Tip, Swizz Beatz Help Kick Off Pepsi DJ Bash

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Busta Rhymes, Q-Tip, Swizz Beatz and Kardinal Offishall helped kick off Pepsi's "Month in the Mix" celebration of their hip-hop DJ Division last night (July 31) at New York's Arena. Beginning in 2006, Pepsi's DJ Division h ...

  24. Katy Perry Starts Sixth Week Atop Hot 100

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" begins a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, with digital sales of 151,000 copies keeping the song of the summer ahead of Rihanna's "Take a Bow" at No. 2 and C Katy Perry's ...

  25. Digital Sales Keep Katy Perry Atop Hot 100

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Katy Perry remains in control of the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week with "I Kissed a Girl." The song sold more than 166,000 downloads in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, staying ahead of Katy Perry remains in control of the Bi ...

  26. Offishall Teams With Akon, Reveals Release Date

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Canadian MC Kardinal Offishall is prepping a tour with Akon and announced Sept. 9 as the new release date for his LP, "Not 4 Sale." The rapper's fourth album will hit shelves via Kon Live/Interscope and was originally slated tentati ...

  27. New Franz Ferdinand Track Leads 'Madden' Soundtrack

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As tipped here last month, a new Franz Ferdinand song, "Lucid Dreams," leads the in-game soundtrack to the EA Sports video game "Madden 09," which his stores Aug. 12. As tipped here last month, a new Franz Ferdinand song, "L ...

  28. New Franz Ferdinand Track Leads 'Madden' Soundtrack

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last month , a new Franz Ferdinand song, "Lucid Dreams," leads the in-game soundtrack to the EA Sports video game "Madden 09," which his stores Aug. 12. The cut is also expected to appear on the Scottish rock act ...

  29. This Day in Music

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall leads all winners, taking home three honors, at the 17th Annual MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto. The event features performances by Nelly Furtado featuring 2006 - Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall leads a ...

  30. The Akon Empire

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Senegalese singer Akon first emerged on The Billboard Hot 100 three years ago, fresh from a jail sentence for car theft that he documented in the top 10 single "Locked Up," listeners weren't sure When Senegalese singer Akon first ...

  31. Tunes On TV

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television for the week of September 17- 23. MONDAY, Sept. 17 Live with Regis and Kelly," SYN Featured Artist(s): Diana Krall, Ashanti, Morgan Freeman. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Emmylou Harris, Howie ...

  32. New Akon Hit Earmarked For Expanded 'Konvicted'

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As tipped here last week, Akon is eyeing an Aug. 28 CD/DVD reissue for his latest Konvict/Upfront/SRC/Universal Motown album, "Konvicted." The CD portion will include three new songs, including "Sorry As tipped here last week, Akon is ...

  33. This Day in Music

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall leads all winners, taking home three honors, at the 17th Annual MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto. The event features performances by Nelly Furtado featuring 2006 - Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall leads a ...

  34. Jazzy Jeff Nabs Meth, De La, Rhymefest For Solo Set

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 DJ Jazzy Jeff is putting the finishing touches on "The Return of the Magnificent," the follow-up to his 2002 solo debut "The Magnificent" (Rapster). Due early next year, the entirely self-produced dis DJ Jazzy Jeff is putting the ...

  35. 26OnTV

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for June 26-July 2, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 26 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Def Leppard (also scheduled: Carson Kressley). "Tavis Smiley," PBS Featured artist(s): Corinne Bailey ...

  36. Kardinal Offishall Leads MuchMusic Video Awards

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Thousands of fans surrounded MuchMusic's headquarters in Toronto while hundreds of music industry insiders partied inside to performances by Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland, Fall Out Boy, Rihanna, H Thousands of fans surrounded MuchMusic' ...

  37. Rapper Offishall Wins Big At MuchMusic Awards

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall led all winners, taking home three honors, at the 17th Annual MuchMusic Video Awards last night (June 18) in Toronto. The event featured performances by Nelly Furtad Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall led all win ...

  38. Akon Adds To 'Trouble'

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B artist Akon will on Nov. 22 release an expanded edition of his 2003 Universal breakthrough, "Trouble." R&B artist Akon will on Nov. 22 release an expanded edition of his 2003 Universal breakthrough, "Trouble." The ori ...

  39. Black Eyed Peas, Dido Rule U.K. Charts

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The longest-running singles reign of the U.K. chart year continued yesterday (Oct. 12), as "Where Is the Love" by Black Eyed Peas (A&M/Polydor) started a sixth week at No. 1. It's now only a week The longest-running singles reign ...

  40. Hot Product

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Prince Paul 'Business' Major Concept albums are often tricky fare, especially in hip-hop. However, veteran producer Prince Paul has been able to create his own niche with his hip-hop-driven concept pieces. He takes on the music industry th ...

  41. Prince Paul Stays In 'Business'

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Concept albums are often tricky fare, especially in hip-hop. However, veteran producer Prince Paul has been able to create his own niche with his hip-hop-driven concept pieces. He takes on the music ind ...

  42. Mooney Suzuki To Headline 'Advance Warning' Trek

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Mooney Suzuki, known to most for its version of "Don't Fence Me In" heard in a Nike TV commercial, will headline the upcoming Advanced Warning tour. Slated to kick off March 13 during the annual S The Mooney Suzuki, known to most ...

  43. Billboard Bits: 'Showtime,' CSNY/BNL, Sequence Records

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Shaggy, 'Showtime,' CSNY/BNL, Sequence Records Reggae-leaning pop star Shaggy will release the soundtrack to the film "Showtime" on his own Big Yard label in mid-March, and appear on three of its songs. The album, due Mar ...

  44. Canadian Mainstream Embraces Swollen Members

    December 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The recent enthusiastic embrace by mainstream audiences in Canada of Vancouver-based hip-hop duo Swollen Members -- alias MCs Mad Child and Prevail -- means the act has assuredly lost its long-held (a The recent enthusiastic embrace by mainstream au ...