1. Why L.A. Reid Places Jay Z In The Same League As Mandela And Obama

    Why L.A. Reid Places Jay Z In The Same League As Mandela And Obama

    February 05, 2016 3:42 PM EST 0 0 0 L.A. Reid explains why he considers Jay Z to be in the same league as Nelson Mandela and President Obama. sony , HuffPost Live Highlights , 5minmedia , L.A. Reid , epic records , Nelson Mandela , Obama Videos Nelson Mandela Obama Brightcove ...

  2. Lady Gaga Joins U2 on Stage at Madison Square Garden

    July 27, 2015 1:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 U2’s epic eight-night stand at the Madison Square Garden has become something of a celebrity parade with stars filling the stage and the seats. Last night was no different with Lady Gaga joining the Irish rock legends for a surprise collaboration. 3 ...

  3. Idris Elba Remix of Skepta's 'Shutdown' Tops Billboard + Twitter Trending 140

    June 01, 2015 7:07 PM EDT If you need proof of the power of Twitter, look no further than Idris Elba. Idris Elba Working on 'Luther'-Inspired Album The Golden Globe-winning actor has hopped on a remix of British rapper Skepta ’s “Shutdown” after tweeting his re ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Oscars 2014: U2 Honors Mandela With 'Ordinary Love' Performance

    March 02, 2014 10:48 PM EST Bono and U2 gave an emotional performance during the Academy Awards where they sang the original song, "Ordinary Love," from the Weinstein company biopic, "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. " Presented by Brad Pitt, The Irish rock ...

  6. U2 Talks Oscars, New Manager and Where They're Headed: 'We Don't Want to Be a Heritage Act'

    February 14, 2014 1:54 PM EST And the new album "won't be ready till it's ready," Bono says. "We know we have to spend a couple of years taking these songs around the world, so they'd better be good" Just after Finnegan's pub opens at n ...

  7. King Charles' Tribute to Nelson Mandela, "Lov Madiba," to Benefit Charity

    December 13, 2013 4:40 PM EST UK singer-songwriter King Charles joins musicians like RZA and R. Kelly who have their respects in song to deceased South African leader Nelson Mandela. "Lov Madiba," which features vocalist Katie Melua and the Noisettes' Shingai Sh ...

  8. Jay Z Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela at L.A. Concert: Watch

    December 10, 2013 11:27 PM EST 0 0 0 Jay Z has joined the ranks of stars paying tribute to Nelson Mandela. During his concert at Los Angles' Staples Center on Dec. 9, the rapper dedicated "Young Forever" to Mandela, who died Dec. 5. "We want to dedicate this song to ...

  9. The Power of Music and Madiba: An 89th Birthday Party for Mandela and the History Books (Guest Post)

    December 10, 2013 10:25 AM EST By Ralph Simon as told to Florie Brizel Ralph Simon, a world-recognized leader in the fields of mobile entertainment and music, is a native South African living in London. Florie Brizel is a freelance writer in Los Angeles and co-author of “Words ...

  10. Ladysmith Black Mambazo on Nelson Mandela: 'He Was One of Us'

    December 05, 2013 9:52 PM EST 0 0 0 Hours after their former president's death, the members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo penned a poignant tribute to Nelson Mandela Thursday evening (Dec. 5). Bono Pens Essay on Nelson Mandela: 'He Could Charm the Birds Off the Trees' &quo ...

  11. Nelson Mandela's Impact on Music, Concerts, Movies and More

    December 05, 2013 7:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Heroic in his deeds, graceful in his manner, sainted in his image, Nelson Mandela long served as both cause and muse in the entertainment community. From the 1960s, when he was a political prisoner and South Africa was under the laws of apartheid, r ...

  12. Bono Pens Essay on Nelson Mandela: 'He Could Charm the Birds Off the Trees'

    December 05, 2013 6:53 PM EST 0 0 0 "As an activist I have pretty much been doing what Nelson Mandela tells me since I was a teenager." Bono's essay on Nelson Mandela, published by Time mere minutes after news of the South African leader's death on Thursday, is fil ...

  13. U2 Premieres New Song, 'Ordinary Love,' for Mandela Biopic: Listen

    November 21, 2013 9:55 PM EST 2 1 0 It's been three years since U2 released new music, and the wait's finally over with a new song from the upcoming Nelson Mandela "Long Walk to Freedom" biopic. "Ordinary Love," released today (Nov. 21), is the first new ...

  14. U2 Releasing New Song on 10" Vinyl For Record Store Day's Black Friday

    October 30, 2013 12:03 AM EDT Two new U2 tracks will be released on exclusive 10" vinyl  as part of Record Store Day's Black Friday this Nov. 29, according to the Record Store Day Website . The songs "Ordinary Love" was written for the upcoming film " ...

  15. Ylvis Declare Love for Their Favorite State in 'Massachusetts': Watch

    October 22, 2013 9:46 PM EDT Following worldwide smash "The Fox" is no easy feat, but lightning could strike twice for Ylvis as the Norwegian comedy duo released "Massachusetts," its next video/single, earlier today (Oct. 22). The song features the Norwegi ...

  16. U2 Previews New Song in 'Mandela' Trailer: Watch

    October 21, 2013 11:15 AM EDT U2 has revealed their first new song in three years with "Ordinary Love," a soaring anthem for the upcoming biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." Starring "The Wire" actor Idris Elba in the tile role, "Mandela& ...

  17. Kendrick Lamar Wins Big At BET Awards, Capping Inaugural BET Experience Festival

    July 01, 2013 7:00 AM EDT “The best of the best in Black entertainment. All Day. All Night. All In.” That’s what BET promised to deliver with its inaugural three-day music and lifestyle festival, the BET Experience. Staged in association with AEG at the latter’s L.A. Liv ...

  18. Charlie Wilson's Career Celebrated At BET Awards As Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Rihanna Take Trophies

    July 01, 2013 12:02 AM EDT “The best of the best in Black entertainment. All Day. All Night. All In.” That’s what BET promised to deliver with its inaugural three-day music and lifestyle festival, the BET Experience. Staged in association with AEG at the latter’s L.A. Li ...

  19. Elton John's Grand Return to Las Vegas a Hits & Glitz-Filled Celebration

    September 29, 2011 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Monochrome does not suit Elton John well. As one of rock's most colorful performers, the mere mention of his name conjures a rainbow of visuals, especially considering the famous video screen that was a key attraction for his first Las Vegas re ...

  20. Amy Winehouse Found Dead At Home In London

    July 23, 2011 1:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Amy Winehouse , the beehived soul-jazz diva whose self-destructive habits overshadowed a distinctive musical talent, was found dead Saturday in her London home, police said. She was 27. Photos: Amy Winehouse's Through the Years Winehouse shot t ...

  21. U2 Talk New Album, Huge South African Concert

    February 11, 2011 5:47 PM EST U2 will play FNB Stadium in South Africa this weekend (Photo: WireImage) U2 open the next leg of their massive 360° Tour this Sunday, Feb, 13, with what may be the biggest audience of the band's 30-year career. The band's manager Paul Mc ...

  22. Anne Hathaway, Denzel Washington To Co-host Nobel Peace Concert

    November 19, 2010 8:51 AM EST 0 0 0 Actress Anne Hathaway and Oscar winner Denzel Washington have been tapped as co-hosts of the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Norway. Performers at the concert, which will take place on Dec. 11 in Oslo, include Elvis Costello , Robyn , Jamiroquai , Barr ...

  23. 'Winnie' Trailer: First Look At Jennifer Hudson As Nelson Mandela's Wife

    November 16, 2010 3:24 PM EST 0 0 0 Sporting a South African accent and an array of gorgeous outfits, Jennifer Hudson stars as Nelson Mandela's wife Winnie in the upcoming Film Bridge International release "Winnie." The first trailer for the 2011 film, which also stars ...

  24. Michael Jackson Glove, John Lennon Jacket Up for Auction

    November 09, 2010 6:30 PM EST 0 0 0 A military band jacket worn by John Lennon , X-rays of Albert Einstein's head and a costume made for Michael Jackson 's pet chimp Bubbles are among more than 650 lots of pop culture memorabilia up for auction in Beverly Hills next month. T ...

  25. Jennifer Hudson 'Can't Wait' to Perform After Weight Loss

    September 15, 2010 6:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Dreamgirls" star Jennifer Hudson said on Wednesday she can't wait to perform again, now that she has a slim new look. Hudson, 29, has dropped five dress sizes since joining a Weight Watchers program last year -- and having her first ...

  26. Shakira, Spain Triumph At World Cup

    July 12, 2010 7:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 Punctuated by shouts of "Africa," Shakira 's second consecutive performance at the closing ceremony of a FIFA World Cup sparked an ecstatic response from the vuvuzela-blowing crowd crammed into Soweto's Soccer City. The Colombian ...

  27. R. Kelly Kicks Off World Cup In South Africa

    June 11, 2010 10:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 A sold-out crowd of 84,490 at Soweto's Soccer City celebrated the launch of the World Cup in South Africa today (June 11) at the opening ceremony - a music and dance spectacular that confirmed Africa's status as a global cultural hotbed. V ...

  28. R. Kelly Kicks Off World Cup In South Africa

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A sold-out crowd of 84,490 at Soweto's Soccer City celebrated the launch of the World Cup in South Africa today (June 11) at the opening ceremony - a music and dance spectacular that confirmed Africa's status as a global cultural hotbed. ...

  29. Kickoff Concert Opens 2010 FIFA World Cup

    June 10, 2010 6:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 "South Africa, South Africa, are you ready?" Black Eyed Peas will.i.am shouted to the 30-000 strong crowd 12 minutes into the live broadcast - and from that moment, the first-ever FIFA World Cup Kick-Off concert hit its stride and the pace ...

  30. Chart Beat Thursday: Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas, "Glee"

    June 10, 2010 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 'CALIFORNIA' COASTS TO NO. 1: As previously reported , Katy Perry logs the fastest No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 by an artist signed to Capitol Records in nearly 43 years, as "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg , rises 2-1 ...

  31. Opera Singer Dies Before Starring World Cup Role

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A South African opera singer personally chosen by Nelson Mandela to sing at the World Cup 's opening ceremony has died two weeks before he was due to perform. Siphiwo Ntshebe , 34, an up-and-coming tenor known to local fans as the "new P ...

  32. Aretha Franklin, Josh Groban Line Up For Nelson Mandela Concert

    June 08, 2009 5:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Aretha Franklin, Wyclef Jean, Queen Latifah, Josh Groban and TLC will headline “The Mandela Day Celebration,” a tribute concert honoring human rights leader Nelson Mandela, on July 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The event is organized by 4 ...

  33. Simple Minds Sings From Its 'Soul'

    February 13, 2009 11:07 AM EST 0 0 0 Veteran Scottish rock act Simple Minds has put the finishing touches on its next album, "Graffiti Soul," due May 25 from Universal. "Stylistically, this is a truly vibrant rock'n'roll album that's bursting at the seams ...

  34. Queen Makes Date For 'The Cosmos Rocks'

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Queen + Paul Rodgers have set an Oct. 28 U.S. release date for "The Cosmos Rocks," the band's first new album since 1995 and its first since Rodgers stepped in for the late Freddie Mercury in 2004. Queen + Paul Rodgers have set an Oct ...

  35. This Day in Music

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned-radio stars when he dons his own on-air persona on Los Angeles station KCMG (Mega 92.3) with the show "Intimate With Smokey R 2000 - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins ...

  36. Mandela 'Anthem' Brings Birthday Cheer

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT South Africans may have been largely left out of the main celebration for Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday when London hosted a concert in his honor last month. But that hasn't stopped individual artists from paying tribute to the global i ...

  37. Report: Amy Winehouse Has Emphysema

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Amy Winehouse has early stage emphysema and her lungs have been damaged by smoking crack cocaine and cigarettes, her father said in an interview published yesterday (June 22). Amy Winehouse has early stage emphysema and her lungs have been damaged b ...

  38. CARE To Honor John Legend

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer John Legend will join the ranks of Nelson Mandela and Sir Elton John in receiving the CARE Humanitarian Award for Global Change this month. CARE, a Non-Profit organization, will honor Legend during their 62nd anniversary celebration, held i ...

  39. Winehouse Set For Mandela 46664 Concert

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amy Winehouse is to perform at Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday concert, to be held June 27 at London's Hyde Park, organizers said today. Others already confirmed to play the 46664 concert include Queen and Paul Rodgers, Annie Lennox, Simp ...

  40. Queen, Lennox To Rock Mandela

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Queen and Paul Rodgers, Annie Lennox and Simple Minds are among the international acts performing at a charity concert to celebrate Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday. Billed as the "46664 Concert Honouring Nelson Mandela at 90," the sh ...

  41. Mandela To Attend London 46664 Summer Concert

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST A 46664 concert in London's Hyde Park on June 27 will double-up as an early 90th birthday celebration for Nelson Mandela. The former South African President and Nobel Peace Prize winner revealed that his actual birthday -- on July 18th -- wil ...

  42. Mandela Confirms 46664 Concerts For 2008

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nelson Mandela's 46664 campaign will host two concerts in 2008. The former South African president made the announcement Saturday (Dec. 1) when he appeared on-stage at the 46664 music event at Johannesburg's Ellis Park Stadium. The first ...

  43. New Queen/Rodgers Single Salutes AIDS Day

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Queen + Paul Rodgers have recorded a new single, "Say It's Not True," to commemorate World AIDS Day on Saturday (Dec. 1). Queen + Paul Rodgers have recorded a new single, "Say It's Not True," to commemorate World AIDS D ...

  44. Razorlight Soldiers On With U.S. Shows

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Conquering America, making a third album and maybe becoming a movie star are among the items at the top of Razorlight frontman Johnny Borrell's list these days. Conquering America, making a third album and maybe becoming a movie star are among ...

  45. Annie Lennox / Oct. 22, 2007 / Detroit (Music Hall)

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On this night, there was more than one Queen of Soul in the Detroit metro area. Lennox's 17-song show was all about intimacy, passion and vocal precision -- all the hallmarks of great R&B. On this night, there was more than one Queen of Sou ...

  46. Gabriel, Lennox Set For South African AIDS Benefit

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The first-ever Johannesburg 46664 concert will be headlined by a diverse roster of artists, including stalwart supporters of the HIV/AIDS prevention campaign such as Peter Gabriel and Annie Lennox. The first-ever Johannesburg 46664 concert will be h ...

  47. Home Studio May Help Lennox Work Quicker

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's been four years since Annie Lennox's last solo album, "Bare." But that's better than the eight-year gap between "Bare" and its predecessor, "Medusa." It's been four years since Annie Lennox' ...

  48. This Day in Music

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned-radio stars when he dons his own on-air persona on Los Angeles station KCMG (Mega 92.3) with the show "Intimate With Smokey R 2000 - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins ...

  49. Annie Lennox Wields Songs Of 'Destruction'

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As tipped here in March, Annie Lennox's first studio album in four years, "Songs of Mass Destruction," will arrive in the fall. Due Oct. 2 via Arista, the set was produced by Glen Ballard. As tipped here in March, Annie Lennox's ...

  50. Colbert Claims Victory Over Decemberists In Shred-Off

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Stephen Colbert slayed the competition in a "Shred Off" with the Decemberists -- or at least he claimed to have. Last night's (Dec. 20) "Colbert Report" on Comedy Central was dedicated entirely to a g Stephen Colbert slayed ...

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