1. Diddy Pays Tribute to Late Friend Notorious B.I.G., Announces Bad Boy Documentary | Billboard News

    Diddy Pays Tribute to Late Friend Notorious B.I.G., Announces Bad Boy Documentary | Billboard News

    May 23, 2017 4:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 While there are a ton of moments to reflect on from Sunday's Billboard Music Awards, one surprise appearance that created a lot of buzz was when Sean "Diddy" Combs showed up to honor his late friend Notorious B.I.G. 2017 , music , P. ...

  2. Quincy Revamps Dad Al B. Sure's Chart-Topping Hit 'Nite and Day' for New Album: 'We Created Something Special'

    February 17, 2017 1:37 AM EST 0 0 0 Nearly 29 years after Al B. Sure!'s classic hit "Nite and Day" hit No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, the track has returned with a fresh spin -- this time covered by Sure's biological son, singer and Star  actor Quinc ...

  3. Lil Wayne Talks Jail Memoir, Kanye West and Living with Epilepsy

    November 09, 2016 10:30 PM EST 0 0 0 As soon as Lil Wayne knew he was going to jail for gun possession, he mapped out his plan to survive. "There was, 'OK, let's get a plan together ... from when you go in ... and when you get out,'" the rapper said of his eigh ...

  4. Sean 'Diddy' Combs to Produce ABC Comedy Inspired by Assistant's Life

    October 14, 2015 9:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sean "Diddy" Combs is ready to venture into scripted programming. The rapper, record producer, actor and entrepreneur is teaming with ABC to develop a comedy based on the real-life events of his assistant, The Hollywood Reporter has learne ...

  5. Diddy's Son Justin Combs: 'I Thank God for Having a Father That's Always There for Me'

    June 23, 2015 5:39 PM EDT Following Sean " Diddy " Combs' arrest Monday afternoon on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and battery stemming from a fight with his son's college football coach at UCLA, Justin Combs is letting the world know he sta ...

  6. Diddy Releases Statement About Arrest, Calling His Actions 'Solely Defensive'

    June 23, 2015 3:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sean " Diddy " Combs has released a statement on his alleged assault of his son's football coach on Monday, insisting (via his representative) that accounts of the incident are "inaccurate" and "any actions taken by Mr. ...

  7. The Inside Story Behind the Making of Hip-Hop Film 'Dope'

    June 19, 2015 5:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 In Dope , actor Shameik Moore and his nerdy friends adorn ­themselves in Cross Colours hats and Run-D.M.C. tees, dig through crates for classic rap vinyl and write ­college admission essays on the importance of Ice Cube 's "It Was a Good D ...

  8. Diddy Talks Tidal, Baltimore, Philanthropy and His 'Tasteful' NSFW Cologne Ad

    May 12, 2015 12:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sean "Diddy" Combs will be the first to tell you that he doesn't launch brands, he launches lifestyles. So when it came time to promote his latest fragrance, he put himself on the line and starred in a racy video with girlfriend Cassi ...

  9. Jack White's Acting Plans, Dave Grohl's Drumming Tips and More Insider Scoop

    May 11, 2015 1:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jack White's Next Act On April 26,  Jack White  performed what his PR firm called "his final live performance...for the foreseeable future." So, what will he do next? According to one insider, White's plans include focusing on hi ...

  10. Rewinding The Charts: 17 Years Ago Diddy Toasted An Icon (And Friend)

    June 14, 2014 10:05 AM EDT 9 4 0 'I'll Be Missing You,' his tribute to The Notorious B.I.G., flew to No. 1 — and helped hip-hop grieve June 14, 1997 was a new day for rap. Fans still were mourning the unsolved March 9 murder of 24-year-old star The Notorious B.I.G. i ...

  11. Sean Combs Receives Honorary Degree From Howard University

    May 10, 2014 12:09 PM EDT Add Dr. Combs to the long list of names for Sean Combs. The music mogul, who recently changed his name back to Puff Daddy , received a honorary degree in humanities from Howard University during a commencement ceremony on the morning of May 10. “ ...

  12. Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ Featured in Fiat Ad Global Campaign (Exclusive)

    February 12, 2014 9:00 AM EST Following its 2011 spots featuring J-Lo (including a music video-like spot where she performs her single “Papi”) and its 2013 campaign with Pitbull and Arianna singing “Sexy People,” Fiat is upping the ante for its new 2014 global campaign. Set ...

  13. Usher, Diddy to Present at Golden Globes

    January 10, 2014 3:22 PM EST 0 0 0 Usher Raymond and Sean "Diddy" Combs have been tapped to present at the 71st annual Golden Globes on Sunday (Jan. 12). Both artists join a list of star-studded presenters including recently announced Leonardo DiCaprio and Drew Barrymore. R ...

  14. Former E! News Editor Bruce Perlmutter Heads to Diddy's Revolt TV

    September 23, 2013 12:44 PM EDT Two months after departing as the editor of E! News and E! Online, Bruce Perlmutter has started as senior vp programming and production for Sean "Diddy" Combs' soon-to-launch cable music network, Revolt TV, which will target urban ...

  15. Janelle Monae Talks 'Electric Lady' Origins & Prince Collaboration

    September 09, 2013 1:35 PM EDT Janelle Monáe says a series of paintings she made on tour gave birth to the concept for her forthcoming second studio album, "The Electric Lady." "I would paint and I would sing at the same time, and every night I painted this femal ...

  16. Diddy's Revolt TV Adds Amrit Singh, Sib Vicious as On-Air Talent

    August 16, 2013 4:13 PM EDT Revolt TV, a multi-platform music cable network led by Sean "Diddy" Combs, has begun to reveal its on-air talent for the channel's fall launch. Amrit Singh and Sibley Scoles (also known as Sib Vicious) will be among the network� ...

  17. Backbeat: Kendrick Lamar, Usher, 2 Chainz, Noah "40" Shebib, Sony/ATV Top Winners At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 28, 2013 11:31 AM EDT 2 Chainz and producer Noah "40" Shebib shared songwriter of the year honors and Sony/ATV was named publisher of the year at ASCAP¹s 26th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The ceremony, held last evening (June 27) at the Beverly Hi ...

  18. Sean "Diddy" Combs Announces Revolt TV Deal with Time Warner Cable, Enlists MTV Vet Andy Schuon

    June 21, 2013 12:59 PM EDT On Wednesday (June 19), Revolt TV, the upcoming music cable network spearheaded by Sean "Diddy" Combs, took a major step forward by announcing a national distribution deal with Time Warner Cable. Combs, Revolt's majority sharehold ...

  19. Sean 'Diddy' Combs Pitches Music Cable Channel Revolt At Cannes

    June 19, 2013 4:15 PM EDT (This story originally appeared in Adweek) CANNES, France—After holding court Tuesday night on the Croisette with media and advertising moguls (and an afterparty or two), Sean "Diddy" Combs was all business today, taking the main sta ...

  20. Vinny Cha$e Talks Epic Records Deal, Major Label Debut & Street Wear Fashion Line

    March 23, 2013 12:28 PM EDT For Harlem rapper Vinny Cha$e, loyalty played a big role in his decision to turn down a deal with Sean "Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Records and instead go with Epic and A&R Aaron Reid, son of chairman/CEO Antonio "L.A." R ...

  21. Backbeat: Mary J. Blige Receives Top Honors At Vibe Media's 20th Anniversary Event

    February 09, 2013 2:09 PM EST With more than two decades in the business, and over 50 million records sold, Mary J. Blige has more than earned her crown as the queen of hip-hop soul. Adding another item to her list of accolades, Blige was honored by Vibe magazine at their ...

  22. Urban Music Vet Ron Gillyard Joins Quantasy

    January 24, 2013 6:06 PM EST Veteran urban music executive Ron Gillyard has joined creative services agency Quantasy as a partner, holding the title of chief growth officer. He comes to the Los Angeles-based company after stints as president of urban music at Interscope and J ...

  23. Insider Tips: Snoop Won't Rap, Marilyn Manson's "Calfornication" Plan & More

    August 03, 2012 12:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article August 3, 2012 The hot days of midsummer are here, but don't let that keep you from fresh insider music information. For the rest of beach season, Billboard.com is bringing you a weekly heads-up of music-related suggestions, tips, ...

  24. 'Banjo' Barney McKenna, Last of Original Dubliners, Dies at 72

    April 06, 2012 9:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Banjo" Barney McKenna, the last original member of the Irish folk band The Dubliners , died Thursday while having a morning cup of tea with a friend. He was 72 and had just marked his 50th year with the troupe. Irish classical guitarist M ...

  25. Mercyline 'Mike' Bernardo, Pioneering Female Music Exec, Dies

    March 16, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Pioneering female music industry executive Mercyline "Mike" Bernardo -- former VP of Andre Harrell's Uptown Records and VP of promotion at Mercury Records -- passed away on March 14 following a lengthy illness. Raised in Newark, New ...

  26. Britney Spears: 'Femme Fatale' Is 'Best Album I've Ever Made'

    March 03, 2011 10:51 AM EST 0 0 0 B ritney Spears says "Femme Fatale" is "the best album I've ever made." Her seventh studio album, due in stores this month, "speaks for itself," she tells the March issue of V magazine . Photos: Britney Spears in V ...

  27. John Lennon Celebrated at New York's Strawberry Fields

    December 08, 2010 10:20 AM EST 0 0 0 J ohn Lennon 's fans celebrated his life Wednesday by visiting Strawberry Fields, the Central Park garden dedicated in his honor, while a newly released interview he gave shortly before his death showed he was optimistic about his future. On th ...

  28. Mase Making Comeback, Inspired By Michael Jackson

    July 01, 2009 3:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 During an interview with DJ Self of New York's Power 105.1 radio station (WWPR-FM) on Friday (June 26), former Bad Boy artist Mase not only aired a remix to Drake's "Best I Ever Had," his first release in five years, but he also ...

  29. This Day in Music

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Sonic Youth kicks off its summer tour by cramming onto the stage at New York's famed CBGB, hours after the release of its newest album, "Rather Ripped." 2006 - Sonic Youth kicks off its summer tour by cramming onto the stage at ...

  30. This Day in Music

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Sonic Youth kicks off its summer tour by cramming onto the stage at New York's famed CBGB, hours after the release of its newest album, "Rather Ripped." 2006 - Sonic Youth kicks off its summer tour by cramming onto the stage at ...

  31. Wonder, Gill, Stone To Salute Gerald Levert

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The family of R&B vocalist Gerald Levert has arranged a public musical tribute for the late singer. The family of R&B vocalist Gerald Levert has arranged a public musical tribute for the late singer, who died last week at the age of 40. The ...

  32. R&B Star Gerald Levert Dies Of Heart Attack

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert died today (Nov. 10) of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July. The son of O'Jays lead singer Eddie Levert, Levert eme Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert died t ...

  33. Beatles Musical Set To Open In Las Vegas

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the desert gambling city of Las Vegas, the Canadian acrobatic troupe Cirque du Soleil today (June 30) opens its "Love" celebration of the musical legacy of the Beatles, marking the band's first agr In the desert gambling city of La ...

  34. This Day in Music

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>As part of Barry Manilow's induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Trisha Yearwood sings Manilow's hit "Could It Be Magic."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - ...

  35. Spears: Baby Driving Incident "A Mistake"

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Britney Spears said yesterday (Feb. 9) she "made a mistake" by driving a car with her infant son in her lap, but the agency that photographed the incident denied her claim that paparazzi were hounding Britney Spears said yesterday (Feb. 9) ...

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