1. 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 ...

  2. 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. “ ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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� ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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, ...

  15. '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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 - ...

  26. 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) ...

  27. Billy Joel: The Life & Times Of An Angry Young Man

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Successful, volatile, creative, self—aware and self—destructive, singer—songwriter Billy Joel's life reads like a popular novel. Hank Bordowitz's "Billy Joel: The Life & Times of an Angry Yo Doesn't Matter What They Say in th ...

  28. Nickel Creek / Nov. 19, 2005 / Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Theatre)

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Is Nickel Creek a bluegrass band, or not? The trio of SoCal twentysomethings, who have played together since they were preteens in San Diego, long ago apparently decided not to decide. In terms of art Is Nickel Creek a bluegrass band, or not? The tr ...

  29. Nickel Creek Lays Out Lengthy Tour

    August 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nickel Creek has laid out a schedule of tour dates that will keep the bluegrass-leaning act on the road through the end of the year. Nickel Creek has laid out a schedule of tour dates that will keep the bluegrass-leaning act on the road through the ...

  30. This Day in Music

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Venezuelan salsa star Oscar D'Leon suffers a heart attack during a show on the Caribbean island of Martinique. D'Leon, who turns 60 the following month, is one of the seminal vocalists i 2003 - Venezuelan salsa st ...

  31. Members Of Bobby Brown's Entourage Stabbed

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two members of singer Bobby Brown's entourage were hospitalized in Atlanta for treatment of knife wounds after a fight at a restaurant early today (May 23), police said. Two members of singer Bobby Brown's entourage were hospitalized in At ...

  32. Billboard Bits: P. Diddy, Curt Kirkwood, Cafe Tacuba

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on P. Diddy, Curt Kirkwood, Cafe Tacuba MTV has signed a first-look production agreement with Bad Boy Entertainment and its founder, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, who stars in and executive produces the MTV series "Making the Band 3.&qu ...

  33. MTV Gets Bad With P. Diddy Deal

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 MTV has announced a first-look production agreement with Bad Boy Entertainment and its founder, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, who will act as executive producer for upcoming TV projects. MTV has announced a first-look production agreement with Ba ...

  34. Judgment Against 'P. Diddy' Overturned

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A civil judgment ordering rapper Sean "P. Diddy" Combs to pay $450,000 to a man who claimed he was beaten by bodyguards has been overturned by the North Carolina Court of Appeals. A civil judgment ordering rapper Sean "P. Diddy" ...

  35. Thomas Returns To 'Talk' With New Album

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Carl Thomas will return early next year with his sophomore album, "Let's Talk About It." Due Feb. 10 via Bad Boy Records, the single "She Is" featuring LL Cool J leads the collection. The track debuts Carl Thomas will return ...

  36. Diddy-Guided Da Band Faces Make-Or-Break

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 When MTV televised the Sept. 10 finale of "Making the Band 2," it was a ratings smash, pulling in a 2.1 rating (which equals 3 million viewers), according to Nielsen Media Research. When MTV televised the Sept. 10 finale of "Making th ...

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