1. Republic Records' GRAMMY Afterparty Celebrates Lorde, Others

    January 28, 2014 3:57 AM EST The Republic Records GRAMMY party capped off a night of wins that included the celebration of Lorde's "Royals," which won for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.  Avery Lipman, president/COO of Republic Records, hosted ...

  2. Tessanne Chin's ‘Voice’ Triumph: Jamaica’s Music Industry Reacts

    January 03, 2014 11:23 AM EST Jamaican songstress Tessanne Chin’s stratospheric ascent from relative obscurity, even in her birthplace, to international fame via her Dec. 17 triumph on NBC’s singing competition "The Voice" is undoubtedly the island’s biggest music st ...

  3. Shaggy Releases First All-Reggae Album at Kingston's Legendary Rae Town Dance

    October 14, 2013 12:17 PM EDT Shaggy dominated the Hot 100 with "It Wasn't Me" and "Angel" and spent six weeks atop of the Billboard 200 with "Hot Shot" (MCA Records), his eclectic sound melding an array of influences. The title of Shaggy&# ...

  4. What's The Most Common Hot 100 Song Title?

    February 26, 2013 11:05 AM EST Alabama Shakes debuts on the Hot 100 with the latest entry titled 'Hold On.' Is that the most common song title in the chart's more than five-decade history? Hold on a second. Or third. Or fourth ... On the latest Billboard Hot 1 ...

  5. Backbeat: Beres Hammond, Shaggy, Maxi Priest Ali Campbell's UB40 Play Barclays Center First Reggae Concert

    December 24, 2012 7:30 AM EST BioLife Sounds of Reggae was Brooklyn's Barclay's Center brought out some 13,000 fans. The year-long series of celebrations honoring Jamaica's 50th anniversary of independence wound down Dec. 12 with the largest Jamaican music event ...

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  7. Backbeat: Richie Spice Launches Album at Usain Bolt's Kingston Club With Shaggy, Tad's Records Chief

    November 09, 2012 4:05 PM EST Boombastic: Raggae artist Richie Spice, founder/CEO of Tad's Records Tad A. Dawkins, Sr ; and recording artist Shaggy (Photo: Patricia Meschino) Kingston sports bar/restaurant Tracks and Records , where Jamaica's six-time Olympic gold me ...

  8. Album Reviews: Owl City, Imagine Dragons & more

    August 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT IMAGINE DRAGONS Night Visions Producers: Alex Da Kid, Imagine Dragons KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Release Date: Sept. 4 Though he hasn't yet reached the level of Dr. Luke and RedOne, English songwriter/producer Alex Da Kid has helmed enough hit s ...

  9. Sluggy Ranks, New York Based Dancehall Singer, Killed in Kingston Car Crash

    July 31, 2012 1:54 PM EDT Sluggy Ranks (b. Andrew Phillip Gregory), a deeply affecting vocalist who rose to popularity within New York City's vibrant dancehall reggae circuit of the '80s and '90s with numerous socially conscious singles, Sluggy Ranks was kil ...

  10. Gathering of the Juggalos 2012 Lineup: Cheech & Chong, DMX, George Clinton

    July 17, 2012 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Insane Clown Posse admits that they tried for 'big-name acts,' but came up short. Cheech & Chong and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic will be senior statesman among a host of rap and rock acts performing at Insane Clown Posse ...

  11. Shaggy Launches New Reggae Label Based in Kingston and Long Island, NY

    July 10, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Shaggy (center) performs at the launch party for his Ranch Entertainment label with Beenie Man (right) and Roy "DJ Roy" Walters of Irie Jam Radio, 93.5 FM, New York City (left). (Photo: Roland Hyde) Shaggy, (b. Orville Burrell), 43, is J ...

  12. Insane Clown Posse's 'Mighty Death Pop' May Be Its Last Physical Album

    June 29, 2012 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rap duo has also decided not to tour behind its latest epic LP. Insane Clown Posse views its upcoming album, "The Mighty Death Pop!," as "the last ode to the physical CD" -- which is why the Detroit rap duo is issuing it in three ...

  13. Jay Boberg Appointed Chairman of INgrooves Fontana Parent Isolation Network

    May 17, 2012 10:58 AM EDT 0 0 Isolation Network, the parent company of INgrooves Fontana, named Jay Boberg its new chairman of the board today (May 17), filling the position vacated by new Chief Operating Officer Vincent Freda. Boberg has sat on the board at Isolation Network sinc ...

  14. Don Omar Talks New Album at Billboard Latin Conference: Video

    April 25, 2012 10:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Don Omar was the star of the show at the Billboard Latin Music Conference Tuesday, and in between his Q&A with Billboard's Leila Cobo and his other myriad engagements, he stopped to talk to Billboard's cameras about his new album, rece ...

  15. Video: Don Omar Talks New Album, Zumba Partnership at Billboard Latin Conference

    April 25, 2012 1:56 PM EDT Don Omar was the star of the show at the Billboard Latin Music Conference Tuesday, and in between his Q&A with Billboard's Leila Cobo and his other myriad engagements, he stopped to talk to Billboard's cameras about his new album, re ...

  16. Kid Cudi's WZRD Scores Top Billboard 200 Debut, Adele Still No. 1

    March 07, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Adele 's "21" album clocks a 23rd week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 247,000 copies this week (down 17%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the longest-running No. 1 since Prince & the Revolution ' ...

  17. Adele's '21' Is The No. 1 Album For 23rd Week; 'WZRD' Top Debut

    March 07, 2012 11:00 AM EST Adele's "21" clocks a 23rd week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 247,000 copies this week (down 17%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the longest-running No. 1 since Prince & the Revolution's "Purple Ra ...

  18. From the Skatalites To Shaggy to the Blue Note: How Jamaican Jazz Legend Monty Alexander Keeps Keeping On

    February 29, 2012 4:05 PM EST How does a venerated jazz pianist whose career spans six decades remain relevant among a younger audience? If you are Monty Alexander you take it back to your Jamaican roots and invite friends like multi-platinum selling dancehall superstar Shaggy ...

  19. Backbeat: ASCAP Rhythm & Soul's Grammy Brunch With Ne-Yo, Paul Epworth, Ledisi

    February 13, 2012 2:10 PM EST (L-R): Jennifer Drake, Nicole George, new Motown SVP of A&R Ne-Yo and Ledisi pose for a picture at the 3rd annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Grammy brunch. (Photo: PictureGroup) The mimosas were flowing as guests enjoyed the ambience at ASCAP Rhy ...

  20. Ray J, Brandy Attend Ne-Yo's Annual Grammy Brunch; Celebs Talk Whitney Houston

    February 12, 2012 2:45 PM EST 0 0 0 News of Whitney Houston 's death broke just hours before Ne-Yo 's fourth annual Midnight Brunch at the Supper Club in Hollywood, Calif. on Saturday night, so needless to say a somber mood was cast over the event. Remembering Whitney SLIDES ...

  21. Roots Grammy Jam Session Report: No-Shows Scuttled 'On the Fly' Whitney Houston Tribute, ?uestlove Says

    February 12, 2012 2:42 PM EST The Roots curating their annual Grammy Jam at the House of Blues Los Angeles. (Photo: Fred Shavies/3680 Photography) Despite a high-energy jam session that featured surprise guest performers like India Arie, Trombone Shorty, Childish Gambino, Warr ...

  22. Whitney Houston Remembered by Ne-Yo, Will.I.Am, More at Grammy Midnight Brunch

    February 12, 2012 12:42 PM EST Ne-Yo, with girlfriend Monyetta, at his fourth annual Midnight Brunch at Hollywood's Supper Club. (Photo: Arnold Turner) News of Whitney Houston's death broke just hours before Ne-Yo's fourth annual Midnight Brunch at the Supper Clu ...

  23. On 'SNL,' Bon Iver Shines as 'Lana Del Rey' Whines

    February 05, 2012 4:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Three weeks after Lana Del Rey stunk up the joint with her Brian Williams-panned performance, "Saturday Night Live" righted its musical ship this weekend with a dreamy, horn-filled set from critical darlings Bon Iver . The Justin Vernon-fr ...

  24. I-Octane, Rising Dancehall Star, Poised to Break Through

    January 06, 2012 12:17 PM EST Dancehall artist I-Octane's sensitively fashioned love songs have made him a ladies' favorite while his outgoing personality is ideally suited to his role as Brand Ambassador for such products as Jamaican telecommunications company Digic ...

  25. 1000 No. 1s: Shaggy

    1000 No. 1s: Shaggy

    December 24, 2011 4:23 PM EST No. 1s: Shaggy 1000 No. 1s , SHAGGY , Shaggy Videos Shaggy ...

  26. Jack White + Insane Clown Posse + Mozart = 'Arse' Single: Listen

    August 31, 2011 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Have you ever listened to a Mozart piece and thought, "I wish Insane Clown Posse was rapping over this"? Fortunately, a forthcoming single combines Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope's wacky rhymes with Mozart's pristine melody, all tha ...

  27. Insane Clown Posse: Juggalos Will Love Charlie Sheen, Bobby Brown at Gathering

    July 29, 2011 5:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Driving away from last year's Gathering of the Juggalos at Cave-in-Rock, Ill., Insane Clown Posse 's Violent J says that he and partner Shaggy 2 Dope felt that "this year (2011) was gonna be the one. We knew it for sure. We were like, ...

  28. Shaggy Makes Stateside Return With 'Summer in Kingston'

    July 23, 2011 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "I got to get some new pages in my passport," says Shaggy , Skyping from Tanzania in late June. Clearly. After rocking a crowd of 30,000 in the East African nation, Shaggy flew to Italy, Switzerland, New York and then Los Angeles for an ap ...

  29. Insane Clown Posse Prepping 'Devastating' New Album

    October 27, 2010 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 I nsane Clown Posse will give its Juggalo fan base with a pair of albums in 2011 -- a three-disc compilation of guest appearances and a new studio set that the duo's Violent J promises will be "the bombest, most devastating thing we'v ...

  30. Leftovers From Last Week: 'Glee,' Santana, Akon

    October 05, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 With last week's charts bursting with numerous notable achievements , headlined by Zac Brown Band , Nelly and Kenny Chesney , here is a recap of a few additional praiseworthy feats before all charts are refreshed with new data Thursday (Oct. 7) ...

  31. Timbaland, David Gray, Shaggy Join Global Guinness Event

    August 25, 2010 8:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 Timbaland is to headline an outdoor concert in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, as part of the global "Arthur's Day" Guinness brewery celebrations, set to take place Sept. 23 to 24 across the world. Timbaland will be joined by Thai ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Insane Clown Posse Gearing Up For Busy Summer

    May 13, 2010 12:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 I nsane Clown Posse is ready for another non-stop summer. ICP is setting up for its 11th Gathering of the Juggalos festival, taking place Aug. 12-15 at Cave In Rock, Ill. And on Aug. 17, Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J hit the road again, this time to p ...

  34. Insane Clown Posse's 'Miracles' Video Is Itself a Miracle

    April 07, 2010 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 I nsane Clown Posse takes us on a wondrous journey in its new "Miracles" video -- not just to the sun, moon and Mars, but also under the sea, to the 'Frisco bay, the Giza Pyramids, and wherever you might find "long-neck giraffes. ...

  35. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 2001

    August 18, 2009 6:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 ROO-KEYS OF THE YEAR: One of pop and R&B/hip-hop's leading ladies was just beginning her dominance eight years ago this week, as Alicia Keys stormed 7-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her debut track, "Fallin'." The song simul ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    November 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Celine Dion busts loose from Las Vegas for her first studio album in three years, Alicia Keys ups the ante on her new J Records project, Seal gets his groove on with Madonna's producer and Duran Duran The Big Machine debut from country star Tri ...

  38. Jamelia Writing New CD, Dabbling In Modeling, Acting

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 British pop star Jamelia is pursuing a busy schedule of branding activities and acting roles as she readies the next phase of her career. British pop star Jamelia is pursuing a busy schedule of branding activities and acting roles as she readies the ...

  39. Winehouse, Rascal In The Hunt For MOBOs

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With four nominations each, Amy Winehouse and Dizzee Rascal lead the field for the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards, to be held Sept. 19 at London's O2 Arena. BBC1 will broadcast it two days later. With four nominations each, Amy Winehouse a ...

  40. Shaggy Teams With Akon, Sizzla On VP Debut

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dancehall superstar Shaggy will inaugurate a new joint venture with Big Yard and VP Records with his next album, "Intoxication." Due Oct. 16, the set is led by the single "Bonafide Girl" featuring "It Dancehall superstar Sha ...

  41. Chart Beat Chat

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Mariah Carey, Madonna, Sean Kingston and more! MARIAH'S 40TH Hello Fred! Reading your always amazing Chart Beat column, I noticed that Mariah Carey made her 40th chart entry on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. That's ...

  42. Chart Beat Chat

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Melinda Dolittle, Bjork, "Girlfriend" and more! DOLITTLE? DID NOTHING! Fred: Almost as soon as Melinda Dolittle started singing "Trouble Is a Woman" on "American Idol" this week, I asked mys ...

  43. Chart Beat Chat

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss the curse of the No. 4 spot, No. 1 recordings with most samples and more! FOUR MOST IN OUR THOUGHTS Dear Fred: Nearly four years ago I wrote that the American Idol Finalists' "God Bless The U.S.A." debuted ...

  44. Chart Beat Chat

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss the curse of the #4 spot, No. 1 recordings with most samples and more! FOUR MOST IN OUR THOUGHTS Dear Fred: Nearly four years ago I wrote that the American Idol Finalists' "God Bless The U.S.A." debuted at ...

  45. Chart Beat Chat

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss football, Fall Out Boy and more! GAMES PEOPLE PLAY Hi Fred, Like Chart Beat reader Darrell Roberts, I also fondly remember "The Super Bowl Shuffle." With the "big game" coming up this Sunday, I though ...

  46. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss chart-topping collaborations, Beyonce, clean song versions and more! LET'S WORK TOGETHER Hello Fred, With the ascent of "I Wanna Love You" by Akon featuring Snoop Dogg to the top of The Billboard Hot 100 l ...

  47. B-Real Theme Keys 'Scarface' Videogame Soundtrack

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "We are fans of the movie, fans of hip-hop and fans of video games," B-Real tells Billboard.com, "So when we were approached to do a song, we jumped right in." In addition to nearly 100 well-known tracks from the '80s, Viven ...

  48. Juvenile's 'Reality' Upends Ne-Yo At No. 1

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Juvenile scores the No. 1 spot on The Billboard 200 chart for the first time in his career this week. "Reality Check" (UTP/Atlantic) sold 174,000 copies this week in the United States, accordin Rapper Juvenile scores the No. 1 spot ...

  49. Chart Beat

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ne-Yo, James Blunt, Mary J. Blige, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Sting and Jessi Colter are among those making noteworthy moves and news. RAPID TRANSIT: The turnover rate of No. 1 songs on The Billboard Hot 100 continues at an accelerated pace, the fastest ...

  50. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart rules, Elvis' chart career, his favorites of 2005 and more with readers. WHY ISN'T 'CHRISTMAS' PRESENT? Hi Fred, I noticed that "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey is the No. 1 song on ...

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