1. Controversies, Clashes and 'Bad Man Police': Jamaica's 30th Anniversary Sting Concert

    February 13, 2014 4:15 PM EST Sting, a marathon-length concert dubbed "the greatest one night reggae and dancehall show on earth," is the longest running event on Jamaica's jam-packed music calendar. Held annually since 1984 on Dec. 26, Sting was founded by Isa ...

  2. Nine Inch Nails, Chvrches Featured in FIFA 14 Soccer Game Soundtrack

    September 16, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Nine Inch Nails, Vampire Weekend, Scottish electro-pop trio Chvrches, Australia’s Empire of the Sun, and Brazilian rapper Marcelo D2 are among the artists whose music is featured in the FIFA 14 soccer game, Electronic Arts has announced in advance ...

  3. Caribbean Fever Irie Jamboree Music Fest With Shabba Ranks, Capleton, Damian Marley To Debut at Brooklyn's Barclays Center

    August 29, 2013 7:50 PM EDT The three Caribbean music arena shows this Labor Day weekend will precede Brooklyn's annual West Indian Day Parade A contingent of prominent New York City based Caribbean music promoters have come together to stage a three-day festival at B ...

  4. Robin Thicke Retains No. 1 Slot on U.K. Singles Chart, Disclosure Beat QOTSA For No. 1 Album

    June 10, 2013 6:07 AM EDT A week after Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (Interscope/Universal), featuring TI and Pharrell Williams, became the U.K.’s fastest-selling single of 2013, that record has been broken again — by Thicke himself. The track followed its opening sales ...

  5. Disclosure's Debut Tops UK Album Chart, Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines' Sets Sales Record

    June 10, 2013 5:59 AM EDT A week after Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (Interscope/Universal), featuring TI and Pharrell Williams, became the U.K.’s fastest-selling single of 2013, that record has been broken again — by Thicke himself. The track followed its opening sales ...

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  7. Morning Fix: Apple iPad Mini Date; Genre Chart Feedback; Rihanna Skyrocketing on Social Media

    October 12, 2012 8:25 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters BILLBOARD'S GENRE CHART POLICY CHANGES Yesterday Billboard unveiled a new methodology for tabulating i ts genre charts to include digital download sales and streaming ...

  8. Body Rock: Is Zumba the Next Music Platform?

    June 20, 2012 1:05 PM EDT If you're a Zumba fan, you know what to do when you hear Pitbull's "Pause:" "go" forward for four steps, "stop" for four beats, "drop" for four (thrusting hips forward as you do so, of course) and ...

  9. Cher, John Legend Lend Voices to Outrage Over Trayvon Martin's Death

    March 22, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Feb. 26 fatal shooting of unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch captain has sparked a nationwide outrage, due in part because the alleged shooter has not been charged or detained. As of Thursday morning, an online petition ...

  10. Chart Juice: Drake's Domination, The Latest Chapter

    February 17, 2012 4:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Just one week ago, Drake 's moves on the Rap Songs chart were enough to declare him a rap radio god. Hold your applause. There's more. This week, he succeeds on the famed R&B/Hip-Hop Songs tally in identical fashion. The Young Money ca ...

  11. Jay-Z Enters New Musical Heights at Carnegie Hall

    February 07, 2012 9:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Many notable artists have performed at Carnegie Hall, but last night (Mon. Feb 6), the stage belonged to Jay-Z . Jay-Z, born Shawn Carter, is the second hip-hop act to perform at Carnegie Hall. Wyclef Jean did so in 2001, acoompanied by Stevie Wonde ...

  12. Backbeat: Why Estelle Was More Excited To Work With Janelle Monae Than Ne-Yo, Trey Songz, Rick Ross, Wyclef & Chris Brown

    January 31, 2012 12:30 PM EST On January 25, Estelle previewed her new album "All Of Me" before an intimate crowd at Home on Houston Street in New York. It's been three years since the London native's single "American Boy" featuring Kanye West was ...

  13. Wyclef Jean Defends Charity in Wake of Questionable Spending Report

    November 28, 2011 8:27 PM EST Wyclef Jean is defending his charity in the wake of a report that his Yele Haiti Foundation donated less than a third of the $16 million it collected last year to Haitian relief efforts. The hip-hop star told the Associated Press that he's pr ...

  14. Wyclef Jean Defends Charity in Wake of Questionable Spending Report

    November 28, 2011 11:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Wyclef Jean is defending his charity in the wake of a report that his Yele Haiti Foundation donated less than a third of the $16 million it collected last year to Haitian relief efforts. The hip-hop star told the Associated Press that he's prou ...

  15. POTW: Shania Twain, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez

    June 10, 2011 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Shania Twain cruises with Taylor Swift, Donna Karan and Wyclef Jean get wild, Justin Timberlake gropes Mila Kunis and Lady Gaga tries out a teal 'do. It all happened this week and we've got the pics to prove it! SEE THE PHOTOS OF THE WEEK ...

  16. Billboard Bits: Gaga Fans Harass Black Keys Drummer, Coldplay Denies Plagiarism Charges

    June 07, 2011 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Black Keys Drummer Attacked by Lady Gaga Fans on Twitter After the Black Keys ' Patrick Carney offered jokes comparing Lady Gaga to Madonna on two different occasion ...

  17. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef, Mellencamp to Make New Orleans Jazz Fest Debuts

    April 29, 2011 10:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wyclef Jean , Cyndi Lauper , John Mellencamp , Lauryn Hill and Fantasia will make first-time appearances at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, joining a lineup of familiar acts for the 43rd annual tradition that opens Friday at a race track ...

  18. New Orleans Jazz Fest Line-Up Announced; Bon Jovi, Arcade Fire, Ms. Lauryn Hill to Headline

    January 20, 2011 12:26 AM EST 0 0 0 The annual New Orleans Jazz & Music Heritage Festival today announced its 2011 line-up with a diverse slate of headliners that includes Arcade Fire, Sonny Rollins, Kid Rock, Wilco, Willie Nelson, Bon Jovi, Ms. Lauryn Hill, John Mellencamp, the S ...

  19. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z Invests in Brooklyn Chicken Joint, Wyclef and Pras Make Peace

    January 11, 2011 6:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jay-Z Invests In Brooklyn Chicken Restaurant Jay-Z's new release with Kanye West may be called "H.A.M.," but the rapper seems to have chicken on the mind. ...

  20. Video: Stars' Holiday Wishlists

    November 29, 2010 11:15 AM EST 0 0 0 We got a lot of "ummms" when we asked musical stars what they want for the Holidays this year. While the Jonas Brothers want a "Christmas tour" and MGMT wants "world peace... and world quiet," many artists requested not ...

  21. Wyclef Jean Live Q&A

    November 19, 2010 5:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Wyclef Jean SCAN THE CODE TO SEE A PERFORMANCE OF WYCLEF'S UNRELEASED SONG, 'EARTHQUAKE,' AND MORE EXCLUSIVE BEHIND-THE-SCENES FOOTAGE FROM THIS INTERVIEW! Download AT&T Code Scanner, a free mobile app, on your smartphone's a ...

  22. Wyclef Jean Premieres 'Election Time' Video

    November 16, 2010 2:56 PM EST 0 0 0 W yclef Jean premiered the video for "Election Time," the first single from his upcoming "If I Were President: My Haitian Experience" EP, which will be available on iTunes Dec. 7. Video: Wyclef Jean, "Election Time" The ...

  23. Quincy Jones Looks Back with All-Star Tribute Album

    November 15, 2010 11:10 AM EST 0 0 0 Reflecting on his game-changing career, industry legend Quincy Jones says there's one memento he especially treasures. It's a picture Duke Ellington signed in 1973 after Jones had wrapped his first TV production: a CBS special in tribute t ...

  24. Quincy Jones ' Q: Soul Bossa Nostra' Track-By-Track

    November 04, 2010 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 The name of Quincy Jones ' latest, "Q: Soul Bossa Nostra," doesn't betray the depth of music's past, present and future its 15 tracks embody. On the album, due Nov. 9, the legendary producer and musician reinterprets several ...

  25. Amy Winehouse Song for Quincy Jones, 'It's My Party,' Leaks

    November 02, 2010 6:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 A my Winehouse's first new recording in four years has hit the web: "It's My Party," a cover of Lesley Gore's 1963 original that will appear on Quincy Jones soon-to-be released compilation album "Q: Soul Bossa Nostra.&q ...

  26. Billboard Bits: Lady Gaga and Elton John Duet, Axl Rose Faces Bentley Lawsuit

    October 21, 2010 6:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lady Gaga and Elton John Team Up for Disney Duet Sir Elton John and Lady Gaga are teaming up for a duet entitled "Hello, Hello" to be featured in the upcoming D ...

  27. Billboard Bits: Ke$ha to Release New Material, Rihanna Explains Katy Perry Diss

    October 13, 2010 5:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Ke$ha to Release 'Partner Album' Titled 'Cannibal' Nov. 22 Ke$ha will release a "partner album," titled "Cannibal," to her multi-p ...

  28. Billboard Bits: 50 Cent and Chelsea Handler Romantically Linked, Kelly Clarkson Reveals Album Details

    October 05, 2010 5:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 50 Cent and Chelsea Handler: Couple Alert? Chelsea Handler and 50 Cent have been linked romantically, after a photo surfaced of the two getting close at the Blue Nile jaz ...

  29. Wyclef Jean Hospitalized for Fatigue in New Jersey

    September 27, 2010 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Following an unsuccessful bid for the Haitian presidency, Wyclef Jean has been hospitalized in New Jersey for "stress and fatigue." The news was posted on Twitter by Haitian organization AFaceAFace last night (Sept. 26) and later confirmed ...

  30. Gucci Mane's 'The Appeal' Gets Sept. 28 Release Date

    September 13, 2010 2:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Gucci Mane 's major label sophomore album album, "The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted," has finally gotten a release date: Sept. 28. The set will be available through 1017/Bricksquad/Asylum/Warner Bros. Records and features guest a ...

  31. Wyclef Accuses Sean Penn of Cocaine Use; Actor Responds

    September 07, 2010 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 W yclef Jean's claws came out at a New York concert Friday night (Sept. 4), when he used his music to accuse Sean Penn, a critic of the rapper and singer's recently thwarted bid for Haitian presidency, of using cocaine. During a performanc ...

  32. Wyclef Releases Song to Protest Haiti Election Ruling

    August 26, 2010 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 In an effort to boost his waning election chances, Wyclef Jean has released a new song, "Pou Kepa," online today (Aug. 26). The track, performed in Haitian language Creole, is a protest against the CEP (Haiti election commission), which ha ...

  33. Sean Penn Urges Wyclef Jean to Exit Haiti Race

    August 25, 2010 2:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sean Penn stepped up his attack on Wyclef Jean's bid for the Haitian presidency in a Huffington Post column published Wednesday in which he called on Jean to withdraw his candidacy. "These elections are crucial, and I have no part in them, ...

  34. Wyclef Can't Appeal Haiti Ruling, Says Lawyer

    August 24, 2010 4:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 A ruling by Haiti's electoral council that disqualified hip-hop star Wyclef Jean from running for the presidency is final and cannot be appealed, a council lawyer said on Tuesday. The Haitian-born and U.S.-based singer-songwriter said on Sunday ...

  35. Wyclef Can't Appeal Haiti Poll Exclusion: Council

    August 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A ruling by Haiti's electoral council that disqualified hip-hop star Wyclef Jean from running for the presidency is final and cannot be appealed, a council lawyer said on Tuesday. The Haitian-born and U.S.-based singer-songwriter said on Sund ...

  36. Wyclef Jean: I'm Not Giving Up My Bid For Prez Yet

    August 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Wyclef Jean said he is not abandoning his presidential bid just yet and will try to get the courts to overturn a decision disqualifying him from the race. Speaking to the Associated Press by telephone from his home in Croix des Bouquets, Jean said ...

  37. Wyclef Jean Not on Approved List for Haiti Election

    August 19, 2010 7:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Haiti hip-hop star Wyclef Jean is not on the list of approved candidates who satisfy legal requirements to run in a Nov. 28 presidential election, a member of the provisional electoral council said Thursday. "He is not on the list as I speak,&q ...

  38. Wyclef Jean Films Presidential Pitch for Haiti

    August 11, 2010 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Candidate for President of Haiti, Wyclef Jean , gave an exclusive ride-a-long to CNN this week as he toured the still earthquake-torn Port-au Prince. Video: Wyclef's Presidential Pitch CNN cameras followed Jean as he filed the papers to officia ...

  39. Billboard Bits: Pras Endorses Sweet Micky, Not Wyclef, For President of Haiti

    August 06, 2010 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Pras Won't Back Wyclef for Haiti President Wyclef Jean 's run for the Haitian presidency won't be backed by his former bandmate, Pras . The Fugees star iss ...

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