February 6, 2015

Q&A: Rising R&B singer songwriter Jhene Aiko on her 3 Grammy nods, battling Beyonce, Drake

By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Jhene Aiko released both an EP and an album ahead of the Grammys, but it’s her seven-song […]
February 4, 2015


PHOENIX (AP) — We don’t know if he was there for the Super Bowl. But a former child star on the 1990s sitcom “Moesha” has been […]
February 2, 2015

Technology, Missy Elliott give Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show a boost

By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS She roared loud, possibly because there was a jungle behind her. Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show Sunday, with its […]
February 2, 2015


ROSWELL, Georgia (AP) _ Almost exactly three years after Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in a bathtub, her daughter was also found unresponsive in a bathtub. […]
February 2, 2015

​Exco Levi Earns 4th Juno Nomination

Exco Levi earns a 4th Juno nomination for Best Reggae Recording as announced by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) at the launch […]
January 31, 2015

Dueling narratives surround hip hop music mogul ‘Suge’ Knight in deadly run in with law

By Tami Abdollah And Brian Melley THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ As Marion “Suge” Knight sat jailed on suspicion of murder, dueling narratives cast him […]
January 30, 2015

Lil Wayne sues mentor ‘Birdman’ record label for $51M, seeking to break away from Cash Money

NEW YORK _ Rapper Lil Wayne has had it with his record label. He’s suing Cash Money Records for $51 million after claiming that it stiffed […]
January 27, 2015

Mark Ronson, Ziggy Marley, Band Perry to mentor emerging acts through Grammy program

NEW YORK _ Mark Ronson is lending his “Uptown Funk” to budding musicians. The Recording Academy and Hyundai announced Tuesday that Ronson will serve as ambassador […]
January 24, 2015

Miss Universe Jamaica in finals set for Sunday

REIGNING Miss Universe Jamaica Kaci Fennell is currently in the throes of the Miss Universe competition in Doral, Miami, with the finals set for Sunday. The […]
January 23, 2015

John Legend ‘ humbled’ to perform tribute set at Sundance premiere of Nina Simone documentary

By Sandy Cohen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARK CITY, Utah _ The opening-night documentary at the Sundance Film Festival closed with a superstar concert. After the credits […]
January 23, 2015


LONDON (AP) _ Rihanna has won her court fight over an unauthorized T-shirt. Britain’s Court of Appeal upheld an earlier ruling that fashion retailer Topshop cannot […]
January 22, 2015

Grammy winning R&B group TLC looks to fund final album through Kickstarter campaign

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA _ Grammy-winning R&B group TLC is depending on fans to fund the release of their final album through […]