“I’ve been wanting people to experience this album for a long time, and I have known when they heard it, they would feel something,” says Alicia Keys about her sixth studio album, Here. The album, released on November 4, was embraced by People magazine as “her best yet,” and Rolling Stone called it “gritty, eclectic, […]
Even though neo-soul icon Lauryn Hill has been out of jail for six months, after serving time for tax evasion, her financial problems are far from over.
Music and recordings from Max Roach, one of the creators of modern jazz drumming, will be preserved at the Library of Congress, curators and his family announced Monday.
Ricky “Lord Infamous” Dunigan of the rap group Three 6 Mafia has died. He was 40 years old.
By Mesfin Fekadu, AP, NEW YORK — Despite having a big year in music, Nicki Minaj didn’t receive any Grammy nominations. Not a problem, she says. “I’ve gotten tons of awards and I believe when it’s my time to get a Grammy, I’ll get a Grammy,” she said with a laugh. The 30-year-old had one of […]
NEW YORK — Rihanna says if dating Chris Brown is mistake, she’s OK with that. The singer tells Rolling Stone in an interview that dating Brown makes her happy and “if it’s a mistake, it’s my mistake.” She adds that she’s ready to go public with her singer-boyfriend. Four years ago, Brown attacked Rihanna and was […]
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Police in South Florida say rapper Rick Ross crashed his Rolls Royce into a building after hearing shots fired nearby. Fort Lauderdale police say Ross and his companion, fashion designer Shateria L. Moragne-el, reported hearing multiple shots fired in their direction at around 5:00 a.m. Monday. Police say Ross lost control of […]
By Dan Sewell, AP, CINCINNATI — Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner, frontman for the hit-making funk music band the Ohio Players, has died. He was 69. The Ohio Players, known for their brassy dance music, catchy lyrics and flamboyant outfits, topped music charts in the 1970s with hits such as “Love Rollercoaster,” “Fire,” “Skin Tight” and “Funky Worm.” […]
GENEVA — Tina Turner is on her way to becoming a Swiss citizen. The American rock diva has lived in the Zurich suburb of Kuesnacht since the mid-1990s. The local Zuerichsee-Zeitung newspaper said on its website the local council announced its decision to grant the 73-year-old Turner citizenship in an official notice published in Friday’s edition. […]
By Mesfin Fekadu, AP, NEW YORK — When record executive Mark Pitts heard “Sure Thing,” a song Miguel wrote for possible inclusion on an album by Usher, Pitts felt there was something special about the young songwriter. Then he heard “Quickie,” another song from Miguel, and Pitts knew he had to meet the man behind these […]