(Dialogue Magazine) — Another day, another domination for Taylor Swift: She was the red hot winner at the Billboard Music Awards.
Swift won eight of 11 awards, including top artist and top Billboard 200 album for “Red.” She told the crowd: “You are the longest and best relationship I ever had.”
(Dialogue Magazine) — Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill stood in federal court Monday and compared her experience in the music business to the slavery her ancestors endured before a judge sentenced her to three months in prison for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the past decade.
(Dialogue Magazine) — Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s kid rap duo Kris Kross who made one of the decade’s most memorable songs with the frenetic “Jump,” died at an Atlanta hospital on Wednesday of an apparent drug overdose at his home, authorities said. He was 34.
(Dialogue Magazine) — President Barack Obama said he’d been looking forward to a White House celebration of Memphis soul music for one reason.
(Dialogue Magazine) — Brad Paisley’s collaboration with LL Cool J on “Accidental Racist” has accidentally kicked up some controversy.
(Dialogue Magazine) — How did Prince close out South by Southwest Music Festival’s weeklong showcase of rock n’ roll?
By naturally throwing a totally different kind of party: a grooving, brass band-backed funk fest that stretched to 3 a.m. and outlasted many fans lucky enough to get inside the exclusive show that also featured A Tribe Called Quest.
(Dialogue Magazine) — Lil Wayne has been hospitalized, but according to his camp and his official Twitter account – he’s OK.
The multiplatinum rapper was hospitalized in Los Angeles on Friday and reps confirmed he was “recovering.” He apparently tweeted to his fans from his official account on Friday night: “I’m good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love.”
(Dialogue Magazine) — Rapper Tone Loc didn’t want to be hospitalized after collapsing on stage during a weekend performance in Iowa.
Loc, whose real name is Anthony T. Smith, collapsed after finishing a song during a Saturday night concert on a downtown Des Moines bridge.
The concert ended abruptly while the 47-year-old was treated. Three employees of the Des Moines Register who were at the show said several minutes after Loc collapsed, fans were asked to leave.
(Reuters) -R&B singer Bruno Mars grabbed the top spot on the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday for the first time after discounted online prices boosted sales of “Unorthodox Jukebox” some four months after its release. Mars’ album, which includes the hit “Locked Out of Heaven,” sold 95,000 copies last week, according to figures from [...]
NEW YORK (AP) — Put on your suit and tie: Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z are hitting the road together. The performers announced Friday that they’ll embark on a 12-city stadium tour that will kick off July 17 in Toronto. “Legends of the Summer” will wrap up Aug. 16 in Miami. Stops on the tour also [...]