Blacc has been hailed as an artist with vision and a songwriter with limitless potential, and to say that he’s played his cards right would be a gross understatement. Not only did he collect what one person privy to the publishing deal called “an absurd” advance, he pocketed the sum without paying commissions (typically between 10% and 15%), having severed ties with manager Simon Fuller just prior to signing on the dotted line.
After 11 years on the air, ABC's Los Angeles-based "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" is looking forward to being "the only 11:30 game in town"-and all the primo music performances that come with that exclusivity. "It hasn't really sunk in, but it's about to," "Kimmel" music booker Scott Igoe says. "My phone's been ringing off the hook."
"This party is a staple; I believe it's just as important and just as highbrow as the ceremony," says T.I., who joined Foo Fighters, Jennifer Hudson, Robin Thicke and more at the Beverly Hilton for Billboard and THR's exclusive photo from the pre-Grammy gala held Jan. 25.