Ashanti

  1. The Return Of Music Television

    August 30, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Fuse hopes to capture the music audience that MTV left behind. Fuse is bringing music back to TV. Since it left parent company Rainbow Media and transferred to Madison Square Garden Inc. in 2008, the channel has attempted to keep the songs pumping ...

  2. Ashanti Signs Label Services Deal With eOne, First Single Features Busta Rhymes

    December 15, 2011 3:31 PM EST Ashanti returns to the music scene with a new album and home. As the singer preps for her yet-to-be titled fifth studio album, Ashanti and her own label, Written Entertainment, have signed a worldwide distribution and label services deal with eOne ...

  3. B.o.B Bounds In At No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -year-old rapper B.o.B arrives atop the Billboard 200 with his debut set, "The Adventures of Bobby Ray," selling 84,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . It marks the first time a solo male artist has earne ...

  4. Susan Boyle Spends Fifth Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    December 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a fifth consecutive week, selling another 510,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. So far, the set has shifted 2,982,000 copies in America. " ...

  5. Boyle Spends Fifth Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200 Chart

    December 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a fifth consecutive week, selling another 510,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan ... So far, the set has shifted 2,982,000 copies in America. Wit ...

  6. Best Of The 2000s: Part 1

    December 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22 ...

  7. Pearl Jam Scores First No. 1 Album In 13 Years

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam returns to the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart with its first No. 1 in 13 years while another four new albums also enter the top 10 ... They include the latest efforts from Three Days Grace, Brand New, Five Finger Death Punch and H ...

  8. Early Ashanti Tracks Emerge From 'Vault'

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AJM Records will release 12 never-before-heard recordings from singer Ashanti on the album "The Vault," due Oct. 14. The collection contains songs penned by Ashanti in 2001 while signed to the label, before AJM's joint venture with ...

  9. Female Stars Team For Cancer Charity Tune

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT What would it sound like if 15 of the hottest female singers joined voices? The answer will be revealed Sept. 2. That's when "Just Stand Up" hits airwaves and iTunes. The song features Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, ...

  10. Ashanti's Bloody Videos Spark Protest

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ashanti's blood-splattered videos for her single, "The Way That I Love You," sparked a protest earlier this week in Los Angeles calling Universal Records to remove the clips from the Internet. Led by civil-rights organization Projec ...

  11. Disturbed Rocks At No. 1; Lil Wayne Up Next

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock band Disturbed starts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the third time as "Indestructible" enters with 253,000 ... It's the first of six debuts in the top 10 this week, as it joins the "Now 28" compilation, the latest ...

  12. UMGD Displays Video, Live Performances At NARM

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT At the 50th anniversary convention of the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers, the Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD) kept alive the product presentation, an extravaganza that was well attended by conventioneers. Kicking off the secon ...

  13. Ashanti, Lloyd, Leslie Hit R&B Live

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Industry execs and fans packed into New York's R&B Spotlight Live last night for special performances anchored by Ashanti, Lloyd and Ryan Leslie. The show began with two songstresses Suai and Gritz. Clad in a stripped tank dress, Suai, a ...

  14. Ashanti To Return With 'The Declaration'

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ashanti's third album, "The Declaration" is set for a June 3 release via The Inc./Universal Motown. Robin Thicke, Jermaine Dupri, LT Hutton, Babyface, and Pharrell Williams are among the album's producers. Her first single &quo ...

  15. Jack And Alicia Continue To Reign

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" enjoys a third week atop the Billboard 200 while Alicia Keys' "As I Am" seems unstoppable in its 15th week on the chart ... The latest installment of the "Kidz Bop Kids&q ...

  16. Universal Publishing Inks Babyface

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has signed a worldwide administration deal with Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. UMPG will control rights for the Babyface songs on his new as-yet-untitled album slated for release this year on Island Def Jam. ...

  17. Young Jeezy, Hicks Enter Atop The Billboard 200

    December 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his second Def Jam album, "The Inspiration." The set sold 352,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, more than doubling the 172,000-unit first ...

  18. UMG Enters Video Deal With Music Choice

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal covers online playback only. Universal Music Group is licensing its music video library to Music Choice's broadband music service. Acts covered under the agreement include Ashanti, Beck, Black Eyed Peas, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Emin ...

  19. Universal Pub Signs Pussycat Dolls Singer

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pact is for exclusive worldwide publishing administration. Universal Music Publishing Group has signed Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger to an exclusive worldwide publishing administration agreement. The 27 year-old Scherzinger--who wa ...

  20. Ashanti Files Suit Over Unauthorized Release

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Multi-platinum artist Ashanti filed a federal lawsuit Jan. 27 over the unauthorized release of demos recorded more than eight years ago. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court in New York, na Multi-platinum artist Ashanti filed a federal ...

  21. 50 Cent, Green Day Reap Billboard Music Awards

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper 50 Cent and veteran modern rock act Green Day were the toast of Las Vegas last night (Dec. 6), as each nabbed six trophies at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards. Rapper 50 Cent and veteran modern rock act Green Day were the toast of Las Vegas ...

  22. Usher, 50 Cent Top Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    August 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Each grab three statuettes. Representing the best of both worlds, Usher and 50 Cent tied for top winner at the Billboard/American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) 2005 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show. The popular R&B and rap/hip-hop artists earned thre ...

  23. 50 Cent Holds On In Slow Sales Week

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Faith Evans bows at No. 2. 50 Cent's "The Massacre" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) notches a sixth week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales down 22% from last week to 165,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Faith Evans arr ...

  24. 50 Cent Holds On In Slow Sales Week

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cent's "The Massacre" notches a sixth week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales down 22% from last week to 165,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. 50 Cent's "The Massacre" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) no ...

  25. 50 Cent Holds Off Beck On Billboard 200

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Larry the Cable Guy scores record comedy sales. The biggest sales week of Beck's career isn't enough to knock 50 Cent from the top rung of The Billboard 200. The rapper's "The Massacre" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) reigns ...

  26. 50 Cent Holds Off Beck On Billboard 200

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The biggest sales week of Beck's career isn't enough to knock 50 Cent from the top rung of The Billboard 200. The rapper's "The Massacre" reigns for a fifth consecutive week, with U.S. sales of 211,00 The biggest sales wee ...

  27. 50 Cent Moves 329K In Fourth Week

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent's "The Massacre" notches a fourth straight week atop The Billboard 200. The set sees U.S. sales fall 10% from last week to 329,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. 50 Cent's "The Massacre" notches a four ...

  28. 50 Cent Holds Strong

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent's "The Massacre" holds onto the top slot of The Billboard 200 for the third week in a row, despite a 53% drop in U.S. sales to 364,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. 50 Cent's Shady/Aftermath/Interscope album &q ...

  29. Rap Mogul, Drug Kingpin Surrender to Feds

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Inc. linked to drugs, murder, money-laundering. NEW YORK (AP) -- The hip-hop label behind music superstars Ashanti and Ja Rule was part of a murderous criminal enterprise that protected its interstate crack and heroin operation with calculated ...

  30. 2Pac Still Playing 'The Game'

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Pac grabs his third posthumous Billboard 200 chart-topper, as "Loyal to the Game" (Amaru/Interscope) debuts with U.S. sales of 330,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. 2Pac grabs his third posthumous Billboard 200 chart-topper, as ...

  31. 2Pac Still Playing 'The Game'

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Pac grabs his third posthumous Billboard 200 chart-topper, as "Loyal to the Game" (Amaru/Interscope) debuts with U.S. sales of 330,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. 2Pac grabs his third posthumous Billboard 200 chart-topper, as ...

  32. Virgin Mobile Gets 'Dibs' On Ashanti, Ja Rule Ringtones

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Virgin Mobile is offering its customers exclusive ringtones of tracks from current albums by Ashanti and Ja Rule. Both artists are signed to Universal Music Group's Def Jam label. Virgin Mobile is offering its customers exclusive ringtones of ...

  33. Ashanti

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST A more confident-sounding Ashanti is onboard for her third time out. A more confident-sounding Ashanti is onboard for her third time out. News ...

  34. Usher Wins Big At Billboard Music Awards

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher was the top honoree at the Billboard Music Awards tonight (Dec. 8) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The LaFace/Zomba R&B star took home 11 awards, including artist of the year, R& Usher was the top honoree at the Billb ...

  35. Release Date Set For 'American Dreams' Music DVD

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "American Dreams: Season One--Extended Music Edition" is coming to DVD Sept. 7 from Universal Studios Home Video. The seven-disc set will be priced at $89.98. "American Dreams: Season One--Extended Music Edition" is coming to D ...

  36. R. Kelly Takes Seven Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    August 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly was the big winner at the Billboard/American Urban Radio Networks R&B/Hip-Hop Awards ceremony, held tonight (Aug. 6) at Fifteen O One Barton G in Miami Beach. R. Kelly was the big winner at the Billboard/American Urban Radio Netwo ...

  37. Apollo Theater Fete Headed To DVD

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner inks deal for fitness videos. The Apollo Theater Foundation's 70th anniversary celebration will debut on DVD Sept. 14 from Rhino Home Video, it was announced at the Video Software Dealers Assn. (VSDA) convention in Las Vegas. The DVD, ...

  38. Joss Stone Sets U.S. Tour Dates

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Other high-profile appearances planned. Joss Stone will play eight U.S. headlining dates this spring. The outing begins April 21 at the Chicago House of Blues and wraps May 2 at SunFest in West Palm Beach, Fla. Additionally, Stone has scheduled a ...