Celebrity

  1. Katy Perry and Coty Announce Fragrance Partnership, New Perfume 'Almost Finished'

    November 28, 2012 12:51 PM EST Coty Inc. and Katy Perry officially announced today (Nov. 28) plans to produce and distribute Perry's fragrance line, which includes previous scents Purr and Meow. The news of the acquisition was first reported by Billboard in the Oct. 20 iss ...

  2. Business Matters: How Taylor Swift's 'Red' Could Have a Record-Setting Market Share

    October 31, 2012 9:24 PM EDT Taylor Swift's new album, "Red," didn't set the record for most units sold in its debut week, but could end up being the most dominant album in terms of share of annual album sales. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Sells 1.2 ...

  3. The Smell Of Money

    October 15, 2012 8:20 AM EDT Lady Gaga is far from the only pop star to find success with a fragrance. From October 2011 to September 2012, celebrity brands accounted for $140 million of the $2.9 billion in U.S. prestige fragrance sales -- up 32% year over year, according t ...

  4. CeeLo Green, Purrfect The Cat Release Meow Mix Remix For Del Monte (Listen)

    May 07, 2012 11:53 AM EDT Cee Lo Green is no stranger to launching careers, as he has done for his contestants on NBC's "The Voice." But his latest project may be the most unique - and inhuman - collaboration yet: his pet Persian cat is remixing the "Me ...

  5. Tommy Nast Named VP of Business Development of PAID Inc.

    November 17, 2011 12:53 PM EST PAID Inc. and its President of celebrity of services Keith Garde announced today that the company has hired Tommy Nast as Vice President of Business Development to develop and manage PAID's strategies to enhance artist brands and maximize mon ...

  6. Michael Jackson Tops Forbes' List of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities

    October 25, 2011 6:59 PM EDT Michael Jackson has once again topped Forbes' annual list of the year's top-earning deceased celebrities. The iconic pop star, who died June 25, 2009, was estimated to have accumulated $170 million in earnings over the past year. This ma ...

  7. Rihanna Launching Rebelle Fragrance

    October 19, 2011 8:35 AM EDT Are you a Reb'l or a Fleur? This is the question Rihanna's first fragrance asked shoppers. Continuing her winning streak, Rih Rih is launching a sequel, titled Rebelle. The first of two perfumes that will explore the singer's dualit ...

  8. Taylor Swift Launches Wonderstruck Perfume

    October 14, 2011 6:18 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Note to men: Taylor Swift's fragrance might smell good, but it's not for you. "This fragrance is really for people of all ages and I've had to talk some of my guy friends out of wearing it," Swift said, lau ...

  9. Britney Spears Sued For $10M Over Fragrance Deal

    March 30, 2011 10:28 PM EDT A brand marketing company that brokered a deal for Britney Spears' fragrance line sued the singer and her father Wednesday, claiming the pair secured a new deal that stinks to the tune of more than $10 million. Brand Sense Partners LLC's ...

  10. Beyonce With $87 Million Dollars Is Highest Ranked Musician On Forbes Moneymakers List

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus may have commanded more headlines in 2010, but none of them banked as much money as Beyoncé over the past year, according to Forbes' list of Hollywood's 20 Highest Earners of 2010 . The R&B/p ...

  11. Branding Alert: Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony Launching New Lifestyle Brands at Kohl's

    November 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Since their much-publicized 2004 wedding, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have been one of popular music's most prominent power couples, often working together in myriad projects. Now, the two artists will apply their combined star power to t ...

  12. Taylor Swift Smells Sweet Success

    November 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Know what success smells like? You will, when a new fragrance from Taylor Swift – who has the No. 1 album in the country at the moment – bows in fall 2011. Cosmetics company Elizabeth Arden last week that it has signed an exclusive global license ...

  13. Michael Jackson Tops Forbes’ Top-Earning Dead Celebrities List

    October 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's sudden death sparked an outpouring of grief around the world, but fans also opened their wallets to make him this year's top-earning dead celebrity with $275 million (£174.6 million), Forbes said on Monday (Oct.25). Jac ...

  14. Gaga Takes Britney's Twitter Crown

    August 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga has overtaken Britney Spears on Twitter. Gaga had more than 5,746,000 followers today (Aug. 23) compared to 5,706,000 for Britney Spears. Spears was the No. 1 celebrity on Twitter for three months after taking the top spot from Ashton Ku ...

  15. Celeb Endorsements Bigger Than Ever, Despite Tiger's Fall

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rapper and actor T.I. enjoyed the spoils of the thug life, but it ended up costing him his freedom and, by his own estimate, $12 million in a lost General Motors endorsement deal and other work when he was convicted of federal weapons charges. But ...

  16. Michael Jackson Has Earned $72 Million Since Death

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Even before the "This Is It" opening, Michael Jackson had earned $90 million in the past year, with most of it coming since his death five months ago. That sizable sum put him third on the Forbes list of dead celebrities making the most ...

  17. The Power Play: Connecting Brands And Bands

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The connection between artists and brands, and the future of this relationship, was the focal point of “The Power of Connecting Brands and Bands” panel at Billboard and Adweek’s Music and Advertising Conference in New York. Moderator Mike Tunnicli ...

  18. Faith Hill Set to Launch Own Perfume

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Country singer Faith Hill will release a perfume in late 2009 through Coty, a fragrance maker, the company said. Hill's scent, which does not yet have a name, will be made by the same company that makes Tim McGraw's cologne, "McGraw ...

  19. Mariah Carey Developing Beauty Products

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Singer signs deal with Elizabeth Arden. Global beauty products company Elizabeth Arden has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Mariah Carey. The deal includes the development, marketing and distribution of Mariah Carey-branded fragrances. ...

  20. Luxury Life

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST The roster of names on designer labels reads like the Billboard charts as a growing number of music celebrities become fashion entrepreneurs. The roster of names on designer labels reads like the Billboard charts as a growing number of music celeb ...

  21. J.Lo Gets Fruity With New Scent

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez is launching a new fragrance, Miami Glow by J.Lo. Jennifer Lopez is launching a new fragrance, Miami Glow by J.Lo. The scent will hit department stores such as Macy's in February, but select stores will carry a special preview ...

  22. Brandy

    June 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The former teen idol returns with her fourth album as a mature single mother with new concerns. The former teen idol returns with her fourth album as a mature single mother with new concerns. News ...

  23. Beyoncé Inspires Fragrance Collection

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tommy Hilfiger Toiletries has unveiled a new women's fragrance collection inspired by Beyoncé. Tommy Hilfiger Toiletries has unveiled a new women's fragrance collection inspired by Beyoncé. The True Star collection, which includ ...

  24. Jessica Simpson Sets Headlining Tour

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Outing is first since reality-TV stardom hit. Outing is first since reality-TV stardom hit. News ...

  25. Simpson Whips-Up Fragrance Line

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jessica Simpson has created her own line of fragrance and body-care products. Jessica Simpson has created her own line of fragrance and body-care products called Dessert. The perfume, whipped body cream, bubble bath, body gloss and other products ...