Eminem

  1. Eminem's Music Publisher Takes Apple To Court

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's music publisher wants a bigger slice from Apple. Eight Mile Style LLC and a co-plaintiff, Martin Affiliated LLC, are suing Apple Inc., claiming they never authorized the use of 93 songs in a downloadable format on Apple's popula ...

  2. Carrie Underwood Rushes New Single After Leak

    September 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT An unfinished version of "Cowboy Casanova," the lead single from Carrie Underwood's third studio album, "Play On," leaked online Wednesday (Sept. 2). The song's premature unveiling prompted Underwood to rush out an of ...

  3. Jonas Brothers Debut Atop Billboard 200

    June 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jonas Brothers score their second No. 1 album in less than a year as "Lines, Vines and Trying Times" debuts atop the Billboard 200 with 247,000. The brother trio's last studio effort, "A Little Bit Longer," bulldozed its w ...

  4. Dr. Dre Debuts 'Detox' In Dr. Pepper Ad

    May 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It may just be a few seconds of music, but Dr. Dre fans will remember the new Dr. Pepper ad as the spot where they heard the first officially released beats from the much-delayed "Detox." The L.A.-based hip-hop producer appears in the la ...

  5. Green Day Rises To European Chart Summit

    May 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT There's a new No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, as Green Day's "21st Century Breakdown" (Reprise/Warner Music) ascends 2-1 in its second week. But Lady Gaga is yet again Billboard's pan-European singles queen, as "Pok ...

  6. MySpace Music Opens Doors On New Weekly Series

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MySpace Music is introducing its first original programming feature called the MySpace Music Feed, a weekly series of short-form videos of exclusive performances, interviews and behind the scenes footage. The first installment will air tomorrow (M ...

  7. Eminem's 'Relapse' Tops Billboard 200

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT No surprise: Eminem 's "Relapse" brings the rapper back to familiar ground -- the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200. With 608,000 sold in its first week, it not only nets the biggest sales week of the year for any album, but the best ...

  8. Eminem Headed For Fifth Straight No. 1 Debut

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Four and a half years after he released his last studio album, Eminem is headed for his fifth straight No. 1 debut next week on the Billboard 200. The artist's "Relapse" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) could sell as many as 650,000 cop ...

  9. Eminem Heading For Huge First Week Sale

    May 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's comeback "Relapse" (Interscope) is set to return the rapper to the top of the album charts in the U.K. with the biggest week one sale of the year so far. Entertainment retailer HMV reports that the set has proved to be its ...

  10. UMPG, Eminem Sign Worldwide Deal

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed Eminem to an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement beginning with the artist's sixth studio album, "Relapse," due May 19. Previoulsy, UMPG had an administration relationship with ...

  11. Eminem's 'We Made You' Video Debuts On MTV

    April 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Eminem debuted the video to "We Made You," the first single off his forthcoming "Relapse" album, today (April 7) on MTV's "AMTV." The video, directed by Joseph Kahn, mercilessly spoofs a slew of celebrities inclu ...

  12. Rock Hall Presenters To Include Eminem, Jimmy Page

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Eminem, guitar legend Jimmy Page and Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones are among the presenters for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The ceremony will be held April 4 at Public Auditorium in Cleveland. Inductees were chosen b ...

  13. Universal Music Group Beats Eminem Suit

    March 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group announced they won a jury verdict over digital royalties in a lawsuit brought by FBT Productions LLC, who worked with rapper Eminem early in his career. According to a source at Universal, the jury's verdict was unanimou ...

  14. Eminem's 'Bottle' Breaks Digital Record

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST The rap triumvirate of Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent will soar 78-1 on The Billboard Hot 100 to be posted tomorrow morning (Feb. 12) with "Crack a Bottle," which sets a Nielsen SoundScan record for opening week download sales (418,000). Th ...

  15. Death Row Assets Auctioned For $18 Million

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST The assets of Death Row Records, said to include master recordings of Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, were auctioned off today (Jan. 15) for $18 million to WIDEawake Entertainment Group, a development company out of Canada. Because of the le ...

  16. New Eminem, 50 Cent Songs Hit Radio, Web

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST There's still no solidified release dates for upcoming Interscope albums from Eminem and 50 Cent, but new music from both acts has emerged in the past 24 hours. Eminem's "Crack a Bottle," which features 50 as well as Dr. Dre, l ...

  17. Exclusive: Eminem Talks New Album, Book

    December 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Eminem has revealed details of his long-awaited new album, "Relapse," in an exclusive interview with Billboard, conducted via email. The set is due next spring from Shady/Interscope. Eminem is working on "Relapse" with longtime ...

  18. The Countdown Winds Down For MTV's 'TRL'

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Carson Daly chatted with Eminem, Beyonce gave a show-stopping performance, girls shrieked at the sight of Justin Timberlake and hundreds of fans lined up outside in Times Square for a glimpse at superstars. For few hours, it seemed like old times ...

  19. New 50 Cent Album Pushed To Early '09

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Originally due Dec. 16, 50 Cent's new album, "Before I Self Destruct," has been pushed to an unspecified date in early 2009. Interscope says the artist was "rushing" to meet the December date but "with the deadline to ...

  20. Eminem Draws On Dre, Backs Obama

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eminem says his comeback album will have a "lot of material" after five months of solid work on the record with Dr. Dre. As previously reported on Billboard.biz (Oct. 16), the album is titled "Relapse" and one of the tracks is ...

  21. Eminem Returns To Rap

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Emimem's return to hip-hop is now official. After months of rumors, the MC announced the title for his sixth album, "Relapse," last night (Oct. 15) during an on-air launch party for his book, "The Way I Am" via Orion Books ...

  22. New Eminem Album May Get '08 Release

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After years away from the limelight, Eminem may be releasing a new album this year. The MC admitted he's been producing for his Shady Records artists and himself during a recent appearance on his Sirius satellite radio station, Shade 45, to c ...

  23. Coldplay Bow At No. 1 On Huge Opening Sales

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay keeps the good times rolling at the top of The Billboard 200, as the new Nielsen SoundScan reports show the band leading U.S. album sales with an opening week of more than 700,000 copies. The British alternative rock group's tall num ...

  24. EMI Signs Elizondo To Global Admin Deal

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has struck an exclusive global administration deal with Mike Elizondo which will see the music publisher represent and market the songwriter and producer's new and future songs. "Mike's ability to write for arti ...

  25. Manhattan Jury Convicts Rapper Remy Ma Of Assault

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A Manhattan jury has convicted Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma of assault. She faces up to 25 years in prison. The rapper was convicted Thursday in state Supreme Court. The defence had conceded that Remy Ma fired a shot at a friend she suspected o ...

  26. NYU To Name Robinson 'Visionary'

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New York University's Steinhardt Music Business Program will be honoring publishing icon Irwin Robinson with its first visionary award. The award is bestowed upon a noted business figure for his or her lasting and positive impact on the music ...

  27. Kobalt Inks Bridgeport Ex-U.S.

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kobalt Music Group has signed an exclusive administration deal for the world outside the United States and Canada with Detroit-based Bridgeport Music. The Bridgeport-Westbound music catalog features original funk, soul and gospel copyrights by Geo ...

  28. Dr. Dre: 'Detox' To Be His Last Album

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dr. Dre is eyeing 2008 for his first album in seven years, "Detox," but says the project will be his last. "I think it's time to move on," he tells the Los Angeles Times, calling rhyming "a young man's game." ...

  29. Eminem Working On First Album In Three Years

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Eminem is hard at work on his first studio album in three years. The Detroit MC called into New York radio station Hot 97 today (Sept. 13) during a 50 Cent interview and spoke about his own endeavors. "I'm always working -- I'm alwa ...

  30. Fans To Choose Grammy Performances For TV Special

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Academy is opening its video vault with a Web site that allows fans to vote on their favorite Grammy performances over the years. Selected clips will be shown on a television special in November. Mynightatthegrammys.com , which launc ...

  31. Plugged And Unplugged

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: AT&T's full-song mobile music download partnership with eMusic almost has it right. Almost. I like the fact that the operator is partnering with companies that have expertise in digital music and I like the fact that it exposes a ...

  32. Apple Sued Over Eminem Downloads

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's music publisher has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Apple Inc., accusing the California company of violating copyrights by allowing unauthorized downloads of the rapper's songs. In their complaint filed Monday in U.S ...

  33. 50 Cent Release Date Gets Pushed

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cent's new album, "Curtis," has been pushed back another week from Sept. 4 to Sept. 11, according to Interscope, who declined to give a reason for the move. "Curtis" was originally slated for a June 26 release but was p ...

  34. 50 Cent Album Bumped From June To September

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The release date for 50 Cent's new album, "Curtis," has been bumped from June 26 to Sept. 4 to allow the artist more time to complete the tracks. So far, radio has been slow to pick up on the singles "Straight to the Bank" ...

  35. Aftermath, Interscope Sued Over Eminem Royalties

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Bass Brothers' FBT Productions and Joel Martin's Em2M filed a lawsuit Monday (May 21) against Aftermath Records, Interscope Records and others over the split of digital royalties due for Eminem's recordings. The suit claims that ...

  36. Akon Apologizes For Dirty Dance Onstage

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Akon, under fire for doing a sexually explicit dance onstage with a 14-year-old girl, has offered an apology to the teen and anyone else who was offended by the display. Akon, whose hits include "Don't Matter," "I Wanna Love Yo ...

  37. Eminem Eyes Detroit Venue

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sources have confirmed rumors that rapper Eminem is in negotiations with Live Nation to lease and operate the 818-capacity St. Andrews Hall in downtown Detroit. Live Nation would not comment on the deal, but reports suggest that the Detroit rapper ...

  38. Eminem Asked To Testify In Irish Concert Flap

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ireland's High Court issued a request Monday (March 5) for Eminem to come to Dublin give evidence explaining the last-minute cancellation of his proposed concert at Slane Castle in 2005. The Michigan rapper pulled out of the Sept. 17, 2005, c ...

  39. UMPG, Eminem Sign Deal

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group has formed a joint venture with Eminem's publishing company, Shady Music Publishing. The Academy Award and nine-time Grammy Award winner and his manager, Paul Rosenberg, will be signing other writers and artis ...

  40. Interscope, Cameron Partner

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Interscope Records and director James Cameron have partnered to produce a series of 3-D presentations which will include commercials to be shown before concert films in theaters and 3-D concerts. The project was launched last year after Gwen Stefa ...

  41. AEG Live To Operate Royal Oak Music Theatre

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST AEG Live announced today (Jan. 26) that it has finalized a deal to assume booking and operation responsibilities of the 1,700-capacity Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak, Mich. (a suburb of Detriot). The long-term deal is a partnership between L ...

  42. Omarion Leads Post-Christmas Album Chart

    January 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Omarion leads the post-Christmas Billboard 200 with his new Epic album "21," which landed at No. 1 on U.S. sales of 119,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set matches the entry of his 2005 solo debut, "O," although ...

  43. Beyonce's 'Irreplaceable' Secures Second Week At No. 1

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" continues its reign over the Hot 100 for a second week. The track is the tally's greatest airplay gainer for a sixth straight, the first to achieve that disinction since 50 Cent's "Candy Shop ...

  44. Ciara Proves 'Evolution' At No. 1

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ciara takes her second album, "The Evolution," straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as it sells 338,000 ... Also starting strong is the "Eminem Presents the Re-Up" compilation at No. 2 and Gwen Stefani's "The Sweet ...

  45. D12 Rapper Proof Shot And Killed In Detroit

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT D12 rapper Proof was shot to death this morning (April 11) at a Detroit club that was operating illegally after hours, according to the Detroit Free Press. The artist, whose real name was DeShaun Holt D12 rapper Proof was shot to death this mornin ...

  46. Three 6 Mafia, Santaolalla Win Musical Oscars

    March 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Drawn from the film "Hustle & Flow." In an upset, Three 6 Mafia took home the best original song Academy Award tonight (March 5) at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Drawn from the film "Hustle & Flow," the group� ...

  47. Interscope Geffen A&M Appoints Urban Prez

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Step Johnson has been with label since '92. Step Johnson has been appointed president of urban music at Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA). With Interscope since 1992, he most recently co-headed the company's urban music staff with Ron Gily ...

  48. Man Shot Dead At Busta Rhymes Video Shoot

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Police said 14 shots fired from assault rifle. A man was shot to death Feb. 5 near a video shoot for rapper Busta Rhymes in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, N.Y. According to reports, the victim was a 29-year-old male who worked as a bodyguard ...

  49. 50 Cent Game Tops 1 Mil Sold

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bad reviews don't hurt sales Despite being roundly panned by critics throughout the gaming industry, the videogame "50 Cent: Bulletproof" has proven a successful retail hit, selling more than 1 million units since it was introduced ...

  50. Fintage Completes 8 Mile Deal

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fintage Music has struck a sub-publishing deal with 8 Mile Style covering a collection of songs written by the Detroit-based firm's hitmaking songwriters Eminem, Luis Resto and Steve King. Fintage Music has struck a sub-publishing deal with 8 ...

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