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  1. Flo Rida Swerves Six-Figure Lawsuit for Snubbing Australian Fest

    August 20, 2013 5:22 AM EDT Flo Rida has dodged paying roughly US$400,000 in damages to the organizers of an Australian music festival he failed to show up to. The artist, whose real name is Tramar Dillard, was a no-show at the Fat As Butter fest in 2011, for which he’d ap ...

  2. Muse, Dave Matthews Band, Sting to Headline NCAA Big Dance Concert Series in Atlanta April 5-7

    March 07, 2013 7:00 AM EST Muse, Dave Matthews Band and Sting have been tapped to headline the 2013 NCAA Big Dance Concert Series, in conjunction with the 2013 NCAA Men’s Final Four, held in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park April 5-7. The event is produced by the NCAA an ...

  3. Julie Greenwald

    November 30, 2012 12:36 PM EST Chairman/COO, Atlantic Records Group (Photo: Robyn Towmey) A Fantastic Year "I never take for granted the ability to break new artists," Atlantic Records Group chairman/COO Julie Greenwald says. Still, "2012 was a great year for us. ...

  4. Maroon 5's 'One More Night' Ties For Hot 100's Longest No. 1 of The Year

    November 14, 2012 3:27 PM EST The song matches the nine-week reign of Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe.' Plus, a reinvented '80s hit returns to the top 10 courtesy of Flo Rida. Maroon 5's "One More Night" spends a ninth week atop the Billboa ...

  5. Flo Rida Is Living The Single Life

    August 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Do Flo Rida's multiplatinum singles and weak album sales represent a new way of thinking about the business? When it comes to scoring hits, Flo Rida has it down to a science. In the Aug. 25 issue, the rapper's latest single, "Whistl ...

  6. 2 Chainz Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    August 22, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Rapper 2 Chainz sees his debut studio album, "Based on a T.R.U. Story," bow at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 147,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a slightly more robust figure than had initially been projecte ...

  7. It's Official: Taylor Swift's 'Never' Song Sells 623,000, Sets Female Digital Record

    August 21, 2012 8:23 PM EDT It's official: Taylor Swift has set the record for the biggest digital sales week ever for a song by a woman. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" sold 623,000 in the week ending Aug. 19, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and it ...

  8. Taylor Swift's 'Never' Roars Toward Record Sales Debut, Onto Airplay Charts

    August 20, 2012 12:46 PM EDT "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," the first single from Swift's fourth studio album Red , due Oct. 22, appears headed for digital sales history. It, meanwhile, blasts onto multiple Billboard airplay charts following its fir ...

  9. Flo Rida's 'Whistle' Ends Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Hot 100 Reign

    August 15, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Flo Rida's "Whistle" takes over atop the Billboard Hot 100, pushing Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" off the summit after nine weeks. Ellie Goulding's "Lights," meanwhile, crowns the Hot 100 Airplay c ...

  10. The Olympics' Music-Branding Gold Medalists: Jay-Z + Duracell, Samsung + Leftover Cuties, More

    August 14, 2012 3:59 PM EDT When it comes to declaring one winner in music during this year's Olympics - the most-watched U.S. TV event in history , Phillip Phillips is the undisputed gold medalist. The "American Idol" champion's song "Home" vau ...

  11. WMG Finds YouTube Success

    August 09, 2012 3:35 PM EDT Though they take different approaches to video programming, Warner Music Group and Maker Studios are showing how YouTube's original channels can transform older businesses and build new ones. WMG's YouTube channel, the Warner Sound, allo ...

  12. Phillip Phillips' 'Home' Sales Surge Thanks to Olympics Gymnastics

    August 02, 2012 3:08 PM EDT "Home," the coronation song by 2012 "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips, is getting a second life -- thanks to the Olympics. The song, first released in May, has been used repeatedly as a theme during NBC's broadcast o ...

  13. 40 Under 40: Mike Caren

    August 02, 2012 2:48 PM EDT Mike Caren President of Worldwide A&R, Warner Music Group Website: WMG.com Twitter: @MikeCaren Loyal To His Acts And Company Mike Caren's promotion in July to his new position as head of worldwide A&R for Warner Music Group is the lat ...

  14. Skrillex Hits No. 1 on Billboard Social 50, Pitbull Rises Following Alaskan Walmart Exile

    July 20, 2012 7:30 AM EDT For the first time, Skrillex hits No. 1 on Billboard's Social 50 chart. The tally ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, using a formula that blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along wit ...

  15. P!nk's 'Blow Me' Blows Into Hot 100's Top Ten

    July 18, 2012 1:40 PM EDT P!nk rockets into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10, as "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" vaults 58-9 in its second week on the chart. Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," meanwhile, holds at No. 1 for a sixth week, Katy Perry� ...

  16. Flo Rida, Wisin & Yandel Aiming for Top 40 Debuts on Billboard 200

    July 06, 2012 9:18 PM EDT The Independence Day holiday (July 4) seemed to have frightened off some major album releases this past week, as relatively few big titles were released on July 3. Among the most significant albums that hit retail were Chris Brown's "For ...

  17. Germany and the UK Launch Music Streaming Charts

    May 10, 2012 7:15 AM EDT Much like Billboard did in March when it launched its On-Demand Songs chart with Nielsen and DigitalMusic.org, the UK and Germany have followed suit, announcing the launch of national digital music streaming tallies. Billboard, Nielsen, DigitalMus ...

  18. 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    March 28, 2012 10:55 AM EDT "The Hunger Games" soundtrack debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, having sold 175,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first theatrical film soundtrack to top the chart since "Michael ...

  19. fun. Still No. 1 on Hot 100; Flo Rida Enters Top 10

    March 21, 2012 4:01 PM EDT fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100, while Flo Rida jumps into the chart's top 10 with the assistance of pop singer/songwriter Sia. "Young" logs a fifth week ...

  20. Nicki Minaj, Mary J. Blige, Pitbull Performing at NBA All-Star Game

    February 16, 2012 7:00 AM EST The NBA All-Star Game has long been a music star-studded affair, and this year, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo and Will.i.am will be among the artists heading to Orlando for the big game. The showdown between basketball all-star teams ...

  21. Flo Rida's 'Good Feeling' Tapped by Budweiser for Super Bowl Spot

    February 03, 2012 8:30 PM EST Flo Rida feels a lot like Tom Brady or Eli Manning right about now. The rapper's No. 3-peaking single "Good Feeling" is about to become even more ubiquitous after it's featured in a commercial for Budweiser, titled "Eterna ...

  22. Cover Drive, Ed Sheeran Top U.K. Charts

    January 30, 2012 8:54 AM EST Bajan quartet Cover Drive went straight to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Jan. 29) with "Twilight" (Global Talent/Universal). Ed Sheeran's hit debut album "+" (Asylum/Warner Music) moved back 2-1 for its third ...

  23. Etta James Sales Jump 378% in Days After Her Death

    January 25, 2012 2:39 PM EST The late, great Etta James makes a powerful impact on the Billboard charts this week, following her death on Jan. 20. On the Billboard 200 chart, she nets her highest-charting album ever as "The Best of Etta James - 20th Century Masters: The ...

  24. Urban Power Cities: Miami

    January 12, 2012 3:40 PM EST DJ Khaled and Rick Ross attending the album release party for Rick Ross' Teflon Don at King of Diamonds in Miami (Photo by Vallery Jean/WireImage for Maybach Music Group) Miami is on fire. From the international reach of home-grown superstar ...

  25. Rihanna Remains Atop Hot 100, Flo Rida Reaches Top 10

    November 09, 2011 4:19 PM EST Rihanna logs a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love" (featuring Calvin Harris), which scores Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors for a second consecutive week. Rapper Flo Rida concurrently bounds into the chart� ...

  26. Aaron Bay-Schuck: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Aaron Bay-Schuck VP of A&R, Atlantic Records Group At 29, Aaron Bay-Schuck has made a name for himself at Atlantic Records Group with his signing of Bruno Mars, whose debut album, "Doo-Wops & Hooligans," has sold 1.2 million copi ...

  27. Web Trends: Watch Bright Eyes "Jejune Stars" Video + Lil Wayne Talks About Carter IV

    June 09, 2011 5:31 PM EDT Tags: Sucker Free Google Trends: 6. Flo Rida At 3:30 am Flo Rida was busted for a DUI. This afternoon he posted a $2,000 bond and left jail. 12. CMT Music Awards Kid Rock hosted the awards last night.Top country act such as Sugarland, Zac Brown Ba ...

  28. Billboard Music Awards' Pre-Bash: Photo Gallery

    May 22, 2011 12:54 PM EDT We're On The List: Waiting to get into the Billboard Muisc Awards Pre-Party at The Bank inside Las Vegas' Bellagio Hotel (Photo: Tiffany Brown) Mirroring the hip, sophisticated style that can be Las Vegas, the Bank inside the Bellagio Ho ...

  29. JAY SEAN FEATURING LIL WAYNE -- HIT THE LIGHTS

    March 28, 2011 10:56 AM EDT Just as with their collaboration on the Billboard Hot 100-topping "Down," Jay Sean and Lil Wayne have joined forces to create another upbeat club-banger that's angling to become a summer radio staple. Riding the wave of an ongoing ...

  30. Eminem Returns To U.K. Chart Summit

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) started its third separate U.K. reign to become Eminem 's longest-running No. 1 on the British album chart, while Flo Rida 's "Club Can't Handle Me" (Atlantic/Warner Music), feat ...

  31. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: The Neptunes, Flo Rida/David Guetta, Eric Benet

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The Neptunes plans to release its new album, "Nothing," on Sept. 7. "We started with nothing, so that's why we are titling it 'Nothing.' The world is changing around us and a lot is going on. So we felt we should d ...

  32. Black Eyed Peas' 'I Gotta Feeling' Breaks Digital Sales Record

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas continue to steamroll their way into the record books this week. The group's "I Gotta Feeling" surpasses Flo Rida's "Low" as the best-selling digital song of all time, according to Nielsen SoundSca ...

  33. Publishing Briefs: Kobalt Music Signs Tiesto, BMI Grammy Panel

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- Kobalt Music Group has signed a deal to represent DJ superstar Tiësto for global administration and to provide creative services. The deal was signed with the artist's After Midnight Productions Ltd, which does business as Musical Freedom ...

  34. Ke$ha Sets Female Download Record

    December 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST In what is traditionally a high-volume download week thanks to shiny new MP3 players under the tree and download cards stuffed in stockings, a sales mark falls by the wayside as Ke$ha’s “TiK ToK” shifts 610,000 digital tracks for the week ending D ...

  35. 3OH!3 Hits Top Ten On Billboard Hot 100

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Boulder, Colorado's 3OH!3 is the newest resident on the Billboard Hot 100's top ten this week, with its chart debut "Don't Trust Me" jumping four spots to No. 9. The song scored a 29% increase in downloads (with 123,000 fo ...

  36. Black Eyed Peas Score First No. 1 On Hot 100

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas set the mark for best single-week and debut download totals by a group as "Boom Boom Pow" shifts 465,000 in its first week of release. The title easily tops Hot Digital Songs and is set to become the act's first ...

  37. Keith Urban Soars To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Keith Urban celebrates his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as his Capitol Nashville set "Defying Gravity" arrives with 171,000. The country star had previously gone as high as No. 3 twice, with "Be Here" in 2004 and "Love ...

  38. Keith Urban Claims First No. 1 Album On The Billboard 200

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Keith Urban notches his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Defying Gravity," which sold 171,000 copies in its first week. The set just beats out runner-up Prince, who debuts at No. 2 with 168,000 for his Target-exclusive "LotusF ...

  39. Amazon U.K. MP3 Sale, iTunes Launches Variable Pricing

    April 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Amazon.co.uk MP3 store is offering 100 top-selling tracks for 29 pence (42 cents), reduced from 59 pence (86 cents), to coincide with the launch of variable pricing on the iTunes store in the U.K. The iTunes pricing in the U.K. now varies betw ...

  40. No Doubt, Dave Matthews, Flo Rida Set For 'Today' Summer Series.

    April 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT No Doubt, Dave Matthews Band, Flo Rida, Black Eyed Peas and Jennifer Hudson are among the artists scheduled to appear on NBC's "Today" show as part of the morning program's 14th annual summer concert series. No Doubt, in its fi ...

  41. Record 12 Albums Debut In The Top 20 Of The Billboard 200

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For the first time, the Billboard 200's top 20 hosts an even dozen debuts, led by the "Now 30" compilation at No. 1 and the "Hannah Montana: The Movie" soundtrack at No. 2 . . . Six albums start in the top 10 this week, in ...

  42. Hustle And Flo

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In February, Flo Rida broke the record for the most digital song downloads in a week when "Right Round," the lead single from his second album, "R.O.O.T.S.," sold 636,000 copies in its first week, according to Niesen SoundScan. ...

  43. Soulja Boy Climbs Hot 100

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Soulja Boy logs another leap on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Kiss Me Thru The Phone," which jumps from No. 9 to No. 4 and earns the week's biggest airplay gainer title. "Kiss Me Thru the Phone" was last week' ...

  44. Flo Rida, T.I. Hold Their Billboard Hot 100 Spots

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Flo Rida and T.I. maintain their No. 1 and No. 2 positions on the Hot 100 this week, but the biggest splash on the Billboard Hot 100 comes courtesy of Soulja Boy Tell'em. New single "Kiss Me Thru the Phone" featuring Sammie leaps fr ...

  45. Chris Brown Included In MTV Australia Awards Noms

    February 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Beyonce, Lady GaGa, Flo Rida, Pink and Kings of Leon are in the running for the coveted best video trophy at the Vodafone MTV Australia Awards, nominations for which were unveiled Thursday (Feb. 19). Chris Brown has two nominations. Beyonce's ...

  46. Flo Rida Topples Single-Week Download Mark

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Flo Rida breaks his own record for most weekly digital song downloads as "Right Round" debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart with 636,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The total smashes the mark he set with ...

  47. Flo Rida, Songz, Monae Help Gap 'Mix It'

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Atlantic artists Flo Rida, Trey Songz and Janelle Monáe will be the face of an upcoming Gap holiday campaign. The "Merry Mix It"campaign, which launches Nov. 13, consists of TV, print and online ads and uses images of the artists. In add ...

  48. Estelle, Legend To Perform At MOBOs

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. R&B artist Estelle has been confirmed to perform at the MOBO Awards at London's Wembley Arena on Oct. 15. She has five award nominations including best female and best song for "American Boy", which features Kanye West. Joh ...

  49. Hedley, Belly, IllScarlett Lead MuchMusic Nods

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock band Hedley, rapper Belly, and punksters illScarlett are among the leading Canadian nominees for the 2008 MuchMusic Video Awards, the station has announced. The award show, which usually features a host of international acts and live performa ...

  50. T-Pain Leads BET Award Nods

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T-Pain's status as urban music's most frequent collaborator helped him nab a leading five BET Award nominations. Kanye West and Keyshia Cole received three nominations, while Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys and newcomer Flo Rida received a pa ...

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