G-Unit

  1. Kenny Chesney Tops Chart With 'Road'

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the second time in 2005, a Kenny Chesney album is on top of The Billboard 200. His BNA Records set "The Road and the Radio" debuts at No. 1 with first week sales of 470,000 copies in the United St For the second time in 2005, a Kenny ...

  2. Mariah Wins Big At Vibe Awards

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Adding another chapter to her 2005 comeback story, Mariah Carey walked away the big winner at Saturday’s third annual Vibe Awards. Carey netted artist of the year, album of the year ("The Emancipati Adding another chapter to her 2005 comeback ...

  3. First-Half World Sales Dip 6.3%, Digital Sales Triple

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Digital revenues on the rise. The global music industry recorded another downbeat tune in the first half of 2005 when total sales of physical recordings slumped 6.3% in value to $12.4 billion in retail value, and 6.6% in unit sales. The negative f ...

  4. West Tops Chart For 2nd Week

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Strong second week sales of Kanye West's "Late Registration" and a resurgence by 50 Cent's "The Massacre" deny the latest album by the Rolling Stones the No. 1 slot on The Billboard 200 this week. But Strong second we ...

  5. West Registers No. 1 Album Debut

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With "Late Registration," Kanye West rules the school as his sophomore Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam album makes a chart-topping bow on The Billboard 200 this week. After a few weeks of relatively low-key activ With "Late Registration," ...

  6. Green Day Dominates MTV Video Music Awards

    August 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Green Day continued its charmed year by dominating the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards tonight (Aug. 28) at Miami's American Airlines Arena. The group's video for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" won six awar Green Day continued its ch ...

  7. 50 Cent, Zingy Team For Videogame Series

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT G-Unit members Banks, Buck, Yayo also featured. 50 Cent is looking to extend his dominance of the mobile world beyond ringtones with a new videogame series created exclusively for the mobile phone that will feature the entire G-Unit lineup. Workin ...

  8. The Game Sued For $280 Million

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The rules have changed for this Game. The Compton-based rapper, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor, has been hit with a $280 million civil lawsuit, in addition to assault charges, stemming from an inci The rules have changed for this Game. The Comp ...

  9. Eminem/50 Cent Tour Set

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here in January, Eminem and 50 Cent will embark on a co-headlining tour this summer. As first tipped here in January, Eminem and 50 Cent will embark on a co-headlining tour this summer. The outing, "Anger Management 3," w ...

  10. 50 Cent Holds Strong

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Now 18' bows at No. 2 with 339K. 50 Cent's Shady/Aftermath/Interscope album "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, accor ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 'Massacre' Slays The Billboard 200

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST J.Lo comes in at No. 2. 50 Cent's "The Massacre" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) bursts onto The Billboard 200 with U.S. sales of 1.14 million units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The figure -- the rapper's best sales week ever ...

  13. 'Massacre' Slays The Billboard 200

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent's "The Massacre" bursts onto The Billboard 200 with U.S. sales of 1.14 million units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The figure -- the rapper's best sales week ever -- topples last week's No. 50 Cent's " ...

  14. 'O' Yes -- Omarion Is No. 1

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Solo debut moves 182K. Former B2K frontman Omarion bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with solo debut "O" (T.U.G./Epic), which scores U.S. sales of 182,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Sony BMG says 30% of the first-week sales ...

  15. 'O' Yes -- Omarion Is No. 1

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former B2K frontman Omarion bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with solo debut "O" (T.U.G./Epic), which scores U.S. sales of 182,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set sends last week's ch Former B2K frontman Omarion bow ...

  16. Bullets Fly During 50 Cent Radio Interview

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper said he was dropping the Game. A 24-year-old Los Angeles man was hospitalized Monday night (Feb. 28) after being shot at the station's West Village facility during a live interview with 50 Cent at the New York facility of R&B/hip-h ...

  17. Grammys Boost 'Genius' To No. 1

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ray Charles scores first chart-topper since 1962. The Grammy winner for album of the year, Ray Charles' "Genius Loves Company" (Concord/Hear Music) rockets from No. 15 to the top of The Billboard 200, earning the iconic artist his f ...

  18. Grammys Boost 'Genius' To No. 1

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ray Charles scores first chart-topper since 1962. The Grammy winner for album of the year, Ray Charles' "Genius Loves Company" (Concord/Hear Music) rockets from No. 15 to the top of The Billboard 200, earning the iconic artist his f ...

  19. 3 Doors Down Comes In At No. 1

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Doors Down's "Seventeen Days" (Republic/Universal) was the album of choice for Valentine's shoppers, coming in this week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The group notches the best sales week of its c 3 Doors Down's " ...

  20. 3 Doors Down Comes In At No. 1

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Doors Down's "Seventeen Days" (Republic/Universal) was the album of choice for Valentine's shoppers, coming in this week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The group notches the best sales week of its c 3 Doors Down's " ...

  21. The Game Wins Again

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fans are still clamoring for the Game, as his Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope debut, "The Documentary," returns to No. 1 on The Billboard 200, on U.S. sales down 28% from last week to 190,000 units, accor Fans are still clamoring for the Gam ...

  22. The Game Wins Again

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fans are still clamoring for the Game, as his Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope debut, "The Documentary," returns to No. 1 on The Billboard 200, on U.S. sales down 28% from last week to 190,000 units, accor Fans are still clamoring for the Gam ...

  23. 50 Cent Vid To Bow On Launch

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Yahoo! service gets exclusive premiere. Yahoo!'s Launch music service gained exclusive rights to premiere the first music video from rapper 50 Cent's new album, "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscop ...

  24. Winning Game Tops Chart

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Documentary' tops 580K. Playing with his first major-label release, the Game wins the top slot of The Billboard 200 by a landslide this week, as “The Documentary” (Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope) debuts with U.S. sales of 587,000 units, ac ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Young Buck Sought In Vibe Awards Stabbing

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rapper fled Santa Monica venue. Rapper Young Buck is being sought by police for allegedly stabbing a man who punched hip-hop legend Dr. Dre at the Vibe Awards on Monday night in Santa Monica, Calif. Buck is signed to Dr. Dre's record label an ...

  27. Ray Charles Earns First Platinum RIAA Award

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the first platinum award of his career with "Genius Loves Company" (Concord) during September certifications by the RIAA. After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charle ...

  28. Ray Charles Earns First Platinum RIAA Award

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R&B vet's final record ships 1 million units in Sept. After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the first platinum award of his career with "Genius Loves Company" (Concord) during September certific ...

  29. Cash Money Forms New Imprint

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cash Money Records is establishing a new full-service label, Roun'Table Entertainment, Billboard.biz has learned exclusively. Working in conjunction with Universal-distributed Cash Money, the imprint Cash Money Records is establishing a new f ...

  30. Cash Money Forms New Imprint

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cash Money Records is establishing a new full-service label, Roun'Table Entertainment, Billboard.biz has learned exclusively. Working in conjunction with Universal-distributed Cash Money, the imprint Cash Money Records is establishing a new f ...

  31. G-Unit's Banks, Buck Set Solo Tours

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lloyd Banks and Young Buck, both signed to 50 Cent's G-Unit record label, will embark on separate fall tours in support of their respective debut releases. Lloyd Banks and Young Buck, both signed to 50 Cent's G-Unit record label, will em ...

  32. McGraw Leads Quartet Of Debuts Atop Billboard 200

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly, Young Buck, Mase also make mark. In the biggest country debut of the year on The Billboard 200, Tim McGraw opens at No. 1 with "Live Like You Were Dying" (Curb), selling 766,000 units in the United States, according to Nielsen ...

  33. McGraw Leads Quartet Of Debuts Atop Billboard 200

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the biggest country debut of the year on The Billboard 200, Tim McGraw opens at No. 1 with "Live Like You Were Dying" (Curb), selling 766,000 units in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundS In the biggest country debut of the ...

  34. G-Unit Stars Offer 'First Dibs' Via Virgin Mobile

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Exclusive ringtones available under UMG deal. Virgin Mobile USA and Universal Music Group are rolling out their second "First Dibs" mobile music deal, this time with exclusive master ringtones from G-Unit's Lloyd Banks and Young Buc ...

  35. G-Unit's Banks Cashes In On Billboard 200

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lloyd Banks leads five debuts into the top 10 of The Billboard 200 this week. The G-Unit rapper's first solo effort "The Hunger for More" (G Unit/Interscope) bows at No. 1 with U.S. sales of 434,000 c Lloyd Banks leads five debuts i ...

  36. G-Unit's Banks Cashes In On Billboard 200

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lloyd Banks leads five debuts into the top 10 of The Billboard 200 this week. The G-Unit rapper's first solo effort "The Hunger for More" (G Unit/Interscope) bows at No. 1 with U.S. sales of 434,000 c Lloyd Banks leads five debuts i ...

  37. Lloyd Banks

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Debut set from G-Unit principal proves he's more than just a 50 Cent protege. Debut set from G-Unit principal proves he's more than just a 50 Cent protege. News ...

  38. Norah Keeps Bad Boys At Bay

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Feels Like Home" from Norah Jones scores a fifth straight week atop The Billboard 200, staving off a hearty bow from a CD/DVD commemorating the 10th anniversary of Bad Boy Records. "Feels Like Home" from Norah Jones scores a f ...

  39. Norah Keeps Bad Boys At Bay

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Feels Like Home" from Norah Jones scores a fifth straight week atop The Billboard 200, staving off a hearty bow from a CD/DVD commemorating the 10th anniversary of Bad Boy Records. "Feels Like Home" from Norah Jones scores a f ...

  40. OutKast Retains Billboard 200 Crown

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" at No. 1 for fifth week As overall sales expectedly plummet in the first post-Christmas sales week, OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista) is able to maintain its position ...

  41. OutKast Retains Billboard 200 Crown

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Double album tops chart for a fifth week As overall sales expectedly plummet in the first post-Christmas sales week, OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista) is able to maintain its position at the top for a fifth ...

  42. Britney In Her 'Zone' Atop Billboard 200

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST The fourth album from Britney Spears gives the media darling her fourth No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200. "In the Zone" sells 609,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, leading three The fourth album from Britney Spears ...

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