Jay Z

  1. Sean 'Diddy' Combs Tops Forbes' Annual List of Hip-Hop's Richest... Again

    April 17, 2014 12:51 PM EDT Forbes has released its eighth annual list of hip-hop's wealthiest artists, and for the second year in a row, Sean "Diddy" Combs tops the list. Since the list was launched in 2007, he has consistently vied with 50 Cent, Jay Z (that ...

  2. Kanye West, Jay Z to Reunite at Samsung's SXSW 2014 Concert Series

    March 11, 2014 10:30 AM EDT For the first time since the twosome wrapped their Watch the Throne tour in 2012, rap royalty Kanye West and Jay Z will perform a full concert this Wednesday (March 12) at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. West and Z will headline ...

  3. Morning Fix: The 2014 Billboard Power 100; Terrible Start to 2014 Download Sales; Retailers Predict This Year's GRAMMY Bump; Meet Bieber's Lawyer

    January 24, 2014 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE THE 2014 BILLBOARD POWER 100 What is power? At its base, it’s the ability to reshape the world around you according to your vision. And who in the music industry did so with more verve than the two ...

  4. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all ...

  5. Jay Z in Legal Dispute Over Sampling of 1960 Egyptian Film Tune

    December 06, 2013 1:55 PM EST Jay Z is having an even tougher week than most people realize. He's not only dealing with baseball general managers and enduring social media snark for his handling of second basemen Robinson Cano, but he's also battling Egyptians. The s ...

  6. Beyonce Passes $100 Million in Ticket Sales

    November 22, 2013 3:34 PM EST Beyoncé earns the No. 1 Hot Tours ranking with $44.9 million in box office grosses from her fall tour through cities in Latin America and Australia, taking the Mrs. Carter Show world tour past the $100 million mark in box office sales since la ...

  7. Jay Z Sued By Litigious Label TufAmerica Over Infringement on 'Run This Town'

    November 11, 2013 4:05 PM EST Jay Z, Roc-A-Fella and Atlantic Records and others are the newest targets of the highly litigious TufAmerica record label; its busy legal team is asserting that Hova et al. illegally sampled the song "Hook & Sling" on 2009 hit &quo ...

  8. Jay Z's Louche Gift to Yankee Robinson Cano May Run Afoul of MLB Rules

    November 07, 2013 11:53 AM EST Jay Z's burgeoning career as a sports agent has hit a golden, $33,900 snag in the form a possibly rule-breaking gift that the rap superstar gave to Major League Baseball star Robinson Cano, according to a report from ESPN . Cano was the ina ...

  9. Lorde's 'Royals' Rules Hot 100 For Third Week

    October 16, 2013 2:10 PM EDT Lorde's "Royals" commands the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week, Ylvis' "The Fox" darts to the Hot Digital Songs top 10 and Justin Bieber and Eminem soar into the Hot 100's top 20.   "Royals" crowns ...

  10. Johnny Wright, Tom Corson on Making Justin Timberlake the Year's Best-Selling Artist (Q&A)

    October 09, 2013 3:58 PM EDT Johnny Wright estimates he was the first partner of Justin Timberlake to learn that his star management client had finally recorded new music, in mid-2012. Gary Tobey, CEO of Target’s media buying firm Haworth, was “probably the third or fourt ...

  11. Weird Merch: Drake, Miguel, Jay Z Fail Meme Polo Shirts

    September 17, 2013 4:40 PM EDT It's not often that we here at Billboard.biz let our hair down -- we keep our mullets up in a bun between 9 and 5, just like you -- but it's important to keep in mind that this business of music is, more often than not, about enjoyment ...

  12. Katy Perry's 'Roar' Rules Hot 100 For Second Week, Lorde Reaches Top 3

    September 11, 2013 2:27 PM EDT Once again, Katy Perry's "Roar" makes the loudest noise on the Billboard Hot 100, as the song rules the survey for a second week, fueled in large part by the premiere of its video last week. Meanwhile, Lorde and Lana Del Rey & ...

  13. Morning Fix: Apple Debuts iPhone 5S, 5C, 'Pure Dose of Awesomeness'; Lady Gaga Vs. Ex-Assistant; Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves Lead CMAs

    September 11, 2013 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE APPLE DEBUTS UPGRADED IPHONE 5S, LOWER COST 5C For the first time since introducing the device that changed cellphones forever, Apple will offer two distinct versions of the latest iPhones - a che ...

  14. Jay Z, Justin Timberlake's 'Holy Grail' Tops Rhythmic Airplay Chart

    September 10, 2013 12:44 PM EDT Jay Z's "Holy Grail" (featuring Justin Timberlake) has overtaken Billboard's Song of the Summer , Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" (featuring T.I. and Pharrell), on the Rhythmic airplay chart. After camping out a ...

  15. Jay Z's 'Holy Grail' Becomes First Major Music Video to Premiere on Facebook's Player (Exclusive)

    August 29, 2013 12:27 PM EDT At noon EDT Thursday (Aug. 29), Jay Z and Justin Timberlake's "Holy Grail" music video became the first clip by a major music star to premiere on Facebook — and with a 24-hour exclusivity window to boot. The premiere utilize ...

  16. Five Finger Death Punch, Backstreet Boys Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    August 02, 2013 8:43 PM EDT Robin Thicke is seemingly a lock to earn his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week, industry sources say. His latest set, "Blurred Lines," was released on July 30 and might sell between 135,000 and 140,000 copies by th ...

  17. Chart Moves: Guns N' Roses 'Hits' Longevity Milestone, 'Pitch Perfect' Still Selling Strong

    August 02, 2013 9:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Selena Gomez triumphed with her first No. 1 album , as "Stars Dance" started atop the list with 97,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week's leader, Jay Z's "Magna ...

  18. From the Magazine: Lessons to Be Learned from the 'Magna Carta' App's Privacy Snafu

    July 22, 2013 4:15 PM EDT THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN BILLBOARD MAGAZINE GET THIS WEEK'S ISSUE RIGHT HERE Jay Z might have the hottest album and mobile app on the market right now, but the flip side of his success includes claims of consumer privacy invasion by t ...