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  1. Mathew Knowles: 'We Absolutely Have Not Taken Any Money From Beyonce'

    July 15, 2011 7:39 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Mathew Knowles insists he still has an amicable relationship with his daughter Beyonce - even though she dumped him as her manager two months ago - but is alleging that people close to her have tried to destroy his reputation with ...

  2. Legal Documents Relating to Beyonce, Mathew Knowles May Shed Light on Singer's New Management, Touring Deals

    July 13, 2011 7:09 PM EDT The legal papers filed this week by Mathew Knowles, Beyonce's father and former manager, state that Live Nation Entertainment made false claims about him to his daughter - including that he "stole or took money from her" - at least ...

  3. 'Watch The Throne': Inside Jay-Z's Private Listening Session

    July 08, 2011 11:51 AM EDT Jay-Z held a private listening session for "Watch the Throne," his highly anticipated collaborative album with Kanye West , last night (July 7) in New York City. The listening was held in a suite on the second floor of the Mercer Hotel, ...

  4. Jay-Z, Ashley Cole Brings 40/40 Restaurant Franchise to London

    July 05, 2011 11:35 AM EDT Rapper Jay-Z plans to bring his 40/40 restaurant and bar franchise to London next year in a deal which will team him up with England and Chelsea soccer player Ashley Cole. "London is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the world an ...

  5. Kanye West and Jay-Z Offer 'Watch the Throne' Pre-Order

    July 04, 2011 9:06 AM EDT Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci designed the album cover artwork of Kanye West and Jay-Z's "Watch The Throne" Kanye West and Jay-Z's long-awaited Watch the Throne album is one step closer to a release date and, as of ...

  6. Alicia Keys To Help Produce Broadway Play

    June 28, 2011 8:12 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Alicia Keys is following Jay-Z and Will Smith into the world of Broadway producers. Keys, whose hits include "Fallin'" and "A Woman's Worth," will help produce Lydia R. Diamond's play "Stick ...

  7. Jay-Z Performs at Adult Swim Event, But No Partnership Announced Yet

    May 19, 2011 1:05 PM EDT On Wednesday night, Jay-Z came out of the studio cave to perform at New York's Roseland Ballroom for a Cartoon Network's Adult Swim soiree, as a part of Upfront Week. Jay was expected to announce a development deal with Adult Swim at the ...

  8. Jay-Z Loses Round in Legal Fight Over 'Big Pimpin' Sample

    May 05, 2011 6:30 PM EDT Jay-Z is facing a lawsuit over claims that the mogul's mega-hit song "Big Pimpin" violates the "moral rights" of heirs of a 1960s Egyptian film composer. In a decision on Tuesday, a California federal judge ruled that the ...

  9. Santigold Signs With Roc Nation Management

    March 14, 2011 2:47 PM EDT Santigold has signed a management deal with Roc Nation, a rep for the company confirmed to Billboard today. "It's official! Made the change to Roc Nation Management!!!" the ecclectic singer/rapper, who recently gave five lucky Billb ...

  10. Diddy Tops Forbes' Five Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists List

    March 10, 2011 12:29 PM EST Forbes revealed its top five richest hip-hop artists list yesterday (March 9), and Sean "Diddy" Combs took the top spot. Check out the list below: 1. Diddy ($475 million) 2. Jay-Z ($450 million) 3. Dr. Dre ($125 million) 4. Birdman ($100 ...

  11. Jay-Z Partners with Will and Jada Smith For 'Annie' Remake Starring Willow

    January 26, 2011 1:34 PM EST The Knowles-Carters & Pinkett-Smiths (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage) Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith and their partners at Overbrook Entertainment have formed a joint-venture with Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter to develop and produce major motio ...

  12. Kanye West and Jay-Z's 'H.A.M.' Single Debuts On Facebook

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST H.A.M.," the first offering from Kanye West and Jay-Z's forthcoming collaborative album "Watch the Throne," premiered online just after midnight on Tuesday morning (Jan. 11), debuting on a dedicated Facebook page for the single ...

  13. Bieber and The Who? UMG In Talks With Tommy Hilfiger To Develop Musician Clothing Lines

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group and fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger are reportedly in negotiations to develop fashion collections for UMG's artist roster. Hilfiger's Music and Entertainment and Sports Holdings (MESH), formed last year, is planning ...

  14. Is Kanye & Jay-Z's Joint Album 'Watch the Throne' Coming Out Next Week?

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST While having a grand ol' time at the grand opening of the Marquee nightclub in Las Vegas on New Years Eve, Kanye West informally announced that his joint album with Jay-Z titled "Watch The Throne" will be released in a week (watch v ...

  15. Rihanna Leaves Manager, Now Under Jay-Z's Umbrella

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rihanna is now under Jay-Z's umbrella. The Grammy-winning pop singer has parted ways with manager Marc Jordan and is now being managed by Jay-Z's Roc Nation Management. Rihanna told The Associated Press in a statement Wednesday that she& ...

  16. Jay-Z's Life to Get 'Decoded' Through Bing Book Partnership

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z is teaming up with Microsoft's Bing search engine to promote his upcoming book, "DECODED." Every page of the book -- which details the meanings behind the rap icon's lyrics and traces the cultural forces that shaped both ...

  17. Jay-Z Joined By Beyonce, Chris Martin, Kanye At Yankee Stadium

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Midway through his portion of his heavyweight twin billing with Jay-Z at Yankee Stadium, Eminem took a moment to reflect the gravity of performing a concert on a hallowed ground. But he wasn't talking about the house that Jeter built: Instead ...

  18. Eminem Plays Surprise NY Set

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem unleashed his new album "Recovery" on Monday (June 21), but the Detroit rap star gave a lucky few hip-hop heads at New York's Bowery Ballroom an extra treat later that night, performing a quick set at a freestyle rap battle e ...

  19. Jay-Z, Tinchy Stryder Launch Takeover Roc Nation

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. chart-topping rapper Tinchy Stryder has signed a joint venture with Jay-Z and Roc Nation. Takeover Roc Nation is co-owned by Jay-Z and Roc Nation and Tinchy Stryder and his management company, Takeover Entertainment. In a statement, the JV is ...

  20. Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem Bring NYC Party To Coachella

    April 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z brought his arena-sized stage show -- complete with a guest spot by Beyonce -- to the California desert Friday night (April 16), capping off the triumphant first day of the 11th annual Coachella Music and Arts Festival with a rapid successio ...

  21. Jay-Z, Beyonce Named Top-Earning Couple

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z and Beyonce earned $122 million together between June 2008 and June 2009, more than any other couple -- married or unmarried -- in entertainment. The list makers at Forbes are at it again, this time determining Hollywood's top-earning c ...

  22. Jay-Z Reveals Additional North American Tour Dates

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST The second leg of Jay-Z's North American tour will begin on Feb. 22 in Houston and will make stops in Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta and Boston before ending on March 26 in Los Angeles' Staple Center. Jay-Z will be joined by former Def Jam ...

  23. Jay-Z, Alicia Keys To Perform At World Series

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The New York Yankees have been blasting Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind" during their playoff run. Now, the team is having the rap king perform the song live to kick off Game 1 of the World Series. Jay-Z and fellow New Yorker Alicia K ...

  24. Jay-Z Still Reigns On Billboard 200

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z remains in the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart, with his new album "The Blueprint 3" shifting 298,000 copies (down 37%) in its second week. The set bowed atop the list last week with 476,000. Traditionally, No. 1-debut ...

  25. Jay-Z Still Reigns On Billboard 200; Muse And Kid Cudi Bow High

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, shifting 298,000 in its second week on the list, down just 37% . . . Whitney Houston's "I Look to You" surges to No. 2 with an "Oprah Winfrey Show&qu ...

  26. Kanye Apologizes to Taylor Swift, Jay-Z Compares Lil Mama To T-Pain

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT One of the most talked-about moments of last night's MTV Video Music Awards was when rapper Kanye West rushed the stage during country singer Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for her Best Female Video award. But West, who was asked to le ...

  27. Jay-Z Reveals Details Of Fall Arena Tour

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT On the eve of his charity concert in New York, Jay-Z has announced the dates for his upcoming fall tour, produced by Live Nation. With 21 shows confirmed -- including Philadelphia, Seattle, and Austin, Texas -- the tour will make stops at college ...

  28. Jay-Z's 'Blueprint 3' Release Date Moved To Sept. 8

    September 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" becomes the latest superstar album release to shuffle its release date, according to date changes on Amazon.com, Rhapsody.com and WEA's distribution Web site. The Roc Nation set, originally scheduled f ...

  29. Jay-Z Charity Concert Planned For Sept. 11

    August 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Jay-Z today formally unveiled plans for a charity concert called "Answer The Call" to take place at Madison Square Garden (MSG) on Sept. 11. All tickets will be priced at $50, with 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales and concer ...

  30. Jay-Z To Play Madison Square Garden On Sept. 11

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As originally reported on Billboard, Jay-Z is expected to announce today (August 24) that he will give a benefit concert at New York's Madison Square Garden on September 11, the same day his eleventh studio album, "The Blueprint 3," ...

  31. Jay-Z Unveils 'Blueprint 3' Track List

    August 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z revealed the track list to his upcoming eleventh studio album, "The Blueprint 3," on his official Web site, jay-z.com , yesterday (Aug. 18). "Blueprint" will be released on Jay-Z's own Roc Nation with distribution th ...

  32. Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West Line Up For Leno

    August 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West will perform on the debut episode of "The Jay Leno Show" on Mon., Sept. 14 on NBC. The trio will perform "Run This Town" from Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3," which will be released on Sep ...

  33. Jay-Z To Make U.S. Festival Debut At All Points West

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Jay-Z will make his debut at a multi-day U.S. festival at the 2009 All Points West Music & Arts Festival, to be held July 31-Aug. 2 at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. All Points West ...

  34. Jay-Z On Chris Brown, The Game

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "That's the silliest rumor I've ever heard," said Jay-Z. That was Brooklyn-born rapper Jay-Z’s response to the assertion that he blackballed Chris Brown from the 2009 BET Awards last month. "First let me categorically deny ...

  35. JAY-Z: HE'S A BUSINESS, MAN

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT At just about any given moment of any given day—including this sunlit June Friday afternoon—Jay-Z is a busy man. Sitting on a swivel chair at his Roc the Mic studios in downtown Manhattan with a glass of Santa Margherita white wine in hand, he tac ...

  36. Jay-Z Confirms Roc Nation Deals With Sony, Atlantic

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As previously reported, Jay-Z has inked a distribution deal with Sony for his Roc Nation label , the Brooklyn-born rapper confirmed to Billboard last week. "Sony is Roc Nation. That's where Roc Nation's going through," Jay-Z to ...

  37. Coldplay Extends Wembley Line-Up

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay has bolstered the line-up on its forthcoming shows at Wembley Stadium, with Jay-Z and Girls Aloud now appearing on both nights and new U.K. rock act White Lies also added to the bill. Jay-Z is special guest for all remaining U.K. tour dat ...

  38. Jay-Z Close To Epic Records Deal

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z is close to signing a deal that will bring his future recordings to Sony, Billboard sources confirm. The deal, which will link Jay-Z's Roc Nation releases with Sony's Epic Records for distribution, "is 95% complete" accor ...

  39. Sugababes Says Jay-Z Deal Is Done

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop act the Sugababes has announced it has signed with Roc Nation, Jay-Z's entertainment venture with Live Nation. The girl group launched in 2000 in the U.K. and broke through with second album "Angels With Dirty Faces" in 200 ...

  40. Kanye West To Launch Energy Drink, Fragrances

    April 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Kanye West is expanding into branded beverages and fragrances with two new partnerships. West will have his own energy drink through a collaboration with GURU Beverages Inc., a maker and distributor of organic and natural drinks. The rapper ...

  41. Billboard Q&A: Roc-a-Fella Co-founder Damon Dash

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Damon "Dame" Dash co-founded Roc-a-Fella Records, helped launch the career of Jay-Z and discovered Kanye West. He's produced or executive-produced about a dozen films, including the well-received 2002 urban flick "Paid in Full& ...

  42. Jay-Z To Salute Obama

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z will salute President-elect Barack Obama with a one-night concert, entitled "An Evening with Jay-Z in Concert on The Eve of Change," at Washington, D.C.'s, Warner Theater on Jan. 19. The MC will perform for approximately 1,847 ...

  43. New Jay-Z Song Leaks, Old Videos Go Mobile

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z fans have both new and old music to enjoy this week. "Brooklyn (Go Hard)," the rapper's collaboration with Santogold from the "Notorious" soundtrack, leaked online yesterday (Dec. 1), while nine vintage Jay-Z videos ...

  44. Jay-Z Christens New Hollywood Palladium

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z and Frank Sinatra now have at least one thing in common: both artists have helped christen the legendary Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Sinatra first opened the 4,000-capacity Palladium during a concert with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra i ...

  45. Jay-Z Playing Free Shows For Obama

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z will play two free concerts this weekend in support of voter registration and the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama for the upcoming U.S. presidential election. The first show is set for Saturday (Oct. 4) at Detroit� ...

  46. Jay-Z, Stargate Form Label, Publishing Company

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z and Norwegian songwriting/production duo Stargate have joined forces under the StarRoc banner, which will encompass a record label and publishing company under Jay-Z's Roc Nation venture with Live Nation. According to the principals, &q ...

  47. West Prepping New Album

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In addition to crafting tracks for Jay-Z’s upcoming album, “Blueprint III,” Kanye West is hatching the release of his own as-yet-untitled album, according to his management. West initially named his fourth album “Good Ass Job” several years ago, t ...

  48. Jay-Z To Open Renovated Hollywood Palladium

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After undergoing renovations for more than a year, the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles will open its doors Oct. 15 with a concert by Jay-Z. The rapper will be backed by a 12-piece band. The 4,000-capacity Hollywood Palladium has been shuttered ...

  49. Kanye, No I.D. At Work On New Jay-Z Album

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Although it's unclear if they will produce the entire album, Kanye West and Dion "No I.D." Wilson are hard at work making tracks for Jay-Z's "Blueprint 3," according to West's management. West and Jay-Z debuted o ...

  50. Jay-Z Drawing Up A New 'Blueprint'

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z has confirmed rumors that he's hard at work on his 11th and final album via Def Jam, "The Blueprint 3." Last night (Aug. 6), the MC appeared as a guest during Kanye West's Glow in the Dark concert at New York City's ...

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