Kanye West

  1. Kanye West Sued Over Car Lease Deal

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit claims breach of contract. A lawsuit has been filed against Kanye West and his production company claiming breach of contract for not returning a Mercedes-Benz after its lease expired in January. The lawsuit, filed Friday in Superior Court by ...

  2. Coachella Kicks Off, Day One Highlights

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Depeche, Kanye, Daft Punk. Depeche Mode, Kanye West and Daft Punk highlighted the first day of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., which drew a record crowd of 60,000 people to the Empire Polo Field. Depeche Mode close ...

  3. BMG Songs Signs Lupe Fiasco

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Debut album expected this summer. BMG Songs entered into a global co-publishing agreement with Lupe Fiasco, the Chicago-based rapper featured on Kanye West's "Touch the Sky," which he co-wrote. Fiasco's debut album, "Food ...

  4. U2 Tops Mariah Carey, Kanye West With Five Grammy Wins

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST U2 cruised by leading contenders Mariah Carey and Kanye West to win five awards at the 48th annual Grammy Awards, held tonight (Feb. 8) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The band surprised many by U2 cruised by leading contenders Mariah Carey ...

  5. Coldplay, Blunt To Perform At Brits

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Coldplay, Kaiser Chiefs, James Blunt and K.T.Tunstall are the four British acts so far confirmed to perform at next month's BRIT Awards. Kanye West and Kelly Clarkson are the first international artis Coldplay, Kaiser Chiefs, James Blunt and ...

  6. Carey, West, Legend Top Grammy Nominees

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Awards scheduled for Feb. 8 at Staples Center. With eight nominations each, Mariah Carey, John Legend and Kanye West lead the field for the 48th annual Grammy Awards. 50 Cent, Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am and Stevie Wonder have six ...

  7. Backstage In Vegas

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Acknowledging that awards shows aren't exactly his cup of tea, Billboard Century Award winner Tom Petty said of his storied career: "I've had to think about it more today than I've had in years. It ha Acknowledging that awards ...

  8. Kanye West To Receive Billboard Honor

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Awards broadcast live on Fox, Dec. 6. Kanye West will receive the Artist Achievement Award at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards, which will be held Dec. 6 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena and broadcast live on Fox. The eighth Artist Achieve ...

  9. Chicago Deejay Sues Kanye West

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST A deejay who was sued in August by Kanye West to keep him from distributing some of West's unreleased songs has filed a countersuit against the rapper. (AP) -- A deejay who was sued in August by Kanye West to keep him from distributing some o ...

  10. Chicago Deejay Sues Kanye West

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Files countersuit against rapper. A deejay who was sued in August by Kanye West to keep him from distributing some of West's unreleased songs has filed a countersuit against the rapper. Eric "E-Smoove" Miller disputes West's co ...

  11. Beats & Rhymes

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST While such major-label artists as Kanye West, Paul Wall and Young Jeezy continue to rule the mainstream charts, a new crop of indie acts is dominating the underground circuit. Read Ivory Jones' column While such major-label artists as Kanye W ...

  12. Destiny's Child Takes Top Spot With '#1's'

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ends one-week reign of Simpson's 'I Am Me.' Destiny's Child's "#1's" lives up to its namesake with a chart-topping bow on The Billboard 200 this week. With 113,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen So ...

  13. Wall Stands Tall On Billboard 200

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a week that sees seven new top tier entries, Houston rapper Paul Wall emerges triumphant with a No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 with "The Peoples Champ." The album sold 176,000 copies in the Unite In a week that sees seven new top ti ...

  14. Wall Stands Tall On Billboard 200

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a week that sees seven new top tier entries, Houston rapper Paul Wall emerges triumphant with a No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 with "The Peoples Champ." The album sold 176,000 copies in the Unite In a week that sees seven new top ti ...

  15. Kanye To Hit The Road

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West will be embarking on a headlining tour of arenas and theaters beginning next month. The 'Touch the Sky' tour, which is presented by Verizon and stopping in more than 45 cities, kicks off Oc Kanye West will be embarking on a he ...

  16. 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," ...

  17. Kanye West Sues Over Masters

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West filed a lawsuit Aug. 29 to stop the release of masters he recorded as a teenager in 1995. NEW YORK -- Kanye West filed a lawsuit Aug. 29 to stop the release of masters he recorded as a teenager in 1995. The suit filed in the U.S. Distri ...

  18. Wal Mart, BET Team For Kanye West Promo

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Exclusive DVD content packaged with new release. Wal-Mart and BET are kicking off a new marketing alliance by offering an exclusive Kanye West DVD packaged with the artist's new release, "Late Registration." The combo is selling for ...

  19. Kanye West Sues Over Masters

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Claims violation of privacy, trademark rights. Kanye West filed a lawsuit yesterday (Aug. 29) to stop the release of masters he recorded as a teenager in 1995. The suit filed in the U.S. District Court in Chicago claims that Eric "E-Smoove&qu ...

  20. 'Suge' Knight Shot In Leg

    August 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hit at VMA party hosted by Kanye West. Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was shot in the leg early Sunday morning (Aug. 28) during a party hosted by Grammy-winning hip hop artist Kanye West, police said. Knight, 40, was hospitalized in good ...

  21. Yahoo!, Pepsi Revive TV Show For Online

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Future segments to include Kanye West, Gwen Stefani. Yahoo! is bringing back a revamped version of former TV show "Pepsi Smash" to its Yahoo! Music service to provide subscribers with on-demand video segments of band performances, interv ...

  22. Pixies Set For Sasquatch

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Pixies will be on hand for House of Blues' semi-annual Sasquatch festival, set for May 28 outside of Seattle. Also on the bill are Modest Mouse, Wilco and Kanye West. The Pixies will be on hand for House of Blues' semi-annual Sasquat ...

  23. Grammys Shine Light On Ray

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Even in death, Ray Charles was a force to be reckoned with at the 47th annual Grammy Awards tonight (Feb. 13) in Los Angeles. Charles won eight Grammys stemming from his final release, "Genius Loves C Even in death, Ray Charles was a force to ...

  24. Usher Tops VH1 Grammy Poll

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Most believe he will win in major categories. The people have spoken, and they've selected Usher. The LaFace/Zomba star was the artist most cited as a likely winner in VH1's third annual Grammy Awards poll. The findings are from a poll o ...

  25. Destiny's, Keys, West Set For Essence Fest

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Event set for July 1-3 in New Orleans. The 11th Essence Festival, set for July 1-3 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, will feature Destiny's Child, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Jeffrey Osborne, Regina Belle ...

  26. Zingy Inks Kanye, Aaliyah Ringtone Deals

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mobile content provider Zingy has struck exclusive licensing agreements with Kanye West and the estate of Aaliyah to offer unique ringtones, wallpaper images and other content to mobile phones. Mobile content provider Zingy has struck exclusive li ...

  27. The Beat

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher grabs the spotlight but also shares the stage with artists like Kanye West and Jamie Cullum. Read Melinda Newman's column. Usher grabs the spotlight but also shares the stage with artists like Kanye West and Jamie Cullum. Read Melinda N ...

  28. Cherry Lane Signs Legend

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony artist works with Kanye West. Sony artist works with Kanye West. News Kanye West ...

  29. Cherry Lane Signs Legend

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cherry Lane Music Group has signed Sony artist John Legend to an exclusive, worldwide co-publishing/administration deal. Cherry Lane Music Group has signed Sony artist John Legend to an exclusive, worldwide co-publishing/administration deal. The a ...

  30. Kanye West Tops Grammy Noms

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop newcomer Kanye West leads the nominations for the 47th annual Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 13 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and air live on CBS. West nabbed 10 nominations, while Ushe Hip-hop newcomer Kanye West leads the nominati ...

  31. Usher, Alicia Keys Top Finalists For BMAs

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast, Maroon 5, West also get multiple nods. Usher and Alicia Keys are the leading finalists for the Billboard Music Awards, which will be held Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will air live on Fox. Usher is a contender for ...

  32. Kanye West Starts Label With Sony

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West is establishing a label, Getting Out Our Dreams, in association with Sony Music Label Group U.S. The artist/producer, who remains signed to Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam, has also entered into a prod Kanye West is establishing a label, Getting Ou ...

  33. Jamelia, West Scoop Major MOBO Awards

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British R&B singer Jamelia and Chicago rapper Kanye West were the big winners at Britain's Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards last night (Sept. 30), taking three awards each. British R&B singer Jamelia and Chicago rapper Kanye We ...

  34. Jamelia, West Scoop Major MOBO Awards

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British R&B singer Jamelia and Chicago rapper Kanye West were the big winners at Britain's Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards last night (Sept. 30), taking three awards each. British R&B singer Jamelia and Chicago rapper Kanye We ...

  35. Usher Leads AMA Nominations

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With four nominations, Usher tops the list of contenders for the 32nd annual American Music Awards. The 19 trophies will be presented Nov. 14 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium, in a ceremony to be air With four nominations, Usher tops the lis ...

  36. Island Def Jam Eyes Roc-A-Fella Buy

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Damon Dash label has Kanye West, others. Damon Dash label has Kanye West, others. News Kanye West , Damon Dash ...

  37. LL, West, George Enter Fashion Biz

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LL Cool J, Boy George and Kanye West have all started their own fashion lines, which are expected to be in stores later this year or early next year. LL Cool J, Boy George and Kanye West have all started their own fashion lines, which are expected ...

  38. Kanye West Grabs 7 MOBO Nominations

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Honors set for Sept. 30 in London. With a record seven nominations, hip-hop star Kanye West is the frontrunner for the ninth annual MOBO Awards, to be held Sept. 30 at London's Royal Albert Hall. West's debut solo album, "College Dr ...

  39. Kanye West Grabs 7 MOBO Nominations

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With a record seven nominations, hip-hop star Kanye West is the frontrunner for the ninth annual MOBO Awards, to be held Sept. 30 at London's Royal Albert Hall. With a record seven nominations, hip-hop star Kanye West is the frontrunner for t ...

  40. Jay-Z's Six-Pack Tops MTV VMA Noms

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Miami arena is biggest venue ever for show. Rapper Jay-Z leads the field for the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, with six nominations for "99 Problems." OutKast, No Doubt and Beyoncé are right behind with five nods each. This year's sh ...

  41. On The Road

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music fans come together to see Kanye West and Van Hunt perform in Atlanta and Nashville. Read Ray Waddell's column. Music fans come together to see Kanye West and Van Hunt perform in Atlanta and Nashville. Read Ray Waddell's column. New ...

  42. Sony Acts Score In June Certs

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gretchen Wilson, Modest Mouse among honorees. Four up-and-coming Sony Music acts were certified gold or platinum by the RIAA in June. Country artist Gretchen Wilson's Epic Nashville debut, "Here for the Party," which features the hi ...

  43. Usher, Kanye Spreading 'Truth' On Tour

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Trek kicks off Aug. 5 in Hampton, Va. In what is expected to big one of the biggest urban outings of the year, Usher has announced details for his Truth tour with Kanye West. The trek will kick off Aug. 5 in Hampton, Va., and wrap Oct. 7 at New Yo ...

  44. Usher, OutKast Lead BET Nominations

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hollywood's Kodak Theatre to host the June 29 telecast. OutKast, Beyonce, Lil' Jon, Usher and Kanye West lead nominations for the 2004 BET Awards. Actress/comedian Mo'Nique -- who returns this year as the event's host -- announ ...

  45. Beats & Rhymes

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kanye West is the latest Midwestern MC to make a mark with his Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam debut, "The College Dropout." Kanye West is the latest Midwestern MC to make a mark with his Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam debut, "The College Dropout." N ...

  46. Beats & Rhymes

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kanye West is the latest Midwestern MC to make a mark with his Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam debut, "The College Dropout." Kanye West is the latest Midwestern MC to make a mark with his Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam debut, "The College Dropout." N ...

  47. Napster, Buy.com To Bundle West Debut With Bonus

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Consumers who buy Kanye West's solo debut, "The College Dropout" as a full-album download through Napster or Buy.com will receive access to special video content as a bonus. The album is due Tuesday ( Consumers who buy Kanye West� ...

  48. Napster, Buy.com To Bundle West Debut With Bonus

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Consumers who buy Kanye West's solo debut, "The College Dropout" as a full-album download through Napster or Buy.com will receive access to special video content as a bonus. The album is due Tuesday ( Consumers who buy Kanye West� ...

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