Kanye West

  1. Billboard R&B Conference Kicks Off

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Billboard's eighth annual R&B/Hip-Hop Conference got under way Nov. 29 in Atlanta at the Renaissance downtown, which hosted some of the music industry's top executives to discuss the state of R&B/hip-hop, how gospel fits in mains ...

  2. Springsteen Is Boss Of Album Chart With 'Magic'

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen scores his eighth No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 with the "Magic" (Columbia), which moved 335,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's his best sales sum since "The Rising" ...

  3. Rascal Flatts Races To No. 1 In Debut-Heavy Week

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amid a heavy week of new releases, Rascal Flatts scores its third straight No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with the Lyric Street set "Still Feels Good." The set sold 547,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the lar ...

  4. Reba Outmuscles Kanye, 50 To Score First No. 1

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a week where six of the top 10 slots on The Billboard 200 are occupied by new releases, Reba McEntire's "Reba Duets" reigns at No. 1. Moving 301,000 copies in the United States, the MCA Nashville album provides the country star&# ...

  5. Fans Embrace iLike Facebook App

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The iLike application for Facebook went live just this past May, but already it's generating more fan participation for some artists than MySpace, according to an article on VentureBeat . Of the 11 randomly chosen topline acts surveyed, five ...

  6. 'High School' Still In Session at No. 1

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The kids of "High School Musical 2" stay put at No. 1 for a second week with a relatively minor drop in sales while rapper Talib Kweli arrives at a career-high No. 2 ... Producer Swizz Beatz enters at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Alb ...

  7. Live Earth London, New Jersey Shows Gross $14 Million

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Earth concerts at Wembley Stadium in London and Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Saturday, both produced by Live Nation, were sellouts, grossing a combined total of almost $14 million. The London Live Earth show came off "as clos ...

  8. The Police, West, Mayer Close Out Live Earth New York

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police got a little help from rapper Kanye West and guitarist John Mayer for their show-closing set at the New York-area edition of Live Earth tonight, with those guests joining the reunited rock trio for "Message in a Bottle" to wra ...

  9. Live Earth Links With XM Radio For Coverage

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT XM Radio and Live Earth are partnering to provide live 24-hour satellite radio coverage of the July 7 global concert series, set for Australia, China, Africa, England, Turkey, Brazil and the United States. Beginning July 6, fans can listen to cove ...

  10. New Kanye Album Coming Sooner Than Expected

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West's forthcoming album, "Graduation," is coming sooner than expected. The album, originally due in September, has been pushed slightly ahead to a late August release, according to Def Jam. West leaked the news through a rece ...

  11. Live Nation Adds Support To Live Earth Event

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has confirmed it will promote the July 7 Live Earth concerts in London and New York. The line-ups were announced this week , with Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters among the acts playing London's Wembley Stadium, and ...

  12. Live Earth Line-Up Takes Shape

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys and Foo Fighters were today confirmed for the U.K. leg of "Live Earth -- The Concert For A Climate In Crisis," which will take place across the globe on July 7. Also named to the bill for the ...

  13. Universal Music CEO Hawkish On Licensing Deals

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group CEO Doug Morris resents that MTV and other cable music channels built multibillion-dollar businesses around videos given away by record companies anxious to promote their artists. So when he saw his own grandson watching 50 C ...

  14. Universal, WPP Team To Link Bands, Brands

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music is teaming up with advertising conglomerate WPP Group to link bands and brands. The London-based venture called BrandAmp is a 50-50 partnership revealed by the two companies on Tuesday Universal Music is teaming up with advertising ...

  15. EMI Publishing Spawns Content Deal With SpiralFrog

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Content pact follows Universal agreement. EMI Music Publishing has become the first major publisher to license its repertoire to SpiralFrog, the free-to-consumer, advertising-supported download service scheduled for launch later this year. The dea ...

  16. BMI Revenues Up

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BMI revenues increased 7% over the previous year to reach more than $779 million for its fiscal year 2005-2006, the performing right organization reported today (Aug. 28). The revenues resulted in an BMI revenues increased 7% over the previous yea ...

  17. AOL Hosts Paris

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New album available for streaming for two weeks. AOL Music has an exclusive look at Paris Hilton's upcoming album Paris, which is in stores August 22. Starting today (Aug. 14) fans are able to stream the entire album at AOL Music--the listeni ...

  18. TVT Publishing Signs Devo Springsteen

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Produced John Legend's debut. TVT Music Publishing has signed Grammy Award winning songwriter/producer Devo Springsteen. Springsteen has worked with artists including Kanye West, The Last Poets, Ol’ Dirty Bastard and is probably best known fo ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Chili Peppers, Kanye Lead Lollapalooza Lineup

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST To be held Aug. 4-6 in Chicago's Grant Park. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kanye West and Wilco lead the lineup for this summer's Lollapalooza, which will be held Aug. 4-6 in Chicago's Grant Park. The event will also feature Common, Ma ...

  21. Hip-Hop Producer/Rapper J Dilla Passes Away

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST His "Donuts" album was released last week. Hip-hop producer/rapper J Dilla passed away today (Feb. 10) of an unspecified ailment in Los Angeles. J Dilla (born James Yancy) was a founding member of Slum Village, and formed the group Jayli ...

  22. Madonna Leads MTV Oz Award Nominations

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST With five nominations, Madonna is the frontrunner leading up to the second MTV Australia Video Music Awards, to be held at the Sydney SuperDome on April 12. With five nominations, Madonna is the frontrunner leading up to the second MTV Australia V ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Multi-Network Telethon Set For Katrina Relief

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks are among the artists that will perform during "Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast" a live telethon to be U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul S ...

  25. The Music Industry Reponds To Katrina

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Updated: Friday, Sept. 16. While the devastating impact from Hurricane Katrina is still being assessed, the music industry continues to respond with a variety of donations, charitable events and assistance. Here is a short list of Web sites where ...

  26. Top Acts Added To 'ReAct Now' Hurricane Special

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A host of top acts have joined the bill for Saturday's (Sept. 10) "ReAct Now: Music & Relief" special, which, as previously reported, will air live on MTV, VH1 and CMT and raise funds for victims A host of top acts have join ...

  27. '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 ...

  28. VH1 Readies Hip Hop Honors

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks contest, ad campaign unveiled. VH1 will kick off its second annual Hip Hop Honors event through a partnership with Starbucks, Billboard.biz has learned. From Aug. 26 – Sept. 26, fans can enter to win a trip for two to the New York ceremo ...

  29. Dave Matthews Band Offers AOL Webcast

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Live music series continues with Coldplay. The Dave Matthews Band performed a rare and intimate show for AOL Music Live, May 9 at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom. This show was Webcast live and fans could tune in to hear a simultaneous audio bro ...

  30. Dave Matthews Band Offers AOL Webcast

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Live music series continues with Coldplay. The Dave Matthews Band performed a rare and intimate show for AOL Music Live, May 9 at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom. This show was Webcast live and fans could tune in to hear a simultaneous audio bro ...

  31. Lopez, Anthony To Duet At Grammys

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Show to include tsunami fundraiser. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony will give their debut performance together during the 47th annual Grammy Awards. The Feb. 13 show will air live on CBS from Los Angeles. The couple joins previously announced perf ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Evanescence, Urban, Crow Plan BMA Performances

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rock act Evanescence and country singer Keith Urban are the latest performers added to the lineup of next week's Billboard Music Awards. Urban will be joined during his performance by singer/songwrite Rock act Evanescence and country singer K ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Usher, Beyonc, OutKast Honored At BET Awards

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With two awards apiece, Beyoncé, OutKast and Usher headed the winners' circle during last night's (June 29) BET Awards. The fourth annual ceremony, expanded to three hours this year, was broadcas With two awards apiece, Beyoncé, ...

  38. R. Kelly, Jay-Z Top Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Finalists

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It'll be the "Best of Both Worlds" at this year's Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show: R. Kelly and Jay-Z, who released a collaborative album of that name in 2002 on Jive, lead the finalists for the It'll be the &quo ...

  39. Usher Leads April RIAA Certs

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After scoring five weeks atop The Billboard 200, Usher racks up multi-platinum honors during April certifications from the RIAA. After scoring five weeks atop The Billboard 200, Usher racks up multi-platinum honors during April certifications from ...

  40. Jones Maintains Chart Grip

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Feels Like Home" by Norah Jones is showing no signs that it's ready to relinquish the top slot on The Billboard 200. The Blue Note album cruises to a third straight week atop the chart, selling 280,0 "Feels Like Home" by ...

  41. Jones Maintains Chart Grip

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Feels Like Home" by Norah Jones is showing no signs that it's ready to relinquish the top slot on The Billboard 200. The Blue Note album cruises to a third straight week atop the chart, selling 280,0 "Feels Like Home" by ...

  42. Jones Tops Chart With Huge Opening Week

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones bows atop The Billboard 200 with the largest opening week in more than two years. The singer's Blue Note album "Feels Like Home" sold an incredible 1.02 million units in the U.S., accordin Norah Jones bows atop The Billb ...

  43. Jones Tops Chart With Huge Opening Week

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones bows atop The Billboard 200 with the largest opening week in more than two years. The singer's Blue Note album "Feels Like Home" sold an incredible 1.02 million units in the U.S., accordin Norah Jones bows atop The Billb ...

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