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  1. Backbeat: T.I. Brings Together Atlantic Execs, Media For 'Trouble Man' NYC Listening Party

    October 25, 2012 9:00 AM EDT (Back Row L-R): Brian St. John, Dionnee Harper, T.I., Kawn "K.P." Prather, Ashley Kalmanowitz, (Front Row L-R): Clay Evans, Lil Duval, Sydney Margetson (Photo: © Grayson Dantzic) "One thing about my life that is certain is trouble,& ...

  2. B.B. King Sued Over Efforts to Stop Biographical Movie

    April 10, 2012 1:53 PM EDT A filmmaker is suing B.B. King for allegedly interfering with his autobiographical film, B.B. King and I , about his long relationship with the blues legend and his success in helping King get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. King Size Film P ...

  3. Backbeat: Swizz Beatz, T.I., Alicia Keys, Stephen Baldwin @ NYC Lotus Launch Party

    December 02, 2011 8:19 AM EST Producer/rapper/entrepreneur/generally busy guy Swizz Beatz celebrated his latest venture -- as Vice President of Creative Design and Global Marketing for British car company Lotus Cars -- with a launch party at New York's IAC Building on Wed ...

  4. Backbeat: T.I. Exclusively Previews New Album 'Trouble Man,' Talks Next Single

    November 20, 2011 11:59 AM EST T.I. with his son King in Atlanta (Photo: Leeman LeClair) "I'm embracing it," T.I. tells me of the persona that is the title of his eighth studio album, "Trouble Man." A minute into the title track, before I could ask why, ...

  5. T.I. On His New Novel, Adding Hip Hop Since 1978 To Mgm't, Grand Hustle Ent.

    October 14, 2011 6:53 AM EDT On Tuesday, October 18, Harper Collins will release the first book written by rapper Clifford "Tip" Harris, better known as the rapper T.I. The book, entitled Power & Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets (William Morrow), is a ...

  6. Backbeat: Ne-Yo, Ludacris, Jermaine Dupri at ASCAP'S ATL Legends Dinner

    September 29, 2011 6:30 PM EDT To The Nines: Multi-hyphenate and an ATL Legend Ne-Yo ; ASCAP's Jennifer Drake, Director, Rhythm & Soul; ASCAP's VP, Rhythm & Soul Nicole George, Devyne Stephens, CEO of Upfront Megatainment. (Photo: The Picture Group) It was a c ...

  7. T.I. Leaves Prison With VH1 Reality Show, Book Deal With HarperCollins

    September 01, 2011 7:50 AM EDT ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta-based rapper T.I. stepped off a motor coach bus Wednesday evening to start serving the rest of his time in a halfway house for a probation violation and he already has a new book deal and TV reality show waiting for him. The ...

  8. How Jamie Foxx's 16-Year-Old Daughter's Pointed Criticism Saved His Music Career

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Call her the guardian angel for Jamie Foxx's music career. The Oscar and Grammy winner said Tuesday his 16-year-old daughter, Corinne, gave him the best advice when he began recording music. "When I first started I was doing this little ...

  9. Boyle's 'Gift' Keeps Giving on Billboard 200, 'Tron' Hits Top 10

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "The Gift" racks up its fourth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling another 243,000 (down 10%) according to Nielsen Soundscan. In its five weeks of release, the set has moved 1.43 mi ...

  10. Chart Moves: Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Kanye West

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A look at some of the most notable movers and shakers on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200 -- Taylor Swift : You may have heard something about how the pop/country diva swept in at No. 1 on the Bil ...

  11. T.I. Reports To Ark. Federal Prison Again

    November 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT T.I. has reported for a second time to a federal prison to serve time for a weapons violation. The 30-year-old T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, showed up shortly at the gates of the Forrest City low-security prison, traveling in an entour ...

  12. T.I. Sent Back to Jail for 11 Months

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge revoked rapper T.I.'s probation Friday and ordered him back to prison for 11 months, according to a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office. The Atlanta native, whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., was in federal cour ...

  13. Atlanta Police: T.I. Helped Talk Down Jumper

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Police got unexpected help talking a suicidal man down from an Atlanta skyscraper on Wednesday (Oct. 13) when rapper T.I. showed up. Officer James Polite says the hip-hop star joined the crowd outside the 22-story office building in midtown Wednes ...

  14. T.I. Summoned To Court After LA Arrest

    September 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT T.I. is expected to appear before a federal judge in Atlanta to explain why his probation shouldn't be revoked after his recent arrest in Los Angeles. U.S. District Judge Charles Pannell Jr. signed the summons for T.I., whose real name is Cli ...

  15. T.I., Wife Arrested On Drug Charges

    September 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT T.I. and his wife Tameka Cottle were arrested late Wednesday night (Sept. 1) on drug charges after police smelled alleged marijuana coming from their car, authorities said. The arrests for possession of a controlled substance came on Sunset Boulev ...

  16. Billboard Bits: John Fogerty, Kara DioGuardi, RedOne, Taylor Swift and More

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Prior to the start of last evening's (May 18) 58th annual BMI Pop Awards , Billboard caught up with several honorees on the red carpet: * Before receiving this year's BMI Icon award, John Fogerty left no doubt as to why he's such a ...

  17. T.I. Released From Arkansas Prison

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Atlanta rapper T.I. has been released from a federal prison in Arkansas and is headed to a halfway house in Georgia. A lawyer for T.I. said the rapper was released Tuesday morning. T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., last May began servi ...

  18. Buble Holds For Second Week With Big Gain

    October 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The penthouse of the Billboard 200 is still a bit "Crazy," as Michael Buble's "Crazy Love" retains the No. 1 slot for a second week with 203,000 (up 55%) . . . Meanwhile, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" soundtrack ...

  19. T.I., Jay Sean Post Big Numbers On Billboard Hot 100

    August 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT T.I. and U.K. singer Jay Sean tear up the Billboard Hot 100 this week, as T.I. scores the week's highest debut and Jay Sean earns his first top 10 on the chart. The incarcerated T.I.'s "Remember Me," featuring Mary J. Blige, de ...

  20. McCartney, Radiohead To Rock Grammy Telecast

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Justin Timberlake and the quadruple threat of Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, T.I. and Kanye West have been added to the performance lineup for the 51st annual Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 8 at Los Angeles' Staples Center. McCa ...

  21. Beyonce Back In Control Of Hot 100

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyonce assumes control again of the Billboard Hot 100 with "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," trading places 2-1 for a second time in recent weeks with T.I.'s "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna. "Ladies" is als ...

  22. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: MC Styles P, T.I., Ryan Leslie

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - MC Styles P is set to release a new mixtape entitled "Phantom Gangster Chronicles, Volume 1" via Koch Records on Nov. 11. The project will be a CD/DVD combination including nine previously unreleased cuts and six new videos from Styles ...

  23. T.I. Debuts Big Atop Billboard 200, Hot 100

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I. earns his third straight No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as "Paper Trail" debuts at the top this week. The rapper earns his biggest sales week ever with the Grand Hustle/Atlantic set, which moved 568,000 copies in the U.S., according to ...

  24. T.I.'s 'Paper Trail' Leads To No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I. notches his third straight No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as his "Paper Trail" debuts atop the list with 568,000. That figure not only marks the rapper's best sales week ever, but the third-biggest of the year and Atlantic Re ...

  25. T.I.'s 'Trail' On Track For No. 1 Debut

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I.'s "Paper Trail" (Grand Hustle/Atlantic) is on course to debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 next week. The rapper's sixth studio set leads Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart, released today (Oct. 3). Unweighted sales ...

  26. Lil Wayne's Back At No. 1; G-Unit And John Mayer Start In Top 5

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT While Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 -- pushing Coldplay's "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" to No. 2 -- two new albums arrive in the top 10. G-Unit and John Mayer start i ...

  27. T.I. To Star In MTV Reality Show

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper T.I. is turning his legal woes into an eight-episode MTV documentary series. Ish Entertainment will follow the hip-hop star while he performs more than 1,000 hours of community service before starting a one-year prison sentence on weapons c ...

  28. T.I.'s 'Paper Trail' Set For Earlier Release

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The release date for rapper T.I.'s "Paper Trail" (Atlantic) has been moved to August 12. The album was originally scheduled for September. "Once we put out "No Matter What," we got so much positive response that we mo ...

  29. Keys Producer Recording With Randolph, Hamilton, Beyonce

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kerry “Krucial” Brothers, best known for his longtime collaboration with Alicia Keys, is expanding his reach. The songwriter/producer, who partners with Keys in Krucial Keys Enterprises, is currently in the studio with pedal steel guitar guru Robe ...

  30. T.I. Begins Community Service

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper T.I. began his court-ordered community service yesterday (April 10) at Atlanta's Carver YMCA, and spoke freely of the lost business opportunities because of his arrest. The MC admitted missing out on almost $10 to $12 million in tourin ...

  31. T.I. Pleads Guilty In Weapons Case

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper T.I. pleaded guilty Thursday to federal weapons possession charges and is to be sentenced in one year, after completing a period of community service. In the year that he is awaiting sentencing, T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, mus ...

  32. Judge Allows T.I. To Attend Easter Service

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper T.I. didn't get to host a Thanksgiving gathering at the suburban home where is under house arrest while awaiting trial on weapons charges, but he is being allowed to attend an Easter service. A federal magistrate judge ruled Thursday t ...

  33. UGK Rapper Pimp C Found Dead In L.A.

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST UGK rapper Pimp C was found dead this morning (Dec. 4) in his room at the Mondrian Hotel on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip. He was 33. Police found the rapper, whose real name was Chad Butler, dead in his bed after responding to a 911 call. UGK� ...

  34. T.I. To Remain Jailed On Weapons Charges

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T.I. was ordered today to remain in custody on federal weapons charges until a bail hearing later this week. The chart-topping rapper was arrested Saturday, hours before his scheduled performance at the BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta. Federal autho ...

  35. T.I. Back In Studio, Drama CD Due In December

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T.I. is three singles deep into his recent album "T.I. vs. T.I.P.," but he's already recording new material, according to Jason Geter, CEO of T.I.'s Grand Hustle label. Geter says T.I. "would like to work with" longti ...

  36. Wyclef Shares Spotlight With Superstars On New CD

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Originally expected Nov. 6, Wyclef Jean's new album, "Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant," will now arrive Dec. 4 via Columbia. A host of high-profile guests appear, including Paul Simon, Norah Jones, will.i.am, Mary J. Blige, T.I ...

  37. T.I. Leads BET Hip Hop Awards Nods

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rapper T.I. is leading the pack of nominees for the 2007 BET Hip Hop Awards. With nine nods under his belt, the ATL rapper is up for possible honors in the best collabo, best live performance, lyricist of the year, MVP, track of the year, CD of th ...

  38. Three Weeks at No. 1 for 'High School Musical 2'

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "High School Musical 2" makes it three for three at the top of The Billboard 200 as it extends its stay in the penthouse ... an eclectic group of debuts grace the top 10 this week, including a career-high No. 2 placing for Casting Crowns ...

  39. '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 ...

  40. After Five-Year Absence, UGK Scores First No. 1 Album

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After a five-year absence from The Billboard 200, UGK returns to the tally in a big way as "Underground Kingz" debuts at No. 1. The hip-hop troupe's first chart-topper, the Jive set moved 160,000 copies in the United States, accordi ...

  41. Top Five Says Hello to UGK, Plies and Jonas Brothers

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rap duo UGK (Pimp C and Bun B) storm the top of The Billboard 200 as the act scores its first No. 1 album. The "Underground Kingz" sold 160,000 last week -- the best sales week ever for either the group or its individual members ... New ...

  42. Common Scores First No. 1 On Billboard 200

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in his 14-year career, Common tops The Billboard 200 with "Finding Forever." The Geffen set, which features production from Kanye West and a guest appearance by Lily Allen, moved 155,000 copies in the United States, ac ...

  43. Something For Everyone!

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There's a little something for everyone this week in the top half of The Billboard 200. While T.I. continues to reign atop The Billboard 200 for a second week, the Smashing Pumpkins return with their first studio album in more than seven year ...

  44. T.I. Is Top Dog Again

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A release during the usually quiet 4th of July week didn't deter sales of T.I.'s "T.I. vs. T.I.P.," which shifted 468,000 units in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and ...

  45. T.I. Is 'T.I.P.' Top

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T.I. arrives atop The Billboard 200 with "T.I. Vs. T.I.P.," his second chart-topper ... Miley Cyrus' dual effort, "Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus," slips to No. 2 with a 42% decline ... Meanwhile, Kelly Clarkson's ...

  46. T.I. Explores Personalities On 'T.I. vs. T.I.P.'

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T.I.: "T.I. vs. T.I.P." Producers: various Label: Grand Hustle/Atlantic Release Date: July 3 Taking a page from the Ludacris playbook, T.I. devotes "T.I. vs. T.I.P." to a battle between two sides of his personality and the them ...

  47. Backstage At The 2006 Billboard Music Awards

    December 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Five-time winner T.I. has already recorded upwards of 35 songs for the follow-up to this year's "King," which took home rap album of the year at the BBMAs. Dubbed "T.I. vs. T.I.P.," the set is due this summer via Grand Hus ...

  48. Great American Lead Bidder For Tower Assets

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Other suitors expected to come forward. As expected, Great American, a liquidator based in Los Angeles, is the only suitor that put in a bid to acquire the inventory assets of Tower Records. This bid is the "stalking horse bid," or " ...

  49. T.I. Rules As 'King' Of Album Chart

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With the best sales week of the year, T.I. clocks in at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "King." The Grand Hustle/Atlantic set sold 522,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, With the best sales week of the year, ...

  50. Sprint, Verizon Roll Out Exclusives

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Shakira, T.I. content used to highlight services. The battle of the wireless music services is heating up, with Sprint and Verizon Wireless introducing hot music exclusives to draw attention to their respective offerings. Verizon Wireless and Lati ...

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