Konvicted

  1. Steve Rifkind, Chairman/CEO of SRC Records, Leaving Universal

    July 31, 2012 8:56 AM EDT All great things come to a end. Yes it's true I'm leaving SRC Universal as of Sept 1. Want to thank all the artist 4 a great run - Steve Rifkind (@steverifkind) July 30, 2012 Steve Rifkind, Chairman and CEO of SRC Records, is leaving SRC ...

  2. Akon Signs With CAA

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Multi-platinum-selling artist Akon has signed with CAA for worldwide representation in all areas, including touring, merchandise, and endorsements. The artist has sold over nine millions albums worldwide and founded two record labels which launche ...

  3. Steve Rifkind Signs New Three-Year Deal With Universal

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST On the heels of yesterday's announcement that Universal Republic's Monte and Avery Lipman had both re-signed new long-term contracts with UMG comes word that SRC Records CEO Steve Rifkind will also remain at Universal for the near future ...

  4. Britney's 'Circus' Debuts Atop Album Chart

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, Britney Spears' "Circus" makes a big bow at the top of The Billboard 200, becoming her fifth No. 1. The Jive set moved 505,000 copies in the United States, making Spears the only act in Nielsen SoundScan history to have ...

  5. Britney's 'Circus' Arrives With Half-Mil Debut At No. 1

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST It's all about Britney Spears and her "Circus" as the diva earns her fifth No. 1 album. It arrives with 505,000, the seventh-biggest sales week of 2008 and Spears' best frame since "In the Zone" premiered with 609,000 ...

  6. Motley And Mafia Lead Debuts -- But Coldplay Still Tops

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The top three of the Billboard 200 remains steady, with Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" still at No. 1 ... Motley Crue crashes the party at No. 4 with its best sales week since 1991 as "Saints of Los Angeles" takes a bow ... Thr ...

  7. Groban Still Tops, Blige Debuts at No. 2

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban's "Noel" refuses to budge for a fifth week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, selling 757,000. Meanwhile, Mary J. Blige bows in the runner-up slot with her "Growing Pains" effort, shifting 629,000 ... Other debuts ...

  8. The Year In Charts 2007: An Early Peek

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Daughtry, Fergie and Akon are among the 2007 chart leaders in the 387 tallies that comprise Billboard's Year in Music & Touring issue, which is on newsstands today (Dec. 14) and online at Billboard.biz and Billboard.com . The Police earne ...

  9. Year-End Wrap: Akon Takes Top Pop Artist Honor

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Three years ago he debuted on the charts with the single "Locked Up." This year, Akon locks up Billboard's top pop artist honor. The singer's "Konvicted" album (Konvict/Upfront/SRC/Universal Motown/UMRG), released in ...

  10. Year-End Wrap: R&B/Hip-Hop Solid Across Charts

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST There was no major-league comeback to rival Mary J. Blige's 2006 breakthrough or Mariah Carey's 2005 emancipation. And hip-hop sales overall weren't anything to write home about. But R&B/hip-hop in 2007 still managed to chime in ...

  11. Alicia Keys 'As I Am' Bows Big at No. 1

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" debuts with 742,000 at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 -- the best sales week for a solo female artist since Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" started with a million in 2004 ... Keys is only the third a ...

  12. Jay-Z Scores 10th No. 1 Album On The Billboard 200

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "American Gangster," tying him with Elvis Presley for second place among artists with the most No. 1s. Only the Beatles , with 19 chart-toppers, have more ... Garth Brooks returns to the al ...

  13. 'High School Musical 2' Starts Third Week At No. 1

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For a third week in a row, Disney's "High School Musical 2" soundtrack is No. 1 on The Billboard 200, the first album to do so since Rascal Flatts' "Me and My Gang" in early 2006. "HSM 2" sold 210,000 copi ...

  14. New Akon Hit Earmarked For Expanded 'Konvicted'

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Akon is eyeing an Aug. 28 CD/DVD reissue for his latest Konvict/Upfront/SRC/Universal Motown album, "Konvicted." The CD portion will include three new songs, including "Sorry, Blame It on Me," which addresses the controversy sp ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Akon Apologizes For Dirty Dance Onstage

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Akon, under fire for doing a sexually explicit dance onstage with a 14-year-old girl, has offered an apology to the teen and anyone else who was offended by the display. Akon, whose hits include "Don't Matter," "I Wanna Love Yo ...

  17. Lavigne Remains No. 1 As Joe Debuts High

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne's "The Best Damn Thing" remains atop The Billboard 200 for a second week straight, despite a 58% drop in sales. The RCA effort sold 122,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. R&B singer Jo ...

  18. Lavigne's New 'Thing' Debuts Atop Billboard 200

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne scores her second No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as her third album "The Best Damn Thing" bows on top. The RCA set moved 286,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, short of the 381,000 that greeted her ...

  19. 'NOW' Remains No. 1 As Bright Eyes Debuts High

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a slow week for new releases, the "NOW 24" hits compilation stays atop of the The Billboard 200 for a second week, despite a 58% drop in U.S. sales to 89,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Tim McGraw's Curb set "Let ...

  20. Bunny Goes Bye Bye, Bright Eyes Bows High

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bright Eyes and rock super group Hellyeah take advantage of a sleepy post-Easter sales week and snare top 10 bows on The Billboard 200 ... "Now 24" retains the No. 1 slot on the chart while Tim McGraw also holds at No. 2 ... Other debuts ...

  21. 'NOW 24' Trumps McBride, Duff, Timbaland At No. 1

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amid five new releases debuting in the top 10 this week, the "NOW 24" hits compilation rises to the top of The Billboard 200 in its second week on the chart. Climbing 2-1, the set moved 213,000 copies in the United States, according to N ...

  22. McGraw Leads Seven Top 10 Debuts On The Billboard 200

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw's "Let It Go" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 in a week with seven releases that debut in the top 10. The Curb effort sold 325,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, giving the country superst ...

  23. Modest Mouse Debuts At No. 1

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Modest Mouse scores the first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 of its career this week as "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank" debuts on top. The Epic set moved 129,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, mor ...

  24. Musiq Ushers Six Big Debuts Onto Album Chart

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Six new albums debut in the top 10 slots of The Billboard 200, with R&B artist Musiq Soulchild's "Luvanmusiq" new at No. 1. The Atlantic set sold 149,000 copies in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. Soulchild also ...

  25. Notorious B.I.G. Grabs Top Spot On The Billboard 200

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For the first time since November, five of the top 10 albums on The Billboard 200 this week are debuts. The strongest of these, the late Notorious B.I.G.'s "Greatest Hits," bows at No. 1 selling 99,000 copies in the United States, a ...

  26. Biggie Best-Of Bows at No. 1

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Greatest Hits" debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, giving the late rapper his third chart-topper ... Arcade Fire starts in the runner-up slot with "Neon Bible" and at No. 1 on Top Independent Albu ...

  27. Daughtry Reclaims No. 1

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST In yet another week where no album sold more than 100,000 copies, Daughtry's self-titled RCA debut flip-flops with Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" (Blue Note) to reclaim the No. 1 position on The Billboard 200. The Daughtry album i ...

  28. Daughtry Heads Back to No. 1

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Daughtry returns to No. 1 as a bland Feb. 27 release slate generates a sleepy Billboard 200 chart ... Nelly Furtado returns to the top 10 on the big chart for the first time since August ... Ciara makes a big jump ... We've got a look at the ...

  29. Norah At No. 1 Amidst Slow Sales Week

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a slow week for sales and new releases, Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" crowns The Billboard 200 for a third, non-consecutive week. The Blue Note effort slid 53% in sales, moving 100,000 copies in the United States, according to Niel ...

  30. Norah Notches Third Week at No. 1

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" spends a third week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 -- a rarity these days ... In this post-Valentine's Day adjustment week, the big chart's titles shuffle and slide, with Daughtry jumping 9-2 and ...

  31. Fall Out Boy Hits 'High' Note With No. 1 Debut

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST With its new single firmly planted near the top of the Billboard Hot 100, pop/rock outfit Fall Out Boy scores its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with the Island set "Infinity on High." The album sold 260,000 copies in its debut week, a ...

  32. Better 'Late' Than Never: Jones Debuts At No. 1

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST After a three-year absence from The Billboard 200, Norah Jones earns her third No. 1 on the chart with "Not Too Late" (Blue Note), which sold 405,000 first-week copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Jones' las ...

  33. Pretty Ricky, Shins Grab Top Album Chart Spots

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST After several slow weeks at retail where no title cracked the 100,000-copy plateau, Pretty Ricky and the Shins achieve the feat with their new albums this week. Pretty Ricky's "Late Night Special" (Atlantic) opens at No. 1 after sel ...

  34. Daughtry Edges Out 'Dreamgirls' To Claim No. 1

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" contestant Chris Daughtry's debut RCA album, released under his last name, ascends to No. 1 in its ninth week on The Billboard 200 by selling 65,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His ma ...

  35. The Dreams Continue at No. 1

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST The "Dreamgirls" soundtrack continues to reign over The Billboard 200 for a second week ... Disney Channel's "Jump In!" TV movie soundtrack starts at No. 5 on the chart ... Robin Thicke makes a handsome leap, vaulting 35-1 ...

  36. 'Dreamgirls' Remains No. 1 As Sales Keep Sliding

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST In yet another slow week for sales and new releases, the Sony soundtrack to "Dreamgirls" remains atop of The Billboard 200 for a second week straight. The set, which features performances by Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson, moved 60,000 co ...

  37. 'Dreamgirls' Takes No. 1 In Sluggish Sales Week

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a slow week for both sales and new releases, the Sony soundtrack to the Beyonce-starring "Dreamgirls" ascends 3-1 to claim the summit. The set sold 66,000 copies in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan, despite a sales d ...

  38. Omarion Leads Post-Christmas Album Chart

    January 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Omarion leads the post-Christmas Billboard 200 with his new Epic album "21," which landed at No. 1 on U.S. sales of 119,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set matches the entry of his 2005 solo debut, "O," although ...

  39. Nas Scores Third No. 1 Album With 'Hip-Hop Is Dead'

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nas scores his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week with his eighth studio set, "Hip Hop Is Dead." The Def Jam effort moved 355,000 copies last week in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The rapper's last effor ...

  40. Incubus Earns First No. 1 Album, Tops Billboard 200

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Incubus earns its first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 this week with "Light Grenades." The Immortal release moved 165,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The rock outfit's last set, 2004's " ...

  41. Jay-Z Reclaims His 'Kingdom' With No. 1 Debut

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST With scores of major new releases hitting shelves last week in time for post-Thanksgiving shopping, Jay-Z's "Kingdom Come" came out on top of The Billboard 200. The Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set moved a whopping 680,000 copies in the Unit ...

  42. Jay-Z Reclaims His 'Kingdom' With No. 1 Debut

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST With scores of major new releases hitting shelves last week in time for post-Thanksgiving shopping, Jay-Z's "Kingdom Come" came out on top of The Billboard 200. The Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set moved a who With scores of major new releas ...

  43. The Game Tops The Billboard 200

    November 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Moves 358,000 copies in the United States. Two popular urban acts occupy the top two spots on The Billboard 200 this week, with the Game's "Doctor's Advocate" coming in at No. 1. The Geffen effort moved 358,000 copies in the Un ...

  44. The Game Tops The Billboard 200

    November 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Moves 358,000 copies in the United States. Two popular urban acts occupy the top two spots on The Billboard 200 this week, with the Game's "Doctor's Advocate" coming in at No. 1. The Geffen effort moved 358,000 copies in the Un ...