My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

  1. Hip-Hop Super Tuesday Update: Kanye West Leads, J. Cole Gets Bigger

    June 19, 2013 6:36 PM EDT June 18 was a Super Tuesday for hip-hop, with new albums from Kanye West, J. Cole and Mac Miller all going on sale that day. At the present, West's new "Yeezus" album is selling strongly -- though not quite as strongly as anticip ...

  2. Teyana Taylor Signs to G.O.O.D. Music

    May 14, 2012 5:46 PM EDT Teyana Taylor, better known to most music fans as the voice behind some of the hooks on Kanye West's Grammy-winning album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy , will again be linking up with Mr. West after signing to his G.O.O.D. Music imprint, ...

  3. Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music To Drop New Single 'Mercy' On Good Friday

    April 05, 2012 7:50 AM EDT Good Friday just got a little more G.O.O.D., as Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music label will release a new single, "Mercy," on Friday, April 6. The track will presumably preview the upcoming G.O.O.D. Music group album. Kanye West's G ...

  4. Foo Fighters, Skrillex Kanye West Lead Early Grammy Winners

    February 12, 2012 10:30 PM EST Kanye West, Skrillex, Tony Bennett, Foo Fighters and... Betty White are among the winners of the Pre-Telecast Grammy ceremony. A handful of major trophies were presented before the main Grammy ceremony, which kicks off from the Staples Center in L ...

  5. Rap At the Grammys: An Overall Winner, But Major Category Loser

    January 23, 2012 9:08 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Since its beginnings in the 1970s, rap music has transformed from an underground, street-based sound to a definitive part of pop culture, transcending race and becoming one of the strongest - and most prolific - voices of today ...

  6. Syl Johnson On His Two Grammy Noms: 'Should Have Been Three -- Kanye and Jay-Z Sampled Me'

    December 15, 2011 8:56 AM EST Syl Johnson playing at London's Barbican in 2005 (Photo: T abatha Fireman/Redferns ) One would think an underappreciated soul music legend like Syl Johnson would be elated by his two recent Grammy Award nominations for Best Historical Album a ...

  7. Adele? Bruno Mars? Skrillex? Retailers Project 2012 Grammy Sales Bumps

    December 02, 2011 9:10 AM EST Out of the titles eligible for the 54th Grammy's in the top 20 best-selling albums so far in 2011, only Britney Spears' "Femme Fatale" was overlooked in the nominations announced on Wednesday evening. The album, which was relea ...

  8. The Grammys: Adele, Kanye West Top Nominees

    November 30, 2011 11:00 PM EST Adele and Bruno Mars are both rolling in major Grammy nominations, with each lined up to compete for album, record and song of the year at the Feb. 12 bash. Both crooners earned six nominations, which were announced Wednesday (Nov. 30) during a pr ...

  9. Kanye West, Jay-Z Sued By Soul Legend Syl Johnson Over Uncleared Sample (Listen)

    October 18, 2011 8:45 AM EDT Syl Johnson, a respected musician who created many successful blues and soul songs in the 1960s and 1970s, has filed a lawsuit against hip hop superstars Kanye West and Jay-Z over an allegedly uncleared sample on the duo's latest album, " ...

  10. Kanye West and Jay-Z Sued for Allegedly Sampling Syl Johnson

    October 17, 2011 4:43 PM EDT Syl Johnson, a respected musician who created many successful blues and soul songs in the 1960s and 1970s, has filed a lawsuit against hip hop superstars Kanye West and Jay-Z over an allegedly uncleared sample on the duo's latest album, " ...

  11. Jay-Z and Kanye West's 'Watch the Throne' Exclusives Have Retailers Up in Arms

    July 28, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Jay-Z and Kanye West may be kings of hip-hop sales, but their decision to give iTunes and Best Buy exclusive windows to sell different editions of their "Watch the Throne" album has other music retailers in open revolt. Brick-and-mortar ...

  12. Adele's '21': Just How Impressive Are Her Digital Sales?

    March 03, 2011 7:21 PM EST This week's No. 1 album is a major exception to a rule: Adele's "21" made it to the top of the Billboard album chart mainly on the strength of digital sales. In fact, it would have been #1 even if it hadn't sold a single C ...

  13. In Final Week Of 2010: Swift & Mars Still Tops, Holiday Albums Tumble

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST With Christmas firmly in the rearview mirror, the Billboard 200 begins to approach normality again as many holiday-flavored sets tumble down the tally while contemporary titles rise up the list. On the chart reflecting the final Nielsen SoundScan ...

  14. Why Have Sales of Kanye West's 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' Declined So Drastically?

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST After topping the Billboard 200 chart a month ago with his fifth studio album, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," which sold 496,000 copies its first week, according to Nielsen Soundscan, Kanye West has nothing short of disappeared sel ...

  15. Chart Moves: Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Kanye West, Paul McCartney

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 200: -- Kanye West: All but 43 of the albums on the Billboard 200 chart see an increase in sales this week, thanks to consumers stocking up on Christmas gifts. In the top 50, only seven sets post a decline. And of the seven, four are ...

  16. On the Billboard 200: SuBo's Still No. 1; Eight Albums Debut in Top 10

    November 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "The Gift" easily fended off all challengers as it holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week, posting a second-week increase in sales with 335,000 (up 5%) sold according to Nielsen SoundScan .. ...

  17. Business Matters: How To Handle Amazon Sale Prices

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Asthmatic Kitty: Don't Feel Guilty About Amazon Prices -- Recall when the Asthmatic Kitty label criticized Amazon.com's sale prices for devaluing music? The label's head of A&R, ...