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  1. Outkast Announce Tour of Over 40 Festivals

    January 13, 2014 11:46 AM EST "It's truly an honor to celebrate 20 years and still be free to do music the way we choose," Big Boi said, via statement. "Don't just think outside the box, know that there is no box. I'm looking forward to rocking th ...

  2. 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,& ...

  3. Gorillaz/Andre 3000/LCD's James Murphy's Converse Track: The Story Behind The Song

    February 21, 2012 1:53 PM EST In the most high-profile offering of its "3 Artists. 1 Song" campaign to date, Converse Inc. announced on Feb. 9 that Gorillaz, LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy and OutKast rapper Andre 300 had teamed up to record an original song f ...

  4. Andre 3000, Gorillaz, LCD's James Murphy Team Up for Converse Track

    February 09, 2012 11:40 AM EST As part of Converse Inc.'s continuing "Three Artists. One Song" campaign, Gorillaz, former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy and Outkast rapper Andre 3000 have teamed up for an original track. "DoYaThing" will be relea ...

  5. Backbeat: Nappy Roots Stop By Billboard, Talk 'Nappy Dot Org'

    September 16, 2011 11:31 AM EDT An Array of Dome Coverings: From Left: Nappy Roots members Fishscales, B. Stille, Big V (aka Vito), Skinny DeVille and Ron Clutch get reacquainted with Billboard's Gail Mitchell (second from left) and the gold plaque they autographed in 2002. ...

  6. Outkast, Ciara Headed for L.A. Reid's Epic Records, Sources Say

    September 15, 2011 12:16 PM EDT Since taking over Sony Music's Epic Records in July, label chairman and X Factor judge L.A. Reid has been busy rebuilding the company's image and roster, which will soon include Outkast and Ciara, sources say. Reid has a long history wit ...

  7. Billboard Q&A: Chrysalis' Chris Wright & BMG's Hartwig Masuch

    November 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST In just three weeks, Germany's rapidly expanding BMG Rights Management has reached an agreement on what must be its biggest deal to date: a £107.4 million ($168.6 million) offer - already accepted by 73.4% of shareholders - for British music ...

  8. Business Matters: EMI Pension Fund, Fake Reviews, Bananarama

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI'S PENSION PROBLEMS -- It would be ironic if EMI 's biggest problems came not from its debt but from a liability unrelated to the credit bubble or the recorded music downturn: its pension fund. As ( Billboard.biz has reported ), the U ...

  9. Business Matters: Post-Katrina New Orleans, Cloud Hackers, 9:30 Club and more

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music business news. -- A summary of New Orleans' music scene five years after Hurricane Katrina: 20% fewer musicians, 50% fewer gigs, 43% lower earnings, and a higher cost of living. The third annual st ...

  10. Eminem's 'Recovery' Notches Three Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" is the first album to notch three consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 since March, as it holds atop the tally with 229,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The last album to string three weeks ...

  11. Third Week At No. 1 For Eminem's 'Recovery' On Billboard 200

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem makes it a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Recovery" while Drake's "Thank Me Later" hangs out at No. 2 for a third frame . . . The chart's highest debut is the first solo effort by OutKast's ...

  12. Eminem's 'Recovery' Likely To Last A Third Week At No. 1

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Unless something awfully crazy happens, next week Eminem's "Recovery" will be the first album to notch three consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 since March. That's when Sade's "Soldier of Love" wrapp ...

  13. ASCAP Honors Dr. Dre At Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ne-Yo, Chris "Tricky" Stewart" and The-Dream shared honors as songwriters of the year at ASCAP's 23rd annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. This year's ceremony, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles (June 25), ...

  14. Lil Wayne, T-Pain Top Songwriters At BMI Urban Awards

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT R&B/hip-hop heavyweights T-Pain, Lil Wayne, Polow Da Don and Kanye West were among those honored at tonight's BMI Urban Awards. Sharing songwriter of the year accolades were T-Pain and Lil Wayne, while producers Polow Da Don and West were ...

  15. Big Boi, Readying A Solo Album, Drops Into SXSW

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Big Boi is bouncing on the sidewalk. He is pumped. The 34-year-old Atlanta rapper and half of the duo OutKast, has for the first time come to South by Southwest, the annual music conference and festival. In an interview on a downtown Austin street ...

  16. 2009 South By Southwest Music Conference

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Full coverage, news and analysis from the 2009 South By Southwest Music Conference, being held March 18 - 22 in Austin, Texas. Editorial: SXSW 2009 Reflections March 22, 2009 - BillboardBiz Billboard editorial director Bill Werde reflects on this ...

  17. Elbow's 'Kid' Named Critics' Choice

    December 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. music critics have chosen Elbow's "The Seldom Seen Kid" (Fiction/Universal) as the best album of 2008, according to an aggregate poll of polls. The listing was compiled by U.K. market leading entertainment retailer HMV, based o ...

  18. VH1 Launches New Hip-Hop Themed Shows

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In anticipation of its upcoming 5th annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" telecast, VH1 will premier two new original hip-hop themed programs. "100 Greatest Hip Hop Songs" and "VH1 Rock Doc: NWA: The World's Most Dangerous Grou ...

  19. Big Boi Gets Political On 'Luscious' Lead Single

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Outkast's Big Boi is putting the finishing touches to his first solo album, "Sir Luscious Leftfoot ... Son of Chico Dusty," due in October via Laface/Zomba. The first single, the politically driven "Sumthin's Gotta Give&qu ...

  20. Common Previews 'Invincible' New Album

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A special eight-song preview last night (April 29) reveals that Common's upcoming eighth album, "Invincible Summer," is shaping up to be an electro-tinged departure from the MC's previous lyric-driven albums. "I created th ...

  21. Ole Inks Feist

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Canada-based publisher ole has signed a worldwide co-publishing deal with multi-platinum-selling songwriter/producer Mark Feist. His "No Man, No Cry" is expected to drop next week as the single for Kelly Rowland's upcoming album &qu ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Dupri To Be Named Island Urban President

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Industry sources have confirmed for Billboard that Universal Music Group will tomorrow announce (Feb. 7) Jermaine Dupri as president of urban music for Island Records. Dupri stepped down as president of urban music at Virgin in October 2006. At Vi ...

  24. And We're Telling You: 'Dreamgirls' Sings Way To Top

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to "Dreamgirls" rises to No. 1. It is the first film soundtrack to reach the top (without first debuting there) since 2002. The bad news: It registers the lowest sales total for a No. 1 album since Nielsen SoundScan began ...

  25. Aguilera's Maintains Euro Chart Supremacy

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT An unchanged top three on European Top 100 Albums shows Christina Aguilera starting a second week at No. 1 with "Back To Basics" (RCA). The album loses its lead in the United Kingdom and Ireland (1-2) An unchanged top three on European T ...

  26. Aguilera's Maintains Euro Chart Supremacy

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT An unchanged top three on European Top 100 Albums shows Christina Aguilera starting a second week at No. 1 with "Back To Basics" (RCA). The album loses its lead in the United Kingdom and Ireland (1-2) An unchanged top three on European T ...

  27. Contractor Takes Sony BMG Marketing Post

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nadir Contractor has been appointed senior director, marketing and promotions, within Sony BMG's European global marketing team. Nadir Contractor has been appointed senior director, marketing and promotions, within Sony BMG's European gl ...

  28. Sly Stone Emerges At Grammy Awards

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST First major public appearance since 1993. Music legend Sly Stone made his first major public appearance since his 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night (Feb. 8) at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Sly & the Family Ston ...

  29. Outkast's 'Idlewild' Bumped To Next Year

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Now expected in Q1 2006. Originally planned for release earlier this year and then bumped to December, the soundtrack to the OutKast film "Idlewild" has now been removed from LaFace/Jive's 2005 schedule. Group member Big Boi said ov ...

  30. 'Now 20' Takes No. 1

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Features Franz Ferdinand, Coldplay, Weezer. With a little help from acts like Franz Ferdinand, Coldplay, Weezer and the Backstreet Boys, the 20th installment of the "NOW! That's What I Call Music" series takes the top slot of The Bi ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. OutKast Tops MTV Europe Music Awards

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher, Muse also multiple award winners. With three victories, OutKast was the big winner at the 11th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held tonight (Nov. 18) in Rome. The Atlanta-based duo of Big Boi and Andre 3000 won for best group, and "Hey ...

  33. Usher, OutKast Top Winners At World Music Awards

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With three awards each, Usher and OutKast were the top winners at tonight's (Sept. 15) 16th annual World Music Awards. Usher opened the show with first single "Yeah!" from his latest LaFace/Zomba set With three awards each, Usher an ...

  34. Tim Prescott Takes Key Sony BMG Post

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG vet named executive VP/chief marketing officer. Tim Prescott has been named executive VP/chief marketing officer for Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Prescott -- who is based in New York and reports to Sony BMG CEO Andrew Lack -- has the mandate ...

  35. Café Tacuba, Venegas Lead MTV Latin VMA Noms

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ceremony to be held Oct. 21. Latin Grammy-winning artists Julieta Venegas and Café Tacuba are the top nominees for this year's MTV Video Music Awards Latin America (VMALA) ceremony. The Mexican acts received five nominations each, including v ...

  36. Atlanta To Host Labor Day SoulFest

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rival Concerts will produce the inaugural SoulFest Atlanta, a two-day music festival featuring soul, R&B, hip-hop and gospel artists. The event will be held Labor Day weekend (Sept. 4-5) in Atlan Rival Concerts will produce the inaugural S ...

  37. R. Kelly Takes Seven Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    August 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly was the big winner at the Billboard/American Urban Radio Networks R&B/Hip-Hop Awards ceremony, held tonight (Aug. 6) at Fifteen O One Barton G in Miami Beach. R. Kelly was the big winner at the Billboard/American Urban Radio Netwo ...

  38. Stein Joins Counsel To Carroll, Guido & Groffman

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Attorney Dave Stein has become of counsel to the firm of Carroll, Guido & Groffman, which works primarily with music and new-media clients. Attorney Dave Stein has become of counsel to the firm of Carroll, Guido & Groffman , which work ...

  39. Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withholding Royalties

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" Canterelli has filed a class-action lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, alleging that the company engages in unfair business practices by failing to promptly pay out uncl Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withhold ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Local Ladies Win Big at Japan's MTV Video Awards

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Japanese female vocalists Ayumi Hamasaki, Namie Amuro and Mika Nakashima (Sony) were the big winners at the third annual MTV Video Music Awards Japan, held in Tokyo on Sunday (May 23). Japanese female vocalists Ayumi Hamasaki, Namie Amuro and Mika ...

  42. U.K.'s Chrysalis Triples Profit For Half-Year

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chrysalis Group, the London-based independent music company, reports operating profit more than tripled in the six months ending Feb. 29, thanks largely to another strong performance at its radio unit Chrysalis Group, the London-based independent ...

  43. Andre 3000 Eyes Animation Project

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cartoon Network is developing a potential series project with Andre 3000, one-half of the chart-topping hip-hop group OutKast. Cartoon Network is developing a potential series project with Andre 3000, one-half of the chart-topping hip-hop group Ou ...

  44. U.K.'s Chrysalis Triples Profit For Half-Year

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chrysalis Group, the London-based independent music company, reports operating profit more than tripled in the six months ending Feb. 29, thanks largely to another strong performance at its radio unit Chrysalis Group, the London-based independent ...

  45. Black Eyed Peas Land NBA Slam-Dunk

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas have linked with the National Basketball Assn. (NBA) and ESPN for a promotion centered around the basketball playoffs. The Black Eyed Peas have linked with the National Basketball Assn. (NBA) and ESPN for a promotion centered a ...

  46. Behind The Scenes At The Grammys

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé -- the evening's big winner, with five awards for her first solo album -- said her previous honors with Destiny's Child are still special. OutKast, winner of three awards, including album of year, brought former Arista R ...

  47. Grammys Planning Beatles Tribute

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sting, Dave Matthews, Vince Gill and the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams have signed on for a Grammy tribute to the 40th anniversary of the Beatles' first U.S. television appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Sh Sting, Dave Matthews, Vince Gil ...

  48. OutKast, Furtado To Play NBA All-Star Game

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST When the best players in the NBA are introduced at the start of their annual all-star game next month, there will be no generic synthesizer music blaring in the background. Instead, the players will g When the best players in the NBA are introduce ...

  49. Sting, Sean Paul To Perform At Grammys

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sting, Sean Paul, Martina McBride and the Black Eyed Peas have joined the performance lineup for the 46th annual Grammy awards, which will be broadcast live on CBS Feb. 8 from Los Angeles' Staples Cen Sting, Sean Paul, Martina McBride and the ...

  50. Sting, Sean Paul To Perform At Grammys

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sting, Sean Paul, Martina McBride and the Black Eyed Peas have joined the performance lineup for the 46th annual Grammy awards, which will be broadcast live on CBS Feb. 8 from Los Angeles' Staples Cen Sting, Sean Paul, Martina McBride and the ...

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