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  1. Billboard Power 100: Antonio "L.A." Reid

    January 26, 2012 11:56 PM EST No. 37 Antonio "L.A." Reid Chairman/CEO Epic Records Twitter: @LA_Reid The Real X-Factor... When "The X Factor" was whittling down its contestants in late fall, Antonio "L.A." Reid's dressing room became much mor ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. L.A. Reid Officially Named Chairman & CEO of Epic Records

    July 18, 2011 10:20 AM EDT He's been on the job for weeks , but on Monday morning LA Reid was officially named Chairman & CEO of Epic Records by new Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris . Reid will report to Morris and oversee the day-to-day operations of the N ...

  4. Big Boi to Launch Kids Record Label With Daughter

    May 12, 2011 12:10 PM EDT O utkast rapper Big Boi tells Billboard.com that he and his 16-year-old daughter, Jordan, have formed Purple Kidz, a new record label that will launch in the coming weeks. The imprint will feature a roster of younger artists but will target fans o ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Outkast's Big Boi Announces Signing Solo Deal With Def Jam

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After numerous delays, it looks like Big Boi's upcoming album, "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty," will finally see the light of day -- on a new label. The rapper, one half of the collective Outkast with partner Andre 3 ...

  8. Primary Wave, Phillana Williams Launch JV

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Primary Wave Music Publishing and Marketing has entered into a joint venture with record industry veteran Phillana Williams, the former head of urban marketing at Arista Records and Island/Def Jam, to begin a new urban artist management company. W ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Andre 3000 Sued For 'Class' Cartoon

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Outkast's Andre "Andre 3000" Benjamin, along with the Cartoon Network and Turner Broadcasting, is being sued for $2 million in damages by a Boston postal worker who claims they ripped off his idea for an animated series about a grou ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Urban Alternative Focus of Recording Academy Forum

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The state of urban alternative music was the focus of a seminar/membership outreach event hosted by the Los Angeles chapter of The Recording Academy at The Standard/Downtown June 30. “Urban Alternative Music: a Global Movement” encompassed a wide- ...

  13. Big Boi Preps 'Luscious' Solo Album

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Big Boi is putting the finishing touches on his solo LP, “Sir Luscious Left Foot…Son of Chico Dusty” via LaFace/Zomba. Though the LP has no official release date, the Outkast MC released “Royal Flush” featuring Andre 3000 and Wu-Tang’s Raek ...

  14. Diddy Unveils Janelle Monae In New York

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sean "Diddy" Combs presented Janelle Monae, the newest addition to the Bad Boy Records roster, to music industry insiders last night (April 3) at New York's Blender Theater. The singer/songwriter/producer is signed to the label via ...

  15. Outkast MC Big Boi Eyes Ballet Debut

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Outkast MC Big Boi is partnering with the Atlanta Ballet for a performance called "Big." The production will fuse the Atlanta Ballet's visual movements with Big Boi's music and will feature guest appearances by Sleepy Brown, Bi ...

  16. Bubba Sparxxx Signs With Koch

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bubba Sparxxx has signed to Koch Records and brought along his New South Entertainment label. Sparks was previously on Outkast MC Big Boi's Purple Ribbon record label, which was distributed by Virgin Records. Sparxxx's will release his a ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Bits & Pieces: Backstage At The Vibe Awards

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Big Boi, Ciara, Akon on upcoming projects. While Mariah Carey was the big winner onstage at Saturday’s third annual Vibe Awards, stars like Big Boi, Ciara, Kwame, Akon, Akon protégé T-Pain, DJ Quik, Funkmaster Flex, Chris Brown and Trillville were ...

  20. EMI Named Publisher Of The Year At ASCAP Awards

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Outkast's 'Hey Ya' grabs top song honors. Outkast's 'Hey Ya' grabs top song honors. News ...

  21. EMI Named Publisher Of The Year At ASCAP Awards

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Outkast's 'Hey Ya' grabs top song honors. EMI Music Publishing took home the coveted publisher of the year title at the 22nd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards, held May 16 at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. It marked t ...

  22. Andre 3000 Pacts With Nickelodeon

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Set to star in new Nick Movies film. Outkast rapper Andre 3000 says kids' movies need to be edgier -- and he plans to make it happen through a new deal with Nickelodeon and MTV. "I've noticed that kids, they're looking up to th ...

  23. Jay-Z, 50 Cent, OutKast Vie For BMA Ringtone Honor

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tracks by 50 Cent, Jay-Z and OutKast will battle for the first ringtone of the year honor at the Billboard Music Awards, to be held Wednesday (Dec. 8) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Tracks by 50 Cent, Jay-Z and OutKast will battle for ...

  24. Jay-Z, 50 Cent, OutKast Vie For BMA Ringtone Honor

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tracks by 50 Cent, Jay-Z and OutKast will battle for the first ringtone of the year honor at the Billboard Music Awards, to be held Wednesday (Dec. 8) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Tracks by 50 Cent, Jay-Z and OutKast will battle for ...

  25. Usher, Alicia Keys Top Finalists For BMAs

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast, Maroon 5, West also get multiple nods. Usher and Alicia Keys are the leading finalists for the Billboard Music Awards, which will be held Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will air live on Fox. Usher is a contender for ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Usher Big Winner At AMAs

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast, Toby Keith also multiple winners. OutKast, Toby Keith also multiple winners. News Toby Keith ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Usher Leads AMA Nominations

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT West, OutKast also up for multiple awards. West, OutKast also up for multiple awards. News ...

  30. OutKast, Jay-Z Lead MTV VMA Winners

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop acts grab four awards each. With four awards each, OutKast's "Hey Ya!" And Jay-Z's "99 Problems" were the top winners at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, presented last night (Aug. 29) at the American Airlines ...

  31. 3 Is Company With BMG U.K. On Mobile Videos

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Aguilera, OutKast sign up for cell phone jukebox. Aguilera, OutKast sign up for cell phone jukebox. News ...

  32. 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, ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. OutKast Star To Key Element Music Drama

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT OutKast's Andre Benjamin, aka Andre 3000, has pacted with Element Films to topline an untitled feature for the company, with Emmy-winning TV helmer Paris Barclay in talks to direct, Element said yeste OutKast's Andre Benjamin, aka Andre ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. OutKast Snags Two Soul Train Awards

    March 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast was the big winner at Saturday's (March 20) 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, picking up two statuettes. Yet the evening belonged to career achievement honoree Janet Jackson. The singer wa OutKast was the big winner at Saturday ...

  37. OutKast, Eminem Lead Feb. RIAA Shipments

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP" and OutKast's "Speakerboxx/The Love Below" were each certified in February by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for U.S. shipments of 9 million co Eminem's &q ...

  38. Beyonce, Vandross Leads Soul Train Noms

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Beyonce leads the list of nominees for the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, with four. The singer/songwriter recently took home five Grammys. Beyonce leads the list of nominees for the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, with four. The singer ...

  39. OutKast Leads RIAA's January Certs

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's momentum is showing no signs of slowing in 2004, as "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista) was certified eight-times platinum in January by the RIAA. OutKast's momentum is showing no signs of slowing in 2004, as " ...

  40. OutKast Holds At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for the second week in a row. U.S. sales of the album are down 11% from last week to 86,000 copies, according to OutKast's two-CD set " ...

  41. OutKast Holds At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for the second week in a row. U.S. sales of the album are down 11% from last week to 86,000 copies, according to OutKast's two-CD set " ...

  42. VH1 Poll: Hip-Hop Will Rule Grammys

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop and R&B artists should dominate the 46th annual Grammy Awards, according to a new poll of 18- to 49-year-olds conducted by VH1. Hip-hop and R&B artists should dominate the 46th annual Grammy Awards, according to a new poll of 1 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. OutKast Reclaims Albums Chart Peak

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 with a 3-1 jump. U.S. sales of the Arista album are down just 4% from last week to 97,000 copies, according t OutKast's two-CD set " ...

  45. OutKast Reclaims Albums Chart Peak

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 with a 3-1 jump. U.S. sales of the Arista album are down just 4% from last week to 97,000 copies, according t OutKast's two-CD set " ...

  46. Beyoncé, OutKast To Play Brits

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé and OutKast will perform the latter's hit "Hey Ya!" together at the Brit Awards Feb. 17 at London's Earls Court, Billboard.biz has learned. Beyoncé and OutKast will perform the latter's hit "Hey Ya!&q ...

  47. Beyoncé, OutKast To Play Brits

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé and OutKast will perform the latter's hit "Hey Ya!" together at the Brit Awards Feb. 17 at London's Earls Court, Billboard.biz has learned. Beyoncé and OutKast will perform the latter's hit "Hey Ya!&q ...

  48. OutKast Meets Oscar

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's No. 1 single "Hey Ya!" has been chosen as the theme for a one-minute trailer promoting the 76th Academy Awards. Featuring clips from previous Oscar telecasts, the promo is being shipped this OutKast's No. 1 single &qu ...

  49. OutKast Singles Still Steady

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST While OutKast lost the No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 this week to crooner Josh Groban, the Atlanta-based hip-hop duo still has a lock on the Hot 100. "Hey Ya!" cruises to its seventh week atop the While OutKast lost the No. 1 album on ...

  50. OutKast Singles Still Steady

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST While OutKast lost the No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 this week to crooner Josh Groban, the Atlanta-based hip-hop duo still has a lock on the Hot 100. "Hey Ya!" cruises to its seventh week atop the While OutKast lost the No. 1 album on ...

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