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  1. Angel Haze Defies Label, Leaks 'Dirty Gold' Album

    December 19, 2013 6:39 AM EST Frustrated by the stalled release of her debut studio album "Dirty Gold," New York-based rapper Angel Haze took matters into her own hands this morning. Following a lengthy Twitter rant about her conflicts with Republic Records, the 22-y ...

  2. Six Senior-Level Execs' Thoughts on the Fourth-Quarter Album Release (From the Magazine)

    September 04, 2013 11:39 AM EDT "Seasonality is important for us with our Latin artists. Yes, end-of-year sales are important. Yes, Valentine's Day sales are important. Yes, Mother's Day sales are important. But do you know what is more important? That you have ...

  3. Coldplay's First Soundtrack-Specific Song, 'Atlas,' to Debut on Republic's 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Soundtrack

    August 09, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Coldplay are ready to show off their first new music since 2011's chart-sweeping album "Mylo Xyloto." The British alt-rock band recorded a song for the "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" soundtrack, titled "Atlas," ...

  4. Could Pop Radio’s Next Hit Be A Cover Of A... 1930s Appalachian Folk Song?!

    March 18, 2013 2:04 PM EDT Although it’s spent 11 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold almost half a million (498,000) downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Anna Kendrick’s quirky single "Cups" (UME/Republic) is just now adding a new element to its succe ...

  5. Backbeat: Lucian Grainge, Irving Azoff, Steve Barnett, Katy Perry, Florence Welch, More at Universal Grammy Showcase

    February 10, 2013 3:32 PM EST Above, David Joseph (Chairman & CEO, UMG UK) and Lucian Grainge (Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Group) The enormity of Universal Music Group, with EMI now completely folded into its operation, was on full display Saturday at a midday sh ...

  6. Universal Signs New Agreement With Republic's Monte and Avery Lipman

    February 04, 2013 11:19 AM EST Universal Music Group has signed new long-term agreements with Republic Records founders Monte Lipman and Avery Lipman as they become Chairman & Chief Executive Officer and President & Chief Operating Officer, respectively, of the company ...

  7. 2013 Grammy Awards: Rap Song, Album Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:34 AM EST Anthems and opuses from hip-hop's big guns and breakthrough stars best RAP album Take Care Drake LABEL: Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records PRODUCERS: Noah "40" Shebib, Boi-1da, Carlo Montagnese, the Weeknd, Jamie "XX" ...

  8. The Year In Pop: Adele Repeats as Top Artist, Gotye Scores No. 1 Hot 100 Song

    December 14, 2012 8:23 AM EST After her watershed success in 2011, Adele triumphs again in 2012. She becomes the only act to be both the top artist of the year and have the No. 1 Billboard 200 album ("21") two years in a row. In 2011, she was the first woman to notch ...

  9. Drake, Nicki Minaj Among Year's R&B/Hip-Hop Chart-Toppers

    December 14, 2012 8:17 AM EST At first glance, the 2012 year-end R&B/hip-hop charts mirror those of 2011. Many of the same names are back in the limelight: Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Rihanna and Chris Brown, to name a few. Check Out All Our Year-En ...

  10. Album Reviews: The xx, Deadmau5, Melissa Etheridge & more

    September 13, 2012 12:35 PM EDT DEADMAU5 >Album Title Goes Here< Producer: Deadmau5 Ultra Music Release Date: Sept. 25 He recently wrote on Tumblr that he plans to "unplug for a wee bit" as a result of being "pretty miserable right now." But bef ...

  11. Backbeat: Kelly Rowland, Sylvia Rhone Honored @ Essence Black Women in Music Gala

    February 09, 2012 10:17 AM EST Honorees Sylvia Rhone, former Motown chief, and rising icon Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child fame. (Photo: 2012 A Turner Archives) Grammy Week revved up in earnest last night (Feb. 8) with two key events; the Recording Academy's Producer ...

  12. Enrique Iglesias, Shakira Win Big at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 28, 2011 11:00 PM EDT Big Winner: Enrique Iglesias at the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards accepting one of nine awards he won. (Photo: Getty Images) MIAMI -- After a year that saw pop going bigger than ever, it's perhaps not surprising that two crossover superst ...

  13. Enrique Iglesias' 'Tonight' Tops Hot Latin, Mainstream Top 40 Charts In A Billboard First

    March 10, 2011 8:19 AM EST Enrique Iglesias' chart feat this week -- an artist ranking at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs and Mainstream Top 40 charts simultaneously with two different compositions, in two different languages -- is a first in the surveys' ...

  14. Enrique Iglesias, Shakira Among Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 10, 2011 9:50 AM EST This was the year that went pop around the world, and Latin music was no exception, with Enrique Iglesias and Shakira, both crossover acts with big up-tempo pop albums, leading the list of finalists for the 22nd annual Billboard Latin Music Awards ...

  15. 2010's Latin Music Sales Down 26.8%, Digital Up 28%, Enrique Igelsias Is Top-Selling Artist

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST Year-end sales of Latin music in the United States continued to drop for the fourth consecutive year, according to numbers released by Nielsen SoundScan. For the 52 weeks ending Jan. 2, sales of Latin music, defined as albums that are at least 51% ...

  16. Enrique Iglesias Continues No. 1 Run On Chart

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Enrique Iglesias continues the most successful run so far this year on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, and Top Latin Albums chart, notching 15 weeks at No. 1 with his single “Cuando Me Enamoro,” featuring Juan Luis Guerra. At the same time, Igl ...

  17. Iglesias Returns To No. 1

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT During a rather static Latin chart week—both for radio and sales—Enrique Iglesias returns to the No. 1 spot on the Top Latin Albums chart with “Euphoria” (Universal Music Latino/Republic), claiming the position for the eighth week since its July 2 ...

  18. UMLE Scores On Latin Charts

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With Enrique Iglesias leading the charge atop Billboard’s Top Latin Albums sales chart for the seventh consecutive week, Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE) artists managed to claim the top spot in every single Latin sales chart for the wee ...

  19. Lady A's 'American Honey' Slows No. 1 Turnover On Hot Country Songs

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Up 1.2 million audience impressions in its 17th chart week, Lady Antebellum's "American Honey" (Capitol Nashville) claims a second week atop Hot Country Songs, ending a spate of one-week leaders that began when Billy Currington' ...

  20. 'O' Yes -- Omarion Is No. 1

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Solo debut moves 182K. Former B2K frontman Omarion bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with solo debut "O" (T.U.G./Epic), which scores U.S. sales of 182,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Sony BMG says 30% of the first-week sales ...

  21. 'O' Yes -- Omarion Is No. 1

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former B2K frontman Omarion bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with solo debut "O" (T.U.G./Epic), which scores U.S. sales of 182,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set sends last week's ch Former B2K frontman Omarion bow ...

  22. Grammys Boost 'Genius' To No. 1

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ray Charles scores first chart-topper since 1962. The Grammy winner for album of the year, Ray Charles' "Genius Loves Company" (Concord/Hear Music) rockets from No. 15 to the top of The Billboard 200, earning the iconic artist his f ...

  23. Grammys Boost 'Genius' To No. 1

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ray Charles scores first chart-topper since 1962. The Grammy winner for album of the year, Ray Charles' "Genius Loves Company" (Concord/Hear Music) rockets from No. 15 to the top of The Billboard 200, earning the iconic artist his f ...

  24. 3 Doors Down Comes In At No. 1

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Doors Down's "Seventeen Days" (Republic/Universal) was the album of choice for Valentine's shoppers, coming in this week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The group notches the best sales week of its c 3 Doors Down's " ...

  25. 3 Doors Down Comes In At No. 1

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Doors Down's "Seventeen Days" (Republic/Universal) was the album of choice for Valentine's shoppers, coming in this week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The group notches the best sales week of its c 3 Doors Down's " ...