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  1. Martin Garrix Makes an Ultra Debut on Social 50 Chart

    April 03, 2014 7:54 PM EDT EDM star Martin Garrix debuts on the Social 50 chart thanks to his breakout turn at the Ultra Music Festival over the March 28-30 weekend. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Mys ...

  2. Scooter Braun on Relaunching British Knights Sneakers: 'Artists Are the New Athletes' (Exclusive)

    February 14, 2014 10:00 AM EST Music mogul Scooter Braun is reviving sneaker brand British Knights, popularized by its association with hip-hop culture in the late ’80s and early ’90s, for a new generation. Related Articles Billboard Power 100 2014: No. 33 - Scooter Braun, ...

  3. Martin Garrix Signs to Scooter Braun Projects, Earns UK No. 1, Still in High School: Exclusive

    November 18, 2013 12:48 PM EST Few high school students are having a better fall than Martin Garrix. Yesterday (Nov. 17), “Animals,” the 17-year-old Dutchman’s breakthrough EDM track, hit No. 1 on the official UK charts during its first week of commercial release, beating L ...

  4. Ariana Grande vs. Tamar Braxton In Battle for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    September 06, 2013 8:21 PM EDT New albums from Ariana Grande and Tamar Braxton are battling it out in a race for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest that Grande’s debut effort, "Yours Truly," may sell between 115,000 and 120,000 copi ...

  5. Scooter Braun on Bieber Grammy Snub: 'I Wasn't Mad, Just Voicing My Opinion'

    December 06, 2012 4:24 PM EST Manager and label owner Scooter Braun was mystified Thursday morning why his tweet about the lack of a Grammy nomination for Justin Bieber had taken on a life of its own and become a news story. "I wasn't mad, just voicing my opinion,&qu ...

  6. Scooter Braun Slams Grammys Over Justin Bieber Snub

    December 06, 2012 8:00 AM EST Scooter Braun, superstar manager and Schoolboy Records boss, went on a mini Twitter tirade following Wednesday night's Grammy Awards nominations announcement . Writing to his over 2 million followers, the 31-year-old Braun defended his No. 1 ...

  7. From This Week's Billboard: How PSY Went From Viral Video To American Pop Sensation With Help From Scooter Braun

    October 26, 2012 4:05 PM EDT Below is an excerpt from BIllboard's cover story on PSY, the South Korean pop phenom who has rocketed to international stardom via a viral video (and a little help from Scooter Braun, Justin Bieber's manager) in a matter of months. Appro ...

  8. Backbeat: Carly Rae Jepsen Hangs With Cody Simpson, Scooter Braun, Interscope Execs At Album Launch Party

    September 26, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen signs autographs for fans outside the event. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) Carly Rae Jepsen celebrated the release of Kiss last Thursday with family and industry friends at her West Hollywood release party. The paparazzi swarmed outside o ...

  9. Scooter Braun, Korean Viral Video Sensation Psy Announce Label Partnership

    September 04, 2012 6:50 AM EDT Psy, the Korean pop star and U.S. viral video sensation, uploaded a short clip on his official YouTube channel Monday showing music exec Scooter Braun and himself sharing a drink and making a big announcement: sources have confirmed to Billboard t ...

  10. 40 Under 40: Scooter Braun

    August 02, 2012 2:34 PM EDT Scooter Braun CEO, School Boy Records, SB Projects Website: ScooterBraun.com Twitter: @ScooterBraun Daydream Belieber With three of his acts claiming No. 1 positions on Billboard charts (Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen and the Wanted), manager Sco ...

  11. Scooter Braun: The Tycoon of Teen

    August 02, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Justin Bieber's guy." It's a moniker Scooter Braun accepts with a combination of pride and frustration. He acknowledges the honor - "Justin is the most famous part of our business," he says - while hoping those bestowing i ...

  12. Justin Bieber's Apollo Show Loses Power, Continues Unplugged (Video)

    June 19, 2012 8:09 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Justin Bieber had an unplugged performance at the Apollo Theater on Monday, but it wasn't intentional -- a problem caused a power outage during the singing sensation's big concert. The singer was nearing the end of a pri ...

  13. Carly Rae Jepsen, Scooter Braun Talk Hot 100 Coronation

    June 13, 2012 4:05 PM EDT (Update: Jepsen's manager was previously misidentified. She is managed Jonathan Simkin.) Carly Rae Jepsen and Scooter Braun, founder of her imprint Schoolboy Records, are basking in the afterglow of her bouncy Interscope Records single " ...

  14. Justin Bieber Sells Out U.S. Tour in One Hour

    June 04, 2012 7:10 AM EDT Bieber Fever is alive and well in the Americas. The 18-year-old pop star, whose new album, Believe , is due out on June 19, sold out his entire U.S. and North American tour within one hour, according to his label, Island Def Jam. In addition, tick ...

  15. Scooter Braun Talks Schoolboy-Universal Deal: 'Lucian Grainge Doesn't Want to Embrace the Old Business'

    May 16, 2012 3:28 PM EDT On the same day that his Schoolboy Records imprint announced a label and distribution deal with Universal Music Group, Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun was honored with the SoundWAV Award at the Third Annual FlashFWD Awards, which toaste ...

  16. Justin Bieber Manager Scooter Braun, UMG's Lucian Grainge Team Up for Label Deal

    May 14, 2012 7:04 PM EDT Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge and Justin Bieber manager Scooter Braun will announce a global distribution deal for Braun's Schoolboy Records -- which includes Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen and the Wanted - later this week, according to ...

  17. Asher Roth Calls Def Jam Deal 'A Win-Win for Everybody'

    November 22, 2011 4:50 PM EST Asher Roth tells Billboard.com that signing to Def Jam Recordings, a deal that was officially announced on Tuesday (Nov. 22), marks a "win-win for everybody" as he preps the March release of his sophomore album, "Is This Too Orange? ...

  18. Backbeat: Justin Bieber Joins Elvis Duran and the Morning Show Team at New York's Z-100

    November 21, 2011 2:50 PM EST Photo Op: Billboard's Maggie Doherty, Elvis Duran, and Justin Bieber pose after the live segment aired on Z-100. (Photo: Shelby Case) Check out all of our Backbeats -- our exclusive look at the people behind the music business -- right here. ...

  19. Manager: Justin Bieber's 'Believe' Album Could Land Next Summer

    October 21, 2011 9:10 PM EDT It's only October, but Justin Bieber is already way ahead of the game when it comes to holiday spirit. Not only is his Christmas album set for release on Nov. 1, the teen phenom also recently handed over a check for $10,000 to the Startford H ...

  20. Usher Moves to WME From CAA

    April 20, 2011 8:01 PM EDT Singer-actor Usher Raymond has signed with WME in all areas. He was previously represented by CAA. The seven-time Grammy winner's self-titled debut came out in 1994 and he has released six albums since then, including two in 2010: Raymond v. ...

  21. Breaking Bieber: In New Video Clip Manager Explains Grassroots Approach

    January 28, 2011 3:35 PM EST In the ongoing promotion for Justin Bieber's 3D biopic,"Never Say Never" (out Feb. 11), new clips are constantly trickling out online. In the latest, Bieber's manager Scooter Braun takes the lead, explaining how Justin's e ...

  22. The Brains Behind Justin Bieber: A Conversation With Scooter Braun

    November 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sunday night’s American Music Awards said it all: There’s a new Justin in town. The 16-year-old wunderkind — a title the multi-instrumentalist can legitimately claim — Justin Bieber won four awards (all fan-voted) during the ABC broadcast, includi ...

  23. Bieber: I'm '100 Percent' Behind Accused Manager

    March 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber is standing by his manager, who surrendered to police Wednesday (March 24) in connection with a mall fan frenzy that sent five people to a hospital with minor injuries last year. Scott "Scooter" Braun pleaded not guilty to ...

  24. Usher Introduces Pop/Soul Protégé Justin Bieber

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter/producer Usher introduced his teen protégé, Justin Bieber, to Los Angeles tastemakers today (April 27) during a sit-down lunch at the Sunset Tower Hotel. Currently recording his Island Records debut in Atlanta, the 15-year-old Bi ...