Sony Urban Music

  1. Lil Wayne Helps Universal Lock Down Top Four Spots on R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

    August 09, 2011 4:38 PM EDT Weeks after the streamlining of Universal Motown and Universal Republic into a single entity now known solely as Universal Republic, the rechristened label becomes the first record company to lock down the top four spots on Billboard's Mainst ...

  2. Sony Urban Music Restructures

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a move that has long been anticipated, Sony Music Label Group revealed today (Dec. 7) that it is restructuring its urban music division, and creating a new role for the unit's top executive, Lisa Ellis. Sony Urban Music, previously a 70-pe ...

  3. Ciara To Headline VH1 Save The Music Benefit

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event to take place July 28 in East Hampton, N.Y. Multi-platinum selling Ciara will headline the fourth annual VH1 Save The Music Hamptons Benefit to take place on July 28 in East Hampton. The event is expected to raise more than $300,000 for the ...

  4. More Stripes For Sony's Ienner

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Label Group U.S. head Don Ienner is adding the title of chairman to his role as CEO. The promotion is one of the first key staffing moves from newly installed Sony BMG Music Entertainment c Sony Music Label Group U.S. head Don Ienner is ...

  5. Report: Nas Joins Def Jam

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Feud with Def Jam head Jay-Z ended in Oct. Rapper Nas has signed with Def Jam, according to a New York Times report, creating a unique joint venture with his current label, Columbia. When contacted by Billboard.biz, representatives from both compa ...

  6. Sony BMG Lays Off 42 Staffers

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a move that Sony BMG officials are calling “the final phase” of integration, the company today (Jan. 6), laid off 42 employees. Additionally, as part of a December reorganization at Sony Music In a move that Sony BMG officials are calling “the ...

  7. Tyler Appointed EVP At Sony Music

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Will oversee promotion strategies. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has appointed Bruce Tyler executive VP, promotion/market strategy of Sony Music Label Group. Reporting to SMLG president Michele Anthony and based in New York, Tyler will partner with ...

  8. Sony Music Promotes Block To Head Of Sales

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Succeeds Tom Donnarumma who moved to Columbia. Michael Block, senior VP of sales at the Sony Music Label Group U.S., has been named the head of sales for that shared services operation. Block reports to Sony Music Label Group president and COO Mic ...

  9. Anthony, Barnett, Walk Take New SMLG Roles

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Label Group U.S. has a new executive structure in place, effective immediately. Michele Anthony has been named president of SMLG, in addition to continuing her role as COO of the group and Sony Music Label Group U.S. has a new executive ...

  10. Destiny's Child Takes Top Spot With '#1's'

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ends one-week reign of Simpson's 'I Am Me.' Destiny's Child's "#1's" lives up to its namesake with a chart-topping bow on The Billboard 200 this week. With 113,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen So ...

  11. Motown Names Shanti Das As Marketing Exec

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Previous stints include Sony, Arista. Shanti Das has been appointed executive VP of marketing & artist development for Motown Records and senior VP of urban marketing for Universal Records. She reports to Sylvia Rhone, president of Motown Reco ...

  12. Mike Lynn Joins Columbia, Sony Urban

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Aftermath exec will head Big Ego imprint. Sony Urban Music and Columbia Records have inked a production and label deal with Mike Lynn. The Los Angeles-based Lynn was Dr. Dre's right hand man at Aftermath Entertainment for nearly 10 yea ...

  13. Strait's 'Somewhere' Heads Right To No. 1

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT George Strait's "Somewhere Down in Texas" (MCA Nashville) earns the country veteran his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week and becomes his 20th to lead the Billboard Hot Country Albums roundup George Strait's "Some ...

  14. The Game Wins Again

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fans are still clamoring for the Game, as his Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope debut, "The Documentary," returns to No. 1 on The Billboard 200, on U.S. sales down 28% from last week to 190,000 units, accor Fans are still clamoring for the Gam ...

  15. The Game Wins Again

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fans are still clamoring for the Game, as his Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope debut, "The Documentary," returns to No. 1 on The Billboard 200, on U.S. sales down 28% from last week to 190,000 units, accor Fans are still clamoring for the Gam ...

  16. Chesney's 'Chair' Grabs Chart Throne

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney earns his third chart-topper on The Billboard 200 as "Be As You Are: Songs From an Old Blue Chair" (BNA) debuts with U.S. sales of 311,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Kenny Chesney earns his third chart-topper on ...

  17. Chesney's 'Chair' Grabs Chart Throne

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country set debuts with 311K. Kenny Chesney earns his third chart-topper on The Billboard 200 as "Be As You Are: Songs From an Old Blue Chair" (BNA) debuts with U.S. sales of 311,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It knocks the G ...

  18. Winning Game Tops Chart

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Documentary' tops 580K. Playing with his first major-label release, the Game wins the top slot of The Billboard 200 by a landslide this week, as “The Documentary” (Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope) debuts with U.S. sales of 587,000 units, ac ...

  19. Green Day Retains Billboard 200 Crown

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise/Warner) holds for a second consecutive week atop The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales up 0.3% from last week to 100,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Green Day's "American Idiot ...

  20. Green Day Retains Billboard 200 Crown

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise/Warner) holds for a second consecutive week atop The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales up 0.3% from last week to 100,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Green Day's "American Idiot ...

  21. 'Idiot' Regains Billboard 200 Throne

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day returns to the top of The Billboard 200, as "American Idiot" (Reprise/Warner Bros.) jumps 2-1 to oust Eminem. "Idiot" makes the move despite a 41% decline in U.S. sales from last week to 100 Green Day returns to the t ...

  22. 'Idiot' Regains Billboard 200 Throne

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day returns to the top of The Billboard 200, as "American Idiot" (Reprise/Warner Bros.) jumps 2-1 to oust Eminem. "Idiot" makes the move despite a 41% decline in U.S. sales from last week to 100 Green Day returns to the t ...

  23. Eminem Rolls Into '05 Atop Billboard 200

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Eminem extends his "Encore," as the album picks up a second consecutive week atop The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales down 54% from last week to 198,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is the Sha Eminem extends his "Encore,&quo ...

  24. Eminem Rolls Into '05 Atop Billboard 200

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Eminem extends his "Encore," as the album picks up a second consecutive week atop The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales down 54% from last week to 198,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is the Sha Eminem extends his "Encore,&quo ...

  25. Epic Names Marketing VP

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Epic Records has promoted Heidi Brown Lewis to VP of marketing. She has been senior director of product marketing since 1997. Epic Records has promoted Heidi Brown Lewis to VP of marketing. She has been senior director of product marketing since 1 ...

  26. Epic Names Marketing VP

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Epic Records has promoted Heidi Brown Lewis to VP of marketing. She has been senior director of product marketing since 1997. Epic Records has promoted Heidi Brown Lewis to VP of marketing. She has been senior director of product marketing since 1 ...

  27. Ludacris Lights Up No. 1 With 'Red Light'

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ludacris scores his second No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Red Light District," which notches U.S. sales of 322,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Ludacris scores his second No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Red Ligh ...

  28. Ludacris Lights Up No. 1 With 'Red Light'

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ludacris scores his second No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Red Light District," which notches U.S. sales of 322,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Ludacris scores his second No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Red Ligh ...

  29. Sony Urban Names Senior VP

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Promo vet McClendon shifts from Arista. Sony Urban Music has named C.C. McClendon as senior VP of urban promotion. She was senior VP of R&B promotion at Arista Records. In her new position, New York-based McClendon reports to Sony Urban Music ...

  30. Eminem Holds At No. 1 With 871K

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Destiny's Child scores 497K. Despite a strong challenge from the new album by Destiny's Child, Eminem's "Encore" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) remains the No. 1 title on The Billboard 200 following its first full week of av ...

  31. Eminem Holds At No. 1 With 871K

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Despite a strong challenge from the new album by Destiny's Child, Eminem's "Encore" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) remains the No. 1 title on The Billboard 200 following its first full week of availabil Despite a strong challenge ...

  32. Eminem's 'Encore' Takes No. 1 Bow

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although it was legitimately available for just three days during the sales reporting week, Eminem's "Encore" moved enough copies to easily debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Released on Friday in a Although it was legitimately av ...

  33. Eminem's 'Encore' Takes No. 1 Bow

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rapper sells 700K in abbreviated first week. Although it was legitimately available for just three days during the sales reporting week, Eminem's "Encore" moved enough copies to easily debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Released o ...

  34. Ienner CEO, Sony Music Label Group, U.S.

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Add CEO to Don Ienner's list of titles as the boss of recorded music at Sony Music in the United States. Ienner has assumed the chief executive designation in addition to his existing title of preside Ienner CEO, Sony Music Label Group, U.S. ...

  35. Don Ienner Earns CEO Stripes

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Add CEO to Don Ienner's list of titles as the boss of recorded music at Sony Music in the United States. Ienner has assumed the chief executive designation in addition to his existing title of preside Add CEO to Don Ienner's list of titl ...

  36. Sony Taps A&R VP For Gospel

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Joseph Burney has been appointed VP of A&R, gospel, for Sony Urban Music. He will report to Tara Griggs-Magee, Sony Urban Music's executive VP of gospel. Joseph Burney has been appointed VP of A&R, gospel, for Sony Urban Music. He ...

  37. Sony Taps Ellis As Urban Music GM

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Urban Music has named Lisa Ellis general manager. NEW YORK-- Sony Urban Music has named Lisa Ellis general manager. In the newly-created position, Ellis will SUM's oversee day-to-day operations. She also will work with Sony's U.S. l ...

  38. E.U. Set To Act On New Rules To Halt Piracy

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union is expected to agree to new rules this week that will clamp down on movie and music pirates following a long legislative battle, according to the E.U. sources last Friday. <br clea Virgin, Fox Studio Drop Lawsuit, Settle Disp ...

  39. Sony Ups Ellis To Urban GM

    March 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music's Lisa Ellis has been promoted to the new position of GM of Sony Urban Music. Based in New York, Ellis reports to Sony Music U.S. president Don Ienner. Sony Music's Lisa Ellis has been promoted to the new position of GM of Son ...