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  1. 50 Cent Teams with Hang W/ App for Live Streamed SXSW Concert (Exclusive)

    March 03, 2014 1:07 PM EST Rapper 50 Cent is set to headline a South By Southwest concert on March 11 that will be live-streamed via Hang w/, a mobile app that's being used by dozens of celebrities to broadcast their daily activities and chat with fans. A technophile w ...

  2. New Hip-Hop Dance Craze: 'Drop That #NaeNae'

    January 27, 2014 7:06 PM EST From Atlanta -- the city that taught you how to crank that Soulja Boy, shake that laffy taffy, lean with it, rock with it, and walk it out -- comes a new dance that’s spreading across the country: the Nae Nae. Developed by teen quintet We Are Toon ...

  3. Game Launching Rolex Records: 'We're Gonna Do It Big'

    December 03, 2012 1:33 PM EST While Game is gearing up to release his fifth studio album, "Jesus Piece," on December 11, the chart-topping rapper tells Billboard that he's also been busy kicking off a brand new business venture: his own label. "I just start ...

  4. Chris Lighty 1968-2012: From The Bronx to Native Tongues to Top Hip-Hop Exec

    August 30, 2012 8:09 PM EDT At press time, industry colleagues and artists were trying to come to grips with the unexpected death of Chris Lighty. The savvy entrepreneur and hip-hop visionary, who founded the game-changing company Violator Management, died this morning of an ...

  5. Chris Lighty Remembered By Larry Mestel, Diddy, Rev Run, 50 Cent, Russell Simmons, More

    August 30, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Veteran hip-hop manager and founder of Violator Management Chris Lighty passed away earlier today. One of the most influential managers in hip-hop music, Lighty worked with such luminaries as Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, Nas, Mobb Deep, Mariah ...

  6. Chris Lighty, Founder of Violator Management and One of Hip-Hop's All Time Great Execs, Has Died

    August 30, 2012 2:34 PM EDT Chris Lighty, the savvy entrepreneur who founded Violator Management and one of the key executives in hip-hop history, has died. The news was confirmed to Billboard today by a source at Primary Violator Management. He was 44. A spokeman for the Ne ...

  7. Updated: Jeff Price, Peter Wells Out of Tunecore

    August 15, 2012 8:44 PM EDT After several weeks of rumors, Tunecore CEO/President Jeff Price announced today that he and Peter Wells have left the company. Price, Wells and Gary Burke founded the company in 2006. According to sources, the Tunecore board voted to oust Price f ...

  8. Twitter 140: Page 12

    July 26, 2012 7:43 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Kevin Smyth and Jeremy Johnson Songwriters, We Sing Your Tweet @WeSingYourTweet Combining all of Twitter's major draws-music, comedy and the ridiculous-this duo turns 140 characters into songs, or "Swe ...

  9. Kanye West Joins CAA, Reunites With Cara Lewis

    July 19, 2012 8:03 AM EDT Kanye West and his longtime agent Cara Lewis have been reunited at CAA. The superstar rapper had been previously represented by Lewis at William Morris Endeavor, where her client roster also included Eminem, Rihanna, Cee Lo Green, Common, Kid Cudi ...

  10. Backbeat: 'Epic Moments' Party Brings Epic, Capitol, Interscope Execs Together During BET Awards Weekend

    July 03, 2012 1:03 PM EDT From left: Epic EVP of Urban Music Benny Pough; Marcus Canty, Ca$h Out and Machine Gun Kelly. (Photo: Courtesy of Epic Records) On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epi ...

  11. Kimbra Is First '90s-Born Woman to Top the Billboard Hot 100

    May 07, 2012 10:23 AM EDT Get ready to feel old, thanks to the young artist featured on the Billboard Hot 100's top song. As Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" rules the chart for a third week, guest vocalist Kimbra (as Billboard reader Mark Harris ...

  12. A-Trak, Kimbra, Mark Foster Tapped For Latest Converse 'Three Artists. One Song' Campaign

    March 27, 2012 2:13 PM EDT Coming right on the heels of the success of its Andre 3000-Damon Albarn-James Murphy collaboration campaign, Converse has announced another, pairing up DJ A-Trak with singer Kimbra and Foster the People frontman Mark Foster for the latest installm ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Web Trends, Listen To Radiohead's Three New Remixes

    July 29, 2011 4:12 PM EDT Google Trends: 3. Soulja Boy The rapper turned 21 on Thursday and he bought himself a $55 million private jet. Twitter Music Trend: No music trends Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Top Ten Rap Remixes Of '90s R&B Songs NPR Music Most Vi ...

  16. Soulja Boy's Anemic Sales & Massive Twitter Fanbase: The Reaction

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Late last week we posted a think-piece questioning how an artist like Soulja Boy could have 2.5 million Twitter followers but rake up only a measly 13 thousand in first-week sales of his new album, and solicited thoughts from readers. Not only did ...

  17. The Soulja Boy Conundrum: What Is the Value of a Million-Plus Twitter Following?

    December 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST What do 2.5 million Twitter followers get you? If you're Soulja Boy, it gets you a barely tepid 13,000 in first-week sales of your new album and a debut at No. 90 on the Billboard 200. "The DeAndre Way" sold 2,000 digital copies and ...

  18. Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em Releases Location-based App

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em, always an early technology adopter, is aiming to mimic the location-based app experience with a new iPhone app, SouljaWorld. The app, which will be released Nov. 30 alongside his new album “The DeAndre Way,” is Foursquare-like ...

  19. Web Trends: Led Zeppelin, Axl Rose, Suge Knight and More

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) None Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Soulja Boy feat. Justin Bieber - Rich Girl 2. Justin Bieber ft Soulja Boy - Rich Girl ( Full Version ) + Lyrics New Song 2010 3. Farma 2010 23.05 Odlazak Juice 4. Twilight Eclipse M ...

  20. Web Trends: Jewel, Bono, Twilight, Fergie and More

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11am) 10. Jewel Singer-songwriter Jewel will perform sections from her newest album "Sweet and Wild" a day before it is released on June 7 during a live HD concert that will broadcast to 75 cities in t ...

  21. Gucci Mane Freed From Atlanta Jail

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Gucci Mane has been released from an Atlanta jail after serving six months for violating his probation on an assault charge. The rapper, whose real name is Radric Davis, was released early Wednesday (May 12). He went to jail just as his latest alb ...

  22. Soulja Boy Releases iPhone Remix App Through Romplr

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Adding to the trend of music remix applications for the iPhone is Moderati’s new Romplr service. The application allows participating artists to release certain tracks on the iPhone that fans can recreate into their own unique versions. The first ...

  23. Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Drake Reveal 'Young Money' Tour

    June 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy Tell'Em and Drake will go on an official tour this summer, and the dates have just been confirmed. The "Young Money Presents: Americas Most Wanted Music Festival" trek will start on July 27 at the ...

  24. Polydor To Release U.K. Soulja Boy Mini Album

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal's Polydor label in the U.K. is to release U.S. hip-hop act Soulja Boy's new material in a mini album format on June 22. The set features five new tracks plus his 2007 hit "Crank That" from his debut album "Soulja ...

  25. BET Announces BET Awards Nominees

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BET announced yesterday (May 12) the host, nominees, performers and honorees for the 2009 BET awards during the taping of the network’s music video countdown show “106 & Park.” Hosted by actor/singer Jamie Foxx, the event will be held in Los A ...

  26. Flo Rida, T.I. Hold Their Billboard Hot 100 Spots

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Flo Rida and T.I. maintain their No. 1 and No. 2 positions on the Hot 100 this week, but the biggest splash on the Billboard Hot 100 comes courtesy of Soulja Boy Tell'em. New single "Kiss Me Thru the Phone" featuring Sammie leaps fr ...

  27. Interscope Artists Launch iPhone Apps

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kyte, a digital media technology company aggressively targeting the music industry, launched a new platform, called the iPhone Applications Framework, for artists interested in developing iPhone applications. Interscope artists All American Reject ...

  28. Soulja Boy Preps 'Crank Dat' Follow-Up

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Taking a page from his 2007 “Crank Dat” success, Soulja Boy is hoping to garner similar notoriety with his sophomore album, "iSouljaBoy," slated for a fall release on Interscope. Polow Da Don is among the LP’s possible producers while So ...

  29. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Soulja Boy, Nas

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Soulja Boy has postponed his upcoming "21 & Under" tour until this fall. The concert, touting Lil Mama and MC V.I.C. As supporting acts, was slated to begin this month and run through early May. However, the trek will be repackaged ...

  30. Soulja Boy Hitting The Road With Lil' Mama

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Soulja Boy will hit the road this spring with his "21 & Under Tour," with help from Lil' Mama and rapper V.I.C., Billboard.biz can exclusively reveal. The trek begins April 11 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and runs through early May. & ...

  31. NIU Shootings Affect Soulja Boy Date

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Due to the declared Emergency Status in the wake of yesterday's shootings at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, the university's Convocation Center box office is closed today, impacting a Soulja Boy Tellem onsale for a March 21 show ...

  32. Bruce Springsteen Scores Eighth No. 1 Album

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Presto! Bruce Springsteen's "Magic" debuts atop The Billboard 200, giving the artist his eighth No. 1 album. His first came in 1980 with "The River" ... High entries from Matchbox Twenty, Soulja Boy Tell'em, J. Holida ...

  33. Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, T-Pain Set For Ozone Awards

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The second annual Ozone Awards airs tonight and features Lil Wayne, Baby, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, T-Pain, DJ Khaled, Plies, Trick Daddy and Soulja boy, among others The event, presented by southern hip-hop rag Ozone Magazine, was recorded August 1 ...