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  1. Jay-Z Tops Forbes' Hip-Hop Cash Kings List Again

    August 09, 2011 6:30 PM EDT With all the news about his brand-new collaboration with Kanye West, "Watch the Throne," we almost overlooked the fact that Jay-Z topped the Forbes Hip-Hop Cash King list yet again. His take over the past 12 months? $37 million. It' ...

  2. Ludacris Signs Long-Term Publishing Deal With Imagem

    July 20, 2011 5:45 PM EDT Imagem Music has signed Ludacris to a worldwide exclusive, long-term co-publishing agreement, the company told Billboard.biz exclusively today (July 20). Ludacris - an actor, entrepreneur and philanthropist as well as a very distinctive, three-tim ...

  3. Brandon Pankey: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Brandon Pankey Account Manager, Sports and Entertainment Financial Group Starting as an assistant to Sports and Entertainment Financial Group president Shawn Gee, Brandon Pankey has become in less than five years one of the firm's most valuab ...

  4. Exclusive: Jason Geter of T.I.'s Grand Hustle Records Denies Label Is Being 'Dismantled'

    April 28, 2011 5:41 PM EDT Contrary to online reports, Grand Hustle Records -- the label formed by T.I. and Jason Geter and distributed by Atlantic Records -- has not been dismantled. If anything they're hustling harder. Geter, Grand Hustle's co-CEO, took time to ...

  5. Odd Future Cuts Set Short At Billboard SXSW Showcase

    March 20, 2011 12:20 PM EDT It's been one long, thrilling and occasionally bumpy trip to SXSW for Odd Future, and the L.A. rap group's gig at Billboard's Saturday night (Mar. 19) showcase was no different. Check out all of our South by Southwest coverage here. ...

  6. Is Spotify Really 'A Few Weeks Away' From Universal Deal? Probably Not, Source Says

    February 24, 2011 1:21 PM EST Is Spotify really "a few weeks away" from signing Universal Music Group to a licensing deal, as reported in a recent Reuters story ? "Anything's possible," a source from one of the companies involved who requested anonymit ...

  7. Bruno Mars To Plead Guilty To Cocaine Possession, Has No. 1 Song

    January 29, 2011 4:12 AM EST Bruno Mars' happy mug shot Pop singer Bruno Mars will plead guilty to a charge of possessing cocaine in Las Vegas last September and receive probation, among other sentencing requirements, according to a media report on Friday. Clark County D ...

  8. How Jamie Foxx's 16-Year-Old Daughter's Pointed Criticism Saved His Music Career

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Call her the guardian angel for Jamie Foxx's music career. The Oscar and Grammy winner said Tuesday his 16-year-old daughter, Corinne, gave him the best advice when he began recording music. "When I first started I was doing this little ...

  9. Chart Moves: Susan Boyle, Black Keys, Adam Lambert, Rihanna, deadmau5

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST A look at some of the most notable movers and shakers on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200 -- Susan Boyle and T.I.: Rapper T.I. was no match for Susan Boyle's soothing sounds this week . Boyle ...

  10. DMX Sentenced to One Year in Arizona Prison

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Troubled rapper DMX was sentenced to one year in prison by an Arizona judge on Thursday after admitting he violated his probation by drinking alcohol, court officials said. The rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was on probation for attempte ...

  11. Boyle's 'Gift' Keeps Giving on Billboard 200, 'Tron' Hits Top 10

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "The Gift" racks up its fourth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling another 243,000 (down 10%) according to Nielsen Soundscan. In its five weeks of release, the set has moved 1.43 mi ...

  12. Ja Rule To Serve Two Years In Prison

    December 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rapper Ja Rule is set to serve two years in prison stemming from a July 2007 gun bust, when both he and rapper Lil Wayne were arrested following a concert performance. According to MTVNews.com , the plea deal was reached this morning (Dec. 13) in ...

  13. Chris Brown Commended For Progress On Probation

    November 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Chris Brown was praised for a "commendable" job in complying with court-ordered domestic violence classes and community service imposed for assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. Los Angeles Superior Court judge Patricia Schnegg ...

  14. T.I. Reports To Ark. Federal Prison Again

    November 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT T.I. has reported for a second time to a federal prison to serve time for a weapons violation. The 30-year-old T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, showed up shortly at the gates of the Forrest City low-security prison, traveling in an entour ...

  15. BACKBEAT: Over 5,000 Volunteers Rock Out To N.E.R.D, Mark Ronson, and Boy George At RockCorps In Paris

    October 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT RockCorps returned to Paris on October 5 to thank a crowd of more than 5,000 volunteers for their service with a concert featuring performances from N*E*R*D's Pharrell Williams and Shay Haley , Mark Ronson and Boy George . PHOTO: BETH KATZ Ta ...

  16. T.I. Sued By Party Promoter in Alabama

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A concert promoter who planned to host a "Welcome Back Party" to celebrate the release of T.I. from jail is not accepting the rapper's excuse that he couldn't attend because he was under home confinement. Carl Davis has filed a ...

  17. T.I. Sent Back to Jail for 11 Months

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge revoked rapper T.I.'s probation Friday and ordered him back to prison for 11 months, according to a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office. The Atlanta native, whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., was in federal cour ...

  18. Atlanta Police: T.I. Helped Talk Down Jumper

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Police got unexpected help talking a suicidal man down from an Atlanta skyscraper on Wednesday (Oct. 13) when rapper T.I. showed up. Officer James Polite says the hip-hop star joined the crowd outside the 22-story office building in midtown Wednes ...

  19. Web Trends: John Lennon, Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and more

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): 3. John Lennon's Death John Lennon would have turned 70 on Oct. 9. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. Top ten most blatant song heists 2. FBI seizes John Lennon's fingerprints in NYC 3. Miami Police Dept Think ...

  20. Lil Wayne Goes Solo In NY Jail Solitary Punishment

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne is facing the music after being accused of breaking jail rules by having gear for listening to tunes: He can expect to go solo for the rest of his time behind bars in a gun case. The Grammy Award-winning rapper was moved Monday (Oct. 4) ...

  21. T.I. Summoned To Court After LA Arrest

    September 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT T.I. is expected to appear before a federal judge in Atlanta to explain why his probation shouldn't be revoked after his recent arrest in Los Angeles. U.S. District Judge Charles Pannell Jr. signed the summons for T.I., whose real name is Cli ...

  22. BACKBEAT: T.I. Tapes Episode Of VH1 Storytellers - Opens Up About Checkered Past

    September 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT On August 24, Rapper T.I. taped "VH1 Storytellers: T.I." at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. During the session, T.I. told stories about his redemption from the life of a drug dealer and entertained questions from the packed ho ...

  23. T.I., Wife Arrested On Drug Charges

    September 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT T.I. and his wife Tameka Cottle were arrested late Wednesday night (Sept. 1) on drug charges after police smelled alleged marijuana coming from their car, authorities said. The arrests for possession of a controlled substance came on Sunset Boulev ...

  24. Atlantic Records, ESPN Team For Coverage

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic Records and ESPN will team to feature the label's artists in promotions surrounding the 2010 college football season. Artists including T.I., Janelle Monae, Shinedown, Zac Brown Band and B.O.B. will have their music featured during g ...

  25. Judge: Chris Brown Doing 'Great Job' On Probation

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The judge overseeing Chris Brown's probation for beating ex-girlfriend Rihanna sang the praises of the R&B artist and urged him to keep chipping away at his community service requirement. Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg did not rais ...

  26. In Photos: T.I. Brings Out Mary J. Blige, B.o.B. for Secret NYC Show

    August 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT T.I. may be from Atlanta, but he certainly knows how to throw a New York party. On Monday night (Aug. 16), the rapper performed his first full live show since his release from prison at New York's glamorous Capitale, to launch AXE Music' ...

  27. Web Trends: Kristy Lee Cook, Biggie Smalls, Newport Folk Fest and more

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 3. Kristy Lee Cook The former American Idol songstress has a reality TV show called “Kristy Lee Cook Goin’ Country” on Versus that follows her hunting trips. 9. T.I. and Tiny’s wedding T.I. married Tameka “Tiny” Cottle on ...

  28. Jay-Z Leads Nominees At Music-filled BET Awards

    June 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z and Justin Bieber. Kanye West and T.I. John Legend and Prince. Hosted by Queen Latifah, Sunday night's BET Awards promise to be a star-studded affair, and organizers say it will be packed with more performances than in previous years. W ...

  29. Kanye West Joins BET Awards Lineup

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West will perform at BET Awards 2010, June 27, according to an announcement posted today on the cable network's website. It will be the rapper's first appearance at an awards show since he upstaged Taylor Swift at last year's ...

  30. Billboard Bits: John Fogerty, Kara DioGuardi, RedOne, Taylor Swift and More

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Prior to the start of last evening's (May 18) 58th annual BMI Pop Awards , Billboard caught up with several honorees on the red carpet: * Before receiving this year's BMI Icon award, John Fogerty left no doubt as to why he's such a ...

  31. Web Trends: Eminem, Grace Miguel, Drake, Rihanna and More

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4 p.m.) 14. Grace Miguel Rumors circulated today that R&B singer Usher is engaged to and expecting a child with rumored girlfriend, Def Jam exec Grace Miguel. A rep for the singer has since dismissed these c ...

  32. Lil Wayne To Be Sentenced In NYC Gun Case

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lil Wayne was due to be sentenced Tuesday (Feb. 9) after pleading guilty in a gun possession case. His plea deal calls for a year in jail, though good behavior could shave that to as little as eight months. "This is Lil Wayne going to jail. N ...

  33. Lil Wayne Has Hometown Farewell Show Before Jail

    December 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Lil Wayne emerged as a top-selling musician known for his clever wordplay and risque lyrics, but like rappers before him, he's staring down a year behind bars at the peak of his career. The artist returned to his hometown of New Orleans for a ...

  34. T.I. Released From Arkansas Prison

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Atlanta rapper T.I. has been released from a federal prison in Arkansas and is headed to a halfway house in Georgia. A lawyer for T.I. said the rapper was released Tuesday morning. T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., last May began servi ...

  35. Lil Wayne Pleads To Attempted Gun Possession

    October 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has pleaded guilty to attempted weapon possession, and expects to receive a one-year jail sentence. He previously had pleaded not guilty to illegal gun possession charges that carried at least 3 1/2 years in pri ...

  36. Buble Holds For Second Week With Big Gain

    October 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The penthouse of the Billboard 200 is still a bit "Crazy," as Michael Buble's "Crazy Love" retains the No. 1 slot for a second week with 203,000 (up 55%) . . . Meanwhile, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" soundtrack ...

  37. Lil Wayne Due For DNA Hearing In NYC Gun Case

    October 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne has a date in a Manhattan courtroom, but DNA science will take center stage. A hearing on a DNA profiling technique used in the rapper's 2007 gun-possession case was due to start Wednesday (Oct. 21). It concerns a process used for i ...

  38. T.I. Wins BET Awards From Prison

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT T.I. didn't need to attend the BET Hip-Hop Awards to win two trophies. The rapper, who is locked up in an Arkansas penitentiary on a federal weapons conviction, won the best collaboration award with Rihanna for the song "Live Your Life&q ...

  39. MTV Show's Fate Unclear After DJ AM Death

    August 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The untimely death of DJ AM has put MTV into a delicate position over how to handle an upcoming reality show starring the artist. MTV has shot eight episodes of "Gone Too Far," a series that followed the format of A&E's popular ...

  40. Chris Brown Sentenced In Rihanna Assault Case

    August 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A judge sentenced Chris Brown to five years' probation and six months' community labor for the beating of Rihanna and ordered the R&B singer to stay away from his former girlfriend for the next five years. Los Angeles Superior Court ...

  41. T.I., Jay Sean Post Big Numbers On Billboard Hot 100

    August 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT T.I. and U.K. singer Jay Sean tear up the Billboard Hot 100 this week, as T.I. scores the week's highest debut and Jay Sean earns his first top 10 on the chart. The incarcerated T.I.'s "Remember Me," featuring Mary J. Blige, de ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Kanye West Charged In Airport Scuffle

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rap star Kanye West has been charged with battery, theft and vandalism in connection with a September 11, 2008 scuffle with paparazzi at Los Angeles International Airport. The L.A. District Attorney's Office has accused West, 31, of smashing ...

  44. Diamond, Wonder, M.I.A. Added To Grammys

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, M.I.A., Smokey Robinson, Robin Thicke, Allen Toussaint and Terence Blanchard have joined the performance lineup for Sunday's Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center. In addition, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Jo ...

  45. Cyrus, Swift Teaming Up At Grammys

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Teen superstars Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift will perform together at the 51st Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 8) in Los Angeles. Also new to the lineup are Estelle and Kanye West, Adele, Chris Brown, Sugarland and a Four Tops tribute featuring surv ...

  46. U2, Kid Rock, Plant/Krauss Added To Grammys

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2, Kid Rock, Rihanna and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have joined the performance lineup for the 51st Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 8 at Los Angeles' Staples Center and broadcast live on CBS. They join previously announced performers Kenn ...

  47. McCartney, Radiohead To Rock Grammy Telecast

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Justin Timberlake and the quadruple threat of Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, T.I. and Kanye West have been added to the performance lineup for the 51st annual Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 8 at Los Angeles' Staples Center. McCa ...

  48. Beyonce Starts 2009 Atop The Hot 100

    January 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Beyonce begins 2009 with a fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," which also enjoys a seventh frame leading Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The track sold a massive 382,000 downloads last week accordin ...

  49. Beyonce Back In Control Of Hot 100

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyonce assumes control again of the Billboard Hot 100 with "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," trading places 2-1 for a second time in recent weeks with T.I.'s "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna. "Ladies" is als ...

  50. Blogger Pleads Guilty To GN'R Leak

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST A man accused of leaking nine unreleased tracks from the Guns N' Roses album "Chinese Democracy" has pleaded guilty to a federal copyright violation. Kevin Cogill entered the plea Monday morning in a Los Angeles courtroom. Prosecuto ...

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