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  1. Rihanna's 'Diamonds' Shines at No. 1 on Hot 100

    November 21, 2012 12:25 AM EST There's a shiny new No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as Rihanna's "Diamonds" rises 2-1. The song dethrones Maroon 5's "One More Night" (1-2) after a nine-week reign. With her 12th Hot 100 topper, Rihanna ties Mado ...

  2. 40 Under 40: Christopher "Tricky" Stewart

    August 02, 2012 3:47 PM EDT Christopher "Tricky" Stewart President of A&R, Epic Records Website: Epicrecords.com Twitter: @Trickystewart Putting Epic In The Zone With a career spanning a remarkable 22 years, Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Christopher ...

  3. Rihanna Reclaims Mainstream Top 40 No. 1 Record

    April 11, 2011 3:09 PM EDT For the third time in four weeks, the lead for the most No. 1s in the history of Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart changes hands, as Rihanna's "S&M" rises 2-1 to become her record eighth topper on the tally. The coronatio ...

  4. Adele Owns U.K. Charts: Top Two Albums, No. 1 Single

    February 28, 2011 12:15 AM EST Adele continued her U.K. chart supremacy as new sales data was unveiled yesterday (Sunday) by the Official Charts Company. Her sophomore album "21" (XL) began a fifth week atop the album chart as "Someone Like You" moved into a ...

  5. Rihanna Sued By Photog David LaChapelle Over 'S&M' Video

    February 15, 2011 7:30 AM EST Pop star Rihanna's lurid and brightly colored music video "S&M" (below) was "directly derived" from pictures taken by prominent U.S. fashion photographer David LaChapelle, he said in a lawsuit made public on Monday. La ...

  6. Rihannas 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    January 15, 2011 4:00 PM EST Chart Article 10 Run This Town Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West Hot 100 Peak Position: 2 The Roc Nation protégé, alongside Kanye West, teamed up yet again with boss-man Jay-Z for the anthem of 2009. It's worth mentioning that "Run This To ...

  7. Gwyneth Paltrow Returning to 'Glee'

    December 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Gwyneth Paltrow and "Glee's" matchup was so nice, they've decided to do it twice. The Oscar-winning actress has confirmed that she'll appear on a second episode of the Fox show, reports Access Hollywood , who caught up wit ...

  8. Rihanna Climbs To U.K. Singles Chart Summit

    November 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Cheryl Cole achieved her second solo No. 1 album and Rihanna her third solo chart-topping single as new U.K. sales data was published by the Official Charts Company. Rihanna's "Only Girl (In The World)" (Def Jam/Universal) climbed 2 ...

  9. Rihanna Leaves Manager, Now Under Jay-Z's Umbrella

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rihanna is now under Jay-Z's umbrella. The Grammy-winning pop singer has parted ways with manager Marc Jordan and is now being managed by Jay-Z's Roc Nation Management. Rihanna told The Associated Press in a statement Wednesday that she& ...

  10. Rihanna Rules Hot 100 With 'Rude Boy' Track

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rihanna replaces labelmate Taio Cruz atop the Billboard Hot 100, set to be released tomorrow (March 18), as her latest single "Rude Boy" jumps 4-1. "Rude" is Rihanna's sixth Hot 100 No. 1 and fifth as a lead artist. Her mo ...

  11. Sony/ATV Inks Deal With Thaddis 'Kuk' Harrell

    December 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing has extended its relationship with writer/producer Thaddis "Kuk" Harrell to a new long-term worldwide exclusive publishing deal. Harrell has written or co-written songs for like Rihanna's "Umbrella,&qu ...

  12. Jay-Z's 'Empire' Rules Hot 100

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST As reported yesterday , Jay-Z earns his fourth No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week with "Empire State of Mind," his collaboration with Alicia Keys. All of Jay-Z's four chart-toppers have been collaborations, but this is h ...

  13. Rihanna And Jay-Z Team Up In London

    November 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rihanna was joined on stage by Jay-Z as she launched her new album in London. The R&B star was joined by her mentor on "Run This Town" and "Umbrella" as she performed a short set at London's Brixton Academy last night ...

  14. Rihanna's 'Rated R' Set For November Release

    October 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rihanna fourth studio album, "Rated R," is set for release on Nov. 23, according to Def Jam Records. "Russian Roulette," the first single, will premiere today at 11:23 a.m. EST on Rihanna's official Web site, rihannannow.c ...

  15. Tricky Stewart Opens Doors On Def Jam Imprint

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Producer/songwriter Christopher "Tricky" Stewart has signed a deal with Def Jam/Universal Records for his own RedZone Records imprint. The new record company president and CEO will oversee all aspects of marketing and development as well ...

  16. Chris Brown Pleads Guilty To Assault

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chris Brown has pleaded guilty to one count of felony assault on pop star Rihanna. Brown entered his plea before a preliminary hearing was scheduled to start in Los Angeles on Monday. Rihanna had been on standby to testify. After Brown left the co ...

  17. Leona Lewis Makes Big Splash Atop Billboard 200

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British import Leona Lewis' "Spirit" bows atop The Billboard 200 this week, making her the first U.K. solo artist to start at No. 1 with their debut effort. The Syco/J album moved 205,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Sou ...

  18. Rihanna Makes Aus Chart History

    February 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rihanna's single "Don't Stop The Music" has created a chart first Down Under. It becomes the first digital-only single to go to No. 1 on the official Motorola ARIA Singles Chart, published on Sunday night (Feb. 17). The Austral ...

  19. Mika Tops Italian Year-End Downloads

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST "Relax, Take it Easy" by Mika was the most downloaded song in Italy last year, according to the country's official monitor, FIMI Nielsen SoundScan. The artist also took the fourth place for legal downloads with "Grace Kelly&quo ...

  20. Timbaland Ends Rihanna's Euro Chart Reign

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mika's "Life In Cartoon Motion" album (Casablanca/Universal Island) holds top place on Billboard's composite European Top 100 Albums survey for a fourth week. But Rihanna's 11-week run at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles ...

  21. Mika, Rihanna Continue Euro Charts Domination

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mika's "Life In Cartoon Motion" album (Casablanca/Universal Island) and Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring Jay-Z both keep their places atop Billboard's composite European sales charts. The Mika set leads E ...

  22. Mika, Rihanna Unmoved From European Top Slots

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mika's "Life In Cartoon Motion" (Casablanca/Universal Island) marks six months on European Top 100 Albums by securing a second week at No. 1. Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring Jay-Z continues its lengthy reign ...

  23. Mika's 'Motion' Moves To No. 1 In Europe

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Almost six months after its first appearance on European Top 100 Albums, Mika's "Life In Cartoon Motion" (Casablanca/Universal Island) hits No. 1 for the first time. Meanwhile, Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring ...

  24. Furtado, Rihanna Unmoved From European Chart Zenith

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) retains top place on European Top 100 Albums, notching up its tenth aggregate week at No. 1. Meanwhile, Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring Jay-Z leads Eurochart Hot 100 Si ...

  25. Rihanna, Totes Team For 'Umbrella'

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT SRP/Def Jam recording artist Rihanna's smash hit, "Umbrella," recently spent seven weeks in the pole position of the Billboard Hot 100. In the United Kingdom, the song has logged 10 weeks at No. 1. A definite contender for song of t ...

  26. Furtado's 'Loose' Returns To Euro Chart Summit

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) makes a remarkable surge back to the top of European Top 100 Albums in its 57th week on the survey. Meanwhile, Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring Jay-Z launches into a sev ...

  27. Rihanna, Bon Jovi Unmoved From Euro Chart Peaks

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi and Rihanna extend their winning runs at the top of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, published today. The long-running rock band's "Lost Highway" (Universal Island) gets a third week at the helm of European Top 1 ...

  28. Bon Jovi Holds Euro Chart No. 1

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi fends off the challenge of the White Stripes to maintain leadership of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, starting a second week at No. 1 with "Lost Highway" (Universal Island) as "Icky Thump" (Third Man/W ...

  29. Bon Jovi Nabs First No. 1 Album in Nearly 19 Years

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi's "Lost Highway" debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 -- the band's first No. 1 since 1988's "New Jersey" spent four weeks atop the list in October and November of that year. It's the act's thi ...

  30. White Stripes, Rihanna Hold Down U.K. Charts

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The White Stripes entered the U.K. album chart at No. 1 this week with "Icky Thump" (XL Recordings), as "Umbrella" (Def Jam) by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z started a sixth week atop the singles chart. The Stripes' album thus o ...

  31. Linkin Park Stands Firm At No. 1 In Europe

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park begins week number four at the peak of Billboard’s composite European Top 100 Albums chart with “Minutes to Midnight” (Machine Shop/Warner Bros.). It thus equals the achievement of its studio predecessor “Meteora,” which had four strai ...

  32. Sony/ATV Signs Harrell

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing in the United Kingdom has signed writer and producer Thaddis Harrell to a long-term, worldwide publishing deal. Atlanta-based Harrell (aka Kuk) is a member of the Red Zone Productions team, which wrote and produced the sm ...

  33. BurnLounge Unveils New Offering

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The digital music franchise operator BurnLounge introduced the new version of its service at the South by Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas, this week, for the first time allowing fans to open their own BurnLounge digital music store at ...