Wiz Khalifa

  1. Nicki Minaj's 'Pills' Pushes Big Social 50 Chart Gain

    May 29, 2014 4:52 PM EDT Nicki Minaj continues her rise up the Social 50 chart, moving 5-2 after releasing a new single, “Pills and Potions,” on May 21. It matches her peak on the tally, registered on the Feb. 25, 2012 list, after she performed with Madonna on that year&# ...

  2. Wiz Khalifa, Alex Da Kid, Linda Perry, Charlie Wilson, Others Share Songwriting Stories at BMI's Pre-Grammy Panel

    January 26, 2014 5:58 PM EST 0 6.746 k 26 0 Similar to last year, when Snoop Dogg lit up during BMI’s annual pre-Grammy Awards “How I Wrote That Song” discussion, rapper Wiz Khalifa walked onto the stage Saturday (Jan. 25) at the House of Blues in Los Angeles puffing on a joint befor ...

  3. Grammy Week: Chuck Taylors for All -- Converse Wants Its Sneakers on the Feet of Grammy Attendees

    January 24, 2014 1:33 PM EST Converse set up a pop-up version of its Rubber Tracks studio this week at Swinghouse Studios in Los Angeles to record eight unsigned Los Angeles acts. Simultaneously, the sneaker company set up a gifting suite on Beverly Boulevard to get Converse ...

  4. Ylvis' Viral Hit 'The Fox' Debuts On Hot 100

    September 11, 2013 6:13 PM EDT Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis' viral sensation "The Fox," which has taken the Internet by storm in recent days, debuts at No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100, fueled almost exclusively by its online traction. It's the highest-bowing ...

  5. Chart Moves: 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa Make 'Fast & Furious' Rise; Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift Set Country Airplay Record; Ke$ha Debuts On Hot 100

    June 07, 2013 12:02 PM EDT As previously reported , Macklemore & Ryan Lewis notch a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton. Who else makes news on the Hot 100 and other song charts this week?   -- 2 Chain ...

  6. Social 50 Chart Alert: Wiz Khalifa's Baby Bump, One Direction's Comic Relief

    March 01, 2013 5:40 PM EST Wiz Khalifa shoots up the ranks of Billboard’s Social 50 chart , leaping 42-6 as online buzz stirred around the highly publicized birth of his and Amber Rose’s baby, Sebastian, who was born on Feb. 22. “Daddy time,” reads a pre-delivery photo of K ...

  7. Debra Rathwell

    November 28, 2012 3:40 PM EST Senior VP, AEG Live 800-Plus Shows Debra Rathwell's more than 30 years of dedication to her craft has made her one of the most respected and admired executives in the live music industry. As senior VP of AEG Live, Rathwell heads up the East C ...

  8. Morning Fix: Pandora Pays Out Millions; Best Buy CFO Steps Down; Rolling Stones Adding Dates

    October 10, 2012 7:45 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters KOBALT TO INVEST $100 MILLION IN ADVANCES, COPYRIGHTS: The Kobalt Music Group, via funds raised by Kobalt Capital Ltd, plans to invest $100 million over the next 12 months ...

  9. Round Hill Music to Acquire Songs by Bruno Mars, Cee-Lo Green, B.O.B

    September 18, 2012 7:35 PM EDT Round Hill Music, which made big news when it announced that it acquired the North American rights to six iconic Beatles songs at the beginning of the year, just went to the other end of the music generational spectrum by agreeing to acquire a cat ...

  10. Backbeat: Ne-Yo, Melanie Fiona Rock Pepsi/Billboard's Summer Beats Show Honoring Michael Jackson's 'Bad'

    August 30, 2012 1:49 PM EDT (L-R): Frank Cooper, chief marketing officer of global consumer engagement at PepsiCo, arrives at the Billboard/Pepsi Summer Beats show last night with Prometheus Global Media CEO Dottie Mattison and Bozoma Saint John, cultural branding marketer a ...

  11. 2 Chainz Takes The Throne

    August 02, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Chainz glides effortlessly across a wide Midtown Manhattan sidewalk looking like he just strutted out of central casting for the world's coolest hip-hop star. In fact, he plays the part with vigor: a crisp fedora hat, designer shades, a T-s ...

  12. Live Nation's Million Tweets of Summer to Exchange Tweets For Tickets

    June 20, 2012 3:59 PM EDT With prizes like concert cash, artist meet and greets, and 2013 Ultimate Access Passes, Live Nation's #MillionTweets of Summer campaign promises to bring fans closer to the music in the coming months. "We have a 24/7 active live music tw ...

  13. Chart Moves: Adele's 'Rumour' Rises; Linkin Park's 'Burn It Down' Debuts; Google Gooses Charts Again

    April 26, 2012 10:26 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported, with digital sales of 493,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Maroon 5's "Payphone," featuring rapper Wiz Khalifa, roars onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 3 (marking the band's bes ...

  14. Maroon 5's 'Payphone' Charges Onto Hot 100

    April 25, 2012 1:11 PM EDT How ironic that a song about something as old-fashioned as a payphone sets a digital download record. With digital sales of 493,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Maroon 5's "Payphone," featuring rapper Wiz Khalifa, roars onto the ...

  15. Adele, Rihanna, Lil Wayne Lead 2012 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    April 19, 2012 3:59 PM EDT Adele, LMFAO, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne lead the finalists for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, which will air live from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on May 20. See The Complete List of Finalists Here Adele takes the lead as a finalist ...

  16. Coachella 2012: 12 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    April 14, 2012 1:03 PM EDT More than the dry wit of Pulp, Swedish punk of Refused or the trippy pyrotechnics of Swedish House Mafia, the opening day of the opening weekend of Coachella 2012 belonged to Mother Nature. With drops of rain plunking down upon the Indio, Calif. P ...

  17. Warner Goes Drupal: A Q&A With Paul Sinclair, SVP, Digital Media, Atlantic Records

    March 20, 2012 4:28 PM EDT Warner Music Group is among the first companies to use a new platform by Acquia called "Enterprise Drupal Gardens." In short, Enterprise Drupal Gardens offers clients the same advantages as proprietary "software as a service" ( ...

  18. Backbeat: Wiz Khalifa, Penguin Prison Join Mac Miller, Juicy J, RAC at SXSW Green Label Sound Showcase

    March 18, 2012 10:03 AM EDT Wiz Khalifa at Austin's Club De Ville at Mountain Dew's Greeln Label Sound's SXSW showcase. (Photo: Jessica Lehrman) In a week filled with surprise guests, the unannounced lineup at Mountain Dew's Green Label Sound showcase Fri ...

  19. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 14, 2012 2:11 PM EDT March 20, 2012 | BACKBEAT Backbeat: BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at SXSW BMI, Billboard, Suntrust and Austin's Four Seasons Hotel teamed up to host the BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at the South by Southwest Music Festival on Fri ...

  20. A Guide To SXSW Music: Hot Parties, Big Showcases, Can't-Miss Shows

    March 12, 2012 7:45 AM EDT SXSW Music is just about the most overwhelming festival experience the music industry serves up on a yearly basis, with thousands of bands spread across the city performing both unofficial and official SXSW events, house parties, free bar shows, b ...

  21. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 09, 2012 2:42 PM EST March 13, 2012 | EXCLUSIVE Exclusive: Ginger Baker Documentarian To Next Tackle Bill Laswell "Beware of Mr. Baker" director Jay Bulger (center) and producer Fisher Stevens (right) are interviewed during the film's press day on Sunda ...

  22. Grammys Book Big Brands, Bigger Ad Rates As 30-Second Spots Command $800,000 Apiece

    February 10, 2012 12:11 PM EST The Super Bowl had its fair share of big synchs and artist appearances this year ( Billboard.biz, Feb. 6 ), but the real music-marketing showcase is the Grammy Awards. The 2011 Grammys telecast on CBS was watched by 26.6 million viewers, its large ...

  23. Urban Power List: Michael Kyser

    January 28, 2012 3:55 PM EST Michael Kyser President Of Black Music, Atlantic Records Group Website: atlanticrecords.com Twitter: @LittleBurger Expansion Player Signaling a redoubled commitment to expand its stake in R&B and hip-hop, Atlantic appointed Michael Kyser as it ...

  24. Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg Announce 'Mac and Devin' Soundtrack and Tour

    November 14, 2011 3:44 PM EST To support their upcoming buddy comedy, "Mac and Devin Go To High School," Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa will release the film's official soundtrack on Dec. 13 and team up for a six-city December trek dubbed the High School tour. Khali ...

  25. Chart Moves: Coldplay Rebounds on Hot 100; Plus Album Debuts from Britney Spears, Erasure

    October 20, 2011 3:48 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Adele's "Someone Like You" spends a fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 and -- in a pairing of a rap icon and one of the genre's rising stars -- Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa ente ...

  26. Adele's 'Someone Like You' Holds Top of Hot 100 for Fourth Straight Week

    October 19, 2011 5:58 PM EDT Contrasting sounds bookend the Billboard Hot 100's top 10, as Adele's sparse piano ballad "Someone Like You" spends a fourth week atop the tally, while rappers Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa soar in at No. 10 with "Young, Wild ...

  27. Rostrum Records' Benjy Grinberg on Label's Campaign to Have Fans Control Mac Miller Release Date

    September 28, 2011 6:25 PM EDT At midnight eastern time Monday night, Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller took to Ustream to announce that his debut album, "Blue Slide Park," was now available for pre-order - with a twist. In a campaign reminiscent of popular online group bu ...

  28. Lil Wayne Snags 18 BET Hip-Hop Award Nominations

    September 09, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Days after "Tha Carter IV" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a massive 964,000 copies sold and lands 11 songs on the Hot 100 , Lil Wayne continued a memorable week by leading all nominations for the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards, whic ...

  29. Controversies (Rihanna), Blockbusters (Linkin Park), Weed Videos (Wiz Khalifa, Kid Cudi) Transform Social 50

    June 09, 2011 5:45 PM EDT In the Social 50 chart's top 10 this week, Rihanna climbs 4-2 thanks to the buzz surrounding the release of her latest music video, "Man Down." The clip, which premiered on June 1, has brought in 12 million Vevo views (earning a 51% ...

  30. Rihanna Rallies Up Billboard's Social 50

    April 21, 2011 3:04 PM EDT Rihanna basks in the glow of the social buzz generated by the release of the "Rih-mix" to her just-crowned Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single "S&M," as she flies 11-3 on Billboard's Social 50 chart. The diva had temporaril ...

  31. MTV Allegedly Programming More Rock & Roll In 2011

    December 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rock is dead? Long live rock. The Who sang it in 1974, but they might have been talking about 2011, at least according to MTV. The cable TV music channel on Monday releases its "2011 Artists to Watch" list of the next big acts in music, ...