Young Jeezy

  1. Pharrell's 'Happy' Moves Him To Top 10 on Social 50 Chart

    February 27, 2014 3:24 PM EST Pharrell Williams, the “Happy” owner of the new No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, continues to soar on the Social 50 chart. This week he moves a whopping 29-7 after he announced his new album, "G I R L," on Wednesday February 19. The album ...

  2. Taylor Swift Ready To Paint Billboard 200 'Red,' Kendrick Lamar Heading For No. 2

    October 24, 2012 8:01 PM EDT As previously reported, Taylor Swift's "Red" is trending toward a 1 million-plus sales week and a non-surprising Billboard 200 No. 1 debut, as industry sources seem certain that the album will eclipse the seven-figure sales threshol ...

  3. Ne-Yo Talks About His Motown A&R Gig, Learning the 'Language of Executive'

    September 12, 2012 4:18 PM EDT Left to right: Universal's Barry Weiss, Ne-Yo and Motown's Ethiopia Habtemariam after announcing Ne-Yo's new role at Motown in January While walking the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards, Ne-Yo took a moment to talk with Bill ...

  4. Young Jeezy Named SVP, A&R at Atlantic Records

    August 09, 2012 11:17 AM EDT Last night the internet went wild with reports that Young Jeezy had just been named senior vice president of A&R at Atlantic Records, and this morning those rumors were confirmed by the rapper himself. From the streets to the Boardroom. SVP of ...

  5. Producer Mike WiLL Made It is a Self-Made Man

    July 19, 2012 6:25 PM EDT Mike WiLL Made It doesn't need a team. Since landing his first placement on Gucci Mane's 2007 mixtape, "No Pad, No Pencil," at 17, the Marietta, Ga., native has elevated his production profile without a manager or label deal, i ...

  6. Nicki Minaj Cancels Hot 97 Summer Jam Performance After DJ Diss

    June 04, 2012 7:54 AM EDT Nicki Minaj did not perform as scheduled at Hot 97's Summer Jam 2012 at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium on Sunday (June 3), after a radio personality made a disparaging remark about the hip-hop superstar's latest hit single at the annu ...

  7. Urban Power Cities: Miami

    January 12, 2012 3:40 PM EST DJ Khaled and Rick Ross attending the album release party for Rick Ross' Teflon Don at King of Diamonds in Miami (Photo by Vallery Jean/WireImage for Maybach Music Group) Miami is on fire. From the international reach of home-grown superstar ...

  8. Holiday Hits: Michael Buble & Adele Heading for 400,000-Plus Sales Week

    December 23, 2011 9:30 AM EST As reported earlier (Dec. 21), Michael Buble's "Christmas" album should hold at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a fifth consecutive week -- the seven-day period that ends at the close of business on Christmas Day, Dec. 2 ...

  9. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Will Top Billboard 200 During Christmas Week

    December 21, 2011 7:42 PM EST With only two sales weeks left in the year, Michael Buble's "Christmas" album seems assured to spend at least one more of those locked in the top slot on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources project that "Christmas" w ...

  10. Backbeat: Young Jeezy Does It The 'Jeezy Way' @ NYC Screening of 'A Hustlerz Ambition' Doc

    November 30, 2011 3:48 PM EST Def Doc: Island Def Jam Music Group's President Steve Bartels, Young Jeezy , Island Def Jam VP of Lifestyle Shawn "Pecas" Costner, at the New York screening of the documentary "A Hustlerz Ambition" Rapper Young Jeezy' ...

  11. Backbeat: Young Jeezy's 'TM: 103' Listening Party Draws a Who's-Who of Hip-Hop Tastemakers, Def Jam Execs

    November 04, 2011 5:57 PM EDT Young Jeezy with Island/Def Jam president Steve Bartels at Jeezy's listening session in New York Thursday night On Thursday night, a who's-who of hip-hop tastemakers gathered in New York's Quad Recording Studios to get a first liste ...

  12. Freddie Gibbs: Signing with Young Jeezy a 'Slam Dunk'

    April 11, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Indiana gangster rapper Freddie Gibbs announced Sunday (Apr. 10) that he has ended his long period as an unsigned artist and inked a deal with Corporate Thugz Entertainment (CTE) Records, the Def Jam-owned imprint founded by Young Jeezy. After rai ...

  13. Read: L.A. Reid's Farewell Letter To The Island Def Jam Staff

    March 17, 2011 11:21 AM EDT In the wake of yesterday's news that Antonio "L.A." Reid will be leaving his post at Island Def Jam to become a judge on Simon Cowell's "X Factor" (and possibly to join his old boss Doug Morris at Sony), Billboard.biz ...

  14. Web Trends: Nashville Flood, Grand Ole Opry, Trent Reznor and More

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11 am) 4. Opryland Hotel Flood Pictures Evacuations continue as record rainfall in Nashville is being referred to as "the 100 year flood." 13. Grand Ole Opry Flood The Grand Ole Opry, one of America� ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Young Jeezy Sets Date For 'The Recession'

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Young Jeezy has set a Sept. 2 release date for his new CTE/Def Jam album, "The Recession." In support, the rapper will kick off a three-week promo tour Aug. 10 in Houston. The new album's first single, "Put On," sits at No ...

  17. Mixtape Briefs: Young Jeezy, Diddy, Remy Ma

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - In anticipation of his third major label album release, Rapper Young Jeezy will release "The Prime Minister" mixtape on June 14. It will be available for free on his newly launched blog and social networking Web site, USDA2Day.com . - ...

  18. Shakir Stewart Heads Def Jam As Exec. VP

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Def Jam Recordings has tapped Shakir Stewart as exec. VP. Promoted from his post as senior VP of A&R for Island Def Jam Music Group, Stewart succeeds former Def Jam president Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter. In his new role, Stewart will retain ...

  19. D.L. Hughley Hosts BET Awards '08

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Comedian and sitcom star D.L. Hughley will host the BET Awards '08, which takes place live June 24 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles (8 p.m. ET/PT). Newly-announced performers include '08 award nominees Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Chr ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Hip-Hop Roundup: 50 Cent, Young Jeezy, The Game

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 50 Cent, who's made a career calling out flaws in others, lashes out at Interscope head Jimmy Iovine in a new song, "Southside," which also makes fun of Ja Rule's new video, "Uh Oh." "Think Jimmy Iovine my boss ...

  22. R. Kelly Flirts His Way To No. 1 Album Chart Debut

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly finds himself in a familiar spot atop The Billboard 200 with "Double Up," his sixth No. 1 on the tally. The Jive set moved 386,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, aided by the popularity of his new s ...

  23. Backstage At The 2006 Billboard Music Awards

    December 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Five-time winner T.I. has already recorded upwards of 35 songs for the follow-up to this year's "King," which took home rap album of the year at the BBMAs. Dubbed "T.I. vs. T.I.P.," the set is due this summer via Grand Hus ...

  24. Jay-Z Prepares To Reclaim His 'Kingdom'

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Details are beginning to surface about Jay-Z's long-rumored comeback album, which will be his first since announcing his retirement three years ago and becoming president of Def Jam. The new disc is r Details are beginning to surface about Ja ...

  25. Beats & Rhymes

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST While such major-label artists as Kanye West, Paul Wall and Young Jeezy continue to rule the mainstream charts, a new crop of indie acts is dominating the underground circuit. Read Ivory Jones' column While such major-label artists as Kanye W ...

  26. Brooke Valentine

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Valentine means business with this track featuring Big Boi and Lil Jon -- don't be surprised if, by the end of the second verse, you find yourself stopped dead in your tracks. Valentine means business with this track featuring Big Boi and Lil ...