the Black Album

  1. 6 Questions with CAT POWER

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, has moved to the beat of her own drum as an artist, delving into moody folk-rock on 1998's "Moon Pix", stark chamber pop on 2003's "You Are Free", Memphis blues on 2006's acclaimed & ...

  2. Jay-Z to Executive Produce NBA 2K13 Video Game

    July 30, 2012 5:19 PM EDT Rapper and Brooklyn Nets part-owner Jay-Z is set to executive produce NBA 2K13, the 13th installment in 2K Sport's popular basketball game series. The news was revealed via his Life + Times website in a trailer featuring his song "Public ...

  3. Metallica, Run-DMC Get Rock Hall of Fame Induction

    April 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Metallica, whose monstrous sound continues to assault the senses and push heavy metal to its limits, headlined a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night that felt much more like a concert than an awards show. For the first tim ...

  4. Jay-Z Drawing Up A New 'Blueprint'

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z has confirmed rumors that he's hard at work on his 11th and final album via Def Jam, "The Blueprint 3." Last night (Aug. 6), the MC appeared as a guest during Kanye West's Glow in the Dark concert at New York City's ...

  5. Glastonbury Shines On, Retailers Say

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Glastonbury Festival may have closed its gates on another edition, but the goodwill from this year's June 27-29 event continues to flow at the tills. Jay-Z's firework on the main Pyramid Stage has translated into a huge sales rises at re ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. IDJ Buys Roc-A-Fella; Jay-Z Named Def Jam Chief

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Island Def Jam Music Group has acquired the 50% it did not already own in Roc-A-Fella, its joint venture with Jay-Z, Damon Dash and Kareem "Biggs" Burke. Additionally, as expected, Jay-Z has been name Island Def Jam Music Group has acqui ...

  8. Source: Jay-Z, IDJ Still In Negotiations

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A source is denying that Island Def Jam is close to a deal to make rap mogul Jay-Z its president. Negotiations are ongoing, but no details have been finalized, says the source. A source is denying that Island Def Jam is close to a deal to make rap ...

  9. R. Kelly, Jay-Z Top Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Finalists

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It'll be the "Best of Both Worlds" at this year's Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show: R. Kelly and Jay-Z, who released a collaborative album of that name in 2002 on Jive, lead the finalists for the It'll be the &quo ...

  10. EMI Moves To Halt 'White Album' Remixes

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Group is taking action to prevent circulation of an unauthorized remix version of the Beatles' "White Album." According to insiders, the London-based major has served cease-and-desist orders to th EMI Group is taking action to p ...

  11. OutKast Reclaims Albums Chart Peak

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 with a 3-1 jump. U.S. sales of the Arista album are down just 4% from last week to 97,000 copies, according t OutKast's two-CD set " ...

  12. OutKast Reclaims Albums Chart Peak

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 with a 3-1 jump. U.S. sales of the Arista album are down just 4% from last week to 97,000 copies, according t OutKast's two-CD set " ...

  13. Groban Nabs First No. 1 Album

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban's "Closer" bolts 11-1 this week to give the singer his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200. U.S. sales of the Reprise Records set were up 34% to 100,000 copies for the chart week, bring Josh Groban's "Closer ...

  14. OutKast Retains Billboard 200 Crown

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" at No. 1 for fifth week As overall sales expectedly plummet in the first post-Christmas sales week, OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista) is able to maintain its position ...

  15. OutKast Retains Billboard 200 Crown

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Double album tops chart for a fifth week As overall sales expectedly plummet in the first post-Christmas sales week, OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista) is able to maintain its position at the top for a fifth ...

  16. Alicia Keys Unlocks Second No. 1 Debut

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Diary of Alicia Keys" (J), with huge U.S. sales of 618,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album--which was preceded by a flurry o Alicia Keys debuts at No. 1 on The B ...

  17. Britney In Her 'Zone' Atop Billboard 200

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST The fourth album from Britney Spears gives the media darling her fourth No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200. "In the Zone" sells 609,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, leading three The fourth album from Britney Spears ...