1. SunTrust Files $1.9 Million Suit Against Jermaine Dupri, So So Def

    May 31, 2013 6:32 PM EDT Jermaine Dupri and his So So Def Productions are being sued for $1.9 million by SunTrust Banks for defaulting on a loan. Should the Grammy Award-winning producer be found at fault, he stands to lose the copyrights and royalties to many So So Def ...

  2. Backbeat: Jermaine Dupri Brings Out Jay-Z, Usher & More at So So Def Anniversary Concert

    February 26, 2013 6:53 PM EST "I do more than run So So Def," Jermaine Dupri said before a full house at Atlanta's Fox Theater on Saturday night (February 23), "I've produced so many hits for people outside of So So Def." In case there was any do ...

  3. Da Brat

    Da Brat

    7 Albums, 9 Songs

  4. Top 7 British Female Rappers Making Noise

    September 10, 2012 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Since its birth in the 1970s, hip-hop has been dominated mostly by men. Along the way, though, we have been blessed with some strong females who like to rock the mic too, and even best their male counterparts. From Roxanne Shanté to Nicki Minaj , ea ...

  5. Remembering Left Eye, 10 Years After Her Death

    April 25, 2012 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ten years ago today (April 25), hip-hop and R&B lost a great soul too soon. Rapper, singer, dancer and songwriter, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes lost her life in a fatal car accident in Roma, Honduras at the age of 30. Honduran Villagers Mourn ...

  6. Ask Billboard: Britney Spears, Rihanna, Hits Of The World

    April 22, 2011 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  7. Four-Play: Juice's Viral Playlist

    April 18, 2011 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Keyshia Cole transports us to sandy beaches, Teairra Marí channels her inner genie, Lil B goes "gay," and Da Brat returns with a vengeance. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime. 1. Keyshia Cole shows her heart in the music vid ...

  8. 'Da Brat is Finally Home,' Tweets Jermaine Dupri

    March 01, 2011 10:45 AM EST 0 0 0 After serving three years in prison for hitting a club waitress with a bottle, Da Brat's friend and longtime collaborator Jermaine Dupri tweeted that she has finally been released. "Happy day for me and all SO SO DEF fans, Da BRAT is final ...

  9. April 14, 2009

    April 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Hawaiian musician Don Ho dies of heart failure in Honolulu at the age of 76. 2005 – Singer John Fred Gourrier of John Fred and the Playboys dies of complications following a kidney transplant in New Orleans at the age of 63. 2003 – R&B si ...

  10. Da Brat Gets Three Years For Assault

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rap star Shawntae Harris, better known as Da Brat, has been sentenced to three years in prison for hitting a hostess in the head with a rum bottle during an altercation at a suburban Atlanta nightclub Rap star Shawntae Harris, better known as Da Bra ...

  11. The Billboard Q&A: Mariah Carey

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mariah Carey sits down with Billboard to chat about her new album, "E=MC2" -- due April 15 via Island Def Jam -- touring plans, her No. 1s, her Elizabeth Arden fragrance and much more. On a recent Monday morning, Mariah Carey flew the red- ...

  12. Da Brat Arrested After Nightclub Dispute

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Da Brat was arrested early Thursday after a dispute with a waitress at a nightclub northeast of Atlanta. The 33-year-old rapper, whose real name is Shawntae Harris, was charged with aggravated assault Da Brat was arrested early today (Nov. 1) after ...

  13. Da Brat Arrested After Nightclub Dispute

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Da Brat was arrested early Thursday after a dispute with a waitress at a nightclub northeast of Atlanta. The 33-year-old rapper, whose real name is Shawntae Harris, was charged with aggravated assault, said DeKalb County Police spokeswoman Mekka P ...

  14. CHART BEAT

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ludacris moves to the penthouse on two charts, plus news about David Bisbal, Alejandro Sanz, Tim McGraw and more. 'MONEY' FOR SOMETHING: Ludacris and Pharrell are kings of the hill on both The Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop ...

  15. Warwick Surrounded By Stars On Duets Album

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cyndi Lauper, Olivia Newton-John, Kelis and Reba McEntire are just some of the many female singers that will join Dionne Warwick on her upcoming duets effort, "My Friends and Me." Cyndi Lauper, Olivia Newton-John, Kelis and Reba McEntire a ...

  16. Mariah Notches 17th Hot 100 Chart-Topper

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mariah Carey notches her 17th No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 this week as "Don't Forget About Us" ascends one rung to the top of the chart. Carey and Elvis Presley are now tied for second place am Mariah Carey notches her 17th No. ...

  17. No Dislodging Brown's 'Run It' From No. 1

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Chris Brown's "Run It!" holds firm at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for its fifth straight week. The cut also remains atop the Pop 100, but drops 2-5 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Brown's latest Chris Brown's "Run ...

  18. Brown Single Extends Chart-Topping 'Run'

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As his self-titled Jive debut bows near the top of The Billboard 200, Chris Brown's "Run It!" hangs on to the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 for a fourth week. As his self-titled Jive debut bows near the top of The Billboard 200, Chris Bro ...

  19. Brown's 'Run' Begins Third Week At No. 1

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Chris Brown's "Run It" holds tight at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a third consecutive week. The cut also remains atop the Pop 100 and holds at No. 2 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, where la Chris Brown's "Run It&q ...

  20. Brown's 'Run It!' Holds Pace At No. 1

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After taking over the lead on the Billboard Hot 100 last week, Chris Brown's "Run It!" holds firm at No. 1. The cut also remains atop the Pop 100, but loses its No. 1 slot on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs After taking over the lead on the ...

  21. Hot Product

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The compilation "Jermaine Dupri Presents... Young, Fly & Flashy Vol. 1" (Virgin), featuring appearances by Dupri, Bow Wow, Da Brat, T. Waters and Cato. A DVD from ra ...

  22. CHART BEAT

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Mariah Carey, Cowboy Troy, Sugarland, Holland-Dozier-Holland and Roxette. 'TOGETHER' ALONE: From Aug. 4,1990, the week she hit No. 1 for the first time on Billboard's Hot 100 (with &qu ...

  23. Limelite, Luv & Niteclubz

    July 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Da Brat continues to evolve on her fourth So So Def set. Long gone is the tomboy MC who made her debut in 1994 with "Funkdafied. Da Brat continues to evolve on her fourth So So Def set. Long gone is the tomboy MC who made her debut in 1994 with ...

  24. 'Bad Boys II' Shoots Straight To No. 1

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The soundtrack to "Bad Boys II" adds to the film's success at the box office last weekend, as it bows atop The Billboard 200. The Bad Boy/Universal album sold 324,000 copies in the U.S., according to The soundtrack to "Bad Boys I ...

  25. Elephant Man Is 'Good 2 Go' On New Album

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jamaican sensation Elephant Man will release his fourth album, "Good 2 Go," Sept. 23 through VP Records. The set, which will feature the single "Pon De River, Pon De Bank," is the artist's first for N Jamaican sensation Elep ...

  26. Stars Set For D.C.'s 'Celebrity Classic'

    June 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rappers Ludacris, Da Brat and Bow Wow and R&B vocalist Amerie will appear at the second annual Celebrity Classic next weekend in Washington, D.C. Presented by New York radio personality/BET VJ Big Rappers Ludacris, Da Brat and Bow Wow and R& ...

  27. Chart Beat Bonus

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Lil' Kim, Jewel, Ashanti, Audioslave, Ruben Studdard, and Clay Aiken. 'STICK' UP: Lil' Kim has the biggest hit of her career where she is the lead artist. Her collaboration with Christin ...

  28. No 'Questions': 50 Cent's Back On Top

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent has returned to a familiar place: the top of Billboard's Hot 100. His single "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg climbs 2-1 on the chart, knocking Sean Paul's "Get Busy" to No. 2 after a three- 50 Cent has return ...

  29. The Tangled Web

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keeping you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related happenings and destinations. This week: NPR's 'Music Mavericks,' KEXP, and Da Brat. Keeping you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related happenin ...

  30. THE TANGLED WEB

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: NPR's 'Music Mavericks,' KEXP, and Da Brat. /bb/tangledweb/index.jsp News Da Brat ...

  31. Da Brat Steps Back Into 'Limelite'

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Atlanta-based rapper Da Brat is set to release her fourth album, "Limelite, Luv & Niteclubz," June 24 on So So Def/Arista. The artist is one of a select few originally signed to Jermaine Dupri's S Atlanta-based rapper Da Brat is s ...

  32. 2002 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards winners

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Here is the complete list of winners for the 2002 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, handed out Aug. 9 in Miami. Here is the complete list of winners for the 2002 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, handed out Aug. 9 in Miami. Top R&B/hip-hop album ...

  33. Mariah's New Studio Set Due In December

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mariah Carey will begin climbing the comeback ladder with the Dec. 10 release of her new studio album, the first in a multi-album deal with Island Def Jam. The as-yet-untitled set will be issued on Ca Mariah Carey will begin climbing the comeback la ...

  34. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart-based stories on Elvis Presley, Nelly, SheDaisy, and more. LONG LIVE THE KING: It's an event so rare, that it has only happened twice in the rock era. It happened for the first time the week of Nov. 27, 1982, and now it has happened again ...

  35. Usher Tops Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists

    June 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Usher leads the field of finalists for the second annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. The Arista artist is a contender for eight awards, including top artist, top single for "U Got It Bad," and t Usher leads the field of finalists for ...

  36. Destiny's Child Groove On 'Remix'

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Destiny's Child has gathered 14 remixes and alternate versions of its songs for "This Is the Remix," due March 12 from Columbia. The set features previously released remixes of such hits as "Bootylici Destiny's Child has gat ...

  37. Doggy Bag

    December 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Can't drive but I keep the party live." That line, from "The Wickedest"—one of 13 tracks on this playful effort—is an apt description of the teen rap phenomenon known as Lil' Bow Wow. "Can't drive but I keep ...

  38. Lil Bow Wow Returns With 'Doggy Bag'

    November 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Teenage rapper Lil Bow Wow (real name: Shad Gregory Moss) will follow up his multi-platinum debut album with "Doggy Bag," due Dec. 18 via So So Def/Columbia. Produced by Jermaine Dupri, the guest-pack Teenage rapper Lil Bow Wow (real name: ...

  39. Star-Studded 'What's Going On' Disc Due

    October 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A disc of wide-ranging mixes and remixes of the all-star recording of Marvin Gaye's classic single "What's Going On" will be released Oct. 30 via Columbia. Originally lanned for release tomorrow (Oct. A disc of wide-ranging mixes ...

  40. Jermaine Dupri 'Instructs' By Example

    September 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 If anybody is drafting a blueprint for industry longevity and success, it's Jermaine Dupri. The 27-year-old producer/songwriter/artist/entrepreneur drops his sophomore solo album, "Instructions," Oct. If anybody is drafting a blueprin ...

  41. Hardball

    September 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jermaine Dupri is poised to hit another home run with his second soundtrack. Jermaine Dupri is poised to hit another home run with his second soundtrack. Based on journalist Daniel Coyle's experiences coaching a Little League Team from Chicago& ...

  42. 'Lil' Rappers Team Up For 'Hardball'

    August 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A quartet of little leaguers -- young rappers Lil' Wayne, Lil' Zane, Lil Bow Wow, and Sammie -- have recorded the title track for the upcoming Keanu Reeves-starring film "Hardball." The single appears A quartet of little leaguers ...

  43. Billboard Bits: 'Dark Angel,' Joe Jackson, Peter White

    July 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on 'Dark Angel,' Joe Jackson, Peter White Fox's popular TV series "Dark Angel," helmed by director James Cameron ("Titanic," "Terminator"), is said to be planning a soundtrack spinoff featuring music ...

  44. Mariah Carey Hospitalized For 'Extreme Exhaustion'

    July 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mariah Carey checked herself into an undisclosed hospital last night (July 25) suffering from "extreme exhaustion," according to her label, Virgin Records. MTV says Carey has pulled out of "MTV20: Liv Mariah Carey checked herself into ...

  45. Keys Wards Off Aaliyah, Foxy At No. 1

    July 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Billboard 200 has three debuts in the top-10, but Alicia Keys is No. 1 for the third time in four weeks with her J debut "Songs in A Minor." Bowing right behind at No. 2 is Aaliyah's self-titled t The Billboard 200 has three debut ...

  46. Dupri, Timbaland Honored In Atlanta

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jermaine Dupri and Timbaland were honored last night (June 7) as songwriters of the year at the 14th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards in Atlanta, Billboard Bulletin reports. Earning kudos as publ Jermaine Dupri and Timbaland were honored last n ...

  47. Destiny's Child Tops BET Award Nominations

    May 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Destiny's Child leads music nominees for the first BET Awards with nods for best female group, video of the year, and viewers' choice award. Artists with double nominations are Janet Jackson, Jill Sco Destiny's Child leads music nomin ...

  48. Destiny's Child-Led TRL Tour Kicks Off July 18

    May 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 MTV's first TRL tour will kick off July 18 in Albany, N.Y., and run through a two-night finale Sept. 21 and 21 in Honolulu. As previously reported, the tour will feature headliner Destiny's Child, who MTV's first TRL tour will kick of ...

  49. Chart Beat Bonus

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, Pink, Lionel Richie, Popstars 'LADY' FLASH: All four of the artists involved with the new version of "Lady Marmalade" have been in the top-10 of The Billboard Hot 100 before, althou ...

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