| Jun 30, 2013
| 9:32 PM
The BET Experience focused its attention on the awards portion of the weekend's festivities after numerous performances, high temperatures and well-attended seminars. Rapper Drake led with the most nominations as the awards were handed out at L.A.'s Nokia...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:33 AM
Kanye West this week landed in a very familiar place: on top of the Billboard charts.
West’s polarizing but critically acclaimed sixth album, “Yeezus,” took the No. 1 spot after it moved 327,000 copies in its first week, according to...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 9:15 PM
Two years ago at Powerhouse — the annual summer hip-hop concert presented by L.A.'s KPWR-FM (105.9), a.k.a. "Power 106" — the Compton rapper Problem performed on a small outdoor stage designed to showcase up-and-coming acts. In 2012 he made it...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Jay-Z may have sold a million copies of his upcoming album to Samsung, but those sales won’t count on the influential Billboard 200 chart, which ranks album sales, the magazine said.
Bill Werde, Billboard’s editorial director, said in a...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 10:06 AM
Hip-hop star Jay-Z has figured out one surefire way to sell a million albums -- by finding a customer in Samsung.
Samsung Electronics Co. has bought 1 million copies of the rapper's upcoming album to give away to owners of the company's Galaxy...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Leave it to Jay-Z to sell a million copies of a new album even before he announces its existence to the world.
The rapper and mogul debuted the news of a new LP, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," in a Samsung-partnered commercial during Game 5 of the NBA...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Last night during the NBA Finals, Jay-Z debuted a three-minute commercial for the Samsung Galaxy phone and in the process revealed the following:
- Jay-Z is making a new album!
- The name of the album is "Magna Carta Holy Grail."
- The album will be...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 11:18 AM
If anything can be said about La Cañada High School's graduating class of 2013, it's that they are utterly unafraid to let their light shine and, in doing so, make the world a brighter place.
Graduates were a sight to behold Thursday evening as they...
| May 28, 2013
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The-Dream's appropriately titled fourth album, “IV Play,” opens with a song called “High Art,” a title that's almost aggressively ill-fitting. The song purposefully pokes fun at stuffy ideas of art with its...
| May 17, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Beyonce is pregnant with her second child — another baby with husband Jay-Z, more sources said Friday.
Multiple sources confirmed the pregnancy to E! News on Friday after the New York Post went public Monday with sourced rumors of a second...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 7:59 PM
He clutched the Lombardi Trophy again about 10 hours after he held it for the first time. He had watched his quarterback Joe Flacco receive a new car as the Super Bowl XLVII Most Valuable Player and he had done one more interview as a newly minted world...