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Much has been made of Jay-Z’s million albums pre-sold to Samsung, but his first week sales impressive.
Jay pushed 528,208 units of his Magna Carta Holy Grail.
Ciara made a strong showing amid all the #MCGH promotion moving 57,515.
Chris Brown’s probation was revoked yesterday after he allegedly hit and left the scene of an accident without sharing proper documentation with the other motorist.
The singer will remain a free man, but if a judge finds he violated his probation, Brown could be sentenced for four years in prison, according to TMZ.
2 Chainz is on the road as part of Lil Wayne's "America's Most Wanted" tour with T.I. The Playaz Circle rapper says the tour is remarkable, on many levels.
"It's the most bad-ass tour this year," 2 Chainz says in Lil Wayne's Tour Passport, Episode 6 video. "It's featuring some real, Black fuckin' Rock stars...Every night, expect pure excitement. Expect crowd participation. Expect a party on stage."
It has been nearly four years since 50 Cent released a label-backed album. In that time, the Queens, New York superstar and G-Unit Records head was believed to be without a label to begin with. After moving his own label to EMI Distribution in 2010, the multi-platinum star was believed to be free of Shady/Interscope Records, where he released four solo albums dating back to 2003.
Speaking about the album believed to be titled Street King Immortal, 50 Cent recently explained his delays to MTV Rap Fix. "I don't really need the money off of the record. I want the record to be right."
Jay-Z has announced a European headlining tour in support of his Magna Carta Holy Grail album, according to hiphop-n-more.com. The "Magna Carta" tour is slated to begin October 3 at the Manchester Arena in the Manchester, UK and conclude October 29 at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Netherlands, as per the site.
Hip Hop is winning this summer. Week-after-week rap fans have been given new projects from some of the biggest stars in the genre, and supporters have returned the favor by purchasing those artists’ products in significant numbers. As a result, Hip Hop made history this week on the album chart.
According to Billboard, for the first time in chart history rap albums have held the top three spots in the country for three straight weeks.
Rapper/label head/sports agent Jay-Z has completely dominated the headlines this week. The Brooklyn-born businessman released his 12th studio album Magna Carta Holy Grail that’s heading for the number one spot on the charts, received a platinum plaque for the LP already, launched a new ad campaign with Budweiser, and commandeered Twitterfor a day. It appears that Jay wants to continue his takeover of the entertainment world by adding another budding superstar to his Roc Nation Sports roster.
New Orleans rapper Curren$y is known for his tireless work ethic that has produced nearly twenty projects, including seven mixtapes, in the last four years. So it only makes sense that he and his Jet Life International brand are set to redefine the way free digital albums are presented.
This past Tuesday Jim Jones and his wife Chrissy Lampkin celebrated the release of his new single “Nasty Girl” with a party at The Griffin in New York City.
Hot 97 and Sirius XM Radio’s DJ Drewski played to a packed house that included Par City, Mike Check, Brittany Smooch and, Dash of Pauly D and more.