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Blac Youngsta Signs to Epic

Music Biz – (Video) Blac Youngsta Signs to Epic Records and Dance on board...

To say 2017 has been an eventful year for CMG’s Blac Youngsta would be a bit of an understatement. His single “Booty” broke onto Billboard magazine’s “R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay” chart last week, debuting at the No. 42 spot. The Memphis, Tennessee product was also handpicked by T-Pain as a featured guest on the “Goal Line” single from Pain’s Oblivion album. Finalizing a deal with Epic Records is theoretically a good way to cap off 2017. It would appear Youngsta recently gave some reps at Epic a taste of things to come while basking in the glow of his freshly inked deal. Late Friday, the rapper posted a video post to his Instagram feed featuring him dancing on a conference table at Epic’s headquarters while his single “Twerk” played in the background. “Epic shit take time,” Youngsta wrote in the video’s caption. “Album on the way #Heavycamp.” Of course, if you follow Blac Youngsta on Instagram, his previous post in August featuring him playing with a stack of money the size of a toddler, hint..
Britney Spears

Wait What! Fake Britney Spears Manager Swindles RCA Records

EXCLUSIVE Someone crook pretended to be Britney Spears' manager and got her record label to send a bunch of yet-to-be-released music ... TMZ has learned.. According to docs obtained by TMZ ... the suspect impersonated Larry Rudolph, Brit's longtime manager, and emailed RCA Records to ask for tracks that at the time were unreleased. The person went so far as to create ... which is not Larry's actual email address. Didn't matter ... RCA reps got duped and uploaded 49 digital files. In all, law enforcement says the culprit nabbed 12 tracks intended for Britney's album, "Glory," which was released in August 2016 ... shortly after this caper. Law enforcement obtained search warrants in October 2016 and June 2017 to search AOL and Microsoft records for the suspect's email account -- and they now have a suspect. They say he's an attorney who's studying intellectual property law at UCLA. There goes the Dean's List ... alle..

Music Biz- Migos MotorSport With Nicki Minaj & Cardi B Goes Gold

It’s safe to say the Migos are having themselves a good Tuesday. Not only did they get nominated for a couple Grammy’s with “Bad & Boujee,” but Quavo says their latest single off Culture II, “Motorsport” is now officially Gold, surpassing the 500,000 units sold mark in just over two weeks. RELATED: Migos' "Culture 2" Is "Better Than The First," According To Lil Yachty “M O T O R S P O R T I S N O W G O L D I N O N L Y 2 1/5 Wks,” he tweeted out before again announcing that “#Motorsport Is GOLD” in a separate tweet. Coincidentally this news comes just days before we’re expected to receive the song’s official video, which is set to drop this Friday December 1. Following its release, the song had some controversy surrounding it after Joe Budden came up with a conspiracy theory saying the song was initially a collaboration between Migos and Cardi B and Nicki Minaj was later added to it. However Nicki debunked Joe’s theory and cleared the air a couple days later, saying the song was in..
Mariah Carey Roc Nation

Music Biz- Mariah Carey Reportedly Signs With JAY-Z’s Roc Nation Management

New York City, NY – Mariah Carey is signing with the management arm of JAY-Z’s Roc Nation, according to Page Six. The publication reports that Carey is hoping the move will help her regain some of her shine and comes shortly after she fired her former manager, Stella Bulochnikov, earlier this month. “[Mariah’s] cleaning house,” an anonymous souce told Page Six. “She is getting legitimate people, assistants, a lawyer, and Stella is not happy about it.” Page Six previously reported that Carey’s backup dancer, Bryan Tanaka, had taken over as her day-to-day manager, though it has since been confirmed that his role is as the singer’s creative director. “Previously, there were all kinds of people involved [in her career] and Mariah didn’t even know those people,” the source later added. “She had to distance herself from all that and she’s now cleaning house.” The move has yet to be confirmed by Mariah Carey or Roc Nation Management. The management arm of Roc Nation boasts an impressive..
beyonce tops forbes

$105 Million – Beyonce Tops Forbes Highest Paid Women In Music

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, but Beyonce is once again the highest paid woman in the music industry this year. According to Forbes, Queen Bey raked in a cool $105 million dollars before taxes over the past year. RELATED: Beyonce, Kim K, Ciara & More Attend Serena Williams' Wedding Beyonce’s album LEMONADE and her very lucrative “Formation Tour” is what contributed to her massive sum, but also don't forget she did all that while being pregnant with twins in the process. Right behind Beyonce at #2 on the list was Adele, who reportedly earned $69 million dollars with her latest album 25 and its accompanying tour. Meanwhile Taylor Swift came in 3rd with $44 million dollars thanks to her new album Reputation. However Taylor’s money & numbers should go up next year following the tour of her latest album. Other woman to top the list were Celine Dion ($42 million) and Jennifer Lopez ($38 million) who rounded out the top 5, while Dolly Parton ($37 million), Rihanna ($36 m..

Music Biz: List of Winners for the 2017 #AMA’s American Music Awards And Highlight...

Music Biz: List of Winners for the 2017 #AMA's American Music Awards. ARTIST OF THE YEAR The Chainsmokers Drake Kendrick Lamar Bruno Mars -- WINNER Ed Sheeran NEW ARTIST OF THE...
Forbes' 30 Under 30 List for 2018

Gimme tha Loot: Here Are the Artists Who Made Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List...

Forbes returns with their annual 30 Under 30 feature, which spotlights "600 young innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders who are challenging the conventional wisdom and rewriting the rules for the next generation." 30 honorees are included in each of the 20 categories, and the music category is full of acts who made their mark in 2017. Lil Uzi Vert's inclusion was a no-brainer, as the Philly rapper stacked platinum plaques throughout the year and also topped the Billboard 200 chart with his debut album Luv Is Rage 2. Even with that success, Vert hasn't slowed down on the feature tip, recently linking up with Nav and Dave East on their respective tracks. Forbes also recognized Cardi B's meteoric rise. Among some of her highlights: a No. 1 single ("Bodak Yellow"), several trophies from the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards, and a hustle no one can match. ATL trio Migos made the list thanks to a chart-topping album (Culture), chart-topping single ("Bad and Boujee"), and shining on tr..

Music Biz: Lisa Marie Presley Will Sue Business Manager for Squandering $100 Million

EXCLUSIVE Lisa Marie Presley is about to file a lawsuit against her former financial managers, claiming they squandered more than $100 million over 10 years, but the company says Lisa Marie is broke because she's a spendthrift. TMZ has obtained a copy of the lawsuit which could be filed as early as today. She claims financial guru Barry Siegel sold 85% of her interest in Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) and then gave the money to Robert F.X. Sillerman as a way of ingratiating himself with the famous investor. She says the investments tanked and left her broke. Among the alleged misdeeds -- Presley says unbeknownst to her Siegel spent $9 million of her money to buy an English estate and couldn't make the balloon payment on the property. She also says Siegel stopped paying her taxes in 2012 which left her with a tax bill of $7 million. She says as of May 30, 2016, the trust was depleted and only had $14,000 in cash and she had $500,000 in credit card debt. We're told..

Music Biz- R&B Group Xscape Inks Deal for TV Movie on Bravo #Xscape

EXCLUSIVE Xscape is striking while the iron is hot -- the R&B supergroup is inking a deal to make a movie about their lives and careers ... TMZ has learned. Production sources tell us ... the biopic will air on Bravo, which is already home to the docuseries, "Xscape Still Kickin' It." We're told mega-producer Mona Scott-Young of 'Love & Hip Hop' fame is producing the movie. As we reported ... all 4 members -- Kandi Burruss, Tiny Harris, LaTocha and Tamika Scott -- reunited this past summer for their first performance in 20 years, and they've been rolling ever since. The TV movie is scheduled to come out next year.

#MusicBiz Gucci Mane gets $10 Million Contract Extension from Atlantic Records

#MusicBiz Gucci Mane gets $10 Million Contract Extension from Atlantic Records. It's been a great year and a half for Gucci Mane. Hot new records,...

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