"Based on a TRU Story" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts and sold more than 147,000 times within one week. Since the success of his recent records you can find him on more and more collaborations with hip-hop giants of our time. He is not only featured on Kanye West's mega-hit "Mercy" , he is also rapping on tracks like "Beez in the Trap" by Nicki Minaj.
50 Cents debut album “Get rich or die tryin” was the most successful album of 2003 with over 11 Million solds worldwide. Two years later his second album “The Massacre” has been released and Games Debut album as well. This led to the fact that 50 hit the charts with 5 Singles at the same time.
In 2007 A$AP Rocky assembled the A$AP MOB crew that combines rappers, producers and video directors. This well-functioning machinery was especially well received by the big labels. When the two self-produced songs "Purple Swag" and "Peso" celebrated great success over the internet, Rocky secured a 3 million $ contract with Sony.
His hit "Mr. Lonely" topped the charts in more than ten countries, including Germany, UK as well as Australia and peaked in the Top five on the US Billboard Charts. He is one of most sough-after new age performers. The list of artists Akon has collaborated with, plus the list of those that he leveraged speaks volumes.
Her debut "Songs in A Minor" instantly topped the international charts, sold over 10 mill. records, was certified 6x Platinum and earned 5 Grammies. "The Diary of Alicia Keys" brought 5 more Grammys and her legendary "The Diary of Alicia Keys: Unplugged" peaked at No.1 on the Billboard 200 and sold over 196.000 copies in the first week.
When Columbia executives heard Ameries demo, they immediately offered her a record deal. Columbia released the single "Why Don't We Fall in Love" in late April 2002 and Amerie’s fame began to increase as the single became popular in clubs and on the radio. Amerie flew around the US to perform as a support for Usher on his Evolution Tour.
When you think of proper soul music, Angie Stone pops in your mind. She has had four Top 10 albums, including a number one album and 10 successful singles on the Billboard R&B Charts. Ms. Stone has sold over 1.4 millions albums in the U.S. and sold over 5 millions albums worldwide.
She was the first and last female ever to occupy No. 1 and 2 on the Billboard Single Charts. Throughout her career she's been certified Platinum and Gold several times. As of the present, Ashanti has sold more than 30 million records worldwide. She also ended the decade (2000-2010) being certified as one of the three top female R&B artists next to Alicia Keys and Beyoncé.
B.o.B is not renowned as an exceptional lyricist, multi-instrumentalist and producer for nothing. That’s probably the reason why he's signed for 3 successful labels namely Rebel Rock, Grand Hustle and Atlantic. “Nothin’ On You” (feat. Bruno Mars) directly topped the US Charts and within no time went platinum. Meanwhile his Myspace page has recorded over 26 million plays.
Outkast reached the climax of their career by publishing the number one hits “Ms. Jackson” and “Hey Ya!” in 2003 (album “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” decorated with diamond). André3000 and Big Boi are the duo with the highest exchange in their genre with over 22 million sold LP’s only in the United States.
"I wasn't signing acts at that time. But I was so inspired by what he did. His voice was very compelling. His lyrics were very clever and the melodies and the way he was putting it together and his story. So it's not that easy, but it's a lot of people who rap who aren't as dope," Kanye said.
Bow Wow signed to Cash Money Records in 2009, and his next album Underrated will be released on the label. The album will feature with Birdman, Boyz II Men, Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, Fabolous, Game, Lil Wayne, Lloyd Banks, Justin Bieber, Meek Mill, Nas, Nelly, Nicki Minaj, Sean Kingston, Snoop Dogg, Styles P and Talib Kweli.
Boyz II Men
10 produced Studioalbums, numerous broken charts and sales records, incredible 12x Platinum for 1 single album – these accomplishments make Boyz II Men legendary as the no. 1 most successful R&B groups in history. Their latest album “Twenty” in 2011, is a celebration of their band-anniversary and also to express the gratitude and share the happiness with their supporters.
It's been over 20 years since Busta Rhymes set off with „Leader of the New School“ and his success story never seems to end. High-End nominations for 11 Grammys, 10 MTV Video Music Awards and several BET Hip Hop Awards speak for themselves. Now the time has come for a new album in 2012, namely “E.L.E (Extinction Level Event) 2: End of the World”.
The Georgia rapper Cash Out came out with a bang. His first single "Cashin Out" immediately landed a huge success. The song made it to No. 1 on the U.S. rap charts and number 36 on the Billboard charts. The success of the single has inspired many freestyles and remixes of other rappers, including Wale, Bow Wow, Young Jeezy, Akon, Fabolous and Yo Gotti.
The 10-time Grammy award winner enlightens the world with her music for more than 25 years. She has released 12 albums, 41 singles, sold over 200 million records worldwide, eight platinum records, a half dozen gold records and this just to give a small insight into her success story.
The New Orleans rapper Curren$y is in the business for several years already. He did not only work with fellow rappers like Lil Wayne and Master P and was also signed on both rappers lables, he has also had his part in Wiz Khalifa's breakthrough and influenced Wiz with his own laid-back flow and its soothing, spacey beats.
The successful battles proved his entertainment talents but nevertheless he didn’t stop working on and refining his DJ-ing skills. This led him to accompany mega stars like Rihanna on their tours. Besides that he has produced and spun records for Mos Def, Musiq Soulchild, DMX and many more.
DJ Whoo Kid
With time DJ Whoo Kidd earned his own airplays on various radio stations, thus it didn’t take long for him to draw attention from the press for his talent of brilliantly crossing musical boarders and the rewarded him numerous awards. Rolling Stones magazine even named one of the Top DJs of the US. His exceptional mix tapes even earned DJ Whoo Kidd five Justo Mixtape Awards.
DMX is the only rapper in history to have all of his studio albums consecutively peak at no. 1 on the US Billboard Album Charts except the sixth one “Year of the Dog ..Again”, which "only" made it to no. 2. He is one of the best-selling Hip Hop artists alive with six multi-platinum albums and over 15 Million records sold alone in the US. Finally DMX's seventh album is scheduled for 2012.
His debut album "Thank Me Later" was released in June and included collaborations with super stars like Alicia Keys, Jay Z, Lil 'Wayne and Young Money as well as newcomer Nicky Minaj. The album immediately climbed to the top of the Billboard charts as well as the Canadian charts and went platinum. This success was surpassed by "Take Care", which has sold nearly 1.8 mill. copies.
The group with the peroxide blond lead singer Sisqo had their comeback in spring 2010. Songs like “Wild Wild West” with Will Smith, the Rush hour them “How deep Is Your Love” and the R&B evergreen “In My Bed” still linger in everyone’s mind and keep us hungry for more.
What a woman. Gorgeous and a musically marvel. Her voice is pure soul; her lyrics are...
Her biggest international hit is "American Boy", in which she collaborated with Kanye West. The britsh singer/songwriter has announced that her 3. album "All of Me" will be released in February 2012. It shall include the single "Thank You".
His debut album “Ghetto Fabulous” instantly was certified Platinum and peaked at No. 4 on the US Billboard Charts. “Street Dreams” was also certified Platinum in 2003. He switched his record label in 2006 to Def Jam and released “From Nothing to Somethin”, which immediately peaked at No. 1 on the US Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Album Charts. “Loso’s Way” in 2009 was another Billboard No. 1.
Far East Movement
FEM had already had a No. 1 hit song (“Girls On The Dance Floor”) on L.A. radio even before their album "Free Wired" was released in 2010. The follow up record “Like A G6” exploded on the international radio stations, music channels as well as dancefloors worldwide. The follow up record “Like A G6” exploded on the international radio stations, music channels as well as dancefloors.
Flo Rida is no longer just a state it’s one of the most popular rapper in 2010. He got his international breakthrough in...
The American singer and songwriter Frank Ocean has not only become successful with his own unique, lyrical and graceful music, he is also a gifted songwriter for e.g. John Legend, Justin Bieber, Brandy or Beyonce. And if this would not be enough already, Ocean has received several high-ranking award nominations and is a member of the Hip Hop group "Odd Future".
Jermaine Cole was born on the 28th of January 1984 in Frankfurt, Germany. In the age of 1 year he moved with his family to Fayetteville, North Carolina. With 15 years he...
JA stands for his name Jeffrey Atkins the additional RULE means Represents Unconditional Love Exists. This Trademark is a croaky rough voice and catchy...
The American award winning singer and actor Jamie Foxx (“Ali”, “Ray”) has undoubtedly arrived in the top league of the show business. He is among only 4 artists who achieved an Academy Award for Best Leading Role in a movie and at the same time had a solo music album top the US Billboard Charts: He was only preceded by Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand and Bing Crosby.
"The sky is the limit" says Jason Derulo and presents his best winning smile. And indeed, the U.S. pop star is currently unstoppable: While his comeback single "Don` t Wanna Go Home " just got gold and the successful track" It Girl "has a good chance of a precious metal status, the 22-year-old superstar just got the "Man of The Year 2011" award from People magazine!
An unique, soulful and deep voice: Joe. Like no one else he conquers the women hearts with his soulful tracks. But it was never easy for the son of two priests to be successful. Joseph Lewis Thomas was always a ...
The 17-year-old Joey Bad$$ from Brooklyn NY has caused excitement in the hip hop world with his fresh and, above all, surprisingly mature sound. With lyrics nobody expects from a boy this age, he managed to fight for a place in the music industry.
3 albums, numerous hit singles & feature tracks, the German Juice Award and several movie roles... this is what the German rapper Kay One already looks back on. Ant that's is by far not the end, he has just started.
Her first single release "Tik Tok" was a massive national and international hit. The song peaked at No.1 on the US Billboard Charts and numerous international charts. "Tik Tok" was soon followed by "We Are What We Are", which was another international success, and also peaked at No. 1 on the US Billboard Charts. The appendant album "Animal" was a worldwide No. 1.
He’s the king of New-Jack-Swing - Even after 20 years in show-business, Keith's sucess never seems to end. The latest album "'Til the Morning" has been yet another hit for Mr. Sweat after "Ridin' Solo". He's already sold 15 mill. records, including three multi-platinum albums, three more Platinum albums and two Gold records.
Her fifth album „Flesh Tone“ 2005 combined Hip Hop with Dance/Pop and was a major international success. She collaborated with DJs and producers like Benni Benassi and David Guetta. The first single "Acapella" topped Dance Charts in the USA and England. As a result Kelis hit the road for the first time tour, together with the Swedish superstar Robyn.
Since the mid-90s successful in Turkey, Kenan Dogulu got his name out internationally with his contribution to the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 "Shake it up shekerim". He became 4th with his song and stormed the international charts after the Grand Prix.
Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and The Game already crowned Knedrick Lamar as "The New King of the West Coast". His major-label debut "good kid, m.A.A.d. city" sold 242,000 copies within one week. It is not only the most successful hip-hop album of the year, the specialized press already considers it as a hip hop classic.
In summer 2008 Rudolf was signed to Cash Money Records/Universal Republic Records as the first rock artist. His first album “In the City” was released in November 2008 and featured Rick Ross, Nas and Lil Wayne. The album's first single, "Let It Rock," ´was certified triple-platinum.
His music videos have generated more than 25 million views on YouTube. The rapper/producer/songwriter has become an internet phenomenon - fans and press alike agree on him being the hottest newcomer in the rap game. He's already toured successfully in and out the states and both of his mixtapes, along with his first album "Daydreamer" were successful with over 150,000 downloads.
Kool & The Gang
Major hits such as "Get Down on It", "Ladies' Night" or "Celebration" can't miss on any good Old-School Party. They deserve their success: 17 Gold and Platinum records, uncountable certifications and awards and worldwide fan base which can't be controlled when Kool & the Gang hit the stage.
His 7th album “Evolution of a Revolution” was the first record he recorded in the world famous Tuff Gong Studios that had been opened by his late father, Bob Marley. On this album Ky-Mani experimented with Jazz, Rock, Hip Hop and Soul as well as Reggae music, and created an incomparable sound.
Lil Wayne had already at the age of 11 years a record deal with Cash Money Records, that’s why is probably his name self-declared ,,Lil”. Baby the Birdman was his...
His worldwide hit “Yeah” (feat. Usher & Ludacris) is the fastest selling Hip-Hop song ever recorded (sold 2 million copies in a period of 1 year). Several movies, his own energy-drink and music productions for the “who is who” in the music business. Live he excites the people, makes the crowd bounce with his rough voice and his powerful performance 'til the sweat drops.
Lil' Jon DJ-Set
Many people only know Lil' Jon as the "King of Crunk" - Truth is that Lil' Jon started out as a DJ at the popular Club Phoenix in Atlanta, Georgia. His exuberant personality and awesome ability to entertain the masses enabled him to start mixing & producing for other music superstars such as Usher, R. Kelly and many more.
The first album "Southside" peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200. In 2007 his second album "Street Love" was even certified Gold. Eventually Lloyd joined Polow Da Don"s label Interscope/Zone 4 to record his fourth album King of Hearts" in 2010. The first single release Lay it Down" charted on the Billboard Top 10.
“Party Rock Anthem” earned the group No. 1, simultaneously in the US Charts, in the UK as well as in over 10 more countries and charted in the top 10 of even more countries. The 3rd single release “Sexy and I Know It” peaked at No. 1 on the international iTunes charts as well as topped the Australian and Canadian charts alike.
The Southern rapper Ludacris looks back on a successful music and acting career. 7 studio albums, 4 of them No. 1 on the U.S. album charts, countless hit singles including "Move Bitch", "Stand Up", "Monay Maker", "Yeah" and "My Chick Bad" and successful film roles in the "Fast & Furious" series, "Lil 'Pimp", "Crash" and "Hustle & Flow" .
Machine Gun Kelly
The fast paced and slightly aggressive lyrics can quickly be compared to artists like Twista, but MGK yet displays a deep rhythmic, melancholic sound that touches listener. His overall style can be summarized as innovative and a breath of fresh air in Hip Hop. MTV even named him the Hottest Breakthrough MC of 2011. MGK is momentarily signed with Bad Boy Records & Interscope.
Winans recorded his second album Hurt No More from 2001 to 2003. Hurt No More was released in April 2004 in the US and reached #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, #2 on the Billboard 200, and #3 on the UK's album chart. The first single "I Don't Wanna Know" became a worldwide hit going to #1 in Germany and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Mary J Blige
Who could guess, that this little girl born and raised in the ghetto “Yorkers” (NYC) became so successful? 18 years after her debut album “What’s the 411” she looks back on...
In 2011, he released his first single, "Tupac Back", along with Rick Ross, from his album Self Made Vol. 1. That same year he released another song from the album, "Ima Boss", also featuring Ross. Due to a remix of the song featuring T.I., Lil Wayne, Ross, and Swizz Beatz, "Ima Boss" is so far Meek Mill's most successful song.
Melody Thornton (born September 28, 1984) is an American R&B singer-songwriter, vocalist, dancer, model, showgirl and television personality
born and raised in NY's Staten Island Method Man went to the school of the hard knocks. Drug Dealin, Violence and Ghettoreality. At the beginning of the 90s his cousins RZA and GZA found the...
Miguel who is signed at Jive Records since 2007 has worked on albums from stars like Usher, Musiq Soulchild or Asher Roth. But he is not only a gifted songwriter, he also makes music himself.
The first Lady of Hiphop seems to be a workaholic she is a rapper, Singer, Producer, Actor and CEO of her own Label. Even before Timbaland had a mass appeal he was part of...
The American R&B singer Ne-Yo is a true allrounder: singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor. He did not only write several hits for other artists and produced for example Mario's "Let Me Love You", he also looks back on four successful albums, a Grammy Award and countless hits. His first single, "So Sick" from 2006 was #1 in the US and also his international breakthrough.
His debut single “Hot” was his entry to the hip-hop world, by fascinating the crowd with his unique flow. Shortly afterwards his debut album „Country Grammar“ was selling over 250.000 and lately 9 billion times.2 years afterwards the album “Nellyville” got 2 Grammys for the single “Hot in Here” and “Dilemma” ( 6 billion sold LP’s).
The first commercial success came along with her third mix tape, which gained her the Underground Music Award “Female Artist of the Year” in 2008. Her debut album “Pink Friday” peaked at no. 1 on the US Billboard Charts within no time and was even certified Platinum only a month after its release. Nicki is the first artist to ever have 7 singles on the Billboard 200 Charts at the same time.
The singer, songwriter, mother and multiple Grammy Award winner has become one of the most successful artists in the music business. With her honest, credible and sometimes blunt manner she fought for respect, authenticity and especially popularity.
At the moment, Pitbull is the most requested feature in the industry. You've heard him alongside Akon, Jennifer Lopez, Benni Benassi, T-Pain, Trey Songz and many more. In return, all the major musicians such David Guetta, Neyo, Marc Anthony and Chris Brown, just to name a few, wished to be featured on his own record "Planet Pit".
His first solo release was an EP in 2008 titled “Boyfriend No.2”, which included “Did You Wrong” and “Boyfriend No.2”. “Did You Wrong” immediately charted on the Billboard Hot 100, US R&B Charts as well as Airplay Charts. In June 2009, Pleasure P. released his first album “The Introduction of Marcus Cooper”.
Robert Sylvester Kelly was born in 1967 in Chicago (Illinois, USA) and is a famous American R&B singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. His gospel-tinged vocals and highly sexualized lyrics entice R&B fans worldwide and probably also seduce some of them. He has won three Grammy awards so far for his hit "I Believe I Can Fly".
Germany’s X-Factor runner-up Raffaela Wais will be releasing her 1st single to her debut album “Going Crazy“ on the 25th May. None other than Mario Winans produced both the single and album. Raffaela and Mario met coincidentally in L.A. As they got to know each other they soon decided to collaborate.
The singer Raheem DeVaughn born and raised in Maryland already noticed at highschool his gift to rhyme lyrical...
Reggie Noble from Newark/New Jersey first appeared on the screen in 1991 when EPMD featured him on some tracks. Some time later Def Jam offered him a deal. Around that time he released his first album "Whut? Thee Album" and the smoking funky Redman sound was born.
He came like a bombshell: unexpected and nothing was like before Hip Hip is still alive and Rick Ross is the...
Ryan Leslie has produced music in several different genres e.g. Hip Hop, R&B, Pop, Gospel and Dancehall. He has also produced for renowned musicians like Beyoncé and Britney Spears. His two albums "Ryan Leslie" and "Transition" both charted in the Top 10 on the US R&B Charts, and "Transition" was even nominated for a Grammy in the category Best Contemporary R&B Album.
In 2002 he had his breakthrough with his second album “Duty Rock” and won a Grammy award with it. Then the ex-professional swimmer and DJ had a hit after hit. Dancehall had It’s icon and was the sound in clubs all over the world. He won two MOBO Awards since, one American Music Award, numerous Nominations and got seven number one records.
Shaggy is one of the most successful crossover artists in the dancehall reggae field. He made Dancehall famous and popular all over the world. And he was not only one of the typical flash in the pan, from whom you’ll never hear again after one song, Shaggy is pleasing the world since the mid-90s and he always manages to inspire with his music.
In 1997 the 14 year olds Keisha Buchanan, Mutya Buena and Siobhan Donaghy decided to start their own girl-group called „Sugababes“. Their manager at the time, Cameron McVey helped them sign a record deal within no time with London Records.
Faheem Najm was in born in Tallahassee, Florida in 1985.Early he chooses the path of music and founded the band Nappy Heads, after he had finished school.In 2003 he produced a conversation of the song,''Locked Up by Akon.Akon enjoy it and worried him a contract with Jive Imprin.
By publishing ,,The King of South” or also ,, Rubberband Man” and the same named single his fame was preprogrammed. Over a long period T.I.P (T.I.) has to support his family by dealing with...
The final international breakthrough for Taio Cruz came in 2010 with the album "Rockstarr", and its singles “Break Your Heart”, feat. Ludacris, and “Dynamite”, which exploded on the global music charts and in the club-scenes everywhere from Ibiza over Sydney to NYC and back to London, and catapulted him to ultimate stardom.
Terius Nash is a popular producer, singer and songwriter. After writing B2K’s song “Everything” for their album “Pandemonium”, he signed a publishing deal using the pen name “The Dream”. He continued to write for famous musicians including Rihanna’s major hit “Umbrella”. The success of “Umbrella” gave The Dreams career a major boost which led to a recording deal with Def Jam Records.
According to his own statement there is no album that had more influence to GAMES life than N.W.A.’s ”Straight Outta Compton” . Tattoos and many quotes in his songs and interviews underline...
The breakthrough in Germany came with the summer track „Welcome to St. Tropez“ in 2011. The song was a major success which emerged to becoming the top summer song 2011. It entered the Top 10 in the charts across the German speaking countries, making Timati the most successful Russian import.
Trey Songz is one of the most successful RnB artists of our time. 2009 his album "READY" reached # 3 on the Billboard charts and Trey Songz managed the final breakthrough. With the gold-showered Top 10 breakthrough album including numerous hit singles Singles Trey Songz celebrated a phenomenal debut.
His mix tape “Fan of a Fan” featured Chris Brown, Bow Wow and Lil’ Wayne among others. The hit song “Deuces” was from this mix tape. It charted high on the Billboard Hot 100 and was even nominated for a Grammy. The single "Rack City" is from his new album “Careless World: Rise of the Last King”, due in Feb. 2012. Its music video has got nearly 20 million views on YouTube.
Tyrese has established himself a reputation in the music industry. His critically acclaimed songs all charted well on the music charts and gained him a respectable number of prestigious nominations and awards such as the American Music Awards, or Grammy Awards. The album “Open Invitation” was released in 2011 and immediately entered the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 Charts.
Waka Flocka Flame
With songs like „O let's do it“, „Hard in da Paint“ and „No Hands“ Juaquin Malphrus aka Waka Flocka Flame made it to the very top of the Billboard charts. After the success of his debut album „Flockaveli“ in 2010, which made it to # 6 on the Billboard Top 200, the Southern rapper published his second album, „Triple F Life: Friends, Fans and Family.“ in spring 2012.
William James Adams Jr., better known by his stage name Will.i.am, is an American rapper, producer, actor, songwriter and entrepreneur. He gained international fame as one of the founding members, producers and front man of the Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum Pop-group “The Black Eyed Peas”.
Zuper Blahq aka. Will.i.am released his first electro album "Willpower", which was co-produced by the famous L.A. based DJ Steve Aoki. The first single release "I'm in the House" turned out to be a club banger and even peaked at no. 1 on the UK Dance Charts. Will.i.am is definitely widely regarded as one of the best DJs around and is therefore highly requested at parties and other events.
The American rapper Cameron Ermias Thomas or better known as Wiz Khalifa from Pittsburgh, was born on 8th September 1987.In 2006 he released his debut album Show and Prove and signed an contract with Warner Bros. Records after one yaer.
Wyclef Jean started his career with the HipHop – Crew “The Fugees”, which also included Lauryn Hill and his cousin Pras Michel. The second album from...
His albums have been certified several times Platinum and Gold. Jeezy received a Grammy nomination in the category Best Duo for his song "Put On" feat. Kanye West. The corresponding major album "The Recession" claimed the No. 1 spot on the US Billboard 200, Top R&B Album Charts as well as Top Rap Charts simultaneously.