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2009-09-24 11:44:13

The Black Eyes Peas's I Gotta Feeling is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart for a 13th week, Billboard.com reported Thursday. Coming in at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 is Jay-Z's Run This Town, featuring Kanye West and Rihanna, followed by Jay Sean's Down at No. 3, Taylor Swift's You Belong With Me at No. 4 and Jay-Z and Alicia Keys's Empire State of Mind at No. 5. Rounding out the top tier are Miley Cyrus' Party in the U.S.A. at No. 6, Lady Gaga's Paparazzi at No. 7, Drake's Forever, featuring...

2009-09-15 12:21:14

Jay Leno interviewed Kanye West and Jerry Seinfeld for the premiere of his U.S. primetime series The Jay Leno Show Monday night. West made headlines Sunday when he took the stage during the MTV Video Music Awards presentation, grabbed the microphone from Taylor Swift, who was giving an acceptance speech, and told the crowd Beyonce, not Swift, should have won the award. West had been scheduled to perform with Beyonce's husband Jay-Z and Rihanna on the first episode of Leno's new chat show...

2009-08-31 20:46:38

U.S. hip-hop artist and producer Jay-Z says he is making his album, The Blueprint 3, available for a free online listen ahead of its physical release. The promotional tactic is being orchestrated by Jay-Z, the digital music service Rhapsody and MTV. The entire album will be available for fans to listen to for free on Rhapsody.com and through MTV's The Leak Web site, starting Tuesday -- almost two weeks prior to its official release. Rhapsody will make the album available for purchase...

2005-09-08 03:06:35

By Gail Mitchell LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Rap mogul Jay-Z is standing behind Kanye West, who went off-script to declare that "George Bush doesn't care about black people" during his appearance in last Friday's NBC telethon for Hurricane Katrina victims. "I'm backing Kanye 100%," Jay-Z told Billboard by phone from London. "This is America. You should be able to say what you want to say. We have freedom of speech." Jay-Z is also West's boss in his capacity as president/CEO of Def Jam...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.