Archive | Jay-Z

Beyoncé and JAY-Z are now collectively worth $1.25 billion

Beyoncé and JAY-Z‘s net worth now stands at a whopping $1.25 billion, according to Forbes’ latest assessment of the couple’s collective value. Beyoncé’s net worth sits at $355 million, while JAY-Z’s sits at a cool $900 million. Whereas Forbes attributes much of Beyoncé’s stature to album sales and profit derived from live performances, the business source credits JAY-Z’s staggering […]

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z announce a physical release of ‘EVERYTHING IS LOVE’

June 16 was a stressful day for all of those Queen B and Jay-Z lovers that weren’t subscribed to TIDAL, as the iconic duo released their surprise 9-track album EVERYTHING IS LOVE, as The Carters. The project marked their strengthened union following events of Lemonade, and featured steamy verses from both acts involved. The tracks […]

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Drake reveals lengthy ‘Scorpion’ tracklist, featuring JAY-Z, Michael Jackson and more

Drake‘s revealed the tracklist for his forthcoming album Scorpion, which is slated for a June 29 release via Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records. The tracklist, Drake’s most extensive to date, boasts 25 tracks in total including the Pusha T diss  “I’m Upset,” as well as “Nice for What,” and “God’s Plan.” The album, largely featureless, does include […]

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The Carters’ ‘Everything is Love’ is now available on Spotify & Apple Music

The Carters’ collaborative album, Everything is Love, made its debut on TIDAL on June 16, but now, Spotify Premium and Apple Music subscribers can join the ranks of TIDAL streamers as the joint offering makes its way to both music streaming platforms. Everything is Love can be expected to become available to listeners of Spotify’s […]

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The Carters release their debut album, ‘Everything Is Love’

Beyoncé and JAY-Z finally released their collaborative album under their new alias, The Carters, titled Everything Is Love. The full album is available on Tidal, while a number of singles are on YouTube. JAY mentioned the two were working together when producing 4:44 and Lemonade. He told the The New York Times him and his wife use music as therapy, and from the sound of […]

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Tidal reportedly late on royalty payments to labels, music distributors

A new report asserts that Jay-Z’s music streaming service, Tidal, is already behind on its payments to record labels and music distributors alike. The news of Tidal’s supposed financial delays follows allegations that Tidal generated more than 300 million fake streams for Kanye and Beyoncé. Tidal has since denied the accusations, attributing the claims to […]

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Tidal accused of generating more than 300 million fake streams for Kanye & Beyoncé, strongly denies claim

Norwegian newspaper, Dagens Næringslivsaid, has accused the streaming service Tidal of deliberately inflating its streaming data behind Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo by hundreds of millions of plays, consequently leading to “massive royalty payouts” for the two artists at the expense of other, smaller acts. Tidal has since issued a statement denying […]

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Beyoncé takes the throne, Ekali sends it, David Byrne rewrites history & more: Here’s everything that happened at Coachella day 2

Ekali played to a packed Sahara tent in the middle of the afternoon As if closing out the Do LaB tent wasn’t enough of an achievement, Ekali’s Sahara tent set was a testament to his massive growth and range as a producer. With over 20,000 in attendance, it’s for certain that Ekali’s destined for a monumental […]

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Beyoncé pushes the Coachella envelope with Destiny’s Child reunion and Jay-Z cameo

A wave of sadness passed among Beyoncé fans in 2017 when the decision was made to cancel her Coachella headlining performance out of pregnancy help concerns. She more than made up for time on Saturday night, April 14, when she finally took over the mega-festival’s main stage for what will go down as one of […]

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What are the larger implications of The Grammys steep ratings drop? [OP-ED]

By most accounts, the Grammy Awards in 2018 was a big swing, and a big miss. The ceremony’s ratings plummeted by nearly 25% according to Nielsen Media, dropping from last year’s 32.9 million viewers down to 19.8 million for its most recent iteration. While the evening’s results have come under under considerable scrutiny following the event, […]

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Dear Media, Stop Trying To Make Donald Trump “Presidential”

Last April (which seems like a lifetime ago), President Trump fired missiles at Syria in retaliation against Assad’s use of chemical weapons on his people, and the “liberal” media praised him. MSNBC anchor Brian Williams repeatedly called the missile strike “beautiful,” and the Washington …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Tidal reported to have just enough cash to survive for six more months

Fiscal trouble appears to be mounting for Tidal as the subscription based music streaming service is reported to have enough cash to last only six more months.Tertiary to Spotify and Apple Music, platforms possessive of 60 million and 30 million subscribers respectively, Tidal allegedly only reached the 1 million member mark in September of 2015, according […]

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The full list of nominees for the 2018 Grammys has arrived

14 years later, the Grammy Awards will return to New York City to commemorate the ceremony’s 60th edition. Hosted at Madison Square Garden on January 28, the veteran awards show will recognize the year’s top artists and their productions across a variety of categories.Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar arise as the most highly recognized nominees, with […]

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Oshi samples M.I.A. on new trap beat ‘Swagger’ [STREAM]

Touted as one of dance music’s brightest up-and-comers, Oshi is already a force to be reckoned with, and many would contend that he hasn’t even really reached his full breakthrough moment yet. The young UK-bred beat maker displays a wealth of potential with a steady schedule of releases and he’s already caught the attention, and support, […]

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Diplo’s got a Kanye West story and it’s pretty epic

Diplo recently shared his best Kanye West story in a new TBS Storyville special. The clip offers a look into West’s Watch The Throne sessions where Ye and Jay-Z reportedly rented out the Mercer Hotel out in New York.“Because that’s what you do when you’re Kanye West,” the producer proclaimed.Despite knowing Ye for near 20 years, in the clip, Diplo recalls […]

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Give Me Three Pairs: Jay-Z Is Down With Big Baller Brand Sneakers

Big Baller Brand. You either support it or you don’t. Jay-Z made it clear that he’s down with the triple Bs when he had a sit-down interview on the Rap Radar Podcast with B Dot and Elliott Wilson. During part 1 of the sit-down interview, Jay-Z showed his enthusiasm and support for Big Baller Brand by announcing that he’s […]

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Jay Z Shares Friends-Parody New Video, “Moonlight”

Arguably Jay-Z‘s best album to date and possibly best album of the year continues to crank out new thought-provoking visuals as he unveils his latest video from the 4:44 for the track, “Moonlight”. Directed by Alan Yang, the visual is a dynamic reflection of today’s Hollywood and the illusion it covers our eyes with to […]

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