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Forbes’ Cash Kings 2011: Richest Hip-Hop Artists

Forbes released their annual “Cash Kings” list for 2011 this week, ranking the richest hip-hop artists based on their earnings.

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Rapper Jay-Z earned $37 million in the past 12 months, claiming his fourth Cash Kings crown in five years (Click here to see the 2010 list of Richest Hip-Hop artists). Sean “Diddy” Combs came in a close second with $35 million. Check out who else made the list: +Continue Reading

AUDIO Debuts ‘Magnetic’ Video Featuring Akon

Up and coming Pop/R&B group, AUDIO, debuts their first music video, Magnetic, featuring musical superstar Akon.

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This group of dynamic brothers combine Pop, R&B and Club beats super-charged by powerful lead vocals and rich harmonies to create an exhilarating style and sound. Complimented by 5 electro-magnetic personalities and an image with artistic movement that captivates the eye, AUDIO is pure motion to music. +Continue Reading

Billboard’s Social 50 Music Chart

Billboard has released a Social 50 Music Chart that ranks the most active artists on the world’s leading social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook on a weekly basis.

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The rankings are determined by a formula that combines the artists’ weekly additions of friends/fans/followers, along with artist page views and songs played, as measured by Next Big Sound.

Topping Billboard’s Social 50 Music Chart in its first week is Rihanna followed by Justin Bieber.

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Michael Jackson’s ‘Michael’ Album Features Single “Hold My Hand” with Akon

Recorded three years ago with hip hop artist Akon, Michael Jackson’s single “Hold My Hand” hit airwaves and is available to download. It was the legendary pop singer’s wish, reportedly documented in a note before his death, that “Hold My Hand” be the official single off of his latest album.

Akon, who was also involved in the songwriting and producing process, said in a statement released by Sony, “The world was not ready to hear ‘Hold My Hand’ when it leaked a couple years ago. We were devastated about it.”

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Diddy – Dirty Money Premieres ‘Loving You No More’

Diddy – Dirty Money have premiered their latest music video, Loving You No More, featuring Young Money rapper, Drake.

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Diddy gets his heart broken in the Gil Green (Akon, Flo Rida, Jay Sean) directed clip which helps tell the story behind Loving You No More. The track will appear on Diddy – Dirty Money’s debut offering, Last Train To Paris, which will be available everywhere December 14, 2010. +Continue Reading

Forbes 2010 Top 20 Richest Hip-Hop Artists

Forbes has released it’s 2010 top 20 highest earning hip-hop artists, with Jay-Z topping the list for the second year in a row. Check out who else made the list.

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