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Still Ghetto
STILL GHETTO is the second album from R"> on the US Billboard Hot 100 , reaching number 20. This is Jaheim's best selling album to date. The track, "Everywhere I Am" is dedicated to the memory of the singer's parents, who died before he rose to fame. TRACK LISTING * "Introduction" - 1:48 * "Diamond in da Ruff - 3:21 * "Fabulous " (featuring Tha\' Rayne ) - 3:47 * "Let's Talk About It" - 4:02 * "Put That Woman First" - 4:05 * "Beauty and the Thug" (featuring Mary J. Blige
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RIAA
The RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (RIAA) is a trade organization that represents the recording industry in the United States. Its members consist of record labels and distributors, which the RIAA says "create, manufacture and/or distribute approximately 85% of all legally sold recorded music in the United States." The RIAA headquarters is in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
The RIAA was formed in 1952. Its original mission was to administer recording copyright fees and problems, work with trade unions, and do research relating to the record industry and government regulations. Early RIAA standards included the RIAA equalization curve, the format of the stereophonic record groove and the dimensions of 33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, and 78 rpm records
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Tha' Rayne
RAYNE may refer to: * Rayne (surname) * Rayne, Essex , England, UK * Rayne railway station * Rayne, Aberdeenshire , location of the parish church held by the Archdeacon of Aberdeen in Scotland, UK* Rayne, Louisiana , U.S
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Billboard 200
The BILLBOARD 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States
United States
. It is published weekly by Billboard magazine. It is frequently used to convey the popularity of an artist or groups of artists. Often, a recording act will be remembered by its "number ones ", those of their albums that outperformed all others during at least one week. The chart is based mostly on sales (both at retail and digital ) of albums in the United States. The weekly sales period was originally Monday to Sunday when Nielsen started tracking sales in 1991, but since July 2015, tracking week begins on Friday (to coincide with the Global Release Date of the music industry ) and ends on Thursday. A new chart is published the following Tuesday with an issue post-dated to the Saturday of the following week. The chart's streaming schedule is also tracked from Friday to Thursday
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Singer
SINGING is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality , rhythm , and a variety of vocal techniques. A person who sings is called a SINGER or VOCALIST. Singers perform music (arias , recitatives , songs , etc.) that can be sung with or without accompaniment by musical instruments . Singing
Singing
is often done in an ensemble of musicians, such as a choir of singers or a band of instrumentalists. Singers may perform as soloists or accompanied by anything from a single instrument (as in art song or some jazz styles) up to a symphony orchestra or big band . Different singing styles include art music such as opera and Chinese opera , Hindustani music , and religious music styles such as gospel , traditional music styles, world music , jazz , blues , gazal and popular music styles such as pop , rock , electronic dance music and filmi
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Vibe (magazine)
VIBE is an American music and entertainment magazine founded by producer Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
. The publication predominantly features R">'s parent company, Vibe Holdings. Ronald Burkle and Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson
later invested in the company. Vibe Holdings merged with BlackBook Media to form Vibe Media in 2012. On April 25, 2013 it was announced that Vibe magazine along with vibe.com and vibevixen.com had been sold to Spin Media for an undisclosed sum. Spin Media was thought likely to shut down Vibe's print magazine by the end of 2013, which a representative stating: "We're still trying to find a print model that makes economic sense in the digital age." Instead, they cut the magazine's frequency to quarterly
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Billboard Hot 100
The BILLBOARD HOT 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States
United States
for singles , published weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on sales (physical and digital ), radio play , and online streaming . The weekly sales period was originally Monday to Sunday, when Nielsen started tracking sales in 1991, but was changed to Friday to Thursday in July 2015. Radio airplay, which, unlike sales figures and streaming data, is readily available on a real-time basis, and is tracked on a Monday to Sunday cycle (previously Wednesday to Tuesday). A new chart is compiled and officially released to the public by Billboard on Tuesdays. The first number one song of the Hot 100 was " Poor Little Fool " by Ricky Nelson
Ricky Nelson
, on August 4, 1958. As of the issue for the week ending on January 3, 2018, the Hot 100 has had 1,069 different number one hits
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Mary J. Blige
MARY JANE BLIGE (/ˈblaɪʒ/ ; born January 11, 1971) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, model, record producer and actress. Starting her career as a backing singer on Uptown Records in 1989 , Blige released her first album, What\'s the 411? , in 1992 , and has released 13 studio albums since and made over 150 guest appearances on other albums and soundtracks. A recipient of nine Grammy Awards , in addition to receiving a record of thirty Grammy nominations, and also known as the Queen of Hip Hop Soul, Blige is one of few entertainers in history to have eight or more albums to reach multi-platinum status. My Life , in particular, is considered among the greatest albums ever recorded according to Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
, Time , and Vibe . For her part in combining hip hop and soul in the early 1990s and its subsequent commercial success, Blige received the Legends Award at the World Music Awards
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Soul Music
SOUL MUSIC (often referred to simply as SOUL) is a popular music genre that originated in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It combines elements of African-American gospel music , rhythm and blues and jazz . Soul music
Soul music
became popular for dancing and listening in the United States, where record labels such as Motown , Atlantic and Stax were influential during the Civil Rights Movement
Civil Rights Movement
. Soul also became popular around the world, directly influencing rock music and the music of Africa . According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
, soul is "music that arose out of the black experience in America through the transmutation of gospel and rhythm & blues into a form of funky , secular testifying". Catchy rhythms, stressed by handclaps and extemporaneous body moves, are an important feature of soul music
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Rhythm And Blues
RHYTHM AND BLUES, often abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in the 1940s. The term was originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban African Americans , at a time when "urbane, rocking, jazz based music with a heavy, insistent beat" was becoming more popular. In the commercial rhythm and blues music typical of the 1950s through the 1970s, the bands usually consisted of piano, one or two guitars, bass, drums, one or more saxophones, and sometimes background vocalists. R&B lyrical themes often encapsulate the African-American experience of pain and the quest for freedom and joy, as well as triumphs and failures in terms of relationships, economics, aspirations, and sex. The term rhythm and blues has undergone a number of shifts in meaning. In the early 1950s it was frequently applied to blues records
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Jadakiss
JASON PHILLIPS (born May 27, 1975), better known as JADAKISS, is an American rapper . He is a member of the group The LOX and the hip hop collective Ruff Ryders. Jadakiss
Jadakiss
is one of the three owners of the imprint known as D-Block Records . In early 2007, Jadakiss
Jadakiss
signed to Roc-a-Fella Records and Def Jam Records . Jadakiss
Jadakiss
has also released four studio albums, with the most recent being Top 5 Dead or Alive on November 20, 2015
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Uncut (magazine)
UNCUT magazine, trademarked as UNCUT, is a monthly publication based in London. It is available across the English-speaking world, and focuses on music, but also includes film and books sections. A DVD magazine under the Uncut brand was published quarterly from 2005 to 2006. CONTENTS * 1 Uncut (main magazine) * 2 Uncut Legends * 3 Uncut Music Award * 4 Uncut DVD * 5 Notes UNCUT (MAIN MAGAZINE)Uncut was launched in May 1997 as "a monthly magazine aimed at 25- to 45-year-old men that focuses on music and movies", edited by Allan Jones (former editor of Melody Maker
Melody Maker
). Jones has stated that "he idea for Uncut came from my own disenchantment about what I was doing with Melody Maker. There was a publishing initiative to make the audience younger; I was getting older and they wanted to take the readers further away from me", specifically referring to the then dominant Britpop
Britpop
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Entertainment Weekly
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Time Inc. , that covers film , television , music , Broadway theatre
Broadway theatre
, books and popular culture . Different from celebrity-focused publications like Us Weekly , People (a sister magazine to EW), and In Touch Weekly , EW primarily concentrates on entertainment media news and critical reviews . However, unlike Variety and The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter
, which are aimed at industry insiders, EW targets a more general audience
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Album
An ALBUM is a collection of audio recordings issued as a single item on CD , record , audio tape or another medium. Albums of recorded music were developed in the early 20th century, first as books of individual 78rpm records , then from 1948 as vinyl LP records played at  33 1⁄3 rpm . Vinyl LPs are still issued, though in the 21st-century album sales have mostly focused on compact disc (CD) and MP3
MP3
formats. The audio cassette was a format used from the late 1970s through to the 1990s alongside vinyl. An album may be recorded in a recording studio (fixed or mobile), in a concert venue, at home, in the field, or a mix of places. The time frame for completely recording an album varies between a few hours to several years. This process usually requires several takes with different parts recorded separately, and then brought or "mixed " together. Recordings that are done in one take without overdubbing are termed "live", even when done in a studio
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Warner Bros. Records
WARNER BROS. RECORDS INC. is an American major record label established in 1958 as the foundation label of the present-day Warner Music Group (WMG), and now operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of that corporation. Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Records was established on March 19, 1958, as the recorded-music division of the American film studio Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
For most of its early existence it was one of a group of labels owned and operated by larger parent corporations. The sequence of companies that controlled Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
and its allied labels evolved through a convoluted series of corporate mergers and acquisitions from the early 1960s to the early 2000s. Over this period, Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Records grew from a struggling minor player in the music industry to become one of the top recording labels in the world
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