Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri part ways

Songbird Mariah Carey seems to be blaming her manager and producer Jermaine Dupri for the poor performance of her current album.

Mariah’s unfortunately named album, Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse, sold a measly 83,000 total albums in the US. That wasn’t good enough for the 45-year-old Diva who has 17 top ten albums to her credit.

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Jay Z and Beyonce On The Run Tour

..their national ‘On The Run’ Tour is not suffering from dismal ticket sales. According to Billboard magazine (which can easily be influenced by the glare of a star’s spotlight), the On The Run Tour is selling well.

But numerous national media outlets are detailing Beyonce and Jay Z‘s struggles to sell tickets to their upcoming co-headline tour. Many believe the brutal beating Jay Z suffered at the hands of his sister-in-law, Solange Knowles, has destroyed his street cred.

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Drake covers Billboard

Emo rapper Aubrey “Drake” Graham graces the September 2013 issue of Billboard magazine this week. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Drake said he is sleeping in the studio to complete his third album, Nothing Was the Same.

The album release has already been delayed once. “We have just 10 days before we turn it in,” Drake said. “I’m literally sleeping in the studio on an air mattress. We’re working 24-hour days to make sure the story is done, front to back. It has to be a new point of discovery.”

Nothing Was the Same is scheduled for release on September 24.

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  • Cover: RapRadar.com

    Jay Z Timbaland Swizz Beatz Pharrell William Rick Rubin

    Aging rap mogul Jay Z is trying his hardest to outshine his wife Beyonce in the magazine covers department. Jay’s cartoonish mug graces an all-blue cover of Billboard magazine’s current issue. Jigga also dropped another Samsung commercial touting his upcoming album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, during last night’s game 7 of the NBA Finals. Producers on ‘Magna Carta’ include left to right: Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, Pharrell Williams and Def Jam co-founder Rick Rubin.

    Samsung recently signed Jay Z to a $20 million endorsement deal. The electronics giant bought up 1 million copies of ‘Magna Carta,’ but, to be fair to other artists who don’t have deep pocket sponsors, the million copies sold will not be counted toward his final 1st week sales tally.

    See the Billboard cover after the break.

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