During Tony Yayo's prison sentence, G-Unit recorded their debut album, Beg for Mercy. The album was quickly released on November 14, 2003 to combat bootlegging and had significant commercial success. Tony Yayo made only two appearances on the album, both on songs that were recorded before his arrest. Former affiliates Bang Em Smurf was very closely affiliated with them before they signed to Interscope Records.  He claimed that before 50 Cent saw mainstream success, the two recorded a mixtape from which they would earn $5 each, they sold 400,000 copies.
From momentum of "I Can't Live Without My Radio" and "Rock the Bells," the album went platinum in 1986. The following year, his second album, Bigger and Deffer, shot up the charts to number three due to his hit "I Need Love," which became one of the first pop-rap crossover hits. Believe it or not by 1990, his
Raised in Chicago, Fiasco developed an interest in hip hop after initially disliking the genre for its use of vulgarity. After adopting the name Lupe Fiasco and recording songs in his father's basement, 19-year-old Fiasco joined a group called Da Pak. The group disbanded shortly after its inception, and Fiasco soon met rapper Jay-Z who helped him sign a record deal with Atlantic Records. In September 2006, Fiasco released his debut album Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor on the label, which received three Grammy nominations. He released his second album, Lupe Fiasco's The Cool, in December 2007.
He recorded the song with his injured jaw still wired shut. (http://www.people.com/people/kanye_west/biography/0,,,00.html) January 2004 – Kanye hits the Top 40 helping out Twista and Jamie Foxx with "Slow Jamz." (http://www.rapcentral.co.uk/kanyewestTimeline.html) February 10, 2004 – West finally releases his debut album, The College Dropout, which is an immediate hit, selling 441, copies in its first week! (http://www.people.com/people/kanye_west/biography/0,,,00.html) April 2004 – Kanye’s debut album The College Dropout is certified platinum. (http://www.rapcentral.co.uk/kanyewestTimeline.html) February 13, 2005 – As the most nominated artist at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards with 10 nods, West takes home three trophies – Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song for "Jesus Walks", and Best R&B Song for producing Alicia Keys' "You Don't Know My Name."
My debut studio album, Thankful (2003), had been certified 2× platinum and sold over 4.5 million copies internationally. Its lead single, "Miss Independent," became an international hit, earning me my first Grammy nomination. I developed a rock-oriented sound with the release of my sophomore album, Breakaway (2004). It had been certified 6× platinum and sold over 15 million copies worldwide earning me two Grammy Awards, including one for my hit single "Since U Been Gone." I took full creative direction of her third album, My December (2007), which had been certified platinum.
The Beastie Boys The Beastie Boys are one of the greatest rap/hip-hop groups in the history of the genre. They mastered their own style and influenced many other groups throughout their history in the music industry. For more than 25 years they have been performing and putting out records. They are one of the longest lasting rap groups, continuing to be successful to this day. The group was nominated for the Rock and Roll hall of fame in 2007, for the year of 2008.
Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), known by her stage name Nicki Minaj ( /mɪˈnɑːʒ/), is a Trinidadian-born American musician. She was born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago, and moved to the New York borough of Queens when she was five. After releasing three mixtapes between 2007 and 2009 and being signed to Young Money Entertainment in August 2009, Minaj released her debut album, Pink Friday, in November 2010. It quickly became a commercial success, peaking at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and being certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) a month after its release.
... House music refers to a collection of styles of electronic dance music, the earliest forms beginning in the early- to mid- 1980s. ... In 1985, rapper Vico C from Puerto Rico produced one of the first Spanish-language hip hop records in Puerto Rico. Thus the two main influences of the genre were in place, as well as the two main producing countries. 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar.
The Stones formed in 1960, and have sold over two hundred million records since (Rolling Stone Magazine). In the late 1960’s, The Rolling Stones referred to themselves as “the world’s greatest rock and roll band” (Rolling Stone Magazine). For The Rolling Stones, it was their up-tempo R&B sound, along with their bad-boy image, that makes the Stones’ impact on the British Invasion just as important as The
When Enrique started to change his form of English music from his slower paced music to the fast and upbeat kind of music he gained millions of fans and the millions and millions of dollars that came along with it. Sources estimate that Enrique Iglesias is worth about forty-five million dollars. Much of his success is due to the fact that he has had five English number one hits and twenty-one Latin American hits. He has sold over fifty-five million records and released his ninth studio album in