It has so far been supported by the singles "Started from the Bottom" and "Hold On, We're Going Home".Drake has sold over 5 million albums worldwide.  His work has earned him aGrammy Award, three Juno Awards, six BET Awards, and set several significantBillboard records. With twelve number-one singles, Drake has more than any other artist on Billboard's Hot Rap Songs chart. With ten number-one singles, he also has more than any other rapper on Billboard 's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, passingJay-Z in August 2012.  He is one of two artists (the other being 50 Cent) that has simultaneously occupied the chart's top three positions.Drake, along with being a record producer under the pseudonym C. Papi, has also written songs for other artists, including Alicia Keys ("Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)"),Rita Ora ("R.I.P.
In June 2008, the release of the third installment of Tha Carter series was released, titled Tha Carter III. Tha Carter III has already sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide, making it the highest selling album of 2008 outselling Coldplay by a mere 700,000 (Hip Hop Crunch). Tha Carter III has already made four number one singles: “A Milli”, “Got Money”, “Mrs. Officer”, and “Lollipop”. Mr. Carter also has many other projects coming up in the future such as the release of his next album Tha Carter IV, along with some group projects with artists such as Juelz Santana and T-Pain.
Synopsis Born in New York City in 1971, Tupac Shakur, known by his stage name 2Pac, was an American rapper. Shakur has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Most of Tupac's songs are about growing up amid violence and hardship in ghettos, racism, other social problems and conflicts with other rappers during the East Coast-West Coast hip hop rivalry. Shakur was shot and killed in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1996. CONTENTS Synopsis Early Life Debut as 2Pac Controversy Violent Death QUOTES "In my death, people will understand what I was talking about."
He was introduced to up-and-coming hip-hop artist Kanye West, and the two musicians work together on one another's demos. Legend's debut album, 2004's Get Lifted, went platinum thanks in part to the hit single "Ordinary People," a song that he originally penned for the Black Eyed Peas. He went home with three Grammy Awards for Get Lifted: for best R&B album, best R&B male vocal performance and best new artist. Legend's musical talent has made him a mainstream star. In 2006, he performed at Super Bowl XL in Detroit, the NBA All-Star Game, and the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Pittsburgh.
Michael Jackson Remembered for Appeal to All Races, Cultures American music superstar Michael Jackson died June 25 after suffering cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles. He was 50 years old. One of the most-recognized performers in the world, Jackson's blend of pop, rock and soul appealed to people of all races and cultures. Michael Jackson's life was described as one of excess and loneliness. He was loved by millions of fans around the world, and had amassed a fortune, but he was often a prisoner of his own fame.
Entertainers thrive from his or her fan base. It is from this that they begin to become icons to his or her fans, country, and even the world. Jay-Z for example has a net worth of 500 million dollars. He was awarded 17 Grammy awards. As well as being placed number one on the 2006 MTV Greatest MC's of All Time list.
From there, Cudi was put on the ‘artists to watch list’ in major music magazines including Rolling Stone, Vibe, and BBC News. In 2009 Cudi, released his first album named Man on the Moon: The End of Day (Kid Cudi biography). The album sold 104,419 copies in the first week topping the charts at #4. The album featured Kid Cudi’s lead single, Day ‘N’ Nite, which brought his biggest commercial success so far in his career (Birchmeier). His second album, the sequel, was released the next year.
Their first album Are You Experienced? was released December of 1966 on Reprise records. Their first single was “Hey Joe” which made top ten on the UK charts. The well-received “Purple Haze” followed. The album today is considered by many to be one of the most powerful debut albums ever.
got her music career start in 1995 with his group Junior M.A.F.I.A., whose debut album Conspiracy generated three hit singles. Kimberly Jones' debut studio album, Hard Core (1996) was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and spawned three consecutive No. 1 rap hits: "No Time", "Not Tonight (Ladies Night remix)", and "Crush on You", a record for a female rapper. Her following albums, The Notorious K.I.M. (2000) and La Bella Mafia (2003), were certified Platinum, making her the only female rapper besides Missy Elliott to have at least 3 platinum albums.