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Report: VH1 ‘Hit the Floor’ Star Stephanie Moseley Killed By Rapper Husband

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In news that serves as nothing but tragic, reports have surfaced that actress/model/dancer/choreographer Stephanie Moseley was fatally shot by husband/rapper Earl Hayes (formerly of boxer Floyd Mayweather’s “Money Team) shortly before killing himself.

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Must Read: Music Industry Spends Over $4.3 Billion On A&R And Marketing..Per Year

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“Record labels stopped investing in Artist Development.”

Though the speed in which new artists come and go may give some good reason to believe the above, a new report released today points to the contrary.

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Billboard Revise Hot 100 Methodology / Find Out How It’ll Affect Songs Moving Forward

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If ever there was any doubt that new times are nigh, it was dispelled last week when it was revealed that the Billboard 200 would now include streams in its chart methodology.

Now, less than seven days later, it has been announced that sister chart – the Billboard Hot 100 – will also be experiencing change.

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Shocking Shake-Up: Billboard 200 Album Chart To Include Streams & Downloads

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Times really are a’changing.

As was potently spotlighted recently, no album prior to (or other than) Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ has hit Platinum status in the US this year. Indeed, whichever way it’s diced or sliced, music sales have been wallowing in the mire for several years now and it appears the American industry has had enough.

Today, it has been announced that from next week, the iconic Billboard 200 album chart will be revising its counting formula to include streams and downloads.

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Chart Check: Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Sales – The Shocking Truth

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Last week brought with it the chart hurricane that has been Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’.

Arriving just one week after it was revealed that no album released this year had achieved Platinum status in the US, the ‘Shake It Off’ led set managed to change that in the space of seven days after selling a whopping 1.2 million copies.

However, a new report by The Guardian has revealed shocking details about the LP’s sales that will be sure to set tongues a’wagging.

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NO I.D. Becomes Head Of A&R At Def Jam / Set To Oversee Careers of August Alsina, Iggy Azalea & Elijah Blake

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August Alsina, ‘Beg For It‘ beauty Iggy Azalea and ‘Black Whiskey’ singer Elijah Blake stand as just three Def Jam acts to welcome a new Head of A&R this year, greeting producer No I.D. as he steps into the coveted position.

Previously the co-head of A&R, I.D. (born Dion Wilson) will now oversee creative moves made by each and every act on the star-birthing label, reporting to its CEO Steve Bartels while managing affairs over at his own label ARTium Records, which houses Common, Jhene Aiko and the aforementioned Blake.

On the news, Bartels shared:

In a year where Def Jam has established such new artists as Iggy AzaleaJhene Aiko, YG, and August Alsina, no one is better suited to creatively represent and expertly guide our label moving forward than No I.D. He is not only a proven hit maker and creative thinker, but he is a bold leader who is well respected by both the artists and executives alike. Together, we are poised for even greater levels of success.

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Beyonce Tops Forbes’ ‘Top Earning Women In Music’ Tally

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‘Sail On‘ chanteuse Beyonce has done it again!

Yes, after giving former manager Mathew Knowles the boot in 2011, the entertainer has seen her brand reach exciting new heights in the years following, using her star power to secure deals that have no doubt made her the envy of a rival Pop superstar.

So, spare a thought for said superstars today as they learn that they’ve been outperformed by ‘Yonce once again.

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