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Feb 11, 2014, 09:00 ET The Wait Is Over -- Global Superstar Mariah Carey Announces May 6th Album Date for The Most Anticipated Release of the Year!

 Multi-platinum global superstar Mariah Carey explodes into the new year with "You're Mine (Eternal)," her brand new single which she wrote...


Jul 23, 2013, 13:22 ET The Wanted To Release New Single "We Own the Night," Prelude To New Album, WORD OF MOUTH, Arriving September 17th On Island Records!

Red-hot British pop-vocal sensation The Wanted follow up last weekend's season finale of their E! network summer TV series The Wanted Life, with...


May 06, 2013, 07:00 ET Mariah Carey Launches New Single "#Beautiful" Featuring Miguel!!!

 Multi-platinum global superstar Mariah Carey caps her season on FOX's American Idol with today's world­wide launch of her new single,...


Oct 11, 2012, 12:57 ET Rihanna Announces 7th Studio Album UNAPOLOGETIC Set For Worldwide Release Monday, November 19th

Worldwide superstar Rihanna - the "#1 Person On Facebook" with over 61.7 million Likes - has once again ignited record charts around the world...


Sep 24, 2012, 08:00 ET Rihanna Reignites with New Single "Diamonds"; Worldwide Premiere September 26th: Global Radio Launch at 8am EST & Global iTunes Launch at 9am EST

 Fresh off her buzzworthy headlining performance at Friday's massive iHeartRadio Festival, and her spectacular opening performance at the 2012...


Jun 27, 2012, 07:00 ET Justin Bieber's BELIEVE (RBMG/Island Records) Debuts #1 In 30 Countries!!!

 In the wake of global superstar Justin Bieber's seven-country "All Around the World" tour, witnessed by over a half-million fans and seen by...


Mar 26, 2012, 08:00 ET Justin Bieber Returns with Global Launch of New Single, "Boyfriend," Out Today!

 Island Def Jam global superstar Justin Bieber returns to the front lines with his brand new single, "Boyfriend" set for...


Mar 14, 2012, 09:00 ET Island Def Jam Music Group Appoints Joie Manda President, Def Jam Recordings

 Island Def Jam Music Group, a division of Universal Music Group (UMG), today announced its appointment of Joie Manda to President of Def...


Feb 23, 2012, 10:00 ET Island Def Jam Music Group Appoints Eric Wong Executive Vice President, Marketing

 Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG) has further strengthened its executive management team with the return of Eric Wong to the company, and...


Jan 23, 2012, 10:00 ET Island Def Jam Music Group Promotes Gabe Tesoriero to Senior Vice President, Media and Artist Relations

 Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG) has expanded its media and artist relations team with the promotion of respected industry veteran Gabe...


Nov 22, 2011, 09:00 ET Asher Roth Signs to Def Jam; New Album Set to Drop March 2012

 Philadelphia-based rapper Asher Roth has announced that his sophomore album will drop on the legendary Def Jam Recordings in March of...


Nov 10, 2011, 08:00 ET Rihanna to Unlock 2nd Single From TALK THAT TALK This Friday: "You Da One" Produced by Dr. Luke

As the ongoing "Rihanna: UNLOCKED" campaign gathers momentum around the world, Island Def Jam’s reigning queen of the Billboard Hot 100 earns...


Nov 09, 2011, 08:06 ET Justin Bieber's Under The Mistletoe Debuts #1 - His Third #1 Billboard Top 200 Debut All Before His 18th Birthday!

Island Def Jam global superstar Justin Bieber's UNDER THE MISTLETOE (released November 1st) debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with...


Nov 01, 2011, 08:00 ET Justin Bieber to Donate a Portion of Proceeds From November 1st Holiday Album UNDER THE MISTLETOE to Charity

Global phenomenon Justin Bieber is kicking off the season of giving with his ambitious BELIEVE CHARITY DRIVE.  Justin will donate a portion...


Sep 19, 2011, 08:00 ET Verve Music Group Joins With 20th Century Fox Television to Release Music of NBC's New Series, "The Playboy Club" Exclusively on the iTunes Store

Verve Music Group, a division of Universal Music Group (UMG), partners with 20th Century Fox Television to bring an unprecedented music component...


Aug 31, 2011, 08:00 ET Island Def Jam Music Group Announces Restructuring of Pop, Rock and Rhythm Promotion Department

In a move to strengthen and dominate the current radio landscape, Island Def Jam Music Group has reorganized the executive staff of its Promotion...


Aug 30, 2011, 11:36 ET Grammy Award-Winning Hip Hop Producer No I.D. Appointed Executive Vice President of A&R for Def Jam Recordings

Prolific Hip Hop Producer No I.D. (Kanye West, Big Sean, Rick Ross, Method Man, NAS) has been appointed Executive Vice President of A&R for...


Aug 17, 2011, 09:45 ET WATCH THE THRONE, Debut Album By THE THRONE - AKA JAY-Z and Kanye West - Soars to #1 Soundscan Debut on 1st Week Sales of 436,078 Units!

 WATCH THE THRONE, the critically-hailed first collaborative album by mega-platinum superstars JAY-Z and Kanye West on the...


Jul 28, 2011, 07:00 ET Rick Sackheim Promoted to Executive Vice President, Promotion, Island Def Jam Music Group

Rick Sackheim has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Promotion, Island Def Jam Music Group, it was announced today by Steve Bartels,...


Jun 27, 2011, 09:00 ET Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music Label Signed to Exclusive Worldwide Label Agreement With Island Def Jam Music Group

14-time Grammy-winner (and 30-time Grammy nominee) Kanye West's independent record label G.O.O.D. Music, has been signed to an exclusive long-term...


May 24, 2010, 07:35 ET Ne-Yo’s New Single 'Beautiful Monster' Receives Huge Worldwide MySpace Launch on Tuesday, May 25th, 12:00 a.m. PDT!

Multi-platinum, 3-time Grammy Award-winning Def Jam recording artist Ne-Yo goes into interstellar overdrive next Tuesday morning, May 25th, at 12...


May 18, 2010, 09:01 ET Jon Vanhala Appointed Senior Vice President, Digital & New Business Development, Island Def Jam Music Group

Jon Vanhala has been appointed Senior Vice President, Digital & New Business Development, Island Def Jam Music Group, it was announced today...


Mar 31, 2010, 11:42 ET Platinum-Selling Pop Sensation Justin Bieber Scores #1 Album in the Nation With MY WORLD 2.0

It is official: Justin Bieber rules the charts this week. One week after the release of his sophomore album, MY WORLD 2.0, Bieber now owns the #1...


Feb 03, 2010, 09:30 ET Justin Bieber's Newest Single - 'Baby' Featuring Ludacris Debuts at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100

Teen Island star Justin Bieber's newest single, "Baby" featuring Ludacris is the newest single from his forthcoming album, MY WORLD 2.0. "Baby"...


Jan 28, 2010, 12:04 ET Mariah Carey Releases Newly Remixed Album of Duets - ANGELS ADVOCATE - March 30th on Island Records

International superstar Mariah Carey has completed her 13th studio album, ANGELS ADVOCATE, a brand new collection of newly remixed duets with some...