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Feb 11, 2014, 09:00 ET
MARIAH LAUNCHES NEW SINGLE "YOU'RE MINE (ETERNAL)" ON FEBRUARY 12TH.  (PRNewsFoto/Island Def Jam Music Group)

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...

Jun 20, 2013, 11:06 ET
Avicii To Release First Album #TRUE On PRMD/Island Records September 17. (PRNewsFoto/The Island Def Jam Music Group, Mark Seliger, courtesy of Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply)

Avicii To Release First Album #TRUE On PRMD/Island Records September 17

 Two-time Grammy nominated superstar producer/djay Avicii, aka Tim Bergling, will release #TRUE, an...

Apr 23, 2013, 08:00 ET
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Jan 09, 2013, 13:34 ET
Justin Bieber To Release New Acoustic Album, BELIEVE ACOUSTIC, On January 29th.  (PRNewsFoto/The Island Def Jam Music Group)

Justin Bieber To Release New Acoustic Album, BELIEVE ACOUSTIC, On January 29th!!

 RBMG/Island Def Jam Music Group global superstar Justin Bieber is celebrating 2013 in style by announcing the release of his new acoustic...

Nov 12, 2012, 13:23 ET

"7 Countries, 7 Days, 7 Shows"!!!

 The subject of global speculation shrouded in secrecy for one solid month is finally revealed as worldwide superstar Rihanna announces the...

Oct 31, 2012, 12:56 ET

Rihanna Readies November Takeover!

Worldwide superstar Rihanna, currently dominating global charts with "Diamonds," the fastest-rising single of her career to date, and the first...

Oct 25, 2012, 19:15 ET
FROM FINALLY FAMOUS TO THE HALL OF FAME: BIG SEAN PREMIERES NEW SINGLE "GUAP" & ANNOUNCES DEC. 18TH RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM HALL OF FAME.  (PRNewsFoto/The Island Def Jam Music Group)

From Finally Famous to the HALL OF FAME: Big Sean Premieres New Single "Guap" & Announces Dec. 18th Release Date for New Album HALL OF FAME

 Detroit rapper Big Sean, named Best New Artist at the 2012 BET Awards and GQ's "hottest rookie," is set to premiere his brand new...

Aug 02, 2012, 08:00 ET
Mariah Carey Returns with "Triumphant" feat. Rick Ross and Meek Mill.  (PRNewsFoto/The Island Def Jam Music Group)

Mariah Carey's New Single, "Triumphant (Get 'Em)" Featuring Rick Ross and Meek Mill Hits Radio August 2nd and Goes Up For Sale at iTunes on August 7th

 Just days after the earth-shaking announcement that she will join the judges' panel of FOX's American Idol when the series returns in 2013,...

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...

Apr 14, 2012, 19:47 ET

Kanye West Changes Title of "Theraflu" to "Way Too Cold" Feat. DJ Khaled

  Last week, Kanye West lit up the airwaves with a surprise Funkmaster Flex exclusive of his incendiary new track "Theraflu" through New York's...

Mar 14, 2012, 09:00 ET
ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP APPOINTS JOIE MANDA PRESIDENT, DEF JAM RECORDINGS.  (PRNewsFoto/Island Def Jam Music Group)

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
Eric Wong Appointed Executive Vice President, Marketing, Island Def Jam Music Group.  (PRNewsFoto/Island Def Jam Music Group)

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...

Feb 07, 2012, 09:00 ET
Gabrielle Peluso Promoted to General Manager of Def Jam Recordings.  (PRNewsFoto/The Island Def Jam Music Group)

Island Def Jam Music Group Promotes Gabrielle Peluso to General Manager, Def Jam Recordings

Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG) has strengthened its executive management team with the promotion of Gabrielle Peluso to General Manager, Def...

Jan 23, 2012, 10:00 ET
Gabriel Tesoriero, SVP, Media & Artist Relations, Island Def Jam Music Group.  (PRNewsFoto/Island Def Jam Music Group)

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 01, 2011, 08:00 ET
"Under The Mistletoe" Available November 1st.  (PRNewsFoto/The Island Def Jam Music Group)

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...

Oct 05, 2011, 08:46 ET
"Under The Mistletoe" Available November 1st.  (PRNewsFoto/The Island Def Jam Music Group)

Justin Bieber's UNDER THE MISTLETOE, His First Christmas Album, Set For November 1st Release on RBMG/Island Def Jam Music Group

Global phenomenon Justin Bieber begins his third year on the world stage with the November 1st release of his first Christmas album UNDER THE...

Sep 28, 2011, 09:00 ET
Island Def Jam Music Group Partners With Producer Breyon Prescott and Chameleon Entertainment.  (PRNewsFoto/The Island Def Jam Music Group)

Island Def Jam Music Group Partners With Producer Breyon Prescott and Chameleon Entertainment

Continuing to expand its creative investments, Island Def Jam, a division of Universal Music Group, has joined with multi-talented A&R...

Sep 22, 2011, 08:38 ET
"We Found Love".  (PRNewsFoto/The Island Def Jam Music Group)

Rihanna's Fans Unlock the Worldwide Launch of Her New Single, "We Found Love" - Today at 9:00am ET, Simultaneously on Her Facebook Page and Radio!

International superstar Rihanna will commandeer the worldwide launch of her brand new single "We Found Love" feat. Calvin Harris, today September...