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20 Jun, 2013, 11:06 ET 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...


06 Feb, 2013, 09:00 ET Justin Bieber Becomes 1st Artist In History With Five #1 Albums Before His 19th Birthday - As BELIEVE ACOUSTIC Debuts At #1 Soundscan With 1st Week Sales Of 211,000 Units And Hits #1 iTunes In Over 63 Countries!!

 As his brand new album, BELIEVE ACOUSTIC (released January 29th) soars to a #1 Soundscan debut on first week sales of 211,000 units,...


09 Jan, 2013, 13:34 ET 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...


12 Nov, 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...


31 Oct, 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...


25 Oct, 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

 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...


02 Aug, 2012, 08:00 ET 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,...


14 Apr, 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...


07 Feb, 2012, 09:00 ET 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...


05 Oct, 2011, 08:46 ET 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...


28 Sep, 2011, 09:00 ET 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...


22 Sep, 2011, 08:38 ET 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...


22 Aug, 2011, 09:00 ET The Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJ) Expands A&R with Promotion of Karen Kwak to Executive Vice President/Head of A&R

The Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJ), a division of Universal Music Group, has expanded its Artists & Repertoire (A&R) operation with the...


04 Feb, 2011, 16:28 ET Bieber Fever Heats Up Icy Winter of 2011!!

Bieber Fever melted the sub-frozen streets of Manhattan this week as 16-year-old Island Def Jam superstar Justin Bieber braved adoring crowds for...


08 Nov, 2010, 11:41 ET Justin Bieber's My Worlds Acoustic Album Set For November 26th Release

Multi-Platinum singing sensation, Justin Bieber will release an acoustic album, MY WORLDS ACOUSTIC, on Black Friday, November 26th. MY WORLDS...


03 Nov, 2010, 10:00 ET JAY-Z: THE HITS COLLECTION, VOLUME ONE Arrives Nov. 22nd On Roc Nation/Def Jam Recordings

Encompassing more than a dozen years of hit singles and signature album tracks, JAY-Z: THE HITS COLLECTION, VOLUME ONE, the first compilation of...


29 Sep, 2010, 09:52 ET Joint Venture Agreement Brings Ne-Yo's Compound Entertainment to Island Def Jam Music Group

Multi-platinum, 3-time Grammy Award-winning Def Jam recording artist Ne-Yo has entered into a joint venture agreement that will bring Compound...


20 Sep, 2010, 09:00 ET Mariah Carey Completes Merry Christmas II You - Second Holiday Album From the Greatest Singer of Our Time, Arriving November 2nd

As autumn leaves begin to fall, international superstar Mariah Carey puts the finishing touches on MERRY CHRISTMAS II YOU, her second career album...


26 Aug, 2010, 08:00 ET Bon Jovi GREATEST HITS to be Released in November Worldwide

World-renowned music icons Bon Jovi are releasing a career-spanning greatest hits compilation November 9th on Island Records. Bon Jovi GREATEST...


13 May, 2010, 11:22 ET JUST DANCE VOL. 3: New Entry in Premiere Dance Music Compilation Series Arrives June 8th - Rare Mixes, Remixes and Edits By IDJ's Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Ludacris, Taio Cruz, Utada, and Others!

Summer's almost here and the time is just right for dancin' in the streets - as Island Def Jam Music Group in collaboration with Ultra Records...


17 Mar, 2010, 17:48 ET Island Def Jam Dominates Billboard, SoundScan, iTunes Charts!!

The Island Def Jam Music Group takes over the top of the charts with an explosion of album and singles releases – starting with the brand...


17 Mar, 2010, 12:21 ET Ludacris' New Album THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES Debuts at #1 Soundscan - His 5th #1 Debut Album!

Three-time Grammy Award-winner Ludacris earns his fifth #1 debut album with THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES (released March 9th), as it enters the...


29 Jan, 2010, 13:31 ET Grammy Award Winning Music Artist and Acclaimed Actor Chris Ludacris Bridges Kicks Off 2010 and 10 Year Anniversary With a Bang!

2010 will mark three-time Grammy Award winning artist, award winning actor, businessman, restaurateur and Disturbing Tha Peace CEO, Chris Ludacris...


10 Sep, 2009, 09:54 ET Mariah Carey's New Single 'I Want To Know What Love Is' Impacts At Radio on Sept. 14th - Album Pre-Order and Exclusive Single Launch at iTunes on Sept 15th

After setting a long list of new chart records with her most recent hit "Obsessed," international superstar Mariah Carey, the top-selling...


06 Jul, 2009, 09:00 ET Mariah Carey's New Single 'Obsessed' Goes Up for Sale at All Digital Partners Tuesday, July 7th at 12:01 a.m.!!

Fans of international superstar Mariah Carey are setting their alarms for 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, July 7th -- when her brand new single "Obsessed"...