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July 31, 2001 | Jeff Leeds
Jive Records, an independent label that releases music by such acts as 'N Sync and Britney Spears, has entered a deal to promote and distribute albums for a new label being created by Viacom Inc.'s Nickelodeon cable channel. The deal allows the cable channel to do what Jive and other record labels have done for years--promote youth-oriented acts on Nickelodeon programs. The companies said the first album released under the agreement will be a soundtrack to a Nickelodeon film.
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July 22, 2009 | Margaret Wappler; Greg Kot; Mikael Wood
Jordin Sparks "Battlefield" 19 Recordings/Jive Records . 1/2 Demi Lovato "Here We Go Again" Hollywood Records . "American Idol" and Disney are the two strongest pop machines in music today. This week, two of their most promising talents released sophomore albums: "Camp Rock" star Demi Lovato follows up last year's "Don't Forget" with the brassy "Here We Go Again," and 2007 "Idol" winner Jordin Sparks stakes her claim with "Battlefield." So, which one will become the summer jam record, perfect for blasting at slumber parties and Forever 21 sales?
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 1988 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Rap music is as much a part of New York street culture as Yankees' manager Billy Martin. So who would've guessed that the year's hottest rap label would have its headquarters not in the Big Apple, but in London. Called Jive Records, the label signed its first rap artists, Whodini, nearly six years ago.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2008 | DEBORAH NETBURN
You will talk about: Madonna. Uh-oh, folks! Early buzz on her album is less than awesome. A Madonna-loving co-worker says he hears only three jams on "Hard Candy," due out this week, and he is of the firm opinion that it takes at least five jams for a record to be considered a hit. Madonna does seem to be working overtime marketing this one -- that weird, sort of depressing video message to Perez Hilton? Not a good look. (Tuesday) We'd rather talk about: Lil Mama. In case you are not familiar with the 17-year-old rapping powerhouse, here's the quick story: She got famous for a song called "Lip Gloss" ("My lip gloss be cool, my lip gloss be poppin', I'm standing at my locker, and all the boys keep stoppin' ")
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2008 | DEBORAH NETBURN
You will talk about: Madonna. Uh-oh, folks! Early buzz on her album is less than awesome. A Madonna-loving co-worker says he hears only three jams on "Hard Candy," due out this week, and he is of the firm opinion that it takes at least five jams for a record to be considered a hit. Madonna does seem to be working overtime marketing this one -- that weird, sort of depressing video message to Perez Hilton? Not a good look. (Tuesday) We'd rather talk about: Lil Mama. In case you are not familiar with the 17-year-old rapping powerhouse, here's the quick story: She got famous for a song called "Lip Gloss" ("My lip gloss be cool, my lip gloss be poppin', I'm standing at my locker, and all the boys keep stoppin' ")
ENTERTAINMENT
October 6, 1990 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Todd (Too Short) Shaw--the latest sexually explicit rapper to be drawn into the growing national debate over obscenity in pop music--makes no bones about what he does for a living. "There's a lot of money in rapping dirty," he says. "We're running a business here. I give my fans what they want."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2009 | Margaret Wappler; Greg Kot; Mikael Wood
Jordin Sparks "Battlefield" 19 Recordings/Jive Records . 1/2 Demi Lovato "Here We Go Again" Hollywood Records . "American Idol" and Disney are the two strongest pop machines in music today. This week, two of their most promising talents released sophomore albums: "Camp Rock" star Demi Lovato follows up last year's "Don't Forget" with the brassy "Here We Go Again," and 2007 "Idol" winner Jordin Sparks stakes her claim with "Battlefield." So, which one will become the summer jam record, perfect for blasting at slumber parties and Forever 21 sales?
ENTERTAINMENT
July 20, 2002 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The arrest of Mystikal this week in Louisiana on sexual assault and extortion charges adds yet another entry to a list that has reached a dizzying length: rappers whose gritty street rhymes seem to echo in their personal lives and in the nation's courthouses. The arrest also endangers the career of one of the genre's most potent stars. The funk-minded rap of the raspy-voiced Mystikal has sold 6.1 million albums in the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2009 | Sam Quinones, Rong-Gong Lin II and Andrew Blankstein
An Atlanta-based rapper was fatally shot in the valet waiting area of the Beverly Center mall Monday by a suspect who fled in a silver Mercedes SUV, according to police. Officers later detained a "person of interest" as he approached the ticketing area at Los Angeles International Airport armed with a gun. The shooting occurred about 3:10 p.m. in the parking garage of the popular Westside mall, sending diners in nearby restaurants diving for cover.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 2001
The Avalanches, "Since I Left You," London/Sire Tony Bennett, "Playin' With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues," Columbia Dr.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 20, 2002 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The arrest of Mystikal this week in Louisiana on sexual assault and extortion charges adds yet another entry to a list that has reached a dizzying length: rappers whose gritty street rhymes seem to echo in their personal lives and in the nation's courthouses. The arrest also endangers the career of one of the genre's most potent stars. The funk-minded rap of the raspy-voiced Mystikal has sold 6.1 million albums in the U.S.
BUSINESS
July 31, 2001 | Jeff Leeds
Jive Records, an independent label that releases music by such acts as 'N Sync and Britney Spears, has entered a deal to promote and distribute albums for a new label being created by Viacom Inc.'s Nickelodeon cable channel. The deal allows the cable channel to do what Jive and other record labels have done for years--promote youth-oriented acts on Nickelodeon programs. The companies said the first album released under the agreement will be a soundtrack to a Nickelodeon film.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 6, 1990 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Todd (Too Short) Shaw--the latest sexually explicit rapper to be drawn into the growing national debate over obscenity in pop music--makes no bones about what he does for a living. "There's a lot of money in rapping dirty," he says. "We're running a business here. I give my fans what they want."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 1988 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Rap music is as much a part of New York street culture as Yankees' manager Billy Martin. So who would've guessed that the year's hottest rap label would have its headquarters not in the Big Apple, but in London. Called Jive Records, the label signed its first rap artists, Whodini, nearly six years ago.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Jordin Sparks has signed the record contract that comes with winning "American Idol." The bubbly 17-year-old inked a deal with Jive Records in conjunction with 19Recordings, the label managed by "Idol" creator Simon Fuller, it was announced Friday. Her debut album is slated for release in November. She'll offer a taste of the disc with her new single, "Tattoo," to be released to radio stations Aug. 27.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2004 | From Reuters
Pop princess Britney Spears underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in New York on Wednesday after injuring herself during a late-night video shoot, according to her record label. Spears, 22, had just completed a scene with rap star Snoop Dogg for a video of her latest single, "Outrageous," and was doing choreography under the L Train line on Roosevelt Avenue in Manhattan when her left knee gave out, Jive Records said in a statement.
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