Young Money Entertainment

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Young Money Entertainment
Young Money Entertainment second logo.png
Parent companyUniversal Music Group
Founded2005
FounderDwayne Michael Carter, Jr.
Distributor(s)Republic Records
(In the US)
Virgin EMI Records
(Outside the US)
GenreVarious
Country of originUnited States
LocationNew Orleans, Louisiana
Official websitewww.youngmoneyhq.com
 
Jump to: navigation, search
Young Money Entertainment
Young Money Entertainment second logo.png
Parent companyUniversal Music Group
Founded2005
FounderDwayne Michael Carter, Jr.
Distributor(s)Republic Records
(In the US)
Virgin EMI Records
(Outside the US)
GenreVarious
Country of originUnited States
LocationNew Orleans, Louisiana
Official websitewww.youngmoneyhq.com

Young Money Entertainment is an American record label founded by rapper Lil Wayne. Young Money's president is Lil Wayne's lifelong friend Mack Maine. The label is an imprint of Cash Money Records and is distributed by Republic Records. The label has released eight US No. 1 albums: Tha Carter III, I Am Not a Human Being, and Tha Carter IV by Lil Wayne, Thank Me Later, Take Care and Nothing Was the Same by Drake, and Pink Friday and Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded by Nicki Minaj. Current artists include Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tyga, Mack Maine, Jae Millz and Cory Gunz among others. The label has released two compilation albums, We Are Young Money (2009) and Young Money: Rise of an Empire (2014).

History

Lil Wayne (pictured) found the label in 2005.

In October 2007, Lil Wayne said in an interview with Vibe that he had stepped down as President of the label, and had given the position to Cortez Bryant.[1] As of 2009, Mack Maine is serving as President.[2] Rapper Drake signed a joint venture between Cash Money Records and Young Money. President Mack Maine confirmed that Omarion was no longer on the label after many rumours were circulating the internet.

To promote their collaboration album We Are Young Money, which was released on December 21, 2009, Young Money artists embarked on the Young Money Tour.[3] We Are Young Money debuted at number 9 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 142,000 copies in its first-week sales.[4] The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling over a shipments of 500,000 copies in the United States.[5]

The album featured the highly successful single Bedrock. "BedRock" debuted at thirty six on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week ending December 12, 2009.[6] On the week ending March 13, 2010, the song reached a peak of two, making it the most successful single by the group on the chart.[7] "BedRock" debuted in the UK Singles Chart on 6 February 2010 at forty.[8] On March 6, 2010, the single climbed to twenty two,[9] and the subsequent week the single climbed to eighteen, marking Young Money's first Top 20 hit in the UK.[10] Peaking at number nine on April 3, 2010, making it Young Money's first Top 10 hit in the UK.[11]

The label had three of the top 10 highest 2010 hip hop album sales with—in order—Drake's Thank Me Later, Lil Wayne's Rebirth and I Am Not a Human Being.[12] On March 6, 2010, Lil Wayne confirmed that rapper Cory Gunz was the latest artist to sign.[13] In 2011 Konvict Muzik artist T-Pain signed to the Young Money roster after he and Akon agreed to part ways after his last Konvict release RevolveR, later T-Pain revealed that he was close to sign a deal with Young Money, but it never concluded.[14] In November 2011, Lil Wayne introduced 14-year-old singer Torion Sellers.[15] On February 15, 2013 Mack Maine announced We the Future and Lil Wayne's 14 year old daughter Reginae Carter had signed to Young Money.[16] The next albums released by Young Money were Lil Wayne's I Am Not a Human Being II, Tyga's Hotel California and Drake's Nothing Was the Same on March 26, April 7 and September 24.

In December 2012 Mack Maine announced a second Young Money album will be released.[17] In February 2013 Birdman released a compilation mixtape with Cash Money and Young Money titled Rich Gang: All Stars. Shortly after he announced a compilation album titled, Rich Gang that was due to be released on May 21, 2013 featuring members of Cash Money, Young Money and their various collaborators.[18] The first single from the project, "Tapout" would be released on March 12, 2013 and featured Lil Wayne, Future, Mack Maine, and Nicki Minaj and produced by 808 Mafia's Southside and TM88.[19] The album would then be pushed back to July 23, 2013.[20]

On January 22, 2014, it was revealed that Young Money would be releasing their own compilation album on March 11, 2014, titled Young Money: Rise of an Empire. That same day, the first single "We Alright" featuring Lil Wayne, Birdman and Euro was released. Drake's Nothing Was the Same leftover "Trophies" will also be included on the album.[21] The album's second single, "Senile", will be released February 14, 2014. It is by Tyga, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne and is produced by David D.A. Doman.[22]

Current roster

In-house producers

Former artists

Discography

Compilation albums

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
USUS
R&B
US
Rap
We Are Young Money[36]
  • Released: December 21, 2009 (US)[36]
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money
  • Formats: CD, digital download
931
Rich Gang[37]
  • Released: July 23, 2013 (US)[37]
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money
  • Formats: CD, digital download
922
Young Money: Rise of an Empire[38]
  • Released: March 11, 2014 (US)[38]
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money
  • Formats: CD, digital download
TBRTBRTBR

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions
YearTitlePeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
US
[39]
US
R&B

[40]
US
Rap

[41]
CANIRENZUK
2009"Every Girl"1022We Are Young Money
"BedRock"
(featuring Lloyd)
2211217219
  • US: 3× Platinum[42]
2010"Roger That"56156
2013"Tapout"
(featuring Future)
45108Rich Gang
2014"We Alright"Young Money: Rise of an Empire
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or receive certification.

Other charted songs

YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
US
[43]
US
R&B

[44]
US
Rap

[45]
2009"Pass the Dutch"
(featuring Short Dawg)
119We Are Young Money
"Steady Mobbin'"
(featuring Gucci Mane)
48176
"Gooder"109
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Full discography

Albums released on Young Money Entertainment label
ArtistAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertificationsSales
USUS R&BUS RapAUSCANGERIRENZSWIUK
Lil Wayne111471293423
Drake63215
  • US: 500,000
Young Money931
  • US: 500,000
Lil Wayne211515331524
Drake1118113435356915
Lil Wayne11160164656
Nicki Minaj111198171516
  • US: 2x Platinum
  • AUS: Platinum
  • UK: Platinum[57]
  • US: 2,000,000 [58]
  • UK: 600,000 [59]
  • World : 3,800,000
Lil Wayne111911319898
  • US: 2x Platinum
  • US: 2,025,000
  • Worldwide: 3,500,000
Drake111151423019455
Tyga41133656
Nicki Minaj111514923291
  • US: Platinum
  • Australia: Gold
  • Japan: Gold
  • UK: Gold
Lil Wayne22143570853529
Tyga72120542811
PJ Morton
  • Title: New Orleans
  • Released: May 14, 2013
  • Singles: "Only One"
Rich Gang922
Drake111211444112
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or receive certification.

Upcoming releases

References

  1. ^ Checkoway, Laura (October 2, 2007). "Weezy F. Baby: Uncut". Vibe. Archived from the original on June 11, 2008. 
  2. ^ Fleischer, Adam. Mack Maine: Mainstreamin', XXL. Published January 16, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  3. ^ Lil Wayne to Drop 3 Albums This Year? Rap-Up.
  4. ^ http://www.xxlmag.com/news/latest-headlines/2009/12/young-money-racks-up-142k-in-first-week-sales-127k-eminem-fans-order-refill/
  5. ^ "American album certifications – Young Money – We Are Young Money". Recording Industry Association of America. May 24, 2010. Retrieved October 10, 2011.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  6. ^ "Hot 100 - March 12, 2010". Billboard. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "Hot 100 - March 13, 2010". Billboard. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  8. ^ "TOP 40 OFFICIAL UK SINGLES ARCHIVE". The Official UK Charts Company 2010. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "TOP 40 OFFICIAL UK SINGLES ARCHIVE". The Official UK Charts Company 2010. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  10. ^ "Top 40 official uk singles archive". The Official UK Charts Company 2010. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  11. ^ "TOP 40 OFFICIAL UK SINGLES ARCHIVE". The Official UK Charts Company 2010. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  12. ^ JACOBS, ALLEN (July 15, 2010). "Young Money, Eminem Dominate Half-Year Top Album Sales". Retrieved December 13, 2010. 
  13. ^ Cory Gunz Signs to Young Money World Star Hip-Hop
  14. ^ Vasquez, Andres (July 14, 2011). "Akon Supports T-Pain's Decision To Join Young Money". HipHop DX. Retrieved November 21, 2011. 
  15. ^ a b Horowitz, Steven J. (November 21, 2011). "Lil Wayne Announces Newest Young Money Member, Fourteen-Year-Old Torion Sellers". HipHop DX. Retrieved November 22, 2011. 
  16. ^ a b c Horowitz, Steven J. (2013-02-15). "Lil Wayne Signs His Daughter Reginae Carter To Young Money | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  17. ^ "Twitter / mackmaine: We Are Young Money Vol 2". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  18. ^ Harling, Danielle (2013-03-12). "Tyga "Hotel California" Tracklist & Cover Art". Hiphopdx.com. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  19. ^ "Listen: Birdman f/ Lil Wayne, Future, Mack Maine, and Nicki Minaj "Tapout"". Complex. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  20. ^ "New Video: Rich Gang (Birdman, Lil’ Wayne, Future, Mack Maine & Nicki Minaj) "Tapout"". MissInfo.tv. 2013-05-05. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  21. ^ Rap-Up.com || Young Money Readies ‘Rise of an Empire’ Compilation for March
  22. ^ "Artwork: Lil Wayne, Tyga & Nicki Minaj - Senile (Single)". mypinkfriday.com. 
  23. ^ Patrick Bowman. "Austin Mahone Becomes YMCMB’s Newest Member". Idolator.com. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  24. ^ "Chanel West Coast Announces She Is Signed To Young Money Entertainment". Young Money HQ. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  25. ^ Christina Milian Signs to Young Money. Rap-Up.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-20.
  26. ^ "Lil Wayne "Dedication 5" Mixtape". Complex. 2013-09-01. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  27. ^ "Flow | Young Money Artist". Youngmoneyhq.com. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  28. ^ Balfour, Jay (2013-03-19). "Gudda Gudda Says Lil Wayne Inspired His Formula For "Redrum" | Rappers Talk Hip Hop Beef & Old School Hip Hop". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  29. ^ "Lil Chuckee | Topics". BET. 2012-12-14. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  30. ^ Graham, Nadine (2013-02-04). "Lil Chuckee Compares Himself To LeBron James, Shares Advice From 2 Chainz | Rappers Talk Hip Hop Beef & Old School Hip Hop". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  31. ^ "Nae & Lo – Daddy’s Little Girl". Young Money HQ. 2013-06-14. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  32. ^ "Short Dawg | Young Money Artist". Youngmoneyhq.com. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  33. ^ "T-Streets | Young Money Artist". Youngmoneyhq.com. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  34. ^ 00:00. "The Olympicks Sign to Cash Money/Young Money". Hotnewhiphop.com. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  35. ^ Nolan Strong (2012-08-27). "Young Money/Cash Money Signs Production Crew The Olympicks". AllHipHop.com. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  36. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "We Are Young Money – Young Money". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. 
  37. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "Rich Gang – Rich Gang". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. 
  38. ^ a b "Young Money Readies ‘Rise of an Empire’ Compilation for March". Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  39. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in the United States:
  40. ^ Peak chart positions for Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in the United States:
  41. ^ Peak chart positions for Rap Songs in the United States:
  42. ^ a b c "Young Money searchable database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  43. ^ Peak chart positions for other charted songs in the United States:
  44. ^ Peak chart positions for other charted R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in the United States:
  45. ^ Peak chart positions for other charted Rap Songs in the United States:
  46. ^ "RIAA Gold & Platinum". RIAA.com. Retrieved December 13, 2010. 
  47. ^ "BPI Gold Certification (Album) 19 December 2008". Certified Awards Search. The British Recorded Music Industry. Retrieved December 13, 2010. 
  48. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certification January 2009". Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA). Retrieved December 13, 2010. 
  49. ^ a b c "RIAA Gold & Platinum Sales". RIAA.com. Retrieved December 13, 2010. 
  50. ^ "Young Money – RIAA – Gold & Platinum". Retrieved December 13, 2010. 
  51. ^ "Lil Wayne – Rebirth – Gold & Platinum". RIAA.com. Retrieved December 13, 2010. 
  52. ^ a b Grein, Paul (2011-09-07). "Week Ending Sept. 4, 2011. Albums: Weezy Does It | Chart Watch - Archives - Yahoo! Music". Music.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  53. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  54. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certification June 2010". Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA). Retrieved December 13, 2010. 
  55. ^ ^ Jacobs, Allen. "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 11/13/2011". Hip Hop DX. Retrieved November 16, 2011.
  56. ^ "Lil Wayne RIAA". RIAA.com. Retrieved December 13, 2010. 
  57. ^ [2][dead link]
  58. ^ "American certifications – Minaj, Nicki". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved November 10, 2011
  59. ^ a b Certified Awards
  60. ^ a b Jacobs, Allen (2012-05-02). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 4/29/2012 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  61. ^ "One Year Later: Nicki Minaj - 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded'". The Honesty Hour. 2013-04-02. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  62. ^ "Twitter / Stan4_Minaj: SLAY RT @MINAJaholic: Pink". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  63. ^ "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - August 25, 2013". RIAA. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  64. ^ Paine, Jake (2013-07-31). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 7/28/2013 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  65. ^ "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 4/14/2013". HipHopDX. Retrieved April 17, 2013. 
  66. ^ "Drake's 'Nothing Was The Same' Passes 1 Million In Sales". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  67. ^ BBC (29 September 2013). "Kings of Leon ride high in album chart". BBC News. BBC News. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  68. ^ http://www.vibe.com/article/young-money-releases-rise-empire-tracklist
  69. ^ "The 50 Most Anticipated Albums of 2013". Complex Music. Retrieved 2013-02-21. 
  70. ^ Paine, Jake. "Jae Millz Says His Young Money Debut Will Release By End Of Summer". HipHopDX. Retrieved February 23, 2011. 
  71. ^ "Artists Signed to Young Money Entertainment". Youngmoneyhq.com. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 

External links