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Apple-Beats deal to result in 200 layoffs

Apple-Beats deal to result in 200 layoffs

CUPERTINO, Calif., July 31 (UPI) --Apple said Thursday it will let go of 200 redundant Beats positions, as the two companies near the completion of their $3 billion deal.
Ananth Baliga
Apple's acquisition of Beats gets EU approval

Apple's acquisition of Beats gets EU approval

BRUSSELS, July 28 (UPI) --The European Commission has approved Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats' music streaming and headphone businesses.
Ananth Baliga
Apple confirms purchase of Beats for $3 billion

Apple confirms purchase of Beats for $3 billion

CUPERTINO, Calif., May 28 (UPI) --Apple confirmed that it will purchase high-end headphone maker Beats Electronics for $3 billion, and founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre will join the company.
Ananth Baliga
Dr. Dre reportedly selling Beats headphones to Apple for $3.2B

Dr. Dre reportedly selling Beats headphones to Apple for $3.2B

NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) --Deal would be largest ever acquisition for Apple.
Danielle Haynes
Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady find buyer for LA house — Dr. Dre

Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady find buyer for LA house — Dr. Dre

LOS ANGELES, May 7 (UPI) -- Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen originally listed the house two months ago for $50 million.
Danielle Haynes

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.
By United Press International
Alex Trebek spits rhymes during rap category on Jeopardy

Alex Trebek spits rhymes during rap category on Jeopardy

Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Alex Trebek raps Beastie Boys, Notorious B.I.G., Dr. Dre and others on Jeopardy; ensuing Twitter trend makes fans think he died.
Evan Bleier

Harrods of London offering gold-plated Xbox One game console

LONDON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Harrods, the upscale London department store, says it has an offering for the gamer who has everything -- a gold-plated Xbox One at only $9,700.
Eminem, Rihanna revisit Slim Shady's past in 'Monster' video

Eminem, Rihanna revisit Slim Shady's past in 'Monster' video

Dec. 17 (UPI) -- "Love the Way You Lie" collaborators Eminem and Rihanna reunite once again in the video for their chart-topper, "The Monster," the latest single off of Slim Shady's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2."
Kate Stanton
Madonna named world's highest-paid musician

Madonna named world's highest-paid musician

Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The Queen of Pop topped Forbes list of rich musicians.
Kate Stanton

Carlyle Group pumps $500 million into Beats Electronics

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Beats Electronics, based in Santa Monica, Calif., said equity investment giant Carlyle Group has purchased a minority share of the company for $500 million.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.
By United Press International

Dr. Dre lawsuit likely going to trial

DETROIT, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A Michigan judge did not rule this week on a motion to dismiss a privacy invasion suit against rapper Dr. Dre, meaning the case could make it to trial.

Lawsuit filed over 'Beats by Dr. Dre'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Rapper Dr. Dre and music mogul Jimmy Iovine have filed suit against a Delaware company over an agreement they had regarding "Beats by Dr. Dre" headphones.

Burt Bacharach gets hip with new album

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Music veteran Burt Bacharach gets some hip help from Elvis Costello, Rufus Wainwright and Dr. Dre on his first solo album since 1977.
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Dr. Dre appears at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 6, 2008. The rapper and record producer announced his partnership with Monster on a new line of headphones. The 2008 CES opens to the public on Monday and continues through the week. (UPI Photo/Daniel Gluskoter)
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Andre Romelle Young (born February 18, 1965), primarily known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American record producer, rapper, record executive, and actor. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and a former co-owner and artist of Death Row Records, also having produced albums for and overseeing the careers of many rappers signed to those record labels, such as Snoop Dogg, Eminem and 50 Cent. As a producer he is credited as a key figure in the popularization of West Coast G-funk, a style of rap music characterized as synthesizer-based with slow, heavy beats.

Dr. Dre began his career in music as a member of the World Class Wreckin' Cru and he later found fame with the influential gangsta rap group N.W.A with Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Mc Ren, and DJ Yella which popularized the use of explicit lyrics in rap to detail the violence of street life. His 1992 solo debut, The Chronic, released under Death Row Records, led him to become one of the best-selling American performing artists of 1993 and to win a Grammy Award for the single "Let Me Ride". In 1996, he left Death Row to establish his own label, Aftermath Entertainment. Under that label, he produced a compilation album titled Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath in 1996, and released a solo album titled 2001 in 1999, for which he won the Grammy producer's award the next year.

During the 2000s, he focused his career on production for other artists, while occasionally contributing vocals to other artists' songs. Dr. Dre signed Eminem and 50 Cent to his record label in 1996 and 2003 respectively while contributing production on their albums. Rolling Stone named Dr. Dre among the highest-paid performers of 2001 and 2004. Dr. Dre has also had acting roles in movies such as Set It Off, and the 2001 films The Wash and Training Day.

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