Dr. Dre heads tracks for Snoop Dogg album

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- When Snoop Dogg's newest album, "The Blue Carpet Treatment," has its U.S. release it will feature tracks produced by his former cohort, Dr. Dre.

Justin Timberlake No. 1 for 4th week

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Singer Justin Timberlake is No. 1 on the Hot 100 for the fourth week as well as No. 1 on the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs for a third week with "SexyBack." Ludacris' shoots up to No. 2 with "Money Maker" featuring Pharrell, while the young superstar JoJo

Storch, Nox recording bilingual rap album

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Hip-hop producer Scott Storch and Philadelphia rapper Nox have begun work on a bilingual rap album as part of Nox's new deal with Atlantic Records.

Justin Timberlake No.1 again on Hot 100

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The Billboard Hot 100 sees Justin Timberlake at No.1 for the third week in a row with his new single "SexyBack," which also fronts the Hot Digital Songs chart.

Justin Timberlake's 'SexyBack' is No.1

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Former N'sync member Justin Timberlake holds the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second week in a row with his new single "SexyBack." Also holding its spot from last week is Fergie's "London Bridge" which stays at No. 2, but Gnarls Barkley mov

Video award revelers party 'till dawn

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- After New York's Video Music Awards ceremonies and seven days of pre-show festivities, attendees partied at scores of events until dawn.

Justin Timberlake No. 1 with 'SexyBack'

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Justin Timberlake takes the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 after his single "SexyBack" sells 250,000 copies as a digital download.

Rapper Hicks' remains may be relocated

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- After Andre Hicks' tombstone was taken from an Oakland cemetery, the rapper's family is considering moving his remains to another California location.

Fergie's 'London Bridge' is still No. 1

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Pop star Fergie's "London Bridge" is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Pop 100 charts for a third week.

Snoop Dogg embraces roots with new album

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Rapper Snoop Dogg's new album takes the Long Beach, Calif., native back to his gangsta roots, forgoing the dance focus of his last album.

Fergie is No.1 on the Hot 100 for 2nd week

NEW YORK, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Fergie holds the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with "London Bridge" for the second week in a row and also leads the Hot Digital Songs chart. The next four spots on the Hot 100's saw no movement.

Fergie's 'London Bridge' top U.S. single

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Fergie's "London Bridge" moved up four slots to take over the No. 1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart Thursday.

Nelly Furtado holds No.1 for sixth week

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland holds the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for the sixth week. Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" rose to No. 2 spot with Cassie's "Me & U" coming in at No. 3, Billboard.com reported Thursday.

Bootsy to release funky Christmas album

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. bassist William "Bootsy" Collins is getting his funk on with some old holiday standards for his first Christmas album.

MTV names 25 influential pop stars

LONDON, July 31 (UPI) -- A survey marking the 25th anniversary of the global musical channel MTV has selected Bono the most influential pop star in the past quarter century.
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Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg arrives in the press room at the 2008 CMT Awards at the Curb Event Center at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee on April 14, 2008. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)

Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. (born October 20, 1971), better known by his stage name Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, record producer, actor and entertainer. Snoop is best known as a rapper in the West Coast hip hop scene, and for being one of Dr. Dre's most notable protégés. Snoop Dogg was a Crip gang member while in high school. Shortly after graduation, he was arrested for cocaine possession and spent six months in Wayside County Jail. His music career began in 1992 after his release when he was discovered by Dr. Dre. He collaborated on several tracks on Dre's solo debut, The Chronic and on the titular theme song to the film Deep Cover.

Snoop's debut album, Doggystyle was released in 1993 under Death Row Records debuting at #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B charts. Selling almost a million copies in the first week of its release, Doggystyle quickly became certified quadruple platinum in 1994 and spawned several hit singles, including "What's My Name" and "Gin & Juice". In 1994, Snoop released a soundtrack on Death Row Records for the short film Murder Was The Case, starring himself. In early 1996, Snoop Dogg was cleared of charges over his bodyguard's 1993 murder of Philip Woldemariam. His second album, late 1996's Tha Doggfather, also debuted at #1 on both charts with Snoop's Upside Ya Head as the lead single. Though the album sold only half as well, being certified double platinum in 1997.

Tha Doggfather was his last release for Death Row before he signed with No Limit Records, where he recorded his next three albums. Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told in 1998, No Limit Top Dogg in 1999 (making it his last album of the 90s), and Tha Last Meal in 2000, which was his last No Limit Records album. Snoop then signed with Priority/Capitol/EMI Records in 2002, where he released his album Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss. Then he signed with Geffen Records in 2004 for his next three albums R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece, Tha Blue Carpet Treatment, Ego Trippin', and Malice 'n Wonderland. His most recent release, which was on Priority, was Doggumentary in March of 2011.

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