Out of seven nominations, Nicki Minaj won three awards last night at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Young Money Barbie picked up an award for “Top Rap Artist”, “Top Streaming Artist”, and “Top Rap Album” for Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.
Congratulations Nicki! Click here to watch her perform “High School” live with Lil Wayne at the awards show and also give him a lap dance.
Rolling Stone recently caught up with Busta Rhymes at Premier Studios in Midtown to chat about the YMCMB crew, working with artists on the label, an upcoming Drake collaboration, and more.
Busta says that he is inspired by the talent of watching artists like Lil Wayne, Drizzy, Shanell, Mystikal, and Nicki Minaj work. He also confirmed which artists on the record label he has worked with, and announced that he has a J. Dilla produced-song which will appear on his upcoming project featuring Drizzy Drake!
Hit the jump to read the Rolling Stone interview with Busta Rhymes.
Young Money’s new group, W3 The Future, are scheduled to perform with their boss Lil Wayne on his upcoming “America’s Most Wanted” music festival, which will begin in July. Other supporting acts that have been confirmed on the tour are: T.I. 2 Chainz, French Montana, Shanell, and more!
Click here to view a list of dates and locations for the “America’s Most Wanted” tour.
In the video above, Young Money bosses Lil Wayne and Mack Maine introduce a new group that they have signed to the label called W3 The Future. The teenage group, also known as WTF, consists of 3 best friends – 3siXT, DG, and Edge One.
Click here to read more information about W3 The Future!
While at SXSW in Austin, Texas, Chanel West Coast announces to Bootleg Kev of Power 98.3 that she is the newest artist signed to Young Money Entertainment. She also mentions that she is managed by the same people that manage Lil Wayne – Cortez Bryant and Gee Roberson.
During the interview, Chanel West Coast talks about her upcoming mixtape, working at the Fantasy Factory with Rob Dyrdek, rapping at 14-years-old, having male and female groupies, being a white female rapper, and more.
The new Young Mula signee also speaks about her label-mate Lil Twist turning Justin Bieber into a different person and lets Bootleg Kev know that Young Money and Cash Money are two different labels with different artists, which is something I have to do frequently when people ask me why I don’t post Bow Wow or Ace Hood updates on YoungMoneyHQ!
Hit the jump to get a preview of Chanel West Coast‘s music by watching her video for “I Love Money“. Tez also makes a few appearances in the visual.
PJ Morton‘s upcoming album, New Orleans, has been added to iTunes for pre-order. The album, which will be released on May 14th, will include a total of 13 songs and features from Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes, Stevie Wonder, Tweet, and Adam Levine.
Click here to pre-order PJ‘s New Orleans album from iTunes for $9.99! You can view the full tracklist after the jump below.