Music News

Album releases, artist feuds, copyright lawsuits, royalty payments... find all this and more in the "Music News" category of Celebrity Net Worth.

What's New
R. Kelly's Net Worth Is Way Lower Than You'd Assume

R. Kelly's Net Worth Is Way Lower Than You'd Assume

26 Feb 2019 @ 6AM PDT

Are you watching the Lifetime documentary about R. Kelly? Even if you're not, here's a quick breakdown of his net worth and financial situation.

View Article
Nas Has Secretly Built A Venture Capital Tech Investment Empire

Nas Has Secretly Built A Venture Capital Tech Investment Empire

25 Jan 2019 @ 8AM PDT

Over the last 20 years Nas has been regarded as one of the greatest rappers on the planet. Over the next 20 years, he might be regarded as one of the best investors on the planet.

View Article
With RCA/Sony Dropping Him From Its Roster, R. Kelly's Net Worth Is In A Very Precarious Position

With RCA/Sony Dropping Him From Its Roster, R. Kelly's Net Worth Is In A Very Precarious Position

19 Jan 2019 @ 11AM PDT

R. Kelly is facing an avalanche of very, very, very bad news. And the avalanche is starting to have a very, very, very big impact on his finances and net worth.

View Article
Logic Made $17 Million Over The Past Year

Logic Made $17 Million Over The Past Year

08 Oct 2018 @ 4AM PDT

To say that Logic had a great 2017 would be an understatement.

View Article
Which Hip Hop Acts Made The Most Money This Past Year?

Which Hip Hop Acts Made The Most Money This Past Year?

20 Sep 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Who made the most money in hip-hop last year? Check out this list to find out.

View Article
Nas' Tech Investments Are Paying Off In A Big Way

Nas' Tech Investments Are Paying Off In A Big Way

19 Sep 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Nas' tech investments have helped him earn a LOT of money over the past year.

View Article
Scooter Braun Files $10 Million Lawsuit Against Lady Gaga's Former Manager

Scooter Braun Files $10 Million Lawsuit Against Lady Gaga's Former Manager

19 Sep 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Scooter Braun sues former Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter for $10 million, but Carter isn't going down without a fight.

View Article
R. Kelly Claims He's Broke On Crazy New 19-Minute Song

R. Kelly Claims He's Broke On Crazy New 19-Minute Song

23 Jul 2018 @ 11AM PDT

Is it possible? Do you believe R. Kelly is broke? That would be a stunning financial fall from a decade ago. Not impossible. But very shocking.

View Article
The SEC Is Forcing Jay Z To Testify In Federal Court Today

The SEC Is Forcing Jay Z To Testify In Federal Court Today

08 May 2018 @ 8AM PDT

Jay Z has been dodging the SEC's requests for him to appear in federal court, and it appears that the federal agency has had enough.

View Article
Cardi B's Former Manager Sues Her For $10 Million

Cardi B's Former Manager Sues Her For $10 Million

06 May 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Cardi B gets hit with a $10 million lawsuit from a former manager who claims Cardi breached their contract.

View Article
Avicii Dead At 28. What Was Avicii's Net Worth And Total Career Earnings?

Avicii Dead At 28. What Was Avicii's Net Worth And Total Career Earnings?

20 Apr 2018 @ 11AM PDT

Swedish-born DJ Avicii just died at the age of 28. He was one of the most successful and highest earning performers on the planet.

View Article
Drake May Be Leaving The Jordan Brand To Join Adidas

Drake May Be Leaving The Jordan Brand To Join Adidas

26 Feb 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Could Drake be taking his talents over to the Three Stripes?

View Article
Copyright Royalty Board Increases Songwriters' Streaming Royalty Pay By Almost 50 Percent

Copyright Royalty Board Increases Songwriters' Streaming Royalty Pay By Almost 50 Percent

08 Feb 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Songwriters enjoyed a major victory last week after it was ruled that streaming services have to increase their streaming royalty pay by 50 percent.

View Article
Lil Jon Is Funding The Construction Of A Second School In Ghana

Lil Jon Is Funding The Construction Of A Second School In Ghana

30 Jan 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Lil Jon is using his fame and wealth to give back in a major way.

View Article
50 Cent Made Millions Of Dollars By Accepting Bitcoin As A Form Of Payment For His 2014 'Animal Ambition' Album

50 Cent Made Millions Of Dollars By Accepting Bitcoin As A Form Of Payment For His 2014 'Animal Ambition' Album

28 Jan 2018 @ 4AM PDT

50 Cent is one of the most astute business minds in hip-hop.

View Article
Currently Trending
Guess Who Just Got The Opportunity To Perform At The Super Bowl For A SECOND TIME...

Guess Who Just Got The Opportunity To Perform At The Super Bowl For A SECOND TIME...

13 Sep 2015 @ 11AM UTC
Most artists would be excited for the chance to perform at the Super Bowl once, but this artist is getting the chance to do it TWICE!
View Article
Fetty Wap Achieved Two Major Accomplishments This Week

Fetty Wap Achieved Two Major Accomplishments This Week

02 Aug 2015 @ 2PM UTC
Fetty Wap just put himself in the company of hip-hop royalty such as Lil Wayne and Eminem with these two recent accomplishments...
View Article
Dr. Luke Could Face Trial For Copyright Infringement

Dr. Luke Could Face Trial For Copyright Infringement

12 Aug 2015 @ 3PM UTC
The "Blurred Lines" verdict from earlier this year may have opened the door for yet another lawsuit against a famous music producer...
View Article
Dr. Dre Is Donating All The Royalties From His His Latest Album To A Compton Performing Arts Center

Dr. Dre Is Donating All The Royalties From His His Latest Album To A Compton Performing Arts Center

07 Aug 2015 @ 5AM UTC
Dr Dre is doing something awesome to help his hometown of Compton with the royalty money he gets from his new album....
View Article
Jay Z And Timbaland Will Testify In Court Over "Big Pimpin" Royalties And Alleged Illegal Sampling

Jay Z And Timbaland Will Testify In Court Over "Big Pimpin" Royalties And Alleged Illegal Sampling

18 Aug 2015 @ 1PM UTC
You'll never guess why Jay Z and Timbaland will have to testify in court later this year...
View Article
The World's Top 6 Highest-Paid DJs In 2015

The World's Top 6 Highest-Paid DJs In 2015

20 Aug 2015 @ 11AM UTC
Who knew DJ's made so much money just for playing music?? Where do I sign up?!
View Article
Soundcloud Stays Alive With $170M Investment And Gets New CEO

Soundcloud Stays Alive With $170M Investment And Gets New CEO

19 Aug 2017 @ 11AM UTC
SoundCloud has survived its anticipated demise after new investors agreed to inject $170 million into the company last week.
View Article
Music Streaming Helped Grow The Music Industry By 8.1 Percent

Music Streaming Helped Grow The Music Industry By 8.1 Percent

25 Sep 2016 @ 11AM UTC
The music industry is experiencing a growth in revenue it hasn't seen in a long time... And music streaming is a major reason why.
View Article
Nas Pays The IRS $3.5 Million In Back Taxes

Nas Pays The IRS $3.5 Million In Back Taxes

17 Jan 2017 @ 12PM UTC
Nas is avoiding jail time by opting to pay the IRS a decent chunk of change for taxes he failed to pay almost a decade ago.
View Article
Nick Cannon Is Challenging Eminem To A Rap Battle... How Much Money Is On The Line?

Nick Cannon Is Challenging Eminem To A Rap Battle... How Much Money Is On The Line?

10 Jun 2016 @ 11AM UTC
Nick Cannon and Eminem have a beef that goes way back. And now, the rapper and host of America's Got Talent is putting out a challenge to Eminem: a rap battle, with the winner going home with a lot of money.
View Article