Cash Money Records has reason to pop open the champagne bottles after announcing its milestone of selling over 500 million songs worldwide this week.
Cash Money co-founder Birdman revealed the huge accomplishment Monday (November 19).
Cash Money Records, the iconic record label owned and operated by brothers Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams has added another achievement to their already lengthy roster: the sale of 500 million songs worldwide. “There is no more dynamic and prolific a label than Cash Money Records and the YMCMB family – point blank. We’re proud of every one of our artists and their contribution to our legacy,” says Bryan “Birdman” Williams, the Co-CEO and Founder, Cash Money Records. “What’s most humbling is the global reaction to our story. Slim and I built this label from the ground up and seeing our brand connect with people across borders, culture and language makes us appreciate every one of our fans worldwide. We can’t wait to deliver another 500 million bangers”. (Statement)
Last month, the animated music executive boasted about Cash Money’s selling power.
“Nobody has ever surpassed us. We just got a plaque; I would like to let y’all know that. We done moved 500 million units worldwide,” Birdman told MTV News in October from his tour bus in Las Vegas after shooting a music video with French Montana and Young Money’s Gudda Gudda. (MTV)
Earlier this year, Cash Money star Lil Wayne spoke on his relationship with the label and inking a new multi-year deal.
The rapper, who has been signed to Cash Money records since he was 11 years old, has inked a deal with the label to put out another four albums under his Young Money imprint. Wayne made the announcement during an interview with MTV’s Hip Hop POV, while also revealing details about his contract with the label and what fans can expect from his new releases. “Contract-wise, I only get paid for 12 songs. Maybe on a Carter album, you probably only gonna get 12 songs, maybe a bonus 13,” Weezy said. “But on this I Am Not a Human Being thing, I don’t really care … you’re probably gonna get 16 on there.” (The Hollywood Reporter)
In 2011, Birdman and Wayne tied one another on Forbes‘ annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings list.
Jay-Z (aka Shawn Carter) leads all comers once again with $37 million in earnings since last August. A majority of the dough is proceeds from his Blueprint 3 tour. Nipping at his heels, however, is fellow mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs, who raked in a neat $35 million from his Bad Boy record label, his Sean John clothing line and his lucrative Ciroc vodka deal. Kanye West may have landed at No. 3, but he’s a ways down there at “only” $16 million. The rest of the top 10 had similar years, revenue-wise, with Cash Money honcho Bryan “Birdman” Williams tying Lil Wayne for the next two spots with $15 million, showing that tha Carter isn’t doing too bad, either. (E! Online)