Dignity is the fourth studio album by American recording artist Hilary Duff. It was released on March 2007, by Hollywood Records. After launching her third record Hilary Duff, she experienced an eventful personal life, including a stalking incident, her parents' separation, breaking up with her boyfriend. Duff assumed an integral position in its production, co-writing every track with longtime collaborator Kara DioGuardi instead of her previously-limited involvement. Duff was musically inspired by indie rock band Gwen Stefani. In contrast to the pop rock themes of her prior releases, Dignity takes on more of a dance sound, which she said was not her intention while writing the album; the lyrics reference the events Duff experienced in the years leading to the album's release, the album's songs contain influences of rock and roll and hip hop music. Critical response was positive. Upon release, Dignity debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200, a lower peak than Duff's previous albums and with lower sales, which Billboard attributed to the loss of fans during her musical evolution.
Despite this, it produced Duff's highest-peaking single on US Billboard Hot 100 to date, "With Love", which peaked at number twenty-four, two number one club hits on US Hot Dance Club Play. The album has reached the top ten in several countries and was certified Gold in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America. To promote the album, Duff embarked on her fourth concert tour, the Dignity Tour, between July 2007 and February 2008. Duff's previous studio album, the self-titled Hilary Duff, received negative reviews. Despite peaking at number two on the Billboard 200, its commercial performance was modest: it exited the chart after 33 weeks and sold 1.8 million copies in the United States. Between the releases of Hilary Duff and Dignity, Duff's personal life was eventful. In October 2006, she and her boyfriend at the time, Joel Madden of punk rock band Good Charlotte, claimed that they were being stalked by Russian emigre Maksim Miakovsky and his roommate, paparazzo David Joseph Klein.
According to a restraining order filed by Duff, Miakovsky came to the United States to pursue a relationship with her. He was arrested after threatening to kill her. In November, she ended her two-year relationship with Madden. Around the same time, her parents Robert and Susan separated after 22 years of marriage following an affair between Robert and another woman. Duff explained of the album's title, "I'm older and more mature now than I was when I made my last record, but I don't think I know it all. Having dignity is something you work on your whole life, in how you treat people and how you treat yourself. I hope I always strive to have it." She continued, "It's not something that you can be given or that you can just get or that you're born with. It's something that you have to work on." She stated. "That hadn't been part of my process on previous records, except here and there. It was important this time," she said, she co-wrote all of the album's songs, with the exception of "Outside of You", written by Pink, Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida.
In an interview, Maida stated that the song was written for a Pink album but did not make the final cut. When Duff expressed interest in the song, she recorded it. Duff explained of her writing process: has all of me in it. I never did my records like that before. I got to choose the music, but this time around it was, like, I'd sit down and think:'What happened to me yesterday? What happened to me today?' and just write. It was therapeutic, in a way, and easy – I was shocked at how easy it was to be honest about yourself and things that affect you. It is a dance record. I wanted to talk about serious things, but do it in a not-so-serious way, with music that makes you want to get up and dance. Much of Dignity was written in Duff's own home, as she felt "free" there, she said that she knew from the beginning that she wanted to write the album with the assistance of songwriter and producer Kara DioGuardi, due to their previous work history on songs such as "Come Clean" and "Fly". Another reason that Duff wished to work with her was that she found her lyrics were complemented by DioGuardi's melodies.
She added, "I helped with the melodies. Coming up with the lyrics was mainly. I'd tell her this is how I want it to go, she would help with the lyrics, sometimes. She'd say,'This doesn't fit,' and if I was adamant, we'd make it work." As inspiration for the album, Duff cited indie rock band The Faint and pop singers such as Gwen Stefani and Beyoncé, while critics compared her musical style with Stefani, Janet Jackson, Depeche Mode and Justin Timberlake. Duff felt that the album's dance-pop themes were a deviation from the pop rock of her previous albums. "I didn't plan the album to sound like this, but it was so easy to write to," she said. Critics have noted that Dignity's musical style is dance-pop and electropop, with influences of hip hop and roll and Middle Eastern music. According to Duff, the album is a combination of dance and rock music; the lyrics of several songs relate to Duff's experiences between the releases of Hilary Duff and Dignity. The songs "Stranger" and "Gypsy Woman", despite speculation that they were written about Madden's then-new girlfriend Nicole Richie, were written about Duff's father's affair.
She said. "Stranger is a song I wro
Sprite Remix was a line of colorless caffeine-free sodas and drink-flavoring packets made by the Coca-Cola company. Although based on Sprite, the Remixes were each flavored differently from the original, it was discontinued in 2005 in the United States. In Spring of 2015, the Tropical Sprite flavor was reintroduced into the Coca-Cola product line up. Sprite Tropical Remix: Sprite with tropical fruit flavors, introduced 2002. Renamed Sprite Tropical Mix in Spring 2016. Sprite Berryclear Remix: Sprite with berry flavors, introduced on April 1, 2004. Sprite Aruba Jam Remix: Sprite with fruit flavors, introduced in April 2005. Coca-Cola had a do-it-yourself promotion, where it offered free 1.25 ounce flavor packets, which consumers ripped open and poured into their Sprite. Flavors included grape and cherry flavor. Sprite Tropical Remix has seen a re-release in the Spring of 2015, it has dropped the'Remix' label. Sources on Twitter and Instagram have shown it popping up in the East portion of the US. Individuals are selling it on eBay.
After a limited roll out in Spring 2015 and no public mention from Sprite/Coca-Cola - Around Feb 29, 2016, Sprite.com was updated showing the Limited Time re-release for Sprite Tropical Mix. The new bottle label shows that the tropical flavors are lemon/lime and pineapple
Hilary Erhard Duff is an American actress, songwriter, designer and author. Duff began her acting career at a young age and became labeled a teen idol as the title character of the hit television series Lizzie McGuire and in the theatrical film based on the series, The Lizzie McGuire Movie. Thereafter, Duff appeared in numerous films, with leading roles in Agent Cody Banks, Cheaper by the Dozen, A Cinderella Story, Cheaper by the Dozen 2. After experiencing commercial and critical failure in Material Girls, Duff began appearing in independent films such as War, Inc. According to Greta, The Haunting of Sharon Tate, she was an executive producer on the latter two films. Since 2015, she has starred as Kelsey Peters on the TV Land comedy-drama series Younger, for which she has received nominations for People's Choice Awards in 2016 and 2017. Duff first came to prominence in music after releasing her Christmas-themed debut studio album Santa Claus Lane through Walt Disney Records, she enjoyed significant commercial success and platinum and gold certifications with her subsequent studio albums released through Hollywood Records, including Metamorphosis, Hilary Duff, Most Wanted, Dignity.
Following a hiatus from music, Duff signed with RCA Records for her fifth studio album Breathe In. Breathe Out. Which debuted in the top 5 positions in North America. In addition to music and acting, Duff has co-authored a trilogy of novels, beginning with Elixir, which became a New York Times best seller, followed by the sequels Devoted and True, her success in the entertainment industry led her to venture into business with fashion lines of her own such as Stuff by Duff, Femme for DKNY and most the "Muse x Hilary Duff" collection, a collaborative effort with GlassesUSA. She has invested in a number of businesses ranging from cosmetics to children products, she has been the subject of media attention throughout her career, with interest focusing on her romantic relationships and public image her relationships with Aaron Carter and Joel Madden when she was a teenager. Duff was married to former professional hockey player Mike Comrie from 2010 to 2016, with whom she shares a son. Duff has been described as an inspiration by subsequent Disney teen stars such as Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Bridgit Mendler, Selena Gomez, has sold an estimated 15 million records since her debut in 2002.
Duff was born on September 1987, in Houston, Texas. Her parents are Robert Erhard Duff, a partner in a chain of convenience stores, Susan Colleen, a homemaker turned film and music producer. Duff has one older sister named Haylie, she was raised between the locations of her father's convenience stores. Encouraged by their mother, both Hilary and her sister enrolled in acting and ballet classes; the siblings earned roles in local theater productions, participated in a touring BalletMet production of The Nutcracker in San Antonio. Interested in the pursuit of show business, the Duff sisters and their mother moved to California in 1993, while their father stayed in Houston to take care of his business; the sisters were cast in many television commercials. Due to her acting career, Duff was home-schooled from the age of eight; the pair modeled for various clothing brands. Duff stated, "My sister and I showed an interest in and dedication, was like,'How can I tell my kids no?' It's the same as kids. Parents support them and push them."During her initial acting years, Duff played minor roles, such as her uncredited part in the Hallmark Entertainment western miniseries True Women and as an uncredited extra in the ensemble comedy-drama Playing by Heart.
The same year, Duff landed her first major role as Wendy in Casper Meets Wendy, based on the Harvey Comics characters. After appearing in the supporting role of Ellie in the television film The Soul Collector, Duff received a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie or Pilot. In March 2000, Duff appeared as a sick child in the CBS medical drama series Chicago Hope, she was next cast as one of the children in the pilot episode of the NBC comedy series Daddio. Her Daddio co-star Michael Chiklis stated, "After working with her the first day, I remember saying to my wife,'This young girl is gonna be a movie star.' She was at ease with herself and comfortable in her own skin." However, producers dropped Duff from the cast prior to the airing of the show. A week after being dropped from Daddio, Duff landed the title role of a newly developed Disney Channel series, Lizzie McGuire. Lizzie McGuire premiered on January 12, 2001 and became a ratings hit, with an estimated 2.3 million viewers per episode.
Duff became labeled as a teen idol and household name within the show's pre-teen adolescent target demographic. Disney began marketing the series through soundtracks, dolls and video games based on Duff's character. Duff made her feature film debut in Human Nature, in which she portrayed the younger version of Patricia Arquette's character. Duff starred in the 2002 Disney Channel television film Cadet Kelly, which became the network's most watched program in its 19-year history. Duff began making appearances on various soundtracks for the Disney channel, recording a cover of the Brooke McClymont song "I Can't Wait" for the soundtrack to Lizzie McGu
Dutch Top 40
The Dutch Top 40 is a weekly music chart compiled by Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. It started as a radio program titled "Veronica Top 40", on the offshore station Radio Veronica in 1965, it remained "The Veronica Top 40" until 1974. Joost den Draaijer was the initiator of the top 40 in the Netherlands. On January 2, 1965, the first Top 40 was compiled, with its first #1 hit "I Feel Fine" by The Beatles. In 1974, the Stichting Nederlandse Top 40 bought the Top 40 and named it De Nederlandse Top 40; the Dutch Top 40 is one of the three official charts in the Netherlands, the other two being the Single Top 100, based on pure sales and streaming and the Mega Top 50 which, like the Dutch Top 40 includes airplay data. From 1993 until 2018, the Top 40 was broadcast by Radio 538. Qmusic is airing the Dutch Top 40 on radio. Domien Verschuuren presents the program every Friday afternoon from 14.00 until 18.00. For most of its history, the Top 40 was based on sales figures of record stores; these were collected through telephone surveys.
As of 1999, the airplay of a limited number of radio stations was included. Between 2006 and 2014, download figures were added to the mix, they were removed again because download sales could be manipulated by record companies or artists. As of February 2014, the chart is a combination of airplay and social media trends; the more a song gets played on the radio, the higher its ranking in the Top 40. To compute year-end chart positions, the weekly #1 positions get 40 points, the #2 positions get 39 points, etc; these weekly scores are added up and sorted by single to determine the ranking. The Tipparade, listing candidates for the Top 40, is based on sales, streaming and recommendations from both the general public and the music industry. There is a set of rules, of which some have existed since 1972, that have been maintained up until 2012; some of these have been criticised as a hindrance. Since late 1971, singles had to remain at least two weeks in the charts. If a single no longer belongs in the top 40, these are placed on #40.
Example: Missy Elliott's "Lose Control": Remained two weeks on #40 in the chart, because it did not sell enough and wasn't played enough on the radio. There have been two exceptions for this, though: In October 1994, Pet Shop Boys's "Yesterday, When I Was Mad" stayed in the charts for only 1 week due to an error in the compilation, in late September 2007, Kus's "4 meiden" just didn't sell enough to stay in the charts for 2 weeks. Since 1983, singles that move up in the chart by a large number of positions are assigned superstip status; these singles were not allowed to fall down in chart position in the following week. If a superstip single had a comparatively lower sales/airplay statistics a week it would remain stuck on the same chart position until a second week of drop, by which time it may appear as if it dropped hard in chart positions. Example: Guus Meeuwis's "Ik wil dat ons land juicht": The song entered the chart at #11, rose up to #5 in its second week; the following week it remained on the # 5 position.
The following two weeks, it went from #5 to #39. Because of this rule, this single was the biggest fall down in the Dutch Top 40. However, this was not always the case. Sometimes singles with a superstip status did drop, for example. Re-entry only took place when the single re-entered within the top 30, if differently, these re-entried singles were ignored. Since 2005, there were no re-entries, until Michael Jackson died in 2009. Since, singles only re-entered the charts posthumously, but since 2012, "normal" re-entries started to occur again. Singles with double A-side are noted separately in the top 40. Example: Robbie Williams' first single off his 2005 album Intensive Care was "Tripping" with the B-side being "Make Me Pure". While "Tripping" topped the chart by peaking at #1, "Make Me Pure" peaked at #15 in the Top 40; this is a listing of significant milestones based upon the Dutch Top 40 charts. 16 weeksCalvin Harris featuring Dua Lipa — "One Kiss" 15 weeksEd Sheeran — "Shape of You" Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber — "Despacito" 13 weeksGusttavo Lima — "Balada" 12 weeksMarco Borsato — "Dromen zijn bedrog" 11 weeksBryan Adams — " I Do It for You" Marco Borsato — "Rood" André Hazes and Gerard Joling — "Blijf bij mij" Bruno Mars — "Just the Way You Are" Michel Teló — "Ai se eu te pego!"
Robin Thicke featuring T. I. & Pharrell Williams — "Blurred Lines" Avicii — "Wake Me Up" Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne — "Rather Be" OMI — "Cheerleader" Davina Michelle — "Duurt te lang" 10 weeksHeintje — "Ich bau' dir ein Schloß" 4 Non Blondes — "What's Up? Vangelis — "Conquest of Paradise" Céline Dion — "My Heart Will Go On" Owl City — "Fireflies" Alexis Jordan — "Happiness" Mike Posner — "I Took a Pill in Ibiza BLØF featuring Geike Arnaert — "Zoutelande" Source: 49 weeksPharrell Williams — "Happy" 41 weeksCorry en de Rekels — "Huilen is voor jou te laat" 40 weeksTrio Hellenique / Polis & Les Helleniques / Duo Akropolis / Mikis Theodorakis — "Zorba's Dance" The Scorpions — "Hello Josephine" 39 weeksJane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg — "Je t'aime... moi non plus" 38 weeksGotye featuring Kimbra — "Somebody That I Used to Know" (2011
A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions. It is to be distinguished from musical form and musical style, although in practice these terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Academics have argued that categorizing music by genre is inaccurate and outdated. Music can be divided into different genres in many different ways; the artistic nature of music means that these classifications are subjective and controversial, some genres may overlap. There are varying academic definitions of the term genre itself. In his book Form in Tonal Music, Douglass M. Green distinguishes between form, he lists madrigal, canzona and dance as examples of genres from the Renaissance period. To further clarify the meaning of genre, Green writes, "Beethoven's Op. 61 and Mendelssohn's Op. 64 are identical in genre – both are violin concertos – but different in form. However, Mozart's Rondo for Piano, K. 511, the Agnus Dei from his Mass, K. 317 are quite different in genre but happen to be similar in form."
Some, like Peter van der Merwe, treat the terms genre and style as the same, saying that genre should be defined as pieces of music that share a certain style or "basic musical language." Others, such as Allan F. Moore, state that genre and style are two separate terms, that secondary characteristics such as subject matter can differentiate between genres. A music genre or subgenre may be defined by the musical techniques, the style, the cultural context, the content and spirit of the themes. Geographical origin is sometimes used to identify a music genre, though a single geographical category will include a wide variety of subgenres. Timothy Laurie argues that since the early 1980s, "genre has graduated from being a subset of popular music studies to being an ubiquitous framework for constituting and evaluating musical research objects". Among the criteria used to classify musical genres are the trichotomy of art and traditional musics. Alternatively, music can be divided on three variables: arousal and depth.
Arousal reflects the energy level of the music. These three variables help explain why many people like similar songs from different traditionally segregated genres. Musicologists have sometimes classified music according to a trichotomic distinction such as Philip Tagg's "axiomatic triangle consisting of'folk','art' and'popular' musics", he explains that each of these three is distinguishable from the others according to certain criteria. The term art music refers to classical traditions, including both contemporary and historical classical music forms. Art music exists in many parts of the world, it emphasizes formal styles that invite technical and detailed deconstruction and criticism, demand focused attention from the listener. In Western practice, art music is considered a written musical tradition, preserved in some form of music notation rather than being transmitted orally, by rote, or in recordings, as popular and traditional music are. Most western art music has been written down using the standard forms of music notation that evolved in Europe, beginning well before the Renaissance and reaching its maturity in the Romantic period.
The identity of a "work" or "piece" of art music is defined by the notated version rather than by a particular performance, is associated with the composer rather than the performer. This is so in the case of western classical music. Art music may include certain forms of jazz, though some feel that jazz is a form of popular music. Sacred Christian music forms an important part of the classical music tradition and repertoire, but can be considered to have an identity of its own; the term popular music refers to any musical style accessible to the general public and disseminated by the mass media. Musicologist and popular music specialist Philip Tagg defined the notion in the light of sociocultural and economical aspects: Popular music, unlike art music, is conceived for mass distribution to large and socioculturally heterogeneous groups of listeners and distributed in non-written form, only possible in an industrial monetary economy where it becomes a commodity and in capitalist societies, subject to the laws of'free' enterprise... it should ideally sell as much as possible.
Popular music is found on most commercial and public service radio stations, in most commercial music retailers and department stores, in movie and television soundtracks. It is noted on the Billboard charts and, in addition to singer-songwriters and composers, it involves music producers more than other genres do; the distinction between classical and popular music has sometimes been blurred in marginal areas such as minimalist music and light classics. Background music for films/movies draws on both traditions. In this respect, music is like fiction, which draws a distinction between literary fiction and popular fiction, not always precise. Country music known as country and western, hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s; the polka is a Czech dance and genre of dance music familiar throughout Europe and the Americas. Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and particular
I Can't Wait (Brooke McClymont song)
"I Can't Wait" is a contemporary rock song written by Brooke McClymont, Christopher Ward and Matthew Gerrard. McClymont recorded the song as her debut single. McClymont chose the song to be her debut single because she felt it is a positive song and shows her personality; the song made its debut on the charts on 24 June 2002 on the ARIA Hitseekers Chart at number twenty, debuting outside the top one hundred. On its second and third week on the charts it again failed to break the top one hundred, but it moved into the top ten of the Hitseekers Chart. On 8 July 2002 the song debuted at number eighty-eight on the Australian singles chart. On its fourth week in the charts it broke into the top fifty and peaked at number forty-nine, its highest peak; the song spent nine weeks on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart. The song peaked at number ten on the Australasian Singles Chart; the video was directed by Sam Rebillet. It opens with McClymont walking down the street holding a guitar, she goes inside a building and walks up the stairs.
She sits on a windowsill playing the guitar. When McClymont is singing with the guitar a girl with black hair and pigtails, played by McClymont, walks in a crowded hall and people crash into her; the girl looks into the distance. During the first chorus McClymont is playing the guitar with her band. At the second verse the girl crashes into a man with a red shirt on and brown hair, who follows her; when the second chorus begins McClymont plays the guitar, the girl sits down on a chair in a train station. The train turns up and the man gets on; when the doors start closing the girl throws the man her phone and makes hand movements saying "I'll call you". The video was played a few times on the Australian music shows rage. Hilary Duff recorded a cover version of "I Can't Wait" in 2002 for the soundtrack to the Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire, in which she starred, it was released to Radio Disney on 18 June 2002. The single received little mainstream radio play, but it had reached number one on Radio Disney in the United States by November 2002, with one station playing the song 850 times over a six-week period.
The Los Angeles Times reported that music industry critics attributed the success of the single to Buena Vista Records's status as a sister company to Radio Disney, which had an affiliation with Disney Channel. This was believed to be in violation of the Federal Communications Commission's broadcasting rules, which prohibit corporations from using broadcast licenses "for their own benefit or to gain a competitive advantage in any transaction." Media expert Robert McChesney, from the University of Illinois, said it "clearly violates the spirit — if not the letter — of the law. It undermines the integrity of the public airwaves, corroding editorial space with commercial factors. It's damaging."The Radio Disney head of programming, Robin Jones, said "I Can't Wait" had gone to number one because of requests from listeners and that the radio chain does not deliberately favor acts associated with Disney. Duff herself called the Los Angeles Times article "really mean... It's funny that you pick on a kid my age because I'm on the Disney Channel, sorry!"
Its music video features clips from the show alongside shots of Duff dancing, holding a guitar and singing with soap bubbles and confetti floating around her, she performs the song in a mock studio setting. A remix of the song is featured on the "Why Not" CD single. A music video was released for the remix. In 2005, the song was performed by Chieko Kawabe on her album Brilliance, it was for the Japanese version of Lizzie McGuire
Hollywood Records, Inc. is an American record label of the Disney Music Group. The label focuses in pop, alternative, hip hop, country genres, as well as specializing in mature recordings not suitable for the flagship Walt Disney Records label. Founded in 1989, its current roster includes artists such as Jordan Fisher, Zella Day, Demi Lovato, Zendaya, Ocean Park Standoff, Bea Miller, Martina Stoessel, Breaking Benjamin, Jorge Blanco, Sabrina Carpenter, R5, Olivia Holt, Sofia Carson, Forever in Your Mind, New Hope Club, Maddie Poppe and In Real Life; the label releases Marvel Studios's soundtrack and compilation albums in conjunction with Marvel Music. Hollywood Records was founded in 1989 by Michael Eisner CEO of The Walt Disney Company as a way of expanding the company's music operations by looking to develop and promote the careers of a wide variety of artists in various genres. At the time, the company was limited to the release of soundtracks from Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures films. Lawyer Peter Paterno was the first president of the label, until his resignation in 1993 because of the division's lackluster sales.
After failing to sign new artists such as Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Naughty By Nature, Cypress Hill and Dr. Dre, the label experienced its first major success in February 1990, when it acquired the North American distribution rights to Queen's entire catalog for $10 million; the following year, the first Queen album under Hollywood, was released. The deal's outlook as an important economic opportunity was affected by the premature death of the band's lead singer Freddie Mercury, although the band's catalog sales managed to generate nearly $94 million in revenue for Disney from 1991 to 1995. Bob Pfeifer was named President of the label in March 1995 after a whole year without a President, but problems continued to the label and Pfeifer was fired in 1997, after the label revealed that he had lost over 150 million dollars since 1989. In 1997, Disney acquired Mammoth Records, in order to get an already-established record label that could succeed. However, the acquisition of Mammoth was a failure and the label was closed and integrated to Hollywood in 2003.
Additionally, during this time, they had signed Duran Duran to a three-album contract, subsequently released Pop Trash, only to terminate their contract after disappointing album sales. In 1998, the company decided to form Buena Vista Music Group, integrating the operations of Walt Disney Records along with Hollywood, Lyric Street and Walt Disney Music Publishing. Bob Cavallo, former manager of Earth, Wind & Fire and Prince was appointed as chairman of the group, president of Hollywood Records; this movement looked to organize the music operations of the company under a more integrated direction. After some years of development, Hollywood Records had its first major success in 2003, when Metamorphosis, Hilary Duff's first non-holiday album, was released and became a success to the label, selling over three million copies in the United States; the launch of Duff's career represents a new business model for the record, utilising the synergies around the company, including important outlets like Disney Channel, Radio Disney, ABC Family & ABC.
Duff's albums released under Hollywood proved to be successful including 2004's Hilary Duff and 2005's Most Wanted. A similar business model was utilized in subsequent Hollywood's artists like Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Bridgit Mendler and Selena Gomez with several productions that gained Platinum or Gold certifications, their musical careers proved. At the same time, the label continued to develop the careers of artists with a less mainstream profile like Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Breaking Benjamin or Plain White T's, but, successful in its own terms; the label continued to release soundtracks from films and TV shows those derived from Marvel Studios productions. In 2010, Hollywood absorbed the remaining operations of country music label Lyric Street Records, which became an imprint for the catalog of the defunct-label managed by Hollywood. In 2011, Queen left EMI for Universal-owned Island Records, with Hollywood continuing to remain the group's North American music distributor. In January 2012, after 14 years of a successful tenure, Bob Cavallo retired as chairman of the Group and Ken Bunt was appointed as president of the group.
Several changes have been done under his tenure, including the retirement of long-time executives from the Cavallo's era like Abbey Konowitch, Justin Fontaine and Jhon Linda and the appointment of new A&R's like Mio Vukovic and Mike Daly. In March 2013, Disney Music Group and Universal Music Group announced the expansion of their relationship with a new commercial and creative agreement that enable Hollywood Records' artists to collaborate with the roster of producers and songwriters that are part of Universal. Since 2013, Hollywood Records uses the brand name DMG Nashville to specialize in country music; the genre label was founded to provide music licensing for Bigger Picture Music Group. After Bigger Picture's closure in 2014, DMG Nashville released its first studio album. Hollywood Basic was Hollywood’s short-lived hip-hop subsidiary, run by Dave Funkenklein, which existed from 1990 to 1995, it did not survive the distribution transition its parent made to PolyGram Records, all of its recordings were deleted, save for those by Organized Konfusion, which were repressed under the new deal.
It was the first label to record DJ Shadow, releasing his "Lesson 4" as the B-side of a 1991 single by Lifers Group, a hip hop group composed of prisoners at East Jersey State