Second Time Around: Music Stars With Success at Different Labels

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  • Pharrell, N.E.R.D.
  • Busta Rhymes, Leaders of the New School, Dr. Dre, Birdman, Dr. Dre, Clive Davis
  • Jay Z
  • Nas, Jay Z
  • 8 Ball, MJG, Diddy, T.I., Puff Daddy
  • Mariah Carey
  • Mobb Deep, 50 Cent
  • Michael Jackson
  • Janet Jackson
  • Ray Charles
  • Cam'ron
  • The LOX, Diddy, Swizz Beatz
  • Snoop
  • Common, No I.D.

Jay Z

Roc-a-Fella Records signed a distribution deal with Def Jam for Jay Z's second album In My Lifetime, Vol. 1, and he went on his No. 1 streak with the label until 2008, when he split to form his own label, Roc Nation (distributed through Atlantic).

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