|Country of origin||United States|
|Official website||Dead website|
In 1993, Hankerson formed the label, and Aaliyah became its first signee. At the time, Hankerson was managing R. Kelly, and was able to get his label Jive Records to distribute Blackground's releases. In 1996, Blackground obtained a lucrative distribution deal with Atlantic Records, just before the release of Aaliyah's second album, One In A Million.
Often moving to different distributors, in 2000, Blackground switched over to Virgin Records. One year later, it moved again, this time finding a home at Universal Motown Records Group. In 2001, after the death of Aaliyah her self-titled and final album Aaliyah rose to number one on the Billboard 200 and became the first album who reached number one and best-selling record from Blackground Records. Aaliyah sold over 32 million albums worldwide.
In 2003, JoJo was signed to Blackground. JoJo released her first self-titled album JoJo in 2004, went number four on the Billboard 200 and was certified with Platinum. In 2006, she released her second album The High Road, which debuted number three on the Billboard 200 and was certified with Gold. To date, JoJo sold over 7 million records worldwide. Her singles "Leave (Get Out)" produced by Soulshock & Karlin and "Too Little Too Late" produced by Billy Steinberg were her huge hits worldwide.
Also in 2006 Barry signed heart throb rapper Brian Rose (who's real name just happens to be Brian Hankerson) to the label for a lucrative mixtape deal that did not have the chance to get the notoriety that it deserved due to legal issues.
In 2010, Blackground partnered with former Universal Motown Senior Vice President of Promotion Gary Marella to distribute his new label Roma Records. Their first signing is Jordy Towers, who formerly went by the name Optimus. He is now in the band SomeKindaWonderful. Later this year, Blackground signed a new artist Crystal Nicole better known as Cri$tyle, who began her career as a songwriter and has written songs for Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Keke Palmer and many more. In June 2011, Crystal released her first single "Pinch Me", which was produced by Jermaine Dupri and Bryan Michael Cox.
Natalie La Rose was previously signed to the label. Other artists who released singles on Blackground were LAX "Forget You", The Hamptons "My Jacket", J. Lewis "Dancin For Me", Yonnie "In Da Club" feat. Ying Yang Twins and Jordy Towers "Pretty Monsters" feat. B.o.B.
|1994||Age Ain't Nothing but a Number||Aaliyah||3 million||18|
|1996||One in a Million||Aaliyah||3.7 million||18|
|1997||Welcome to Our World||Timbaland & Magoo||1 million||33|
|1998||Tim's Bio: Life from da Bassment||Timbaland||-||50|
|2000||Outsiderz 4 Life||Outsiderz 4 Life||-||-|
|Romeo Must Die||Various Artists||1.5 million||3|
|Force of Nature||Tank||500,000||7|
|Indecent Proposal||Timbaland & Magoo||-||29|
|2002||I Care 4 U||Aaliyah||1.7 million||3|
|2003||Under Construction, Part II||Timbaland & Magoo||-||50|
|2006||Soundtrack to Your Life||Ashley Parker Angel||-||5|
|The High Road||JoJo||538,000||3|
|2007||Timbaland Presents Shock Value||Timbaland||1 million||5|
|Sex, Love & Pain||Tank||-||2|
|2009||Timbaland Presents Shock Value II||Timbaland||500,000||36|
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- "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - March 03, 2014". RIAA. Retrieved 2014-03-03.
- "AALIYAH in pictures and photos, There are 190 pictures in this album". Pxdrive.com. Retrieved 2014-03-03.