Cher Signs U.S. Deal With Warner Bros.

Cher Signs U.S. Deal With Warner Bros.

Cher, who parted ways with Warner U.K. last year, has been picked up by Warner Bros. in the U.S. After Cher split with the U.K. company, the U.S. division continued to work songs from her 2002 studio album, "Living Proof," to the dance format, where she scored a number of hits. This spring, Warner Strategic Marketing released "The Very Best of Cher," which has sold 1.5 million units copies in the U.S.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2002 - Country icon Willie Nelson is forced to halt a show at TJ's Tavern in Brownville, Neb., when his nose begins bleeding uncontrollably. Nelson is forced to cancel several shows over the following days to recover from a ruptured blood vessel.
CHART BEAT

CHART BEAT

Fred Bronson's report includes Mary J. Blige, "Bad Boys II," Alan Jackson, Uncle Kracker, chart discussion and more.
Capitol Collects Duran Duran's 'Greatest'

Capitol Collects Duran Duran's 'Greatest'

While the original members of Duran Duran make progress on their first studio album since 1983's "Seven and the Ragged Tiger," Capitol has compiled the two-disc DVD video anthology "Greatest," due Nov. 4, Billboard.com has learned.
CHART BEAT BONUS

CHART BEAT BONUS

Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mary J. Blige, the "Bad Boys II" soundtrack, Alan Jackson, Uncle Kracker, Aaron Neville and Clay Aiken.
Juanes Tops Latin Grammys With Five Wins

Juanes Tops Latin Grammys With Five Wins

Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes fulfilled predictions of a stellar night and swept five awards at the fourth-annual Latin Grammy Awards, held last night (Sept. 3) at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. Among his wins were record and song of the year.
Marilyn Manson Civil Trial Starts

Marilyn Manson Civil Trial Starts

Wearing a black suit and gray tie, Marilyn Manson listened in a St. Paul, Minn., federal court as jury selection began Tuesday in a civil lawsuit filed by a concert security guard.
Mavericks Slate U.S., U.K. Tour

Mavericks Slate U.S., U.K. Tour

Reunited country/rock act the Mavericks has confirmed an initial list of U.S. and U.K. tour dates. The Raul Malo-led group will kick off its stateside leg Sept. 17 in Nashville.

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