Chart Beat

Chart Beat

Behind chart stats relating to Mary J. Blige, Bo Bice, Carrie Underwood, Kimberley Locke and Notorious B.I.G.
Lauper To Make Broadway Debut

Lauper To Make Broadway Debut

Singer/songwriter Cyndi Lauper will make her Broadway debut next year in "The Threepenny Opera," playing the prostitute Jenny in the satirical musical about a highwayman and his sweetheart.
The Who To Tour In 2006

The Who To Tour In 2006

With speculation rampant that the Who will return to the stage in 2006, the band's driving creative force took to his Web site to address the rumors.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

1968 - Miami Pop Festival features performances by Procul Harum, Chuck Berry, Fleetwood Mac and Canned Heat.
Evolution Of The Banjo On Display

Evolution Of The Banjo On Display

Consider the evolution of the humble banjo. It morphed from a hollow gourd, strummed by African slaves, into an elegant toy for Victorian society ladies. Later, it grew into one of the mainstays of bluegrass music.
Blige's 'Breakthrough' Bows At No. 1

Blige's 'Breakthrough' Bows At No. 1

Despite slow overall sales throughout the holiday season, the week leading up to Christmas saw a retail burst led by a trio of R&B/hip-hop artists that shifted more than 1.75 million copies to lead The Billboard 200. Mary J. Blige's "The Breakthrough" (Geffen) emerges as the No. 1 title, followed by Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" (J) and the late Notorious B.I.G.'s star-filled "Duets: The Final Chapter" (Bad Boy) to fill the chart's top three slots.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

1998 - Busta Rhymes - a.k.a. Trevor Smith - is arrested and charged with criminal possession after police find a loaded unregistered pistol in his car. Police originally pull Rhymes over for changing lanes three times without signaling.
Sevendust

Sevendust

The Masters Of Horror tour comes to a close and the band makes plans to ring in the new year.
Devo Revamps Tracks For Kids

Devo Revamps Tracks For Kids

A new generation of music fans will get hip to one of new wave's most iconic acts through Devo 2.0. The Disney Sound CD/DVD project finds the band re-recording such hits as 1980's "Whip It" with kid voices and animated videos.
Ask Billboard

Ask Billboard

Answers to readers' questions about Dixie Chicks, PJ Harvey and Madonna.
Alarm Frontman Fights Cancer

Alarm Frontman Fights Cancer

The Alarm's Mike Peters has begun chemotherapy treatments for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. "The good news is that although my illness is not curable, it is treatable," he says, relaying his doctor's optimistic prediction: "It is a disease I will probably die with, rather than of."

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