Cuban Salsa Queen Celia Cruz Dies

Cuban Salsa Queen Celia Cruz Dies

Celia Cruz, who went from singing in Havana nightclubs to become the "Queen of Salsa," died today (July 16) of a brain tumor. She was 77.
BREAKING & ENTERING

BREAKING & ENTERING

A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: The Hiss, Cooler Kids and Café Tacuba.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2002 - 26-year-old Karen Manders dies from injuries sustained from a 30-foot fall from a barrier at an overcrowded free concert in Brighton, England, headlined by Fatboy Slim.
Ashanti, Beyonce Albums Remain On Top

Ashanti, Beyonce Albums Remain On Top

New albums from young R&B divas Ashanti and Beyonce maintain their grip on the top of The Billboard 200. Ashanti's "Chapter II" (Murder Inc./Def Jam) sold 135,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, to remain at No. 1 for a second-straight week. Beyonce's "Dangerously in Love" (Columbia) is right behind with sales of 132,000 copies.
Dashboard Confessional Sets Fall Tour

Dashboard Confessional Sets Fall Tour

Dashboard Confessional has unveiled plans for a fall tour, beginning Aug. 30 in Pittsburgh and wrapping Oct. 7 in St. Paul, Minn.
Retooled Airplane Albums Ready For Takeoff

Retooled Airplane Albums Ready For Takeoff

Almost 30 years after a host of lineup changes led psychedelic-era pioneers Jefferson Airplane to rechristen themselves as Jefferson Starship (later just Starship), BMG Heritage has prepared deluxe reissues of the group's first four albums, all set for an Aug. 19 release.
Pretenders Singer Protests At Paris KFC

Pretenders Singer Protests At Paris KFC

Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders gave her vocal chords a workout today (July 16), joining animal activists in a loud protest outside a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in central Paris.
Ask Billboard

Ask Billboard

Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Beyoncé, Maroon 5 and Mariah Carey.
The Tangled Web

The Tangled Web

The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Okayplayer.com and Limp Bizkit.
THE TANGLED WEB

THE TANGLED WEB

The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Okayplayer.com and Limp Bizkit.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - Gravediggaz rapper Too Poetic (Anthony Berkeley) dies at a Los Angeles hospital after a long fight with colon cancer. He is 35. Poetic had been at work on a new Gravediggaz album "Nightmare in A-Minor." The set includes one track, "Burn Baby Burn," which deals specifically with the artist's cancer struggles.

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