Beyoncé's "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul leads Billboard's Hot 100 for the sixth-straight week. The track once again fends off the advances of "Stand Up," the Ludacris and Shawnna cut which holds at No. 2. The latter remains the favorite in urban markets and is No. 1 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for the second week in a row.
2002 - Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell) is shot dead in the Jamaica section of Queens, N.Y. Two suspects are reportedly buzzed into Mizell's area recording studio where the rap pioneer is in a waiting room.
VH1 is planning to celebrate this Christmas with an unlikely source of holiday cheer: Detroit-based rap/rocker Kid Rock. The cable music-video network has set a Dec. 14 airdate (9 p.m. ET) for "A Kid Rock Christmas," a variety show featuring performances by Rock and special guests.
In an effort to update its "Parental Advisory" labeling program, the Recording Industry Association of America is asking online music companies to implement "effective parental-control filters to provide parents more information and control over what their children can download."