Starbucks Nabs King, Zucchero Albums

Starbucks Nabs King, Zucchero Albums

Carole King and Italian vocalist Zucchero are the latest artists with releases due from the partnership between Starbucks Hear Music and Los Angeles-based Concord Records.
B&E: Pray For The Soul Of Betty

B&E: Pray For The Soul Of Betty

Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Pray For The Soul Of Betty.
Underwood Wins 4th 'Idol' Crown

Underwood Wins 4th 'Idol' Crown

The "country girl" prevailed tonight (May 25) as Carrie Underwood was named the "American Idol" at the conclusion of the Fox show's two-hour fourth season finale at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The 22-year-old Oklahoma native beat out "rocker" Bo Bice, taking in the most votes cast by viewers after Tuesday night's performance episode.
Gilberto Gil Receives Polar Music Prize

Gilberto Gil Receives Polar Music Prize

Brazilian pop star and Culture Minister Gilberto Gil received the Polar Music Prize from Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf at a ceremony last night (May 23) in Stockholm.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

1998 - The first Native American Music Awards take place at the Fox Theater at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. The show is hosted by Wayne Newton, and presenters include Joe Walsh, Bruce Cockburn, Richie Havens and John Trudell. Lifetime achievement awards go to Robbie Robertson and Frederick Whiteface.
Poll: 'Idol' Fans Will Watch, Vote

Poll: 'Idol' Fans Will Watch, Vote

Although hardly unexpected, Fox and "American Idol" producers can expect strong ratings and vote tallies for this week's two-part "American Idol" finale, according to a Billboard.com poll.
Hip-Hop Heavyweights To 'Rock The Bells'

Hip-Hop Heavyweights To 'Rock The Bells'

Nas, Redman, the Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon and Ghostface (performing material from their 1995 album "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx") and Gang Starr MC Guru lead the lineup for the Rock the Bells festival, to be held July 30 at the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernadino, Calif.
Spector Gun History To Be Heard At Trial

Spector Gun History To Be Heard At Trial

Four women who claim that Phil Spector pointed guns at them during dates will be allowed to testify when the record producer stands trial on charges of shooting dead an actress at his mansion, a judge ruled yesterday (May 23). Spector has denied murdering an actress he picked up in a Los Angeles nightclub in February 2003.
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