This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - The world's oldest active conductor, Takashi Asahina, the musical director of the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra dies at the age of 93.
Poll: Twain, McGraw Are 2003's Top Albums

Poll: Twain, McGraw Are 2003's Top Albums

Fans of Shania Twain and Tim McGraw stepped up to the ballot box en masse for the first of Billboard.com's Year In Music polls. A whopping 116,723 votes were cast to crown Twain's "Up!" as the favorite album of the year. The Mercury set, which also topped Billboard's year-end Top Country Albums tally and was No. 3 on The Billboard 200 wrap-up, drew 40% of the vote.
Bonnaroo To Return In June

Bonnaroo To Return In June

The third annual Bonnaroo Music Festival has been slated for June 11-13 in Manchester, Tenn. Staged by Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment, the eclectic jam band-based event will again take place on a 600-acre farm approximately 60 miles southeast of Nashville. An initial artist lineup has not yet been announced.
Rio Gig Takes Britney International

Rio Gig Takes Britney International

Britney Spears has set her first international performance date of 2004 with a June 5 stop at the Rock in Rio-Lisbon festival.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

1998 - LaFace/Arista artist Usher sues trendy clothing company Tommy Hilfiger for alleged infringement of publicity rights and false endorsement.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

1999 - Sean "Puffy" Combs is arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon when a gun is found in his vehicle after he leaves a chaotic scene at a New York club where three people are shot. Jennifer Lopez, who is with him at the time of the arrest, is questioned and released. The following day, Combs (and his lawyer) meet with the press to deny any involvement in the shooting.
CHART BEAT BONUS

CHART BEAT BONUS

Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Blind Boys Of Alabama, Jim Brickman and Clay Aiken, as well as his top-10 favorite songs of the year.
CHART BEAT CHAT

CHART BEAT CHAT

Fred Bronson discusses Madonna, chart methodology and Shania Twain with readers.
CHART BEAT

CHART BEAT

Fred Bronson's report includes Blind Boys Of Alabama, Jim Brickman, Chart Discussion & More
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

1999 - Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s and '70s, dies at a hospital in Roswell, Ga. He is 57 years old.
Jackson Denies Sex Charges In TV Interview

Jackson Denies Sex Charges In TV Interview

In his first interview since being charged with child molestation, pop star Michael Jackson vehemently denied the allegations but insists there is nothing wrong in sleeping with children, according to excerpts released by CBS News. "Before I would hurt a child, I would slit my wrists," Jackson told "60 Minutes" correspondent Ed Bradley.

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