CHART BEAT

CHART BEAT

Fred Bronson's report includes Mary J. Blige, Johnnie Taylor, Clay Aiken, chart discussion, and his weekly trivia challenge.
Master P, Lil' Romeo Team For Sitcom

Master P, Lil' Romeo Team For Sitcom

Rapper/producer Master P figures the best way to keep an eye on his 13-year-old son, rapper/actor Lil' Romeo, is to be his co-star. They're part of a musical family in "Romeo!," a comedy series debuting Sept. 13 on Nickelodeon. "Saturday Night Live" alum Victoria Jackson plays the family's nanny.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2002 - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for the first time in a decade when she kicks off a 13-city club tour in New York.
Malin, Adams Prepare To Give The Finger

Malin, Adams Prepare To Give The Finger

The debut release by the Finger, Ryan Adams and Jesse Malin's not-so-secret punk band, will arrive in the U.S. Sept. 23 on One Little Indian Records.
Cracker Explores Its 'Countrysides'

Cracker Explores Its 'Countrysides'

Having always been part country band, part rock act, Cracker fully explores its redneck roots on "Countrysides." The set is due July 28 in the U.K. via Cooking Vinyl, and Oct. 14 through iMusic in the U.S.
Paris Opera Festival Canceled Amid Strike

Paris Opera Festival Canceled Amid Strike

Organizers of the Aix-en-Provence opera festival have canceled the event, marking one of the biggest casualties of an ongoing strike by French performers over jobless benefits.
New Tracks To Bolster R. Kelly Hits Collection

New Tracks To Bolster R. Kelly Hits Collection

R&B/soul star R. Kelly will release his first hits compilation Sept. 9 on Jive Records. "The 'R' In R&B Collection Volume 1" will boast a number of the artist's best known tunes alongside new tracks and a limited-edition remix disc.
Beyonce, Jay-Z Still 'Crazy' On Singles Chart

Beyonce, Jay-Z Still 'Crazy' On Singles Chart

Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z posts a second week as the No. 1 track on Billboard's Hot 100. The track saw the biggest gain in airplay on the singles tally, where it is in its ninth week. "Crazy" comes from the Destiny's Child frontwoman's solo debut, "Dangerously In Love" (Columbia), which last week opened on top of The Billboard 200.
DIGITAL DOWNLOADS

DIGITAL DOWNLOADS

Free music from baseball star-turned musician Bernie Williams, Eve 6, Longwave and more.
Home Video, Film Projects On Tap For Aerosmith

Home Video, Film Projects On Tap For Aerosmith

Aerosmith is eyeing "making of" footage from sessions for its forthcoming album for a possible home video release. Meanwhile, lead guitarist Joe Perry has contributed score music to the Small Planet Pictures film "This Thing of Ours," which opens July 18 in select U.S. cities. Aerosmith rhythm guitarist Brad Whitford has a cameo in the film.
Beanie Sigel Arrested On Weapons Charge

Beanie Sigel Arrested On Weapons Charge

At the close of a state court hearing on an assault case in Philadelphia yesterday (July 9), rapper Beanie Sigel was arrested by federal officials and charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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