Rap mogul Irv Gotti and his attorney failed to appear in court Tuesday (Aug. 19) for Gotti's arraignment in Oakland, Calif., on a misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance, authorities said.
R&B outfit Jagged Edge has set a Sept. 30 release date for its next Columbia album, "Hard." A commercial single for lead track "Walked Outta Heaven" was released on Tuesday. The cut is No. 41 this week on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
2002 - U2 shoots a video for its new single, "Electrical Storm," in the French seaside tow of Eze. The clip, which stars actress Samantha Morton ("Minority Report") as a mermaid, films from 6 a.m. to 3 a.m. the following morning.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z cruise to their eighth-straight week atop Billboard's Hot 100 with "Crazy in Love." In its 15th week on the chart, "Crazy" once again fends off Chingy's "Right Thurr" (No. 2) and still-gaining "Shake Ya Tailfeather" from Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee, which advances 4-3.
The American Idols have once again moved the release dates for their debut albums. Ruben Studdard, the winner of the second season contest on the Fox series "American Idol," has set a Nov. 11 release date for his debut "Soulful" (J Records), while runner-up Clay Aiken's still-untitled debut will be released Oct. 14 on RCA.
Last night's (Aug. 20) Rolling Stones show in Amsterdam was postponed due to a sore throat suffered by Mick Jagger. The frontman was advised by a doctor to rest his voice, resulting in the cancellation of the last of the group's six scheduled shows in Holland.