1. Ask Billboard

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Clay Aiken, the Rolling Stones and En Vogue. ACHIN' FOR AIKEN Hi, When is Clay Aiken going to release his next studio album? I've read some news saying that he started working on it back in March 2005 but there is still no news about its…

  2. DMC Emerges Older, Wiser With Solo Debut

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST It was a revelation that changed the name of the game, literally: DMC was adopted. He wasn't born Darryl McDaniels ("son of Byford, brother of Al"), but Darryl Lovelace, and for the five years after h It was a revelation that changed the name of the game, literally: DMC was…

  3. Whenever You're Ready, Boss

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST News of a Bruce Springsteen album of Pete Seeger covers causes concern. Bruce Springsteen fans around the world are excited ... and also a bit nervous, I'm sure. Last week, the rocker announced that a new studio album is only six weeks away, but it's not going to be the big-sounding…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred chats with readers about everything from cover songs and "American Idol" to digital downloads and the action on Billboard's country charts. ACE: OFF BASE? Fred, First of all, hats off to your light and fact-filled response to [a] serious letter a few weeks ago. I'm…

  5. 'American Idol' Picks 5th Season Finalists

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST The competitors for the fifth season "American Idol" crown emerged last night (March 9) as viewers voted off four contestants, leaving a dozen finalists. The competitors for the fifth season "American Idol" crown emerged last night (March 9) as viewers voted off four…

  6. This Day in Music

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Randy Travis escapes a bus accident in Lakeville, Pa., without serious injury. The country act, his wife/manager Elizabeth Travis and tour manager Jeff Davis are traveling along Rt. 590 2005 - Southern rock vocalist Danny Joe Brown dies of complications from diabetes…

  7. This Day in Music

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>First ladies of hip-hop Salt-N-Pepa embark on their first North American tour in four years in Indianapolis.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Singer/songwriter Chris LeDoux, who became a cult favorite on the rodeo circuit…

  8. Pinback Dusts Off For Spring Tour

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST San Diego-based rock act Pinback will return to the road April 20 in Santa Barbara, Calif., for a month-long North American tour. San Diego-based rock act Pinback will return to the road April 20 in Santa Barbara, Calif., for a month-long North American tour. The group has been off the road…

  9. Ne-Yo Completes Chart Takeover With 'So Sick'

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ne-Yo's "So Sick" climbs eight rungs to capture the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, just as the singer/songwriter's Def Jam album, "In My Own Words," debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 20 Ne-Yo's "So Sick" climbs eight rungs to capture…

  10. Ne-Yo's 'Words' Speak Volumes At No. 1

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a hot week for new albums in the top 10, R&B singer Ne-Yo's debut solo release flies straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200. "In My Own Words" (Def Jam) sold 301,000 copies in the United States In a hot week for new albums in the top 10, R&B singer Ne-Yo's debut…

  11. 41st Academy of Country Music Awards - Final Nominees

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Final nominees for the 41st Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 23 in Las Vegas. Below are the final nominees for the 41st Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, in a ceremony airing live on CBS. ALBUM OF THE YEAR…

  12. This Day in Music

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Oasis' Liam Gallagher is charged in an Australian court after he allegedly headbutted a fan, breaking the fan's nose. Gallagher, the British group's lead singer, is charged with assault 2000 - Rapper Foxy Brown is treated for minor injuries following a…

  13. Mariah Reigns Supreme At Soul Train Awards

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey kept her comeback going Saturday, picking up best album and best single honors at the 20th Annual Soul Train Music Awards. Mariah Carey kept her comeback going Saturday, picking up best album and best single honors at the 20th Annual Soul Train Music Awards. John Legend also…

  14. This Day in Music

    March 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>The Wilkinsons are voted best country group/duo in at Canada's Juno Awards.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Guitarist John McGeoch, who co-founded post-punk outfit Magazine in 1977 and went on to play in Siouxsie &…

  15. This Day in Music

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1995 - </b>R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry undergoes successful brain surgery. Berry collapsed due to a brain aneurysm during a concert in Switzerland.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - American singer Macy Gray is named best international…

  16. Blunt Leapfrogs Beyoncé To Claim No. 1

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST After lingering at No. 2 for three straight weeks, James Blunt's "You're Beautiful" tops the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The U.K. singer/songwriter thus becomes the first British artist to reach No. After lingering at No. 2 for three straight weeks, James Blunt's …

  17. Billboard Bits: Helmet, Taste Greatness, Disc Makers

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Helmet, Taste Greatness, Disc Makers Veteran rock act Helmet has inked a new deal with Warcon Enterprises, which will release its next album this summer. The as-yet-untitled set will be produced by Wharton Tiers, who engineered the early Helmet albums "Strap It On" and "…

  18. Gorillaz Descending On Apollo Theater

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Animated band Gorillaz will overtake New York's legendary Apollo Theater for an April 2-6 stand, during which it will recreate material from its 2005 album, "Demon Days." Animated band Gorillaz will overtake New York's legendary Apollo Theater for an April 2-6 stand,…

  19. Billboard Bits: CMT Awards, The Cult, LCD Soundsystem, Ween

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on CMT Awards, The Cult, LCD Soundsystem, Ween Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Trace Adkins, Gretchen Wilson, Brooks & Dunn and Sugarland are confirmed to perform at the 2006 CMT Music Awards. Tickets for the April 10 show at the Curb Event Center at Belmont University in…

  20. Rolling Stones To Rock China In April

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones will likely follow the beat of China's censors when they offer mainland fans some long-awaited satisfaction with an April concert. The Rolling Stones will likely follow the beat of China's censors when they offer mainland fans some long-awaited satisfaction with…

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