1. This Day in Music

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Singer R. Kelly is arrested at a Miami hotel on a warrant charging him with 12 counts of possession of child pornography. The Jive artist faces similar charges in Illinois.<br clear="non 2004 - Famed New York nightclub the Bottom Line closes the doors forever…

  2. Ween Recording New Album In Farmhouse

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rock duo Ween will continue work on its next studio album at a new studio set up in a 200-year-old farmhouse in Pennsylvania. Rock duo Ween will continue work on its next studio album at a new studio set up in a 200-year-old farmhouse in Pennsylvania. "I think it's like the fourth…

  3. Nelly's 'Grillz' Grabs Second Week At No. 1

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nelly's "Grillz" featuring Paul Wall and Ali & Gipp retains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week. The cut also ascends 12-5 on the Pop 100 and rises 3-2 on the Hot R&B/Hip Nelly's "Grillz" featuring Paul Wall and Ali & Gipp…

  4. Universal Breathes Digital Life Into Rare Recordings

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group International is resuscitating its deleted European repertoire exclusively for digital downloading in an extensive multi-year program. Universal Music Group International is resuscitating its deleted European repertoire exclusively for digital downloading in an extensive…

  5. Blige's 'Breakthrough' Returns To No. 1

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST After sitting behind Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" at No. 2 for two weeks in a row, Mary J. Blige's "The Breakthrough" returns to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week. The Matriarch/Geffen release debu After sitting behind Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable…

  6. Billboard Bits: Khan/Neville, Russell Crowe, Eagles Of Death Metal

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Chaka Khan/Aaron Neville, Russell Crowe, Eagles Of Death Metal Chaka Khan and Aaron Neville are the first two acts signed to the new Burgundy Records, Billboard has learned. The imprint was founded by Joe DiMuro, the executive VP of Sony BMG Strategic Marketing Group. Burgundy will be…

  7. Indie Rockers Sign On For Arthurball, No Fun Fest

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST A host of notable names have signed on for two upcoming indie-centric music festivals. A host of notable names have signed on for two upcoming indie-centric music festivals. First up is the inaugural Arthurball, which will be held Feb. 25-26 at the Echo and Ex-Plex in Los Angeles. The event…

  8. Nelly Nabs Fourth Hot 100 No. 1

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nelly's "Grillz" featuring Paul Wall and Ali & Gipp climbs from No. 5 to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut is Nelly's fourth Hot 100 No. 1, following "Hot in Herre" and "Dilemma" Nelly's "Grillz" featuring Paul Wall…

  9. Keys, Simmons Bringing Projects To TV

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST UPN, riding high with its new Chris Rock sitcom "Everybody Hates Chris," has joined forces with Grammy-winning R&B singer Alicia Keys to develop a drama loosely based on her childhood. UPN, riding high with its new Chris Rock sitcom "Everybody Hates Chris," has joined…

  10. Mariah, Kanye, Alicia Lead NAACP Image Noms

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST With four nominations each, Mariah Carey, Kanye West and Alicia Keys lead the field of musicians contending for 2006 NAACP Image Awards. With four nominations each, Mariah Carey, Kanye West and Alicia Keys lead the field of musicians contending for 2006 NAACP Image Awards. Mary J. Blige …

  11. Hellogoodbye

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST An ear-grabbing EP and support from MTV set the stage for this Southern California band's success. Say "hello" to Hellogoodbye. The Southern California band's self-titled EP entered Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart last week at No. 31. Released in November 2004, the…

  12. Grammys To Salute Bowie, Cream, Haggard, Pryor

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rock legends David Bowie and Cream, country icon Merle Haggard, late bluesman Robert Johnson and late comedy innovator Richard Pryor are among the recipients of the 2006 Grammy Lifetime Achievement aw Rock legends David Bowie and Cream, country icon Merle Haggard and late comedy innovator…

  13. On TV

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 9-15, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 9 "Attack of the Show," G4 Featured artist(s): Project 86 (also scheduled: Uwe Boll). "Influenc'd: Green Day," Fuse Featured artist(s): Green Day, Hawthorne Heights, blink-182, Bayside/Name Taken, Taking Back…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1993 - </b>A 29-cent U.S. postage stamp bearing the likeness of a 1950s-era Elvis Presley is issued at a post office near the King's Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tenn. The U.S. Postal Service held 2005 - Australian artists including Kasey Chambers, "Australian Idol…

  15. D4L's 'Taffy' Dethrones Mariah On Hot 100

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST D4L's "Laffy Taffy" ascends three rungs to claim the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut ends the two-week run of Mariah Carey's "Don't Forget About Us," which drops considerably to D4L's "Laffy Taffy" ascends three rungs to…

  16. This Day in Music

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Canadian Record Industry Assn. (CRIA) declares Quebec superstar Celine Dion "the best-selling Canadian recording artist of the century."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the…

  17. Foxx Overtakes Blige On Album Chart

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST After debuting a week ago at No. 2, Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" rises to the top of The Billboard 200, trading places with last week's No. 1, Mary J. Blige's "The Breakthrough." The J Records set mak After debuting a week ago at No. 2, Jamie Foxx's …

  18. On TV

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 2-8, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 2 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Willie Nelson. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Ginuwine (also scheduled: Tea Leoni, Enrique Murciano). "Inked: Rockers & Ribbons," A&E…

  19. Carey's 'Forget' No. 1 Again

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey's "Don't Forget About Us" sits atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week in a row, keeping Chris Brown's former No. 1, "Run It!" at No. 2. Meanwhile, in the same week she's on top of T Mariah Carey's "Don't Forget About Us…

  20. Mariah Notches 17th Hot 100 Chart-Topper

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey notches her 17th No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 this week as "Don't Forget About Us" ascends one rung to the top of the chart. Carey and Elvis Presley are now tied for second place am Mariah Carey notches her 17th No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 this week as…

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