1. No Dislodging Brown's 'Run It' From No. 1

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chris Brown's "Run It!" holds firm at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for its fifth straight week. The cut also remains atop the Pop 100, but drops 2-5 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Brown's latest Chris Brown's "Run It!" holds firm at No. 1 on the…

  2. Chart Beat

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chart news about Mariah Carey, Kristine W, James Blunt and Nelly, as well as Fred's top singles and albums of the year. GIFT-WRAPPED: For the first time in the short history of Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart, a track that is not a current hit ranks No. 1. The 11-year-old song …

  3. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Garth Brooks says on TNN's "Crook & Chase" show that he plans to keep an "extremely low" profile in 2000 and then will "probably" announce his retirement at the end of the year, hint 2003 - Scottish fiddler Johnny Cunningham…

  4. Nilsson Documentary Due Early Next Year

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST A documentary focusing on the life and career of late singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson will be released early next year. A documentary focusing on the life and career of late singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson will be released early next year. "Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody…

  5. deSol

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST N.J.-based band's holiday single makes Billboard chart history. Often lauded as a band that combines "rock'n'roll with Latin soul," deSol strives to achieve musical balance. The band's self-titled debut on Curb Records showcases this aural harmony, but it's…

  6. Cash Biopic, 'Producers' Among Golden Globe Nominees

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music has a prominent place among the nominees for the 63rd annual Golden Globe Awards, with the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line" and the screen version of Broadway musical "The Producers" among the Music has a prominent place among the nominees for the 63rd annual…

  7. Young Buck Gets Probation In Vibe Stabbing

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper Young Buck pleaded no contest yesterday (Dec. 12) to a felony in the stabbing of a man during a melee at last year's Vibe Awards show. Rapper Young Buck pleaded no contest yesterday (Dec. 12) to a felony in the stabbing of a man during a melee at last year's Vibe Awards show.…

  8. Korn Unveils A New 'Side'

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST With a new label and smaller lineup, one of hard rock's titans signals a creative shift. When Korn named its seventh studio album "See You on the Other Side," the band really meant it. Guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer explains that the title is an offer for people to …

  9. OnTV

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 12-18, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 12 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist: Madonna. "Today," NBC Featured artists: Fiona Apple (also scheduled: Jack Black, Dermot Mulroney). "The Tyra Banks Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Institute.…

  10. Why Worry?

    December 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Success has not spoiled Anthony Hamilton. His refreshing, keep-it-real attitude is still intact -- even after selling 1.2 million copies of his debut album, "Coming From Where I'm From." Success has not spoiled Anthony Hamilton. His refreshing, keep-it-real attitude is still…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Kylie Minogue takes three awards and performs at the first Italian Dance Awards, held at the Alcatraz Club in Milan. She wins for best foreign dance artists, and her chart-topping track 2003 - MTV gives viewers a glimpse into the holiday season at the home of Ozzy…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Alanis Morissette, Radiohead, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, Asian Dub Foundation, Youssou N'Dour, and Shania Twain are part of the superstar lineup that pe 2003 - Stevie Wonder is on hand in Las Vegas to present the Century Award…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey, Madonna, British acts, artists named "Brown" and tequila songs are among the topics Fred discusses with readers. ONE SWEET YEAR Fred, I was not the least bit surprised when Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" was awarded Hot 100 Song of the Year at the…

  14. 'Rock For Relief' Aims To Aid Disaster Victims

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson, Howie Day, Citizen Cope and O.A.R. are among the artists contributing to a new compilation intended to aid victims of natural disaster. Jack Johnson, Howie Day, Citizen Cope and O.A.R. are among the artists contributing to a new compilation intended to aid victims of natural…

  15. Chart Beat

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Behind chart stats relating to "Up on the Housetop," American Idols, deSol, Madonna and Maria Carey. HOME RUN FOR ‘HOUSETOP': As predicted here last week, there is a new No. 1 song on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. Kimberley Locke's seasonal "Up on the…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Sting receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The former Police frontman's star (No. 2,168) is revealed in front of the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in a ceremony att 2004 - Damageplan/Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott is…

  17. Connick, Marsalis Aid Big Easy Musicians' Village

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis have teamed with Habitat for Humanity New Orleans Area to build a Musicians' Village in the city. Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis have teamed with Habitat for Humanity New Orleans Area to build a Musicians' Village in the city. The…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Garth Brooks is named country artist of the year at the 1998 Billboard Music Awards.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Actor William Shatner's infamous 1968 album "The Transformed Man," which finds the venerable…

  19. Dead Prez's M1 Readies Solo Debut

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST M1 of revered rap duo dead prez is prepping the release of his solo debut, "Confidential." M1 of revered rap duo dead prez is prepping the release of his solo debut, "Confidential." Due March 8 through Koch and Sotti Records, the label founded by jazz guitar player…

  20. Young Buck May Avoid Trial In Vibe Case

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST An agreement has been reached to "favorably" resolve the assault charge against Young Buck, who is accused of stabbing a man during last year's Vibe Awards, the rapper's attorney said. An agreement has been reached to "favorably" resolve the assault charge…

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