1. 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…

  2. R&B, Jazz Acts Salute 'Charlie Brown Christmas'

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Vanessa Williams, Toni Braxton, Brian McKnight and Chaka Khan have all lent their talents to an upcoming "A Charlie Brown Christmas" tribute album. Vanessa Williams, Toni Braxton, Brian McKnight and Chaka Khan have all lent their talents to an upcoming "A Charlie Brown…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses charts and more with readers. MAYBE WE NEED A PUBLICIST Dear Fred, I read your column every week and find it endlessly fascinating as my interest in the pop charts goes back many years, as will become evident by my question to you. I read with interest the letters in…

  4. Elton Expands 'Captain Fantastic' With Live Tracks

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Island has set a Sept. 13 release date for a double-disc version of Elton John's "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy" to celebrate the album's 30th anniversary. The reissue will be accompanie Island has set a Sept. 13 release date for a double-disc version of…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. I SING THE ELTON ELECTRIC Dear Fred, This week "Ghetto Gospel" by 2Pac featuring Elton John is No. 2 and Elton's brand new single "Electricity" is No. 4 in the United Kingdom (and Elton's opening act on his European tour,…

  6. CHART BEAT

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," Paul McCartney, Kelly Clarkson, R. Kelly, Jessica Simpson, Mary Mary and more. HE TAUGHT THE BAND TO PLAY: When the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts…

  7. CHART BEAT

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Bo Bice, Elton John, Mary Mary, Chris Hillman, A&M and more. BO CLOCKS IN AT NO. 1: There's good news and bad news for fourth season "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice, but it all adds up to a lot of chart news as his debut…

  8. This Day in Music

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father of the year during the non-profit organizations annual summit in Washington, D.C. McGraw, married to country singer Faith H 2000 - Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father…

  9. This Day in Music

    May 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>The songwriters of the year crown goes to British band Coldplay at the 48th annual Ivor Novello Awards, the music industry gongs that celebrate composers. The even is staged by the Briti 2003 - The songwriters of the year crown goes to British band Coldplay at the…

  10. Faithfull Going Orchestral For U.K. Fest

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Marianne Faithfull will unveil "Symphony Under the Spire," collaboration between the Sarum Orchestra, a 60-voice choir and her band, when she headlines the U.K.'s Salisbury International Arts Festival Marianne Faithfull will unveil "Symphony Under the Spire,"…

  11. Billboard Bits: Kraftwerk, Kooper, Grisman/OSFT, Eder

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Kraftwerk, Kooper, Grisman/OSFT, Eder To coincide with its previously announced summer tour, German electronic outfit Kraftwerk will release its first live disc. Due June 7 via Astralwerks, the 22-track "Minimum Maximum" was recorded during the group's 2004 world tour.…

  12. This Day in Music

    March 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Rapper Foxy Brown is treated for minor injuries following a car accident in Brooklyn in which her car hits a fence. Police discover that Brown is driving with a suspended license and ord 2000 - Rapper Foxy Brown is treated for minor injuries following a car accident…

  13. Billboard Bits: Junos, Beasties, Tsunami Show, Sexton

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Junos, Beasties, Tsunami Show, Sexton Rock legend Neil Young will give a rare awards show performance at Canada's Juno Awards, to be held April 3 at the MTS Center in Winnipeg. Young was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1982 and has earned three Juno awards during…

  14. Ciara Dethrones Elvis On U.K. Singles Chart

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST After two consecutive weeks in which Elvis Presley reissues topped the U.K. singles chart, there was a surprise on yesterday's (Jan. 23) new survey when RCA's latest Presley re-release, "A Fool Such A After two consecutive weeks in which Elvis Presley reissues topped the U.K.…

  15. Coleman Saluted On Broadway

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST The ghost of Cy Coleman was back on Broadway this afternoon (Jan. 10). The Tony Award-winning composer/pianist died Nov. 18 at age 75, but he was very much in evidence at the Majestic Theatre during a The ghost of Cy Coleman was back on Broadway this afternoon (Jan. 10). The Tony Award…

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mario, Green Day, Gavin DeGraw and Destiny's Child. RING IN THE NEW : Mario has a lot of reasons to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. Not only does he have his first No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100, but he has tied the record for…

  17. Waits Cast In 'Domino' Film

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tom Waits has taken a role in the film "Domino." Tony Scott ("Man on Fire," "Enemy of the State") is directing the movie, which is based on the true story of model Domino Harvey, who gave up a life in Tom Waits has taken a role in the film "Domino."…

  18. Moby Checks Into A New 'Hotel'

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Electronica veteran Moby will release his fifth studio album, "Hotel," on March 14 internationally via Mute and March 22 in North America via V2. Electronica veteran Moby will release his fifth studio album, "Hotel," on March 14 internationally via Mute and March 22 in…

  19. Shatner's 'Transformed Man' Reborn

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Actor William Shatner's infamous 1968 album "The Transformed Man" will be reissued Dec. 7 by Geffen. Actor William Shatner's infamous 1968 album "The Transformed Man" will be reissued Dec. 7 by Geffen. The set, which features the venerable Capt. Kirk reading…

  20. Prydz Returns To U.K. No. 1

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an extremely rare occurrence on yesterday's (Oct. 17) new U.K. singles chart, Swedish DJ Eric Prydz returned to No. 1 with "Call on Me" (Data/Ministry of Sound). In an extremely rare occurrence on yesterday's (Oct. 17) new U.K. singles chart, Swedish DJ Eric Prydz…

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