1. Sugarland Slims Down For New 'Ride'

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Breakthrough country act Sugarland has set a Nov. 7 release date for its sophomore Mercury album, "Enjoy the Ride." The group, which has slimmed down from a trio to a duo since the release of its smas Breakthrough country act Sugarland has set a Nov. 7 release date for its sophomore…

  2. Portastatic Sits 'Still' In October

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Portastatic, the long-running side project of Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughan, will return on Oct. 10 with its next Merge album, "Be Still Please." Portastatic, the long-running side project of Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughan, will return on Oct. 10 with its next Merge album, …

  3. 27OnTV

    July 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 3-10, 2006. MONDAY, JULY 3 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Nick Lachey. "The Late Show With David Letterman," Featured artist(s): Rob Zombie (also scheduled: Jennifer Aniston). "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," Featured artist…

  4. Sean Garrett: Proving The Power of 'The Pen'

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT His name is Sean Garrett, but to none other than Jay-Z, he's simply "the Pen." And for good reason. The 27-year-old songwriter/producer from Atlanta has emerged as a creative powerhouse with a hot str His name is Sean Garrett, but to none other than Jay-Z, he's simply …

  5. Special Feature: Philadelphia International Records

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Flip your TV channels these days, and you're likely to hear the O'Jays' classic "Love Train" as part of Coors' new ad campaign, sounding as inspiring and danceable as it did when it topped Billboard's Flip your TV channels these days, and you're likely…

  6. 24OnTV

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 12-18, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 12 "Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Lil' J. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured artist(s): Gnarls Barkley (also featured: Keanu Reeves, Joey Lauren Adams). "…

  7. Chart Beat

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Shakira, Wyclef Jean, LeAnn Rimes and Kenny Chesney. 'HIPS' HOPS TO NO. 1: A 9-1 move for "Hips Don't Lie" (Epic) puts Shakira and featured guest Wyclef Jean at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, the first time in pole position for both artists and the…

  8. MTV Dances With Combs Pilot

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MTV and Sean "Diddy" Combs are TV's newest dance partners. The network and Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment have entered a pilot agreement for an untitled dance competition series. MTV and Sean "Diddy" Combs are TV's newest dance partners. The network and Combs&…

  9. MTV 'Moves' With J. Lo Reality Series

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez is bringing her "Moves" to MTV, which has given the green light to her reality series revolving around the lives of dancers working to make it in show business (HR 11/16). Jennifer Lopez is bringing her "Moves" to MTV, which has given the green light to her…

  10. 21OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 22-29, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 22 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley (also scheduled: Bruce Willis). "Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball," ABC Featured artist(s): John Legend, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight,…

  11. Gnarls Barkley Won't Budge On U.K. Charts

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" (Warner Bros.) began an eighth week at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (May 21) to become the longest-running chart-topper since Wet Wet Wet's "Love Is All Around" s Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" (Warner Bros.) began…

  12. Chart Beat Chat

    May 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses the 4 “Ws” in country, discrepancies in methodology, Rihanna and some of the biggest climbs yet this year. JOURNALISM 101 Hi Fred, I've always enjoyed your column and wanted to drop you a line to point out a chart oddity on the Hot Country Songs chart. The four most recent…

  13. This Day in Music

    May 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is sentenced to six months in jail and three years' probation for kicking his soon-to-be ex-wife, onetime "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson, as she holds thei 2001 - Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian music in the post…

  14. Chili Peppers, Gnarls Barkley Lead U.K. Charts

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a twin killing on the new British sales charts for Warner Bros., the Red Hot Chili Peppers scored their third U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (May 14) as "Stadium Arcadium" debuted at the peak, while Gn In a twin killing on the new British sales charts for Warner Bros., the Red Hot…

  15. Rihanna Stays Strong On Hot 100

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rihanna's "SOS" maintains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week. The cut also holds atop the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts for a second frame. Rihanna's "SOS" maintains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week. The cut…

  16. Snow Patrol, Gnarls Barkley Rule U.K. Charts

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Snow Patrol's "Eyes Open" (Fiction/Polydor), the follow-up to its breakthrough 2003 set "Final Straw," went straight to No. 1 yesterday (May 7) on the new British album chart. Last week's No. 1 album, Snow Patrol's "Eyes Open" (Fiction/Polydor),…

  17. Rihanna's 'SOS' Rockets To No. 1 On Hot 100

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rihanna's "SOS" leaps 33 rungs to seize the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut ends the five-week run of Daniel Powter's "Bad Day," which falls to No. 2. "SOS" also rises 7-1 on the Rihanna's "SOS" leaps 33 rungs to…

  18. Ask Billboard

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Dannii Minogue, Sugarland and Paris Hilton. UNDER PRESSURE Hi Keith, Do you have any news on the new Dannii Minogue album? If and when it comes out, will it be released in the United States? I have seen the video for a song called "So Under…

  19. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Country star LeAnn Rimes sues her father and former co-manager for allegedly funneling away millions of dollars from the company set up to manage her finances.<br clear="none"/><br clear 2002 - Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban…

  20. 18OnTV

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 1 - 7, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 1 “The Tony Danza Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): James Hill (also scheduled: Brooke Burns, Matt Daves). “TRL,” MTV Featured artist(s): Fort Minor. “The Apprentice,” NBC Featured artist(s): Burt Bacharach. “Phil Vassar: Piano…

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