1. Danity Kane Sidesteps OutKast To Claim No. 1

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In yet another big week for new albums on The Billboard 200, Danity Kane comes out on top of the crop with its self-titled debut. The set sold 234,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen In yet another big week for new albums on The Billboard 200, Danity Kane comes out on top of…

  2. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>New York's hip-hop community comes out at New York's New Age Cabaret in support of the Black August Hip-Hop Collective. The organization's third-annual benefit concert features appearanc 2004 - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state…

  3. Love! Boys In Mascara

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT I love emo. There, I said it. Emo, emo, emo. I love emo. There, I said it. Emo, emo, emo. (Trade secret: If I love a genre, it usually means that said genre has morphed into pure, delicious pop.) By far the best band of the broody bunch is Panic! At The Disco and I'm here to say that it&…

  4. This Day in Music

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Graeme "Shirley" Strachan, singer of '70s Australian glam band Skyhooks, dies in a helicopter crash. He is 49.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Already battling an injured knee, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman…

  5. Florez

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In its short career, rock outfit Florez has found plenty of industry cheerleaders. The still-unsigned band has linked with BMG Songs North America for a co-publishing agreement. And despite having onl In its short career, rock outfit Florez has found plenty of industry cheerleaders. The still…

  6. XTC's Partridge Combs Archives For Mammoth Box

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT XTC leader Andy Partridge recently combed his vaults and discovered an exorbitant amount of rarities and outtakes, resulting in the Oct. 10th release of the nine-disc box "The Fuzzy Warbles Collectors XTC leader Andy Partridge recently combed his vaults and discovered an exorbitant…

  7. Beyonce, Snow Patrol Rule U.K. Charts

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce achieved her second solo U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Aug. 27), climbing from last week's entry position of No. 21 with "Deja Vu" featuring Jay-Z (Columbia). Beyonce achieved her second solo U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Aug. 27), climbing from last week's entry…

  8. This Day in Music

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Dani Grace Jackson is born at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. The baby girl - weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measuring 21 inches long - is the third daughter for father Alan Jackson and 2005 - Green Day continues its charmed year by dominating the 2005 MTV Video…

  9. 'Public' Image

    August 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jessica Simpson this week releases her first post-divorce album, "A Public Affair," which includes the single of the same name. Jessica Simpson this week releases her first post-divorce album, "A Public Affair," which includes the single of the same name. The 12-track Epic…

  10. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>It is announced that Billy Joel has postponed the fall leg of his current world tour due to recurring throat problems.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album "…

  11. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Pam Tillis joins the Grand Ole Opry. The former Country Music Association female vocalist of the year is inducted by Marty Stuart during the TNN-televised portion of the show. <br clear= 2005 - Lil' Jon is the big winner at the 2005 BMI Urban Awards, held at…

  12. Forever Young

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT When MTV: Music Television debuted on Aug. 1, 1981, many media experts felt it was doomed from the start. It was an experimental format trying to get established on an experimental platform -- cable T When MTV: Music Television debuted on Aug. 1, 1981, many media experts felt it was doomed…

  13. Frankie J's Got A 'Girl' On His Mind

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Singer Frankie J will on Oct. 17 issue his third solo album "Priceless," via Columbia. The set features guest appearances from Chamillionaire, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Slim of 112. Singer Frankie J will on Oct. 17 issue his third solo album "Priceless," via Columbia. The…

  14. Bloc Party, Panic! At The Disco Make Unlikely Touring Team

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In an unlikely pairing, U.K. rock act Bloc Party and platinum-selling pop/rock combo Panic! At The Disco will tour together in North America this fall. In an unlikely pairing, U.K. rock act Bloc Party and platinum-selling pop/rock combo Panic! At The Disco will tour together in North America…

  15. Fergie's 'Bridge' Remains Sturdy At No. 1

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fergie's "London Bridge" retains its lead on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Pop 100 charts for a third week, and also holds atop Hot Digital Songs for the same frame. Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" and Fergie's "London Bridge" retains its lead on…

  16. The Shins Stretching Out On Third Album

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Indie rock kingpins the Shins stretch out on their third album, "Wincing the Night Away," due in January via Sub Pop. Save for a handful of backing vocals, the set is completely finished and will be m Indie rock kingpins the Shins stretch out on their third album, "Wincing the…

  17. This Day in Music

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>It is announced that a 53-year-old Englishwoman by the name of Ingrid Pedersen has declared herself John Lennon's half-sister. "Now at last I can admit who I am - the little sis John lov 2001 - Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of pop star Prince, dies…

  18. The Jonas Brothers

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Their album title says it all: "It's About Time" that the Jonas Brothers made their debut. The Daylight/Columbia set has been in the works for more than two-and-a-half years, and was originally suppos Their album title says it all: "It's About Time" that the…

  19. Banner, Ghostface Tracks Driving 'Saint's Row'

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT David Banner's title track and other original songs by Ghostface Killah and Trife Da God, Daz Dillinger and Sy Smith on a pre-order retail DVD are providing a big boost to the highly anticipated "Sain David Banner's title track and other original songs by Ghostface Killah and…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1995 - </b>Natalie Merchant, one-time lead singer for 10,000 Maniacs becomes the first guest in a series of live chats on the Elektra Entertainment Group's World Wide Web site. Merchant says she wo 1999 - Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson files a suit to dissolve a 1997…

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