1. Mariah Reigns Supreme At Soul Train Awards

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey kept her comeback going Saturday, picking up best album and best single honors at the 20th Annual Soul Train Music Awards. Mariah Carey kept her comeback going Saturday, picking up best album and best single honors at the 20th Annual Soul Train Music Awards. John Legend also…

  2. This Day in Music

    March 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1985 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Can't Fight This Feeling," REO Speedwagon.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - With four awards, pop artist M is the big winner at the 20th edition of France's Victoires de la…

  3. Foxy Lady

    March 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Anti-/Epitaph is hoping Neko Case's many small pockets of fans will add up to a substantial following for her new album, "Fox Confessor Brings the Flood," due this week. Anti-/Epitaph is hoping Neko Case's many small pockets of fans will add up to a substantial following…

  4. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    March 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST The first solo album since 1984 from Pink Floyd's David Gilmoor, the major-label studio debut from Hasidic reggae rapper Matisyahu, a non-New Pornographers effort from Neko Case and a country music di The Atlantic debut from rapper Juvenile, "Reality Check," featuring…

  5. This Day in Music

    March 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>The Wilkinsons are voted best country group/duo in at Canada's Juno Awards.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Guitarist John McGeoch, who co-founded post-punk outfit Magazine in 1977 and went on to play in Siouxsie &…

  6. This Day in Music

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1995 - </b>R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry undergoes successful brain surgery. Berry collapsed due to a brain aneurysm during a concert in Switzerland.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - American singer Macy Gray is named best international…

  7. Billboard Bits: 'Hairspray,' McDonald/Steely Dan, Duran Duran

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on 'Hairspray,' McDonald/Steely Dan, Duran Duran Queen Latifah and John Travolta are the first stars cast for New Line Cinema's film adaptation of the smash Broadway musical "Hairspray." Latifah will portray Motormouth Maybelle, while Travolta will transform into…

  8. Perry's Platter: Aguilera, Dixie Chicks, Cheap Trick

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Musician/producer Linda Perry has emerged from her North Hollywood studio after manning the boards for a number of prominent pop musicians as well as aiding a pair of unknowns, including singer/songwr Musician/producer Linda Perry has emerged from her North Hollywood studio after manning the…

  9. Chart Beat Chat

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred chats with readers about favorite songs, originals vs. covers and more. ALL IN THE FAMILY Dear Fred, I have loved your column for years now, but [last week] was the first time that I got goose bumps from reading it. As you know, music can have an extremely powerful effect on people. But…

  10. Gary Glitter Sentenced To Three Years In Prison

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST A Vietnamese court today (March 3) sentenced former British glam rocker Gary Glitter to three years in prison for molesting two Vietnamese girls, with the judge condemning him for "disgusting and sick A Vietnamese court today (March 3) sentenced former British glam rocker Gary Glitter to…

  11. This Day in Music

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Tony McCarroll, the drummer fired by British rock band Oasis, settles his legal action against the group - but for far less than the millions legal experts had predicted. Tony McCarroll, 2003 - Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The…

  12. Chart Beat

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Blunt, Madonna and Ray Davies are all making noteworthy moves and news. IT'S A 'BEAUTIFUL' DAY: He's been No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Digital Songs, Adult Top 40 and the Pop 100 charts, but this week James Blunt takes the big prize as his debut single, "You&…

  13. Blunt Leapfrogs Beyoncé To Claim No. 1

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST After lingering at No. 2 for three straight weeks, James Blunt's "You're Beautiful" tops the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The U.K. singer/songwriter thus becomes the first British artist to reach No. After lingering at No. 2 for three straight weeks, James Blunt's …

  14. This Day in Music

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Sony Music Distribution raises wholesale prices on audio CDs by 8 cents.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Doreen Waddell, a former vocalist with the group Soul II Soul, dies after fleeing from a store where she had been…

  15. DESTROYER, "Destroyer's Rubies"

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bejar often draws comparisons to the late, great Marc Bolan and David Bowie, mainly due to his high, nasal voice. But lately, Destroyer's arrangements only mildly hint at stardust memories. It's hard to tell if Dan Bejar's Destroyer project is a full-time gig or mere side…

  16. James Blunt Soars To No. 1 On Hot 100

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.K. singer/songwriter James Blunt has reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with the single "You're Beautiful." Blunt becomes the first British artist to reach the summit since Elton John achieved t U.K. singer/songwriter James Blunt has reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100…

  17. Grandmaster Flash, Public Enemy Spice Up 'Driver'

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Grandmaster Flash and Public Enemy are among the acts contributing new music to the in-game soundtrack for Atari's "Driver: Parallel Lines," which will hit stores March 14 for Playstation 2 and Xbox. Grandmaster Flash and Public Enemy are among the acts contributing new music…

  18. Ask Billboard

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about INXS, Bilboard's singles charts and Madonna. IN EXCESS Hi Keith, INXS is my favorite band of all time and I was wondering, in light of the group's comeback, could you please provide album sales since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in…

  19. This Day in Music

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Charging that he has been shortchanged millions in publishing royalties, Stan Penrige, the songwriter who penned "Beth," sues the members of Kiss, the band's publishing company, and Univ 2005 - Chris Curtis, the original drummer and backing vocalist…

  20. See Ya L8r, Olympics

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Avril Lavigne performs at the Winter Olympics closing ceremony. Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne takes part in the Feb. 26 closing ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. Canada will play host to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Lavigne is working on a new studio album and…

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