1. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Secure Digital Music Initiative announces that two of its proposed technologies did not survive being attacked as part of the "Hack SDMI" challenge. The competition invited all comer 2005 - French female artist Camille receives the Prix Constantin…

  2. Ertegun Recovering After Fall At Stones Gig

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, considered one of the most important figures in modern pop music, is recovering after hitting his head during a fall at a recent Rolling Stones concert. Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, considered one of the most important figures in modern pop…

  3. Judge Dismisses Spears' Libel Suit Vs. Us Weekly

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST A California judge has dismissed a libel suit brought by Britney Spears accusing Us Weekly magazine of fabricating a story about a sexually explicit video the pop star and her husband made together. A California judge has dismissed a libel suit brought by Britney Spears accusing Us Weekly…

  4. This Day in Music

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Tim McGraw is named entertainer of the year at the Country Music Association Awards held at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Tobey Keith wins male vocalist of the year and Lee Ann Womac 2004 - Howard Keel, who sang and danced to stardom in the heyday of MGM…

  5. Billboard Bits: Blige/Franklin, Lumidee, Wheat

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Never Gonna Break My Faith" was penned by Bryan Adams and is featured in the movie's theatrical trailer. The Mary J. Blige/Aretha Franklin duet first reported here last week will be released on the soundtrack to the film "Bobby," due Nov. 21 via Island Def Jam. "…

  6. Dutch DJ Le Grande, Girls Aloud Rule U.K. Charts

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Dutch "superstar DJ" Fedde Le Grande has the U.K.'s new No. 1 single after rising from last week's No. 2 entry with "Put Your Hands Up for Detroit" (Data). On the album chart, pop oufit Girls Aloud de Dutch "superstar DJ" Fedde Le Grande has the U.K.&…

  7. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Alejandro Sanz picks up two of the 14 music awards at the 47th Premios Ondas, presented in Barcelona. Sanz wins the album category for "El Alma Al Aire," and the honor for best Spanish a 2003 - Justin Timberlake is the big winner at the 10th annual MTV…

  8. King Of 'Pain'

    November 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Keith Urban's handsome face is becoming a lot more familiar -- generally a good thing with the album "Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing" due this week via Capitol Nashville. During the past three Keith Urban's handsome face is becoming a lot more familiar -- generally…

  9. Alejandro All Over

    November 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Alejandro Sanz, Spain's top-selling pop star, is working the U.S. market with the impetus of a brand-new act. And he is seeing results. Alejandro Sanz, Spain's top-selling pop star, is working the U.S. market with the impetus of a brand-new act. And he is seeing results. "A la…

  10. Ricky Scales Back

    November 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST An MTV "Unplugged" performance is a milestone in any artist's career. But for Ricky Martin and MTV to make this one happen, the stars of creativity and opportunity needed to align just right. An MTV "Unplugged" performance is a milestone in any artist's career.…

  11. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    November 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Keith Urban unveils a new album shortly after checking himself into rehab, Josh Groban pushes himself past orchestral pop on his third album, Alejandro Sanz prepares to conquer the U.S. market and Ric Hit country outfit Sugarland's "Enjoy the Ride" (Mercury Nashville). Expanded…

  12. This Day in Music

    November 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1995 - </b>Michael Jackson premieres his new single "Earth Song" on the German celebrity game show "Wanna Bet?"<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Michael Jackson proves that he's "Invincible" in the U.K…

  13. Urban Developments

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST During the past three years, Keith Urban has experienced a meteoric career rise. He went from his first theater-headlining tour in 2004 to successfully headlining arenas in 2005, and most industry obs Keith Urban's handsome face is becoming a lot more familiar -- generally a good thing…

  14. Chart Beat Chat

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses "out" artists, two-letter names and album sales tallies. CAN YOU BE OUT AND SUCCESSFUL? Fred, Your opinion on "gay bands" got me thinking about some of my favorite groups and their success in America vs. Europe. The Pet Shop Boys and Erasure are two of my…

  15. Genesis Reuniting With Phil Collins For Tour

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mega-selling pop trio Genesis is reuniting with Phil Collins for its first tour with him since the summer of 1992. Mega-selling pop trio Genesis is reuniting with Phil Collins for its first tour with him since the summer of 1992. An official announcement will be made Monday (Nov. 7) in London…

  16. Shakira, Calle 13 Win Big At Latin Grammys

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Colombian bombshell Shakira and reggaeton newcomers Calle 13 of Puerto Rico dominated the seventh annual Latin Grammy Awards last night (Nov. 2) in a show celebrating music from throughout the America Colombian bombshell Shakira and reggaeton newcomers Calle 13 of Puerto Rico dominated the…

  17. This Day in Music

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>"Coldplay Live 2003," a forthcoming DVD release from Coldplay, receives big screen premieres across the U.S.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Colombian vocalist Juanes adds more statues to his mantel with three wins…

  18. Timberlake, Gnarls Barkley Score At MTV Euro Awards

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake and Gnarls Barkley each won several trophies tonight (Nov. 2) at the 13th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Copenhagen. Justin Timberlake and Gnarls Barkley each won several trophies tonight (Nov. 2) at the 13th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Copenhagen.…

  19. Chart Beat

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred tackles news on "Hannah Montana," Justin Timberlake, "American Idol" and more! THE STATE OF 'MONTANA': "Hannah Montana" isn't the first fictional character to appear on a Billboard chart, but the teenage singer portrayed by Miley Cyrus in the…

  20. Timberlake Scores Second Straight Hot 100 No. 1

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake nets his second No. 1 single of the year and of his solo career, as "My Love" featuring T.I. ascends four rungs to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week. With that cut and "Sexy Justin Timberlake nets his second No. 1 single of the year and of his solo…

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