1. Billboard Bits: UGK, 'Arthur And The Invisibles' & More

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Originally due Dec. 19 via Jive, rap duo UGK's long-awaited new album, "U.G.K. Underground Kingz," has been pushed back to Feb. 27. Originally due Dec. 19 via Jive, rap duo UGK's long-awaited new album, "U.G.K. Underground Kingz," has been pushed back to Feb. 27.…

  2. Jazzy Jeff Nabs Meth, De La, Rhymefest For Solo Set

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST DJ Jazzy Jeff is putting the finishing touches on "The Return of the Magnificent," the follow-up to his 2002 solo debut "The Magnificent" (Rapster). Due early next year, the entirely self-produced dis DJ Jazzy Jeff is putting the finishing touches on "The Return of…

  3. UGK Dropping Double Album In December

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Southern rap titans UGK will release their first new album since 2001's "Dirty Money" before the end of the year. "U.G.K. Underground Kingz" is due Dec. 19 via Jive and will feature 20 songs spread ac Southern rap titans UGK will release their first new album since…

  4. Pre-Grunge Seattle Band Malfunkshun Reforms

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Although it never recorded a full-length album or toured outside Washington state, Seattle band Malfunkshun is often cited as an important band amid the grunge family tree. Although it never recorded a full-length album or toured outside Washington state, Seattle band Malfunkshun is often…

  5. 42OnTV

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 16-23, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 16 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Dierks Bentley. "The Megan Mullally Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Mario Vazquez (also scheduled: Bradley Whitford). "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," NBC…

  6. Aguilera Going 'Back To Basics' On Tour

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Christina Aguilera will spend more than two months on the road in North America next spring, beginning Feb. 20 in Houston, Texas. The arena trek will sport opening acts the Pussycat Dolls and Danity K As expected , Christina Aguilera will spend more than two months on the road in North…

  7. Diddy: The Saga Continues

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sean Combs is bouncing around in his underwear. It's a sweltering August afternoon in downtown Los Angeles, and Combs is in his trailer on the set of the video shoot for "Come to Me," the debut single Sean Combs is bouncing around in his underwear. It's a sweltering August…

  8. Timberlake Earns First No. 1 Album With 'FutureSex'

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a major week for new releases, Justin Timberlake's "FutureSex/LoveSounds" (Jive) rises to the top of The Billboard 200 with 684,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's In a major week for new releases, Justin Timberlake's "…

  9. Beyonce's 'B-Day' Makes Big Bow At No. 1

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce racks up her second No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "B'Day," bypassing her best one-week sum by more than 220,000 copies. The Columbia set moved a whopping 541,000 units in its first week, acc Beyonce racks up her second No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "B'Day,…

  10. Dylan Earns First No. 1 Album Since 1976

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in 30 years, Bob Dylan tops The Billboard 200 with "Modern Times." Not only is it the legendary songwriter's first album to reach the throne since "Desire" in 1976, it's also his hi For the first time in 30 years, Bob Dylan tops The Billboard…

  11. Chart Beat

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Justin Timberlake, the Wreckers and Danity Kane. TIMBERLAND: Justin Timberlake and Timbaland make a potent combination, as they have co-produced and co-written a No. 1 hit on The Billboard Hot 100. It's the second chart-topper for both. Just over six years ago, Timberlake…

  12. Timberlake Brings 'Sexy' Back To No. 1

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After selling an astonishing 250,000 copies as a digital download, Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" leaps 31-1 to seize the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The lead single from the artist's After selling an astonishing 250,000 copies as a digital download,…

  13. 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…

  14. Chart Beat

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Keith Urban, Danity Kane, Elton John and more! URBAN HEIGHTS: A blog published in December 2005 suggested that if Keith Urban were to marry Nicole Kidman, his popularity would plunge. Urban and Kidman tied the knot in June and, judging by this week's Hot Country Songs…

  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. Ask Billboard

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Savage Garden's Darren Hayes, Danity Kane and City High. SAVAGE DROUGHT Dear Keith, First of all, I love your column. Thank you for answering my Mandy Moore question! Now I was wondering what was going on with Darren Hayes. I am a big fan of his…

  17. This Day in Music

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Gilles Thibault, who co-penned the hit "Comme D'Habitude," which Paul Anka adapted to English as "My Way," dies in Paris of unknown causes. He is 72.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - A van driven by…

  18. Valentino's 'Special' Serves Up 'Real R&B'

    July 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Valentino co-wrote several tracks, including current single "Wreck," cowritten and produced by Sean Garrett. A video for the official first single, "Turn the Page," produced by Jerkins, will be shot t R&B singer Bobby Valentino previewed tracks from his upcoming…

  19. All Dolled Up

    July 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Though the New York Dolls disbanded in 1975, the legendary glam rock band's surviving members (frontman David Johansen, guitarist Syl Sylvain and bassist Arthur "Killer" Kane, who died in 2005) reunit Though the New York Dolls disbanded in 1975, the legendary glam rock band&…

  20. This Day in Music

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1985 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "A View to a Kill," Duran Duran. It is the first No. 1 hit from a James Bond movie. (Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die" and Carly Simon's "Nobody Does It Better 2004 - New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane…

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