1. Shady's Back

    December 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Eminem planned to make "The Re-Up" a classic kind of hip-hop mixtape -- an underground affair distributed hand to hand and by word-of-mouth rather than conventional label marketing and promotion. Eminem planned to make "The Re-Up" a classic kind of hip-hop mixtape -- an…

  2. Akon Corrals Eminem, Snoop For New Album

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT R&B vocalistproducer Akon will on Dec. 12 release his sophomore effort, "Konvicted," via SRC/Universal. The disc boasts collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Styles P and Eminem. R&B vocalistproducer Akon will on Dec. 12 release his sophomore effort, "Konvicted," via SRC…

  3. Aguilera Takes No. 1 Amid All-New Top Five

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Christina Aguilera leads a charge of debuts in the top five slots of The Billboard 200 with the double-disc RCA set "Back to Basics." The set sold 346,000 copies in the United States, according to Nie Christina Aguilera leads a charge of debuts in the top five slots of The Billboard…

  4. The Pink Spiders

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Think pink. Pink Spiders, that is. The Nashville-based power pop trio is weaving a web of gritty rock'n'roll, catchy riffs and flashy looks in order to capture the attention of a mainstream audience. Think pink. Pink Spiders, that is. The Nashville-based power pop trio is weaving a…

  5. 33OnTV

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 14-20, 2006. MONDAY, AUG. 14 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Michael Bolton. "Sesame Street," PBS Featured Artist(s): John Legend. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Cyndi Lauper, Usher …

  6. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    August 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Christina Aguilera channels the '30s and '40s on the double-disc bonanza "Back to Basics," Trace Adkins goes ditty again with "Swing" from "Dangerous Man" and Lyfe Jennings rises on "The Phoenix" in t The debut album from rock outfit the Panic…

  7. Obie Trice Resurfaces With Sophomore Album

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Originally due May 30, Obie Trice's sophomore album, "Second Round's on Me," will now arrive Aug. 15 via Eminem's Shady Records imprint. Originally due May 30, Obie Trice's sophomore album, "Second Round's on Me," will now arrive Aug. 15 via Eminem…

  8. 'Round' Two

    May 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Detroit rapper Obie Trice will release his second album, "Second Round's on Me," this week via Eminem's Shady Records imprint. Detroit rapper Obie Trice will release his second album, "Second Round's on Me," this week via Eminem's Shady Records imprint.…

  9. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    May 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Les Claypool bangs around for tales of "Woe," Obie Trice is back for a second engagement, Mike Patton enlivens Peeping Tom and Ralph Stanley salutes a legendary musical family in this week's Hot Produ An EP featuring a host of new songs from electronica outfit Boards Of Canada,…

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses slow turnover of No. 1s, digital sales, chart methodology and more with readers. DISPARATE DOMAINS Dear Fred, There's another piece of trivia for which the slow turnover of No. 1 hits on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart is partially responsible. This year…

  11. Rapper Proof Laid To Rest In Detroit

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Detroit rap star Proof was laid to rest today (April 19) with tears, wails of grief, a few laughs and, appropriate to any hip-hop gathering, some profanity. Among those in attendance were Eminem, 50 C Detroit rap star Proof was laid to rest today (April 19) with tears, wails of grief, a few…

  12. Obie Trice Back For 'Seconds' On New CD

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Detroit rapper Obie Trice will release his second album, "Second Round's on Me," May 30 via Eminem's Shady Records imprint. Production was supplied by Eminem, Alchemist, Freedwreck, JR Rotem and 9th W Detroit rapper Obie Trice will release his second album, "Second…

  13. D12 Rapper Proof Shot And Killed In Detroit

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT D12 rapper Proof was shot to death this morning (April 11) at a Detroit club that was operating illegally after hours, according to the Detroit Free Press. The artist, whose real name was DeShaun Holt D12 rapper Proof was shot to death this morning (April 11) at a Detroit club that was…

  14. ON TV

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 10-16, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 10 "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Pink. "2006 CMT Music Awards Pre-Party [TV-PG]," CMT Featured artist(s): Jason Aldean (also scheduled: Little Big Town, Van Zant). "2006 CMT…

  15. Billboard Bits: Santana, Hallyday, Obie Trice

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Santana, Hallyday, Obie Trice Santana is the first act confirmed to play the second Rock In Rio -- Lisbon festival, set for May 26-27 and June 2-4 at Bela Vista Park. The massive event was staged in Brazil in 1985, 1991 and 2001 and moved last year to Lisbon, where organizers say it…

  16. Rapper Obie Trice Shot In Detroit

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Eminem protege Obie Trice was shot early Saturday while driving on a city highway, Detroit police said Eminem protege Obie Trice was shot early Saturday while driving on a city highway, Detroit police said. Someone in another car shot through the back window of 28-year-old Trice's…

  17. Anthony, Lopez Team For Lavoe Biopic

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony will star together in a music-based movie based on the life of iconic Puerto Rican singer Hector Lavoe. "El Cantante" (The Singer) started filming yesterday (De Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony will star together in a music-based movie…

  18. 2005 Latin Grammy Awards Winners

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Winners of the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards, held Nov. 3 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and broadcast live via Univision. Below is a complete list of winners of the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards, held Nov. 3 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and broadcast live via Univision. Record of…

  19. Juanes, Sanz, Bebe Win Latin Grammys

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Colombian vocalist Juanes added more statues to his mantel with three wins during last night's (Nov. 3) Latin Grammy Awards ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Juanes, who was the all-ti Colombian vocalist Juanes added more statues to his mantel with three wins during last…

  20. OnTV

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 31 "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Midtown. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured artists: Damian "Junior Gong" Marley, Ozzy Osbourne (also scheduled: Rosario Dawson). "Jimmy…

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