1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss artists with multiple No. 1s in a single year, Madonna and single-word song titles. Fred and his readers discuss artists with multiple No. 1s in a single year, Madonna and single-word song titles. NO REPEATS Hi Fred, I read your columns every week and really enjoy…

  2. Dallas Austin Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges In Dubai

    July 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-winning producer Dallas Austin, who has crafted songs for TLC, Madonna and Michael Jackson, pleaded guilty today (July 2) to cocaine charges in the United Arab Emirates country of Dubai. Austin Grammy-winning producer Dallas Austin, who has crafted songs for TLC, Madonna and Michael…

  3. Producer Dallas Austin Jailed On Drug Charges In Dubai

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Producer Dallas Austin, who has crafted hits for TLC, Michael Jackson and Madonna, has been jailed in the Middle Eastern country of Dubai since May 19 on charges of "possessing and taking drugs," acco Producer Dallas Austin, who has crafted hits for TLC, Michael Jackson and Madonna,…

  4. Ask Billboard

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Pet Shop Boys, TLC, Salt-N-Pepa and a pop-leaning LeAnn Rimes. PET SHOP SHOPPING Hey Keith, Thanks for bringing enjoyment every week with your column and awesome statistics. Now, speaking of which, I'm a big Pet Shop Boys fan and I'm really…

  5. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Country star LeAnn Rimes sues her father and former co-manager for allegedly funneling away millions of dollars from the company set up to manage her finances.<br clear="none"/><br clear 2002 - Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban…

  6. This Day in Music

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Eric Clapton is reunited on a TV stage in London with his former Derek & the Dominos keyboard player Bobby Whitlock, for their first performance together in 29 years. The setting is 2005 - Bruce Springsteen kicks off his solo "Devils & Dust" tour in…

  7. 'King' T.I. Holds Court

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Despite a Grammy nomination, a hand in an Oscar win, a new album and film debut, this Atlanta rapper says he's only beginning to build his kingdom. Rapper T.I. is too busy getting his career hustle on to ponder where he expects to be in five years. "I couldn't have predicted…

  8. 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…

  9. Ask Billboard

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Julia Fordham, Pink, Destiny's Child and TLC. SEEKING JULIA Hi Keith, I am huge fan of Julia Fordham's work. Her last three albums -- "Concrete Love," "That's Life" and "That's Live" are all great -- as…

  10. This Day in Music

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1995 - </b>Courtney Love appears in Australian court on charges of abusing a flight attendant. The singer admits to responding with an obscenity when a Quantas flight attendant told her to take her 1999 - Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz Library,…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Kylie Minogue takes three awards and performs at the first Italian Dance Awards, held at the Alcatraz Club in Milan. She wins for best foreign dance artists, and her chart-topping track 2003 - MTV gives viewers a glimpse into the holiday season at the home of Ozzy…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Cypress Hill begins a download promotion in support of its forthcoming Spanish-language set, "Los Grandes Exitos En Espanol." Visitors to Spanish-language portal www.yupi.com are able to 2004 - Dick Clark suffers from a stroke. A spokesman for Clark tells…

  13. OnTV

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 5-11, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artists: Clay Aiken, Tony Bennett, Tina Turner (also scheduled: Gisele Bundchen, Adam Rodriguez, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show,"…

  14. YoungBloodZ Round Up 'Ev'rybody' For New CD

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop duo YoungBloodZ will release its next album, "Ev'rybody Know Me," Dec. 13 via LaFace/Zomba. The Lil Jon-produced first single "Presidential" is No. 20 this week on Billboard's Hot Rap Tracks c Hip-hop duo YoungBloodZ will release its next album, "Ev&…

  15. Usher's Label Finally Goes Live

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Usher's US Records will make its formal debut next month with the release of the film soundtrack "In the Mix." The Lions Gate romantic comedy -- initially titled "Dying for Dolly" -- finds Usher in hi Usher's US Records will make its formal debut next month with…

  16. Ask Billboard

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Rolling Stones, Christina Aguilera and more. THE FLIP SIDE OF THE STONES Keith, Can you give me any information on the Rolling Stones' b-sides CD that is about to be released by EMI? I believe it will be released in November. I am…

  17. OnTV

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 17-23, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 17 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Rod Stewart (also scheduled: Billie Jean King). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Simply Red (also scheduled: Dakota Fanning). "Total…

  18. CHART BEAT

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mariah Carey, Meli'sa Morgan, Freddie Jackson and more. SENSE OF BELONGING: For only the sixth time in the history of the Hot 100, the top two positions on The Billboard Hot 100 are held by the same lead artist. It is the first time that…

  19. TunesOnTV

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 15-21, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 15 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Brad Paisley. "TRL," MTV Featured artist: Mario, Backstreet Boys. "Access Granted: Scream Tour IV," BET…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Indian students stage a Peace Festival in Mumbai for the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing to protest their country's recent nuclear weapons testing. Peace Together 98, on the campus 2004 - Funk legend Rick James is found dead at 9:45 a.m. PT at his Los…

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