1. Latifah Setting Aside Tracks For Return To Rap

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A week away from releasing her second vocal album, Queen Latifah is also planning a return to rap. A week away from releasing her second vocal album, Queen Latifah is also planning a return to rap. "I'd love to make another rap album," Latifah, who releases "Trav'lin&…

  2. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Lil' Jon is the big winner at the 2005 BMI Urban Awards, held at the Grand Ballroom of the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach. 2005 - Lil' Jon is the big winner at the 2005 BMI Urban Awards, held at the Grand Ballroom of the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach. 2005 - Voivod…

  3. Chart Beat Chat

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss unbreakable chart records, Anne Murray, Carrie Underwood, genre classifications and Sean Kingston. UNBREAKABLE Hi, Fred. There has been a lot of media coverage about Barry Bonds overtaking Hank Aaron's all-time home run total, which was until recently…

  4. This Day in Music

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned-radio stars when he dons his own on-air persona on Los Angeles station KCMG (Mega 92.3) with the show "Intimate With Smokey R 2000 - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned-radio stars…

  5. This Day in Music

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The Intonation Music Festival opens its gates at Chicago's Union Park and manages to achieve a goal for all first-year festivals: it sells out. Headliners included the Decemberists, Tortoise, L 2005 - The Intonation Music Festival opens its gates at Chicago's Union Park and…

  6. Aretha Franklin To Oversee Musical Casting

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Queen of Soul is looking for a few good subjects. Auditions for singing and non-singing parts in a musical production based on music legend Aretha Franklin's autobiography have been scheduled for The Queen of Soul is looking for a few good subjects. Auditions for singing and non…

  7. 11OnTV

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Mar. 12 - Mar. 18, 2007. MONDAY, Mar. 12 "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony," VH1C Featured Artists: : Grandmaster Flash, R.E.M., The Ronettes (also scheduled: Patti Smith, Van Halen, Eddie Vedder, Keith Richards, Jay-Z, Velvet Revolver,…

  8. This Day in Music

    March 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST - American singer Macy Gray is named best international female artist and best international newcomer at the U.K. recording industry's annual Brit Awards. TLC pick up best international group hon 2000 - American singer Macy Gray is named best international female artist and best…

  9. This Day in Music

    February 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting four of the five counts brought against the singer. 2002 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting…

  10. Grammy Performances Look Forward And Back

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The 49th Grammy Awards drew as heavily from the past as they did the present for the performance slate at last night's (Feb. 11) show from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The evening began with the The 49th Grammy Awards drew as heavily from the past as they did the present for the…

  11. Dixie Chicks Soar, Blige, Chili Peppers Win Big At Grammys

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Dixie Chicks triumphed over their critics, Mary J. Blige played comeback queen and the Red Hot Chili Peppers reasserted their rock dominance at the 49th Grammy Awards, held last night (Feb. 11) at The Dixie Chicks triumphed over their critics, Mary J. Blige played comeback queen and the…

  12. Chart Beat

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses song titles with celebrity names, Pat Boone, Norah Jones and more! CULT OF PERSONALITY: What do Johnny Cash, Jane Fonda, Grace Kelly and Tim McGraw have in common? They're all on the Billboard charts this week -- not as artists, but as song titles. "Tim McGraw" …

  13. James Blunt, T.I. Bolster Grammy Performance Lineup

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Multi-nominees singer/songwriter James Blunt and rapper T.I. are among the new additions to the roster of performers for Sunday's (Feb. 12) Grammy Awards. Multi-nominees singer/songwriter James Blunt and rapper T.I. are among the new additions to the roster of performers for Sunday'…

  14. Shakira, Wyclef Lead New Grammy Performers

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Shakira and Wyclef Jean will team up for a performance during Sunday's (Feb. 11) Grammy Awards, while Chris Brown, Lionel Richie and Smokey Robinson will perform during a tribute segment to male R&amp Shakira and Wyclef Jean will team up for a performance during Sunday's (Feb.…

  15. Funk Brothers Pianist Joe Hunter Dies

    February 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Joe Hunter, Motown's first bandleader and a three-time Grammy winner with the Funk Brothers, has died. He was 79. Hunter was a diabetic, but the cause of his death on Friday was not immediately known, Joe Hunter, Motown's first bandleader and a three-time Grammy winner with the Funk…

  16. Chart Beat

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses John Mellencamp, Weird Al Yankovic, Lily Allen and more! LET 'FREEDOM'S' RING: John Mellencamp returns to The Billboard 200 in a triumphant way, with the highest-debuting set of his career and his first top 10 album in just over 10 years. "Freedom's…

  17. 05OnTV

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 22-28, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 22 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Natalie MacMaster (also scheduled: Natalie MacMaster, Jan Crawford Greenburg). "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet," FOX Featured artist(s): Daughtry. "…

  18. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such songs as "Is That All There Is" and "Fever" made her a jazz and pop legend, dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles. She is 8 2002 - Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in…

  19. Doo Wop Singer Pookie Hudson Dies At 72

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Pookie Hudson, lead singer and songwriter for the doo wop group the Spaniels, who lent his romantic tenor to hits like "Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight" and influenced generations of later artists, h Pookie Hudson, lead singer and songwriter for the doo wop group the Spaniels, who…

  20. 52OnTV

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 25-31, 2006. MONDAY, DEC. 25 "Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade," ABC Featured Artist(s): Beyonce, Daniel Powter, Andrea Bocelli, RBD, Bianca Ryan, Miley Cyrus, Michael Bolton, Paris Bennett, Aly & AJ. "The Late Show With David…

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