1. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2008 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…

  2. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun dies at New York's Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is 83. Ertegun was critically injured when he fell backstage at a Rolling Stones concert at New Yor 2006 - Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun dies at New York's Weill Cornell…

  3. Chart Beat

    November 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses songwriter Smokey Robinson, Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood and more! SUPER TROUP-ER: The record for the longest span of Billboard top 10 hits by a songwriter has been shattered. A 12-8 climb for Fergie's "Clumsy" (will.i.am/A&M) gives the late Bobby Troup a…

  4. The Billboard Q&A: Aretha Franklin

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST If a rapper spits in the forest, does it make a sound? For a brief period during the early 90s, Atlanta's famed hip-hop outfit Arrested Development proved that saturating rap with their socially consc Aretha Franklin's storied career is the focus of two new Rhino/Atlantic…

  5. This Day in Music

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its best-selling album, Def Leppard reissues "Hysteria" as a two-CD package. Beyond a remastered edition of the original album, the new edition includes a b 2006 - To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its best-selling album, Def Leppard…

  6. Sugababes Smother U.K. Album, Singles Chart

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Island female trio Sugababes achieved a U.K. chart double yesterday (Oct. 14) as their new album "Change" entered at No. 1 while the single "About You Now" began a third week at the top of t Universal Island female trio Sugababes achieved a U.K. chart double…

  7. This Day in Music

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The Grascals claim the entertainer of the year trophy at the 17th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. 2006 - The Grascals claim the entertainer of the year trophy at the 17th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards at the Grand Ole…

  8. 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&…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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,…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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" …

  20. 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'…

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