1. 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.…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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. "…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Jazz trumpeter Conte Candoli dies of cancer in Palm Desert, Calif. He is 74.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - As he recovers in a Berkshire, England, hospital from injuries sustained in an earlier ATV crash, Ozzy Osbourne has…

  9. Billboard Bits: Blige/Franklin, Lumidee, Wheat

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Never Gonna Break My Faith" was penned by Bryan Adams and is featured in the movie's theatrical trailer. The Mary J. Blige/Aretha Franklin duet first reported here last week will be released on the soundtrack to the film "Bobby," due Nov. 21 via Island Def Jam. "…

  10. Dutch DJ Le Grande, Girls Aloud Rule U.K. Charts

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Dutch "superstar DJ" Fedde Le Grande has the U.K.'s new No. 1 single after rising from last week's No. 2 entry with "Put Your Hands Up for Detroit" (Data). On the album chart, pop oufit Girls Aloud de Dutch "superstar DJ" Fedde Le Grande has the U.K.&…

  11. 44OnTV

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Oct. 30-Nov. 7, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 30 "Totally Awesome Concert," VH1 Classic Featured artist(s): Rick Springfield, Scandal, Patti Smyth. "Mavericks: Honky Tonk Heroes," The Biography Channel Featured artist(s): Johnny Cash, George Jones, Toby…

  12. This Day in Music

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>Motown founder Berry Gordy is honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. In the '60's, Gordy made household names of artists like Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder.<br 2002 - Christina Aguilera makes a rare live appearance at…

  13. CHART BEAT

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris moves to the penthouse on two charts, plus news about David Bisbal, Alejandro Sanz, Tim McGraw and more. 'MONEY' FOR SOMETHING: Ludacris and Pharrell are kings of the hill on both The Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, deposing Justin Timberlake on…

  14. Vintage Miracles, Supremes Heading To DVD

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal will on Nov. 21 release two video anthology DVDs -- "Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: The Definitive Performances 1963-1987" and "The Supremes: Reflections" -- which feature rare televisi Universal will on Nov. 21 release two video anthology DVDs -- "…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss the Dixie Chicks, Eminem and more! 'NICE' GIRLS Hello Fred, I just read that the Dixie Chicks' "Not Ready to Make Nice" hit No. 40 on the Hot AC chart six months after the song's initial release. Is it typical for a song to move so…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss artists who have succeeded in their solo career as well as their group career, Bob Dylan and future book ideas. NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE SUCCESSION Fred: A few weeks ago when Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" catapulted to No. 1, something was…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Barbra Streisand sings her farewell concert at New York's Madison Square Garden.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - In a Los Angeles Times editorial, Yusuf Islam blasts the United States' system of screening airline…

  18. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Pam Tillis joins the Grand Ole Opry. The former Country Music Association female vocalist of the year is inducted by Marty Stuart during the TNN-televised portion of the show. <br clear= 2005 - Lil' Jon is the big winner at the 2005 BMI Urban Awards, held at…

  19. 31OnTV

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 31-Aug. 7, 2006. MONDAY, JULY 31 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Jewel, Raven-Symone, The Cheetah Girls (also scheduled: Chris Meloni). "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured artist(s): Three Days Grace…

  20. Bolton, Lauper, Macy Gray Set For 'Celebrity Duets'

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Michael Bolton, Chaka Khan, Clint Black and Cyndi Lauper are among the pop stars who will be part of "Celebrity Duets," a new Fox TV show that pairs singers and celebrities trying to prove they can ca Michael Bolton, Chaka Khan, Clint Black and Cyndi Lauper are among the pop stars…

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