1. This Day in Music

    November 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Adding another chapter to her 2005 comeback story, Mariah Carey walks away the big winner at the third annual Vibe Awards. Carey nets artist of the year, album of the year ("The Emancipation of 2005 - Adding another chapter to her 2005 comeback story, Mariah Carey walks away the…

  2. Alicia's Keys To Success

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Given an industry beset by downloading and diminished sales, tight radio playlists and one-hit ringtone wonders, a career artist is becoming a rare commodity. But ever since Alicia Keys hit the ground Given an industry beset by downloading and diminished sales, tight radio playlists and one…

  3. This Day in Music

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell) is shot dead in the Jamaica section of Queens, N.Y. Two suspects are reportedly buzzed into Mizell's area recording studio where the rap pioneer is in a 2002 - Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell) is shot dead in the Jamaica section of…

  4. This Day in Music

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Rapper Cam'ron is shot during an early morning carjacking attempt in Washington, D.C. Two men pull alongside Cam'ron's 2006 Lamborghini and open fire while the artist is stopped at a traffic li 2005 - Rapper Cam'ron is shot during an early morning carjacking attempt…

  5. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with "Before The Next Teardrop Falls," dies in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of 69. 2006 - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with "Before The Next Teardrop Falls,"…

  6. Chart Beat

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty and more! SIX FROM ONE: "Until the End of Time" (Jive) is the sixth top 40 hit on the Hot 100 from Justin Timberlake's "FutureSex/LoveSounds" album. A move of 41-28 sends the single, now a duet with…

  7. This Day in Music

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Barbra Streisand's tour-opening performance at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center is the highest single event gross in the 10-year history of the arena. Streisand grosses $5,265,600 from 16,510 att 2006 - Barbra Streisand's tour-opening performance at Philadelphia's…

  8. This Day in Music

    September 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are joined by Dave Matthews, Steel Pulse, Gov't Mule, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov't Mule, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer for the orga 2006 - Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are…

  9. 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…

  10. Puttin' On The Hits

    September 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Add to the challenge that Manilow decided to include unplugged renditions of some of his own best-loved hits from the decade. Barry Manilow is trying to get the feeling again. Following the runaway success of January 2006's "The Greatest Songs of the Fifties," which debuted at…

  11. This Day in Music

    September 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - R.E.M. is inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Atlanta. 2006 - R.E.M. is inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Atlanta. 2005 - A fan-run museum dedicated exclusively to the Ramones opens in Berlin, Germany. 2004 - Izora Rhodes Armstead, one-half of disco/pop acts…

  12. Led Zeppelin Announcement Expected Next Week

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Now on Ledzeppelin.com the date 11.13.07 mysteriously appears with the familiar Zep symbols. And several people saw the band touring the O2 during Prince's recent stand at the new 20,000-seat London v Talk of a Led Zeppelin reunion just refuses to go away. Billboard reported in July that…

  13. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album "Imagination," countersues Melinda Wilson, the musician's wife and conservator. The suit claims that Melinda Wilson "schemed against and... 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album …

  14. Chart Beat Chat

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Carrie Underwood, DeFranco Family hits, Fergie and more! LIVING IN CARRIE'S NATION Mr. Fred Bronson, In your Chart Beat column of July 5, 2007, Carrie Underwood was featured for having the longest-running title ("Before He Cheats") among all of the…

  15. Rihanna Makes It 10 Weeks Atop U.K. Singles Chart

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Now in its 10th week, Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring Jay-Z has become the U.K.'s longest-running No. 1 single since Wet Wet Wet's "Love Is All Around" spent 15 weeks at the top in 1994. Mean Now in its 10th week, Rihanna's "Umbrella"…

  16. Manilow Goes Mellow For '70s Covers Album

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Barry Manilow is in a mellow mood on "The Greatest Songs of the Seventies," his third volume of decade-driven covers albums. Barry Manilow is in a mellow mood on "The Greatest Songs of the Seventies," his third volume of decade-driven covers albums. Due Sept. 18 via Arista…

  17. This Day in Music

    July 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Robbie "Rocket" Watts, guitarist for Australian rock act the Cosmic Psychos, dies in Melbourne. He is 47. 2006 - Robbie "Rocket" Watts, guitarist for Australian rock act the Cosmic Psychos, dies in Melbourne. He is 47. 2006 - Co-founder of Mercury Records Irving…

  18. Man Dies As Storms Lash German Festival

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Severe storms have left one man dead and another seriously injured at Germany's Southside Festival. Severe storms have left one man dead and another seriously injured at Germany's Southside Festival. The man, a 28-year-old medic, died yesterday (June 21) when his vehicle was struck…

  19. Ask Billboard

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith discusses top debuts, Barbra Streisand, Tiffany and more. EDITOR'S NOTE: There will be no new "Ask BB" running on June 29. However, please continue submitting new questions, any ol' questions, to us for inclusion next week! Send all your burning music questions to…

  20. Chart Beat Chat

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss hits from film, Barbra Streisand, Madonna and more! LET'S GO THE MOVIES... NOT Hi Fred, This week, "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')" by T-Pain featuring Yung Joc moves into the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100. There have now been 49 straight No. 1…

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