1. This Day in Music

    October 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Eddie Nichols, singer for swing band Royal Crown Revue, is arrested in Toledo, Ohio, for allegedly punching a sheriff in a diner. Nichols is charged with a felony and held without bail o 2003 - Mexican rap-rock band Molotov tops the second annual MTV Video Music…

  2. Biz Veterans Debate Cult Of Celebrity

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For recording artists who have captured the public's interest not with their talent but mostly with their offstage personal affairs, today's culture of celebrity can be both a blessing and a curse. For recording artists who have captured the public's interest not with their…

  3. Labels Band Together For Katrina Compilation

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The four major labels, Concord Music Group and the Recording Industry Association of America are teaming for a double-disc compilation to benefit victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. "Hurricane Rel The four major labels, Concord Music Group and the Recording Industry Association of…

  4. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Celine Dion releases "Une Fille Et 4 Types, her first French-language album in five years.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Ludacris, Public Enemy and Mase are among the acts that perform at Race to the Polls, a voter…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Discussion of soundtracks, Shakira and more with readers. FROM THE MOVIE OF THE SAME NAME Dear Fred, One trend that I've noticed in recent years is the decline of soundtracks that spawn singles on the charts. Last year, Billboard reported that soundtrack sales were down 33% and there…

  6. This Day in Music

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Patty Loveless releases her ninth album "Long Stretch of Lonesome."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - Rockabilly singer/guitarist Ronnie Dawson dies at his East Dallas home after a yearlong fight with throat cancer.…

  7. CHART BEAT

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart accomplishments of Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Barbra Streisand, Luther Vandross, Sheryl Crow, Ray Charles and Earth, Wind & Fire. THE DOLLY-MERLE GAME: The numbers 108-105 might sound like a basketball score, but for purposes of "Chart Beat,…

  8. Disturbed's 'Fists' Earns No. 1 Debut

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Heavy rock act Disturbed leads a wave of new acts onto The Billboard 200 this week. Opening with U.S. sales of 239,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the group's "Ten Thousand Fists" (Warner Heavy rock act Disturbed leads a wave of new acts onto The Billboard 200 this…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 28, 2005 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…

  10. Billboard Bits: Rock'n'Reel, Celine Dion, T. Rex

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Rock'n'Reel, Celine Dion, T. Rex Low, Elf Power, Mark Olson and Victoria Williams, Buddy Miller and Brandi Carlile are among the artists that will play at the 2005 Paste Rock'n'Reel Festival. Set for Oct. 22-23 in Decatur, Ga., the event is organized by the music…

  11. Pussycat Dolls, David Gray Rule U.K. Charts

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pussycat Dolls and David Gray continue to lead the U.K. single and album charts with "Don't Cha" and "Life in Slow Motion" respectively, while Kanye West scored a new hit single and Bon Jovi, Barbra S Pussycat Dolls and David Gray continue to lead the U.K. single and…

  12. HOT PRODUCT

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Bon Jovi, Ray Charles, Barbra Streisand, Disturbed and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Ray Charles , Barbra Streisand …

  13. Hot Product

    September 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Barbra Streisand Barbra And Barry Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb have re-teamed for a collaborative album in the vein of their 1980 smash hit, "Guilty." Due this week via Columbia in DualDisc form, the new "Guilty Pleasures" is led by the Streisand/Gibb duets "Come…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses the Rolling Stones, digital single sales, rock music and more with readers. MORE BUCK FOR THE 'BANG' Fred, I enjoy your column, and I'm a huge Stones fan, but I think the emphasis was a little off in your comments about the No. 3 debut of their new "…

  15. This Day in Music

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Portugal's pop phenomenon of the '90s, the Delfins premiere their album "Azul" ("Blue") in Madrid's Las Ventas bullfight arena. Compatriots Madredeus and Dulce Pontes also play.<br clear 2004 - Izora Rhodes Armstead, one-half of…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Mariah Carey, Madonna, chart records and more with readers. CRAZY FOR THE MATERIAL GIRL Hi Fred, In your "Chart Beat" column, you wrote that Mariah Carey was one of only six acts on The Billboard Hot 100 to occupy the top spot as well as the number two spot in…

  17. Hot Product

    August 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The latest studio album from legendary guitarist Eric Clapton, "Back Home" (Duck/Reprise). A DualDisc edition of Barbra Streisand's classic 1980 collaborative album with the Bee Gees' Barry Gibb, "…

  18. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>It is announced that Billy Joel has postponed the fall leg of his current world tour due to recurring throat problems.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album "…

  19. Streisand, Gibb Re-Team For New Album

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb have re-teamed for a collaborative album in the vein of their 1980 smash hit, "Guilty." As first reported here in February, Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb have re-teamed for a collaborative album in the vein of their 1980 smash hit, "Guilty.…

  20. Sharp's New Tack

    August 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Kevin Sharp came out of the gate swinging. His debut album on 143/Asylum Records, released in 1996, went gold. The first three of his six charting singles went top 5, including "Nobody Knows," which spent four weeks at No. 1 on the…

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