1. Stars Align For Bennett Birthday Album

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST By 11 a.m. the morning after the Grammy Awards, while other winners were undoubtedly still sleeping off the night before, Tony Bennett was doing what he does best: singing. By 11 a.m. the morning after the Grammy Awards, while other winners were undoubtedly still sleeping off the night before…

  2. Meck, Sayer Top U.K. Chart Again

    February 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Thunder in My Heart Again" (Apollo/Free 2 Air) by Meck featuring Leo Sayer started a second week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Feb. 19), as a number of performers and winners -- including Ka "Thunder in My Heart Again" (Apollo/Free 2 Air) by Meck featuring Leo…

  3. This Day in Music

    February 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Robert Smith of the Cure does battle with the forces of musical evil as embodied by a monstrous Barbra Streisand on the animated television show South Park.<br clear="none"/><br clear="n 2003 - Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for…

  4. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Rapper Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, is indicted in New York Criminal Court on two assault charges stemming from the Dec. 1 stabbing of record executive Lance "Un" Rivera.<br c 2002 - Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack,…

  5. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Newcomer Nelly Furtado grabs five 2001 Juno Awards nominations for her debut album, "Whoa Nelly!"<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at the…

  6. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Travis Tritt performs at the Republican Texas Senators Ball in Washington, D.C., part of the festivities surrounding the inauguration of President-elect George W. Bush. Tritt supported B 2004 - Dancehall rapper Beenie Man suffers broken ribs and a broken nose in a…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Beyoncé, George Strait, Dolly Parton, "chart years," year-end accounting and much more this week with readers. WHERE'S 'FIGHTING' - GILBERT'S GRIPE Dear Fred, I think I found another Beyoncé song that did not make the top 10 of the Hot 100. Didn&…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Madonna, Bing Crosby and re-releases with readers. IS MADONNA THE MOST? Hi Fred! I'm really surprised no one has said anything about Madonna's performance on the album chart compared to all other female artists. She had her sixth studio album, "Confessions on a…

  9. OnTV

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 5-11, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artists: Clay Aiken, Tony Bennett, Tina Turner (also scheduled: Gisele Bundchen, Adam Rodriguez, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show,"…

  10. This Day in Music

    November 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Aretha Franklin, Snoop Dogg, and Brian McKnight are among the performers who take part in the third annual "Soul Train" Christmas Starfest at the Santa Monica (Calif.) Civic Auditorium. 2003 - 50 Cent scores three awards at the inaugural Vibe Awards in…

  11. This Day in Music

    November 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Kid Rock and Lauryn Hill top the 1999 Billboard Music Video Awards, held at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - Drummer Tony Thompson dies in an Encino, Calif., hospital. Thompson is survived…

  12. This Day in Music

    October 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Intel cybercasts the 13th annual Bridge School Benefit concert. The show features performances by the Who, Pearl Jam, and Brian Wilson, among others.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell)…

  13. OnTV

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 24-30, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 24 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Bette Midler (also scheduled: Uma Thurman, Bob Harper). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artists: Ashlee Simpson, Barbra Streisand. "Live With Regis &…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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.…

  20. 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,…

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