1. Chart Beat: Michael Jackson, Colbie Caillat, Shakira

    July 09, 2009 4:43 PM EDT JACKSON ACTION: Tuesday's (July 7) star-studded, and oftentimes touching, memorial at Los Angeles' Staples Center may have begun to engender a sense of closure for fans of Michael Jackson following his passing June 25. On the newest Billboard charts, however, the King of Pop…

  2. Barbra Streisand, Diana Krall Join For Jazz Album

    June 23, 2009 8:09 AM EDT Barbra Streisand has joined forces with Canadian jazz singer-pianist Diana Krall on her first studio album in four years, which is set for release on September 29, her record label said on Monday. Columbia Records said the album "Love Is The Answer" is Streisand's first full…

  3. New Kids Cancel Aussie Tour, Cite Recession

    June 18, 2009 2:36 PM EDT Reunited '80s boy band New Kids On The Block has canceled a planned tour of Australia, blaming the economic downturn amid reports of poor ticket sales. Donnie Wahlberg said in a blog posting on the band's website that they had "exhausted efforts" to get the tour off the…

  4. Mandy Moore Continues To Grow On 'Amanda Leigh'

    May 20, 2009 11:31 AM EDT Mandy Moore is hoping her forthcoming sixth studio album, "Amanda Leigh," continues the gradual process of transitioning from teen hitmaker ("Candy") to greater acceptance as a bona fide musical artist. "I find it silly that there would be any sort of apprehension, as…

  5. April 27, 2009

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Bassist Carlos Rivolta of the Spanish band Dusminguet is electrocuted during a concert in Guadalajara, Mexico. 2002 – Country musician Hillous Butrum of Hank William’s Drifting Cowboys dies in his Nashville home at the age of 74. 2000 – Disco singer Vicki Sue Robinson dies from cancer…

  6. April 12, 2009

    April 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Madonna breaks Elvis Presley’s 37-year record for the most Billboard Top 10 singles by an artist. “4 Minutes,” featuring Justin Timberlake, becomes her 37th Top 10 hit. She had tied Elvis’ record in 2005 with Top 10 hit No. 36, “Hung Up.” 1999 – Country singer Boxcar Willie dies of…

  7. March 17, 2009

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – A judge in London orders Paul McCartney to pay Heather Mills $48.6 million to settle their divorce. The court also orders McCartney to pay $70,000 annually in child support for the couple’s 4-year-old daughter, Beatrice. 2006 – Rapper Lumumba Carson, aka Professor X, dies of spinal…

  8. This Day in Music

    November 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58. 2001 - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58. 2001 -…

  9. Radio Reacts To Guns N' Roses Single

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.S. rock radio outlets from Jackson, Miss., to Springfield, Mass., started their morning with the new Guns N' Roses single, "Chinese Democracy," and reaction to the band's first new song in nine year U.S. rock radio outlets from Jackson, Miss., to Springfield, Mass.,…

  10. My Bloody Valentine Brings The Noise At ATP

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Decibel levels ran into the red last night (Sept. 21) as My Bloody Valentine played its first U.S. concert in 16 years to bring the All Tomorrow's Parties festival to an ear-splitting close in Montice Decibel levels ran into the red last night (Sept. 21) as My Bloody Valentine played its…

  11. This Day in Music

    August 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea. 1998 - Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea. 1995 - Depeche Mode frontman David…

  12. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - International pop music stars Shakira, Alejandro Sanz and Juanes are the top winners at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Shakira leads the night with five trophies, including wins for Latin po 2006 - International pop music stars Shakira, Alejandro Sanz and Juanes are the top winners…

  13. '80s Pop Veterans Team For Regeneration Tour

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Human League, Belinda Carlisle, ABC, Dead Or Alive, A Flock of Seagulls and Naked Eyes will tour this summer as part of the inaugural '80s-themed Regeneration Tour, scheduled to begin Aug. 1 at th The Human League, Belinda Carlisle, ABC, Dead Or Alive, A Flock of Seagulls and Naked…

  14. This Day in Music

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rapper Lumumba Carson aka Professor X dies in New York at the age of 49. 2006 - Rapper Lumumba Carson aka Professor X dies in New York at the age of 49. 2005 - Prolific singer/songwriter/guitarist Lalo Guerrero, known as the "Father of Chicano Music," dies in Palm Springs,…

  15. Chart Beat

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Radiohead, 'Juno,' Kimberley Locke and more! BIGGEST JUMP OF THE CENTURY: Thanks to street date violations, the physical CD release of Radiohead's "In Rainbows" (TBD/ATO) entered The Billboard 200 last week at No. 156. This week, the album becomes the…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58. 2001 - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58. 2001 -…

  17. Mana, Camila, Belinda Take Home MTV Latin Awards

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With two awards each, Mexican rockers Mana, pop trio Camila, teen diva Belinda and Canadian rocker Avril Lavigne were the big winners at last night's (Oct. 17) Premios MTV Latin America honors. With two awards each, Mexican rockers Mana, pop trio Camila, teen diva Belinda and Canadian…

  18. Belinda Leads Nominees For MTV Latin Awards

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With five nominations, including best pop artist, best solo artist and artist of the year, Mexican star Belinda leads the list of nominees announced today (Sept. 12) for this year's Premios MTV Latin With five nominations, including best pop artist, best solo artist and artist of the…

  19. This Day in Music

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea. 1998 - Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea. 1995 - Depeche Mode frontman David…

  20. Third Woman Says Spector Pulled Gun On Her

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A music industry photographer testified today (May 9) in Phil Spector's murder trial that the record producer threatened her with a gun and held her hostage in a hotel room. A music industry photographer testified today (May 9) in Phil Spector's murder trial that the record producer…

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