1. Dion Wraps Box-Office Busting Vegas Run

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Celine Dion called it a wrap at Caesars Palace, acknowledging in her final show that pregnancy and poor early reviews almost sank her titanic five-year engagement. Celine Dion called it a wrap at Caesars Palace, acknowledging in her final show that pregnancy and poor early reviews almost sank…

  2. This Day in Music

    December 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their second child, Thomas Aaron Tippin is born at the Baptist Women's Pavilion in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Thomas weighs seven pounds, fou 2000 - Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their second child,…

  3. Dion Plots Post-Vegas Tour Schedule

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST With Celine Dion's long-term residency at Las Vegas' Colosseum at Caesars Palace coming to an end Dec. 15, the Canadian singer has unveiled a 45-date North American arena tour in support of her first With Celine Dion's long-term residency at Las Vegas' Colosseum at Caesars…

  4. This Day in Music

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - 21-year-old U.K. hip-hop sensation Lily Allen makes her first U.S. appearance at New York's Hiro Ballroom. Appearing with a three-piece horn section, bassist and keyboardist, Allen blasts throu 2006 - 21-year-old U.K. hip-hop sensation Lily Allen makes her first U.S. appearance at…

  5. This Day in Music

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion previews a slew of new songs during a surprise gig at the Mercury Lounge in New York. Among the tracks performed are "Hot Gossip," "Mars Arizona," "Don't Smile," "Be 2003 - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion previews a slew…

  6. This Day in Music

    June 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the Minneapolis-based rock act Soul Asylum, dies at his home. He was 41. Diagnosed with throat cancer in May 2004, Mueller underwent radiation treat 2005 - Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the Minneapolis-based rock act Soul…

  7. Jordin Sparks Shines As Sixth 'American Idol'

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a flurry of thank yous and literal sparks, 17-year-old Jordin Sparks was crowned the sixth season winner of "American Idol" last night (May 23). Competing against 25-year-old Blake Lewis for the cr In a flurry of thank yous and literal sparks, 17-year-old Jordin Sparks was…

  8. This Day in Music

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2001 - U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2000 - Bad Boy Records rapper Black Rob (a.k.a. Robert Ross) is arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon…

  9. Ask Billboard

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' questions on Shania Twain, Cher and Aretha Franklin. TWAIN'S LATEST TWANG Hi Keith, Having watched the Academy of Country Music Awards this past week and being a huge fan of Shania Twain (who appeared on the show), can you tell me what she has been up to…

  10. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Johnnie Wilder Jr., frontman and co-founder of the 1970s R&B group Heatwave, dies at his home in Clayton, Ohio. He is 56. 2006 - Johnnie Wilder Jr., frontman and co-founder of the 1970s R&B group Heatwave, dies at his home in Clayton, Ohio. He is 56. 2002 - Devoted fans of…

  11. Midler Replacing Dion At Caesars Palace

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bette Midler will replace Celine Dion as the headliner at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, answering the lingering question of who would step into some big shoes and the 4,100-seat Colosseum, which Dion v Bette Midler will replace Celine Dion as the headliner at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas,…

  12. 18OnTV

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 30 - May 6, 2007. MONDAY, APRIL 30 "Stereophonics: Language. Sex. Violence. Other?," STARZ! Cinema Featured Artist(s): Stereophonics. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Kirsten Dunst, Rob Magnotti, Dinosaur Jr.…

  13. Garage Rock

    February 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST Grammy Awards post-mortem: Not bad (see story, page 26). The Dixie Chicks won a lot, which is cool. The Red Hot Chili Peppers won; they're always great. Although they unfortunately weren't there, it w Grammy Awards post-mortem: Not bad (see story, page 26). The Dixie Chicks won a…

  14. This Day in Music

    February 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Legendary percussionist and bandleader Ray Barretto, one of the leading figures of the Latin jazz movement that exploded in New York in the late 1940s, dies in Hackensack, N.J. He is 76. 2006 - Legendary percussionist and bandleader Ray Barretto, one of the leading figures of the Latin…

  15. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon (page 5)

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Continued from page 4 ... You once tried to buy Island Records, years before…

  16. This Day in Music

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Kaiser Chiefs take home three trophies to dominate the BRIT Awards 2006, held at London's Earls Court. 2006 - Kaiser Chiefs take home three trophies to dominate the BRIT Awards 2006, held at London's Earls Court. 2006 - French songwriter Anna Marly dies in her house in Alaska…

  17. Industry Icon Ahmet Ertegun Dies At 83

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun died today (Dec. 14) at New York's Weill Cornell Medical Center. He was 83. Ertegun was critically injured when he fell backstage at a Rolling Stones concert Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun died today (Dec. 14) at New York's Weill…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1995 - </b>An auction of some of Frank Sinatra's possessions earns him $2,072,000.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their second child, Thomas Aaron Tippin is born at the…

  19. Chart Beat

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred tackles news on Dionne Warwick, Jay-Z, Elvis and more! DO MAKE HER OVER: Ignoring the title of her very first chart hit, "Don't Make Me Over," Dionne Warwick has teamed up with artists like Olivia Newton-John, Cyndi Lauper and Gloria Estefan to remake some of her greatest…

  20. Ask Billboard

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about George Michael, Christmas albums and Pink. GEORGE IN THE U.S.A. Dear Keith, I love your column and eagerly await reading it each and every week. I have a question concerning a favorite artist of mine, George Michael. It's been some years since he…

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